Best Waterfront RV Campgrounds

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Every year, millions of RVers set out to enjoy the oceans, lakes, and rivers of North America. With over 10,000 miles of shoreline to explore, that’s a lot of ground to cover! From the Pacific to the Atlantic, and everywhere in between, we searched out the very best waterfront RV Campgrounds.

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East Coast Waterfront RV Parks

Libby’s Oceanside Camp – Maine

Whether you’re in search of a long stretch of sandy beach, a view of the famous Nubble Lighthouse, or easy access to quaint shops and restaurants serving up local cuisine, Libby’s Oceanside Camp has you covered. With a long history of serving ocean-loving RVers, this family-run campground prides itself on providing guests with an amazing place to enjoy the Maine coast.

Libby’s has 89 sites either in a prime oceanfront location or with an ocean view. All sites offer full hookups, free WiFi and cable, and a lush green lawn. For reservations, visit their Reservation Page.

Sun Outdoors Ocean City – Maryland

Sun Outdoors Ocean City is a beautiful Maryland campground that used to be the Castaways RV Resort & Campground. The waterfront campground is also near the famous wild horses of Assateague Island and the fun of Ocean City. The campground has a tiki bar, a dog beach, minigolf, and nearby paddleboard and kayak rentals. You can reserve a campsite online.

West Coast Waterfront RV Parks

Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Crystal Cove State Park – California

High up on a bluff overlooking the rolling surf and sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, lies Crystal Cove State Park. Here, you will find a beautiful, rugged oasis that stands in sharp contrast to the surrounding pristine homes and immaculate green golf courses. Campers will find a long stretch of beach with tide pools, two sandy coves, and an underwater park for snorkelers and scuba divers at their disposal. At the far end of the park, campers can access El Moro, a large preserve with miles of hiking and biking trails.

Crystal Cove has a total of 58 campsites. Twenty-seven offer water and electric hookups for RVs 35 feet and under. The remaining 30 are designated for pop-up campers, conversion vans, and tents only. The campground has restrooms with hot showers and an RV dump station. For reservations, visit ReserveAmerica or call 800-444-7275.

Thousand Trails Yosemite Lakes – California

Yep, California even has some inland waterfront campgrounds! Yosemite Lakes is near Yosemite National Park, and is next to the South Fork of the Tuolumne River. Guests can swim, fish, and even pan for gold in the river next to the campground. The space is also near Lake Don Pedro, a popular waterskiing spot. The campground has 254 full hookup sites, plus tent sites, cabins, and yurt rentals. You can reserve a spot online via the Thousand Trails website.

South Beach Campground – Washington

While you won’t find amenities such as a heated pool, tennis courts, or even hot showers and water spigots at South Beach Campground, what you will find is the wild and raw beauty of Washington’s Olympic National Park …right outside your door. Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, South Beach is a nature lover’s dream. Easy access to a wide beach strewn with driftwood and teaming with sea creatures ensures that what South Beach lacks in luxury accommodations, it more than makes up for with natural beauty.

South Beach has 55 sites, some accessible for RVs up to 35′ long. There are no hookups, no potable water, and no reservations, so plan accordingly.

Sea & Sand RV Park – Oregon

Oregon and prime waterfront RV sites go hand and hand. With a long coastline full of mostly unspoiled beaches, you really can’t go wrong with most of the oceanside campgrounds in Oregon. But if you want a stunning view from your RV, access to a long stretch of beach with world-famous beach combing and fishing, and close proximity to all the amenities of both Newport Beach and Lincoln City, you simply can’t beat the Sea & Sand RV Park.

Offering 114 sites with full hooks, cable, and free Wi-Fi for RVs of any size. For reservations, you can book online or call 1-877-821-2231.

Winchester Bay RV Resort – Oregon

Winchester Bay is along the Oregon coast, so you’ll get beautiful ocean views and pine-covered mountains. Along with ocean sites, the campground is near the Umpqua River, so you’ll get your fill of aquatic activities. Picnic areas have been cleverly sheltered from the ocean breezes, and there are restrooms, showers, and a campground recreation building. You can book a campsite online.

Southern Waterfront RV Parks

Galveston Island State Park

Stella Mare RV Resort – Texas

This beach RV park is a popular Galveston RV campground with both vacationers and snowbirds looking to escape the cold! Sites offer beachfront camping, with grassy areas and palm trees. Along with ocean views, there is a lake at the campground, a guest center with a kitchen and lounge, laundry, hot showers, and dog parks. Kids will love the splash pad, and there’s an outdoor heated pool. You can book a campsite online on Stella Mare’s website.

Hunting Island State Park – South Carolina

Located on a barrier island just 15 miles from the historic town of Beaufort, Hunting Island State Park boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This former hunting preserve is now a virtual wonderland of wildlife and natural beauty. Park your RV in the shade of wind-sculpted trees, with a view of the ocean. Take a walk on the marsh boardwalk, hike one of the rustic nature trails, or try your hand at the fishing pier. Don’t forget to visit the historic lighthouse and climb 130 feet to the top, to take in a sweeping view of the shoreline below.

The campground offers 117 sites with water and electric hookups. Some sites can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet long. There are modern restrooms with hot showers, a dump station, and free Wi-Fi throughout. You can make a reservation online or call 1-866-345-7275.

Long Key State Park – Florida

The Florida Keys are filled with oceanside campgrounds. From Key Largo to Key West, you can find everything from basic state parks to high-end resort-style RV parks boasting private docks and thatched roof cabanas. But for the very best of the Keys, many RVers return again and again to Long Key State Park. Every site is located alongside a stretch of sandy beach with a wide-open view of the shallow, warm, turquoise waters. Kayaking, hiking, biking, and fishing are all popular activities at Long Key. That is if you can tear yourself away from the beach chair.

Long Key has 60 sites with water and electric hookups that can accommodate RVs up to 38 feet in length. There are three centrally located restrooms with hot showers and a dump station. For reservations, visit Reserve America or call 850-245-2157.

Jolly Roger RV Resort – Florida

The Jolly Roger RV Resort is another beautiful Florida Keys campground! It’s near Curry Hammock State Park and has over 160 full hookup sites. The resort has its own dock, and campers can snorkel right at the campground. The campground is next to the Dolphin Research Center, where visitors can swim with dolphins, and of course there’s plenty of boating, diving, swimming, or relaxing with some amazing views! You can call the resort for reservations at 305-289-0404.

Northern Waterfront RV Parks

Grand Haven Pier along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Grand Haven State Park, Michigan

If you’ve never had the pleasure of RV beach camping alongside the shores of Lake Michigan, you are missing out! The eastern shore of Lake Michigan is a paradise of pristine sandy beaches, warm shallow water, and small towns filled with free summer music concerts and farmer’s markets. And the best place to experience it all is Grand Haven State Park. With the lake on one side and the Grand Haven Canal on the other, there is no shortage of prime waterfront realty here.

Grand Haven has 174 sites equipped with electric hook-ups and asphalt pads. There are modern restrooms with hot showers, a playground for the kids, and an on-site dump station. Book a site today by visiting their Reservation Page.

Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort – Montana

Montana may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of stunning waterfront camping, but trust us when we tell you that this is one you can’t miss. Nestled in the Flathead Lake Region, this exclusive luxury resort offers up stunning views of deep blue Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains in the distance. Only a short drive from Glacier National Park, and a mile from the charming town of Polson, this RV resort has it all.

Polson Motorcoach Resort caters to Class A RVs only. If you are lucky enough to be part of the club, you will enjoy oversized lots with lush landscaping and glorious views. Other luxury amenities include an on-site gym, a common area with gas fire pits and extensive views, and a heated pool. Reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected] or calling 406-883-2151.

Wagonhammer RV Park & Campground – Idaho

Located alongside the scenic Salmon River in North Fork, Idaho, the Wagonhammer RV Park and Campground is a prime location for a relaxing, outdoor-filled RV adventure. With on-site activities such as fly fishing, hiking, an off-leash dog trail, and Friday night gatherings in the cozy, rustic lodge, Wagonhammer is the best place to explore the beautiful Idaho mountains.

Choose from full hook-up pull-thru sites, or electric and water sites on the shores of the fast-moving Salmon River with views of the rugged northern Rocky Mountains in the distance. Additional amenities include free WiFi, a group picnic area, and modern restrooms with hot showers. Reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected], filling out their online submission form here, or calling 208-865-2477.

Midwest Waterfront RV Parks

Duck Creek RV Resort – Michigan

Duck Creek RV Resort is between the lakeside towns of Muskegon and Whitehall. The resort has lakefront sites near a swim beach and other water activities. The resort also has its own water park, complete with a lazy river, waterslides, and a pool. Paved RV sites have full hookups, concrete patios, a fire pit, and a picnic table. Guests can choose sites on the lawn or in the woods. You can book a campground online.

Lake Sakakawea State Park – North Dakota

Lake Sakakawea is the third-largest manmade reservoir in the United States. This means there’s plenty of room for swimming, boating, and fishing! The gorgeous views also mean you might be perfectly happy sitting on the shore, admiring the scenery. Campgrounds at this lake RV park here are not as resort-y as other places, but you’ll get electricity and water hookups for a low price. You can reserve a campsite online, or call 800-807-4723.

Viking Lake State Park – Iowa

Viking Lake State Park is a popular Iowa lake, with lots of native flowers and plants around. Watch for wildlife including turkeys, beavers, and plenty of ducks on the water. The campground has full-service and electric-only hookups, and there are restrooms, showers, and a dump station. You can reserve a campsite online.

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