Top Campgrounds for Working Remote by State + Tips on How to Do It

Published on June 14th, 2021

If there’s one thing we’re seeing after many people were required to work from home over the last year, it’s that employees and families are re-evaluating how they live. Many people realized they could roadschool, and take their kids on exciting adventures when they aren’t in class. Likewise, a lot of employees realized their jobs could be done from almost anywhere. Whether you’re considering a flexcation, or want to make your RV your new home and work remotely for the future, we’ve got you covered!

person working remotely and using a computer

Top Campgrounds for Working Remote by State + Tips on How to Do It

Combining work and travel sounds like living the dream to most of us. Who wouldn’t want to deal with spreadsheets while next to a babbling brook, or videoconference with a view of Mt. Rainier in the background? However, there are some things to consider before you hit the road.

Tips to Working Remote in a Campground & The Best Environment For It

There are going to be some things you need to figure out as you plan your life of working and wandering, and a little thinking ahead can save you a huge headache later on. Before you head out, you’ll need to consider the following:

How often you need to be online

If your job allows you to do a lot of work offline and then upload or email it later, you can probably choose more remote campsites than if you’re constantly video conferencing or using the internet all day for research. If you need constant internet access, you may want to consider a private campground with WiFi (and find a spot close to the router), or you may want to use your own mobile hot spot or purchase a WiFi booster, extender, or repeater to strengthen the signal.

If you have certain projects or times of day when you must have WiFi, consider camping close to a town so you have a backup. If your WiFi goes down, you won’t be too far from a coffee shop or library and you can use theirs in a pinch.

a computer set up at the entrance to a tent

What kind of campground you need

If you’re constantly on calls or like to concentrate on your work in peace, you’ll want a quieter campground, preferably with spots that are spread out so you’re not getting noise or distractions from fellow campers. Some campgrounds also have a common area, workspace, or library where you can work and charge your devices. You’ll also want to consider your budget – although working from the road means you may not be paying rent or a mortgage, campground fees and other costs can add up, especially at pricier private campgrounds.

What kind of equipment you need

Along with possibly purchasing a WiFi booster or extender, think about whether there are any devices you use at work that you’ll need to purchase for yourself if you go remote. If your work is online, you will of course need a computer. Consider all the other items you’ll use – will you need headphones and a microphone for conference calls? What about any other books or reference materials? You’ll want to plan all your supplies, down to mundane items like notepads and pens, especially if you’re camping in areas where you can’t just pop into a store and grab more supplies easily.

Where and when you will work

Although you may want to take your laptop and work outside while gazing at the view, it helps to have a dedicated workspace most days. Do you have a space where you can set up and work, with plenty of room to store supplies nearby? If you’re on zoom calls, do you have an appropriate backdrop that’s free of distractions? You may need to consider things like electrical outlets and how close you’ll be to a router.

You’ll also want to set yourself a schedule, so you have a dedicated start and stop time on most days. This will also allow you to plan your sightseeing and activities on your off-hours – it’s no fun working from an RV if you never venture outside of it! Keep in mind that if you travel, you may have to account for different time zones as you go.

Also, account for travel time in your work schedule. Ideally, don’t work on days you travel. You’ll be much more relaxed and ready for work if you give yourself plenty of time to set up camp, connect to the WiFi, and make sure everything is working before you’re under pressure to show up for work.

Now that you have a few tips for remote working in an RV, let’s take a look at the best campgrounds in each state for working remotely.

1. Alabama – Best Campground for Working Remote

Island Retreat RV Park: This RV park has free, recently upgraded WiFi on-site, along with beautiful campsites near the Gulf. It’s also near restaurants, coffee shops, and other stores so you can find another spot with internet if you need.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Alabama for more sites.

2. Alaska – Best Campground for Working Remote

Eagle’s Rest RV Park & CabinsAlaska’s largest RV park has WiFi, and is in the town of Valdez. You’re surrounded by beauty and breathtaking scenery, but also close to coffee shops and other possible WiFi sources.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Alaska for more sites.

scenic view of a cliff at the Grand Canyon

3. Arizona – Best Campground for Working Remote

Grand Canyon Railway RV ParkThis campground in the quaint town of Williams, AZ has free WiFi and there are coffee shops in town where you can also connect. A train takes you directly to the Grand Canyon on a picturesque ride.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Arizona for more sites.

4. Arkansas – Best Campground for Working Remote

Treasure Isle RV Park: This campground is on Lake Hamilton, one of the state’s most popular lakes. The campground has WiFi, and is quiet and peaceful so you can get some work done. It’s also in Hot Springs, AR, so you can visit the national park and soak in a spring to relieve the tension of the work day.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Arkansas for more sites.

Death Valley National Park

5. California – Best Campground for Working Remote

Death Valley National ParkFurnace Creek and Texas Springs campgrounds at Death Valley don’t have WiFi, but they do offer good cell service, likely allowing you to operate with a mobile hot spot. They are also quiet, with sites spread far apart so you’ll have few distractions.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in California for more sites.

6. Colorado – Best Campground for Working Remote

Cherry Creek State ParkThis park near downtown Denver has WiFi in the campground and 135 newly renovated sites. The park is open year-round and visitors can swim in the reservoir in summer or ice fish in winter. Its proximity to Denver means you’ll also be near libraries, coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and more.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Colorado for more sites.

7. Connecticut – Best Campground for Working Remote

Seaport RV Resort and CampgroundThis campground has WiFi onsite, and also has campsites with shady trees that give you a little privacy from the neighbors as well. It’s close to the coast and to the town of Mystic, but there is a pool at the campground along with many planned activities you can do without even leaving the grounds.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Connecticut for more sites.

8. Delaware – Best Campground for Working Remote

Treasure Beach RV Park & Campground: Treasure Beach RV Park in Selbyville, is right on the water. Campsites are spread out a bit, and there’s WiFi at the campground. Spend the day working and then head out to try your luck at fishing or crabbing.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Delaware for more sites.

Everglades National Park

9. Florida – Best Campground for Working Remote

Everglades National ParkThe Flamingo Campground is another site that doesn’t have WiFi but does have good cell service so you can work from a hotspot. It has spread-out campsites for some peace and quiet, and is near the water so it won’t take long to unwind after work.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Florida for more sites.

10. Georgia – Best Campground for Working Remote

Jack Hill State ParkThis park in southeast Georgia has a lake for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. It also has a 17-hole golf course and a mini-golf course for kids. You’ll find WiFi access in the park office and at the golf course clubhouse if you want to connect and work from either of those places.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Georgia for more sites.

11. Hawaii – Best Campground for Working Remote

Kumu Camp Beach Retreat: If you’re going to try and work remotely from a campground in Hawaii, you may have to just…roll with things. The website for Kumu Camp warns right up front that “intermittent WiFi may or may not be available.” If it’s not – time to go surfing instead!

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Hawaii for more sites.

12. Idaho – Best Campground for Working Remote

Teton Valley ResortThis RV resort is 25 miles from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The campground has WiFi, and it’s a great place to set up camp and explore nearby national parks and the beauty of Jackson Hole and Idaho.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Idaho for more sites.

13. Illinois – Best Campground for Working Remote

Chicago Northwest KOAThis KOA is close to the city of Chicago, and has free WiFi running throughout the campground. Campsites are well-spaced, and there’s plenty to do both at the KOA and in the surrounding area when you’re done with work for the day.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Illinois for more sites.

14. Indiana – Best Campground for Working Remote

Pokagon State Park: WiFi is available at the Potawatomi Inn, both inside the inn and outside as well. There are two lakes in the park – Lake James and Snow Lake – so you can fish or kayak after you’re finished with work.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Indiana for more sites.

15. Iowa – Best Campground for Working Remote

Sleepy Hollow RV Park & Campground: This campground has free WiFi and shady campsites. It’s on the banks of a private lake where you can hop in for a swim.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Iowa for more sites.

16. Kansas – Best Campground for Working Remote

Deer Creek Valley RV Park: This park is rated Topeka’s best RV park and has WiFi and quiet camping spots although it’s close to the bustling city. It’s also near Lake Shawnee, where you can paddle or fish after work.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Kansas for more sites.

17. Kentucky – Best Campground for Working Remote

Cave Country RV Campground: Cave Country RV Campground has WiFi and spacious sites to provide some peace while you work. You’ll also be just five miles from Mammoth Cave National Park and close to many other popular Kentucky attractions.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Kentucky for more sites.

18. Louisiana – Best Campground for Working Remote

Whispering Meadow RV Park: Whispering Meadow is a year-round, full-service campground that is clean and quiet and has WiFi. It’s near state parks, golf courses, casinsos, and more.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Louisiana for more sites.

An image of the coast of Maine

19. Maine – Best Campground for Working Remote

Searsport Shores Ocean Campground: Searsport Shores has WiFi and is also considered mid-coast Maine’s premier oceanfront campground, on the shores of Penobscot Bay.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Maine for more sites.

20. Maryland – Best Campground for Working Remote

Cherry Hill ParkCherry Hill has WiFi at the campground and is the closest RV park to Washington, D.C. so you’ll be near all that metropolis has to offer.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Maryland for more sites.

21. Massachusetts – Best Campground for Working Remote

Pinewood Lodge Campground: Pinewood Lodge is on the banks of a freshwater lake with boating, fishing, and swimming. The campground has free WiFi for guests, and is close to the Freedom Trail, the John F. Kennedy Museum, and more.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Massachusetts for more sites.

22. Michigan – Best Campground for Working Remote

Bay City State ParkSeveral Michigan state parks have WiFi, including this one! Bay City also has one of the largest freshwater, coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes, making it a picturesque place to get some work done.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Michigan for more sites.

23. Minnesota – Best Campground for Working Remote

Itasca State Park: There is WiFi available at Douglas Lodge, Forest Inn, Jacob Brower Visitor Center, Mary Gibbs Headwaters Visitor Center and at select Pine Ridge campsites.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Minnesota for more sites.

grasses and shoreline at Mississippi Gulf Coast

24. Mississippi – Best Campground for Working Remote

Cajun RV Park: This campground near Biloxi has resort-quality facilities, right off the Gulf Coast. It also has complimentary coffee and danishes for breakfast in the morning.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Mississippi for more sites.

25. Missouri – Best Campground for Working Remote

Cottonwoods RV ParkThis campground has WiFi and is in Columbia, so you have plenty of shops and restaurants where you can connect as well. It’s also one of the highest-rated RV parks in the state.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Missouri for more sites.

26. Montana – Best Campground for Working Remote

Moose Creek RV Park and B&B: This campground is right outside Glacier National Park and the hosts are happy to give advice on what to see and where to go nearby.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Montana for more sites.

27. Nebraska – Best Campground for Working Remote

Holiday RV Park & Campground: This North Platte campground is conveniently located near some great RV dealerships, and also near some popular Nebraska attractions. The campground offers complimentary WiFi as well.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Nebraska for more sites.

The Last Vegas Strip lit up at night

28. Nevada – Best Campground for Working Remote

Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort: This campground is near the action on The Strip, but far enough away to be peaceful and tranquil. It was also voted one of the Top 5 Luxury RV Resorts in the country.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Nevada for more sites.

29. New Hampshire – Best Campground for Working Remote

Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort: This eastern New Hampshire campground is on the shores of Danforth Ponds, and has WiFi available. Beautiful mountain views greet you while you work, and there’s plenty of hiking and other entertainment when you’re off work.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in New Hampshire for more sites.

30. New Jersey – Best Campground for Working Remote

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground: Pleasant Acres Farm Campground is, as it’s name indicates, on a real working farm. There is WiFi, and you can milk cows or hang with the animals when your workday is done.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in New Jersey for more sites.

31. New Mexico – Best Campground for Working Remote

Santa Fe Skies RV Park: This campground south of Santa Fe offers views of the entire area, with many hiking trails so you can explore the area. The campground offers WiFi throughout.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in New Mexico for more sites.

32. New York – Best Campground for Working Remote

Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn. KOA Holiday: This northeastern New York campground is near High Falls Gorge and the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area, and there are plenty of scenic places to explore after work. The campground offers complimentary WiFi as well.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in New York for more sites.

A lighthouse at Cape Hatteras

33. North Carolina – Best Campground for Working Remote

Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground: This Outer Banks campground is surrounded by water and is near several lighthouses. There is WiFi throughout the campground as well.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in North Carolina for more sites.

34. North Dakota – Best Campground for Working Remote

Bismarck KOA Journey: This RV park has WiFi throughout and is in Bismarck, which means you’ll have plenty of coffee shops, libraries, or other public places you can also get connected.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in North Dakota for more sites.

35. Ohio – Best Campground for Working Remote

Evergreen Park RV Resort: This campground may be in the heart of Amish country, but it still has WiFi and offers a tranquil place to work. The historic area welcomes guests with open arms.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Ohio for more sites.

36. Oklahoma – Best Campground for Working Remote

Water’s Edge RV & Cabin Resort: This Grand Lake Towne campground offers sites at the water’s edge with a lake view and WiFi, along with plenty of swimming and fishing.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Oklahoma for more sites.

37. Oregon – Best Campground for Working Remote

Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort: If it’s your dream to live and work by the ocean, this could be just the spot! The campground offers free WiFi and the Coos Bay region of Oregon offers plenty of towns, wineries, museums, and more.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Oregon for more sites.

38. Pennsylvania – Best Campground for Working Remote

Cook Forest State ParkIf you’re able to do a hybrid of online and offline work, Cook Forest State Park has several locations that offer WiFi including at the park office on River Road.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Pennsylvania for more sites.

39. Rhode Island – Best Campground for Working Remote

Bowdish Lake Camping AreaBowdish Lake Camping Area offers free WiFi in certain locations and extended WiFi and cable for a fee. It’s also near RV dealerships, wineries, and a beautiful lake.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Rhode Island for more sites.

40. South Carolina – Best Campground for Working Remote

Lake Aire Campground: This campground is close to downtown Charleston, with WiFi and spots that are spaced to give a little privacy.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in South Carolina for more sites.

Badlands National Park

41. South Dakota – Best Campground for Working Remote

Badlands National ParkThere is WiFi available at the visitor center for the park, and cell service at the campgrounds is good so you can work using a hotspot. This is one of the lesser-visited national parks, meaning you’ll likely have some quiet for working as well.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in South Dakota for more sites.

42. Tennessee – Best Campground for Working Remote

Anchor Down RV ResortThis relatively new RV campground gets great reviews and has WiFi available. Views of the lake and the Great Smoky Mountains add to its perks.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Tennessee for more sites.

43. Texas – Best Campground for Working Remote

Fredericksburg RV Park: This campground is in the Texas Hill Country and has WiFi available. It’s also close to local attractions, shops, and restaurants.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Texas for more sites.

the cliffs of Zion National Park

44. Utah – Best Campground for Working Remote

Zion National ParkZion is Utah’s most-visited national park, and you’ll likely need reservations to camp there. There is WiFi available in the visitor center and the Human History Museum, and cell service is good if you want to work from a hotspot. Zion is also close to the town of Springdale, which has restaurants and shops with WiFi available as well.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Utah for more sites.

45. Vermont – Best Campground for Working Remote

Tree Farm CampgroundThis campground offers WiFi, shady spots, and a secluded feel while still being close to town.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Vermont for more sites.

46. Virginia – Best Campground for Working Remote

American Heritage RV Park: American Heritage has WiFi and is also close to town so you’ll find plenty of places to connect. It’s also near historic downtown Williamsburg.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Virginia for more sites.

47. Washington – Best Campground for Working Remote

Riverbend RV Park: Riverbend has WiFi and is close to town, but the campground is still surrounded by beautiful, untamed nature.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Washington for more sites.

48. West Virginia – Best Campground for Working Remote

Pegasus Farm Campground: The campground is small, but the sites are roomy and there is WiFi. It’s also surrounded by sunflower fields and beautiful mountain views.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in West Virginia for more sites.

49. Wisconsin – Best Campground for Working Remote

Fox Hill RV Park & Campground: This wooded campground offers WiFi. Although it has a secluded feel, it’s close to town.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Wisconsin for more sites.

50. Wyoming – Best Campground for Working Remote

Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground: This campground is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views and WiFi. The nearby town of Lander offers more opportunities to connect and work.

More suggestions: Check out these top campgrounds in Wyoming for more sites.

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