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Best RV Parks in the US—Part 1: NC, FL, TX

Ready for a road trip?

People often ask us for RV park recommendations. This is a huge, general question, and we usually have to drill it down a little. What’s your RVing lifestyle? What part of the country are you planning on visiting? How big is your rig? Do you need every modern amenity, or are you okay with staying at a rustic park?

It’s actually hard to recommend “the best” RV parks. While this article can’t answer that question for everyone, it can point you in the right direction. Here, we’ve gathered some of our favorite parks from across the country. We’ve given each one its moment in the spotlight.

NOTE: For now, we’ve only covered North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. Eventually, we hope to cover all 50 states!

North Carolina

Florida

Texas

MAP–All these destinations plotted on one Google Map!

The 7 Best RV Parks in North Carolina

At Mobile Home Parts Store, we’re proud to call North Carolina home. Our state offers natural beauty, vibrant culture, and some of the best RV parks in the nation. For all our RVing friends, we wanted to publish a list of our favorite RV parks in North Carolina. These aren’t listed in any particular order. They’re all great!

Goose Creek RV & Camping Resort | Newport, NC


Goose Creek RV and Camping Resort is a beautiful getaway just off 24, south of the Croatan National Forest and Game Land. This beautiful resort near the beach features a boat dock, clubhouse, swimming pool, game room, and much more.

For booking, visit the Goose Creek web page:

http://www.rvonthego.com/north-carolina/goose-creek-rv-camping-resort/

350 Red Barn Road, Newport, NC 28570

Moonshine Creek | Sylva, NC


Moonshine Creek offers a beautiful combination of traditional, secluded camping and modern amenities. The quiet rushing of the creek enhances the atmosphere. This is a lovely, well-shaded location featuring a cool climate and tranquil woodland peace.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you follow the written directions on the website to get to Moonshine Creek. Your GPS is liable to send you down an old logging road rather than the asphalt entrance.

Visit the Moonshine Creek website for more information:

http://www.moonshinecreek.com/

2486 Dark Ridge Road, Sylva ,NC 28779

Camp Clearwater | White Lake, NC


Camp Clearwater is a beautiful, family-friendly campground on the shores of White Lake. The campground features a 1,300ft private beach which is considered one of the safest in the nation. White Lake is appropriately named, too: the waters are crystal clear.

Camp Clearwater features four piers on the lake, as well as a variety of campsites. For those looking to stay beyond vacation, the camp can also accommodate your manufactured or mobile home.

Visit the Camp Clearwater website for more information:

http://campclearwater.com/

2038 White Lake Drive

White Lake, North Carolina 28337

Camp Hatteras | Rodanthe, NC


Camp Hatteras is everything you could want in a family-friendly RV resort. The camp features access to both the ocean and the sound. All RV sites feature full hookups with a concrete pad and patio. Modern amenities include cable TV, wifi, and multiple bath houses and laundry facilities.

There’s a lot to do at Camp Hatteras. You have your pick of a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a kiddie pool that’s perfect for the little ones. Games include shuffle board, basketball, a game room, and numerous planned activities. The Clubhouse includes a kitchen, too.

Visit the Camp Hatteras website for more information:

http://camphatteras.com/

24250 Resort Rodanthe Dr, Rodanthe, NC 27968

NOTE: This address is for rough GPS purposes only. Go past this street and turn at the Camp Hatteras sign.

 

High Rock Lake | Lexington, NC

High Rock Lake offers a wonderful family atmosphere along 365 miles of beautiful lake shoreline. You can park your RV or rent a cabin, whatever you prefer. As you can see, fishing here is fantastic! Boating is also a great pastime at High Rock. You can rent a pontoon boat, and there are many wonderful waterfront activities to enjoy.

High Rock Lake is perfect for getting away. You can fish, swim, or just plain do nothing. Whatever your preference, this is a great location to do it.

Visit the High Rock Lake website for more information:

http://highrocklakecampground.com/

1013 Wafford Circle, Lexington, NC 27292

Cabin Creek Campground | Jacksonville, NC

Cabin Creek Campground offers a wonderful location for RV, cabin, and tent camping. It’s family-run and family-friendly. The site offers full hookups for RVs, as well as pull-through sites to make things easier. On-site amenities include wi-fi, cable TV, a convenient store, laundry, and much more.

Sea Gull Recreations, only a 5 minute walk away, offers mini golf, a driving range, batting cages, and more. Other nearby attractions include the Jacksonville Mall, Topsail Island, and the Marine Corps School of Infantry East at Camp Geiger.

Visit the Cabin Creek Campground web page for more information:

http://www.campingfriend.com/CabinCreekCampground/

3200 Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540

Smoky View Cottages | Maggie Valley, NC

Smoky View Cottages has offered beautiful getaways in the Great Smoky Mountains since 1965. This family-friendly location is still family owned and operated. Their creekside cabins are especially beautiful. You won’t find anything like them.

Vacation rentals have a fire pit, charcoal grill, and picnic table. Linens are provided for cabin dwellers, and cabin kitchens are fully stocked. RVers can utilize full-hookup sites or rent a cabin.

Visit the Smoky View Cabins website for more information:

https://smokyviewcottages.com/

72 Crider Circle, Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Oak Hollow Campground | High Point, NC

Oak Hollow Campground offers a secluded, scenic getaway. This place is perfect for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors. The campsites are located within the 1,550 acres of Oak Hollow Park. Many sites sit on shore of beautiful Oak Hollow Lake.

The campground offers 90 paved, full-service sites; 13 tent platforms; and a club section with 24 sites. At Oak Hollow, you can enjoy a lake breeze, sunshine, and shade—pretty much in whatever mix you want. This place has it all!

Visit the Oak Hollow Campground web page for more information:

https://www.highpointnc.gov/384/Oak-Hollow-Campground

3415 N Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27265

The Top 8 RV Parks in Florida

Let’s face it, it doesn’t get much better than Florida! Fantastic weather most of the year, plenty of sunshine, and warm waters on both coasts. For RVers, Florida is especially great because of all the beautiful RV parks that the state has to offer. While this list isn’t exhaustive, we’ve put together our favorite RV parks in Florida. Read on!

Silver Palms RV Resort | Okeechobee, FL

Silver Palms RV Resort is a gorgeous getaway near Lake Okeechobee. The Resort has many attractive features, including 287 oversized RV parking sites, a gated entry, incredible landscaping, and full hookups. The beautiful clubhouse features live entertainment every week, as well as pool tables and a lounge. Pickleball fans rejoice: Silver Palms offers 10 professional courts!

Silver Palms offers a high standard of living—truly a luxury RV resort. There’s also plenty to do for boaters, hikers, bird watchers, fishermen, and bikers. This one is not to be missed.

For booking and to learn about ownership, visit the Silver Palms website:

http://www.silverpalmsrv.com/

4143 Highway 441 South, Okeechobee, Florida 34974

Bay Bayou RV Resort | Tampa, FL

Bay Bayou is a beautiful, family-friendly RV Resort in the Tampa Bay area. They offer all kinds of fun activities and seasonal events, including billiards, Bocce ball, shuffleboard, ice cream socials, bingo, dancing and more. Enjoy the natural environment on Double Branch Creek with fishing and viewing docks or kayak in the backwaters. Ask about their new Bayou Grande luxury RV sites offering extended concrete drives, angled for easy back-in and up to 100amp electric!

For booking, visit the Bay Bayou website:

http://www.baybayou.com

8492 Manatee Bay Drive, Tampa, FL  33635

Ocala Sun RV Resort | Ocala, FL

Ocala, Florida is located midway between Gainesville and Orlando. It offers shopping, restaurants, and plenty to see and do. This great location is the home of the Ocala Sun RV Resort. The full-hookup sites offer plenty of space for you to stretch your legs. The Resort offers numerous modern amenities, including a newly remodeled clubhouse with laundry, kitchen, counter bar, and much more.

Ocala Sun also offers free wifi and over 70 cable channels at every hookup site. The resort is “big-rig friendly,” and it also offers a pool, walking trails, and more!

For booking, visit the Ocala Sun website:

http://ocalasunrvresort.com/

2559 SW Hwy 484, Ocala Florida, 34473

Destin West RV Resort | Okaloosa Island, FL

Destin West RV Resort is located on Okaloosa Island, where it partakes of the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. The beaches are some of the most gorgeous in the world, with white sands, blue-green waters, and perfect weather.

The Resort offers something for everyone, including a 10’x20’ patio on each lot, complimentary cable and wi-fi, laundry, restrooms with full showers, and much more. Destin West is also a pet-friendly environment. Cats and dogs are welcome!

For booking, visit the Destin West website:

http://www.destinwestrvresort.com/

1310 Miracle Strip Parkway SE Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

Wekiva Falls RV Resort | Sorrento, FL

Wekiva Falls has a long history. It was founded in the 1960s by the Middelbrooks family. In 2008, the Ott family bought the park and began a series of transformations to make it even more beautiful. Today, Wekiva Falls is a gorgeous, family-friendly getaway for people of all ages. The Resort features a 9,000sqft clubhouse, cable TV, wifi, newly paved roads, a heated outdoor pool, and much more.

Wekiva Falls features many attractive events, not least of which is Christmas In July. As you can see, Santa makes an appearance in his summer holiday attire!

For booking, visit the Wekiva Falls website:

http://www.wekivafalls.com/

30700 Wekiva River Road, Sorrento, FL 32776

Williston Crossings RV Resort | Williston, FL

Conveniently located between Gainesville and Ocala, Williston Crossings RV Resort is a big-rig-friendly spot that’s perfect for RVers with all kinds of vehicles. The Resort features 450 RV sites, each with plenty of room. Full hookups, including electric, sewer, and water, are available at each and every site.

Williston Crossings features a full host of modern amenities. Enjoy a heated zero-entry pool, fitness center, modern laundry facilities, shuffleboard, gazebo fire pit, and much more.

For booking, visit the Williston Crossings website:

http://willistoncrossingrv.com/

410 NE 5th Street, Williston, FL 32696

Shady Acres Travel Park | Fort Myers, FL

Shady Acres is a beautiful RV resort that allows you to relax in a natural setting. This campground is all about the escape—finding space to relax with loved ones, with friends, or in solitude. Numerous trees ensure that the acres are just as shady as promised.

Shady Acres is located far enough back from the highway that you won’t hear any road noise. Families with children and pets are always welcome. To complete your relaxation, Shady Acres offers an onsite café so you don’t have to cook. What could be better?

For booking, visit the Shady Acres website:

http://shadyacresfl.com/

19370 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908-4803

Tallahassee RV Park | Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee RV Park is located in the beautiful hills of Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida. The Welcome Bear invites you to the recreation room. You can do anything you want in here—watch TV, surf the internet on your laptop, or curl up with a good book.

The park offers a beautiful combination of unspoiled greenery and modern RV amenities. The roads are well-lit, and the pull-through sites are plenty long. You’ll experience Southern grace and hospitality here, and you’re invited to come and sit a spell.

For booking, visit the Tallahassee RV Park website:

http://tallahasseervpark.com/

6504 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Emerald Beach RV Park | Navarre, FL

Emerald Beach RV Park is an excellent snowbird location. There’s lots of wildlife to see, including dolphins, cranes, and pelicans. The park’s private beach on the Santa Rosa Sound is breathtaking. With Navarre Beach on the Gulf of Mexico only 1.5 miles away, there are several gorgeous options for beach days.

With a pristine pool, a beautiful fishing pier, kayak rental and much more, Emerald offers something for everyone. Emerald Park also has a membership at Snap Fitness, which is only 2 miles away and is open 24/7. With great shopping and restaurants nearby, Emerald is an all-around great vacation spot.

For more information, see the Emerald Beach RV Park website:

http://www.emeraldbeachrvpark.com/

8885 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566

The Top 7 RV Parks in Texas

If you want wide open spaces, Texas is the place for you. There’s nothing like camping under the big skies of Texas. We decided to pay homage to our favorite RV parks in Texas. Everything in Texas is larger than life—including these fantastic RV campgrounds!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Hill Country | Canyon Lake, TX


Photo Courtesy of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Hill Country (trademarks used by permission)

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is one of the coolest RV parks in Texas. It’s totally family-friendly, with a beautiful interactive water park, kid-friendly lazer tag on an outdoor course, indoor and outdoor pools, giant jumping pillow, disk golf, and much, much more!


Photo Courtesy of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Hill Country

Jellystone Park offers fabulous accommodations: premium RV sites, red carpet RV sites, a variety of beautiful cabins (shown: Hill Country Cabins), tent sites, and more. Practically every style of camping is available at Jellystone.


Photo Courtesy of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Hill Country

Kids will love the interactive water park at Jellystone. With jets, water cannons, water storms, and more, this is a fantastic way to cool off in the Texas heat. Jellystone will create memories which your children will cherish for a lifetime.

For booking, visit the Jellystone Hill Country website:

http://jellystonehillcountry.com/

12915 Farm to Market 306 Canyon Lake, Texas 78133

Lost Alaskan RV Park | Alpine, TX

Lost Alaskan RV Park lets RVers camp on historical ground. Apache warriors, railroad workers, buffalo soldiers, and others once walked these lands and slept under the stars here. You can follow in their footsteps as you find your own expansive getaway under the vast Texas skies.

You can do all kinds of things in and around Lost Alaskan. Birdwatching, stargazing, rock hunting, biking, hiking, and more—it’s all here.

For booking, visit the Lost Alaskan website:

http://www.lostalaskan.com/

2401 Texas 118, Alpine, TX 79830

Parkview Riverside RV Resort | Concan, TX

Parkview Riverside RV Resort offers 95 full hookup RV sites with ample space, including pull-thrus and back-ins. Cable TV, wi-fi, sewer, water, and electricity (20, 30, or 50 amp) are all available. With a choice between sunny and shady sites, there’s something for everyone here!

Parkview Riverside offers an air-conditioned bathhouse, camp convenience store, and a minor RV repair service. This is truly a great place to pull off the road, rest up a while, and enjoy the gorgeous Texas scenery.

For booking, visit the Parkview Riverside website:

http://www.parkviewriversiderv.com/

2561 County Road 350, Concan, TX 78838

Alsatian RV Resort | Castroville, TX

Only minutes from San Antonio, Alsatian RV Resort is not your typical RV park. With 156 beautifully landscaped acres, a private golf course, and all the amenities of a 5-star hotel, Alsatian offers a vacation (or life!) of luxury to the RVing community.

Alsatian RV Resort has 37 back-in sites and 25 long pull-through sites which accommodate up to 120 feet of length. The resort also offers 9 casitas (“little houses”) that face the golf course. Each casita is luxuriously finished inside, with granite countertops, an air-conditioned bathroom, and more.

For booking, visit the Alsatian RV Resort website:

http://www.alsatianresort.com/

1581 County Road 4516, Castroville, TX 78009

KE Bushman’s Camp (Kiepersol Wine Farm) | Bullard, TX

KE Bushman’s Camp is only 3 miles from the Kiepersol Winery. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, this is a fantastic getaway! With 97 RV sites and 6 tent sites, and 4 gazebo barbeque and campfire areas, the camp offers something for everyone. Full hookups are included in one easy price. Wi-fi is free, and a coin-operated laundry on site allows you to stay clean.

You really have to see the Kiepersol Winery, Distillery, and Restaurant. You can enjoy the finest in dining, wine, and spirits.

For booking, visit the Kiepersol Wine Farm website:

http://kiepersol.com/rv-park/

51152 US Hwy 69 N, Bullard, TX 75757

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort | New Braunfels, TX

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers a beautiful, family-friendly facility in the San Antonio area. The resort is pet-friendly (dogs up to 30lbs), and there are over 250 RV sites on this 32-acre property. All RV sites include free wi-fi, cable TV, and water. The facility has two indoor heated pools and hot tubs, three clean and spacious bathhouses, a beautiful playscape for kids, a jumping pillow, and much more.

For booking, visit the Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort website:

http://www.hillcountryrvresortnb.com/

131 Rueckle Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Dellanera RV Park (Galveston Island Beaches) | Galveston, TX

If you’re dreaming of a private stay on the beach, then Dellanera RV Park is for you. Located on charming Galveston Island, this park offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Each RV site includes the necessary utilities. Also available are umbrella and chair rentals, a playground for the kids, laundry facilities, a recreation room, and much more.

For booking, visit the Dellanera RV Park web page:

http://www.galvestonbeachinfo.com/Dellanera_RV_Park.asp

10901 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston, TX 77554

MAP: Plan this roadtrip!

Want to visit all of these great locations? Ready to take the plunge? You can use this Google Map to get started. Zoom in or out as far as you need. We’ll keep adding locations to the map as we update this article.

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