1. America’s Best Campground
America’s Best Campground (A.B.C) is probably the most technologically advanced camping destination on earth. Located in Branson, Missouri, it is at the heart of the Live Entertainment Capitol of the World. So pack up the RV and reserve a spot complete with phone, satellite TV, and, of course, electricity. Lounge on your site’s concrete patio while dinner is on the grill which is also provided. If RV camping is a bit rustic for your taste, there are also cabins available as long as you do not bring pets along. The shopping and entertainment opportunities around A.B.C. can’t be beat!
2. Petit Jean State park
Petit Jean State park outside of Little Rock, Arkansas has the honor of being the first State Park ever minted in the United States. Offering the usual mix of cabins and campsites, lakes and trails, the scenery is the real draw of this park. Hike through Cedar Falls Trail, and be sure to bring your inner-photographer along for the trip. The falls are spectacular.
3. Montana de Oro State Park
If you want to experience both land and sea, then don’t overlook Montana de Oro State Park in California. You can camp on the beach and hike along bluffs that overlook colonies of sea lions. No fires are allowed so be sure to pack your grill and plenty of water. This is camping for those who are truly ready to get away from modern life.
4. Angel Island State Park
Ready to leave the mainland for a while? Then catch a ferry out to Angel Island State Park off of San Francisco Bay. There are only nine sites available, so reserve in advance. While there, you can hike to the islands various tourist shops and darling cafes. If you forgot your hiking boots, rent a bike and explore the island’s trails.
5. Fort Welikit Family Campground
Those who want three vacations in one should reserve at Fort Welikit Family Campground, located in South Dakota. There, you will be a hop and a jump away from Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Mountain. Add in the cave tour and golf courses, and this spot truly offers something for everybody. Pets are welcome if you are tent camping or staying in an RV.