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The Best RV Parks to Live Your Nomad Dreams

Living in an RV for any amount of time comes with its fair share of challenges. You lose personal space but gain the ability to change your location on a whim. Cities are difficult to navigate when you're driving a home on wheels, but once you're on the outskirts of town it's time for the next adventure. Thankfully America is chock full of amazing campgrounds built specifically for camper vans and recreational vehicles. All it takes is a bit of patience and planning to wake up next to stunning vistas at a moment's notice.

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01Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Arizona

Magnificent view of the The Grand Canyon with RV making a stop in the mountain heights at sunset. Inside the vehicle a couple is checking a map. Torresigner / Getty Images

Being right next to the Grand Canyon is a dream for many, but you can spend a few days in this RV Park and explore the area or simply relax. Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is in Williams and close to the historic train ride to the Canyon so you can have a break from the roadways. It's also near enough to several spectacular natural wonders to really appreciate the outdoors.

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02Fair Harbor RV Park and Campground, Georgia

Fair Harbor is a good place to escape the city and enjoy the peace of a more rural area. There's swimming and fishing at a private lake and horse riding nearby. It's central to the Georgia Peach Festival each June and the Cherry Blossom celebrations in Perry during springtime.

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03Horse Thief Lake Campground, South Dakota

Located in the Black Hills, Horse Thief Lake RV park is a back-to-basics campground in South Dakota for a back-to-nature experience so you can chill out in a peaceful location. From here, you can climb up Crazy Horse Mountain for the scenery or watch herds of buffalo in Custer State Park.

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04Meteor Crater RV Park, Arizona

Meteor Park is interesting because its located at the site of a meteor crash, where you can walk around the crater and see the unique structure. A lot of businesses have built up around the site, so you'll find lots of unique facilities. It's on Route 66 and makes a good stopping off point for that classic journey.

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05Gulf State Park Campground, Gulf Shores, Alabama

This campground is right on the 25-mile Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail, and you can also get guided walks from the park naturalists or chill out by the lake. And, it's under 2 miles to a beautiful sandy beach with good ocean swimming.

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06Stone Mountain State Park Campground, Georgia

Stone Mountain has lots of activities, from riding a railroad to enjoying a laser night show and talking the Scenic Skyride. There are hiking trails here and lots of outdoor activities. You are guaranteed to love the views of Stone Mountain from your pitch.

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07Amana RV Park and Event Center, Amana, Iowa

Amana RV Park is in the center of seven heritage villages once inhabited by German immigrants. You'll find traditional German food and restaurants, historic buildings, shops, and wineries in the area. This is a great camp if you like a cultural setting.

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08Green River Lake State Park, Campbellsville, Kentucky

If you like water activities, you'll love hooking up at Green River Lake State Park. There's a marina, boat rentals, fishing, and a restaurant. You'll also find 28 miles of hiking trails, a beach, and a mini-golf course. It's also close to Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby takes place each year, so a great place to stay if you like horse racing.

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09Schoodic Woods Campground, Maine

Schoodic Wood is open from May through October and has some basic facilities. It is close to the Acadia National Park, and the site is not as crowded as other areas. You'll love it for the scenery and that back-to-basics atmosphere. The wooded areas are beautiful.

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10Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan, North Dakota

At Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, you can actually park right by the site where Lt. Col. Custer and the Seventh Cavalry left for their expedition at Little Big Horn. You can hike trails and enjoy the wooded area around the campsite and enjoy the views of the Missouri River while relaxing in this beautiful and historic location.

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11Pagosa Springs RV Park, Colorado

If you enjoy stargazing, then Pagosa Springs RV Park is the campground for you. There's an open-air movie theater and lots of water facilities at this site on the San Juan River. The wooded areas will make you feel as though you are immersed in nature, and you'll enjoy the natural hot spring pools at this site.

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12Little Bear RV Park, California

Little Bear RV Park is open from May through October and is near Tahoe National Forest. You'll find Eureka State Park, Plumas National Forest, and Lassen National Forest within easy reach of the campground. The site has access to several hiking trails, swimming, and tubing so you can make the most of the outdoors.

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13Button Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh, Vermont

When you stay at Button Bay State Park, you are right next to Lake Champlain, with spectacular views of the Adirondack Mountains. The campground is also close to the Shelburne Museum and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. With hiking trails and cultural highlights close by, this RV park will give you lots of leisure options.

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14Rawlins KOA, Rawlins, Wyoming

Naturally, a campground in Rawlins, Wyoming, is geared up for outdoor types. There is hunting, fishing, and hiking close by with many good trails. The campground is famed for its covered camper kitchen with stoves, picnic tables, and sinks. You'll get to enjoy the magnificent Wyoming landscape here, spot wildlife, and really get back to nature.

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15Scenic Hills RV Park, Ohio

One of the big attractions of this RV park in Millersburg is it is right in the middle of Amish Country, so you'll enjoy a fascinating cultural experience by spending time here. There are lots of farms close by where you can get fresh produce and explore the beautiful countryside. It's also a peaceful location with some good walking trails in the surrounding countryside and Amish communities.

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