5 Star Campgrounds: February 2015

Mar 2, 2015 | 5 Star Campgrounds

5 Star Campgrounds: February 2015

By Campendium

Eighty-nine campgrounds received 5 star reviews this month! Here are some of the highlights:


Stephen C. Foster State Park – Fargo, GA

The park is the primary entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp, a beautiful, magical place full of Spanish moss-laced trees, cypress knees, water lilies and more. There is lots of wildlife there, especially birdlife. We saw alligators, shorebirds, songbirds, owls, and deer. – Island Girl Walkabout


Snowbird Mesa – Overton, NV

Easy access off Northshore Highway, south of Overton, coming from Hoover Dam, Boulder City, or Las Vegas. Gravel but not huge or rough. 4G Verizon signal. North “edge” can view nighttime lights in Overton. Less than 2 miles from Valley of Fire SP. – Glenda Laine


Tumalo State Park – Bend, OR

Big spots, full hookups, a state park. Loved it here, from the solar showers to the Deschutes River to super friendly Rangers who went out of their way to help us with Jr. Ranger stuff. Can’t recommend this place enough. – Nathan @ Wand’rly


Westwind RV & Golf Resort – Yuma, AZ

All sites are gravel with a cement patio that separates the RV site and your parking area. Sites have plenty of room. There is a special section dedicated to those with pets which we appreciated since we don’t have a pet. There is a nine hole executive course and restaurant and bar on the premises. – John and Pam


Vedauwoo Campground – Buford, WY

The area is amazingly beautiful, and so unique with all the rock formations. Lots of hiking and exploring. Not very many people, and we were there in August. Wildlife and birds to watch, and generally very quiet. – Tales from the back road


Plomosa Road – Quartzsite, AZ

Came to Quartzsite for our first time for the ‘big show’, and because friends were already in the area – we landed here. And so glad we did! The area is gorgeous and plenty of room… close enough to town that it’s easy to get in out and, but far enough away to forget you’re close to so much overcrowded chaos during the big events. – Technomadia


Two Medicine Campground – East Glacier Park, MT

We loved our stay here. Tucked away in remote corner of the park. Awesome scenery, great hiking, and wildlife viewing. – Scott


Trona Pinnacles – Ridgecrest, CA

As the moon rose and the sky started to turn purple, we felt like we’d landed on Mars. One of the most stunning sunsets ever, and based on the one other car in the large flat parking lot where we camped occupants who set up two chairs facing west minutes before it happened, I’d guess it’s an every night occurrence. – dzimstream


Bahia Honda State Park – Big Pine Key, FL

Bahia Honda easily has the best beach in the Keys. Natural sand (those beaches in Key West all have trucked in sand), shallow warm water, and gorgeous views in every direction make this the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. – WatsonsWander


East Canyon State Park – Morgan, UT

We overnighted at East Canyon State Park in February on our way west from Wyoming. The park’s main attraction is the East Canyon Reservoir which is a popular water recreation and fishing destination (even in winter!). The location is breathtakingly beautiful. – Gotham Gamers


Bakers Hole – West Yellowstone, MT

I only used Bakers Hole as an overnight stop, but I would stay here longer if I had the time. Peaceful and picturesque pretty much describes it. – Van-Tramp


Hole in the Wall Campground, Mojave National Preserve – Cima, CA

It feels like the middle of nowhere, but the campground is beautiful! There are some nice hikes and we picked up our Jr. Ranger books in the nearby visitor center. We also managed a day trip out o the Teutonia Peak Trail. We enjoyed relaxing so much we never made it over to the Kelso Depot Visitor Center or the dunes, but both are rumored to be lovely! – Currently Wandering

goose-islandGoose Island State Park – Rockport, TX

There is actually a little seawall so the water is lapping about 30 feet from your shelter. It is magical! I saw multiple whooping cranes as well as sand hill cranes. The whoopers were nearly extinct 50 years ago and it is very exciting to have them back! – CarlaMowell

upper-stonyUpper Stony Creek Campground – Tulare, CA

We’ve been returning to Sequoia every June for the past ten years to drop our kids off at Hume Lake. We always spend a few nights before heading off to other places. Out of all the campgrounds in the Kings Canyon/Sequoia part of the park, this one is the best! – imagemonki