5 Star Campgrounds: January 2015

Feb 1, 2015 | 5 Star Campgrounds

5 Star Campgrounds: January 2015

By Campendium

Ninety campgrounds received 5 star reviews this month! Here are some of the highlights:

St. George Island State Park – Eastpoint, FL
“If I could give this campground more than 5 stars I would. Miles and miles of pristine gleaming white sand that stretches on as far as the eye can see. Combine that with clear, sparkling water and it really doesn’t get any better.” – WatsonsWander

Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, GA
“Yet another lovely Georgia State Park. Fort Mountain State Park sits atop one of the last larger mountains in the Cohutta Wilderness area. This provides for some lovely panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the North and East as well as the valley floor to the West.” – Wandertopia_Todd

Picacho Peak State Park – Picacho, AZ
“The campground has great views, nice roomy sites, and the iconic hike to the peak is beckoning. If you catch this park during spring bloom, it’s surprisingly lush and colorful.” – Rich Luhr

James Kipp – Winifred, MT
“The scenery and wildlife observation is outstanding. Starting mid to late Sept. the elk rut begins and you can watch the harem building as you sit in you vehicle at roadside. This is wild and remote country.” – Tomp

Twin Peaks Campground – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – Why, AZ
“We almost didn’t come here because of the proximity to the border but after speaking with a couple of people we decided to check it out and are we glad we did. This is a real gem and a must see.” – Denise K.

Magic Reservoir – Shoshone, ID
“We arrived and found wide open spaces along the reservoir, which made for a perfect spot to be for a few days. We just love big views, especially when they involve water.” – Technomadia


Crystal Cove State Park – Laguna Beach, CA
“I can’t say enough good things about this state park. It is such a gorgeous setting right on the coast. There are 57 sites that are on a bluff overlooking the ocean. There isn’t a bad spot as the campground is tiered so everyone gets a view.” – Kate at The Scenic Route

Ike Kinswa State Park – Silver Creek, WA
“This is a wonderful state park – lots of trees, a variety of hook up options, access to the lake for boating and fishing. We would definitely come back here to camp!” – Weaselmouth

Thousand Trails Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
“This is one of the best thousand trails we’ve been to.” – Seize the Day RV Adventures

Wenatchee River County Park – Wenatchee, WA
“With family in Wenatchee, we’ve stayed in several places but this is by far the best. It’s super clean, beautiful, and convenient.” – John

O’Leno State Park – High Springs, FL
“Our site was fabulous. Very spacious, and we could only just barely make out our neighbors through the jungle that is the forest here.” – Nathan @ Wand’rly

Clark Dry Lake – Borrego Springs, CA
“The location is great to access all kinds of exploring, whether walking from the campsite itself or driving out to other areas of the state park for short or long hikes through slot canyons, cactus “gardens” and badlands.” – Island Girl Walkabout

Topaz Lake Recreation Area – Gardnerville, NV
“The place was absolutely empty at the end of January but this year at least, the temps are really moderate (60’s in the day, 40’s at night). We had our pick of waterfront sites with great views of the mountains. My guess is this place is pretty packed during the rest of the year.” – dzimstream

Pillar Point RV Park – Half Moon Bay, CA
“We received a warm welcome by the RV park hosts when we arrived and were given a partial view site (the only kind available), and we added our name to the waitlist for an ocean view site. We spent ~ 7 days in the partial view site before an ocean view site opened up, and spent the next 3 weeks waking up to million dollar views of the ocean.” – Gotham Gamers

Palm Canyon – Quartzsite, AZ

“We spent a quiet, relaxing week at Kofa’s Palm Canyon area and found an abundance of accessible, level boondocking spots with amazing views of Signal Mountain with Palm Canyon as its centerpiece. ” – Russ

“The scenery is amazing. The rugged mountains to the east are beautiful at sunset.” – Al and Mary Hone

La Conner RV & Camping Resort – La Conner, WA
“I was blown away by the beauty of this specific site and the sites on either side (163 and 165). We backed up our trailer and enjoyed views of the bay. The site sits up a little high from the beach but there are plenty of logs as “steps” to get down to. The beach is a “rocky” type of beach which was awesome for our son who loved to explore under the rocks.” – J5MM

Valley of Fire State Park – Overton, NV
“This park is amazing. Not only are the view absolutely scenic, but the rock scrambling kept our 3 kids entertained for HOURS.” – Currently Wandering

Seminole Canyon State Park – Comstock, TX
“Seminole Canyon State Park in Comstock, TX is one of our favorite spots, 3 miles north of the Mexican border, at the corner of the Pecos and Rio Grande rivers. The night sky is spectacular on clear nights — the Milky Way is the brightest we’ve ever seen.” – overlander