5 Star Campgrounds: July 2015

Aug 5, 2015 | 5 Star Campgrounds

5 Star Campgrounds: July 2015

By Campendium

Ninety-five campgrounds received 5 star reviews in July! Here are some of the highlights:

Sultan Camping Area – Silverton, CO

Sultan is the smallest out of the 3 camping areas and was the least busy (though we did have neighbors). Our spot was right on the river and we were quite comfortable for the duration of our stay. – Aluminarium

Yellowstone’s Edge RV Park – Livingston, MT

Just happened upon this great camp site right on the Yellowstone River 30 miles north of Park entrance on 89….great view of river, mountains and great staff. – Airstream 1

Rex Hale Campground – Cody, WY

We enjoyed our time here. The camp host Gene is very nice and made you feel right at home. It was almost a half hour to Cody and about the same to the east Yellowstone entrance. – Airstream On Safari

Matterhorn Campground – Ophir, CO

We spent a night here but would have stayed longer had our site not been reserved. This is a very scenic campground with sites to accommodate anything from tents to large RVs. – Life’s Little Adventures

Nomad View – Wall, SD

If you don’t mind cow patties, it’s a great spot just outside of the Pinnacles entrance to The Badlands National Park. It’s amazingly quiet here. – BoldAdventure

Driftwood Inn and RV Park – Homer, AK

If you’re looking for a quiet place that is not super touristy, provides a fantastic view with full services and is in walking distance to dining and groceries – this is your spot. – Technomadia

Woodhead Park – Cambridge, ID

Why Woodhead Park? Because it gives you great views of the Snake River (none at Copperfield) and there is much better spacing between sites. More similar to a state park (assuming said state park has good spacing! 😉 ) and more along the lines of what we like. – Marshall

Tuck in the Wood Campground – St Helena Island, SC

It’s quiet and close to the beach (15 minute drive). Nestled in the woods there is lots of shade. Lots of little hiking paths and a huge field for the dogs to run. Don’t over look this spot. It’s worth the visit when Hunting Island is full. – Todd

Fidalgo Bay Resort – Anacortes, WA

Love this place – we come back a few times each year. Easy to get to, sites are nice and long and level, great clubhouse with showers, activities and BBQ area. Super close to Anacortes and convenient to Whidbey. One of my favs. – Lara Me

French Pete Campground – Blue River, OR

The campground itself, and the hike across the street, are all virgin old growth. Mostly Doug-firs but lots of red alder, vine & bigleaf maples. Everything is covered in moss. The south fork of the McKenzie River flows through it all, and it is exactly my idea of paradise. – Nathan @ Wand’rly

Skokomish Park At Lake Cushman – Hoodsport, WA

Skokomish Park is minutes away from the Hood Canal as well as minutes away from the Staircase section of Olympic National Park. The sites are spacious, nestled in the trees each with large picnic tables and firepits. – Roving Riveted

Douthat State Park – Millboro, VA

We camped in the park lakeside – so so much nicer than the Buckhorn Campground down the road. Check-in is super easy (they also have late checkin). Great hiking trails! – mmartin

Dailey Lake – Emigrant, MT

Great setting right on the lake with 11,900 foot Emigrant Peak behind you and views down to Dome Mountain to the south. During our stay we had wind that seemed to just come and go. Can be blowing hard enough to make the lake look like the ocean one minute and then stop and the lake goes to glass. – HortonsTravels

Ranger Creek – Shell, WY

It is a perfect park to explore and find a quiet corner to boondock. This is allowed for up to 14 days, for free, after which you must move your rig. – CarlaMowell

Starvation State Park – Duchesne, UT

We ended up camping with a bunch of friends right on the beach and it was incredible. We didn’t have a dedicated camp site number but there are a number of reservable sites that ring the lake and beach area and even more sites across the road with easy beach access. – Michael Greene

Sylvania – Watersmeet, MI

We live in the UP but have not spent much time at Sylvania. However, I do think it’s one of the best kept secrets. – Holly

Trimble Park – Mount Dora, FL

My kinda place = small, quiet, NOT commercial, clean & affordable. and LAKEFRONT! – Barb (Cottage Camper)

Van Riper State Park – Champion, MI

This is another excellent Michigan State Park. The roads are paved. The spacious, shady sites are grass/dirt mixture due to the high use. It’s sandy and the water much warmer than any of the Great Lakes. Big playground for the kids. If you are in the area, I highly recommend this park. – CeeGee

The Vineyards Campground & Cabins – Grapevine, TX

This is the absolute best campground in the DFW area. It is a well maintained park right in the heart of everything. There are beautiful views of Grapevine Lake, just across the cove from one of the lakes most popular marinas. – homeindeed

Madden Peak Road – Hesperus, CO

I nosed around a bit, and found a spot that let me level up, get several hours on my solar panel, and hide me from both the main road and the old rail grade. Turned out to be a wonderful spot for the week. – John & BJ

Taidnapam Park – Glenoma, WA

What a wonderfully laid-out and maintained park! It’s big, and it’s really appealing. Large sites, many trees, spotless everything, and ready access to Riffe Lake in the central Washington Cascade foothills. – Follow Toto

Mariner Park – Homer, AK

This park has no hookups and is basically a gravel lot, but what makes it a five is the huge rocky beach with sandbars and dunes right in front of your RV, the views of mountains over Cook Inlet, and the eagles, otters and other birds that frequent the beach – Island Girl Walkabout