Best Family Campgrounds
We asked 3 families, Malimish, Currently Wandering and Wand’rly Magazine to share with us their favorite family oriented campground. All three families have three kids each and have logged thousands of miles on the road. Be sure to check out their blogs!
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Swimming pools, water slides, snack bars and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ with your favorite Disney characters are just some of the reasons why Fort Wilderness in Orlando, Florida’s Walt Disney World is our favorite campground for families. Even if you opt to not visit any of the 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and other attractions, Fort Wilderness has plenty of activities to fill more than a full week of fun in the Florida sunshine. With nearly 800 sites, this campground is one of the largest we have ever stayed at. But don’t think for a second this means you are parked shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors. The property is nestled away in 750 acres of pine and cypress forests to offer a true wilderness experience with all the amenities you can imagine. – Malimish
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – Lake Buena Vista, FL
Valley of the Rogue State Park
Exploring Oregon in the fall of 2014 we discovered the beautiful area of the Rogue River Valley. Based off reviews from other travelers we decided to stay at the State Campground there and totally fell in love with it! The Rogue River Valley is nestled between Grants Pass and Medford and has wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities.
During the summer, the Oregon state parks have a fantastic Jr. Ranger Program, the park has nearby bike paths and walking trails, and there’s also the Rogue River to play in! We loved our stay so much, we went back in November of the same year to enjoy the park for another week! The campground is clean, well maintained, has an on-site laundry (during the summer), and as long as you get a site on the outer circle you’ll have plenty of space! – Currently Wandering
Valley of the Rogue State Park – Gold Hill, OR
Minnesota Airstream Park
We had no idea what to expect from an “All Airstream” RV park. As we rolled into town, nothing particularly special stood out about the countryside or the town of Clear Lake. We were wondering if everyone at the park would have brand new Airstreams, if it would be all old timers…but other than that it was more or less another day on the road headed to a new campground.
After we arrived, it was pretty clear that this was anything but “just another campground”. Families, couples and retirees alike were everywhere, it was one of the most active campgrounds I’ve ever been to, but they weren’t just scooting around in golf carts, they were all interacting. A guy and his son came over to our screened in gazebo (every spot gets one, along with a storage shed, though those are only for people who pay to stay there regularly) and hung out for awhile, invited us over to this giant patch of grass where all of the kids and more adventurous adults were signing karaoke. My own son, Tristan, did what he could to make it through Sweet Child O’ Mine, and it was all good fun all around. We returned to our site and hung out for a few more hours before waking up and making the rounds to check out all of the Airstreams: from brand new to vintage 1950s models to Argosy and motorhome varieties.
I’m a sucker for a silver trailer but more so, I love a little interaction there. We all immediately had something in common, and the fact that everyone was overly welcoming just made it a dream place to stay for the night. – Nathan at Wand’rly
Minnesota Airstream Park – Clear Lake, MN
Your Best Family Campgrounds
Playgrounds, beaches and junior ranger programs all factor into a great family camping experience. Are there any campgrounds that you’ve stayed at that are extra family friendly?