The Best RV Campgrounds for Summer

May 3, 2023 | Campgrounds

The Best RV Campgrounds for Summer

Peak camping season has finally arrived. Here are some of the hottest campgrounds for stays in June, July, and August.

By Ashley Rossi

Photo courtesy of Lake George Escape

Take advantage of your time off this summer by planning a family or group RV road trip. These campgrounds are particularly enjoyable once the weather begins to warm up.  

RV Camping in June

Schedule some vacation time in June before schools dismiss for the summer. It’s an ideal time to catch both warmer weather and fewer crowds at popular summer destinations. 

Airstream parked in wooded area
Photo courtesy of Aramark

Mazama Campground, Oregon

Stay inside Crater Lake National Park at Mazama Campground. Seventy-five RV campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis in June, so you don’t need a coveted reservation. As the snow starts to melt, roads and trails clear for recreation. The campground abuts the Annie Creek Canyon Trail and is just 7 miles from Rim Village. 

Have a backup plan if you can’t get a site—try boondocking at Annie Creek or Thousand Springs Sno-Parks, or enjoy plenty of amenities at Crater Lake Resort.  

Lake George Escape, New York

Surrounded by Adirondack Park, Lake George Escape is an ideal summer getaway set among the trees and the Schroon River. There’s no shortage of recreational activities, from river floating to laser tag. The campground is also nearby local attractions, the Village of Lake George, Six Flags, Saratoga Springs, and more.

Sun Retreats Avalon, New Jersey

Hit the Jersey Shore’s beach and boardwalk at one of the oldest seaside resort destinations in the U.S., Cape May. Sun Retreats Avalon (formerly Big Timber Lake RV Resort) provides easy access to offsite attractions like beaches, a zoo, a wildlife refuge, and wineries. The RV resort has on-site amenities like a lake, pool, snack bar, and mini golf.   

RV Camping in July 

It can be difficult to find campground availability during the summer season, so it’s best to plan well in advance. Splurge on a campground with a waterfront location or amenities like pools and water parks. 

Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay, Delaware

Park your RV at a waterfront site right on Rehoboth Bay. With a private beach and an outdoor pool, you can stay cool in the summer heat. Want to try out the RVing lifestyle? Book a stay at one of the campground’s waterfront RV rental sites (sleeps up to six people).  

Sandy Pines Campground, Maine

Sandy Pines offers quintessential New England experiences right at the campground. Enjoy a lobster roll at the campfire, paddleboard or kayak right from the campground, or rent a bike to see downtown Kennebunkport or Goose Rocks Beach. 

Platte River Campground, Michigan 

For RVers looking to stay at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, look no further than Platte River Campground, located in the southern district of the unit. It’s a popular, well-developed campground close to the Platte River and Lake Michigan. Guests can rent canoes at the river and have easy access to the Platte Plains trail system. Reservations can be made on a 6-month rolling basis via

RV Camping in August

Camping in the dog days of summer can be crowded and hot. Check out these locales that have milder temps come peak summer. 

Entrance to Mt. Hood Village campground
Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Village RV Resort

Mt. Hood Village RV Resort, Oregon

Venture to the Northwest for a quiet mountain escape at Mt. Hood Village RV Resort. Surrounded by Mt. Hood National Forest, campers can rock climb, bird watch, mountain bike, fish, hike, golf, and travel down the mountain via an alpine slide. You can even ski or snowboard at Timberline Lodge, the only mountain in North America that’s open year-round. In August, Mt. Hood also hosts a Huckleberry Festival with food, music, historic village tours, Native American storytelling, and more. 

Talkeetna Camper Park, Alaska

Whether you rent an RV or take yours on an epic road trip, camping in Alaska is a bucket-list item for many RVers. At Talkeetna Camper Park you’ll park your rig in the shadows of Mt. Denali. You’re within walking distance of downtown Talkeetna, the Alaska Railroad Depot, and activities like scenic flights, fishing charters, rafting, riverboat excursions, hiking, and more.

Mountain View Campground, Vermont

Cool off in the on-site swimming pools or take a dip in the Lamoille River at Mountain View Campground. Kayak and river tube rentals are available for the river or to take to the nearby lakes Green River Reservoir or Elmore Pond.

The campground is located 20 minutes from downtown Stowe and close to other recreation offerings like Mount Mansfield, Smuggler’s Notch State Park, Sterling Falls Gorge, Moss Glenn Falls, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, and more. Don’t miss out on the area’s craft beer and spirits scene with local libations for sale at the camp store or via a brewery or distillery tour.