Campers Choice Awards – 2018

Jan 7, 2019 |

Campers Choice Awards – 2018

By Campendium

best BLM camping best free camping best national forest camping best national park campgrounds
2018 Best BLM Camping 2018 Best Free Camping 2018 Best National Forest Campgrounds 2018 Best National Park Campgrounds 2018 Best RV Parks 2018 Best State Park Campgrounds

Best Camping Overall

Below are the top twenty four campsites and campgrounds that received the most 5 star reviews from the Campendium community in 2018 and have an overall five star average rating.

# 24 Twin Lakes View

San Isabel National Forest – Twin Lakes, CO

“First of all I have a hard time describing this spot: Amazing, fantastic, one of a kind, one of the best ever etc just do not do it justice!!!! I suggest to look at the pictures.” – The Moores

# 23 Caprock Canyons State Park

Quitaque, TX

“Great place to stop if you’re into hiking and want to see bison up close and personal.” – Trekerboy

# 22 Bayside Campground

Navarre, FL

“Having come from Grayton Beach and Navarre Beach, I’d say this view was way better. And free! Fire rings, picnic tables, porta potty, and we’ll defined and fenced in camping area.”- Betbrett

# 21 Seven Points Campground

Army Corps Of Engineers – Hermitage, TN

“Close to Nashville, this COE campground is small with some of the largest sites we have been to. Some are right on the lake and need to reserve early for most sites.” – Lindy

# 20 Joe Skeen Campground

El Malpais National Conservation Area – Grants, NM

“This free Campground is so nice! It’s first come first serve. Each site comes with a concrete covered pad with a picnic table and fire pit. Overall great spot, and we would return in warmer months!” – FarreninWander

# 19 Sunset View Campground

Navajo National Monument – Kayenta, AZ

“We had the best campsite in the campground because it was the highest spot that was level with an amazing view. This place was a gem and we still can’t believe the campground is free!” – Supergirl

# 18 Valley of the Gods

BLM – Mexican Hat, UT

“Just Awesome. No problem for big rigs. We are 37.5 foot long RV with 20 ft trailer over 57 foot total and no issues at all. Rock rings for forever many spots- Fantastic scenic spots. We will be back!!!” – Kody Kline

# 17 City of Rocks State Park

Faywood, NM

“This was probably the most unique and enjoyable place we’ve stayed. The kids (and us adults) loved exploring and climbing the rocks. The road in was great, staff was friendly, simple yet good facilities, and very quiet and peaceful.” – TheWilkinsons

# 16 Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

Alamogordo, NM

“We stayed here while visiting the White Sands National Monument. The sites are spacious and the views are amazing.” – ourairstreamtrek

# 15 Coconino Rim Road

Kaibab National Forest – Grand Canyon, AZ

“You’re minutes from the Grand Canyon. And it’s free. What more can I say? We watched the sunset at Moran Point and watched the sunrise at Grandview. Perfection.” – Hannah

# 14 Rutherford Beach

Creole, LA

“We stayed in early December and it was great. We were practically the only ones on the beach and had the entire place to ourselves. The sand is packed pretty nicely, so driving out and finding a level spot wasn’t a problem at all.” – NewstateNomads

# 13 Ridgway State Park

Ridgway, CO

“We loved our stay at Ridgway SP! They’re located just 45 min outside Telluride and 5 min from the town of Ridgway. It was fully operational, well-maintained, space between the sites and surrounded by beautiful mountain views.” – TheSterlingSpaceship

# 12 Twin Peaks Campground

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – Ajo, AZ

“I’m glad we went out of our way to stay here. It’s a very beautiful and unique location. We loved how the natural vegetation surrounded most of the sites. I would absolutely stay here again.” – Brad & Angela

# 11 Sawtooth Canyon Campground

BLM – Lucerne Valley, CA

“We liked this place so much we came back the next weekend. There is a ton of sport rock climbing routes throughout the whole area. Everyone was really respectful & respected quiet hours.” – Occam Living

# 10 Anastasia State Park

St. Augustine, FL

“I have stayed at this park a few times in the past years and always loved my stay. The adjoining beach is wide and beautiful. The campsites are large and mostly under shade spending trees.” – RV Fox

# 9 Saddle Mountain

BLM – Tonopah, AZ

“This was great boondocking – quiet, plenty of stars at night, beautiful scenery, hardly any trash about, and endless rough jeep tracks to stroll around on out into the desert. Other campers told us about hunting for fire agates and we enjoyed trying our luck at finding these unusual semi-precious stones as we were wandering around.” – Evergreengirl

# 8 Willow Springs Trail

BLM – Moab, UT

“This was our first true boondocking experience. We are absolutely hooked. Friendly people, great scenery, and FREE. 6 miles from Arches and 25 miles from Canyonlands made it ideal for park exploration.” – Dan

# 7 George’s Gift

Dixie National Forest – Bryce, UT

“This is a great, free campground just a 5 minute drive from Bryce Canyon National Park. Plenty of tree shade everywhere. Pay attention to fire bans. Easily accessible on dirt road.” – ChelsCamps

# 6 Alabama Hills Recreation Area

BLM – Lone Pine, CA

“This place is a must stay boondockers paradise! There are many good spots to set up and enjoy the unique and beautiful scenery. There have been countless movies and TV episodes filmed here and you can recognize many of the locations.” – JimJames

# 5 Sierra Vista Campground

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument – Las Cruces, NM

“Magnificent views of Organ Mountains and valley of Las Cruces. Freshly graveled roads. 3 turnout sites and one large site at end of road. Very Quiet. 10 minutes to Las Cruces. Would be happy to return here again and again. BLM office is nearby and they come to check on things daily. Very good feeling.” – John G.

# 4 Skidaway Island State Park

Savannah, GA

“This campground definitely gives you the Savannah feel, with its palm trees and its gorgeous Spanish moss. We instantly fell in love with it. Also, the location of this campground is in close proximity to downtown.” – journey2fifty

# 3 Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Canyon, TX

“We loved this park. Water and electric only. Verizon was useless even with a booster. AT&T worked well for data needs. Best place we have camped.” – Jimmyzshack

# 2 Nomad View Dispersed

Buffalo Gap National Grassland – Wall, SD

“One of our favorite spots when passing through South Dakota. You can literally park right on the canyon rim of the badlands. Cell towers right there so both phone and data service is good here.” – dmkimm

# 1 Mountain View Campground

Hiawassee, GA

“Located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a stone’s throw from the beautiful town of Hiawassee, it is surrounded by nature’s wonder. Exceptional value and awesome experience.” – Travels with Yoly

2018 Campers Choice – by Category

best BLM camping best free camping best national forest camping best national park campgrounds
2018 Best BLM Camping 2018 Best Free Camping 2018 Best National Forest Campgrounds 2018 Best National Park Campgrounds 2018 Best RV Parks 2018 Best State Park Campgrounds