The Best Camping of May 2021

May 8, 2021 | 5 Star Campgrounds

The Best Camping of May 2021

By Campendium

One-thousand five-hundred and twenty-six (1,526) campgrounds received 5-star reviews in May! Check out some of the highlights.

Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping Area
Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping Area | Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – Big Water, UT

“Awesome Campground!! We camped with a 37 foot class A pulling a trailer. It was not terribly busy and was very quiet.” -Nikkimckenna

Bear Brook State Park
Bear Brook State Park | New Hampshire State Park – Allenstown, NH

“Great wooded campground! Off the beaten path with a well-stocked camp store. Overall a very nice campground.” -RvNut

County Road 103
County Road 103 | Dept. Natural Resources – Kremmling, CO

“Fantastic views, quiet, and peaceful. What a beautiful place to camp. There are large open spaces with great views of the mountains.” -GaryW

Arch Campground
Arch Campground | Kodachrome Basin State Park – Henrieville, UT

“Bryce National Park is only under an hour drive away. We liked the quiet and rustic feel here at Arch. The view amazing.” -AIROSMITH

Shady Grove Campground
Shady Grove Campground | County Park – Cumming, GA

“We were blown away at the large sites they have available for us at such a great price. Soooo many sites butt up to the water. Loved the wildlife.” -Jerome

Hospitality Creek Campground
Hospitality Creek Campground | RV Park – Williamstown, NJ

“Our lakefront site (#57) was superb! We stayed just for one night, but wish we could have stayed longer.” -Matt

Priest Hole Recreation Site
Priest Hole Recreation Site | BLM – Mitchell, OR

“Isolated & beautiful. This camping area is past the Painted Hills. There are many campsites, some right on the John Day river.” -west trekker

Brown's Millpond Campground
Brown’s Millpond Campground | RV Park – Bishop, CA

“The sites along the river are regularly watered and are a lush green. Did I mention the view? Yes, the lovely Sierra Nevada Range provides the backdrop for this campground. I’d definitely stay here again.” -ZombieCat

Cove Lake State Park
Cove Lake State Park | Tennessee State Park – Caryville, TN

“Cove Lake State Campground is a pretty and quiet campground. We stayed overnight on site 63. These sites were spacious and near the water.” -Lishy

Spanish Fork River Park Campground
Spanish Fork River Park Campground | County Park – Spanish Fork, UT

“The campground we never knew we needed. I reserved a spot next to the river and playground. We look forward to many more trips out here!” -Pablo

Lake Panasoffkee
Lake Panasoffkee | Southwest Florida Water Management District – Wildwood, FL

“Lake Panasoffkee free camping area is one of the best free camping destinations in Florida. A free online permit is required. Big rig friendly.” -LivingOurDreamNow

Along the River RV Park
Along the River RV Park | RV Park – Dolores, CO

“Best dry camping with fire pits and tables riverside. Tons of space for dogs to run around. Close to town.” -J9

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area | Davy Crockett National Forest – Kennard, TX

“Very relaxing. The campsite is in the middle of the east Texas Piney Woods. All the sites are spacious and surrounded by tall pine trees.” -Joe G

Browns Creek Dispersed Camping
Browns Creek Dispersed Camping | Pike & San Isabel National Forest – Nathrop, CO

“Quiet dispersed camping. Many options for large trailers and tents. Road is well maintained and has moderate traffic. Site we chose was fairly level. Most sites are well placed and private.” -Loving Every Mile

Long Point Park Campground
Long Point Park Campground | County Park – Melbourne Beach, FL

“We’ve stayed at Sebastian Inlet SP multiple times, and finally had a chance to try out this county park – and so much more preferred it! If you get a great site, you can have a FABULOUS ICW view.” -Technomadia

Bowl & Pitcher Campground
Bowl & Pitcher Campground | Riverside State Park – Spokane, WA

“Beautiful river sites. Good hiking right from the campground, and beautiful, secluded spots that were spacious. Our site #10 had a little path right down to the river.” -PGEN

Poplar Point Campground
Poplar Point Campground | Jordan Lake State Recreation Area – Apex, NC

“Beautiful state park. We really enjoyed our stay here. Even when full, it was mostly quiet. The sites are fairly spaced apart with plenty of trees.” -Piggsinzen

Bear Paw RV Park II
Bear Paw RV Park II | RV Park – Valdez, AK

“There are two Bear Paw campgrounds. There is a smaller Bear Paw campground down the road and across the street. It is a bit hard to find, but right on the harbor. Really nice and quiet.” -MVB

Silver Lake Campground
Silver Lake Campground | Inyo National Forest – June Lake, CA

“They have many types of sites to accommodate trailers, Rv’s, and tents. The campground was clean with spectacular views and the fishing was great! We will be back soon!” -Dansly56

Cedar Ridge Park Campground
Cedar Ridge Park Campground | Army Corps Of Engineers – Temple, TX

“Our site #28 had a great view of the lake, and the sites around us were nicely spaced out, not too close to other sites. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.” -ketah777

Beas Lewis Flat Dispersed CampingBeas Lewis Flat Dispersed Camping | BLM – Torrey, UT

“Beautiful boondocking between Torrey and Capitol Reef NP. This is free BLM dispersed camping with a 14-day stay limit, no sites or services provided.” -Grand Adventure

Long Jim Loop Dispersed Camping
Long Jim Loop Dispersed Camping | Kaibab National Forest – Grand Canyon, AZ

“BOONDOCKING DREAM. Internet speed perfect to work. We were able to work, hold teams meetings, and connect to VPN.” -onedreammanyroads

Soap Creek Dispersed Camping
Soap Creek Dispersed Camping | BLM – Marble Canyon, AZ

“We cannot wait to go back! There are barriers between campsites and the road depending on where you camp. Plenty of room with the sites very well spread out!” -KimberDon the Vagabonds