The Best of December 2021

Jan 7, 2022 | 5 Star Campgrounds

The Best of December 2021

By Campendium

Six-hundred and fifty-two (652) campgrounds received 5-star reviews in December! Check out some of the highlights.

High View Park
High View Park | Bardwell Lake -Ennis, TX

“Each and every site has a FANTASTIC view of the lake. Great places to launch a boat. I was getting 5G on Verizon and LTE ON TMobile.” – Beegeessuck

Purgatoire Campground
Purgatoire Campground | Pike & San Isabel National Forest -Weston, CO

“Very remote and extremely peaceful. Site #8 is probably the best one – it is a huge level site that has tons of privacy and great views.” – jaysee

McConnell State Recreation Area
McConnell State Recreation Area | California State Park -Ballico, CA

“This place was empty except for one other campsite and it was lovely! Cell service was good enough to work on zoom all day. I would definitely stay here again.” – Manda

Scaddan Wash Camping Area
Scaddan Wash Camping Area | BLM -Quartzsite, AZ

“Why pay to camp when you can stay here? Great location, lots of room. Clean, convenient and easy to access. Definitely recommend.” – VanWammy

Hickory Hammock Campground
Hickory Hammock Campground | South Florida Water Management District -Lorida, FL

“We stayed at Hickory Hammock Campground in our 38ft 5th wheel for two nights. Only 3 other campers were there at the time, and we were spread out that we couldn’t see each other.” – djhunley

Valley of Fires Recreation Area
Valley of Fires Recreation Area | BLM -Carrizozo, NM

“A delightful stay! Each site has a shelter, picnic table, grill, trash can, fire pit, and most have electric and water. Good Verizon coverage.” – We’re Off Our Rockers

Watchman Campground
Watchman Campground | Zion National Park -Springdale, UT

“Campground was clean, beautiful and spacious! Tons of space between campsites. Close to the river. Two thumbs way up!” – Chrissy B

Harry L. Swartz Middle Fork Campground
Harry L. Swartz Middle Fork Campground | County Park -Penfield, IL

“All of the sites are long and could really fit just about any sized RV. Nice greenery between the sites. There were only a handful of sites taken.” – Travel Small Live Big

Lake Tom Bailey
Lake Tom Bailey | Dept. Fish & Wildlife -Toomsuba, MS

“Beautiful, open area by the lake. Not another soul in sight. Very quiet and peaceful here. Easy access to hookups. Would definitely stay here again.” – MB

Round Mountain Rockhound Area

Round Mountain Rockhound Area
| BLM -Duncan, AZ

“This is one of our top boondocking spots because the 360 degree views are amazing, no one else is here, it’s clean, the amount of agates is INSANE, and we feel safe.” – Brian

Game Warden Slough

Game Warden Slough
| Hubbard Creek Reservoir -Breckenridge, TX

“Sublimely quiet. Very spacious and spread out. Lots of privacy. Clean and well taken care of.” – English

Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area

Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area
| Conservation Area -Hunnewell, MO

“Well maintained, free campground. This spot has a lot to offer. A lake with complimentary rowboats. Sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Dump station, rinse water, potable water, bathrooms.” – Bob K

Goosenecks State Park

Goosenecks State Park
| Utah State Park -Mexican Hat, UT

“Spectacular dispersed camping on the edge of a canyon. Plenty of space between us and otters campers. Fantastic dark skies. ATT cell service was ok.” – HagePhoto

Truckhaven Hills Camping Area

Truckhaven Hills Camping Area
| Ocotillo Wells SVRA -Thermal, CA

“Backed right up to the edge of the canyon. Great sunrise and sunset views. Easy access from the highway but far enough away that I didn’t notice any noise.” – Corporate Fugitive

Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park | Alabama State Park – Alexander City, AL

“Gorgeous sunny day. Merry Christmas to all. The lake is down but you see boats out there. The wind is blowing but it is wonderful.” -Jeff

Ridge Road Campground

Ridge Road Campground | Elephant Butte Lake State Park – Elephant Butte, NM

“We absolutely loved it here! Primitive beach camping is $8 a night. Beach camping in a larger rig is possible but there is a lot of soft sand so be sure to carefully scout a spot.” -Hannah.OConnell

Larry & Penny Thompson Park

Larry & Penny Thompson Park | County Park – Miami, FL

“Having a full hook-up such a short distance from Miami for less than $30/night really makes the place stand out. Very close to Zoo Miami and a short drive from Biscayne Bay National Park.” – ELarew

Governors Landing Campground

Governors Landing Campground | Amistad National Recreation Area – Del Rio, TX

“Lovely views, great rate. This is a relatively small campground and was almost full when we arrived. We very much enjoyed our stay and would gladly come back!” – Alicia

Venango Park

Venango Park | Army Corps Of Engineers – Marquette, KS

“Free. Scenic. Great Connectivity. That’s the Technomad trifecta and Venango Park has it all. This campground is huge. There are many waterfront and view sites.” – Technomadia

Tunnel Mountain Village II

Tunnel Mountain Village II | Banff National Park – Banff, AB, Canada

“Great location – easy access to banff ski areas and trans-canada route 1. If i were to stay again in the winter I would choose b-70 because of its views.” – guyius

Kolomoki Mounds State Park | Georgia State Park – Blakely, GA

“We stayed here for one night part way to another destination and had a beautiful spacious site right on the water. The sites had water and electric and the dump station was very easy to access.” – Kevin

Lower Burnt Corral | Tonto National Forest – Roosevelt, AZ

“I was able to find a level spot, under trees, right on the Salt River. The views here are absolutely wonderful, this campground has boat access, and there is actually a small cove.” – Azhiker

Culp Valley Campground | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park – Borrego Springs, CA

“This place had everything I was looking for and more. The boulders made for great views. There were plenty of open sites.” – Spetkov

Aguirre Spring Campground

Aguirre Spring Campground | Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument – Las Cruces, NM

“We loved our stay in this little campground and would say it’s probably one of our top 10 overall! Each site has a shade structure, picnic table, fire pit and grill” – WanderWasi