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If you’re like me then you’ve probably found yourself struggling at times with how and where to find RV parks and campgrounds. Not every RV park shows up online, or on a sign, some are so secretive and in secluded areas that you might never know about if you were not looking! So I wanted to break down the best ways to find RV parks and campgrounds near the location you are going to be. This is exactly how and where to find RV parks (my strategies). Because Finding RV parks and campgrounds is essential for planning a successful road trip or outdoor adventure, or you might even be looking to live in an RV Park stationary for a while. So whether you’re preparing for a short RV vacation or a long RV Trip to a destination Here are some effective ways to find the best RV parks and campgrounds:

Best Ways To Find RV Parks & Campgrounds

  1. Online Search
  2. RV Park Directories & Websites
  3. Official Government Websites
  4. RV Mobile Apps
  5. RV Camping Clubs & Memberships
  6. Social Media & Online RV Forums
  7. Local Tourism Offices
  8. In Person / Driving
  9. Word of Mouth
  10. RV Dealerships & Service Centers
  11. Mobile home or Trailer Parks ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Online “Google search”

Google is the first place I usually start for searching anything, especially RV Parks and campgrounds! Running a simple Google search for things like โ€œcampgrounds and RV parks near me, “RV camping in whatever city” or “RV resorts in 55555 zip code or luxury RV parks, etcโ€ฆ First, look up the area then start digging into each specific RV Park.

TIP: Run research on a DESKTOP or Laptop AND Run a search on your mobile phone or tablet as you will often get different search results. Also, consider running a search prior to getting to a location as I’ve noticed you also get different results when you are physically AT the location or nearby vs when you merely researching “going” to a location online meaning you’re not physically in the area (yet).

Online RV Park Directories & Websites:

There are numerous online resources dedicated to RV parks and campgrounds. Websites like RVparky, Campendium, and RV Park Reviews allow you to search for parks based on location, amenities, and user reviews. These platforms often provide detailed information about each park, including pricing, facilities, and contact details.

Official Government Websites:

Many national and state park systems have official websites where you can find information about campgrounds, including availability, reservations, and amenities. Examples include the National Park Service website for national parks in the United States and state-specific park websites.

RV Mobile Apps:

Mobile apps can be convenient tools for finding RV parks and campgrounds on the go. Apps like RV Parky, AllStays Camp & RV, and The Dyrt offer searchable databases of campgrounds, user reviews, and other helpful features to streamline your search.

RV Camping Clubs & Memberships:

Joining RV and camping clubs can provide access to exclusive campground listings, discounts, and other perks. Organizations like Good Sam Club, Passport America, and KOA (Kampgrounds of America) offer member benefits, including discounted campground rates and trip planning resources.

Social Media and Online RV Forums:

Social media platforms and online forums dedicated to RVing and camping can be valuable sources of information and recommendations from fellow travelers. Joining relevant groups on platforms like Facebook or Reddit allows you to ask questions, share experiences, and get insider tips on the best campgrounds to visit. Be sure to check Facebook Marketplace listing along with Specialty/Local RV Facebook Groups. + GROUPS.

Local Tourism Offices:

When traveling to a new area, consider reaching out to local tourism offices or visitor centers for recommendations on nearby RV parks and campgrounds. They can provide information about both public and private campgrounds in the area, as well as nearby attractions and activities.

In-person / Driving:

Not all RV parks are online! Some are on the side of the road with: no website, no Facebook Page, No Instagram account, nothing just a sign if you’re lucky! So you would have to PHYSICALLY DRIVE AROUND and Look for those signs in an area. i.e. think about those interstate signs that say โ€œcampingโ€ that might be the only information they have to promote themselves.

Word of Mouth:

Ask around! Don’t underestimate the power of word-of-mouth recommendations from friends, family, or fellow travelers. Ask for campground suggestions from people who have traveled to the same destination or who share similar interests in outdoor activities.

RV Dealerships & Service Centers

Speaking of asking around it’s a great idea to ask the RV Dealerships and RV Service Centers, โ€œHey do you know of any RV parks around here?โ€ Typically these are already located near an RV Park or Campground in the area! Otherwise, why would they be located there, right?

Mobile home or Trailer Parks ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

DO NOT RULE OUT โ€œMobile Home or Trailer Parksโ€! Often the terms RV Park, Trailer Park, and Mobile Home Park can be used synonymously even though they typically mean different things. Depending on if you ask someone or the dictionary. RV Parks can often be located next to or within Mobile Home Parks, Trailer Parks, etc… Especially since these places tend to have the same set-ups.

Funny Story: I made a YouTube video and called the RV Park I was staying in at the time a “Trailer Park” not thinking much of it since I was surrounded by mostly TRAILERS (Travel Trailers, 5th Wheel Trailers, etc…) let’s just say that set off my landlord to the point they told me “they were going to unsubscribe from my YouTube Channel” lol — who knew they were even subscribed! ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

By utilizing these methods, you can efficiently find RV parks and campgrounds that meet your preferences and ensure a memorable outdoor experience. But, remember it’s not just about How and where to find RV Parks! You also want to read the REVIEWS! On Google, on Social Media, on Their own website, Campground Review Websites, YouTube, Other RVers, and RV related websites, etc…



If we havenโ€™t officially met, Hi Iโ€™m Blogging Brandi, an EX-Corporate Kool-Aid Drinker, born to be Creator, Digital Nomad, and Entrepreneur who loves RVing while running my own business on the road! Over 8 years ago, I traded my sticks & bricks lifestyle for a life on wheels. Quit my job, sold my house, and everything else, and then bought an RV! First, was a Travel Trailer, then Van Life and eventually Motorhome Living!

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If we havenโ€™t officially met, Hi Iโ€™m Blogging Brandi, an EX-Corporate Kool-Aid Drinker, born to be a Blogger, Creator, Digital Nomad, and Entrepreneur who loves RVing while running my own business on the road! Over 9 years ago, I traded my sticks & bricks lifestyle for a life on wheels. Quit my job, sold my house, and everything else, and then bought an RV! First, was a Travel Trailer, then Van Life, and eventually Motorhome Living! I created RVersity (RV + University) out of my love-hate relationship with RV Life!

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