It’s #familyfunmonth! Before your kids go back to school, we encourage you to take one last road trip this summer 2019. Early August is the perfect time to squeeze in all those summer activities you weren’t able to get around to. From sharing s’mores around the campfire to swimming in lakes and taking family hikes, you can check off these activities from your summer bucket list while staying at these eight family-friendly RV campgrounds. Check out the details below.
BOYD LAKE STATE PARK
Address: 3720 N County Road | Loveland, Colorado 80538
Details: Boyd Lake State Park features a modern campground with 148 paved pull-through sites that accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. Lake Boyd is the watersports mecca of northern Colorado. The kids will enjoy water skiing, fishing, jet skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing on 1,700 surface-acres of water. The park also features a stunning sand beach as well as a pavilion, making it an ideal spot for swimmers and those who prefer to watch from shore. Pets are allowed, so bring the entire family when you go!
CRATER LAKE RV PARK
Address: 46611 Hwy 62 | Prospect, Oregon 97536
Details: There are not many places in the U.S. more scenic than Crater Lake. Crater Lake RV Park is your access point to living out a Pacific Northwest dream vacation with your kids in tow. If you’re an adventure kind of family, this RV park is for you. Its proximity to undeniable, natural beauty is almost silly. Drive only an hour and you can soak in Umpqua Hot Springs, hike to Barr Creek, Mill Creek or Pearson Falls and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Wizard Island from Crater Lake National Park. The kids can swim, kayak, bike and explore miles of terrain from the comfort of their own RV campsite backyard.
KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK
Address: 3540 Kiptopeke Drive | Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
Details: Kiptopeke State Park is nestled on the eastern shore of Virginia and is known for its recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. The campground is ideal for families with kids of all ages as it offers activities including but not limited to hiking trails, fishing, access to the beach, swimming, a playground, a pier, motorboats, and canoeing. Kiptopeke State Park is a well known site for bird population studies. From August through November, you can volunteer with the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory and participate in the capture, examine, weigh, band and release of migratory birds including hawks, kestrels, and osprey. This unique educational experience is perfect for older kids.
HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK
Address: 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway | Destin, Florida 32541
Details: One of Florida’s most stunning beaches is your families’ for the taking. At Henderson State Park, you will have access to miles of sugar-white sand beaches and the opportunity to swim in warm, clear emerald coast water. Enjoy the nature trail that winds through the park to the beach or bird watch for local favorites like Osprey and America’s gem, the Bald Eagle. The city of Destin is an adventure hub for children. From go-carting at The Track to spending the day at Big Kahunas Water Park, going on a real life pirate ship, snorkeling the jetties and dolphin watching, the whole family will never want to leave!
FORT WILDERNESS RESORT AND CAMPGROUND
Address: 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail | Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Price: $60 – 90/night
Details: Disney’s Fort Wilderness evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier, with wildlife roaming the resorts 750 acres of pine and cypress forest, making it a kids ultimate playground. The whole family can adventure through charming woodland trails, take a dip in one of the many pool areas, play mini golf and enjoy family fun entertainment at this picturesque backcountry retreat. You’re right at the footsteps of each Disney Park, so you can take full advantage of the wonder that Disney World has to offer. There are over 800 RV sites so you should be able to get a last minute booking without any hassle!
TAHOE VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Address: 1175 Melba Drive | South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Price: Check for pricing here
Details: There are over 100 RV campsites at Tahoe Valley Campground, making it an ideal destination for families that don’t want to worry about finding a campground this August. If you weren’t able to make your lake dreams a reality this June or July, now is your chance. Lake Tahoe is your end of summer family destination! Enjoy the lake by jet ski, kayak, stand up paddle board or boat. Go hand gliding or bungee jumping with the older kids. Learn to water ski and wakeboard or make your way to the swimming pool with the littles, but just don’t miss out on this amazing destination, because there is truly something for everyone in the family on this picturesque California lake.
RIVER PLANTATION RV RESORT
Address: 1004 Parkway | Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Price: $46 – 64/night
Details: Welcome to the treasure chest of family-centered campground activities. Make your way to the Great Smoky Mountains and you’ve hit the jackpot. River Plantation RV Resort has multiple playgrounds and pools as well as a lazy river, splash pad, bark park, basketball courts, golf cart ramp, and aerial adventure course! It’s really a young explorers heaven! As if that weren’t enticing enough, the RV resort is a quick drive to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Discover Zoo, Adventure Park Five Oaks as well as Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
SUN-N-FUN RV RESORT
Address: 7125 Fruitville Road | Sarasota, Florida 34240
Price: Check for pricing here
Details: This award-winning luxury resort is recognized as one of the premier RV resorts in the world, and with good reason – it offers over 150 activities on-site! Bring the whole family and enjoy the mega-slide, Olympic-size outdoor heated pool, two-bark parks (for your fur children), volleyball and tennis courts, a playground, miniature golf, fishing, big show entertainment, hiking paths, disc golf course and even a jewelry-making studio! As if that weren’t enough, Sun-N-Fun is only a short drive from Mote Aquarium and Busch Gardens.
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