With Thanksgiving fast approaching, there are only a few more weeks to plan your holiday RV road trip. If you’re looking for great last minute campground options to celebrate Thanksgiving 2019, look no further. From Florida to California and the miles between, check out or top destinations to celebrate turkey day below. Stay tuned for our easy and most delicious Thanksgiving campground recipes coming later this week.
Where to Camp: Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina
Details: If you’re looking for a very sunny holiday, make your way to the Florida Keys this Thanksgiving. With over 300 RV sites on a lush 28-acre resort that is an island of its own, there is no doubt you will enjoy a beautiful and relaxing Thanksgiving at Fiesta Key RV. Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, this island is equipped with amenities galore that include but are not limited to an on-site marina, full RV hook-up sites, beach bar, free WiFi, spa and pool.
PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA
Where to Camp: Emerald Desert RV Resort
Details: Enjoy this desert oasis located in Palm Springs during the Thanksgiving holiday. Relax in the on-site resort pools and spa, get your golf fix in on the RV resorts stunning putting green or driving range and best of all, your furry friend is welcome too! Leave no one behind this Thanksgiving as you indulge in the most luxurious, 5-star RV experience on the west coast.
Where to Camp: Boyd Lake State Park Campground
Details: Boyd Lake State Park features a modern campground with 148 paved pull-through sites that accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. If you’re looking for a low key Thanksgiving celebration, this is the spot for you. Enjoy a relaxing holiday lounging by the beach, throwing friendsgiving at the pavilion, bike riding through stunning trails or get out on the water either swimming (if you dare) or renting a water vessel through one of the many boat rental facilities. Pets are allowed, so bring the entire family to celebrate turkey day.
Where to Camp: Crater Lake RV Park
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 this Thanksgiving. If you’re an adventure kind of family, this RV park is for you. Its proximity to undeniable, natural beauty is pretty unbelievable. Drive a mere 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 entire family can swim, kayak, bike and explore miles of terrain from the comfort of their own RV campsite backyard on Thanksgiving day.
LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA
Where to Camp: Tahoe Valley Campground
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 Thanksgiving. If you weren’t able to make your lake dreams a reality this past summer, now is your chance. Lake Tahoe has everything you need for a adventure centered holiday. Enjoy the lake by jet ski, kayak, stand up paddle board or boat. Go hand gliding or bungee jumping as a family. Why not right? Then relax by the lake while you feast on your Thanksgiving dinner and take in this picturesque California lake while sharing all that you’re thankful for.
CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA
Where to Camp: Kiptopeke State Park
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 dozens of activities that include but are not limited to hiking trails, fishing, 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 RVers who love to experience nature on their holiday trips.
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA
Where to Camp: Ryan Campground
Details: If you’re going to be in Southern California this Thanksgiving, we highly recommend making your way to Joshua Tree National Park. This spot is the ideal location to celebrate a peaceful, nature filled holiday. The campsites at Ryan Campground work on a first come, first served basis so if you want to enjoy this secluded paradise, make sure to come early in the morning to scope out and claim your site. This campground is only open October – May, and (like most of the campsites in Joshua Tree) is an ideal location for rock climbers/enthusiasts, bikers, and hikers. With easy access to Mt. Ryan and Cap Rock, you’ll have access to the nations most stunning hikes to walk off that turkey dinner!
Where to Camp: Mustang Hollow Campground
Details: Mustang Hollow is a beautiful RV campground located near Corpus Christi. The park includes 47 wooded acres of wildlife, ideal for you and your family to explore together this Thanksgiving. The RV park is incredibly pet friendly and features a dog runner as well as a no wake zone for your pup to swim and fetch a frisbee without boat interference! You won’t be bored this Thanksgiving if you make your way to Mustang Hollow. Nearby features include the Texas State Aquarium, South Texas Botanical Gardens, USS Lexington Museum, and Padre Island National Seashore making it the ideal location for a fun and activity filled family vacation.
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