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Best Campground (2022)

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Campgrounds offer a place to rest up and recharge in the great outdoors but some campgrounds are more memorable than others. These campgrounds, chosen by a panel of outdoor adventure and road trip experts along with the 10Best editors, have been selected as some of the best in the country. 

  • Inn Town Campground

    Inn Town Campground
    Nevada City, California

    This RV park just minutes outside Nevada City, California, has 15 RV sites, some with full hookups and others with water and electric only. Each site has its own picnic table. Other campground amenities include barbecues and a swimming pool.
    Photo courtesy of Erin Thiem

  • Brattleboro North KOA

    Brattleboro North KOA
    East Dummerston, Vermont

    This campground in Southeastern Vermont serves as a base for adventure in the Green Mountains. Amenities include hookups, a swimming pool, dog park, wifi, walking trails and a calendar full of scheduled activities during summer.
    Photo courtesy of Brattleboro North KOA

  • Imagination Mountain Camp Resort

    Imagination Mountain Camp Resort
    Cosby, Tennessee

    Imagination Mountain Campground Resort is located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Tent camping is available on streamside pads with electricity and water or on off-stream primitive sites with no utilities. Among its amenities, the campground includes daily trash pick-up, mountain stream fishing, and crafts and games for the kids.
    Photo courtesy of Gavin Foust

  • Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday

    Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday
    Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday campground offers premium tent sites near the water's edge at its facility in Maine. Water and electricity are provided onsite, and other amenities include WiFi hot spots, bathhouses and laundry facilities. Fresh lobsters are cooked at the campground daily!
    Photo courtesy of Ashley-Belle Burns

  • Sunbury / Columbus North KOA

    Sunbury / Columbus North KOA
    Sunbury, Ohio

    This Ohio KOA campground occupies 100 acres (40 of them wooded) with its own 5-acre stocked fishing pond. Guests enjoy access to a dog park, swimming pool, wifi, basketball court and workout room. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent.
    Photo courtesy of Sunbury / Columbus North KOA

  • Davis Bayou Campground

    Davis Bayou Campground
    Ocean Springs, Mississippi

    This year-round campground at Gulf Islands National Seashore is easily accessible to Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. There are 52 sites for RVs or tents with picnic tables, hookups for water and electricity, and a fire ring or grill. Modern restrooms with hot showers and a dump station are also on-site, and a boat ramp is nearby. 10Best Travel Expert Chez Chesak recommends, “You can also set off for a walk along the Davis Bayou Trail, which takes hikers through a coastal forest and over two local bayous. If you’re lucky, you can spot alligators and other reptiles.”
    Photo courtesy of Simplyphotos // Getty Images

  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

    Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Orlando, Florida

    Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort caters to RV and tent campers with this 750-acre campground shaded by pine and cypress trees. Each campsite has water, cable and electric hookups, as well as picnic tables and charcoal grills. Some sites have sewer hookups as well. Guests have access to a swimming pool and waterslide and splash pad.
    Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

  • West Glacier KOA Resort,

    West Glacier KOA Resort,
    West Glacier, Montana

    Recognized as the 2017 KOA Campground of the Year, this complex near Montana’s Glacier National Park can handle RVs up to 75 feet in length. It boasts camping cabins and tent sites, restrooms and showers, a playground with a basketball court, grocery and laundry facilities, two pools and two hot tubs, a dog park, and an espresso bar and ice cream shop. The campground also hosts weekly campground activities, from outdoor recreation seminars to live music. The pavilion lodge contains satellite televisions and an internet cafe.
    Photo courtesy of Kampgrounds of America, Inc.

  • Colter Bay Campground

    Colter Bay Campground
    Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

    Colter Bay Campground in Wyoming’s 310,000-acre Grand Teton National Park includes 324 individual campsites, ten large group sites, and thirteen ADA-accessible sites for tents and dry RV camping. Each site has a picnic table, a fire pit, and access to nearby water spigots, flush toilets, and laundry and showers. Located on the shores of beautiful Jackson Lake, the campground is near a wide range of lake activities, plus hiking and horseback riding.
    Photo courtesy of anatoliy_gleb // Getty Images

  • Platte River Campground

    Platte River Campground
    Honor, Michigan

    Platte River Campground is located within walking distance of both the river and the beaches of Lake Michigan, within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the lower peninsula of Michigan. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table, with restrooms and showers available in each camp section. For more primitive campers, the White Pine "backcountry" campground is available on a nearby trail.
    Photo courtesy of ronstik // Getty Images

  1. Inn Town Campground - Nevada City, California
  2. Brattleboro North KOA - East Dummerston, Vermont
  3. Imagination Mountain Camp Resort - Cosby, Tennessee
  4. Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday - Bar Harbor, Maine
  5. Sunbury / Columbus North KOA - Sunbury, Ohio
  6. Davis Bayou Campground - Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  7. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground - Orlando, Florida
  8. West Glacier KOA Resort, - West Glacier, Montana
  9. Colter Bay Campground - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  10. Platte River Campground - Honor, Michigan

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning campgrounds!

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