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Campground at James Island County Park named Best in U.S.

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Winning campground/RV park offers convenient access to Charleston

These RV parks and campgrounds, voted as the best in the U.S. by 10Best readers, offer basic facilities, beautiful scenery and access to some of the country’s most interesting places.

  • Campground at James Island County Park
    Charleston, S.C.

    Just a short drive from Charleston, this county park campground offers access to 643 acres of natural beauty. Sites feature full hookups, fire rings and picnic tables, and other amenities include laundry facilities, ceramic bathhouses, free wifi and an activity center. Shuttle service makes it easy to get to Charleston for the day.
    Photo courtesy of Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission

  • Ames Brook Campground
    Ashland, N.H.

    A stay at Ames Brook Campground puts visitors in the heart of the New Hampshire Lakes Region. The big rig-friendly site offers amenities like free wifi, large wooded sites with full hookups, free hot showers and sports facilities.
    Photo courtesy of @ryancaisse via Instagram

  • Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging
    Groveland, Calif.

    This RV park sits just 22 miles from Yosemite’s western entrance. Pull-through and back-in sites come with full hookups or water and electricity, plus access to a playground, games area, swimming pool, nature trails and a kid-friendly petting farm.
    Photo courtesy of @tomasettirunstheworld via Instagram

  • Tom Sawyer's RV Park
    West Memphis, Ark.

    Visitors of Tom Sawyer’s RV Park in Arkansas are invited to kick back, relax and watch the traffic of the Mississippi River pass on by. The park offers convenient access to Downtown Memphis just a few miles away, as well as nature trails, showers, laundry facilities and free wifi.
    Photo courtesy of Tom Sawyer's RV Park

  • Schodack Island State Park Campground
    Schodack Landing, N.Y.

    Schodack Island State Park lies off the eastern shore of the Hudson River. The pet friendly campground offers both pull-through and back-in sites, with and without electricity. Guests enjoy access to a playground, boat launch, nature trail, picnic tables and showers.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / jerryhopman

  • Schoodic Woods Campground
    Winter Harbor, Maine

    This campground on the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park in Maine offers summer RV camping at primitive sites or sites with water and electricity hookups.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Cheri Alguire

  • River's Edge RV Park
    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Open during the summer months, this Alaska RV park sits along the edge of the Chena River (pictured) in Fairbanks. The 167 sites feature a range of full and basic hookups, with extras like free wifi, a dump station, laundry facilities, riverside picnic area and a shuttle service to the Riverboat Discovery.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / andyKRAKOVSKI

  • Cochiti Recreation Area Campground
    Cochiti Lake, N.M.

    The four loop campground within New Mexico’s Cochiti Recreation Area offers a range of sites with electrical hookups and water, or more primitive sites with community water spigots. Campground guests enjoy access to a paved boat ramp, open throughout the year.
    Photo courtesy of @tinyshinyhome via Instagram

  • Rocky Knob Campground
    Floyd, Va.

    The Rocky Knob campground along the Blue Ridge Parkway (pictured) offers more than 100 sites with picnic tables, lantern poles and fire rings. The rural Virginia setting puts guests in the middle of meadowlands and green pastures.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Pgiam

  • Boyd's Key West RV Campground
    Key West

    Guests at Boyd's Key West RV Campground have access to a fishing pier, biking and walking paths, marina, picnic pavilion, boat ramp and a swimming pool. Guests can choose between primitive, water and electric, or full hookup sites.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / S_Hoss

The top 10 winners in the category Best RV Park / Campground are as follows:

  1. Campground at James Island County Park - Charleston, S.C.
  2. Ames Brook Campground - Ashland, N.H.
  3. Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging - Groveland, Calif.
  4. Tom Sawyer's RV Park - West Memphis, Ark.
  5. Schodack Island State Park Campground - Schodack Landing, N.Y.
  6. Schoodic Woods Campground - Winter Harbor, Maine
  7. River’s Edge RV Park - Fairbanks, Alaska
  8. Cochiti Recreation Area Campground - Cochiti Lake, N.M.
  9. Rocky Knob Campground - Floyd, Va.
  10. Boyd's Key West RV Campground - Key West

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning campgrounds and RV parks!

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