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  • Vogel State Park

    Vogel State Park
    Blairsville, Georgia

    Vogel, one of Georgia’s oldest state parks, sits at the base of Blood Mountain inside Chattahoochee National Forest. The park is particularly popular during the autumn months, when the Blue Ridge Mountains put on a colorful display of fall foliage. RV campers can choose from 90 campsites with electric hookups.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / ANCHASA MITCHELL

  • Huntington Beach State Park

    Huntington Beach State Park
    Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

    Most famous for the wide Grand Strand beach, Huntington Beach State Park has plenty more to offer, including excellent birdwatching, the state's best surf fishing and historical attractions like Atalaya, the Moorish-style winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington and a National Historic Landmark. The park features more than 180 campsites, including some with full hookups.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / UWMadison

  • Custer State Park

    Custer State Park
    Custer, South Dakota

    Located in the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, Custer State Park protects 71,000 acres of terrain and a herd of some 1,300 bison – one of the largest publicly owned herds on the planet – who are known to stop traffic along the park's Wildlife Loop Road from time to time. The park has nine campgrounds to choose from, including the popular Sylvan Lake Campground. Many sites include electric hookups and dump stations.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / tonda

  • Wilderness State Park

    Wilderness State Park
    Carp Lake, Michigan

    The 10,000-acre Wilderness State Park includes 26 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, as well as numerous hiking trails, a swimming beach and a dedicated dark sky preserve. Of the 250 campsites, 18 offer full hookups for RV travelers.
    Photo courtesy of Mary Beth Kiczenski / Wilderness State Park

  • Cape Disappointment State Park

    Cape Disappointment State Park
    Ilwaco, Washington

    The Pacific Ocean meets the Columbia River at this Washington state park. Explore lighthouses, military bunkers and natural habitats within the park (beaches, old-growth forests, freshwater lakes and saltwater marshes). The campground has 50 full hookup sites and 18 partial hookup sites, as well as a dump station, restrooms and showers.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Kubrak78

  • Lake Ouachita State Park

    Lake Ouachita State Park
    Mountain Pine, Arkansas

    Set amid the Ouachita National Forest, 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita ranks among America's cleanest lakes and holds the title of Arkansas's largest manmade lake. The state park serves as a gateway to the lake and its many outdoor pursuits, including fishing, boating and scuba diving. The park’s 93 campsites include several full hookup sites right on the water.
    Photo courtesy of Division of Arkansas Tourism

  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park

    Cheyenne Mountain State Park
    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    A popular hiking spot, Cheyenne Mountain State Park has 21 trails for hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing, all within a 10-minute drive of Colorado Springs. The campground features 51 full hookup sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring and access to coin-operated showers and laundry.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Monica Lara

  • Lake Murray State Park

    Lake Murray State Park
    Ardmore, Oklahoma

    Oklahoma’s first and largest state park occupies 12,500 acres of forested hills around Lake Murray. The park is popular for fishing and boating, as well as hiking and ATV riding (there are more than 1,000 acres of trails for ATVs and dirt bikes). The park has nine RV campgrounds with 321 RV sites.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / raksybH

  • Nehalem Bay State Park

    Nehalem Bay State Park
    Tillamook, Oregon

    Nehalem Bay State Park sits on a 4-mile sand spit between the ocean and a bay. Outdoors enthusiasts come here to hike, bike, fish, kayak, windsurf or simply walk on the beach. A 1.8-mile, forested bike path provides stellar views of the bay. The campground offers 265 sites with electric and water hookups.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Nick Wiltgen

  • Mueller State Park

    Mueller State Park
    Divide, Colorado

    Elk, black bear, hawks and mule deer call this 5,000-acre Colorado state park home. The park offers year round recreation, including a campground set in a forest of fir, spruce, pine and aspen trees. Of the 134 sites, 99 offer electric hookups. All have a picnic table and fire ring.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / MRaust

  • Vogel State Park
  • Huntington Beach State Park
  • Custer State Park
  • Wilderness State Park
  • Cape Disappointment State Park
  • Lake Ouachita State Park
  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park
  • Lake Murray State Park
  • Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Mueller State Park
The United States is home to more than 10,000 state park units, attracting some 739 million annual visitors. As more and more travelers seek the open road and open spaces, those numbers will continue to grow. More and more of these parks are catering to RV travelers, with campgrounds, hookups and other amenities.
 

The top 10 winners in the category Best State Park for RVers are as follows:

  1. Vogel State Park - Blairsville, Georgia
  2. Huntington Beach State Park - Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
  3. Custer State Park - Custer, South Dakota
  4. Wilderness State Park - Carp Lake, Michigan
  5. Cape Disappointment State Park - Ilwaco, Washington
  6. Lake Ouachita State Park - Mountain Pine, Arkansas
  7. Cheyenne Mountain State Park - Colorado Springs, Colorado
  8. Lake Murray State Park - Ardmore, Oklahoma
  9. Nehalem Bay State Park - Tillamook, Oregon
  10. Mueller State Park - Divide, Colorado

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 state parks! 

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