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These are the best state parks for RVers

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, so we asked RVing experts to nominate the best of the best, then our readers voted for their favorites. These are the 10 winners for Best State Park for RVers in our Readers' Choice Awards.

10. Mueller State Park - Divide, Colorado

This 5,000-acre state 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.

9. Nehalem Bay State Park - Tillamook, Oregon

This 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. The campground offers 265 sites with electric and water hookups.

8. Lake Murray State Park - Ardmore, Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s 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, with more than 1,000 acres of trails for ATVs and dirt bikes.

7. Cheyenne Mountain State Park - Colorado Springs, Colorado

This park has 21 trails for hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. The campground features 51 full hookup sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring and access to coin-operated showers and laundry.

6. Lake Ouachita State Park - Mountain Pine, Arkansas

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Set amid the Ouachita National Forest, 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita ranks among America's cleanest lakes, and is Arkansas's largest man-made lake. The park’s 93 campsites include several full hookup sites right on the water.

5. 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).

4. Wilderness State Park - Carp Lake, Michigan

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This 10,000-acre 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.

3. Custer State Park - Custer, South Dakota

Located in the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, this 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.

2. Huntington Beach State Park - Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Most famous for the wide Grand Strand beach, this park has plenty more to offer, including excellent birdwatching, the state's best surf fishing and historical attractions.

1. Vogel State Park - Blairsville, Georgia

Vogel, one of Georgia’s oldest state parks, sits at the base of Blood Mountain inside Chattahoochee National Forest. RV campers can choose from 90 campsites with electric hookups.

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