10 Best National Parks To Visit In An RV

1. Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is one everyone planning a road trip should have on their list. The park is famous for being home to many species of wildlife and providing visitors with opportunities for hiking. Yellowstone’s key sites are the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone River, the Old Faithful Geyser, and Mammoth Hot Springs. And don’t worry about where to park your RV as it has 12 RV campsites with about 2000 RV spots.

2. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

There is usually a lot of hype surrounding this park, and Grand Canyon park lives up to it. It not only makes for an unforgettable getaway with over 500 sites, but the view from any side of the road alone will also make spectacular backdrops for photos and videos. The park has just four campsites with over 500 RV spots.

3. Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia Park, located on the coast of Maine, is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife. This park is the perfect playground with its different hiking trails. Acadia Park sprawls Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Hau, which have several attractions such as Thunder hole, Great Long Pond, Sand beach, and Cadillac Mountain. It also has three campsites with about 150 RV spots.

4. Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier Park is located in Montana’s Rocky Mountains and is one of every hiker’s dreams come true, with about 730 miles of trails. Also home to Going-To-The-Sun Road, you can go cycling and backpacking. You can also go to the East side of the park to Many Glacier Road to see a lot of Glaciers. This park has five campsites with just over 600 RV spots.

5. Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is a great camping spot if you’re RVing toward Salt Lake City or Las Vegas. It features over 1000 feet of natural rock walls called, The Narrows, and you can also go on river trips to the pools at Pine Creek. The park’s waterfalls are also one of its great attractions. The park has just three campsites, but many more are outside.

6. Red Wood National Park, California

The Red Wood Park is located along Northern California’s coast and is home to some of the tallest trees on earth, including old-growth coast redwoods. The trees can live for more than 2000 years and grow to about 300 feet tall. The park is also home to prairies, rivers, streams, oak woodlands, and about 36 miles of scenic view of the Pacific coastline. You can walk, hike or bike along its more than 200 miles of trails. It also has four different campgrounds.

7. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Unarguably one of the most visited parks in the country, there are endless activities you can engage in. From horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and camping to biking, this park is perfect for your RV road trip as it boasts over 400 miles of mountain views. You will also be treated to a spectacular view of the Milky Way that glows over the rocks in the evening.

8. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier is an active stratovolcano with acres of wildflowers, over 250 species of wildlife, sparkling streams, lakes, waterfalls, and 260 miles of trails ideal for hiking, hill climbing, or backpacking. It offers visitors panoramic views and provides an opportunity for you to have a wilderness experience.

9. Yosemite National Park, California

If you’re into rock climbing and looking for a good park for your RV road trip, Yosemite National Park is perfect for you, thanks to its El Capitan and Half Dome granite cliffs. Best known for its waterfalls, it also provides plenty of spots for photography, an opportunity for hiking, and also wildlife spotting. The park has ten campsites with over 1200 RV spots.

10. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountain National Park spans a 31-mile distance between North Carolina and Tennessee. The park offers visitors auto and history tours, wildlife watching, waterfall hiking, and smoky mountain views. There are about ten campgrounds that accept RVs and 930 RV spots.


Planning your next ultimate RV road trip should be easy with this list. We advise you to check ahead to ensure your chosen park isn’t closed or fully booked. And also, make adequate preparations for food and other supplies before your trip. But most importantly, have fun.

If you would rather have your RV shipped to one of the Parks listed above, give a Ship A Car transport coordinator a call at (866) 821-4555 for a quote to have your RV transported.

  1. When is the best time to take a road trip to these parks?

There is no perfect time to take a road trip. However, you don’t want to take it during the winter, so you should plan around summer or fall.

  1. Can I bring my pet on my road trip to any of the parks?

Yes, you can take your pet along on your road trip. However, be sure to check beforehand if your chosen park allows pets on camp ground. Although, most of them do, it’s always better to make sure.