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The 10 Best Waterfront RV Campgrounds in America

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Every year millions of RVers set out to enjoy the oceans, lakes, and rivers of North America. With more than 10,000 miles of shoreline to explore, that’s a lot of ground to cover! From the Pacific to the Atlantic, and everywhere in between, we searched out the very best waterfront RV campgrounds.


Let us know what you think. Did we miss any? Do you have a favorite waterfront RV campground that you think should be on the list?


This article originally appeared on RVshare.com.

Hunting Island State Park – South Carolina
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#1. Hunting Island State Park | South Carolina

Located on a barrier island just 15 miles from the historic town of Beaufort, Hunting Island State Park boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This former hunting preserve is now a virtual wonderland of wildlife and natural beauty. Park your RV in the shade of wind-sculpted trees, with a view of the ocean. Take a walk on the marsh boardwalk, hike one of the rustic nature trails, or try your hand at the fishing pier. Don’t forget to visit the historic lighthouse and climb 130 feet to the top, to take in a sweeping view of the shoreline below.


The campground offers 117 sites with water and electric hookups. Some sites can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet long. There are modern restrooms with hot showers, a dump station, and free WiFi throughout. To make a reservation, visit reserve.southcarolinaparks.com or call 866-345-7275.


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Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park – Florida
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#2. Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park | Florida

Simply the best beachside RV park in northern Florida! At Camp Holiday Travel Park, enjoy a prime location alongside the marvelous white-sand beaches and sparkling waters of Florida’s emerald coast. Choose from a primo beach-front RV site, with the ocean literally right outside your door, or a beach site offering full hookups, a view of the ocean, and a concrete patio. Camp Holiday also offers RV sites a few minutes walk from the ocean, with easy access to the heated solar pools, and an activity center.


The staff at Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. They offer rental golf carts, stand up paddle boards, Segways, pedal carts, and more. To book, visit their online reservations page.

 Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort – Montana
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#3. Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort | Montana

Montana may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of stunning waterfront camping, but trust us when we tell you that this is one you can’t miss. Nestled in the Flathead Lake Region, this exclusive luxury resort offers up stunning views of deep blue Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains in the distance. Only a short drive from Glacier National Park, and a mile from the charming town of Polson, this RV resort has it all.


Polson Motorcoach Resort caters to class A RVs only. If you are lucky enough to be part of the club, you will enjoy oversized lots with lush landscaping and glorious views. Other luxury amenities include an on-site gym, a common area with gas fire pits and extensive views, and a heated pool. Reserve your spot today by emailing reservations@polsonrvresort.com or calling 406-883-2151.


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Crystal Cove State Park – California
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#4. Crystal Cove State Park | California

High up on a bluff overlooking the rolling surf and sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, lies Crystal Cove State Park. Here you will find a beautiful rugged oasis that stands in sharp contrast to the surrounding pristine homes and immaculate green golf courses. Campers will find a long stretch of beach with tide pools, two sandy coves, and an underwater park for snorkelers and scuba divers at their disposal. At the far end of the park campers can access El Moro, a large preserve with miles of hiking and biking trails.


Crystal Cove has a total of 58 campsites. Twenty-seven offer water and electric hookups for RVs 35 feet and under. The remaining 30 are designated for pop-up campers, conversion vans and tents only. The campground has restrooms with hot showers, and an RV dump station. For reservations, visit reservecalifornia or call 800-444-7275.

South Beach - Olympic National Park
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#5. South Beach Campground | Washington

While you won’t find amenities such as a heated pool, tennis courts, or even hot showers and water spigots at South Beach Campground, what you will find is the wild and raw of beauty of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula … right outside your door. Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, South Beach is a nature lover's dream. Easy access to a wide beach strewn with driftwood and teeming with sea creatures ensures that what South Beach lacks in luxury accommodations, it more than makes up for with natural beauty.


South Beach has 55 sites, some accessible for RVs up to 35 feet long. There are no hookups, no potable water, and no reservations, so plan accordingly.


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Sea & Sand RV Park – Oregon
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#6. Sea & Sand RV Park | Oregon

Oregon and prime waterfront RV sites go hand and hand. With a long coastline full of mostly unspoiled beach, you really can’t go wrong with most of the oceanside campgrounds in Oregon. But if you want a stunning view from your RV, access to a long stretch of beach with world-famous beachcombing and fishing, and close proximity to all the amenities of both Newport Beach and Lincoln City, you simply can’t beat the Sea & Sand RV Park.


It offers 114 sites with full hookups, cable, and free WiFi for RVs of any size. Book online or call 877-821-2231.

Wagonhammer RV Park & Campground – Idaho
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#7. Wagonhammer RV Park & Campground | Idaho

Located alongside the scenic Salmon River in North Fork, Idaho, the Wagonhammer RV Park and Campground is in a prime location for a relaxing, outdoor filled RV adventure. With on-site activities such as fly fishing, hiking, an off-leash dog trail, and Friday night gatherings in the cozy, rustic lodge, Wagonhammer is the best place to explore the beautiful Idaho mountains.


Choose from full-hookup pull-thru sites, or electric and water sites on the shores of the fast-moving Salmon river with views of the rugged northern Rocky Mountains in the distance. Additional amenities include free WiFi, a group picnic area, and modern restrooms with hot showers. Reserve your spot today by emailing wagonhammerrv@gmail.com, filling out their online submission form here, or calling 208-865-2477.

Long Key State Park – Florida
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#8. Long Key State Park | Florida

The Florida Keys are filled with oceanside campgrounds. From Key Largo to Key West, you can find everything from basic state parks to high-end resort style RV parks boasting private docks and thatched roof cabanas. But for the very best of the Keys, many RVers return and again and again to Long Key State Park. It’s no wonder when every site is located alongside a stretch of sandy beach with a wide-open view of the shallow, warm turquoise waters. Kayaking, hiking, biking, and fishing are all popular activities at Long Key. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the beach chair.


Long Key has 60 sites with water and electric hookups that can accommodate RVs up to 38 feet in length. There are three centrally located restrooms with hot showers and a dump station. For reservations visit reserveamerica or call 305-664-4815.


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Libby’s Oceanside Camp – Maine
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#9. Libby’s Oceanside Camp | Maine

Whether you’re in search of a long stretch of sandy beach, a view of the famous Nubble Lighthouse, or easy access to quaint shops and restaurants serving up local cuisine, Libby’s Oceanside Camp has you covered. With a long history of serving ocean loving RVers, this family-run campground prides itself on providing their guests with an amazing place to enjoy the Maine coast.


Libby’s has 89 sites either in a prime oceanfront location or with an ocean view. All sites offer full hookups, free WiFi and cable, and a lush green lawn. To book, visit their reservations page.

Grand Haven State Park – Michigan
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#10. Grand Haven State Park | Michigan

If you’ve never had the pleasure of RVing alongside the shore of Lake Michigan, you are missing out! The eastern shore of Lake Michigan is a paradise of pristine sandy beaches, warm shallow water, and small towns filled with free summer music concerts and farmer’s markets. And the best place to experience it all is Grand Haven State Park. With the lake on one side and the Grand Haven Canal on the other, there is no shortage of prime waterfront realty here.


Grand Haven has 174 sites equipped with electric hookups and asphalt pads. There are modern restrooms with hot showers, a playground for the kids, and an on-site dump station. Book a site today by visiting their reservations page.