Camping in August

RV travel is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to vacation and August is prime camping season. The timing could not be better.

The Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas

The Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The attraction of recreational vehicle travel is to see the country, visit new places, meet interesting people, and experience the freedom of the open road.

Each journey represents a passage, whether it’s an adventure to a new state, a new attraction, or an outing with friends. But the pleasure of RV camping can be had without driving for days. The “here” can be just as enjoyable as “there”.

Natural beauty abounds when least expected, and surprises wait at every turn of the road. The distance doesn’t matter. It’s what you see out your window in the morning that counts.

But finding the right spot to park your RV can be a headache for any owner—especially if you want a spectacular view.

Enter Good Sam Travel and Campground Directory and its list of Top Scenic Parks for 2014.

Across the U.S. and Canada there are numerous RV parks and campgrounds with stunning views.

In this article we’ll examine four such locations.

Lake Mead RV Village (Nevada)

Petrified Forest National Park

The best way to enjoy and experience Petrified Forest National Park is on foot. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Lake Mead RV Village, located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers magnificent views of beautiful Lake Mead and is an ideal base camp for the variety of recreational activities in the park. Recreational enthusiast’s favorite activities include, boating, sailing, swimming, fishing, and hiking.

Conveniently located to a variety of attractions, Lake Mead RV Village operates two parks on Lake Mead in Nevada—Boulder and Echo Bay close to the wonder of the Valley of Fire State Park.

Fort Tatham RV Park (North Carolina)

Find your home away from home in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains at Fort Tatham RV Park, a Carefree resort. Enjoy the shade from 100-foot trees as you camp in a full-hookup sites backed by a flowing creek.

USA RV Park (New Mexico)

El Malpais lava country

El Malpais National Monument preserves an ancient volcanic landscape and a history of human habitation. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

USA RV Park is Gallup, New Mexico’s premier RV and camping facility. Centrally located on the Historic Route 66, the park is a short distance from spectacular national and tribal parks including Window Rock (25 miles), Zuni Pueblo (41 miles), Hubbel Trading Post National Historic Park, El Morro National Monument (63 miles), El Malpais National Monument (64 miles), Bandera Crater (72 miles), Petrified Forest National Park ( 90 miles), Shiprock (93 miles), Canyon de Chelly National Monument (98 miles), and Acoma Pueblo (98 miles).

Oak Creek RV Park

Relax and enjoy Oak Creek RV Park, a Sunland Resort, in the foothills of the El Capitan Preserve and the Cleveland National Forest. Discover beautiful Lake Jennings two and a half mile west and downtown San Diego 25 miles west on I-8.

Yes, it is true: Summer time means RVing time—and August is prime camping season.

Lake Jennings is two and a half miles West of Oak Creek RV Resort and caters to all ages fishing needs.

Lake Jennings is two and a half miles West of Oak Creek RV Resort and caters to all ages fishing needs. (Source:


Lake Mead RV Village


Daily rates from $28

Fort Tatham RV Park


Daily rates from $35



Daily rates from $33.94

Oak Creek RV Park


Daily rates from $42

Worth Pondering…

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

—Lewis Carrol

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