The lure of the open road and the comforts of home come together when you’re traveling in a recreational vehicle. You’ve already considered the best places to RV in July.
A key factor in planning an RV road trip is selecting RV parks and resorts. Before you hit the open road, there are a few things you should understand about RV parks.
When it comes time to park and unwind you want an RV park that will make you feel at home. As any experienced RVer can attest, not all RV parks are created equal—the quality varies from budget to high end.
During the past several years we’ve had the pleasure of staying at numerous 5-star RV resorts. Following are some of the more memorable resorts for RV travel in July. Travelers exploring the country in an RV will want to put on the brakes and stay for a while at these RV parks and resorts around the United States and Canada.
These top rated RV parks provide the most discerning RVer with best-possible guest experience.
Toutle River RV Resort is a 5-star resort built in 2009. The utility hookups are centrally located with 80-90 foot sites and adequate Wi-Fi. No large trees to obstruct satellite. The only negative is the park is located near train tracks and trains run all day and night. However, we would return in a heart-beat.
Conveniently located near Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Toutle River RV Resort is located off I-5 at Exit 52, easy-on, easy-off.
Big-rig friendly with pull-through sites in the 70-foot range, iRVin’s RV Park & Campground is a 5-star park with full-service sites including water, sewer, and electric power (choice of 30 or 50 amps). The park is nestled in the Robson Valley with a 360-degree mountain view, a quiet place where deer wander by occasionally. Wi-Fi worked well from our site (#27). No problem locating satellite.
Conveniently located one mile north of Valemont on Highway 5 en route to Alaska and an hour from Mount Robson and Jasper National Park.
Smokiam RV Resort, Soap Lake, Washington
Smokiam RV Resort is the old WHR/AA membership park. Under new ownership the park is undergoing a full renovation with new premium big rig friendly RV sites, remodeled restrooms/shower facilities, renovated playground area, new cabin rentals, Tepee rentals, a sandy beach with a new dock and watercraft rentals, a renovated clubhouse for groups/events/adults and families, new café and espresso bar, and a new miniature golf course. Renovations are on-going.
Our site, D-3, is one of the ten new premium pull-through sites facing the lake. These sites are extra long and extra wide designed for RVs up to 45 feet in length. 50/30-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (25 channels) are centrally located. We’re able to locate a satellite through the trees.
The Lakes RV and Golf Resort, Chowchilla, California
Big-rig friendly, The Lakes RV and Golf Resort is a well-maintained facility with 87 sites including 18 pull-though and 19 lakeside (drive-in), paved streets, and concrete sites and patios. Our pull-through site (#46) approaches 80 feet with ample room to park the toad/tow vehicle at either the front or rear of the site. 50/30/20-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (24 channels) are centrally located with the electric/water/cable back of center and sewer front of center. The Wi-Fi works moderately well from our coach; no problem locating satellite.
This 5-star resort is an ownership park that is part of a larger complex that includes a Par 72 Championship Pheasant Run Golf Club. Other amenities include clubhouse, heated pool. spa, pet area, and 24/7 security gates. Easy on, easy off, The Lakes RV and Golf Resort is located off CA-99 (Exit 170).
Ambassador RV Resort is a 5-star resort that is easy-on, easy off (I-84 at Exit 29) with 188 full-service sites, pool, spa, sauna, and 5,000 square foot recreation hall. Features 30-foot x 85-foot short term pull-through sites, 35-foot x 75-foot long term pull through sites, 45-foot x 60-foot back-in sites, and wide-paved streets. Pets are welcome if friendly and owner is well trained.
Located near Idaho’s wine country and convenient to the Boise metro area, the Ambassador is the perfect home base for all your activities.
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