1. Chokoloskee Island Resort, Chokoloskee, Florida
A summer vacation bucket list simply wouldn’t be complete without a Florida destination. Located outside The Everglades City and Everglades National Park, this scenic area is buzzing with activity for leisurely travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
If you enjoy fishing, there are nearby docks and a marina launch ramp. There are also kayaks and boats available for enjoying the waterfront of the picturesque Chokoloskee Bay. If you want to relax on land, you can take advantage of all the on-site activities the resort has to offer. The resort website features a Guest Hub that includes an activity calendar of all the fun things you can join in on. Amenities include full RV hook-up sites for water, sewage, and electricity. Your stay at Chokoloskee will be a luxurious one!
2. Glacier National Park
Encompassing over one million acres, Glacier National Park is located in the northwestern region of Montana. Glacier boasts spectacular ecology, home to mountain goats, grizzly bears, moose, and rare species such as wolverines and Canadian lynxes.
Bask in epic landscapes on a day hike to Jackson Glacier or go fishing in a picturesque lake. There are plenty of opportunities for wilderness camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and photography. During the summer, you can enjoy mild temperatures without the threat of winter weather hanging overhead. Glacier has endless breathtaking views to offer.
3. Moab, Utah
Some like their summers hot! Most RVers know about Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, but there had to be at least one boondocking location on this list—and Moab is the obvious choice. Moab is a geological wonder located in eastern Utah characterized by ancient, remarkable land features. This location is especially popular among mountain bikers.
Accustomed to the influx of camping tourists, the town is RV-friendly, offering free dump stations and other amenities. If you feel like venturing out a little, the beautiful Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are close by.
4. Acadia National Park, Maine
Located along the idyllic North Atlantic coastline, Maine’s Acadia National Park is among the top 10 most visited national parks in the US. There is no winter camping permitted due to the extreme northeastern weather, so summer is the time to go!
Acadia features gorgeous deciduous forests and romantic coastline views. Avid hikers and nature enthusiasts will love this location. There are several different available RV sites with full hook-ups; just make sure you reserve them in advance. Take advantage of fair weather, as summer is likely your best opportunity.
5. Malibu Beach RV Park, Malibu, California
What better way to end this list with a bit of classic Southern California glamor? Malibu is beautiful all year long—summer is no exception. The best way to spend the longer days is with a full ocean and hillside view.
The park boasts 142 RV sites, each with a full hook-up and a spectacular view. If you want to venture from the beachfront, you can visit the nearby Channel Islands National Park. There are many opportunities for recreation, such as hiking, scuba diving, spearfishing, and kayaking through the iconic sea caves. There are over 2,000 species within the park, and among them is the endemic Channel Islands fox. Of course, you could just stay at your campsite and soak in the ocean sunsets. At Malibu, you will have great options for relaxation and exploration.
According to the RV Industry Association, 44 million Americans will take an RV trip this summer. Will you join them? This vast, diverse country has something for everyone. Whether you follow your annual traditions or take a different path, each of these destinations offers something a little different. Safe travels, and happy summer!