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Top 5 National Parks That Are RV Friendly

Updated: May 18, 2022

With the summer approaching, it is time to head out for an adventure. National Parks are some of the biggest destinations for ones looking to take on the outdoors. You would think when you take your RV out, you would be aloud to head on into the National Park and stay, but that may not be the case. Below are 5 RV friendly National Parks for parking and camping. Not all sizes are aloud into the park and sizes will be listed below. When in doubt you can call the local National Park Association.

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National Parks

A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes, created and protected by national governments. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns.


The National Park System encompasses 423 national park sites in the United States. They span across more than 84 million acres, with parks in each state and extending into the territories, including parks in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.



Size

First thing that you should check is the size of the RV you have or plan on renting. This will be the determine factor for being able to visit an RV Friendly National Park. And of course next would be verifying with the states National Park Association.


The average maximum length permitted is 27 ft, but some parks can accommodate up to 40 feet in length. Some parks may have electrical hookups and dump stations. You should check with your favorite parks for their specific maximum lengths and available facilities so you won't be disappointed when you arrive.



RV Friendly

  • Grand Canyon National Park | Arizona: You can park an RV at the Grand canyon, as long as you have a camping reservation. Trailer Village in the South Rim is the only campsite with RV hook-ups. For more information and to make a reservation check it out HERE

  • Yellowstone National Park | Wyoming: There are 5 different campsites available in Yellowstone that are RV friendly. Be sure to call ahead to make a reservation HERE

    1. Fishing Bridge– RVs up to 40 feet or less and a towed/towing vehicle of 25-feet or less. No tents. All sites are double vehicle width wide. No picnic tables or fire grates.

    2. Bridge Bay – RV + Vehicle up to 40 feet or less and a tent. No hookups.

    3. Canyon – RV + Vehicle up to 40 feet or less and a tent. Also RV-only sites. No hookups.

    4. Grant – RV + Vehicle up to 40 feet or less and a tent. No hookups.

    5. Madison – RV + Vehicle up to 40 feet or less and a tent. No hookups.

  • Mammoth Cave National Park | Kentucky: RV & Trailer Information - RVs can be accommodated at selected sites, although there are no electric or water hookups except at the two VIP sites. A dump station is available at the adjacent service center. Check on recreation.gov or call the park to inquire before reserving a site for your RV. For more information check it out HERE

    • RV Allowed - Yes

    • RV Max Length in Feet - 38

    • Trailer Allowed - Yes

    • Trailer Max Length in Feet - 26

  • Acadia National Park | Maine: There are over 10 different parks you could camp at. There are also many options just outside of the park for you to have access to as well For updates on where you can take your RV within the park check it out HERE

  • Crater Lake National Park | Oregon: Currently Crate Lake has 75 RV only sites. You will need to make a reservation HERE.

When in doubt always call ahead. Due to COVID some areas have been shut down and most require a reservation. We hope you enjoy your adventure and hope you come back to tell us about it!




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