It’s hard to argue that National Parks offer some of the best bang-for-your-buck RV experiences available. From education and relaxation to rugged exploration and wildlife observation, you can find just about anything you’re looking for on an RV trip to a National Park. If you’ve never visited a park by RV, or haven’t been in a while, you’ll find it’s a little different from visiting a KOA site or your local State Park. We’re here to help get you ready for your next National Park adventure with some of our best knowledge for getting there comfortably and enjoying every minute at the campground.
Make plans up to a year in advance.
Many RV owners book their favorite sites for next year while they are on vacation this year. And many national park campgrounds have 6-12 month booking windows that may be open now. When you pull onto your huge, hand-picked site next summer, the effort of booking now and planning around it will have been well worth it.
Call back about reservations.
Missed out on a reservation, but still have the time to travel? Don’t give up. Cancellations happen more than you think. Call back often and check online often to see if a spot opens up as your dates approach.
Plan ahead for furry friends.
National parks aren’t always the most pet friendly. The thinking is that they can disrupt or contaminate the natural environment. It seems like a dream to many to run through the prairie or mountains with a four-legged friend, but definitely do research on your park destination.