#LakeLife – 10 Places to Park it

Whether you’re on the east or west coast, these hidden gems all have one thing in common; a scenic view where you can take a dip. Pack up your RV and hit the road! These lakes and rivers are perfect for your next summer vacation. Adventure awaits.

1. Camp Wood, Texas


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River rock #pebblebeaches surrounded by clear water and towering rocky limestone bluffs of #EdwardsPlateau – we checked out one of @TexasHighways’ Top 15 Most Scenic Spots in Texas! 🌵🐾🌲🌾☀️💦⛰🇺🇸🦌🤠 . If you’re a #river floater who is in search of a cleaner, quieter, family-friendly #texasriver compared to what can be found on the Guadeloupe, Comal or even now the Frio River during summer holidays, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret from our annual #4thofJuly weekend #RVroadtrip… Swipe right to see crystal clear views of the #NuecesRiver in #CampWoodTX 😍. It has spring-fed colder water (you know it’s gonna feel AmAzInG though when it’s about 110 degrees) but little patches of rapids around riverbed turns will have you forgetting all about that! . If you can rough it without WiFi and are fascinated by the possibility of stumbling across Comanche or Lipan Apache arrowheads that were used in raid attempts or Spaniard pottery pieces from missionaries of the 1760s, you’ll enjoy this small historic town founded in May 1857 as a military outpost with both union and confederate ties. . Loved staying at Wes Cooksey #RVPark, we had the best views of #4thofJulyfireworks on the river bank at our RV site! That’s #truetexas #hillcountry done right.👌🏼 . Do you have a favorite river to float down?

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Camp Wood is one of Texas Highway’s Top 15 Most Scenic Spots in Texas! If you’re the adventurous type, take a hike and enjoy bird watching along the way with the hundreds of species in the area. If you are looking for something a little more tranquil, grab a float and enjoy the crystal clear water of the Nueces River; let your worries wash away.

Explore Camp Wood

2. Chester, Nova Scotia

The sweet escape of Chester, Nova Scotia is a little village in Canada. This outdoorsy village is full of residents and guests all there for the same thing; to take in the fresh air. From picnics, summer yachts, concerts and kayaking, Chester offers fun-filled parks and tours to keep you busy during your stay.

Leave your heart in Chester this summer

3. Gifford Pinchot National Forest


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In every walk with nature, one received more than he seeks. -John Muir.

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Located in southwest Washington, this national forest is 1,368,300 acres of waterfalls, volcanoes, forests and more. Grab a map and set off on your journey! There are plenty of places to camp your RV whether your goal is to have family time on the water or alone time with nature.

Support our national forests and visit Gifford Pinchot

4. Lake Michigan, Manistique, Mich.

Hop in your RV and plan on parking it for a week in Manistique, MI, where you can gaze at the lake views. Take a stroll on the boardwalk, cool off in the water or take the historical route and learn about the town at one of the landmarks. There are plenty of places to stay and things to do.

Plan your Michigan getaway

5. Half Moon Bay State Beach

Head for the California coast this summer and stay at Half Moon Bay State Beach. Miles of sandy beaches stretch out awaiting for you to fish, picnic and park your family on them. Scenic views, horseback riding and beautiful beaches are a few of the tranquil highlights of Half Moon Bay.

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6. Apalachicola Bay, Fla.

This quaint fishing town offers great seafood, waterfront parks, forests to explore and much more. Your stay is sure to be a memorable one thanks to charming locals, immaculate beaches and shops to visit throughout the area.

Explore the forgotten coast of Apalachicola Bay

7. Cape May, N.J.

With its very own private lake and sandy beaches, the Cape May KOA in New Jersey is the perfect place for your next camping vacation. Park your RV and enjoy the amenities at the camp; tennis, basketball, horseshoes and more. Don’t have an RV? Rent a cabin instead!

Visit the Cape May KOA

8. Adirondack Mountains


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A day late, but we have OFFICIALLY been full time RV living for one week. Oh man you guys!!!! The feels!!!! . . 7 days full of so much adventure and learning wrapped up into one. From the constant research of routes to having constant battles of adjusting the cats to this lifestyle ( which has been super chaotic and more stressful than I had imagined) To having a flat tire and finding water on the floor in our RV after a long travel day. To calling Walmart’s hoping that allow overnight parking at 2 am. But honestly….. I would NOT change a thing. We look back on this week so grateful to have seen so many wonderful places and experienced so many things in such a short period of time and it has reassured us that THIS is our time! 🙌🏻This is the life we are meant to be living. No more questioning. No more postponing. We are doing this! 💪🏻We are super excited where this journey will takes us and how long this journey will go. But for right now living in this moment is all we really need! Anyone else feel this way with change? #rvliving #rv #rvtravel #rvfulltimers #fulltimerv #fulltimervers #home #lifeontheroad #roadlesstraveled #homeonwheels #travel #travelnurse #travelphotography #optoutside #adventure #adventureisoutthere #followus #rassventures

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Your great summer escape can begin at the Adirondacks of northern New York. The Adirondack region is full of mountains, cliffs, lakes and valleys that offer everything for an adventure seeker. Go canoeing or kayaking, enjoy a hike on the trails or take a leisure bike ride to the wineries.

Sweeten up your summer moments at the Adirondacks

9. Hopewell Rocks


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Hopewell Rocks…one of the 7 wonders of North America

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Are you looking to pause and just breathe on your next summer adventure? Head to the Hopewell Rocks if you’re looking to be in awe and just enjoy the intricacies of nature. Here, the highest tides in the world happen twice a day.

Feel the wonder of the Hopewell Rocks

10. Lake Keowee, S.C.


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There was nowhere to go…but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. -Jack Kerouac 📷: @carolina_huntress

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Lake Keowee is a man-made reservoir in South Carolina. This one-of-a-kind lake offers views of the mountains above its clean, emerald green waters. Pick from one of the many places to camp in the area and enjoy the stunning scenery while getting in a nice swim.

Take a leap off the Jumping Rock at Lake Keowee

Join in on the family fun and start your #LakeLife summer season! Happy Camping. 
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