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Whether you’re visiting a national park or embarking on a romantic road trip, summer is the best time to try RVing. Sure, sleeping under the stars is great, but there’s something to be said for the comfort of camping in an RV. You’ve got your own kitchen, bathroom, and most importantly, mattress. You can still enjoy outdoor adventure and s’mores around the campfire, minus the back pain from sleeping on an air mattress — or worse, the ground.
No camper? No problem! RVshare, the largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace in the world, has thousands of them you can borrow, from travel trailers to luxury motorhomes. We took the liberty of finding a great place to camp in each state, then sourcing the best RV nearby. You will see the RVs below listed with the year, manufacturer, make, and model. A word to the wise: Reserve your camper and camping spot early for the best selection.
First time? Be sure to check out 21 Things You Need To Know Before Renting Your First RV. See our suggestions on where to camp in each state below, plus the perfect RV for each spot, and enjoy the great outdoors!
Walking into the 126-foot-wide, 26-foot-tall opening of Cathedral Caverns in Kennamer Cove, Alabama, is impressive enough on its own, but once inside, you will be in awe at the cathedral-like appearance — towering stalagmites, “frozen waterfalls,” a stalagmite forest. It is an incredible scene that will make you want to linger a few days to take it all in.
Park this 2018 Forest River RV Cherokee Grey Wolf 20 at Cathedral Caverns State Park’s campground. Its outside kitchen includes a fridge, sink, stovetop, cabinets, and food prep table, making it easy to prepare meals alfresco.
At 6 million acres — larger than the state of Connecticut — Denali National Park is home to several RV campgrounds. North America’s highest peak, the awe-inspiring 20,300-foot Denali/Mount McKinley is the park’s most prominent feature.
This 2018 Jayco Alante 31P is perfect for your Last Frontier adventure. The Class A motorhome sleeps up to eight people and the bathroom is a nice size. There is a generator on board so you can camp without having to hook up to electricity.
Located near Page, Arizona, the Lake Powell area is busy in the summer, with hundreds of houseboats and thousands of visitors, so make summer reservations early or plan to go in the more temperate spring or fall months. Make your base camp at Wahweap RV & Campground for full hookups and an array of services.
Dubbed “Mustang Sally,” this 2020 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds 31WV offers the best turnkey camping experience. The Class C motorhome sleeps seven and is easy to drive. It is perfect for newbies as the owners explain all the systems at orientation and will even take you for a guided test drive if desired.
Hot Springs may get all of the attention in Arkansas, but Mount Magazine State Park offers breathtaking beauty from atop Arkansas’s highest mountain. At Blue Mountain Lake campground, RVers may reserve Class AAA (50-amp) and Class AA (30-amp) sites.
Pick this 2019 Fleetwood RV Pace Arrow LXE 37R up in Little Rock. The Class A motorhome sleeps six. Each sleeping area has its own TV. Other amenities include a fireplace in the living area, an outdoor tv, four zero-gravity loungers, and a washer and dryer — which is pretty rare. You can count on the owners for a good guest experience as they owned and operated vacation rentals for a decade.
Central California’s Mendocino Coast is home to several extraordinary camping spots. About 17 miles past the glittering jewels of Fort Bragg’s Glass Beach, Westport Beach & RV Park Campgrounds has beach and wooded tent sites, RV sites, and ocean view cottages.
This modern 2021 Dutchmen RV Coleman Lantern Series 263BH travel trailer sleeps six. Like many rentals on this list, this camper comes with electric stabilizers, which make it easy to get it level. Before renting on RVshare, the owner Dani used to rent from RVshare, so she knows what guests are looking for during their stays.
Estes Park, Colorado, is the gateway to majestic Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This mountain town makes for a fantastic base camp for all visitors in northern Colorado at any time of year. Step out of your camper and take in the fresh alpine air and majestic mountain views. Opportunities for outdoor adventure are limitless!
The brand new 2021 Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 179DBK offers a ready-to-go Rocky Mountain camping experience. The owners can recommend campgrounds and even set the trailer up for you for a fee. If you want, they’ll even bring the camper to the Denver airport for you. Want to go fishing or just paddle around? Rent the three-person kayak for $20 a day.
Connecticut is the third-smallest state behind Rhode Island and Delaware, so it is easy to explore the whole thing in a short amount of time. TravelAwaits writer Carol Colburn stopped through Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford on her RV road trip through the Constitution State.
This compact 2021 Mercedes Sprinter is perfect for navigating northeastern traffic in style. It features comfortable leather seats, TVs, and couches in the back that make a bed. You can’t tell, but it also has a fridge, sink, and microwave. It even has a bathroom!
The Delaware Water Gap is one of the very best places for outdoor experiences in the U.S. From hiking to kayaking, the Gap has plenty of things to do at any time of year. It makes for a great weekend trip from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or anywhere else you might be coming from.
RVshare’s 2021 Tiffin Allegro Red 38LL is a “diesel pusher,” which means it is a type of Class A motorhome that has a diesel engine mounted in the rear, similar to a commercial motorcoach or bus line vehicle. Diesel pushers are fully loaded, offering the pinnacle in features and amenities. Tiffin is one of the most respected luxury Class A motorhome manufacturers in the biz. With a residential-style kitchen, furniture, and washer/dryer, you won’t be able to tell you’re in a motorhome!
Lodging is quite expensive in the Florida Keys, so why not stay in a state park? Both Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon and Key Largo’s John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park offer RV camping.
This classic 2014 Airstream International Signature CCD is named “Virginia.” She’s from Key Largo, but her owners will set her up at any campsite in South Florida or the Keys.
Located 90 minutes from Atlanta in Dawsonville, Georgia, Amicalola Falls State Park, is a beloved Georgia State Park and adventure lodge in the North Georgia Mountains. This year-round destination makes for a fantastic road trip — one where you will enjoy small towns and scenery every mile of the way.
Bring the whole family along in the 2020 Coachmen RV Sportscoach SRS RD 366BH, a luxury RV that sleeps 10. Features include a full-size fridge and an outside entertainment center.
Hawaii’s Big Island is full of winding, two-lane highways, so it’s best to rent a camper van for your paradisiacal tropical island escape. Plenty of campgrounds and RV parking locations offer running water and outdoor showers. Dubbed “Big Island Bertha,” this 2017 Fiate Ducato Ram Promaster is cute as a button and offers an elevated camper van experience for your Big Island adventures.
Tucked away in the far southeast corner of Idaho, Bear Lake State Park welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to its turquoise waters for fishing, swimming, and boating in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. Not only is this Idaho state park home to a huge lake that is 20 miles long by 8 miles wide, but it also boasts views of the Cache mountain range.
This spacious 2021 Forest River RV Berkshire XL 40E is a dream machine diesel pusher that sleeps 8 to 10. If you’re camping during winter, you’ll appreciate its fireplace and the ability to heat the floors. In warmer months, sit in the shade under the awning and enjoy the outdoor entertainment system. No matter what time of year it is, you’ll love the stacked washer and dryer, extra-tall shower, and two full bathrooms!
Located in central Illinois, Starved Rock State Park is one of three gorgeous state parks (all within minutes of each other!) that preserve nearly 5,000 acres of wooded trails and towering bluffs near the confluence of the Vermilion and Illinois rivers. Matthiessen is just as beautiful and well worth a day or two of hiking or horseback riding. Buffalo Rock is perched on the north bank of the Illinois River, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area. While smaller than its neighbors to the south, you won’t want to miss the view it affords.
This 2022 Forest River Forester 3051sf is the perfect RV to explore the region. This pet-friendly Class C motorhome can sleep up to 10 adults. The owners will walk renters through how to set up and use everything in the RV.
Less than half an hour south of Bloomington, Monroe Lake is Indiana’s largest land-bound body of water. Families flock to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe to camp while enjoying water activities such as boating and fishing as well as kid-friendly amenities at the campground including an outdoor pool, splash pad, and more.
Families will love this 2019 Salem Cruise Lite 273QBXL. The travel trailer sleeps nine, with bunk beds for kids. Based out of Bloomington, this rental has several stellar five-star reviews.
There are several great places to go camping In Iowa including Pikes Peak State Park and Lake Darling State Park. Rent this 2022 Airstream RV Bambi 16RB to explore Iowa’s rolling hills, cliffs, flatlands, and bluffs.
A few miles northwest of Junction City, between Abilene and Manhattan, Milford State Park in North Central Kansas is a park for all seasons — and all ages. The whole family will love staying at this quiet lakeside state park in this brand new 2021 Jayco Redhawk 26XD. The Class C RV is highly rated by RVshare renters.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, also known as LBL, is in my backyard here in Kentucky. We spend all summer on Kentucky Lake, boating, water skiing, and jet skiing. There are four developed campgrounds and the camping season is March through November. My parents love Hillman Ferry Campground because it is on the water and is also near the cute little (and I mean tiny) town of Grand Rivers. Get some dinner at Patti’s 1880s Settlement and walk around the shops!
This little 2021 Jayco Hummingbird 10RK is perfect for someone who wants to spend their time fishing or hiking around LBL.
Conveniently located off the I-12 corridor, Reunion Lake RV Resort lies across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, about an hour away from both The Big Easy and Baton Rouge. This gated lakeside resort’s amenities will blow your mind! There’s a swim-up tiki bar, a lazy river, a huge hot tub, and a floating obstacle course (open April to October), plus poolside cabanas, miniature golf, and volleyball and pickleball courts.
But that’s not all! There’s also an outdoor amphitheater, a playground, a dog park, and a fitness center. No wonder it made RVshare’s list of top 10 campgrounds.
Five can sleep in the 2017 Tiffin Motorhomes Allegro RED 38 QRA. It features leather captain’s chairs with armrests that swivel around when parked. The passenger’s side is also a recliner. Blackout shades allow guests to sleep in, but you won’t want to with all there is to do! Explore Reunion Lake by kayak or paddleboard, and cast a line in the fishing area.
Featured in our article From Wine Harvest To Apple Picking: 12 Amazing RV Camping Trips To Try This Fall, Hermon’s Pumpkin Patch RV Resort is the self-proclaimed “friendliest RV resort in New England.” Its quiet and relaxing country atmosphere caters to adults, but children (and pets!) are welcome. The campground is big rig-friendly with 85 open and shaded sites. Its pull-through sites let campers stop for the night or weekend without having to unhook their trailers.
This beautiful brand new 2023 Forest River RV Cherokee 274BRB has all the bells and whistles. Features include a fireplace, power awning, and a second entrance that allows easy access to the bathroom. Outside, you’ll find LED lighting, an outdoor shower, an external bike rack, and an outdoor kitchen.
Located between Ocean City and Assateague Island in Berlin, Maryland, Castaways RV Resort offers something for everyone. Read more about it in our article, The Best Campgrounds Near The Water (And How To Book Them Now!).
The 2017 Heartland Torque T32 is a toy hauler with a built-in porch, complete with TV, built-in speakers, and a power awning. Bring this bad boy to Berlin!
Featuring hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, and easy access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, Nickerson State Park offers a fun, nature-driven experience. Massachusetts’ best-kept camping secret has over 400 campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers.
Rent this cute little 2022 Forest River RV R Pod RP-195 on RVshare from Cape Cod RV Rentals, and they’ll deliver it to your campsite!
According toTravelAwaits writer Sara Broers, you must visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in an RV. Hook up to this 2021 Forest River RV Salem Cruise Lite 273QBXL to tour the forested region, which borders Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron.
There are numerous places to stay along the Lake Superior coastline in Minnesota. In fact, it is one of the best destinations to experience in an RV during the summertime.
Clean, modern, and easy to tow, this 2020 Coachmen RV Apex Ultra-Lite 300BHS will be the perfect home away from home for your Lake Superior adventures.
Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is full of outdoor adventure. Gulf Islands National Seashore is home to emerald waters, white beaches, and marshes. The whole family can come in this 2020 Forest River RV FR3 32DS Class A motorhome that sleeps eight.
Shady and peaceful RV camping is available at Davis Bayou in Ocean Springs. In addition to the national park area, there are barrier islands that can be accessed by boat.
Filled with important history, beautiful scenery, diverse attractions, local treasures, and fun things to see and do, the Ozarks, also known as the Ozark Mountains, meander through Missouri, making their way down to northern Arkansas. Hiking is one of the best ways to appreciate its woodlands, limestone bluffs, and caves.
Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Ozark Farms was named one of the 22 Best Places To Camp In 2022. Popular Fugitive Beach and Meramec Springs State Park are nearby, while Onondaga Cave State Park is only a 40-minute drive.
Enjoy comfortable camping in this spacious 2019 Salem by Forest River Hemisphere GLX 378FL fifth-wheel. Do note that you will have to have a vehicle that can tow it — the owner does not offer delivery.
From hiking to taking a Red Bus tour of Going-To-The-Sun Road, there are several ways to enjoy the scenery of Glacier, one of our country’s most stunningly beautiful national parks. When you visit Glacier National Park in an RV, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a deep, rich forest that other travelers do not.
A Class C motorhome like this 2020 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 31H is perfect for your Montana explorations. It automatically levels and has two electric slide-outs for easy setup and breakdown.
Several state parks in Nebraska offer RV camping, including Niobrara State Park in Niobrara, Ponca State Park in Ponca, and Indian Cave State Park in Shubert.
Check them all out in this easy-to-drive 2020 Winnebago Spirit 31H. This Class C rig out of Lincoln sleeps eight.
One of Nevada’s many beautiful state parks, Washoe Lake State Park is nestled in a scenic valley to the east of Lake Tahoe. It offers vistas of the nearby Sierra Nevada, Carson, and Virginia mountain ranges. Its marshy wetlands make it a stellar spot for birding.
Park this 2021 Jayco Precept 34G at one of the full-hookup sites at the park’s campground.
Also named by Campspot as one of the 22 Best Places To Camp In 2022, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Glen Ellis is located in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. Boasting the highest elevation in the northeastern U.S., this area’s world-class leaf-peeping, skiing, hiking, and camping draw millions of visitors every year.
Have this 2019 Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS delivered to the campground to be your home away from home. Kick back in one of the recliners after a long day of hiking — they have heat and massage!
RVshare recognizes Timberline Lake Camping Resort in New Gretna, New Jersey, as one of the Top 10 Campgrounds & RV Parks in New Jersey.
Four adults can stay in this luxury 2020 Heartland Pioneer BH 280. As you can see above, the interior is quite nice and outside, you’ll enjoy a shower, kitchen, awning, and Bluetooth speakers.
One of the Top Campgrounds and RV Parks in New Mexico according to RVshare, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort is named after the largest lake in the state.
Rent this 2021 Keystone RV Passport SL 282QB to stay in from RVshare, then head to one of the two marinas, where you can rent a boat to fish or just explore the water. Hot mineral baths, museums, and more are just minutes away.
Summertime in upstate New York is nothing short of idyllic. Spend some time at Lake George, the largest, easternmost Adirondack lake. Lake George RV Park has a dog park, so it is perfect for those with pooches.
Although very fancy, this 2020 Grand Design Reflection 31MB is pet-friendly. This beautiful fifth wheel is perfect for your Lake George getaway.
Just 30 miles west of downtown Raleigh in Apex, North Carolina, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is one of the fantastic state parks in the Piedmont region. The beautiful 14,000-acre reservoir plays host to bald eagles in the summertime.
Park this cute 2021 Forest River RV R Pod RP-192 at one of Crosswinds Campground’s 134 full hook-up sites. Its Murphy bed makes it perfect for a couple’s getaway.
Badlands National Park in South Dakota gets most of the glory, but Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is equally impressive. Both are dark sky parks in the wilderness and both are great to visit in an RV.
This precious little 2018 Jayco Hummingbird 17FD is the perfect travel trailer for pulling about the Dakotas’ national parks. Juniper Campground has 50 first-come, first-served primitive sites useable for RVs (but note that it does not have hookups).
Home to caves, waterfalls, and therefore some super scenic hiking, Hocking Hills State Park is just one of Ohio’s beautiful state parks. Nestled by beautiful Lake Logan, Campbell Cove RV Resort & Campground is surrounded by tall pines.
Park this vacation-ready 2019 Coachmen Catalina Trailblazer at the family-friendly campground then unhook to explore nearby Hocking Hills attractions, restaurants, wineries, and distilleries.
Robbers Cave State Park is just one of the many great places to go camping in Oklahoma. Nestled near the Sans Bois Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma, the park is so named because one of its caves once served as a hideout for infamous outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr.
This 2022 Forest River RV Rockwood Ultra Lite 2906BS can serve as your hideout while you’re in the area, although with a fireplace, deluxe theater seating, two power awnings, and outdoor LED lighting, the brand-new travel trailer is sure to be much more luxurious.
Located near Salem at the foothills of the Cascades in the Willamette Valley, Silver Falls State Park is often called the crown jewel of the Oregon State Park System, and Oregon is home to some pretty beautiful state parks! The state’s largest park, it is most famous for its eponymous waterfalls — the park features no less than 10 of them accessed via the Trail of Ten Falls.
Boasting an outdoor shower and an outdoor kitchen, the 2019 Forest River RV Wildwood T243BHXL is pet-friendly. Delivery is available, and a 10 by 10 pop-up canopy can be included upon request.
Gettysburg Farm RV Camping is situated on a beautiful working farm in Central Pennsylvania that is home to alpacas, goats, cows, donkeys, horses, pigs, and turkeys! Go in the fall to participate in the farm’s apple-picking event.
This luxury 2021 Jayco Precept 31UL Class A motorhome will make for a wonderful home base for your stay in scenic Pennsylvania. The brand-new, top-of-the-line coach has all the amenities you can think of and then some. Heck, it’s nicer than a lot of hotels!
Hook up to this 2020 Forest River RV Wildwood 26DBUD travel trailer and hit the road for a beautiful coastal Rhode Island road trip from Providence to Westerly.
Park this 2019 Dutchmen RV Kodiak Ultra-Lite 227BH at Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina then use it as a home base as you explore Hilton Head. Several desirable destinations can be found within a couple of hours of here as well.
Take a Dakotas national park road trip from Badlands National Park to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in this compact 2019 Forest River RV Forester 2501TS Class C Motorhome.
Famous for its birding, Cumberland Mountain State Park is one of the best state parks in Middle Tennessee. Haul your toys in this fifth-wheel 2019 Keystone RV Fuzion 373. The spacious trailer has beautiful finishes.
TravelAwaits writer Kim Croisant recommends trying out the plethora of camping opportunities available in the five state forests and four national forests that make up The Piney Woods of East Texas. Hiking, fishing, and paddling the river are popular in this region.
Camp in style in this brand-new 2022 Jayco White Hawk 29BH that sleeps 10. Electric stabilizing jacks make setup and tear down a breeze!
The best way to visit all of Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks, including Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, and Capitol Reef, is via RV. See our article on Why You Must Visit Utah’s National Parks In An RV for the best campgrounds in each park.
Scoot around the state in this 2015 Fleetwood RV Tioga Ranger 25G that sleeps six. It is short enough to go into all the national parks, plus its side-view cameras activate with the turn signal to help view your blindspot when merging and changing lanes.
Charming Quechee, Vermont, is home to Quechee State Park, where you can view the dizzying 165-foot drop down to the Ottauquechee River, known as Quechee Gorge. The state park has campsites, hiking trails, good trout fishing, and outdoor activities along the river, where you can absorb the greenery and fresh, clean Vermont air.
Available in nearby New Hampshire, this lightweight 2019 Forest River RV Salem Cruise Lite 201BHXL sleeps six. Features include exterior LED lighting, a power awning, an outdoor shower, and power stabilization jacks.
Featured in our article on 10 Amazing U.S. Campgrounds Beloved By RVers (2021), Cherrystone Family Camping Resort is now known as Sun Outdoors Cape Charles. Conveniently located about an hour outside of Norfolk, Virginia, and Virginia Beach, the campground offers over 300 acres of natural waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay.
While we tend to gravitate toward newer campers, this 2014 Jayco Jay Flight Swift 267BHS has had a makeover and is as cute as can be. The owners, who are longtime Airbnb hosts, renovated the camper with a bright, beach theme inspired by their visits to Chincoteague Island.
Washington State is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and its Olympic Peninsula is another area that simply must be explored in an RV. Experience glacier-capped mountains, rain forests, and more than 70 miles of wild coastline, all within Olympic National Park.
Camp at Mora Campground, which was named one of the 9 Most Scenic RV Campgrounds Within U.S. National Parks. This 2021 Prime Time RV LaCrosse 3311RK features an electric fireplace, a bike rack, and outdoor speakers.
Located in the mountains of Pocahontas County, Watoga State Park is one of the most beautiful state parks to visit in West Virginia. With 10,100 acres of land, it is also the largest. Popular recreational activities include hiking, swimming, fishing, and boating.
Bright and cozy, this 2020 Keystone RV Bullet 221RBSWE makes for a perfect couple’s escape to the Mountain State. Dual indoor/outdoor speakers mean you can play music inside, outside under the LED-lit electric awning, or both.
The largest of the Apostle Islands (but not part of the Apostle Islands National Seashore), Madeline Island, Wisconsin is yet another place that must be explored by RV.
This 2020 Coachmen RV Apex Ultra-Lite 300BHS travel trailer is just the rig for the job! Board a ferry with your RV in Bayfield, Wisconsin, to enjoy affordable lodging and an opportunity to connect with nature on one of the few islands of the Midwest.
Yellowstone has 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 sites, including Mammoth, Norris, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, and Fishing Bridge RV Park. At an elevation of 7,800 feet, Fishing Bridge RV Park sits near the Yellowstone River. It’s the only campground in the park that has water, sewer, and electrical hookups. The campground was closed in 2021 but is re-opening in May 2022. You can make reservations here.
This super cool and compact 2021 Thor Motor Coach Tellaro 20LT has everything you need for your Yellowstone adventures!