The Best RV Parks in the Southwest
America’s southwest has a lot of wide-open spaces with plenty of room to roam in your RV. It also has some great RV parks to provide a home away from home as you enjoy see all the natural wonders this part of the country has to offer. Here are five southwest RV parks you don’t want to miss!
Zion National Park
If you’ve never been to Zion, it should be #1 on your RV destination list. In addition to stunning scenery and great hiking, the RV campsite is hard to beat.
Every site comes with full hook-ups, a shade tree, picnic table, free Wi-Fi, and cable television, and most have a fire pit. Pull-thru sites are 60-70 feet in length with concrete pads, while riverside back-in sites average 40-50 feet. Standard sites for smaller RVs range from 30 to 40 feet. Amenities include swimming pool and spa, playground, Laundromat, dog areas, game room, gift shop and more.
Yosemite National Park
One of California’s true treasures, Yosemite National Park offers more than a thousand square miles of waterfalls, giant sequoias and rugged mountain scenery. It also has 10 campgrounds that accept RVs, making it one of the most accommodating RV parks in the southwest. Pets are allowed in the RV camping areas, but not in many parts of the park, so check the rules and regulations before you go. Also, reservations are highly recommended during the peak season between April and October.
Trailer Village at Grand Canyon National Park
The only RV campground within the park that offers full hook-ups, Trailer Village is ideally situated next to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, offering superb views only a stone’s throw away. Operated by a private concessioner, the campsite is open all year and has paved sites that can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet in length. Amenities include laundry and shower facilities, potable water, a dump station, ice, and vending machines. The site does not have Internet access, but guests may use the wifi available at the RV Services building or at Yavapai Lodge, just down the road.
Taos Valley RV Park and Campground
For RVers who like to travel off the beaten path, this campground in Taos, New Mexico offers a less crowded opportunity to take in some of the southwest’s most breathtaking natural wonders. Outdoor adventures include hiking, rafting and skiing, while the more culturally minded can stroll through the town’s renowned museums and art galleries. Offering daily, weekly and monthly rates, the campground is located in scenic Taos Valley, and can accommodate RVs of all types and sizes.
Great Basin National Park
One of the least visited national parks, Great Basin National Park offers RVers a unique opportunity to beat the crowds while enjoying some of the most inspiring natural beauty in the entire southwest. While camping in the shadow of 13,065-foot Wheel Peak, campers can also enjoy the beautiful marble of Lehman Caves and ranger-led night sky programs at this amazingly dark national park. The park offers five developed campgrounds, with all RV camping on a first come, first-served basis. Amenities are limited (campsites have a fire ring and picnic table) but the area’s solitude and dramatic scenery will create an RV experience you will long remember.