RV Destination Series Part 1: Top-Rated RV Parks in the West
For the avid RV enthusiast, there is nothing like the experience of traveling from place to place and enjoying a new view and a new “backyard” on every trip. The many picturesque landscapes of America’s West provide an endless number of memorable vacation options and the right RV park can make these adventures even more memorable so with that in mind, here’s a list of five of our favorites for 2013 and commonly top-rated RV parks in the Western United States. If you feel like an RV park should be listed here, make sure to let us know which park was overlooked, so we can take it into consideration as we continue this series of best destination RV parks. Just Use the comment fields at the end of this post.
Seven Feathers is widely regarded as one of the best RV resorts in the entire United States. It is an example of a “resort” that lives up to its name. Seven Feathers, also know for it’s gaming, is a nicely developed Indian Casino located about 45minutes north of Grants Pass, Oregon and a little south of Roseburg. It makes for a great stopping point when touring up the West Corridor on I-5 and really showcases Oregons’ forested beauty as well as entertainment.
Every imaginable amenity can be found here. It has some of the most reliable WiFi of any property of its type, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, as well as an onsite fitness center. They also offer free cable TV, onsite laundry, and courtesy telephones throughout the property.
Seven Feathers features 191 30/50 full hookup sites. They also offer handicap-accessible family-style shower and restroom facilities. For large groups, they even offer a spacious gathering area with available full catering services.
Bend, Oregon, is also regarded by many RV enthusiasts as one of the best RV destinations in the country with Crown Villa its premier RV park. Over the years the property has gone through many valuable updates and has evolved into a truly upscale RV resort experience. The lots here are spacious and feature uniquely designed pavers at each. The grounds here are landscaped to exacting standards and lend to the park’s overall elegance and charm.
Crown Villa also offers world-class hospitality services provided by a friendly and well-trained staff set against a rustic yet sophisticated forest backdrop of well-manicured lawns and towering pines. The property also features several common areas suitable for small to large groups and gatherings and offers reliable WiFi Internet access at all sites.
The resort offers 106 full hookup sites with many extra-wide and extra-long, a spa and fitness center, multiple guest lounges, tennis courts, cable TV and storage facilities among their many amenities.
This West Coast gem is located just 30 minutes from the western entrance to Yosemite National Park and offers state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. What makes this property unique is its diverse lodging facilities. Guests wishing to meet in larger groups need not worry about everyone in their party traveling via RV. They also offer lodging from primitive campsites to cabin rentals as well as an expansive RV park facility.
Yosemite Pines offers premium and standard roll-through and pull-in RV sites. They offer an impressive array of onsite amenities including an onsite laundry, general store, swimming pool, children’s play area, petting zoo, spacious meeting room and barbecue and picnic pavilion. Nearby services and attractions include mountain biking and hiking trails, not to mention its close proximity to one of the nations most popular national parks.
This site is a perennial favorite among RV enthusiasts. Situated on a backdrop of mountain peaks towering above the Virgin River, the views here are incredible. Guests here agree that the services and facilities are top-notch and are designed with everyone from small nuclear families to large groups in mind. The sites can accommodate any size RV and they stay open year-round to welcome both summer and winter visors.
The resort is located just a few minutes’ drive from the south entrance of Zion National Park with plenty of onsite and nearby offsite activities. Onsite amenities include free 30×70 pull-through sites, 20/30/50 amp hookups, WiFi Internet, a media center, onsite laundry, and shuttle service to Zion National Park (for a nominal fee).
Madison Arm is also a multi-access facility offering all manner of camping and rustic lodging options along with an expansive RV park. Sites here include 20 and 30 amp hookups, sewer, water and electric as well as some primitive sites if your RV is self-sustaining. They also feature an onsite convenience store that stocks everything from groceries and camping supplies to firewood and propane.
Of the stops on this list, Madison Arm is the most primitive but it also offers one of the most authentic camping experiences set against a stunning natural backdrop. Most onsite activities trend toward fishing and other common camping activities. The park is located just 8 miles outside the West gate of Yellowstone National Park.
With so many great choices, the only problem the RV enthusiast might encounter this year is which one to choose. The good news is that when it comes time to hit the road again, you’re virtually guaranteed to have a great time no matter which of these great parks and resorts makes the cut.
Do you feel like we’ve left out an RV Park that should have made the cut? Let us know, be sure to add your favorite RV parks and destinations using the comments below.
Please note: These recommendations were compiled using customer feedback, visitor reviews from Yelp, Trip Advisor and actual National RV rankings sources such as; Trailer Life, Woodales and other RV Park rating systems. Photo Credits: Photos from official website of each RV Park.