Part 3 in our RV Travel Destination Series: Top RV Parks in the Midwestern United States
The midwest offers a vast number of great destinations and some of the best camping anywhere. There are so many national treasures in this region, both man-made and natural, it can be a tough decision was to where to actually visit. Here are a few recommended places should you decide to take that kind of trip or even just find a quiet spot to park for a week of outdoor fun.
In just its second year in operation, Soaring Eagle Hideaway is receiving great reviews across the Internet as one of the best RV parks in the state including a “Top Rated” from Good Sam Park, and with the degree of competition it has, that is really saying something.
Opened in the Summer of 2012, this park is set on a gorgeous 25-acre lake. It’s the perfect location for every type of water activity. Best of all, it is kept fully stocked for fishing allowing for countless hours of relaxation and reflection. Visitors may also enjoy the walking trails through the woods and also with views of the lake and a playground for younger children. WiFi access is available and free throughout the park and guests are also invited to take advantage of some of the amenities available at the nearby Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel.
Another gorgeous lakeside property, Camp Lakewood offers a peaceful environment that is perfect for visitors looking to get back to nature in a setting conducive to quiet and relaxation. The park is located just two miles off both I-70 and I-57 and caters to all kinds of rigs, both big and small. There are 44 pull-through sites designed specifically for larger coaches and all modern sites offer 30/50 electric hookups and private fire pits.
Guests here enjoy access to 70 cable TV channels for your RV and city water and sewer. There is a camp store that is amply stocked with all the essentials as well as indoor restroom and laundry facilities. Activities include kayaking and canoeing, billiards in the game room and an onsite athletic field that offers the opportunity for impromptu team sports. A community gas grilling area encourages making new friends and enjoying the company of fellow campers and RVers.
Located in the Quad Cities area, Interstate RV Park offers some of the best activities and amenities in the area and receives consistently positive reviews from visitors. It is convenient to nearby casinos, golf courses and water parks and offers a host of recreational activities and facilities onsite. There are a total of 97 sites here with a maximum length of 75 feet. Sites feature 30/50 hookups and 49 of them are pull-through.
Visitors to Interstate RV Park enjoy A full-size pool and wading pool for younger children, a horseshoe pit, rec hall and game room and space for various outdoor games and sports. Restrooms and showers are available onsite along with a dumping station and firewood.
Crooked Creek Resort and RV Park (Hill City, South Dakota)
Visitors to the Hill City area will enjoy the well-maintained grassy sites available at Crooked Creek. There are 20/30/50 hookups here and the seclusion of the park create the right atmosphere for rest after a long day of hiking and exploring any of the large number of surrounding hiking and biking trails.
The atmosphere at Crooked Creek is generally rustic and conducive to traditional camping, however, a popular late addition to the resort is a modern swimming pool that will keep families with young children occupied for hours. The resort is a popular stop for visitors to Mt. Rushmore as well as participants in the annual motorcycle rally at Sturgis so definitely call ahead to make sure of availability.
The desert atmosphere here defines the area well, but visitors need not feel like they’re in a desert. Accommodations here are rustic and the amenities simple yet comfortable. There is a well-maintained in-ground pool for keeping cool in the summer heat. There is a nominal charge for cable TV but WiFi is free and available throughout the park. Most sites feature full 30/50 hookups and onsite restroom and bathing facilities are sparkling clean and air conditioned.
The park is central to attractions like Devil’s Tower National Monument as well as Mount Rushmore. The area is also home to a number of quaint museums and galleries showcasing local celebrities and history.
As always, this is just a taste of what awaits RVers traveling through the midwest. There are still seven other states to visit and scores of great places to stay. The spirit of the great outdoors is rich and evident in the backwoods and byways of America’s midwest as many RV travel enthusiasts surely agree.
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.