If your RV is over-sized, don’t give up on finding national parks with big rig camping. Plan carefully and there’s no need to deny yourself the experience of living among regional wild animals and timelessÂ scenery inÂ a national treasure. Here’s how.
How to Score Great Spots in National Parks with Big Rig Camping
With planning, big rig RVs can find good national park campsites.
Many U.S. national park campgrounds were designed decades ago, but theyâ€™re not always off limits if you have a larger RV. Do a little digging and youâ€™ll find plenty of ways to RV camp inside park boundaries.
Unfortunately national park camping is so popular now that reservations are mandatoryÂ during the high season. The days of spontaneous road trips and first-come, first-served camping in national and state parks is slowly fading away. The trick for a big rig RV owner toÂ scoreÂ camping inside the park is to get your reservation in early.
It pays to plan for at least a six month window fromÂ booking your spot until arrival. And if your RV is longer than 40-feet, be patient in your reservations search. Youâ€™ll need flexible dates and plenty of good luck on your side since extra long RV spots are limited in most national parks.
Now that your reality check is out of the way,Â consider pointing your rig to the west. There you’ll find the easy life inside these threeÂ great U.S. national parks with big rig camping.
Big Bend National Park’s Rio Grande RV Village
Walk to this Big Bend view near Rio Grande Village RV Park.
True to the motto that â€œeverything is bigger in Texas,â€� so are the Big Bend big rig RV accommodations. The 25 extra-long back-in full-hookup campsites at the concessionaire-run Rio Grande RV Village arenâ€™t much to look at with their parking-lot ambiance, but youâ€™ll be close to must-see Big Bend attractions, trails
René M. Agredano