Spring RV Camping Ideas Just a Few Hours from Home

School’s still in session and, for most of us, Spring Break is over. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take quick trips to indulge in some RV camping. We’ve come up with ten special places to visit within a few hours’ drive of large US cities. If you’re itching to travel but don’t have much time – these trips are the perfect cure!

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Albuquerque
Travel three hours south of Albuquerque to exciting Ruidoso, New Mexico, home to world-famous Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Spend a few days at the track or try some golf on world-class greens. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy White Mountain Wilderness Area’s trails. Camp among the tall pines at Rainbow Lake RV Resort for a truly relaxing experience.

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Atlanta
Take a five hour drive from Atlanta to the South Carolina coast to find the wilderness named for the famed “Swamp Fox.” Cypress swamps, old growth forests and abundant coastal wildlife make Francis Marion National Forest the perfect getaway for nature lovers. Developed campgrounds are listed on the Forest’s website and offer a variety of camping experiences.

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Boston
Why not visit the hills of Western Massachusetts with a quick trip to Northampton, MA? A short two-hour drive can have you parking your RV at Windy Acres KOA RV Kampground, right on the banks of the Connecticut River. Take a day trip to Old Sturbridge Village or the Dr. Seuss National Memorial before settling in for serious hiking and fishing.

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Chicago
Springfield, Illinois, just three hours south of Chicago, is the perfect place to immerse yourself in history for a weekend. Walk the streets surrounding the Lincoln Home and relax in the small-town atmosphere. Riverside Park, operated by Springfield Parks Department, has full-service RV campsites.

West Elks AVA (Paonia, CO)

West Elks AVA (Paonia, CO)

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Denver
There are so many gorgeous RV camping spots in Colorado, it’s hard to pick just one near Denver. Our pick is Grand Junction, four hours west on I-70. Relax in Colorado’s wine country with a visit to one of seventeen area wineries, or take a rafting trip down the Colorado River. No matter what you choose to do, plan to stay at Junction West RV Park for a superior RV camping experience!

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Los Angeles
Hike the sand dunes, mesas and ancient volcanic fields of Mojave National Preserve, just four hours northwest of Los Angeles. Well-planned campgrounds put you right in the center of this fascinating park, so pack your RV with hiking boots, trail mix and sunscreen and hit the road!

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Miami
Head north from Miami to Ocala in Northern Florida for a completely different Florida camping experience. Right in the heart of Florida “horse country,” Ocala is also home to Silver Springs Nature Park and Ocala Speedway, where dirt track racing has been held since 1952. Camp at spectacular Ocala RV Resort for an unforgettable trip to Northern Florida.

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from New York
Green Mountain National Forest, just five hours from New York City in Vermont, offers an exciting weekend of outdoor recreation. Waterhouse’s RV Campground near Salisbury, VT is the perfect home base for hiking, biking or simply relaxing in the beauty of the forest.

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from Phoenix
If the bustle and noise of Phoenix have you dreaming of RV camping, pack your camera and binoculars and head for Joshua Tree National Park, four hours straight west in California. Hiking, biking and climbing can be combined with a rewarding weekend of wildlife photography at this enormous park. Joshua Tree Lake RV Campground is close enough to enjoy the Park while avoiding the crowds.

RV Camping One Day’s Drive from San Francisco
Stanislaus National Forest, three hours west of San Francisco, is a fisherman’s dream come true. Beautiful mountain lakes and streams create endless possibilities for a weekend of fishing.

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