Stop in St. Augustine on your Florida RV Vacation

One of the oldest settlements in the U.S. is historic St. Augustine, Florida. The rich heritage here is worth some time spent devouring the sights and sounds, the fascinating ambiance and the landmarks. Of course the beaches are also a major attraction any time of year. And there is a lot more than just history to bring you here! Read on!

Flagler College St. Augustine College

Flagler College St. Augustine College

You will have a wide choice of RV parks so you can remain for a time to explore. One that comes highly recommended is the Stage Coach RV Park.

This park is close to all the places you have on your itinerary for St. Augustine. You’ll find full hookups and a relaxing atmosphere.

Check out Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth while here. Get a tour and discover the area that Juan Ponce de Leon found in 1513. This area has such a rich history.  The Archaeological Park is an entertaining sight for the whole family. This is the spot where America began, settled years before Jamestown and even before the Pilgrims landed.

The oldest structure in St. Augustine is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. See some re-enactments of history as people dress in the costumes of days gone by and show you what life was really like in those early days. Be sure to allow at least one or two hours for your visit so you can see everything possible. Enjoy exhibits and walk through the fortress. There are also Ranger Programs where you can learn so much of the history connected with this most fascinating place.

Next comes the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum where you may wish to get some exercise and climb the steps to the top. Fabulous views can be enjoyed from the top of the lighthouse. Learn the story of this nation’s oldest port. This lighthouse is now in the spot where a Spanish watchtower once stood. The watchtower was the first lighthouse in Florida, protecting ships beginning in 1824.

The outdoors beckons at Anastasia State Park. There are so many activities here, such as hiking, walking self-guided nature trails or watching all the wildlife. The tidal marshes are home to a wide variety of life. Theses marshes are also a great place to paddle. RV camping is available, close to the beach and all the fun.

If you are a real history buff, you’ll love the Lightner Museum with the amazing collections of costumes, furnishings and more from the 19th century. See beautiful cut glass and some wonderful samples of Tiffany stained glass.

Naturally, you want to see an alligator farm and you can experience all the magic of this part of our animal kingdom at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Not just alligators, but tropical birds, crocodiles and lemurs will be there. You can see it all from the tree tops if you opt to ride the zip line. See a show or two. The fun is truly never-ending.

If you’re interested in booking an RV trip in St. Augustine, FL, El Monte RV has an RV pick-up location in Orlando, FL.

Picture credits: The picture of a Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

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RV Trip to Find Lake Ontario Lighthouses

Whether you’re reading this post on a balmy Spring day or on a day best spent indoors, it’s time to start planning this year’s RV camping trips. May we make a suggestion for something out of the ordinary? Why not go in search of the many lighthouses that ring Lake Ontario, and enjoy some RV camping along the way?

Because we know we just lit a spark in the hearts of lighthouse fans, we’ve put together some facts about Lake Ontario lighthouses and the RV camping available nearby. Our Lake Ontario lighthouse travelogue follows the New York shoreline, traveling northeast from Fort Niagara.

Niagara Falls Area

Picture of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

While visiting lighthouses near Niagara Falls, you’ll find convenient RV camping at Four Mile Creek State Park. Because this park is adjacent to Fort Niagara State Park, you’ll also be close to our first Lake Ontario lighthouse, part of Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site. Take time to enjoy this nicely-preserved fort, as well as the lighthouse that was decommissioned in 1975.

Just up the shoreline in Golden Hill State Park, be sure to visit the Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse, built in the 1870s. Traveling east on Lake Ontario State Parkway, you’ll also see Braddock Point Lighthouse, which is now a privately owned bed & breakfast.

Just down the road near Rochester, NY, picturesque Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse is open for tours May to November. Camp at gorgeous Webster Park campground in Rochester, where you can hike, fish from the pier and enjoy stunning Lake Ontario views.

Rochester East to Cape Vincent
Continue east from Rochester along Hwy 104 to Sodus Bay, where two lighthouses stand guard. Tour Sodus Point Light, where you will also have a view of Sodus Outer Lighthouse, way out at the end of a pier.

From Sodus Bay, travel east to the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego, NY for a fascinating trip into maritime history and a view of the Oswego West Pierhead Light. While in Oswego, take in a delightful sunset on the shores of Lake Ontario at Sunset RV Park.

Don’t leave the area without a trip to where the Salmon River meets the Lake at Selkirk. That’s where you’ll find Salmon River Lighthouse Marina, home to historic Selkirk Lighthouse.

Thousand Islands/St. Lawrence River Area
It’s a fast one hour trip along the lakeshore on NY-104 and NY-3E to where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River. Along the way, you’ll see signs that lighthouses man the shoreline at Horse Island, Galloo Island and East Charity Shoal on Henderson Bay, but they can only be viewed from the air or by boat. If you’re hoping for easier access to historic lighthouses, stop to view the small breakwater tower at Cape Vincent, as well as beautiful Tibbetts Point Lighthouse in the same town.

The Thousand Islands Area within the St. Lawrence River is home to our last group of Lake Ontario lights. The best way to see these lights is from one of the charter boat tours operating out of Alexandria Bay. Plan to see Rock Island Light, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, Sisters Island Lighthouse and Crossover Island Light. For a view of one more area lighthouse, travel upriver on NY-12 then NY-37 to Ogdensburg. A riverside park there gives views of the Ogdensburg Harbor Light. To help you make reservations for camping along the St. Lawrence, here’s a well-written guide to Thousand Islands area campgrounds.

Beginning to see the light about the joys of RV camping as you go in search of Lake Ontario lighthouses? It’s a fascinating way to spend your next motorhome camping trip, so don’t wait to start planning your Lake Ontario itinerary.

Photo credits: The picture of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse is by Matthew D. Wilson from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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RV Road Trip to Lake Michigan Lighthouses Near Chicago

Without ever leaving the Chicago area, it’s possible to visit, photograph and learn more about four historic lighthouses. Your first order of business, before starting your road trip along the Lake Michigan shoreline, is to find comfortable RV camping. Staying in one of the many suburbs of Chicago is a great option; you’re outside the busy city but close enough to see all the attractions. Here are a few suggestions for RV camping within about an hour of the Chicago shoreline:

  1. Empress Casino/Hotel/RV Resort: Joliet, IL
  2. Jellystone Park/Resort Chicago: Millbrook, IL
  3. Chicago Northwest KOA – Union, IL

Chicagoland Lake Michigan Lighthouses
Now, to the Chicago area lighthouse itinerary – start by driving to Navy Pier in Chicago and getting a good look at the Chicago Harbor Light. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see it easily from the pier; you might also consider a cruise with one of the charter services that operates in the area.

Look south from the same pier and you’ll be able to see a good example of a “structural light,” the Chicago Harbor Southeast Guidewall Light. The still-functional light sits atop a metal structure on one of the breakwaters in Chicago Harbor. It is also visible either from the pier or by boat tour.

To experience picturesque Grosse Point Lighthouse, travel north from Chicago to the city of Evanston, IL. Near the campus of Northwestern University stands this tower built in 1873, as well as the keepers’ dwelling, in a beautifully-landscaped park operated by the city. Arrive for one of the summer-only tours and you’ll be challenged to climb the 141 steps to the top of the light!

One more Lake Michigan lighthouse on the western shore near Chicago can be found at the end of Government Pier in Waukegan, IL. According to Terry Pepper’s comprehensive Seeing the Light – Lighthouses of the Western Great Lakes, the original lighthouse installation included a keepers’ dwelling, but a fire in the 1960s destroyed much of the structure. What remains is a white iron tower topped with an acrylic lens, which can be reached by walking out onto the pier.

That covers the four lights found in Chicago Harbor and north to the Illinois/Wisconsin border. Immediately south across the Indiana border, you can easily visit a half dozen lights, from Calumet Lighthouse to the nicely-restored Old Michigan City Lighthouse, by adding just a couple more days to your Chicago-area RV trip. If you’re interested in ranging farther north, there are more than a dozen lighthouses along Lake Michigan’s western shore within Wisconsin’s borders.

You may soon start to see RV camping in Chicago in a whole new light, thanks to the abundance of lighthouses illuminating Lake Michigan. Use these tips to start planning your next RV camping vacation to Chicago; it just might be the beginning of a lifelong love affair with Lake Michigan’s historic lights.

Photo credits: The picture of the Chicago Harbor Light is by Richard C. Drew from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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RV Vacation to Visit Lake Superior Lighthouses

Did you know that Lake Superior, largest of the five Great Lakes, is home to nearly three dozen lighthouses? That should be enough to get your RV out of storage and headed north to explore beauty and maritime history on an RV vacation to visit Lake Superior lighthouses!

Michigan Upper Peninsula Lighthouses
One of the most scenic spots on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is also the place to see a well-restored lighthouse built in 1871. Point Iroquois Light near Brimley features the original lighthouse tower and a picturesque two-story keeper’s dwelling. Just west down the shoreline, you can visit the site where the legendary Edmund Fitzgerald was lost. Skeleton-style Whitefish Point Lighthouse stands tall above the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum housed in the keeper’s quarters.

An additional thirteen lights have kept the shores of the Upper Peninsula safe over the years. Of special interest are Crisp Point Lighthouse, Au Sable Light Station on Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, also home to an excellent maritime museum. When you need a rest from lighthouse viewing, Whitefish Hill RV Park near Rapid River comes well-recommended.

And we haven’t even mentioned the amazing collection of lights on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula! Many of these are on private property or in the process of restoration, and are best seen from the water via local charters. Two you can tour on land are Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and the Jacobsville/Portage River Light.

The truly intrepid RV traveler can park the RV for a bit and take a five-hour cruise from Houghton or Copper Harbor to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. This rugged park, known for its backcountry hiking, boating and wildlife viewing, includes views of four historic lighthouses.

Wisconsin Lake Superior Lighthouses
Where the waters of Lake Superior wash against the Wisconsin shoreline, you’ll find a collection of lighthouses standing guard over Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Nine great lights stand in varying degrees of operation, restoration or restored glory and some are open to guided tours. On shore, you can also see Ashland Breakwater Light standing out in Chequamegon Bay. An important RV camping tip: the City of Ashland offers very affordable RV camping at Kreher Park.

Minnesota Lake Superior Lighthouses
In the Duluth, Minnesota area on Superior Bay, six lighthouses are clearly visible. From Canal Park Drive in Duluth, you’ll be able to see Duluth South Breakwater Inner Light, Duluth North Inner Breakwater Light, Duluth South Breakwater Outer Lighthouse and the ruins of Minnesota Point Light on the grounds of Sky Harbor Airport. As if that weren’t enough for lighthouse lovers, a short drive north to Two Harbors yields view of two more historic lights – Two Harbors Breakwater Light and the picturesque red brick Two Harbors Lighthouse.

As you continue your lighthouse tour of Minnesota’s “North Shore,” plan time for a stay at Lamb’s Resort in Schroeder, MN, right on the shores of Lake Superior. That positions you perfectly for a visit to breathtakingly scenic Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. You can then venture a little farther north to visit Grand Marais Lighthouse before turning back for home.

Three states, three dozen lighthouses and many excellent RV camping adventures… it’s the perfect formula for some serious travel fever! An RV vacation to visit at least some of Lake Superior’s lighthouses should be on the agenda of every maritime-history-loving RV camper.

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Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago – Your Summer RV Camping Guide

Sprawling across Central Wisconsin is one of America’s largest freshwater lakes and a marvelous place for RV camping. Lake Winnebago, stretching thirty miles long and ten miles wide, is just two hours north of RV Rentals Chicago IL. Its shoreline hosts such cities as Oshkosh, Neenah and Fond du Lac, giving RV campers even more to do when they come in off the water.

In addition to the cities ringing the lake, there are two parks which make visiting even more enjoyable for RV travelers. Calumet County Park on Lake Winnebago’s eastern shore offers RV campers not only easy boat launching, it also has well-equipped RV campgrounds and access to numerous biking and hiking trails.

We also recommend a trip to High Cliffs State Park for RV camping near the limestone bluffs that give the park its name. It’s a picturesque setting for camping, hiking, biking and wildlife watching.

On the Water at Lake Winnebago
Another lure of Lake Winnebago for many motorhome campers is the fishing to be found there. Our clients report great walleye, northern pike, lake sturgeon and crappie fishing. If you’ve never been on the water at this huge inland lake, sites such as WinnebagoFishing.com offer detailed information on where and how to catch the most fish.

You might also be planning to take your boat when you make your RV journey to the lake. It’s a popular pleasure boating destination, due in part to easy access to the water. If you love to skim the coastline in a kayak, Winnebago offers days of coastline exploration. Powerboating, sailing or pulling skiers across the waves-this enormous lake has a place to do it all. Here’s a website with useful information about the many boat launches around Lake Winnebago.

One more way to spend some time getting to know Lake Winnebago is by visiting its lighthouses. Four lights can still be seen on this lake, beginning with the Fond du Lac Lighthouse at the south end. Asylum Point Light on Lake Winnebago’s western shore was never used for navigation, but has long been a landmark for lake visitors. In Oshkosh, Bray’s Point Light sits on private land, although it can be photographed from the city’s Bayshore Drive. One more much-photographed lighthouse on Lake Winnebago is at its northern tip in the city of Neenah, where Kimberly Point Lighthouse has been an attraction since 1945.

RV Camping at Lake Winnebago
This beautiful lake is also a natural for RV camping. Here are some of our favorite facilities:

This is just a taste of what RV camping at Lake Winnebago can be for your family. Let us help you with a comfortable RV rental and then get started on your own exploration of Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago.

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RV Camping to California’s Bay Area Lighthouses

Fabulous San Francisco Bay is the focus of today’s RV camping exploration of America’s lighthouses. Numerous lights, both preserved and dismantled, line the rocky shores of this Bay surrounded by San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and a whole host of other scenic cities. We’d like to offer an itinerary for seeing three of the most famous lighthouses that guard San Francisco Bay.

Fort Point National Historic Site is a great place to begin your journey. Although the lighthouse here can’t be toured, you can visit the historic fort and see an excellent presentation on the three lights that have guarded this entrance to San Francisco Bay. Adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge, this site yields one photo opportunity after another.

Alcatraz Island Light is another lighthouse nestled in the midst of history. The lighthouse on Alcatraz was the first light activated on the West Coast, and served to warn ships away from the Island for more than one hundred years. The light’s remaining cement tower can be viewed as part of the tours offered by Alcatraz Cruises, the only transportation to the Island.

In case we forget to mention it later, our El Monte RV Rental office  in Dublin, California offers pickup and drop off service to the Dublin Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, making it super simple to pick up your RV!

Before we move on to one more wonderful Bay Area lighthouse, let’s talk about RV camping in the area. Two RV resorts, in particular, get great reviews. San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica is right on the water and centrally-located for your lighthouse tour. San Francisco Candlestick RV Park is situated in front of Candlestick Stadium, home of the 49ers. Talk to the hosts at either campground for ideas for enhancing your San Francisco motorhome vacation.

Don’t leave the Bay Area without seeing Yerba Buena Lighthouse, located on an island halfway across the Bay Bridge’s span. Although this beautifully preserved lighthouse, still operating as an automated light, isn’t accessible for tours, there are several ferry tours across the Bay that offer excellent views of this lighthouse.

Several more lighthouses dot the shores of San Francisco Bay, but many are modern “skeleton” lights set on historic settings. Try sampling the three listed above to get a sense of Bay Area maritime history. It just might inspire you to head up or down the California coast for yet another California lighthouse RV journey.

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RV Camping to America’s Gulf Coast Lighthouses

America’s Gulf Coast is rich in history, fascinating cultural traditions and scenic RV campgrounds. We can’t think of a nicer motorhome tour of the Gulf Coast Region than to visit its historic lighthouses. Allow us to shed some light on the great lights of America’s Gulf Coast.

Texas Lighthouses
Although many of the lighthouses along Texas’ Gulf Coast have been destroyed by hurricanes, RV travelers can still visit a handful with fascinating pasts. A perfect photo opportunity awaits the tourist who is willing to take a ferry trip across Galveston Bay from Galveston to Point Bolivar. Bolivar Point light is not open for public tours, but dramatic photos of this pre-Civil War era lighthouse can definitely be taken from the deck of the ferry.

Port Isabel Light

Port Isabel Light

Take a trip to the entrance of Queen Isabella Causeway in Port Isabel, Texas to tour Port Isabel Light. Sitting high on a bluff, this light looks across to Padre Island. Built in 1853, it is now part of Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Park.

While you’re there, plan to stay at Port Isabel Park Center, where you can fish from their private dock and enjoy a picture-perfect view of the lighthouse. By the way, this website by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has detailed information on Texas lighthouses.

Mississippi Lighthouses
Another great RV road trip lighthouse lovers should take is to Biloxi, Mississippi, where they’ll find a wonderfully restored lighthouse right in the median of a four-lane highway! Biloxi Lighthouse was completely refurbished following Hurricane Katrina and is even featured on a US postage stamp. Fox’s RV Park is close to the lighthouse, and all the attractions of this Gulf Coast city.

Florida Lighthouses
A number of lighthouses dot the shoreline of Florida, on both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Pensacola Lighthouse is the perfect place to travel by RV with children, because they’ll love the history exhibits, moonlight tours and ghost hunts! Park your RV at Playa del Rio RV Resort and Yacht Club, then visit the lighthouse and come back to the white sand beach adjacent to this Pensacola campground.

Boca Grande Lighthouse

Boca Grande Lighthouse

Gasparilla Island State Park, on a barrier island off Florida’s Gulf shore, is home to Boca Grande Lighthouse. This unusual “lighthouse on stilts” has been completely restored by a local historical society and offers tours and events year-round.

One more fascinating Florida Gulf Coast lighthouse to visit is on Egmont Key, accessible only by private charter boat. Having been struck by lightning, pounded by hurricanes and fought over by Union and Confederate forces, this quiet monument now stands as a reminder of Florida’s early history.

Louisiana Lighthouses
Now on the grounds of the University of New Orleans, the Port Pontchartrain Lighthouse is closed for tours, but you can hike the shoreline and photograph to your heart’s content. On the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, you’ll also find historic Tchefuncte River Lighthouse, best reached by lake excursion boat. Beautiful Tchefuncte RV Campground, on the banks of the river is right in the heart of New Orleans area attractions.

Feeling enlightened? It’s never too early to start planning your next Gulf Coast lighthouse RV trip. Go to El Monte RV Rentals to find the most convenient RV rentals location. It’s time to follow America’s great lights to the perfect RV camping vacation.

To find more lightouses check out this great resource: The Lighthouse Directory.

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RV Vacation Itinerary – Central California Lighthouses

Point Pinos LighthouseDoesn’t the thought of rambling down the California coastline, photographing scenic lighthouses, have you yearning to break free from the day-to-day? Fortunately for those dreaming of just such a trip, RV rental makes the journey quite affordable. The time and effort you’ll save driving your temporary home down the coast makes a California lighthouse tour a great vacation option. Here’s just a sampling of the lighthouses you may want to visit on your RV journey along California’s central coastline.

Suggested California Lighthouse Itinerary

  1. San Luis Obispo Light: Take the short drive south from the city of San Luis Obispo to the shore, where the San Luis Obispo Light began warning ships off the rocks in 1890. The lighthouse is now part of an historic preservation district, and is accessible only by guided hiking tour on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Book your tour reservation, and while you’re at it, book an RV campsite at Pismo Sands RV Park, right across San Luis Obispo Bay on Hwy
  2. Point Sur Lighthouse: Head north up Hwy 1 to Point Sur State Historic Park & Lighthouse and climb to the top of the light during one of the fascinating guided tours. When you’re ready for a break, Big Sur Riverside Campground is a beautiful place to stay.
  3. Point Pinos Light: Just up the coast is historic Point Pinos Lighthouse, built in 1855. Well-trained docents give tours and answer questions from those who quickly fall in love with this light with a colorful past. (Be sure to ask about the “Socialite Lighthouse Keeper”!)
  4. Santa Cruz Light and Santa Cruz Breakwater Lighthouse: Two modern day lighthouses, constructed on historic foundations, are located on the north side of Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Breakwater Light was constructed when the artistic citizens of Monterey wanted an aesthetic, rather than functional, lighthouse at the end of Atlantic Avenue. Beautiful, brick Santa Cruz Light now houses the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. Be sure to see both lighthouses on your journey through Central California.
  5. Pigeon Point Lighthouse: Before leaving the Monterey Bay Area, be sure to walk the rocky grounds around Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Currently awaiting repairs, it’s still a marvelous photo opportunity and trained staff on the grounds can fill you in on the light’s history. If you park your RV at Santa Cruz North KOA, you can wake up to a perfect view of Pigeon Point Light.

These six lighthouses and the surrounding beauty of the California coastline are more than enough to fill a week of RV camping. We’ll keep you posted on even more suggested California lighthouse tour itineraries, so keep checking back on the blog. In the meantime, visit our website at El Monte RV Rentals and see how affordable a California RV rental can be. You’re on the road to a marvelous time RV camping your way to California’s great lights

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RV Camping to America’s Lighthouses

Cape Cod LighthouseThe beauty and historical importance of America’s lighthouses has helped preserve them as fascinating tourist destinations. What better way to see the “great lights” than by camping nearby in a scenic campground? We’d like to make your trip planning easier, so we’ve gathered information on some favorite US lighthouses for our blog readers.

Lighthouses on Rhode Island’s Block Island
Twelve miles off the rocky coast of Rhode Island, two picturesque Block Island lighthouses once warned ships of approaching obstacles. Both the Southeast Light and the North Light will fascinate nautical history buffs. Block Island offers campers days of sightseeing and it’s accessible from several attractive RV campgrounds by high speed or traditional ferry.

Lighthouses of Cape Cod
The rocky Massachusetts coast line made lighthouses a necessity during the days of the clipper ships. Cape Cod is home to almost a dozen lights, some privately owned and some open to the public. Nobska Point Lighthouse, Racepoint Light and Chatham Light are just a few that can be toured, but pay attention to how each can be accessed! Some of the more remote lights can only be reached by ferry or by hiking long stretches of beach.

Why not plan an extended vacation, to enjoy the entire Cape Cod experience? Bay View Campgrounds in Bourne, MA is perfectly situated to allow easy access to all the attractions, and you won’t believe the amenities!

And don’t forget the Islands off the coast of Cape Cod. Martha’s Vineyard has 5 lighthouses and Nantucket has 3. Both islands are accessible by ferry. There is no camping on Nantucket, but there is the Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground on Martha’s Vineyard.

Heceta Head Lighthouse – Yachats, Oregon
The Oregon coast is fabulous all by itself, but add in a wonderfully historic lighthouse and you’ve got a dream vacation in store! Heceta Head Lighthouse is perched high on a cliff in a state park by the same name, just off Highway 101. Sea Perch RV Resort in nearby Yachats offers spectacular ocean views and beachside RV campsites.

Yaquina Head Lighthouses – Newport, Oregon
Drive north on Highway 101 from Yachats to Newport’s two Yaquina lighthouses. Yaquina Bay Light is unique, built with a residence below. Beautiful Yaquina Head Light, built in 1872, is Oregon’s oldest lighthouse. Sawyer’s Landing Marina and RV Park is located right on Yaquina Bay and allows RV campers unforgettable views!

St. Augustine Light – Florida
Guarding one of the oldest ports in America, the St. Augustine Light is a wonderful place to learn about maritime history. A local historic preservation society adopted the light and developed it into a working light and historic center. North Beach Camp RV Resort, located between the North River and the Atlantic, is the perfect place to set up camp during your stay.

There are dozens more lighthouses along America’s coastlines, lakes and rivers. The American Lighthouse Foundation has terrific ideas for lighthouse tours on their website, if you’d like to learn more.

To find out where you can rent an RV near your destination, check out our website. We have more than fifty locations ready to serve, so book your RV rental and lighthouse tours and get ready to step back into America’s maritime history.

 

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