5 Star Campground Reviews – December 2018

Two hundred fifty campgrounds received 5 star reviews in December! Check out some of the highlights.


Indian Bread Rocks | BLM – Bowie, AZ

Our first two nights we had crazy lightning and thunderstorms — we caught some awesome lightning shots and it was pretty exhilarating. We really enjoyed everything about our stay and had peaceful, starry evenings the rest of our time. – Wanderland Travelers


Gros Ventre Campground | Grand Teton National Park – Jackson, WY

This was a very clean, quiet, large campground, well off the highway. It is tucked into a stand of cottonwoods along the Gros Ventre River. We stayed in the back, in a tent-only loop to avoid generator noise and found it very comfortable. – nvtrailrunner


Rolling View Campground | Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Durham, NC

Beautiful state park. We were lucky to get a site with a view of the lake through the trees, but all the sites were beautiful. – The Taste For Adventure


Indian Valley Overlook | Umatilla National Forest – Elgin, OR

Northeast Oregon’s Blue Mountains aren’t very well known, but they should be. Free Camping with a 14 day limit. Gorgeous Views up here. – boondockinglife


Coconino Rim Road | Kaibab National Forest – Grand Canyon, AZ

Amazing boondocking location for exploring Grand Canyon. We loved this spot and would’ve stayed longer if we could get our furnace to kick on with the 19 degree weather! – Sunny


High Bluff Campground | Lake Talquin State Forest – Midway, FL

Rural, rustic, lake, fishing, kayaking, forest and wildlife. Saw 3 Bald Eagles at the same time, hawks, Blue Heron, gators, Egrets, Hooter owls were close by. – Happy Henna Camper


McGinnis Creek | Flathead National Forest – Columbia Falls, MT

Absolutely one of our favorites. Views were amazing, internet worked great, we did have the booster up, and have rarely found a spot we’ve stayed this long. – Professional Wanderers

Joshua Tree South | BLM – Chiriaco Summit, CA

This is a great spot to dry camp. Easy access, plenty of spaces marked by fire rings, and lots of room for large rigs. Cell/Internet is great; 3-4 bars of Verizon LTE. – Unknown_Normal


Rincon Parkway Campground | County Park – Ventura, CA

For us, spending a week listening to the crashing waves, watching frolicking dolphins, and gaping at incredible sunsets — all from our RV — was simply magical. – Zamia Ventures


Orovada Dispersed | BLM – Orovada, NV

BLM land about 3/4 of a mile off US-95 at the base of the Santa Rosa Range in Northern Nevada. Over 30,000 acres of wilderness in your back yard to explore. Free Camping with a 14 day limit. – boondockinglife


Cotton Hill Campground | Army Corps Of Engineers – Morris, GA

This is a beautiful spot featuring a huge lake and wonderful forest. I will stay here again just for the peace and quiet of being on a lake with a forest background. – Michael


Oasis State Park – Portales, NM

Wonderful park, with Quail running around. Only stayed one night but may stay two next time to rest as we travel back the Michigan. – Michigander


McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Scottsdale, AZ

If I ever am campground host, I want it to be here. Friendly staff, cleanest bathrooms ever, enormous space between sites, accessible to any person or rig, great trails and beauty. The best. – ceeesscee


Saline Valley Warm Springs | Death Valley National Park – Death Valley, CA

This is a little hidden campground in a remote corner of Death Valley National Park. Getting here is not easy but it is well worth the effort. – ChrisRoams


Palo Duro Canyon State Park – Canyon, TX

We loved this park. Water and electric only. Verizon was useless even with a booster. At&t worked well for data needs. Best place we have camped. – Jimmyzshack


Castle Rock Mackinac Trail Campark – St. Ignace, MI

We had a nice site on Lake Heron facing Mackinac Island. We kayaked right off the beach in front of our site we had a nice view. – Justchillin


Dutch George Campground | Roosevelt National Forest – Livermore, CO

This is a beautiful spot on the Poudre river. The spot was level and easily fit our 5th wheel and truck. Access is easy even with the curves in the canyon. Lots of hiking close by. Plus fishing. – David W


Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge | Florida Keys – Big Pine Key, FL

Love the place. Great ambiance. I was greeted by a Key deer as I was setting up. Friendly people, large sites, great amenities. – Judy B


North Beach | Padre Island National Seashore – Corpus Christi, TX

A great place to unwind. We spent a few days there over Christmas with our five kids and it was a perfect place to relax. The saying of ‘leave it cleaner than when you arrived’ seems to be followed by most people and it was a very enjoyable stay. – Betsy Kelley


Furnace Creek Campground | Death Valley National Park – Death Valley, CA

This like-new national park campground, which even has a few full hookup sites, offers the very best site quality and camping experience in the central portion of Death Valley. – Zamia Ventures


Deep Creek Preserve – Arcadia, FL

Deep Creek is a primitive camping area with lots of space, and shade. The Spanish moss hangs over the campsites and provides a very nice view! Great place to relax and have some peace! – Hebardstravels


Cattle Tank Road – Red Rock, AZ

Easy dirt road access off of cattle tank road. Bigger rigs would be wise to scout ahead and consider using one of the three or four sites nearest the cattle tanks area for easy turn around. This place is really scenic and pleasing to the eye. – Truebalsamhogs


Rutherford Beach – Creole, LA

We stayed in early December and it was great. We were practically the only ones on the beach and had the entire place to ourselves. The sand is packed pretty nicely, so driving out and finding a level spot wasn’t a problem at all. – NewstateNomads