The Best Camping of May 2020

Six hundred twenty-two campgrounds received 5-star reviews in May! Check out some of the highlights below.

West Fork San Juan River Dispersed
West Fork San Juan River Dispersed | San Juan National Forest – Pagosa Springs, CO

Drive 1 mile past the formal campsite and there are about 8 great dispersed camping sites. Had a great, fairly level camping spot right near the river for my 13’ trailer, but a larger rig could easily fit. – Camueller

Dog Canyon Dispersed BLM
Dog Canyon Dispersed Camping | BLM – Alamogordo, NM

I camped here with some friends in another rig and we had no trouble finding a big site to accommodate both rigs. Overall this was a fantastic boondocking site! – Blake

Owens Gorge Road Dispersed Camping Inyo National Forest
Owens Gorge Road Dispersed Camping | Inyo National Forest – Mammoth Lakes, CA

This spot is good for a couple rigs, the small road to get down is easy…2 nice shade trees, and rocks around to protect from the wind….and plenty of roads to drive and walk. – Traveling Designer

Ringold Springs Dept. Fish & Wildlife
Ringold Springs | Dept. Fish & Wildlife – Mesa, WA

It’s a great place, flat and level just below the fist pit toilet. – ManvsDirt

 Tom's Best Spring Dispersed Camping

Tom’s Best Spring Dispersed Camping | Dixie National Forest – Panguitch, UT

This is the spot to stay to see Bryce Canyon and surrounding sites if you want to camp for free. It’s clean, the roads are in excellent space and it’s just a wonderful spot. – Lveloz

Moonshine Creek Campground
Moonshine Creek Campground | RV Park – Sylva, NC

First of all, the campground itself is simply stunning. It is located just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. 5 year old wants to add: “All the people at Moonshine Creek are really nice and we love the campground.” – baconsontheroad

Turtle Rock Campground BLM
Turtle Rock Campground | BLM – Buena Vista, CO

CO at its finest This site was so clean! There were plenty of flat spots to park rigs and deploy my rooftop tent. But you can walk back even further to get more secluded and there are tons of dispersed sites with fire pits. – Jodi

Revenue Flats BLM
Revenue Flats | BLM – Norris, MT

Revenue Flats is one of the best camping locations in southern Montana. Free as heck and feel free to camp wherever you want. Bring climbing gear and your dirt bike. – Toby

Sportsman's Beach Walker Lake Recreation Area
Sportsman’s Beach | Walker Lake Recreation Area – Hawthorne, NV

Beautiful views and lots of wildlife in the area. It was a gift to have a place that was open and safe especially for us full-time RVers during this shutdown. – MarlinMark

Riverpond Campground
Riverpond Campground | RV Park | Garden Valley, ID

We really enjoyed our stay here. Rustic enough with electric included. The hosts were awesome! Made fellow camping friends. Great property. – DanaCamps

Recapture Reservoir
Recapture Reservoir | BLM – Blanding, UT

Free camping at its best! We have a 37′ 5th wheel, only 3 sites will fit a rig this size smaller units will have plenty of nice spots to choose from. I had a great time fishing and just enjoying the area. – SunChasers

Loy Butte Road Dispersed Camping
Loy Butte Road Dispersed Camping | Coconino National Forest – Sedona, AZ

Great camping! Sites are far enough apart that you can’t hear your neighbors. The stars were amazing at night! I wish I could have stayed longer. – camays88

Owens Gorge Road Dispersed Camping
Owens Gorge Road Dispersed Camping | Inyo National Forest – Mammoth Lakes, CA

It was tight but totally worth it for the privacy and the scenery. Definitely unhook and scope it out beforehand. Overall a good site to stay at. – Tyler

Roosevelt State Park Mississippi State Park
Roosevelt State Park | Mississippi State Park – Morton, MS

Site 87 (premium) is possibly the best campsite I’ve ever stayed at. Has a wooden deck around the concrete pad as well as a private dock to access the lake. – Hardrockersean

Chase State Fishing Lake Dept. Fish & Wildlife
Chase State Fishing Lake | Dept. Fish & Wildlife – Cottonwood Falls, KS

Nice, quiet lake with great, tiered waterfalls near park entrance (walk across dam; at fork go left).This is a great FREE place to stay. – Ksreal

Hyde RV Park
Hyde RV Park – Dewey, MT

The hostess was very nice, grounds were clean and quiet, the dog run was so great for our Labradors!!! Saw lots of wildlife roll through, deer, fox, eagles! We will definitely be back!! – Montana Wild Man

Box Wash BLM
Box Wash Dispersed Camping | BLM – Wickenburg, AZ

Stayed here as an unplanned stopover between Vegas and Tucson. Got in late at night so we weren’t sure about the lay of the land. We were pleasantly surprised to wake up in a stunning Saguaro and Cholla filled little valley. – Vegasveegs

Hartman Rocks Airstream Basecamp
Hartman Rocks | BLM – Gunnison, CO

Great mountain biking trails for all levels. Campsites are disbursed amongst the rocks, and restroom facilities are limited. – Leslie

Barton Flats Campground
Barton Flats Campground | San Bernardino National Forest – Angelus Oaks, CA

Barton Flats has spacious sites and beautiful scenery. The sites on the outside of the loops offer more privacy. You can hike to Jenks Lake or hit one of the other trails around. – DJ

Klondike RV Park & Cottages
Klondike RV Park & Cottages | RV Park – Soldotna, AK

This is the perfect place to stay and feel like a part of an RV neighborhood. The site, showers, and laundry are all very clean and well maintained. – SJS72

 Goodenough Creek Campground
Goodenough Creek Campground | BLM – McCammon, ID

Very clean campground! We stayed over Memorial Day weekend and there was a fair amount of traffic, but the views easily make up for that. Highly recommend! – Brian Harada