Campers Choice Awards – Best Camping of 2020

Campendium’s Fourth Annual Campers Choice Awards recognizes the five hundred twenty-seven campgrounds that received four or more 5-star reviews in 2020 from the Campendium community.

Best Camping Overall by Category

Below are the winners of each category that received the most five-star reviews from the Campendium community in 2020.

best national park camping 2020

2020 Best National Park Campground – View All

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

“This is a fantastic place to camp! We saw moose every single morning and evening right from our campsite.” – Wanderingoldens



best national forest camping 2020

2020 Best National Forest Campground –
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Nomad View Dispersed | Buffalo Gap National Grassland – Wall, SD

“This was by far the coolest view we have had camping in our Van thus far! Loved it.” – issyled



best blm camping

2020 Best BLM Camping – View All

Sacred White Shell Mountain – Mosca, CO

“Great free camping close to Great Sand Dunes NP.” – Al and Brandi



best free camping

2020 Best Free Camping – View All

Nomad View Dispersed | Buffalo Gap National Grassland – Wall, SD

“Awesome Views of the edge of Badlands National Park. What beats free camping with an awesome view!” – On the Mewve



best rv park 2020

2020 Best RV Park – View All

Mountain View Campground – Hiawassee, GA

I know this has won multiple awards, etc. but this place actually exceeded our expectations. – FredtheTrailer



best state park campground

2020 Best State Park Campground – View All

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

“Natural Beauty of a State Park, Luxury Ammenities of a Private Park, Best of Both Worlds.” – Buckeye



best county park 2020

2020 Best County Park Campground – View All

Gilbert Ray Campground – Tucson, AZ

“This place is beautiful. Close to Saguaro National Park is a huge plus as well.” – satravis



best city park 2020

2020 Best City Park Campground – View All

Junction City Park – Junction, TX

“Happened into here based on a good review here on campendium. Turned out to be a real treasure.” – Roadrunner

Best Camping Overall by State

Below are the winners of each state that received the most five-star reviews from the Campendium community in 2020.

best camping in alabama

2020 Best Camping in Alabama – View All

Gunter Hill Campground – Montgomery, AL

“Gunter Hill is a gem of a campground! Sites are spacious, long, and paved with full hookups.” – Catherine



best camping in Arizona

2020 Best Camping in Arizona – View All

Gilbert Ray Campground – Tucson, AZ

“What a nice campground. Very quiet, wide open night skies and lots of trails around.” – Jktravelers



best camping in arkansas

2020 Best Camping in Arkansas – View All

Gulpha Gorge Campground – Hot Springs National Park, AR

“We could hear the music of the creek in our bedroom at night. There is nothing not to love about Gulpha Gorge!” – Ramblings On The Road



camping in California

2020 Best Camping in California – View All

TIE: Alabama Hills Recreation Area – Lone Pine, CA
Owens River Road Dispersed Camping – Mammoth Lakes, CA

“This place is a boondockers dream! The views of Mt. Whitney are spectacular!” – Tammy



best camping in Colorado

2020 Best Camping in Colorado – View All

Sacred White Shell Mountaint – Mosca, CO

“Great free camping close to Great Sand Dunes NP” – Al and Brandi



best camping in florida

2020 Best Camping in Florida – View All

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park – Santa Rosa Beach, FL

“Outstanding park & campground. Lots of walking and bike trails. Fabulous beach.” – Steve



best camping in georgia

2020 Best Camping in Georgia – View All

Mountain View Campground – Hiawassee, GA

“We had an amazing time and the campground exceeded our expectations.” – Rocketpotp



best camping in idaho

2020 Best Camping in Idaho – View All

Goodenough Creek Campground – McCammon, ID

“Don’t let the name fool you, this place is more than good enough.” – Daveyclimber



best camping in louisiana

2020 Best Camping in Louisiana – View All

Fairview-Riverside State Park – Madisonville, LA
“Such a peaceful, well maintained and friendly park.” – RogerBart


best camping in michigan

2020 Best Camping in Michigan – View All

Wild Cherry Resort – Lake Leelanau, MI

“This is a gorgeous place in a beautiful setting with large sites designed for big motor homes.” – Dmr


best camping in montana

2020 Best Camping in Montana – View All

Carbella Recreation Site – Emigrant, MT

“Hard to beat free BLM land right on a stunning river with picnic benches, fire rings and bathrooms.” – Cassie


best camping in nebraska

2020 Best Camping in Nebraska – View All

Streeter Park Campground – Aurora, NE

“This campground is free with a dump station, water, and electric. You can’t beat that!” – kelseycorene


best camping in nevada

2020 Best Camping in Nevada – View All

TIE: Sacramento Pass Recreation Area – Ely, NV
Welcome Station RV Park – Wells, NV

“Fantastic Free Campground with the Most Insane Night Sky!” – thecampingnerd


best camping in new mexico

2020 Best Camping in New Mexico – View All

Chosa Campground – Carlsbad, NM

“About ten minutes to Carlsbad caverns, half an hour or so to Guadalupe Mountains.” – Kiltedbeast


best camping in north carolina

2020 Best Camping in North Carolina – View All

Stone Mountain State Park – Roaring Gap, NC

“Waterfalls, hiking trails, campground, and a historical homestead with an iconic granite mountain view make this park well worth a day trip or extended visit.” – LivingOurDreamNow


best camping in north dakota

2020 Best Camping in North Dakota – View All

Scoria Pit Dispersed Camping – Medora, ND

“Spectacular View overlooking Teddy Roosevelt NP” – NYEscapee


best camping in oklahoma

2020 Best Camping in Oklahoma – View All

Bobcat Creek RV Park – Sayre, OK

“Bobcat Creek RV Park is a peaceful, well-kept property that won’t empty your bank account if you decide to stay the night.” – Radar Road Warriors


best camping in oregon

2020 Best Camping in Oregon – View All

Blue Heron French Cheese Company – Tillamook, OR

“Bought some cheese, visited the animals. Quiet night.” – wanderingwithfive


best camping in South Carolina

2020 Best Camping in South Carolina – View All

James Island County Park & Campground – Charleston, SC

“Fantastic county park! Quick drive to Folly Beach and to Charleston. Will definitely be back!” – edentheairstream


best camping in South Dakota

2020 Best Camping in South Dakota – View All

Nomad View Dispersed Camping – Wall, SD

“If you like waking up with pronghorn out your window, or bison on the horizon, this is the spot for you.” – Chest Heir


best camping in tennessee

2020 Best Camping in Tennessee – View All

TIE: Rhea Springs Recreation Area – Spring City, TN
Pine Mountain RV Park – Pigeon Forge, TN

“I was blown away by how amazing this campground was.” – Queso


best camping in texas

2020 Best Camping in Texas – View All

Magnolia Beach – Port Lavaca, TX

“This place is a boondocker’s dream! We parked along the water, beautiful!” – Smithsepicadventure


best camping in Utah

2020 Best Camping in Utah – View All

Tom’s Best Spring Dispersed Camping – Panguitch, UT

“Stayed here one night to be close to Bryce Canyon… found a really cool, private spot on the top of a hill, with an awesome view!” – B_Thompson


best camping in Virginia

2020 Best Camping in Virginia – View All

Walnut Hills Campground & RV Park – Staunton, VA

“Walnut Hills is a beautiful campground in a great location.” – Fred&Lourdes


best camping in Washington

2020 Best Camping in Washington – View All

Allens Bar Campground – Forks, WA

“Wow! It’s hard to sum up how amazing this place was.” – RVwithRandC


best camping in Wyoming

2020 Best Camping in Wyoming – View All

Gros Ventre Campground – Jackson, WY

“On the doorstep of the Grand Teton National Park and the Gros Ventre National Forest Wilderness Area and the Gros Ventre River.” -Steve



Best Camping in Other States