The Best RV Trips to Take During Spring in the U.S.

It’s that time to start planning your spring camping adventures. If you own an RV, you open the door to so many more travel opportunities: you can go farther distances, enjoy more amenities, and can worry less about the weather. So, why not take your RV to the road this spring and find somewhere truly perfect?


Whether you are looking for something close by or for something far from home, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite RV trips to take this spring.

Grand Canyon National Park


One of the most visited national parks in the U.S. is popular for good reason. Unfortunately, as with many beautiful places, sometimes it gets a little too popular, which is why the best time to see this wonder in person is to visit in the shoulder season - the spring or the fall. Not only is it less crowded, it also has milder temperatures than the blistering summer or the dead of winter. We recommend Trailer Village RV Park, which is located within the park (with access to the canyon’s rim) and has full hookups.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


We’ll be honest; this park is beautiful any time of year, but there is something particularly special about spring that makes the Great Smoky Mountains National Park such a perfect camping experience. Each spring, the park’s mountains and valleys become awash with fresh wildflowers. In fact, each May, there is a Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage that provides guests with a guided tour of the region’s flora. But keep in mind that this park is extremely popular this time of year, so book your reservations well in advance. You aren’t going to want to miss this parade of color.

Hocking Hills State Park


If the Great Smoky Mountains are too crowded for you, heading north to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio might be a better choice. This destination is wildly underrated and remains mostly uncrowded. What makes this park so special is the verdant scenery, and with ranger-guided hiking tours, you can see its beautiful features: wildflowers, waterfalls, and unique rock formations. The Hocking Hills State Park Campground offers 200 different campsites, many of which conveniently have electric hookups.

Lake Powell (Glen Canyon National Recreation Area)


If you aren’t from the West, you might not be familiar with Lake Powell in Utah. Located within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the massive lake boasts beautiful, blue waters contrasted with tall red-layered cliffs. Lake Powell is very popular in the summer, and if you have an RV, this is fine, but if you want milder temperatures, spring is pleasantly temperate and less crowded with tourists. Visitors can enjoy an array of activities such as kayaking, fishing, or simply relaxing on the beach.

Long Beach Peninsula


For those of you west of the Rocky Mountains who love seafood but can’t travel as far as New England, try the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. Enjoy the endless beaches and vast rainforests of the northwest in this quiet destination. With many RV parks in the region, there is room for everyone, especially during the spring when it is overlooked by other, more popular oceanfront vacation sites because of its cooler temperatures (between 40-50°F). If you want to camp close to the beach, you can’t get any closer than Anderson’s Oceanside RV Park & Cottages.

Myrtle Beach


East coast and Southern RVers can also take advantage of beachfront destinations, such as Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. There are actually campgrounds on the beaches, making this perfect for ocean-seeking travelers. In the spring, temperatures range from the 70s to the 80s. Myrtle Beach has many activities for the whole family: mom and dad can golf, the kids can go to the arcade, and both can go to an amusement park. All of these activities are less crowded in the spring, so if you’ve been dying to go, spring is the perfect time.

White Sands National Monument


White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is on almost every essential spring camping list, and visitors can agree there is a good reason why. It is home to the largest field of gypsum sand dunes in the world, perfect for sledding or dune driving. Plus, the night sky in the desert is a view you’re not likely to forget. So, while there is much to do for thrill seekers, it can also be nice to take a minute to feel the sand between your toes and take in the otherworldly views. The choice is yours.


Pro-tip: Bring something to dust off and wipe off the sand; it has a tendency to get into anything and everything.

Yellowstone National Park


There is great debate about the best time to visit this world-renowned park. Some say summer, while others might say fall or spring. We’ll admit, late spring in Yellowstone is very tempting. As the animals come out of their winter hibernation in April and May, you are more likely to see baby bears, bison, and other fauna from outside your vehicle’s window. If you want to pull off into a campsite, there are plenty available throughout the park, where you might have other wildlife encounters. For fewer crowds, try the entrance in Cody, Wyoming.


One of the most impressive things about Yellowstone is the abundance of wildlife, but be sure to keep your distance - not only can you get a citation from park rangers, but you can also be injured. Bison have caused more injuries than any other animal in Yellowstone because many tourists are too careless about getting too close.


As always, when you visit the remarkable places and parks in the US, remember to Leave No Trace. These places only remain pristine and beautiful if we all commit to leaving them as we found them.

Where will you go?


No matter if you are willing to travel far for spring camping or would prefer to camp closer to home, there is so much of this country to explore, and the right RV can make your travel even easier. RV dealers throughout the country can help you decide which one is right for you. We hope this list helps you plan the perfect RV trip this season.