An RV parked lakeside provides great views. Waterfront RV parks offer camping with close proximity to water activities.

6 Great Waterfront RV Parks for Summer Fun

Summer is here! The sun shines, the earth heats up, and people flock to the water. It’s the time of year to relax in the sand, play in the waves, and watch the sun rise – or set – over the water depending on which coast you’re visiting. There’s no better season to spend some quality time at a waterfront RV park. There are beaches to bask on, oceans to surf over, and lakes to fish in! Read on to learn more about some of the great waterfront RV parks this country has to offer. 

East Coast Waterfront RV Parks  

The eastern seaboard is comprised of 14 states on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The diversity of ocean life along the east coast ranges from lobster in Maine to manatees in Florida. Not only is the east coast the first place to watch the sun rise each day, it’s loaded with great waterfront RV parks. You can find great adventure, pure relaxation, or anything in between.  

Ocean Lakes Family Campground – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  

The mere mention of Myrtle Beach conjures up images of sunshine, ocean waves and sandy beaches. It is one of the best-known tourist areas for lovers of all things beach related. Ocean Lakes Family Campground is ranked in the top 1% of campgrounds; so look no further when searching for great east coast camping. This waterfront RV park has a mile of beachfront property with over 850 campsites spread over its 310 oceanfront acres. 

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a family-friendly park which offers a wonderful option to get a little piece of camping luxury by the sea. They schedule occasional special events throughout the year so you can enjoy a little more “high-energy” excursion or come during a more “mellow” time to experience the type of vacation that works best for you and your family

Don’t forget that Myrtle Beach itself has plenty of entertainment to offer families or couples looking for an exciting trip. So whether you’re looking for an exhilarating weekend or a relaxing time on the beach, you can find it at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach. 

Long Key State Park – Long Key, Florida  

Planning a trip during the colder seasons? Heading south is always a great idea; and you can’t get much further south than the Florida Keys.  A favorite travel destination for everyone – RVers included – nearly 1,000 acres await visitors at Long Key State Park. Waterfront RV park campsites allow you to enjoy the amenities of your RV while basking in the Florida sun and delighting in the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Take note that in 2017, Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to Long Key and restoration of the ocean-front campsites may still be in process. Be sure to look at the Florida State Park website to get current information about closures and/or availability before your trip!  

Midwest Waterfront RV Parks  

It isn’t necessary to travel to the oceans to enjoy a waterfront RV park. Right here in the Midwest are miles and miles of “salt-free ocean” beaches – The Great Lakes of North America! These lakes make up the largest body of fresh water on earth and have a total shoreline of near 10,000 miles to enjoy. Here are two fantastic options for those desiring to stay closer to the heart of the United States.  

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Michigan  

The Great Lakes have a lot to offer when it comes to waterfront fun. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It’s hard to be humble with 42 miles of shoreline along the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Pictured Rocks features unique sandstone formations and plenty of waterfront activities such as kayaking and fishing. Children and adults will both enjoy the beauty of nature here. 

The National Lakeshore is just one of our amazing National Parks and covers over 70,000 acres and the waterfront RV park includes all the activities you would expect from a public campground. Whether you enjoy bird watching and spring wildflowers, summer hiking and boating, the vibrant color displays of autumn leaves, or even winter activities like snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, there is something for everyone. Keep in mind that campsites at this park are by reservation only, so call ahead to plan your trip!  

Lighthouse Point – Sandusky, Ohio  

Sometimes the best destinations are as close as your own backyard and you certainly don’t have to travel far from the backyard of our hometown in Sylvania, OH, to find one of the best waterfront RV parks in the country! This is a fantastic option for a weekend getaway

Lighthouse Point is a waterfront RV park located on the famous Cedar Point Peninsula. This campground is situated right next to popular rollercoaster park, Cedar Point. Another of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie, is just a stone’s throw away from all the campsites at this resort. Each campsite is a level concrete pad and includes full hook-up with water, sewer and electric. 

Many visitors to this waterfront RV park take advantage of the close proximity and enjoy the nearby rollercoaster park as well (when it’s open). However, with the beach and lake amenities available from paddleboards to parasailing, Lighthouse Pointe provides more than enough comfort and entertainment without necessitating a trip to the amusement park. And in the fall this can be a stop on your color tour.  

West Coast Waterfront RV Parks  

One cannot discuss waterfront RV parks and leave out the west coast! With well over 1,500 incredible miles of Pacific Ocean coastline from California through Oregon to Washington state (add the Alaskan coast and you more than triple the number), there is sure to be a campground to suit campers of any age and camping style preference.  

Bolsa Chica State Beach – Huntington Beach, CA  

If you are looking for a waterfront RV park, the west coast campgrounds are hard to miss. Chock full of great options, the Pacific Ocean is lined with places that offer RV travelers an ocean view and oh, so much more. One of these highly rated choices is the Bolsa Chica State Beach RV campground. It is a wonderful place for surfing, volleyball, water sports, sunbathing or simply to enjoy watching the evening sunset. 

 The shore at Bolsa Chica State Beach has calmer waves making it ideal for families. In fact, the campground is pet friendly if you want to bring the whole family! There is a limited quantity of campsites with electric and water hook-ups, and only self-contained RVs are permitted. The park has plenty of places to visit for food and fun. You can even – quite literally – try your hand at fishing for California grunion. When there is a full or new moon during the summer, this species – which only spawns on sandy beaches in southern California – may be caught by hand with a fishing permit. 

Del Valle Regional Park – Livermore, CA  

Even with thousands of miles of coastline, there’s more than the Pacific Ocean to choose from when you visit the west coast. Whether you are a seasoned camper or new to the RV life, you’ll appreciate a trip to one of the hidden gems of California is the Del Valle Family Campground. Situated on five-mile-long Del Valle Lake, this waterfront RV park has 150 sites and nearly 4,400 acres where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, boat rentals, and wind surfing in addition to camping. There are also opportunities for on dry land such as horseback riding and hiking as Del Valle borders the Ohlone Wilderness trail which offers 28 miles of scenic hiking trails. No matter your camping style or RV type, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. 

Contact RV Wholesale Superstore 

The professionals at RV Wholesale Superstore are ready to help you find the perfect RV for you and your family. Visit us in-person at 5080 W. Alexis Road, in Sylvania, OH or call us at (866) 640-9871 

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