You don’t need to battle wild animals and wander in the wilderness to enjoy an American tradition. Some of the country’s best RV campsites are located close to big cities. Here’s a rundown of our favorite urban camping spots from coast to coast.
Liberty Harbor – New York City
A 15-minute drive from the Big Apple, Liberty Harbor is the nearest RV park to NYC. Open year-round, the park offers nearby waterfront views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, easy access to lower Manhattan via ferry, tour bus or subway, and 24-hour security.
Jantzen Beach RV Park – Portland, Oregon
Located on the Columbia River, and just seven miles from downtown Portland, Jantzen Beach RV Park is open year-round and offers breathtaking views of Mount Hood, great amenities, and proximity to Washington Park’s famous Rose Test Gardens and Japanese Garden.
Greenbelt Park – Washington, D.C.
Located just 12 miles outside the District of Columbia in Greenbelt, Md., Greenbelt Park (run by the National Park Service) offers year-round reservations, scenic trails, and easy access to popular D.C. attractions like the National Mall and Lincoln Memorial.
Oakland Plantation – Charleston, South Carolina
Enjoy a free wagon tour, take a walk along the nature trail or fish in the 30-acre private lake at Oakland Plantation. Located on the grounds of a real antebellum plantation and next door to Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, this park is a wonderful base for exploring historic Charleston.
St. Louis RV Park – St. Louis, Missouri
Urban camping doesn’t get more urban than the St. Louis RV Park, the only RV park located in downtown St. Louis. Open year-round, this location is the perfect base to explore area attractions like the Gateway Arch and Museum, Forest Park, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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