2PS Top 8 RV Parks And Campgrounds

By:  Kelly Barnett

21st Dec, 16

I tend to be a list person. I have a 'To Do' list beside me at all times. If we travel somewhere, I make a list of what to pack. I make a list of the Christmas gifts we purchase. I keep a list of what's in our basement. You get it…I'm a 'list person'.

I even have a 'list' of where we travel throughout the year. That particular list is more of an itinerary for the year…but a list nonetheless. I include the parks we stayed at, mileage, attractions we visit, dates, etc.

With that in mind, I thought I'd share with you some of ours lists. Today's list is of our "8 Favorite RV Parks or Campgrounds"…in no particular order. A park doesn't make our favorites just because of its amenities but for other qualities such as its location or quality staff.

We'd LOVE to hear if you've been to any of these parks or if you plan to visit any in the future!  


Our Heartland Landmark nice and cozy in site 3

Harnischfeger Park - Ixonia WI

This is an itty bitty tiny park with just 9 sites. There is no sewer but there is 30 amp, water at most of the sites and a dump station. However, it is SO quiet and peaceful. The Rock River runs alongside the park and you can rent canoes and kayaks so you can float down the river.

Trailer Village - Grand Canyon, AZ

You might ask why this is a favorite because it isn't a pretty park. But the great proximity to the Canyon can't be beat. Full hook ups are available and a shuttle bus is just steps away from your campsite. The shuttle will take you to all points along the canyon for wonderful views, to restaurants, to the visitor's center, etc. Plus wildlife tend to meander through the campground.

Liberty Harbor RV Park - Jersey City, NJ

This isn't a whole lot more than a glorified parking lot with full-hook ups and a shower house. But, once again, the location is key. Liberty Harbor is located on the Hudson River right across the way from lower Manhattan. You have access to a water taxi to take you to Wall Street; plus there is a train and bus line just down the street. You can't beat the view of the Statue of Liberty from your RV either!

A 41 foot fifth wheel fits nicely into any of the pull through sites

Ft. Sam Houston RV Park - San Antonio, TX

The biggest drawback to this park is that it is on a military base so only military members or retirees can stay here. Otherwise, it has an awesome location that is convenient to downtown and the Riverwalk and is very well maintained.

Elkhart County Fairgrounds – Goshen, IN

Besides being home to the Heartland National Rally every other year, it's a great place to stay to enjoy the area…and area rich in Amish heritage. We love to hear the clip clop of horse's hooves as they travel into town for provisions. This area is a great place to stay while exploring the area.

Shields Park NAS FamCamp – Corpus Christi, TX

Another military park. Not as nice as Ft. Sam but the park is located right on the Corpus Christi Bay; so you have gorgeous views and can hear the crashing of the waves. Downfalls here would be it always seems to be windy and the salt water on your rig might not be the best.


Tom Sawyer RV Park – West Memphis, AR

This campground is located right on the Mississippi River across from Memphis, TN. It's not far off of I-40 and is convenient to sight-seeing in and around Memphis. It can be very relaxing to sit outside and watch the barges float by all day long. The downfall here? It often floods during the rainy season.

Great views of the river from the living room window of our 5th wheel

Choctaw Casino KOA – Durant, OK

A beautiful park that is very well maintained. It's been the setting for Heartland Owners Club rallies. It offers a shuttle to the casino where you can play or enjoy a meal in one of the various restaurants on the premises.

Kelly Barnett

Kelly Barnett

RV There Yet Chronicles

My husband, Michael, and I have been living fulltime in our 2011 Landmark Key Largo since April of 2011 and LOVE every minute of it. 

When Michael retired from the US Army in October of 2012 (after 29 years of service) we hit the road and haven’t looked back. 

We usually work in the south Texas oilfields in the winter and spend time with our two sons and their families in the summer. We travel and sight-see as much and often as possible.