Top Campground Recommendations For Families

A family camping trip, for many, is one of the most time-honored traditions you can share with your loved ones. Car camping makes it very easy to get out and explore some really amazing campgrounds and state parks. To keep everyone in the family happy (especially the kids), it’s important to pick campsites that have plenty of family-friendly amenities. Here are some of the best campgrounds in America for families.

Camp Gulf

Destin, Florida

North Florida is known for its white sand beaches, and Camp Gulf is located right on top of one. This park offers plenty of RV and tent camping sites, and you can even rent fully-furnished RVs if you don’t have your own. You’ll also find heated pools, a waterslide and plenty of other kid-friendly amenities on the property.

Jellystone Park

Mill Run, Pennsylvania

For many kids, their first exposure to “campgrounds” came when watching the old Yogi Bear cartoon. This park keeps those memories alive by offering fully themed activities around the campground, complete with Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Ranger Smith and Cindy Bear.

Lake Rudolph

Santa Claus, Indiana

This campground in Santa Claus Indiana is located right next to the Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari theme park. Aside from the easy theme park access, the campground itself has plenty of family-fun amenities, like playgrounds, shuffleboard courts, bingo, karaoke and an amazing pancake breakfast.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This is a massive campground!  It offers 859 campsites and sits on 310 acres, located right next to the ocean. Families can enjoy a mile-long stretch of beach, as well as playgrounds, a skate park, volleyball and a family fun center that has a pool, lazy river and a splash zone for the smaller kids.

Campland on the Bay

San Diego, California

Campland on the Bay could be categorized as a “luxury” campground. You’ll find the typical RV and tent sites, each offering plenty of room to spread out, but you can also find larger, more luxurious sites that boast private grills, patios, and Jacuzzis. All of this is located next to a wildlife sanctuary. This is another location where campers can rent fully furnished RVs, and the activities available include arts and crafts, luaus and bike and watercraft rentals.