15 Dog-Friendly Camping Sites and RV Parks

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Itching to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Venturing to the great outdoors with your pup may just be what you need to relax and recharge. 

Regardless if you’re a camper or glamper, being among nature has its health benefits, such as increased physical activity, improved mood and a good night’s rest. And with your canine companion right beside you, what more could you really ask for?

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It can be difficult finding campgrounds that are not only dog-friendly, but also open during this uncertain period. We’ve compiled a list of 15 campgrounds throughout the country where you and your dog are bound to have a blast. 

1. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

At Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, there’s 73 acres of fun for the entire family. 

The campground has an abundance of activities: miniature golf, laser tag, hiking paths, seasonal events, gem mining, ziplining and fishing. Plus, it’s close to the Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park in case you’d like to do some more exploring!

At Jellystone Park, your dog can exercise and socialize at their fenced-in bark park. The park has several toys and obstacles available for your dog to have some tail-wagging fun! 

Your pup can accompany you while walking around the camp as long as he’s on a leash. Jellystone Park also requires that you bring a crate for your pup.

Location: Luray, Va.
Rates: Start at $49.50 per night
Pet fee: $40 flat fee for 1 dog. $60 flat fee for 2 dogs

2. Grand Canyon RV Glamping
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Grand Canyon RV Camping is all about merging camping and comfort. You get a high-end hotel sleeping arrangement with the camping experience you and your pup are looking for.

At the campground, you can cook s’mores, barbecue, or spend time playing outdoor games and hanging out at the clubhouse. 

Hungry? Indulge in a meal at Anna’s Canyon Cafe a mile away, where they have menus for you and your dog! For even more fun, you and your pup can drive through Bearizona Wildlife Park and admire wolves, bears, bison and mountain goats all in the comfort of your car! 

Location: Williams, Ariz.
Rates: Start at $99 per night
Pet fee: $20 per day

3. 4 Paws Kingdom Campground

Want to go somewhere your dog will feel like absolute royalty? Look no further! 

4 Paws Kingdom Campground is the first of its kind as the only dog-dedicated campground in the country. They prioritize creating “a true doggie kingdom” that pups and humans will love.

Together, you and your fur baby can explore the Blue Ridge Mountains, play fetch in a creek, relax by the campfire and enjoy 4 Paws’ weekend events.

The campground has eight spacious dog parks, some of which include their Small Dog Playground, Tiny Tot Park, The Big Yard, Private Escape, off-leash play park and agility park.

Spend an afternoon on the hiking trails or at the fully fenced swimming pond with your best friend. Treat her to a groom and doggy goodies afterwards! She’s guaranteed to be one happy camper.

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Location: Rutherfordton, N.C.
Rates: Start at $64 per night; includes two people and 2-4 dogs depending on size
Pet fee: None

4. Kamp Klamath RV Park and Campground

Kamp Klamath RV Park knows pets are family, so they’ve made sure your pup can tag along for the ride and have just as much as fun when they visit! In fact, they’re so dog-friendly that their mascot, Shadow, encourages all dogs via website to bring their humans and keep them on a leash or line at all times within the camping area. 

This campground has everything from the ocean, rivers, forests and beaches to dining, shopping and entertainment to choose from. People and puppies alike can soak up the sun in 33 acres of park, trails and river banks. If your dog is well-trained, he can freely roam these areas off-leash. 

Want to go fishing? Klamath River is just a mile away!

Location: Klamath, Calif
Rates: Start at $34.50 per night
Pet fee: None

5. Wanderlust Crossings RV Park

If you’re looking for a peaceful camping experience, Wanderlust Crossings RV Park is the place to go. This campground was established in 2017 and is known for being quiet, immaculate and simply beautiful.

They provide leisure and entertainment amenities, such as a TV lounge, a playground, a recreational room, koi ponds and of course, dog runs! They also have a dog groomer onsite to keep your pup fresh and clean, along with a self-washing station.

Location: Weatherford, Okla.
Rates: Rates start at $40 per night
Pet fee: None

6. Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground

Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground is glamping at its finest. This ravishing resort believes in truly pampering your dogs; so much so that they have treats, leashes and toys at the front desk! 

After you take a dip in the pool or play a game of bocce, you can take your pup to get her exercise in at the off-leash dog park. The large space is perfect for zoomies!

If you’d like to feed ostriches and emus at the famous Central Coast landmark, OstrichLand USA, your pup can accompany you on a guided tour located just a mile away.

Location: Buellton, Calif.
Rates: Start at $85 per night.
Pet fee: None for dogs staying in tents and RVs. A one-time fee of $50 for dogs staying in glamping and hospitality units; 2 dog maximum, weight limit of 50 lbs applies. 

7. Lake George RV Park

Lake George RV Park is a must-visit for pups and their parents. This paradise of a park has so much to do and so much available that you may not have to ever leave the campsite during your stay. You can hike along the Adirondack Mountain trails, bike three miles of trails, go fishing and paddle boating and ride the trolley to shopping centers.  

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Although, one of the best amenities is Charlie’s Bark Park, a 2-acre park of off-leash fun for your pup that’s open daily from dawn to dusk. The campground features a synthetic turf play area, a pet vending area, agility equipment, areas designed for small and large dogs and shaded walking trails! 

You can keep your dog cool with the spray fountain splash pad and wash your dog’s day away at the indoor dog wash station.

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If you do plan on leaving the campground, check out Lake George Shoreline Cruises just 10 minutes away for a historic sightseeing experience you and your pup can enjoy. 

Location: Lake George, N.Y.
Rates: Start at $89 per night 
Pet fee: None. 6 dog maximum if bringing your own RV, 2 dog maximum if renting an RV

8. Compass RV Park

Compass RV Park is a hidden gem of sorts that offers the relaxing getaway you’re looking for. 

You can trek along the nature trail, go for a swim in the pool, listen to live music and enjoy family activities on the weekend. They have a spacious dog run and fenced-in dog park for your fur baby to burn off some energy. It doesn’t stop there though, as they also have laundry and bath facilities for dogs!

Want to tour what is known as the nation’s oldest city? Get your dog ready to travel just 15 minutes away to historic downtown attractions, Anastasia State Park and the beach. 

Location: St. Augustine, Fla.
Rates: Start at $49 per night
Pet fee: None

9. Normandy Farms

If you want to experience a little luxury at New England’s finest family camping resort, visit Normandy Farms. It’s been recognized nationally (and even internationally) as one of the best campgrounds by top publications like USA Today and Time Magazine.

Here, you can find activities for you, your children and your canine companions: hiking trails, playgrounds, parks and outdoor sports — endless fun for everyone!

Your fur baby can chase her tail at the Freedom Tail Park, where she has 1.5 acres to freely frolic, practice her agility training and cool off with a wash and drinking fountain. There is also a designated area for smaller dogs.

Going sightseeing and can’t bring your pup? No problem. Normandy Farms offers multiple dog services for guests, including day kennels, walks and potty breaks to make sure your pup is taken care of.

Location: Foxborough, Mass.
Rates: Start at $36 per night
Pet fee: $15 per pup per night; 2 dog maximum

10. Riverside Campground & Cabins

What atmosphere could be more picturesque than being surrounded by Redwoods right by the Big Sur River? Riverside Campground & Cabins’ secluded location provides the perfect environment to unplug. 

You and your four-legged friend can breathe in the fresh air, walk along the natural trails and relax by the river. You can explore more of the beauty Big Sur has to offer at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Pfeiffer Beach just 10 minutes away.

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Location: Big Sur, Calif.
Rates: Start at $75 per night
Pet fee: $5 per pup per night for tent and RV sites. $30 + tax per pup per night for cabins and rooms. 2 dog maximum per site, cabin or room

11. Holly Shores Camping Resort

Holly Shores Camping Resort is New Jersey’s top-rated park that accommodates every kind of camper. They have a vast selection of tiny houses, cabins, safari glamping tents and RV campsites for visitors to choose from.

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This 38-acre campground has bike paths, natural trails and lakes the whole family (furry and human!) will love. Their spacious dog park is fenced to keep your pups safe while they play.

If you’re a fan of autumn, visit during their Fall Fest October Weekends to enjoy the crisp air, crackling campfire and hot cocoa with your pup right by your side.

Venture 10 minutes out with your pup to shop at the West End Garage or have a drink at the Cape May Winery. (Water bowl provided!)

Location: Cape May, N.J.
Rates: Start at $48 per night
Pet fee: None for 2 dogs of any size staying at campsites. $10 fee per dog per night for 1 dog up to 80 lbs. or 2 dogs with a combined weight of up to 80 lbs. staying in a pet-friendly cabin. $12 fee per dog per night in season and during holidays.

12. Evergreen Park RV Resort

Evergreen Park RV Resort is a charming, laidback campground perfect for families wanting country scenery. Located in the heart of Ohio Amish Country, you can immerse yourself in the plain and simple lifestyle during your stay.

The park has a basketball court, pool and playgrounds. You can take your dog for a walk in the vast open space and even give him a bath at the on-site dog wash station.

Check out nearby flea markets, cheese factories and homestyle Amish restaurants for a truly unique outing!

Location: Dundee, Ohio
Rates: Start at $50 per night
Pet fee: None

13. Sagadahoc Bay Campground

Sagadahoc Bay Campground is ideal for those seeking a true camping experience in a small, tranquil area. This campground welcomes all dogs, all the time! In this tucked away spot, you and your pup can stay on a waterfront for stunning views of the bay. 

Bring your four-legged friend with you to watch the tide roll in and out, take a swim, dig for clams and fish. Boats, kayaks and canoes are also available to rent during your stay. 

And what would the experience be without Maine’s famous seafood? Here, you can get fresh cooked lobster delivered right to your campsite for dinner — yum!

Location: Georgetown, Maine
Rates: Start at $39 per night
Pet fee: None for 2 dogs of any size. Additional dogs on the campground are $5 per pup per night. For dogs staying in rental cottages, $5 per pup per night + $100 refundable security deposit.

14. Lemon Cove RV Park

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Lemon Cove RV Park is a great campground if you’re looking for peace and quiet. It’s tucked away in a quiet, small town with a population of 350 and just a short drive to hiking trails, lakes, shopping and entertainment. 

Best of all, it’s been voted as one of the 10 most dog-friendly campgrounds in the country! The campground has 11 acres for you and your pup to explore and a large, fenced dog park to play a game of frisbee or run free.

Planning on visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks? Lemon Cove RV Park is the only campground with a dog-friendly shuttle to the parks.

Location: Lemon Cove, Calif.
Rates: Start at $45 per night
Pet fee: None

15. The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Make the Magic Kingdom even more magical when you bring your pup!

When you check in at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, you get a Pluto’s Welcome Kit with a bunch of goodies for your canine companion, including bowls, disposable bags, puppy pads, a pet ID tag, a mat and a dog walking map of the campground. 

You can take your pup to play at the Waggin’ Trails Dog Park off-leash or take a stroll on several on-leash trails.

Want to enjoy the Walt Disney World theme parks and destinations? Bring your pup to Best Friends Pet Care on site for a luxury, full-service experience with boarding, doggy day camp, grooming and training, so you both get a truly magical experience!

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Rates: Start at $83 per night
Pet fee: $5 per night

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By Yvonne Villasenor

Yvonne Villasenor is an Orange County, Calif-based freelance writer. She can often be found watching creature features, swooning over dogs on the internet or playing with her Chihuahuas.

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