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Ultimate National Parks Campervan Road Trip

Visitors can reach America’s national parks by plane, train, and car, but one of the most memorable ways to experience the parks is by RV or campervan. With your campervan or RV, you can often stay within the park itself or just outside its borders. This enables you to not only get a close-up view of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, but also spend much less than you would staying in hotels at the parks.

This 3,665 mile itinerary out of San Francisco, includes some of the most spectacular parks in the western U.S., including Glacier National Park, Yosemite, Zion, and Yellowstone.

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Read on to find out more about each national park and some of the best RV and campervan campgrounds nearby. Then pick up one of our fully loaded campervans and hit the road!

View of Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The fifth oldest national park in the country, Crater Lake has been awing visitors (as a national park, at least) since 1902. The park’s main sights include the caldera of Crater Lake, the remains of an ancient volcano; Mount Mazama; and the hills and forests around them. At 1,949 feet (594 meters) deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the U.S. Visitors to the lake can swim, waterski, fish, or rent a boat from the marina.

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area is a great option for RV and campervan camping near Crater Lake National Park. Located about 40 miles southwest of the park, the campground provides a good base from which to explore the park as well as other sights in Southern Oregon. The campground overlooks Lost Creek Reservoir and is surrounded by mountains and large conifer trees. Guests can also enjoy the campground’s 11-mile train system that winds through the forest and alongside year-round streams. There are 151 electrical sites with water, flush toilets and hot showers, a dump station, volleyball court, and fenced off-leash pet area, among other amenities.