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2020 Guide To National Parks RV Length (Every Campground)

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What is the Best Length For An RV In The National Parks?

The average size of RV sites is 27 feet nationwide. Therefore the optimal length for an RV in the National Parks is 25 to 30 feet.  Most National Park campgrounds will have spaces that will fit this length. Sites vary park by park and campground by campground, so always check directly with the park office prior to booking a site. 

Below are the stated National Park RV length restrictions for every National Park that allows RV camping. Please use it as an idea and then do some extra research (preferably on the phone) to get situated.

We have endeavored to clarify as much confusing information as possible by direct contact. (One park stated 30 ft restrictions on travel trailers and 21ft restriction on 5th wheels!) We have also included prices, and basic services for each of the National Parks RV campgrounds

If this is your first tour of the National Parks, I would highly recommend this book.  It will tell you what to look for at each National Park (we still recommend you do your own research), but this will help you with planning your trip.  

"The national park idea has been nurtured by each succeeding generation of Americans. Today, across our land, the National Park System represents America at its best. Each park contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the United States and our way of life; of the natural processes which have given form to our land, and to the enrichment of the environment in which we live."

America loves it’s National Parks. KOA research shows that 40% of all RV Campers stay in National or State Parks.(1) But as RV’s get larger, fitting them into 1950’s and 60″s era campgrounds is becoming more and more difficult with National Park RV size maximums. Many people (including us) would love to stay within the National Parks but simply cannot fit into the sites with a large RV.

Most National Parks that have RV campgrounds do not offer any kind of hookups. So it is dry-camping only. There may be some types of amenities, like a dump station, vault toilets, etc, but sites do not have hookups in most cases. National Park RV camping accommodations as a general rule are a bit sparse. 

You have to remember that the whole idea of our National Parks is to celebrate our natural spaces, so clearing and digging up large sites within those natural areas to allow for sewer hookup’s and 50 amp electrical service, or even to cut through roads to accommodate 40+ foot long motorhomes, causes a great deal of heartburn. 

That being said, some National Parks are making upgrades where possible to accommodate today’s larger rigs as well as the demand for hookups

Which National Parks will  work for your rig? We have done the legwork for you and compiled a list of every National Park campground that allows RV camping, and the information necessary for you to make your decision. 

If you don’t have an Annual Pass for the National Parks, I highly recommend you pay one annual fee, which will get you into all of the USA National Parks.

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10 California National Parks RV Camping

Campground RV Size Restrictions

Every National Park has RV length restrictions. There does not seem to be any consensus anywhere, nor an authoritative resource to tell us how sites are measured. Typically the length restriction will be for camper AND tow vehicle, so the allowable length for a trailer will be shorter than for a motorhome by about 10 feet. 

Our best advice is to take a look at the list below and use it as a guideline, but not as a bible. Nor should you use ANY online resource as authoritative. We strongly recommend that you do the following:  

Call The Park: We have found that at the end of the day, no matter where you are trying to camp,  you ALWAYS do better by speaking to someone right there at the park. You will get first hand information that will often times contradict what you read or hear online. For instance if you are just staying overnight and do not wish to unhook, make sure you can get a site long enough for the whole shebang. 

When we were staying out at Yellowstone last year, we stayed outside the park, at Henry’s Lake State Park (AWESOME park.) During our 2 month visit, we stopped around to see several of the Yellowstone campgrounds. Keep in mind that this was mid summer, when anyone would tell you it is next to impossible to get a site within the park.

While visiting the Mammoth Springs area, we noticed that the campground there had quite a few empty spaces. We stopped to speak to the ranger at the gatehouse, and she told us that they had been experiencing quite a bit of vacancy over the last couple of weeks. They usually got several walk-ins during the days, but each morning many left. 

We also noticed that, even though the park has a maximum RV length of 30 feet, there were a large number of sites that would, and WERE holding RV’s much longer than that. The ranger told us that the restriction was there, but they often put larger rigs into the park without a problem.

Another story: When we visited South Dakota, we stayed at a Angostura State Recreation Area, a huge, beautiful facility on the Angostura Reservoir. The campground offers electric only sites at VERY affordable prices. When I called them on the phone to get some information, I got some surprising news. 

The ranger who I spoke to told me that they did in fact have a few full service sites that were used by the on site camp hosts. Since it was late in the season, some of the hosts had been released and left. So there was a fully paved ADA site with full services and a built in stone fire-pit available if we wanted it. (We wanted it) I think we paid about $25 per night for the site. All because of a phone call. 

The point is this: call the park. ALWAYS. Get first hand information from someone on the ground, who does this every day. You never know what will happen.

You can get most of the information you need for visiting National Parks online or at the park.  If you want all of the information you need in one spot, I highly recommend this book. The pictures are beautiful, and you get a good idea of what there is to do and see!

Let’s take a look at the travel trailer restrictions in National Parks and the RV length restrictions by state.

Gifts For National Park Lovers

Looking to visit all the National Parks within the US? Well, this National Parks Bucket List art is just what you need to track your park road trips!

Each National Park has a camera icon next to the parks name. As you visit these picture-perfect parks, use the included push pins to pin your list within the circle of the camera lens to show you have “captured” that park. Makes a fun way to track and show off your National Park Adventures

I absolutely love these and will be getting one (or two) as soon as I have a wall large enough to fit them on.  The best part is you can get them personalized.  What a gift for all nature loving peeps!

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National Parks Bucket List
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50 States Bucket List
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Hiking Trails Bucket List

How Do I Measure My Rig for Campgrounds

All of this being said, you still need to find some earmarks to use in selecting sites for your rig. Some people say that they “add a few feet” to the stated rig length so that they always have extra room in their campsite. If you have a smaller rig, feel free. For us with a 38ft rig, I would never do this. It is hard enough to find sites in some parks to fit us so I wouldn’t want to eliminate a 39ft site because I said my rig was 40ft. 

Our recommendation is this: go with the stated length of your rig, which is usually written in the model number of your rig. Then talk to someone in person so you can discuss slides, width, etc. You will almost never go wrong. 

Alaska National Parks RV Camping

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Denali National Park RV Sites

Riley Creek Campground

    • Max Length: 30ft (Standard) 40ft (Premium)
    • Price Per Night: $24 (Standard) $30 (Premium) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: YES. Start about May 15 depending on weather. Walk In before that. 
    • Dump/Fill Station: YES in season. 
    • Location:  Very near the Visitors Center, at Park entrance.
    • Notes: 127 Sites Walkable to Visitors Center area and amenities. Loads of trails. 

Savage Campground

    • Max Length: 30ft (Standard) 40ft (Premium)
    • Price Per Night: $24 (Standard) $30 (Premium) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Reservations not required, but strongly recommended
    • Dump/Fill Station: No. Potable water available seasonally
    • Location: 13 Miles from the entrance on the Denali Park Road
    • Notes: 33 Sites. Awesome views of Denali. Hiking trails. 

Teklanika Campground

    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes. 
    • Dump Station:
    • Location:  
    • Notes: 53 sites.  Also known as “Tek” this campground requires a 3 night stay and you may not move your vehicle while you are there. There are shuttle passes available but they have weird restrictions for this campground. READ CAREFULLY!

Alaska National Parks With NO RV Camping

  • Gastes of the Arctic National Park
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Katmai National Park
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Wrangell St-Elias National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park

American Samoa

American Samoa National Parks with NO RV Camping

  • National Park of American Samoa

Arizona National Parks RV Span Restrictions

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Grand Canyon National Park RV Sites

Mather Campground:

    • Max Length: 30 ft
    • Price Per Night: $18 per night. $50 for group sites. $15 (Dec-Feb)
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes – up to 6 mos in advance. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  South Rim- within the Grand Canyon Village
    • Notes: 319 Sites. Walkable to all amenities of the GC Village. Dec-Feb, open as a walk-in, self pay site. 

Trailer Village:

    • Max Length: 50 ft. 
    • Price Per Night: Starting at $48 (seasonal) 
    • Hookups: Yes (Full Hookups) 
    • Reservations: Yes – open year around. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (Mather Campground) 
    • Location:  South Rim- within the Grand Canyon Village
    • Notes: Paved Sites. This is a concessioner operated campground. 

Desert View Campground:

    • Max Length: 30 ft (vehicle AND trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $12 per night. 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No – FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station:No- 2 water faucets available in the park. Nearest dump station Mather Campground (25 miles) 
    • Location:  East Entrance (25 miles to GC Village) 
    • Notes: 50 sites. Open mid-April to mid-October. Restrooms with running water (cold only)

North Rim Campground:

    • Max Length: None given. 
    • Price Per Night: $18-$25 per night. $50 Group Sites
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes 
    • Location: North Rim
    • Notes: 90 Sites. Open May 15 to October 31. 

Arizona National Parks With NO RV Camping

  • Petrified Forest National Parks
  • Saguaro National Park

Arkansas National Parks RV Length

Hot Springs National Park

Gulpha Gorge Campground:

    • Max Length: 35 ft. (40 footer has been reported) 
    • Price Per Night: $30 Per night
    • Hookups: Full Hookups W/E/S
    • Reservations: No FCFS Only. 
    • Dump Station: Yes
    • Location:  NE part of the park, off US Hwy 70B 
    • Notes: 44 sites. Open Year around. 

“If we are to have broad-thinking men and women of high mentality, of good physique and with a true perspective on life, we must allow our populace a communion with nature in areas of more or less wilderness condition.”

California National Parks RV Camping

Death Valley National Park

Furnace Creek:

    • Max Length: None: “Difficult to maneuver with longer RV’s.” 
    • Price Per Night: $16 (Standard) $34 (Hookups) 
    • Hookups: 18 Sites have water and electric. 
    • Reservations: Yes Oct 15 to Apr 15. FCFS remainder of year. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Near the center of the park. 
    • Notes: 136 Sites. Open Year Around. 

Sunset:

    • Max Length: None
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Very near Furnace Creek, in the middle of the campground. 
    • Notes: Open late fall thru spring

Texas Springs:

    • Max Length: None: “Difficult to maneuver with longer RV’s.”
    • Price Per Night: $16
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Very near Furnace Creek, in the middle of the campground. 
    • Notes:  Open late fall thru spring

Stovepipe Wells:

    • Max Length: None
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  30 Minutes northwest of Furnace Springs 
    • Notes: 190 Sites. Open all year

Mesquite Spring:

    • Max Length: None: “Difficult to maneuver with longer RV’s.”
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Northern end of the park. Near Scotty’s Castle. 
    • Notes: 30 Sites. 

Wild Rose:

    • Max Length: 25 ft. 
    • Price Per Night: Free
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Southwestern edge of the park in the Wildrose Canyon
    • Notes: 23 Sites. Open year around. 

Thorndike:

    • Max Length: 25 ft.
    • Price Per Night: Free
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Southwestern edge of the park near the Wildrose Canyon
    • Notes: 6 Sites. Typically open late spring thru fall.

Mahagony Flat:

    • Max Length: 25 ft. 
    • Price Per Night: Free
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations:
    • Dump/ Fill Station:
    • Location:   Southwestern edge of the park near the Wildrose Canyon
    • Notes: 10 Sites. Typically open late spring thru fall.
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Joshua Tree National Park

  • Black Rock Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft. 
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes- September thru June. Can reserve 6 mos in advance. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Northwest corner of the park. 
    • Notes: 100 Sites. Open year around. Also has a horse riding camp. 
  • Belle
    • Max Length: 35 Feet Combined length. 
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: About 5 miles inside the North Entrance to the park off Pinto Basin Road. 
    • Notes: 18 Sites. 
  • Hidden Valley
    • Max Length: 25 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  About midway between the North and West Entrances, along the Park Boulevard. 
    • Notes: 44 SItes
  • Indian Cove
    • Max Length: 35 Feet Combined Length
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes- September thru June
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- Ranger Station has water.
    • Location: North side of the park on Indian Cove Road near the Wonderland of Rocks. register at the Ranger Station. 
    • Notes: 101 Sites. Open year around. 
  • Jumbo Rocks
    • Max Length: 35 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes – September thru June
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  About 10 miles inside the North Entrance on the Park Road. 
    • Notes: 124 Sites. Open Year around. 
  • Ryan
    • Max Length: None stated
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No except the Equestrian Sites which require reservations
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  About mid-way through the park on the Park Road. Near Ryan Mountain. 
    • Notes: 31 Sites (4 Equestrian). Open year around. 
  • White Tank
    • Max Length: 25 ft
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  About 15 miles inside the North Entrance on the Pinto Basin Road. 
    • Notes: 15 Sites. Open year around. 

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Grant Grove Area (Kings Canyon)

This section sits apart from the larger KC park, off the NW corner of Sequoia. It is the home of the General Grant Sequoia, the worlds second largest Sequoia. 

  • Azalea Campground
    • Max Length: Varies by site
    • Price Per Night: $18
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Nearest at Princess Campground, Hume Station (6 miles) 
    • Location:  Grant Grove area. Walkable to General Grant Sequoia Grove. 
    • Notes: 110 Sites. Open year around. Bear area. 
  • Crystal Springs Campground
    • Max Length: Varies by site
    • Price Per Night: $18 ($40 Group)
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No for indiv. Yes for group. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Nearest at Princess Campground, Hume Station (6 miles)
    • Location:  Grant Grove area. 
    • Notes: 36 Sites, (14 Group). Open May through September. Exact dates vary. 
  • Sunset Campground
    • Max Length: Varies By Site
    • Price Per Night: $22 ($40 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Nearest at Princess Campground, Hume Station (6 miles)
    • Location:  Grant Grove area.
    • Notes: 157 Sites. (2 Group) 
Cedar Grove Area Campgrounds (Kings Canyon)

The other vehicle accessible area of the park, Cedar Grove is known as the “quieter” part of the park. A pay phone, restaurant, showers, and laundry facilities are available in the Cedar Grove Village, and horseback riding is offered (for a fee) nearby.

  • Sentinel Campground
    • Max Length: Varies by Site. 
    • Price Per Night: $22 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: NO: Nearest at Princess Campground, Hume Station
    • Location:  West Entrance to the larger Kings Canyon Park. 
    • Notes: 82 Sites. Open mid-May to mid-November. 
  • Sheep Creek
    • Max Length: Varies by site. 
    • Price Per Night: $18
    • Hookups: No: Nearest at Princess Campground, Hume Station
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: West Entrance to the larger Kings Canyon Park.
    • Notes: 111 Sites. Open early July to Early September. 
  • Moraine Campgound
    • Max Length: Varies by Site
    • Price Per Night: $18
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station:NO.  Nearest at Princess Campground, Hume Station
    • Location:  West Entrance to the larger Kings Canyon Park.
    • Notes: 121 Sites. Open Late July through Mid October. 
Lodgepole Area Campgrounds (Sequoia)

The Lodgepole area of Sequoia National Park is in the Northwestern part of the park. 

  • Lodgepole Campground
    • Max Length: 42 ft
    • Price Per Night: $22
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes mid May through Mid September. (Strongly recommended) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. During the summer
    • Location:  1/4 mile from Lodgepole Village. 
    • Notes: 214 Sites. Loops start closing in the fall and all are closed early December through mid May. 
  • Dorst Campground
    • Max Length: Any Length
    • Price Per Night: $22 ($40-$60 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes July through August (Strongly recommended) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Closest is at Lodgepole. 
    • Location:  Midway between Grant Grove and Giant Forest. 
    • Notes: 218 sites (4 Group) Campground closes mid Sept through early July
Foothills Campgrounds
  • Potwisha Campground
    • Max Length: 27ft (Larger not advised on the road into the park.) 
    • Price Per Night: $22
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: 4 Miles inside the park entrance on the south side of the park. 
    • Notes: 42 Sites. Open Year Around
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

  • Butte Lake Campground
    • Max Length: 35 ft
    • Price Per Night: $22
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No Dump. Potable Water acailable
    • Location:  Northeast corner of the park. Near Butte Lake, CInder Cone and Prospect Peak
    • Notes: 101 Sites. Open early June to late October, weather permitting. 
  • Manzanita Lake Campground
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $26
    • Hookups: No.
    • Reservations: Yes, for 2 loops. 2 loops are FCFS. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Potable water available
    • Location: Northwest Corner, 1 mile from the Manzanita Lake Entrance. 
    • Notes: 179 sites. Open mid May to snowfall. (Early November) 
  • Summit Lake North:
    • Max Length: 35 feet
    • Price Per Night: 
    • Hookups: No. Potable water available. 
    • Reservations: 3 loops reservable. 2 loops FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Closest at Manzanita Lake Junction
    • Location:  About the center of the park. Midway between Kohm Yah-mah-nee and Manzanita Entrances along the Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway
    • Notes: 94 Sites. Open July through September. 
  • Warner Valley Campground:
    • Max Length: Not Listed. 
    • Price Per Night: $16
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: 8 Sites Reservable
    • Dump/ Fill Station: NO. Potable water available
    • Location:  Southeastern corner of the park. Remote. Dirt road entry. 
    • Notes: 18 sites. Open June through mid October – weather permitting. 
  • Lost Creek Group Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $62 (10-25 people)
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Closest at Manzanita Lake Campground
    • Location:  5 miles south of Manzanita Lake on the main park road.
    • Notes: 8 sites. Open mid June through September – weather permitting. 

Pinnacles National Park

  • Pinnacles Campground:
    • Max Length: Any size. 
    • Price Per Night: $40 (electric) $30 (non-electric) 
    • Hookups: Yes. 30 amp Electric. Potable water available. 
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Near the Visitors Center at the East entrance. 
    • Notes: 134 Sites. Open year around. Pool (summer) and camp store. 
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite has 9 campgrounds that accept RV’s. The maximum RV span in Yosemite is 40 ft at the Lower Pines Campground.  Check out below for the Yosemite RV length restrictions. 

Yosemite Valley Campgrounds

  • Upper Pines Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft
    • Price Per Night: $26
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes, all year
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (Year around) 
    • Location:  Deepest in the Yosemite Valley. Near Curry Village. 
    • Notes: 238 Sites. Open year around. 
  • Lower Pines Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $26
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Next to Upper Pines. Near Curry Village. 
    • Notes: 60 Sites. Open Mid April through Mid October
  • North Pines Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $26
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Just North of the Pines Campgrounds. Near Curry Village. 
    • Notes: 81 Sites. Open Mid April to Mid October
South of Yosemite Valley
  • Wawona Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft
    • Price Per Night: $26 April through September) $18 (off season) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (April through September) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (summer only) 
    • Location: On the Wawona Road, near Wawona Village. Near the South entrance of the park.  
    • Notes: 93 Sites, 2 Horse Sites, 1 Group Site. 
  • Bridalveil Creek Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft.  
    • Price Per Night: $18 ($50 Group Sites, $30 Horse Sites) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Not for regular sites. Required for Group and Horse Sites. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: About 8 miles up the Glacier Point Road. 
    • Notes: 110 Sites. 2 Group Sites. 3 Horse Sites. Open July through September. 
North of Yosemite Valley
  • Hodgdon Meadow Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 Ft
    • Price Per Night: $26 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (April through September)
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Just inside the park at the Big Oak Flat (West) Entrance
    • Notes: 105 Sites. Open year around. 
  • Crane Flat Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 Ft
    • Price Per Night: $26
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Along the Big Oak Flat Road about 30 minutes from Yosemite Valley. 
    • Notes: 166 Sites. Open mid July through mid October. 
  • White Wolf Campground:
    • Max Length: 27 Ft
    • Price Per Night: $18
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No. All sites are FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: Off of the Tioga Road about midway through the park.  
    • Notes: 74 Sites. Open July through early September. 
  • Toulumne Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 Ft
    • Price Per Night: $26 ($50 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Half the sites are reservable as well as the Group sites. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (Summer only) 
    • Location:  On the Tioga Road just a few miles inside the Tioga (East) entrance.
    • Notes: 304 Sites. 7 Group sites. 4 Horse sites. 

California National Parks With NO RV Camping

  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Redwoods National Park

"It's a Colorado Rocky Mountain High, I've seen it raining fire from the sky. Talk to God and listen to the casual reply. Rocky Mountain High, Colorado."

Colorado National Parks RV Size Restrictions

Colorado has 3 National Parks that offer RV camping. 

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

  • South Rim Campground:
    • Max Length: 55 ft
    • Price Per Night: $16 (Standard) $22 (Electric Loop B Only) 
    • Hookups: Yes. Loop B has 23 Electric hookups (summer only) 
    • Reservations: Some sites (Loops A and B) are reservable ($3 Fee) in summer. Most are FCFS. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No.  Potable water is available in summer only.
    • Location:  Just inside the park on the South Entrance. Easy access to South Rim
    • Notes: 56 Sites. Open year around.
  • North Rim Campground:
    • Max Length: 22 ft
    • Price Per Night: $16 in summer. Spring and fall free. 
    • Hookups: No. 
    • Reservations: No. All sites are FCFS. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Potable water is available in summer. 
    • Location:  North side of the park. Access from the town of Crawford on Black Canyon Road. 
    • Notes: 13 Sites. Open April to mid November
  • East Portal Campground:
    • Max Length: 22 ft. No larger vehicles are allowed on the road in. 
    • Price Per Night: $16 in summer. Spring and fall free. 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. 
    • Location:  South East corner of the park. Use the South Rim Entrance and turn onto the East Portal Road. follow for 5 miles. 
    • Notes: 15 Sites. Open May to mid October. 

Mesa Verde National Park

  • Morefield Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $15 
    • Hookups: Yes, 15 Sites with full hookups. 
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  North side of the park 4 miles inside the entrance. 
    • Notes: 267 Sites. Open mid April to mid October. 

Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Aspenglen Campground:
    • Max Length: 30 ft
    • Price Per Night: $26 
    • Hookups: No. Potable water is available in summer. 
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Potable water available in summer. 
    • Location:  East side of the park at the Fall River Entrance
    • Notes: 52 Sites. Open May to September (weather dependent). 
  • Glacier Basin Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft
    • Price Per Night: $26
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes. Highly recommended. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. Summer only. 
    • Location:  About half way down the Bear Lake Road. Use the Beaver Meadows Entrance.
    • Notes: 75 RV Sites. Open May through September weather dependent. 
  • Moraine Park Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft.
    • Price Per Night: $26 ($18 Winter) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (seasonal) Potable water available year around. 
    • Location: Off the Bear Lake Road near the Beaver Meadows Entrance. 
    • Notes: 244 Sites. Open year around (64 sites open in winter FCFS) 
  • Timber Park Campground:
    • Max Length: 30 ft. 
    • Price Per Night: $26
    • Hookups: No. 
    • Reservations: No. All Sites are FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. 
    • Location:  West side of the park. 8 miles north of the Grand Lake Entrance. 
    • Notes: 98 Sites. Open May to October (weather dependent). 

Great Sand Dunes National Park

  • Piñon Flats Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft. 
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No. Water is available. 
    • Reservations: Yes (May through Sept) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. Nearby 
    • Location:  88 sites. Open April  through October. 

"The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life."

Florida National Parks RV Length

Everglades National Park

  • Long Pine Key Campground:
    • Max Length: 45 ft
    • Price Per Night:  $25 ($35 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. Potable water available
    • Location:  Just inside the park near Homestead FL along Road 9338
    • Notes: 73 Sites. Closed summer (Opens November) 
  • Flamingo Campground:
    • Max Length: 45
    • Price Per Night: 45 electric. 25
    • Hookups: Yes. Electrical only. (41) 
    • Reservations: Yes. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. Potable water available. 
    • Location:  At the end of Road 9338 
    • Notes: 65 Sites. Open year around. 

Florida National Parks with NO RV Camping

  • Biscayne National Parks
  • Dry Tortugas National Park

Hawaii

Hawaii National Parks with NO RV Camping

  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • Haleakalā National Park

Indiana National Parks RV Measurement Maximums

Indiana Dunes National Park.

  • Dunewood Campground:
    • Max Length: No stated length
    • Price Per Night: $25 
    • Hookups: No (potable water is available
    • Reservations: Yes   
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No (Potable Water  is available)
    • Location:  Northern section of the park, near Beverly Shores RR Station
    • Notes: 54 Sites Open April through October

Kentucky National Parks Maximum RV Spans Allowed

mammoth cave national park bus

Mammoth Cave National Park.

  • Mammoth Cave Campground:
    • Max Length: 38 ft
    • Price Per Night: $20. ($25 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (52 Sites) (May 1 to October 15)  
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (Seasonal) Potable Water available (seasonal) 
    • Location: Near the Visitors Center and Main Entrance to the caves. 
    • Notes: 111 Sites (4 Group) 
  • Maple Springs Group Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft. 
    • Price Per Night: $25 ($35 Group)
    • Hookups: 2 Electrical/Water  (Horse) Sites 
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Potable water is available. 
    • Location:  North side of the park 6 miles from the Visitors Center. 
    • Notes: 6 Sites 4 Horse Sites (2 electric) 

Maine National Parks Maximum RV Dimensions

Acadia National Park

  • Blackwoods Campground:
    • Max Length: 
    • Price Per Night: $30 ($60 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. Potable water available
    • Location:  About 5 miles south of Bar Harbor. 
    • Notes: 306 Sites. Open early May through mid October. 
  • Seawall Campground:
    • Max Length: 
    • Price Per Night: $30 ($60 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. Potable water available. 
    • Location: Southern end of the park. 4 miles south of Southwest Harbor on Rte 102A. 
    • Notes: 214 Sites. Open mid May through September. 
  • Schoodic Woods Campground:
    • Max Length: 
    • Price Per Night: $36 Electric ($40 Electric and Water) $60 Group
    • Hookups: Yes
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: 
    • Location:  Schoodic Peninsula 3 miles Southeast of Winter Harbor. 
    • Notes: 90 Sites. (2 Group) Open Late May to Early October

Michigan

Michigan National Parks with NO RV Camping

  • Isle Royale National Park

Minnesota

Minnesota National Parks with NO RV Camping

  • Voyageurs National Park

Missouri

Missouri National Parks with NO RV Camping

  • Gateway Arch National Park

Montana National Parks RV Length

glacier national park sign

Glacier National Park

  • Apgar Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Just inside the West Entrance to the park, near Apgar Village. 
    • Notes: 194 Sites. Open Year around
  • Avalanche Campground:
    • Max Length: 26 Ft.
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Potable water is available. 
    • Location: Along the Going To The Sun road, about 16 miles inside the West Entrance.
    • Notes: 50 Sites for RV’s. Open mid-June to mid-September
  • Fish Creek Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft
    • Price Per Night: $23
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  About 2.5 miles inside the West Entrance of the park off the Camas Road on the western shore of Lake McDonald. 
    • Notes: 18 sites accommodate RV’s. Open June through August
  • Many Glacier Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft
    • Price Per Night: 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Eastern side of the park.  About 11 miles from the town of Babb on Rte 3. 
    • Notes: 13 Sites for RV’s. Open mid-May to mid-October. 
  • Rising Sun Campground:
    • Max Length: 25
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No 
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: East side of the park, about 7 miles from the St. Mary entrance. 
    • Notes: 10 sites for RV’s. Open mid-June to mid-September. 
  • Sprague Creek Campground:
    • Max Length: None given – no towed vehicles are allowed. 
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: About 9 miles inside the West Entrance, along the Going to The Sun Road. On the shore of Lake McDonald.  
    • Notes: 25 Sites. Open mid-May to mid-September
  • St. Mary Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft (3 sites) 35 ft (22 sites)  
    • Price Per Night: $23 summer- decreasing off season (FREE Nov to mid-April) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Half a mile into the park at the St. Mary’s Entrance. 
    • Notes: 148 Sites. Open Year around. 
  • Two Medicine Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 (10 sites) 
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Southeastern part of the park, 13 miles west of East Glacier. Between the Two Medicine Lakes. 
    • Notes: 100 sites. Open June thru mid-October
death valley NP sign

Nevada National Parks RV Lengthiness Maximums

Death Valley National Park

  • Furnace Creek Campground:
    • Max Length: “Difficult to maneuver larger RV’s”
    • Price Per Night: $22  ($36 water and elec) 
    • Hookups: Yes (18 sites have water and 50 amp) 
    • Reservations: Yes (Oct through April) Rest of the year is FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Eastern part of the park, near the Furnace Creek Ranch
    • Notes: 136 sites. Open year-round
  • Sunset Campground:
    • Max Length: No Limit
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No. (Water is available) 
    • Reservations: No. All sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Eastern part of the park, near the Furnace Creek Ranch
    • Notes: 270 sites. Open late fall through spring. 
  • Texas Springs Campground:
    • Max Length: “Difficult to maneuver larger RV’s”
    • Price Per Night: $16
    • Hookups: No (water is available) 
    • Reservations: No. All sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Eastern part of the park, near the Furnace Creek Ranch
    • Notes: 92 Sites. Open Year-round. 
  • Stovepipe Wells Campground:
    • Max Length: No Limit
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No (water is available) 
    • Reservations: No. All sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  About midway through the park off Hwy 190
    • Notes:  190 Sites. Open Year-round
  • Mesquite Springs Campground:
    • Max Length: “Difficult to maneuver larger RV’s”
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No. All sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  NE part of the park, near Grapevine off Scotty’s Castle Road
    • Notes: 30 sites. Open year-round
  • Wildrose Campground:
    • Max Length: 25 feet
    • Price Per Night: FREE
    • Hookups: No (water is available) 
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: SW part of the park. Where Emigrant Canyon Road meets Charcoal Kilns Road
    • Notes: 23 sites. Open year-round (Some snow closures to road in winter) 
  • Thorndike Campground:
    • Max Length: 25 feet (high clearance only) 
    • Price Per Night: FREE
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: SE part of the park, off Charcoal Kilns Road 
    • Notes: 6 sites. Open late spring through fall weather permitting. 
  • Mahogany Flat Campground:
    • Max Length: 25 feet (high clearance only)
    • Price Per Night: FREE
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  SE part of the park, off Charcoal Kilns Road
    • Notes: 10 sites. Open late spring through fall weather permitting.

Nevada National Parks with NO RV Camping

  • Great Basin National Park

New Mexico

New Mexico National Parks With NO RV Camping

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • White Sands National Park

“National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.”

North Carolina National Parks RV Size Restrictions

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC Campgrounds)

These are North Carolina campgrounds. For Tennessee campgrounds, see the Tennessee section. 

  •  Deep Creek Campground:
    • Max Length: 26 ft
    • Price Per Night: $17
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No (Group sites available and reservable) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  The campground is just inside the Deep Creek entrance, near the Visitors Center. Near Bryson City, NC
    • Notes: 92 sites. Open late May to Late October
  •  Smokemont Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft (motorhomes) 35 ft (trailers) 
    • Price Per Night: $20 mid May through October ($17 rest of year) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Southern part of the park, about 3 miles inside the Oconaluftee Entrance
    • Notes: 142 sites. Open Year around
  • Chataloochie Campground:
    • Max Length: 32 ft (motorhome) 25 ft (trailers)  
    • Price Per Night: $27
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (required) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Eastern end of the park. Quite remote. Chataloochie Entrance Road in is a narrow, windy mountain road. Partially dirt. 
    • Notes: 27 sites. Open mid June through October. 
  •  Balsam Mountain Campground:
    • Max Length:  30 ft
    • Price Per Night: $17.50
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: 
    • Location:  Southeastern part of the park. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
    • Notes: 46 sites. Open late May to mid-October

North Dakota National Parks RV Length

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

  •  Cottonwood Campground:
    • Max Length: No Limit
    • Price Per Night: $14 ($30 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (37 sites- rest are FCFS) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No (potable water is available in season) 
    • Location:  About 4 miles inside the South Unit Entrance 
    • Notes: 72 sites. Open year-round. 
  •  Juniper Campground:
    • Max Length: No Limit
    • Price Per Night: $14 ($30 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No (Group site YES) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (seasonal) 
    • Location:  5 miles inside the North Unit Entrance (off 85)  
    • Notes: 50 sites. Open year-round.

Ohio

Ohio National Parks With NO RV Camping

  •  Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Oregon National Parks RV Measurements

crater lake national park sign

Crater Lake National Park

  •  Mazama Village Campground:
    • Max Length:  50 ft (Motorhome) 35 ft (trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $43 (full hookup) $36 (elec) $31 (dry) 
    • Hookups: Yes – FHU available. 
    • Reservations: Yes (some sites are FCFS) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Just inside the South Entrance to the park. 
    • Notes: 214 sites. Open mid-June through September. 

South Carolina

South Carolina National Parks With NO RV Camping

  •  Congaree National Park

South Dakota National Park RV Size Limit

Badlands National Park

  •  Cedar Pass Campground:
    • Max Length: None Given
    • Price Per Night: $22 ($37 with elec) 
    • Hookups: Some electric sites available
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes ($1 fee) 
    • Location:  Eastern end of the park.  Just inside the Interior Entrance to the park. 
    • Notes: 96 sites (4 Group sites) . Open year-round. (Limited sites November through March) 
  •  Sage Creek Campground:
    • Max Length: RV’s 18 ft max. (Horse Trailers OK) 
    • Price Per Night: Free
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No Potable water available near the Pinnacles Entrance
    • Location:  Northwestern corner of the park, Off the Sage Creek Rim Road. 12 Miles inside the Pinnacles Entrance  
    • Notes: 25 sites. Open year-round. Some weather closures expected. 

Wind Cave National Park

  •  Elk Mountain Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $18 ($9 off season) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No (2 Group sites are reservable) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No. Potable water available in season (late spring to early fall) 
    • Location:  Just a few miles inside the southern entrance to the park. Right near the Visitors Center 
    • Notes: 48 RV sites. Open year-round

Tennessee National Parks Allowable RV Span

great smoky mountains national park sign

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TENN)

These are Tennessee campgrounds. For North Carolina campgrounds, see the North Carolina section.

  • Cades Cove Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft (motorhomes) 35 ft (trailers)
    • Price Per Night: $17 – $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  West end of the park, about 9 miles inside the Townsend (TN) Entrance. At the beginning of the Codes Cove Loop road. 
    • Notes: 159 sites. Open Year around
  •  Elkmont Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft (motorhome) 32 ft (trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  About 8 miles into the park from the Sugarland Entrance (Gatlinburg)  
    • Notes: 220 sites. Open year-round. 
  •  Cosby Campground:
    • Max Length: 25 ft
    • Price Per Night: $17.50
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Northeast part of the park. About 4 miles south of the town of Cosby, off HWY 321/32.
    • Notes: 157 sites. Open April through October
  •  Abrams Creek Campground:
    • Max Length: 12 ft
    • Price Per Night: $17.50
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes- required
    • Dump/ Fill Station: 
    • Location:  Far eastern end of the park, off HWY 129. Remote campground on Abrams Creek. 
    • Notes: 16 sites. Open mid-April to mid-October

Texas National Parks RV Sizes

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Big Bend National Park

  •  Rio Grande Village RV Campground (Vendor):
    • Max Length: 40 ft 
    • Price Per Night: $33
    • Hookups: Yes Full Hookups
    • Reservations: Yes (5 sites FCFS)
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No – nearby at Rio Grande Village Campground
    • Location:  Far eastern part of the park near Rio Grande Village. 
    • Notes: 25 sites. Open year-round
  •  Rio Grande Village Campground:
    • Max Length: None given. 
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: 43 sites are reservable mid-November to mid-April. Group sites must be reserved. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: In the nearby village
    • Location:  Far eastern part of the park near Rio Grande Village.   
    • Notes: 100 sites. (4 Group sites) Open year-round
  • Cottonwood Campground:
    • Max Length: None given. 
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No. Water is available. 
    • Reservations: No (Group site must be reserved) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: West side of the park, near Castolon.    
    • Notes: 24 sites. (1 group site) Open year-around.
  •  Chisos Basin Campground:
    • Max Length: 24 ft (20 ft trailers)  
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes. 26 sites are reservable mid November through May. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Middle of the park near the Chisos Basin Visitors Center  
    • Notes: 60 sites (7 group sites) 

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

  •  Pine Springs Campground:
    • Max Length: None Given
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No (Group sites DO require reservations) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Southeastern part of the Park. Near the Pine Springs Visitors Center
    • Notes: 20 sites (2 Group) 
  • Dog Canyon Campground:
    • Max Length: None Given
    • Price Per Night: $14
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No (Group sites DO require reservations)
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:   Just inside the North Entrance of the park.
    • Notes: 4 sites (1 group site) 

US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands National Parks With NO RV Camping

  • Virgin Islands National Park

Utah National Parks Allowable RV Measurements

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Arches National Park

  •  Devils Garden Campground:
    • Max Length: 40 ft
    • Price Per Night: $25
    • Hookups: No. (Potable water is available.)
    • Reservations: Yes- book well in advance March through October. FCFS the rest of the year. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: 18 miles into the park. At the end of the park road.   
    • Notes: 51 sites. (2 group sites) Open year-round. 

Bryce Canyon National Park

  • North Campground:
    • Max Length: 35 ft
    • Price Per Night: $30
    • Hookups: No (Potable water is available)
    • Reservations: No. All sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes in season. 
    • Location:  Near the main entrance to the park.  
    • Notes: 99 sites. Open year-round
  •  Sunset Campground:
    • Max Length: 45 ft
    • Price Per Night: $30
    • Hookups: No (Potable water is available)
    • Reservations: During peak season (mid May through mid October.)
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes – near the North Campground
    • Location:   About 2 miles into the park. Near Sunset Point Overlook
    • Notes: 100 sites. Open mid-April through October.

Canyonlands National Park

  • Willow Flat Campground:
    • Max Length: 28 ft
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No. All sites are FCFS 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: About 7 miles inside the park. Off the Upheaval Dome Rd. 
    • Notes: 12 sites. Open Year-round
  • Needles Campground (Squaw Flat):
    • Max Length: 28
    • Price Per Night: $20 ($90+ Group) 
    • Hookups: No. Water available in season. 
    • Reservations: 12 sites reservable March 15 to June 30 and September 1 through October 31. Other times it is FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  About a mile past the Needles Visitors Center just off UT211. 
    • Notes: 29 sites. (3 group sites) Open year-round. 

Capitol Reef National Park

  •  Fruita Campground:
    • Max Length: 50 ft.
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes. March through October. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Midway through the park, in the historic town if Fruita. 
    • Notes: 71 sites. Open year-round
  •  Cathedral Valley Campground:
    • Max Length: None given, however the roads in are very rough.  
    • Price Per Night: FREE
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  At the far north end of the park, about halfway through the Cathedral Loop Rd.  
    • Notes: 6 sites. Open year-round
  •  Cedar Mesa Campground:
    • Max Length: None given, however the roads in are very rough.  
    • Price Per Night: FREE
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  23 miles south of UT 24 on the Notom-Bullfrog Road.  
    • Notes: 5 sites. Open year-round
zion national park sign

Zion National Park

  •  South Campground:
    • Max Length: None Given
    • Price Per Night: $20 ($50 Group) 
    • Hookups: Yes
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Just inside the South Entrance 
    • Notes: 117 sites. (4 group sites)  Open
  •  Watchman Campground:
    • Max Length: None
    • Price Per Night: $30 (group sites from $50 -$130)
    • Hookups: Yes (Electric) 
    • Reservations: Yes (March through November) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Just inside the South Entrance to the park. 
    • Notes: 190 sites. (7 group sites) Open year-round
  •  Lava Point Campground: 
    • Max Length: 19 ft 
    • Price Per Night: FREE
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: Far northern part of the park, off the Kolob Terrace Road, 25 miles north of Virgin,UT.   
    • Notes: 6 sites.  Open May through September (weather permitting) 

Virginia National Parks RV Spans

Shenandoah National Park

  •  Mathews Arm Campground:
    • Max Length: No limit.
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes. FCFS sites also available. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:   Northern end of the park, at mile 22.1 of Skyline Drive
    • Notes:163 sites. Open Spring through Fall
  •  Big Meadows Campground:
    • Max Length: No limit
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes in summer. FCFS spring and fall. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:   Mile 51.2 of the Skyline Drive
    • Notes: 231 sites. Open Spring through Fall
  •  Lewis Mountain Campground:
    • Max Length: No Limit Given
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No All sites are FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:   Mile 57.5 of Skyline Drive
    • Notes: 31 sites. Open Spring through Fall
  •  Loft Mountain Campground:
    • Max Length: No Limit
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes in summer. FCFS spring and fall.
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:   Mile 79.5 of Skyline Drive
    • Notes: 207 sites. Open Spring through Fall

"In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia."

Washington National Parks RV Length Limit

Mount Rainier National Park

  •   Cougar Rock Campground
    • Max Length: 35 ft (27 ft trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No – Potable water is available. 
    • Reservations: Yes. Mid June to mid September.
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: SW section of the park. About 8 miles inside the Nisqually Entrance.
    • Notes: 173 sites. Open mid May through Mid October
  •  Ohanapecosh Campground
    • Max Length: 32 ft (72 ft trailer)  
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No – Potable water is available. 
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  SE area of the park. Just inside the Ohanapecosh Entrance on HWY 123.  
    • Notes:188 sites. Open mid-May to mid-June
  •  White River
    • Max Length: 27 ft. (18 ft trailer)  
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No- Potable water is available. 
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:   NE section of the park. 10 miles from Sunrise, off HWY 410. 
    • Notes:112 sites.

North Cascades National Park

  •  Goodell Creek Campground
    • Max Length: “Small” RV’s
    • Price Per Night: $16
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No- all sites FCFS (Group Camps YES) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- Potable water available in season (June through September)
    • Location: Located south of SR 20 at mile post 119. 13 miles east of Marblemount  
    • Notes:19 sites. Open Year-round (2 large Group Camp sites)
  •  Newhalem Creek Campground
    • Max Length: 45 ft
    • Price Per Night: $16
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (Late May through Early September) May have FCFS sites available outside the season. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes. Potable water available in season. 
    • Location:  Located south of SR 20 at mile post 120. 14 miles east of Marblemount
    • Notes: 107 Sites. (2 Group sites)  Open May through September (weather permitting) 
  •  Colonial Creek Campground (North and South Loops) 
    • Max Length: “Small” RV’s. 
    • Price Per Night: $16
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (Late May through Early September) May have FCFS sites available outside the season.
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (North Loop) 
    • Location: Located off of SR 20 at mile post 130. 25 miles east of Marblemount   
    • Notes: 135 Sites. Open May Through September
  •  Gorge Lake Campground
    • Max Length: “Very Small” RV’s. (Mostly a tent/car campground) 
    • Price Per Night: $10
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (Late May through early Sept) FCFS rest of year.
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location: Just outside the town of Diablo on HWY 20.  
    • Notes: 8 Sites. Open year-round. 
  •  Hozomeen Campground
    • Max Length: “Small” RV’s
    • Price Per Night: FREE
    • Hookups: No. Potable water available. 
    • Reservations: No 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Just inside the USA border, accessible only through Canada. Located 40 miles south of Hope, B.C. on Silver/Skagit Rd.
    • Notes: 75 Sites. Open year around. (Walk in only November to mid-May) 

Olympic National Park

  •  Fairholme Campground
    • Max Length: 21 Feet. 
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No (Potable water available.) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes ($10 per use) 
    • Location:  Northern part of the park, off HWY 101. On the shores of Crescent Lake.  
    • Notes: 88 Sites. Open late April through September
  •  Heart O’ The Hills Campground
    • Max Length: 35 feet
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  Northern part of the park. ABout 2 miles inside the Visitors Center near the town of Port Angeles.  
    • Notes: 105 Sites. Open year-round. (Walk in access only during heavy snowfall) 
  •  Hoh Campground
    • Max Length: 35 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No (water available) 
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No (potable water is available) 
    • Location:   Deep into the rainforest on the western part of the park. Take Upper Hoh Road from HWY 101 about 20 miles. 
    • Notes: 78 Sites. Open year-round. 
  •  Kalaloch Campground
    • Max Length: 35 feet
    • Price Per Night: $22
    • Hookups: No (potable water is available) 
    • Reservations: Yes (Mid May to mid September) FCFS rest of year
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes ($10) 
    • Location:  Extreme western edge of the park along the Pacific Ocean. Just off HWY 101
    • Notes: 170 Sites. Open year-round
  •  Mora Campground
    • Max Length: 35 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes (mid June to Mid September) FCFS rest of year
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes ($10) 
    • Location: Northwestern corner of the park. Just a few miles from Rialto Beach. 
    • Notes: 94 Sites. Open year-round
  •  Ozette Campground
    • Max Length: 21 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No (Potable water available) 
    • Location: Northwestern Part of the park. On the shores of Lake Ozette.    
    • Notes: 15 Sites. Open year-round. 
  •  Sol Duc Campground
    • Max Length: 35 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $24 (reserved) $21 (walk in) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes ($10)
    • Location:  Northern central part of the park. About 15 miles off HWY 101. 
    • Notes: 82 Sites. Open late March through October. 
  • South Beach Campground
    • Max Length: 35 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $15 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No
    • Location:  On the Pacific Ocean 3 miles south of Kalaloch Lodge. 
    • Notes: 15 Sites. Open Mid May through mid September
  •  Staircase Campground
    • Max Length: 35 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $29
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: No
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No (Potable water available in season) 
    • Location:  Southeastern part of the park. Near the Staircase Ranger Station. 
    • Notes: 49 Sites. open year-round. 

Wyoming National Parks RV Dimensions Allowable

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Grand Teton National Park

  •  Colter Bay Campground
    • Max Length: 45 Feet (RV) 35 feet (trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $32 ($31 Group) 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Group Sites Only. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (in Season) 
    • Location:   North Central part of the park. Just off HWY 89 near Jackson Lake. 
    • Notes: 346 (11 Group)  Open Year-round. 
  •  Coulter Bay RV Park
    • Max Length: 45 feet (RV) 35 feet (trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $73 to $83
    • Hookups: Yes Full Hookups
    • Reservations: Yes (all sites – book early) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (seasonal) 
    • Location:  North Central part of the park. Just off HWY 89 near Jackson Lake.  
    • Notes: 112 Sites. Open Year-round.
  •  Gros Ventre Campground
    • Max Length: 45 feet (RV) 30 feet (trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $30 to $55 (electric)
    • Hookups: Yes (36 sites have electric) 
    • Reservations: 5 sites are reservable  (rest FCFS) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (seasonal) 
    • Location: Southeastern part of the park. About 11 miles north of Jackson, on the  Gros Ventre Road  
    • Notes: 300 sites, Open year-round
  •  Headwaters Campground at Flagg Ranch
    • Max Length: 45 feet (RV) $35 (trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $75
    • Hookups: Yes full hookups on all sites.
    • Reservations: Yes (all sites – book early) 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Extreme northern part of the park, near the South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.  
    • Notes: 97 RV sites. (Open year-round) 
  •  Lizard Creek Campground
    • Max Length: 30 feet (RV) 20 Feet (Trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $30
    • Hookups: No- no potable water
    • Reservations: No- all sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- No potable water. 
    • Location:  Northern part of the park- near Jackson Lake. Just off HWY 89
    • Notes: 60 Sites. Open year-round
  •  Signal Mountain Campground
    • Max Length: 30 feet (RV) 20 feet (Trailer) 
    • Price Per Night: $33 to $55 (electric) 
    • Hookups: Yes (25 sites have electric) 
    • Reservations: No – all sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Central area of the park. SE corner of Jackson Lake, off  Teton Park Road
    • Notes: 81 sites. Open year-round

Yellowstone National Park

  •  Bridge Bay Campground
    • Max Length: 40 feet combined length (limited sites) 
    • Price Per Night: $27 
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes – all sites reservable – book early
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  Southern part of the park, north side of Yellowstone Lake, just off the Grand Loop Road.  
    • Notes: 432 sites (4 group) Open mid May through mid September- weather permitting
  • Canyon Campground
    • Max Length: 40 feet combined length (limited sites) 
    • Price Per Night: $32
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes – all sites reservable-Book early
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes (seasonal)
    • Location: Off the Grand Loop Road near Canyon Village  
    • Notes:273 sites. Open mid May through mid September– weather dictates open/close dates. 
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park
    • Max Length: 40 feet combined length (limited sites) 
    • Price Per Night: $79
    • Hookups: Yes – all sites have full hookups. 
    • Reservations: Yes – all sites reservable
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes -seasonal
    • Location:  North side of Yellowstone Lake where East Entrance Road meets the Grand Loop Road.  
    • Notes: 340 sites. * This campground is closed until September 2020.  
  •  Grant Village Campground
    • Max Length: 40 feet combined length (limited sites) 
    • Price Per Night: $32
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes – all sites reservable
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes – seasonal
    • Location: Western side of Yellowstone Lake on the South Entrance Road near West Thumb  
    • Notes: 430 sites (8 Group) Open early June to mid September.– weather dictates open/close dates.  
  • Indian Creek Campground
    • Max Length: 40 feet combined length (limited sites)
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No (potable water is available in season) 
    • Reservations: No – all sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No – potable water is available in season. 
    • Location:  Northern part of the park – on the Grand Loop between Norris and Mammoth. 
    • Notes: 70 sites. Open mid June to mid September – weather dictates open/close dates. 
  •  Lewis Lake Campground
    • Max Length: 25 feet
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No- potable water is available in season
    • Reservations: No- all sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- potable water is available in season
    • Location:  Southern part of the park between the South Entrance and West Thumb
    • Notes: 85 sites. Open Mid June to Late Oct. weather permitting. 
  •  Madison Campground
    • Max Length: 30
    • Price Per Night: $27
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes -all sites are reservable. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location:  On the Grand Loop Road where it meets the West Entrance Road.  
    • Notes: 278 sites. (3 Group sites) Open late April through mid October. weather dictates open/close dates. 
  •  Mammoth Campground
    • Max Length: 30 feet
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No
    • Reservations: Yes- all sites reservable. 
    • Dump/ Fill Station: Yes
    • Location: Northern part of the park. On the Grand Loop Road where it meets the North Entrance Road  
    • Notes: 85 sites. Open year-round. 
  •  Norris Campground
    • Max Length: 50 feet
    • Price Per Night: $20
    • Hookups: No- potable water seasonally
    • Reservations:No- all sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- potable water seasonally
    • Location: Western part of the park, on the Grand Loop Road just north of Norris Junction. 
    • Notes: 111 sites. Open mid May through September- weather dictates. 
  • Pebble Creek Campground
    • Max Length: None given- “some long pull-thru’s.” 
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No- potable water available in season. 
    • Reservations: No- all sites FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- potable water available in season. 
    • Location:  Northeast part of the park, on the Northeast Entrance Road.  
    • Notes: 27 sites. Open mid June through September- weather dictates. 
  •  Slough Creek Campground
    • Max Length: 30 feet
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No- potable water available in season.
    • Reservations: Yes
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- potable water available in season.
    • Location: Located 5.5 miles (8.8 km) east of Tower-Roosevelt Junction, 2 miles down a dirt road.
    • Notes: 16 sites. Open mid June to mid October
  •  Tower Fall Campground
    • Max Length: 30 Feet
    • Price Per Night: $15
    • Hookups: No- potable water available in season.
    • Reservations: No- all sites are FCFS
    • Dump/ Fill Station: No- potable water available in season.
    • Location: Northern part of the park, off the Grand Loop Road 3 miles south of Tower Junction. 
    • Notes:31 sites. Open early June through early September- weather dictates. 

(1) KOA, 2019 North American Camper Report, https://koa.com/north-american-camping-report/

(2)Allstays, Overnight Parking, https://www.allstays.com/c/camping-overnight-rv-parking.htm

 

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6 thoughts on “2020 Guide To National Parks RV Length (Every Campground)”

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  2. Hi! Question about trailers. Is Max length for the combined length of a trailer and the truck towing the trailer? Or just the trailer? Thank you!

    1. The Roving Foleys

      Great question Julie. As a general rule, the Max Length is for just the RV parked in the site. In other words a 30ft trailer is the same as a 30ft motorhome. That being said, ALWAYS call the park while planning and double check. You would think there would be a consistent dimension protocol throughout the NPS but there is not. Each park has it’s own way. Besides that- talking to a real person will almost always be worth the effort- no telling what you will find out- details that you would never see on the park page. We once stayed a couple of weeks at Angostura Reservoir in South Dakota (near Mt Rushmore and Custer State Park.) . It is a State Recreation Area with several campgrounds- all of which are “electric only.” Normally we would not have stayed there but I called to talk to them and found out that, since it was late in the season, some of the Camp Host sites had been vacated. The site we got was full hookup, AND was an ADA site. This meant it was fully paved and included a built in fire pit. One of the nicest site we ever had.

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