This Is the No. 1 Campground in the U.S., According to Campspot

Published on March 22, 2024

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By Stacey Leasca,
Get some prime time in the great outdoors at these locations.

With warmer weather just around the corner, you may be thinking of your next outdoor adventure. Campspot has a few fantastic suggestions.

The company released the results of its annual Campspot Awards, celebrating the “most outstanding campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada.” The awards are organized across 15 categories, including best camping, glamping, and fishing spots, with winners chosen based on 50,000 data points, including demand, occupancy, reviews, and park features. 

“The 2024 Campspot Awards highlight the incredible efforts of campground owners, operators, and staff to provide exceptional experiences for their guests,” Erin Stender, CMO of Campspot, shared in a statement provided to Travel + Leisure. “As campers now look ahead to their spring and summer trip plans, these award-winning campgrounds provide travelers with exceptional outdoor experiences that stand out against more conventional and potentially pricier travel alternatives. Camping remains an accessible and enriching means of exploration, and this year’s winners represent the incredible variety of camping experiences available across North America.”

So, who came out on top? That honor belongs to Verde Ranch RV Resort in Verde, Arizona. 

“Verde Ranch RV Resort is in the heart of Verde Valley, Arizona, and offers relaxation and impeccable details,” Campspot shared in its announcement. “Choose from full hookup RV sites, vacation rental cottages, or glamping options, and enjoy amenities like a heated pool, hot tubs, clubhouse, and more. Ideally located for visits to the Grand Canyon, Jerome, Flagstaff, and Sedona, Verde Ranch is ideal for a relaxing retreat or an adventurous family vacation.”

Rates here, Campspot added, start at $50 per night. 

Joining Verde Ranch in the top spots is Greenbrier Campground in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at No. 2, known for its fantastic river views and trout fishing, and Ocean Grove RV Resort in St. Augustine, Florida, at No. 3, revered for its prime location just five miles from the city’s historic district. 

The fourth through sixth-place finishers show just how strong the camping game is in California. In fourth place is Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort, in Felton, California, which sits tucked in a Redwood forest; followed by Jackson Rancheria Casino & RV Resort in Jackson, California, which comes with a pool and a putting green; and Paradise by the Sea Beach RV Resort in Oceanside, California, located just minutes from the beach. 

Rounding out the top 10 spots is Brialee Family Campground in Ashford, Connecticut, at No. 7; followed by Sun Outdoors Myrtle Beach in Conway, South Carolina; Canyon View RV Resort in Grand Junction, Colorado; and Stonebridge RV Resort in Maggie Valley, North Carolina in 10th place.

See all the winners across every category and start planning an epic camping trip at