The ultimate motorhome discovery guide for Canada and the US

The popularity of travelling by motorhome comes as no surprise. After all, we can feel at home in these vehicles, no matter where we are, in total freedom. Are you planning to go on a trip soon? Here are a few websites and suggestions for campgrounds you may be interested in visiting.

Campgrounds worth adding to your US itinerary

Campgrounds are everywhere throughout the US, so you will have no difficulty finding one that meets your needs, no matter where you’re going. That said, the following campgrounds are outstanding, top-choice destinations.

 

1- Bluewater Key

Located about 16 km from Key West in the Florida Keys, the Bluewater Key boasts breathtaking views. The sun and sea around the Keys give this location a unique charm. Little wonder that the locals are so in love with this site.

Bluewater Key view

Strictly speaking, lots on this site cannot be rented like most campgrounds, because most are private property. However, some property owners rent out their lot when they are away. Every lot has unique landscaping. Still, a minimum standard of comfort is always respected. All the lots are large (averaging 10.6 m × 24.3 m) and well-designed. Additionally, water, sewage, electricity, WiFi, cable television, and a tiki hut are included in the basic services. Almost all lots have direct access to either the sea or a water channel.

Do you want to stay a few days? You’ll pay about $90 to $200 per day, depending on the time of year and the lot class. Of course, you can always buy your own. The cost of a lot at this site starts at 300,000 USD.

Trip Advisor has awarded this site a certificate of excellence due to its level of quality.

2-Heartside Grove

If you want to keep close to Canada, Hearthside Grove in Petoskey, Michigan is ideal. Located about 90 minutes from Sault Ste. Marie and a few minutes from Lake Michigan, this resort offers both the benefits of a natural setting and top-tier services. The landscaping is tastefully done, and access to nearby lakes and national parks is fast and easy.

We should warn you that visitors often fall in love with this place and decide to buy a lot. With the range of turnkey services available, you can even choose to build a bungalow with a kitchen and garage. That is, as long as you’re willing to part with 190,000 USD for the lot.

3-Vines RV Resort

Do you love California and its wine? The Vines RV Resort, part of the Sun RV Resort chain, is close to a dozen vineyards. Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, several towns are close enough to visit, such as Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, as well as the famous Hearst Castle. Whether you’re travelling by RV or want to rent one of the one-bedroom cottages at the resort, you can access a range of fantastic services, such as the lounge, dog park, the library, and fitness centre.

Like Blue Water Key, this campground has been awarded a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for its services and excellent feedback.

4-The Shaddy Dell

 

Looking for something offbeat? The Shady Dell promises a unique experience in a 1950s-style motorhome destination. In addition to motorhomes like the superb 1949 Airstream, visitors can also sleep in a tiki-style bus and a 1947 Chris-Craft boat. The rate here is about $100 per night. However, the popularity of this resort means visitors may need to book their vacation several months in advance.

Located in Bisbee, Arizona, this resort is about 90 minutes south of Tucson and less than 30 minutes (40 km) from the Mexican border. You can even enjoy a trip to the famous town of Tombstone.

Sites utiles

Outre ces campings un peu extravagants, voici une liste de quelques ressources utiles pour trouver le type de camping qui vous convient.

1- RV Park Review :
This is a simple website to read comments about campgrounds in Canada, the US, and Mexico. Searches can be done by province or state, or by the name of the campground. Boasting a database of 15,753 campgrounds and 278,792 comments, this website is sure to show the right place for you.

2-Good Sam Camping: 
This site lists only the best of the best campgrounds for each province in Canada and each state in the US. It’s also very user-friendly.

3-RV Camping :
This website has a wealth of relevant information for RV enthusiasts, including advice and useful destinations, especially for vacationing in the US. The article on boondocking is particularly interesting. 

4- VR Camping : 

Our Francophone readers will love vrcamping.com. Boasting a forum, classifieds section, a list of Walmart locations (Canada and the US), and its Caravanes Soleil, this website is a must in your bookmarks.

5- The FQCC (Fédération québécoise de camping et de caravaning) website
The FQCC’s website is another great website for Francophones and is equipped with tools such as mon camping préféré Mon camping préféré  and the  Le Campeur app. 

6- Good Sam Club
We already mentioned Good Sam for its list of campgrounds, but you can also join the over 58,000 Canadians who are already members of the Good Sam Club. The club offers many benefits, including roadside assistance and savings on gas and campground reservations.

We could not end this guide without reminding you to never leave your province without good travel insurance. As an insurance broker, we offer a wide range of products that respond to all your needs. Contact us today; one of our agents will be pleased to help you.

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