Louisiana: Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Located on the site of the ruins of a former sugar mill built in 1829 along Lake Pontchartrain, Fontainebleau State Park features a sandy beach, a former railroad track converted to a walking trail, as well as a nature trail with signs denoting trees and bird species. There are more than 150 RV sites, some with sewage, water and electric, and some without, ranging in price from $18 to $33 each night. Check out these incredible places in every state where you can actually stay in overnight.
Maine: Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport
Sandy Pines Campground sits within a beach forest in Kennebunkport and is home to 150 RV sites with access to electric and water hookups, starting at $55 per night. They regularly host social events like lobster bakes, ice cream socials, and live outdoor music, and you’ll also find amenities like a snack bar; park-wide WiFi; bike, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals; heated pool; playground; and outdoor games, including giant Jenga, bocce, badminton, and volleyball. Be sure to check out the General Store, which has an entire section dedicated to s’mores! Don’t miss these delicious recipes inspired by s’mores, no campfire required.
Maryland: Woodlands Camping Resort, Elkton
Woodlands Camping Resort in Elkton, Maryland, has a special commitment to honoring U.S. veterans and maintains a special area called Veterans Circle where they hold a remembrance service each Memorial Day. The resort, which charges $55 nightly for its full hook-up sites, is family friendly with lots of outdoor game options, including basketball, wiffleball, volleyball, and badminton, and regular events from April through early November. There’s also a large swimming pool, fishing pond, and hiking and biking trails.