GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted February 4th, 2019

America’s Top Campgrounds in 2018

Happy Camper Blog

What makes a campground really great? Just ask the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Each year, the organization honors four campgrounds with its prestigious “Park of the Year” award. Here are the winners for 2018, chosen for the extraordinary guest experience they deliver and their willingness to “go the extra mile” for their guests:


Anvil Campground

Anvil Campground
Williamsburg, Virginia
Small Park of the Year

When a park has been in business for 65 years, you just know they’re doing a lot of things right. Anvil Campground is the closest RV park to Colonial Williamsburg and other major attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, the Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, America’s Revolution Museum at Yorktown and the Yorktown Battlefield. Plus, it’s the only campground in the area to provide shuttle service to these great attractions.

This pet-friendly campground’s RV sites are equipped with first-class utility hookups. The park also offers premium log cabins and cottages for rent. When you’re not out exploring the Williamsburg area, you can enjoy one of the park’s fun events like its Easter egg hunt in April or annual Jamboree Weekend in November and its many amenities that include a beach park, zip line, water slides and paved nature trail. They even serve free donuts every Saturday and Sunday morning from April 6 to November 3. How sweet is that?

Learn more about Anvil Campground at Anvilcampground.com



Tall Pines Harbor

Tall Pines Harbor Campground
Temperanceville, Virginia
Medium Park of the Year

This big rig-friendly park offers premium waterfront sites along with cabin rentals and great family amenities like a pool, splash park, jumping pillow, playground and sandy beach. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Tall Pines Harbor has a jam-packed calendar of events that kicks off with its annual St. Patrick’s Day chili cook-off in March and ends with three Harbor Horror weekends in October. In between, there are fun theme weekends like a Fairies and Trolls Weekend, the Swine-n-Wine Annual Pig Roast and Wine Tasting, the Bayside Bluegrass Festival, the Chincoteague Island Pony Swim and the Annual Jimmy Buffet Cheeseburger in Paradise Beach Party. There’s a different theme every weekend!

Learn more about Tall Pines at TallPinesHarbor.com


Rincon Country - East

Rincon Country RV Resort East
Large Park of the Year


Rincon Country - West

Rincon Country RV Resort West
Mega Park of the Year

Tucson, Arizona

If you’re age 55 or better and looking for quality RV resort living, you can’t go wrong by choosing either of these campgrounds in southern Arizona. They each offer back-in and deluxe RV sites, park model rentals, gated entries, free Wi-Fi and basic cable. Their onsite amenities include an exercise room, library, woodworking and craft shops, heated pool and spas and pickleball and bocce ball courts. Both parks also offer dozens of clubs and activities that range from musical jam sessions and card games to craft lessons, yoga and Zumba. They even provide shuttle service to Tucson area attractions. If that sounds like a lot to learn about, it is, but fortunately both parks make that easy. They have volunteer ambassadors who offer free orientation sessions for newcomers.


Learn more about Rincon Country East & West at Rinconcountry.com

About campground catagories:

  • Small: 0-100 sites
  • Medium: 101-250 sites
  • Large: 251-499 sites
  • Mega: 500+ sites