GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted August
    2nd, 2015


    The Urban Explorers: Camping for City


    Happy Camper Blog



    If your city
    family is new to camping or haven’t been in the great outdoors in a few
    years, plenty of campgrounds near urban areas have accommodations for those
    who aren’t ready to dive into the tent/RV lifestyle just yet. We’ve
    highlighted a few great campgrounds with cabins, yurts, park models and even
    a caboose within a short drive of the city life. Don’t see your city? Use our
    Park Finder page and select the accommodation types you prefer to find your



    Sandy Pond

    • Sandy Pond
      Campground is a peaceful and scenic hide-away just minutes away from the Cape
      Cod Canal. All of the exciting attractions of Plymouth and Cape Cod are
      easily accessible. With the swimming beach, canoe rentals and 2,000 feet of
      shoreline, Sandy Pond offers an ideal spot for both swimming and fishing
      enthusiasts. Accommodations include basic cabins for those who prefer a roof
      over their head at night.

    Farms Family

    • Normandy Farms
      features a 20,000 square foot recreation lodge with a heated indoor pool,
      sauna and wellness and fitness center; three outdoor pools; a business
      center; complimentary Wi-Fi; playgrounds; a fishing pond; an 18-hole disk
      golf course; dog park and much more. Accommodations include deluxe cabin
      rentals with porch and fireplace and unique yurt rentals equipped with a flat
      screen, fireplace, kitchenette and

    Portland, Maine


    Hemlock Grove

    • Located in
      Southern Maine’s most sought after vacation destination, Hemlock Grove
      Campground is a short ways away from miles of area beaches, hiking and biking
      trails, amusement parks, golfing, museums and zoos. Accommodations include
      cabins for six that include linens, flat screen TVs, central heat and A/C,
      full kitchen and more.

    Acres of
    Wildlife Campground

    • Stay in
      a tree house or a brand new hobbit house at Acres of Wildlife Campground in
      the Sebago Lake area of Southern Maine. There’s a stocked private lake with fishing,
      a large sandy beach, activities, restaurant, store and more. Other
      accommodation options include traditional cottages, rooms at The Campground
      Inn on the Waterfront and rooms in the Moose

    St. Louis


    Louis West/Historic Route 66

    • Guests can stay in a
      refurbished caboose as they enjoy picturesque camping as it was meant to be –
      with lots of trees, a babbling creek, fireflies and a campfire under a
      starlit sky. Located on Historic Route 66, this KOA is less than 1 mile from
      Six Flags St. Louis and less than 30 minutes from other St. Louis
      attractions. Camping and deluxe cabins are also available.

    Sundermeier RV

    • Sundermeier RV Park is
      20 miles west of St. Louis, which features the Gateway Arch, numerous
      museums, St. Louis Zoo, concerts and Broadway performances at the Fabulous
      Fox Theater and the Muny Opera in Forest Park. There are activities for
      everyone at Sundermeier including frontier re-enactments, arts and crafts
      demonstrations and holiday activities. Accommodations include sleeping and
      deluxe cottages.



    San Diego KOA

    • San Diego KOA Resort
      is an award-winning, family just minutes from all of San Diego’s attractions.
      Guests can enjoy the new jumping pillows, pool, rock climbing wall, giant
      playground, fun cycle bike rentals, The Surf Shack Shootout Game, summer
      staffed activities and new onsite beach-themed restaurant. Accommodations
      include deluxe cabins, camping cabins and safari

    Lakes Recreation Preserve

    • Santee
      Lakes Recreation Preserve is an award winning, 190 acre Park and Campground
      surrounding seven scenic lakes filled with recycled water. The park provides
      a safe and tranquil setting for camping, fishing, picnics, fitness, bird
      watching, boating, biking and special events in a natural environment.
      Accommodations include cabins along the waterfront and floating cabins that
      include a private pedal boat, and a large front porch with patio table and



    Petersburg/Madeira Beach

    • Minutes from the
      sugar-white Gulf of Mexico beaches, this Gulf Coast KOA Holiday is located in
      tropical paradise setting along a mangrove-lined bayou. Campground amenities
      include a fishing dock, two hot tubs, a crystal clear outdoor pool, and
      community-focused programs. Accommodations include a variety of cabins from
      rustic camping cabins with a set of bunk beds to deluxe cabins overlooking
      the water with a full bath that sleeps

    Quarters Manatee RV Resort

    • Winter
      Quarters Manatee RV Resort in Florida has a great, central location, close to
      Anna Marie Island, Siesta Key beaches, St. Armand’s Circle, Ringling Museum
      and Busch Gardens. The beautiful Sarasota area also offers the finest
      beaches, sport fishing, exciting attractions and restaurants for enjoyment.
      Accommodations include park models that sleep four and two bedroom rental
      trailer that can sleep up to six.