rv Itineraries: Multi-week

There are so many wonderful places to visit! Here are a few of our 2017 itineraries to inspire you to pack your RV and see the country.

 
 
 Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, Georgia

Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, Georgia

 

Four Corners of Georgia

A great format to explore any state. We chose a state park in each corner of Georgia and then planned the route between them. Along the way we visited many small towns and saw lovely countryside. We included a link for more information. Enjoy the adventure!

Stop 1: Seminole State Park, Donalson Georgia
along Lake Seminole, a 35,000 acre resevoir

Stop 2: Crooked River State Park, St. Marys Georgia
along the Intracoastal Waterway

Stop 3: Mistletoe State Park, Appling Georgia
along Clarks Hill Lake, a 71,000 acre lake near Augusta
This was a 'half-way' stop so that we could keep drive time under 4 hours

Stop 4: Black Rock Mountain State Park, Mountain City Georgia
in the Blue Ridge Mountains 

Stop 5: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn Georgia
on the western edge of Lookout Mountain


Key West and West Florida

We wanted to go to Key West, so planned a trip with stops along the west coast of Florida. During the winter months, you really need reservations at campgrounds - so many 'snowbirds' and too few campsites!

Stop 1: Crystal River Florida
We stayed at Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park, the only campground with a vacancy! Like several stops on this trip, it was more of a full-time RV residence park, but fine for a one night stop.

Stop 2: Sanibel Island, Florida
Periwinkle Trailer Park has full-time park model homes as well as many snowbird RVs. It was a nice park and right on the island.   

Stop 3: Stock Island, Key West
Boyd's  Key West Campground Park is famous for its ocean views. It is also very crowded! They accommodate both RV and tent campers.

Stop 4: Naples, Florida
Rock Creek RV Resort is a very nice park, though really meant for seasonal campers. They were kind enough to give us their 'overflow' spot which turned out to be a great spot with full hook-ups next to the check-in office.

Stop 5: Turtle Beach Campground, Sarasota Florida
We got the last spot available at this county park. It was just a two minute walk to the beach.

Stop 6: Eagles Roost RV Resort, Lake Park Georgia
We stopped here on the way home since it was along I-75. Our expectations were low, but the park was terrific - clean, well maintained and right next to an outlet mall! Sites are spacious and pretty level while the facilities were lovely.

  Close quarters at Boyd's Key West Campground, but a great view!

Close quarters at Boyd's Key West Campground, but a great view!


  Provincetown on Cape Cod

Provincetown on Cape Cod

 
  Harbor park in Beaufort, South Carolina

Harbor park in Beaufort, South Carolina

 
  Twin Lights Lighthouse in Highlands, New Jersey

Twin Lights Lighthouse in Highlands, New Jersey

 
  Wine Tasting at Cape May Winery

Wine Tasting at Cape May Winery

 
  Beach at Kitty Hawk North Carolina

Beach at Kitty Hawk North Carolina

 
  Rugged Maine Coast

Rugged Maine Coast

Eastern Seaboard

This was our longest trip to date.  We were on the road for five weeks and followed the east coast from Georgia to Maine. and then returned by way of the interior.

Stop 1: Hunting Island State Park, St. Helena Island South Carolina
Right on the beach but hurricanes frequently damage the campground. When we visited, there were an abundance of mosquitos!

 Stop 2: Surf City, North Carolina
 
We stopped for the night at Lanier's Campground - more of a trailer park, but just fine for an overnight. 

Stop 3: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
We stayed with friends in Kitty Hawk, but Kitty Hawk RV Park is right on the beach just down the street from the beach house. Good option!

Stop 4: Baltimore, Maryland
Again, we stayed with friends in Linthicum Heights just outside Baltimore. A good campground option is Bayshore Campground in Rock Hall Maryland. Very nice and offers water front sites.

Stop 5: Cape May, New Jersey
We stayed at Seashore Campground and RV Resort. It is a Sun RV Resort and very well run. Nice sites, well maintained facilities, lots of amenities, and easy drive into downtown.

Stop 6: Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
This is our childhood home, so we stayed with friends. There are not a lot of options in this part of New Jersey. We tried two county campgrounds but could not get a response. It might be better to try south towards Jackson. 

Stop 7: Mystic, Connecticut
 
Another Sun RV Resort! We stayed at Seaport RV Resort in Mystice. Very nice, open field layout with nice amenities.

Stop 8: Provincetown Massachusettes on Cape Cod
At the boarder of the National Seashore is Dune's Edge Campground operated by the Trustees, a conservation group. It is small and rustic, nestled in the dunes among the wind twisted trees. Great location!

Stop 9: Scarborough, Maine
A real treat was Wild Duck Campground. Quiet and well located. Nice facilities and well run.

Stop 10: Searsport, Maine
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. This was a whimsical campground with lots of amenities, though not in the best shape, the ocean views can't be beat. About a one hour drive to Acadia National Park.

Stop 11: Danville, Vermont
Lovely views all around Sugar Ridge RV Park & Campground. An 18 hold mini-golf course was a nice touch!

Stop 12: Central Bridge, New York
Just a one-night stop, Hide-A-Way Campground was a nice little field-style campground. We had to change sites to find a level one... built on a gradual, sloping field.

Stop 13: Finger Lakes Region, New York
Stopping for a winery tour sounded like a nice idea. We found Sned-Acres Family Campground in Ovid. Big, grassy field with sites that were not at all level. Management was very nice.

Stop 14: Hershey, Pennsylvania
We made a day-stop in Hershey but continued driving to Barnesville, making camp at Locust Lake State Park. Nice, wooded campground off the beaten path.

Stop 15: Mebane, North Carolina
Jones Station RV Park and Campground was a delightful find. Lovely setting and very well maintained. 

Stop 16: Falls Lake Recreation Area, Wake Forest North Carolina
Holly Point Campground was a great spot. We enjoyed the lake, but the large wooded sites were better than the ones on the lake. 

Stop 17: Tugaloo State Park, Hartwell Georgia
This park on Lake Hartwell offered waterfront sites and excellent kayaking.

Weekend Trips Worth Taking

These destinations have interesting things to do or are near natural amenities.  If you live within a 3-hour drive of these places, two to three days gives you enough time to enjoy the area. We noted our favorite feature next to each. 

Georgia

Blue Ridge - Quaint downtown, great hiking with nearby access to the Appalachian Trail and Benton-Mckay Trail, Lake Blue Ridge is great for kayaking, Morgonton Point Recreation Area for camping. 
Clayton - Quaint town, near Black Rock Mountain State Park for camping. Steep terrain hiking. 
Dahlonaga - Quaint downtown, access to Appalachian Trail, Amicalola Falls State Park for camping.
Lake Hartwell - Quiet kayaking or fishing with camping at Tugaloo State Park.
Macon - Several museums, Ocmulgee National Monument, interesting architecture and great music history. Camping available within a 30 minute drive of downtown at Indian Springs State Park or High Falls State Park.
Augusta - Great riverwalk, golf history. Camping, kayaking, flat-terrain hiking, and fishing at Misteltoe State Park.
Red Top Mountain - Lake Allatoona for kayaking
Jekyll - Beautiful beach, turtle center, nature walk
St. Mary's - Gateway to Cumberland National Seashore, intracoastal waterway, charming town

Florida

Crystal River - Kayaking Kings Bay with the manatees
Sanibel Island - Lovely beaches, bikeable island
St. George Island - Natural beaches, fishing
Apalachicola - Quaint town, fishing
Navarre - Gateway to Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola - Naval Air Museum, beaches
Amelia Island - Quaint town, beaches, Fort Clinch State Park