Park Spotlight

Announcing the First Annual Campspot Awards

by CampspotterJan 12, 2022

It’s official! We’re so excited to announce the winners of the first annual Campspot Awards. The mission of the awards is to recognize excellence in the campground industry and elevate businesses leading the way in important aspects such as top destinations, camper experience, unique offerings, and design. In creating this annual list, we hope to celebrate these amazing campgrounds and encourage campers to discover their next adventure. 

See the Winners

Celebrating the Best Campgrounds to Visit on Campspot 

There are countless ways to spend your time camping and we’re proud to partner with business owners that help campers have unique and memorable experiences outdoors. 

This year’s award categories include: 

  • Top Campgrounds in the USA
  • Most Popular Campgrounds in the USA
  • Top Campgrounds for Families
  • Top Campgrounds with a View
  • Top Campgrounds for First-Timers
  • Top Camping Sites
  • Top Campground Design 

Selection Methodology for Campground Winners 

All campgrounds featured on Campspot Marketplace were eligible for a Campspot Award. To determine Campspot Awards winners, we used a combination of specific criteria, campsite bookings data, and public park information to create shortlists. These shortlists were then presented to our 2022 Campspot Awards panelists—a group of outdoors industry professionals. Together, they voted to select the recipients in each category. 

“We’ve been fortunate to have stayed at many of these nominated campgrounds, and as difficult as it was to rank the Campspot Awards winners, it was a pleasure to relive memories we’ve made on the road and camping.” —Campspot Awards Panelists Tyler D. Way & Kendra Clapp Olguín, ONE-Y-ONE

The 2022 Campspot Award Winners 

Ready to explore who the panelists determined to be the best campgrounds to visit on Campspot? Check out the list of Top Campgrounds below and then visit the site to browse all seven categories

Top Campgrounds in the USA

To create a shortlist of the Top Campgrounds in the USA we looked at the popularity of a campground, reviews, amenities, and location to curate a list of contenders for our panelists to rank. 

1. Angel Fire RV Resort – Angel Fire, NM

An RV park with six different types of accommodations, Angel Fire RV Resort is located in picturesque New Mexico and surrounded by views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The list of available amenities is extensive and include concrete pads, pet-friendly options, laundry, and Wifi. Campground guests even have access to mini golf, volleyball, and a hot tub. Nearby activities include climbing, horseback riding, hiking, and historic sites. 

2. Cava Robles RV Resort – Para Robles, CA

Offering an assortment of lodging and RV sites, Cava Robles RV Resort prides itself on its nature-inspired design. Available cottages are sleek, modern, and fully equipped with full kitchens, heat and air conditioning, cable, WiFi, roof-top porches, and propane grills. These luxurious stays are conveniently located in the Paso Robles wine region and are only 35 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. 

3. Dark Sky RV Campground – Kanab, UT 

Located in a region of south Utah known to have the darkest skies in the state, Dark Sky RV Campground is a stargazer’s dream. A stay at Dark Sky offers a truly remote-feeling experience on the ground’s 40 undisturbed acres, yet it’s still only a few miles from town. Offering a mix of RV and tent sites, visitors have access to luxury amenities, views of the Red Cliffs, Vermillion Cliffs, and the Kaibab Plateau and close proximity to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. 

4. The Views RV Park & Campground – Dolores, CO

A mix of RV and glamping sites, The Views RV park is pet-friendly and surrounded by beautiful scenery on all sides. Located near the Four Corners of the United States, guests are also very close to archeological sites, hiking, and Mesa Verde National Park. McPhee’s Reservoir entrance is also a nearby spot perfect for boating, fishing, paddleboarding, and swimming. 

5. Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort – Felton, CA

RV, tent, and lodging sites aren’t the only things available at Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort— guests are invited to soak in the serenity only the Redwoods can provide. Located near the San Lorenzo River, this family-friendly resort offers a clubhouse, paved roads with full-hookup graded sites, and access to countless activities. From live music to fishing to ice cream, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

6. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Golden Valley – Bostic, NC

Amenities are king at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Golden Valley. Arts and crafts, basketball, canoeing, a dog park…this 600-acre park offers lodging, RV and tent sites, and perks for nearly every letter of the alphabet. Equipped with a water park, sports field, mini golf, outdoor theater, star-gazing opportunities, and more, guests need not wander for a truly incredible time. 

7. Elkamp Eastcreek – Mineral, WA

Located in the trees at the foot of Mt. Rainier, a stay at Elkamp Eastcreek is the perfect opportunity for an intimate experience in nature that provides easy access to the Nisqually Gate of the Mt. Rainier National Park. To help encourage relaxation and reconnecting, each site includes a picnic table and fire ring. 

8. Carolina Pines RV Resort – Conway, SC

Guests can stay at both lodging and RV sites at family (and pet!)-friendly Carolina Pines RV Resort. Located near Myrtle Beach, visitors can explore all that popular nearby attractions have to offer—or they can simply relax and enjoy the many amenities at Carolina Pines. Rent a golf cart, play mini-golf,  horseshoes, shuffleboard, or visit the water park or pool for a day of sun and fun. 

9. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Guadalupe River – Kerrville, TX

Bungalows, cottages, cabins, and premium RV sites that also accommodate tent camping, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Guadalupe River has comforts for every type of camping experience. Complete with a water zone, 18-hole mini-golf course, laser tag, playground, and pool, guests have countless entertainment options whether they’re staying for a family getaway or a lengthier stay. Plus, with Texas Hill Country and the banks of the Guadalupe river nearby, beautiful natural scenery abounds. 

10. Lost River Valley Campground – North Woodstock, NH 

Guests at Lost River Valley Campground are immersed in not only nature, but history. The park is located near White Mountain, Flume Gorge, and at the site of a turn-of-the-century lumber mill and authentic water wheel. Guests can stay at lodgings (like glamping cabins) or RV or tent sites and participate in unique recreational amenities, such as brook trout fishing in two different mountain streams. 

Explore the additional categories and the full list of award winners on the 2022 Campspot Awards page. Be sure to tag us on social using the hashtag #FindYourCampspot and let us know where you’re planning your next adventure.