Park Spotlight

Places to Beat The Summer Heat

by CampspotterJul 26, 2021

Whether you’re enjoying the water view from a scenic beach, tubing down the river, or making waves at one of the themed water parks, there’s plenty of ways to beat the summer heat while camping near water! From the East Coast to the Pacific Ocean, we’ve compiled a list of campgrounds near the water or with unique water amenities, we know you’ll love. 

Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort – Mt. Shasta City, CA

Located on the South West side of Lake Siskiyou, with panoramic views of Mt Shasta and the Shasta Trinity National Forest, you’ll find Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort. Choose from charming rustic tent sites, full hook-up RV sites, retro trailers, or the comforts of a cabin or house.

The resort offers beach rentals and a Splash Zone inflatable water park. Enjoy quiet fishing moments on the dock, quality family time on the lake, or kick back and enjoy the view from your cabin deck. Lake Siskiyou is one of the best lakes to camp on to beat the summer heat!

Sun-N-Fun RV Resort – Sarasota, FL 

Outdoor pool area with slides at Sun-N-Fun in Florida.

Sun-N-Fun RV Resort is a luxury resort that is perfect for any age and any season. As the crown jewel of Florida’s sun-drenched coast, they offer an array of amazing water-realted amenities, including a mega-slide, an indoor fitness pool, and wellness center, an Olympic-size outdoor heated pool, and two bark parks.

Why stay anywhere else. Make your reservation with Sun-N-Fun today!

Westward Shores Cottages & RV Resort West Ossipee, NH

Ariel view of the beach at Westward Shores

With over 2,000 feet of sandy shorefront for swimming, it’s easy to beat the summer heat at Westward Shores Cottage & RV Resort. Their two beaches have gradual entry into the crystal clear water and provide a great experience for camping near the water. There’s also a dog beach for your furry friends!

Enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain views in style by renting a kayak, paddleboard, or paddleboat, or head to the inflatable water park where you can race, jump, splash and play the day away on the Wibit! Situated right in clear view of the snack bar, it’s the perfect place for the family to spend the day.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Gardiner – Gardiner, NY

Water Canyon and water slides at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park: Gardiner in New York.

With 40,000 square feet of water fun for every age, you’ll love Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Gardiner in New York’s Hudson Valley. The park features two 100’ waterslides, a 750-gallon hydro storm, kiddie slides, a fort, water cannon, spray features, and much more!

When campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at Yogi Bear’s Water Zone & Splash Pad or bouncing high on their jumping pillow, they can enjoy endless outdoor activities! Grab a tube or kayak and head down the Wallkill River, just a short walk from any of their campsites. It’s home to bass, trout, carp, catfish, and bluegill. NYS fishing license is required. They also have kayak rentals available! 

Castaways RV Resort & Campground – Berlin, MD

Photo of the ocean shore with a couple holding hands at Castaways RV Resort

Just minutes away from Assateague Island, this Ocean City campground offers state-of-the-art amenities and water activities to keep you cool this summer. Kids can spend the day playing mini-golf, playing on the splash pad, or swimming in the pool while the adults unwind next door in the hot tub. 

Whether you’re enjoying the water view from the private beach, enjoying a fun frozen drink at Jackspot Tiki Bar, or playing with your dog on Bark Beach, you will always be entertained at Castaways. Relax at the pier or head to the Eastern Shore scenery via kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, or jet ski. 

Frontier Town RV Resort & Campground – Berlin, MD

Western RV Resort & Campground

Take a step back in time at this Western RV Resort & Campground. Relax on the Lazy River winding through the water park while the kids race down the waterslides! Play 18 holes of Mini-Golf amongst a peaceful setting of waterfalls and shade.

The resort also features a 75-slip marina with a 200’ fishing pier so you can bring your boat and fishing poles! What are you waiting for? It’s a perfect combination of camping near the water and boating.

Rodanthe Watersports and Campground – Rodanthe, NC

Escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, while camping waterfront and instilling the love of the great outdoors in your family at affordable rates. Rodanthe Watersports & Campgrounds, located waterfront on the Pamlico Sound, is the answer to your quiet, relaxing vacation dreams.

This family-run campground is within walking distance to the beach, fishing pier, skate park, restaurants, and shopping. After spending your day swimming, kayaking, fishing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paddleboarding, or beachcombing, sit back and absorb spectacular sunsets over the water from your campsite.

Carolina Pines RV Resort  – Conway, SC

Two outdoor pools and a hot tub at Carolina Pines RV Resort near Myrtle Beach.

Discover a new kind of fun at Carolina Pines RV Resort! The Splash Water Park invites all kids (and kids at heart) to jump in and play. Featuring twisting waterslides, lap pools, waterfalls, splash pad, hot tub, cabanas, and an outdoor bistro, it’s a refreshing way to have fun under the Carolina sun.

Carolina Pines Beach Club at Tilghman Beach is the perfect spot for an afternoon in the sun, sand, and water. With a quick shuttle ride from the resort, you’ll never have to worry about parking! Head out for an adventure at the Myrtle Beach State Park for more ways to escape the summer heat! 

Sun Outdoors Sevierville Pigeon Forge – Sevierville, TN

Experience a Tennessee vacation at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when you stay at Sun Outdoors Sevierville Pigeon Forge. Sun Outdoors offers wonderful accommodations and amenities to complete your getaway to the great outdoors. Combining gorgeous scenery with warm Southern hospitality for a great vacation destination for any age. After a day of adventure, enjoy the swimming pool area, complete with a lazy river and splash pad!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Hill Country – Canyon Lake, TX

Themed water zone at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park campground

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Hill Country is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and spend the day playing under the sun.

Make a splash in the dinosaur-themed Water Zone, where water cannons, slides, blasters, a hydrostorm, and more add up to hours of wet and wacky fun. Head to the splash pad and outdoor pools, where kids and adults alike can cool off in the spacious outdoor area. There’s also an indoor heated pool open year-round!

Relax at the Camp-Resort, or spend the day floating down the Guadalupe River – just minutes away from the park!

Jellystone Park Guadalupe River – Kerrville, TX

Ariel photo of the pool and waterslides at Jellystone Park Guadalupe River with RVs and mountains in the background.

Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Guadalupe River is the perfect place for families to beat the Texas heat! 

Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax, spend the day sliding down the new water slides, or braving the hydro storm, water cannons, and spray zones – camping at Guadalupe river is bound to be a blast. 

When it’s cool outside, bring the water fun inside at the indoor heated pool and hot tub. Parents, enjoy our sauna & steam room, too!

Camp Fimfo in New Braunfels, TX

Step outside of the ordinary and, also, outside in general with a glamping or camping experience at Camp Fimfo. Experience the outdoors in new ways, you’re bound to love it!

You’ll have access to a swim-up bar, four thrilling water slides, and a splash playground – making this the premier campground for both adults and young ones. Located right along the Guadalupe River, you can also spend a day floating down the Guadalupe River!

Cava Robles RV Resort – Paso Robles, CA

Pool and hot tub from Ariel view at Cava Robles

After a day of exploring Paso Robles’s wine region, or playing in the Pacific Coast, you can enjoy the inspiring natural setting of this RV Resort from the comfort of the pool. 

Cava Robles offers numerous amenities that allow for hours of fun in the sun. Cool down in one of the pools, relax in the spas, or grab the kids and head to the splash pad. From a day spent in the pool to wine tasting, and outdoor movies, there’s fun to be had on land and water.

Oceanside RV Resort & Campground – Coos Bay, OR

Tent and picnic table in front of the ocean at Oceanside RV Resort and Campground.

Prepare to experience incredible camping, right on the Oregon coast! At Oceanside RV Resort & Campground, you’ll experience the sounds and smells of the Pacific Ocean from every tent, RV site, or vacation rental. This is waterfront camping at its best. Enjoy the tide pools on the pet-friendly beach, or try your hand at fishing and crabbing. Jump in and experience all the ocean has to offer! 

Evergreen Campsites & Resort – Wild Rose, WI 

Evergreen Campsites & Resort is a family-oriented campground that provides family fun and activities for all ages through their variety of amenities and events. Enjoy a day lounging by their pool and waterpark, fishing in Chippy’s pond, or cooling off on the beach at Kusel Lake! They offer waterfront cottage rentals, deluxe cabins, pull-thru, and premium sites. It’s a fun lakefront camping experience to beat the summer heat.

We’re here to help you find your Campspot near the pool, lake, river, or ocean – browse thousands of campsites and let us help you beat the heat this summer!