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The 10 Best Spring Camping Destinations for 2022

by Joe ColemanApr 7, 2022

As the days get longer, what better way to spend your time than to explore some of the best spring camping destinations? If you’re looking to hit the road (or take to the skies) and spend some much-needed time outdoors, here are some of the top trending destinations on Campspot for this spring.

1. Cava Robles RV Resort – Paso Robles, CA

A pool and building beneath a blue sky at Cava Robles RV Resort—one of the best places to camp for spring.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low 77/44

Nearby Attractions: Pioneer Museum, Sunken Gardens, Ravine Water Park

Nearest Airports: Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Unique Amenity: Bike rental

Cava Robles took second place in the 2022 Campspot Awards for Top Campgrounds in the USA! Cava Robles RV Resort offers the classic desert stylings you expect from a Southern California wine city. If you’re traveling by RV but want to get out of your rig for a night or two, you’ll love the cottages that are offered.

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2. Carolina Pines RV Resort – Conway, SC

A building with wooden beam accents  with palm trees nearby at the entrance to Carolina Pines RV resort.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low79/56

Nearby Attractions: WonderWorks Myrtle Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Hollywood Wax Museum

Nearest Airports: Conway-Horry County Airport, Myrtle Beach International Airport

Unique Amenity: Waterpark

Carolina Pines made the 2022 Campspot Awards list for both Top Campgrounds in the USA and Top Campgrounds for First-Timers! Whether you’re a seasoned travel veteran or making your inaugural trip, you’ll feel right at home at Carolina Pines. While Myrtle Beach is nearby, this is one of the best spring camping destinations because you don’t have to leave your campsite to have fun with basketball, a pool, and a waterpark all on-site.

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3. Verde Ranch RV Resort – Camp Verde, AZ

A fire pit burns near a pool at Verde Ranch RV Resort, one of the best places to camp for spring.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low84/46

Nearby Attractions: Montezuma Castle National Monument, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Nearest Airports: Cottonwood Airport, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

Unique Amenity: Waterfront

Verde Ranch is for you if you’re someone who bases their vacation around finding a relaxing stay and just decompressing. While there are plenty of outdoor pursuits to appreciate in Central Arizona, this is also a perfect destination to relax and catch up on your rest. Verde Ranch is built around leisure, so you won’t feel guilty for sleeping in! Flagstaff, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon aren’t far away when you’re ready to get out there.

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4. Sun Outdoors St. Augustine – St. Augustine, FL

A pool with blue pool chairs on the patio nearby at Sun Outdoors St. Augustine.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low 81/67

Nearby Attractions: St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, Colonial Quarter

Nearest Airports: Northeast Florida Regional Airport, Jacksonville International Airport

Unique Amenity: Nature trail

“Indoors” not in your vocabulary? Well, luckily, outdoors is in this park’s name. If you want to spend every possible minute soaking up the sun, there’s no place like Florida. And if you’re in Florida, there’s no place to stay like Sun Outdoors in St. Augustine.

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5. Sun Outdoors Arches Gateway – Moab, UT

An Rv parked near a picnic table with a mountain view in the background at Sun Outdoors Arches Gateway in Moab, UT.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low 79/46

Nearby Attractions: Hole ‘N’ The Rock, Moab Giants, Arches National Park

Nearest Airports: Canyonlands Field Airport, Grand Junction Regional Airport

Unique Amenity: Mini golf

If Florida doesn’t sound like one of the best spring camping destinations, how about Utah? Outdoor adventurers know the significance of Moab, Utah and the surrounding areas. With access to Arches National Park and some of the best off-roading in the country, Moab is the place to be, and Arches Gateway is the place to stay.

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6. Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay – Chula Vista, CA

A pool lined with chairs and palm trees in San Diego at Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay, one of the best places to camp for spring.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low 69/55

Nearby Attractions: Living Coast Discovery Center, Imperial Beach Pier, Belmont Park

Nearest Airports: San Diego International Airport, McClellan-Palomar Airport

Unique Amenity: Arcade

Sensing a theme yet? Many Sun Outdoors campgrounds are trending for spring this year, including Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay—one of the newest upscale RV resort in Southern California. If you want to kick back and appreciate beach life, Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay (and the city of San Diego itself) will fit you perfectly.

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7. Biloxi Bay RV Resort and Marina – Biloxi, MS

A pier extends into the ocean outside of Biloxi, MS near Biloxi Bay RV Resort and Marina.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low80/65

Nearby Attractions: Biloxi Lighthouse, Coastal Mardi Gras Museum, Escape Arcade, and Family Entertainment Center

Nearest Airports: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Mobile Regional Airport

Unique Amenity: Outdoor theater

If you’re looking for a picturesque place to park your rig, look no further. Didn’t come in a camper? Well, you’re in luck as Biloxi Bay Resort offers campers you can rent. Located on the water, Biloxi Bay RV Resort and Marina is both peaceful and luxurious. You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips, so all you need to do is walk toward the water and enjoy the fresh air.

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8. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Guadalupe River – Kerrville, TX

An aerial shot of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Guadalupe River, one of the best places to camp for spring.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low 80/57

Nearby Attractions: Stonehenge II at the Hill Country Arts Foundation, Flatrock Park, Museum of Western Art

Nearest Airports: Gillespie County Airport, San Antonio International Airport

Unique Amenity: Fishing

There are a lot of Jellystone Parks in the U.S., but in my opinion, this might be one of the very best. This spot made the 2022 Campspot Awards list for Top Campgrounds in the USA and Top Campgrounds for Families. As if that wasn’t enough, Guadalupe River’s Riverfront Red Carpet RV Site made the Campspot list for Top Camping Sites.

If you love waterparks, you’ll be right at home. The on-site Water Zone is the best way to cool off in the Texas sun. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, you can also take in 18 holes of mini golf and walk along the Guadalupe River afterward.

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9. Greenbrier Campground – Gatlinburg, TN

An aerial shot of the mountain view near Greenbrier Campground in TN.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low 73/47

Nearby Attractions: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Gatlinburg Space Needle

Nearest Airports: Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport

Unique Amenity: Playground

Did you see “campground” in the name and assume this would be devoid of amenities? Think again! If you want to be next door to Great Smoky Mountains National Park but still live in style and comfort, Greenbrier has you covered. With a mind-boggling amount of campground amenities, Greenbrier even has trout fishing and a private beach. If you want to go on a relaxing walk without heading into the park, the Little Pigeon Rivers runs next to the campground.

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10. Sun Outdoors Sarasota – Sarasota, FL

A view of the pool outside of Sun Outdoors Sarasota.

Average Spring Temperature (F): High/Low84/66

Nearby Attractions: Celery Fields, Jumpin Fun Inflata Park, Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Nearest Airports: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Tampa International Airport

Unique Amenity: Waterpark

One last Sun Outdoors stay for the road (pun intended). If you demand the highest level of luxury in your camp stays, this could be one of the best spring camping destinations on this list for you. This place is enormous and completely decked out. What do you need in a vacation spot? Olympic-sized heated pool? Check. Not one, but two dog parks? Yep, they’ve got it. You want a mega-slide just because? Well, consider it done. This Sarasota stop has luxury covered from head to toe, and one visit will prove that.

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When you’re ready to hit the road, grab your camping gear, fishing rods, or just an eye mask and a pair of comfy slippers. It’s been a long winter to get here, but the sun is rising on your next big trip. When you’re ready to book your next stay, we hope this list of the best spring camping destinations has added a few spots to your bucket list.

Joe Coleman is a freelance travel and outdoor writer based in East Texas. His love for the outdoors started when living near Olympic National Park and has stayed with him ever since. Taking a respite from social media, you can reach him exclusively at joecolemanfreelance@gmail.com.

Photo credit in order of appearance: Carolina Pines RV Resort, Cava Robles RV Resort, Carolina Pines RV Resort, Verde Ranch RV Resort, Sun Outdoors St. Augustine, Sun Outdoors Arches Gateway, Sun Outdoors San Diego, Biloxi Bay RV Resort and Marina, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Guadalupe River, Greenbrier Campground, Sun Outdoors Sarasota