Epic stops in your RV
There are few better ways to explore America’s open roads, scenic byways and vast national parks than in an RV. Unless, that is, other people turn up with the same idea. Thankfully, the USA is a pretty vast country and one with enough epic views and tucked-away places to go around. Follow the irresistible call of the road with these incredible places to spend a night under the stars or just pull over, kick back and gawp at the scenery for a while. Be sure to check state travel advisories before you set out.
Assateague Island, Maryland
The Maryland portion of this barrier island (which also stretches into Virginia) has several (reservation only) RV camping spots right by its pale, biscuit dunes. The landscape of rolling sand hills, shrubs and endless Atlantic Ocean views would be enough of a draw. But add in around 150 wild ponies, which can frequently be seen grazing on dune grass or snoozing in the sand, and it’s pretty much perfection.
Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, Finger Lakes, New York
This scenic byway loops around skinny Cayuga Lake, in New York’s Finger Lakes region, over a distance of just 87 miles (140km). But it's packed with wineries, charming villages, art studios and heart-stopping views over the water. There are also countless spots to park up, pull out a camping chair and soak up the gorgeousness. It’s particularly lovely at sunrise and sunset, though any time of day will do.
The View, Monument Valley, Arizona
The View Campground is perfectly placed for watching the sunset as it paints Monument Valley’s famous sandstone buttes with rich, glowing shades of red and apricot. There are no hook-ups, but being surrounded by Utah’s red desert sands or hunkering down under a duvet of stars tends to put little matters like that into perspective.
Wahweap Marina, Lake Powell, Arizona
Straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, Lake Powell is a freshwater reservoir backed by canyons and colorful striped rock formations. For that sweet spot between location and convenience, Wahweap Marina’s RV site is tough to beat. There are electric hook-up sites, showers and shops, plus restaurants within walking distance. But there’s no compromising on the eye-popping views.
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