25 Best RV Park Amenities of 2024: A Comprehensive Guide


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No two RV parks are equal, and knowing what amenities they offer is key to figuring out where your next stop will be. 

Modern RV parks, and especially RV resorts, have begun experimenting with all kinds of interesting amenities that can offer a truly unique experience. 

If you’re just starting out on your journey, or if you’re looking for something new and interesting, read on to find out about the best RV park amenities. 

25 Best RV Park Amenities

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We’ve categorized the list below into several major types of amenities, from the key amenities that no RV-goer wants to do without to luxury amenities and unique ones you won’t find at most parks and resorts.

Below, we’ll cover:

  • Most important amenities: The ones you absolutely shouldn’t do without
  • Luxury amenities: Not necessarily rare but on the higher end, typically seen at high-quality parks and resorts
  • Unique amenities: Amenities you rarely see, often centered around entertainment
  • And other common amenities: There are so many! Several more of the most common amenities that, while not necessary, may be important to you

Let’s get moving:

5 Most Important Amenities

1. Large, private, and clean campsites

Spacious campsites are arguably the most important element to a great RV park. 

Small spaces, spaces too close to one another (i.e. lacking privacy), and dirty campsites are the fastest way to a miserable RV park experience. 

2. Well-maintained campground

Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground in San Dimas CA
Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground in San Dimas CA

This one might seem like less an amenity and more a basic necessity, but it’s worth mentioning given how important it is– and the fact that not every campsite fulfills this basic req.

This includes:

  • Well landscaped trees with lots of shade and no low branches
  • Maintained concrete and gravel roads
  • Pest control

3. Pet-friendly

Stagecoach Banning KOA in Banning, CA

If you’re traveling with a furry friend, you know how important it is for an RV park to be pet friendly. 

Being a pet friendly RV park mostly translates to keeping a clean and well maintained campground, but also simply allowing pets and being accommodating with things such as a pet run (a designated area for pets to run around). 

4. Structured campground rules

A campground that isn’t properly run can lead to all kinds of issues. It’s important that the campground you’re considering has and enforces basic rules regarding privacy, space, and cleanliness.

Quiet hours are also a big part of this. Having several hours of quiet, generator off, hours is important for keeping your sanity in a busy RV park. Not having this is a deal breaker for many RV-goers.  

5. Laundry facilities

This is a standard amenity that regular RV-goers expect at a good RV park (preferably, debit/credit card-operated).

With that said, not every RV park has it. This is all the more important if you’ll be staying for several weeks at a time at a particular park

6 Luxury Amenities

Now, let’s get into some “luxury” amenities.

We say luxury loosely, as these are more rarer amenities than anything else, but they may still be amenities that are important to you. So, make sure to take note if any of these are important to you. 

RV resorts, RV parks which have expanded their amenities far beyond what is typically available at a regular RV park, have become more and more popular over the past decade.

Some of the more notable amenities you can expect at higher-end RV parks and resorts include:

6. Multiple bathhouses

We’re cheating a bit with this one, as a good RV park should include at least one bathhouse. However, not every RV park has enough bathhouses to ensure a comfortable experience.

Many don’t have enough for the size of their park, leading to long lines and wait times just to bathe. 

Also baked into this point is the cleanliness and condition of the bathhouses. The more often they’re used, the harder it is to maintain their condition and keep them clean. 

Bathhouses should also ideally include full showers, restrooms, and dressing rooms. 

7. Large public pool

Spacious Skies Hidden creek in Marion, NC

RV resorts typically have large, communal pools on grounds with a sun deck that includes ample seating and lounge chairs similar to that of a standard hotel resort.

8. Dog park and other pet amenities

There’s pet friendly and then there’s pet friendly. 

Some resorts will take pet friendliness to a whole different level and offer amenities such as a dedicated dog park area, pet washing stations, and treats and pet food via the resort convenience store. 

9. High-quality Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a standard at a decent RV park, but the quality of that RV is sometimes questionable. RV resorts tend to have more dependable, high-quality Wi-Fi. 

10. Exercise facility

Some Rv resorts have started offering full exercise facilities, including everything from treadmills to weights. 

For those into fitness, this is one of the harder things to manage when on the road, so it can be a welcome amenity.

11. Recreational activities

Campland on the Bay San Diego 2
Campland on the Bay in San Diego, CA

We’re combining a lot into this one point, but there’s so much to mention that we’d be cheating a bit if we listed these all separately.

Major RV resorts have begun experimenting with all kinds of fun recreational activities, similar to that you’d expect from a true resort experience. 

This can include:

  • Hiking trails
  • Kids jungle gym
  • Sporting activities such as golf, tennis, and pickleball
  • And lots more

7 Unique Amenities

Now, let’s talk about some truly unique amenities that you won’t find everywhere. 

Many major RV parks and resorts are regularly adding new and interesting activities and other amenities to attract RV-goers.

12. Food trucks

What could be a better fit for an RV park than food trucks?

Food truck nights or a similar event are something some RV parks have been doing for years, but it’s still on the rarer side.

With that said, they’re an awesome amenity that can create a truly unique experience, livening up your dining options while out RVing without having to travel. 

13. Cafes, bars, and diners

Some RV parks have even added cafes, coffee bars, or diners to their facilities, offering a more permanent dining or drink option and a great source of revenue for the park.

14. Communal kitchen

Arguably the most useful of all three dining-related options mentioned so far, a communal kitchen offers access to kitchen tools and appliances that you might not have on your RV.

15. Movie nights

Inn Town Campground in Nevada City CA
Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, CA

Movie nights are a great way to bring people together and entertain the kids. Watching a great film outdoors on a large projector while sitting under the stars is a simple but amazing experience.

16. Fitness and yoga classes

Many higher end RV resorts have taken things even further than offering a fitness facility by providing classes of various kinds, such as yoga.

17. Game rooms

A game room provides a large indoor space for entertainment, great on both incredibly hot and rainy days when you just don’t want to be outside.

A game room can include large play areas for kids as well as a reading area, board games, arcade, table sports such as table tennis, and more.

18. Recreational vehicles (bikes, boats, and more)

Campland on the Bay San Diego
Campland on the Bay in San Diego, CA

Many campgrounds offer one or more recreational vehicles as add-ons. Those might include:

  • Bike rentals
  • Boat rentals
  • Golf carts

These are especially desirable in larger parks with many attractions, where in the case of golf carts you have a way to easily travel everywhere within the resort without having to walk. 

Bike and boat rentals are more recreational, giving you the ability to explore the nearby natural settings such as biking trails and lakes.

7 Other Common Amenities

There are *so* many more amenities commonly seen in RV parks and resorts that you might want which we haven’t mentioned.

Here are some of the more common amenities that may be important to you to look out for when deciding where to stay: 

19. Fire pit (and firewood)

A fire pit is a great comfort and fun, giving you both warmth in colder weather and a great communal area to hang out on moonlit nights. 

Look for RV parks that also provide firewood, which is a huge convenience over those with fire pits that don’t. 

20. Shuttle services

Most RV parks aren’t far from civilization, which means local attractions. If you’re interested in partaking in any of the local attractions, see if the RV park you’re considering offers shuttle services.

This will make it much easier to get there and back and avoid a lot of headache figuring out transportation. 

21. Convenience store

Many campgrounds provide easy access to key supplies via a central convenience store. That can include anything from basic groceries and snacks to chargers, batteries, and aspirin.

This can be a lifesaver when staying at an RV park and should be a staple if you’re staying at a campground of any kind for more than a week at a time.

22. Full hookups

This should go without saying, but any decent RV park will offer both electrical and sewer hookups. Electrical connections should be both 30 and 50 amp while the sewer should be at least a few inches off the ground. 

23. Trash cans and garbage pick up

Closely connected with the last point, make sure the park has ample trash cans and regular garbage pick up. There’s nothing worse than a smelly campsite. 

24. Cable T.V.

Less important than it once was, cable is still a common amenity offered by most parks. With that said, it’s not offered at every park, so make sure to check ahead to confirm if this is important to you. 

25. Kind employees

Not a true amenity, but believe me when I say that kind and patient employees aren’t a given– and they make all the difference.

Nice employees can make or break your stay at an RV park. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to check online reviews to see what previous RV-goers have to say about a park’s staff to confirm if that’s the case for a particular park. 

What Amenities Are Most Important to You?

Did we miss any amenities that are an absolute requirement for you? 

Are there any amenities that you’d like to see RV parks start including that they don’t typically offer?

Every park is different, but one thing is for certain: the modern RV park experience isn’t like your grandparents. Modern parks are bigger, more fun, and offer more to do than ever before.

Wherever you decide to stay, make sure the location has the amenities that are most important to you– and have fun out there.

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