Camping on America’s Public Lands
Millions of acres of the country’s most pristine locations have been preserved as public access lands for the enjoyment of all Americans. RVs are an ideal way to visit these wilderness areas in comfort.
National Park Service offers 29,000 campsites in 440 campgrounds. Many in-park RV campgrounds have limited or no hookups, but are set in breathtaking surroundings. To find out more or to reserve a site, visit http://www.nps.gov/index.htm or http://www.reserveamerica.com/marketing.do?goto=nrrsgeneralrules.html.
America's 7,800 State Parks can be found in all 50 states and boast more than 221-thousand campsites. You're sure to find a park that's close enough to home for spur-of-the-moment RV getaway where you can discover local natural wonders. To find a State Park near you, visit http://www.americasstateparks.org/Find-A-Park.
National Forest Service has more than 4,300 campgrounds in its 155 forests. To locate a national forest near you or to make reservations to camp in a national forest, visit http://www.forestcamping.com/ or http://www.reserveamerica.com/marketing.do?goto=nrrsgeneralrules.html.
Bureau of Land Management Recreation Sites
The Bureau of Land Management oversees 264 million acres of scenic outdoor recreation sites in the western United States, including Alaska. For camping and recreation area information, visit www.blm.gov or http://www.reserveamerica.com/marketing.do?goto=nrrsgeneralrules.html.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Projects
There are campgrounds in 2,375 parks located mostly near lakes created through Corps projects. For information, log on to http://www.usace.army.mil/CECW/Operations/Pages/Recreation.aspx or http://www.reserveamerica.com/marketing.do?goto=nrrsgeneralrules.html.
National Wildlife Refuges
National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. The system has grown to more than 150 million acres, 555 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 38 wetland management districts. Camping is allowed only when it’s compatible with conservation efforts. For reservations, go to http://www.reserveamerica.com/marketing.do?goto=nrrsgeneralrules.html.