Traditional campgrounds often have nature as the main attraction. Some have a beach, hiking trails, or maybe an interpretive program or two. These are great places to camp, but what if the peace and quiet gets a bit, well…boring? These adventure campgrounds have you covered. They have beautiful natural settings and all the physical excitement you can handle!
Water Slides and Ziplines in Texas
Splashway Waterpark, Zip Lines, and Campgrounds in Sheridan, Texas, is a destination in and of itself. Sheridan isn’t really near a bigger city, but it doesn’t need to be. The waterpark’s wave pool, waterslides, and lazy river provide water fun for all ages.
Zip lines takes riders from platform to platform above the waterpark. Splashway’s waterpark provides discounted admission to campers in its well-serviced campground. The adventure campground features full hookups and pull-through sites as well as treed back-in sites. The campground staff host activities and theme nights, making a visit here one to remember. You can rent a cabin if camping isn’t your thing, and fishing, kayaking, and other sports are available when you need a break from the waterpark.
Huge Bouncy Castle, Streamside RV Camping, & Trout Fishing
Adventure Bound’s camping resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers plenty for families to do. They have a waterslide, swimming pool, and “fun zone” including a 32-foot slide and bounce castle. The campsites provide full hookups in streamside sites, or tent platforms over the trout pond. Every weekend throughout the season has a theme, with related events, and Jack Tales provide “edutainment” through re-tellings of folk tales from Appalachian settlers. This adventure campground offers traditional nature activities like fishing, but adds the sparkle and shine of attractions the kids will love. They may never want to leave!
Mini-Golf, Canoeing, and the beach near Six Flags
Saratoga RV resort, in Greenfield Centre, New York, run by Adventure Resorts of America offers many on-site activities.
If the pool, aqua playground, and mini-golf don’t keep the kids busy, the playground, canoeing, or beach might.
The pet-friendly campsites offer tons of room for big rigs and multiple slide-outs with plenty of fully serviced pull through sites. The campground has a snack bar and wi-fi café, as well as an adults-only lounge area for those times you just need to get some grown-up time.
The resort is near many other activities and provides easy access to Water Slide World and Six Flags, if that’s more your style.
Hang Gliding and Paragliding in Canada
If you’re looking for something a little more free-flying, check out Gnewen Eco-Adventures in Gnewen, British Columbia, Canada. This quiet campground tucked away in the Rocky Mountains is the headquarters for hang gliding and paragliding in the Columbia valley. The campground offers powered pull-through sites that can accommodate large RVs, as well as tent camping and the opportunity to rent a yurt. There is a playground and swimming pond, and great opportunities to watch the paragliders land. If you think you can handle it, take a flight yourself!
Campgrounds can run the whole spectrum from wilderness backcountry basic, to luxurious and jam-packed with excitement. From waterslides to hang gliding, you can find exactly the kind of adventure campground holiday you are looking for.