Thousand Trails: RV Resorts from Sea to Shining Sea

Josh SchukmanJune 29, 2023

Thousand Trails: RV Resorts from Sea to Shining Sea

Cross-country RVing is an exhilarating experience that’s made all the better when you have a network of RV campgrounds at your fingertips.

That’s why we love the Thousand Trails membership campground network. Thousand Trails fired up in 1969 and has since expanded to a network of 200+ campgrounds and RV parks where customers can enjoy the beauty of nature, combined with resort-style amenities for the whole family to enjoy. 

And since we Outdoorsy folk love camping all over the place, we thought it right for us to craft this guide to help you see what Thousand Trails is all about. 

What is Thousand Trails?

Thousand Trails is one of the largest networks of RV resorts and campgrounds in North America. With 200+ locations in the United States and Canada, the Thousand Trails network features amenity-packed RV resorts and campgrounds for wherever you roll.

Their campgrounds can be found near places like national parks, outskirts of fun cities, and those spaces in between where you need a comfy stop along the way. 

ThousandTrails.com campgrounds feature family-friendly amenities like pools, clubhouses, playgrounds, yard games, and much more. 

This interactive map shows all the locations available to book on ThousandTrails.com. Read on to hear about our favorite ones for you to get your Outdoorsy on this summer. 

National park in Washington

From Sea to Shining Sea

ThousandTrails.com offers something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite spots in every region of the U.S.

Northeast

The Narrows Too Campground puts you mere minutes from Acadia National Park.  Many of the campsites at Narrows Too boast spectacular ocean views. The park also features a heated swimming pool, hiking trails, community fire circles, and an entertainment center. 

Mt. Desert Narrows is another spot to get your rig right on the Atlantic shoreline. This spot also puts you a stone’s throw from Bar Harbor. 

Acadia National Park
Thousand Trails puts Acadia National Park at your doorstep

Thousand Trails Timothy Lake puts you at The Poconos and is big rig friendly. It features a pool, playground, and planned activities. Its location also puts you in range for a NYC day trip — if that’s your thing.

The Bethpage RV Resort has been named one of the best in the nation and features waterfront camping near Chesapeake Bay. The spot is also packed with fun family amenities like its very own waterpark, ice cream parlor, and mini-golf course. 

And for all you history buffs out there, there’s Thousand Trails Williamsburg — a spot where you can get a dose of colonial history and come home to comfort. 

Thousand Trails Williamsburg
Thousand Trails Williamsburg is an oasis near some of America’s most historic places

Southeast

A Thousand Trails spot like The Oaks at Point South will put you smack in the center of the action at places like Hilton Head, Savannah, and The Atlantic Coast. 

From there, the name of the game is Florida.

RV resorts like Fiesta Key and Sunshine Key are  RV Resorts that put you in the heart of the Florida Keys. Sunshine Key even has its very own marina and boat slips so guests can park boats.  

And if you and the kiddos want to hit Disney, then ThousandTrails.com has your camping ticket. Campgrounds like Tropical Palms and Thousand Trails Orlando put you right at Mickey’s doorstep. 

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention at least one Texas option. For this, we recommend Thousand Trails Colorado River. This riverfront RV resort is packed with amenities and puts you within easy range of San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. 

Midwest

Moving northward, Yukon Trails puts you at the heart of Wisconsin Dells — the waterpark capital of the world. 

O’Connells RV Campground sits in Illinois Sauk Valley and features an award-winning themed activity program that’s geared for all ages. It’s also just 90 miles west of Chicago so you’ll have all the solitude with easy access to hustle and bustle for a day. 

Family activities at O'Connells RV Campground

Southwest

Thousand Trails Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch is the quintessential Colorado hangout. Rocky Mountain views all around, a pristine lake playground at your doorstep, and plenty of activities like ATVing, horseback riding, and more. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a wildly underrated national park that’ll leave you jaw-dropped the whole way through. It’s just outside Blue Mesa as are the hip mountain towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Thousand Trails Verde Valley puts you in the red rocks of Sedona so you can enjoy all the Outdoorsy Northern Arizona offers. 

Thousand Trails Pio Pico and Oakzanita Springs puts you in the national forests of Southern California with easy access to San Diego.

Mountain biking near Sedona, AZ

Northwest

Thousand Trails Leavenworth is nestled near its namesake town that’s a Bavarian-themed village in the middle of The Cascade Mountain Range. Leavenworth is a quirky spot that offers some of the most unique experiences you’ll ever find. This campground is a natural oasis that features on-site fishing, hiking, and biking trails. 

Many Thousand Trails locations in Washington also put you in range for a day trip to North Cascades National Park.

Mt. Hood Village Campground is an outdoor mecca that features world-class hiking, biking, rock climbing, and bird watching from your base camp near the Mt. Hood Recreational Area.

North Cascades National Park

Thousand Trails La Conner is a gateway to Washington’s San Juan Islands that features a half mile of saltwater beachfront. 

Thousand Trails Russian River is a gateway to Northern California that puts you in the middle of world-renowned nature while keeping you in close proximity to hubs like Santa Rosa and the San Francisco Bay. 

Thousand Trails FAQs

1. What sort of campgrounds will I experience through ThousandTrails.com? 

Thousand Trails and their Destination Campgrounds offer a wide array of locations and styles of camps — from RV resorts to more rustic options.

The key is to check out your planned campsites in advance, read reviews, and look at pictures to make sure that campground is the type of experience you’re looking for. If one isn’t the right fit for you, chances are there’s another Thousand Trails close by!

Thousand Trails Cabin
Cabins are a staple at many Thousand Trails parks

2. Is Thousand Trails kid friendly?

Yes! Most parks have playgrounds and many have pools. 

3.  Does ThousandTrails.com have campgrounds all over the country? 

For the most part, yes. But there are some zones in the center of the U.S. that ThousandTrails.com doesn’t have many parks.

4. How do I make reservations on ThousandTrails.com?

ThousandTrails.com has a user-friendly online reservation system. You can easily search sites, select dates and make reservations right from this portal. 

5. Do campgrounds on ThousandTrails.com come with WiFi?

In most cases, yes. But it is often a paid add-on. These parks are often in more remote parts of the country, meaning cell service and hotspot internet can be limited. 

ThousandTrails.com features a one-of-a-kind network that can be a game changer for RVing folk. And with locations and amenities to suit every interest, there’s bound to be a campground for you along the way.    

Josh is half of the husband+wife duo behind OutofNorm.al - where their mantra is "life, unwasted". Josh and his wife gallivanted all over the country in an '88 Airstream for 4+ years. They now run a glamping property in Montana by Glacier National Park. They keep up their RVing love by renting out vintage Airstreams and other RVs to travelers hitting Montana.


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