Deciding where to go and where to stay is a constant concern for RVers. There are a ton of apps and websites out there to help - we seem to discover a new one weekly.
Below are the sites that we use along with our comments on each.
Allstays is an app vs. a website - but it’s often our starting point for finding a campground.
There are simple in-app campground reviews and a one-click way to initiate a Google search for additional reviews.
RVParkReviews.com ranks highly in those results so Allstays for finding a campground & jumping to RVParkReviews.com for feedback from previous campers is a common workflow.
Campendium is owned by the Airstream folks blogging at Aluminarium.com.
We love the clean, mobile-friendly design and how prominent the cell coverage is on the review page.
We like the ability to connect blog posts to campgrounds - as bloggers this lets us contribute but still keep our content on our site.
We first learned about CampgroundViews when a bright green vintage Chevy truck sporting the logo drove through our campground.
The site is owned and operated by Mark Koep - who along with his family are fulltime RVers.
The biggest difference about CampgroundViews is the focus on video - which does a great job helping set your expectations about a specific campground.
RVParking.com is one of the heavy hitters in this space.
We like the clean design and mobile-friendliness of the site. They also have a free smartphone app if you prefer.
The site is more a business created by an entrepreneur who “has taken RV trips” than a ‘scratch your own itch” project from fulltime RVers.
The main drawback of RVParking.com is that it often just doesn’t have enough reviews on a specific park to make a decision about booking a site there.
RV Park Reviews
RVParkReviews.com is the oldest site in the bunch - the domain was created in 2001. As such it has the most campground reviews from RVers.
While the site has improved since we have been traveling (it is mobile-friendly now) overall it’s still not awesome. Still, after checking the other sites first we often end up here for campground reviews.
RVParkReviews.com is also corporate site, owned by a parent company that collects community-driven websites.