15 RV Websites You Need to Know About in 2021

Constant stress and strain can lead to serious health problems and diseases. It’s no wonder that nearly 47 million people packed up and went camping last year. The fresh air, sunshine, natural views and quiet help ease the pains of modern life and bring people closer. If you’re ready to break out of your city and explore the great outdoors, take a little time to research before you leave. From campground reviews to tips and tricks to make your camping trip easier and more fun, here are 15 RV websites that you should check out before you head out.

1. Outdoorsy – RV Rental

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Do you just want to try out the RV lifestyle without the commitment? Or are you looking to purchase an RV and want to make a trial run? Whatever your intent, Outdoorsy can help you connect with a local person that can help! You can even arrange a pick-up time with the owner or have it delivered directly to your campsite. Rentals are all insured and come complete with the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance. If you are an owner and want to rent your RV to others while it is not being used, Outdoorsy can help with that too!

2. Spot2Nite – Directory App

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This is the NEWEST RV app to date. It actually arrived in the Apple app store this week! Spot2Nite utilizes direct integrations with park management systems to show sites available in real-time that meet the camper’s needs without having to transfer a camper to another site. This free app allows you to see what’s available within a specific geography. You can also specify amenities or features that are important to you as well, such as pull-through sites, sites with 30 or 50 amp service, and much, much more. This app is IOS only at this time.

3. The Dyrt – Directory/ Blog

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Looking for a campground in a specific state? Browse the state listings on the Dyrt and you’re sure to find your next camping paradise. Not going to be around your laptop? No worries, there’s also a convenient app that you can install on your phone. Plus, when you add reviews, you earn points and can even win prizes! Become a Ranger and you might even get cool camping gear to test and review! Be sure to subscribe to their blog, The Dyrt Magazine, which is full of helpful insights.

4. Roadtrippers – Directory

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If you’re interested in visiting places that are off the beaten path, start your search here. Roadtrippers boasts more than 5.5 million camping trips booked, so it’s a trustworthy site. Their database contains millions of interesting, and enticing places around the world with reviews so you know what to expect. Use the maps and trip planning and booking tools to make your adventure even easier.

5. RVC Outdoor Destinations

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Are you looking for a hotel experience that is set in a naturally beautiful outdoor setting? This is the RV website for you! RVC Outdoor Destinations features high-quality destinations in Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, California, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Traveling with the family? They also offer Cottages, Cabins, Yurts, Glamping Tents, and other exciting accommodation types for those who don’t RV.

6. HipCamp – Directory


If you’re interested in experiencing unique experiences out in nature, check out HipCamp. They’ve got information about camping on ranches, farms, vineyards, nature preserves, campgrounds across the country. Plan ahead and book your camping adventure here. With more than 285,000 campsites listed, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs for a night, a week, or an extended period.

7. Bring Fido – Directory

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Visit BringFido.com to explore over 250,000 places to stay, play, and eat with your dog. Read thousands of reviews to sniff out the best pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, and attractions in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. When you make a hotel reservation, their Canine Concierge ensures you’re assigned to a pet-friendly room, so there are no surprises at check-in.

8. Campground Reviews – Directory/ Reviews

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In the hustle and bustle of online activity, it can be difficult to track down the resources you need to make booking decisions. This site is run by volunteer workcampers and is voiced by RVers just like you! Get the real scoop about the campgrounds in which you are interested. After you leave be sure to pay-it-forward by leaving your own review of your experience. It will truly help other guests know what to expect!

9. Campendium – Directory

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If you’re on a budget, or you just aren’t interested in paying high prices to camp, check out Campendium. Whether you’re looking for a tent site or a spot for your RV, you’ll find spots in national and state parks and forests, campgrounds, and RV parks as well. One of the nicest features of this site is that it will help you locate free camping sites across the country, for a truly free experience.

10. Reserve America – Directory

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While the majority of states operate state campgrounds, some do not handle reservations on their own. Instead, they partner with Reserve America for their campsite reservation and booking services. You can also locate day-use and recreation areas for unique adventures and relaxing getaways while you’re traveling, or for a fun day away from the campground.

11. Go Camping America (ARVC) – Directory

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For some, the ideal campsite is rustic, with no power or water, just nature. For others, it’s all about the amenities. When you search for a site on Go Camping America, you can choose as many, or as few criteria, as you like so you can narrow your choices down to the one that best suits you. Plus, there’s some great general camping info on the site to read.

12. Campground Views – Directory/ Reviews

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CampgroundViews.com is backed by full-time RVers, weekend warriors, and everyone in between who wants to finally see where they are going. They have over 3,000 videos, 40,000 photos, and 300 – 360 video tours. You can access all of that for free… no need to pay. However, if you like what they are doing and want to see them continue to provide more value, we recommend that you subscribe to the annual membership.

CampgroundViews.com is backed by full-time RVers, weekend warriors, and everyone in between who wants to finally see where they are going. They have over 3,000 videos, 40,000 photos, and 300 – 360 video tours. You can access all of that for free… no need to pay. However, if you like what they are doing and want to see them continue to provide more value, we recommend that you subscribe to the annual membership.

13. Free Campsites – Directory

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Whether you just need to know where to camp nearby or you want to plan a free camping road trip, we’ve got you covered. You can simply use your smart phone’s GPS to find camping near you or even use our trip planner to plan your route from coast to coast. While you will find some other types of campgrounds listed, Free Campsites usually focuses on public lands like Bureau of Land Management (BLM) areas, Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), and city or county parks. 

14. IOverlander – Directory/reviews

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Are you a Boondocker who is looking for a place to park, shower, a dump tank, or laundry? This site is for you. It is a non-profit resource that can help you connect with the facilities that you need in the area that you are currently visiting. It also includes reviews from other people that have visited and utilized the resource.

15. Recreation.Gov – Directory

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National parks and forests are incredible places, far removed from city life. Visitors are drawn in by the amazing natural beauty, wildlife, and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Recreation.Gov documents all of the most incredible camping spots, hiking trails, tours of national monuments and much more.  Search destinations by state, park name, campgrounds, recreational activity, or day use.

Camping can be both exhilarating and relaxing, which makes it the perfect way to break away from the day-to-day stresses of the real world. Just heading out without any research or preparation, however, is never a good idea. Before you pack up the family and head out into the wilderness, take a little time to research the area you’re planning on traveling to. Not only will it save you time in finding a great site, but you’ll also pick up some useful tidbits along the way that will make your trip more enjoyable.

This is not a paid advertorial. The information in this blog is based solely on my own meandering experiences. Discovering Roadtrips is here to inspire others to dream and plan future road trips. If you are interested in partnering with me, please contact me. I would love to chat with you. If you are on Clubhouse, please join our journey by following me @StacieSpain.

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