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The 7 Best Beachfront Campgrounds in the US (2017)5 min read

There are over 10,000 miles of shoreline in the US, and millions of RVers descend on US campgrounds with beaches on these shorelines each year. The sunny skies, rolling waves, and sandy beaches of these shorelines can be enjoyed not only along the Pacific and Atlantic.

The parks with shorelines on the plentiful lakes and rivers sprinkled across the US were not excluded from this list. The following campgrounds not only had access to fantastic beaches, they backed them up with luxury amenities to give you a hard decision to make: beach or swimming pool? Both. Both, please.

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USA’s Best Beachfront Campgrounds

Kayuta Lake Campground

Credit: Kayuta Lake Campground Website
Credit: Kayuta Lake Campground Website

This campground includes as many land-based activities as water ones. Yes, 422-acre Kayuta Lake includes panfish, bullhead, trout and smallmouth bass, pickerel, brown and lake trout for fishing and is great for boating too. What separates this park are all its additional amenities in addition to its awesome lake. It has a basketball court, an arcade, outdoor laser tag, an L-shaped pool, a playground, archery, and so much more.

Caboose Lake Campground

Credit: Caboose Lake Website
Credit: Caboose Lake Website

This RV park is located on the lovely 20-Acre Spring Fed Caboose Lake. All sites are either “lakefront” or “lake view”, and the lake is fully stocked for phenomenal fishing. It features a sandy swimming beach with awesome amenities like water and land inflatables including the world’s largest inflatable water slide, a dunk tank, a water trampoline, and bumber boats.

Bass Lake Campground

Credit: Bass Lake Campground Website
Credit: Bass Lake Campground Website

Bass Lake Campground is a serene park in central Wisconsin, just six miles from the Wisconsin Dells. The lake includes a sandy area roped off for swimming and is also perfect for paddle boating, canoeing, and kayaking. You can also relax, float, and swim in onsite Bluegill Pond. If you’re looking for some excitement, there’s a paintball field close to the campground!

Panguitch Lake Adventure Resort

Credit: Panguitch Lake Facebook Page
Credit: Panguitch Lake Facebook Page

Panguitch Lake is over 1,200 acres of water perfect for fishing and boating alike. Its trout fishing, in particular, is world-class. Surrounded by lava flows and forests in this high altitude setting, this Utah park offers unrivaled natural beauty. You can also enjoy out of water activities like hiking, off-roading, mountain biking, and more.

Lake Pepin Campground

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This campground and motel is located a short walk from the widest lake on the Mississippi River: Lake Pepin. Despite being a fairly large campground with 200 sites and 32 motel rooms, it maintains a friendly, small park feel.  In addition to being right by Lake Pepin, the park is also close to Villa Bellezza Winery. Come to this Wisconsin campground during the summer to make the most of its beautiful, clean lake.

Hidden Lake Paradise Campground

Credit: Hidden Lake Website
Credit: Hidden Lakes Website

Hidden Lakes Paradise Campground in Plymouth, Indiana might be hidden, but its lake is not. As the main attraction of the park, the lake is chalk full of Blue Gill, Catfish, and Bass, making it great for fishing. It also includes a playground and covered pavilion and has a foosball, ping-pong, pool, and more. You can enjoy weekly events there like potlucks, games, and themed activities.

Collins Lake Recreation Area

Credit: Collins Lake
Credit: Collins Lake Website

Collins Lake is located in beautiful Browns County, California, an hour Northeast of Sacramento. It’s the perfect spot for fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and relaxing on the large, sandy, swimming beach. The 1,600-acre lake has 12 miles of shoreline and is home to big bass and tons of trophy trout. In fact, with over 50,000 trout planted into the lake every year, Collins Lake has the largest private planting program in Northern California.

Do you have a favorite beachfront RV park or campground you think should be on the list? Let us know, and if you make a compelling enough point, we might just add it as a bonus!
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