Are you planning a motorhome tour in the Western United States?
Before the big start, it is good to know that you will not always be able to sleep where you want, nor to stay more than 4 consecutive hours in the rest areas.
You will therefore have to spend the night at a designated campsite, where you will find all the essential services and security. In addition, you will avoid waking up with a hefty fine to pay!
Here is the list of the 10 most beautiful campsites on the west coast of the United States, according to Authentik travellers.
1. Yellowstone KOA
Located less than 12 kilometres from Yellowstone National Park and 60 kilometres from Old Faithful, KOA Campground is an excellent option if you are travelling by camper.
The sites are vast, and many have a very beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.
In addition to offering all the connections, this campground offers a ton of services: laundry, restaurant, bike rental, indoor pool, Wi-Fi connection, etc.
2. Malibu Beach RV Park
Camping less than an hour from one of the largest cities in the United States is certainly not impossible.
The campsite is located in Malibu Beach, a rich seaside resort west of Los Angeles, renowned for its beaches.
Reserved only for motorhomes, the pitches are on the mountainside and the view of the sea is breathtaking.
With the sounds of the waves as a lullaby in the evening, you will sleep like a baby!
On site, you will find indoor facilities with arcades and television room, a general store, a laundry room, a station to empty and a sanitary block with toilets and showers.
3. Goulding’s RV Park
Located just at the entrance to Monument Valley, you will have a front row seat to watch the sunrise and sunset over the Eagle Mesa and Brigham’s Tomb geological formations.
The staff is very friendly and offers a free shuttle every 30 minutes to shop and explore the area.
For your entertainment, campers have access to the indoor pool at Goulding‘s Lodge, as well as to the theatre, where some classic Westerns are shown.
You will find a propane filling station as well as a station to drain the vehicle. A wireless Internet connection as well as sanitary blocks with toilets and showers are also available.
4. Ruby’s Inn Campground
Less than a kilometre from Bryce Canyon Park is Ruby’s Inn Campground, a campground owned by a highly regarded hotel complex.
All sites are designed to accommodate motorhomes and have three connections: water, electricity and sewer.
On site, you will find a general store for small shopping, a laundry room and sanitary blocks with toilets and showers.
There is also a small swimming pool to cool off after a day of hiking.
Another advantage: the park shuttle bus stops a few steps from the campsite reception.
5. Grand Canyon Park Campground – Mather
Mather Sector Campground is located at the southern entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.
Campervan sites are available, but the majority of sites are planned for tents. Note that only 5 sites can accommodate vehicles over 27 feet.
On site, you will find sanitary blocks with showers and toilets, an emptying station at the exit, a laundry room and pay phones.
In addition, wildlife is very present, and it is quite possible that a fallow deer will invite itself to have breakfast with you.