Camping and fishing have always been two of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to spend time outdoors. So much so that many RVers look for ways to combine both activities, often seeking out campsites located close to the water. This overlap of anglers who enjoy RV camping hasn’t gone unnoticed, of course, as some manufacturers even offer motorhomes and travel trailers designed specifically with fishing in mind.
Campground owners have also gotten in on the action, creating tranquil destinations strategically placed next to some of the best fishing in the area. As a result, RVers can now stay at a campsite with all of the modern amenities they could ask for and just so happen to be located along a river, lake, or pond teeming with fish.
We’ve scoured the country looking for the best campgrounds where visitors can go fishing during their travels. Here are some of the top places that we found for RVing anglers to book a stay.
Ennis RV Village (Ennis, MT)
Montana is home to some of the best fly fishing in the country, and the Ennis RV Village offers excellent access to those waters. Located not far from Yellowstone National Park, this campground features 112 total spaces, most of which have full hookups, including 30- and 50-amp electrical. Wi-Fi is available throughout the area, and the site includes restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Anglers will love its close proximity to the local rivers and lakes, where they can test their skill against brown and rainbow trout and other species.
Bluebonnet Ridge RV Park & Cottages (Terrell, TX)
They say everything is bigger in Texas, including the fish. You can find out if that’s true for yourself by staying at the Bluebonnet Ridge RV Park, where you’ll find 150 campsites with free Wi-Fi, onsite laundry, restrooms, and showers. The campground has a swimming pool, hot tub, and pick ball courts. But best of all, it has a five-acre private lake with catch-and-release fishing.
Lakeside RV Resort (Livingston, LA)
Located on the shores of a 17-acre lake in Louisiana, this RV resort offers anglers the opportunity to fish all they want with no license needed. Lakeside RV Resort’s excellent facilities—rated 10/10*/9.5 by Good Sam—include an onsite grocery store, a game room, swimming, laundry, restrooms, and showers. Visitors can also rent paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks to spend their time on the water.
Cooper Creek Resort & Campground (Branson, MO)
At Cooper Creek Resort & Campground, visitors can spend their day reeling in trout, bass, and bluegills on Lake Taneycomo, then enjoy the active and festive nightlife in nearby Branson. In addition to amazing lake access, the campground has a swimming pool, boat rentals, hiking trails, and kayak rentals. Wireless internet is available across all 74 campsites, and restrooms, showers, and laundry are available onsite.
Apple Island Resort (South Hero, VT)
Vermont’s Lake Champlain is a fishing paradise, offering anglers the chance to battle small and largemouth bass, brown trout, steelheads, and massive northern pike. Apple Island Resort is located on the shores of the lake, providing excellent access to visitors. The campground even sells fishing supplies in its onsite store, making it even easier for fishermen and women to catch a big one. With more than 360 campsites—most with full hookups—and a host of terrific amenities, this outstanding destination gets a rare and coveted 10/10*/10 rating from Good Sam.
Brighton RV Resort (Okeechobee, FL)
RVing anglers heading to Florida will want to have Brighton RV Resort on their list of places to visit. This campground sits along the shores of Lake Okeechobee, inside the Seminole Brighton Reservation. That gives travelers access to some of the best bass fishing in the entire state. This beautiful campground also has a heated pool, an onsite restaurant, restrooms and showers, and a laundromat, with free Wi-Fi available in most areas.
Pagosa Riverside Campground (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Guests at the Pagosa Riverside Campground can fish Colorado’s San Juan River, reeling in bass, trout, carp, and other species. The beautiful setting features 60 individual campsites, free Wi-Fi, restrooms, hot showers, and a 24-hour laundromat. The onsite general store sells groceries, snacks, fishing supplies, and a surprisingly large selection of RV parts.
WillowTree RV Resort & Campground (Longs, SC)
This 10/10*/10 Good Sam-rated campground has everything you could as for in an RV resort. It has multiple swimming pools, hiking and biking trails, a fitness center, dog parks, a hot tub, a laundromat, and a water park. It also has a catch and releases fishing right on the premises, allowing RVers to cast a line without wandering far from their campsite. WillowTree is a first-class facility with plenty to see and do, both on and off the water.
Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort (El Centro, CA)
With two large fishing lakes located on the premises, Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort has plenty to offer visiting anglers. The two fishing holes are stocked with bass and catfish, providing plenty of catch-and-release fun. The large campground has 450+ campsites, wireless internet access, a heated pool, a hot tub, and a restaurant. Active travelers staying at this 10/10*/10 Good Sam-rated site will enjoy the nature trails, pickle ball courts, driving range, and golf course.
Bar Harbor RV Park & Marina (Abingdon, MD)
This family-owned and operated campground sits on the banks of the Bush River, which flows into nearby Chesapeake Bay. That idyllic setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway that includes fishing on these historic waterways. Bar Harbor RV Park & Marina has several fishing piers on the premises, making it easy to cast a line into the water. And when not busy catching bass, channel catfish, or perch, visitors can lounge in the pool, take their pup to the dog park, or stroll the nearby nature trails. All 93 campsites have full hookups, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the park.
This is just a small sampling of some of the great RV campgrounds with fishing opportunities available to guests. There are plenty more excellent locations throughout the country to discover on your next adventure.
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