Summertime is the perfect time to visit some incredible National Parks, especially those with slightly cooler climates during the warmer months of June, July and August. Touring the country in your Fleetwood RV is the perfect way to see amazing glaciers, national landmarks, majestic mountains and more.
Pro Tip: Buy a National Parks annual pass if you plan to visit multiple parks this summer. The pass allows you to enter any national park all year and isn’t much more expensive than the weekly pass to get into the park.
Here are a few of the best national parks to visit this summer:
Glacier National Park, Montana
Now is the time to visit these famous natural icecaps and glaciers, as sadly, glaciers are melting rapidly each year with climate change. Mountain views and wide-open nighttime skies are amazing. While only primitive camping is allowed inside the park itself, there are several options for accommodating recreational vehicles just outside the park, including Granite Park Campground, Many Glaciers Campground, and Heart of Glacier RV Park & Cabins.
Sequoia National Park, California
This park is known for its huge sequoia trees — a must-see, bucket list item everyone should visit in their lifetime. These unbelievable natural wonders will take your breath away. Reservations are highly recommended June through September at the various campgrounds such as Cold Springs Campground, Sequoia RV Ranch, and Sequoia Campground & Lodge.
Acadia National Park, Maine
The 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area of Acadia National Park primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island is truly one-of-a-kind. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-made granite peaks like Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Local wildlife includes moose, bear, whale, and seabirds. The Park is RV-friendly, but plan with reservations made well in advance. You’ll also want to be sure to drive the Park Loop Roads, which is a great way to view all the essential sights of Acadia.
Rocky Mountain National Park
This national park is one of the most crowded of them all, but don’t panic, as that’s because it’s just so easy to see some amazing sights on an RV trip. You can drive Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the U.S. with its breathtaking summit at 12,183 feet. You can find elk, marmots, and other wildlife, all right by the roadside.
Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time to hit the road! Pack up your Fleetwood coach and get ready for an incredible National Parks adventure this summer!