What Does The Average RV Campsite Cost In 2022?
Are you under the impression that camping and RVing is going to be a super cheap lifestyle? Well… that isn’t necessarily the case. Getting your RV budget ready for 2022? What is the average RV campsite cost in 2022?
We’ve come up with a great guide that breaks down some of the different types of RV parks you can choose from, the average cost of an RV campsite, and what types of amenities you can expect once you get there. That way, you have an idea of what you’re getting into and how to plan ahead.
The Average RV Site Cost For Luxury Campgrounds
First, let’s take a look at the cream of the crop. Luxury RV parks are typically on par with resorts. They offer amenities that you would expect at an all-inclusive. We’re talking about pools, hot tubs, pickleball courts, campsites with patios, and fire pits. While each luxury RV campground will offer a different combination of fancy amenities, you should be able to tell as soon as you pull up to the campground whether it’s luxury or not.
There’s a huge range as far as the price of luxury RV campgrounds. One factor affecting the pricing will be the park’s location. If you’re crashing at a beachside site in California, it’ll likely cost more than one in a small town in the middle of nowhere. That doesn’t mean the amenities will be any less impressive!
The average luxury RV campground cost is between $60 and $100 per night.
There are of course outlier options as well. For example, in Key Largo, a popular, expensive tourist destination, you’ll find the Keys Palms RV Resort right on the Florida Bay. They offer a heated pool and spa, private marina, clubhouse, gym, and patios at each campsite. The cost for a campsite is $125 per night or $700 per week in the summer. During the winter, those prices go up to $150 and $900 respectively.
On the flip side of that, you can visit the Silver Creek RV Resort near Silver Lake Sand Dunes in West Michigan. They offer similar amenities including a pool, a hot tub, fire rings, a fishing pond, a fitness center, and a volleyball court. The average RV campground rates here are $37 per night. Despite the lower price, they still deliver luxury vibes!
The Average Cost For An RV Site At A Mid-Range Campground
Maybe you’re not a fan of “glamping” and you’re looking for something a little bit more rustic. Mid-range RV campsites still offer many of the basic amenities that the luxury campgrounds do like showers, restrooms, and hook-ups. They might have some special amenities like sports courts or pet areas, but it varies from park to park and isn’t necessarily the norm.
The average price for a mid-range RV campsite is $30-$50 per night.
Pricing for mid-range RV parks also depends partially on location and also on the types of amenities they offer. Take, for example, this mid-range option in Whittington, Illinois. Whittington Woods Campground offers a swimming pool, general store, playground, and shared fire pit all for an average of around $45 per night or $277 per week.
An option on the lower end of that range is Murfreesboro RV Park in Arkansas. This smaller, 10-site campground has rates at $30 per day or $170 per week. The family-owned RV park has a shower house, playground, fire pits, and full hook-ups, plus potlucks every other Thursday.
The Average Cost For A Budget Campground Or State Park
If you want to really go off the grid and get primal, you might be interested in staying at a state park campground or budget RV park. The number of amenities at these types of places vary as well, but typically you’ll be looking at maybe some restrooms and showers and electric hook-ups. Some of these sites might not have anything more than a level place to park your rig.
The average price for budget RV campgrounds or state parks is $15-$40 per night.
Once again, the prices tend to reflect both the location and amount of facilities that the park offers. On the upper end of that range, you’ll see something like Little Beaver State Park in West Virginia. This small state park has quite a few perks including a bathhouse, dump station, Wi-Fi, a grill, and even water and electric hookups. The park itself has 20 miles of trails and a huge lake for fishing and other water activities. The average campsite fees are $35 a night.
A more rustic option would be something like New Mexico’s Leasburg Dam State Park. To camp here will only set you back about $14 per night, or $98 per week. That’s a great deal, especially considering they offer showers, restrooms, electric, and water in the campground. Nearby you’ll find trails to explore, plus fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and birding.
The Average Campsite Cost For RV Campground Franchises
I’m sure you’ve run into a KOA resort somewhere along your travels. There are a few RV campground franchises, like KOA, that offer a similar experience at their parks no matter where you are.
KOA is the largest system of privately owned RV parks in the United States and Canada. KOA campsites tend to be more luxurious, often including a resort-style pool, patios, and group facilities. The average price for a KOA resort campground is from $50-$70 per night. Have a look at the highly-rated Canton KOA – Silver Spur Resort in Canton, Texas. The average cost of an RV campsite is about $60 per night depending on the type of rig you have. Here you’ll find a vegetable garden, basketball court, horseshoe, seasonal activities, and even an escape room!
Another popular franchise of RV campgrounds is Jellystone. These parks have a Yogi Bear mascot and are designed with kids and families in mind. The average RV site cost at Jellystone parks is $60-$90 per night. The Branson Jellystone Park in Missouri has tons of kid’s activities like crafts, foam parties, character appearances, and gem mining. The average cost to spend a night here is in the $55-75 range, depending on the site and time of the year.
Choose the RV park that’s right for your budget and needs
Now that you know what different types of RV parks are out there and the average RV campsite cost for each kind, you’ll be able to make a plan for your next epic adventure. Whether you’re wanting to splurge on a resort-style campground or boondock at a state park, there’s a park out there for everyone’s style and budget!
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34 thoughts on “What Does The Average RV Campsite Cost In 2022?”
i am interested in Elks/Moose answer also
The prices posted here are low for what market rates are especially since Covid hit. I have worked at and stayed at luxury resorts and “Average” RV resorts over the past 5 years as a full time Rver. The truths is everywhere the price of RV sites with full hookups average range is from $65-$150 night. Then with dynamic pricing these costs can increase 10-20% on a weekend or holidays. The days of $30 RV sites are over for most RV sites, unless they are run down and rural perhaps. Any well taken care of RV park along the road, near popular destinations, anywhere near a National Park and anywhere on either Coast , the cost of staying has increased and $70/night would be considered average. There are too few RV parks to fulfill the demand for RV sites, so owners can up the price and get it with very little push back. Even state/national parks start at @ $40+ night for Water and/or Electric. You can maybe get a tent site for $30, and even the price of tenting has increased as owners/parks add charging posts for personal devices to the sites.
Camping used to be an affordable family experience. Unfortunately it’s no longer that way. Lot’s of us will find another avenue to be together.
I bought the Adventure package at Thousand Trails in 2021 and it’s already completely paid for itself. Not a sales person- just an RV-er that saw this rapid inflation coming. Now I can stay for 21 nights – for $2.74 a night- that’s the cost of the annual fee, after paying off the membership. Even with high gas prices, I camp all over the US, even California.
I looked at Thousand Trails and it appears they have very limited campgrounds. In California, South Texas, and a few other areas they have a lot of choices. Between South Texas and North Carolina, where I’m going next Summer, there’s almost nothing. And who knows how much availability there is in the areas where campgrounds exist. Maybe they fill up quick and you are left with a $700 membership few you can barely use.
I agree with you Robert; we have done camping for 20 years and it is sad when you are in transit to a location and you stop for the night or maybe 6-7 hrs to rest and pay the full day price; but the campgrounds know they can get it; if you need electric for heat or A/C. They should put prepay electric posts at the rest area’s on the highways; you insert you CC and are only able to stay a limited amount of hours and then it shuts down; that has been my thought for many years.
We are members of the Elks and Moose, we have used their lodges in our RV.
How do you use an Elk or Moose membership for lodging exactly? Are you staying in your RV? Do they have hookups? Or rent lodges, or what?
We have been using the state park campgrounds and find most of them very nice. Usually around $20 a night. Since we only go for 2-3 days at a time, the electric only sites work well for us. pull in and fill the water tank, then use the dump station when we leave. The only issue is finding a site on weekends.
The problem I’ve found is that camping used to be one of the cheapest way to vacation. Then Covid, and no one was working and needed to entertain the kids so they bought rv’s and headed to all the less expensive state parks, as well as private parks so getting a reservation was almost impossible. That’s when we started making reservations at the “resorts “. You can usually get into most of them with no problem. Most RV parks have raised their prices since camping has gained popularity.
Bewar of price and pictures as they are not always what they seem. Stayed at KOA recently and it was a dump but so was a so called resort that was under water and construction. I think will the RV boom right now prices are going to be higher and you may not be getting what you expect. We typically stay on military base campgrounds and they too vary in price and the amenities and how well they are kept up. The main thing is to have a good time and make the best out of whatever situation you may find yourself in. Safe and Happy Travels!!!
Gulf Shores State Park in Alabama is $925.00 for winter months.
Pool, many bike/hiking paths. 5 minutes from the beach. The cleanest bath houses. Large sites.
No too bad. On par for military campgrounds in Fl. and a bit less than private.
I live and roam (RV) on the east cast. I haven’t found campground or less than $50 in years except where our FMCA club books a rally and gets a good rate for bringing in 15-20 coaches.
I find it wrong that most campgrounds charge the same price fr a truck camper that usually only asks for 120 volt hookups as they do for a 40’ class A with 2 air conditioners ,full size fridge etc.pulling a 20’ toad..
As long as Joan campground owner is full she will raise prices. If price get too high then sites will site empty. In my experience Sun/thur they are mostly empty, Fri and Saturday night, holidays and when school is out they fill up. They had better not kill their golden goose.
Our thoughts exactly, George! We RV full time (4 years now) and it’s apparent some owners don’t care about this issue and others are quite aware.
Thanks for the camp sites rates. I’m starting out and plan to learn on the way. I’ll probably have to get the RV Wizzard to find the less expensive spots.
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The report is very interesting, without a doubt the RVing industry in the USA. It is very active and you can find a wide range of offers, both to spend a few days on vacation and to be a FULL Timer.
Here in Chile we are still in diapers because, although many different types of RV have begun to arrive, the road infrastructure and the quantity / quality of accommodation options are still very basic.
Here RV’s could not circulate beyond 28 ″, not because of legal restrictions but because of the difficulties of narrow roads, without any engineering, gravel roads with very poor maintenance that truly destroy any RV.
I (70 years old) have a 26 ″ Springdale TT that imports used from there, in very good condition and at a very reasonable (local) price… .. our biggest drama is that we are literally at the end of the world and freight maritime is very high and local taxes leave us KO
Many greetings from Chile
Juan Pablo Castillo
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I assume you speak and write Spanish fluently. Shame on you.
Mr. Castillo, how very interesting to read a comment from a fellow camper from a country outside the U.S. to gain a different perspective. Thank you for sharing. You already took the plunge by purchasing a camper so now I hope you have much fun in using it and exploring the world:)
Massey’s Landing in Delaware charges up to $350 a night for their waterfront sites in the summer.
That is a no thank you.
I was born and raised in Sussex County, Delaware and this is absolutely nuts. Why would anybody pay this. The Keys are half the price.
I agree with you. I lived in & owned a business in Laurel, DE, & when I saw $350.00 a night for a DE site I could not imagine anyone paying that price. WOW!
That sounds insane even in today’s crazy market. So I Googled Massey’s Landing. It looks like they changed their name to Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay. Rates for mid-October, 2022 are about $50 to $70. Next Summer, 2023 the rates are bout $70 to $100. You can rent a cottage for $129. So I’m wondering if the $350 was correct. I didn’t see anything nearly that high.
are you in Mexico or New Mexico, If your in Mexico do you like it and where is it in Mexico, about what does it cost. We have a 35 foot fifth wheel.
Thank you Don Johnson
From my very limited experience your prices are pretty low for standard campgrounds. We just stayed at a community park campground for $48.00 per night where you were camping on dirt with pretty no amenities. The only service was a bathhouse in need of updating/renovation.
I am from Canada and before COVID we travelled south every winter and the most disappointing thing I found was that as a one night stay you payed the same rate as someone staying longer yet you did not use any of the facilities other that park and hook ups and gone in the morning yet full daily rate.
Actually for a one night stay we pay MORE than someone staying a week or a month since there are extended stay discounts. An overnight stay uses just as much utility as a longer term stay, you are paying for 20 hours on site. The office needs to have staff to welcome/greet you and in many parks they also provide an escort to the site, another cost. Those costs are for every new arrival and thus 5 one nights stays are 5 times as expensive as one 5 night stay.
The only state parks we stay in are New Mexico SPs. They are so much more reasonably priced that we prefer them over our own Colorado SPs.
Yes , New Mexico parks are very well priced (14.00) with water /electric Colorado are beatiful parks and not badly priced if you live there. Out of state people are charged about 10 dollars more a night and the parks charge you the day fee for each day that you are there !!! So, a 40.00 dollar site ends up around 57.00 a night….
I look for the great American outdoor experience when I go camping. Be it in a beach, mountain or desert. The more natural and unspoiled the better.