The vast continent of North America is famous for its stunning selection of road trips. But not too far off the roads are some stunning conservation areas and fascinating historical sites. National Parks allow you affordable access to the best of the great American outdoors, while travelling in a recreational vehicle will allow you to keep within the comfort of your own home. Among the most famous of America’s parks are the Florida Everglades, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Each park has a wide selection of RV sites and adventure sports. These parks will keep you, your friends and your family entertained for a low price and at your own pace. Whether it’s a triathlon, canoeing, hiking or panning for gold that takes your fancy, there is plenty of fun to be had. So when you’re short on cash but looking for a real adventure, National Park RV camps are the place to stay. Just remember to pack your trailer mover and you’re away.
The Everglades, Florida
The Everglades is a World Heritage Site situated at tip of Florida. It is around 1.5 million acres in size and is home to many of the world’s delightful but endangered species, including the West Indian Manatee. The members of staff at the Everglades are heavily involved in many eco-friendly projects and take their visitors on a variety of fascinating tours. The area receives almost 15,000 visiting students every year who are keen to view anything from the fascinating biology of the area to the Nike Missile Site, a relic of the Cold War. A seven-hour triathlon park trail is also available for experienced endurance sportsmen who are feeling up to the challenge.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite is a park shaped by tends of thousands of years of human history. It has ample fun activities to enjoy on top of exploring its beautiful wildlife and forests. Wine connoisseurs, historians and gold panners alike can all take their pick of this unique park. Adults will relish tours and tasting sessions in the vineyards of Madera Country, while children may take more of an interest in panning for the local gold. Those with an interest in history will particularly enjoy the long stretching Native American past of this site, as well as the more recent railroad history behind its modernization.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone is made up of a area that is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. That’s over two million acres of land packed full of wildlife, exotic plants and stunning waterways. Last year in 2012 almost 3.5 million visitors came to the park and took advantage of the 2,000 campsites available for vacationers. Park visitors can drive deep into the forestry and take in the scenery, or park their RV and spend some time getting back to nature. Exploding geysers and waterfalls are just two of the striking natural geological phenomenon in this area. You can also find beautiful bears, bison, bald eagles and coyotes in this area. So remember to take care and follow your guides if you’re travelling off road.
There is nothing quite like an RV trip to an American National Park for a wholesome but unforgettable vacation experience. Taking part in adventure activities, historical tours and observing beautiful wildlife are all great ways to spend your vacation with family and friends. With an RV in tow, you can travel where you like and when you like within the parks. You can make your own food, sleep in your own bed and do it all at your own pace.
Guest post written by Vicky McNaught-Davis.