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Explore the Top Family Campgrounds of the Frontier West
Does your family like sky-high mountains? How about plains that stretch on forever? The RV parks located in America’s frontier west give clans a chance to walk the footsteps of westward pioneers who tamed a continent.
Find out what John Denver meant by Rocky Mountain High when you stay at Colorado Springs KOA in Fountain, just a few minutes’ drive from the red-rock spires of Garden of the Gods, the Air Force Academy and shops and restaurants of Manitou Springs.
Equally stunning mountain vistas await at Chris’ Camp in Spearfish, South Dakota. This full-service campground has three pools, shaded or open view sites, a petting farm and free tour-planning assistance. Also in the Mount Rushmore State is Rapid City’s Hart Ranch Resort, which boasts a heated pool, hot tubs, mini-golf, frisbee golf, tennis, shuffleboard, clubhouse and restaurant at the foot of the Black Hills. Rafter J Ranch Camping Resort (pictured) in nearby Hill City has a swimming complex, hot tub, alpine meadows and large ponderosa pines.
Nothing beats the great plains for fine travel experiences, and Basswood Resort in Platte City, Missouri, is beautifully secluded RV getaway on a sprawling estate with a lake and serene country environment.
Families can enjoy big-city camping at West Lake RV Resort, Houston, Texas, with Luxury accommodations, superior amenities and close proximity to world-class shopping and dining. Swap skyscrapers for iconic mountain peaks at Zion RV & Campground in Mount Carmel, Utah, conveniently located east of the Zion National Park boundary with a spacious and beautiful campground.