Summer is just around the corner and beach vacation destinations are booking up fast. Although we love our home state of Pennsylvania, its noticeably lacking in ocean views, so we’re hitching up the travel trailer, hopping in the truck and heading east to the Jersey Shore. Enjoy summer sunshine and peaceful ocean waves, splash around with the kids at the water park, or relax with a drink by the pool at these twelve gorgeous campgrounds by the Jersey Shore.
Ocean View Resort is easily one of the best campgrounds on the Jersey Shore with tons of water activities inside and outside the park. One camp amenity sure to be a hit is the Buccaneer Bay Splash Park – a pirate themed water park in the campground! Play on the “anchored” pirate ship, spray water on unsuspecting parents, and slide down the wreckage into the shallow waters. The campground is pet friendly and has access to Greenbriar Pond for relaxing catch and release fishing. Other notable camp amenities include the Ocean View Café, the lake pavilion, two playgrounds, an 18-hole mini golf course, free boat storage during your stay and more!
In Ocean View, New Jersey, Ocean Isle Campground offers RV, tent and cabin sites for campers of every style. The 28-acre campground provides easy access to all your favorite south Jersey towns, historic Cape May to action-packed Atlantic City and all the beaches in between. The campground includes a large pool to cool off, two playgrounds and plenty of group activities.
On TripAdvisor Baker’s Acres is ranked the number one campground in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, thanks to the mixture of on-campground activities and local history hubs. The campground includes games like horseshoes, bocce ball, volleyball and even has a dedicated photo op spot. The campground was founded in 1968 by the Baker Family, giving it a family-owned feel. You can also dive into the local, and surprisingly bloody, history of a small town like Egg Harbor – first mentioned in Capitan Cornelius Jacobsen May in 1614.
Just a few miles from Long Beach Island, this pirate themed campground is a treasure chest of fun for the whole family. The campground paths have pirate-themed names like Peg Leg or Calico Jack, and you can enjoy sea-themed activities such as fishing, crabbing, kayaking and more. On the not-so-pirate side, the campground includes a camp store, dog park and arcade.
Connect with the nature of the Garden State at this campground for all ages located in the heart of Cape May County. Just minutes away from South Jersey beaches, enjoy splashing in the waves, playing in the sand and relaxing in the sun. In the evening, nearby local boardwalks open along the shore with food, shops and more. Just a few on-camp activities include a game room, ice cream parties, family hay rides, basketball, horseshoes, volleyball and more.
Nestled along the Toms River, this Jersey campground provides fresh water and saltwater fun. Wake up to a view of the Toms River from your RV’s window, and travel every day to the nearby public beaches, Atlantic City and even the Big Apple. Campground amenities include a swimming pool, sports courts and scheduled weekend events. The campground is a few miles from public golf courses, horseback riding, boardwalks, water parks and more.
Lake & Shore RV Resort is a step up from your normal campground. Its biggest summer attraction is the full water park, complete with slides. The park has its own beach entrance with a private fishing pier and boat dock. On the resort beach, relax in the lounge chairs, play a game of beach volleyball, cool off in the water and adventure around the campground.
This New Jersey campground is packed with activities you won’t find at many other campgrounds. Ponderosa includes a pirate ship play area, swing and slide area, cornhole, hammocks, fields and more. Ponderosa is most well known for its Little Hooves Farm. Little Hooves Farm, established in 2013, is home to goats, chickens, ducks, mini horses and a cow! Come by to feed the animals, play, pet and get a few pony kisses. Nearby, visit Avalon Beach, historic Cape May, Wildwood beach boardwalk, Ocean City boardwalk and more.
This tranquil RV resort is tucked away in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Fish in the campground lake, swim in the pool or enjoy a good book on the poolside lounge chairs. Chestnut Lake provides easy access to the beautiful Jersey Shore beaches, neon-lit Atlantic City and bustling boardwalk nightlife. Nearly each weekend is booked with campground events with themes such as space, hot dogs, s’mores, pets, holidays and more. You can visit this page to read the weekend event schedule!
Midway between Cape May and Wildwood, New Jersey sits Holly Shores Camping Resort. Holly Shores has been family owned since 1968 and is known for being fun for all ages. They have more than 300 large shaded RV campsites and offer vacation or seasonal camping reservations. They accommodate RVs up to 42 feet long and offer themed weekends, daily activities and equipment rentals for endless summer fun.
Sea Pines RV Resort is loaded with quiet campsites and surrounded with beautiful woods, while just a few miles from the beautiful beaches of Cape May. The campground includes shuffleboard, basketball, a game room, volleyball and more. It’s right near the beach, has on-campground fishing opportunities and waterfront sites. It you’re looking for luxury Jersey Shore RVing, Sea Pines is the place for you.
If you stay at one of our best campgrounds on the Jersey Shore, make sure to let us know! In need of a new RV or RV parts? Stop by Juniata Valley RV right here in Pennsylvania. Our RV experts will be happy to help you choose the right unit for you. Be sure to kick off camping season right!
Juniata Valley RV is excited to announce our third consecutive Flying W Award! We were named a Platinum Towable Winner by Winnebago Industries, Inc.
The Flying W Award is presented by Winnebago RV manufacturers. They’re awarded to the top 33% of motorhome and towable dealers annually. The award is for excellent service and superior customer satisfaction. For the third year in a row, we’re honored to be recognized by Winnebago as one of their top dealers in the nation.
Juniata Valley RV owner Eric Lunger is pleased to know his dealership has been recognized for its “very competitive pricing and quality customer service.”
“We sell Winnebago because the quality of the product meets the standard we look for in our dealership,” said Lunger.
Shop Juniata Valley RV’s Winnebago inventory in store and online, and trust you’ll receive award-winning service and care.
Juniata Valley RV is a Flying W award-winning Winnebago dealer, and we love this brand of RV. We carry Winnebago travel trailers and motorhomes, and we’ve seen the Winnebago name speak for itself with years of happy customers. If you’re looking to drive off the lot with this classic RV brand, we’d be happy to help. The first task in narrowing down which Winnebago you want is choosing your model. Luckily, we put together this list of the best Winnebago campers to help you start your search.
The Hike is Winnebago’s perfect marriage of luxury style and off-road potential. Built with offset wheels, off-road tires and off-road fenders, the Hike is made for those who venture “beyond the beaten path” in their travels. There’s also plenty of room to bring along your favorite camping toys and tools. Store items in the front storage container, with room for a battery, LP tanks or adventure gear. The Hike is also built with a tough exoskeleton to strap in your bikes, kayaks and other outdoor toys while on the road.
This is one of our favorite Winnebago Class B options, and we’re not alone. The Travato is the top selling camper van in North America. It features energy and fuel-efficient systems, like the new Pure3 Advanced Energy System. It provides 9,600 watt-hours of power with automotive-grade technology, making extended off-grid stays more than possible in the Travato. Aside from its advanced power tech, the Travato earns its place among the Best Winnebago campers with its all-season roof and sidewall insulation. It includes above-floor waterlines, heated tanks, Eco-Hot water system and more for warm camping all winter long.
Winnebago carries “Minnie” units towables and motorhomes. We’re first going to highlight the Minnie Winnie Class C as one of the best Winnebago campers. This coach is the king of flexibility in every interior room. With six floorplans to choose from, there’s one for every family. For sleeping arrangements, choose from a rear bedroom, cabover bunk, bunk beds and sofa beds. In the living spaces, the Minnie has a U-shaped dinette that converts to a bed, and some floorplans include theater seating. These features are just the beginning of flexibility when considering all the options the Minnie motorhome has to offer.
If motorized isn’t for you, but you’re still after small stature, the Minnie towable series might be the answer. These lightweight campers are easy to pull and maximize a compact amount of space with expert design. Aside from 44 cubic feet of exterior storge, the Minnie showcases interior comfort and design. Relax in the comforts of home with the queen bed, spacious galley and large private bathroom. Enjoy stylish, bright and easy-to-clean linoleum surfaces, three-burner cooktop, double-door refrigerator and watch the season’s biggest games with the outdoor entertainment center.
The all-new EKKO had to be on our list of the best Winnebago campers. This brand new design by Winnebago touts the efficiency of a camper van with the capacity of a Class C. The EKKO also includes four-wheel drive making it easy to head off-road and off-grid. It’s equipped with three solar panels, a second alternator for charging batteries while driving and a 50-gallon freshwater tank for extended stays.
The Voyage travel trailer by Winnebago is here to help you venture outdoors for extended stays, and bring the comforts of home with you. Most floorplans include everything from washer dryer prep to a full fridge and king bed, so spacious you’ll forget you’re on the road. Until, of course, you spot the ever-changing window views every time you tow to a new site.
This classic Class C is a fan-favorite for Winnebago owners, and was an easy fit for this list of the best Winnebago campers. Enjoy upscale comforts off-grid, thanks to the dependable diesel Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. Escape for longer with standard 200-watt solar, a 2,000-watt inverter and optional lithium smart batteries. Eye-catching final touches range from optional theater seating to classy curved countertops.
Our final addition to our best Winnebago campers is an obvious choice, the Class A Inspire. The Inspire is a diesel pusher well-suited for Winnebago’s accessibility enhancement options. These include everything from a platform wheelchair lift to a roll-in shower. No accessory was spared, down to undercarriage lighting and a Pet Pal leash tiedown.
Choosing your Winnebago model is only the first decision. Juniata Valley RV is here to help you through the entire process, from floorplans to financing. If you’re interested in a new Winnebago, our knowledgeable sales staff will help you find the perfect camper. While these are the best Winnebago campers in our opinion, Winnebago makes a wide variety of trailers and motorhomes. We encourage you to dig deep, do your own research, and give us a call with any questions or when you’re ready to buy.
One of camping’s many delights is campfire cooking. Whether you’re spending the weekend in a tent or choosing to experiment outside the RV kitchen, cooking over a campfire can be a fun option. Enjoying roasted eggplant or breakfast bacon and eggs with the family is a great way to bond, not to mention a lot of fun! To help you get inspired to try your hand at fire-roasted dinner plans, we recommend these easy campfire dinners.
One of the most popular campfire dinner methods are foil packs. This method of camp cooking usually involves meat and vegetables wrapped in tin foil and roasted on the fire. This savory meal includes a mixture of healthy veggies topped with your preferred type of meatloaf. Replace the grill instructions with about 40 minutes carefully watched by the campfire and you’ve got the perfect healthy camp dinner.
Every good day at the campground starts with a great breakfast. This nutritious breakfast is made with bacon, potatoes, egg, cheese and any other breakfast additions your family prefers. Simply toss your ingredients into a cast iron skillet and let them cook over the slow burning coals for a warm, delicious homemade breakfast.
If meat isn’t your desired dish, try this flavorful charred eggplant campfire dinner. Place your eggplant directly on the coals, which should be glowing red, and turn occasionally until the skins are blackened. Remove the skins, let them stand for about 30 minutes, then drizzle with olive oil and salt. Now you’re ready to tuck in!
A fun new take on pizza, this sandwich dish is a delicious campfire dinner option. Toss your favorite pizza ingredients between two slices of buttered bread and roast them on a sandwich iron for roughly ten minutes. Once the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown, you’re ready to dig in.
Slow-roasted dessert over the campfire doesn’t have to stop at s’mores – although no one is complaining when the marshmallows and graham crackers are brought out. If you’re itching to try something a bit more flavorful, we recommend these apple pie packets. Using the foil packet grilling method, mix apples, sugar, cornstarch, butter, cinnamon and lemon juice to create personal apple pie dishes. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect dessert. Yes, we know this isn’t dinner, but it’s so good we had to include it anyway.
Be the talk of the campground with this campsite jambalaya. Cooked in a large pot or wok over a grill or campfire with a grate, this deliciously filling dish is a sure hit. Mix the recommended jambalaya ingredients, or stick to your favorite family recipe, and let it cook over the campfire until the rice is tender and the shrimp is perfectly pink.
Warming hot dogs over the campfire is a well-loved tradition for campers everywhere. But if you’re looking to spice things up a bit, try grilling brats and veggies on a cast iron skillet. Caramelize onions and warm your preferred variety of peppers on a cast iron skillet for a more flavorful version of fire-roasted hot dogs.
These easy campfire dinners are perfect for anyone looking to mix things up when it comes to camp cooking. Try making your meals over the campfire and let us know how it goes. If you’re in need of a new RV to take you camping this season, Juniata Valley RV is here to supply you with towable trailers, motorhomes, truck campers and compact units. Visit our site to see what we have in stock or call 1 (877) 714-0415 to speak with our friendly sales staff.
Camping season officially begins with the start of spring, and it’s time to start making your reservations. Visiting new towns and new campgrounds is one of the most exciting parts of RVing. But choosing where to go next can be overwhelming; you have to consider location, campground rules, nearby attractions and more. Juniata Valley RV is here to stem that oncoming headache with our list of the six best RV sites in Pennsylvania. To help you narrow down the list of campgrounds to try next, we took to the king of all tourist sites, Tripadvisor.
With a 4.5 rating, this campground is the number one “specialty lodging” in Gettysburg. This KOA campground is known for it’s charming woods and central location. Only five miles from downtown Gettysburg, the campground is also a quick road trip away from Amish Country, Washington D.C., Hershey and more! Enjoy self-guided tours, nature trails, a heated pool, minigolf and more. This site also welcomes furry friends with it’s Kamp K9 dog park.
Over 1,500 reviews and Yogi Bear’s campground stands strong with 4.5 stars. Head out for a pic-a-nic in the great outdoors to honor everyone’s favorite cartoon bear. More than just a campground, Jellystone features a water park, mini golf course, jumping pillows, laser tag, gem mining and more! You’ll never run out of family fun at Yogi’s resort.
For those more interested in a slowing down, the Appalachian RV campground offers peace and privacy. Resting in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, this 87-acre campground is the perfect place to commune with nature. Visit the game room and the camp store, or play a round of minigolf for some time off the trails. When you’re ready for some peace and quiet, head out with your fishing pole or hit the hiking trails.
This classic campground offers a special twist with its annual Spring Gulch Folk Festival. Stop by for a weekend of folk tunes, musical workshops, and arts and crafts every summer. The rest of the season, Spring Gulch offers plenty of other amenities. Build sandcastles by the spring-fed lake or head out for a few hours of fishing. Play basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard and more, or do a few laps in one of the heated Olympic-size swimming pools. Whether you stay for a weekend or all season, Spring Gulch has activities for everyone.
Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, this campground boasts over 75 acres of countryside, including a large lake and plenty of woods. Outside the campground, nearby Laurel Heights offers skiing, whitewater rafting, shopping and sightseeing. Large campsites and wide roads offer opportunities for large motorhomes. Check out their site for a list of activities provided all camping season!
This campground, deemed “excellent” by Tripadvisor critics, sits on 200 acres of farmland in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Only three miles from the rides and entertainment at Hershey’s Chocolate World, this RV resort has easy access to its namesake adventure. Awarded 2020’s Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice award, Hershey Resort is perfect for families looking for theme park fun one day and quiet fishing spots the next.
If you’re looking to try a new campground this season, why not try one of these six best RV sites in Pennsylvania. All six are camper-approved on Tripadvisor and ready for reservations this season. In need of a new camper to take on your summer adventures? Juniata Valley RV offers a variety of new and used units in all sorts of styles. If you’re just looking for some upgrades to your current unit, stop by our parts store or give us a call at 877-714-0415 to find out what services we can offer you.