There Are Many Inclusive Campgrounds Around the Country
As a gay person, finding a place to vacation that feels welcoming and accepting can sometimes be challenging. Luckily, many RV parks across the country cater specifically to LGBTQ travelers. Plus, there are campgrounds that may not be specifically marketed to the LGBTQ community but have made it a point to create an inclusive and safe space for everyone.
Each one offers an inclusive environment, complete with paved parking spaces, restrooms, and showers that are open to all members of the LGBTQ community. So whether you’re looking for a fun-filled getaway or just a relaxing weekend away from home, these destinations have you covered.
Here are 10 gay RV campgrounds to welcome you!
Oz Campground – Unadilla, Georgia
This LGBT campground has everything you could possibly want for a weekend of cutting loose and having fun with like-minded individuals. Oz Campground has you covered whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway or want to dance all night. The facilities are set up for RV campers or those who prefer staying in a tent or cabin. You’ll find everything you need to make your camping experience comfortable, plus a pool, a cafe, and two bars.
No trip to Oz would be complete without checking out one of their fun events! You can find everything from themed weekends to jazz and show tunes to high-heel karaoke. You definitely won’t be sitting around bored during a weekend at Oz Campground!
Rainbow Ranch – Groesbeck, Texas
Rainbow Ranch was designed in the hopes of giving the LGBT community a safe place to unwind and enjoy the outdoors. Their weekends alternate between a more tranquil wilderness scene and event weekends where things get a bit more lively. Rainbow event weekends are either for men or women and have exciting themes like Drag Bindo, Mardi Gras, and Ho Down.
It’s your choice how you feel like camping – they have RV sites, tent sites, cabins, and family areas. The gay RV campground also offers a pool, pavilion, fire pit, hiking trails, and a fishing pond.
Camp David – Inverness, Florida
Camp David, located in Florida, is a clothing-optional private membership, men’s only, RV, and Day Retreat. They pride themselves on the friendly and welcoming community spirit that they have created over the years. It’s a place where old friends can reunite, and new friendships can be made!
The gay RV campground has large shade RV campsites with electric hookups, plus other amenities like a general store, clubhouse, shuffleboard, nature trails, and three small lakes. They throw regular potluck dinners for all the major holidays, creating an excellent atmosphere for all their guests.
Umpqua’s Last Resort – Idleyld Park, Oregon
While Umpqua’s Last Resort may not be marketing only to the LGBTQ community, this RV park is gay-owned and operated. They have made sure to create a community where everyone feels welcome, regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, sex, or anything else! This inclusive campsite is the perfect home base for exploring the Umpqua National Park.
From full hook-up RV sites to glamping tents, tiny homes, and camper cabins, you can camp how you want. In addition, there’s easy access to many fun adventure activities like white water rafting, mountain biking, hiking, and more.
Starlite Trailer Lodge – Lenoir, North Carolina
Another gay-owned and operated campground that is open to all is Starlite Trailer Lodge. The owners have created an inclusive campsite from scratch after acquiring the gorgeous land over twenty years ago. Since then, they’ve slowly created this beautiful community in remote North Carolina.
This isn’t the campsite to throw a wild party and post pictures to Instagram. In fact, there’s no cell service at all! When you’re here, it’s time to slow things down. Enjoy river activities like wading, tubing, floating, and swimming while enjoying their RV or tent sites.
Windover Women’s Resort – Owendale, Michigan
We’ve seen a few campgrounds for men only, but Windover Women’s Resort is for ladies only! Windover is a safe space for adult women to kick back and let loose. This RV campsite has set out to create a welcoming place for women to make lifelong friendships while enjoying the great outdoors.
This spot has tons of fantastic amenities to enjoy while you’re kicking it with the ladies. Being in Michigan, they have a heated swimming pool plus a camp store, clubhouse, dance area, campfires, and more. They also throw epic themed parties for holidays and other events like the Chili Cook-Off, Vegas Weekend, Women on Wheels, and more.
The Hideaway – Collins, Georgia
Located in Georgia, the Hideaway is a predominantly all-gay men’s campground, but they also offer select weekends for all genders and allies. Plus, it’s fur-baby friendly, with a dog park and plenty of space for your four-legged friends.
Just about an hour away from Savannah, the campground is surrounded by six freshwater lakes and springs, three of which are prime for fishing. In addition, they’ve been voted the friendliest and best food by Gay Camping friends, so you know they’re having a great time. Plus, there is always an exciting themed weekend to look forward to.
El Morro – Ramah, New Mexico
For a truly secluded, primitive campground on sacred land, check out El Morro RV Park and Cabin Rental. This simple park, located just two miles from El Morro National Monument, often sees wild animal visitors and has preserved the beauty of the land.
While the campsite is simple compared to others on our list, they have crafted an LGBTQ2S supportive environment so everyone can enjoy what mother nature offers.
SIRenity Farms – Sullivan, Missouri
Another clothing-optional men-only campground is SIRenity Farms! This RV campground was voted the number four best gay campground. Relatively new to the scene, this park is also clothing optional. The facilities are still nice and new, and owners Dennis and Michael have worked hard to create the perfect retreat atmosphere.
The vibe at SIRenity is laid back and fun! Visitors can hang out by the pool, go fishing, take a hike through the woods, or hang out and BBQ with their new friends. There are plenty of RV spots, but if you don’t have one of your own, you can rent one of their vintage trailers or cabins to stay in.
The Woods Campground – Lehighton, Pennsylvania
The Wood Campground is a massive clothing-optional campground for all! This LGBTQIA+ theme campground has been given tons of awards from the community, like Best Amenities, Best Activities, Best Place to Meet New Friends, Best Facilities, and Best Entertainment. On top of all of that, they really put an emphasis on being inclusive to everyone.
Here you’ll find epic pool parties, a dance club, volleyball, and hiking. Plus, they plan an incredible event schedule each year with themed parties ranging from Christmas in July to Gay Geek Fest. They’re open for the summer from May to October and have a themed weekend for every interest imaginable!
Did we miss an RV park? Which campground is your favorite gay RV campground?