We've researched some of the best places to fish in the USA. The results: Great RV parks to visit with fantastic spots to fish!! Don’t forget to pack your rods and reels.
Cape Coral and the surrounding waters of the Pine Island Sound are teaming with the monster fish called Tarpon. These big guys can reach over 200 pounds and make for a very exciting catch. Sugar Sand Beach RV Resort is the perfect place to enjoying fishing from their own dock, chartering a boat or just relaxing on the beach and watching the dolphin play!
Ocean Waves Campground on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a great spot to set up camp and get ready to do some salt-water fishing for Red Drum (also known as channel bass). It’s common to catch some big ones, but remember this is a catch-and-release fishery with strict regulations in place. This small campground (only 68 sites) is family owned and prides itself on friendly service. Plus, it's right on the beach!
Cottonwood Camp is situated on the gorgeous Bighorn River in Fort Smith, Montana. This river is well known for exceptional fly fishing with more trout per mile than any other river in Montana. The camp is situated on 22 acres of open land, surrounded by fields and cottonwood trees and within walking distance of the river. This resort caters to the fishermen with a fly shop and a dedicated guide to show you special fly fishing techniques during your Bighorn River adventure.
At Gloucester Point Family Campground, you can enjoy the beautiful Severn River and spend your time fishing or crabbing. The campground is located in Gloucester County at the edge of both the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads. The Bay is well known for its striped bass (also known as rockfish) because many of these fish migrate along the Atlantic Coast and spawn in these waters. While not technically fishing, spend some time crabbing to bring in some of the best crab in the country, Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. Local restaurants serve them with apple cider vinegar and Old Bay Seasoning rather than butter. Truly delicious!
Cape Ann Camp Site is located in Gloucester, MA which is known as “America’s Fishing Port” and the Whale Watching Capital of the World. Take a deep sea fishing trip and find yourself among schools of cod, haddock or tuna. Also known for terrific shark fishing, Massachusetts Bay is home to several species of shark. It’s possible to catch a big Mako shark in the Bay but be careful. These big ones have been known to turn and attack fishermen so think about hiring an experienced guide to take you out. Cape Ann Camp Site is a natural setting with over 200 unique sites. Each site has a picnic table and fireplace which makes a perfect place for swapping fish stories!
Patricia Lake Campground is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of Wisconsin’s North Country. The campground is on the peaceful Patricia Lake, a 32 acre lake home to bass, northern pike and crappies. While no motorboats are allowed on the lake, the campground is very close to the famous "Chain of Lakes" which do allow motorized boats and offer another excellent fishing option. Minocqua is a quaint place so as long as you like water and the wild outdoors, you’ll be in heaven!
Lakehead Campground and RV Park is a family-owned campground located on Shasta Lake and secluded within Shasta Trinity National Forest. There is plenty of deepwater fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the lake. If you prefer fly fishing, the nearby lower Sacramento and Trinity Rivers offer steelhead trout and the challenging Hat Creek rivals well known western fly fishing meccas, like the Colorado and Snake Rivers. The campground has all the amenities for a world-class vacation with plenty to do while you are visiting.
Wahweap Marina is located on the shores of Lake Powell. The construction of Glen Canyon Dam flooded a maze of canyons to form the lake. Lake Powell is the home to many house boaters and fishermen alike. The lake has varying depths which makes fishing for striped, largemouth and smallmouth bass very challenging. Just below the Dam at Lees Ferry, anglers can try fishing the Colorado River for the even more challenging rainbow trout. The marina has a restaurant, grill, coffee shop and lounge which offers a few nice places to relax after a day on the Lake.
Roaring River State Park started in the early 1900s as a fishing retreat when a St. Louis philanthropist bought the land and donated it to the state. Since then, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources administers the park and continues to stock the Roaring River with trout. This beautiful setting, with rugged bluffs overlooking the cool blue river, is a perfect place for anglers to spend some time! There are three campgrounds to stay in, but to be closest to the river and fishing, book a site in campground 2 or 3. They even have cleaning and fillet stations so you can have fresh fish for dinner!
Sam Rayburn Reservoir is a popular destination for boating and fishing and for good reason. This reservoir is the largest man-made lake within Texas and one of the best largemouth bass waters in the world. There are numerous tournaments held here each year with the largest catch ever recorded – a 74lb Flathead Catfish. Rayburn Park lies on the north shore of the reservoir on a peninsula jutting into the lake. All the sites have a panoramic view of the lake and make for a fabulous place to relax after a day of fishing.