3 Urban RV Parks in Surprising Locations

Recreational vehicles are all about exploring amazing, incredible places that time forgot. The same sense of adventure can also be applied to a bustling urban environment. There are amazing urban RV parks near some of America’s best-known cityscapes, so you can check out landmarks, museums, and nightlife just minutes away from your RV park. Some venues are within walking distance of notable attractions, while others are connected to convenient public transit lines that lead straight into the city in mere minutes.

Pass by the Statue of Liberty

Liberty Harbor RV

The idea of going RVing in New Jersey might not be appealing initially, however we are exploring urban landscapes and you won’t get any further into the concrete jungle than this. Liberty Harbor RV Park doesn’t have the amenities that many rural parks have, however the advantage of being steps away from New York City more than makes up for it. You can stay within steps of all the downtown sights and sounds, and although it’s not exactly budget lodgings it’s still cheaper than a Manhattan hotel.

Stay at a Lake, Be Near the City

Dallas Vineyards RV Park

Nestled in a peaceful area that provides easy access to both the Dallas International Airport and downtown Dallas-Fort Worth, The Vineyards Campground and Cabins on Grapevine Lake combines the best of both urban and rural RVing. There’s a kid’s playground and a private, sandy beach on the lake on the site, and all of the amenities of big city Texas are only minutes away.

Industrial Trucking Yard Smack Dab in Chicago

Chicago Marshaling Yard RV


Did you think New Jersey was gritty? Welcome to Chicago’s McCormick Place Marshalling Yard, which is little more than a glorified parking lot that’s also used by industrial truckers. This RV park is every bit as utilitarian and unapologetic as the city in which it resides, and that’s part of its charm. Never mind that this is also one of the best parking locations you will find in any major American city. It’s also inexpensive, secure, and right next to public transit and the Lakefront Trail.

New York City for RVs

New York, Dallas, and Chicago are the cities of the 20th century, with as much adventure and wonder waiting to be discovered as any wilderness venue. Don’t be afraid to take your RV out of the verdant forest and into Urban RV Parks for a different kind of road trip.