For your next RV trip, consider a stay on farmland instead of a typical campground. Amenities range, but you can find everything from a guided llama walk to an original Finnish sauna.
MoonBeam Farm, Corning, California
Camp among the lavender fields at MoonBeam Farm in Northern California, situated between Mendocino and Tahoe national forests. You can book a stay on Harvest Hosts for dry camping sites only. Campers can take a tour with the farm owner to learn more about the different types of organic lavender varieties and loofah sponges that grow on the farm. Don’t forget to stop at the country store for some products to freshen up your rig.
Hansen’s Dairy, Hudson, Iowa
Stay on a working dairy farm through Hansen’s Dairy, a pet-friendly Harvest Hosts property located in north-central Iowa that can accommodate up to four RVs of any size. Campers are invited to participate in the seasonal, near-daily tours for $15. This includes a trolley ride, cow milking, calf feeding, butter making, and a sampling of products, as well as the opportunity to pet the farm’s kangaroos. The farm sells its creamery items, beef products—including Kobe beef and bacon—and local eggs.
Whippoorwill Farms SC, Ridgeland, South Carolina
This working farm is located right off of Interstate 95 near Savannah, Georgia, and about 1 hour from the beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina. It offers full and partial hookups and is pet-friendly. Learn more about organic farming through classes for both children and adults.
Schnepf Farms Campground, Queen Creek, Arizona
A peach farm located near Phoenix, Arizona, Schnepf Farms is a family-run farm with lots of entertainment at your fingertips. From annual festivals to an onsite country store, the working farm offers stunning sunsets and amazing food. Find the lending library on the property and cozy up in a hammock with a good book. Full hookup sites are first come, first served.
The Farm, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Nestled in the hills of Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, The Farm campground sits on 160 acres of pastoral farmland. It hosts a fishing pond, hiking trails, and art installations. The farm-campground hybrid offers full hookup grass sites that are bookable online with rates starting at $25 per night.
There are convenient amenities like a grocery store, bathhouses, charging facilities, and a dump station. The campground is open year round and hosts music festivals, food events, and activities like mountain biking and disc golf.
Nearby, campers will find outdoor excursions on the White River, known for trout fishing, kayaking, and canoeing; Beaver Lake, a hotspot for striped and largemouth bass; and Mark Twain National Forest, filled with scenic hiking trails and spectacular mountain views.
Lazy Llama Campground, Chuckey, Tennessee
The owners of this llama farm bought the neighboring property and renovated it into a quaint RV campground. They now have large pull-through sites with full hookups situated among shady maple trees and roaming llamas.
Every Saturday, they host a free wagon ride for campers that takes visitors through the pastures and woodland trails where you can see baby llamas and other animals like emus and miniature donkeys.
They also offer Storytelling Llama Hikes, including Spooky Llama Trails for Halloween. The farm additionally has free art classes on Saturdays, a large dog walk area, and easy access to nearby activities like golfing, whitewater rafting, and hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Constellation Farmstead, Houghton, Michigan
Constellation Farmstead is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and can be booked with the app Boondockers Welcome. A young couple purchased the 120-acre farm in 2020 and are revamping it. It doesn’t have hookups or a sewer dump, but there are water spigots to fill up fresh water tanks. It’s also very pet-friendly.
Guests are welcome to help clean out the old barns, prep hay for the pigs to prepare for winter, route hiking trails, and feed the pigs and chickens at night, followed by a nightly bonfire the hosts maintain. We also learned so much about farm life, what it takes, and how they are doing it the eco-friendly route. There’s also a sauna on the property that was built by the Finnish residents who owned the home originally. Guests can enjoy it for a small fee or if helping out on the farm.
The farm is open year round, although winter temperatures can be well below freezing. There’s space for three to four RVs at a time, depending on their sizes and they plan to expand the RV parking area next year.
Double S Alpaca Farm, Princeton, Minnesota
This alpaca farm features three RV campsites, and it’s pet-friendly. You can arrange for a tour of the farm where you’ll get to meet the alpacas and learn about how the farm’s practices help produce high-quality alpaca wool. You’ll want to check out the retail shop to see the finished products.
The farm is open to RV visitors on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from late spring through early fall. It’s part of Harvest Hosts, so guests can stay for free and are encouraged to make a purchase from the farms where they stay.
Princeton, Minnesota, is about an hour north of the Twin Cities. Popular attractions in the cities include Major League sports games, Como Zoo, the Minnesota Zoo, and Mall of America.
If you want to stay in the country, check out one of the nearby lakes, like Mille Lacs, for a dip, a paddleboard excursion, or to watch the sunset.
The Farm at Carter Hill, Marlborough, Connecticut
The historic property is open to RV campers only but will soon offer a tent campground. Here, you and your family can interact with sheep, peacocks, chickens, ducks, and a special goat known as Jethrow. Campers can also enjoy the property’s restaurant, bed and breakfast, beer garden, and taproom.
Switch up your normal RV routine and stay at one of these fine farming campgrounds.
See you on the road!