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How much does it cost to stay in an RV park or campground?

The cost of an RV site varies by location and available facilities. From least to most expensive, the following site types are available:

  • Primitive camping: No hookups available in the site. Park usually has central facilities such as bathrooms, showers, and an RV dump station. Typical daily rates: $3-$10
  • Water and electric: Contains city water and an electric outlet ranging from 15 to 50 amps. Typical daily rates: $10-$30
  • Full hookup: All hookups needed for an RV—water, electric, and sewage. Typical daily rates: $15-$50

When paying daily, many parks offer discounts of 10%-15% to RV club members and seniors (see RV Clubs). When paying weekly, the 10%-15% discount is given to everyone and club discounts no longer apply. For the greatest savings pay monthly. Monthly rates are usually the same as 2 to 3 weekly rates.

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