West Coast National Park Camping

The west coast of the United States consists of the states of Washington, Oregon and California, all of which are home to some truly unique and interesting National Parks, many of which are suitable for RV rental camping.

The National Parks of the US are known for their beauty and intrigue and offer a wealth of activities and things to see and do.

From glaciers and rainforests, to steep rock escarpments and deep blue lakes, these parks offer something for every kind of nature lover.

There is no better way to experience the National Parks of the West Coast than in an RV and this guide will give you the lowdown on how to make this a possibility.

Washington

Named after former President, George Washington, the state of Washington is home to some of the country's most monumental sites and attractions, along with some of the most recognizable National Parks and Forests worldwide.

Mount Rainier National Park

Home to glaciers, pockets of rainforest and the Wonderland Trail, this park is a must-see while in the state of Washington.

Entrance fees range from $5-$15, while camping is permitted at 5 sites, with fees ranging from $12-$15/night, with some sites even free.

North Cascades National Park

Characterized by jagged peaks, deep valleys and cascading waterfalls, this park is also famous for being the home of over 300 glaciers.

Entrance into the park is free, while camping within the park can incur a fee of up to $12/night.

Olympic National Park

Regarded by many as the land of contrasts and variety, this park offers Pacific Ocean beaches, rainforest valleys and glacier-capped peaks.

Entrance fees range from $5-$15 and camping is only available at one camp ground (Kalaloch), within the summer months at a cost of $10-$18/night.

Oregon

Oregon is a state of the Pacific Northwest region of the country and is known for its prominent rivers and as the home to Crater Lake National Park.

Crater Lake National Park

Combining a deep, blue lake with sheer surrounding cliffs and two picturesque islands, this park is a must for those who wish to be inspired.

Entry is permitted at a cost of $10 (for a 7 day pass), however camping is not available, with several lodging options a suitable alternative.

California

California, is a state known for its beachside cities, the home of Hollywood and a playground for the stars. It is also home to some of the country's most remarkable National Parks, several of which are famous worldwide.

Death Valley National Park

Entrance fees into the park are priced per 7 days and range from $10 to $20, depending on the type of entry.

Camping is also permitted within the park, with some grounds offering free camping and others ranging from $12 - $18 per night.

Joshua Tree National Park

An entry permit is required for admission into the Joshua Tree National Park. These can either be for single entry or for vehicle entry and range from $5 to $30 in price.

Camping is permitted within the park, with a total of 9 campgrounds to choose from.

Fees range from $10 - $15/night.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Camping is permitted within the park, with 14 campgrounds on offer.

Fees range from $12 - $20/night

Yosemite National Park

Boasting the strength of granite, the power of glaciers and the striking presence of the High Sierra, this park is one of the country's first wilderness parks.

Entrance comes at a cost of $20/car and camping is an extremely popular option at just $10-$20/night, depending one the campground site.