The Industry Leading Guide to Monthly RV Park Rates (Plus 5 More Overlooked Ways to Save)

Okay, so you want to know about monthly rates at RV Parks? I’ve got you! Expect to pay around $500-$1,000 a month for a good place that includes some amenities. A little less if you want to stay at a bare boned park, a little more if you want something fancy.

That number can vary though, so I spent a lot of time looking at different places and their rates for month-long stays. One’s that I’ve been to, and others that I found looking around. Plus I looked for some outside opinions as well to make sure the information below reflects reality.

Now, I get it. Monthly rent isn’t the only thing you might be looking for. So I also included some information on things to ask before making a reservation, where to find monthly stays, and how to get a better deal.

But enough talk, let’s get down to it below!

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Why rent an RV on a monthly basis?

Well, there’s three good reasons to pay for a month’s rent at an RV Park.

One, it’s cheaper than daily or weekly rates. By quite a bit actually, typically you’re looking at a steep 30-50% discount, which can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars a month.

Secondly, it slows you down enough to take some time and explore. I live within a few hours of Yellowstone, and I’ve found that a few days isn’t enough time to see everything I want to see. Anywhere you go is bound to have its own attraction and culture, and you’ll want to have enough time to take it in at your own pace.

And finally, I’ve found that it’s just enough time to where if I get bored and want to see fresh country, I can. Compared to seasonal or even yearly stays, monthly rates are awesome because you can move from place to place throughout the year without feeling stuck.

RV Park during the month of October.

Monthly Rates at RV Parks

Most full-timers are able to find a park for only $500-$800 a month. Some even find places they like for $300-$400 a month! But let’s be honest here. The amount you’re going to pay for a monthly stay at a campground varies depending on which state you’re visiting, time of year, and the amenities included.

For simplicity’s sake, I’ve actually separated parks into three price ranges listed below:

Luxury RV Resorts

Luxury RV resorts are, well, the pinnacle of luxury. In addition to all your hookups, these types of parks include a huge variety of amenities. Think golf courses, waterfront campsites, pools, clubhouses, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, and more. And with all those amenities comes a pretty high price tag.

Typically you’re looking at a monthly rate of $1,000 and up. Here’s a few examples of luxury RV parks and what they charge per month.

Tiger Run Resort

Residing in the mountains of Colorado, this RV park offers discounts on stays over 7 days during the winter. Monthly pricing starts at $1,620 and climbs all the way to $2,430. And in addition to hot tubs and somewhere to do your laundry, you’re only a short drive away from not one, but five ski resorts!

Skiing in Colorado near Tigers Run RV PArk.

Buena Vista Motorcoach Resort

Located in Orange Beach, Alabama, this high-end RV resort only offers monthly stays during the fall and winter. Rates start at $1460 and don’t include cleaning or maintenance fees. You’ll have a beach within walking distance, a clubhouse with indoor pools, private lakes, and a gated entrance when you stay here.

Eagle View RV Resort

Nestled near Scottsdale in Fort McDowell, Arizona, this resort is one of the cheapest luxury sites I could find. Monthly rent during the summer actually dips below the $1,000 threshold I set up for this category. But during the winter when everyone heads here for warm weather, monthly rates at this RV park shoot up to $1,174. You’ll enjoy showers, a fitness center, sports courts, and even boat storage if you towed one along!

Stoneridge Golf & Recreational Community

Located north of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho in Blanchard, Stoneridge is a golfer’s paradise. If you want to walk out of your RV and hit the green everyday, rates start at $5,360. Or if you want to stay here for the on-site restaurant and pickleball courts you’re looking at a monthly rate of only $1,800.

A golf course in Coeur D'Alene not far from an RV park.

Everglades Isle

Tucked away in, you got it, the Everglades of Florida, this resort was the most expensive I could find. At a whopping $4,185 a month, you’re treated to an on-site movie theater, poolside service, and a tiki bar with a big screen TV. I know, fancy.

Average RV Parks

These places don’t quite offer the same amount of amenities as you’d expect to find in a resort from the list above. But they’re still nice, offer full hookups, and a lot of these that I looked at included a pool, laundry, and showers. The monthly rates on these sites ranges between $500-$1000 a month.

Hillside Palms RV Park

Nestled below famous Dixie Rock and looking over St. George is this RV

park. I’ve actually driven past it a few times (although never stayed there). Rent is $650 a month, and while the grounds themselves don’t include much, you aren’t far from Zion National Park.

A scenic view of St George with snowy mountains in the background.

Sun Resorts

At $550 per month you can stay in sunny Mesquite, Nevada. This site isn’t far from Vegas, and gets an average of 310 days of sunshine a year. And while I’m not much of a gambler, there are a few casinos nearby in Mesquite itself.

Kissimmee RV Park

This place isn’t too far from Orlando, which is good news if you’re taking the kids to Disney World. Monthly Rates for this RV Park start at $535 during the off-season, but jump to $750 during the winter. You’ll have access to a heated pool and a shuffleboard court if you choose to stay here.

River Walk RV Park

Located in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, this site is actually one of the few that puts limits on vehicle age. Monthly visitors must have a rig made no earlier than 2008. Rates depend on the season but max out at $850 and drop to $550 during the offseason.

RV park rates monthly in Coeur D'Alene

MAR Communities

This place isn’t an “RV only” park. Mobile homes are also mixed in. But for being in Mesa, Arizona at only $650 a month it’s tough to beat. This place includes laundry and showers for RVers, as well as a pool if you need to beat the heat.

Cheap RV Campgrounds

If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay, this is the place to go. Most of these sites range between $400-$500, although I have found them in the $300’s before! The price is definitely sexy, but know that you’re typically on the hook for electrical bills and other utilities at these kinds of places.

Calizona RV Park

At only $300 a month, this place is a steal. Found in Needles, California, you’ll have access to pickleball courts and a clubhouse with a kitchen! Plus I really like the views at this place. You’ll also be charged $15 a month for utilities and whatever you used for electricity.

The entrance of needles California before you find an RV park with cheap monthly rates.

Country Life RV Park

Located in El Centro, California, this campground was one of fancier sites with monthly rent being $495. You do end up paying for utilities like electricity and garbage though. If you have kids, this place has a playground and pool where they can let out some energy!

Clackamas River RV Park

This place is nestled southeast of Portland, Oregon along the Clackamas River. At $440 a month plus your electrical bill, you’ll be staying next to plenty of good fishing, hot springs, and hiking.

Riverside RV Park

Ah yes, Riverside RV Park. I grew up near this place in Logan, UT. And I still fish on the river behind it. At $400 a month, the rent on a lot here is pretty cheap. Plus, you get full hookups. However, you are in charge of your electrical bill every month.

A nice little RV that offer monthly rates

Bay RV Park

At $450 a month and not far from Houston, TX, you can hang out in your RV right on the Gulf of Mexico. The campground itself is pretty barebones, with showers and a laundromat. But if you’re on a budget, this isn’t a bad option.

Other Monthly Expenses

Typically you’ll be in charge of paying a few things on top of the monthly rate. Below is a list of expenses I’ve paid or heard of someone else paying!

Cable

A lot of places actually charge extra if you want to hook up Cable TV. For some, I’ve seen monthly charges, but I’ve also seen other parks charge an upfront fee of around $100.

Internet

Most RV parks do include complimentary internet. But, most of the time I’ve found their WiFi to be slow, especially with so many people on it. So, whether you’re working from home or want to watch some Netflix you’ll want a reliable hotspot or internet provider for your rig.

Working from an RV on a laptop.

Electric

This one’s standard across the board. Unless you’re staying at a luxury resort, expect management to check your lot’s meter and charge you accordingly. Your electrical bill is going to vary depending on how hot it is and how much you run the A/C. $150 seems to be the average during the summer, while $50 should cover you when it cools down.

Mowing The Lawn

This is a weird one that most people haven’t thought of before. At some parks you’ll be required to mow your lot if you’re staying there for an extended period of time. If you don’t want to haul around a mower, I’ve made special arrangements with management or hired kids to do it before.

Deposit

A lot of places will actually require you to put down a deposit before staying. This is typically the same amount as the monthly rate, and it will be refunded when you leave as long as there’s no damage.

Laundry

Clean clothes are a necessity for the road, and if you don’t have a washer and dryer in your RV, you’ll be paying to use the laundromat at the park. I’ve found anywhere from $3-$4 a load to be average.

Laundry machines that you'll be using during a monthly RV Park stay.

Pets

This one seems to vary. Most parks I’ve been to are actually super pet friendly and even have little trails to walk your dog on. But others will charge you for having a dog. If you have an indoor cat inside your RV, I haven’t heard of a place that will charge you for your feline friend.

Mail Service

Most fellow full-time RVers already have this one down, but you’ll need to find a way to get your mail. Sometimes you can forward it to the office, but most couples hire a mail service to take care of this for them.

A Few Things to be Aware of Concerning Monthly RV Park Rates

As always, there’s a few things you should make sure of before making a reservation. Especially when it comes to one that’s a month long. Before even committing, I’d highly recommend asking about the points below. Here’s a few things I always want to know about:

What Are The Park’s Base Prices

You’ll want to know your numbers before actually making the reservation. Yes, some parks do charge extra for certain amenities and utilities on a month-long stay. But the last thing you want to do is be in the office paying a month’s rent that’s a few hundred dollars higher than  another resident’s.

Do They Require Contracts and Deposits

Find out whether or not you have to sign a contract and actually put down a deposit. I’d make sure the deposit is 100% refundable. You don’t want management to keep it when you have to leave two weeks early because of an emergency.

Also, make sure that they’ll prorate your rent in the case you have to leave in the middle of the month. This is another one I wish I knew earlier on!

A contract signed a montly lease at a campground

Is There Cell Phone Service

Is there cell phone service at the park? This one’s a really good one to know, because without it, not only can you not make calls, but you also can’t use your hotspot for internet.

Ask About The Lots

Some parks like to stick their long-term residents in the back of the park. And sometimes in some pretty crappy spots. I usually like to see a map of the place and where I’ll park my rig to make sure I’m not getting jipped.

You also want to make sure that your space is big enough, that you’ll have the right hookups, and enough room for your personal vehicle. I also like to know whether I’m getting a pull-through or back-up spot. Pull-through sites are usually more expensive, but also a lot more convenient when you need to leave since no backing up is required.

Find Out What’s Around The Park

And I don’t mean the attractions. I’m talking about things like Walmart and gas stations. Unless you’re looking to get away from society, the last thing you want to do is drive two hours to get groceries for the week.

Shopping cart with groceries in the background.

A Few Ways To Save Even More

Yes, you’re going to save a few bucks on extended stays since the rate is typically far lower. But, there’s actually a few other tricks you can use to save a couple of bucks per month.

WorKamping

“WorKamping” is a pretty broad term that refers to, well, working while you’re camping! However, workamping is a great way to find parks to stay at for free, and even get paid while you’re there. Typically most RVers will exchange their services as a host or maintenance in exchange for a free place to stay.

It’s a win-win for you and the RV Park. They get the help they need, and you get a free place to park your rig!

Working around and RV resort

RV Park Memberships

This is another super popular way to keep the cost of your stay down. RV Park Memberships don’t just refer to staying at “one” park. Oftentimes you’ll buy a pass through a company that discounts or even pays for your stay at hundreds of locations.

Popular memberships include Thousand Miles, Resort Parks International (this is a great one if you’re visiting states like Utah, Colorado, and Idaho) Escapees, and Passport America. You can even receive park memberships when you use companies like GoodSam and AAA.

The fees on passes range anywhere from $50 to $600 a year. The more you spend, the steeper the discount you’ll receive later on.

How to Find Monthly Stays

Finding an RV park with monthly rates isn’t actually that difficult. The majority of places that I’ve found have come from a few main sources. Google being the most prominent. A quick search for “monthly RV Park” in wherever you’re looking to stay should pull up at least a few options.

You can use Google to find the best used RV Park Rates monthly on the web.

I’ve also used Facebook in the past. Join an RV Facebook group and you’ll find owners recommending parks and resorts. I like to look at these posts because they offer a little more personal insight than Google and they usually include pictures.

Two other sites I look at are Campendium and RV Life Campgrounds. These sites actually have a list of places in each state accompanied by actual reviews from people that have stayed there.

Concluding Thoughts on Monthly Rates at RV Parks

Monthly stays are the way to go. Especially if you’re going full-time! Rent is cheap, typically no more than $1,000 a month unless you want to go fancy, and you get enough time to explore an area without getting bored.

If you’re getting into the RV lifestyle but don’t own your own rig yet, check out our article on the eight types of motorhomes you can rent!

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