Celebrating the holidays on the open road offers an experience like no other. Follow these tips for the perfect Thanksgiving in an RV park!

Thanksgiving in an RV Park and Thanksgiving at Home are not the Same.

Spending the winter months in a camper can be an absolute blast, as long as you keep in mind that nothing will be quite like it is at home. If you expect an identical experience to your normal celebrations, you’ll be disappointed. However, if you’re ready to embrace a new family tradition, Thanksgiving in an RV park is for you!

Plan Wisely

There’s nothing worse than arriving for Thanksgiving in an RV park last minute! Not only are you rushing to cook a full turkey dinner, you will be making it in the dark! Arriving the day before your feast to guarantee enough prep and cook time during daylight hours.

Celebrating the holidays from your motorhome requires some creative thought when it comes to cooking your food. Most campers do not come with a full size oven, if they have an oven at all. Consider investing in alternatives like a hotplate or countertop convection oven. For the full camping experience, get your grub roasting over the campfire!

Pack Appropriately

Unless you’re staying in the south, prepare for cold weather! Spending Thanksgiving in an RV park with electricity means you’ll have heat inside your home on wheels, but afternoons outdoors can be chilly!

Pack layers to keep you comfortable throughout the day. Chilly mornings often turn into mild afternoons, and shedding a jacket is much easier than making constant trips to the camper.

Other weather-friendly considerations to make involve your camper. Before embarking on your adventure, double check the sealing around doors and windows. A drafty camper can ruin a trip!

Check out These Camper-Friendly Turkey Day Recipes:

Check out this creative way to cook a turkey without an oven.

Or try this less risky way to make your meat.

Here’s a delicious mushroom stuffing recipe that fits well with every type of turkey.

If you have an Instant Pot, these potatoes are the way to go!

Slow cooker green bean casserole because what Thanksgiving is complete without green bean casserole?

This staple sweet potato casserole is a breeze!

And for dessert, try this Dutch Oven Apple Crisp– check the comments for how to make this over a fire!

Family Fun Activities While Camping!

A simple search will yield hundreds of great activities for all ages. Here are some of our favorites!

Gourd Turkeys are a fun craft that don’t require too much fuss.

These printable Turkey Crowns are a fun way to dress up on Turkey Day!

For those in wooded campgrounds, there are many crafts using leaves to get the kids outdoors and exploring.

Finally, a Give Thanks Jar involves the whole family and gives everyone a chance to exercise gratitude.

Come Spend the Season at Riverview!

If you want to spend Thanksgiving in an RV park, pick the right one! Pack smart, plan well, and come spend your holidays at Riverview RV! We offer fully-equipped pads, complete with electricity, water, and an internet hookup. With affordable nightly, weekly, and monthly rates, any type of traveler can enjoy our grounds.

To learn more about our facilities or book your site, visit us online or call us at (918) 245-8588