Camps with Instant Phone or Direct Internet
As full-time RVers whose livelihood depends upon the ability to connect directly to the Internet, update our website, and communicate/interact with learners . . . we seek out campgrounds that have direct phone connections at the campsite ('Instant phone' service).

On a few occasions, we have had to make arrangements with the local phone company for a limited time service, but we prefer finding campgrounds with their own phone system that allows for 'instant' hookup as soon as we arrive. The following list identifies RV Parks with instant phone service and/or wireless Internet. Note that in most cases, we reserved these campsites ahead of time and confirmed that phone service would be available. Oftentimes, the actual number of campsites with phone connections are limited (Sometimes as few as one, more often 4 to 10, and rarely available at all sites); therefore prior reservations are important. In addition, instant phone service usually costs $1 to $2.50 extra per day.
Keeping in mind the need for instant phone connections, where can you start looking for such campgrounds . . . that is for locations where we haven't been? You can find some help at these sites:
1) Go Camping America At this 'advanced search page' select the state location, then click on the desired amenities including 'phone hookups.' Once the search is completed, you then have a list of possible campgrounds to contact.
2) Instant On-site Phone Hookups at Fulltiming America (Directory of campgrounds with instant phone hookups identified - now a pay service/membership required)
3) National Directory at The Way Outdoors (Links-site to campground directories)
4) Woodall's Campground Directory Search by state (Allows you to specify city) and for 'phone or modem hookup.' This search yields lots of possibilities, but requires more time for verification because all types of phone service are lumped together.
Reminder: Again . . . terminology regarding phone campsites is applied loosely. Persons submitting the campground data sometimes provide incomplete or inaccurate information. For example, we encountered a campground that listed their pay phones as phone hookups. Claims of phone hookup may range from occasional access to a modem hookup in a campground building (office or rec hall) or a required long-term stay and contacting the local phone company, to the real deal - - instant phone service at your campsite.
Personal Note: In November 2001, we acquired (beta tested original model) a moveable satellite system that allows us to connect directly to the Internet without a phone. To learn more about the MotoSat unit, visit Moveable 2-Way Internet Satellite System. In October 2003, we replaced the original .72 meter dish with a 1.2 meter dish. Although we do not generally require instant phone or Internet service, we will still maintain this webpage and update it as we become aware of additional campground capabilities.
Related Campground Directories Online
Here are a few sites with directories of campsites instant phone hookups:
1) "Modem Friendly" RV Parks from RVers Online
2) Modem Friendly Campgrounds at Towing World
The campgrounds listed below have instant phone and or wireless Internet connections available at some or all of their sites. Those with wireless Internet capabilities are identified.
Gold Canyon, AZ: Canyon Vistas RV Resort
6601 E. Hwy 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85219
(480) 288-8844 or (888) 940-8989
Lake Havasu City, AZ: Islander Resort*
Mesa, AZ: ViewPoint RV Resort*
Tempe, AZ: Apache Palms RV Park*
Tucson, AZ: Crazy Horse RV Campgrounds
6660 S. Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(800) 574-0157 or (520) 574-0157.
Tucson, AZ: Rincon Country West RV Resort*
Tucson, AZ: Voyager RV Resort*
Williams, AZ: Railside RV Ranch*
Bakersfield, CA: Bakersfield Palms RV Park*
Eureka, CA: Eureka California KOA
4050 N Highway 101
Eureka, CA 95503
Recommended - nice location for access to coast and Redwoods
Morgan Hill, CA: Maple Leaf RV Park*
Redding, CA: Fawndale Oaks R/V Park
15015 Fawndale Road
Redding, CA 96003
(888) 838-2159 and (530) 275-0764
Golden, CO: Dakota Ridge RV Park (Good Sam Park)
17700 West Colfax Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
(800) 398-1625 or (303) 279-1625
Perdido, FL (Pensacola): All Star Campground*
Post Falls, ID: Coeur d'Alene Resort RV Resort
2652 East Mullan Avenue
Post Falls, ID 83854
(208) 773-3527 or (888) 343-3527
Granger, IN: South Bend KOA Kamping Resort (Wireless Internet)
50707 Princess Way
Granger, IN 46530
(574) 277-1335
Branson, MO: Branson View Campground*
Branson, MO: America's Best Campground (Good Sam Park)
499 Buena Vista Road, Branson, MO 65616
(800) 671-4399 or (417) 336-4399
Branson, MO: Compton Ridge Campground (Good Sam Park)
HCR 9, Box 1180, Branson, MO 65615
(800) 233-8648 or (417) 338-2911.
St. Joseph, MO: Beacon RV Park*
St. Louis, MO: Sundermeier RV Park
111 Transit Street
St. Charles, MO 63301-0949
(800) 929-0832 or (636) 940-0111
West Glacier, MT: North American RV Park & Yurt Village
Curt and Susan Sholar, Owners-Operators
P.O. Box 83
West Glacier, MT 59936
(406) 387-5800 or (800) 704-4266
Minden, NV: Silver City RV Park*
Las Vegas, NV: Destiny's Oasis RV Resort (Good Sam Park)
2711 Windmill Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(800) 566-4707
Las Vegas, NV: Silverton Casino RV Park (Good Sam Park)
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV, (800) 588-7711 or (702) 263-7777
Website: . . .
New Mexico
Las Cruces, NM: RV Doc's Park
1475 Avenida de Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(888) 2RV-DOCS
Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Skies RV Park
14 Browncastle Ranch
Sante Fe, NM 87505
(877) 565-0451 or (505) 473-5946
Highly recommended - outstanding staff, hiking path, one of our favorites!
Santa Rosa, NM: Santa Rosa KOA
New York
Lake George, NY: Lake George RV Park
Wilmington, NY: North Pole Campground (Cable Internet Access)
PO Box 68
Route 86
Wilmington, NY 12997
North Carolina
Asheville, NC: Campfire Lodgings
7 Appalachian Village Road
Asheville, NC 28804
(800) 933-8012 and (828) 658-8012
Recommended - great view & hiking trails at a mountain top campground!
Gold Beach, OR: Four Seasons RV Resort (Good Sam Park)
96526 North Bank Rogue
Gold Beach, OR 97444
(541) 247-4503 or (800) 248-4503
Florence, OR: Happy Place RV Park*
Sisters, OR: Sisters KOA*
Tualatin, OR: Roamers Rest RV Park (Good Sam Park)
17585 SW Pacific Hwy
Tualatin, OR 97062
(877) 4RV-PARK or (503) 692-6350
South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, SC: Lakewood Camping Resort
5901 South Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575-4497
(843) 238-5161 or (877) LAKEWOOD
Aledo, TX: Cowtown RV Park (Exit 418 off I-20)
7000 I-20 West
Aledo, Texas 76008
(817) 441-7878 or (800) 781-4678
Website: . . .
Burleson, TX: RV Ranch (Good Sam Park)
2301 S. I-35W Exit 32
Burleson, TX 76028
(817) 426-5037 or (888)855-9091
Austin, TX: Austin Lone Star RV Resort (Good Sam Park)
7009 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78744
(800) 284-0206 or (512) 444-6322
Highlands, TX: Houston Leisure RV Resort*
Sunnyvale, TX: Plantation Place RV Park
345 Barnes Bridge Road
Sunnyvale, TX 75182
(972) 226-0464 or (800) 820-4778
Van Horn, TX: Eagles Nest RV Park*
Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake City KOA / VIP (Good Sam Park)
1400 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(800) 226-7552 or (801) 328-0224
Virgin, UT: Zion River Resort
730 East Hwy 9
PO Box 790219
Virgin, UT 84779
Highest recommendation - great views, hiking trails, & biking. Camp on the River!
Safford, VA: Aquia Pines Camp Resort*
Staunton, VA: Walnut Hills Campground
484 Walnut Hills Road
Staunton, VA 24401
(800) 699-2568 and (540) 337-3920
Rochester, WA: Outback RV Park*
Vancouver, WA: Van Mall RV Park (I-205, Exit 30)
10400 NE 53rd Street
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 891-1091 or (888) 941-9335
*This identifies campgrounds that were referred to us by fellow campers as having instant phones; but we have not camped there - - yet. If you know of additional campgrounds that have instant phone service, please email us the details and we will add them to our listing.
Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 6/00, Updated, 11/04.
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