15 Best Gay Campgrounds In The USA (Updated 2023)

The Best Gay Campsites You Need To Visit

Regardless of what you may consider to be the ideal getaway for you and your partner, there’s no denying that camping can tick many of the boxes generally only associated with more luxurious and expensive ventures.

gay camping in the USA

Gay camping has been an increasingly popular vacation or weekend getaway choice for both individuals and gay couples in recent years.

The freedom to be open, affectionate, carefree and ‘gay’ with your partner, or a group of friends, has been one of the major draw cards for many in the LGBTQ+ community.

If you don’t feel comfortable sleeping in a tent, the majority of campgrounds provide cabins or bunkhouses.

Please check out the places in our Gay Travel Guides and know that the information is as accurate as possible and the research that went into each destination’s page was thorough.

It is always a good idea however to make sure you know what the very latest rules and regulations are before you travel.

Here are the top 15 gay campgrounds in the USA to visit in 2023.

Gay Campgrounds


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In a very private location, Roseland is a gay-owned and operated campsite and resort that welcomes gay males aged 21 and older.

The 222 acre property of gently sloping West Virginia forest, hills, and meadows is open 12 months of the year.

A fun-filled evening of music and dancing at the Town Hall can be enjoyed after dark with friends.

Activitiesswimming pool
two hot tubs
hiking paths
recreational amenities
Location925 Nolte Lane Proctor WV 26055
Contact info@roselandwv.com

Sawmill Camping Resort

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The best gay and lesbian campsite in the Southeast.

Unwind at the clothing optional heated outdoor pool, take in the peace of the expansive grounds, stroll around Ricki Lake, or take advantage of the various activities they have to offer, including zip lining and antique shopping.

Night time activities are many and varied, from events on the main stage in the property’s courtyard, to Woody’s Nightclub, relaxing at the cigar bar, or just cuddle up around a campfire.

A Sawmill membership is mandatory.

Activitiesheated outdoor swimming pool
expansive grounds
Ricki Lake
zip Lining
antique shopping
Location21710 US HWY 98 DADE CITY, FL 33523
TEL: (352) 583-0664
TEXTLINE: (352)600-013

Vitambi Springs in Florida

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Due to the various events run throughout the year, Vitambi Springs is popular with ‘Bears’ and ‘The Leather Scene’. Nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and vacationers from all walks of life also enjoy its natural beauty.

Activitieshome rentals
deluxe cabins
B&B-style lodging
Location28280 Etumakee Way, Clewiston, FL 33440
Contact info@vitambi.com
(863) 983-8488 – reservations and information

Copper Cactus Ranch in Arizona

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Catering to gay, biracial, and straight men aged 21 or older, Copper Cactus Ranch is a Bed and Breakfast retreat on 40 acres, offering both overnight ranch house rooms and camping sites.

ActivitiesBeanbag Toss & Corn Hole Games
Great for Photography & Birding
Dogs allowed on leash for campers
Airport Shuttle Service
BYOB Saloon
40 acres of trails
Hot-Tub & Pool
Community Fire Pit
Contact https://www.coppercactusranch.com/

Campit Resort

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Campit Resort – Saugatuck is open to all colors of the rainbow – those who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies alike.

Campit’s wonderfully forested 33-acre property is only 10 minutes from Lake Michigan in the Midwest areas of Saugatuck and Douglas.

If camping choices of a tent or RV are not you, Campit has log cabin rentals, a five-bedroom bunkhouse B&B, and vintage trailers, along with weekly scheduled events and activities, a heated pool, clubhouse, and a number of other amenities.

ActivitiesEach weekend at Campit Outdoor Resort offers a new themed event. Campit events are planned well in advance, and may include:
free food
live entertainment
Location6635 118th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408
Contact https://www.campitresort.com
For Reservations & Information:
269-543-4335 OR reservations@campitresort.com
Call Toll Free (877) CAMPIT-1 (226-7481)
To reach the check-in office: (269) 543-4335

The Woods Camping Resort

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The Woods Camping Resort is a membership-only, LGBTQIA+, clothing-optional campground, only open to those 18 years old and older, set on 161 private acres with streams, a four-acre lake, and roomy campsites.

Location3500 Forest Street, Lehighton, PA 18235
Contact https://www.thewoodscampground.com

Triangle Recreation Camp

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Triangle Recreation Camp (TRC) is the premier gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer owned and operated campsite in the Northwest.

TRC was founded in 1975 and is located on the Mountain Loop Highway in the Cascade Mountains’ foothills, 21 miles east of Granite Falls, Washington.

For those over 21, TRC is a campground and RV hideaway on 80 acres that is open from the middle of April to the beginning of October and is near Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland.

Location47715 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls, WA 98252 
Contact https://www.camptrc.org

Freedom Valley

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Freedom Valley is the Tri-States’ most sought-after getaway, and is a destination for men of all ages (21 and over), sizes, and backgrounds.

According to a South Florida Gay News survey, Freedom Valley was named the second-best gay campground in North America in 2017 – beating the competition in 3 of 7 categories: appearance, Amenities, and Community.

Freedom Valley is a summer community made up of its seasonal visitors and residents.

ActivitiesCamp Store
2.5 Acre Fishing Pond
Dance Hall and Fire Pit
Tenting with electric
Free WI-FI
Location1875 U.S. 250 South New London, OH 44851
Contact https://freedomvalleycamping.com

Jones Pond

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Spread out over 100 acres in Western New York State, there is something for everyone at Jones Pond: spend the day at the pool; go hiking; play a fast game of volleyball; or attend one of the weekend dances.

The accommodation is varied also, with fully serviced tent sites, cabins, bunk houses, a fully furnished rental RV, and a 3-bedroom guest house.

Activities175 Campsites w/ Electric & Water
65′ In-Ground Swimming Pool
3-Acre Pond
Deluxe Shower House
Free, Heated Showers/Flush Toilets
Full Service Restaurant Open Weekends
Recreation Field with Volleyball
Lounge/Satellite TV/Pool Table
General Store
Nature Trails for Hiking
Picnic Tables & Fire Rings at Each Site
Location9835 Old State Road  |  Angelica, NY 14709
Contact https://www.jonespond.com

‘Camp’ Camp

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Since 1997, ‘Camp’ Camp, has been America’s top summer camp for LGBTQ+ adults.

‘Camp’ Camp is a week-long schedule of exciting outdoor, athletic, and arts and crafts activities as well as a range of fun social events in the evenings.

ActivitiesThe Seven Ways Camp Camp will improve your life:
Location62 Summit Park Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
Contact https://www.campcamp.com

Circle JJ Ranch

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The first gay clothing optional over 21 campsite in Ohio, Circle JJ Ranch, was built in 2002 as a getaway or vacation area, and operates from May through October.

ActivitiesNight club (CLUB JJ)
Ice, firewood, and propane for sale
Self-service dump station
Beautiful private heated in-ground pool
Koi pond
Indoor/outdoor showers
Picnic tables and picnic area
Treasure trail
Location1104 Amsterdam Road SE Scio, Ohio 43988
Contact https://circlejjranch.com

Hillside Campgrounds

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For more than 37 years Hillside Campgrounds has provided a special, private setting on more than 235 secluded acres in the Endless Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania and are open from May through the end of September every year.

Your options are many and varied: camp in a tent; hire a pop-up camper; or get a rental cabin.

Activitiesclothing optional
attitude-free environment
nature trails
wooded playground
nightly bonfire
Location948 Creek Road New Milford, PA 18834
Contact https://hillside.camp
(570) 756-2007

Roy’s Hideaway

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Being only an hour from Savannah and conveniently nearby to Macon, Augusta, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Charleston, and many other places, Roy’s Hideaway has proven handy for both extended holidays and short weekend stays.

The camping facilities include lakeside cabins, full-hookup RV spaces, and ample space to set up a tent. The grounds feature a fantastic pool and spa area with a privacy fence, a café, and a bathhouse/restroom.

hot tub
Location268 catfish Ln, Collins, GA 30421, USA
Contact https://royshideaway.com
(912) 225 – 3900

The Rivers Edge

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The River’s Edge is a private membership, gay-owned and maintained, clothing-optional campsite.

ActivitiesNude Gaymes
2nd Annual Jock In A Jock
Unclad Kings Nudist Weekend
Trans Camp Weekend 2023
Labor Day Weekend 2023
Red Light District Weekend 2023
Chanel’s 50th Birthday & 80’s Drag Show
Location2311 Pulliam Mill Rd Dewy Rose, GA 30634
Contact https://camptheriversedge.com

Starlite Trailer Lodge

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Starlite Trailer Lodge is a prominent campground and tiny home community for LGBTQ+ people. They provide a number of amenities and first-rate facilities, including a lodge, a pool, and bathhouses. A river and a lake are also nearby in Starlite.

Additionally, Starlite offers a range of RV spaces, each with their own unique charm and allure. Their cabins offer a unique experience and a chance to unwind. A tent or small RV can also be set up.

Activitieswatch movies
play card games
toasty fire
adult beverages
prepare meals in fully equipped kitchen
Location5955 Globe Road, Lenoir, NC 28645
Contact https://starlitelodge.com
(828) 795-0491

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