Getting outside and communing with nature is a favorite leisure activity for millions of people across the world. Some of the most spectacular places for recreational camping are stretched across the United States. As the country spans the whole of the continent, campers have a variety of landscapes and scenery to choose from.
With the recent social distancing restrictions that are in place around the world, there’s no better time to get away from the crowds and head out with the whole family for a camping trip. Enjoy the fresh air and the wildness of the woods, deserts and plains as you explore different camping locales across the U.S.
Gather up your family, your gear and your 3-room tent for your camping trip and head out to one of these unique and scenically beautiful places for an experience that you will never forget.
Acadia National Park – Maine
Some of the world’s most highly rated hiking trails are located inside Acadia National Park. With over 50,000 acres of woodland forests, 6,000 lakes and rivers to explore; you will have more than enough to see and do on your trip. Located on Mount Desert Island, this camping oasis is teaming with rugged shorelines and scenic views. Spot some of the local wildlife including deer, moose, and even black bears on your trip. There are three public campgrounds to choose from in the park that is open from May to September.
Badlands National Park – South Dakota
This park was established as a wildlife and historical reserve in 1923 and is home to one of the richest deposits of fossils in the world. Its rugged beauty is made up of a mixture of rich prairie and grasslands and inhabited by some of the rarest species of animals including the American Buffalo and the Black-Footed Ferret. If you have ever wanted to discover the kind of natural terrain witnessed in the film Dances With Wolves, you will love the two formal campgrounds in the park.
Glacier National Park – Montana
This park shares its name with its Canadian cousin, located directly across the border. Called the “Crown of the Continent”, Glacier National Park is made up of 1,583 square miles of vast wilderness. Enjoy an adventure surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, wild rivers and glacial lakes while you hike one of the dozens of trails spanning over 700 miles or visit one of the 13 public campgrounds. You can enjoy a variety of activities including mountain climbing, fishing, and hiking when the park is open for camping between June and September.
Joshua Tree State Park – California
Southern California offers visitors a peek at a unique and varied desert landscape. Joshua Tree State Park gets its name from the twisted trees of the same name that dot the sparse landscape with dozens of varieties of cacti for their only company. Explore the desert landscape when you visit one of the eight public campgrounds that are open to the public all year long.
Denali National Park
Denali is one of Eight National Parks located in the wilderness of Alaska, the most northern U.S. state. This spectacular park spans over 6 million acres of some of the most remote and rugged landscapes dotted by mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers. The park is teeming with wildlife including grizzly bears, moose, mountain lions, and deer. The park is home to two of the highest mountains on the continent and has six public campgrounds that allow for backcountry trips with a permit. It is open from July to September.
Camping is a pursuit that brings us back to the nature that is in our blood. The U.S. is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world that are just waiting to be explored. Plan your next camping vacation at one of these gorgeously scenic and unique parks.