There are excellent places to camp in the United States. Campers adore the great outdoors, national parks, beaches, rivers, streams, and mountains. They live for the adventurous nature, the thrills of trying something new and enjoying nature in a known location outdoors. Here are some exciting places that you can plan to visit as a camper. They include:
1. Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park is a camper’s dream come true. It’s surrounded by 17 million acres of forest, with 6,000 lakes and ponds and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams. This park is in Maine, also known as the Pine Tree State on Mount Desert Island.
The park has three campgrounds:
- Blackwoods (a few miles from Bar Harbor)
- Seawall, which has fewer tourist activities
- Schoodic Woods on the Schoodic Peninsula
Acadia National Park is suitable for campers, from beginners to experienced campers.
2. White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
The White Mountain National Forest is located in New Hampshire, New York. The forest has several campgrounds with 24 drive-ins and 8 walk-ins. You can combine your camping with some hiking in the White Forest, and the forest has several scenic hiking trails.
3. Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Don’t underestimate the beauty and exquisite scenery of the Badlands. The climate in the Badlands is harsh, but it’s still a stunning place to visit. This park covers over 240 thousand acres of land and there are two campgrounds:
- Cedar Pass (with basic amenities like electricity and running water, etc.) and
- Sage Creek (without amenities or running water)
The Badlands is a perfect place to see prairies between rock formations. The park is ideal for stargazing.
4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder located in Coconino County, Arizona, and is known to be on camper’s bucket lists because of its beautiful scenery. It covers over 1.2 million acres of land.
The Grand Canyon has three campgrounds:
- Mather Campground is located on the South Rim, located in Grand Canyon Village
- Desert View Campground on the South Rim, miles east of Grand Canyon Village, and
- North Rim Campground
5. Gunnison National Forest, Colorado
The Gunnison National Forest covers 1.6 million acres of public land with 3,000 miles of trails, several fishing spots, and some of the best views of the Rocky Mountains. The Gunnison is known for its open meadows, several landscapes, and overall beauty. The Black Canyon is a must-see location at the park. It’s an incredibly steep, beautiful canyon with a fantastic view of the Painted Wall, Colorado’s highest cliff. There are 25 campgrounds in the Gunnison National Forest.
There are a lot of locations to go camping, depending on your preferences, but the places mentioned above should be among your top choices. Be adventurous, grab your camping gear, and head off to see some of the best spots to experience the very best camping in the United States.