Check out the best camping America has to offer.
For nature lovers, nothing could be more tempting than a camping tour. Think about sleeping under the stars, swimming in the lake, and cooking in an open fire surrounded by splendid views of nature. Better yet, you do not have to go beyond the borders or break your pocket to get a memorable natural experience. There are many beautiful places you can visit indoors. Just get your backpack, a pop up tent and all the camping essentials you need, and head on to one of the amazing destinations below.
Olympic National Park in Washington
The Olympic National Park has a World Heritage status thanks to its stunning landscapes. There are over 900,000 acres over which you can explore, of which 95% is a wilderness. Some visit centers include Port Angeles, Lake Quinault, Hoh Rain Forest, and Hurricane Ridge. The park is home to temperate rainforest, alpine highlands, a wild pacific coastline, and tranquil lakeshores. To get an introduction to the park’s nature, you can begin by taking two nature walks—One along the Living Forest Loop which is about 0.4 miles, and the other along the Peabody Creek Trail, 0.5 miles.
The park has fourteen developed campgrounds and backcountries. Check with the park service to get the full range of information on your camping options.
Lake McConaughy in Nebraska
Lake McConaughy is the largest reservoir in Nebraska, offering memorable camping opportunities. Its beautiful white sand beaches provide the best camping spots where campers can pitch their tents at the water’s edge. While at the lake, you can enjoy activities such as swimming; specifically at the designated Martin Bay, and fishing in its cool, deep, and clean waters. Here, you can catch some fish to roast for your dinner, including species such as northern pike, smallmouth, white bass, wiper, walleye, among others. If you are in for a boat ramp, you can get fuel and boat rentals from vendors around the lake. Other activities you can expect at Lake McConaughy are birdwatching, scenic driving routes, and wildlife viewing.
Glacier National Park Montana
When you see Glacier National Park’s striking mountains and lakes, it could quickly become one of your favorite national parks. A must-do when you visit the park is to drive along the Going-to-the-Sun road as you enjoy the views, especially at Logan pass. The park has thirteen campgrounds with the most popular being Apgar, Avalanche, St. Mary’s, and Many Glacier. To get the most out of the Glacier National Park, make sure you camp at the park. When you stay at the park, you will be closer to the shuttle service and be able to get to your hikes in time. You will also get access to many water faucets and great photos in the mornings.
The Apgar campground is also an excellent place to camp, so as to be closer to the visitor center, which is also a pick-up and drop-off location for the shuttle. You will also get to enjoy the view of Lake MacDonald where you can boat, ski, canoe, and fish.
Boston Harbor Islands in Massachusetts
The thirty-four Boston Harbor Islands offer a variety of options and camping experiences. The camping sites are only accessible via ferry or boat and will require a lot of prior planning in terms of basic facilities such as freshwater. The largest of the islands is Peddocks Island which is not only beautiful but rich in history, being home to Fort Andrews. On the island, you will get a good view of the city’s skyline and the Mass coast. You can also hike around the island and get to view historic features such as the World War II military installation.
The Vineyards Campground and Cabins in Texas
If you are up for an indoor, peaceful setting, lakefront views, and unique grounds, then Vineyards Campground is the place to be. It offers all the camping amenities that you might need as well as fully furnished cabins in case you forgot to carry something. Get to fishing and swimming in the private sandy beach of Lake Grapevine, go kayaking or hiking. There are also venues for entertainment and restaurants for all ages.
If you are thinking of a camping trip, try these five destinations to experience the best of nature, both for you and your entire family.
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