What to know before choosing where to go camping?

Before choosing where to go camping, there are a few things you need to know about potential destinations and the type of camping available. This includes what factors might influence your choice of destination, the benefits of camping in national and state parks, and all about top destinations like Joshua Tree, Acadia, Yellowstone, Big Sur, and more.

What factors will influence where you go camping?

The main factors influencing where you go camping are the weather, site availability, facilities, amenities, group size, and the type of planning you wish to do – forest, desert, beach, or mountain, and frontcountry, backcountry, or dispersed.

How to choose between frontcountry or dispersed camping?

Frontcountry camping is a better pick for campers who want a few creature comforts in the form of amenities and facilities like showers, washrooms, and drinking water, and you can often pitch your tent right next to where you park your car. Dispersed camping, on the other hand, gets you away from the crowds, costs less, and immerses you fully in nature.

Is it legal to camp anywhere in North America?

No. In the United States, you cannot camp on private property or outside of designated campgrounds in certain state parks, national parks, and BLM lands. Dispersed camping, however, is permitted with permits in many state and national parks, and without permits in all national forests and many BLM-managed locations.  

In Canada, camping rules vary from province to province. In some provinces, you can camp anywhere, but in others you can only camp on land not owned by the government. 

Which state is most popular for camping?

According to Recreation.gov’s Recreation Information database, California is the most popular state for camping. In 2020, over 3.3 million separate reservations were made for camping in the state. 

Which state is least popular for camping?

Some of the least popular states for camping include Indiana, Rhode Island, and North Dakota.

What are some popular coastal camping areas?

Some of the most popular coastal camping areas in the US include Big Sur, Point Reyes National Seashore, Pismo State Beach, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CA), Olympic National Park (WA), Hunting Island State Park (SC), Bahia Honda State Park (FL), Padre Island National Seashore (TX), Cumberland Island National Seashore (GA), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (MI), Spencer Beach Park (HI), and Cape Cod National Seashore (MA).

What are some popular forest camping areas?

Some of the best forest camping in the USA can be enjoyed at the destinations listed below.

  • Chugach National Forest, Alaska
  • Olympic National Forest, Washington
  • Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
  • Coeur D’Alene National Forest, Idaho
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California
  • Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
  • Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
  • Ocala National Forest, Florida
  • Sierra National Forest, California
  • San Bernardino National Forest, California
  • Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming

What are some popular desert camping areas?

Some of the best desert camping in the USA can be enjoyed at the destinations listed below.

  • Snow Canyon State Park, Utah
  • Red Desert. Boysen State Park, Wyoming
  • Monument Valley, Arizona
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah
  • Alvord Desert, Oregon
  • Painted Hills, Oregon
  • Owyhee Desert, Idaho
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
  • The Colorado Plateau

What are some popular mountain camping areas?

Some of the best mountainous camping destinations in the USA can be enjoyed at the destinations listed below.

  • Ridgway State Park, Colorado
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Mount Hood area, Oregon
  • Yosemite NationalPark, California
  • Denali National Park, Alaska
  • White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
  • Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
  • Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho
  • Milo McIver State Park, Oregon
  • Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Salmon Lake State Park, Montana

Where to get information on specific camping sites?

For detailed information about specific camping sites, you should check the campground website (if private), the national park service website, recreation.gov, or the BLM website. Hipcamp and The Dyrt are also great resources. 

Why camp in national parks?

Camping in national parks is a great way to see and immerse yourself in some of the nation’s most remarkable landscapes. Camping fees are also often lower than at private campgrounds and you’ll be located closer to the heart of the action. Importantly, part of the fee you pay will go towards the preservation of whichever park you visit.

What advantages to camping in a national park?

Below, we’ve outlined the main benefits of camping in national parks. 

  • Access to facilities and amenities
  • Assured campsite (with a reservation or permit)
  • Easy access to the national park itself
  • Campsites are often more accessible than backcountry sites

Can you camp anywhere in US national parks?

While most national parks allow backcountry camping, it’s often restricted to certain areas of the park or only permitted at designated campgrounds.

Do you need permits for camping in national parks?

Campers are required to have a backcountry camping permit in every national park and national monument that allows backcountry camping.

Why camp at Joshua Tree?

Joshua Tree national park is one of the most iconic outdoor destinations in the world, boasting mile upon mile of gorgeous hiking trails through spectacular rock formations in the scenic high desert. It’s also a great area for biking, rock climbing, bouldering, or just kicking back and taking in the views.

What to expect camping at Joshua Tree?

This depends on where you camp. There are over 500 campsites in the park and 5 main campgrounds – Black Rock, Cottonwood, Indian Cove, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan. Black Rock and Cottonwood are best for amenities, but Indian Cover, Ryan, and Jumbo Rocks provide a more remote and peaceful experience. 

Can you camp anywhere at Joshua Tree?

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park can only camp in designated campgrounds.

What Joshua Tree sites are best for tent camping?

You can tent camp in all of Joshua Tree’s 9 campgrounds, but our favorites for a night or two under the canvas are Jumbo Rocks Campground and Belle Campground.

Are there RV-friendly campgrounds at Joshua Tree?

Yes, Joshua Tree National Park is home to 8 RV-friendly campsites: Indian Cove, Ryan, Black Rock, Cottonwood, Hidden Valley, Jumbo Rocks, Belle and White Tank.

Can you camp at Joshua Tree without a reservation?

Joshua Tree has three first-come, first-served campgrounds for which you don’t require a reservation: Belle, Hidden Valley, and White Tank campground.

Why camp in Acadia National Park?

Acadia National Park is home to some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery the world over. Visitors can expect sumptuous views of tall rocky cliffs, windswept beaches, and islands dotting the coastline. The park also has plenty to do, including hiking, cycling, stargazing, tidepooling, or simply soaking up the sights on the stunning Acadia National Park Loop Road.

What to expect camping in Acadia National Park?

Acadia National Park has three frontcountry campgrounds – Blackwoods, Seawall, and Schoodic Woods. All three campgrounds are reachable by car and have flush toilets with running water. Schoodic Woods is the only campground with hookups.

Can you camp anywhere in Acadia National Park?

Backcountry camping is not permitted anywhere in Acadia National Park, though there are plenty of dispersed camping sites in the surrounding area from which you can hike into the park. 

What Acadia National Park sites are best for tent camping?

Our favorite tent-camping sites in Acadia National Park are listed below.

  • Mount Desert Campground
  • Mt Desert Narrows Camping Resort
  • Smuggler’s Den Campground
  • Blackwoods Campground
  • Bear Hollow
  • Seawell Campground
  • HTR Acadia
  • Frog Nook
Are there RV-friendly campgrounds in Acadia National Park?

Three of Acadia National Park’s four campgrounds are RV-friendly: Blackwoods Campground, Seawell Campground, and Schoodic Woods Campground.

Can you camp in Acadia National Park without a reservation?

Reservations are required for all campsites in Acadia National Park. These can be made at the national parks service website for Acadia or at Recreation.gov

Why camp in Yellowstone?

Yellowstone is one of the most unique and iconic outdoor destinations in the US, if not the world. In addition to all those geothermal attractions and world-famous geysers, it’s home to great hiking trails, amazing wildlife, towering waterfalls, and spectacular scenery in every direction.

What to expect camping in Yellowstone National Park?

Camping in Yellowstone promises campers a once-in-a-lifetime experience immersed in some of the most stupendous scenery in the world. It also promises crowds, lots of them. Our advice is to manage your expectations of what you will encounter there, enjoy the scenery, and don’t let the crowds diminish the experience.

Can you camp anywhere in Yellowstone National Park?

No, but the park has almost 300 backcountry campsites, some of which you can reserve in advance. Permits are required for all overnight stays in Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry.

What Yellowstone National Park sites are best for tent camping?

Our favorite Yellowstone tent-camping sites are listed below.

  • Indian Creek Campground
  • Lewis Lake Campground
  • Slough Creek Campground
  • Pebble Creek Campground
  • Tower Fall Campground
  • Norris Campground
Are there RV-friendly campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park?

Yellowstone is home to seven RV-friendly campgrounds: Fishing Bridge, Bridge Bay, Canyon, Norris, Grant Village, Madison, and Mammoth.

Can you camp in Yellowstone National Park without a reservation?

All of the campsites in Yellowstone must be reserved well in advance, with the exception of Mammoth Campground. From October 15 – April 1, sites at Mammoth Campground are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to expect camping at Olympic National Park?

Olympic National Park is the perfect playground for adventurer lovers. The park’s almost pristine wilderness comprises lakes, old-growth forests, mountains, lakes, rainforests, and stunning coastline.

Campers can choose between developed frontcountry sites, backcountry sites, or wilderness camping. 

What Olympic National Park campgrounds are best for tent campers?

Our favorite tent-camping sites in Olympic National Park are listed below.

  • Deer Park Campground
  • Fairholme Campground
  • Hoh Campground
  • North Fork Campground
  • Mora Campground
  • Ozette Campground
  • Kalaloch Campground
  • Graves Creek Campground

Are there RV-friendly campgrounds in Olympic National Park?

RVers heading to Olympic National Park can find RV-friendly campgrounds at Sol Duc Hot Springs RV Park and Campground, Kalaloch Campground, Log Cabin Resort RV and Campground, Mora Campground, and Fairholme Campground.

Do you need a reservation to camp at Olympic NP?

Yes, reservations are required for all lodging, camping, or backpacking within Olympic National Park.

Why camp at a campsite near Yellowstone?

Camping at a campsite near Yellowstone National Park may help you escape the crowds that flock to the campgrounds inside the park. More importantly, you have a better chance at getting a reservation for one of the private campgrounds outside the national park than those inside it.

When to camp at a campground outside of Yellowstone?

The best time to camp in or around Yellowstone National Park is from June to September. In this period, most campgrounds are open and daytime temperatures are usually in the 70–85°F range.

What are popular campgrounds near Yellowstone?

Some of the most popular campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park include Norris Campground, Canyon Campground, Grant Village Campground, Mammoth Campground, Madison Campground, Bridge Bay Campground, Lewis Lake Campground, Slough Creek Campground, Tower Fall Campground, Fishing Bridge RV Park Campground, Beaver Creek Campground, Yellowstone Dreamin’ Camp, Pebble Creek Campground, Indian Creek Campground, and Baker’s Hole Campground.

Why camp in the Smoky Mountains?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most-visited national park, and with good reason. The park is home to over 800 miles of hiking trails through epic old-growth forest and mountains teeming with wildlife, waterfalls, rivers, diverse plant life, and breathtaking views.

Can you camp anywhere in the Smoky Mountains?

No, camping is only permitted at designated backcountry campsites and frontcountry campgrounds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Do you need a reservation to camp in the Smoky Mountains?

Reservations and permits are required for all overnight stays in the backcountry in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Frontcountry camping is available at ten developed campgrounds, all of which require reservations.

Why camp in state parks and recreation areas?

The main benefits of camping in state parks and recreation areas are that they are often less crowded than national parks, because they aren’t so well known, and often have more (or better) amenities. State parks and recreation areas are also usually much cheaper than privately owned campgrounds.

Why camp at Big Sur?

Big Sur is one of the most beautiful camping destinations in the US. In addition to all the fun that can be had in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the area is home to numerous heavenly coastal spots right on the Pacific Ocean, such as Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, McWay Falls, and Garrapata State Park.

What to expect camping at Big Sur?

Most of the campgrounds in Big Sur are in the state parks and the national forest, but there are private campgrounds and fancy glamping sites, too, and a scattering of walk-in sites. Unless you choose the latter, you can expect things to be a little crowded – Big Sur is one of the most popular camping destinations in the nation – and you’ll have to make reservations well in advance.

While the main attraction at Big Sur is the epic coastline, there’s a lot more on offer – redwood forests, hiking trails galore, the St. Lucia Mountains, and plenty of history at Limekilns State Park.

What Big Sur sites are best for tent camping?

Our favorite tent-camping sites in Big Sur are listed below.

  • Kirk Creek Campground
  • Ponderosa Campground
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Andrew Molera State Park
  • Ventana Campground
  • Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Fernwood Resort Campground

Are there RV-friendly campgrounds at Big Sur?

There are plenty of RV-friendly campgrounds in and around Big Sur, including Kirk Creek Campground, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground, Fernwood Campground and Resort, Big Sur Campground and Cabins, and Limekiln State Park Campgrounds.

Can you camp at Big Sur without a reservation?

No, Big Sur is one of the most popular camping destinations in the US, so it’s best to make reservations months in advance.

Can you have campfires at Big Sur?

Campfires are prohibited along Highway 1, but they are permitted within the area’s state parks in the in situ metal fire rings.

Why camp at Pismo Beach?

Pismo beach is a great camping destination for families, watersport lovers, and beach lovers. Campers can enjoy easy access to miles of golden-sand beach and endless water-based activities, including fishing, swimming, kayaking, and surfing. Bird-watching is also very popular and you’re also never too far from a golf course or world-class wineries.

What to expect camping at Pismo Beach?

Pismo Beach has a nice variety of campgrounds ranging from full-service RV resorts to tent-only sites. Wherever you choose to camp, you’ll never be far from the Ocean and attractions like Pismo Preserve, Dinosaur Caves Park, Eldwayen Ocean Park, the Pismo Beach Pier, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve State Park, or the Avila hot springs.

What Pismo Beach sites are best for tent camping?

Our favorite tent-camping spots at Pismo Beach are listed below.

  • Los Padres National Forest (dispersed camping)
  • Camp Arroyo Grande
  • Pismo State Beach
  • North Beach Campground
  • Lopez Lake Recreation Area
  • Coastal Dunes RV Park & Campground
  • Avila/Pismo Beach KOA

Are there RV-friendly campgrounds at Pismo Beach?

Some of the top RV-friendly campgrounds near Pismo Beach include Oceano Campground (Pismo State Beach), Le Sage Riviera RV Park, Pismo Sands RV Resort, Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort, Holiday RV Park, and Pismo Coast Village RV Resort.

Can you camp at Pismo Beach without a reservation?

Reservations are required to camp at Pismo Beach during peak season and holiday weekends.

Can you have campfires at Pismo Beach?

Camping and beach campfires are only permitted on the state beach, not on North Pismo Beach. On the state beach, campfires must not be under three feet in diameter and two feet tall, and you can only burn wood and untreated wood products that are free of toxic substances and/or metals or petroleum products.

Why camp at Lake Tahoe?

Lake Tahoe is one of the most stunning and fun camping destinations in the US, if not the world. You’ll have access to the lake itself, forests, and all the other highlights of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. While there, you can go hiking, mountain biking, skiing, or spend the day on the lake doing any of a host of water sports.

What to expect camping at Lake Tahoe?

Lake Tahoe is a very popular camping destination, so don’t expect a quiet wilderness experience, and be sure to book well ahead of time. Despite the crowds, camping here is a must-do for outdoor lovers. In addition to all the watersports you can enjoy on this stunning lake, you’ll find mile upon mile of world-class hiking trails and stunning scenery in every direction.

What Lake Tahoe sites are best for tent camping?

Our favorite Lake Tahoe tent camping sites are Campground by the Lake, Fallen Leaf Campground, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Nevada Beach Campground, and D. L. Bliss State Park.

Are there RV-friendly campgrounds at Lake Tahoe?

Some of the best RV-friendly campgrounds at Lake Tahoe include Zephyr Cove, Chris Haven Mobile home and RV Community, Campground By The Lake, Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina, and General Creek Campground.

Can you camp at Lake Tahoe without a reservation?

Almost every campground in the Lake Tahoe area requires a reservation due to the area’s popularity. Primitive camping is available at Lake Forest Campground on a first-come, first-served basis, but dispersed camping is not permitted in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Can you have campfires at Lake Tahoe?

US Forest Service regulations state that “wood, charcoal, or any solid fuel fires are not allowed within the Tahoe National Forest outside developed campgrounds, picnic areas, yellow post sites, and special-use permitted sites in agency-provided fire rings or designated sites at any time of the year”.

Why camp at Assateague Island?

There are many reasons why Assateague Island is one of the east coast’s top camping destinations, but mainly owing to its pristine Atlantic ocean beaches, fun biking and walking paths, abundant birdlife, and its famous wild ponies.

What to expect camping at Assateague Island?

Camping on Assateague Island is a little different to your regular camping experience. You’ll need sand anchors to keep your tent in place, plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent, firewood, and a screen tent for shade.

Camping on the island is a joy. While the highlight for most campers are the wild ponies, you’ll also have easy access to its stunning beaches and fun nature trails that let you roam through the unique topography of forests, dunes, and marshland.

What Assateague Island sites are best for tent camping?

Our favorite tent camping sites on Assateague Island are Oceanside, Bayside, Pine Tree, Strawberry Crossroads, and Assateague State Park.

Are there RV-friendly campgrounds at Assateague Island?

Both the NPS Bayside and Oceanside drive-in campgrounds accommodate RVs, as does the Assateague State Park Campground. The Jellystone Park and Sun Outdoors campgrounds on nearby Chincoteague Island are also RV-friendly.

Can you camp at Assateague Island without a reservation?

No, campgrounds on Assateague Island are managed by the National Park Service. Camping permits and reservations are required from March 15 through November 15

Can you have campfires at Assateague Island?

Campfires aren’t permitted in the state park beach area but are permitted within the National Park if you gain prior permission from the National Park Ranger Station. Beach bonfires are permitted between the high and low tide lines for groups of 25 people or less. Groups of more than 25 people need a Special Use Permit.

Why camp at Big Bear?

Big Bear’s popularity owes to its attractive combination of opportunities for outdoor adventure and resort-town comforts and conveniences. When camping in Big Bear, you’ll be in the heart of an outdoor lover’s wonderland of tall mountains, forests, and lakes but also have easy access to the charming Big Bear Lake Village, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, stores, and boutiques. The fact that the area enjoys an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year doesn’t hurt either!

What to expect camping at Big Bear?

Big Bear is an awesome destination for hiking, boating, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding. Because it’s a resort town, you’ll also have easy access to plentiful attractions, amenities, and entertainment. The flipside of this, and owing to its proximity to LA, is that it tends to be busy year-round.

Campgrounds here vary from lavish, glamping-style sites to dispersed camping, yellow post camping, and walk-in tent sites, so there’s something for all kinds of camper.

Can you camp at Big Bear without a reservation?

You can camp at Big Bear Lake without a reservation at Holcomb Valley Campground and the Yellow Post Sites, which operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where are the best camping spots in the USA?

Below, we’ve added a short list of the top camping spots in the USA.

  • Sierra Vista, Organ Mountains, NM
  • Kirk Creek Campground, Los Padres National Forest, CA
  • Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA
  • Sparks Lake, OR
  • Wild Willy Hot Springs, CA
  • Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, Utah
  • Assateague Island, Maryland
  • Treebones Resort, Big Sur, CA
  • Emerald Bay Boat Camp, Tahoe, CA
  • Bear Rocks, West Virginia
  • Many Glacier Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Lake McDonald, Montana
  • Three Peaks, Governors Island, NY
  • Kalalau Beach, Kapaʻa, HI
  • North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

Where is the best camping in Alabama?

The best camping spots in Alabama are Gulf State Park, Oak Mountain State Park, Meaher State Park, Desoto State Park, Frank Jackson State Park, Cheaha State Park, Talladega National Forest, Island Retreat RV Park, Lake Guntersville State Park, Blue Springs State Park, Cathedral Caverns State Park, A-Okay RV Park, Deerlick Creek Campground, and Chickasaw State Park.

What landscapes can you expect camping in Alabama?

In Alabama, campers can enjoy mountains and valleys in the foothills of the Appalachians, coastal plains, lakes, prairies, and, of course, plenty of coastline along the Gulf.

Where is the best camping in California?

The best camping sites in California are Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Channel Islands National Park,  Lake Tahoe, Big Bear Lake, Ventana Campground, Big Sur, Saddlebag Lake Campground, Inyo National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Russian Gulch State Park, El Capitan State Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, Cold Springs Campground, Sequoia National Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and Minaret Falls Campground.

Where is the best glamping in California?

The best glamping spots in California are Sequoia High Sierra Camp, Kings Canyon National Park, Basecamp Hotel, South Lake Tahoe, Castle House Estate, Joshua Tree National Park, Treebones Resort, Big Sur,  Luxury Tent at Saddle Mountain Ranch, Carmel By the Sea, Forest Camping Hut, Elk, Rustic Forest Retreat, Forest Knolls, The Trailer Pond, Paso Robles, Mendocino Grove Tent Camp, Mendocino, Wellspring Ranch, Cayucos, Curry Village (formerly Half Dome Village), Yosemite National Park, Costanoa Lodge, Pescadero, El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, Inn Town Campground, Nevada City, and African Safari Tent, Vista.

Where is the best camping in Louisiana?

The best camping sites in Louisiana are Lake Claiborne State Park, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Campground, Cajun Palms RV Resort,  Poverty Point Historic Site, Jimmie Davis State Park, Indian Creek Campground and RV Park, Chicot State Park, Grand Isle State Park, Reunion Lake RV Resort, Kisatchie Ranger District Wilderness Area, Lake Bruin State Park, Abita Springs RV Resort, Tunica Hills Campground, New Orleans West KOA, Bogue Chitto State Park Campground, North Toledo Bend State Park, and Fullerton Lake Campground.

Where is the best camping in Alaska?

The best camping sites in Alaska are Eklutna Lake Campground, Granite Creek Campground, Kenai Peninsula, Brushkana Creek Campground, Bertha Creek Campground, Williwaw Campground, Chena Lake Recreation Area, Sourdough Creek Campground, Salmon Lake Campground, Lake Lorraine Campground, Lower Skilak Lake Campground, Big Bear RV Park & Campground,  Eagle River Campground, Heritage RV Park, Savage River Campground, Denali National Park, Homer Spit Campground, Riley Creek Campground, Denali National Park, Bird Creek Campground, Byers Lake Campground, and Denali Grizzly Bear Resort.

Where is the best camping in Kansas?

The best camping grounds in Kansas are Cedar Bluff State Park & Reservoir, El Dorado State Park, Eisenhower State Park & Campground, Wilson State Park, Tuttle Creek State Park, Lake Scott State Park, Crawford State Park, Glen Elder State Park, Cross Timbers State Park, Kanopolis State Park, and Clinton Lake State Park.

Where is the best camping in Wisconsin?

The best camping spots in Wisconsin are Devil’s Lake State Park, Mirror Lake State Park, Patricia Lake Campground, Governor Dodge State Park, Fox Hill RV Park and Campground, Plymouth Rock Camping Resort, Lake Arrowhead Campground, Smokey Hollow Campground, Mississippi Bend Campground, High Cliff State Park, Kettle Moraine State Forest (Northern Unit), Harrington Beach State Park, Rock Island State Park, Blue Mound State Park, and Stoney Creek RV Resort.

Where is the best camping in Mississippi?

The best camping sites in Mississippi are LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, Buccaneer State Park, Waveland, J.P. Coleman State Park, Davis Bayou Area/Gulf Islands National Seashore, Paul B. Johnson State Park, Geiger Lake, Little Black Creek Campground & RV Park, Percy Quin State Park, Lake Tangipahoa, Sun Roamers RV Resort, and Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo.

Where is the best camping in Oregon?

The best camping grounds in Oregon are Crater Lake National Park: Mazama Village & Lost Creek Campgrounds, Cape Arago, Silver Falls State Park Campground, Lost Lake Campground And Resort, Little Crater Campground, Newberry Volcanic Monument, Paradise Campground, Willamette National Forest, Harris Beach State Park, Toketee Lake, L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park, Cape Lookout State Park, Green Mountain Campground, and Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area.

Where is the best camping in Colorado?

The best camping areas in Colorado Piñon Flats Campground, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Pearl Lake Campgrounds, Colorado (near Steamboat Springs), Sun Outdoors rocky Mountain Campground, Granby, May Queen Campground, Turquoise Lake, Bear Lake Campground, West Of Yampa, Teal Campground, Pagosa Springs, Maroon Bells, Angel Of Shavano Campground, Salida, Moraine Park Campground, Rocky Mountains National Park, and Upper Slate Lake, White River National Forest.

Where is the best camping in Florida?

The best camping sites in Florida are Long Key State Park, Myakka River State Park, Fort De Soto County Park, Biscayne National Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park: Pine Grove Campground and River Campground, Anastasia State Park, Rainbow Springs State Park, Blackwater River State Park, Cayo Costa State Park, Fort Pickens Campground, Henderson Beach State Park, Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Curry Hammock State Park, Ocala National Forest, Ocala, Caladesi Island State Park, Lake Kissimmee State Park, Kissimmee, and Everglades National Park.

Where is the best camping in North Dakota?

The best camping grounds in North Dakota are Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Turtle River State Park, North Park Campground, Beaver Lake State Park, Grahams Island State Park, Devils Lake, Icelandic State Park, Lake Metigoshe State Park, General Sibley Park & Campground, Sheyenne National Grassland, and Little Missouri State Park.

Where is the best camping in Michigan?

The best camping spots in Michigan are Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Porcupine Mountains State Park, Sleepy Hollow State Park, Wilderness State Park, South Higgins Lake State Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan, Leelanau State Park, Ludington State Park, Huron–Manistee National Forest, Fisherman’s Island State Park, Lake Michigan, Fort Wilkins State Park, Warren Dunes State Park, South Lake Michigan, Straits State Park, Upper Peninsula, and Traverse City State Park.

Where is the best camping in New Jersey?

The best camping areas in New Jersey are Round Valley Recreation Area, Lebanon, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, Bass River State Forest, Bass River, Ocean View Resort Camping, New Jersey, Hiering Avenue Beach, Seaside Heights, High Point State Park, Sussex, Buena Vista Campgrounds, New Jersey, Pleasant Acres Farm Campgrounds, New Jersey, Triplebrook RV and Camping Resort, Blairstown, and Pine Haven Camping Resort, Ocean View.

Where is the best camping in Massachusetts?

The best camping spots in Massachusetts are Pinewood Lodge Campground, Laurel Ridge Camping Area, Jug End Dispersed Camping on the Appalachian Trail, Boston Harbor Islands, Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Nickerson State Park, Wompatuck State Park, Harold Parker State Forest, North of Highland Camping Area, Cape Cod National Seashore, Myles Standish State Forest, Spacious Skies Minuteman Campground, Prospect Mountain Campground, Peters Pond RV Resort, Mt. Greylock Campsite Park, Mount Greylock State Reservation, Otter River State Forest, Beartown State Forest, Savoy Mountain State Forest, Salisbury Beach State Park, Normandy Farms Campground, and Adventure Bound Camping Resorts, Cape Cod.

Where is the best camping in Indiana?

The best camping grounds in Indiana are Brown County State Park, Indiana Dunes Campground, Indiana Dunes National Park, Dunewood Campground, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, Hoosier National Forest, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Lake Monroe, Turkey Run State Park, Clifty Falls State Park, Summit Lake Campground, Chain O’Lakes State Park, Grandpa’s Farm Campground, Mccormick’s Creek State Park, Dogwood Springs Campground, and Paynetown Campground.

Where is the best camping in New Hampshire?

The best camping sites in New Hampshire are Lafayette Place Campground, Franconia Notch State Park, Bear Brook State Park, Lake Francis State Park, Sugarloaf Campgrounds, White Mountain National Forest, Jigger Johnson and Blackberry Crossing, Pawtuckaway State Park, Umbagog Lake Campground, Umbagog Lake State Park, Greenfield State Park, White Lake State Park, Lost River Valley Campground, Israel River Campground, Hampton Beach State Park, Dry River Campground, Crawford Notch State Park, Jericho Mountain State Park, Mount Sunapee State Park, Deer Mountain Campground, Connecticut Lakes State Forest, and Coleman State Park.

Where is the best camping in Texas?

The best camping areas in Texas are Inks Lake State Park, Burnett County, Big Thicket National Preserve, Kountze, Colorado Bend State Park, Bend,  Big Bend National Park, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Llano, Fredericksburg RV Park, Fredericksburg, Padre Island National Seashore, Corpus Christi, Grand Texas RV Resort, New Caney, Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Dellanera RV Park, Galveston, Guadalupe River State Park, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Caddo Lake State Park, Balmorhea State Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Goose Island State Park, Davis Mountains State Park, Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway,   and Huntsville State Park.

Where is the best Glamping in Texas?

The best glamping sites in Texas are Skybox Cabins, Living Waters on Lake Travis, Spicewood, Geronimo Creek Retreat, River Road Treehouses, New Braunfels, Son’s Blue River Camp, Walden Retreats Hill Country, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, El Cosmico, Madra, Big Bend Glamping (near Big Bend National Park), Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Wimberley, Collective Hill Country, Wimberley, Lighthouse Resort and Marina, Davis Ranch Retreat, Wahwahtaysee Resort, and Green Acres ATX.

Where is the best camping near Austin?

The best camping grounds near Austin are  McKinney Falls State Park, Pace Bend Park, Lake Travis, Arkansas Bend Park, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Jim Hogg Park, Cedar Breaks Park, Tejas Camp on Lake Georgetown, Guadalupe River State Park, Inks Lake State Park, Lake Bastrop South Shore Park, Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, Bastrop State Park, and Lockhart State Park.

Where is the best camping in New York?

The best camping spots in New York are North-South Lake Campground, Catskill Forest Preserve, Ausable Point Campground, Lake Champlain, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Lazy River, Swarty’s Mohawk Campground, Cherry Valley, Letchworth State Park,  Harriman State Park, Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, Long Island, Chenango Valley State Park, Woodland Valley Campground, Catskill Forest Preserve, Adirondack Gateway RV Resort & Campground, Gansevoort, Robert H. Treman State Park,  Herkimer Diamond KOA Resort, Watkins Glen State Park, Fish Creek Pond Campground (near Cranberry Lake), and Rollins Pond Campground.

Where is the best camping in Maine?

The best camping areas in Maine are Cobscook Bay State Park, Dennysville, Sebago Lake State Park, Casco, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, Natanis Point Campground, Coburn Gore, Baxter State Park, Millinocket, Lily Bay State Park, Beaver Cove, Warren Island State Park, Penobscot Bay, Hermit Island, Phippsburg, Cape Neddick Oceanside Campground, York, and Bayleys Camping Resort, Scarborough.

Where is the best camping in North Carolina?

The best camping sites in North Carolina are Croatan National Forest, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Davidson River Campground, Jones Lake State Park, Carolina Beach State Park, Hanging Rock State Park, Lake James State Park, Smoky Mountains National Park , Mount Mitchell State Park, New River State Park, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Nantahala National Forest, South Mountains State Park, Rocky Bluff Recreation Area, Stone Mountain State Park, Uwharrie National Forest, Goose Creek State Park, New Bern KOA Holiday, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Raleigh Oaks RV Resort.

Where is the best camping in Utah?

The best camping grounds in Utah are Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Boulder Mountain, Dixie National Forest, Snow Canyon State Park, Irvins, Goblin Valley State Park, Hanksville, Bear Lake State Park, Garden City, Jordanelle Reservoir and State Park, Heber City, Antelope Island State Park, Great Salt Lake, American Fork Canyon, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, and Zion National Park, Springdale.

Where is the best camping in Ohio?

The best camping spots in Ohio are Alum Creek Campground, Alum Creek State Park, Great Seal State Park, Findley State Park, Barkcamp State Park, Shawnee State Park, John Bryan State Park, Dillon State Park, East Harbor State Park, Lake Erie, Hocking Hills Adventures, Hocking Hills State Park, Logan / Hocking Hills KOA, Hocking Hills State Park, Lake Hope State Park, Indian Lake State Park, Mohican State Park, Kelleys Island State Park, Bicentennial Campground (free camping), Hidden Hollow Campground (free camping), Wayne National Forest (free camping), Portage Lakes State Park, and Ridge Ranch Campground.

Where is the best camping in Illinois?

The best camping areas in Illinois are Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park, Chain O’Lakes State Park, Kankakee River State Park, Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area, Castle Rock State Park, Rock Cut State Park, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Pere Marquette State Park, Johnson Creek Recreation Area, Kinkaid Lake, Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area, Ferne Clyffe State Park, Giant City State Park, Whittington Woods Campground, and Shawnee National Forest. 

Where is the best camping in Maryland?

The best camping sites in Maryland are Assateague State Park, Maple Tree Campground, Rohrersville, Elk Neck State Park, North East, Camp Merryelande, Piney Point, Cherry Hill Park Campground, Green Ridge State Forest, Cunningham Falls State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park, Rocky Gap State Park, Brunswick Family Campground, Point Lookout State Park, Patapsco Valley State Park, Bay Shore Campground, Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay, New Germany State Park, and Tuckahoe State Park.

Where is the best camping in Pennsylvania?

The best camping grounds in Pennsylvania are Moraine State Park, Bear Run Campground, Clear Creek State Park, Allegheny National Forest, Cherry Springs State Park, Ricketts Glen State Park, Promised Land State Park, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Quarryville, Laurel Hill State Park, Laurel Highlands, Raccoon Creek State Park, Worlds End State Park, and Pine Creek Gorge (PA Grand Canyon).

Where is the best camping in Arkansas?

The best camping spots in Arkansas are Hot Springs National Park KOA, Gulpha Gorge Campground, Hot Springs National Park, Ozark Campground, Buffalo National River, Lake Ouachita State Park, Ouachita National Forest, Lost Valley Lodging Campground, Buffalo National River Park, Ozark National Forest, Downtown Riverside RV Park, Kings River Falls Camping, Bull Shoals–White River State Park, Devil’s Den State Park, Beech Point Campground, Mississippi River State Park, and Denton Ferry RV Park & Luxury Cabin Rental.

Where is the best camping in Oklahoma?

The best camping areas in Oklahoma are Beavers Bend State Park, Sequoyah State Park & Fort Gibson Lake, Illinois River, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park, Ouachita National Forest, Robbers Cave State Park, Boiling Springs State Park, Greenleaf State Park, Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve, and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

Where is the best camping in Virginia?

The best camping sites in Virginia are False Cape State Park, New River Trail State Park, Grayson Highlands State Park, Shenandoah National Park—Backcountry Camping On The Appalachian Trail, Lewis Mountain Campground, Big Meadows, Christopher Run, Douthat State Park, North Bend Park, Sky Meadows State Park, Deer Island (Blue Ridge), Pocahontas State Park, First Landing State Park Camping—Virginia Beach, Loft Mountain Campground, and Misty Mountain Camp Resort.

Where is the best camping in Vermont?

The best camping grounds in Vermont are Smugglers’ Notch State Park Campground, Grand Isle State Park, Emerald Lake State Park, Limehurst Lake Campground, Woodford State Park, Camping on the Battenkill, New Discovery State Park, Molly Stark State Park, Quechee State Park, and North Beach Campground.

Where is the best camping in Connecticut?

The best camping spots in Connecticut are American Legion and Peoples State Forests, Barkhamsted, Black Rock State Park, Watertown, Housatonic Meadows State Park, Sharon, Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent, Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent, Devil’s Hopyard State Park, East Haddam, Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam, River Highlands State Park, Cromwell, Hurd State Park, East Hampton, Lone Oak Campsites, East Canaan, Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union, Camp Harkness, Waterford,  Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme, and Selden Neck State Park, Lyme.

Where is the best camping in Washington?

The best camping areas in Washington are Hoh Rain Forest Campground, Olympic National Park, Cougar Rock Campground, Mount Rainier National Park, Little Gee Lake, Skagit County, Lone Fir Campground, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Wenatchee State Park Campground, Leavenworth, Colonial Creek Campground, North Cascades National Park, Cranberry Lake Campground, Deception Pass State Park, Bowl and Pitcher Campground, Riverside State Park, Spokane, Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park, Hobuck Beach Resort, Neah Bay, Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Campground, Olympic National Park, Wanapum Recreation Area, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Salt Creek Campground, Salt Creek Recreation Area, Curlew Lake State Park, Republic, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, Steamboat Rock State Park, Fort Flagler State Park, and White River Campground, Mount Rainier National Park.

Where is the best camping in Hawaii?

The best camping sites in Hawaii are Maui Tent Ohana, Soil to Soul, Waianapanapa State Park, Haleakala Backcountry, Makapu’u Beach Park, Waimanu Campsite, Paliku Backcountry, Campsite, Keauhou Backcountry Campsite, Camp Olowalu, Polipoli Spring State Recreation, Area, Kokee State Park, Namakanipaio Campground, Haleakala National Park, Bellows Field, Beach Park, and Namakanipaio Campground.

Where is the best camping in New Mexico?

The best camping grounds in New Mexico are El Vado Lake State Park Campground, White Sands National Park, Bandelier National Monument, Navajo Lake State Park, Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Elephant Rock Campground. Aguirre Springs Campground, Organ Mountains-Desert National Monument, Carlsbad Cavern National Park, Jemez Falls Campground, Santa Fe, Heron Lake State Park, Gallo Campground, Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, and Cosmic Campground, Gila National Forest.

Where is the best camping in Minnesota?

The best camping spots in Minnesota are Woodenfrog Campground, Kabetogama State Forest, Gull Lake Recreation Area, Afton State Park Backpack Sites, Lakeview Campground, Father Hennepin State Park, Eagle Cliff Campground, Split Rock State Park Cart-In Campgrounds, Jay Cooke State Park, Portsmouth Campground, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Cedar Hill Campground, Whitewater State Park, Fall Lake Campground, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Wild River State Park Campground, Itasca State Park, Camp Holiday Resort & Campground, Turtle Lake, Fall Lake Campground, Superior National Forest, Stony Point Campground, Chippewa National Forest, Grand Marais Campground & Marina, Lake Maria State Park, Ann Lake Campground, Voyageurs National Park, Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, and Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Where is the best camping in Tennessee?

The best camping areas in Tennessee are Anchor Down RV Resort, Dandridge, Tennessee, Abrams Creek Ranger Station, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, Clarksville RV Park And Campground, Clarksville, Tennessee, Pine Mountain RV Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Frozen Head State Park And Natural Area, Wartburg, Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort, Cosby, Tennessee, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Palmer, Tennessee, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, Tennessee, Sun Outdoors RV Resort, Tennessee, and LeConte Lodge, Sevierville, Tennessee.

Where is the best camping in West Virginia?

The best camping sites in West Virginia are Holly River State Park, Spruce Knob Lake Campground, New River Gorge National Park, Beech Fork State Park, Mountain Lake Campground, Blackwater Falls State Park, Audra State Park, Big Bear Lake Camplands, Tygart Lake State Park, Bluestone State Park, Bear Heaven Campground, and Monongahela National Forest.

Where is the best camping in Rhode Island?

The best camping grounds in Rhode Island are George Washington State Campground, Burlingame State Campground, Burlingame State Park, Holiday Acres Campground, Whispering Pines Campground, Second Beach Family Campground, Melville Ponds Campground, Charlestown Breachway Campground, Worden Pond Family Campground, Bowdish Lake Camping Area, Fishermen’s Memorial State Park, and Fort Getty Park.

Where is the best camping in Idaho?

The best camping spots in Idaho are Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Lake Cascade State Park, Stanley Lake Campground, Falls Campground, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Lava Flow Campground, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Balanced Rock State Park, Bruneau Dunes State Park, Kirkham Campground, Bonneville Campground & Pine Flats Campground, Boise National Forest, Ponderosa State Park, Priest Lake State Park, Heyburn State Park, City of Rocks National Reserve, Farragut State Park, Wilderness Gateway Campground, Rainbow Point, Lake Cascade, Point Campground, Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Forest, and Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

Where is the best camping in South Carolina?

The best camping areas in South Carolina are Calhoun Falls State Park, Devil’s Fork State Park, Andrew Jackson State Park, James Island County Park, Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Hunting Island Oceanfront Campground, Lake Wateree State Park, Huntington Beach State Park, Lake Greenwood State Park, Cheraw State Park, Keowee Toxaway State Park, Myrtle Beach State Park, Edisto Beach State Park, Table Rock State Park, Oconee State Park, Dreher Island State Park, and Pee Dee State Park.

Where is the best camping in Georgia?

The best camping sites in Georgia are Jekyll Island Campground, Cumberland Island, McKinney Campground, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Skidaway Island State Park, Stephen C. Foster State Park, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Vogel State Park, Elijah Clark State Park and Mistletoe State Park, Amicalola Falls State Park, George L. Smith State Park, Unicoi State Park, Stone Mountain State Park, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, High Falls State Park, Beaver Run RV Park, Savannah Oaks RV Resort, and Pine Lake Campground and RV Camp.

Where is the best camping in Missouri?

The best camping grounds in Missouri are Devil’s Backbone Wilderness Campground, Bell Mountain Wilderness camping, Table Rock State Park camping, Meramec Caverns La Jolla, Natural Campgrounds, St. Francois State Park Campsites, Bliss Spring Campground, Hawn, State Park Campground, Graham Cave State Park Camping, Watkins Mill State Park Campground At The Falls, Hart Creek Retreat, and Finger Lakes State Park.

Where is the best camping in Montana?

The best camping spots in Montana are Apgar Campground, Glacier National Park, Lewis and Clark Caverns Campground, Whitehall, Crystal Lake Campground, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, Bannack State Park, Bannack, Big Arm/Flathead Lake State Park, Holland Lake Campground, Flathead National Forest, Bad Medicine Campground, Kootenai National Forest, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Woodbine Campground, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Afterbay Campground, Fort Smith, and Makoshika State Park, Glendive.

Where is the best camping in South Dakota?

The best camping areas in South Dakota are Cedar Pass Campground, Badlands National Park, Sage Creek Campground, Badlands National Park, Sylvan Lake Campground, Custer State Park, Spearfish Canyon, Horsethief Lake Campground, Black Hills National Forest, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area, Palisades State Park Campground, Echo Valley Park Campground, Lake Herman, Lake Herman State Park, Sleepy Hollow Campground, and Roubaix Lake Campground.

Where is the best camping in Iowa?

The best camping sites in Iowa are Backbone State Park, Coralville Lake Campgrounds, Pikes Peak State Park, Maquoketa Caves State Park, Des Moines KOA, Harvest Farm Iowa Campground Resort, Stone State Park Campground, Ledges State Park, Mill Creek State Park, Lacey Keosauqua State Park, Squaw Creek Park, Sugar Bottom Campground & Recreational Area, Cherry Glen Campground, Lake Macbride State Park, Pulpit Rock Campground, Bellevue State Park, and Lake Red Rock Recreation Area.

Where is the best camping in Delaware?

The best camping grounds in Delaware are Cape Henlopen State Park, Holly Lake Campsites, Delaware Seashore State Park, Killens Pond State Park, Deep Branch Family Campground, G&R Recreation Campground, Tall Pines Campground Resort, Lums Pond State Park, Big Oaks Campground, and Massey’s Landing, Leisure Pointe Resort.

Where is the best camping in Nebraska?

The best camping spots in Nebraska are Indian Cave State Park, Mahoney State Park, Platte River State Park, Chadron State Park, Nebraska National Forest, Windmill State Recreation Area, Niobrara State Park, Prairie Oasis Campground, Pawnee State Recreation Area, Double Nickel Campground, Ponca State Park, and Louisville State Recreation Area.

Where is the best camping in Kentucky?

The best camping areas in Kentucky are Zilpo Campground, Cave Run Lake (Daniel Boone National Forest), Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Axtel Campground, Rough River Lake, Koomer Ridge Campground, Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Nolin Lake State Park, Mammoth Cave Campground, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Green River Lake State Park, Cumberland Falls State Park, and Barren River Lake State Resort Park.

Where is the best camping in Wyoming?

The best camping sites in Wyoming are Mammoth Hot Springs Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Norris Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Grant Village Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Gros Ventre Campground, Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake Campground, Grand Teton National Park, Big Sandy Campground, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Pronghorn Campground, Keyhole State Park, Tatanka Campground, Keyhole State Park, Firehole Canyon Campground, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Curt Gowdy State Park, North Fork Campground, Buffalo Bill State Park, Tough Creek Campground, Boysen State Park, Two Moon Campground, Glendo State Park, Belle Fourche River Campground, Devils Tower National Monument, Circle Park Campground, Bighorn National Forest, Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone, and Sinks Canyon State Park.

Where is the best camping in Nevada?

The best camping grounds in Nevada are Cathedral Gorge State Park, Lower Lehman Creek, Campground, Great Basin National Park, Boulder Beach, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire State Park, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Beaver Dam State Park, Hilltop Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Angel Creek Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Zephyr Cove RV & Campground, Lake Tahoe, Echo Canyon State Park, and Elk Flat Campground and Lake View Campground, and Cave Lake State Park.

What You should know about planning a camping trip in Canada?

If you’re planning a camping trip in Canada, there are a few things you need to know in advance. This includes which of Canada’s many awesome national and provincial parks you can visit, which are the best campgrounds in each destination, where you can free camp (and where you can’t), and where you need a permit to camp.

Why camp at Banff National Park?

Banff National Park showcases the very best of the wild and wonderful Canadian Rockies: lofty peaks, unblemished wilderness, gorgeous alpine lakes, glaciers, forest, and alpine meadows. The park measures 2,564 square miles and is an outdoor lover’s playground. It’s also home to 14 campgrounds with over 2,400 sites, some of which are open year-round. 

What are some popular campgrounds in Banff National Park?

The most popular campgrounds in Banff National Park are Tunnel Mountain Village, Two Jack Campground, Mosquito Creek Campground, Lake Louise Campground, and Waterfowl Lakes Campground.

Why camp in Ontario?

Ontario is a camping lover’s dream. It boasts 340 provincial parks and provides access to 4 of the 5 Great Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie. This enormous province is home to ancient woodlands, rolling hills, marshes, lakes, beaches . . . and much more!

What national or state parks can you camp in Ontario?

Ontario is home to a wealth of provincial and national parks. You can camp in all of the five national parks listed below and also in over 100 provincial parks across the province. Here’s our pick of the best camping in Ontario.

  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Georgian Bay
  • Point Pelee National Park, Lake Erie
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park, Lake Huron / Georgian Bay
  • Pukaskwa National Park, Lake Superior
  • Thousand Islands National Park, St. Lawrence River

Can you free camp anywhere in Canada?

No, free camping isn’t allowed everywhere in Canada. 85% of Canada’s land is deemed ‘Crown Land’, which is essentially ‘public land’ and free to camp on. The rest is private land or state and national parks, for which you’ll need a permit. Check out our article for more information on free camping in Canada.

Are there permit requirements for free camping in Canada?

Permits aren’t required for recreation sites or crown land but are necessary for all provincial and national parks.