No matter where you’re headed this camping season, there are amazing places in each of the 50 states. Check out this list of the best campsites all across the United States so you don’t miss an incredible campground!
It’s time to go camping!
No matter where you’re headed this camping season, there are places to camp all around the country. Each state has something beautiful to offer. Between backcountry campgrounds and unique resorts, you’ll find something unique all across the country.
So if you’re headed out for a cross country trek or maybe just looking for a new places to camp near your home, you won’t want to miss the best places to camp in each state!
Best Places to Camp in All 50 States
Alabama Dauphin Island– Dauphin Island, AL is the perfect place for beachfront camping, bird watching, and family fun!
Alaska Yukon – Charley Rivers– Camping in the Yukon will allow you to experience true Alaska beauty. Free public use cabins are available along the river on a first come, first serve basis.
Arizona Grand Canyon National Park– Camp in developed areas or go backpacking and stay within the Grand Canyon. There’s something for everyone in this wondrous national treasure.
Arkansas Ouachita National Forest– This Hot Springs Arkansas area is a beautiful place to experience nature in the forest that covers 1.8 million acres in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
California Pismo State Beach– Located on the Central California coast, Pismo Beach is the perfect place to camp with your (leashed) pets near the water.
Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park– If you’ve thought about camping in the mountains, this is your stop. Enjoy the scenic drive on Trail Ridge Road before arriving at your destination.
Massachusetts Boston Harbor Islands– Explore New England history in Boston Harbor. With a close drive to the city, you can extend your camping trip to visit some famous Boston landmarks!
Michigan South Manitou Island– This quiet island park is a great place to camp with your family. For extra fun, check out ghost towns and the wagon tours!
Minnesota Split Rock Lighouse State Park– Check out the historic lighthouse, go fishing, and take a hike in this state park on Lake Superior’s North shore.
Mississippi Choctaw Lake Campground– This quiet, small campground has 21 campsites and lake access along with fantastic hiking trails.
Missouri Indian Point– Access to Table Rock Lake and proximity to the Ozark Mountains make this a fine Missouri campsite
Montana Point Pleasant– Enjoy a pleasant camping trip on this public campground site in Swan River State Forest Park.
Nebraska Niobrara State Park– The beautiful Niobrara River provides a backdrop for this park which offers amenities and events throughout camping season.
Nevada Cathedral Gorge State Park– Former volcanic activity made this park a famed picturesque camping site for your family to enjoy.
New Hampshire Franconia Notch State Park– Camp, visit Echo Lake Beach, Cannon Mountain, and enjoy the scenery from the aerial tramway.
New Jersey Pleasant Acres Farm Campground– If farming appeals to your family, this is the place to take your New Jersey camping trip. Milk a cow, ride a horse, and learn about farming.
New Mexico Rockhound State Park– Wildflowers and wildlife are in abundance at this gorgeous state park in New Mexico.
New York Adirondack Park– This six million acre protected area is a must-see in upstate New York. There are hundreds of campgrounds available for all interests and levels.
North Carolina Hanging Rock State Park– This site is a camper’s dream come true with waterfalls, trails, horseback riding, boating, and more!
North Dakota Far Loop Campground– True to its name, you’ll find a loop of different campsites. Enjoy everything here from from sunsets to campfires.
Ohio Indian Lake State Park– As a major bird migration route, this campground is a thrill for aviary enthusiasts.
Oklahoma Robbers Cave State Park– Boasting stunning scenery, this spectacular camping spot is located in the San Bois Mountains and will not disappoint!
Oregon Camp Blanco State Park– A coastal gem, this State Park offers everything from hiking to fishing. Much of it is accessible to those with physical disabilities.
Pennsylvania Otter Lake Camp– Located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, this lake is your destination for your next camping vacation!
Rhode Island Bowdish Lake Camping Area– Escape to nature in the spacious and secluded campsites of Bowdish lake. Facilities for season-long camping are available.
South Carolina Dreher Island State Park– This State Park overlooks the lake and is still close to the city. Boating, fishing, and hiking are just some of the activities offered.
South Dakota Palmer Gulch Resort– This Hill City, South Dakota resort is perfect for true campers and those that like to be close to amenities. (You’ll want to check out Turtle Town!)
Tennessee Cedar Creek Campground on Old Hickory Lake– Named after President Andrew Jackson because of his tough, aggressive personality, this campground is the place for spirited individuals ready to take on nature.
West Virginia Summersville Lake– This Mountain Lake Campground is great for swimming or scuba diving. Fishing is plentiful as it’s stocked with trout in the spring and the fall.
Wisconsin Big Bay State Park– View some of the state’s preserved wilderness. Wake up to the sounds of waves outside of your tent, and fall asleep under the sunset on the beach. Check out this list of Things To Do in Wisconsin, too!
A quick tip on for finding a great campsite outside of the ones listed. Whether you’re looking for tent or RV camping, state campgrounds and county campgrounds offer nice campsites at a reasonable price.
I hope you were able to find an awesome campsites with these amazing options across the country! Did I miss a campground? Or is there another one that’s a close second? Let me know where you think the best places to camp are in the comments!
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