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Camping Out: The 5 Best Camping Destinations in the US

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Over three-quarters of Americans are campers. We certainly love camping! However, coming up with yet more camping destinations for your next adventure isn’t easy.

That’s why we’ve put together some of the best camping destinations in the US. From the most scenic spots to the closest to nature – check them out below!

1. Acadia National Park, Maine

The Acadia National Park is the jewel in the crown of Maine’s beautiful surroundings. You’ll get to explore over 17 million acres of forest during your stay in this secluded paradise.

Do you want to camp nearby water? Within the borders of the park, there are more than 6,000 lakes and ponds. There are also more than 30,000 miles of streams and rivers.

You can set up your tent across the national park including with a harbor backdrop at Blackwoods, the non-touristy Seawall and in the wilderness at Schoodic Woods.

2. Minnewaska State Park Reserve, New York

When you’re at the heart of the “Big Apple”, you’d never believe that this breathtaking camping spot could exist under 100 miles away.

This park is located on the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge, over 2,000 feet over sea level. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular views when you emerge from your morning slumber.

There’s also plenty of activities, such as hiking, and biking. Enjoy yourself for a weekend camping a couple of hours drive from NYC.

3. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dry Tortugas National Park is made up of seven islands. You’ll also be moments away from one of the largest barrier reefs in the world as you step outside your campsite.

While you don’t have the sense of being alone in the world here, you get the chance to do some fun stuff.

For example, go deep-sea diving with snorkels to spot the sea turtles. This is also an awesome spot for bird-watchers.

4. Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park covers the Chisos mountain range and parts of the Chihuahuan desert too. You’ll get to enjoy a bunch of activities here, including canoeing and kayaking.

You can pitch your tent on one of the many campsites scattered around the park, before heading out to explore the endless terrain of the park. Follow these tips for cleaning camping gear before you leave to return home.

5. Badlands National Park, South Dakota

South Dakota’s climate isn’t for the faint-hearted. However, if you can brace the weather conditions, you’re in for a treat. The beautiful rock formations create the ideal backdrop for your camping experience.

You can pick between roughing it at the Sage Creek without running water and wild bison knocking about. Or, the Cedar Pass for an experience closer to civilization.

The Best Camping Destinations

Now you know where to go for your next camping experience. From the beachside campsite in Florida to the wilderness experience in South Dakota.

Did we miss any of your favorite camping destinations? Let us know on Facebook about your favorite spots!

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