Camping is a great way to get back in touch with nature. A way to truly be submerged in nature and a chance to sleep under the stars. First you have to decide where you want to go camping. To help with that process, here are 10 of the most beautiful national parks to camp at.
Acadia National Park
Located in Mount Desert Island, Maine the park stretches over 17 Million acres of forests, 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 6,000 lakes and ponds. The park has 3 campgrounds to choose from: Schoodic Woods (Schoodic Peninsula), Blackwoods (Bar Harbor), and Seawall (fewer people).
White Mountain National Forest
Set in the northern most part of the Appalachian Valley in Maine and New Hampshire, Covering 800,000 acres of land this park offers challenging and scenic hikes, beautiful mountain views, tons of wildlife and hundreds of campsites.
Grand Teton National Park
This remarkable park has extraordinary wildlife, breathtaking mountains, gorgeous lakes, and floatable rivers. With over 200 miles of trails you can’t get bored, the peaceful and humbling landscape is enough to make anyone not want to leave.
Crater Lake National Park
This park calls Oregon home, flexing Americas deepest lake in a sleeping volcano. Camping here is a real treat, whether backcountry camping (with a permit), or sleeping on the shores of one of the most pristine lakes in the world this park offers many great campsites to choose from.
Yosemite National Park
This park is known for its waterfalls, granite mountains, and vast wilderness. Taking 1,200 square miles of beautiful terrain in California, the park has plenty of campground to choose from (reservation only).
Zion National Park
The heart of Utah, this parks unique landscape includes massive sandstone formations,
and narrow canyons. With 3 campgrounds to choose from the South campground (Desert), the Watchmen campground (also desert), and the Lava Point campgrounds are an hour drive into the park (Canyons).
Big Bend National Park
Hugging the Rio Grande River is where this park gets its beauty, known for spectacular camping, canoeing, rafting, hiking, and backpacking. With mountain, river, and desert views and world class star gazing. This park has endless opportunities for amazing photos and memories, with 3 developed campgrounds to pick between the park also offers back country camping.
Shenandoah National Park
Located in Virginia just a short drive from D.C, the lush forest and rushing waterfalls will captivate your attention. With 4 campgrounds to choose from you have no worry of finding a spot to go and indulge in this parks glory.
Denali National Park
Housing Americas tallest mountain Mt McKinley, in the last frontier Alaska’s most beautiful scenery can be found here, with 6 million acres of land to explore trails, camp, and observe incredible wildlife. This park is truly special, 291 campsites to choose from all with complimentary stunning views there’s no way to go wrong planning a trip here.
Haleakala National Park
Out of this world views from the observatory roads peak, looking at a 10 thousand foot dormant volcano. Above the clouds is where the first campgrounds are, The Summit Area, in Hawaii’s natural landscapes, the Kipahulu, and Wilderness area will have spectacular starry nights and incredible camping conditions.