Being outdoors is one of the best ways to connect with nature. However, as camping is a popular holiday option, it has becoming increasingly difficult to find unique and secluded spots in the U.S. to pitch a tent.
If you love mystic trails and are looking for a unique under-the-stars experience, here is a list of some exceptional camping spots throughout America that cater to both mountain lovers and beach bums alike.
Apgar Campground in Glacier National Park
Admire the most breathtaking views of mountain peaks reflecting off the surface of glacial Lake McDonald. You can camp there in tents or drive your RVs up to the lake, without requiring any reservation. This campground offers plenty of activities such as boat rentals, horseback riding and nature views which make this spot one of the best camping holidays you will ever experience.
Palo Duro Canyon in Texas
Looking for something different than mountain scenery? You can take your trip down to the Palo Duro canyon, which is also known as the Grand Canyon of Texas. Campers can hike along the Lighthouse trail and climb up the rocks to get spectacular views of the orange scenery. There are plenty of camping spots in this area for people who would like to spend a night along this natural trail.
Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park
You can make an adventure out of your holiday by camping in California’s famous Yosemite National Park. Many people come here to spend two thrilling days of whitewater rafting along the rapids of Tuolumne River before spending the night by its banks.
Bruneau Dunes Idaho
Everybody goes camping in the forest, by the lake or in the shadow of large mountains. However, spending a night in the sand dunes and gazing at millions of stars is a truly unique experience. Campers can pitch their tents at the Bruneau State Park in Idaho and spend a day hiking, fishing, stargazing or sledding the dunes.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Camping by the beach to the sound of waves can be an all-new experience for many campers. If you want to enjoy the sparkling blue waters and white sand beaches, then the Gulf of Mexico will offer you all these and a camping site at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Campers can enjoy boating, snorkeling, swimming and also explore the ancient sites that this region has to offer.
Jenny Holt is a freelance writer who recently began camping with her family. She was excited to share her experiences and hopes that it may help other families as they begin to camp and experience the outdoors.