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Where to Find The Best Camping in the USA

Where to Find The Best Camping in the USA

America’s love for camping is undeniable. According to a KOA (Kampgrounds of America) report, last year over half of all leisure trips taken within the United States involved camping. Whether you’re thinking about renting a camper, heading to a cabin, or pitching a tent in a national park, you’ll find some inspiration here.                                      

Where is the Best Place to Go Camping?

The short answer is that it depends on what you’re looking for. From mountain ranges to amusement park campgrounds, there are plenty of places to enjoy the Great Outdoors. And from Alaska to Maine, there are plenty of camping friendly states to do it in. Here’s our round-up of the best camping in the USA. 

The 10 Best States for Camping in the USA


Colorado is one of the best places to camp in, and for good reasons. From rivers, to mountains, and even the desert, the amount of natural beauty within Colorado’s borders is staggering. 

Rocky Mountain National Park has a number of campgrounds to try. Sleep under the stars at night and in the morning take in the breathtaking views of the Continental Divide. Discover more Colorado camping ideas. 


In the midwest, Missouri has plenty of places to pitch your tent. If you feel like going fishing when you camp, Bennette Spring State Park might just be the place for you. In addition to being an angler’s dream, the park is ideal for RV campers. Find more information and inspiration for Missouri camping spots.


What could be better than unrolling your sleeping bag and spending the night underneath the stars of the Big Sky State? There are a number of excellent spots to camp in Montana, but Yellowstone National Park has to be one of the best. This is one of the most famous parks in the country and it is shared by three states, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. In West Montana, Yellowstone offers camping for campers of every skill level. From glamping sites to rustic campgrounds perfect for pitching your tent to RVs, at Yellowstone you can dip your toes in nature or jump right in. Ready to camp in Montana? Find more camping inspiration. 

New Mexico

If you really want to get back to nature, try a little canyon wilderness in New Mexico. Want to do a little spelunking while you camp? Carlsbad Caverns National Park has plenty for you to explore. Beyond a vast network of caves, you’ll be surrounded by the natural arid beauty of the desert. Before you head off to New Mexico to camp, check out even more places to set up camp. 


On your next visit to Maine, if you want an experience beyond lobster rolls at a seaside bistro bring your camping gear.  Acadia National Park offers outdoor enthusiasts some of the best hiking in the country. Here you can get your exercise as you take in some of the most beautiful lake views you’ll ever see. Need more inspiration before camping in Maine? Read more about where to camp in Maine. 


The Great Lake State has plenty to offer new and experienced campers. Looking for more places to camp in Michigan? For all different kinds of natural beauty and wonders, head over to Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise, Michigan. Not only does the park offer plenty of places to pitch your tent, it also gets you up close to some of the most powerfully beautiful waterfalls you’ll ever see. This park truly is a camper’s paradise. You can find more inspiration and ideas on where to camp in Michigan here. 


Love the water as much as you love camping? Florida has your number. Try camping along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. Row past some wild and wonderful views during the day and at night fall asleep to the gentle rush of waves. Get more inspiration and ideas on where to camp in Florida. 


From hill country to the desert, Texas has the perfect terrain for every camping enthusiast. Big Bend National Park offers backcountry camping for anyone who feels like “roughing it” as well as an RV campsite with plenty of hookups. Explore more information on all the different types of camping in Texas. 

Rhode Island

It may seem surprising but Rhode Island routinely tops lists of the best camping spots in the USA.  Burlingame State Campgrounds allows you to make your camping experience as rustic as you want. Though it offers cabins and shower facilities as well as playgrounds and beaches, there are other campsites a bit more on the traditional side of camping. Get inspired for your Rhode Island camping trip. 


Warm weather year-round, farmland and amazing views make California one of the best camping places in the USA. Yosemite National Park is one of the most famous parks in the entire country. And for good reasons. Get lost, in a good way, among the giant sequoias or watch the sunrise over towering natural granite monoliths. You’ll quickly discover why this park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in America. Before you go west, check out even more places to camp in California. 

Traditional Camping Not Your Thing? Try Glamping

What is glamping? Glamping is a portmanteau of the words “glamorous” and “camping”. As the name implies, glamping is perfect for people who like the idea of camping but love their creature comforts. Now there are a lot of designated glamping sites throughout the country and there you’ll find some of the most beautiful vistas America has to offer. And you’ll also find spacious tents with WiFi, in-door plumbing, coffee-makers and resort-level toiletries. If you feel like a little DIY glamping, it all starts with the right tent. You can find glamping tents online or in your favorite big box sporting goods store.   

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