There isn't much better than pitching your tent with a view that might serve as a screen saver only a few feet away from your campsite. Because we are very fortunate to have so many National Parks to visit throughout the United States, let's take advantage of this opportunity! Here is a list of the most picturesque and lovely camping spots in the USA in which to lay your head after a hard day in the great outdoors.
- 1. Arizona
- 2. The Joshua Tree's Jumbo Rocks Campground in California
- 3. Sage Creek Primitive Campground is located in South Dakota
- 4. Watchman Campground, Zion National Park – Utah
- 5. Arch Rock Campground
- 6. Gros Ventre Wilderness in Wyoming
- 7. Jackson Lake
- 8. Bartlett Cove Campground – in the state of Alaska
- 9. Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
- 10. Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado
Camping in the United States would be incomplete without including at least one campsite located near this natural wonder of the world. The Grand Canyon is on almost everyone's bucket list, and its widespread appeal should not be seen as a reflection on the natural splendour of this location. You will be awestruck by the panoramic views available from the North Rim, which also happens to be where this campground is located. The Northern Rim is also significantly less developed than the South Rim, which means you may actually be able to appreciate this breathtaking area in peace and quiet.
2. The Joshua Tree's Jumbo Rocks Campground in California
Despite the fact that we can't get enough of this National Park, it also happens to be one of the most gorgeous places to stay when there. In the park, there are many campsites, but this is one of the finest, and it is renowned for its large boulder boulders that provide wind protection for campers. Because there are only 124 sites available, all of which are first-come, first-served, you may want to choose White Tank instead if you miss out on this campsite.
3. Sage Creek Primitive Campground is located in South Dakota
Don't be surprised if you wake up to the sound of bison roaming by your tent while staying at this campground in Badlands National Park. When it happens often in this campsite, it really adds to the enchantment of the area. Keep an eye out for the golden hues of the prairie plains at sunset and morning, and keep an ear out for the howling of the local fast foxes at night.
4. Watchman Campground, Zion National Park – Utah
Camping at the base of Zion National Area's famous The Watchman is a wonderful option for setting up your tent and using it as a base for exploring the park during the daylight hours. Walking distance from the park's visitor centre, it's open all year long and accessible by foot. Keep in mind that this is one of the most popular campsites in Zion National Park, but the sites are large enough that you will never feel like you are too close to your neighbours.
5. Arch Rock Campground
Arch Rock Campground, located in the Valley of Fire State Park, is 55 miles from Las Vegas and is surrounded by spectacular red sandstone formations. It is the calmer of the two campgrounds in the park and is surrounded by beautiful red sandstone formations. They are also very secluded, since they are hidden away between sandstone formations that have been artistically worn through time by the elements of the Earth's atmosphere. Arch Rock and Atlatl Rock may be explored on foot directly from the campground, and your camping price covers park admission as well as parking.
6. Gros Ventre Wilderness in Wyoming
In the distance, you can see the Tetons; aren't they breathtakingly beautiful? A big attraction for this location is that there aren't many people, but there's lots of animals to see instead. Keep a watch out for your animal neighbours, which include bears, moose, elk, and a large number of marmots. You don't need a permit for wilderness camping in Gros Ventre, which is one of the many advantages of staying there. You may set up your tent anywhere you like! If you want to have some facilities nearby, there is a campsite on site if that is what you prefer.
7. Jackson Lake
There is something for everyone at this campground, to put it mildly: beach camping, swimming, surfing, excellent paddle-boarding, crabbing (which is especially enjoyable if you have children with you), bicycling, kayaking, wild horses, and the list goes on. It's located 9 miles south of Ocean City and has 37 miles of beachfront beaches to offer visitors. With a state park as well as a national park on the island, each of the campsites has something unique to offer, but if you want a warm shower, you should stay at the state park campground.
8. Bartlett Cove Campground – in the state of Alaska
In the heart of Glacier Bay National Park, this campsite is well worth the effort required to get there. Although it is off the main route, the reward for making the journey is well well. Alaska is an isolated and distant destination, yet it is unquestionably one of the most rewarding locations in the United States to visit. It is highly recommended for those who like hiking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing since the area is home to grizzly bears, elk, humpback long beach whale watching, and wolves, to mention a few of the region's inhabitants.
9. Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
This campsite is ideal if you want to be right in the thick of everything. From the campsite, you can view the towering dunes, which are the highest in North America, in one way, and the snow-covered peaks of the Sangre de Cristo range in the other direction. Because you are so near to the dunes, you can walk over to them directly from your tent - talk about being in a perfect position. If you're a true hiker, you should attempt ascending Star Dune, which stands at the highest point of all the sand dunes!
10. Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado
This lovely location in Dry Tortugas National Park is right on the beach, and you'll be able to see one of the world's biggest barrier reefs from the comfort of your own tent! Whether you rent snorkelling equipment or bring your own, you may spend your days searching for Nemo and his pals, relaxing on the beaches, or visiting Fort Jefferson. Water enthusiasts will like these collection of islands situated 70 miles west of Key West. You'll need to take a ferry from Key West to access the campsite on this island chain. Make sure to bring a set of binoculars since this location is excellent for bird-watching as well.