26 Essential Places for the Best Camping in the US

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What do you look for in a campsite? There are tons of campgrounds in the US to choose from, and it can be confusing trying to find the right one for your taste.

There are different factors that we all use to determine where we’re going to book our next campsite, and everyone has different standards. Some of us love campsites by the beach, while others love being secluded in the woods.

Use this guide to find the best campgrounds in the US and start your next camping adventure now.

26 Best Locations in the US to Pitch Your Tent

It’s hard to narrow down all the beautiful places to camp in the country. But with our help, you can find what you’re looking for quickly.

The United States is yours to explore, so let us take you on a trip around the country’s best campsites. All of the areas of the country are covered in our handy list, so take your pick.

The Best Campsites in the North East

 

Cape Cod Camp Resort: East Falmouth, MA

Lighthouse by the sea in Cape Cod, MA
Cape Cod, one of Massachusetts’ famous vacation destinations, is the perfect place to camp. You’ll enjoy true East Coast living just minutes from many of the area’s best attractions.

This campground has easy access to beaches, whale watching, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Nantucket ferries. Back at your wooded campsite, you can unwind from all the excitement by a relaxing campfire.

Cape Cod Camp Resort has a 3 pools, a Jacuzzi, outdoor sports, hiking trails, and planned activities for family members of all ages.

 

Adventure Bound Camping Resort at Deer Run: Schaghticoke, NY

The best campsite is in upstate New York at Deer Run.The name of this campground says it all. Get ready for an adventure right next door to Saratoga Springs and Lake George. You can enjoy relaxation, pampering, or exploration all with Adventure Bound Camping Resort as your home base.

Enjoy playgrounds, games, a swimming pool, and the fishing pond, among plenty other options for outdoor entertainment. Throughout the season, special events are planned for an added bonus.

You can use the campground’s amenities to make your stay more comfortable, including laundry and upgraded showers.

 

Seashore Campsites: Cape May, New Jersey

The best campsites in New Jersey are in Cape May.If you want to enjoy the famous Jersey Shore, but don’t want to deal with crowds of tourists and tacky attractions, this is the campsite for you. This massive campground hosts 700 tent and RV campsites, all surrounded by shady trees.

Beaches are minutes away, as well as many of the attractions Cape May has to offer. Visit the Cape May County Zoo or the state park. Boardwalks, piers, and lighthouses are all nearby as well.

Seashore Campsites offers many recreational activities of its own, from mini putt to an inground swimming pool, as well as modern amenities such as laundry and updated showers.

 

Gettysburg Campground: Gettysburg, PA

Historic campsites right near the Gettysburg battlefield.Pitch your tent right next door to one of the most famous battlefields in the United States. Other historic environmental areas are also right nearby, giving you tons of ways to explore the country’s rich history.

Get back to nature with the surrounding Marsh Creek, and tons of outdoor activities right on-site. Children and adults alike can enjoy the swimming pool, mini putt course, and recreation hall for endless possibilities.

Everything is taken care of here, so you can rest assured your needs will be met. Campground amenities include anything you need for your comfort, including an on-site RV repair facility.

 

Mountain Pines Campground: Champion, PA

Beautiful scenery in Pennsylvania's Allegheny foothills.Mountain Pines is located in the Allegheny Foothills and offers beautiful scenery for your camping experience. Surrounded by parks, wineries, and resorts, this campground offers something for everyone.

There are both indoor and outdoor pools available, as well as tons of games and fun things to do for the children. A golf course is available, as well as a church and a fitness room.

Nearby parks offer fishing, hiking trails, boating, and lakeside activities to appeal to everyone in the family.

 

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Aquia Pines Camp Resort: Safford, VA

Cottage country in Virginia offers beautiful views all year round.Step into a piece of history at Aquia Pines, whether you’re tent camping, renting a cabin, or hooking up your RV. Enjoy this campground’s variety of wooded campsites and shady areas.

You can find plenty of historic and interesting things to do nearby. Washington, DC is a day trip away and there are some civil war battlefields in the area. If history doesn’t interest you, enjoy a round of golf or stay in the campground and relax at the pool.

Get cozy and start your relaxing vacation here!

 

Holiday Trav-L-Park: Virginia Beach, VA

Camp near Virginia's number one vacation destination, Virginia Beach.This campground is located right in the historic Virginia Beach. It’s nearby the historic colonial city Williamsburg as well as the Virginia Aquarium and an endless list of attractions.

With over 800 sites to choose from for tent camping and RV travel, this park is a vacation destination for the entire family. Kids can play all day in the pool, playground, sports fields, mini putt course, and recreation hall.

Take your whole family to this campground and spend your whole trip having more fun than you could imagine.

 

Cherokee/ Great Smokies KOA: Cherokee, NC

Scenic North Carolina camping by the forests.The great outdoors is the name of the game for this beautiful campground. The Smoky Mountains and Raven Fork River surround this area.

Campers can enjoy a breathtaking view from almost every campsite, whether you are camping in a tent or an RV.

Family fun is endless, both on-site and off-site. The campground offers recreation such as water slides, hay rides, movie nights, and all the outdoor activities you can think of. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is right nearby, offering plenty of options for more fun in the sun.

 

Apache Family Campground: Myrtle Beach, SC

Campsites available near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.Enjoy South Carolina’s world famous Myrtle Beach without paying a hefty price for a vacation rental. This oceanfront campground offers everything you need for camping right beside the beach.

Myrtle Beach offers endless family fun, from water parks, mini putt, the Nascar Speedpark, shopping, dining, and the Ripley’s Aquarium. The East Coast’s Longest Pier is here as well, which is a great place to stroll or to fish.

Apache Family Campground is also full of the amenities you need, from a snack bar to laundry and a recreation area. 

 

Oak Plantation Campground: Charleston, SC

Historic campsites are ready for booking in Charleston, South Carolina.If you’re RV camping or have a pop-up trailer, visit Oak Plantation for true southern charm and hospitality. All facilities and amenities are clean and modern, and there are over 200 campsites to choose from.

Charleston is known for its historic pre-Civil war era buildings and cobblestone streets. Explore the rich history of the town including the plantations, restaurants, tours, and museums. Camping at Oak Plantation will get you up close to this cultural experience.

If you choose to stay on-site, there is a swimming pool, tennis court, mini putt course, and boat launch to play with.

 

Stone Mountain Family Campground: Stone Mountain, GA

Beautiful lakes and scenery in Georgia.Experience Georgia right in the heart of Stone Mountain’s beautiful backdrop. Lush green campsites give campers the experience of a natural retreat, with sunny and shaded sites available.

There are plenty of things to do at this campground, including outdoor sports and games and a swimming pool. You can also enjoy hiking, golf, boating, and plenty of historic places to explore nearby.

 

Miami Everglades Campground: Miami, FL

Miami Everglades in Florida are close to nature and wildlife.Florida is known for its RV culture, and this place has it all. You can hook up your RV or rent a campsite for tent camping.

Nestled among avocado and mango groves, this tropical campsite offers tons of on-site activities. Miami is nearby if you want to venture outside of the site.

Campsite amenities include laundry, hot tub, WiFi, and a general store.

 

Daytona Beach Campground: Port Orange, FLEndless activities are available in Daytona Beach, Florida. Popular tourist destination for all ages.

Live life in the fast lane when you camp at Daytona Beach Campground. You could stay at this park for over a week and still probably run out of things to do.

This park is your headquarters for your amazing trip to
 Florida. It’s right on the beautiful Daytona Beach, and close to shopping, go karting, golf, Disney World, Universal Studios, and even an alligator farm.

Give your kids the trip of their lifetime and avoid paying expensive hotel prices by booking a campsite at Daytona Beach Campground.

 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave: Cave City, KY

Southern charm in your backyard in Kentucky.If you’re camping in Kentucky with your kids, this is the spot to take them! Everything you need is right here, with all the campground amenities you want in one spot.

Tons of on-site activities are available, including movies, mini putt, horseshoes, and water slides. Yogi Bear is always dropping by and planning activities for all his campers.

Your campsite here is also conveniently located near tons of fun activities to do off-site! Mammoth Cave National Park is nearby, as well as Dinosaur World, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, museums, and race tracks.

 

Chickasabogue Park: Mobile, AL

Beautiful historic plantations in Mobile, Alabama.This is the perfect campground for nature lovers. Chickasabogue Park is located on a wildlife refuge, and is therefore dedicated to preserving the environment and its diversity.

Beautiful views surround every campsite, with spots for both tent camping and RV hookups. Enjoy a variety of water activities, from swimming to boating or fishing. There are many other options for outdoor activities, including hiking trails and lawn games.

The city of Mobile is nearby for any other activities you could desire, with attractions and restaurants for your entertainment.

 

The Best Campsites in the Southern US

Texas Wine Country Jellystone Park Camp: Fredericksburg, TX

Fun for the entire family, in the heart of Texas wine country! This campground offers activities for everyone, from playgrounds and arcades to sports and boating.

Exciting amenities include WiFi and cable, laundry, a snack bar, and a luxurious bath house. With all these necessities at your disposal, you can enjoy your time stress-free.

Yogi Bear and all his buddies are always just around the corner to help keep everyone happy. Just be warned- if you take your children here, they might never want to leave!

Camping in the Southern United States in Texas.

Amarillo KOA: Amarillo, TX

If you’ve always dreamed of traveling down the historic Route 66, why not incorporate it into your camping trip? Amarillo KOA is conveniently located just off this legendary highway.

Enjoy some of the classic activities that Texas is known for, from horseback riding to jeep rentals and exploring the canyon nearby. At the campground, you can enjoy swimming, planned activities, sports, and the recreation hall.

 

Camping in the Western US Made Easy

 

Malibu Beach RV Park: Malibu, CA

Have a glimpse of the famous California lifestyle without staying in an overpriced hotel. Both tent campsites and RV hookups are available. All sites are surrounded by palm trees with a tropical atmosphere.

This campground is just minutes away from all of the tourist attractions Malibu has to offer, giving you the true Hollywood experience. If that’s not your style, there are also many on-site activities to choose from.

Enjoy all of your necessary amenities here, including laundry facilities and RV supplies.

 

Mammoth Mountain: Mammoth Lakes, CA

California palm trees along the Golden Coast.For a different view of California, visit Mammoth Mountain and enjoy the alpine atmosphere. Your campsite will be surrounded by stunning mountain views and fresh air, with plenty of trees for shade and privacy.

All of the outdoor activities you could think of are located either on-site or minutes away, from geocaching to stand up paddle boarding. There are even some craft breweries in the area!

Your basic campground amenities are all available, with a hot tub and snack bar thrown in the mix.

 

Glenwood Canyon Resort: Glenwood Springs, CO

Fresh mountain air in Colorado.Enjoy renting a campsite on the banks of the Colorado River. Surrounded by picturesque mountain views, this campground offers fresh air and recreation for all ages.

During your camping trip you can enjoy scenic hiking trails, swimming, fishing, boating, and tours. The campground even offers a free shuttle to the nearby hot springs.

Amenities include everything you need to guarantee your comfort, including laundry and clean showers.

 

Arrowhead Point Camping Resort: Buena Vista, CO

Still lakes and calm atmosphere in Colorado.Arrowhead Point features the famous Original 1800’s Pony Express and Stage Coach Shop. There are also some other original buildings from the Pony Express Route of the 1800’s.

Enjoy day trips to the Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge, the Great Sand Dunes, and Pikes Peaks. The Rocky Mountains are also right next door. At these destinations you can enjoy horseback riding, river rafting, ATV rentals, and more.

Outdoor games and activities are available at the campground. The campground amenities include laundry, WiFi, supply stores, and firewood.

 

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Hok-Si-La Park: Lake City, MN

Rivers in Minnesota flow from all over the state.Minnesota is home to more than 10,000 beautiful lakes, so camping in Hok-Si-La Park means spectacular lakeside views and activities. It’s right on the Mississippi River and surrounded by beautiful forest, with a focus on outdoor living.

This campground offers on-site recreation, outdoor sports, a playground, and even a church. Amenities include a restaurant and snack bar as well as laundry, camping supplies, and clean showers.

 

Beaver Trails Jellystone: Austin, MN

Boardwalk paths in Minnesota offer scenic views and landscapes.Get ready for a family adventure with Yogi Bear and all his friends at Beaver Trails Jellystone.

All of the fun things this campground has for kids to do and play with will make your children exhausted! There are planned activities and games, playgrounds, mini putt, water slides, jumping pillows, and so much more.

For adults, there is a comfort station pavilion among the campground’s many amenities. You can relax while your children play.

If you want to venture out and explore the nearby area, there are plenty of things to do. You can visit the Minnesota Zoo, the famous Mall of America, and the Valleyfair Amusement Park.

 

Rustic Timbers Door County Camping: Egg Harbor, WI

Natural lakes and forests in Wisconsin.Rustic Timbers is located right in the heart of Door County, just a few minutes south of Egg Harbor. This camping resort offers fun family activities, from movies to hiking trails and outdoor sports.

Nearby the campground are 5 different state parks, 10 lighthouses, and tons of beaches and antique shops to explore. Cabins are also available for rent if you would rather camp in something more comfortable.

 

Michigan Oaks Camping Resort: Indian River, MI

Michigan's national parks are close by the campground.Tent camping, cabin rentals, and RV hookup sites are all available in this vacation destination. Escape the busy city life with this resort’s quiet, scenic atmosphere.

The surrounding area of Indian River provides things to do, see, and experience. Check out the National parks, golf club, trails, and other natural wonders right in Michigan Oaks’ backyard.

On site, campers of all ages can enjoy the heated pool, mini putt, lawn games, and pool tables. Campground amenities feature everything you need, including laundry, showers, and WiFi.

 

Crystal Rock Campground: Sandusky, OH

Amusement parks nearby will keep campers of all ages happy.Roller coaster lovers rejoice! This campground is located just minutes away from one of the biggest amusement parks in the country, Cedar Point.

After a long day of riding the tracks, come back to your quiet campsite and put your feet up. If roller coasters don’t appeal to you, there are tons of other things to do nearby including water parks, museums, and an African Safari Wildlife Park.

Showers, a laundromat, and WiFi are all ready for your use on-site as well as a general store and firewood.

 

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