Are you a fan of camping and all that nature has to offer? If so, you'll be happy to know that America has some of the best campsites in the world and they've inspired some of our collection of camping-themed products. From East to West, North to South, there are countless options to choose from. Today, we will explore some of the most impressive and picturesque campsites in the USA, including two near us; the Hocking Hills and Ohiopyle in OH and PA respectively. So, pack your bags, pitch your tents, and let's go!
Hocking Hills, Ohio & Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
Located in a reasonable driving distance from us in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Hocking Hills and Ohiopyle, respectively, offer a unique and unforgettable camping experience. Both sites are situated near natural beauty spots, including waterfalls and mountain ranges. You can hike, explore caves, and enjoy outdoor activities like zip-lining and white-water rafting, making them an excellent choice for adventurous souls.
Finger Lakes (Watkins Glen), New York
The Finger Lakes region in New York state is one of the most stunning areas in the country. The Watkins Glen State Park, in particular, is a popular camping destination. Established in 1863, the park boasts 19 waterfalls that visitors can explore, along with 200-foot cliffs, drop-dead-gorgeous views, and hiking trails. The campsites here boast amenities such as hot showers, flush toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Yosemite, California
When it comes to iconic and awe-inspiring campsites, Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite definitely make the cut. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world, with unparalleled natural beauty that includes geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and wildlife. Yosemite is another breathtaking location, with granite cliffs, pristine waterfalls, and hiking trails galore. Both parks offer stunning amenities and great camping sites.
Visits the Ancient Redwood Trees: Redwood National and State Parks, Sequoia National Park & Yosemite
One of the earliest facts I learned about America from all across the way in England (this is Danielle) was about the Redwoods. I clearly remember looking at the encyclopedia with my dad (or maybe it was the Guinness Book of World Records) and seeing a photograph of a tree that was so large it had a tunnel through it that cars could drive through. You may well have seen such photos yourself. How humbling to see such a sight (and site) in real life! This is one on my Bucket List!
Spread across three states on the West Coast, the Redwood National and State Parks are a must-visit for those looking for a camping experience among stunning giants that tower over 300 feet tall, with some even surviving for over 2,000 years. The park boasts miles of hiking trails, scenic drives, and countless opportunities for wildlife viewing and exploring. Just be sure to pack cozy layers as temperatures can vary.
I share this particular old photo (from public domain) of John Muir at the tallest General Sherman in 1902 because John Muir is one of Jason's favorite writers and poets.
The Smoky Mountains have something to offer for everyone, whether you’re a wildlife lover or a thrill-seeker. Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is one of the popular sites situated around the park and has become a favorite for our daughter and her friends to visit. Several campsites offer stunning views of the majestic mountain range along with amenities, including bathroom facilities, Wi-Fi, and fire pits. You can make the most of your trip with rafting, hiking, or even visiting the famous Dollywood theme park.
Natural Bridge State Park, KY
Located in Kentucky, Natural Bridge State Park is famous for the stunning limestone arch it is named after, dating back over a million years. The park has unique geological formations, including sandstone cliffs and natural rock shelters, making it a sought-after destination for nature lovers. The campsites here have decent amenities, including hot showers, and you can also enjoy hiking, fishing, and kayaking.
Now that you know some of the best campsites in the USA, it's time to start planning your trip. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an adventure-packed vacation, there are countless options available across the country. If you are a bit like me and like your creature comforts, you don't have to camp quite so primitive these days either! From hot showers to "glamping style", we don't have to miss out on this beauties!
So, pitch your tent, set up a campfire, and unwind with nature in its purest form. Safe travels to everyone!