If camping is your lifeblood, you’ve doubtlessly spent time camping in various locations. But there are still millions of places you have yet to see. Here are the top five places to add to your camping bucket list if they aren’t on it already. With stunning views and plenty to do, these camping hot spots will take your breath away.
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park in Maine is dotted with towering pines and glimmering lakes. Set up camp at one of three campgrounds, then head off to play on its rocky trails and in its placid waters. This location is ideal for hikers and horseback riders, but canoers and kayakers will also find something to love in the park’s 24 granite freshwater lakes.
If you’re big on water, Lake Tahoe is another essential location to add to your camping bucket list. While its trails are ideal for hiking and its steep hills are popular for sledding and skiing in winter, what most people visit Lake Tahoe for is, predictably, the lake! This massive mountain-circled lake is a paradise for watersport fans.
Big Bend National Park
Located in Texas, Big Bend National Park has it all. This combo desert, mountain, and river park has beautiful scenery, especially in the evening when stars dot the sky. Hike the canyons, soak in the hot springs, walk the nature trail, or hop on a boat and take a boat ride down to the nearby Mexican village of Boquillas for lunch. There’s so much to do here that you’ll never grow bored.
Banff National Park
Originally known as Rocky Mountains Park, Banff National Park is the oldest national park in Canada. Nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta, this 137-year-old park is a natural beauty. Travel across its forests, mountains, glaciers, and lakes and say hello to the diverse wildlife that roams the land. Its cool, rocky, and watery terrain makes this park great for canoeing, hiking, and camping in the chilly air beneath the stars! The park is also close to the town of Banff, which you can visit once you’re ready to emerge from nature.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Right on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, known for its mist-shrouded mountains, amazing hiking routes, streams and rivers, and quaint wildflower-dotted grasses. There are several grounds where you can set up camp, some in North Carolina, some in Tennessee, and some directly on the state line. But no matter where you settle, there’s plenty to do, from hiking and fishing to picnicking, horseback riding, and more.
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