Pitch Your Tent at one of America’s Top Camping Destinations
If you’ve ever considered taking advantage of touring the United States and were thinking about doing some camping while you’re travelling around then you are in for a real treat. Take our unique vistas, for instance, the United States has some the world’s most beautiful scenery, wide open spaces, and so much varied landscape it can be difficult to take it all in (for your first visit anyway).
Let’s look at five fabulous spots you will want to keep on your short list.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is the park that started it all. As a matter of fact, it was officially designated by President Ulysses Grant in 1872 for land to be “set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” When looking at the beauty of this area, it is easy to see why people wanted to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. The park has stunning natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and unique geologic features. If you are looking to camp in the US, a trip to Yellowstone will not disappoint. Visitors can explore over 3 thousand square miles of gorgeous lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountain ranges. Yellowstone is also home to hundreds of different species of fish, birds, reptiles, and plants.
The Grand Canyon National Park
No list of camping destinations in the US would be complete without The Grand Canyon. This natural wonder of the world is a stunning site to behold that a picture just cannot do justice to. It is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and over a mile deep at its deepest point. Looking at the walls of the canyon is like peering into the past, with the rock at the bottom being over two billion years old. With an area this large, you are going to need a few days just to take it all in. This makes it a great camping destination. During your visit you can enjoy hiking, rafting, waterfalls, hot springs, and wildlife.
Olympic National Park
This park is a bit more obscure and less well known to those who live outside of the US Pacific Northwest. Located at the northwestern tip of Washington State, the park sits on the Olympic Peninsula and covers four diverse biomes. These include; coastal beaches, alpine mountains and meadows, coniferous forests, and temperate rainforests. This area is so unique; there are several species of animals that live only in here. Being able to drive from the Pacific coast to the rainforest in about an hour is really a unique experience.
What’s there to do on Maine’s thousand miles of coastal waterways? Plenty! How about beachcombing for hours and hours, or rolling those pants of yours up and dipping those toes in the frigid Atlantic shores? Reserve a camping spot on Hermit Island and watch nature unfold with its numerous inhabitants; herons, deer, hermit crabs (of course!)
Bryce Canyon (The Hoodoos), Utah
Well, after that coastal destination along the Maine surf you needed to warm up a bit, how about a little desert adventure that’s sure to dry out those water-logged shoes. Actually, trading them in for some sturdy hiking boots might be in short order here. Talk about a scene straight out of a sci-fi flick; come explore this other-worldly National Park. Who knows it might become a great setting for that book idea you’ve had spinning around in that mind of yours for years.
Regardless of which of these destinations you choose to visit, you won’t regret any of them. This is just a little sampling of what you can expect to find right here in our very own Unites States. Rain forests, coastal enclaves, National Treasures, canyon vistas that reach past the horizons, wow, talk about diversity. Now, get out and get travelling. Beauty and adventure awaits.
About The Author: Bill Weston is an avid adventurist and outdoorsman who loves travelling. Bill blogs on the topics of the RV lifestyle, recreation and travel for Lakeshore RV dealer, a premier RV dealer.
Photo Credit: Flickr: #1 jelloneck, #2 Colin Faulkingham, #3 chensiyuan, #4 Scott Beale, #5 Kathy Sharp