Camping is one of America’s greatest national pastimes — there’s nothing else like it. It brings you closer to nature and lets you experience a simpler life, even if you’re only living it for the weekend. When you’re out in nature you can fish, hike, go kayaking or canoeing, or even hunt. In short, camping lets you experience the simpler things, and you always feel better for it.
One of the best things about living in the United States is the extensive amount of places we can camp. Choosing the best place to camp can come down to personal preference, but if you know a little bit more about the places you’re thinking about going to, you can make an educated decision on where to plan your next trip. Despite there being so many campsites in the States that you couldn’t even list them in a top 50, the team at Wall Tent Shop has narrowed our favorite ones down into a top 5.
- Arches National Park, Utah
Arches National Park is, perhaps, one of the most famous places on this list. Not only is Arches National Park one of the most beautiful places in the United States, but it also has some of the most sought-after landmarks around the world. Offering fantastic views and challenging hikes, it’s no wonder that Arches has a limited number of campsites.
- Olympic National Park, Washington
Olympic National Park is unique in that it contains three different ecosystems within one preserved area. These are a subalpine forest with wildflower meadows, a temperate forest, and the Pacific shoreline. Spanning 1,442 square miles, campers will have no issue finding a location to settle down at Olympic National Park.
- Adirondack Park, New York
The Adirondack Park spans 6 million acres of wilderness. Unlike other protected locations, the Adirondack Park has many quaint (yet enticing) towns intermingled among the forest. There are hundreds of campsites and what feels like even more trails, each of which ranges in difficulty. Visitors will be happy to note that the Adirondack Park has hundreds of water systems, meaning opportunities to fish, kayak, or canoe will never be hard to find.
- Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park is the only East Coast location to make our list. Acadia is known for it’s beautiful and fun small town, but the wilderness surrounding it offers campers the retreat they need. People interested in hiking can take on Cadillac Mountain, but others can spend the day boating or fishing in the Gulf of Maine (only in the summer of course).
And who can forget the primary reason for visiting Maine? “Lobsta!” as the locals would say.
- Denali National Park, Alaska
Denali National Park, just like the Adirondack Park in NY, delivers 6 million acres of wilderness. Denali, however, is mostly untouched. Offering 291 campsites and the United State’s tallest peak (Mt. McKinley), it’s no wonder campers would want to visit Denali.
When you’re planning your next camping trip, keep Wall Tent Shop in mind. We offer high-quality canvas tents that will last you for years, and we’re dedicated to making your next camping experience the best one yet. Want to learn more about our tenting options? Call us at 866-462-9167 or continue to browse our site.