How many times in your life you have parked your car midway on your trip, just to admire a scenic spot such as:
- A thin waterfall
- Gurgling mountain stream
- A lakefront with the backdrop of a forest with incredible fall colors
- Just a quiet place where your boxed lunch is shared by squirrels and mynas
- A sprawling water body that invited to fish in it
- A sparkling lagoon that is irresistible to plunge in for a swim
Well, I stopped at such places more than my scheduled stops at my intended destination. I am sure, you are with me this far.
Those are perfect camping grounds to admire nature. Of course, you can only stop your car and stay just for a few minutes allowing the beauty of the place to sink in; you may not be allowed to pitch your tent.
However, what if I show you such gorgeous places that are super ideal to set up your camp or park your RV? Yes, there are numerous camping sites across the U.S. and some of them are pre-built perfect camping grounds where you can camp with an official nod.
The great United States is blessed with eye-catching camping grounds all over the nation. This blog post will act as a resource for most scenic and most perfect camping grounds in United States.
1. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
The Shenandoah Park is the pride of the residents of Virginia and to some extent, the DC people too as the residents of both the states frequently visit to unwind.
You know, they are lucky to be living near such a fantastic natural beauty with so many camping grounds, day trip attractions, and forest hiking trails that alone stretches to nearly 800 km?
The biggest attraction factor for trekkers and hikers in Shenandoah National Park is the famous Appalachian Trail that runs on lush forest and on the Blue Ridge Mountains.
There are numerous mouth-gaping scenes including waterfalls, mountain streams, marshlands, mountain peaks to climb, myriad bird species and the cute squirrels of course.
There are camping grounds built and serviced by the Government and private entrepreneurs.
If you click on the image above, it will take you to the campground service provider by the Government.
Another reputed camping ground operator in the Shenandoah National Park is the Skyline Drive.
So, it is safe to guess there are several camping sites in Shenandoah Forest and also camping related service providers.
All you need to do is to contact them to book your date and take all the necessary camping gears excluding the camping material of course.
2. Glacier National Park, Montana
Montana State is the next most coveted and ideal place in the U.S, to camp on open grounds and thoroughly enjoy all the nature in Montana’s glaciers that feed the numerous mountain streams.
Montana’s long tracts of green meadows would beg you to lie down in their lap. Hikers throng mountainous Montana almost throughout the year, their camps scattered at various scenic and convenient locales.
I read that there are as many as 54 state parks in Montana State! Surely, in such a vast area, there must be at least 500 campsites in Montana-right?
In Montana too, you can find pre-built sites that are exclusive for camping.
For your camping need in Montana, contact KOA.
They offer attractive rustic cabins set up in the background of woods though I wish the cabin is located somewhere deep in the woods.
Another state-run camping services offer several readymade cabins that come with normal twin beds, bunk beds, and basic furniture. Comfortably, 4 visitors can stay in a cabin and are provided with free toiletries. There will be a grill oven too to do a barbeque outside your cabin.
3. Camping Grounds at Minnewaska State Park Reserve, New York
Can you believe? This camping ground is just an hour’s drive away from New York!
That looks super cool site for camping by the lake side-eh?
The Minnewaska Reserve Park is located on Shawangunk Mountains. Its elevation is about 2200 feet. View from such a height can be breathtaking!
Again, the dependable Government camping services offer different kinds of camping such as tents, RVs, and cabins.
Rodeway Suites-camping service, New York.
You can enjoy a camping holiday from May to November every year. Book your camping ground from rodewaysuites.com
4. Assateague Island Camping grounds, Maryland
If you like camping by the beachside, the Assateague Island Campgrounds in Maryland is whom you have to approach. Generally camping on beachfront is more exciting with the availability of several water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, and of course fishing.
Moreover, the food will be much better than camping grounds in mountains and forests. Other city facilities can also be easily accessible.
The Assateague Island is your best (only?) bet to avail of camping related services in Maryland.
5. Camping Grounds at Big Bend National Park, Texas
OMG! Such a vast wilderness surely will not be short of camping grounds. The Rio Grande River, the backdrop of the Chisos mountain range, Santa Elena Canyon caused by the erosion by the mighty Rio Grande river and the Chihuahuan Desert beyond adding charm and a wide range of landscape to choose your camping grounds.
Such a diverse camping site is where various adventure activities such as rafting, mountaineering, canoeing etc, possible.
Being a whopping 3000+ sq.km area, there is no dearth of walking trails along the river and on the mountains.
Contact Good Sam (goodsam.com) hire an RV and enjoy your camping weekend in Texas.
Camping is a rage among Americans. They simply love being outdoors and be one with nature once in a way. The availability of 1000s of camping grounds all over the United States is a big advantage for them.