Places to Go Camping

Places to Go Camping
You might think that the United States is just one giant system of highways connecting asphalt jungles, but take a break from the interstate system and you will find nestled among the lakes, woods, mountains and seashores all kinds of wonderful places where you can get away from the rat race and get back in touch with nature.

Sugar Loaf Campground, Arkansas

This very clean and well-kept campground sits on Greers Ferry Lake outside Higden, Arkansas. The proximity to the lake creates a perfect campsite for anyone looking for privacy and the chance to slip in some fishing, boating and swimming. The beautiful country offers moderately difficult hiking. There are 208 multipurpose campsites, bathrooms with showers and paved roads.

Sugar Loaf Campground
1389 Resort Road
Higden, Arkansas 72067
(501) 362-2416


Greenbrier State Park, Maryland

This campground in Hagerstown, Maryland, is a hiker's dream, featuring eight trails ranging from easy to difficult. Greenbrier Lake offers fishing, swimming, boating and canoeing, with boat rentals available. There are 165 multipurpose sites, each with a fire ring and picnic table. Pets are not allowed.

Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Hagerstown, Maryland 21713
(301) 791-4767

Strawberry Bay Uinta National Forest, Utah

Strawberry Bay's campground, near Heber City, Utah, is an excellent place to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. The park features 226 multipurpose sites, restrooms and showers. Strawberry Reservoir is ideal for all kinds of water activities, including boating, swimming, canoeing and water skiing. Indian Trail has scenic hiking trails. Bring along your mountain bike to explore the canyons.

Strawberry Bay
2461 South US 40
Heber City, Utah 84032
(435) 654-0470

Lazy D Campground, Minnesota

Anyone who enjoys spending a lazy day fishing for trout should head for the Lazy D, near Altura, Minnesota. This campground features 108 RV-only sites along with a handful of tent sites with a picnic table and fire ring, and restrooms with showers. The big draw at the Lazy D is the wealth of recreational activities. You can play a nice pickup game on the basketball court or take a wild adventure tubing or swimming in the river. Some great hiking trails are located near the campground. A playground is available for younger kids, and there's a game room for when the rains come.

Lazy D Campground
County Road 25
Altura, Minnesota 55910
(507) 932-3098


Article Written By Timothy Sexton

Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.

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