Best Campgrounds Destinations

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#1. Alder Glen Recreation Site


In a moss-draped alder and maple setting, this welcoming Nestucca River campground sits across the river from a lacy, pyramid-shaped waterfall. Sites have paved parking spaces, and a paved path leads…
From the guidebook "Camping Oregon"
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#2. Black Mountain Campground


Black Mountain Campground has been around a long time. Over the years it has been well maintained. Now it is like an antique, treasured by families that have been returning to Black Mountain through t…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
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#3. San Diego Area Campgrounds


On Presidio Hill in the city of San Diego stands the Serra Museum. A short distance down the hill, Old Town provides another sense of the state’s early settlement. Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, a nat…
From the guidebook "Camping Southern California"
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#4. Pinnacles Campground


Pinnacles National Monument is a fascinating park. Miles of challenging trails thread over rock outcrops, along creeks, and even through caves. Unfortunately, the park’s prime walk-in campground, on t…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
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#5. Selden Neck Campground


From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New England"
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#6. Big Meadows Campground


Big Meadows is Shenandoah National Park’s largest treeless area, encompassing a barren plateau that is approximately 640 acres. It’s believed that American Indians cleared the area to create favorable…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Virginia"
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#7. San Francisco Bay Area Campgrounds


Ocean access, marvelous views, and temperate weather—these define the San Francisco Bay Area. Add the human contributions—the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Embarcad…
From the guidebook "Camping Northern California"
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#8. Tillie Creek Campground


Tillie Creek is a campground for all seasons. I love Tillie in the fall when the leaves change; in the winter and spring when it’s warm on the plateau and there’s snow up above in the mountains that r…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
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#9. San Bernadino County Campgrounds


The San Bernardino Mountains span the county from east to west, dividing it roughly in half. The southern part of the county is fertile and populated, while the north is sparsely inhabited desert. In…
From the guidebook "Camping Southern California"
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#10. Chassahowitzka River Campground: Indian Ridge Loop


The Chassahowitzka River Campground is at the head of a spring and makes for an ideal location to explore this watery Florida treasure. The Chassahowitzka River is the centerpiece of the 32,000-acre C…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Florida"
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#11. Lake Robertson Campground


The 581-acre Lake Robertson Recreation Area lies at the western edge of the Shenandoah Valley at the foot of North Mountain. Early American Indians called this ridge Endless Mountain, and that’s the…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Virginia"
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#12. Sacramento and Western Sierra Foothills Campgrounds


Tourists traveling to the Sacramento and Western Sierra Foothills Area from the north via the Golden Chain Highway are welcomed to the region by the gold rush towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley. On…
From the guidebook "Camping Northern California"
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#13. Blackhawk Memorial Park Campground


This quiet county park on the East Branch Pecatonica River is sure to have an open campsite.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin"
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#14. Payson Area Campgrounds


Just an hour-and-a-half drive from Phoenix, the Payson area is a popular summer retreat. The Mazatzal Wilderness, one of the largest in the state, bounds the area on the west. Containing the northern…
From the guidebook "Camping Arizona"
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#15. Rocky Bluff Campground


While heading into the Rocky Bluff Recreation Area, I found it hard to believe there was a campground down there. The road dipped into very hilly terrain, with nary a flat spot to be found. But soon e…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
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#16. Sleepy Creek WMA


This is the best in tent camping in West Virginia’s far east.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: West Virginia"
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#17. Flagstaff Area Campgrounds


The largest city in northern Arizona, Flagstaff has a full range of visitor services, as well as cultural events and museums. Spend some time at the Museum of Northern Arizona to learn more about the…
From the guidebook "Camping Arizona"
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#18. Big Basin Redwoods State Park Campgrounds


This park is the granddaddy of all the incredible California state parks. Big Basin has wonderful camping, as well as tent cabins with interior wood stoves. Lovely Wastahi Campground is all walk-in te…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Northern California"
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#19. Juniper Springs Recreation Area Campground


This recreation area was developed well in the 1930s and is well taken care of today. Clear, 72-degree Juniper Springs is the centerpiece of this Ocala National Forest landmark. The springs well up at…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Florida"
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#20. Greer Crossing Recreation Area


Greer Crossing Recreation Area is smack in the middle of one of my favorite landscapes in Missouri—the Eleven Point Wild and Scenic River country. With upper access for canoeing the most beautiful sec…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
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