22 of The Best Camping Sites In North-America.
Last Updated on
I have been going camping for as long as I can remember. Perhaps my first camping experience was when I was just 10 or 11 (I can’t say for sure), nonetheless from then on wards I haven’t wasted a single year of my life without going to some untamed natural camping site.
Get Lost in Nature – That’s where you’ll find yourself!
I mean do you really think you could buy happiness by making big money which left you no time to actually live your life. I haven’t found one man who can attest to that. So, I feel it’s only by getting lost in the nature that we have an opportunity to let go of the worldly obligations and duties and get connected with our inner-self.
Is it one experience to die for?
At the end of the day, you desperately want to return home because that’s where you find comfort and peace of mind, right? I feel the same urge for Mother Nature…
Just imagine, yeah just imagine sitting with the love of your life or old school buddies around the campfire under the clear skies, gazing high up at the galaxy and feeling the fresh cool breeze gently taking you to another world... It’s rejuvenating, it’s cherishing, and its lifting … This is one experience to die for bro...
Buck Up Buddies …. Life is too short; you can’t waste it sitting on the couch.
The world full of wonders, there are so many places that just take our breath away, so many hidden gems waiting to be discovered and so many cultures to explore…
Don’t know where to start from?
Well, let me help you guys get connected with Mother Nature. I have compiled a comprehensive list of best-camping sites in America and you gotta believe me when I say “Best” because I have been to all of these amazing untamed nature reserves and all of them are simply “Blissful.”
So, here it goes…
Best Campsites In Canada.
What I really love about Canada is that the country has inexhaustible natural spots away from human access, waiting to be discovered. The Mother Nature has blessed the country with endless supplies of wilderness and nature getaways where one can get lost from all shitty desperation and pressures of modern life and take refuge in quiet solitude.
Literally, there are endless natural hotspots spread all across the country and honestly speaking bro, this one life of mine isn’t sufficient to explore all those amazing campsites. Nonetheless, I have come up with few best campsites that I have been blessed to explore and now I am sharing this with all of you so you can too get cozy and revitalize your demoralized spirits.
1. Pacific Rim National Park, B.C.
The long-beach at Pacific Rim offers the best of the Pacific experience for those who love to roam around the sand and sea. Roam across the 22km of sand beach with a clear horizon that submerged far away into the ocean. There are plenty of surfing and exploring places along the long-beach and well, you can head 20minutes north to Tofino, if you like to see some grey whales spending summer time just offshore.
Calm sandy beaches, lush green woodlands and raw nature what more could you expect from a campsite? Well, just as a precaution, its Canada so be prepared for ridiculously low temperatures or getting damned.
2. Alice Lake Provincial Park, B.C.
The Alice Lake provincial Park might be small in terms of size, but it is definitely more than makes up for its small size with its stunning location, offering exquisite mountain-to-ocean views. And if you are into biking, then, there's world-class mountain biking network in the area as well. Oh, and when you feel exhausted of exploring, just take a dive into Lake Alice to regain the strength and peace of mind.
This is just another heck of a Canadian wilderness with some splendidly awesome views. The only downside remains seasonal closures, so check out the weather and seasonal details in advance.
3. Cathedral Provincial Park, B.C.
The trek to Cathedral Provincial Park might be exhausting for some, but the efforts certainly pays-off when you reach the campsite. The stunning fish-filled lakes, spectacular geology, sub-alpine plateaus, and alpine meadows are definitely worth the efforts. You can take a hike on the Cathedral Rim Trail or simply hitch a ride to the central park.
If you are the person who likes to absorb unique rock formations this place will undoubtedly mesmerize you with its unique geological environments, plus you get the amazing trout-filled lakes as well. Nonetheless, you’ll have to pay the price (long exhaustive trek) to reach the spot. So, come prepared!
4. Mount Robson Provincial Park, B.C.
Mount Robson (3,945 meters) the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies is impressive and stunning even from the distance of 25kms and even more overwhelming when you observe it from Berg Lake Campground. The campground is located at the northern base of Mount Robson and takes a day’s hike to reach from the highway. Oh, and you would undoubtedly be shocked to see the mini icebergs fallen off the glacier floating in the lake.
Winding up quickly, all I can say is that I bet you try not falling in love with this amazing place. I mean, it’s as tranquil and isolated as it gets.
5. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta
It’s yet another hidden natural gem of Canada that’s as captivating as Banff minus the crowd. Yeah, so if you are one of those lonely souls who doesn’t like large groups, this is the place to be. The area is nestled on a cape and offers some stunning 360-degree views. The spot provides spectacular flower-filled meadows and trout-filled lakes, so get ready for some excellent camping experience.
Just to say a little positive about this fantastic campsite, imagine the magnificent Banff (yeah absorb all that exquisite nature) with a lot fewer crowd. On the downside, the place can be hard to reach as it’s only accessible by hiking.
6. Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Don’t want all those long tiring hikes to reach the campgrounds? Well, Waterton Lakes offer you the same exquisite views and stunning nature right in the middle of a village. The place offers some enchantingly hypnotizing mules mowing the grassy fields and the lake views. It’s the smallest of the lakes in the Canadian Rockies and the proximity to nearby villages means that you can always retreat to restaurants and hotels for supplies.
It won’t be an exaggeration to call it a heavenly site with all those mighty snowy peaks, the most amazingly blue waters, lush pasturelands and what not. The only downside which bothered me somewhat is the large crowd; thanks to the proximity to the Waterton town.
7. Jasper National Park, Alberta
Have you heard of the famous Fractured Tongue of Athabasca Glacier? It’s one of its kind nature-view that will simply squeeze any other thoughts from your mind. Plus, it’s also one of the highest campsite spots in Canada that’s accessible from the car, so you don’t have to worry about hiking to reach. And did I mention the presence of snowy summits? Yup, the spot offers spectacular views of over 11,000-foot snowy summits plus you can also take-on a hiking adventure to the glacier itself.
The Jasper National Park does have some of the most spectacular glacier views with highly intriguing glacier hiking trails. However, the park is closed from October to May (most of the years).
8. Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta
May to Spt
33°F - 83°F
Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park is one place to be is you feel attracted towards wilderness and rocks. The Badlands is filled with stunning canyon formations and the unique geological phenomenon that will surely take deep hit to all nature lovers. The park offers plenty of amusement activities, challenging trails, breathtaking views, and historic sites, plus the largest Dinosaur. Don’t miss-out on multiple museums offering some enchanting chunks of history.
The best part about this campsite is the unique geology and rock art. While you can expect seasonal closures in winters.
9. Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan
I have visited the Grasslands National Park twice and each time I have fallen in love with this rather wild and original Canadian prairie. If you haven’t already listened than Saskatchewan is as flat as it can get and the grasslands represent the most idyllic form you can imagine. Hundreds and hundreds of miles of untamed original grasslands where Bison and ferrets roam freely. The flat terrain means you can easily access the park by car and camp anywhere you want.
Imagine miles and miles of grasslands with random visuals of bison and other wildlife roaming around. Yup, that’s what makes Grassland National Park genuinely unique. I felt myself as a lost soul wandering in endless grassland with little to worry. However, for people who can’t take solitude much, the endless flat terrain can be rather boring.
10. Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba
It’s yet another amazing back-country camping site where you get all the pros of the southern neighbour minus the crowd. Witness the impressive canoe routes of the Canadian Shield, submerge in an exquisite woodland experience and experience the wildlife where moose and wolves roam freely. There are ancient mountain trails that offer stunning views across the rocky outcrop as well.
The best part about the Nopiming Provincial Park is diverse terrains within a short area. While, on the downside, the terrain can be hard to reach.
11. Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
Riding mountain national park has some darn good views with forested highlands that surround the farmlands. The forests are filled with wildlife including coyotes, elk, bison, and deer. There is a great camping site at Whirlpool campground which is in close proximity to Wasagaming town.
Riding Mountain National Park offer plenty of amazing views with forested highlands and wildlife. However, the presence of wildlife; especially wolves can be a threat to unprepared souls.
BEST CAMPING SITES IN UNITED STATES.
GOD Bless America & GOD Bless American Wilderness! It’s one country that has it all... Deserts, Forests, Canyons, Beaches and everything else you can think of. And believe me when I say Americans aren’t unfaithful to all those amazing spots that nature has blessed us with. In fact, camping is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities for Americans. The presence of prairie ranges, exquisite mountains, diversified climate, incredible wildlife and much more have made USA one of the most sought-after hotspots for campers around the world.
So, I thought to start our list with best-camping sites in the USA.
1. Ludington State Park, Michigan
If you are one family with different tastes for nature, the Ludington State Park is where you’ll find something for everyone. From Kayaks to marshlands to beaches, lakes forests, sand and whatnot, Ludington State Park has everything for nature hikes. The Park offers seasonal as well as year-round accommodations.
Well, to the true, the only thing that bothers me about Ludington State Park are some restrictive rules for pets (my wife really hate that). Nonetheless, apart for those restrictive pet rules, overall it’s one heck of a camping site that has a lot to offer for people with diverse tastes for nature.
2. Arches National Park, Utah
Arches National Park is one camping site with loads of buttresses that reach high up in the horizon. The challenging trails and daunting red stones give a unique feel to the park and are ideal for backpacking. Oh, did I say this is one heaven for people who like to capture some raw wilderness?
Ok, let’s just quickly wind-up the Arches, National Park. Personally, I feel that the adventurous trails offer the best of all the worlds for people who lives for backpacking. On the other side of adventurous trails and fun lies the inherent danger of getting lost in the wild. A bit of downside for Arches National Park which I particularly noted is the limited availability of camping spots.
3. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Hawaii is most probably known as the resort island and not many people are aware of the fact that it offers some of the best camping sites to those who work for it. The Hawaii volcanoes national park is one of those spots that will simply stun you with volcanoes lit skies, some seriously weird rock formations and unknown flora that have adapted the volcanic crater as its natural habitat.
I believe this is one amazing campsite by active volcanoes which will make you wonder in sheer awe. However, to be able to feel that awe, you’ll need to spend some big money (yup, we are talking about Hawaii bro!).
4. Olympic National Park, Washington
Washington is also called the evergreen state and there’s a good reason behind this. This ecological marvel is one of those that nurture three completely unique ecosystems from rain-forests to hills and beaches. There’s plenty of space to set-up the camp anywhere you like with back-country camping permit that costs only $5.
To just sum it up quickly, I can say is that if you want to be amazed by the diverse ecological systems offered by Mother Nature then, this is the place to be. Just a precaution from my side is to remain cautious of treacherous trails; especially if you are a solo camper.
5. Joshua Tree National Park, California
Joshua tree national park is one of the very few very arid spots in the world where camping is not only safe but actually a delight. If you have a feel for hiking, this is definitely the right campsite for you with 10 mountain peaks. Or if you are more into vertical style, bootstrap your climbing shoes because there’s plenty to scale in here. It’s an all-year-round location and never gets too cold; in fact, you might get low rates for the off-season in winters.
Joshua Tree National Park has pretty much everything that you can ask for in an arid region. The first time I visited there, I was like blown away by the awesomeness and wilderness of the area. However, on the downside, you need to remember that it’s a desert and there isn’t any easy source of water in the area. So keep up with your water supply.
6. Everglades National Park, Florida
Ok, if you are afraid of reptiles, this isn’t going to please you. But if you don’t feel scary by watching a random reptile here and there, then this is one heck of a camping spot that offers plenty of water activities. Go on for kayaking or participate in one of the many fishing games or just buy yourself a canoe and help yourself along the waterways. Oh, there are few really challenging mountain bike trails as well, so don’t forget to check out those.
To wind it up, it’s one nice campsite that’s ideal for people who love water sports and other water activities and one where you can expect reptiles (It is Florida baby)!
7. Lake Mcconaughy, Nebraska
If you like to enjoy waterways with fewer crowds, Lake Mcconaughy is the place to be. Ok, I totally understand the bad reputation of Nebraska for camping, but this spot offers the best laid back fishing and beach experience you can have. Get ready to traverse the white beaches, getting wet with water skiing and even a desert experience across the Nebraska Sandhills.
What I really love about Lake Mcconaughy is the peace and solitude. There aren’t much crowd by the campsite and you can genuinely experience the bliss of solitude in raw nature. However I feel, there aren’t many things you can do except for laid-back fishing or clam lakeside walk.
8. Wyalusing Hardwood Forest, Wisconsin
If you are turned-on by flora, woodlands, and hiking, here’s the place where your soul will definitely find solace. This is a heaven for people who like to explore flora; with some of the most stunning and unusual trees in the world. The spot is full of arboreal content and birds songs so you can expect a blissful experience all way around.
I really loved this place to the core man! I have been there for like 3 to 4 times and each time I feel revitalized with the blissful, soothing and calming experience the forest has to offer. The only downside I feel is danger related to hunting.
9. Glacier National Park, Montana
If you haven’t previously experienced this, then, brother you should get ready for something that you haven’t imagined before. It’s breathtaking, it’s dazzling, it’s enchanting and it’s intoxicating. To be true, it’s too overwhelming to be expressed in words and the beauty of the park can only be fully grasped by visiting the place. The main attraction is the 50 miles highway that will take you through some of the most amazing festive of nature; leaving you in a unique experience of disbelief and contentment. Oh, you don’t really have to worry about campsites because there are hundreds of camping spots nestled among the receded glaciers.
So, talking about the Glacier National Park, I feel that the sheer nature and wilderness is what makes it unique. While that also counts as a downside because you don’t want to go unprepared to the wildest of what nature has to offer.
10. Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts
If you are little into history, this is one place where you’ll get slight glimpses of past as well as plenty of opportunities to hike and trail. The Islands are filled with various civil-war sites that will reinvigorate the historian in you and while you tour around the historical sites, you can also take paddleboat, surf and explore plenty of man-made curiosities.
This place is much suited for people who wants to taste some historic bit and pieces and well, there aren’t any significant wilderness (in a true sense) or activities to do.
11. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Hagerstown, Maryland
Lastly, let’s take a quick overview of a family-friendly campground that can be a great introduction of healthy outdoor activities for your kids. There’re plenty of kids activities and structured camping opportunities at Jellystone Park and you can be assured of entertained and amused kids.
I feel that this is one of the best (if not the best) kids friendly campsite that has many fun and physical activities packed for kids. But as I said, it’s a man-made campsite (yeah I hope you got the crux).
There you have it, things that have kept me going through the years. Did you enjoy it?
As we come to the end of our 22 best-camping sites in America, let’s me just confess that there are hundreds of other mesmerizing, magical and stunning sites where you can literally fall in love with nature. These are some of the best sites that I have personally visited and thereby can recommend you.
All I would like to say is that our word is an amazing and awe-inspiring place that never stops shunning our understanding of it. This one life is too small to explore all the world has to offer, so whenever you get a chance to meet the Mother Nature up close, don’t lose the opportunity and I promise you won’t regret it.
Please add as a comment. And don’t forget to share this post if you like it.
I’m looking forward to your comments…