Going camping allows you to access places and adventures most travelers miss. Here’s where you’ll have the best camping experiences in 2018.
Camping never goes out of style. From the days when you and your family would pile into the van and head towards the trees, to a cozy camping trip to the lake with your closest friends, some things never change.
It’s so popular, that in 2015 the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks was around $5.8 billion, with more than $2.5 billion spent on camping equipment.
What makes camping so popular is its accessibility. People can camp on a very limited budget or blow their wad “Glamping”.
Camping experiences vary from state to state, campground to campground, and we’re here to help you narrow down your choices.
Badlands National Park in South Dakota
Head west to Badlands National Park for a camping experience you’ll never forget. You won’t find lush forests or mile-high trees here. Instead, set up camp.
Stretching across 244,000 acres, the protected park is home to a vast prairie where you may spot bison, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets. Being so far removed also gives campers a front row seat to bright stars and dark skies at night.
Camping is offered year-round. Choose from back-country camping or choose from two campgrounds.
While you plan your camping trip, ensure that you have the best equipment available. You may think it’s a moot point but when you’re digging rocks out of your back every night, you’ll wish you had prepared properly.
Trusted sites like 4WD Supacentre carry spacious affordable tents, sleeping bags, even foam mattresses.
Once you camp comfortably with a foam mattress it’s hard to go back to sleeping under a thin sleeping bag!
Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico
Have a zest for adventure? Then head south to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.
Famous for their caves and vampiric creatures, Carlsbad Caverns attracts thousands of visitors every year and has something for everyone.
Check out their various tours and programs, including Cave Tours, Night Sky programs, and even Bat Flight programs
While there are no campgrounds, back-country camping is allowed in their designated area and only requires a free permit which you can pick up at their visitor center.
Everglades National Park, Florida
Skip east and check out the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The Everglades is a vast national park that stretches across miles and miles of land.
Hope on a tour with the local guides and see if you can find the natural wildlife that inhabits the park like alligators, crocodiles, and panthers.
When people think of the Everglades, they don’t usually think of camping but rest assured there are many campgrounds dotted around the national park. Choose between lodging, front-country, or back-country camping.
Camping is available year round but for the best camping experiences in Florida, we recommend avoiding their wet season (June through November).
Find More Camping Experiences You’ll Never Forget
Camping doesn’t just happen in America. There are thousands of beautiful locations where you can set up camp and bask in all that natural beauty.
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