Camping isn’t just a summer thing. In America, there are rustic havens that offer the perfect spot for you and your family or friends to enjoy the outdoors and commune with nature. If you’ve been daydreaming of sleeping under the stars, roasting marshmallows, cooking using sticks and campfires, then these are the best camping destinations you should check off your bucket list soon:
#1 Namakanipaio Campground – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
They have outfitted cabins, camping equipment rental and campsites. They also have unique trails for hiking, which are strewn with wild orchids and red lehua flowers and plenty of recreational activities. What makes this site one of a kind is that its natural beauty grows from active volcanoes.
#2 Yosemite Pines RV Resort – Yosemite National Park
This multi-faceted resort is in the western edge of the Yosemite Park. It has rustic well-appointed cabins, camping sites and a huge RV parking lot. But it offers a range of accommodation options to suit different needs, which sets this campground apart from all the rest. It also has a sand volleyball court, swimming pool and a playground. The best thing about this resort though is that it is available year-round, which means that you can enjoy bonding by the campfire no matter what time of the year.
#3 Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping – Brevard, North Carolina
There are actually four lovely cabins in Ash Grove. All of these are well-appointed with modern amenities like full kitchens, fireplaces, satellite TVs and more. Although it was originally designed for romantic weekend getaways, the camping site also offers ample facilities for campers.
#4 Long Key State Park – Long Key, Florida
It is one of Florida’s many gems. It is one of those few places that let you camp on the sandy beach off the Atlantic coast. The campground can accommodate 60 tents by the ocean, giving you fantastic views as soon as you wake up in the morning. Here, you can rent canoes, kayaks, snorkeling and fishing equipment.
Photos by: Joshua Shinavier, and The U.S. National Archives