From impressive rock formations and virgin glaciers to pristine beaches and mysterious marshes, the US packs breathtaking landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife.
Stretching between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the US is the third-largest country in the whole world. There are 50 states and every single one contains natural wonders and diversity. No surprise America’s beauty attracts nature lovers from all over the globe!
Camping, in particular, is a great way to explore the untouched beauty of our world. While Yellow Stone, Yosemite, Niagara Falls, and the Grand Canyon are breathtaking, there are many more beautiful, but less-traveled places in the US that your family will love.
10 The Great Sand Dunes National Park In Colorado Is A Great Camping Destination For Families With Kids
Colorado, known for its amazing landscapes and wild outdoor life, is home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. This natural wonder encompasses miles of impressive dunes and mysterious hiking trails. There are numerous camping opportunities and fun activities for kids, including sand sledding. On top of that, because of the park’s elevation of over 8,200 feet, this stunning place is like a magnet for stargazers and space lovers, as per Colorado.
9 Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California Is A Stunning (But Often Overlooked) Camping Site
From the remarkable rocks marvels of Yosemite to the wonders of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California is one of the most scenic states in the US. Road trip lovers, for instance, will fall in love with the scenic drive through Big Sur. One of the must-see places on the way is the beautiful Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park; a great camping site where one can witness the misty waters of the iconic McWay Falls kissing the Pacific Ocean.
8 Gates Of The Arctic National Park, Alaska Is A Divine Place For Nature Lovers
Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is one of the most untouched places in the whole world, according to NPC. Although there are no established campsites and trails, visitors can hike and camp at will and enjoy the severe and glaciated beauty of America’s northmost national park. Interestingly enough, the park is situated entirely above the Arctic Circle and is home to only one village, Anaktuvuk Pass.
7 Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve, Idaho Offers Extraterrestrial Beauty
If you are interested in space travel and exploration, simply visit Idaho and its natural gem Craters of the Moon. The park offers different scenic camping sites and trails. Note that this extraordinary national park was formed more than 15,000 years ago when lava erupted from the Great Rift, one of the most unique volcanic rift systems in the world. Interestingly, according to NPS, more eruptions may occur in the future.
6 Saguaro Park: One Of The Prickly Camping Gems Of Arizona
Though the breathtaking Grand Canyon is one of the most famous and incredible natural wonders in Arizona and the whole world, we shouldn't forget that Arizona is also known for the iconic Sonoran Desert, home to the giant saguaro. Thus, do not hesitate to explore the prickly beauty of Saguaro National Park. According to NPS, camping is allowed at six designated areas and available by permit.
5 Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Is A Curious Camping Site In Florida
Florida - the Sunshine State of America - alluring. There is more to Florida than sunny beaches and theme parks, though. Camping in Florida, for instance, can be a memorable experience. Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, one of Florida’s first state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, offers numerous lakes, longleaf pines, and diverse wildlife. We should mention there are three campgrounds in the park (water and electricity provided).
4 Chicot State Park, Louisiana - A Beautiful Place For Camping And Canoeing
From Southern comfort food to crazy art scene, Louisiana is known for many things, including its natural wonders. Did you know that Louisiana’s biggest state is Chicot? It covers more than 6,400 acres of water, trails, and hills; it includes lodges, picnic areas, and fishing piers. The good news is that primitive camping sites are also available, which is a great way to explore Louisiana's virgin beauty, plant life, and folktales.
3 Assateague Island National Seashore Offers Memorable Camping Adventures
Assateague Island National Seashore is one of the most incredible parks in the US. Here we should note that the beautiful Assateague Island is located in Maryland and Virginia and is the largest natural barrier on the East Coast. The whole island provides unique ecosystem conditions and camping opportunities. You can even meet the wild horses of Assateague roaming among dunes and plants!
2 The Hidden Beauty Of Maquoketa Caves State Park, Idaho Is A Hiker's Paradise
If you are planning a family trip to Iowa, do not hesitate to explore one of its most unique natural wonders - Maquoketa Caves State Park. With its fascinating rock formations and mysterious caves, the park is a great place for nature lovers and curious kids. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, there’s a campground and picnic shelters. Just pack some comfy clothes and enjoy the underground beauty of our world!
1 Edisto Beach State Park Is An Amazing Family-Friendly Camping Site In South Carolina
Even though South Carolina is mainly known for its gorgeous beaches and golf courses, the truth is that South Carolina is home to some beautiful state parks. From the serene beauty of Santee State Park and Lake Marion to Huntington Park and the sculptures of Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina is a wonderful place for camping. One of its gems is Edisto Beach State Park, which also offers wheelchair accessible trails.