If you want to take camping to the next level, you need to go to one of these places.
America has some phenomenal national parks, state parks and recreational areas to explore. Summer is the best time to get out there and explore everything America has to offer. Whether you're hiking mountains or sand dunes, there's something for everyone in the United States.
Utah offers an ample amount of camping opportunities across its 84,899 total miles. Below are two of the best camping destinations in a state that offers a unique experience everyone can enjoy. While you're in the area, it may be worth checking out some other western camping destination states, such as Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.
Antelope Island State Park
This state park offers the ultimate camping experience, featuring breathtaking views and incredible backcountry trails for mountain biking and hiking. There's a plethora of wildlife to experience, including free-range bison, bighorn sheep and mule deer.
Zion National State Park is one of the prime destinations for anyone visiting Utah. Camping Watchman is considered one of the best ways to experience this state park in all its glory. Just this campground alone boasts 176 sites, as well as spectacular views of Watchman rock formations.
Colorado could be considered one of the best states to visit when it comes to camping trips. With its abundance of breathtaking views, wildlife and rocky terrain, it's hard not to like.
Pike National Forest: Mueller State Park Campground
An extremely popular area for photographers with its phenomenal views. Yielding more than 5,000 acres of land, this also includes the Continental Divide and Pikes Peak. There are a lot of outdoor activities to pick from here, including hiking trails, fishing and nature watching. The various species of wildlife include deer, bear, bighorn elk and fox.
San Isabel National Forest: Turquoise Lake Recreation Area
If you're looking for more of a private camping destination, this is the place for you! This is one of the prettiest mountain spots Colorado has to offer. With eight total campgrounds available, you'll be nestled into the dense cover of trees. And, with almost 10,000 feet of elevation, you'll get the ultimate western camping experience.
Hiking, fishing, bicycling and incredible views will make this a must-visit!
Bradbury Mountain State Park
One of five original state parks, this area boasts some fabulous trails. This is the only park in southern Maine that allows shared trails for horseback riding, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. It also has 35 spots for camping, all of which offer some pretty awesome wildlife watching opportunities.
Warren Island State Park
If you're looking for somewhere serene to camp, you should check out Warren Island State Park. Only tent camping is available, as it's only accessible by private boat. Beautiful hiking trails are around every corner. There are also countless water-related activities calling your name, like kayaking, swimming and fishing. While you're visiting Maine, it could be worth it to visit a few other East Coast states like New York, Vermont, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Connecticut or Delaware.
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There's a camping site for everyone in the U.S. You just need to find what type of place fits you best, and then get out there and explore!
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