Camping

In my opinion, camping on the road is a must. Not only is camping a great way to save money on lodging, it’s also one of the best ways to see America. Many of the most beautiful sights this country has to offer, such as the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite Valley, are surrounded by great camping opportunities.

This page will cover some of the basic information you will need to explore your camping options, from car and tent camping, to backpacking and RVing, we will give you what you need to make sure your next camping trip is both easy and fun.

National Parks & National Forests
National Parks and Forests, in my opinion, are some of the best road trip destinations for sight-seeing and camping. Most parks offer multiple family campgrounds, as well as dispersed camping, and backpacking opportunities. Here is some basic information to get you exploring our National Parks and plan your next trip.

http://www.nps.gov
This is the National Park Service website. It provides information on National Parks, Recreation Areas, and Monuments.

http://www.fs.fed.us
This is the National Forest Website. It provides information on National Forests throughout the United States.

http://www.recreation.gov
Use this site to make camping reservations at National Park, Forests, and Monuments. This site also provides information on recreational activities offered at the parks in the National Parks and Forest Services.

State Parks
State parks are another great place to find camping. Most state parks lean more towards RV, and tent camping, with less backpacking opportunities, but many have great hiking and other recreational activities. Finding information on state parks in not as easy as federal areas such as National Parks, as there is no one place to get information from each state. Unfortunately the best way to gather information on each state is to search each states park page, or by using a search engine, such as Google, to gather information. Here are a few leads:

http://www.reserveamerica.com
This site offers reservations for state parks in 20 different states. These states are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Click here for a list of websites for each state’s parks system.

Private Campgrounds
Private campgrounds are found nearly everywhere. Often they don’t offer as many recreational activities on the grounds like National or State Parks, but many have great amenities that parks do not. Many private campgrounds offer full hook-ups, electric and water, showers, general stores, and many even have swimming pools. Finding private campground is even more of a challenge than state parks, but here is some information to get you started.

http://www.reserveamerica.com
This site also offers information and reservations for many private campgrounds, in nearly every state.

Click her for a list of private campgrounds throughout the country.

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