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5 US Camping Locations to Add to Your Bucket List

The United States offers a diverse number of campsites for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Out of the thousands of camping opportunities across America, however, only some can be considered bucket-list material. These five camping locations have been rated some of the best in not only the United States but the entire world.

1. Sahale Glacier Camp (North Cascades National Park)


Sserious backpackers need to add Sahale Glacier Camp to their bucket list. Although it takes work to reach the camp, the views at 7,686 feet make the exhaustion are exhilarating. You’ll feel as though you’re on top of the world!

2. Arches National Park


Natural beauty makes this national park one of the best. Home to more than 2,000 natural stone arches, Arches National Park is also filled with breathtaking landscapes and colors unlike any others in the US. Be sure to stop any evening activities so you can take in the awe-inspiring sunsets.

3. Joshua Tree


At first glance, Joshua Tree might not seem like an enjoyable campsite, let alone a bucket-list destination. However, the rugged terrain that stretches over 800,000 acres offers diverse plant and animal life, large boulders for rock climbers, and a beautiful night sky that will make it hard to sleep.

4. Glacier National Park


This national park is great for hikers as its many trails provide incredible views of the mountains, glaciers, and lakes. If you have your RV, you can take the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is 50 miles long and threads right through the mountains.

5. Badlands National Park

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Get a glimpse of history by traveling to Badlands National Park. The park contains the largest collection of Oligocene epoch fossils, which are 23 to 35 million years old. You also can’t beat the acres of pinnacles and spires, which together create an incredible scene.

Does your bucket list need a new adventure? Consider adding a camping trip to your list and then check it off!

5 National Parks That Offer the Best Campgrounds in the US

Already planning your next big camping trip? Here are five of the top-rated, best campgrounds in the US to get you inspired.

1. Glacier National Park, Montana

If you’re a serious backpacker, you’ll love camping at Glacier National Park. The campground area is surrounded by the Flathead National Forest and is located by numerous rivers, lakes, and streams for hikers to enjoy. If you prefer camping in comfort, Glacier also offers sites for RVs.

2. Yosemite National Park, California

If you prefer camping in the comforts of your RV complete with cooking supplies and comfortable beds, then Yosemite National Park is a great camping option. Yosemite has 10 different campgrounds that allow RVs and trailers. Known for its beautiful waterfalls, lush forests, and striking cliffs, Yosemite National Park offers an unforgettable camping experience for its scenic views alone.

3. Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend’s most popular campground, Chisos Basin Campground is surrounded by rocky cliffs that will fill you with awe. Although you’ll be camping in Texas, the basin is at a higher elevation and is often the coolest campground in the park. People who enjoy bird watching will love camping at this popular nesting site for migratory birds.

4. Channel Islands National Park, California

Do you like hiking? Snorkeling? How about bird watching? Channel Islands National Park offers extraordinary landscapes to explore and delightful camping experiences. East Anacapa Island is one of the more popular campsites as it is only 12 miles from the mainland and offers plenty to do, including kayaking, scuba diving, and swimming.

5. Olympic National Park, Washington

RV and tent campers alike can enjoy camping at Olympic National Park. If you’re looking for the best campsite within Olympic, Kalaloch campground offers scenic views, hiking trails, beautiful beaches, and tide pools filled with starfish and sea urchins.

Feeling inspired already? Wherever you choose, these national parks are sure to please the camper in you.

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