If you’re looking for a national park that’s destined to provide inspiration, exploration, and camping accommodations, there’s no shortage of contenders. Our National Parks System boasts 423 parks stretching into 29 states.
Here are three national parks worthy of a spot on any camper’s bucket list. Keep in mind that some of the more popular destinations have been experiencing record numbers of visitors, so plan ahead to make sure to grab your campsite. Don’t forget to bring along your Luxury Camping Tablecloth from LITO: Luxury In The Outdoors!
1. Acadia, Maine
Lauded as “the crown jewel of the North Atlantic Coast,” Acadia is known for its breathtaking vistas, scenic drives, and exhilarating hikes. The park is especially stunning during fall foliage season. Acadia’s more than 35,000 acres are traversed by 158 miles of hiking trails, 45 miles of carriage roads, and 27 miles of historic motor roads. Campgrounds can be found in the Blackwoods, Duck Harbor, Seawall, and Schoodic Woods areas.
2. Joshua Tree, California
The Mojave and Colorado desert ecosystems meet in this sprawling landscape carved by powerful winds, torrential rains, and scorching heat. The nearly 800,000 acres are home to a variety of vegetation and animals that manage to thrive among the rugged terrain and unusually shaped geologic features. Joshua Tree is home to many California Glampers and boasts some 500 campsites in five campgrounds: Blackrock, Cottonwood, Indian Grove, Jumbo Rocks, and Ryan.
3. Grand Teton, Wyoming
This 485-square-mile gem in the Teton Range features more than 200 miles of hiking and backpacking trails, fishing along the Snake River, boating on a pair of tranquil lakes, and miles of peaceful drives to enjoy the wildlife and pristine mountain views. The park has 1,206 camping sites at seven campgrounds, including an RV park.
Camping in the national parks usually require reservations or and some allow first-come, first served. But the really popular parks require reservations 6 months in advance to the day, so plan ahead! You can always cancel for a nominal fee if your plans change.
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