Camping is one of the best outdoor activities you can plan; it can be with friends, family, or both. Spending time in nature has been proven to have positive effects on people, like improved concentration, better mood, and improved sleep patterns. However, you probably want to camp to roast marshmallows, explore the wilderness, and have a good time. There are many sites in every state across the US that are excellent for glamping.
Where to Go Camping?
Most of the sites listed below are government property, which is why they are full of people. It’s unlikely that you will be alone out there, but there is plenty of room. You can try to find a private camping location online if you want to have some alone time with friends, family, or by yourself.
Here are a few of the best public camping sites.
Indiana — Brown County State Park
The park spreads over 16,000 acres of land, with various landscapes that are used by people from all walks of life to engage in all kinds of activities. Little smokies, nicknamed because of its resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, has rugged hills, narrow ridges, deep gullies, and other beautiful areas that catch every visitor’s eye. There are hundreds of camping spots throughout the park, and you can easily find a place near your favorite location. You can bike down mountain track that is full of lows and highs or high hike up the wooded hills and engage in water activities at the indoor waterpark; the State Park won’t disappoint.
Kentucky — Daniel Boone National Forest
The forest spreads over 21 counties and covers around 700,000 acres, which is why there is bound to be something you will love to do. There is an abundance of activities like fishing, cycling, swimming, hiking, trailing, horse riding, hunting, climbing, and many winter sports once the snowfalls. Even though the forest attracts over a million visitors every year, you will definitely find a great place to camp. Head down to Red River Gorge’s Koomer Ridge Campground climb sand cliffs, or the Cumberland Falls Campground to have fun in the 125-foot wide waterfall.
Massachusetts — Boston Harbor Islands
Having the fantastic view of the Boston skyline on one side and the everlasting Atlantic Ocean on the other, all the islands on the National and State Park are fantastic spots for camping. You can get a ferry to the parks from mainland Boston. It is quite crowded on the summer days, but it’s practically empty after sunset. You can enjoy many camping activities, like roasting marshmallows, barbequing, hiking, and engage in a world of water activities. Going for a swim in the endless and calm ocean waters after dark gives an unexplainable feeling. Pick an island that has the best landscape for your ideal activities, and enjoy!
New Hampshire — Pawtuckaway State Park
There are various landscapes throughout the Pucktuckaway State Park that have something for everyone. There are many developed cabins in the park that offer a view of the lake. You and your family can enjoy many activities in the park, like swimming, canoeing, and kayaking in the lake. You can also enjoy skiing, riding a snowmobile, or snowboarding during winter. For a hiker, there are many great trails that lead to picturesque spots along the park.
New York— Camp Orenda
In the wilderness of Adirondack State Park, you can enjoy a safe and comfortable camping experience in one of the custom-made cabins. All of the cabins are separately situated, giving you the freedom to create a personal adventure with your companions away from other visitors. You can explore any one of the hundreds of hiking trails, rivers, and calm lakes in the Adirondacks. Camp Orenda also offers healthy and delicious cuisines that are inclusive in the prices and are offered daily.