There are many things that make America great but one of the best things about the United States is that we have a great variety of national parks. Unlike a lot of other countries in the world, America is lucky enough to still have a great deal of undeveloped natural beauty, and some of the most spectacular displays of this natural beauty can be seen at the national parks. Here is a list of some of the most spectacular national parks in America that you can camp at.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite is one of America’s most well known national parks. The scenery here is spectacular and visitors will find a great deal of natural beauty at Yosemite from giant cliffs and waterfalls, to peaceful meadows and giant sequoias. Out of all the national parks I have visited Yosemite is my personal favorite and I would encourage anyone to visit. There are about 13 campgrounds at Yosemite, but many of them require reservations. Be sure to book well in advance if you are planning on going during the spring or summer as space does fill up fast.
Assateque Island, Maryland & Virginia
For those on the eastern side of America this national park is a great choice for a camping trip. Visitors will find a coastal setting on the island with various bays, salt marshes, and sandy beaches. While you’re there, you may spot some wild horses that live on the island. You can only camp on the Maryland side of the park, and although there are no hook-ups most sites do have picnic tables and grills.
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
There are very few places in the world where you can look out across a vast prairie and not see a single sign of civilization in sight, and the Badlands national park is one of those places. One of the best features about this national park is that it contains all kinds of interesting wildlife. Visitors to the Badlands national park may catch a glimpse at bighorn sheep, foxes, black-footed ferrets, and Bison. The Badlands is also a great place to look for fossils and observe some interesting geological formations.
Grand Teton National Park and John. D. Rokefeller Jr. Memorial Highway, Wyoming
Visitors to this national park will be greeted by the sight of one of America’s most spectacular mountain ranges known as the Teton Range. The breathtaking beauty of this national park is only enhanced by the numerous lakes within the park. About 4 million visitors every year visit the park which is popular not only for its beauty but also as a great spot for boating and fishing. Located in Wyoming, this park has a little something for everyone making it a great national park for camping.