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Ultimate Camping Guide: Top Camping Destinations

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Ultimate Camping Guide: Top Camping Destinations

Top Camping Destinations in the United States

It doesn't matter if you're a long-distance backpacker or prefer the comfort and style of posting up in your RV, Oxygen Plus (O+) can help you plan your next camping trip like a pro. Here are a few of America's top camping destinations to get you inspired for your next cross-country trip.

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - If you're a volcano enthusiast, there's no better place to pitch a tent than this Hawaiian park. Home to two active volcanoes and two campgrounds run by the National Park Service, this is the best place to soak up some stunning volcanic landscapes around the campfire. Hawaii Volcanoes hugs the southeast portion of the island of Hawaii.
  • Joshua Tree National Park - When you think of camping, you might think of pine trees and green vistas, but Joshua Tree National Park, straddling Southern California's Colorado Desert and Mojave Desert, is stunning in its own right thanks to the expansive dessert vistas. Popular campgrounds like Indian Cove provide primitive campers with unspoiled views of dessert bushes and wildlife, while glampers will enjoy the convenience of plumbing at Black Rock.
  • Big Sur, California - The ultimate camping spot for the lover of breathtaking views, Big Sur provides pristine seascapes that capture the iconic juxtaposition of the region's rolling Pacific and craggy mountains. There are only private campgrounds in this area, so you can expect to pay higher fees than those you'd find at public parks.

  • Assateague Island National Seashore - If camping on the beach surrounded by world-famous wild horses appeals to you, then put Assateague, in Berlin, Maryland, on your list! The national seashore has its own campground, complete with sandy sites and beach views, but also allows for backcountry camping on the bayside..
  • Acadia National Park - For East Coast travelers who love classic pine tree peppered vistas, Acadia is a top-notch choice. This Maine wonder boasts 3 campgrounds that provide year-round camping opportunities for primitive and luxury camping alike. Pitch a tent in one of the park's inviting, wooded campsites or enjoy a site overlooking pristine Duck Harbor.
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