Welcome to the Ultimate Camping Guide Of The Best Campgrounds In All 50 States.
Are you a camping enthusiast? How many different campgrounds have you been to? Have you visited one in all 50 States yet?
Okay some states, it isn’t much worth going to just to camp. It depends on what you like in campgrounds.
Many of us learn some of the core survival skills during camping sessions.
Many of us are camping enthusiasts. So we’re always looking out for the best national parks and campgrounds in the country. So we wanted to make this list of the absolute best campsites in all 50 States for you.
Click on the State you are interested in to jump to the best camping state parks for that State.
Best Campsites Listed By State Across America
Every State in America offers something different. Something unique for a camping experience. No matter what your preference for scenery is, you have many options for where to camp.
We wanted to create the best resource for camping across the country.
Below, you’ll find the best camping sites for each of the 50 States.
Camping in Alabama
Some of the best campgrounds in Alabama are:
- Caney Creek Falls State Park in Bankhead National Forest
- Bartram Canoe Trail
- Oak Mountain State Park
Camping in the Yellowhammer State brings opportunities and beautiful sites for campers of all experience levels. Come to Bartram Canoe trail for canoeing or Oak Mountain State Park for camping and backpacking.
Visit this page for more camping information in Alabama.
Camping in Alaska
The best campgrounds in Alaska are:
- Tenderfoot Creek Campground
- Teklania Campground
- Denali National Park
Camping in the Last Frontier State is just a little different than other states. If you want a unique adventure for a camping trip, try Alaska. Avid and serious campers who want more adventure make the trip to Alaska. It has some of the best views you’ll see in the United States. It’s more expensive in general than other locations, but you get what you pay more. It’s worth the money.
Here’s a video about it.
Get more information on the best campsites in Alaska here.
Camping in Arizona
The best campgrounds in Arizona are:
- Kaibab State Park
- Horton Creek
- Lake Pleasant
Camping in the Grand Canyon State really puts the “grand” in the camping experience. It’s unlike any other place. Visiting and seeing the Grand Canyon is a must for anyone in the United States.
Watch this video about the camping experience.
Get more information on the best campsites in Arizona here.
Camping in Arkansas
The best campgrounds in Arkansas are:
- Crater Of Diamonds State Park, Pike County
- White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City, Near Camden
- Ozark–St. Francis National Forest, Mountain View, Russellville
- Brookhill Ranch Camp, Hot Springs
- J.B.’S RV Park & Campground, Benton
- Camp Takodah, Richmond
- Bull-Shoals White River State Park, Cotter, North Central Arkansas
- Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area, De Queen
Camping in The Natural State is as natural as it gets. Watch this video below of the 20 best sites to camp in.
This video reviews 20 of the best campgrounds.
Get more information on the best campsites in Arkansas here.
Camping in California
Camping in the Golden State is
See the video below on the best campgrounds in California.
Get more information on the best campsites in California here.
Camping in Colorado
The best campgrounds in Colorado are:
- Manitou Lake in Woodland Park
Camping in the Centennial State is a family favorite. The lake is popular where there is canoeing, fishing, and bird watching.
Get more information on the best campsites in Colorado here.
Camping in Connecticut
Camping in the Constitution State isn’t as daunting as Montana or Texas, but it as just enough for you to leave and can’t wait to go back.
The favorite and best campgrounds in Connecticut is Point Folley. and Peoples State Forest.
Get more information on the best campsites in Connecticut here.
Camping in Delaware
The best campgrounds in Delaware are Cape Henlopen and Seashore State Park.
Camping in the First State offers a lot more than just camping. Anything you could want, you’ll likely find it at one of these parks.
Get more information on the best campsites in Delaware here.
Camping in Florida
Two of the best campgrounds in Florida are Tomoko State Park and Blue Springs State Park.
Camping in the Sunshine State is limitless. It’s a big place and packed with camping and beaches.
Get more information on the best campsites in Florida here.
Camping in Georgia
The best campgrounds in Georgia are also some of the best in the country.
Camping in the Peach State is beautiful. Living in Georgia, I can say that the parks and camping options are in no shortage. In fact, we have some of the best camping there is.
No matter what type of camping or backpacking you like, Georgia has a campsite for you.
Get more information on the best campsites in Georgia here.
Camping in Hawaii
The best campgrounds in Hawaii are… all of it!
Camping in the Aloha State is unlike the rest of the country. Hawai‘i’s State Park System is composed of 53 state parks encompassing approximately 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.
Get more information on the best campsites in Hawaii here.
Camping in Idaho
The best campgrounds in Idaho are:
- Craters of the Moon
- Bruneau Sand Dunes
- Sun Valley
Camping in the Gem State is awesome. Check out Cleaveland Lake as well.
Get more information on the best campsites in Idaho here.
Camping in Illinois
Most agree that one of the best campgrounds in Illinois is the Indiana Dunes. It’s a wide open park with a lot of space. Lots of kids running around and playing.
The Hoosier State offers has a beautiful campsite called The Devils Lake. It gets incredibly busy on the weekends.
Get more information on the best campsites in Illinois here.
Camping in Indiana
Looking for where to Camp in the Hoosier State? Camping season is one of the best times of the year. Especially in Indiana. You may be saying to yourself, “is it ever not camping season?” if you’re a bushcraft master or woodsman. Fair point.
The best campgrounds in Indiana are:
- Pokagon State Park – Angola
- Clifty Falls State Park – Madison
- Monroe Lake Campground – Bloomington
- McCormick’s Creek – Spencer
- Indiana Dunes State Park – Chesterton
- O’Bannon Woods State Park – Corydon
- Hardin Ridge Recreation Area – Heltonville
- Turkey Run State Park – Marshall
- Hoosier National Forest
- Shades State Park – Crawfordsville
- Shirley Creek Horse Camp – Orleans
One of the largest and best campgrounds in Indiana is the Hoosier National Forest. Camping around here offers a massive campsite which has nearly everything you could want.
Get more information on the best campsites in Indiana here.
Camping in Iowa
The best campgrounds in Iowa is Red Rock.
Get more information on camping in the Hawkeye State here.
Camping in Kansas
One of the best campgrounds in Kansas is Wilson Lake.
Camping in The Bluegrass State offers something for everyone.
Get more information on the best campsites in Kansas here.
Camping in Kentucky
Two of the best campgrounds in Kentucky is Red River George and Mammoth Cave.
Check out this campground here.
Camping in The Bluegrass State offers both modern and primitive camping experiences.
Get more information on the best campsites in Kentucky here.
Camping in Louisiana
The best campgrounds in Louisiana listed here.
Camping in The Pelican State is one of the best states for the outdoor sportsman. Get more information on the best campsites in Louisiana here.
Camping in Maine
Some of the best camping in the country is in Maine, the Pine Tree State. Get more information on the best campsites in Maine here.
Camping in Maryland
Camping in the Old Line State is for every type of outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re interested in primitive and bushcraft camping in the forests or more family-oriented campsites with electric and water hookups.
Camping in Massachusetts
You can see the best campgrounds in Massachusetts here.
Get more details on camping in The Bay State here.
Camping in Michigan
The best campgrounds in Michigan are in the northern part of the state. One of the favorites is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Get more information on the best campsites in the Great Lakes State here.
Camping in Minnesota
One of the best campgrounds in Minnesota is Minnesota State Park.
Camping in the North Star State provides more than 2,000 miles of forest. There are 46 different campgrounds with about 1,000 campsites.
Get more information on the best campsites in Minnesota here.
Camping in Mississippi
One of the best campgrounds in Mississippi is LeFleurs bluff.
Get more information on the best campsites in The Magnolia State here.
Camping in Missouri
The best campgrounds in Missouri are:
Get more information on the best campsites in The Show-Me State here.
Camping in Montana
The best campgrounds in Montana are… well, it’s Montana. Find a lake on the map, take the dirt-ridden trail to it, and don’t get eaten by a 1300lb bear.
Get more information on the best campsites in The Treasure State here.
Camping in Nebraska
The best campgrounds in Nebraska here.
Get more information on the best campsites in The Cornhusker State here.
Camping in Nevada
The best campgrounds in Nevada are:
Get more information on the best campsites in The Silver State here.
Camping in New Hampshire
One of the best campgrounds in New Hampshire is Pillsbury State Park.
Camping in The Granite State has good camps for bushwhacking, trailblazing, and going off the grid.
Get more information on the best campsites in New Hampshire here.
Camping in New Jersey
The best campgrounds in New Jersey here.
Get more information on the best campsites in The Garden State here.
Camping in New Mexico
The best campgrounds in New Mexico is Angel Peak. Here’s a video about it.
Camping in The Land of Enchantment has some interesting lean-to shelters at Hyde Park. Then there are gravel tent pits at Lake Abiquiu.
Get more information on the best campsites in New Mexico here.
Camping in New York
The best campgrounds in New York are:
- Beaver Pond
- Kring Point State Park
There are over 8500 campsites in The Empire State. There are both primitive and prime camping sites.
Get more information on the best campsites in New York here.
Camping in North Carolina
The best campgrounds in North Carolina are Hanging Rock and Price Lake Campground.
Camping in The Tar Heel State offers plenty of options for camping and outdoor activities.
Get more information on the best campsites in North Carolina here.
Camping in North Dakota
Camping in The Peace Garden State is described as one of the more underrated camping locations in the states.
One of the best campgrounds in North Dakota is Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Get more information on the best campsites in North Dakota here.
Camping in Ohio
The best campgrounds in Ohio are:
Camping in The Buckeye State is
Get more information on the best campsites in Ohio here.
Camping in Oklahoma
The best campgrounds in Oklahoma is Beavers Bend. The video below shows you what it’s like.
Camping in The Sooner State is bright, literally and figuratively. Oklahoma has nearly 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. This gives it the crown for sunny climates. Perfect weather for campers and backpackers.
Get more information on the best campsites in Oklahoma here.
Camping in Oregon
The best campgrounds in Oregon are below.
Camping in The Beaver State includes nearly 200 campsites for you to choose from.
Get more information on the best campsites in Oregon here.
Camping in Pennsylvania
Here are three of the best campgrounds in Pennsylvania.
Get more information on the best campsites in Pennsylvania here.
Camping in Rhode Island
The best campgrounds in Rhode Island is Whispering Pines Campground and Melville Ponds Campground in Newport.
Camping in The Ocean State has over 50 acres of towering pines to camp in.
For more information on camping in Rhode Island, click here.
Camping in South Carolina
One of the best campgrounds in South Carolina is Dreher Island State Park. Here’s a review.
Camping in The Palmetto State offers you over 3,000 campsites to enjoy.
Get more information on the best campsites in South Carolina here.
Camping in South Dakota
See the video below on the best campgrounds in South Dakota.
Camping in The Mount Rushmore State has fishing, hunting, camping, backpacking, and anything else you could want to do in the outdoors. There are over 50 state parks to choose from.
Get more information on the best campsites in South Dakota here.
Camping in Tennessee
The best campgrounds in Tennessee Falls State Park. Here’s a video.
Camping in The Volunteer State is great for networking and getting education for campers. They provide all of this in their memberships and newsletter. Learn more here.
Get more information on the best campsites in Tennessee here.
Camping in Texas
The best campgrounds in Texas are:
Here’s the best camping in Texas.
Camping in The Lone Star State is larger than life, just like the size of the state.
Get more information on the best campsites in Texas here.
Camping in Utah
The best campgrounds in Utah are:
Camping in The Beehive State is
Get more information on the best campsites in Utah here.
Camping in Vermont
The best campgrounds in Vermont are:
- Groton Park
- Grand Isle Park.
The Green Mountain State is one of the best camping states there is.
The majority of the state parks have showers. In general, they are well maintained, clean, and packed with never-ending trails and scenery.
TIP: Bring quarters. It’s 25 cents for about 4 minutes of hot water for the showers.
If you’re a backpacker, you’ll want to go to the Appalachian Trail.
Yes, a long portion of the Appalachian Trail cuts through the state.
There are shelters about every 10 miles on a first serve first come basis. There’s no water supply, but you’ll likely be able to find water to filter.
Get more information on the best campsites in Vermont here.
Camping in Virginia
Camping in The Old Dominion State is an experience like no other. Virginia has some amazing sites to see.
Get more information on the best campsites in Virginia here.
Camping in Washington
One of the best campgrounds in Washington is Mount Rainer National Park.
Here are 20 of the best campsites in Washington.
Get more information on the best campsites in The Evergreen State here.
Camping in West Virginia
There are some of the best campgrounds in West Virginia.
Camping in The Mountain State is an experience like no other. The options are long and the sites are large.
Get more information on the best campsites in West Virginia here.
Camping in Wisconsin
The best campgrounds in Wisconsin are beautiful. See the video below on the camping grounds.
Get more information on the best campsites in The Badger State here.
Camping in Wyoming
The best campgrounds in Wyoming are The Tetons. Arguably, The Tetons are the most beautiful stretch of mountains in the country. They are a must see.
See the video below to see what I’m talking about.
Get more information on the best campsites in Wyoming here.
When it comes to Camping, some States definitely have better overall campgrounds. But every State does offer something unique.
No two campgrounds are the same. So each one will give you a different experience.
We hope this article helped you discover some of the best campgrounds across America in all 50 states. You may also want to see our guide on how to pick a campsite using the 5 W’s and also our post on how to pack a bug-out bag.
Are you a camping enthusiast? If so, tell us your experiences from different States below so others know which ones to visit first.