We put together a detailed list of our favorite scenic spots to camp in every region of the US. Pick your region, read the details, and go explore!
Hidden Cove Campground, WA
Boat-in to this campground in the North Cascades and find insane views of the turquoise waters of Diablo and Ross lake surrounded by the Cascade Mountains. Explore hidden coves, bays, and islands only accessible by boat, paddleboard, or kayak! Reserve your spot and find countless places to paddle to ranging between 2-10 miles.
Cape Lookout State Park Campground, OR
Get the best of both worlds with a campsite surrounded by coastal forest as well as beach access to the Pacific Ocean and Netarts Bay. Hike, camp, take a dip in the water or sightsee here at Cape Lookout State Park. Be sure to take a 5-mile round trip hike on the Cape Trail for stunning ocean views.
Bridge Creek Campground, WA
Just 9 miles from the beloved town of Leavenworth, this campground is the perfect base camp close to tons of amazing trails and backpacking. Located in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, you find alpine lakes, snowy peaks, and accessibility to the PCT.
San Juan Island Campground, WA
Found in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, this campground sits by the Skykomish River and has beautiful ocean views. You might even get lucky and see Orca Whales while you’re there! We recommend taking a kayak out for a spin for even more spectacular views.
Limekiln State Park, CA
Nestled in redwoods along the coast you will find epic campsites with beach access, nearby creeks, and stunning waterfalls. Find nearby hikes with stunning views of Big Sur’s rocky beaches or go for a surf!
The View Campground, UT
Wake up to incredible red rock formations, a vast desert for your exploration, and maybe even a few wild horses running by! This campground has a variety of options from tent campgrounds, RV hookups, or stay in their cabins to glamp in style and comfort. Monument Valley is famous for its dark night skies and star formations so be sure to stay up late and be on the lookout.
Manzanita Campground, AZ
Set up camp near Oak Creek and spend your day jumping into swimming holes, fishing, and hiking. We suggest making reservations or getting to the campsite extra early as this is a small tent-only campsite!
Blanchard Springs Campgrounds, AR
Located in the Ozark National Forest, this campsite is a dream. With easy access to hiking, waterholes, beach, waterfalls, and caves. Make sure to float down the Sylamore Creek and head on over to Mirror Lake to see a stunning waterfall.
Devil’s Lake Campground, WI
Set up camp inside Devil’s Lake State Park for 29 miles of nearby hiking trails, forested areas, 2 beaches at the base of Devil’s Lake, swimming, rock climbing, off-road biking trails, and incredible views above the blue waters of Devil’s Lake. Try taking a canoe or kayak out for a spin on the lake or go scuba diving!
Little Beaver Lake Campground, MI
Nestled in a Pine forest, this campsite is located beside Little Beaver Lake and is a hike away from Lake Superior. This campground is inside Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which is the perfect place for any kind of outdoor activity lovers. Go hiking, biking, boating, swimming, fishing, paddling, and find an 80-foot scenic waterfall nearby!
Seawall Campground, ME
On the south end of Acadia National Park, you will find this beautiful and quiet campground. Go for hikes, see the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, take a dip in the lake, or go on a short walk to find the ocean waves. Don’t forget your bike, paddleboards, and fishing gear for this campsite!
Loft Mountain Campground, VA
Find stunning views of Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Valley, and the Virginia Piedmont just a short walk away. We recommend getting a spot by the cliffs if you can for an epic view, just make sure to bring your windbreaker! Hike, climb, bike, fish, and explore waterfalls and caves in Shenandoah National Park.
Valley Way Tentsite, NH
With 1,200 miles of trails nearby, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife, you will have plenty to do in the White Mountain National Forest. This campsite is a 3-mile hike in, but the views of the White Mountains and the secluded location make the trek worth it! Get up early to get a site as there are only 2 sites available.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Camping Platform, GA
Get ready for an unforgettable experience, camping in the swap. There are 7 platforms available to camp on or paddle up to 12 miles to reach islands that you can set up camp on. These remote camping locations will allow you to see the wildlife surrounding you and night skies full of stars! A permit and reservations are required in advance to camp. Canoe and kayak rentals are available and highly recommended for the ultimate wilderness experience.
Davidson River Campground, NC
This campground is near many trailheads and is the perfect base camp inside the Pisgah National Forest. Go for a swim, discover a hot spring and waterfalls, hike, fish, bike, paddle, and more. Tent or car camp at this campground, just make sure to reserve a site or get there early before it fills up!