3 camping spots around the US

The Independence Day weekend is associated with parades, fireworks, get-togethers with family and picnics. But, going camping is a great summer time activity. It’s great to show your kids the remote and quiet, but unforgettably beautiful parts of this country. 

Camping will help them bond with nature at a young age and an experience they will remember when they grow up and take their children camping.

It’s time to pack your camping gear, clean up the tents and sleeping bags. Shop for pocket knives, fishing gear and anything else you need. Get your RV out of the storage and start looking at maps!

Here are some campground locations that you might want to consider:

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is considered the first national park in the world! It was established in the year 1872. 

It’s home to the Yellowstone Lake: one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America. The Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super-volcano in the continent is also situated in the park. This volcano is still considered active and is responsible for a lot of geothermal activity, including the Old Faithful Geyser. 

This park is a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining near-to-intact ecosystem in the Earth's north temperate zone.

Yellowstone offers camping at a dozen campgrounds with over 2,000 campsites. Camping is also available in surrounding National Forests, in the nearby Grand Teton National Park and backcountry campsites. Note that pets are not allowed in all areas and are required to be on leashes.

Make reservations for a campsite early on to avoid the rush.

Redwood National and State Parks

Whether you’re camping in your RV or pitching a tent at the campgrounds, you can reserve your spot in one of the four campgrounds at this park. Jedediah Smith Campground, about 10 miles east of Crescent City California, is especially lovely. Set along the banks of the scenic Smith River are majestic, very old and tall Redwood trees. They are sure to take your breath away!
You can hike along the river, and go fishing, swim and build campfires around. There are also picnic grounds among very old redwoods that look like no other camping site. Visit Stout Grove nearby.  It offers an almost spiritual experience for those who venture into the scenic beauty of the redwoods.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

An hour and half drive from New York City, in Ulster County, you can find the Minnewaska State Park Preserve. It is located on the tall Shawangunk Mountain ridge and contains many picturesque waterfalls, crystalline sky lakes, dense forests, clear streams and paths to hike or even bike along.

The campground here is tent only and is open mid-May through mid-November with a pavilion, cooking area, bathhouse, and restroom facilities.

It’s a perfect for camping and taking in the spectacular views if you’re on the east coast.

These are some amazing places that you should probably go camping once in your lifetime, and this summer is just the right time to start! 

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