The US is the world’s leader in infrastructure development; as such, the highly-developed cities all over the country are all sights to behold. However, if you are looking for natural beauty, if you prefer to enjoy some solitary union with nature, there are a lot of places in the US for you to do so.
Camping is one of the most preferred spring and summer activities. It offers families and friends a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities and it allows them to savor and to enjoy the majesty of the natural wonders of North America.
So, where are the best camping sites in our country? Well, this is a very difficult question to answer. In fact, to say that it is difficult to answer might be an understatement for people can have different opinions about which is truly the best. You see, there are different criteria with which to base your judgment, and there are some sites which are better in some aspects than the others, while there are a few sites which are superior in certain things. In other words, from a bird’s eye view, the best places for camping in this country might be equal in so many respects.
In this article, we are going to mention the top 5 places in the US for camping. Of course, while this is the personal judgment of the author, my judgments are based on the ideas of dozens of bloggers who have shared their own ideas about the top places in the country for this outdoor activity.
The first place in our list is Bayou Segnette State Park. This camping park in New Orleans is most popular to families and children mainly because of its many amenities which truly tickle the senses. Here, kids can enjoy slides, pools, fountains, canoeing and kayaking, and many other activities. This is one park which will never go out of style and it will never fall out of favor with the American families. But, perhaps what sets this aside from other parks is that Bayou Segnette is very affordable. At $16/ head a night (or $26/ head during peak seasons), the Bayou Segnette offers the best camping experience to the middle-income families.
Second, we have Ludington State Park Campground. As with the Bayou Segnette Park, Ludington is a state-owned park, which explains its affordability. Avid campers mostly say that Ludington is a notch higher than the Bayou primarily because the former offers a genuinely natural camping experience. In other words, Ludington gives you the opportunity to truly commune with nature. Of course, there are existing infrastructures for you and your kids to enjoy, but this 5,000-acre campsite has so much more to offer. Basically, you can explore other places where you can set up your very own camp free from the disturbance from other campers.
Third, we have Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. The price range for this campsite is between $20 to around $500 a night. The price range might be huge, but you will see that every penny that you spend here is worth it. First of all, for middle-income families, you can visit this place without the fear that your pockets would be emptied after a few days. You can avail of the many activities and amenities at a price which is most comfortable to you. However, if you have the funds, then you can truly enjoy this park to the max. There are rides, pools, slides, and other wonderful activities for you and your family to enjoy. While other parks close during winter, this state park remains teeming with adventurists during the colder periods of the year. Skiing, skating, and ice fishing are winter activities which are available for the adventure-loving individuals.
Now, we are down to our top two spots. The silver trophy is awarded to the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts. First of all, this park carries the namesake of the world’s most popular bear, Yogi. Kids love Yogi, kids love to do the things that Yogi did; thus, your kids would definitely enjoy being in this park camp resort. Yogi and Boo-boo are just two of the reasons why you should visit this camp. This camp offers you a package that your senses won’t be able to refuse. Basically, as the name of the park suggests, you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains, yet you can also savor the sweetness of water activities. If you love boating, diving, and sliding on one of the three giant water slides, then Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp is the place for you.
And, the best camping site in the US is awarded to – hold it – Haena Beach Park in Hawaii! There are several things which put this place at the number one spot. First, it is a beach – everybody loves to camp along the white sand coach with the tantalizing aromatic smell of the Pacific breeze. Second, it is very affordable. One can enjoy this experience at $3 a night. If you like jungle trekking, you can do it here, too. Of course, you have to bring a native guide with you.
Either of the aforementioned camping locations will provide a memorable experience so what are you waiting for?!