Some Recommended Campsites In The USA

Some Recommended Campsites In The USA
  1. Campsite classification

Camping in the United States must be in campgrounds . There are various types of camping sites in the United States. The equipment of various facilities in the camp is also uneven. So when you choose a camp, you must first clarify these in addition to determining the natural environment you want to explore. For example, parking spaces, drinking water, living pits, picnic tables, barbecue grills, toilets with bathing rooms, etc. As a novice, the more complete the facilities, the more convenient, otherwise you may face the embarrassment of digging an aqua toilet by yourself!


American campsites can generally be divided into the following three categories:

  • Private campsites of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC);
  • Federal camps, including camps managed by national parks, national forests, the Federal Bureau of Land Management, and the Federal Bureau of Engineering;
  • State camp.


  1. The difference between various types of campsites in the United States
  • Private camp

The operators of American RV camps are generally private. Among the chain camp service providers, Kampgrounds of America (KOA), Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts and Good Sam Club are more famous.


KOA camps are located throughout the United States, while YogiBear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts are mainly located in the eastern United States. Good Sam Club's website can browse the information on some websites in China.


The average rent for an American RV camp is around $15~$50 per night, depending on the abundance of camp facilities and the off-peak season. There are cheaper or even free campsites in different regions and cities, but the campsite facilities are very limited.


Note: Generally, KOA campsites for RVs are Full hook up campsites, which include water supply, power supply and sewer connections. The price is generally based on the abundance of camp equipment and facilities, charged per night. In addition, the price of the camp will fluctuate according to the different seasons. For specific campsite facilities, services and reservation prices, please refer to KOA’s campsite websites. At the same time, not all campsites are open all year round, and there will be reminders when booking online.


You can also search for campsites by state on the left of, check the detailed maps, charges and supply facilities of each campsite, and book campsites.


  • Federal camp


Federal camps include camps managed by national parks, national forests, the Federal Bureau of Land Management, and the Federal Bureau of Engineering. The advantage of federal camps is that they are relatively cheap, well located, and often have good views. However, the facilities in federal camps are relatively limited. There will be toilets (basically not flushable toilets), and water and electricity may not be supplied at the same time. Moreover, booking online requires several days or even months in advance, and the fee is immediately deducted and no longer refunded. But even if you haven't made an appointment to the federal camp, don't worry, because all the camps are open to the reservation system only part of it, and most of them are reserved for first come first serve (first come first serve). Camps in the north are generally open from March to November, and there will be corresponding reminders when booking online.


In government-administered sites, there are more rules. As far as camping is concerned, the most important thing is not to drink alcoholic beverages. There is one more thing that people who do not camp often do not know, that is, many parks prohibit their own wood for bonfires. The reason is to prevent the spread of forest pests from other places. The wood sold in stores generally indicates the place of origin. In areas sensitive to forest diseases and insect pests, even the qualified wood you carry must be checked by the manager. In fact, the camping area in the park will sell wood, and the price is generally not more expensive than that sold outside, so there is no need to bring it in from outside.


  • State camp


There are 2,130 state camps in the United States. Each state has large and small camps to provide services for local camping tourists. The camps are densely distributed in the central, eastern and coastal areas of the United States. The establishment of state camps mostly relies on natural landscapes. In picturesque lakes, forests, mountains, or deep in parks, state camps are like outdoor homes that welcome guests from all walks of life. Apart from leisure on the weekends, take a family, drive a car, and stay overnight here, in close contact with nature, not to mention how enjoyable it is.


The camp provides the most basic supporting facilities, such as RVs, wooden houses, tents, water, electricity, sewage, etc. In addition, there are also some recreational, dining, leisure and holiday activities and facilities and equipment. The prices here are similar to those in national parks, and are much cheaper than KOA chain camps. Therefore, there is an endless stream of tourists who come to camp in state camps.


  1. Here are some recommended campsites that are too beautiful but very well booked


  • Bright Milky Way Joshua Tree Joshua Tree National Park
  • Highest Peak in North America Denali Lakeside Campground, Alaska
  • Wild Bear Park Alaska Katmai National Park Brooks Camp Camp
  • Lunch on a cliff Kent Mountain, Colorado
  • At the bottom of the Grand CanyonBright Angel Campground
  • The luxury of primitive tribes Yellowstone Park Shash Dine
  • Sleeping to the sound of the waves Big Sur Riverside Campground & Cabins
  • Snowy mountains, jungle, fishing, a stunning camp near Yosemite,
    White River
  • A paradise for rowers Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Picturesque dream forest Sawtooth National Forest


Tips: It is not recommended that you find a place to camp in the forest or on the beach! There are too many wild animals. If you encounter a brown bear or a jackal, you will really be gging! The above camping sites need to be reserved in advance, especially in the summer season when camping is suitable. It is said that the campsites in Yellowstone Park will be robbed as soon as they are released. So everyone must make a reservation in advance!