Most Amazing Places for Camping in the National Parks

The perfect overnight outdoor adventure depends a lot on the location you’re setting up camp


Studies have shown that just a walk in the park can calm the mind while changing the way the brain works to improve mental health. People who spend time in parks cope better with stress, feel happier, and have more self-esteem, according to science.

Remember that next time you’re trying to decide between a camping adventure and taking the kids to Disneyland. America’s national parks offer great opportunities for all kinds of travelers to enjoy a night or a week under the stars sleeping in the wilderness.

The perfect overnight outdoor adventure depends a lot on the location you’re setting up camp. You definitely want to consider where the most scenic and stunning landscapes are seen, can you see the sunset amidst tremendous rock formations, or is it possible to walk from your tent to a beach shaded by trees. 

Each of the 59 national parks in the country, also known as its “best idea,” has something to offer for every type of camping personality. You can seek shelter in a rustic log cabin or drive your RV to a site that has modern amenities. If pitching a tent or setting up sleeping bags among magnificent mountain ranges sounds better, no problem.

No matter how you prefer to spend your overnight stay in the great outdoors, chances are there’s a national park campground that you’ll find has everything you’re looking for and more.

Click here to see 15 of the most amazing places to camp in the national parks

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