Northern Minnesota camping is known for being one of the few remaining places in the US where you can enjoy the wilderness with absolutely no sounds of man-made machines and cities. Camping at Voyageurs National Park is one of those experiences. It's great BECAUSE all the camping is via boat.
very close to Charleston, but feels somewhat removed. tons of hiking and biking (mountain and road) opportunities available. don't forget to do your laundry in the facilities during the sweltering WV summers! you can also purchase ice and firewood.
this campground is well maintained and located in the heart of the New. It's a quick walk to the Junkyard Wall or a short drive to many other classic crags. non-AAC members are also welcome to stay for a more expensive rate. even though the showers are closed and the host isn't on sight in the winter, you can still stay here on the honor system. be sure to book in advance!
Itasca State Park offers campgrounds that will give the full outdoor wilderness experience, away from the sounds of cities and cars. It's a wonderful place for hiking,biking, and water activities. Equipment you need for such activities can be rented within the park (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, bikes). We've been to Itasca State Park multiple times, and it is wonderful for camping from late spring through early fall.
There seems to be an endless amount of hiking trails to choose from, which bring you to into the woods and to various lakes and ponds.
Camp sites are affordable (as low as $15), and you have options from modern sites (e.g., with electrical outlets and shower access) to remote hike-in sites. Standard sites come with fire pits and picnic tables.
Lake Itasca is the headwaters of the entire Mississippi River. Here the river is shallow and narrow enough that you can simply wade across it.
stumbled upon this great campground conveniently located off the 70. in spite of its proximity to a major highway, it is quiet and beautiful. a spectacular place to wake up.
very clean, quiet, and spacious. The campground offers incredible views of nearby Seneca Rocks. While the crags are a short drive away for the lazy climbers, it's also possible to lengthen the approach and warm up the legs with a quick jaunt. Best place to stay in the area.
This campground is conveniently located near the trails for Mt. Marcy, Mt. Colden, and Avalanche Pass. Everything is first come first serve. You can sleep in one of four lean-tos, or set up a tent at one of the other marked sites. On summer weekends, all the sites can fill up pretty quickly by Friday night.
It's a really lovely area. But don't expect facilities - this is backcountry camping. No toilets or piped water. No firepits, and you cannot start fires here - bring your stove. Bring your own bear canister.
This campground is located right next to the Longs Peak Trailhead, making it a great place to stay if you're planning to do one of the long hikes. Facilities include: vault toilets, fire pits, water (water is turned off during winter months though). No reservations can be made ahead of time. Beautiful area
This campground offers both family campsites and group campsites (7-25 people), all reasonably priced. Sites come with picnic tables and fire grates. There are no bear boxes at this campground, but there are indeed bears, so keep all food in your car. Great hikes in the area and waterfalls within hiking distance.