Katie S.

Clarion, PA

Joined August 2017

Modern Nomad

Breathtaking Views from Bryce View

Bryce View is a lovely campsite located in the heart of canyon county and perfect stopover location when accessing Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Large, private sites with limited trees due to desert location. No campfire due to dry conditions this summer. Only pit toilets on premises, but hot showers available within driving distance at the group camping area. Hiking trails on location provide an array of unique canyon formations. Amazing sunsets highlight the colors of the rainbow in the desert. Awaken at dawn to the howling pack of wolves out in the surrounding mountains. What a magnification location! This state park highlights the great aspects of the area, without the crowds of the national parks.


Camped overnight on the beach, but could not fully access location due to water conditions. The reservoir is completely full this year and the water has flooded out the established campground area and many beaches are not accessible. Dispered camping is allowed on the beach and limited access to amenities. Only pit toilet and no potable water. Area is patrolled by a ranger and appears to be popular with boaters and water enthusiasts! Beach campfires permitted, with caution.

Closest campground to Hot Springs

Small and secluded primative campground within minutes of Terwilliger Hot Springs. Hard to find because there is limited signage around the reservoir. Once you pass the hot springs, travel over the bridge and the campground will be located on the right side. Reservation only sites share one open field for tents only and privacy is extremely limited. Only pit toilets on premises and road through campground has not been well maintained. No cell phone service available. Location provides closest access to Terwilliger Hot Springs. Entry fee is required and clothing is optional, but do not miss these hot water pools in the middle of a green forest! You cannot access the hot springs at night and park rangers regularly patrol the area. Worth a one night stay for an early morning dip in the natural hot springs.

Camping amongst giants

Amazing campground nestled amongst the heart of the Redwood Trees. Lots of shade throughout area but limited privacy due to proximity of sites and road noise. Bathhouse has water and basic shower amentities. Nice hiking trails to explore the Redwoods within walking distance of campground. Great location to explore the forest and access the rugged California coastline.

Gem in the Black Hills

What a fantastic campsite within walking distance of picturesque Sylvan Lake. Reserve online and drive directly to the reserved site. No check in on site, but vehicle fee is required to enter Custer State Park. Site had a level tent pad and tons of privacy on the corner loop. Lots of trees and privacy around most sites. Hot, clean showers available within walking distance. Sunset at Sylvan Lake is incredible around the hiking trail. Watch out for marmots and buffalo when driving!

Amazing Views

Panoramic views in every direction of this campground but very little privacy exists. No fire allowed to dry condition, but sun shade cover over picnic table was provided. Hot, pay showers available within walking distance of site. Great access to hiking, badlands car loop and wildlife of the park!

Great Campground inside of National Park

Nice and convenient campground inside of Mesa Verde National Park. Very clean and well maintained. Many hot, 24 hours showers available in a large bathhouse within driving distance of campground. Sites were chosen upon arrival and lots of shady spots. Great location to start early and head out for the first cliff dwelling tour of the day! Don't miss a hike on the Petroglyph Point Trail to see amazing rock art and great views of the canyon.