Elkmont Campground has over 200 campsites with paved driveways, gravel tent pads, fire rings, and picnic tables. Due to its central location and variety of amenities, Elkmont Campground tends to be very busy in the summer and into the fall. Restrooms at Elkmont Campground have flush toilets, cold running water, and utility sinks. Potable water is available at spigots near each restroom.
A variety of hiking is available in the park. Outside of the park in nearby Gatlinburg, you can find rafting trips, museums, restaurants, and more!
This park is great for family activity, and has nearly 20 miles of trails. All trails are marked very well and the park provides maps in the information office. It wasn’t too crowded when we went, but we did go early on a weekday.
Picnic tables, trash cans and grills are available at campsites. There are over 100 campsites available with a variety of electric, water, and sewer accommodations. They do get picky on how many people/tents are at each site so keep this in mind and review their rules on the website.
Cosby Campground is on a first-come, first serve basis with more than 100 sites available. Cosby campground has mostly tent camping sites with only a couple rv options. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, grill, and tent pad. The campground also has flush toilets and drinking water available
This national park is home to great hiking, backcountry fishing, and wildlife viewing. Be sure to check out all the historic cabins in the park.
Palo Duro Canyon reminds me a lot of Southern Utah with it's mountain biking and hiking trails. It’s a 20 minute drive from Amarillo, Texas.
We did the hike to the Lighthouse and it was a great hike for experienced more experienced hikers. This park is a real gem that deserves more than the one day we spent here.
During this trip, we stayed the night in the park at mesquite campground and it was a great spot. Nice nights stay despite the heat. Dogs are welcome and allowed on all trails with leash.
A hidden gem, this park was a real treat! Stop by the visitor's center, there you will pay your entrance fee/camping fees and pick up a map.
Caprock State Park has a sandwich shop, playground, camp sites, bathrooms, look out points and lots of trailheads. Each campsite has a fire pit and plenty of space to spread out and make yourself at home. This is a wonderful place for hiking, camping, primitive camping, r.v. stays, landscape and wildlife photography. Bring water, it does get very hot during the day!
We took the Upper Canyon Trail to Fern Cave and then made our way back on the Canyon Loop Trail. It was a perfect day hike with lots of beautiful views. While the map labels portions of it as extremely rugged and steep, none of it requires technical experience and it is all very well marked. Fern Cave took a little bit of intuitive navigating to get to, as its off the beaten path, but it’s well worth it. I’m an experienced hiker and had a blast.
Beautiful place but you'll definitely want to get here early during the summer as it's hot with little shade. If you time your trip right, you'll be able to see vernal pools at the top of the rock - small bodies of water that contain fairy shrimp, among other creatures! They come and go with the wet/dry seasons & are a really cool bit of nature that aren't always so easy to find!
We camped at site 23 and it was really nice! Tree-lined, cozy and semi-private. The tent pads are really hard so bring hammers. The campgrounds closest to the rock have a trail to lead you up to the main trails. Most of the trails have good markers but maps are recommended as some trails are unmarkedice
Campsites can get kinda tight in the primitive camping area during peak seasons. The pull in tent sites range from close neighbors to very private. The tent pad and parking spot orientations are nice for both camper trailers/rigs and for people that car camp or truck bed camp.
This park also has some of the best campsite-to-trails access. The main campsite loop is in the center of the park at the nexus of multiple major trail loops that lead out to major trails of the park. It's a convenience for most, but it's an important feature when you camp in the bed of your truck, so you can't move your vehicle during the day.
Chisos Basin is surrounded by rocky cliffs and is located near some pretty awesome hiking trails. The campground is all first come, first-served. Arrive early so that you can claim a good site.
The campsite sits at an altitude of 5,500ish feet. Since Chisos Basin sits at a higher altitude I recommend bringing a heavier bag. They do not allow wood or ground fires in the park.
Pets are allowed but must be leashed. Pets are not allowed on trails in the park.
Located 5 miles outside of Hudson, Willow Creek State Park is large park with hiking, camp sites, fishing, canoeing, and the waterfall. The waterfall is a steep descent to the bottom but fun to visit and play in when water is low. To get to the waterfall you have to walk like 15-20 min. There are stairs that lead you to a cool view.
Peninsula State Park is a 3,776-acre park in Door County. The trails are extensive and fun for hiking, running, and biking. The camping areas are nice with plenty to do around the park. There's even a golf course and harbor! My favorite place is the historic lighthouse that sits on the bluff. If you enjoy hiking and trail running which is what I was there for this is a must go!
Tons of activities at this campground! They have inflatable rafts, a game room, a pool, boat dock, permanent and non sites, sand pit for kids, pounce pad, basketball court and playground; it has more than enough to keep everyone busy!
This place is priced around the same as other places you might camp around Wisconsin and I believe is privately owned. The facilities are kept clean…there are always staff running around picking up or cleaning. WiFi was not free.
One day isn't enough time to see everything the park has, so plan on it taking 2 or 3 days to really explore the park.
There's no shortage of things to do from paddle boarding, hanging out on the beach, hiking, and just enjoying nature. The view of the lake from any of the trails is beautiful. Keep cash on hand if you visit. The camping store and all restaurants are cash only.
The showers and bathrooms are clean and recently renovated. Weekdays are quiet compared to weekend (Can get a little crowded during peak times). There are three separate campgrounds on the North end of the lake, plus a group Campground on the south end of the lake.
Great place to go kayak, decent place to fish, and good access to bike trail. The lake is about 600 acres in size and about 11 feet deep at the deepest point. Lake Sturgeon, Bass, Muskie, Pike, Walleye, and Bluegill can be caught at this location.
The campground is more for motorhomes/rvs and the "glamper" types. Not ideal for tent campers. You can also rent cabins of all sorts of sizes.
This place is a pretty great campground, and would be even better if it wasn't all under water this summer. Our site on the river was under water, so we got moved to another. However, there's lots to do here. Tons of fishing, several boat launches, several playgrounds for the kids, plenty of roads to bike and trails to hike. There's also a beach area for swimming and tons of sand volleyball courts. The bathrooms are also very nice with updated showers compared to most campgrounds, and there is a little store with a pool table and WiFi if needed. The only downside is how close you are packed in with other campers, but it's still worth a stay. If you can go during the week, it's much quieter then.