Thomas H.
Richmond, VA
Joined July 2016
Diamond Lake Campground

Great location for seeing Crater Lake, campsite was right next to the water on Diamond Lake which, was beautiful. General store is just up the road for any provisions that are needed. Lots of activities on the lake, fishing, kayaking, canoeing. Amenities were clean and well taken care of. Would definitely go back!

Housekeeping Camp - Yosemite, NP

Great location right in the valley. Amenities were nice (showers, laundry, food). The three-sided cinder block enclosure was a bit rustic and dirty. Would have felt cleaner actually camping in a tent where you can control what comes in and out of your personal space. Hiked several days in the park and took in sunset from Glacier Point (while doing the 4 mile hike earlier in the day from the valley floor up to the point). Beautiful!

Mammoth Campground - Yellowstone NP

Beautiful views from the campground, saw some elk nearby as well. Good spot for seeing Mammoth Hot Springs or hiking in the northern areas of the park. We went to Gardiner, MT one evening for a small bluegrass band as well which was a highlight.

Canyon Campground - Yellowstone NP

Campground was well maintained. We were able to shower and use the laundry facilities which were well maintained. Stayed in June and temperatures were down in the 30s, so it was a cold night. Close to canyon rim hike and a good stop for a second day in the park if coming from the east entrance. Well shaded with pine trees as well if you have a hot day (instead of cool like ours!)

Bridge Bay Campground

Good location for activities around Yellowstone Lake. There weren't many hiking trails with fantastic views nearby, but the location near the east entrance to the park was convenient for a first night stay. Good jumping off point for a several day trip in the park if you are arriving later in the evening. Sunset over Yellowstone Lake is lovely if you find a good spot on the north or eastern shore of the lake.

Jenny Lake Campground

Perfect jumping off point for hikes in the Tetons. We hiked around Jenny Lake and up Cascade Canyon and hiked up to Lake Amphitheater as well. Sunset over the snake river with a view of the tetons is also a great evening side trip (bring some mosquito spray!)

RMNP - Moraine Park Campground

Beautiful location right in the middle of RMNP. Easy access to all of the hiking trails and good facilities. We went in the fall when the Aspens were changing color which was incredibly beautiful. We also were able to see plenty of wildlife in the meadows near the campsite.

French Creek State Park

Easy drive from Philadelphia, nice trails around the park. Not a ton of other options for hiking, but a good escape from the city.

Difficult Campground

Decent distance to Aspen & Maroon Bells. Campsites are well maintained, but rudimentary. No showers, but close enough to Maroon Bells to get there for sunrise (since campsites near Maroon Bells are very limited and crowded). Beautiful hikes around Maroon Bells and also hiked the Ute Trail which overlooked Aspen (tough climb, but quick and nice view.

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Amphitheater Campground

Conveniently located next to Ouray - limited amenities (no showers). Great views of the mountains from some of the campsites and good location to spend evenings in Ouray, head out to Silverton, or do some hiking.

Robert H Treman

Good campsite and amenities, great jumping off point for visiting the waterfalls and gorges around Ithaca.

Woodland Valley Campground

Spend a weekend here hiking - campgrounds were creekside and quiet. Unfortunately it rained the entire weekend, but the campsite itself was well maintained and there are good trails directly out of the campground.

Kenneth L. Wilson Campground

Campsite was secluded and quiet. Close to hiking trails and the facilities were in good shape.

Hearthstone Point

Good location close to town of Lake George (short drive) and a good jumping off point for the rest of the Adirondacks. Used this as a base camp to get to high peaks region (a bit of a drive). Campsite was a bit noisy due to location close to major road. Nice views of the lake from the campsites.

Sherando Lake Campground

Very well maintained campsite, hiking trails were in good shape around the area. Lake itself was beautiful with a great beach for kids and families. Only downside was firewood was not available for sale when we stayed at the campsite and we had to gather ours in the dark!

Pocahontas State Park

Well kept campsite, quiet, great amenities, well maintained hiking trails and a great aquatic center. Fantastic for families looking for a weekend away.