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Millions of Americans go camping each year. It is an amazing way to escape the busyness of everyday life and spend time outdoors. Whether it be solo trips to relieve stress or memory-making get-aways with the family, camping is a marvel choice for vacation. While the decision to pursue a camping getaway is simple, choosing where to go is a challenge. There are many great places to camp within the U.S. As it turns out, the land of the free is also the land of beautiful scenery and epic wildlife.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

The Shenandoah National Park boasts 500 miles of trails, scenic mountain views, and magnificent waterfalls. The park is open year-round. However, some areas are closed to bad weather throughout the year. Vacationers can enter for as little as 30$. This grants them seven days in one of the park’s four campgrounds.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York

Great for outdoor lovers and nature adventurers, the Minnewaska State Park Reserve is just 94 miles north of New York City. The park is great for those who enjoy densely wooded areas, waterfalls, clear lakes, and natural rock formations. Furthermore, the park boasts a plethora of activities like bike riding, hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing. Vacationers can access all of these activities for only $10 from mid-may to mid-November. 

Denali National Parks, Alaska

This national park sits on 6 million acres of open land. With six campgrounds and 291 sites, hikers and adventurers of all levels will find an adventure suited for them.

This Denali National Park boasts beautiful scenery and a variety of trails. Both experienced and inexperienced nature lovers visit the park looking to ski or dog mush during the winter months. In fact, for one campground, no fees are charged during the winter. That same campground is open year-round. Other campgrounds are only reachable by bus, and mid-April marks the time for private vehicles. To enter the park there is a $15 fee. This fee grants nature lovers seven full days to enjoy what the park has to offer.

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park covers 2400 miles, making it perfect for hiking and biking through the many trails available. The park offers canoeing and kayaking throughout Florida bay. Furthermore, guided tours are available for first-timers in need of navigation assistance. There is plenty of wildlife to see in the everglades. Alligators and dolphins roam the waters, and vacationers camp at one of the two drive-in campgrounds. 

America is a land with vast wildlife, euphoric scenery, and hundreds of campgrounds to view it all. Vacationing at one of these many camping spaces will make for a one-of-a-kind adventure.