National Park Camping

The US National Park system cares for and maintains some of the most stunning places in America, all of them available for you to enjoy an incredible camping adventure.

We’ve put together the best national park camping guides that you’ll find on the internet.

With the best places to camp, what to pack, what to expect in each and park, and some of the best things to do at each national park.

Camping in Badlands National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is located in southwestern South Dakota. The truly desolate and completely unique landscape is home to vast grasslands as well as extensively eroded rock formations. The bizarre and colorful rocky structures combined with the absolute isolation far from civilization make this a must-see national park. And, like always, our favorite way to …

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View of Valley and Mountains at Glacier National Park in Montana

The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Glacier National Park

“Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent.” – George Bird Grinnell (1901) Glacier National Park in Montana is known as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.” The vast pristine wilderness is home to thousands of plant and animal species, including …

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Hiker Looking Out Over Crater Lake National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Crater Lake National Park

Oregon’s only national park (and the fifth oldest in the nation!), Crater Lake National Park is an incredibly popular Pacific Northwest camping destination thanks to its beautiful scenery, abundant hiking trails, and peaceful campgrounds. Although this Oregon national park has a lot to offer, the obvious focal point is the titular Crater Lake, a stunningly …

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Congaree National Park

The Complete Guide to Camping in Congaree National Park

Are you planning a Congaree National Park camping trip? With just two small tent campgrounds, both walk-up only, plus ample backcountry camping opportunities, Congaree National Park is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of America’s more popular national parks. This South Carolinian wonderland protects a peaceful expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest, …

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Complete Guide to Camping in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Camping in Theodore Roosevelt National Park is my favorite way to explore this stunning part of western North Dakota. An often overlooked and definitely underrated gem, this national park is known for its expansive stretches of rugged, stark, and spectacularly-colored badlands as well as ample wildlife viewing opportunities, especially bison and wild horses. Spread out …

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Rocky Mountains National Park

The Complete Guide to Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park

If you’ve been considering a camping trip to the mountains, there is no better place to start than Rocky Mountain National Park. Located in Colorado’s Front Range, the park is close to Denver and Boulder, making it a perfect destination for tourists flying in and locals alike. Rocky Mountain National Park has plenty to offer …

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The Complete Guide to Camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) is the best way to explore America’s most popular national park. More than 11 million people visit Great Smoky Mountains each year to bask in the incredible diversity of plant and animal life, marvel at the remnants of historic Appalachian mountain culture, and hike deep into the …

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camping in Mount Rainier National Park

The Complete Guide to Camping in Mount Rainier National Park

It’s hard to beat camping in Mount Rainier National Park. Over 2 million visitors flock to the park each year to marvel at the splendor of the 14,411 foot tall titular mountain, bask in the brilliantly colored wildflower meadows, and explore the seemingly endless expanse of old growth forest. Five developed areas, including three car …

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North Cascades National Park Ross Lake

The Complete Guide to Camping in North Cascades National Park

Camping in North Cascades National Park should be near the top of every outdoor fanatic’s camping bucket list. Known for its stunning green-blue alpine lakes, soaring glacier-capped mountains, and seemingly endless expanses of evergreen forests, this Washington State national park is a natural wonderland for camping and backpacking. It combines easy access along State Route …

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