Every family needs a much-needed family time to gain some everlasting memories. Therefore, stepping out in nature can be one of those rewarding experiences where you and your family can have some of your own time away from the hustle and bustle of the city along with a break from your modern living. For American families, camping is a time-honored tradition of spending time with your folks once the warm weather hits. Heading in cars or campers and heading to the favorite campground or state park for unlimited fun is every family’s plan. So, before you chalk out your camping plans, we present to you the list of best family campsites in the USA where you can find natural beauty along with modern amenities to entertain and immerse your closed ones in the opulence of the mother nature.
• Assateague Island National Seashore Campground (Berlin, Maryland) – Imagine camping near the ocean and seeing slender, graceful horses running on the beach and playing in the crashing waves. Just thinking about this brings a tinge of pleasure to us so when we can see it face to face why imagine? You can capture this beautiful view at the Assateague Island National Seashore Campground where you can pitch your tent in the sand or park your RV along the seashore. You can also do additional activities like crabbing, bird watching, enjoy a sightseeing cruise, hunt, bike and can also kayak except for watching horses. Make sure to take care of your food and personal items as there are a lot of horses.
• Big Sur Campground & Cabins (Big Sur, California) – The journey towards this place splurges us into a happy mood with the long stretch of Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Monterey Bay which itself is a drool-worthy sight. The dripping cliff faces in a splurging sea and what not views can we see out there which can take our breath away. Therefore, to explore Big Sur camping is the best way. But when you’re going with your family, Big Sur Campground and Cabins is the best with being nestled among the redwoods along a small river with the campsites and cabins loaded with all the amenities.
• Boston Harbor Islands (Boston, Massachusetts) – Within the sight of downtown Boston lies four islands (Peddocks, Bumpkin, Grape, and Lovells) where rusting camping is available and we surely can call this one of its well-hidden secret places. While traveling there you need to take a ferry or a private boat to reach the island along with bringing everything. Disappointingly, there are no showers and you need to buy one gallon of water per person every day. But everything is worth it when you watch the sunset over Boston Harbor from your campsite. Also, don’t forget to make an early reservation here as registrations are required.
• Enota Mountain Retreat (Hiawassee, Georgia) – A relaxing getaway is what Enota can promise you. With a spa and wellness retreat, it definitely spoils and pampers you. It also has an organic farm, cabins, a motel and for kids, they have trout ponds, swimming, biking and hiking with wildlife and organic gardening. Near the stream family camping sites with fire rings are located by the children’s playground, bathrooms and outdoor kitchen nearby. It is open all year round and reservations are recommended.
• Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (Ashland, Nebraska) – This park is a full year fun package with tobogganing in winter and the splashy fun in the aqua park in the summer. You can have some happy time here on the playgrounds, paddle boats and can also play in the wave pool and if you want a classic time then you can also go hunting, hiking or boating. It has 149 campsites with cabins and group sites with convenient showers, bathrooms, and coin-operated laundry. But ensure to make a reservation in advance.
• Ingalls Homestead (De Smet, South Dakota) – You can live up in your fantasy of living in a covered wagon at the Ingalls Homestead, a large farm in the middle of a prairie where indeed Pa Ingalls set claim to his quarter section of land in 1880 about which Laura Ingalls wrote in many of her books. Your kids can have an extra bonus here, with ponies and horses, covered wagon rides, pioneering activities and much more to count. Along with wagon stays tented and RV camping is also available in addition to a bunkhouse. Large covered wagons have double beds, two small single roll-out mats along with an additional mat whereas small ones have a double bed and one roll out mat. They also have showers, bathrooms and underground storm shelter on site.
• Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan) – With a diversity of scenery here the experience of camping here is in itself an unexplainable experience. The Twelvemile Beach Campground is considered to be one of the larger campgrounds here with 36 sites just next to the 15 mile stretch of the Pictured Rocks. Located on a plateau above the beach it has stairs for going down the shoreline. You have activities like bicycling, boating, hiking, fishing, hunting, swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling that too within the park. The icing on the cake here is the AU Sable lighthouse and Miner’s Castle.You can also take the sunset boat cruise. The peak seasons are July and August whereas the campsites are first come first serve basis.
• Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres (Woodbridge, New York) – It is situated at the base of the Catskill Mountains. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park has a variety of cabins along with RV rentals. It also has a new water zone, playground, theatre, arts and crafts, dances, bingo, and fishing.
• Yosemite National Park, White Wolf Campground (Yosemite, California) – Located at an elevation of 8,000 ft and set in a forest near a meadow with trails to Harden and Lukens lakes White Wolf Campground is located. It also has a lodge nearby which can surely promise you delicious meals and beverages. There is a first come and first serve basis, so try to get here early. Campsites are open from July to early September. But at Yosemite, all the cabins are booked in advance.
Author Bio: Chris Kriag is founder and a part of the editorial team of Lifebun. He is fun loving and ambitious man who set-up Lifebun blog with his friend, to share all his personal and professional travel experience. He has visited many destinations around the world and wants to explore more. He is very fond of trying every region’s signature delicacies and drinks.