Best Campsites Across the US

Embracing the outdoors while traveling can be both challenging and invigorating. Within the nation, there are a number of fantastic sites for you to venture and camp out, but deciding which ones to stay at can be difficult. To help you decide, here are a few of the best campsites for all of your adventurous, natural, escapist needs.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

The most tropical and exotic option on the list is nestled in the heart of the main island, Hawaii. With rainforests, active volcanoes, deserts, and more, the environment is a truly unique one. There are three campsites, Nāmakanipaio, Kulanaokuaiki, and Halape Shelter that provide excellent viewing and exploratory opportunities. With hiking trails that wind around the volcanoes and guided tours for an educational experience, these campsites offer an adventure unlike any other in the states. To stay here will cost you between $8 and $15 per vehicle.

Glacier National Park, Montana

For the more rugged, athletic campers, Glacier National Park presents more than 700 miles of hiking trails, leading around incredible mountains and stunning lakes. A driving experience along Going-To-The-Sun Road will take you on a 50-mile highway through forests and other natural spectacles. Staying here will cost between $15 and $25.

Acadia National Park, Maine

The water may be chilly, but camping by the Maine shore presents pleasant opportunities for water activities such as swimming, boating, or fishing. There are 17 million acres of forest in this park with ample paths to travel, and the woods are plentiful with native wildlife. The scenic view, of course, is stunning. You’ll look at $12 — $25 to stay here.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Perfect for escaping the bustle of the city, Shenandoah National Park is fewer than 100 miles away from the U.S. capital. Its natural elements provide a respite from urban noise. Featuring Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway that has incredible displays of nature, as well as numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in nature through hiking or horseback riding, Shenandoah has it all! There are a number of annual festivals and astronomy events to consider attending, as well. It will cost you $15 — $20 to stay the night.

Edisto River Treehouses, South Carolina

The quirky residential areas are enough to draw attention, but this campsite boasts more than an attraction. The treehouses are isolated, featuring all the necessary amenities, and are accessed by private canoe. The park also hosts a wildlife refuge spanning 100 acres that you will be able to walk through. It is considered to be a unique but comfortable camping experience. This is the most expensive site listed at upwards of $160 a night.