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Crescent City, California: Jedediah Smith Campground

  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, 1461 US-199, Crescent City, CA
  • Sites: RV, trailer, tent and group
  • Amenities: Full-service including RV hook-ups, drinking water and flush toilets
  • Reservations: Visit

If you’re looking for dog-friendly camping in northern California, you won’t want to miss this peaceful getaway amidst the legendary California redwoods. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park was established in 1929, and the park’s 87-site campground is a prime spot to appreciate the magnificent old-growth redwoods. Each campsite has a table, fire ring with grate and food storage locker, and the campground has water, restrooms with flush toilets, a visitor center and a boat launch. The nearby Smith River, the last major free-flowing river in California, is an incredible backdrop. Dogs are not allowed on trails within the state park, so if you are looking for a nearby dog-friendly outing, take a short drive to the Walker Road Day Use Area where dogs are allowed on leash.

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Monterey, California: Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground

Located just inland of the stunning Big Sur coastline, the 189-site Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground books up six months out, so be sure to make your reservation well in advance if you want to secure a spot. Each site has a campfire ring with a grill and a picnic table, and most spots are located on or near the Big Sur River. The campground has water, pay showers, a dump station and flush toilets. And once you leave the shade of this pleasantly wooded campground, you can enjoy outstanding views of the coast and beach access at nearby dog-friendly Pfeiffer Beach. If you are looking to go hiking in the area, though your dog is not allowed on the trails in the state park, check out the dog-friendly trails in Ventana Wilderness.

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Carson City, Nevada: Nevada Beach Campground

  • Lake Tahoe Nevada Beach Day Use Area, Bittlers Road, Zephyr Cove, NV
  • Sites: RV, trailer, tent and group
  • Amenities: Basic with flush toilets and drinking water but no RV hookups
  • Reservations: Visit

The 54 campsites of Nevada Beach Campground sit on the shore of Lake Tahoe. From the pine tree dotted landscape, you can look out over the bright blue waters of Lake Tahoe’s eastern shore — most of the campsites have a lake view. Each site also has a picnic table, campfire ring with a grill, and a paved pullout for easy parking. The campground has flush toilets and drinking water. The big draw of this location is obviously Lake Tahoe, and luckily both you and your pup can enjoy splashing in the water at the dog-friendly southern end of Nevada Beach which is a short stroll from the campground (just make sure your dog stays off the designated swim beach where pups are not allowed). Be sure to book your reservation well in advance as it’s unlikely you’ll be able to grab a last-minute reservation at this popular campground.

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Newport, Oregon: South Beach Campground

Located four miles south of the town of Newport, Oregon, along the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach Campground has over 300 campsites to choose from. With 227 sites with electrical hookups, 60 tent sites and 27 rustic yurts (14 of which are actually dog-friendly), you can pick the perfect site for your desired outing. Plus, the location can’t be beat. Walk with your dog on one of the dog-friendly trails at historic South Beach State Park and enjoy views of the Oregon coast. Or, if you’re looking for a dog-friendly beach for a chance for you and your dog to splash in the waves, head to Agate Beach, a short drive north of the town of Newport.

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Granite Falls, Washington: Verlot Campground

  • Verlot Campground, Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls, WA
  • Sites: RV, trailer and tent
  • Amenities: Basic with flush toilets and drinking water but no RV hookups
  • Reservations: Visit

Verlot Campground is a small, peaceful campground, located off the Mountain Loop Highway in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Tucked in the old-growth forests on the west side of the Cascades, this 24-site campground is about 60-miles northeast of Seattle. A U.S. Forest Service managed campground, Verlot doesn’t have a ton of amenities, although it covers the basics, including picnic tables, flush toilets and drinking water. But the easy access from the campground to the tranquil banks of the South Fork Stillaguamish River and Benson Creek will make up for the lack of bells and whistles. Plus, you and your dog can explore some of the 1,500 miles of trails in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest before returning for an evening of riverside stargazing.

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Metaline Falls, Washington: East Sullivan Campground

  • Colville National Forest, Metaline Falls, WA ●Sites: RV, trailer, tent and group
  • Sites: RV, trailer, tent and group
  • Amenities: Limited with vault toilets and drinking water and no RV hookups
  • Reservations: Visit

At East Sullivan Campground, you have over 30 campsites to choose from tucked at the north end of Sullivan Lake. This campground has all the basics without too many extras—don’t expect to find electricity or flush toilets here. The area offers a remote feel with plenty of recreation options to keep you and your dog entertained. From your campsite, take a short walk to the Sullivan Lake Day Use Area where you can stroll along the lakeside trail, enjoy lunch at a scenic picnic table, or head down to the swimming area. If your dog is a water-lover and you’ve brought your canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle-board, strap on their dog life-jacket and head out on your flotation device of choice to explore the 1,291-acre lake. Be aware that wildlife, including cougars and black bears, are common in the area, so you will want to be sure to secure all food and trash at your campsite as recommended.

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Alamosa, Colorado: Piñon Flats Campground

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, 11999 CO-150, Mosca, CO
  • Sites: RV, trailer, tent and group
  • Amenities: Basic with flush toilets and drinking water but no RV hookups
  • Reservations: Visit

Great Sand Dunes National Park is a memorable place to spend a few days. The impressive sand dunes, located in southern Colorado, are surrounded by the towering Sangre de Cristo mountain range, and this campground is nestled in the heart of all this spectacular scenery. The Piñon Flats Campground is remote with basic amenities like flush toilets and food lockers, but no electric hook-ups or showers, so prepare accordingly. It’s well worth the trip, though, as you can take your dog hiking on the sand dunes and on several of the trails in the area, including the climb up Mosca Pass or a trip to Zapata Falls. At night, the stargazing is truly remarkable at this certified International Dark Sky Park.

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Cedar City, Utah: Kodachrome Basin Campground

Basin Campground is the largest of three campgrounds at Kodachrome Basin State Park, with 37 standard and 13 full-hookup sites—along with views of the area’s red rock formations. If you are looking for dog-friendly hiking in Utah with scenery reminiscent of Bryce Canyon, Zion or Canyonlands National Parks, Kodachrome offers a similar vibe with fewer crowds. Plus, your four-legged companions will be allowed on the park’s five outstanding hiking trails. You can take a stroll on the short, interpretive trail or soak in the remarkable scenery of the 6-mile long Panorama Trail. Plus, the campground has electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and showers. If you’re looking for a peaceful campground with modern facilities in a desert landscape, Basin Campground should fit the bill.

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Jackson, Wyoming: Curtis Canyon Campground

  • Bridger-Teton National Forest, Forest Road 30443, Jackson, WY
  • Sites: RV, trailer and tent
  • Amenities: Limited with vault toilets and drinking water but no RV hookups
  • Reservations: First come, first served

If you want to get off the beaten path, this remote dog-friendly campground is a great option for a rugged camping expedition. The dirt road into Curtis Canyon Campground is a bit rough, and a 4WD vehicle with good ground clearance is recommended. There are 11 sites that fill on a first come, first served basis, so keep this in mind if you are hoping to snag a spot on a busy summer weekend. The campsite has some basic amenities including vault toilets and a food storage box, but it’s definitely a more primitive camping experience. A quick stroll from your campsite with your pup will take you to jaw-dropping views of the National Elk Refuge and the jagged Tetons across the valley. If you and your dog are hoping for a hiking outing, you can check out the many miles of dog-friendly trails in Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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Phoenix, Arizona: Burnt Corral Campground

  • Tonto National Forest, 3547 AZ-88, Roosevelt, AZ
  • Sites: RV, trailer and tent
  • Amenities: Limited with vault toilets and drinking water but no RV hookups
  • Reservations: Visit

Camping at Burnt Corral Campground gives you and your pup the chance to enjoy the scenic Sonoran Desert while within close proximity to water. This 76-site campground is located on the shores of Apache Lake, a 17-mile long reservoir that is the perfect respite in an otherwise hot, dry desert landscape. The campground has vault toilets, drinking water, picnic pavilions and a paved boat launch. The individual campsites are equipped with a fire ring with grill, shade ramada and picnic table. When you aren’t enjoying the shade at your camp, you and your dog can head down to the water for refreshment. Bring your boat, kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard (and doggy life jacket) to enjoy the full lake experience. In the cooler months, you and your dog can explore the many nearby dog-friendly hiking trails.

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Amarillo, Texas: Juniper Campground

Palo Duro Canyon is also known as the Grand Canyon of Texas—and it won’t take you long to see why. This outstanding state park is home to the second largest canyon in the U.S., and you and your pup are going to want more than a single day to explore the area. Luckily, you can stay at the Juniper Campground to soak in the rugged scenery with all the comforts of a modern campground. This campground has top-of-the-line amenities with electric hookups, water, flush toilets and showers. The 18 campsites each have a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post, so you can set up your camp exactly how you want. During the day, you and your on-leash pup can head out to explore the breathtaking landscape on one of the park’s many dog-friendly hiking trails. Just be sure to bring plenty of water in the hotter months.


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Georgetown, Maine: Sagadahoc Bay Campground

Any time you can swing an ocean-front campsite, it's sure to be a memorable beach camping experience. A trip to Sagadahoc Bay Campground is no exception. This scenic dog-friendly campground in Maine is located on Molly Point on Georgetown Island, offering forested and ocean-front sites. All sites have running water, a fire ring and a picnic table, and the RV sites have electrical hook-ups so you and your pup won’t be roughing it too much. During the day, you can take your dog for a short, on-leash walk directly out to the beach to enjoy a swim or scenic stroll. And though your dog may not appreciate this quite as much as you, you can order a lobster bake delivered right to your campsite—the freshly caught lobster can be ordered either cooked or live. Nothing says Maine quite like a lobster dinner under the stars.

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Conway, New Hampshire: Lost River Campground

  • 951 Lost River Road, North Woodstock, NH
  • Sites: RV, trailer, tent and group
  • Amenities: Full-service including RV hook-ups, drinking water and flush toilets
  • Reservations: Visit

This family and pet-friendly private campground is more like a camping resort, tucked right in the heart of the White Mountains. The Lost River Campground has 139 sites to choose from, and you can request a wooded or brookside site. There are electric hook-ups for RVs and trailers, and almost all other sites have drinking water, picnic tables and firepits (with the exception of a few primitive tent sites). The campground has modern restrooms and plenty of other amenities. Dogs are allowed on-leash around the campground property and will enjoy exploring the wooded area with you. And if you’re looking for a longer adventure to tire out your pup, you are minutes away from some of the best dog-friendly hiking in New Hampshire on the beautiful trails in White Mountain National Forest.


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Ocala, Florida: Silver Springs Campground

If you’re on the hunt for dog-friendly campgrounds in Florida, check out Silver Springs Campground. The campground consists of two loops with 59 sites. All sites have water, electric hook-ups, a fire ring, grill and picnic table so you can set up all the comforts of a home-away-from-home. Though you are close to civilization, you won’t feel like it at these secluded and quiet sites. Silver River, which runs through this state park, is home to Silver Spring, one of America’s largest springs. You and your on-leash dog can enjoy views of the crystal clear water from the shore or head out kayaking or canoeing for a peaceful day on the water. The Fort King Paddling Trail is a great option for a leisurely 1.1-mile loop around Ross Allen Island. And if your dog prefers to stay on dry land, the state park has several dog-friendly nature trails that wind through the forests and sandhills for an equally beautiful outing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina: 4 Paws Kingdom Campground and Dog Retreat

  • 335 Lazy Creek Drive, Rutherfordton, NC
  • Sites: RV, trailer, cabins and yurts
  • Amenities: Full-service including RV hook-ups, drinking water and flush toilets
  • Reservations: Visit

The 4 Paws Kingdom Campground and Dog Retreat is a one-of-a kind campground. Though many campgrounds can claim to be dog-friendly, not many can match 4 Paws for being entirely dog-centric. This campground is specially designed as a dog retreat (don’t worry, humans 18-years and older are invited to tag along too). The campground has a fully fenced dog swimming pond, multiple off-leash play parks, an agility park, hiking trails and a dog bathhouse with a grooming station. And 4 Paws doesn’t skimp on the people amenities either. If you bring your own RV or travel trailer, you get full hook-ups and a modern restroom with laundry facilities. The RV deluxe and super deluxe sites even come with a deck and small fenced yard. Or you can simply rent one of 4 Paws’ dog-friendly cabins, yurts or RVs on site. If your pooch is looking for some pampering, the 4 Paws Kingdom Campground is sure to treat them to a dog’s dream camping trip.


What is the nicest campground in the United States? ›

Here are the top nine best campgrounds in the United States.
  • Sandy Pines Campground - Kennebunkport, Maine. ...
  • Trail's End Campground - Superior National Forest, Minnesota. ...
  • Emerald Beach RV Park - Navarre, Florida. ...
  • Silver Falls State Park - Salem, Oregon. ...
  • North Rim Campground - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
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How do you keep a dog in a campsite? ›

Tips for Camping with Your Dog
  1. Bring Lots of Water. ...
  2. Always Keep Your Dog on a Leash. ...
  3. Keep Them Protected from the Elements. ...
  4. Bring a Big Tent. ...
  5. Bring Toys to Calm Them. ...
  6. Pack A Pet First Aid Kit. ...
  7. Make Sure They Have Their Shots. ...
  8. Keep Them Clean.
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Will my dog be OK camping? ›

Pack special items for your dog's comfort during the camping trip. A bed, even a roll-up pet bed, can bring the scent and sense of security of home. A favourite toy is important as well, along with your dog's usual diet and treats. Pack collapsible bowls for food and water, and bring an extra leash and collar.

What is America's #1 state park? ›

Adirondack Park

Totaling 6.1 million acres, America's biggest state park is larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. Nearly half of the land is owned by the State of New York and designed as "forever wild," encompassing all of the Adirondacks' famed 46 High Peaks as well as 3,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of river.

What is the most beautiful state park in the US? ›

The Prettiest State Parks in the U.S.
  • #1 Yellowstone National Park. ...
  • #2 Bear Lake State Park, Utah/Idaho. ...
  • #3 Letchworth State Park, New York. ...
  • #4 Custer State Park, South Dakota. ...
  • #5 Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas. ...
  • #6 Acadia National Park, Maine. ...
  • #7 Zion National Park, Utah. ...
  • #8 The Grand Canyon, Arizona.
13 Sept 2022

Where do you put dog poop when camping? ›

Dog Poop Explained suggest that you deposit pet waste in a 6-8″ deep hole at least 200 feet (70 big steps) away from any water sources.

Do dogs keep bears away while camping? ›

I always assumed they would keep them away. Let us find out. Dogs can act as both a deterrent and an attractant. A dog's heightened senses can alert the owners of an incoming black bear providing you a chance to leave the area if possible.

How cold is too cold for dog camping? ›

A Good Rule of Paw is…

Dogs don't feel the cold quite like us two-legged folks. Typically, they'll be comfortable so long as the temperature is above 45 degrees F. Once the temperature falls below 40, you should think twice about taking Fido out for long periods of time.

Can you leave your dog alone at a campsite? ›

Most campgrounds state you have to be with your dog, who is on a leash, at all times when outside. Pets are not allowed to be unattended. Inside is a different story, just keep him from barking. Having worked at numerous campgrounds, I can safely say that it is not recommend that you leave your dog at the campground.

How do you sleep with a dog while camping? ›

Instead, invest in a camping crate, camping kennel, or portable dog bed. These options will give your dog his own space to sleep and will protect your camping gear from damage. That said, if your dog is going to sleep with you in the tent, make sure he is able to sleep in his kennel or stay on his bed.

How do you keep a dog quiet when camping? ›

Purchase some hollow chew toys, like KONG or Sumo, that are just the right size for your dog. Measure out your dog's kibble, wet food or raw food for the day and place it into the hollow chew toys. Give them to your dog throughout the day when you want him to be calm!

Do dogs sleep in the tent when camping? ›

Dogs can sleep in tents as they can adapt well to new sleeping environments. The tent should offer your dog shelter, proximity, and security. They may sleep with you inside the tent or prefer outside where it's cooler. There are also pop-up travel dog tents for a dog to have its own space.

Do dogs need blankets when camping? ›

Always bring a lightweight fleece or down blanket

It took some training, but he got used to the new rules. Not only can this be used as a blanket for insulation for if someone gets cold during the day, but like humans, dogs need a layer of insulation to bed down at night.

What is the only U.S. state without a national park? ›

Delaware is the only state in the country without a National Park, but maybe not for long. National parks showcase natural beauty like Yosemite and historic venues like Independence Park.

What is the most visited state park in America? ›

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

In 2020, for instance, it was the most-visited U.S. national park, with 12.1 million visitors, which set a new attendance record. In 2021, Great Smoky Mountains set another attendance record because 14.1 million people visited the park.

What is considered the most beautiful national park? ›

Hence the reason Yosemite is often considered the most beautiful national park in America. Best things to do in Yosemite National Park: Hike Bridalveil Falls.

What is the most unpopular national park? ›

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska is the least-visited US national park.

What are 5 top rated state parks in the US? ›

Here, the country's favorite state parks, as determined by Google rankings.
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (California)
  • Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park (Arizona)
  • Grayson Highlands State Park (Virginia)
  • Waimea Canyon State Park (Hawaii)
  • Letchworth State Park Upper Falls (New York)
6 Sept 2022

Which national park is hardest to visit? ›

The 5 Hardest National Parks to Visit
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park.
  • Dry Tortugas National Park.
  • Isle Royale National Park.
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve.
  • Kobuk Valley National Park.
22 Sept 2022

How do you pee and poop while camping? ›

Go into a squat so your urine will stream downhill, rather than back onto your own shoes. Assume a wide stance. If squatting is difficult or uncomfortable, find a tree to lean your back into while squatting for extra support.

How do hikers deal with dog poop? ›

Take a plastic bag, either a used grocery bag or a purchased dog poop bag, and pick up the poop with it. Tie the bag off and throw it away in the trash. Do not throw it in the woods or leave it on a trail. Yes, this means you must carry that smelly bag with you.

What do you do when your dog poops and you run out of bags? ›

What do you do if your dog poops and you run out of bags? Leave it/Run!

Do barking dogs scare away bears? ›

Will a dog attract or detract bears? The short answer is, yes. A dog can smell a bear and alert you well in advance that something's there, which could in turn divert a potential encounter. And a barking dog can discourage a bear from investigating a campsite.

What if my dog barks at a bear? ›

Barking and lunging can appear threatening to bears. Speak softly and back away from the bear slowly, keeping your dog close to you.

What kind of dog will keep bears away? ›

The Great Pyrenees of France and Spain, the Akbash of Turkey, and the Konmondor of Spain have been used to reduce bear depredations on livestock and apiaries (Green and Woodruff 1989). Currently, the most active work being done using dogs to deter bears is by Carrie Hunt with Karelian Bear Dogs (KBD).

How do campers keep dogs warm at night? ›

Tent campers may also want to lay down a tarp to keep themselves and their dog warm. Additionally, your doggo will be more comfortable with a specialized canine sleeping bag to curl into at night and a wool or fleece blanket to layer over him.

How do you keep a dog warm in a camper? ›

How to Keep Your Dog Warm While Camping
  1. Bring a Blanket for Your Dog. ...
  2. Keep Warm with Snuggles and Cuddles. ...
  3. Have Nutrient Rich Treats – and Plenty of Water. ...
  4. Let Your Dog Sleep in Your Tent with You. ...
  5. Keep Warm Together By the Campfire. ...
  6. Use a Bottle of Warm Water. ...
  7. Protect and Warm Paws with Booties. ...
  8. Keep Your Dog Dry.
31 Jan 2021

What dog can survive the coldest temperature? ›

Alaskan Malamute

Bred to haul heavy loads, run, and roam, the Alaskan Malmute is the ultimate cold-weather canine.

What is the best dog for an acreage? ›

14 Best Farm Dog Breeds for Herding and Protection
  1. Australian Shepherd. Australian Shepherds or “aussies” are a midsize breed known for their intelligence and herding instincts. ...
  2. Australian Cattle Dog (Heeler) ...
  3. Australian Kelpie. ...
  4. Border Collie. ...
  5. Catahoula Leopard Dog. ...
  6. Scotch Collie. ...
  7. Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

What is the best small dog to travel with? ›

The Chihuahua is the perfect breed to take. Their little bodies don't require much exercise, making them an ideal pet if you travel overseas often, says DiNardo. Yorkshire terriers are also fantastic for long-haul air travel. Like Chihuahuas, they are tiny and don't require much exercise.

How hot is too hot for dogs camping? ›

Hot summer weather can cause serious conditions to your dog, like heat stroke or death, so managing their exposure to the heat is nothing to take lightly. Anything above 75°F can be too much for some dogs.

Do dogs attract animals camping? ›

Never leave your dog unattended on the campsite. Most campgrounds have policies in place to prevent this. Not only is it cruel to your dog to leave them tied up outside in the sun all day, but they may also whine and bark the entire time you're gone exploring. This can attract the curiosity of bears and other animals.

Where does dog sleep in tent? ›

The best place to for your dog to sleep while camping is next to their owner in their tent. Other good options include their own tent, a kennel, the car or in a camper with you if your camping in an RV.

What do I need to know before camping with my dog? ›

Tips for camping with your dog
  • Your dog is your constant companion. ...
  • Keep your dog on a leash when at camp. ...
  • Use pick-up bags. ...
  • Try co-sleeping. ...
  • Pack provisions. ...
  • Only bring food out during meals. ...
  • Savor the time together.
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Can dogs sleep in the car while camping? ›

RV and car camping offer the widest choice of sleeping arrangements for your dog, whether they share your tent or have their own sleeping quarters outside your tent by close to you. For beach camping I would specifically bring an elevated bed for your dog to rest or sleep on made with mesh.

What keeps dogs busy for hours? ›

Give your dog a stuffed Kong or a food-dispensing puzzle toy. Stuff a Kong or a similar toy with pieces of kibble, mixed in with a tasty treat like a spoonful of peanut butter, canned pumpkin or mashed banana. Pro tip – you can freeze it to make it last longer for your pup!

Do lights keep animals away camping? ›

In case an animal does come to your camp, you want to make sure you have something to protect yourself. Make sure to take a heavy-duty flashlight with you. A bright flash of light can spook off some animals. Raccoons can be scared off by clapping or other loud noises.

At what temperature does a dog need a sleeping bag? ›

For small, old, and short-coated dogs, nighttime temperatures below 60 degrees F are too cold for tent camping without blankets or other support. For healthy dogs with a thick coat who are used to cold temperatures, they may be comfortable camping in temperatures below freezing.

Which states have the best campgrounds? ›

There are a lot of great camping and outdoor destinations across the United States — camping is abundant at national and state parks, forests, wilderness areas, and preserves. Each US state has a unique appeal for campers, but these five stand out from the rest: Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and New York.

What is the most popular campground in North Carolina? ›

North Carolina Campgrounds
  • Cheoah Point Campground. Nantahala National Forest. ...
  • Crabtree Falls Campground. Blue Ridge Parkway. ...
  • Davidson River Campground. Pisgah National Forest. ...
  • Deep Creek Campground. ...
  • Doughton Park Campground. ...
  • Julian Price Campground. ...
  • Lake Powhatan Recreation Area. ...
  • Linville Falls Campground.
20 Sept 2022

What is the least popular national park in America? ›

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska

With just 7,362 visitors in 2021, it was the least-visited national park of the year.

Which national park is considered the most beautiful? ›

Most Beautiful National Parks in the USA
  • Zion National Park. ...
  • Yosemite National Park. ...
  • Canyonlands & Arches National Park. ...
  • Rocky Mountain National Park. ...
  • Yellowstone National Park. ...
  • Grand Teton National Park. ...
  • Glacier National Park. ...
  • Grand Canyon National Park.
3 Dec 2020

What is the safest state to camp in? ›

Safest U.S. States for Camping

Rhode Island has zero accidents and zero crimes at both its national parks since the National Park Service started using its Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System in 2013.

What state has the most free camping? ›

1. Arizona. Not only do you get a one-of-a-kind landscape in Arizona, but you can easily escape the chilly winter months if you head this way. Much of Arizona is public land, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service, and National Park Service, and there's free camping in many locations.

Can you live fulltime in a campground? ›

Yes, you can live in an RV park all year long.

Not all parks have long-term rentals and you may have to get creative to find a place for your rig. We spent a spring and summer in Kansas City, Missouri, and had a total of three RV parks to choose from.

What month is most popular for camping? ›

The summer months from mid June to mid August tend to be the more popular months to go camping for a lot of people. And for good reason. Camping and summer go together.

What is the best month to camp? ›

September and October are some of the best months to go camping because they are not too hot or cold and allow you to experience the outdoors with fewer crowds. Arguably, there is a reason many people go camping in June and July, however.

What is the most visited state park in NC? ›

The 41 parks and recreation areas in the North Carolina State Parks system, nine of which are on the coast, saw record-high visitation in 2021, with Jockey's Ridge State Park topping the list.

Is camping still popular in 2022? ›

This interest is expected to grow in 2022, with 50 percent of respondents saying that they are also seeking a glamping experience. While 40 percent of leisure trips result in camping, 80 percent of all leisure travelers chose camping or glamping for at least some of their trips.

What is the most popular type of campground? ›

Frontcountry camping: Frontcountry camping is perhaps the most popular type of camping. This is when campers rent a spot on a family campground and pitch a tent or stay in a cabin. Campsites may have many amenities to offer campers, including restrooms, fire pits, potable water, and even Wi-Fi.


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