The freedom and flexibility offered by a camper are very unique in that you can have the comfort of home while on a whirlwind tour featuring a new location with each stop. Traveling across one’s country and having the ability to stop experience and understand the nuances of your own culture would give anyone a better appreciation for being here. While traveling across all 48 contiguous and one closely located states, make a little extra time for these 10.
You never truly understand just how big the country is until you have journeyed to Alaska. The Northern Frontier state is a nature lover’s dream with abundant wildlife and great foliage everywhere. Unless you plan on taking some side roads, there is no need to worry about potholes in Alaska. On the travel up, be prepared to do some amount of boondocking in parking lots, just be sure to get the store’s permission first or you can book multiple hotels until you arrive in the 49th state.
South Padre Island, Texas
Out of all the hidden gems, the great state of Texas has to offer, this one is the most surprising. The town is a pretty small town of approximately 2800+ people but it has great resort type offerings. For any lover of water sports, this is the island to be.
Yosemite National Park, California
For the full camping experience where only fresh water and a dump ground are available, you can camp in the park for a few days based on reservation. At the National Park, You can do everything from learning about President Lincoln’s cottage to submitting artwork that may end up in museums around the country.
Las Vegas, Nevada
The proclaimed gambling capital of the world also has many camping options. Take a chance and visit many of the sites and see a few shows while in town. Sites such as the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Red Rock Canyon are all in Vegas so there is something for everybody.
Boyd’s Key West Campground, Florida
At the end of a long chain of islands that stretch into the Gulf Coast is Boyd’s. Here is the perfect place for camping, snorkeling, and fishing; basically it provides great wholesome fun for those who visit.
Crater National Park, Oregon
For a lake that is only filled with rainwater and snow, this park has many hiking, boating and swimming options which are not for the faint-hearted.
Without focusing on the politics of the nation’s capital, DC is both a beautiful and historic place to camp. Once parked, stay there for the entire duration, and plan on doing a lot of walking. Taking the Metro is better because there is too much traffic to navigate but the sites are worth it.
The following sites are more for the big (or little) kids in us all rather than a balanced family trip. They feature activities for the children designed to give you a few hours of kid-free and well-deserved rest.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Pennsylvania
Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort, Pennsylvania
Disney’s Fort Wilderness, Florida