The Best Places in the World to go Camping
Summer time is here again and people are pulling out their tents and planning those yearly camping trips. Everyone has different tastes, but there are a few camping spots that everyone will agree are must-sees for avid campers. People from all over the United States flock to these destinations every year.
On the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State you will find Cape Disappointment State Park. Despite its name, this park is one of the best places around for camping. Cape Disappointment is one of the places that Lewis and Clark ended up on a journey in search of the Columbia River. Being near the water, visitors can visit the lighthouse and the ocean. There is also a museum and an artillery bunker. There are trails to hike on around the area. Camping enthusiasts will find several amenities here that will endear them to Cape Disappointment's camping facilities. It is very near two different towns, so you do not have to worry about being too far from civilization. You can build fires there as long as you use locally purchased wood. People who love both the beach and history will love camping here.
For something a little more inland than Cape Disappointment, head to New Mexico and visit City of Rocks State Park. This camping destination has amazing sights to see with rock formations that are only seen in six other places worldwide. These rocks have been formed by erupted volcanoes that have been weathered over thousands of years by water and wind. Besides the rocks, you will see several wild desert animals that may include javelinas, coyotes, and jackrabbits. The view of the night sky is beautiful from this desert setting. The campground has firepits and showers for a pleasant camping experience. You can pitch a tent or bring your RV. There are two towns close by, so you will not be too isolated here at City of Rocks. Natural history buffs will find these rock formations quite memorable.
If you are looking for something a little more rustic, head up to New York and visit the Blueberry Patch Campground. It is only open each year from May to October, but you can get some good summer camping in during those months. As you may have guessed from its name, you can pick blueberries near here when they are in season. There are nine campsites and they are available on a first come, first serve basis. Each campsite has parking, a picnic table, and a fire pit. A tent or a small RV will fit at each campsite. The Blueberry Patch Campground is a couple of miles from the small town of Hector, New York. Necessities are available there, but if you really want to rough it, just bring everything you need and enjoy the rustic feel of Blueberry Patch.
In Wyoming, the Bow River campground is the perfect place for those who want to really experience the outdoors by fishing, hiking and big game hunting during hunting seasons. Both Bow River and nearby Long Lake have awesome fishing, while Sawmill Park is a great place to hike. The campsites have firepits and running water. There is both tent camping and RV sites available. Bow River Campground is about twenty miles from the town of Saratoga, Wyoming.
About the author: Boyde McMakin is a travel fanatic with PPL Motorhomes who loves to experience life outdoors with his family. He also loves to read, write, and draw anything inspirational that he encounters in life.