Camping in the Parks

Camping In The Parks: Dinosaur National Monument's Gates Of Lodore Campground

It takes a concerted effort to reach the Gates of Lodore Campground in Dinosaur National Monument, but the payoff is a peaceful, historic setting with a river out your tent or RV door for evading summer's heat.

Camping In The National Parks: Capitol Reef National Park's Fruita Campground

Springtime at Fruita Campground in Capitol Reef NP, copyright Kurt Repanshek
There are many incredibly scenic campgrounds in the National Park System, and the Fruita Campground at Capitol Reef National Park easily should be in any top 10 list.

Exploring And Camping On Ocracoke Island At Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Ocracoke in Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a jewel on an island with many attractions. If you want to camp on the beach, you should make reservations now.

Camping In The Parks: Cottonwood And Juniper Campgrounds At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Deciding where to pitch your tent or park your RV in Theodore Roosevelt National Park is pretty straightforward: If you're in the South Unit, you head for Cottonwood Campground. In the North Unit, the Juniper Campground is your destination.

Camping In The Parks: Big Creek Campground At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Midnight Hole on Big Creek - GRSM
Only a few miles from I-40, Big Creek Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a quiet place to place your tent. Walk up Big Creek Trail to a great swimming hole.

Camping In The Parks: Smokemont Campground In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Spring on the Bradley Fork Trail
Smokemont Campground, a friendly, comfortable place to camp in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is close to many family attractions.

Camping In The Parks: Devils Garden In Arches National Park

Fins and outcrops at Devils Garden CG, Arches NP. Copyright Kurt Repanshek
Heading through Arches National Park in mid-March, I figured I'd spend a night at the Devils Garden Campground, and figured I'd have it all to myself. Boy was I wrong.

Camping In The Parks: Cataloochee Valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee Valley
This may be the middle of winter, but this is the time to make reservations for Cataloochee Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Camping In The Parks: Don't Overlook the Greenbelt Park Campground In Washington, D.C.

Campsite in Greenbelt Park
Our nation's capital is a popular destination for both business and pleasure, but the cost of lodging is a concern for many travelers these days. Many visitors aren't aware that the NPS has an attractive campground just 13 miles from the White House in Greenbelt Park.
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