North America is an amazing place for camping while traveling through. Whether you like sandy beaches, beautiful lakes, massive mountains, roaring rivers, vast deserts or large forests, North America is sure to satisfy your needs with its astounding campgrounds. With over 28,000 campsites, the United States and Canada are the best equipped countries in North America for anything camping related.
A smart place to start when camping in the United States is the Acadia National Park in Maine. This park is perfect for hiking woodlands and along rocky beaches. With absolutely gorgeous views of the ocean or lakes, this is a great place to go camping.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Travel southwest to Kentucky and visit the world’s largest known cave system. Located in the Mammoth Cave National Park, the 400 mile stretch of caves and caverns is an amazing place to visit. The park also has the Green and Nolin Rivers running through it. These rivers are perfect for game fishing, canoeing and kayaking. This park is an ideal spot for camping.
The next stop is the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. It is the perfect park for people that love outdoor activities. You can hike to a lake that is hidden in the mountains, rock climb beginner to experienced spots, whitewater raft through rushing rapids or just enjoy roasting marshmallows over the campfire with enormous mountains roaming the background. The park also has plenty of winter activities as well. Go skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, sledding and much more. Just make sure to pack warm.
Then head southwest to Arizona and camp at the Grand Canyon National Park. Considered by many as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, this canyon is overwhelming in size. Hike or ride a mule through the canyon to a river at the bottom and set up camp. It is truly an experience of a lifetime.
Keep heading west until you hit the Yosemite National Park in California. This park has some of the most breathtaking views in the United States. While there make sure to check out the valley, Glacier Point, Vernal Falls, Tunnel View and Half Dome.
Now it is time to head north into British Columbia, Canada. The Cathedral Provincial Park is perfect for camping with an ever extending view of mountains. The park offers activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain climbing and more.
Next head back east and into Alberta. While here make sure to camp at the Waterton Lakes National Park. This park is where the prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Camp next to clear lakes, colorful streams or roaring waterfalls.
As you might of guessed, we are now traveling east to Saskatchewan to check out the Grasslands National Park. The wide-open prairies and plains are the perfect relaxing getaway. Camp next to a fire and sleep under the stars.
Then head to Ontario to camp in the Sandbanks Provincial Park. This incredible park offers long stretches of beach and large dunes. Camp next to the world’s largest bay-mouth bar. Take a bicycle tour to check out the local wineries, food and shops.
The final location on our camping trip around North America is Quebec. The Forillon National Park offers lush forests touching the seacoast. You will be sure to see plenty of wildlife in addition to the panoramic views of the ocean when you camp here.
It is important to keep in mind that the weather patterns will vary drastically depending on where you are, but for a general rule of thumb, try to travel the east coast around May and June for the warmer weather, the mid west in either spring or fall to avoid too hot of weather, and the west coast between April and October. Make sure to pick the season best suited to your tastes and temperament in weather.
Camping at Lake Quinault, Washington, USA