The Best US Locations for Camping with the Family

Going camping with the family can be a great way to spend your time together. It offers you the chance to spend time together away from ordinary life and modern technology. Without those distractions, you can do activities together in the outdoors and enjoy the wildlife. So, if you’re thinking of camping in the US, here are the very best locations to opt for.

Big Bend National Park

Texas is home to one of the very best national parks in the country, and it’s great for camping. The Rio Grande River is one of the most appealing things about Big Bend National Park. It’s a fantastic river, and it means that you can take part in all kinds of activities on it. You could try canoeing or kayaking if you’re feeling adventurous and you want to try something new and exhilarating. The night sky is always full of stars too, which is great for stargazing with your family.


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White Mountain National Forest

There are plenty of great campsites in White Mountain National Forest. This makes it a good place for families that want to be in a secure place around other people. The landscape is good for walking and exploring the wilderness. There is also a good visitor center that can be used when you want to learn more about what you can do in the park. It’s located in New Hampshire, which means it offers something from the parks and forests that you find in the west and south of America.

Zion National Park

For families that love adventures, there is nowhere better or more captivating than Zion National Park. Located in Utah, the park is home to huge sandstone cliffs and lots of natural wildlife. It’s a majestic location for all the family. On top of that, there are numerous tunnels and peaks that are great for exploring. As long as you pick the right part of the park and stay safe, it can be a good place to enjoy with the family.


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Shenandoah National Park

The peace, quiet and natural wonders of Shenandoah National Park make it one of the most popular in the country. It has some incredible waterfalls, as well as vast expanses of woodland. And if you want to hike to the peaks, you can get an amazing view of the entire park. But those with children can stay near the reservations and campsites, which are always welcoming and suitable. Make sure you have the right equipment because the forests are dense. You can buy things like flashlights from sites such as

Yosemite National Park

There are more than a dozen campgrounds in Yosemite National Park. It’s the kind of environment that is stunning to look at, but there is some walking involved too. So, it’s best for families with older children rather than younger ones. The peaks of High Sierra and Yosemite Valley surround it. This makes it one of the most naturally beautiful and picturesque locations for camping in America. There are various long trails you can explore inside the park too, so there’s plenty to do. You can learn more about the trails at


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Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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