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10 Awesome Camping Spots to Visit This Summer

Summer vacation will be here before we know it. Pack up your tent or motorhome, grab the kids, and set off on an adventure. Spend the days enjoying the absolute beauty of nature, and end them by gazing up at the millions of stars in the sky. Some of my favorite memories were sitting around the bonfire and eating up s’mores after a day of nature hikes and canoe trips.  These awesome camping spots are all topped off with spectacular views to wake up to, and fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Start your planning now with the 10 Awesome Camping Spots to Visit This Summer….

  • Olympic National Forest, Washington 1 of 10
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    This camping spot in Olympic National Forest, Washington is a place everyone needs to visit at least once. The best part is it is made up of three different eco systems, mountains, glaciers and rainforests.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

  • Eugene T. Mahoney, Nebraska 2 of 10
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    Enjoy a camping getaway at the year round, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Nebraska. This campground is considered to be ultra modern with spacious campgrounds, laundry facilities, and with plenty of shade. Nearby you can also visit the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park, and Quarry Oaks Golf Club for Dad to visit.

     
    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Green Mountain National Park, Vermont 3 of 10
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    Green Mountain National Park in Vermont has amazing hiking, including the famous Long Trail, which is the first long-distance hiking trail. Spend your vacation walking around the 416,000 acres of stunning forest and lush greenery.

    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Yosemite, California 4 of 10
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    Yosemite National Park in California has thirteen different campgrounds to choose from, each one just as stunning as the others. On this camping trip you can look up at the giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove. Go fishing with the family or enjoy a picnic in a meadow. Simply taking in the beauty of the outdoors might just be enough to keep you more than entertained. 
    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Joshua Tree, California 5 of 10
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    Joshua Tree National Park in California is situated between the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. Consider taking a trip between October and May, when it's not quite too hot and stay with the family at the Black Rock and Indian Cove campsites. During the day, explore the 800,000 acres of desert landscape and keep your eye out for unique animals and reptiles running past.

    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Zion National Park, Utah 6 of 10
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    Hike to one of the largest arches in the world, Kolob Arch, in the Zion National Park, Utah. When you stay here you have your option of the Lava Point Campground, South Campground, and Watchman Campground. These campgrounds fill up quick, because of Zion's amazing beauty, so it's probably best to show up bright and early to get your spot. 
    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Everglades National Park, Florida 7 of 10
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    Visit America's largest subtropical wilderness at Everglades National Park. Consider going for Frontcountry Camping which has two drive-in campgrounds that can house tents and RVs. If you want a beach front property, check out the Backcountry Camping with a few elevated campsites that you can reach by canoe or kayak.

     
    Photo via Wikimedia.

  • Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania 8 of 10
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    Pine Grove Furnace in Pennsylvania is situated at the northern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains. When you are camping here you can hike the Appalachian Trail, take a dive in the two mountain lakes, and end the day with s'mores by the fire. From March to December there are seventy different camping spots to choose from, with a seasonal store just quarter-mile away, for any last minute treats.

    Photo via Wikimedia.

  • Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland 9 of 10
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    The Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland brings together the beautiful beach and camping. On this family vacation you can all experience horse rides, crabbing, fishing, and splashing in the sea. You can take your pick from over 300 bayside or oceanside campsites. No matter which you choose, it is sure to be an amazing experience.
    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Grand Canyon, Arizona 10 of 10
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    If you haven't visited the Grand Canyon already, or want to return, consider staying a night at the Grand Canyon National Park campgrounds. The South Rim is the most visited spot in the Grand Canyon, which makes it a hot spot for camping. It is open year round and has laundry and showers to clean off after a long day of hiking this beautiful place. 
    Photo Via Wikimedia.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family. Follow Jaime on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and YouTube.

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