Camping is becoming an increasingly-popular family activity, with campers taking an average of five trips per year. To kick off the start of peak camping season, each June is National Camping Month — which means it’s time for you and your family to pack up your tents, sleeping bags and other gear and hit the road.
In fact, there are few better times of year to enjoy all that camping has to offer than right now. And who doesn’t love exploring the outdoors or telling their favorite stories around the campfire?
Not sure where to take your first family camping excursion of the year? Whether you’re a tent camping die-hard or you are the proud owner of an RV, here’s a look at three must-visit campsites that are perfect for a camping trip during National Camping Month:
If you live in the Northeastern U.S., the Adirondack Mountains of New York State are every camper’s dream. The region boasts six million acres of lush forests, mountains and wilderness, with thousands of campsites to choose from. And if you and your family prefer a little more privacy, you can stay on your very own island in one of the Adirondack lakes!
Port Angeles, WA
Stretching from the Pacific coast to the mountains, Port Angeles is one of the most scenic places in the Northwestern U.S. There are campsites located in each of the park’s unique ecosystems, with a high-alpine campground, a riverside campsite and several beach campsites. If you stay on the beach, keep an eye out for an incredible glimpse at the park’s seals, whales and eagles.
With 13 different campgrounds and plenty of backcountry camping opportunities, Yosemite National Park is also home to the iconic Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and the Merced River. This is a hiking and fishing enthusiast’s paradise. It’s also one of the rare natural areas completely untouched by human hands; 95% of Yosemite is actually Congressionally-designated wilderness! Because Yosemite is so popular among tent camping lovers, be sure to make a reservation beforehand.
Where are some of your favorite tent camping sites for taking family camping adventures? Share your own recommendations by leaving a comment below!