It’s summer! That means school is out and the kids are bored. By this point, your whole family is probably ready for a change of scenery. But where can you go and what can you do without breaking your budget? Why, camping of course!
We’ve scoured the country for 7 great campsites you may not know about, all in the range from rustic to luxurious. So dust off the RV or search the closet for the old tent, and start packing!
Pirate Land Campgrounds, Myrtle Beach, SC
What family doesn’t want to go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? With great dinner shows like the Dixie Stampede, plenty of golf and amusement park fun, and the beautiful beaches, there’s fun for the whole family at this popular East Coast destination. Pirate Land Family Camping Resort is the best place to stay for camping families. Amazing amenities including a 510 ft. “Lazy River” and supervised kids’ activities make this oceanfront campground an action-packed place.
Hershey High Meadow Campground, Hershey, PA
Choose from tent sites, RV hookups, or log cabins at this large, clean campground located just 5 minutes from Hershey, Pennsylvania, where you can enjoy all the delicious fun of Hersheypark Theme Park, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, and Hershey’s Chocolate World, with 3D shows and free chocolate-making tour rides. The campground has two sparkling pools and plenty of outdoor activities for everyone.
Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, WI
1.2 million people flock each year to Devil’s Lake State Park, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. It could be because of the spectacular views from 500 foot cliffs, miles of hiking trails, swimming areas including 2 large sandy beaches, mountain bike and cross country ski trails, and loads of great climbs. Or it could be the close proximity to Wisconsin Dells, the waterpark capital of the world!
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks east of Fresno, CA
These parks lie in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Enjoy hiking through the breathtaking wildlife. In May through October, enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful Crystal Cave or try your hand at rock-climbing or horseback riding. And take in the view of the world’s largest trees any time. Watch out for bears and leave your cell phones behind as the reception is poor. This is living close to nature!
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Florence, OR
Two miles of sand dunes for catching crabs. Two natural freshwater lakes for swimming and canoeing. All on the beautiful Oregon coast. Enjoy the reasonable rates and natural beauty at this lovely state park. Walking tours, Junior Ranger activities for the kids, and blackberry picking make this a summer fun spot for everyone.
Lake Texoma State Park, Kingston, OK
Oklahoma’s second largest lake happens to be one of the best spots for catching bass in the Southwest. There’s also tennis, hiking, golf, and more. Next door is a fun center with arcades, and bumper boats, so no one will get bored.
Snake River Park, Jackson Hole, WY
Located 13 miles south of Jackson’s historic town square and a short drive from both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Snake River Park has RV hookups, tent areas, and rustic cabins for your pleasure. Famous for white water rafting, this is a beautiful, peaceful campground.