Esquire magazine posted to its website what it believes are “America’s 21 Most Beautiful Campsites.”
“With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But not all campsites are created equal,” Graham Hiemstra wrote. “To help you decide where to pitch your tent this summer, we enlisted the outdoor experts at Hipcamp, America’s foremost digital camping guide. From Zion to Glacier Bay and down to Death Valley, here are 21 of America’s most amazing campsites.”
The following are the 21 campgrounds, all of which are either state or national parkland property, Esquire included in its list. Read the full report here.
- Crater Lake National Park, Ore.
- Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree National Park, Calif.
- North Rim Campground, Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
- Death Valley National Park, Calif.
- Bartlett Cove Campground, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
- White River Campground, Mount Rainier National Park, Wash.
- Adirondack Lakes Region Island Camping, N.Y.
- Equestrian Camp, Assateague Island National Seashore, Md.
- Kalalau Beach, Napali Coast State Park, Hawaii
- Chisos Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas
- Oz Farm, North Coast, Calif.
- Watchmen Campground, Zion, Utah
- Little Beaver Lake Campground, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Mich.
- Olympic National Park, Wash.
- Calpine Fire Lookout, Tahoe National Forest, Calif.
- Sandspur Campground, Bahia Honda State Park, Fla.
- Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Area, Mont.
- Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground, Jedediah Smith Redwoods, Calif.
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Mich.
- Acadia National Park, Maine
- Los Padres National Forest, Calif.