5 ‘Hidden Gem’ Campgrounds Across America


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Camping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, relax, and be one with nature. There are so many campgrounds that are famous and attract millions of visitors every year. Those camp sites are nice, but where do you go when you want to deviate from the touristy locations? Check out these five camp sites that you may never have heard of, but are sure to love.

  1. Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA
    Hidden away in south-central Pennsylvania, Pine Grove Furnace State Park sits at the northern point of Blue Ridge Mountain. This park is home to one of the best areas for camping in Pennsylvania due to its extensive network of foot paths for hiking. There are over 2,286 miles of hiking trail for you to enjoy. For you history buffs, there is the Appalachian Trail Museum nestled in the middle of the park.
  2. Ludington State Park, MI
    Camping in Michigan doesn’t get any better than at Ludington State Park. The 5,300-acre park sits happily between two beautiful lakes in the western portion of the state. If you’re looking for a unique camping experience, take advantage of many different types of terrain you’ll find. From sand dunes to marshlands to forests, this park has it all.
  3. Peninsula State Park, WI
    This park has some awesome amenities that no other campgrounds in Wisconsin can offer. Peninsula State Park has something for everyone, from golf courses to volleyball courts, hiking trails and bike paths. Enjoy the serenity of the shoreline along Green Bay in this lesser-known getaway.
  4. Voyageurs National Park, MN
    The beauty of this park transforms from season to season. The leaves paint a stunning scenery in the fall, but when winter comes, the fun really begins. This park is great for skiers, snowshoers, and ice fishers alike. Who says you can’t camp in the winter months? Check out Voyageurs for a true adventure.
  5. Acadia National Park, ME
    For some of the best camping in the Northeast, look up to the eastern forests of Maine. There is a reason why this state is known for its pine trees; this park is blanketed in 17 million acres of forest. Scattered throughout the woods are 6,000 lakes and ponds, interconnected by over 32,000 miles of rivers and streams. Acadia National Park is a true nature lover’s dream!

Which campsite are you most excited to visit? Tell us in the comments below!

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