24 Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

By: Andrea Romano | Pulished on 2023-11-30

Olympic National Park, Washington

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There's nothing like camping next to this beautiful coastline, marked by several sea stacks. Olympic National Park has 14 different campgrounds, some next to the ocean and others in the rain forest, so you can enjoy a variety of landscapes. Check the Campground Status page on the park's website before you go to see if there are any seasonal or weather-related closures. While most are first come, first served, you can reserve a spot ahead of time online during the summer at the Mora, Hoh Rain Forest, Kalaloch, and Fairholme campgrounds, as well as the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort RV Park & Campground and Log Cabin Resort RV & Campground.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park is home to the United State's deepest lake (1,943 feet!) and a sleeping volcano, so there are plenty of photo opportunities for nature lovers. Campers can choose between two campgrounds: Mazama, for RV and tent camping from June to late September, and Lost Creek, which remains closed in 2023 but is normally open from July through mid-October for tents only. And yes, there's also backcountry camping with a permit.

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