Do you love sleeping out under the stars? Building a fire and roasting s'mores around it? Camping is an awesome way to step away from the hustle of everyday life and get back to enjoying the simple pleasures of nature. Even for these city-slickers who are less than enthusiastic about the idea of sleeping in a tent, these four incredible camping spots might just change their mind.
Yosemite National Park, CA
Camping does not get any more postcard perfect than at Yosemite. Even with 13 campgrounds scattered around the park and thousands of weekly visitors, you'll still manage to feel like you are truly in the wild, because 95 percent of this stunning park is designated wilderness. There are tons of trail options for all levels of hikers. If you really want to experience the park's beauty, get a permit, stock up on essential supplies from places like Blackpine Sports, and try backcountry camping in this national treasure.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
The Grand Canyon is a must-see for every true American, and if you want to do it right, you should camp along the rim. The views from the North Rim campground are some of the most-breathtaking you'll ever see in your life, especially if you peek out of your tent early enough to watch the sun rise.
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD
For something a little different, head out to Assateague Island National Seashore to spend the night on an island. Surrounded by wild horses. For true privacy, hike along the beach for a few miles and camp out on the dunes, with nothing but wild horse between you and the Atlantic Ocean.
Denali National Park, Alaska
If you really want to get away from it all, then Denali National Park in Alaska is the place to pitch your tent. With six million acres of open land to explore, awesome wildlife, and the most beautiful backdrop of the soaring peaks of Mt. Denali, you may never want to leave. There are six campsites around the park, but keep in mind that they aren't open year round due to those famous Alaskan winters.
The United States is full of beautiful, wild places, as these four campsites prove. Even if you can't make it to one of these incredible locations, there is guaranteed to be a beautiful campsite not too far from wherever you are. Get outside, set up camp, and appreciate the natural beauty all around you.