September 23, 2021
As the world continues to deal with fall out from the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are planning trips to campgrounds.
According to KOA’s 2021 Annual North American Camping Report, families are the group most likely to continue camping in 2021. Of those families surveyed, 70% plan to spend more nights camping. Almost half of campers say the COVID-19 vaccine will allow them to camp more often in 2021. Camping is most likely to increase among millennials and GenX’ers due to the vaccine.
Because June is National Camping Month, we’ve rounded out some of the most scenic campgrounds for you to check out this summer.
The North Rim Campground is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. This area is home to wildlife, hiking trails, and views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The campground is at an elevation of 8,200 feet with pleasant summer temperatures and sometimes afternoon thunderstorms. Visitors are most likely found hiking along multiple trails with campground access. It costs only $6-50 a night to take in these breathtaking sights.
If you’re looking to spend a night under the stars, look no further. This campground is at the end of the Columbia River Gorge, about 11 miles west of The Dalles. Campsites look over the river and the park’s namesake, Memaloose Island. It’s a place sacred to the indigenous people of the Columbia River Gorge. Now, the park is a portal to exploring The Dalles and home to spring wildflowers and shade of the maple, willow, and cottonwood trees.
This campground is situated nine miles east of Crescent City along Northern California’s coast. It’s part of a long string of redwood parks home to giant, ancient trees. Visitors of the park can fish, snorkel, or kayak in the Smith River. If you don’t want to bring a tent or an RV, you can rent a cabin to take in the views. Taking in these gorgeous views will only cost you $35 a night.
This primitive campground is located on Garden Key, the same island as Fort Jefferson. Garden Key is the second largest island in the Dry Tortugas and is one of the nation’s largest 19th century forts. The only way to get to Garden Key is by boat or seaplane. The best way to explore this spot is by getting in the water- swimming, snorkeling, and diving in the Florida Keys reef system. The campground isn’t far from a dock to fish or enjoy paddle sports as well. If you’re interested in setting up camp at one of these sites, act fast because there are only 10 sites at this campground.
Take to the Badlands National Park at one of its two campgrounds. The park is home to dramatic views with layered rock formations, steep canyons, and towering spires. You might even spot some of the local wildlife like bison, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs. Sage Creek Campground is a free, first-come first-serve campground with 22 sites with trails in the surrounding areas.
With any Midland purchase, customers qualify for a free 90-day membership with The Dyrt. After all, Midland will keep you safe and in touch while on your next camping adventure. The Dyrt is your go to resource for everything camping in America. The site has more than a million campsites listed with reviews and tips from local campers.