Camping

Mount Washington State Forest

Size: 
4169 acres

Location

Mount Washington State Forest
Mount Washington Road
Mt. Washington, MA 01258
United States
Phone: (413) 528-0330
42° 8' 49.8264" N, 73° 28' 45.8796" W

Mount Washington State Forest is located in southwest Massachusetts and protects a 4169-acre hardwood forest that had once been clear-cut between the late-1700s and mid-1800s.

Camel's Hump State Park

Size: 
20000 acres

Location

Camel's Hump State Park
Camel's Hump Road
Duxbury, VT 05676
United States
44° 20' 3.9372" N, 72° 50' 7.1196" W

Camel's Hump State Park protect's the third-largest peak in Vermont and is part of the Green Mountain range. Camel's Hump peak has a distinctive look and is featured on Vermont's state quarter. Its elevation is 4,083, making it one of the 48 peaks in New England reaching higher than 4,000 feet.

Big Bend National Park

Size: 
801163 acres

Location

Big Bend National Park
1 Headquarters Drive
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
United States
Phone: (432) 477-1108
29° 17' 18.4236" N, 103° 12' 46.7064" W

Big Bend National Park is a remote park on the United States/Mexican border in Far West Texas. The park contains over 800,000 acres of the Chihuahuan Desert and is larger than the state of Rhode Island. 244 miles of the famous Rio Grande river flow through the park.

Five Things That You Can't Afford to Forget on a Family Camping Trip

By Jacob Walnut

It’s summertime and you know what that means – family camping trips! While there isn’t a shadow of a doubt that family camping trips are fun, heading out into the wilderness unprepared definitely isn’t. If you remember to pack the five things listed below, then you’ll be well on your way to a great trip to the woods.

Water

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Size: 
14000 acres

Location

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
Orick, CA 95555
United States
Phone: (707) 465-7347
41° 24' 15.57" N, 124° 1' 44.4288" W

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Humboldt County, California and protects old-growth Coast Redwood trees. Many of the redwoods reach over 300 feet high and the third largest Coast Redwood, named Iluvatar, is located in the park's Atlas Grove. The forest within the park is also comprised of Coast Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock. In addition to the redwood forest, the park also contains Gold Bluffs Beach which represents 10 miles of scenic coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Size: 
3200 acres

Location

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
955 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
United States
Phone: (973) 326-7631
41° 0' 39.4308" N, 74° 33' 49.6908" W

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation is located in Jefferson Township, New Jersey and is the largest park in the Morris County park system. A major feature of the park is the Headley Overlook, which is one of the highest points in the county park system. The highest point within Morris County is located along the Pine Swamp Trail and is 1395 feet above sea level.

How to Choose a Pop-Up Camper

By Tamatha Campbell

Do you love camping in the great outdoors? Do you enjoy seeing this country’s amazing national parks, and sharing these wonders with your children? For touring the country and for enjoying a leisurely vacation at a campground, you can’t beat a pop-up camper. Also known as “tent trailers,” pop-up campers combine the fun and adventure of tent camping with the comfort and convenience of a recreational vehicle.

Grand Canyon National Park

Size: 
1217262 acres

Location

Grand Canyon National Park
2 Albright Ave
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
United States
Phone: (928) 638-7888
36° 3' 9.1656" N, 112° 8' 23.7012" W

Grand Canyon National Park is located in Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona and protects over 1.2 million acres of the famous Grand Canyon. The canyon is a massive gorge formed by the Colorado River and is considered on of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles across at its widest and up to a mile deep.

Grand Canyon National Park was created in 1919 and is the United States 15-oldest national park. Over 4 million people visit the park annually to view the natural wonders of the canyon.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Size: 
6498 acres

Location

Calaveras Big Trees State Park
1170 State Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223
United States
Phone: (209) 795-2334
38° 16' 39.0648" N, 120° 18' 33.4728" W

Calaveras Big Trees State Park is located in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, California. The park is located in the middle elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and preserves two groves of giant sequoia trees. The sequoia trees can grow to over 325 feet tall and have trunks more than 30 feet in diameter. It is believed some of the trees in the park are over 2000 years old.

The Stanislaus River is another prominent feature of the park which offers fishing for trout.

Tenkiller State Park

Size: 
1190 acres

Location

Tenkiller State Park
State Park Road
Gore, OK 74435
United States
Phone: (918) 489-5641
35° 36' 24.9444" N, 95° 1' 47.3052" W

Tenkiller State Park is an Oklahoma state park located in northwestern Sequoyah County. The park has been nicknamed the "heaven in the hills" and a central feature is Lake Tenkiller.