Camping

Pisgah National Forest

Size: 
510119 acres

Location

Pisgah National Forest
State Highway 80 South and Blue Ridge Parkway
Burnsville, NC 28714
United States
Phone: (828) 257-4200
35° 44' 45.6432" N, 82° 20' 20.526" W

Pisgah National Forest is located in western North Carolina and includes a portion of the southern Appalachian Mountains. The forest contains some of the highest mountains in the Eastern United States with peaks reaching over 6,000 feet. It is managed jointly with three other North Carolina National Forests from a shared headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina.

Silver Lake State Park

Size: 
2936 acres

Location

Silver Lake State Park
9679 West State Park Road
Mears, MI 49436
United States
Phone: (231) 873-3083
43° 39' 2.538" N, 86° 30' 59.1012" W

Silver Lake State Park is located in Oceana County, Michigan on Lake Michigan. The park is comprised of dune ridges and mature forest.

A popular feature of the park is the 450-acre off-road vehicle (ORV) area. The ORV area has trails for motorcycles, ATVs and larger ORVs. Specific regulations apply and families should review regulations before operating ORVs within the park.

Silver Lake campground offers 200 campsites with electrical hookups. The campground has modern restrooms and dumpsters.

Banning State Park

Size: 
6237 acres

Location

Banning State Park
61101 Banning Park Road
Sandstone, MN 55072
United States
Phone: (320) 245-2668
46° 7' 53.0076" N, 92° 51' 44.496" W

Banning State Park is located in Eastern Minnesota. The park resides within a shallow valley carved by the Kettle River and has many glacial potholes created by the Wisconsin glaciation thousands of years ago.

The river is a focal point of the park and provides a variety of water recreation. It is a popular place for canoeing and kayaking and features a 1.5-mile stretch of rapids, some of which are Class IV. Fishing is also a popular activity and record sturgeon have been caught in Kettle River.

Camden Hills State Park

Size: 
5500 acres

Location

Camden Hills State Park
280 Belfast Road
Camden, ME 04843
United States
Phone: (207) 236-3109
44° 13' 30.4932" N, 69° 3' 3.1356" W

Camden Hills State Park is located in the Midcoast region of Maine. A major feature of the park of the park is Mount Battie, which has a scenic outlook offering great views the town of Camden, Penobscot Bay and the surrounding area. Camden Hills State Parkis highly regarded as a place to view fall foliage.

Everglades National Park

Size: 
1500000 acres

Location

Everglades National Park
40001 State road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
United States
Phone: (305) 242-7700
25° 24' 29.61" N, 80° 31' 24.3228" W

Everglades National Park covers over 1.5 million acres in the Florida Everglades and is the third largest national park in the 48 contiguous United States. The park was created to protect a fragile ecosystem of interconnected wetlands and is the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere. It is one of only three places in the world to be designated as a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance.

Thousand Hills State Park

Size: 
3215 acres

Location

Thousand Hills State Park
20431 State Highway 157
Kirksville, MO 63501
United States
Phone: (660) 665-6995
40° 12' 3.9924" N, 92° 38' 39.714" W

Thousand Hills State Park is located in Adair County, Missouri in the northern part of the state. Major features of the park are the 703-acre Forrest Lake and Native American petroglyphs that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Oconee State Park

Size: 
1165 acres

Location

Oconee State Park
624 State Park Road
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
United States
Phone: (864) 638-5353
34° 52' 6.8016" N, 83° 6' 19.6848" W

Oconee State Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of South Carolina. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and many of the original buildings remain in use within the park. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Bear Brook State Park

Size: 
10000 acres

Location

Bear Brook State Park
157 Deerfield Road
Allenstown, NH 03275
United States
Phone: (603) 485-9874
43° 9' 15.3324" N, 71° 21' 58.4928" W

Bear Brook State Park is located in southeast New Hampshire in Allenstown. It is the largest developed state park in the state. Many of the buildings were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pikes Peak State Park

Size: 
960 acres

Location

Pikes Peak State Park
32264 Pikes Peak Road
McGregor, IA 52157
United States
42° 59' 41.3088" N, 91° 9' 57.8088" W

Pikes Peak State Park is located in northeastern Iowa along the Upper Mississippi River at the confluence with the Wisconsin River. A 500-foot bluff overlooks the river and provides scenic views. The park is named for Zebulon Pike, who also has Pikes Peak in Colorado named for him.

Smith Rock State Park

Size: 
651 acres

Location

Smith Rock State Park
9241 Wallenberg Road
Terrebonne, OR 97760
United States
Phone: (541) 548-7501
44° 21' 36.4428" N, 121° 8' 19.8276" W

Smith Rock State Park is located in central Oregon on the high desert plateau. Within the park, the Crooked River winds through large rock spires formed by volcanic activity. The rock cliffs are internationally known for rock climbing and there are hundreds of climbing routes within the park.