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Best States for Camping and Hiking in the US

When it comes to going camping and/or hiking in America there are lots of beautiful places to pitch your tent or drive your motorhome for beautiful outdoor scenery away from the busy bustling towns. With so many places claiming to be the best, it can get confusing. To help you, we choose 3 states that have some of the best campgrounds in the country.

Colorado

Colorado is a beautiful place to camp and with the backdrop of rugged mountains there are a lot of places to choose from for hiking. Just by driving through Colorado you can’t help but notice the breath taking wild forests, flowers, streams and lakes.  If you want choice then Colorado will give you exactly that.

You have your pick of four national parks all with their own camping areas and 54 mountain peaks for your hiking needs.  Literally everything you want for a successful camping expedition is there for the taking. If you are new to camping or don’t want to settle for the basics, needing home from home comforts then why not go glamping? You can choose from already pitched tents to beautiful log cabins and bell tents complete with real beds and amenities on site or nearby.

One such place is near Vail in a place called Walcott, Colorado and lets you mix your modern conveniences with a touch of the wild. Each bell tent has king sized beds that are already made and even boutique bathrooms on site. From the tent you can view Sawatch Mountain or if you’re feeling daring explore on a hike up close and personal. Breakfast is included in the price and a concierge service is available should you have problems choosing what to do next.  For little ones age 12 or below a rollaway bed is also provided.

Missouri

If it’s nature you are looking for you are in for a treat if you choose to camp in Missouri. It has hundreds of areas that nature provided without human intervention and 49 state parks to visit! The National Forest provides numerous trekking opportunities as does the Katy Trail which stretches 225 miles! Don’t fancy hiking, then why not try your hand at hunting, hire a boat to take out on the river or go fishing and bask in the sun.  There are also numerous opportunities when it comes to water sports thanks to the Ozark Lake which offers more than 1000 miles of shoreline, even more than California.

The Dr Edmund A. Bablers Memorial State Park offers so much for campers, hikers, bike riders, singletons, couples… well pretty much everyone. From getting together with friends or taking the family away from tech to enjoy the great outdoors the campsite has everything you could possibly need whether you need to park up your RV or pitch a tent. There are numerous facilities including hiking, bicycle hire, horse riding and just a short distance from St.Louis.  There are modern showers and bathroom facilities to keep fresh throughout your stay and the campsite is fully maintained. If you are going to be tent camping, bring a camping cot or sleeping pad, the ground is pretty rocky and rough.

Montana

If exploration is the aim of your camping expedition then Montana could very well be the State for you to head for. There’s so much untouched nature that you will find your breath is taken away by the sights as soon as you arrive. There are Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks which both offer outdoor recreation and perfect places to pitch your tent.  If you enjoy fishing Montana has many places to try out your skills and lots of people who will point you in the right direction if you are just starting out.  For hikers and rock climbers there are numerous species of birds and varieties of rocks to suit the novice to experienced climber. After a long day exploring Montana there are numerous hot springs to relax your muscles before retiring to your tent for the night.  If you are looking for summer activities then Montana is definitely the place to head to entertain the whole family.

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