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Camping Sites, Places to Camp and Campgrounds

Camping describes a range of activities. Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and atv's. Camping is often done in conjunction with activities, such as hiking, climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, swimming, and fishing. It may be combined with hiking either as backpacking or as a series of day hikes from a central location. Campers span a broad range of age, ability and ruggedness, and campsites are designed in many ways as well. Many campgrounds have sites with facilities such as fire rings, barbecue grills, utilities, shared bathrooms and laundry as well as close access to receational facilities, but not all campsites have similar levels of development. Campsites can range from a patch of dirt to a level, paved pad with sewer and electricity. Use this section of Backcountry Secrets to view our list of camping sites, campgrounds, and places to camp. If you know of any other camp sites, please share.
Point NameState/ProvinceLatitudeLongitudeSports at Point
Chickasabogue Park Alabama 30.782327 -88.103657 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Escatawpa Hollow Campground and Canoe Rental Alabama 30.856185 -88.408442 Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Caines Head State Recreational Park Alaska 60.124444 -149.433333 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Eklutna Lake Alaska 61.4053 -149.1478 ATV/Motorcycle
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kayak Park & Play
Mountain Biking
Snowmobiling
Emerson Bridge Park Alberta 50.915156 -111.896095 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Gold Springs Park Alberta 49.094683 -111.98935 Camping
Canoeing
Fortuna Pond Arizona 32.723028 -114.452167 Camping
Shush Be Tou Arizona 34.0631 -109.7326 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Agua Caliente County Park California 32.950163 -116.302514 Hot Springs
Camping
Bandido Group Campground California 34.345527 -118.003485 Camping
Horseback
Breckenridge Campground, California California 35.46747 -118.58282 Camping
Carpinteria State Beach California 34.3919 -119.5203 Camping
China Hole California 37.173256 -121.495019 Camping
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
Furnace Creek California 36.466576 -116.876678 ATV/Motorcycle
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Harbin Hot Springs California 38.786656 -122.653867 Camping
Hot Springs
Henry Coe State Park Campground California 37.186083 -121.54531 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Hobo Campground, California California 35.57442 -118.52643 Camping
Lassen Volcanic National Park California 40.509396 -121.433076 Backcountry Skiing
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Hot Springs
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Malibu Creek State Park California 34.1033 -118.7331 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Monache mountain California 36.111599 -118.254004 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Stony Gorge Reservoir California 39.587467 -122.525325 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Vivian Creek Trail California 34.082202 -116.893544 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Guniella Pass Camping - No Fees Colorado 39.489726 -105.695236 Camping
Mountain Biking
Sand Dunes Pool and RV Park Colorado 37.778958 -105.85516 Camping
Swimming Holes
Big Lagoon State Park Florida 30.317136 -87.404008 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Coldwater Creek Canoe Trail Florida 30.773293 -86.992278 Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Swimming Holes
Ichetucknee River Florida 29.965643 -82.770309 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Vogle State Park Georgia 34.76722 -83.920398 Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
War Woman Dell Wildlife Management Area Georgia 34.88199 -83.35098 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Haleiwa Beach Park Hawaii 21.596636 -158.104719 Camping
Swimming Holes
Kualoa Beach Park Hawaii 21.514092 -157.838925 Camping
Swimming Holes
Lydgate Beach Park Hawaii 22.04107 -159.335252 Camping
Swimming Holes
Poipu Beach Park Hawaii 21.872383 -159.455392 Camping
Sandy Beach Hawaii 21.2857 -157.674278 Camping
Swimming Holes
Wainiha Beach Park Hawaii 22.214417 -159.539847 Camping
Badger Creek Idaho 43.861967 -111.149375 Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Bear Creek Campground at Palisades Idaho 43.327301 -111.215286 Camping
Mountain Biking
Horseback
Hiking & Backpacking
Bear Creek Hot Springs Idaho 43.275914 -111.232388 Hiking & Backpacking
Hot Springs
Camping
Beaver Dick Park Idaho 43.825088 -111.905746 Camping
Swimming Holes
Big Elk Creek Idaho 43.3223 -111.11771 Camping
Big Springs Idaho 44.497706 -111.256421 Camping
Birch Creek Idaho 44.139225 -112.899971 Camping
Bishop Mountain Cabin Idaho 44.333534 -111.553545 Camping
Blackfoot River Crossing at Trail Creek Road Idaho 43.132466 -111.912832 Camping
Bonneville Hot Springs Idaho 44.156855 -115.313745 Camping
Hot Springs
Bruneau Dunes Idaho 42.894076 -115.675735 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Buttermilk Campground Idaho 44.433014 -111.425915 Camping
Canoeing
Mountain Biking
Calamity Campground Idaho 43.327769 -111.213055 Camping
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Crater Idaho 44.238312 -111.905193 ATV/Motorcycle
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Downata Hot Springs Idaho 42.384375 -112.092077 Camping
Swimming Holes
Elk River Campground Idaho 44.964798 -115.488281 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Firth River Bottoms Idaho 43.307783 -112.1973 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Canoeing
Green Canyon Hot Springs Idaho 43.791933 -111.4396 Swimming Holes
Camping
Hawkins Reservoir Campground Idaho 42.51225 -112.331452 Camping
Canoeing
Heise Hot Springs Idaho 43.642672 -111.6869 Swimming Holes
Camping
Horseshoe Lake Idaho 44.161888 -111.103878 Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast Idaho 48.1188637 -116.117602 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Yurt Camping
Indian Creek Campground (Palisades) Idaho 43.259788 -111.0655527 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Irish Boat Ramps Idaho 43.587914 -115.992537 Camping
Jenny Lake Campground, Wyoming Idaho 43.751661 -110.721992 Camping
Kelly Island Campground Idaho 43.6239 -111.6628 Camping
Kirkham Hot Springs Campground Idaho 44.072286 -115.54293 Camping
Marble Creek Idaho 47.260592 -116.029358 Camping
Meadow Lake Idaho 44.433075 -113.317988 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mike Harris Campground Idaho 43.5563 -111.0694 Camping
Moody Meadows Idaho 43.6805 -111.4643 Camping
North Fork Canyon (River of No Return) Idaho 45.363466 -114.299829 Camping
Canoeing
Caving / Spelunking
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Whitewater
Palisades Lakes and Waterfall Canyon Idaho 43.3956666666667 -111.215 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Paramount Wall / Blanche Rock Idaho 43.6388 -111.6529 Rock / Ice Climbing
Camping
Horseback
Paris Springs Campground Idaho 42.207493 -111.493785 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Park Creek Campground Idaho 44.117412 -115.582208 Camping
Pine Creek Campground Idaho 43.5729 -111.2063 Camping
Pipeline Campground Idaho 42.740593 -112.900558 Camping
Rigby Lake Beach Idaho 43.698846 -111.90457 Swimming Holes
Camping
Canoeing
river at bear gulch Idaho 44.150466 -111.295109 ATV/Motorcycle
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Roystone Hot Springs Idaho 43.952811 -116.355021 Camping
Hot Springs
Salmon River Idaho 45.41002 -114.016113 Camping
Whitewater
Scout Mountain Campground Idaho 42.6933 -112.3589 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Sealander Park Idaho 43.4395 -112.16744 Camping
Sportsman's Park American Falls Reservoir Idaho 42.949507 -112.777231 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Staley's Springs (Henry's Lake) Idaho 44.659658 -111.436264 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Stoddard Creek Idaho 44.417799 -112.216892 Camping
Sublett Creek Campground Idaho 42.3348 -113.0426 Camping
Canoeing
Summit View Campground Idaho 42.55906 -111.29646 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Table Rock / Poison Flat Campground, Idaho Idaho 43.63049 -111.58942 Camping
Twin Bridges Idaho 43.672895 -111.765357 Camping
Canoeing
Upper Coffee Pot Campground Idaho 44.49124 -111.366048 Camping
Canoeing
Warm River Campground Idaho 44.1211 -111.3091 Camping
Webber Creek Idaho 44.363287 -112.688441 ATV/Motorcycle
Camping
Hot Springs
Weir Creek Hot Springs Idaho 46.46397 -115.035512 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Hot Springs
Wind Caves Idaho 42.789354 -113.897495 Camping
Caving / Spelunking
Wolf Flat Idaho 43.5988055 -111.610805 Camping
Yellowstone Branch Line Trail (Route of the Yellow Idaho 44.12055 -111.31158 Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Snowmobiling
Buffalo Park Forest Preserve Illinois 42.148247 -88.291297 Camping
Rend Lake Illinois 38.145358 -88.953552 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Marion Co. Fish & Game Indiana 39.800772 -86.277931 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
State line bridge Indiana 41.168575 -87.560349 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Lough Na Fooey, Finney, Clonbur Ireland 53.569065 -9.490471 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Indian Creek Louisiana 30.628302 -90.529768 Camping
Lake Adam Manitoba 48.992834 -100.176086 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Assateaque Maryland 38.206185 -75.153437 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kiteboarding & Kitesurfing
New Germany State Park Maryland 39.54509 -79.13725 Backcountry Skiing
Camping
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Swimming Holes
Berwagana Campground Michigan 43.408009 -83.447675 Camping
Cedar River Campground Michigan 45.499717 -87.383085 Horseback
Camping
The S.C.I.T Campground (The Hill Campground) Michigan 43.589546 -84.700255 Camping
Wabasis Lake Michigan 43.136882 -85.395784 Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Round Spring Campground Missouri 37.28317 -91.405993 Camping
Canoeing
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park Missouri 39.401979 -94.258232 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Horseback
Rock Creek Station State Park Nebraska 40.117519 -97.0625 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Black Canyon Nevada 36.01 -114.7429 Camping
Canoeing
Hot Springs
Maple Haven Campground New Hampshire 44.038738 -71.787415 Camping
Squam Lake Camping New Hampshire 43.71589 -71.51591 Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Coles Creek State Park New York 44.891164 -75.139968 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Umstead State Park North Carolina 35.880668 -78.758544 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Alum Creek State Park Ohio 40.243982 -82.982225 Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Mountain Biking
Berkshire Lake Campgrounds Ohio 40.226029 -82.891052 Camping
Buck Creek State Park Campground Ohio 39.968898 -83.724618 Camping
Swimming Holes
Clare-Mar Lakes Campground Ohio 41.070551 -82.253394 Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Cross Creek Camping Resort Ohio 40.231697 -82.985122 Camping
Deer Creek State Park Ohio 39.647645 -83.262119 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Snowmobiling
Delaware State Park Ohio 40.384561 -83.065224 Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Hocking Hills State Park Ohio 39.430713 -82.536507 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Mohican State Park Ohio 40.610494 -82.266172 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Snowmobiling
Shawnee State Park Campground Ohio 38.729179 -83.179379 Camping
Blue Hole Park Oklahoma 36.30322 -95.047381 Camping
Swimming Holes
Turner Falls Park Oklahoma 34.430417 -97.147722 Camping
Caving / Spelunking
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Turner Falls State Park Oklahoma 34.426063 -97.150211 Camping
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
Palmer Rapids Ontario 45.331593 -77.525949 Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Sherkston Quarry Ontario 42.870114 -79.133663 Camping
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Wright's Lake Ontario 45.754761 -78.294886 Camping
Swimming Holes
Alsea Falls Recreation Area Oregon 44.322759 -123.489928 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Illinois Hidden Access Oregon 42.246469 -123.690004 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Forest Of Thoughts Panama 9.14385 -79.04466 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Whitewater
Campbell Mill Trail / Dewdrop Campground Pennsylvania 41.82972 -78.96444 Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Camping
Canoeing
Lusk Cave, Gatineau Park Quebec 45.58303 -75.98215 Camping
Canoeing
Caving / Spelunking
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Horsethief Lake South Dakota 43.894906 -103.482395 Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Cades Cove Campground Tennessee 35.602576 -83.776985 Camping
Mt. LeConte Lodge Tennessee 35.3915 -83.2612 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Rock / Ice Climbing
Bastrop State Park Texas 30.110088 -97.285824 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Fairfield State Park Texas 31.764954 -96.074409 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Lake Grapevine Cove Texas 32.999396 -97.096589 Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
LBJ National Grasslands Texas 33.353868 -97.559924 Camping
Horseback
McCowan Valley COE Park Texas 31.944151 -97.396202 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Mud flats camping spot Texas 29.528658 -94.449463 Camping
Possum Kingdom State Park Texas 32.882398 -98.545732 Camping
Canoeing
Fifth Water Hot Springs Utah 40.084749 -111.354638 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Hot Springs
Mountain Biking
Green River Utah 40.429962 -109.490776 Camping
Hardware Ranch - Blacksmith Canyon Utah 41.606244 -111.58114 Camping
Snowmobiling
Hell Hole Lake Utah 40.782426 -110.841408 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Indian Creek Utah 38.037411 -109.550514 Camping
Rock / Ice Climbing
Maple Canyon Utah 39.55607 -111.686368 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Mount Timpanogas Utah 40.3908 -111.6455 Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Camping
Swimming Holes
Y Mountain Utah 40.256691 -111.606932 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
St. Catherine State Park Vermont 43.480515 -73.201733 Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Beaver Lodge Campground and Resort Washington 48.61186 -117.547016 Camping
Big Meadow Lake Campground Washington 48.726303 -117.562637 Camping
Blake Island Washington 47.538528 -122.492752 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Bradbury Beach Washington 48.514799 -118.146093 Camping
Swimming Holes
Canyon Creek Campground Washington 48.579617 -118.237773 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Cloverleaf Campground Washington 48.296842 -118.146908 Camping
Swimming Holes
Douglas Falls Washington 48.614744 -117.899874 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Flodelle Creek Washington 48.545407 -117.571907 ATV/Motorcycle
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Gifford Campground Washington 48.288697 -118.144752 Camping
Gillette Campground Washington 48.612909 -117.537661 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Haag Cove Campground Washington 48.561798 -118.148239 Camping
Hunters Campground Washington 48.122201 -118.225937 Camping
island lake Washington 47.436854 -121.511278 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Kettle River Campground Washington 48.714412 -118.121395 Camping
Lake Ellen Campground Washington 48.500611 -118.254862 Camping
Lake Gillette Campground Washington 48.612938 -117.539549 Camping
Swimming Holes
Lake Leo Campground Washington 48.646974 -117.501419 Camping
Lake Thomas Campground Washington 48.623775 -117.53633 Camping
Canoeing
Little Twin Lakes Campground Washington 48.5732 -117.645636 Camping
Locust Grove Campground Washington 48.592399 -118.118155 Camping
Moses Lake Sand Dunes Washington 47.066556 -119.312468 Camping
Swimming Holes
Mount Rainer Washington 46.863947 -121.728516 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Old Kettle Falls Park Washington 48.58208 -118.110795 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Rainbow Falls State Park Washington 46.63117 -123.23431 Swimming Holes
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Shi Shi beach Washington 48.2735 -124.6794 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Trout Lake Campground Washington 48.624172 -118.240013 Camping
Amnicon Falls State Park Wisconsin 46.607678 -91.888586 Camping
Bass Lake Campground Wisconsin 43.690107 -89.869128 Camping
Buckhorn State Park Wisconsin 43.944524 -90.0001 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowmobiling
Copper Falls State Park Wisconsin 46.371095 -90.639782 Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kettle Morain South Trail Head Wisconsin 42.935815 -88.465862 Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Ottawa Lake Campground Wisconsin 42.866667 -88.5 Camping
Pinewoods Campground Wisconsin 42.95 -88.483333 Camping
Whitewater Lake Campground Wisconsin 42.766667 -88.6 Camping
Alpine Campground Wyoming 43.1967 -111.042213 Camping
Bailey Lake Wyoming 43.176367 -110.734431 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Bridge Bay Wyoming 44.533892 -110.437479 Camping
Canyon Campground Yellowstone Wyoming 44.735546 -110.489386 Camping
Crystal Creek Campground Wyoming 43.610574 -110.431674 Camping
Fishing Bridge RV Campground Yellowstone Wyoming 44.563535 -110.36981 Camping
Grant Village Wyoming 44.393421 -110.56301 Camping
Indian Creek Campground Yellowstone Wyoming 44.881109 -110.734242 Camping
Lewis Lake Wyoming 44.28225 -110.627894 Camping
Madison Campground Yellowstone Wyoming 44.644571 -110.866362 Camping
Mammoth Wyoming 44.97292 -110.693381 Camping
Norris Campground in Yellowstone Wyoming 44.737736 -110.696336 Camping
Pebble Creek Campground in Yellowstone Wyoming 44.917427 -110.1135 Camping
Slough Creek Campground Yellowstone Wyoming 44.948636 -110.306761 Camping
Table Rock Campground Wyoming 43.74661 -110.85188 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Tower Fall Yellowstone Wyoming 44.8915 -110.386916 Camping
Hiking & Backpacking