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The 10 Best Places for National Park Camping

US News & World Report - Travel Logo By Marisa Méndez of US News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 13: Temperatures are rising, school years are winding down and travelers are itching to escape their homes. Instead of a city-based summer vacation, consider a camping trip to a national park. Camping not only will save you money on accommodations, but it will also put park attractions – hiking trails, historic buildings, beaches and more – at your fingertips. Plus, the fresh air is good for your health and being in nature can help you destress and relax. To help you decide which campsite is perfect for you, U.S. News selected the best campgrounds at each of the best U.S. national parks. Make your reservations, pack your gear and hit the road. It's time to explore.You will need to pay a park entrance fee on top of the nightly campsite fee at many national parks; entry fees are about $35 for a weekly pass. If you plan to visit multiple parks within the year, consider purchasing an America the Beautiful pass for $80. The pass grants you access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites nationwide.

A well-rounded national park experience begins with your accommodations.

Temperatures are rising, school years are winding down and travelers are itching to escape their homes. Instead of a city-based summer vacation, consider a camping trip to a national park. Camping not only will save you money on accommodations, but it will also put park attractions – hiking trails, historic buildings, beaches and more – at your fingertips. Plus, the fresh air is good for your health and being in nature can help you destress and relax. To help you decide which campsite is perfect for you, U.S. News selected the best campgrounds at each of the best U.S. national parks. Make your reservations, pack your gear and hit the road. It's time to explore.

You will need to pay a park entrance fee on top of the nightly campsite fee at many national parks; entry fees are about $35 for a weekly pass. If you plan to visit multiple parks within the year, consider purchasing an America the Beautiful pass for $80. The pass grants you access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites nationwide.
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