Explore Nature -- Camp!

Sometimes spending a day in the wilderness isn't quite enough to truly capture the feeling of a special place. Sure, you see some amazing views or go on an unforgettable hike. But to get the full experience, you yearn to see the dark, starry skies. To listen to the yips of coyotes. To watch the sun rise on a silent, dewy morning.

Camping in the great outdoors transforms a regular old road trip into an epic experience. So pack up your tent or hitch up the fifth wheel — adventure awaits.

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A short video featuring a group of friends camping in a national park.

A man and a woman sit in camping chairs next to a campfire

Find a Campground -- Let’s Go!

There are hundreds of NPS campgrounds to choose from. Which one will you pick?

2 young children and an adult help set up a tent.

How to Choose the Best Campsite

Learn how to find and layout the best campsite for your camping adventure.

Three backpackers surrounded by mountains

Wilderness & Backcountry Camping

Looking to avoid the crowds? Throw on a backpack and camp.

Last updated: June 5, 2019

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