A Tent with a View

One of the most rewarding aspects of camping is waking up to stunning natural vistas right outside your tent flap. From scenic forests in Maine and mountain vistas in Alaska to peaceful beaches in Florida and colorful deserts in Utah, here are some of our favorite campsites with a view in the United States.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park offers some of the most dramatic landscapes in the USA. Many campsites within the park provide front-row seats to towering peaks, pristine alpine lakes, and sprawling glaciers. Rise early to witness the sunrise casting hues of pink and orange across the rugged terrain.

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite is synonymous with natural beauty, and its campsites don't disappoint. With iconic landmarks such as Half Dome and El Capitan dominating the skyline, campers here are treated to unparalleled views of sheer granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush meadows. Don’t miss sunset at Glacier Point or sunrise at Tunnel View.

Big Sur, California

Perched along the rugged coastline of California, Big Sur's campsites offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean that are simply breathtaking. Imagine falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves and waking up to dolphins frolicking in the surf.

Denali National Park, Alaska

For those seeking solitude and wilderness on an epic scale, Denali National Park is for you. With the towering peak of Denali, North America's highest mountain, as its centerpiece, the views here are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Campers have the chance to witness the Northern Lights dancing across the night sky or spot wildlife such as grizzly bears and moose against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina

With its mist-shrouded peaks and verdant forests, the Great Smoky Mountains offer a sense of tranquility and serenity that is unmatched. Campsites here provide sweeping views of rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, and dense woodlands ablaze with color during the fall months. Watching the sunrise from Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the park, is an experience that will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated.

Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park boasts a diverse range of ecosystems, from rugged coastline to temperate rainforest and alpine meadows. Campers here can enjoy breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains reflected in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Crescent. The park's secluded campsites offer a serene escape into nature, with opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and star-gazing.

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

White Mountain National Forest campers are treated to panoramic views of rugged peaks, dense forests, and pristine lakes. Whether hiking along the Appalachian Trail or simply relaxing by the campfire, the tranquility of this remote wilderness is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Situated along the shores of Lake Superior, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore encompasses a collection of pristine islands, sea caves, and rugged shorelines. From the sandy beaches of Stockton Island to the towering cliffs of Devils Island, each campsite provides a unique perspective on the natural beauty of the Great Lakes region. As night falls, the starry sky above Lake Superior is simply stunning.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

While neighboring Arches National Park often steals the spotlight, Canyonlands offers equally mesmerizing landscapes with fewer crowds. Campsites perched atop the park's towering mesas provide sweeping vistas of colorful canyons carved by the Colorado River. As day turns to night, the star-filled sky stretches endlessly overhead, offering a captivating celestial display.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Camping on the rim of the Grand Canyon offers an unparalleled perspective of one of the world's most awe-inspiring geological wonders. As the sun dips below the horizon, the canyon's layered rock formations are bathed in a warm, golden glow, creating a scene of unrivaled beauty. Whether you choose to camp on the North or South Rim, be prepared for vistas that will leave you speechless.

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Situated about 70 miles west of Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park is only accessible by boat or seaplane. This secluded park is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, and historic Fort Jefferson. Camping on the white sandy beaches of Garden Key provides campers with unmatched views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and is especially spectacular at sunrise and sunset.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park is a picturesque paradise filled with granite peaks, pristine lakes, and rocky shores, with campsites that provide breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning landscapes. Whether camping atop Cadillac Mountain or nestled within the park's lush forests, visitors are treated to stunning panoramas at every turn. Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must-see experience.

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