Where to camp in the United States

by Calum Donoghue

Get ready to book a 2022 camping trip as Quel Homme selects the most scenic spots to pitch a tent in the US


As we look to 2022 to fulfil our international travel needs, re-connect with the great outdoors with the best places to camp in the United States, from Nevada to New York.



New York

Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of nature with a camping trip in New York State, where great options abound, from crisp, star-flecked nights in the Adirondacks to the Catskills, where you’re never far from amazing adventures such as canoeing, hiking, and fishing. Imagine pitching a tent near the St. Lawrence River or one of the beautiful lakes or cooking breakfast in a cabin overlooking the "Grand Canyon of the East."



With jaw-dropping landscapes, The Texas Panhandle and the Texas Coast feature some of the best places to go camping. Make the most of the wild rivers and spring-fed swimming pools from Colorado Bend State Park and Guadalupe River State Park.



Known for its mountains and natural hot springs, Idaho’s waterfront campgrounds offer some of the best water experiences including kayaking, motor boating, fishing and paddle boarding. Our pick is Ponderosa State Park in the beautiful resort town of McCall, which is situated on a thousand-acre peninsula on Payette Lake.   



Boat, swim, water ski, and fish on the warm waters of Willard Bay in Utah. Camp under tall cottonwood trees that frame the night sky. Anglers fish for walleye, channel catfish, black crappie and wipers. During winter months, Willard Bay is a wildlife watching area for bald eagles. Two areas, North and South Marinas, offer all the amenities for a weekend at the bay.  


The Silver State’s vast variety of unspoiled landscapes provide some of the best locations to star gaze surrounded by dramatic red sandstones. With 24 state parks, 2 national parks, and dozens of recreation areas across its 100,000+ square miles, camping here is a necessity. Get ready for an off-grid solace. 


With Maine's 12 state park campgrounds, Acadia National Park and nearly 200 licensed campgrounds, there are excellent camping options across the state, from Aroostook County to southern Maine and from tent camping to RV camping. At most campgrounds, both public and private, activities like hiking, biking and even rock climbing are close by.