There’s no better way to connect with the Earth than by packing up your camping gear and heading into the wild. Camping rejuvenates body, mind, and spirit, and it’s an excellent way to see some of Mother Nature’s most beautiful offerings. Fortunately, most of us can find a national or state park, which provide some of the most stunning camping opportunities in the world, within easy travel distance. Here are some of the best:
- Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. One of Oregon’s most-visited sites, Crater Lake National Park still offers plenty of wide open spaces for those looking to get away from it all. Year-round activities abound in the park; hiking and biking during the warmer months and skiing and snowshoeing during the winter are just some of the activities you can do. Afterward, indulge in a glass of bright, summery Natura rose to relax and unwind.
- Olympic National Park, Washington. This Pacific Coast treasure boasts three distinct ecosystems, including a rainforest. Hike through dense forests of towering evergreens, or sip sustainable wines while you whale-watch from the shore during migration season.
- Ludington State Park, Michigan. We’ll let you in on this best-kept secret: with a treasure trove of parks and other camping areas, Ludington State Park offers up incredible scenery and plenty of activities. Whether you’re into swimming, beachcombing, kayaking, or hiking, this park has you covered.
- Joshua Tree National Park, California. The arid climate and rocky terrain of Joshua Tree National Park make it a rock climber’s paradise. The twisty, spiky Joshua trees that complete the landscape give the park it’s name and support a diverse range of plants and animals.
- Glacier National Park, Montana. One of Earth’s last truly wild places, Glacier National Park has over 700 miles of hiking trails that campers of all skill levels can enjoy. Whether you stay on the beaten path or head into the backcountry, this Montana jewel offers some of the most extraordinary sights you can imagine. Stunning glaciers, snow-capped mountains, crystal clear rivers, and some of nature’s most dangerous animals, this is a camping experience for the truly adventurous.
Of course this list is not exhaustive. There are many, many more stunning places for you to pitch your tent and take in the scenery. Pack your sense of adventure and a few bottles of sustainable wines. There is nothing more rewarding then watching the sun sink into the horizon with a glass of Natura rose.
Now who’s ready to go camping?