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22 Camping Destinations for 2022

by CampspotterDec 8, 2021
22 Camping Destinations for 2022

In the face of uncertain times, many have turned to the great outdoors for escape, solace, and a safe place to gather. Whether you’re a family ready for a getaway or adventurer chasing your next discovery, the restorative power of camping is only a click away on Campspot. To help celebrate the destinations that grant us peace and serenity, here are 22 camping destinations brought to you by the Campspot community. 

 Top Camping Destinations in 2022

1. Banff, Alberta, Canada

Spreading along the Canadian Rockies, this destination is one of the most scenic National Parks in Canada. There’s something for everyone in this little slice of heaven, with towering mountains, scenic valleys, peaks, and glacier-fed lakes and rivers. Nestled high in the mountains of the Banff National Park, the quaint town awaits you.

Mountains and river in Banff, Canada
Photo by Christina Brinza on Unsplash

Where to Camp: Mountain Aire Resort in Water Valley, AB

Mountain Aire Resort’s mission is to provide an authentic Rocky Mountain experience with the comforts of home that is accessible to all. Cast yourself into nature right from the camp where you will have access to fishing, ATV trails, wildlife watching, and more. The resort is just two hours from Banff National Park.

Cabin with trees and a house at Mountain Aire Resort in Water Valley

Mountain Aire Resort’s mission is to provide an authentic Rocky Mountain experience with the comforts of home that is accessible to all. Cast yourself into nature right from the camp where you will have access to fishing, ATV trails, wildlife watching, and more. The resort is just two hours from Banff National Park.

2. Pictured Rocks National Seashore, Michigan Upper Peninsula

This destination offers the opportunity to explore miles of pristine Lake Superior beaches, hike 100+ miles of trails, view towering sandstone cliffs, and experience the serenity of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Whether you’re looking to kayak, take a boat cruise, or enjoy the scenery on foot, this destination provides something for everyone.

Fun Fact: Pictured Rocks was the first of four national lakeshores to be managed by the National Park Service. 

Pictured Rocks in Michigan

Where to Camp: Woodland Park Campground in Grand Marais, MI 

Located on the shore of Lake Superior and close to downtown Grand Marais, Woodland Park Campground offers endless benefits to campers. After a day of adventure at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you can enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset at this waterfront campground—it’s the view that keeps people coming back year after year.

Woodland Park Campground aerial view

3. Hocking Hills, Ohio

For a midwest adventure, look no further than Hocking Hills. Miles of trails leading you to stunning caves and waterfalls are what you can expect when visiting Hocking Hills State Park. Make your way to the famous Old Man’s Cave by crossing bridges, hiking past a swirling pool of water called Devil’s Bathtub, and climbing a narrow set of stairs carved into the rock. 

Where to Camp: Campbell Cove RV Resort & Campground in Logan, OH

Nestled in tall pines next to the beautiful Lake Logan sits Campbell Cove RV Resort & Campground. This family-oriented campground offers a beautiful natural setting with spacious RV sites, tent camping, and cabin rentals. The park is within a short distance of many Hocking Hills attractions, restaurants, wineries, and distilleries. 

Waterfront campground at Campbell Cove RV Resort

4. Acadia National Park, Maine

Forty-seven thousand acres off the Atlantic coast you’ll find Acadia National Park. Home to extraordinary wildlife like moose, bears, whales, and sea animals, this stunning piece of northeastern US is the perfect national park to visit in 2022. Hike The Beehive or Cadillac Mountain for views over the rocky landscape. Looking to relax with a bit more comfort? Check out Bar Harbor, a popular seaside town perfect for a quiet getaway or to end your outdoor adventure.

View of the ocean from Acadia National Park

Where to Camp: Hadley’s Point Campground in Bar Harbor, ME

At Hadley’s Point Campground, you’ll be just minutes from Acadia National Park and downtown Bar Harbor. Enjoy a quiet, family-friendly campground where you can relax amidst the pines. Hadley’s Point offers cabins that meet the needs of varying campers or choose from primitive tent camping, electric and water campsites, and full hookup RV campsites. 

Cabin in the woods at Hadley's Point Campground

5. White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

Drawing millions of visitors each year, this eastern mountain range in New Hampshire hosts world-class skiing, hiking, camping, and leaf-peeping. Bordering New Hampshire and Maine, this area boasts the highest elevation in the northeastern US and is perfect for your next getaway. 

Women standing wrapped in a blanket at White Mountain National Forest

Where to Camp: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Glen Ellis in Glen, NH

This Jellystone Park is an outdoor-loving family’s dream come true. From a swimming pool to the ice cream bar, they’ve thought of all the amenities needed to excite both kids and adults alike. Conveniently located near Mt. Washington Valley, visitors can easily experience a vast number of scenic hiking trails (some even have hidden swimming holes and underground caves). 

Cabins next to the river with people tubing at Yogi Bear's Park in Glen, NH

6. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

If quaint villages, lighthouses, fresh seafood, and time spent soaking up sunshine are what your heart desires, look no further than Cape Cod. This pristine peninsula offers three coasts to choose from, so campers are never far from a spectacular beach. Spend your days learning about Cape Cod’s charming history, or just relax and enjoy a slower pace of life.

Ariel view of Cape Cod and the ocean

Where to Camp: Peters Pond RV Resort in Sandwich, MA

Peters Pond is situated along the shores of a beautiful spring-fed pond. Here, visitors can relax in the serene environment or participate in the many onsite activities, including softball, horseshoes, volleyball, and bocce ball. You don’t have to own an RV to enjoy Peters Pond—they also offer tent camping and vacation rentals.

Pop-up camper next to the water at Peter's Pond RV Resort

7. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

An Atlantic barrier island split between Maryland and Virginia, Assateague Island is a small strip of land with a lot to offer. It remains the largest barrier island without human development. With a lack of humans, you get an abundance of wildlife. The island is home to a variety of marsh and coastal birds—yet, it’s the feral horses that steal the spotlight. Visit the island during sunset for a truly colorful and surreal experience.

Horses next to gate at sunset - Assateague Island National Seashore

Where to Camp: Frontier Town RV Resort & Campground in Berlin, MD

Frontier Town in Berlin is only eight miles away from the Assateague Island National Seashore entrance. Frontier Town offers primitive camping, vacation rentals, and different RV sites. The park also has a waterpark, miniature golf course, Western theme park, high ropes adventure park, restaurant, bar, and marina for fishing and kayaking.

Frontier Town Campground

8. Key West, Florida

Key West, the southernmost point in the United States, is famous for its beaches, historic sites, unique architecture, lively nightlife, and culinary scene. For a Key West cultural experience, make your way to Sunset Celebrations on Mallery Square to delight in a festival of magicians, jugglers, musicians, artists, and local flavors.  

Where to Camp: Pelican RV Resort & Marina in Marathon, FL

Aerial view of Florida campground on the ocean

Enjoy a unique camping experience nestled along the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico at Pelican RV Resort & Marina. The resort is just an hour away from the excitement of downtown Key West, giving campers access to a quiet paradise to relax and restore. Here campers can enjoy secluded waterfront access, boat slips, and a private marina.

9. The Ozarks

The Ozarks, also known as the Ozark Mountains, span across southern Missouri. This destination has long been a must-see for adventure-seekers looking to explore woodlands, limestone bluffs, and caves, and travelers are finally catching on to its beauty, making this one of our top recommended destinations to camp in 2022. 

View of the Ozark mountains in fall
Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Where to Camp: Ozark Farms Family Campground & RV Park in Rolla, MO

You’ll feel right at home at this little slice of peace, quiet, and the great outdoors. Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Ozark Farms is a favorite to locals and campers alike. You’ll find a variety of sites offering full to partial hook-ups, or no utility sites – perfect for smaller RVs and tents. With a stay at Ozark Farms, you’re just a short drive away from Fugitive Beach, Meramec Springs, and only 40 minutes from Onondaga Cave State Park. 

10. Texas Hill Country

West of Austin and north of San Antonio, Texas’ Hill Country provides ample opportunities for beautiful nature, museums and history, and shopping. Explore Fredericksburg, choose between 100 wineries in the area, or hike Enchanted Rock Natural State Area. 

Fun Fact: Visiting in the spring? Be sure to not miss out on the beautiful wildflower display. bluebonnets, Texas’ state flower, will be in full bloom.

River view of Texas campground, Camp Fimfo

Where to Camp: Camp Fimfo Texas Hill Country in New Braunfels, TX

Camp Fimfo is more than a campground, it’s a new camping experience rooted in nostalgia with a focus on all things fun. By combining local Texas Hill Country charm, whimsy, and fun design touches, they give campers a vacation that looks and feels different. Resort-like amenities, outdoor adventures, and premium accommodations provide a truly exceptional reason to go outside.

Tiny Cabin, glamping experience at Camp Fimfo

11. Big Bend National Park, Texas

Looking for awe-inspiring views? Big Bend National Park is an adventure seekers paradise year-round. Steep mountains and cliffs, rocky terrain, and the Rio Grande combine to make this area an outstanding outdoor playground for hikers, campers, canoers, photographers, and nature lovers alike. 

Insider Tip: Campspot Ambassador, Kendra suggests hiking Balanced Rock, a two-mile out and back trail. 

View of woman standing in front of rock formation at Big Bend National Park

Where to Camp: Roadrunner Travelers Campground in Terlingua, TX

Like Big Bend National Park, Roadrunner Travelers is an ideal location for adventurers. Big Bend National Park is just a short driving distance away. The local town Terlingua also attracts stargazing fans as a Dark Skies Region. With access to hiking, a dog park, and internet access, this location is a retreat for humans and furry friends alike. 

Aerial view of Airstream at Roadrunner Travelers Campground

12. Four Corners (UT/CO/AZ/NM)

While it’s the only point in the US shared by four states, that’s not the only draw to this southwestern region of the country. To the east is Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado plus San Juan National Forest. And to the west is Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Canyonlands National Park. No matter which direction you venture, you’re bound to find an adventure.

View of Canyonlands National Park

Where to Camp: Alpen Rose RV Park in Durango, CO

Nestled beneath stunning red rock cliffs, Alpen Rose RV Park makes the perfect base camp for all of your Four Corner adventures. Enjoy the quiet of the Animas River Valley with stunning mountain views, and a variety of full hook-up sites. You’ll be all while being close to downtown Durango in Colorado, the perfect place to start your adventure. 

View of campground entrance mountain in the background at Aplen Rose RV Park

13. Moab, Utah

Looking to experience Utah’s famous red rocks, arches, and canyons? Moab is the perfect place to begin—surrounded by two national parks, Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, and BLM land that provides the opportunity for additional adventures. With so much to offer for a long-weekend camping trip or a week-long vacation, you’ll want to read our Guide to Moab for itinerary ideas. 

Aerial view of canyons dusted with snow at Moab, UT

Where to Camp: Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground in Moab, UT

With modern amenities set against a backdrop of the state’s distinct red-rock landscape, you’ll enjoy a scenic stay at Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground. Enjoy a swim in the pool with a view of the red rocks, or opt for a hike around the property. No matter your camping style, there’s something for everyone with a variety of tent sites, RV sites, and vacation rentals to choose from.

Cabin accommodation with tree in back at Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground

14. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Steeped in history, art, and culture, Santa Fe is a must-visit for those looking to explore an incredible city while still having the opportunity to get outdoors. Swing by the Georgia O’Keefe museum, tour the art on Canyon Road, and discover pueblo-style architecture all in New Mexico’s capital city.

View of building in Santa Fe, NM

Where to Camp: KitFox in Lamy, NM

Plug into the wild at KitFox, New Mexico’s number one glamping destination. The unique glamping tents are surrounded by a picturesque setting, making your stay comfortable and chic. The elegant decor combined with the natural landscape makes for a breathtaking ambiance and peaceful stay. With close proximity to Sante Fe, you can enjoy the city’s vibrant history, arts, shops, restaurants, and more.

Glamping tents next to large rock formation at KitFox

15. Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is known to inspire visitors and nourish the soul. Nestled in spectacular Red Rocks it’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, or just want to relax under a beautiful sunset. After a day filled with adventure, unwind and celebrate your accomplishments by enjoying Sedona’s diverse culinary scene.  

View of canyon in Sedona, AZ

Where to Camp: Rancho Sedona RV Park in Sedona, AZ

The peaceful desert setting at Rancho Sedona is unrivaled, yet you’ll find shaded sites protected by grand Sycamore and Cottonwood trees. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and trout fishing all year long right from the park, or head out to explore local galleries, shops, and restaurants all within walking distance.   

Campground view of RV and large tree at Rancho Sedona RV Park

16. Saguaro National Park, Arizona 

Saguaro National Park is named for the Saguaro cactus, which you’re bound to see among the National Park’s iconic southwestern landscape. With scenic drives and a variety of well-maintained trails, this destination is perfect for explorers of all skill levels. This park is split into two districts on each side of Tucson—Rincon Mountain District to the east and Tucson Mountain District to the west. 

Where to Camp: Ride Out Ranch in Florence, AZ

Located well off the beaten path, Ride Out Ranch offers some of the best scenes the desert has to offer. The Ranch has 14 full-service RV hook-ups for more extended stays as well as multiple primitive camping areas. They also offer stays in their 4 “tiny homes,” with access to everything you need at the ranch house.

Man in hammock outside an airstream in the desert

17. Missoula, Montana

When solitude, nature, and adventure are only minutes from an electric city vibe, funky local shops, and a unique music scene, Missoula Montana is the best of both worlds. If you’re looking for a local adventure, spend the day white water rafting on the famous Alberton Gorge, or hike the system of trails throughout the city. 

Travel Tip: You’ll also find both Yellowstone and Glacier National Park to be an easy day’s drive away. 

Bridge over water in Missoula, Montana

Where to Camp: Jim & Mary’s RV Park in Missoula, MT

Located in the heart of Missoula, Jim & Mary’s RV Park offers 70 RV sites tucked in the trees. Here you’ll find impeccable attention to detail with beautiful gardens, a made in Montana gift shop, and excellent amenities to make your stay comfortable. The park is only a 10-minute drive to downtown Missoula, making it your perfect home base for local adventure.

RV parked at Jim & Mary’s RV Park in Missoula, MT

  18. Mt Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier is one of the most famous peaks in North America, rising 14,411 feet above sea level. This dormant volcano can be spotted from over 100 miles away, but we recommend making a trip to the National Park to see its jaw-dropping landscapes up close. From snow-covered trails to flower-covered meadows, it’s a hiker’s dream with hundreds of maintained trails.   

View of Mount Rainier peak

Where to Camp: Elkamp Eastcreek in Mineral, WA

A stay at Elkamp Eastcreek creates a perfect balance of nature and comfort. Their park-like grounds are nestled among the trees at the foot of Mt. Rainier, located just 15-minutes from the Nisqually Gate of Mt. Rainier National Park. With well-maintained and spacious RV and tent sites, it’s their mission to see that your time is spent relaxing, renewing, and reconnecting with nature. 

See how Campspot’s CEO experienced the RV Lifestyle Firsthand at Mount Rainier and Elkamp Eastcreek! 

Three people sitting at a campground table next to airstream

19. Hood River, Oregon

Also known as the windsurfing capital of the world, Hood River is nestled between the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Range. Full of scenic hiking, biking trails, and waterways, this destination offers all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll also find a haven of craft breweries, wineries, and farm-to-table restaurants.

Kitesurfing in Hood River, Oregon

Where to Camp: Gorge Base Camp in White Salmon, WA

Located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, Gorge Base Camp overlooks Oregon and the town of Hood River. You’ll find a variety of RV and tent sites to call home after a day of exploring local hiking, biking, kiteboarding, and windsurfing adventures. You’ll also find nearby wineries and breweries within a short drive from the campground. 

Aerial view of campground next to river with RVs parked

20. San Diego, California

A metropolitan destination may not be your first thought when choosing where to camp, but we find San Diego’s white-sand beaches, year-round amazing weather, and charm are plenty of reason to intrigue visitors and campers alike. Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, this city offers an abundance of fun and relaxation for visitors of all ages.

View of ocean and pink sunset in San Diego, CA
Photo by MontyLov on Unsplash

Where to Camp: Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, CA

It’s easy for campers to coast through life at Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay. With luxurious cottage rentals, RV sites, and amazing on-site amenities, you can do it all, or nothing at all. After a busy day exploring San Diego, lounge in the pool, relax in your own private cabana, or sip on Juice from the Juice and Breakfast Bar! 

Pool, hot tub, and cabanas at Sun Outdoors San Diego Bat in CA

21. Palm Springs, California

Easily accessible from both Los Angeles and San Diego, Palm Springs is an easy getaway decision for local Californians and travelers alike. With a focus on art and design, you’ll enjoy this city’s small-town charm with posh vibes. In this desert oasis, enjoy a perfect blend of nature, art, design, a great culinary scene, and nightlife. 

Palm Springs Pink Dinosaur next to palm trees
Photo by Elizabeth Pishal on Unsplash

Where to Camp: Indian Wells RV Resort in Indio, CA 

Wake up to an awe-inspiring view of the Santa Rosa Mountains when you stay at Indian Wells RV Resort. Tucked away in the charming town of Indio, in the heart of Coachella Valley, you’ll be 30 minutes from all the excitement Palm Springs has to offer. You don’t have to own an RV to enjoy Indian Wells—with a variety of vacation rentals, there are options for all! 

Aerial view of sunset at Indian Wells RV Resort in Indio, CA

22. Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

The Kenai Peninsula is a paradise for those looking to be one with nature. Here you’ll find an abundance of wilderness making it a great destination to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula, you’ll find Kenai Fjords National Park, offering countless opportunities for glacier exploration. 

Photo of the fjords in the Kenai Peninsula

Where to Camp: Diamond M Ranch Resort in Kenai, AK

This resort is located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, making it our home base of choice for your Alaskan adventure. Whether you want spacious RV sites with full hook-ups, gorgeous historical suites with a view, or a tent space with access to all the resort amenities, their goal is to help you have the Alaska experience of a lifetime. 

Aerial view of alaskan campground with RVs parked between trees

We hope this list of 22 places to camp in 2022 inspires you to get out and experience the great outdoors. Planning to visit one of these destinations? We’d love to see your adventure. Tag @campspot on Instagram and use #FindYourCampspot for a chance to be featured!