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Top 10 Camping Destinations For Summer 2021

by Tessa McCrackinMay 20, 2021
Top 10 Camping Destinations For Summer 2021

With outdoor vacations on the rise for the second year in a row, it’s looking to be another summer filled with fun, family, and of course – camping. Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start making those camping plans today. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help with a list of 10 trending camping destinations for summer 2021. From the Jersey Shore to Northern California, each location offers endless possibilities with campgrounds to fit every camper’s needs.  

Trending Destination: The Jersey Shore

Dive into history, culture, and breathtaking sights on the Jersey Shore while exploring some of the U.S.’s most iconic cities. Sand and surf lure millions of people to the Jersey Shore every summer, along with the famous boardwalks, arcades, amusement parks, and more. The Jersey Shore is a popular vacation spot for residents of the East Coast as it’s only a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Pool area at Frontier Town RV Resort with giant umbrellas and kids playing in the pool.

If you’re looking for fun ashore, check out Frontier Town RV Resort, situated right on the Sinepuxent Bay. Enjoy primitive campsites and cozy vacation rentals with an outstanding amenity package that includes the Frontier Town Water Park, Miniature Golf, Western Theme Park, and High Ropes Adventure Park.

Trending Destination: White Mountains

The White Mountains are the perfect destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Sprawling over a quarter of New Hampshire, they are part of the northern Appalachian Mountains and the most rugged mountains in New England. There are thousands of miles of hiking trails with rushing waters carving paths for hidden swimming holes and underground caves.

Ariel Photo of Glen Elis campground with RVs parked next to the river and the forest.

Make Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Glen Ellis your home base for your White Mountain adventure. You’ll find endless family fun and relaxation with on-site amenities from the swimming pool to the ice cream bar. Choose between a rustic site, a riverfront site, cabins, and much more. Kayak, canoe, and tube excursions are available locally on the Saco River, which runs alongside this park.

Trending Destination: Wisconsin Dells

When you think about Wisconsin Dells, you may envision waterparks, water slides, and splash zones – it is the “Waterpark Capital of the World” after all! And while water parks allow for an endless amount of family fun, this destination also has natural beauty, scenic attractions, and outdoor recreation. Start planning your summer getaway to Wisconsin Dells today to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Cabin in the woods at Fox Hill RV Park & Campground.

Nestled in 60 beautiful acres, Fox Hill RV Park & Campground is perfect for experiencing the quiet side of Wisconsin Dells. With its central location to great attractions, located four miles south of Wisconsin Dells and seven miles away from Devil’s Lake State Park, there is plenty of adventure nearby. At the campground, choose from a variety of RV sites or opt for a beautiful basic cabin. 

Trending Destination: Western New York / Niagara Falls

New York’s Niagara Region is home to Niagara Falls – one of the most awe-inspiring and impressive natural wonders with 3,160 tons of water flowing over the falls every second. Visit Niagara Falls State Park where you’ll find plenty of options for outdoor recreation. The Greater Niagara Region is also filled with adventure from wineries, education destinations, natural splendor, and more! 

Pool and Water Zone with water slides at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Western New York.

Situated on 100+ acres of peaceful pines in the heart of Western New York’s Wyoming County, you’ll find Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Western New York. This destination is perfect for your family vacation, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but only an hour away from the excitement of Niagara Falls. With top-of-the-line amenities, including the multi-level interactive Water Zone featuring water slides, a fort, water cannon, spray features, and more – there’s plenty of fun to be had on-site. Bring your RV, set up a tent, or rent one of their great cabins and make this Jellystone Park one of your travel destinations today!

Trending Destination: Northern California

With soaring peaks, a breezy ocean coastline, and some of the tallest trees in the world, it’s no surprise that Northern California is a trending camping destination for outdoor enthusiasts alike. Explore a National Park, hit the trails, or make your way through the many historic small towns – there are endless opportunities for exploration in the golden state. 

Cabin in the woods with picnic table and fire place at Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort.

Located on the southwest side of Lake Siskiyou, with panoramic views of Mt Shasta and the Shasta Trinity National Forest, you’ll find Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, a charming campground that holds all the beauty Northern California has to offer. Campers can choose a charming rustic tent site, full hook-up RV sites, retro trailers, or the comforts of a cabin or house. The resort offers various activities on-site, including hiking trails, beach rentals, and a Splash Zone inflatable water park.

Trending Destination: Smoky Mountains

Visit the largest protected area east of the Rocky Mountains where the Great Smoky Mountains rise along the Tennessee – North Carolina border. Visit the National Park, explore 800 square miles of land by foot or car, and be sure to stop at a few historical sites along the way. 

Lazy River with people floating I blue tubes at Sun Outdoors Piegon Forge.

Experience a Smoky Mountain vacation at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when you stay at Sun Outdoors Sevierville Pigeon Forge. Sun Outdoors offers an outstanding location near exciting local attractions, plus wonderful accommodations and amenities to complete your getaway to the great outdoors.

Trending Destination: Myrtle Beach

Enjoy 60 miles of beautiful coastline at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Wake up early to catch a stunning sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, plan a beach day, or explore the many nearby natural wonders. You’ll find warm Southern hospitality, fresh coastal cuisine, and lots of adventure to be had. 

Pool area with palm trees and club house in the background at Carolina Pines RV Resort

Carolina Pines RV Resort offers visitors a unique camping experience only minutes away from Myrtle Beach. This family-friendly and amenity-packed resort is filled with gorgeous landscaped grounds, luxury cottages, upscale RV sites, and a lengthy list of activities to make your stay unforgettable. Scroll through our Park Spotlight: Caroline Pines RV Resort to see all this Campspot has to offer.

Trending Destination: Lake Michigan

Discover the perfect getaway for you and your family in Pure Michigan. This destination offers sand-covered trails that all lead to adventure from scenic drives on the open road to thousands of hiking and biking trails along Lake Michigan. See the fifth largest lake in the world for yourself and experience the beautiful dunes, forests, and wildlife that inhabit it. 

RV parked at Silver Creek RV Resort as the sun is setting.

Start planning your next Lake Michigan camping trip today at Silver Creek RV Resort. It’s one of the best campgrounds near Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park – offering 2,000-acres of sand mountains between the Lake Michigan shoreline and the 690-acre Silver Lake. Silver Creek RV Resort makes a great home base with over 250 RV sites and plenty of amenities for you to enjoy.

Trending Destination: Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

Vacation where sky meets land, where foot meets the trail, fly meets river, and eyes greet every sunset as they melt over the horizon. The Rocky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for your next camping adventure. With its towering landscapes and gorgeous scenery, it’s no surprise Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the U.S.’s most visited national parks. For this reason, we recommend booking accommodations early, and for best hiking, hit the trails in the morning. 

Pool area with water zone at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Larkspur.

If you’re looking for camping en route to Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Colorado when you stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Larkspur. This spacious 100-acre RV resort offers a wide selection of lodging options. Bring your RV, relax in your tent, or experience a fully-appointed cottage. Enjoy Rocky Mountain relaxation in the heart of Colorado at Jellystone Park™ Larkspur!

Trending Destination: Utah’s Mighty 5

Time and time again, Utah proves to be one of the most sought-after camping destinations due to the endless activities it provides the modern-day adventurer. From sky-high arches to canyons deep in the earth’s surface, Utah’s Mighty 5 seems to have it all. 

Visit Slickrock Campground and experience the convenience of staying minutes away from some of Utah’s greatest attractions. They are within walking, or biking distance of the Colorado River and downtown Moab, offering an array of unique shops and fantastic restaurants. Just ten miles from the entrance at Slickrock, you’ll find the public entrance of Arches National Park, part of The Mighty 5 National Parks in the great state of Utah. 

With another busy camping season ahead, we wanted to share a few tips to help you find your perfect Campspot this summer: 

  • Instead of searching through hundreds of individual campground websites, head to to search thousands of campgrounds at once. 
  • Use Campspot’s “lock-your-site” feature to book the precise location within the campground you desire. This is particularly helpful for group sites. 
  • Check-in on a Thursday instead of a Friday for weekend warriors. Some campgrounds even offer deals to encourage longer stays.
  • Once you arrive, ask if late check-out is available. This will allow you to maximize your last day so you won’t have to pack up and leave as early.  
  • If you’re visiting a popular destination with little to no campground availability nearby, consider staying at a campground further away and drive into your destination.