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The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American campsites.
08/28/2015 09:05pm ET | Updated August 31, 2016
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It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American campsites.

This spot is a short drive from Mammoth Lakes and makes for easy car camping. Not to mention the best part of all, the hot springs. Learn more.

Camp under one of Zion National Park's most iconic structures, The Watchman, and you'll also have a great basecamp for adventures within the park. Learn more.

The island offers beach camping, swimming, sunbathing, surfing, paddle-boarding, crabbing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, biking and ocean kayaking. That should be plenty to keep you busy. Learn more.

This lake has pretty unbelievable views of the surrounding Cascade Mountains and there is plenty to explore in the area surrounding the campgrounds. Learn more.

The short hike (1 mile) into this beautiful campground will be well worth it and if you want to get further out, there are more campsites to hike to. This high-altitude plateau has characteristics typically found in Canadian landscapes. Learn more.

This is the largest lake in all of Glacier National Park and Sprague Campground has lots of amenities making it a great family camping destination. Learn more.

A short hike (.5 miles) in to this campsite in the Appalachian Mountains makes for a great intro to backpacking and an amazing place to spend the night. Learn more.

Take in the mountains of Denali National Park at this beautiful campsite and get a sense for just how big Alaska is. Learn more.

White Tank Campground is quintessential Joshua Tree and serves as the perfect basecamp for all your adventures in the park. Learn more.

Catch incredible views of the Tetons, escape the crowds, and keep an eye out for wildlife - bears, moose, elk, fish, and a whole slew of marmots. Learn more.

Head to one of the campsites at Wildwood State Park and set off exploring the beach for beautiful views of the Long Island Sound. Learn more.

This is a great camping destination for boaters and families. There are 53 sites and plenty of options for hiking and exploring. Learn more.

If falling asleep to waves crashing and sleeping on the sand sound nice, this campsite on Kauai is the spot for you. Learn more.

Explore the sand dunes and gaze at the desert sky from this campground in Death Valley National Park. Learn more.

If you want the feeling of getting away from everything, but would prefer to do it with a roof over your head, we've got something for you. Live your childhood dream and spend the night in one of these awesome treehouses. Learn more.

Albion Basin has the best of Utah mountain scenery and if you time it right you'll catch a display of wildflowers like you won't believe. There are also some great hikes nearby, like Cecret Lake. Learn more.

Explore the beautiful desert landscape of Big Bend National Park from this backcountry car camping spot. Learn more.

If you need plans for a fall camping trip, Whitewater State Park has an incredible display of autumn leaves you won't want to miss. Learn more.

Great fishing, swimming, and camping await at this tranquil, riverside campsite in Yellowstone National Park. Learn more.

Here's another spot that's definitely on the "glamping" end of the spectrum. These cozy yurts serve as the ideal basecamp for hiking, skiing, and mounatin biking. Learn more.

The Timber Creek Campgrounds are beautiful and provide easy access to backpacking trips in the surrounding area. Learn more.

These bare-bones cabins are perfect for families. They're less than an hour outside San Francisco and have access to a secluded beach. Learn more.

This site comes with expansive views over Arizona's Coconino National Forest. There is plenty of space to explore during the day and unbelievable stars at night. Learn more.

Please remember to follow local regulations regarding campsite use and practice Leave No Trace ethics on all of your adventures.

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