Top Five Most Visited Camping Grounds in the United States

If you are planning to go out on your first camping trip and can’t decide which to place to go, consider this your lucky day. We have provided the top five most visited camping sites across the country. If you fall near the vicinity to any of these campsites then consider yourself luckier. If you own an RV or camper then you are one of the luckiest people today, you at least have a clear shot to experience the beauty that these camping grounds can offer. If you don’t own one, then consider looking for cheap campers for sale available in the market today. 

The list is provided by thousands of camping enthusiast across the country, they are submitted by folks who have traveled several camping grounds and gave their opinions about their experiences and marked the best spots they have traveled to so far. Most of the campers who have taken a trip to 8 to 10 camping sites are those traveling in their Rvs or campers, they are also the same people who gave the best reviews in which this article was based upon. 

BrookvilleLake

Considered a National treasure, this campsite is located in Brookville, Indiana. Whitewater Memorial State Park Complex lies part of the Brookville Lake. Evidence of pre-historic Native Americans existence can be found in the area along with the large deposit of Ordovician fossils which made the area a bit of an archeologist hub for quite sometime. More than 400 campsites are found around the surrounding these magnificent lake, they have more than 25 miles of hiking trails, wonderful boating opportunities and known throughout the country for their fishing festivities. Other activities that you can enjoy in the area includes hunting, beautiful resorts, horseshoe pits among other recreational games available, picnics, great beach, shooting range and archery, water skiing, boating, fishing(river and ice), and hiking trails.

LoonLake

Located in Douglas County, Oregon Coast Range of the United States, there are great places for RV travelers in the area. This 249 acre lake has an elevation of 392 feet. The place has milder temperatures because they are protected from the coastal winds and fog. Deer hunting is popular in the area, Hunting grounds like Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, and Red Cedars offer great variety of hunting games throughout the year. In fact these places are considered as among the favorite hunting paradise in the country, games like Deer and Elk hunting is very sought-after. Other recreational sport activities includes cougar hunting, fishing, different fur bearers species, Bobcat and Grayfox, River Otter, Beaver, Martens, raccoons, Mink, Muskrat, and different kinds of Migratory gamebirds. Bird watching and whale watching are also one of their major attractions.

YosemiteNational Park

Most roads leading to the parks are closed during heavy snowfalls, but we have included these camping grounds in Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, California because of the beautiful places you can experience here. You can take your Campers on tours in the Yosemite Valley and Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove are just two of many. You can also take a walk amongst these giant trees in Mariposa, Toulomne or Merced Groves. Also try other activities like hiking, rock climbing, canoeing and snow skiing. Other famous sights to unravel your senses are the El Capitan, Half Domes, Yosemite falls, Awahnee and the Hetch-hetchy reservoirs. Secular areas like the Porcupine Flats and the Yosemite Flats are more favorable to peaceful observations. You can also look forward to an intimate experience with the parks famous residents like the American Black bears, Bobcats, Gray fox, Cougars, Mule deer, Gilbert Skinks, Kingsnakes, Marmot, Brown Keeper, Spotted owl, White-headed woodpecker and much much more. Also expect to see a wide variety of bats in the area.

Ocean Pond

The place was made famous in the American history books for one of the greatest civil war battles that took place in the area, commonly known as the Battle of the Ocean Pond. Today the location again took headlines because of the unlimited camping experience particularly in Osceola National Forest. Proclaimed by President H. Hoover, the place was named after Osceola, a great Native American Seminole warrior. Hiking is one of their major attractions in the area. Among them are the Olustee Battle field trail, Mount Carrie and Trampled trail. Hunting is also one of the favorite activities here. You can camp around various campsites in the area that features different kinds of recreational activities. Sixty seven campsites are available in Ocean Pond Campgrounds alone, you can also check out The Landing Group Area and the Hunt Camps. Various activities include fishing, boating, water skiing, horse back ridings among many other outdoor exercises. And if you will be in the state for a long vacation, indulge yourself by also visiting some of their 69 parks and campgrounds. 

CarolinaHemlocks

Carolina Hemlocks is also the name of the famous Coniferous trees that grow around the area, otherwise known as the Tsuga Caroliana. Located in Burnsville, Carolina, the place is rated by many campers as one of the most beautiful place to visit in the country. Among the recreational activities possible in the areas are bird watching, hiking in the North Carolina Running Trails (Appalachian trails are just one among the hundreds of hiking trails in the entire State of Carolina), unlimited river access, swimming, tubing numerous picnicking and sightseeing in the lush forest being one of the main attractions. 

Other places you can also enjoy in the United States that are also most often visited are, Hocking Hill State Parks in Laurelville Ohio, Hardin Ridge in Bloomington Indiana, Mueller State Park in Divide Colorado, Kaibab Lake in Williams Arizona, Big Knob State Forest in Naubinway Michigan and Cheoah Point In Fontana Village, North Carolina. The list will never stop, but if you own an RV or Camper, you will never have the chance to visit more of these places unless you live near the area. So before you embark on your great adventures check the latest and affordable campers for sale listings in your area.

Yosemite Time Share Rentals – Great Way To Vacation In California

Due to the great views and golden sunshine, California is a great place for vacationing and this place has become an ideal location for many Time Share industries. Yosemite is perhaps the best location in California. There are a number of resorts in Yosemite that offer many Time Share rentals. These include

Area one- Yosemite Valley

Yosemite lodge

Curry Village

Ahwahnee Hotel

Area two- Yosemite west
(They include studios, condominiums and luxury homes)

Area 3 – Fish camp or Wawona

Redwoods Vacation Rentals

Wawona Hotel

Apple Tree Inn

Tenaya Lodge

Area four- El Portal

Riverview Lodge

Cedar Lodge

Area five – Bass Lake

Several B&B’s

Ducey’s Lodge

Millare’s Landing

Bass Lake Lodge

The Pines Resort

Area six- Ahwahnee or Oakhurst

Best Western

Shilo Inn

Comfort Inn

Narrow Guage Inn

Sierra sky Ranch

Ramada Inn

Area seven – Mariposa

Holiday Inn Express

Best Value Mariposa Lodge

Area eight – Groveland

Yosemite Woods

Groveland Hotel

The Time Share rentals available in Yosemite are popular because the Yosemite Woods are located about sixteen miles away from the entrance to the Yosemite National Park. This place provides an all-year outdoor experience and serves as a great location for visiting the Gold Rush areas, Yosemite National Park, Badger Pass and Bass Lake.

The Time Share rentals available in Oakhurst, is also booming due to the mild weather that is suitable for the tourists and locals to take part in the 18 hole championship golf course, tennis courts, miniature golf, swimming pools and club houses.

The rentals in Yosemite also have the provision for vacation abodes that have amenities that guarantee enjoyment and comfort during your vacation. Amenities in units are inclusive of air conditioning, fireplace, telephone, carpet, washer and dryer, laundry and a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave. You can choose your resort and contact them to check the availability of different amenities in your rented property.

In the Yosemite woods, the Time Share rentals have amenities and features for children including a playground area, a snack bar and a children’s pool.

Adults can always enjoy the fishing area, game room, outdoor pool, grocery store, golf, health club, laundry room, shopping areas, medical facilities, casino and a full service restaurant. Other activities that you can enjoy in your Yosemite Time Share rental include racquetball, boating, spa, ice skating, cross country skiing, horseback riding, downhill skiing, water skiing, and a ski school in the nearby regions.

The Yosemite National park

The Time Share rentals in Yosemite also allow people to enjoy a great time at the national park. This park is in central Sierra Nevada. It is just a 6-hour drive from the Los Angeles and around 150 miles east of San Francisco. You can enjoy much with your Time Share rentals including the granite cliffs, clear streams, waterfalls, and the great biodiversity of the giant sequoia groves.

In these resorts you can also enjoy the national park that has been designated as a world Heritage Site with wonderful streams, ponds, lakes, roads and hiking trails. Merced and Tuolomne are two rivers that run to the west of the central valley.

You can also see the Yosemite Valley if you rent a Yosemite Time Share property. The valley offers you views of beautiful waterfalls and breathtakingly high cliffs. This location has been popular with vacationers for many years because of the scenic views.

There are also many Time Share rentals offered in Yosemite by big share companies of the world like the WorldMark of Trendwest. They have a resort called WorldMark Angels Camp right in front of the National Park in Yosemite.

There are also many privately owned cabins and homes offered on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. This ensures a lot of flexibility and allows you to have a great vacation.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is California’s crown jewel. This natural wonder of towering granite megaliths, plummeting waterfalls and endless pine trees lures millions of visitors each year. What draws that many people to Yosemite? To name a few; hiking, biking, fishing, camping, river rafting, swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, inner tubing, sightseeing, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, relaxing and more.

In all the years we’ve been returning to Yosemite, we still have not seen everything there is to see nor done everything there is to do in the park. Yosemite is separated into three sections; the high country to the north at Tuolumne, the Valley in the middle and the high country to the south at Glacier Point & Wawona. Forethought should be given to what portions of the park you would like to visit and how long you plan on staying. If you plan on visiting all three regions, you will need at least a week if not more.

Tuolumne is located in the northern high country and accessed by Highway 120 (Tioga Road). Tuolumne is known for its open meadows, granite domes, cooler high-altitude temperatures and seclusion as compared to the rest of the park. There are no hotels, restaurants or other modern conveniences. Accommodations include a large campground and Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. The campground has flush toilets but no showers. A general store, snack stand, gas station, RV dump station and mountaineering store are nearby. Just down the road is Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, which consists of several large tent cabins and a central cafeteria. Showers are available for those staying at the lodge.

Directly across the road from the campground are Tuolumne Meadows and most of Tuolumne’s attractions including Lembert Dome, Soda Springs, Parson’s Lodge, McCauley’s Cabin, stables and several hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. The stables offer the opportunity for visitors to explore the Tuolumne Meadows region on horseback. Heading west from Tuolumne along Highway 120 you’ll pass Tenaya Lake. This is one of Yosemite’s largest lakes and offers sandy beaches for swimming. And just a little further from there is Olmstead Point, which provides a different perspective with its panoramic views that include looking across a plateau of undulating granite from which Yosemite Valley was carved by glaciers. Tioga Road closes down at first snowfall making Tuolumne inaccessible during winter.

Entering Yosemite Valley can be awe-inspiring. The most impressive way to enter the Valley is via Highway 41 from the south through the Wawona Tunnel. At the exit of the tunnel is a parking lot with a viewing area where you’ll have an unimpeded view of the Valley. From there, you’ll see El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel Dome, the Three Sisters, Bridalveil Falls and the lush pine forest that blankets the Valley. The Valley is the hub of Yosemite with hotels, shops, restaurants, tours and so much more. Roads and bike paths weave through the meadows and forests of the Valley connecting all there is to see. An army of buses shuttles visitors back and forth to all the attractions in the Valley including popular hiking trails.

Activities in the Valley include hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, inner-tubing in the Merced River and ice skating during the winter. Most equipment rentals, such as bikes and inner-tubes, are available in Curry Village at the far end of the Valley. The Yosemite Lodge also rents bikes. Accommodation choices include the very upscale and exclusive Ahwahnee Hotel and the more affordable Yosemite Lodge. Or, you can reserve a tent cabin in Curry Village, a housekeeping cabin, or a campsite at one of several campgrounds. Restaurants, cafeterias and eateries are located in Curry Village, Yosemite Village and the Yosemite Lodge.

Groceries, supplies and fishing tackle are available at the general stores in Yosemite and Curry Villages. There are no gas stations for public use in Yosemite Valley, so fill up before entering. Showers are available in Curry Village for those staying in the tent cabins and adjacent campgrounds. Laundry and shower facilities are available at Housekeeping Camp. An RV dump station is available at the entrance to Upper Pines Campground near Curry Village. Many popular hikes start from the Valley floor, some being wheelchair accessible, including Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls and Mirror Lake. Horseback riding tours start from the stables next to North Pines Campground in Curry Village. The outdoor ice rink in Curry Village is our top pick for most beautiful rink in all of California and is only available in the winter.

South of Yosemite Valley and another 3,000+ feet in elevation is Glacier Point. Take Glacier Point Road from Highway 41 for approximately 18 miles. Along the way are Bridalveil Creek Campground and several popular hiking trails to very unique destinations. Stand on an overhanging rock at Taft Point and dare a look straight down into the Valley over 3,000 feet below. On the way to Taft Point are The Fissures, where one wrong step could instantly plunge you several hundred feet. Head the other direction on the trail and climb to the top of Sentinel Dome for the best views of Half Dome and the entire Valley.

In the winter, Badger Pass Ski Resort opens up offering downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and lots of other snow play. Continue to the end of the road to Glacier Point where you’ll find some of the best views in the park. To the north you’ll see El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, North Dome and beyond. You can’t miss Half Dome to the east and Vernal & Nevada Falls cascading down the granite cliffs below. Glacier Point provides restrooms and a small deli restaurant to visitors. Glacier Point Road is closed in the winter other than to the ski resort.

Further south on Highway 41 is Wawona. There you will find a campground, hotel, cabins, history center, general store and Yosemite’s only golf course. The campground is situated next to the South Fork Merced River and offers opportunities for fishing and swimming. Across the road from the campground and a short distance south is the Wawona Hotel & Restaurant. This historic hotel was built in 1879 and possesses much charm and sophistication. A trail leads directly from the hotel to the golf course across the road. The golf course is a magnet for local deer and other wildlife where it’s not uncommon to see bucks with 10-point antlers.

Next to the hotel is the general store that provides supplies, groceries, snacks, souvenirs, fishing tackle and a gas station. Follow the road back from the store to the Pioneer History Center which documents Yosemite’s early days and contains a buggy collection, covered bridge and early structures such as homes, a bakery and jail. Stables provide the opportunity for exploring Wawona on a guided horseback tour. An RV dump station and cabins are accessible off the nearby service roads, just north of the general store. Back at the general store is a shuttle stop where you can catch a ride further south to one of Yosemite’s most treasured attractions.

Further south on Highway 41 and at the southern entrance to the park is the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This sheltered forest contains some of California’s largest specimens of Giant Sequoias. Choose to take a one-hour tram ride through the grove or hike more than 3 miles of self-guided trails. At the top of the trail is a historic cabin turned museum and Visitor Center that also sells souvenirs. This a great place to find shade and cooler temperatures on hot summer days. The parking lot is small, so we recommend catching the shuttle from in front of the Wawona general store.