These Scenic Campgrounds Are Worth the Visit


Did you know that 56.9 million households went camping at least once in 2021? Whether you enjoy camping or glamping, getting back to nature can be very appealing. Not only can time outdoors improve your mental health, but it gives you time to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Are you looking for your next adventure? Keep reading as we explore some campsites in the US to check out on your next adventure.



San Luis Obispo — TV Tower Road

Have you ever traveled the coast of California? It’s a beautiful drive with scenery you’ll never get tired of seeing. Partway between San Francisco and LA, you’ll find a little college town, San Luis Obispo, or SLO, as the locals call it.

Known for the local university, this college town is easy to fall in love with. Just outside SLO, you’ll find a free campground. The drive to the campground can easily be described as treacherous, but if you enjoy those drives, you’ll love it. The site is at TV Tower Road, and you drive up a steep dirt road riddled with potholes. However, when you get to the camping space, it’s all worth it. From the top, you can see all the way to the ocean, and in the mornings, you’re above the maritime layer. Be cautious, though; the wind can get pretty intense.

This is an amazing place to camp in California. However, if you’re not in the SLO area, there are some other amazing sites in the Redwoods and other areas. Check out Chronic Adventure for more California-based campgrounds. This state deserves the time it takes to drive.

Yuma, Arizona — Fortuna Pond

If you’ve never been to Arizona, you need to go. Not only is it home to the Grand Canyon, but the sunsets in this state are like nothing else.

Yuma is a little big town on the edge of California and Mexico. This town is home to many snowbirds during the winter and a popular place for boondocking.

You’ll find multiple campgrounds in this area, but one great one is the Fortuna Pond campground. This BLM land sits on a pond where many of the locals enjoy fishing.

You do have to drive down a dirt road to get there; however, while the drive is far from smooth, the road is fairly well maintained as it’s bordered by farmlands.

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Warsaw, Kentucky — Hartig Park

Hartig Park is a little off the beaten path in Warsaw, Kentucky. You won’t see much in this area, and finding a cell phone signal can be questionable at times. However, Hartig Park is a nature preserve, and you’ll be surrounded by beauty when staying here.

You can drive to the end of the park and look out over the city and river, and you might even spot the occasional deer. The site is monitored by the local sheriff’s office, and upon arriving, you do need to register with them.

Yellowstone National Park

Situated in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. In addition to its natural beauty, Yellowstone is also home to a variety of wildlife, including bison, elk, moose, bears, and wolves.

Visitors can view these animals in their natural habitat by taking one of the many ranger-led tours or by exploring on their own. Whether you’re looking to explore Yellowstone’s majestic landscapes or get up close and personal with its resident wildlife (be cautious about how up close and personal you get), you’ll never forget a camping experience here.

Plan Your Next Adventure

Are you ready to plan your next outdoor adventure? Check out some of these campgrounds and enjoy nature.