Amazing Campsites You Have to Experience At Least Once

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If you like to camp, these out-of-this-world campsites are spots that should all be experienced at least once in your lifetime. Even if you don’t, taking a look at these images might just change your mind, like Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park, pictured above. Located on the southwest coast of Washington State, this rugged, isolated beach is true, unspoiled wilderness known for huge waves and tide pools filled with an abundance of marine life.

Another view of this jaw-dropping place pictured below.

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Yosemite National Park, California

Room With a View

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Would you like a room with that view? Yosemite National Park is one of the country’s most spectacular national parks, with sights like Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America, and Half Dome, a granite crest that rises 4,737 feet above the valley floor.

Joshua Tree National Park, California

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Joshua Tree National Park is renowned not just for the trees that seem to have a personality of their own, but for its unique rock formations that attract climbers from across the globe and some of the most stunning stargazing opportunities on the planet.

Glacier National Park, Montana

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Glacier National Park truly has it all, from soaring rocky peaks to glistening lakes, waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife. Hole-in-the-Wall Backcountry Campground, pictured above, allows campers to experience its wild, remote interior where more animals than humans are typically seen.

Tatshenshini River, Alaska

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Numerous visitors are drawn to this river popular for rafting, offering the chance to paddle past icebergs, giant calving glaciers and snow-capped mountain ranges before rafting up on shore for a night spent in the Alaskan wilderness.

Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

Darkroom on Assateague as a runup to the Annual Pony Swim

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At Assateague Island National Seashore, you’ll share your spot with some 101 wild ponies that wander across the beaches and salt marshes.