The best camping spots in the South of the United States

The South of the US can provide you with a wide array of camping parks. It is hard to place them in a top of the best camping locations, but you can always try and choose those who appeal to you more, for various reasons.

 

The Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, Florida

 

The Blue Spring State Park is located on the St. John River and is one of the largest in the area. The park offers swimming, hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, SCUBA diving and many other possibilities to have fun and enjoy nature. It is a modern facility park, where you have access to warm showers, electricity and camping spots are equipped with picnic tables and grills, so you don’t have to pack them in. The park is near to Walt Disney World, in case you have children and want to offer them an unforgettable experience.

However, Florida has many spectacular beach camping places to offer, and, if you’re looking for an awe-inspiring one, you can visit the Shell Key Preserve, a place near the Tampa Bay mouth, that even if only possible to reach by boat, it’s worth the effort. In addition, less transport routes means the camp won’t be overfilled with visitors as beaches usually are. However, remember that you first need to obtain a permit to camp here.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

 

Located in the Okefenokee swamp, where, among others, you can admire alligators, this is one place to visit for those in search of an adventure. Camping spots are placed on wooden platforms around the swamp and (don’t worry, they are safe), they will offer you a unique sense of communion with the surrounding nature. During the day, you can enjoy a boat ride in the wilderness of the swamp and admire the old majestic trees. As a part of not only the National Wildlife Refuge System, but also the National Wilderness Preservation System, this is a camping site where people are visitors, and keeps strict rules to protect wildlife in the area. Moreover, being one of the largest wildlife reservations, it is regarded as a Wetland of International Importance.

Devils Fork State Park, South Carolina

 

Though not in the least as popular as the camping area located on the Atlantic coast, this place is wonderfully relaxing. The Jocassee Lake is overfilled with trout if you want to go there for fishing purposes, and you can go into the nearby forests that offer long and peaceful hiking trails surrounded by amazing scenery. There are two camping sites near the lake and vehicles are allowed inside the camp. Remember that camping spots are only available with a reservation and pets are not allowed.

The Grand Canyon National Park

 

Located in northern Arizona, in the Southwest of the Unites States, this is probably one of the places anybody should go once in their life, with a tent, of course. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, it is also one of the greatest natural riches in America and should be treasured accordingly. Here, you can camp either at the main South Rim campground, open all year or at the second available camp on the North Rim, that is available for camping only in the warm season (May 15 to October 31). More details on this place: trucktentcenter.com