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Top 5 Camping Destinations in the U.S

Travelers Today       By    Vianca Mercado

Updated: Jun 23, 2014 02:45 PM EDT

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If you are from big cities such as New York, Syracuse, or even Los Angeles, it may be time for a change of scenery.

Going to the beach and diving into the pool are ideal plans for summer fun. But, what about enjoying the great outdoors? In cities filled with bricks, concrete, and metal, it is hard to appreciate the trees, the wildlife, or even the stars at night. Now is the time for a change in your summer routine.

Below are the Top 5 camping destinations in which would be perfect for you to get in touch with your deep love for nature. (Or discover it is not for you - hopefully it is!)

Glacier National Park - Montana

Montana's National Park is known as "a camper's paradise." Glacier is well known for its natural beauty and offers numerous opportunities for sightseeing and camping adventures!

The Native Americans named this Park the Shining Mountains and the Backbone of the World - A name for its famous Glacier carved landscape.

There are over 700 miles to trail on. Hikers travel through the pristine wilderness, alpine meadows, rugged mountain and alpine lakes.

Still being the home to about 70+ specials of mammals and 275+ species of birds, The park has also preserved more than one million acres of forests, peaks, and glacial-carved valleys in the Northern Rocky Mountains as a home to all the animals.

There are about 13 campgrounds with over 1,000 campsites where campers and hikers from around the globe come to share amazing experiences.

The Grand Canyon - Arizona

The Grand Canyon is one of the more well-known camping grounds. Travelers who visit Arizona never give up the chance to take pictures right by this beautiful landmark. Now it is your turn!

This National Park is made up of over 1 million acres and lay on the Colorado Plateau. As a World Heritage Site, the grand canyon is one of the most studied geological landscapes in the world.

The canyon was eroded by the Colorado river and is said to be about 4,000 feet deep and stretches to be nearly 300 miles long.

Although the Grand Canyon is seen as a geological landmark, it is also a home to about 1,700 plant species, nearly 400 birds, 89 mammals, 47 reptiles, 9 amphibians, and 17 fish species! - Animal Lover's Galore!

The Canyon is made up on two campgrounds, one of each side of the rim.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Tennessee and North Carolina

The Great Smoky Mountains national park is known to be the most diverse of all national parks to be located in North America.

With over 800 square miles into the Southern Appalachian Mountains and being divided between Tennessee and North Carolina, there is a way to visit two states at once!

With over 17000 species documented on file, some scientists believe there are nearly 30,000 more species that may live there!

The Great Smoky Mountains are America's most visit national park and are among the oldest mountains in the world. The unique habitat is home to an about 1,500 bears and 100 species of native trees!

With over 800 miles of hiking trails, be careful not to carry any bear food! And with 10 campgrounds in the Great Smoky Mountains, memories will be made.

Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park, dating back to its establishment in 1872, and it stretches through Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Due it the amazing Wildlife, geology, and nature, Yellowstone has become famous for its geothermal activity, holding a diverse and intact collection of geysers, hot springs, mud spots, and fumaroles.

Be careful - Yellowstone is also the home to grizzly bears, elk, bison and even wolves. Also, there are more than 1300 species of vascular plants.

Enjoy great camping while visiting three states in one trip with 12 campgrounds and 2,000 campsites!

Yosemite National Park - California

Yosemite National Park is the home to beautiful waterfalls and granite walls. It is one of the biggest in North America with three drops totaling up to almost 2,500 feet. (The 7th highest in the world!)

With meadows and wildflowers, there are also prominent granite walls that ride from the valley to one of the most famous rock climbing sites in the world!

Hikers and campers are given the chance to experience the park from 800 miles of hiking trails and 282 miles of trailing roads.

Yosemite has 13 campgrounds. 10 of them are accommodative to RVs and 4 are open all year! Horse sites are available as well!

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