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Articles featuring great camping destinations in every US state and most Canadian provinces, including resources for area campgrounds and attractions.
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California Camping: The Top 10 Spots to Pitch a Tent in California
California is a nature lovers paradise. From its sandy beaches and rocky headlands to tall mountain peaks and alpine lakes, California has a variety of natural environments to explore. Although California has endless opportunities for camping and recreation, these are our favorite places to pitch a tent in the golden state.

Top Spots for a Camping Getaway
The best camping spots offer opportunities for outdoor adventure, solitude and nature. Campers love a variety of of environments for camping. We've selected the top spots for pitching a tent and your favorite destinations so that you can plan your next camping getaway.

Your Secret Spot - Tell us the best unknown camping areas
hare your favorite secret spots with fellow campers here. Where do you love to pitch a tent that no one knows about?

Southern California Beach Camping
There are plenty of beachfront campgrounds to pitch a tent in Southern California. Plan a California beach camping trip with this guide to Southern California’s best beach campgrounds.

Plan a Napa Valley, California Camping Trip
The Napa Valley in California isn’t just for wine lovers and luxury travellers. There are great camping options and opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Top 5 US Wilderness Areas
Campers love the great outdoors and they voted these five wilderness areas as their favorites. Check out the top 5 US Wilderness areas.

National Park Fee Free Days - Public Lands Free Entrance Days
Dates for National Park Service free entrance days for 2013, including U.S. National Forest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management fee free days.

National Park Fee Free Days - Public Lands Free Entrance Days
Dates for National Park Service free entrance days for 2013, including U.S. National Forest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management fee free days.

Top 5 National Parks in Canada
About Camping Readers voted for the Top 5 Canadian National Parks for camping. The best national parks in Canada to pitch a tent are Banff, Georgian Bay, Kootenay, Prince Edward Island and Terra Nova.

Top 5 Provincial Parks in Canada
About Camping Readers voted for the Top 5 Canadian National Parks for camping. The best national parks in Canada to pitch a tent are Banff, Georgian Bay, Kootenay, Prince Edward Island and Terra Nova.

Best U.S. State Parks for Camping
Burton Island, Vermont; Huntington Beach, South Carolina; Koke`e, Kauai, Hawaii; Montaña de Oro, California; and Steamboat Lake, Colorado were nominated as the best U.S. state parks for camping.

Favorite U.S. State Park
Nominate your favorite U.S. State Park for About Camping's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

Favorite U.S. Wilderness Area
Nominate your favorite U.S. Wilderness Area for About Camping's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

Best Canadian Park
Nominate your favorite Canadian National or Provincial park for About Camping's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

Favorite Canadian Park
Nominate your favorite Canadian National or Provincial park for About Camping's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

Your Winter Escape - Best Winter Camping Destinations
Tell us where you like to go camping in winter. Do you escape from winter to search for warm winter sun or do you love cold weather camping? Readers respond with the best winter camping destinations.

7 Spots for Fall Colors
Fall color reflection in Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is a top spot for viewing fall foliage.

Whitefish, Montana is an outdoor adventure portal and a camping destination...
Whitefish, Montana is an outdoor adventure portal and camping destination located just 30 minutes from Glacier National Park's west entrance.

Camping Road Trip: California's Central Coast
Plan a Central Coast camping road trip. Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Big Sur and Monterey Bay are top camping Destinations.

Top 5 US States for Camping
Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico and New york are scenically diverse, yet they all offer rugged and natural outdoors adventure. These five states have been voted by About.com readers as the best camping destination in the United States.

Favorite US State for Camping
Nominate your favorite U.S state for About Camping's 2012 Readers' Choice Award. What is your favorite U.S. State for camping?

Camping in the Reds Meadow Valley
The Reds Meadow Valley is a top camping and outdoors destination in California near Mammoth Lakes. Highlights include Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls and the San Joaquin River.

The Best Lake Tahoe Camping
From South Lake Tahoe campgrounds to Tahoe beach camping, this is your guide to the best camping in Lake Tahoe.

Postcards from California
A photo gallery of California's top camping travel destinations including California beaches, Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake.

Fall Foliage Reports and Touring Info
Use these fall foliage reports to find peak color times and fall touring information.

Exotic Camping Destinations
There are thousands of campgrounds in North America, but only a few can be categorized as exotic. According to Webster's Dictionary, exotic means strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual. The camping destinations here are not your typical car camping locations. Many of these campgrounds may require either hiking...

Nevada Camping Destinations
Laughlin Nevada, a Mojave desert, Colorado River camping destination is especially popular to RVers.

Outdoor Destinations in the USA
Use this clickable map to read articles about popular outdoor destinations in each state.

Favorite Spot for Fall Colors - Fall Foliage Destinations
Tell us your favorite spot for viewing fall colors.

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