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Camping Destinations Out in the Wild

Articles about primitive camping in national forests and along wild waterways, plus resources for rugged outdoor recreation.

What is Wilderness?
Though wilderness is a word commonly used to describe natural environments, the Wilderness Act of 1964 designated federal lands for preservation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Camping on the Bayou
The Louisiana countryside invites campers and adventurers with its diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and outdoor recreation.

Cumberland Island National Seashore
Primitive camp in solitude on the serene beaches of these barrier islands off the Georgia coast.

El Yunque National Forest
Explore a dense rainforest filled with exotic flora and fauna while camping in this tropical paradise on Puerto Rico.

Four Corners
Make Farmington, New Mexico your base camp for exploring majestic scenery in this southwest destination.

Mount Katahdin
This Maine wilderness is a popular destination for rock-climbers, hikers, campers, photographers, and naturalists.

New River Gorge National River
For scenic whitewater adventures, rock climbing and hiking, and forested mountain campsites, head to West Virginia.

North Idaho Panhandle
For the rugged outdoorsman, there's plenty of primitive camping and outdoor adventure waiting for you here.

North to Alaska
It's called the last frontier, the land of the midnight sun, a place where getting there is a scenic adventure in itself.

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
View spectacular rain forests, sand dunes and beaches, and rugged seaside cliffs along the scenic coast of Oregon.

Pioneer Trails
You'll find plenty of outdoor fun available in the panhandle of Nebraska, where trails like the Mormon and the Oregon once carried pioneers westward.

Red Rock Country
For majestic scenery and rugged outdoor adventures, just visit any one of southern Utah's national parks or forests.

Telluride, Colorado
Camping resources for Colorado, featuring the outdoor wonders and attractions of Telluride.

White Mountains, New Hampshire
A guide to camping in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo
Ancient ice age landscaping has carved some splendid scenery making this area a great destination for camping and outdoor recreation.

American Rivers announced a list of rivers that need legislation and protection.
The Colorado River tops the list of America's Most Endangered Rivers®, an annual report by American Rivers, which shines a national spotlight on excessive groundwater withdrawals by irrigation, municipalities, and industrial wells that threaten river health, wildlife, and fishing.

7 Spots for Spring Wildflowers
There is nothing like a wilderness landscape covered in natural hues from the wildflowers. Check out our favorite spots for the spring bloom.

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