We at ThermaSol have always been advocates of personalizing wellness, recognizing how one’s environment can shape the distinctive connection between the mind and body. A camping getaway can be the perfect time to enjoy fresh air, scenic sights and outdoor activities – offering a respite from the busy chaos of everyday life. To inspire your next reconnection with nature, we’ve put together a list of some of the most sought-after scenic camping destinations by region in the U.S.:
Acadia National Park, Maine
Known as the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast, Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island, boasting 17 million acres of forest, 6,000 lakes and ponds, and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams.
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Although it’s known for having harsh terrain and weather patterns, the Badlands are still unbelievably beautiful and full of history. Enjoy the sites of geologic deposits, grassy prairies and abundant fossil beds.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Located north of Jackson Hole, Grand Teton is known for its Rocky Mountain views, lakes and wildlife. It’s home to the National Elk Refuge and hiking trails that range from easy to very strenuous.
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Take the 90 minute Capitol Reef Scenic Drive through the stunning canyons, cliffs and domes and see the geologic monocline – “A wrinkle on the Earth” that extends almost 100 miles. There’s a choice of over 70 campsites to enjoy, including primitive camping sites if you really want to get off the grid.
Big Bend National Park, Texas
A place to raft, canoe, kayak and backback along the Rio Grande with multiple landscapes – camp under the stars in the desert, beside the mountains or along the river, Big Bend National Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Visit the nearby Hot Springs Historic District for history about the town founded in the early 1900s and soak in the nearby mineral-rich hot spring.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Rangers at Carlsbad Caverns National Park host full moon walks to teach about local lore, astronomy and the many nocturnal animals in the cavernous area – there’s even a Bat Flight Program for wildlife lovers.
Olympic National Park, Washington
Located on the Olympic Peninsula, the national park’s stunning landscape spans over 70 miles of wild coastline which includes rainforests and glacier-capped mountains.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California
Take a scenic drive along Highway 101 to get to Big Sur State Park, where ocean cliffs are surrounded by huge redwoods. You can take advantage of plenty of hiking trails and world-class surfing.
If this list has inspired your next camping getaway, check out our blog post on the top camping gadgets to take with you on your adventure.