With many public attractions being closed and upcoming events being canceled, there may be no better time to plan a trip to the campgrounds. Across the United States, there are a number of parks and campgrounds that remain open and could make for your ideal weekend getaway this June. Keep scrolling to check out the 10 best campgrounds during June 2020.
Chatfield State Park (Colorado)
Not only is the Chatfield State Park a popular destination for those living near the Denver area, but campers travel from far and wide to enjoy the park’s gorgeous sites and activities including biking, boating, horseback riding, and even hot-air ballooning. With ten group camp areas, there are 197 campsites that all have electric hookups. Many also include full hookups with water, sewer, and electric.
For bikers, there are twenty-six miles of bicycle trails, including twelve that are paved. The park is also ideal for fishing. There’s a healthy population of trout and bass as well as walleye, channel catfish, bluegill, carp, yellow perch, crappie, and sunfish, according to the Chatfield State Park Website.
Ohiopyle State Park (Pennsylvania)
Kentuck Campground at the Ohiopyle State Park has around 200 campsites that are open from April to mid-December. Twenty-seven of the sites are walk-to that require a short hike from the vehicle to the campground. All campsites have a fire ring, parking space, and picnic tables with many of the sites have electric hookups.
Located at the center of the Kentucky campground, campers can rent a Yurt, which sleeps five in bunk beds. The yurts include cooking stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, countertop, electric lights, electric heat, and other amenities.
Elkmont Campground (Tennessee)
Up in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Elkmont Campground is the largest and busiest campground in the park. It is located only eight miles from Gatlinburg, has 200 tent/RV campsites.
The Little River and Jakes Creek run through the campground, which offers campers the opportunity to swim or fish in the summertime. One of the more popular features located near Elkmont is Laurel Falls Trail, which leads to an 80-ft. waterfall.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Texas)
Lying in the Texas Panhandle, the Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the second largest canyon in the United States. The park includes a number of camping loops with many campers choosing to enjoy the breathtaking sunset atop cliffs overlooking the canyon.
Popular activities at the park include over 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails as well as bird watching and camping. Other attractions located near the canyon include Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, according to the Palo Duro Canyon State Park website.
Little River State Park (Vermont)
Located between Burlington and Montpelier, the Little River State Park in Vermont sits right on the Waterbury reservoir. There are 81 tent/RV sites, 20 lean-tos, and five cabins.
The park is particularly favored for boating, as well as fishing. Also, for those looking to beat the summer heat, there are multiple swimming areas throughout the campground. Campers can also enjoy hiking or mountain biking the trails along the Mt. Mansfield State Forest.
Indian Cave State Park (Nebraska)
The Indian Cave State Park, named for the large sandstone cave within the park, encompasses more than three thousand acres bordering the Missouri River. Bearing prehistoric Native American petroglyphs, the Indian Cave is the main geologic feature of the area. Visitors can view the cave from a wooden boardwalk that extends across the length of the cave wall.
Other popular actives include hiking and biking over the 22 miles of trails in the park and wildlife viewing that offers great opportunities for visitors to see deer, turkey, woodchuck, beaver, raccoon, and many species of birds, according to the Indian Cave State Park website.
Blackwoods Campground (Maine)
Within the Acadia National Park in Maine lies Blackwoods Campground, a popular location for campers known for its rocky Atlantic coastline and historic sites. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, and canoeing at the park.
Blackwoods is located only 5 miles south of Bar Harbor, where campers have the opportunity to pick up supplies or enjoy the local cuisine. All sites are wooded and within a 10-minute walk to the ocean.
Fort Desoto County Park (Florida)
Arguably the most ideal camping destination in Florida is Fort Desoto County Park. It’s made up of five islands where campers can explore the standing mangroves and diverse ecosystem.
As the largest park in the Pinellas County Park system, Fort De Soto spans more than 1100 acres. There are 238 family camping areas with facilities and see miles of paved trail for those looking to go hiking.
Henry’s Lake State Park (Idaho)
For campers looking to enjoy some of the country’s best fishing, Henry’s Lake State Park is the perfect spot. Considered as one of the best trout fisheries in the West, anglers have the opportunity to fish for cutthroat, brook, and cut-bow hybrid trout.
Henry’s Lake is 15 miles from Yellowstone National Park with campgrounds located on the shoreline of the 6,000-acre lake. In addition to fishing, other popular activities at the park include climbing, boating, and disc golf.
Fontainebleau State Park (Louisiana)
This 2,800-acre park features the ruins of a brick sugar mill from 1829, sandy beaches, and an old railroad-turned-trail for hikers. In addition to the stunning scenery, Fontainebleau State Park campgrounds are a popular location for birdwatchers with over 400 species of birds in the area.
Campers can enjoy 103 campsites with water and electrical hookup. There are also twenty-three premium campsites, including nineteen with sewerage hookups and 4 with water and electrical.