10 Top Camping Trips for Boomers

From campgrounds surrounded by glaciers and others surrounded by sandy beaches, boomers have an excellent selection of some of America’s top campgrounds for traveling. With many outdoor opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and viewing rare wildlife, camping is an excellent way to enjoy your retirement. Here are the 10 top camping trips for boomers.

1. “The Wall”, South Dakota

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If you’re already an experienced camper, you’ve most likely already heard of, “The Wall” in South Dakota. When camping at The Wall, you’ll get to catch the beautiful scenery of Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and the angles of the Badlands on the other side. During your stay, you’ll be captivated by amazing sunsets that illuminate its rock formations, which easily make it one of the best campgrounds in the Great Plains area.

2. Sierra Vista, New Mexico

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Sierra Vista is the top-ranked campground in the United States and is flooded with natural beauty and easy accessibility. Sierra Vista is a free campground, but if you want to pay, you can enjoy noise-free areas and frequent check-ins by their rangers. If you want to take a break from their campsite, you can head off on the hiking trails located only a short drive away.

3. Many Glacier Campground, Montana

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Located in the Mountain West region, you can pay a visit to Many Glacier Campground which is surrounded by five peaks, and provides its campers with access to restaurants, grocery stores, and much more. With plenty of hiking trails and many outdoor activities, boomers will find themselves extending their camping trip when visiting this location. The stunning sunrise shining over those mountain peaks makes this truly an unforgettable vacation.

4. White Star Campground, Colorado

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Whether you’ve booked your vacation to enjoy relaxing days at the lake or if you want to go hiking, White Star Campground is an excellent camping destination for boomers. At this campsite, you’ll have plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as mountain biking, sailing, fishing, and much more. This campground ranks second in the Mountain West area and is very popular, so we recommend booking your site well in advance if you want to snag a spot.

5. Fort De Soto Campground, Florida

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For boomers who are searching for an Oceanside camping experience, you can book your vacation to the Fort De Soto Campground in Florida. Fort De Soto Campgrounds is the number one ranked campsite in the Southern region and has miles of sandy beaches and areas for dolphins and other wildlife. When you’re finished being captivated by its marine wildlife, look to the sky to set your eyes on its species of bird, more than 300 to be exact!

6. Kalaloch Campground, Washington

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Kalaloch Campgrounds has many diverse creatures that call it home, which is one of the reasons it’s protected as a marine sanctuary. This campsite will give boomers access to tide pools and hiking trails that extend throughout Highway 101 and its beaches. One of the great features that boomers enjoy about this campground is that its park rangers give excellent educational lessons at the amphitheater.

7. Letchworth State Park, New York

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Letchworth State Park is the number one ranked campsite in the Mid-Atlantic region. Known for its breathtaking waterfalls and sixty-six miles of trailheads, Letchworth can be enjoyed during any season. What boomers enjoy most about this campground is that it’s spacious, private, and peaceful so you can enjoy a stress-free vacation.

8. Coconino National Forest, Arizona

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Located just 20 minutes from Sedona, Coconino National Park provides boomers with the ultimate camping experience where they can stargaze and enjoy miles of trailheads. Similar to other campgrounds, there are very little amenities, but it offers so many gorgeous views that you won’t even care! Boomers who have stayed at this campground love its remote location and its gorgeous night sky.

9. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota

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Located along Lake Superior, you’ll find Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, a camping area that is known for its cliffs, picturesque trailheads, and rocky beaches. Salmon and trout fishing at popular at this campground, the trailheads wind through the forest, and the waterfalls sit next to the lake. Boomers who have visited the area say it’s perfect for tent camping; however, you’ll want to keep an eye out for bobcats and other wildlife.

10. Alabama Hills Recreation Area, California

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Alabama Hills Recreation Area is considered one of the most picture-perfect campgrounds in California and has been used in popular Hollywood films such as Iron Man and Gladiator. In many areas, however, camping is now banned and only permitted in marked areas with permits soon to be required. Boomers who have stayed at this campsite enjoy its gorgeous views, rock climbing areas, and the creek that runs through the mountains.

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