20 Places To Go Camping Before You Die

The best way to experience a new place is to sleep outside under the stars.

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1. Arches National Park, Utah


Home of over 2000 natural sandstone arches and a plethora of wildlife including the peregrine falcon and technicolored lizards. Get all the information you need about going camping at Devils Garden Campground here.

2. Miyajima, Japan

Miyajima is an island just a boat ride away from Hiroshima. Camping is allowed almost all year round, you can rent cabins and tents, and there are also adorable little shops and very cool temples to check out.

But the absolute best part?

The domesticated deer who hang out and are completely human-friendly.

3. Sahale Glacier Camp, Washington

According to the Washington Trails Association, no one returns disappointed after “frolicking among fields of flowers, peaks of ice, and boulders bearing basking marmots-some of the most outstanding alpine landscapes to be found anywhere in the world.”

4. Campervanning in New Zealand

Rent a campervan, drive around the country, and see all that New Zealand has to offer, from craggy mountains to kayaking and beautiful blue skies.

5. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

From Fjallraven’s blog: “Northern Lights. Swimming in Caves. Sand-papered toes. Waterfall ice climbing. Sand filled sleeping bag. Coves, cliffs, and kayaking.” SOLD.

That starry night sky should be convincing enough. Get more information on fees and reservations here.

7. Minchin Cove in Newfoundland

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Minchin Cove is an abandoned settlement in Terra Nova National Park. You’ll go hiking through coves, canyons and coastal waters.

8. Big Sur


Camp among the Redwoods at Big Sur. Get more information here.

9. Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru


If you’re into hiking, this trail passes through crystalline lakes, tiny villages, and of course, very epic mountain views.

10. Eco-Camping in Patagonia, Chile

If you’re more obsessed with “glamping,” you’ll get the amenities of staying in a hotel with all the romantic camping experiences like sleeping under the stars, wildlife, and spectacular views. Get more information here.

11. Catalina Island off the Coast of California

Catalina Island is a gorgeous place to camp near crystal blue waters and go kayaking. Get more information here.

12. Lake Myvatn, Iceland

In the summer, it’s surprisingly pleasant in Iceland.

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If you go at the right time, you can catch a very stunning view of the Northern Lights.

13. The Adirondacks, New York

You agoraphobes can have your very own private island to camp on. Get more information here.

14. Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada

“Within Jasper National Park lies an amazing collection of lakes, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers, and massive mountains.” There’s also fishing, skiing, kayaking, swimming, and a protected ecosystem of wild animals. Get more information here.

15. The Fjords, Norway

Sleep under the Aurora Borealis and get pulled in a sledge by Norwegian Fjord horses.

16. San Juan Islands in Washington

Just a ferry ride from Washington, the San Juan islands are a classically beautiful place to go camping with sparkling blue waters, deep forests, and waterfalls. Get more information here.

17. Teepee Camping in Idaho

Ever wanted to live in a Free People ad? Get more information here.

18. Sardinia, Italy


One of the most beautiful places in the world to go camping on the beach.

19. Glacier National Park in Montana

This national park on the border of the U.S. and Canada offers hundreds of lakes and a huge array of flora and fauna.

20. Tree Camping in Waldseilgarten, Germany

You may have seen these photos floating around, but know that the dream is real: get more information here.

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