Going Camping? 5 Places to Put on Your Bucket List

Going Camping? 5 Places to Put on Your Bucket List

If you love camping, there are many great places in the world you can visit. Of course, you will need to bring the right supplies with you allowing you to enjoy your time in nature. Here are some places you may want to add to your camping bucket list.

Mount Esja in Iceland

Northern Lights, Iceland

If you want to see the Northern Lights, then Mount Esja in Iceland may be the perfect place for you. While viewing the Northern Lights is never guaranteed, you will enjoy hiking up and down this mountain which offers fantastic scenery. This high peak stretches up over the city of Reykjavik, Iceland, so make sure to bring along good hiking boots. Keep in mind that the temperatures will probably be in the low 30s (freezing), so make sure to bring along your warm clothes.

Hang En Cave in Vietnam

Hang Én Cave, Vietnam

By Jérémie B. [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Hang En is the third largest cave in the world, and you can camp inside of it. You must, however, hire a tour operator who will provide you with all the needed supplies like a composting toilet, satellite radio, tent, hammock, headlamps, and much more. Since getting there requires a strenuous hike make sure to bring good shoes and rugged cloths.

Assateague Island in Maryland

Assateague Island National Seashore

By Bonnie U. Gruenberg [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

You can camp right on the beach at Assateague Island. Listen to the gentle ocean as you roast s’mores over a campfire. You may even get lucky and have the resident wild horses visit your campground. Keep in mind that you will need to bring all your supplies with you like your tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and food. All firewood must be purchased locally.

Crater Lake in Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

You can sleep inside a dormant volcano at Crater Lake in Oregon. The ninth deepest lake in the world, there is only one place you can swim while there so please plan accordingly if you want to take a dip. The water that runs off the nearby mountains and the rain also makes the water here some of the purest in the world.

Grand Canyon in Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

If you want to skip the summer crowds that flock to the Grand Canyon, then consider a backcountry winter camping adventure where you can enjoy the outdoors. First, you will need to get a permit, but they are often easily obtainable in the winter. Make sure to bring warm and cold-weather clothes as temperatures can change very rapidly. Since you will be off the grid, bring along a first aid kit and a mobile phone backup battery.

There are many amazing places all over the world to go camping. Reconnecting with nature gives you a positive mental boost. Many of these places are in unique and have different requirements for camping. To avoid the regular mistakes new campers make, make sure you get the proper equipment for wherever you want to travel to so you can enjoy the experience to the fullest and as safe as possible.

Resources:

Eat Sleep Love Travel

Big Camping Store

Escaping Abroad

Maryland Department Of Natural Resources

National Park Service FAQs

National Park Service Backcountry

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