What Are Some Good State Parks for Campers?

What Are Some Good State Parks for Campers?

Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park in California, Memaloose State Park in Oregon, Custer State Park in South Dakota and Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee are some good state parks for campers. Most of the campgrounds have a mix of tent and recreational vehicle sites, and all of them feature unique types of natural beauty.

The Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park is nestled in the middle of one of the world's oldest and tallest forests. The park has both tent and small RV campsites and is equipped with picnic tables, fire rings and flush toilets. Campers can reserve their favorite site up to seven months in advance.

The 110 sites of the Memaloose Campground lie along the Columbia River inside of the scenic Columbia River Gorge. The area accommodates both tents and full-size RVs and has all of the standard features as well as showers. The Columbia River offers some of the best windsurfing in the world.

Custer State Park is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The 71,000-acre park is roamed by over 1,300 wild buffalo and has landscapes that range from prairie grassland to granite peaks. The range of terrain provides a diversity of other wildlife, including elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Four mountain lakes offer excellent trout fishing for campers.

Tennessee's largest and most visited state park is Fall Creek Falls. As its name suggests, it features numerous waterfalls, including the 262-foot namesake Fall Creek Falls. The park has 222 campsites as well as backcountry camping that can be accessed by the park's 34 miles of trails.