5 Star Reviews – August 2015

Sep 2, 2015 | 5 Star Campgrounds

5 Star Reviews – August 2015

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Silver Springs CampgroundEnumclaw, WA

My fav of all the NFS and National Park campgrounds in the area, though not the old growth you’ll get elsewhere, still grand in every way. – Nathan @ Wand’rly

Cherry Gap Camping AreaSequoia National Forest

If only I had good Verizon signal here, I would have stayed well more than one single night! It’s a beautiful little spot with amazing access to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. – SubaruVagabond

Winslow City ParkFreeport, ME

A nice grassy park located on a bluff overlooking Casco Bay. Many sites offer a direct view of the water. The bay is perfect for kayaking with lots of little islands to explore and the town of Freeport only a short drive away. – WatsonsWander

Wedge OverlookEmery, UT

We went here for a 3 day weekend in early June 2015 to try out the Good Water Rim Trail (I mountain biked, my husband ran). The single track pretty much goes past every campsite on the map, so one could stay at any of them and pick up the trail. Once we got to the road with sites 9, 10 we were in awe of even more (better?) views and gobs of free camping spots! – GinaDog

Dungeness Recreation AreaSequim, WA

All sites have good separation and lots of natural trees and foliage. Nice hiking and many see whales from the bluff. Lots to do on the OP, so book as much time as you can! – Jodee Gravel

WoodenfrogKabetogama, MN

I loved everything about this place. The location, the privacy, great signal, and close to a really, really amazing National Park. – Currently Wandering

Marshall LakeFlagstaff, AZ

Less than 10 miles away from Flagstaff, AZ you can take advantage of excellent camping, right next to the (former, now owned by the US Navy) Lowell Observatory. The lower section has plenty of sites, firepits, trails for hiking or biking, and scenic views. – jol31644

Bass River State ForestTuckerton, NJ

What a gem of state park. Sites where spacious, beautiful, nicely spaced out, most with quite a bit of sun, but many that where also shady. – Juan

Clark Canyon ReservoirDillon, MT

Great views of the reservoir! Quiet. Large open areas. Easy to turn around and several different areas to choose from. – Brad & Cathy

Hovenweep National MonumentMontezuma Creek, CO

We’re currently in Hovenweep dry camping near some amazing ruins, incredible views, and a truly “dark sky” park. We’ve camped here many times before, and it’s worth a visit. – Rich

Camp May RoadLos Alamos, NM

It’s not very often that I give five stars, but this one has EVERYTHING I want. Good views, good solar, good cell coverage (the Verizon can be boosted to 3 bars of 4G,) out of sight, super quiet, easy access to the area, and no chance of encroachment. Please don’t tell anyone else about this place! – John & BJ

Michigan Brook RoadPittsfield, VT

Upper Michigan Road provides access to a handful of primitive campsites in the Green Mountains National Forest. I believe that most of the campsites are grassy spaces within the trees, but the third campsite is special as it is adjacent to Michigan Brook itself. There is a fire pit next to the brook and a makeshift bench. The spot was serene and the babbling brook in the background made for a peaceful night’s rest. – cdcunc

Whittier AirstripWhittier, AK

I can not speak highly enough of this free camping location in Whittier. If you have a means to enjoy the water (boat, canoe, kayak, etc) then you can’t go wrong here. – Van-Tramp

Harris Beach State ParkBrookings, OR

Highly recommend A Loop, especially along the edge overlooking the beach far below. Each of these full-hookup sites are very roomy and sited to take advantage of the extraordinary views to the west. – CM

Two Island Lake CampgroundGrand Marais, MN

We were very pleased with our stay at Two Island Campground about 15 miles west-ish of Grand Marais, MN. It was very very quiet and the sites are very private from each other (lots of foliage in between sites). – Holly

North Rim (Black Canyon of the Gunnison) – Crawford, CO

Great shady, treed camp sites with trails along the cliffs edge. If you want to just relax, drink your coffee on the edge of the cliff and listen to the river below. – cgpsn

Nomad View (Buffalo Gap National Grassland) – Wall, SD

Prepare to be wowed with these views. These boondocking spots will position you with outstanding views of The Badlands just north of the national park entrance and only 6 miles south of Wall. – Russ

Indian CreekIrwin, ID

We chose a spot very close to the water and enjoyed taking our chairs down to the water’s edge at sunset for happy hour. If you have a kayak or SUP you’ll love this place! – AudreyAirstream

Shadow MountainJackson, WY

We stayed all the way at the top of the mountain in our 23 foot rental rv. Nobody was close by when we were there. We came up from the north and we were getting kind of nervous then all of the sudden we made it up there and wow. Highly recommended. – gxceb0t

Swift Forest CampCougar, WA

Site A9 was huge, with beautiful views of the reservoir and the rolling forest hills. We loved watching the three local eagles and osprey fish for their dinner at night. – Whereverbound

Crown Point State Historic SiteCrown Point, NY

This is a very nice, clean and quiet New York State park that is well situated to use as a base for exploring the southern Lake Champlain area. The campground is located on the shores of Lake Champlain and several of the sites have unobstructed lake views. – Bob Martel

D.H. Day CampgroundSleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This is a nice quiet campground with friendly hosts, shady sites, and access to a beautiful beach on crystal clear, Caribbean-blue water. If you can spend a few days at Sleeping Bear Dunes, there is plenty to see and do to make you glad you visited this area. – cdrambles

Big Rock CampgroundBig Rock, IL

The area is very rural and quiet. In fact, the campground is surrounded on 2 sides by corn and soybean farm fields. But the Forest Preserve District is trying to restore some of the fields to native prairie and there are some trails through wooded sections as well. – WinnieViews

Eureka Valley CampgroundTuolumne, CA

First time camping at this campground. Loved it and will definitely be back. Even though the campground filled up on the weekend we felt like we where by ourselves backed up to the river in our own paradise. – Jennifer

Stuart Mill BayAnaconda, MT

This is a great Dept of Fish and Wildlife campground right on the shores of Georgetown Lake. It is equidistant between the cute old mining town of Philipsburg and the not so cute old mining town of Anaconda. – Kate at The Scenic Route