Soapstone CampgroundWaswatch, Utah 1 of 10
Tucked into the gorgeous Uinta Mountains, campsites here are surrounded by thick groves of pine, fir and aspen trees. Explore the beauty of the Uinta Mountains, with cascading streams and alpine lakes dotting the trails. Or, drive through the mountains on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway and get out to hike along the way.
Cumberland Falls State ParkCorbin, Kentucky 2 of 10
If Niagara Falls is too far, come visit the next best thing. Cumberland Falls is what many call the "Niagara of the South." This natural wonder at 125-feet wide, is breathtaking and majestic in its grandeur. But that's not all; this scenic camping spot is home to the "moonbow," a lunar rainbow that is found nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State ParkBig Sur, California 3 of 10
Known as one of the most beautiful stretches on the California coastal highway, Big Sur is truly magnificent, and this scenic camping spot is the perfect place to take in the views. If you can score the right campsite you'll wake up to breathtaking views of the turquoise Pacific Ocean crashing below you. Then, head toward land and hike through the picturesque mountains, too.
Clearwater CampgroundCody, Wyoming 4 of 10
At an elevation of 6,000 feet, this scenic camping spot is a perfect stop. The banks of the North Fork and Shoshone Rivers sit at the base of surrounding mountains, painting the ultimate wildlife picture for you to enjoy. When relaxing at the campsite, bask in the shade and beauty of majestic douglas firs and juniper trees that cover the entire campground.
Eastwood CampgroundWestboro, Wisconsin 5 of 10
This scenic camping spot sits deep in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, where sparkling clear lakes and looming pine trees take you out of real life and into a wildlife dream. Experience a piece of history as you walk down the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, or explore in your car on the 3,600 miles of back roads.
Highlands Hammock State ParkSebring, Florida 6 of 10
Despite what the name suggests, this is not a scenic camping spot where you want to lay around in a hammock. Untouched hardwood forests present beauty often unfound. Nine separate nature trails offer a variety of wildlife and scenery, and don't forget to explore the cypress swamp. Not sure where to start? Take a guided ranger tour to be sure you catch all the best sights.
Burning Bear CampgroundMorrison, Colorado 7 of 10
Don't forget your camera because this scenic camping spot should be taken home with you. Settle into the valley campground, where Ponderosa Pines line the campsites. But don't get too comfortable; with Mount Evans Wilderness access, you'll be hiking through spectacular trails all day. Be sure to take a drive on the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, as well.
Lake PowhatanAsheville, North Carolina 8 of 10
A clear lake and dense forest trails make this scenic camping area a must-see. Though there is shopping, art and music venues nearby, you may never want to leave the campground, with its views of looming peaks and mystical waterfalls. Explore the wilderness on bike or foot through miles of trails.
Swan Creek CampgroundGallatin Gateway, Montana 9 of 10
Located within the Gallatin Canyon, there's nothing but beauty at this scenic camping spot. Look up between the majestic spruce and fir trees to catch a glimpse of bald eagles; you may also get the chance to see mountain goats, moose, grizzly bears and more.