Located on Lake Quachita near Hot Springs, AR is Crystal Springs Campground. Most Campsites have electricity and water and one of the best features of this campground is the beach for swimming in the lake. Great little spot to relax before visiting Hot Springs National Park.
Nestled in a forest of giant Redwood trees is Prairie Creek Redwoods State park in northern California. We stayed in the Prairie Creek Campground for one night on our road trip though the west last year. Highly recommended!
Located just a few miles north of the Mexican border close to Laredo, TX is Lake Casa Blanca State Park. The lake is actually a 1700 acres reservoir that was built in 1951. I stayed there on a Friday night and was surprised that the Campground was quite empty. Only a handful of campsites were… Read more Lake Casa Blanca State Park Camping – Laredo, TX
If you’re passing through Idaho make sure Craters of the Moon is on your route. This is a place that you should see and if you have enough time you should stay overnight on the Lava flow campground. The staff is super friendly and you’ll have an amazing night sky to enjoy the stars.
Caprock Canyon is a great State Park in the Panhandle of Texas. We only stayed there for one night on our way north so we couldn’t hike the trails (over 90 miles!) but at least we could check out the official Bison herd of Texas.
Tyler State Park is a nice park for an overnight stay if you’re travelling on Interstate 20 through Dallas, TX which is about 90 minutes away. You can spend a morning hiking on 10 miles of trails or in summer enjoy swimming in the lake. The facilities are very clean and the staff is friendly.