Most Scenic Campgrounds from Coast to Coast

From Atlantic to Pacific, America abounds with breathtaking scenery—and what better way to explore our nation’s beauty than an RV camping trip? While many of these parks have distinct, built-up camping grounds to choose from with running water and electricity for RV parking (great for road trips), more experienced outdoors people can also find plenty […]

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These State Parks Offer the Natural Splendor of National Parks Without the Crowds

Across the U.S., there are more than 10,000 designated state parks, spanning an astounding 18 million acres. Within their borders, travelers find landscapes every bit as dramatic as national parks—from the 70-foot wind-sculpted sand dunes of Monahans Sandhills State Park in West Texas to the needle-like granite formations of Custer State Park in the beautiful […]

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These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks and None of the Crowds

Every year from Washington to Virginia and Montana to Arizona, throngs pour into U.S. national parks and preserves to climb towering cliffs, hike through misty forests, and capture the perfect selfie at the grandest of canyons. Widespread appreciation for protected lands is a good thing, but national parks’ overwhelming popularity also has downsides. There are […]

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Better in the Bluegrass: Kentucky Launches Culinary Trail at 9 State Parks

The Kentucky Department of Tourism, recently launched a new culinary trail linking Kentucky State Parks, called “Better in the Bluegrass.” The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet says the Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail includes nine parks offering different authentic meals that represent their region. To highlight what is special about different regions of the state, a group […]

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Oasis In The Desert: Borrego Springs

The tiny resort community of Borrego Springs is not a place you just happen on, en route to someplace else. It’s off by itself, surrounded into perpetuity by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Borrego Springs is an ultra-mini Palm Desert, with views of the nearby Santa Rosa Mountains just as beautiful, the weather just as pleasing, but without the […]

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Stunning Stillness & Unforgettable Beauty

The park’s name was derived, in part, from that of an early Spanish explorer, Juan Bautista de Anza, who came through in 1774 in search of a land route from Sonora, Mexico, to Spanish settlements along the California coast. The explorer’s name is combined with “borrego”, the Spanish word for bighorn sheep that live in […]

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Borrego Springs: Stars, Art & Citrus In A Laidback Desert Town

Smack in the middle of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park lies the unpretentious town of Borrego Springs, population 3,429. It’s the only California town that is completely surrounded by a state park, and that’s just one item on its list of bragging rights. It’s also an official International Dark Sky Community—the first in California—dedicated to protecting […]

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