While it’s easiest to visit the campgrounds that are already well-traveled, a little willingness to go off the beaten path goes a long way in the outdoors, and it can often pay dividends in the form of untouched views and quiet spots from which to take in the wilderness.
For the scenery-hungry campers with a knack for finding spots outside of the country’s most popular places, here are a handful of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. While a few of our favorite spots are located within popular national parks, most of the campgrounds below offer some form of solitude from the main drag (read: Yosemite Valley) while still being ridiculously scenic, and a handful are open year-round (winter camping, anyone?).
Add them to your outdoor bucket list, or pass them off to a friend in desperate need of some R&R from some of the best vantage points in the outdoors.