The highest-rated camping spot in every state

This summer could be a little different than most. Festivals, fairs, concerts, and long vacays might be off of the itinerary, but that doesn’t mean summertime is cancelled.

Campgrounds across the country are reopening, and tenters are taking to the fresh air and campfire vibes to get out of the house and into the great outdoors. 

Mike T passes along a pro tip for campers at Camden State Park in Maine: “I can’t believe I’m telling you this, but here it is—if you’re tent camping, you want Site 81… It’s so far away from all of the other sites! You’ll have the place to yourself.”

Camden Hills State Park, photo by Amanda R

In Idaho, Sonya L stays at Bruneau Dunes State Park and calls it, “Such an incredible place to camp! The campsite was very well maintained and offered clean bathrooms and hot showers. The dunes offer an incredible view of both the valley and lake, I recommend watching the sunset from the peak.”

Bruneau Dunes State Park, photo by Laramae E

When in Wyoming, options to sleep under the stars abound. Kevin L gives Grand Teton National Park the edge over Yellowstone, explaining, “The camp spaces are roomier, the backdrop more colorful, and it’s just my favorite camping spot of all time.”

Grand Teton National Park, photo by Rhonda W

We’ve compiled a list of the highest-rated camping spots in the United States. From rustic tent sites, to plush RV pads; from grandiose locales like Yosemite, to tucked-away treasures in lesser-known state parks; we’re shining a lantern on where to camp this summer! Follow the handy Yelp Collection or peep the full list below.

Alabama – Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Alaska – Sheep Creek Lodge
Arizona – Grand Canyon National Park
Arkansas – Lake Catherine State Park
California – Yosemite National Park
Colorado – The Views
Connecticut – Macedonia Brook State Park
Delaware – Delaware Seashore State Park
Florida – Fort Clinch State Park
Georgia – Amicalola Falls State Park
Hawaii – Manana Trail
Idaho – Bruneau Dunes State Park
Illinois – Garden of the Gods
Indiana – Turkey Run State Park
Iowa – Des Moines West KOA
Kansas – Goodland KOA
Kentucky – Natural Bridges State Park
Louisiana – Fontainebleau State Park
Maine – Camden Hills State Park
Maryland – Cunningham Falls State Park
Massachusetts – Nickerson State Park
Michigan – Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Minnesota – Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Mississippi – Paul B Johnson State Park
Missouri – Lazy Day Campground
Montana – Lewis & Clark Caverns
Nebraska – Victorian Acres RV Park & Campground
Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park
New Hampshire – Mount Monadnock
New Jersey – The Great Divide Campground
New Mexico – Chaco Culture National Historic Park
New York – Malouf’s Mountain Sunset Campground
North Carolina – Pisgah National Forest
North Dakota – Bismarck KOA
Ohio – Mohican State Park
Oklahoma – Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA
Oregon – Grants Pass KOA
Pennsylvania – Country Acres Campground
Rhode Island – Melville Campground
South Carolina – Campground At James Island County Park
South Dakota – Big Pine Campground
Tennessee – Rock Island State Park
Texas – Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Utah – Canyonlands National Park
Vermont – Quechee Gorge State Park
Virginia – Burke Lake Park
Washington – Franklin Falls
West Virginia – Ace Adventure Resort
Wisconsin – Interstate State Park
Wyoming – Grand Teton National Park

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best campgrounds in every state according to Yelp. We identified Yelp pages in the campgrounds category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews.