Every national park in the USA offers a picturesque nature and a natural and rugged environment. We asked what their favorite national parks for 2 person tent camping are, and these five stood out from the rest: Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. So, pull out your camping map and take note of where your campers can go.
Glacier National Park – Montana
More than 700 miles of trails lead adventurous hikers through unspoiled wilderness, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and alpine lakes. The park preserves more than a million acres of glacier-carved forests, peaks, and valleys in the northern Rocky Mountains, and is home to 70 species of mammals and 270 species of birds.
Glacier offers 13 camps with more than 1,000 campsites. Pets are allowed in the camps but are not allowed on any park trail.
Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona
More than 1,500 plant species, 355 birds, 89 mammals, 47 reptiles, nine amphibians, and 17 species of fish are found in the Grand Canyon National Park. Camp reservations can be made at two camps in the park, one on each side of the rim: Mather Camp on the south rim in Grand Canyon Village, and the camp on the north rim.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The park covers more than 800 square miles in the southern Appalachian Mountains and is divided between Tennessee and North Carolina. It is known worldwide for its biological diversity and animal life. More than 17,000 species have been documented in the park, and scientists believe an additional 30,000-80,000 species may live there.
The Great Smoky Mountains are the most visited national park in the United States and are among the oldest mountains in the world – they formed 200-300 million years ago. The unique habitat is home to approximately 1,500 bears and 100 native tree species. There are over 800 miles of hiking trails. The Park Service maintains ten camps developed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Unloading stations are located at Cades Cove, Cosby, Deep Creek, Look Rock, and Smokemont camps.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the first national park in the United States. The park was established in 1872 and encompassed three states: Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Yellowstone is spectacular for wildlife, geology, and nature, and is most famous for its geothermal activity. Visitors to the park love hiking, camping, fishing, and views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There are 12 camps in Yellowstone National Park with more than 2,000 camps.
Yosemite National Park – California
Two wild and picturesque rivers, the Tuolumne and Merced rivers, start in the high country of Yosemite and flow west to the Central Valley of California. Yosemite has 13 camps, of which ten camps can accommodate RVs, and four are open year-round. Group campsites and horse spots are also available.