America, land of the beautiful, is a place full of diverse natural settings. You’ll find everything from deserts to mountains, rain forests, temperate climates and tropical climates. There are countless campsites in America that are ideal for camping with toddlers. So, here is a list of five of the amazing places that you can go camping with your family. Have a great trip, and don’t forget to pack your toddler moccasins for your little guys and gals!
Grand Canyon National Park
You can go camping on either the North Rim or the South Rim of the park. The North Rim is more rugged, wild and secluded, while the South Rim is where most people go. There are numerous campgrounds on the South Rim.
One of them is called Mather Campground. Mather Campground is open all year and is operated by the National Park Service. It offers RV and tent camping. Various amenities are provided, such as restrooms, grills, wood, laundry and showers.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park has three campgrounds: Watchman Campground, South Campground and The Lava Point Campground. Watchman Campground and South Campground are located in Zion Canyon, while The Lava Point Campground is located on the Kolob Terrace Road, which is about an hour’s drive from Zion Canyon. Something to consider is the fact that many campsites do not get shade at all, though some do get shade for part of the day. During the summer, it can be difficult to stay cool, considering the fact that temperatures easily go up above 95 degrees and hardly ever go below 65 degrees.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in California has campgrounds that are surrounded by Redwood trees that are larger than life. It will truly mesmerize your family. You can bring tents and RVs, though there are also cabins available to rent. Summer temperatures are usually somewhere in the range of 45 to 85 degrees, while winter temperatures are usually in the range between 30 and 60 degrees. There is rarely ever snow during the winter, though there is an average of 100 inches of rain that falls.
Joshua Tree National Park
Located in California, Joshua Tree National Park has about 8 different campgrounds: Black Rock, Indian Cove, Belle, Cottonwood, Hidden Valley, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan and White Tank. The park features desert landscapes, rugged rock formations and Joshua Trees a-plenty.
Kalopa State Recreation Area
Kalopa State Recreation Area is located on the island of Hawaii. There is an easy, family oriented nature hike that consists of a 0.70 mile loop trail. If you are planning on taking your toddler with you, don’t forgot to strap on those baby moccs! The trail passes though an arboretum of native plants and connects to a horse trail. The park allows tent camping, though it also provides cabins for rent