According to KOA’’ s 2019 North American Camping Report , more individuals are pitching camping tents more detailed to house. Which ’ s much more real now as we browse state-by-state reopenings from coronavirus shutdowns . Thankfully, there are more metropolitan locations to camp than you ’d think, like these websites– all within 100 miles of huge cities.

. Boston, Massachusetts.

 Boston Harbor Lighthouse Tour Boston Harbor( Photo: David L. Ryan/Boston Globe/Getty)

. Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

A smattering of 34 islands andpeninsulas simply off the coast, this park has no lack of activities, consisting of swimming. We suggest Lovells Island , among 4 that provide outdoor camping, for its hiking and views of the harbor. 7 primitive websites( from$ 8) are tucked into the woods and walkable from the beach. While many visitors take the ferryboat from Boston, those trying to find a difficulty can kayak an hour to reach the island. Keep in mind: the park is presently closed. Examine for updates.

. Phoenix, Arizona. Lost Dutchman State Park.

Lost Dutchman has the exact same significant landscape as the area ’ s Joshua Tree and Saguaro National Parks– believe timeless Sonoran Desert loaded with stunning cactus– however without the crowds. Forty miles east of downtown Phoenix, the 320-acre park works as a well-equipped trailhead for Tonto National Forest. At the RV-friendly camping area, select sensibly to get a website with views of the Superstition Mountains( from$ 25).

. Atlanta, Georgia.

 Panola Mountain Panola Mountain( Photo: Justin Chan Photography)

. Panola Mountain State Park.

Atlanta is popular for rural sprawl, however tucked in the middle of all the mayhem is Panola Mountain State Park, a 1,635-acre swath of wilderness 15 minutes east of downtown.You ’ ll need to trek half a mile to reach 5 primitive camping areas ( from$ 22), which sit beside a pond filled with bream. There are 36 miles of treking tracks and&a tree-climbing&program that will&have you arriving of 100-foot red oaks. Time it right and you can oversleep the canopy throughout among the park ’ s over night climbs up.

. Chicago, Illinois. The Vaudeville Urban Farm.

Sometimes you wear ’ t even require to leave the city to pitch a camping tent. A 9,000-square-foot farm tucked into Chicago ’ s East Garfield Park area, this unique Hipcamp listing has 5 campgrounds( from$ 48). Collect eggs, feed the goats, and utilize the prime place to check out the city. Run or pedal the 606, a deserted railway that ’ s been transformed into a 2.7-mile-long park; kayak along the Chicago River; or take the train to Lake Michigan and run or bike the Lakefront Trail.

. San Francisco, California.

 Angel Island Angel Island( Photo: Tom Shedden/Eyeem)

. Angel Island State Park.

The finest view of San Francisco ’ s horizon is from a camping tent in the middle of the bay. The 740-acre Angel Island State Park has 12 campgrounds (from$ 30). Capture’a ferryboat to reach the island, or kayak to one of 2 websites available from coast. Lease a bike from the Angel Island Company and ride 9 miles of car-free roadways, or trek the Sunset Trail to the top of 788-foot Mount Livermore for 360-degree views of downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz.


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