Garmin’s Picks For Summer Camping Destinations



Camping will always be a summer favorite. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of loading up your car with outdoor gear and hitting the road to go camping into the unknown.  To help you with the hard decision of choosing a destination, we wanted to supply you with three of the most popular and breathtaking destinations that North America has to offer. Grab your Garmin outdoor handheld or wearable and let’s go exploring. 


Yosemite National Park, California

Around four million people visit Yosemite each year to observe its enormous secluded wilderness, steep granite cliffs, and beautiful flowing waterfalls. Yosemite is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern California and surrounds thousands of lakes and ponds along with hundreds of miles of streams and hiking trails. The park is made up of a massive 750,000-acre, 1,200 square-mile area and is home to many great outdoor activities, especially camping. The weather can change rapidly during all times of the year, so be prepared to bring some extra layers or rain gear. 


Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Nothing can prepare you for the sight of this one. The Grand Canyon is a must-do for serious campers out there.  Around 5 million people enjoy this destination every year for hiking, rafting, and mostly sightseeing. At its widest point the Grand Canyon stretches 18 miles across and 4 miles across at its most narrow point. With the beautiful Colorado River running through canyon, the Canyon makes for some beautiful photos and adventures. Overnight camping in the Grand Canyon does require a permit, so you might want to acquire a permit before attempting your canyon adventure.


Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee

This National Park is the largest East of the Rocky Mountains with over nine million people visiting the park year after year. Great Smokey National Park is open year round with over 244,00 acres in Tennessee and 276,000 acres in North Carolina for a grand total of over 520,000 acres and more than 800 square miles of beautiful wilderness.  This Park is home to over 1,500 species of wildflowers, some great hiking, fishing, horseback riding, camping, and much more.  Plus Great Smokey Mountains National Park is one of the few parks that charge no admission fee. Backcountry camping requires a permit, but there are over 100 designated campsites.

With so many places to go and see it can be really challenging to make the decision of where to go camp. Our hope is that with these three places in mind, you now have the inspiration to get out there and see more of this beautiful planet we call home. Remember to share your camping adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram by using hashtag #HaveNoLimits.


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