10 Camping Destinations That Make It Worth Missing Work

The tents, the sleeping bags, the fireside chats – camping season is here! If you’re an outdoorsy type of guy or gal, this is the most wonderful time of the year (and time to get your shift covered). So, pack your RV, fill your cooler, grab your Clif Bars, and check out one of these prime spots. Trust us – go once and you’ll want S’more. 

Glacier National Park

Sorry Mile Highers, but Colorado doesn’t have a monopoly on the Rocky Mountains – Montana has them, too. Glacier National Park is nestled inside of the Rockies, surrounded by lakes and glacial landscapes. Rent a cabin or take to the trails – there are 740 miles to cover. Wear your orthotics!


No camping list is complete without Yosemite National Park. Known for its breathtaking views, Yosemite is a photographer’s dream. It caters to all levels of outdoorsman, from the extreme to the “Meh, the Great Outdoors are purely adequate.”


Yes - Alaska: anywhere and everywhere inside the state. Alaska is like one giant campground – it’s a huge state with a small population. If you’re looking for wildlife – everything from wolves to grizzly bears – there’s no place like Nome (and the adjacent areas). 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The campsites in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are reasonably priced and don’t require a camping permit. But, beware, camping in Hawaii isn’t always fun in the sun. The nights get cold – blame it on the rain…and the elevation. 


Another obligatory addition, Yellowstone is the coolest thing in Wyoming (apologies to Jackson Hole). Of course, it also has Old Faithful, exquisite scenery, and numerous chances to spot animals. 

Northern Oregon Coast

There’s no hard and fast rule that you have to camp in the woods (though it does make outdoor bathroom use more comfortable). You can also RV by the sea! The Oregon Coast offers several campgrounds to choose from. Trade your hiking boots for flip flops.

Lake Tahoe

Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, Lake Tahoe is a popular tourist attraction. It not only offers camping, but also a slew of recreational activities, like boating and biking. It offers plenty of resorts, too, in case roughing it proves a bit too rough for your liking. 

The California Coast

The California Coast is a favorite among beach campers (and often proves warmer than Oregon’s coastline). It’s home to hundreds of campsites that feature a plethora of activities – surfing, mountain biking, hiking, and wine tasting. We know, we know: we had you at Merlot. 

Flat Tops Trail

Where you at, Colorado? Ah, right here! The Flat Tops Trail is a remote but easy to reach camping destination. It includes Trappers Lake, the third largest lake in the state. 

Telluridebills itself as The King of Campgrounds. You won’t find modesty, but you will find breathtaking views, hiking trails, and river rafting. Telluride is a favorite destination of festival-goers. 

Camping can be fun anywhere – the beach, the mountains, your backyard. But the trips mentioned here are especially hooky-worthy. 

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