Yes folks, the votes our in and here they are! Lost Campers top 5 favorite campgrounds!
5. Upper Pines campground, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley $20 per night
Upper pines is a nice little campground in Yosemite. All the sites are fairly close to bathrooms that offer flushing toilets, showers are not too far either and they of course offer bear lockers for your coolers and dried goods. When I camped there a couple of years ago, the facilities were clean and the campsites are spaced enough to give you a sense of privacy and plenty of shade. It is also near Curry village and some fantastic trail heads for hiking. For more information visit: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upperpines.htm
4. Lewis Lake $15 per night, or Grant Village $27 per night, Yellowstone National Park
Take your pick: If you don’t mind roughing it or if you did not book ahead of time check out Lewis Lake, the sites are primitive and it offers only vault toilets, but it is a beautiful quiet location. Grant village has showers, laundry on site and is still a decent per diem cost, but we advise booking ahead as it fills up quick! Find more information at: http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
3. Fernwood Resort and Campground, Big Sur, CA $55 per night
Fernwood offers sites right along the Big Sur River at the edge of Pfeiffer State Park. It is a very nice campground the offers hot showers and clean bathrooms. There is lots of shade and the river is gorgeous. There is a groovy Bar and Grill that offers good food and live music on certain nights of the week. You can find more info at: http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com/index.html
2. Two Medicine Campground, Glacier National Park, MT $20 per night
Two Medicine Campground is a great campground off the beaten path in Glacier National Park. It is on Two Medicine Lake, and I definitely recommend trying to get a spot on the lake. The view is beautiful and there are some really nice secluded sites that are level and offer shade and privacy. There are bathrooms, but no showers and all sites are first come first serve so plan ahead!
For more information visit: http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/twomedicine.htm
1. Dead Horse State Park, Moab UT
Okay, okay so as a Utah native I am slightly biased in picking this as #1, however it is a great place to camp right along the border of Canyonlands National Park. There are flushing toilets, covered picnic tables for shade and electric hook ups as well. No showers though folks. The campsites are well spaced but I prefer the outer loop as the sites seem bigger there. It is close to a great 4 mile hike with fantastic views. Dead Horse point is 2000 feet above the Colorado River and offers views of amazing Red Rock as far as the eye can see. I love Moab! You will love Moab too. London, Paris….Moab!
For more information visit:http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse/
Submitted by Launi Haygood SLC Vans enthusiast