Welcome and hello I’m Mark Koep with Campgroundviews.com and it is our singular goal to make your next camping trip absolutely amazing and how we do this is through the information we provide. This information includes videos like the one you’re watching right now, pictures we have over 24,000 of them, and our list of 16,000 campgrounds and RV parks in the United States but yes so-what you’re here because you want to discover the top five most amazing yet unknown places to camp and we’re here at number one Jalama Beach in California.
Located near Lompoc this out-of-the-way county run park is incredible if you don’t want hookups you can camp right on the beach if you need hookups they have sites up on the ridgeline and back off the beach with partial hookup electric and some with water also. There’s an easy-to-access dump station and all the amenities you would possibly want in a place like this. Getting here it’s a little out of the way via a windy road off of US 1 or CA 1 but once you get here… stunning. There’s cabins, a small restaurant, access immediately to the surf and amazing scenery. An interesting fact about this place is to the north is Vandenberg and to the south is a private ranch for nearly 50 miles around you now probably 20 miles around you there is nothing and nobody located on the Central Coast. Jalama is our first unknown amazing spot.
Number two on this list Log Cabin Campground is in Olympic National Park but not in the Olympic National Park you’re familiar with this is a brand-new or relatively new addition to the National Park Service it used to be a private location situated on a scenic lake located to the north side of the National Park. Open for RV and tent camping it is really easyto access in an RV and it’s lesser-known so it tends to not be as crowded. We’re looking at a 360 video, we actually have a 360 VR tour of this park as you can see, there’s sites backing right up to a very beautiful lake, there’s a dock here where you can launch kayaks and they rent kayaks and paddleboards, there’s a restaurant, there’s a motel and the great part about it is it’s all accessible right off the road via paved highways into and out of the park. Run by a concessionaire they have sites that can accept up to about a 35 foot RV. The location is absolutely amazing and it is a National Park Campground as noted that’s Log Cabin in Washington State north of Olympic National Park definitely one of our top unknown amazing places to camp.
Number three is a private RV park known as McGregor Lakes RV. This park is located up off of US 2 in northwestern Montana basically located in the middle of nowhere. There’s a large RV park cut into the trees surrounded by forests. Just across the highway is a Lodge, restaurant, bar, small store and access to a lake for fishing and boating. This is way out of the way very unknown and as you can see if you have a big RV it’s absolutely perfect. Packed gravel roads with easy to access pads you can spend the whole summer here or just stop in overnight. Definitely a destination to add to your list of places that you must go it’s an unknown and it is amazing McGregor Lakes in Montana.
Number four on our list Falls Campground this is a US Forest Service campground technically outside of Dubois Wyoming or Dubois I’m going to pronounce it wrong so correct me in the comments. Hidden near Grand Teton National Park and it has absolutely enormous sites for both tent and RV campers it’s little-known it’s only about 30 miles from Grand Teton and there’s a hiking trail from the campsites down to this viewpoint of a beautiful waterfall. In the distance there are scenic mountains and as noted it is a US Forest Service campground so it’s inexpensive and does not tend to be very crowded.
Finally we come to Manistique Lakeshore Campground again like our Log Cabin video we have a 360 vr tour of this park. It is brand new located on the northern shore of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula area. Paved and concrete parking pads and absolutely stunning this is a city-owned park located a block from downtown and this is a working town it’s not a tourist town so it’s a little bit more authentic. Very easy to access with any size RV they have pull through, back in options and tent sites that have to be some of the coolest tent sites you can ever find.
They are tucked into the trees they have electrical outlets fire rings and nice tent pads they seem to be isolated from everybody but yet you’re within walking distance of a restroom laundry and a lake shore. The lake shore is what makes this park really special from the campground you can walk out onto a sandy beach or you can take a stroll out along a breakwater that gives you this majestic view especially at sunset of a red lighthouse that has been converted into a channel marker. Located in the state of Michigan on the Upper Peninsula Manistique Lakeshore is an unknown amazing place to camp.
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