10 Family Camping Hotspots


Glacier National Park, Mont.

One of the best things about camping in Glacier National Park is the drive you take to get there. Drive a 50-mile stretch called Going-to-the-Sun Road, and see some of northwestern Montana's most stunning terrain. Enjoy sweeping views of sub-alpine lakes, soaring glaciers, waterfalls and forests dense with spruce, cedar, hemlock and many other trees.

Once you arrive at the park, you'll be right in the middle of all this magic. Horseback ride, bicycle, boat, cross-country ski, or hike on any of the park's hundreds of trails. Bus tours are also popular.

Choose from 13 campgrounds and more than 1,000 sites; you're allowed to stay up to a week. Most sites are available first-come, first-served, and two take reservations. Backcountry camping is possible here, too. If this is the adventure you're after, you'll need to read Glacier National Park's Backcountry Camping Guide, watch the park's seasonal backcountry camping videos and apply for a backcountry permit.