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Some people enjoy occasional hikes, road trips, and traveling. Others can’t wait to go on a camping trip, no matter if it’s solo or with friends and loved ones. It’s always better to go with friends and build stronger bonds between the group, but it’s also important to give yourself some alone time, to bond with yourself and with nature at once.

Plan Your East Coast Camping Trip

Tenting at sunset

Tenting at sunset. Photo by Sabphoto

Either way, you’ll be needing two main things for this. The first one is a final destination and the second one is the right camping gear. We took care of making it easier for you to choose a great destination on the US east coast. And when it comes to proper camping gear we suggest you check out what Hyke & Byke offers.

You will find durable and affordable gear that you’ll use for years. Once you are packed and prepared head off to one or each of the destinations mentioned below. You’ll enjoy amazing nature and peaceful, memorable trips.

No matter your preferences, you’ll find the perfect spot for you on the following list, since we’ve covered a bit of everything, and all of the places offer a lot to see.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Starting off with Bar Harbor, there is not a single soul on Earth that would resist bringing their swimsuit on this incredible camping trip. It is a really popular place amongst campers, and the view that you’ll be getting is mesmerizing. Not to mention listening to the ocean waves at night, and being woken by the salty air surrounding you. No matter where you’ll set your camp, you cannot choose a bad spot. The ocean will remain in the center at all times!

If you’re into some adventure while you’re here, you can try kayaking. For a bit of romance, look at the beautiful sunsets it offers. And of course, if you have a car, the Acadia National Park is only a few minutes away, so make sure to make the most of your camping trip.

Assateague Island State Park, Maryland

If you’re ever given the opportunity to visit this place, make sure to camp there for at least a couple of nights. You’ll instantly fall in love with it, and before you know it, you’ll be back there again, but better prepared. The SP can never get out of style and is the perfect location for family campers who want to experience something completely different.

The thing that separates this magical place from all the rest is the existence of wild horses that will simply appear in front of you. They are used to campers, so they aren’t aggressive, but you should still be careful in the way you treat them while you’re there. Not to mention that the Atlantic ocean will be right in front of you, with its crystally clear waters and foamy waves. A real treat for your soul.

New River State Park, South Carolina

The calm and shallow waters of the New River will bring you the long-needed peace and you’ll be able to recharge your batteries so that you get back to your everyday life filled with positivity. The river is actually one of the oldest rivers in the US, and if you opt for setting up a camp there, you’ll be able to go hiking in the nearby nature and paddle in the river.

One other thing that you can actually do here is fishing. It comes with tons of benefits for you. Make sure to put that on your to-do list once you reach the place. If you’ve never done this, it will be a whole new experience, and you’ll most probably like it. Try looking for some rockfish or trout, the river is full of them.

Roosevelt State Park, Georgia

It may not have an amazing sandy beach, nor the ocean in the front, but the Roosevelt state park offers something completely different, yet equally good as the other campgrounds. The park offers you kayaking and horseback riding, and you’ll actually be walking the same paths that Roosevelt once did.

The Park has some stunning waterfalls and a pool where you can have some fun. There is a life-size statue of the former president that will greet you along the way, and some pretty interesting cottages and campsites.

Breaks Interstate Park, Virginia

This is one of the two interstates parks and it’s located in between Kentucky and Virginia. It offers the best of both worlds. The place has cottages, lodge, and cabins for you to stay overnight, but if you’re feeling adventurous and your here to bond with nature, feel free to set up your own tent.

You’ll be able to see some breathtaking sights here, including the ones from the Russell Fork River. Hiking on some marked trails, as well as mountain biking is also recommended if you want to make the most out of your camping.


About the Author

Gloria Mabery is a passionate traveler who has given up trying to tame her nomadic streak. She’s been backpacking around the world for seven years, transforming her travel experiences into stories. As well, she works as a content writer, mostly administering her interest in digital marketing. Gloria is also a musician, occasionally performing as a busker, wherever she sets foot.

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