When many people think about the beautiful places in the United States, they often overlook the Midwest. Focus tends to lie along the coasts and the popular national parks out west. That can be both a good thing and a bad thing: It’s awesome because that means less crowds for those of us who have been enlightened to the beauty contained within the Midwest. But the downside is that a lot of Midwestern camping opportunities deserve way more attention.
Check out these Midwest camping gems when planning your next camping trip. Who knows? You may just open yourself to an entire new world of camping.
Hocking Hills State Park, OhioJ. Todd Poling
Ohio usually brings to mind thoughts of sprawling farm fields and Lake Erie. However, there is much more to the state than simply corn and walleye. The southeastern portion of the state is actually filled with rugged terrain. Hocking Hills State Park is right in the middle of all the action. Waterfalls, rock outcroppings and shady gorges are all in ample supply here. Visit Hocking Hills State Park and stay at the Logan / Hocking Hills KOA.
Brown County State Park, Indiana
Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
Use this Midwest camping guide simply as a start to your adventures with camping in the region. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the oft overlooked Midwest. Start checking some of them off your list this summer!
Writer. For Roadtrippers. For KOA. For sanity. Catcher of fish. Baseball fanatic. Proud to call Ohio home.