Best Campgrounds in the South

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  • Must See Sights In The South Region

    This region's southeast section borders the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. This region is home to three National Parks, Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains Natural Parks in Texas and Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Texas has a variety of activities and attractions from natural wonders to historic locations, museums and amusement parks. Visit San Antonio River Walk for strolling and dining, the Alamo historic site, Austin for the state capitol building and the music scene, Natural Bridge Caverns, or Space Center Houston during your Texas visit. In Oklahoma, the most populated areas are around Tulsa and Oklahoma City, where you can visit the Oklahoma City Zoo. Lake Eufaula is the largest reservoir in Oklahoma and offers lots of recreational opportunities. In Kansas, explore the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve or a zoo or museum. The largest city in Kansas is Wichita. In addition to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas has other natural areas and parks as well as caves and caverns to explore. Visit Louisiana for delicious traditional food and culture, swampland, and make sure to spend time in New Orleans, the jazz music capital of the United States, and explore the French Quarter there. In Mississippi, you can visit the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Vicksburg National Military Park and the birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo.

Best Places To Go While Camping In The South Region

Austin, Texas

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Chicot State Park, Louisiana

Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas

Guadalupe Mountains, Texas

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Lake Thunderbird State Park, Oklahoma

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi

Wilson State Park, Kansas



FAQs For Camping in The South Region

The climate in the South varies from arid in the western parts to humid and subtropical in the eastern part. Winter is generally very mild in this region and summers are quite hot with a lot of humidity. The best time to visit it during the shoulder months in the Spring and the Fall.

During these months, you can avoid extreme temperatures in the summer and the potential for harsh winters. The weather is mild and the nights are enjoyable, especially if you pack yourself a sweater to sit outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

This region is home to three National parks, Big Bend, Guadalupe Mountains National Parks, and Hot Springs National Park. THere's no doubt that this is a great region to experience both the great outdoors as well as indoor attractions historical sites.

In Texas, there are a lot of popular attractions to check out. There's the San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo historic site, Natural Bridge Caverns, the state capitol building, and the Space Center Houston.

Moving over to Oklahoma, there's the Oklahoma City Zoo, Philbrook Museum of Art, Science Museum Oklahoma, and Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve. There's also Lake Eufaula, the largest reservoir in Oklahoma with numerous outdoor adventures to explore.

A few of the other top attractions are the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas, Hot Springs National Park in Arkansa, the French Quarter in New Orleans, and Gulf Islands National Seashore in Mississippi.

The South has plenty of outdoor adventure. A few of the top outdoor activities are hiking, biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, camping, and stargazing.

Some of the top places to go hiking and camping in this region are the Appalachian Trail, Devil's Den State Park, Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and Tishomingo State Park. If you're interested in seeing the Milky Way, Big Bend National Park is also a great place to go for stargazing.

If you're looking to get off your feet and get in the water, the South Region has several places to go whitewater rafting. Some of the top places are Big Bend National Park, Nantahala River, Upper Salt River Canyon, and Chattooga River.

The South Region has three national parks: Big Bend, Guadalupe Mountains, and Hot Springs.

Big Bend National Park has over 800,000 acres of mountains and desert. Mountain biking, birding, fishing, nature watching, camping, backpacking, and you-name-it can be done in Big Bend.

The Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas, and it home to The Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The park was established in 1972, and is a sanctuary of preservation. It's best known for its fossilized reef mountains, Capitan Reef. This park is a must-visit destination for hikers and campers, with more than 80 miles of trails.

Hot Springs National Park, located in Arkansas, is home to scenic drives, 26 miles of hiking trails, and abundant creeks.

Travel to the South Region and you'll be met with state parks full of mountains, gorges, beaches, rivers, hiking trails, campgrounds, and more. Whether you want mountain views, awe-inspiring canyons, or stunning waterfalls, there's a state park in the South for you.

The most popular state parks in this region are Devil's Den State Park, Lake Thunderbird State Park, Tishomingo State Park, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Wilson State Park, Chicot State Park, and Petit Jean State Park. Each park offers an almost completely different experience, so they are definitely worth visiting.

States in the Southern U.S. have some of the best dishes throughout the country. Many southern food dishes have origins in African-American culture, like soul food, cajun food and creole food. A lot of popular southern dishes have been adopted by people worldwide. Some of these popular dishes are fried chicken, biscuits, hush puppies, banana pudding, and chicken pot pie.

There are so many popular restaurants in the South, from casual dining to fine dining to roadside dining. A few of the top restaurants are Jones Bar-B-Q, Hays House 1857 Restaurant and Tavern, The French Press, Parrain's Seafood Restaurant, Delta Bistro, Odd Duck, Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ, and Cattlemen's Cafe.

Most of the campgrounds in the South Region offer year-round options or have very long camping season. Since this region has three national parks, there are so many outdoor activities to experience. Temperatures can be pretty extreme during the summer, so if you plan to visit during the summer months it will take some additional planning to make sure you have everything you need for the perfect camping trip. During the winter, temperatures are very mild, making it a perfect destination to travel to get away from the cold winters in other regions. Some of the best place to go camping while in the South are Big Bend National Park, Devil's Den State Park, Hot Springs National Park, and Lake Thunderbird State Park.

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Eureka Springs KOA Journey
Eureka Springs KOA Journey

15020 Highway 187 South, Eureka Springs

Harrison KOA Holiday
Harrison KOA Holiday

3629 Highway 65N, Harrison

Hot Springs National Park KOA Holiday
Hot Springs National Park KOA Holiday

838 McClendon Road, Hot Springs

Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA Journey
Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA Journey

7820 Kampground Way, North Little Rock

Memphis KOA Journey
Memphis KOA Journey

7037 I-55, Marion

Eureka Springs KOA Journey

15020 Highway 187 South, Eureka Springs

Harrison KOA Holiday

3629 Highway 65N, Harrison

Hot Springs National Park KOA Holiday

838 McClendon Road, Hot Springs

Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA Journey

7820 Kampground Way, North Little Rock

Memphis KOA Journey

7037 I-55, Marion

Dodge City KOA Journey
Dodge City KOA Journey

701 Park Street, Dodge City

Goodland KOA Journey
Goodland KOA Journey

1114 East US Highway 24, Goodland

Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA Holiday
Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA Holiday

1473 Highway 40, Lawrence

Salina KOA Holiday
Salina KOA Holiday

1109 West Diamond Drive, Salina

Topeka / Capital City KOA Journey
Topeka / Capital City KOA Journey

1949 SW 49th, Topeka

WaKeeney KOA Journey
WaKeeney KOA Journey

25027 S Interstate, Wakeeney

Wellington KOA Holiday
Wellington KOA Holiday

100 South KOA Drive, Wellington

Dodge City KOA Journey

701 Park Street, Dodge City

Goodland KOA Journey

1114 East US Highway 24, Goodland

Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA Holiday

1473 Highway 40, Lawrence

Salina KOA Holiday

1109 West Diamond Drive, Salina

WaKeeney KOA Journey

25027 S Interstate, Wakeeney

Wellington KOA Holiday

100 South KOA Drive, Wellington

Baton Rouge KOA Holiday
Baton Rouge KOA Holiday

7628 Vincent Road, Denham Springs

Lafayette KOA Holiday
Lafayette KOA Holiday

1825 Saint Mary St., Scott

New Orleans KOA Holiday
New Orleans KOA Holiday

11129 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge

Shreveport / Bossier City KOA Journey
Shreveport / Bossier City KOA Journey

6510 West 70th Street, Shreveport

Baton Rouge KOA Holiday

7628 Vincent Road, Denham Springs

Lafayette KOA Holiday

1825 Saint Mary St., Scott

New Orleans KOA Holiday

11129 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge

Shreveport / Bossier City KOA Journey

6510 West 70th Street, Shreveport

Gulfport KOA Holiday
Gulfport KOA Holiday

14031 Hwy 49 N, Gulfport

Hattiesburg / Okatoma River KOA
Hattiesburg / Okatoma River KOA

221 Okatoma River Road, Hattiesburg

McComb KOA Journey
McComb KOA Journey

1119 Airport Fernwood Rd, McComb

Meridian East / Toomsuba KOA Journey
Meridian East / Toomsuba KOA Journey

3953 KOA Campground Road, Toomsuba

Starkville KOA Holiday
Starkville KOA Holiday

2661 County Lake Road, Starkville

Gulfport KOA Holiday

14031 Hwy 49 N, Gulfport

Hattiesburg / Okatoma River KOA

221 Okatoma River Road, Hattiesburg

McComb KOA Journey

1119 Airport Fernwood Rd, McComb

Meridian East / Toomsuba KOA Journey

3953 KOA Campground Road, Toomsuba

Starkville KOA Holiday

2661 County Lake Road, Starkville

Checotah / Lake Eufaula West KOA Holiday
Checotah / Lake Eufaula West KOA Holiday

409329 E 1078 Rd, Checotah

El Reno West KOA Journey
El Reno West KOA Journey

301 S Walbaum Rd., Calumet

Elk City / Clinton KOA Journey
Elk City / Clinton KOA Journey

21167 RT. 66 N, Foss

Oklahoma City East KOA Holiday
Oklahoma City East KOA Holiday

6200 South Choctaw Road, Choctaw

Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA Holiday
Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA Holiday

1900 KOA Power Drive, Sallisaw

Tulsa NE / Will Rogers Downs KOA Journey
Tulsa NE / Will Rogers Downs KOA Journey

20900 South 4200 Road, Claremore

Checotah / Lake Eufaula West KOA Holiday

409329 E 1078 Rd, Checotah

El Reno West KOA Journey

301 S Walbaum Rd., Calumet

Elk City / Clinton KOA Journey

21167 RT. 66 N, Foss

Oklahoma City East KOA Holiday

6200 South Choctaw Road, Choctaw

Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA Holiday

1900 KOA Power Drive, Sallisaw

Tulsa NE / Will Rogers Downs KOA Journey

20900 South 4200 Road, Claremore

Abilene KOA Journey
Abilene KOA Journey

4851 West Stamford Street, Abilene

Amarillo KOA Journey
Amarillo KOA Journey

1100 Folsom Road, Amarillo

Austin East KOA Holiday
Austin East KOA Holiday

6029 Blue Bluff Road, Austin

Breckenridge / Hubbard Creek Lake KOA Journey
Breckenridge / Hubbard Creek Lake KOA Journey

2833 W. Walker St, Breckenridge

Brookeland / Lake Sam Rayburn KOA Holiday
Brookeland / Lake Sam Rayburn KOA Holiday

505 CR 212, Brookeland

Bryan / North College Station KOA Holiday
Bryan / North College Station KOA Holiday

12942 State Highway 6, Bryan

Burkburnett / Wichita Falls KOA Journey
Burkburnett / Wichita Falls KOA Journey

1202 East 3rd Street, Burkburnett

Canton KOA Holiday
Canton KOA Holiday

13785 State Hwy 19, Canton

Corpus Christi KOA Journey
Corpus Christi KOA Journey

101 Caribbean Dr., Corpus Christi

Dallas / Arlington KOA Holiday
Dallas / Arlington KOA Holiday

2715 S. Cooper, Arlington

Galveston Island KOA Holiday
Galveston Island KOA Holiday

23700 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston

Kerrville KOA Journey
Kerrville KOA Journey

2400 Goat Creek Road, Kerrville

Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA Holiday
Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA Holiday

19785 Highway 105 West, Montgomery

Leander / NW Austin KOA Holiday
Leander / NW Austin KOA Holiday

2689 Hero Way, Leander

Lubbock KOA Journey
Lubbock KOA Journey

5502 County Road 6300, Lubbock

Lufkin KOA Journey
Lufkin KOA Journey

250 FM 2021, Lufkin

Mount Pleasant KOA Journey
Mount Pleasant KOA Journey

2322 Greenhill Rd, Mt Pleasant

Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday
Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday

1348 Co Rd 302, Port Lavaca

Rockport KOA Holiday
Rockport KOA Holiday

3025 FM 1781, Rockport

Rusk KOA Holiday
Rusk KOA Holiday

745 FM 343 East, Rusk

San Angelo KOA Holiday
San Angelo KOA Holiday

6699 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo

San Antonio / Alamo KOA Holiday
San Antonio / Alamo KOA Holiday

602 Gembler Road, San Antonio

Sanger / Denton North KOA Journey
Sanger / Denton North KOA Journey

13037 I-35, Sanger

South Padre Island KOA Holiday
South Padre Island KOA Holiday

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island

Stephenville / Dublin KOA Journey
Stephenville / Dublin KOA Journey

1205 FM 219, Dublin

Texarkana KOA Journey
Texarkana KOA Journey

500 St Michael Drive, Texarkana

Weatherford / Fort Worth West KOA Journey
Weatherford / Fort Worth West KOA Journey

2205 Tin Top Rd, Weatherford

Abilene KOA Journey

4851 West Stamford Street, Abilene

Amarillo KOA Journey

1100 Folsom Road, Amarillo

Austin East KOA Holiday

6029 Blue Bluff Road, Austin

Breckenridge / Hubbard Creek Lake KOA Journey

2833 W. Walker St, Breckenridge

Bryan / North College Station KOA Holiday

12942 State Highway 6, Bryan

Burkburnett / Wichita Falls KOA Journey

1202 East 3rd Street, Burkburnett

Canton KOA Holiday

13785 State Hwy 19, Canton

Corpus Christi KOA Journey

101 Caribbean Dr., Corpus Christi

Dallas / Arlington KOA Holiday

2715 S. Cooper, Arlington

Galveston Island KOA Holiday

23700 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston

Kerrville KOA Journey

2400 Goat Creek Road, Kerrville

Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA Holiday

19785 Highway 105 West, Montgomery

Leander / NW Austin KOA Holiday

2689 Hero Way, Leander

Lubbock KOA Journey

5502 County Road 6300, Lubbock

Lufkin KOA Journey

250 FM 2021, Lufkin

Mount Pleasant KOA Journey

2322 Greenhill Rd, Mt Pleasant

Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday

1348 Co Rd 302, Port Lavaca

Rockport KOA Holiday

3025 FM 1781, Rockport

Rusk KOA Holiday

745 FM 343 East, Rusk

San Angelo KOA Holiday

6699 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo

San Antonio / Alamo KOA Holiday

602 Gembler Road, San Antonio

South Padre Island KOA Holiday

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island

Texarkana KOA Journey

500 St Michael Drive, Texarkana

Weatherford / Fort Worth West KOA Journey

2205 Tin Top Rd, Weatherford

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

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