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8 Under-The-Radar Destinations for Campers

Broadry — While major national parks and large family attractions tend to grab travel headlines, there are still plenty of under-the-radar destinations to consider visiting this summer. RVshare, the largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, put together a list of some of their top camping-friendly picks:

South Higgins Lake State Park, MI  

With nearly a 5-star rating by visitors on Google, this 1,364-acre park in Michigan is as Instagram-worthy as it gets.There’s 1 mile of shoreline along Higgins Lake where families can sit and watch the boats go by all summer long. 

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Dixie National Forest, UT  

Utah’s Zion National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country, but the Dixie National Forest has plenty to brag about too. For starters, the forest has plenty of hiking and fishing. The views are also spectacular with Red Canyon-esque red sandstone formations and expansive views from the top of Powell Point. Campers can also spread out and feel like they have the forest all to themselves.

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Go to the Sun Road, MT

Montana’s Go to the Sun Road makes the list thanks to it’s spectacular views. It passes through almost every kind of terrain — from tundras to cedar forests to large glacial lakes. The destination is included in the National Register of Historic Places and has plenty of picnic-worthy viewpoints along the way.

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Lake McCouaughy, NE  

Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area, home to the largest reservoir in Nebraska, is an ideal spot for campers with clear waters, sandy beaches, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. 

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Assateague Island, VA 

Assateague Island in Virginia is a beauty. Visitors come here to watch wild horses gallop along the beach, migrating tree swallows take flying breaks on the boardwalk, and wake up early to see the sun rise over the salt marsh.

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Lake Port State Park, MI 

Lakeport State Park provides southeast Michigan residents access to Lake Huron. The park has two distinct units separated by the village of Lakeport. Campers can have their pick of 250 sites. All sites with a picnic table, fire circle, electricity, access to modern toilet shower buildings.

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Devil’s Lake State Park, WI  

Tucked in Baraboo, Wisconsin, this 9,000-acre park anchors more than 27,000 acres of parkland and natural areas open to public recreation in Sauk County. Hikers can explore East Bluff Trail to view the expansive vistas and rock formations around the park. Takes about 3-4 hours. 

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Nehalem State Park, OR 

Nehalem State Park in Oregon (near Tillamook) is uniquely situated between the ocean and the bay. Bikers are encouraged to take a ride along the forested 1.8 mile path (you may even see an Elk or deer grazing).

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Oshkosh, WI 

This family-friendly location is smack dab in the middle of Lake Butte des Mortes and Lake Winnebago. Ideal for budding fishing enthusiasts, this area of Wisconsin has lakes and ponds packed with panfish, northern pike, sturgeon, and catfish.

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