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This Campsite Service Is Basically Airbnb for the Wilderness

If you've ever been camping, you know it can be an active, fun, and enlightening experience. You might even feel some emotions you didn't know you had. (Yup, that's a thing.) Plus, if you want to seriously get your hike on, there's no better way to get the full effect than to camp along the way for a few days—especially if you're heading to one the U.S.'s many gorgeous national parks.

So now we've convinced you to go camping—but where? That's where Hipcamp comes in. It's structured very similarly to Airbnb. You can search various camping accommodations by location and the dates you're traveling. You can choose from sites across the country that are near major cities, close to national parks, or totally in the wilderness. Then, you can take your pick of the many options they have available, which range from rugged to luxe. Whether you're looking for a place to set up your tent, a spot where a tent is already set up for you, or a chic little cabin where you can get in touch with nature without *really* roughing it, they've got something that will make your weekend-in-the-wilderness dreams come true. You can even rent an RV or a yurt if you want to! (BTW, here's all the glamping gear you need for your next camping trip.)

 

Pooches bring the extra #campvibes ⠀ Photo: @erinwheat at Balsam Way Campsites, ME - link in bio

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Each listing includes pricing information along with helpful facts about the camping spot, like whether or not you can bring your pet along and if campfires are allowed. Each listing also has information about whether potable water is available and what the check-in and check-out times are, plus what the lodgings are like and if you need to bring your own tent. And of course, the user reviews are key when it comes to deciding whether certain accommodations will work for you. (Related: These Benefits of Hiking Will Make You Want to Hit the Trails)

 

Best #yurt pun? GO! ⠀ Photo: @briancardinal_ at the Lakeside Rustic Yurt, NY - link in bio

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