Places to hammock camp in all 5 regions in the U.S.

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Whether you’re in Oklahoma or Oregon, there’s somewhere close by to hang your Roo. Here are a few of our favorite places to hammock camp in every region of the U.S.:

 

The West

Upper Two Medicine Lake | Montana

Source: https://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/glacier-national-park

Location: East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Known for: Glacier National Park
Important: Hammock camping is only allowed on campsites.

 

 

North Pines | California

Source: https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/deets-our-find-your-park-expedition-contest

Location: 9024 Southside Dr, Yosemite National Pk, CA 95389
Known for: Yosemite National Park

 

 

Wallowa Lake State Park | Oregon 

Source: http://www.martinevan.com/2018/04

Location: Lake State Park, Joseph, OR 97846
Known for: Wallowa Lake is a beautiful glacial lake popular among anglers, hikers, swimmers, and boaters.

 

 

Priest Lake | Colorado 

Source: www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/comments/67rts3/priest_lake_colorado_oc_4608x3072/


Location: Priest Lake Campground, Priest Lake Road, Telluride, CO
Known for: Trout Lake is 5 minutes away.

 

The Southwest

Caddo Lake State Park | Texas

Source: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caddo-lake


Location:
245 Park Rd 2, Karnack, TX 75661
Known for: The only natural lake in Texas.

 

 

Buzzard Roost | Oklahoma

Source: https://www.travelok.com/article_page/lake-murray-state-park-an-overview

Location: Buzzard Roost Campground, Ardmore, OK
Known for: Lake Murray State Park

 

 

Aguirre Springs | New Mexico

Source: Rebecca Chen

Location: Aguirre Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Known for: White sands is 30 minutes away. Go for an adventure and come back to sleep with the mountains.

 

The Southeast

Cheaha State Park/Pinhoti Trail | Alabama

Source: http://www.alapark.com/cheaha-state-park

Location: Cheaha State Park, 19644 Highway 281, Delta, AL 36258
Known for: Alabama’s highest peak

 

 

Oak Mountain State Park | Alabama

Source: https://rootsrated.com/birmingham-al/backpacking-camping/oak-mountain-state-park-camping


Location: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
Known for: Great for beginner hammock campers and your first overnight trip. In case things go sideways, the city of Birmingham is just minutes away.

 

 

Davidson River | North Carolina

Source: https://blueridgemountainlife.com/pisgah-national-forest-guide/


Location: Davidson River Campground, Brevard, NC 28712
Known for: The Pisgah National Forest. This national forest has everything from 60ft waterfalls, to fishing, to mountain biking, and much more.
Important: Can’t hammock on the forest floor. Must hammock camp as close to the campsite as possible.

 

 

Cades Cove | Tennessee

Source: https://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/weekend/womens-smoky-mountains-backpacking.html


Location: Cades Cove Campground, 10042 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882
Known for: The Great Smoky Mountains

 

 

Gulpha Gorge | Arkansas

Source: https://vaultcargo.com/hot-springs-national-park-camping/


Location: 305 Gorge Rd, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
Known for: Hot Springs National Park
Important: Trees are far apart, so bring extenders!

 

 

The Northeast

Blackwoods Campground | Maine

Source: https://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/acadia-national-park

Location: Blackwoods Campground, 155 Blackwoods Drive, Otter Creek, ME 04660
Known for: Acadia National Park

 

 

Saranac Lake Islands | New York

Source: https://archive.4plebs.org/hr/thread/2906150/


Location:
4468 NY-3, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Known for: Adirondack Mountains

 

 

Chittenden Brook | Vermont

Source: https://www.stateparks.com/green_mountain_national_forest_in_vermont.html


Location: Chittenden, VT 05737
Known for: Green Mountain National Forest. Long Trail is 25 minutes away.

 

 

The Midwest

Whitetail Flats | North Dakota

Source: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-dakota/sully-creek-sp-nd/

Location: 1465 36th St, Medora, ND 58645
Known for: Sully Creek State Park

 

 

Apostle Islands Area Campground | Wisconsin

Source: https://www.wildernessinquiry.org/itinerary/apostle-islands-fall-harvest-and-hike/

Location: Apostle Islands Area Campground, 85150 Trailer Ct, Bayfield, WI 54814
Known for: Apostle Islands

 

 

Johnson Creek Recreation Area | Illinois

Source: https://www.visittheusa.com/experience/spotlight-underground-railroad-shawnee-national-forest


Location: Johnson Creek Rd, Ava, IL 62907
Known for: Shawnee National Forest

Be sure to check park guidelines before you head out to hammock camp. You might want to bring a pair of our tree-friendly python extenders just in case!

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