Best fall destinations to hammock camp in each of the 50 states.

Best fall destinations to hammock camp in each of the 50 states.

Before you camp, make sure to check these 5 important tips for hammock camping in parks.

Alabama

Brushy Lake Campground

-Kirk Sides

-Kirk Sides

Alaska

Eklutna Lake Trail near Anchorage

Dana Rosso, Kammok camper, tip:
 Eklutna is in bear country so please be bear aware and help keep the sites clean.
There are lots of activities available–bring your bikes kayaks, hiking gear or geocaching equipment!

-AK On the Go

-AK On the Go

- Dana Rosso, Kammok camper

- Dana Rosso, Kammok camper

- Dana Rosso, Kammok camper

- Dana Rosso, Kammok camper

Arizona

Havasupai Campground, Havasupai Reservation

-Dove Luidhardt

-Dove Luidhardt

-Bearfoot Theory

-Bearfoot Theory

Arkansas

Buffalo National River

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-Klax Masterson

-Klax Masterson

California

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Kammok tip:
Consistently rated as two of the best campsites on the West Coast, grab 'em quick!

-Nicole Gustas

-Nicole Gustas

Colorado

Arapahoe National Forest

-Adaeze Noelle

-Adaeze Noelle

Connecticut

Housatonic Meadows State Park

Kammok tip:
Tall pines and cold river water, Housatonic Meadow Campground offers 95 sites in a rustic setting near the Housatonic River. Camping season is mid-April to December 31st. Reserve a spot and make sure you're prepped with the right gear.

-State parks

-State parks

Delaware

Killens Pond State Park

Kammok tip:
Trees and more trees. Killens Pond is a quiet resting place, tucked beneath the hardwood forest, overlooking a 66 acre millpond. Open year round with 59 campsites–grab a kayak for water exploration, and be ready for epic sunrise views from your hammock!

-The Outbound Collective

-The Outbound Collective

Florida

Primitive camping, Ocala National Forest

Kammok tip:
Swing by Juniper Springs recreation area–Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Juniper Springs boasts a dense canopy of beautiful palms and oaks. 

- Kyle Albinus, primitive camping in Ocala

- Kyle Albinus, primitive camping in Ocala

Georgia

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Kammok tip:
The park has guided cave tours, bike rentals, and a disc golf course. Hike one of the multiple waterfall trails for a beautiful view and great place to hang.

-Kyle P

-Kyle P

-Ethan Dennis

-Ethan Dennis

Hawaii

Waimanu Valley Campsite

-Frugal Frolicker

-Frugal Frolicker

-Frugal Frolicker

-Frugal Frolicker

Idaho

Cramer Lakes, Redfish Trailhead

-Outdoor Project

-Outdoor Project

-Amanda Walker

-Amanda Walker

Illinois

Forest Glen Preserve

-Traveling Ted

-Traveling Ted

-Traveling Ted

-Traveling Ted

Indiana

Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest

-BrownCounty

-BrownCounty

Iowa

Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine

-Flickr/NomeJoy

-Flickr/NomeJoy

Kansas

Cimarron National Grassland, Cimarron Recreation Area

 

-Craig Young

-Craig Young

Kentucky

Koomer Ridge Campground, Daniel Boone National Forest

Kammok tip:
Plenty of water-based activities, hiking, biking and camping opportunities! Check out the backcountry options to hang somewhere off the beaten path.

-USDA/Forest Service

-USDA/Forest Service

-HipCamp / Matthew Habel

-HipCamp / Matthew Habel

Louisiana

Chicot State Park

Packing list: kayak, fishing pole, hammock. And go!

-Jeaux

-Jeaux

Maine

Daicey Pond Campground, Baxter State Park

- Roger H. Goun

- Roger H. Goun

Maryland

Gathland State Park

-Backpacker

-Backpacker

- Sparta Fishing

- Sparta Fishing

Massachusetts

Savoy Mountain State Forest

Berkshire Vista by Ogden Gigli

Berkshire Vista by Ogden Gigli

Michigan

Chapel Beach, Rocks National Lakeshore

-NPS

-NPS

-Nitheesh N.

-Nitheesh N.

Minnesota

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

-Explore Minnesota

-Explore Minnesota

Flickr/Chad Fennell

Flickr/Chad Fennell

Mississippi

Clear Springs Recreation Area, Meadville

-Glistening Light Photography

-Glistening Light Photography

Missouri

Eleven Point River

- Phil Lilley

- Phil Lilley

-Chip Maxwell

-Chip Maxwell

Montana

Oasis Camp Sites, Shameless Oasis

-Mirabai Henley

-Mirabai Henley

Nebraska

Indian Cave State Park

-John Carrel

-John Carrel

-Midwest Quests

-Midwest Quests

Nevada

Ruby Mountains Scenic Area

Kammok tip:
Hike and backpack galore around the Ruby Crest national recreation trail, offering five national forest campgrounds and unlimited primitive sites. Move quick, this area closes for winter months.

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New Hampshire

Pawtuckaway State Park

- Angela N.

- Angela N.

New Jersey

Jenny Jump State Forest

-BestofNJ

-BestofNJ

- Reddit / Jolly

- Reddit / Jolly

New Mexico

McCrystal Creek Campground, Carson National Forest

Flickr/RandyWindham

Flickr/RandyWindham

Google/SeanLevings

Google/SeanLevings

New York

Tom Jones Shelter

-Nicholas Doyle, Kammok Campout

-Nicholas Doyle, Kammok Campout

North Carolina

Elk Knob State Park

North Dakota

Lake Sakakawea

Kammok tip:
Utilize this gazebo or the surrounding trees to hang dozens of hammocks, this is a spot to bring your crew! With a stove and picnic tables, it's #CampKammok ready. 

-Lake Sakakawea State Park

-Lake Sakakawea State Park

Ohio

A W Marion State Park

Kammok tip:
This wooded area with nearly sixty camp sites is available year round.  Drinking water available. 

- Trek Ohio

- Trek Ohio

Oklahoma

Arcadia Lake

-Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

-Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Oregon

Little Crater Lake Campground, Mt Hood National Forest

-Brian Bailey

-Brian Bailey

-Outdoor Project

-Outdoor Project

Pennsylvania

Cherry Springs State Park

Tip: one of the best places for stargazing on the eastern seaboard due to exceptionally dark skies.

- James Robinson

- James Robinson

Rhode Island

Watchaug Pond, Burlingame State Park

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South Carolina

Lake Juniper, Cheraw State Park

- Cheraw State Park

- Cheraw State Park

South Dakota

Sylvan Lake Campground, Custer State Park

Kammok tip:
Fires allowed, portable water available, pets welcome. Enjoy biking, fishing, boating, paddling, hiking, swimming, climbing, hammocking, and more. 

- HipCamp / Stefanie Carbone

- HipCamp / Stefanie Carbone

- HipCamp / Fern the Bus

- HipCamp / Fern the Bus

Tennessee

Overmountain Shelter, Appalachian Trail

Backpack in to "the Barn," a well-known spot amongst hikers along the AT and throughout Tennessee. Park your hammock along the trail, and enjoy stunning views of Autumn foliage, and visit with hikers in the barn before hitting the hay.

- Roots Rated / John Hayes

- Roots Rated / John Hayes

- Hammock Forum / Bearpaw

- Hammock Forum / Bearpaw

Texas

Lost Maples State Natural Area

- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

- Travis Perkins

- Travis Perkins

- Travis Perkins ft. Rey Joaquin

- Travis Perkins ft. Rey Joaquin

Utah

East Canyon Hammock Campground

This campground boasts a hammock camping structure specifically for hanging hammocks. If you're new to the hammock camp game, or worried about finding the right trees, this is your spot. Hammocks available for rent, more information here. 

- Gary Whitton

- Gary Whitton

- East Canyon Hammock Campground

- East Canyon Hammock Campground

- East Canyon Hammock Campground

- East Canyon Hammock Campground

Vermont

Smuggler’s Notch State Park Campground

- Flickr / Kevin McNeal

- Flickr / Kevin McNeal

- Lisa M

- Lisa M

Virginia

First Landing State Park

-First Landing State Park

-First Landing State Park

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Washington

Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Tower

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- Greg Balkin

- Greg Balkin

- Greg Balkin

- Greg Balkin

West Virginia

Blackbird Knob Trail, Monongahela National Forest

- Beth Adelson, Spruce Knob Lake Campground 

- Beth Adelson, Spruce Knob Lake Campground 

- Hammock Forumns / BigCat24, Blackbird Knob Trail

- Hammock Forumns / BigCat24, Blackbird Knob Trail


Wisconsin

Rock Island State Park

This primitive Lake Michigan island is accessible by two ferry rides from Wisconsin to Washington Island, then into the park. Check ferry open times and dates, drinking water is available on the island but there is no camp store. 

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- Hammock Forums / Wanderlust62

- Hammock Forums / Wanderlust62

Wyoming

Signal Lake Campground, Grand Teton National Park

- Adventure Tykes

- Adventure Tykes

- Adventure Tykes

- Adventure Tykes


Happy fall, campers.

#CampKammok #CampElevated

 

 

5 important tips for hammock camping in parks

5 important tips for hammock camping in parks

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