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.
Brushy Lake Campground
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!
Havasupai Campground, Havasupai Reservation
Buffalo National River
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Consistently rated as two of the best campsites on the West Coast, grab 'em quick!
Arapahoe National Forest
Housatonic Meadows State Park
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.
Killens Pond State Park
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!
Primitive camping, Ocala National Forest
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.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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.
Waimanu Valley Campsite
Cramer Lakes, Redfish Trailhead
Forest Glen Preserve
Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest
Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine
Cimarron National Grassland, Cimarron Recreation Area
Koomer Ridge Campground, Daniel Boone National Forest
Plenty of water-based activities, hiking, biking and camping opportunities! Check out the backcountry options to hang somewhere off the beaten path.
Chicot State Park
Packing list: kayak, fishing pole, hammock. And go!
Daicey Pond Campground, Baxter State Park
Gathland State Park
Savoy Mountain State Forest
Chapel Beach, Rocks National Lakeshore
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Clear Springs Recreation Area, Meadville
Eleven Point River
Oasis Camp Sites, Shameless Oasis
Indian Cave State Park
Ruby Mountains Scenic Area
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.
Pawtuckaway State Park
Jenny Jump State Forest
McCrystal Creek Campground, Carson National Forest
Tom Jones Shelter
Elk Knob State Park
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.
A W Marion State Park
This wooded area with nearly sixty camp sites is available year round. Drinking water available.
Little Crater Lake Campground, Mt Hood National Forest
Cherry Springs State Park
Tip: one of the best places for stargazing on the eastern seaboard due to exceptionally dark skies.
Watchaug Pond, Burlingame State Park
Lake Juniper, Cheraw State Park
Sylvan Lake Campground, Custer State Park
Fires allowed, portable water available, pets welcome. Enjoy biking, fishing, boating, paddling, hiking, swimming, climbing, hammocking, and more.
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.
Lost Maples State Natural Area
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.
Smuggler’s Notch State Park Campground
First Landing State Park
Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Tower
Blackbird Knob Trail, Monongahela National Forest
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.
Signal Lake Campground, Grand Teton National Park
Happy fall, campers.