GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted May 2nd,


    Camping for the


    Happy Camper Blog



    Some weekends,
    we crave the comforts of home in a park model or RV. On others though,
    campers are looking for that “pure” camping experience – tents, roasting
    marshmallows on actual sticks and getting back to nature. If you’re looking
    for that type of camping excursion, check out some of these great member
    campgrounds for pure camping:

    Troll Landing

    West Branch,

    Merging from a cluster of lakes and
    small streams is a river unique is both its beauty and its mystery: Rifle
    River. Explore this and more when you stay at Troll Landing Campground. This
    campground offers a true outdoor experience with serene, wooded tent sites
    where you can relax plus kayaking, tubing and canoeing for when you’re ready
    for a bit more adventure.

    Castle Lake Campgrounds, Photo by Steve Flowers

    Castle Lakes Campground and

    Lake City,

    If your family is split on the pure
    experience, Castle Lakes offers cabins and RV sites in addition to tent
    camping on their 41 acres of property. This campground is nestled in a
    peaceful forest setting with two pristine lakes, giving campers the ability
    to fish, relax, and reconnect with nature.

    Cherokee Hills


    Nestled in the hills of scenic
    Southeast Missouri, this campground features large, wooded sites that offers
    campers the chance to feel away from it all while still enjoying modern
    amenities. The campground sits on land once occupied by the Cherokee and
    today, Cherokee Hills strives to maintain the beauty and serenity of their

    Hiking The
    Last Resort Cabins &


    Established in 1902, The Last Resort
    offers a perfect “get away from it all” vacation. This campground’s
    eight rustic log cabins and four tent sites are set on the shore of Long
    Pond. Fish, hike, canoe, and watch for animals like moose, otters, and bald
    eagles as you enjoy this nature lover’s paradise.

    Gualala River Redwood


    Relax amidst the cool magnificent
    Redwoods, explore miles of beaches, walk your pets along the river, or float
    lazily one mile down the Gualala River to the sea at Gualala River Redwood
    Park. During your visit, you can also explore the area surrounding the
    campgrounds and discover places like the Historic Point Arena Lighthouse and
    Annapolis Winery.