In addition to visiting National Parks I also want to visit a lot of the National Forests, it’s yet another reason for buying a small camper van. When we were in CA we discovered that there were tons of great National Forest Service Campgrounds in very remote, less crowded areas. Many of the NFS campgrounds were in a nicer setting than the more crowded National Park areas! I’m hoping to take advantage of these quiet, off the beaten path campgrounds! Just like the National Parks there are a ton of National Forests so I’m not going to list each one here until I’ve camped or hiked there.
Check out all of our National Forests here.
I’ve also decided to add National Wildlife Refuges here. They are are more similar to National Forests than other public lands, even though they are different. Learn more about Refuges here.
George Washington National Forest:
- Elizabeth Furnace Campground (Lee Ranger District), May 4-6, 2012 (link goes to 1st post, scroll through to see the all the posts from the weekend)
Jefferson National Forest
Monongahela National Forest
- Visited Seneca Shadows Campground, Spruce Knob, Spruce Knob Lake & campground, dispersed camping, & Dolly Sods (Potomac Ranger District): 5.26.12
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest
White River National Forest
- Prospector Campground – Dillon Ranger District 7.14-19.13 (link goes to 1st post from the week)
- Glenwood Canyon Bike Ride
Gunnison National Forest
San Isabel National Forest
Uncompahgre National Forest
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge