Camping Resource Guide for the Western US

Where To Camp in the American West

Camping opportunites abound throughout the Jackson Hole and Yellowstone region. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks top the list but there is much much more to this incredible area than you may at first be aware.

Don't overlook the many opportunites on lands managed by the BLM, US Forest Service and others. Privately run campgrounds can also provide family friendly amenities like swimming pools, hot showers and nearby restaurants not available at most other campgrounds.

National Parks

National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: This one pass will get you into all the national parks plus the Federal Recreation areas.

Saguaro National Park campground near Tucson, AZ

State Parks & Other Campgrounds

Keep in mind that camping is not allowed in every state park. Check individual parks for details.

Wyoming State Parks
Idaho State Parks
Idaho Campgrounds
Montana State Parks
Colorado State Parks
Utah State Parks
Arizona State Parks
New Mexico State Parks

Edelweiss campervan in Arches National Park
In search of Bighorn Sheep

Don't overlook the many opportunities for camping throughout the Rockies and Intermountain West in various locations beyond state and national parks. Many hidden and lesser known gems await your discovery including lands managed by the following:

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • US Forest Service (USFS)
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Game & Fish Departments
  • Private campgrounds and RV parks

Other Resourses: Things To Do, Places To See

Top 10 Drives: The top scenic drives in the American West.
Grand Targhee Music Festivals: Music festivals are best enjoyed from a campervan!
The Spud Drive In: Great music, onsite camping.
Idaho Farmer's Markets: Times, dates and locations of farmer's markets throughout Idaho.