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The 5 Best Small Campgrounds in the US Named in New Campspot Awards

United States Camping
by Alex Bresler Mar 19, 2024

For many campers, the whole point of sleeping wild is to steal away from the modern demands of daily life for a while. That includes the constant presence of other people. While there can certainly be a social element to camping, there’s nothing worse than securing a campsite in a remote location only to realize that you’re sharing closer quarters with your campground neighbors than you do with your neighbors back home. When you manage to find an intimate campground, on the other hand, the experience can be truly regenerative.

Campsite booking and analytics platform Campspot recently released its list of 2024 award winners, singling out the best campsites in North America across a variety of categories, including small campgrounds. The winners were decided based on factors such as “reservation data, ratings, and park features.”

The following five campgrounds were determined to be the top small campgrounds in the US this year. They span from coast to coast and provide a healthy mix of tent, cabin, and RV sites for campers of all persuasions. Even better: all five campgrounds are open year-round for you to visit whenever that camping urge strikes.

  1. Mountaineer Campground — Townsend, Tennessee
  2. Indian Mound Fish Camp — Oak Hill, Florida
  3. Dark Sky RV Campground — Kanab, Utah
  4. Riverwalk on the Yadkin RV Park — Jonesville, North Carolina
  5. Kettle Campground — Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Other categories in the Campspot Awards

Campspot included 14 categories in total for its 2024 awards, each with either five or 10 ranked winners. Below is the full list of Campspot Awards categories for this year.

  • Top Campgrounds in Canada
  • Top RV Campgrounds
  • Top Tent Campgrounds
  • Top Glamping Campgrounds
  • Top Small Campgrounds
  • Top Midsize Campgrounds
  • Top Large Campgrounds
  • Top Campgrounds New to Campspot
  • Top Campgrounds for Families
  • Top Campgrounds for Digital Nomads
  • Top Campgrounds for Long-Term Stays
  • Top Campgrounds for Fishing
  • Top Campgrounds for Waterparks
  • Top Campgrounds for Groups

You can see the full list of winners on Campspot.

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