Experience a fun twist on camping at these unique campgrounds

April 2, 2015

Have you ever wanted to sleep in an old train caboose? What about a tree house or a teepee? If you answered yes to either one of those questions, then a unique campground experience would be perfect for your next getaway.

Gone are the days where a campsite is simply a place to pitch a tent and have a camp fire. Check out these campgrounds for a totally unique camping experience that’s going to stick in your memory for years to come.

If trains are your thing, then choosing a campground that lets you sleep in a restored caboose train car is all kinds of awesome! There are campgrounds all over the country that let you satisfy your inner train geek and camp out in an old train car. A few to consider include St. Louis West KOA Camping in Missouri, Twin Mountain KOA in New Hampshire, and KOA Mount Pleasant in South Carolina.

For a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area, you can’t beat treehouse camping. Sleeping among the branches and leaves as a cool breeze blows by may be one of the most relaxing ways to camp that there is. Fortunately, treehouse camping has become relatively popular recently and there are plenty of options for your next trip. Check out Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort in Oregon for a great place to start researching your treehouse camping adventure.

As a camper who enjoys a simple type of camping myself, I’ve sometimes struggled to embrace the new phenomenon of “glamping.” While some people (like myself) might not consider it to be the purest form of camping, you can’t argue that the experience won’t be a memorable one.

If you decide on a glamping trip, be prepared to spend a good chunk of money, which is one of the main reasons glamping is certainly not for everyone. The important thing to remember is that these sweet glamping digs are generally luxurious and lavish, so you’re definitely getting what you’re paying for.

If you want to head north across the border into the lush forests of Canada, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia offers a glamping experience you’ll always remember at the self-proclaimed “eco-safari destination.” And that better be true since an all-inclusive seven day trip there will run you about $12,000 per person!

If you don’t have that kind of extra scratch just lying around but you still want to experience glamping, you’re in luck. The yurt village at Falling Waters State Park in North Carolina will only you run you about $84 per night. While you won’t be getting the five star service of the pricier glamping areas, it’s not like you’ll be spending much time in the yurt anyways. Plenty of activities are available for visitors, including whitewater rafting and zip lining.

Too often people think of camping as only being a night spent in a cold tent with nothing fun to do. As these unique campgrounds can attest, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Do a little research and you’re sure to find a great campground to visit that will change anyone’s perception on camping.

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