Top Camping Getaways in the Best State Parks, USA

best state parks to visit for family vacations

With so many state parks, each offering something different to the next, it can be hard to decide exactly which is the best state park, especially for camping getaways or family vacations. Sometimes it may seem easier to simply search for state parks near me and to go for a day of hiking or biking. However, much like many of our favorite national parks, hiking, biking, fishing, and more are potential activities in state parks across the country. We’ve put together a list of some amazing USA state parks to visit, whether it be for some state park camping, or you prefer a stay in a rustic, state park cabin, there is something for everyone in one of these stunning parks.

A view over a state park

Stay in rustic cabins in Texas Hill Country when you visit one of the best state parks in the USA

Texas Hill Country is without doubt one of the most beautiful regions of this diverse state. Garner State Park is nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country and is the perfect spot for some family vacations exploring the great outdoors. While in Garner State Park camping is a great way to experience the area, you can also opt for a touch of comfort with a stay in some cabins in Texas Hill Country. Garner State Park, Texas, boasts stunning trail upon trail, and some wonderful river views as well, perfect for getaways in 2021.

One of our cabins in Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country ranch near San Antonio

Enjoy some camping in Letchworth State Park for family vacations in 2021

If you can pry yourself away from the delights of the Big Apple and instead head out into New York state’s magnificent great outdoors, you’ll have the chance to indulge in some luxury camping. In Letchworth State Park, trails abound, and they are just waiting to be explored during your family vacations in 2021. Follow the Genesee River through an impressive gorge, and enjoy exploring the more than 14,000 acres of woodland and waterfalls while you stay in some rustic, Letchworth State Park cabins and campgrounds for your getaways.

A waterfall in Letchworth State Park

Go stargazing for a romantic getaway in Pennsylvania

February isn’t that far away, and what could be more romantic for a valentine’s day getaway, 2021, than heading into the great outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoying a peaceful stay in Cherry Falls State Park, Pennsylvania? To make your Cherry Springs, PA, vacation an even more romantic getaway, make the most of the wide, clear skies and enjoy stargazing while surrounded by the still sounds of nature in this stunning state park.

Stargazing in Cherry Springs, PA

Visit Blackwater Falls State Park, WV

Blackwater Falls State Park, WV, is an idyllic place to head for family vacations. When you stay in Blackwater Falls cabins, you’ll find yourself immersed in this stunning state park with easy access to all the amazing activities and things to do in Blackwater Falls State Park. Hike through the woods, explore waterfalls and lakes, or simply relax in your cozy cabin, making the most of the peaceful, West Virginia woodland for the perfect getaways in 2021.

Someone fishing in a river in Blackwater Falls, WV

Explore Fall Creek Falls, one of the best state parks in Tennessee

For many of us, when we think of Tennessee, our minds head straight to the vibrant country music-loving city of Nashville. For those of us with a penchant for the great outdoors, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge spring to mind. However, for something different, a visit to Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee, can give you a vacation of some of the best state park camping, or book one of our stunning cabins in Fall Creek Falls. The state park boasts the highest free-fall waterfall east of the Mississippi River, and hiking around the state park is not to be missed. Near the city of Spencer, TN, it’s a great opportunity to do some amazing outdoor activities, including kayaking up to the falls themselves.

The Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee

Visit Hocking Hills and stay in some unique cabins in Ohio

Cabins in Ohio are already tucked away in some stunning places. However, cabin rentals in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, are quite special. With over 25 miles of hiking trails, rock formations, waterfalls, and recess caves, along with hiking areas that include Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Conkle’s Hollow nature preserve, and more besides, there is so much to explore in the Hocking Hills State Park, that you’ll need a couple of family vacations to see it all.

hocking hills state park ohio

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