Everyone dreams of taking an RV rental to travel throughout the U.S. to see national parks such as Yosemite or Yellowstone, but not many people know about some other national parks that while not as well-known are still beautiful destinations that are worth visiting.
To help you plan your national park tour, following are five national parks you didn’t know existed:
Congaree National Park: Congaree National Park isn’t well-known by the country as a whole, but for those in South Carolina, it’s a favorite destination as it’s the only national park in the state. Not only that, but this national park is home to one of the largest hardwood forests in the country which also makes for an extremely gorgeous place. You can go kayaking, camping, or hiking in this beautiful park.
North Cascades National Park: North
Cascades is one of the most gorgeous parks in the U.S., but for some reason it doesn’t get as many visitors as other national parks. Yet for those who venture out to this beautiful place, they are rewarded with stunning views and an experience of a lifetime. North Cascades National Park has a beautiful body of water known as Ross Lake where you can canoe or kayak and it also has beautiful trails to hike as you explore the forests, hills, and mountains in this large and impressive area.
Isle Royale National Park: It’s amazing that this national park is yet to make it on the popular list of national parks, but maybe it’s for the better. It’s a unique location where hikers can explore trails throughout the park while scuba divers can take to the clear waters to explore the beauty that lies below. It’s the ideal spot for responsible campers and for those who want to get away to a natural area that is primarily a wilderness preserve.
Dry Tortugas National Park: Key West is a popular destination in Florida, but not everyone knows about Dry Tortugas National Park. Here you can enjoy both views of the crystalline waters, go snorkeling, and even go camping. Camping at Dry Tortugas National Park is a rewarding experience, with the sound of the water nearby, the sky full of stars at night, and an island to explore in the daytime.
National Park of American Samoa: A tropical paradise may not have been what you expected when you read the word National Park, but this destination on U.S. territory in American Samoa is an incredible place with crystal clear turquoise waters, palm trees, coral reefs, and vast rainforests. Another interesting factor about this national park is that it covers three volcanic islands.
If you have already been to Yosemite or Yellowstone, you may be looking for some variety for your next trip. These above national parks are equally as beautiful and inviting as the more well-known national parks in the U.S. The good thing about visiting these ones is that you can avoid the mass tourism to the other parks and have some time to yourself in nature.