CAMPING IN STATE PARKSState Parks are YOUR parks. They’re public lands to be enjoyed by all. Many state parks offer camping, from primitive sites and backpacking to full service campgrounds with every amenity you can imagine. Some even offer cabins, yurts, lodges and equestrian sites! There’s no better way to connect with nature, relax, explore and have fun than byvisiting a state park. We can help ensure the future of parks by visiting them often andtaking advantage of all they have to offer.
Campsites are accessed by car or RV. Campers sleep in tents, RVs ortrailers with cars nearby, so there is no need to pack light. Amenities vary by campground.
Backpacking involves hiking a distance with all your supplies (tent,clothes, food, water, and other gear) in your backpack. Gear should becompact and light!
Ultralight supplies ( is a form of backpacking that emphasizes lightweight gear and only packing the absolute essentials. An ultralight hiker can go faster and farther!