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The Coolest Family Campgrounds in the Country

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | August 03, 2016

The Coolest Family Campgrounds in the Country

PHOTO: Mammoth Cave. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock)

Camping is one of the most affordable adventures you can have with the family. But camping has come a long way with the advent of the Internet, and it’s no longer just a matter of turning up at a campground and pitching a tent. Now, an array of online booking services make selecting and reserving your campground a breeze — but it may also take some of the spontaneity out of the experience. However, for first-timers, it’s nice to know you have a guaranteed place to go and US News and World Report has made a list of some of the best

Get yourself in the middle of everything worth exploring in Colorado with a stay at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Granby, Colo. There is so much to do at the campground, it’s like a destination unto itself. Like many campgrounds these days, you don’t have to bring much. In addition to tent camping, there are cabins and yurts, too.

Looking for something close to the city and unique at the same time? Just outside of Los Angeles is the Ventura Ranch KOA. It’s located at the foot of the Topa Topa Mountain and offers a Saturday night Bigfoot Adventure Walk that goes in search of the elusive creature. 

Visit Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and stay at the popular Jellystone Mammoth Cave, where in addition to a dose of nature, kids will love soaring down the 300-foot water slide. 

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