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Our favourite hip camp in each state

Are you looking for a new place to camp in your garden or beyond? You're not alone. With droves of people in the US wanting to travel safely by opting for secluded outdoor destinations, it's no surprise that campsites are more popular than ever. Hipcamp, the online and app-based booking system for private and public campsites, is a great resource for those who want to stay away from the hordes. From affordable camping near national parks to ornate glamp sites with epic views, here are our favorite hip camp locations in each state.

Alabama

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Pinewood Nature Cottage (from $ 85)

This rustic cottage is located in the shrimp village of Bon Secour, 11 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. It's the perfect base camp for paddle and game viewing in the ten-mile-long Little Lagoon, fishing on the Bon Secour River, and surfing on the sandbar break at West Pass in the nearby town of Gulf Shores. Bird watchers should visit the estuary in the Weeks Bay Reserve or the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Alaska

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Seaside Farm Meadows (from $ 25)

This campground provides access to Kachemak Bay State Park, an approximately 400,000 acre sanctuary that borders both the Kenai Mountains and the Gulf of Alaska. You can get there by a 30 minute water taxi from Homer town, four hours south of Anchorage. There you can walk to a 20-mile long beach for sea otters and eagle viewing. But with a breathtaking view of the glaciers across the water from the camp, we can't blame you if you just opt ​​for the raspberry field.

Arizona

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Grand Canyon Glamping Eco Yurt (from $ 89)

A 16-minute drive from the Grand Canyon's south rim, just this 16-foot yurt sits on 10 acres obscured by its hosts. They will have you breakfast with farm-fresh eggs, organize private yoga classes, and organize guided hiking or biking tours in the nearby Kaibab and Coconino forests.

Arkansas

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Thunder Mountain River Camp (from $ 70)

This camp on the South Fork of the Caddo River, about 95 miles west of Little Rock, has free kayaks, tubes, and a paddle boat. It also has access to a multi-story deck and – here is the kicker – an open-air bathhouse with views of the river and the Ouachita Mountains.

California

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Glamping in the Sierra Foothills (from $ 85)

Two and a half miles from the Middle Fork of the Yuba River and 95 miles north of Sacramento, these two canvas tents feature new beds, an outdoor shower, and an on-site vegetable garden between the property's two orchards. Swim or boat at Bullards Bar Reservoir, and hike, bike, or climb in the Tahoe National Forest.

Colorado

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Riverside Glamping in the Rocky Mountains (from $ 75)

After a day in Rocky Mountain National Park – a 25-minute drive northwest – or on the 20+ miles of hiking trails in the adjacent Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, enjoy a claw-foot tub. This campsite also overlooks a seasonal creek and has a private path that leads to miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Connecticut

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Quarry View (from $ 100)

Waterfalls and dinosaur tracks are located near this RV-friendly location, on the edge of a former stone quarry, a national historical landmark that is now a lake. In the neighboring Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park, an adventure sports center, you can swim in the lake, rent stand-up paddleboards or kayaks, dive or climb man-made routes.

Delaware

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Top of the Pond (from $ 55)

Enjoy simple pleasures at this primitive but quiet campsite: take a stroll in the woods, go fishing, or paddle in the large pond or one of several lakes within a mile of the property. For a day trip, take a trip to Killens Pond State Park, six miles away.

Florida

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Live Oak Cove (from $ 50)

This covered barn is ideal for those with an RV, trailer, or van. It's next to a private lake that is great for swimming, boating (two canoes are free), or fishing. Bonus Points: There is a fenced-in area for your pups (and the owners adorable labs) to run free.

Georgia

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Steinmühle Camping (from $ 45)

The owners share their secluded homestead (just over an hour north of Atlanta) with six RV sites and a large field for scattered tent camping. Hiking, swimming, fishing and off-roading await 30 miles northeast of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in the mountains of North Georgia.

Hawaii

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Hamakua Camping Cabanas (from 38 USD)

Swim or paddle in Hilo Bay on the Big Island, hike rainforest trails along the northeastern Hamakua coast, or surf in Honolii Beach Park. Then, plunge into these screened hammock cabanas east of Akaka Falls State Park – blankets and pillows are waiting for you.

Idaho

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Getaway to the top of the mountain (from USD 12)

Return to the country at these nearly vacant campsites at the mouth of the Cub River Canyon in southeast Idaho. In return, enjoy breathtaking views from the 9,460 foot Wilderness Peak and all that the nearby Caribou-Targhee National Forest has to offer: hiking, bouldering, snow sports and much more.

Illinois

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Farm Girl and Friends (from $ 25)

Pitch a tent (or bring a trailer) on this low-key farm. When you can tear yourself away from the miniature piglets, swim at Gillespie New Lake or head to Beaver Dam State Park to hike, fish, and boat.

Indiana

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Luxury small beach hut (from $ 100)

Wooden cedar hot tub? Check. King size memory foam raised bed with 800-thread count sheets? Check. Located one block from Shoreland Hills Beach on Lake Michigan, this chic little home features an outdoor shower, two bikes, and two kayaks.

Iowa

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The barn yard (from $ 55)

Cycle across the river to Wapsipinicon State Park from this eccentric campground, or rent a canoe or kayak from Lou Lou & # 39; s Landing, about 15 miles southeast to swim the Wapsipinicon River. Don't waste all your energy though – a live band may be playing when you come back. If you don't have the equipment, the host offers a rental tent for six to eight people for an additional $ 20.

Kansas

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Enchanted Oaks (starting at $ 20)

Camp in a walnut grove just 25 minutes from downtown Kansas City. This 7 hectare property has six privately located campsites, hiking trails and a fishing pond with a paddle boat.

Kentucky

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The Raven Ridge Lookout (from $ 35)

Roll out your sleeping mat on a deck overlooking the famous Red River Gorge. This tent, trailer, and motorhome is set in 50 acres, a stones throw from popular rock climbing routes, hiking trails, and the Daniel Boone National Forest, which is home to great fly fishing opportunities at Cave Run Lake and the east fork of the Indian Creek River.

Louisiana

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Cajun Retreat Campgrounds (from $ 38)

This waterfront camp in southeast Louisiana has its own private jetty for kayaking Bayou Manchac or just bird and turtle watching. Let the friendly hosts who live on-site prepare a meal for you, equip you with fishing gear, or point you to the best local fish markets and swamp tours.

Maine

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Off-Grid Acadia A Frame by the Sea (from $ 120 USD)

A network-independent A-frame? Yes, please! Located just steps from a swimmable, sandy beach (at high tide) on Mount Desert Narrows, this funky cabin from the 1970s has access to surrounding hiking trails, a dining deck, and views of Acadia National Park, 19 miles away.

Maryland

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Willet Family Farm (from $ 50)

The sound of bullfrogs will lull you to sleep at this private, secluded campsite. Tucked away on a 100 acre farm, you are only a ten minute drive from fishing at Lake Hashawha or you can set out on five mile multi-purpose trails at the 240 acre Hashawha Environmental Center and Bear Branch Nature Center.

Massachusetts

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Bakers Island Light Campsite (from $ 35)

Set up your camp on a raised platform on top of a grassy hill overlooking Salem Sound. This place on Bakers Island next to its eponymous light station, three miles off the coast of Salem, is the perfect base camp for those looking for seclusion.

Michigan

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Lynx Run Wilderness Retreat (from $ 125)

A lush harbor Located in the Huron-Manistee National Forest of the lower peninsula, this property features both Japanese and English country gardens, as well as an orchard, trout stream and natural spring with not one but two Japanese-style bridges. Although the cabin is unplugged, you can connect it to the main house. On the veranda there is warm water for showering and for the antique bathtub.

Minnesota

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The Stuga (from $ 79)

This 10 by 12 foot wooden hut, named after the Swedish word for “cottage”, offers plenty of space. Beyond the basics – three beds and a table – you'll find a kitchenette, rocking chair, and propane heater that resembles a fireplace. It's the perfect place to relax after a day in the adventure capital of Duluth.

Mississippi

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Camp Topisaw (from $ 35)

Travel to Topisaw Creek and spend your days on the sandy, spring-fed waterway or visit the nearby Percy Quin and Lake Lincoln State Parks from this creek campground 90 miles south of Jackson.

Missouri

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ItzaWayzBack Farm (from $ 99)

Close to half a point for float trips on the Current River, two sides of this dreamy tiny house in the Ozarks are bordered by the Shannondale State Forest. Grill on your private patio, cook from the outdoor kitchen's wood-burning stove and oven, and enjoy coffee and tea delivered to your door every morning.

Montana

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Hut on the banks of the mountain stream (from 125 USD)

This quaint cabin is on the banks of the North Fork of Bear Creek, a quarter mile walk from the Custer Gallatin National Forest, six miles from the Yellowstone River – a whitewater destination – and less than 20 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Nebraska

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Gorgeous Little Home (from $ 209)

Learn about permaculture with a tour of the owners' organic farm, or use this modern, tiny home as a base to explore Ponca State Park on the Missouri River, a ten-minute drive away. Breakfast accessories and a hot tub are included.

Nevada

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Water Rock Ranch (from $ 125)

About 30 miles east of Death Valley National Park and 30 miles west of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, this 18-foot teepee at Water Rock Ranch is surrounded by plenty of hiking and climbing opportunities. You can use a pergola seating area as well as a fire pit and grill for cooking.

New Hampshire

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Holy Nectar Sanctuary (from $ 77)

With expansive views of the White Mountains, this campground is adjacent to a trailhead for the 11.3 mile long Mount Whiteface Loop. There are quiet country lanes for cycling and a small communal shelter, but be sure to bring tents or a vehicle to sleep in in bad weather.

New Jersey

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Lakeside Restorative Retreat (from $ 400)

This well-appointed cabin (next to the property's main cabin) Haus) at Cape May offers hiking as well as the great attraction: the hosts' 20 hectare lake. In summer, launch free kayaks, canoes, SUPs, or a sailboat from the dock, or opt for the ocean five miles away.

New Mexico

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Abiquiú Tiny House (from $ 60)

In the high desert of northern New Mexico, this adobe estate in the village of Abiquiú offers expansive views of the Chama Valley. Follow in the footsteps of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who called this area her home, between piñon and juniper Raft the Rio Chama for years, swim on Lake Abiquiú or take a day trip to Taos or Santa Fe.

new York

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Birdsong Cabin (from $ 125)

This backcountry hideaway is the definition of cozy: a wood heater warms the room with plush armchairs, a rocking sofa and a queen-size bed in the loft. In the summer, six-foot-high windows on several walls let in plenty of light, and French doors open to a small porch. For active day trips, there are plenty of nearby hiking trails, as well as swimming in the Dorset Marble Quarry and fly fishing in Lake St. Catherine State Park just over the border in Vermont.

North Carolina

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RV Paradise (from $ 100)

Ideal for motorized vehicles. The most popular feature of this mountainous camping and RV site is the mountaintop observation deck with spectacular views of the Nantahala National Forest. Your stay is linked to a slip at Lake Glenville, where you can launch the property's free canoe, kayak, and SUP.

North Dakota

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Cottonwood Campground (from $ 15)

This spartan campsite in Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a great base for backcountry walks, road biking, fishing, cross-country skiing or a multi-day excursion on the Little Missouri River.

Ohio

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Creekside Cottage (from $ 80)

This fully furnished canvas and canvas cabin is part of a campsite in the Appalachian foothills, just over 70 miles east of Cincinnati. After hiking, biking, and hanging out by the stream, travel 8 miles to the Snake Mound, a prehistoric Native American structure believed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Oklahoma

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Dragonfly Tiny Cabin (starting at $ 50)

Only two people can fit in this postage-sized A-frame, but more guests can camp outside. Located about 15 miles east of downtown Oklahoma City, you'll be amazed at the variety of adventures nearby: fishing, climbing, boating, biking, and hiking are all possible at Little River State Park, half an hour south.

Oregon

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Owl Creek Cabin (from $ 125)

In the mountains east of Ashland, this delightful loft hut borders the BLM-Land. Go on a day hike on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail or paddle around one of the nearby lakes, including neighboring Howard Prairie Lake, before retiring to the claw-foot tub under a canopy of branches.

Pennsylvania

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Summer Smiles Honey Farm (from 88 USD)

Roam the area around this tiny home, a 34-acre working farm, before fishing on the farm's lake or exploring the nearby hiking trails. For an additional fee, the hosts will cook you meals (think wood-fired pizza) made from fresh ingredients made on site. Keep an eye out for your friendly Irish Wolfhound.

Rhode Island

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Burlingame State Campground (from $ 10)

Located next to Watchaug Pond in Burlingame State Park, this campground offers 20 cabins and 700 tent sites. Rent a canoe, hike through rocky forests, or drive a ten-minute drive to Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge or 15 minutes to Misquamicut State Beach.

South carolina

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Wild Hope Farm (from $ 100)

Set up a tent at Wild Hope Farm, an organic working farm located 45 minutes south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Stroll oak-lined paths and fish a ten-acre pond filled with perch.

South Dakota

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Whispering Winds Campgrounds (from $ 45)

With eight RV parking spaces and ten cottages at Whispering Winds, you'll be within easy reach of Black Hills favorites like Custer State Park and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a controversial memorial to the Lakota leader since 1948.

Tennessee

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On the beech tree house (from $ 110)

This indoor and outdoor living area is on the edge of a mossy cliff and has a covered terrace and can accommodate six people. Cook up a storm in the large outdoor kitchen, stroll to the private 50 foot waterfall, or visit one of the eight state parks within a half-hour drive of the property.

Texas

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Sky Ranch Terlingua (from USD 20)

Just outside of Big Bend National Park, this covered platform offers a break from the heat (and wind) of West Texas and a private slice of desert. A sturdy fireplace is part of a panorama with landforms such as Nine Point Mesa, Camel Hump, Black Hill, Packsaddle Mountain, and Hen Egg Mountain.

Utah

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Running Deer Tipi (from $ 70)

Located 30 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park and an hour from Zion National Park, this hilltop camp offers 360-degree views of red rocks and the Sevier River. Unlike bare bone tipis, this one comes with an ozan, an inner awning that catches any water that may fall in through the smoke hole above.

Vermont

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SiloSide A-Frame (from $ 50)

When booking this charmingly sturdy A-frame, be sure to grab the farm host's $ 5 garden goody basket, which is full of fresh herbs, greens, and veggies. You can also rent a canoe to paddle on nearby Harvey & # 39; s Lake, meander between the apple trees, or go hiking in the Groton State Forest.

Virginia

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Incredible Mountain Camping (from $ 35)

Although it's now back in nature, the ten-person historic Cold Sulfur Springs campground was once a bustling resort. Best for tents, it gives pedestrians access to a wooded lake for fishing, boating, and seasonal swimming.

Washington

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Tree house space on Deer Ridge (from $ 225)

Follow a winding boardwalk through the woods to find this adorable little home among the trees that has a kitchenette, fireplace, slipper tub, and spiral staircase that leads to the attic where floor-to-ceiling windows are a constant reminder that you are I am in a tree house. It's only an hour north of Seattle and is close to numerous day hikes.

West Virginia

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Loafer & # 39; s Glory Wilderness Camp (from 85 USD)

Located on a scenic bike route on the Potomac Heritage Trail, this four-person cabin provides access to the camp's own trails (and many more in the greater area). You can play at fish ponds, nearby swimming holes, multi-pitch trades, and sports Climbing Seneca Rocks – a world-class climbing destination just 30 miles north – and the adventure hotspot of the Monongahela National Forest, 60 miles west.

Wisconsin

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Sanctuary in Little Sand (from $ 87)

This zen setup is a self-described “eco-glamping” site and features a cozy canvas tent, composting toilet, and solar-powered shower. You are within two miles of the beach at Little Sand Bay Recreation Area on Lake Superior and close to the paddling and swimming at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Wyoming

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Japanese cabin (from $ 150)

Biking, boating, fishing, climbing, windsurfing, swimming, and white water paddling all within a small radius of the property. You may not want to go. Overlooking the Bighorn Basin, this design-oriented retreat features a cedar sauna, wood-burning stove with geometric windows, and a traditional bathtub and separate wooden bathtub.

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