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10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Parks in the United States

Find your new favorite park.

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You could explore the United States for years, and still only scrape the surface of exploring its wild nooks and crannies. 

We love the big National Parks, but sometimes, we also want to get off-the-beaten-path and look for relatively undiscovered parks—those hidden gems that will fuel our wanderlust for years to come. 

When you're on the road searching for your new favorite park, you'll always have a place to call home at one of the 500-plus KOA campgrounds across the United States!

Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona

Adventure by Sara Sheehy

KOA campgrounds in Arizona

Guana State Park, Florida

Adventure by Devin Roberts

KOA campgrounds in Florida

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

Adventure by Robin Pfeifer

KOA campgrounds in Michigan

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

Adventure by Johnathan Valdez

KOA campgrounds in New Mexico

Ecola State Park, Oregon

Adventure by George Bruce Wilson

KOA campgrounds in Oregon

Salt Point State Park, California

Adventure by Josiah Roe

KOA campgrounds in California

Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia

Adventure by Merritt McKinney

KOA campgrounds in Virginia

Adirondack Park, New York

Adventure by Lucas Gashi

KOA campgrounds in New York

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Adventure by Warren Goh

KOA campgrounds in Texas

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Adventure by Rachel Bertsch (Kristensen)

KOA campgrounds in Alaska

Cover photo by Sonja Saxe

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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