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

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    Find your new favorite park.

    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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