Bear Lake State Park Rendezvous Beach

Clear, turquoise-blue water. White sand beaches. Scuba diving, fishing, and wind surfing. Would you guess you're in Utah? I wouldn't! In fact, until I saw Bear Lake's Rendezvous Beach for myself, I assumed the state park was exaggerating with its … [Read more...]

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

The summer tourist crowds have left beautiful Northern California, leaving near-empty (and ever inviting) state parks and recreation areas behind. If you're looking to take an off-season road trip or family weekend getaway this autumn, consider a … [Read more...]

Sunset Bay State Park

Sunset Bay State Park on Oregon's beautiful scenic coast is one of our family's favorite destinations. Situated between the tourist hot spots of Bandon to the south and Cannon Beach to the north, it works as a wonderful pit stop along Hwy 101, … [Read more...]

Cave Campground California

Junct. of Hwy 89 and Hwy 44 Hat Creek, CA Part of the Lassen National Forest, Cave Campground near Hat Creek makes for a nice pit stop along Hwy 89, especially if you only have time for a bathroom break and maybe a picnic lunch. (If you have more … [Read more...]

Julian Price Memorial Park

Milepost 297 Blue Ridge Parkway Blowing Rock, NC Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the Blue Ridge area, at the base of Grandfather Mountain. If you're traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, you'll … [Read more...]

High Falls State Park with kids

76 High Falls Park Dr Jackson, GA Mondays are for dreaming, and today, I'm dreaming of being out-of-doors, enjoying autumn sunshine! Late fall can provide some of the best hiking and nature walking, and if you're living in or driving through … [Read more...]

Reed Bingham State Park

542 Reed Bingham Road Adel , GA Not quite ready to let go of summer? Reed Bingham State Park “is about three and a half hours from Atlanta…if camping isn't your thing, it's also a good place to just get off the road for a bit to stretch your … [Read more...]

McArthur Burney Falls State Park

24898 Hwy 89 Burney, CA McArthur Burney Falls State Park is one of the nicest state parks I've run across in a long time. In northern California's volcanic country near Lassen National Park, it sits directly on Highway 89 near Burney. After you … [Read more...]