The Dyrt, the app for camping availability, photos and reviews, released its Best Places to Camp: Top 10 in the U.S. presented by the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. The company based its ranking on recent reviews and ratings from its community of campers.

“With nearly 85 million campers in this country, people’s tastes are going to be wildly different,” said Sarah Smith, founder of The Dyrt. “We’re confident that the dream destinations that made it onto the Best Places to Camp: Top 10 in the U.S. list all provide exceptional experiences and lifetime memories. Each is amazing in its own way and deserves to be discovered.”

The Top 10 Best Places to Camp in the U.S. in 2024 according to The Dyrt are as follows:

  1. “The Wall” in Buffalo Gap National Grasslands — South Dakota
  2. Saddle Mountain — Kaibab National Forest — Arizona
  3. Sacred White Shell Mountain — Colorado
  4. Bay Point Landing — Oregon
  5. Hidden Valley Campground — Joshua Tree National Park — California
  6. Sandy Springs Campground — Ohio
  7. BLM Middle Fork Shafer Canyon Dispersed — Utah
  8. St. Andrews State Park — Florida
  9. Keuka Lake State Park — New York
  10. Elkamp Eastcreek — Washington

The list provides a variety of camping options from grasslands, forest, mountain, bay, valley, springs, canyon, park, lake, and elkamp (portmanteau for elevated camping.) The rates to stay at these campgrounds indicate camping’s something-for-everyone theme, ranging from free up to nearly $300 a night.

“America is an amazing place with so many incredible campgrounds,” said Kevin Long, CEO of The Dyrt. “People may not realize how many there actually are; if every single day you went to a different campground in the U.S., it would take 140 years to see them all. That’s why we love The Dyrt camping community because we collectively get to stay at every campground in the country. And when it comes time to unveil Best Places to Camp, we rely on the reviews that have poured in over the past year to determine the best of the best.”

“I think my favorite part of this year’s Best Places to Camp list is the number of truly amazing free camping locations that are on it,” Smith says. “When you’re at The Wall or Saddle Mountain at the Grand Canyon, there’s no doubt that some of the best things in life — and best nature experiences — are free. On the other hand, sometimes you just feel like camping in luxury with an ocean view and s’mores ingredients delivered right to your campsite at a place like Bay Point Landing. To each camper their own.”

To view detailed descriptions of The Dyrt’s Best Places to Camp: Top 10 in the U.S. presented by the 2024 Toyota Tacoma, go here. Also, check out The Dyrt’s 2024 Best Places to Camp Regional Awards, announced in May.

Image courtesy The Dyrt