Our 5 Favorite Places to go Camping Stoned

Everyone knows that getting high and watching Planet Earth is a ton of fun, but why not take it to the next level and actually take yourself outside and go camping?  The United States can, after all, be an incredibly beautiful place if you know where to look.  Go pack your boots, get you keys and make a stop at Wal Mart for your tent and some s'mores cause we're going to show you our five favorite places to go camping stoned.  Make sure to bring your edibles though - it's illegal to smoke at state parks throughout the country. 

 White Mountain National Forest

White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire is a great place to go camping if you're looking for a rustic Northeast experience.  Many people enjoy visiting the area in the fall to view spectacular views of the trees changing into spectacular orangey red hues - everyone knows New England has the best fall season ever.

White Mountain has around 800 campsites and allows backwoods camping, plus they're open year round, so you have no excuse not to make a visit.  Visiting passes for the park are a measly $3, and camping will only run you as high as $24, so all in all it makes for a gorgeous and cheap vacation.  For more information, visit the park's website.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania

Taking up a large amount of space in South-Central Pennsylvania, Pine Grove Furnace Sate Park lies along The Appalachian Trail (and actually uses the mountain range as the half way hiking point).  Make sure to pack a ton of supplies, and maybe buy a camping book or two, because the entire trail is 2,186 miles.  Only about 2,000 people attempt to conquer the whole thing every year, and then only about 1/4 of them actually finish it.

More interested in cooking hot dogs on a stick after eating some weedibles?  Pine Grove also has 70 tent and trailer spots available for rent, and campgrounds are open from April through December.  The trail is open for day hikes year round.  For more information, visit the park's website

Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park makes our list because it actually has three different ecosystems that you can visit!  You can start your day relaxing on Ruby Beach and take in the gorgeous mountain views, or you can hang out at La Push, where you can watch whales breaching in the water.  Afterwords, you can head over to Quinault Rainforest and check out the largest Sitka Spruce tree in the world.  You can check it out by driving 30 miles on a road, or our suggestion is to hike it!

The park has 16 different regulated camping areas, with a total of 910 camp sites.  Want to rough it a bit more?  Backwoods camping is only $5.  Want a cushier experience?  They even have rustic log cabins you can rent.  For more information visit the park's website.

 

 

Yosemite National Park, California

One of the best known national parks in the country, Yosemite is definitely a must visit.  Yosemite is special because nearly 95% of the parks area is designated as protected  wilderness - that means no cars, electricity or roads.  Most people visit with the intention of hiking up to the famous Glacier Point, which overlooks scenic Yosemite Valley.  

Yosemite 13 different camping areas, but are incredibly popular and reservations are strongly recommended.  Seven of them operate as first-come-first-serve year round.  Backwoods camping is also available for $5.

 

Zion National Park, Utah

Want to see something cool?  Go to zion national park and check out the breathtaking sandstone bluffs, underground caverns and tons of flourishing wildlife.  After a relaxing night under the stars, lace up your boots and go hiking in the Kolob Canyons, and visit the Kolob Arch - one of the largest natural arches in the world.  You can also explore The Subway (pictured above) for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Zion has three campgrounds, that are completely booked up every single night throughout the summer.  You can make reservations up to three months in advance, and you can purchase permits at the park the day before or the day of your trip.  Remember that wildlife we talked about?  Before you go, it's highly suggested to read through the Zion wilderness guide.