Top Camping Destinations for Spring Breakers

So you’ve set the clocks forward and have endured that jetlag feeling of Daylight Savings. Now what? Bust out the sunglasses, chill some drinks in the cooler, and celebrate that extra hour of sunshine with friends outside. Starting from East to West, here is the list of top campsites in the US to do just that, all in time for Spring Break.

Eastern US

Hike In Platform Camping

Malouf’s Mt. Campground, New York

Ever wanted to catch the metro to your campsite? Now you can. Metro over, drop your camping gear off, and someone will deliver it to the campsite for you. All you have to do is enjoy your hike. How’s that for service?

Magic Forest Farm Camp

Magic Forest Farm, New York

This homestead turned eco-village offers farm-to-table spreads, waterfalls, and swimming holes. You won’t run out of trails to explore either in 225 acres of pristine forest land. And if you and your fellow Spring Breakers are feeling super adventurous, the Clarksville caves are a short drive away.

Floyd Bennett Field

Gateway National Recreation Area, New York

Are you a believer that it’s not Spring Break unless you are near the water? Floyd Bennett Field offers over 50 waterfront campsites perfect for hanging on the beach with friends or adventuring off in kayaks. Bring your swimsuit and ditch your cares.

Ceadar Creek

Pine Creek, New Jersey

Chillaxing over Spring Break never got so easy with access to this large, campsites located on private property in the woods. Bonus points: choose from a secluded hayfield or pitch your tent in wooded forest; you can’t go wrong either way!

Tippecanoe Riverside

Mosquito Haven, Indiana

Need to get away from your roommates and forget about midterms? You’ll be paddling to this totally private and secluded campsite among some of the oldest trees along the riverbank of the Tippecanoe River where you’ll be surrounded by wildlife, trails, and total peace and quiet.

Green Lake Campground

Green Lake, Michigan

Wish there was a place to party with friends without leaving Sparky at home? This pet-friendly campsite is great for large groups and families, so you and your furry friends can spend your days along the beach and your nights unwinding next to a campfire.

Western US

Chewy the Vanagon

Brett L.’s Land, Austin Texas

Say “bah-bye” to your hot tub time machine and “hello” to vintage glamping! This Spring Break it’s all about camping in a unique, 1986 Tintop VW Vanagon with friends. If camping outside is your thing, there’s plenty of outdoor space around the vanwagon to pitch a tent and spread with a large group.

Private Spring Fed Creek

Matt B.’s Land, Texas

Imagine creekside camping, relaxing with friends in a wood-fired hot tub, and gourmet grubbing thanks to your very own outdoor pizza oven. And all this with canoeing in a spring fed creek? Imagine no more, because this campsite is a truly unique location for a week-long getaway with your besties.

Rubio’s Camping

Kenny R.’s Land, Texas

Come one, come all! This outdoor retreat screams Spring Break fun. Fully equipped with an outdoor water tank, shower, generator, tree house and teepee, all you need to add are your friends and let the good times roll.

Flatrock Hollow

Whitewater Springs, Texas

Get rugged with this totally off-the-grid camping experience in the heart of Texas hill country bordering the Balcones National Wildlife Refuge. The property is fully loaded with amazing trails and waterfalls. All you’ve gotta do is bring your sense of adventure.

Kurt’s Yurt

Mosquito Range, Colorado

Tucked in the shadow of Mt. Sherman, yurt living couldn’t get any better. Stocked with the essentials and much more, friends will feel totally welcomed. You’ll be able to get the party started with the propane refrigerator, bunk bed, cots, sleeping bags and blankets, grill, inside wood stove and outside fireplace.

Modern Backcountry Cabin

Holy Cross Refugio Tent Sites and Cabins, Colorado

Yes, a Spring Break cabin escape is totally a thing. For reals! This is the place with Scandinavian designs meets Colorado’s picturesque landscape, blending creature comforts with conservation.

First Generation Farmers Non-Profit Community Farm Camp

Oakland, California

It’s all about the pop. fizz, clink, repeat with your best buds at this covered tent deck nestled within an east bay vineyard. Did we mention that incredible, sunny view of Mt. Diablo? Yeah, it never gets old.

Yuba River Cabins

Nevada County, California

Nothing says “Norcal Spring Break” more than one spent at a private cabin nestled along the Yuba River. Explore meandering trails or party like a local and kick back along the beach with a coozy in hand.

Muirs Muse Retreat

Victoria Forest, California

Disconnect from it all while reconnecting with friends at this off-grid cabin. There’s still a lot of snow coating the Sierra’s, so snowshoeing may be your only way in and out. Rain, snow, or sunshine, you’ll be enjoying some California outdoor living within Tahoe National Forest.


Chanslor Ranch, California

Skip the snow-peaked Sierras for some Pacific Coast camping along Salmon Creek. Just off Hwy 1, this campsite is great for a large group of friends ready to celebrate Spring with some coastal brews and a sunset in view.

Independence Camp

Santa Cruz, California

You and your friends will find your inner zen when you ditch the beachgoing crowds for this retreat surrounded by oak trees. There is also a Japanese style Ofudo hot-tub in a grove of redwoods, so be sure to reserve it!

Speakeasy Lodge

Cuyama Badlands, California

You’ll totally admire the architecture at this cabin, built totally of indigenous material. Don’t forget to stargaze with a cocktail in hand. After all, it is your duty to remain true to the cabin’s name.

Ocean View Ranch House

Sage Hill Ranch, California

Heavy on the pampering with no camping on the agenda, this guest house tucked away on a private vineyard comes complete with a private patio and pool. Plus, wine tasting can be included.You have our permission to let it go to your head!

Moro Campground

Crystal Cove State Park, California

This campsite will transport your Spring Break to an island paradise. Beachfront camping, tropical birds, and panoramic views are sure to seal the deal.

Serene Healing Escape

Magical Topangan Oasis, California

Rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit right outside the business of LA. Or like a true Hipcamper, you may choose to detox to retox with your crew. Either way, you’ll fall in love with this best kept secret escape of LA.

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