Campsite reservations are highly recommended. With 13 campgrounds in addition to backcountry camping, Yosemite National Park is home to black bears, Half Dome (the park’s most recognizable rock formation), Yosemite Falls, and the Merced River. June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise.
- With a high-alpine campground, a rainforest campsite, a riverside campsite near Sol Duc Falls, and several beach campsites, the Olympic National Park has three prominent ecosystems — coastal, lowland forest, and mountain.
- The scenic LaPush beaches and shore are inhabited by seals, whales, eagles, and salmon.
- The Deer Park campground lacks infrastructure and can be windy and chilly, but the view of the Salish Sea from the top of the ridge and the astonishing sunrises and sunsets make it worth the sacrifice, if only for a night.