If you are camping with friends and loved ones, one of the most engaging activities you can try is viewing wildlife in their natural dwellings. It is not just a fun experience, but very educational as well. Just don’t forget to educate your little ones about safety precautions with regard to encountering wild animals.
Also, it would help if you gear up to make the most of your experience. Bring a camera, telescopes, and binoculars.
Here are the best state parks in the USA.
Bald Eagle State Park (PA)
This is situated in the middle of Pennsylvania. This is a stunning park with lots of visitors daily. It is 5,900 acres of fields, wetlands, and forests inhabited by a diverse wildlife. If you want to see wildlife, this is one of the perfect locations to visit.
Depending on the season you visit, you tend to come across an abundance of animals residing in their natural habitat. Rabbits, squirrels, monarch butterflies, and woodchucks can be seen here. Turkeys and porcupines thrive in this park—white-tailed deer and red-winged blackbirds frequent the wetlands. If you are lucky enough, you may even come across the elusive snapping turtles. Bald Eagle State Park is also known for some of its nudist areas. In case this excites you, check out some outdoor nudes from the park. If you feel like this is for you, introduce yourself once you arrive. This is the perfect place to see the majestic bald eagles.
Buescher State Park (TX)
This state park has been regarded as a haven for wildlife. It is truly blessed with a highly different environment where more than 250 bird types inhabit this ideal place for bird watching. It’s a home to the big pileated armadillos, woodpeckers, rabbits, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and raccoons.
Aside from that, this state park also has a fantastic selection of flora with lots of flowing plants, oaks, grasslands, and pines. This also houses a lake ideal for fishing. Also, you can enjoy hiking and biking.
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
This is a perfect place to visit with the whole family due to many reasons. There’s no overnight camping facility here, so it is usually not crowded with holidayers and can be the best thing for those who need peace. It has a great little picnic area that provides stunning views of the surrounding orchards, Wenatchee River, and cool rock formation, also called Pehastin Pinnacles. If you are an adventurous vacationer, rock climbing is permitted on the big towering rock outcroppings. Also, there are hiking trails, which take guests up and around to the top to witness the excellent view of the Wenatchee Valley. You can find this part right off US Highway 2; therefore, it is easy to stop anyone driving in the area.
Great River Bluffs State Park
This amazing park is situated in Minnesota along the Mississippi River. The park has two separate Scientific and Natural Areas, Kings and Queen’s Bluff, each with a stunning and unique view of the river as well as the surrounding bluff country. There are many things you can do here, such as hiking, biking, and skiing on the stunning trails. Camping, birding as well as picnicking is also a good activity to do in this state park.