No. 1 Campground? Hocking Hills State Park
Trailblaze.com has just released its list of Best Campgrounds in America, and Hocking Hills State Park in southeast Ohio is now ranked as the No. 1 campground in the United States.
Located in the heart of Ohio’s stunning Hocking Hills region, the campground beat out hundreds of camping sites across America, including the famed Yosemite National Park, which came in second, according to a news release.
Tripleblaze.com uses a specially designed algorithm to rank campsites and determine the popularity of each one. The system accounts for the average ratings, number of reviews and the number of people who have camped or wish they could stay at the campground.
Trailblaze.com describes Hocking Hills State Park Campground as offering “a variety of recreational opportunities in a splendid natural setting. Towering cliffs, waterfalls and deep hemlock-shaded gorges lure the hiker and naturalist and serve as a backdrop to popular facilities and accommodations.”
Along with being home to the best campground in the U.S., Hocking Hills is also considered the “canopy tour capital of the Midwest.” Throughout the lush forests of Hocking Hills exists miles of ziplines, giving campers and other visitors a chance to view the area from above. However, Ziplines are just one of the many attractions to the Hocking Hills area. Campers can hike among rugged cliffs, soaring rock faces and roaring waterfalls of Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave or Cedar Falls.
Travelers seeking a break from hiking they can go horseback riding, kayaking or rent ATVs to ride through the immense forests. Visitors can also tour the last washboard factory in America, or even learn how to blow glass jewelry from a local artist. No matter what visitors come to do, they will not be disappointed by the thousands of acres of natural scenic beauty of Ohio’s Hocking Hills.
Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, the Hocking Hills region offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of free activities. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the canopy tour capital of the Midwest, with 50 ziplines being offered via three distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. Complete traveler information is available www.1800Hocking.com or (800) Hocking (800-462-5464).