Wildflowers are some of the best views that nature has to offer. They are so beautiful and grow wherever they feel like. They certainly full of different colors and a great reminder that spring is in the air. Wildflowers come in all colors and are some of the favorite subjects for artists. Finding them and hiking in them can be a whole lot of fun. Let’s take a look at some campgrounds that offer this unique experience.
Chinquapin Group Campground
This campground is located in Oregon and near the Grayback Meadows. This offers a unique and scenic walk through wildflowers that are native to this area. Take a hike up the mountain and enjoy the fields of flowers from the summit. Ther are twinflower sandwort, Rockslide yellow fleabane, and Dwarf Clover to name a few. These beauties are there in late spring, after May when the campground opens.
This campground is located in the southwestern corner of Oklahoma and is loaded with Baptisia, Indian Blanket, and Yellow Coreopsis. At the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, you can see the various animals such as Bison, prairie dogs, and elk name a few, if you are lucky. These animals live among these beautiful flower-covered fields.
Lake Irin Campground
Lake Irin Campground is located in Crested Butte Colorado. Colorado is a gorgeous state for viewing the outdoors and this area is no exception. Visit from June through August and you might get a chance to see Golden sunflowers, red fairy trumpets, and colorful delphiniums.
Big Meadows Campground
This campground is located near Shenandoah National Park that is loaded with all kinds of wildflowers. These bloom typically from late spring to early summer, in fact, there are said to be over 800 species in the park. This Virginia campground has over 200 spots and is quite busy, but clean campground.
Texas Wine Country Jellystone Park Camp
This park is located near the Lydon B. Johson State Park that is loaded with Texas bluebonnets. These, as well as 449 other wildflower species, will be nothing but impressive. It is located near the Johnson airport for those coming in by plane and is family-friendly.
Lilly Park Campground
South Dakota has some breathtaking views of its own. And, that doesn’t leave out the wildflowers. Here there are fields that are full of purple coneflower, prickly pear, and other amazing prairie wildflower species. If you are lucky, you may even run into some of the wildlife as well. You can get a free map from the Fort Pierre Ranger district to plan your hike.
Our list is taking you all over the United States and Smokemont Campground is just one option. This campground is located in North Carolina which is home to the Smokey Mountains. Smokey Mountains are perfect for those seeking out wildflowers and again are out between late spring and early summer.
Carter Caves State Resort Park
In April you will see the best wildflowers and can even join in on the wildflower festival. Here you will find Kentucky bluets, Rue Violet, and Pawpaw to name a few. A great place to visit the caves as well. There is a lot to do in this area so come and stay for a few extra days to see all that the area has to offer.
I have been camping and going outdoors for over 15 years! My first experience was when I joined the scouts. There I learned a lot. From building a campfire to set up a really big tent. Then I know this is awesome. Around 2005 I also started Geocaching. This is a lot of fun. And every time we go camping we look at the map to see if there are some nice caches around.