If you love to camp or you like to road-trip to cool spots in a camper van, you know that finding a great place to set up for a night or two can be difficult. Mother Nature Network reported that public campgrounds are often filled months in advance, and private campgrounds are often crowded and noisy.
Quite often, they can also be expensive for those in tents or small vehicles because they’re geared toward RVs. And there’s nothing worse than setting up in a cool spot and getting kicked out in the middle of the night because you chanced spending the night outside of a designated overnight spot.
Enter Hipcamp, which offers places to camp that you find online, Airbnb style. There are simple tent sites with running water, spots with bathrooms, some with showers (or tubs!), and others that include a shelter, like a yurt or lean-to.
The site is especially useful for those with an eye toward Aug. 21, when people across the country will head outdoors to view a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will best be seen within an arc about 70 miles wide that runs from the Carolinas to the Pacific Northwest. Hipcamp boasts more than 700 sites to choose from along the arc — and more are coming — on both public and private land.
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