The West's best camping

Fair warning: Waking up at any one of these places will hook you on camping for good

24 best last-minute camping sites

Enjoy a hassle-free camping trip at these top campgrounds that don't require reservations

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Juniper Lake campgrounds

Last-minute camping in Northern California

5 great no-reservation campgrounds in Northern California where you have just as good a shot as the next guy at scoring a site this weekend. Plus—in case it’s full—a nearby Plan B

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Kings Canyon

Last-minute camping in Southern California

5 great no-reservation campgrounds near Kings Canyon, Anza-Borrego, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, and Santa Barbara

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Washington state park

Last-minute camping in the Northwest

4 great no-reservation campgrounds in Oregon and Washington

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Warner Lake

Last-minute camping in the Rockies

5 great no-reservation campgrounds in Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming

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Camping in New Mexico

Last-minute camping in the Southwest

5 great no-reservation campgrounds in New Mexico and Arizona

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