Some of the places to camp out in the USA that are safe, and or civilized are the campsites at Hither Hills State Park. You need to reserve at least nine months in advance for these camping spaces. Yes, they are beautiful! You can camp out less than 20 feet from the ocean, and there are tables, concrete pads under the picnic tables, a camp store that has everything you need, a tiny playground, outdoor showers and the store even sells some clothing.
There’s Hecksher State Park at the end of Long Island there and that’s okay . Specialty here? If you want to see deer, this is the place. Hecksher is nicknamed the “home of the white-tailed deer’. MOSQUITOES! Don’t even think of camping out here unless you bring the spray or wipe-on insect repellent. My first trip there, within minutes, I had bites all over both arms.
Once in a while, hardly ever lol, you can set up a day-tent in some of the other parks that do not have camping. But check with the park people first.
I’ve camped out in Pennsylvania state parks — love those for the wilderness-type camping. And yes, watch out for bears. If you go there, check in with the camp hostess and they ill give you the latest news on if there are bears around or not .
YES! wear something ORANGE! In some Pennsylvania state parks they permit hunting, and you don’t want to be mistaken for a bear or whatever.
The feature-picture was taken either at Captree State Park or at Hither Hills State Park.
Fishing? Captree is the place. You can also fish at the beach (check regulations) wildood State Park in Long Island, New York, USA.