Allegheny National Forest One Of The Best Places In US To Camp

It came in second behind Cape Code

Andrew Limberg
June 18, 2019 - 1:11 pm

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(Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It may come as no surprise to Western Pennsylvanians but Allegheny National Forest has been ranked one of the best places in the country to go camping.

The national forest located in northwestern, PA  about 100 miles away from Pittsburgh has been ranked by online camping marketplace Hipcamp, the 2nd best place in the country to camp behind Cape Code in Massachusetts.

Hipcamp used “internal data to showcase the top 10 areas that are most popular for camping across the US over the past year.”

Top 10 Camping spots:

1. Cape Cod, MA  
2. Allegheny National Forest, PA
3. St. Louis, MO
4. Minneapolis, MN
5. Ozark National Forest, AR
6. Chattanooga, TN
7. Finger Lakes, Buffalo, Rochester, NY
8. Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, VA, TN
9. Grand Junction, CO
10. Columbus, OH

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New data shows that there are an estimated 7 million new camping households in the United States since 2014 and that those camping 3 or more times are year is up by 72 percent.

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