Visit Goblin Valley State Park in Utah for a unique, less crowded experience than Zion NP. Discover strange, colorful sights with red hoodoos, known as 'goblins.'
"Explore Silver Springs State Park in Florida for captivating wildlife and crystal clear waters. Take a mesmerizing glass-bottom boat tour, recommended by nature photographer Jeremy Janus."
Deception Pass State Park in Northwest Washington: stunning islands, dramatic cliffs, turquoise waters, craggy beaches, 77,000 ft of saltwater shoreline
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia: Mountainous park with cliffs, caves, canyons, waterfalls, creeks. Perfect for adventure seekers. Comparable to the Grand Canyon.
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon: 650-acre nature playground with trails, wildlife. Adam Marland calls it a "nature-built playground." Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida, is America's first underwater state park, preserving the unique living coral reef of the Atlantic Ocean.
Custer State Park: 71,000-acre gem in South Dakota's Black Hills. Known as "Little Yellowstone" with abundant wildlife, including second largest bison herd.
"Silver Falls State Park in central Oregon: smaller but stunning with 10 waterfalls, a nature store, and fewer crowds than other Pacific Northwest parks. Must-visit detour!"
"Discover Moran State Park in Washington: 5,424-acre gem for camping, hiking, and exploring CCC structures. Unforgettable destination with diverse activities!"
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California, rivals Redwood National Park with its stunning views. It boasts the largest old-growth forest of coast redwoods, including the famous Rockefeller Forest.