The Dyrt announces the 2023 best places to camp: Top 10 in the Central Region

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The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping information and booking, has announced the 2023 Best Places To Camp: Top 10 in the Central Region based on reviews and ratings from its vast community of campers.

These destinations are among the most highly rated, celebrated and sought-after camping locales in the region.

“According to our 2023 Camping Report, more Americans are camping now than at any other time in history,” says Sarah Smith, founder of The Dyrt.

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“The number of reviews, photos and tips from The Dyrt’s community of campers doubled in the past year to 8 million, creating the most well-rounded picture of the 50,000 campgrounds, resorts and dispersed camping areas in the country.”

RoadRunner Travelers RV Park

“There are so many great options, but these are the best of the best in the Central Region.”

  1. Palo Duro Canyon State Park — Texas
  2. “The Wall” in Buffalo Gap National Grasslands— South Dakota
  3. Scoria Pit dispersed camping — North Dakota
  4. Big Bend Ranch State Park Interior Primitive Sites— Texas
  5. RoadRunner Travelers RV Park — Texas
  6. Big Pine Campground — South Dakota
  7. Smith Falls State Park— Nebraska
  8. Daingerfield State Park — Texas
  9. Territory Route 66 RV Park & Campgrounds — Oklahoma
  10. Walnut Grove RV Park — Kansas

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located in the Texas Panhandle and home to the second-largest canyon in the U.S., is ranked No. 1 in the Central Region.

It’s followed by “The Wall” in South Dakota, which was a regional No. 1 in 2022. Smith Falls State Park’s namesake is the highest waterfall in Nebraska.

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“Let me tell you, these stars were INCREDIBLE,” says The Dyrt camper Hannah says about Scoria Pit in North Dakota.

“We were fortunate to be there on a clear night and the Milky Way was painted out for us. This is a very popular spot and it’s no mystery why.”

“There’s never been a better time to be a camper,” says The Dyrt CEO Kevin Long. “Because of camping’s explosion in popularity, property managers and private landowners are meeting that demand by expanding their calendars, offering more amenities and adding new types of camping.”

“The 2023 Best Places to Camp are the bona fide cream of the crop, but the competition is fierce and the future is bright.”