This is definitely the year for out of the ordinary, so why not do something different when it comes to camping? 

Camping locations typically center around national parks and forestlands, and campgrounds and resorts are designed with campers in mind with amenities like swimming pools, laundry facilities, a clubhouse, and an assortment of sports courts. But if you are looking for a little something different for your next camping adventure, consider camping on a working ranch, a beach, or even in a glamping tent. 

There are plenty of really neat, and completely unique, camping options that promise a camping experience like no other. Consider these out-of-the-ordinary ideas if you’re looking to switch it up when it comes to camping this year: 

On a Working Farm: Camp with goats, horses, sheep, turkeys and other friendly farm animals at Gettysburg Farm RV Campground in Dover, Pennsylvania, the heart of Amish country. In addition to the working farm, this 120-acre campground has RV and tent sites and a rental loft unit. Get up close and personal with the farm animals and learn about crops and harvesting. A visit to nearby historic Gettysburg is another option for a great family activity. 

In a Tiny House: Is there anything cuter than the tiny houses that are all the rage when it comes to camping accommodations? Check out the Mt. Hood Tiny House Village in Welches, Oregon and choose from one of seven perfectly appointed tiny homes for your camping adventure in the beautiful Mt. Hood area. With full bathrooms, kitchens, and surprisingly roomy living space for activities this is camping at its best. Plus, the outdoor fun in the area, including hiking, fishing and biking, make for the perfect camping vacation. 

In an RV: Always been curious but don’t plan on buying one just yet? Or maybe you already own an RV, but your friends and family are interested in joining in on the fun! Check out RV rentals from Outdoorsy.com, considered one of the most trusted RV rental marketplaces in the country. Outdoorsy offers a wide selection of peer-to-peer RV rentals, with a selection spanning vintage Airstreams, toy haulers, fifth wheelers, Class A, B and C motorhomes, popups and more. 

On the Beach: The Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State offers 28 miles of beachfront along the Pacific Ocean and the chance to camp here is yours for the taking if you stay at the Long Beach RV and Camping Resort which is just 1200 feet from the beach! Imagine the sounds of the rolling waves lulling you to sleep at your campsite. Come sunrise, enjoy the day beachside where you’re never far from “home.” 

Rancho Oso RV Campground 

On a Working Ranch: Rancho Oso RV Campground is a working ranch complete with horses and a bucking bull! Ride horseback along the trails and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Learn to tie, swing and throw a lasso or just sit back and enjoy the glimpses of wildlife including wild turkeys, deer and woodpeckers that roam near the campground. A wild west experience for sure! The RV campground sits on 300-plus acres surrounded by the beautiful Los Padres National Forest with opportunities for hiking and fishing. Nearby Santa Barbara is great for architectural walks, shopping, and fabulous beach sunsets. 

Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina

On an Island: Discover the lush greenery and tropical feel of the spacious 28-acre resort located on its own island at Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina! With waterfront RV sites and the adjoining marina just steps away, guests can enjoy a wide range of water activities, from fishing and kayaking to snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding with onsite rentals from Padl. Only a short drive from Long Key State Park, the Dolphin Research Center, and Bud ‘N’ Mary’s world-famous fishing marina, Fiesta Key RV Resort is perfect for whatever adventure you have in mind. 

In a Glamping Tent: Perfectly located north of Los Angeles, near the ocean of Monterey Bay, you can stay in your own luxury safari tent at Marina Dunes RV Park in Marina, CA.  Not only is it located right along the ocean, but close to everything the area has to offer. With beachfront access and within driving distance to downtown Monterey, there is plenty to do for that quick glamping escape. Guests can explore the area filled with different sites like Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Carmel by the Sea or enjoy the onsite amenities. Hike along the nearby trails or take a stroll at Marina State Beach. It’s easy to see why the resort was Thousand Trails and Encore’s most popular destination for glamping-style safari tent stays. 

Where is the most unique place you’ve ever camped before? Let us know in the comments!

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