Best Sites to Mark International Picnic Day in Style


June 18 is International Picnic Day, and it was created for no other reason than to get people to enjoy having a meal outside! As a camper, eating outside is second nature, right? But on the 18th, let’s take that outdoor meal and head to some of the best picnic spots in the US!

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport, Maine is noted as a great camping spot thanks to the canopy of oak trees and great views of Casco Bay. Add in some delicious lobster rolls and the picnic will be the Maine event of your camping trip.

(Nearest campground is Thousand Trails Moody Beach)

Quite different from the bright lights and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip is Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which is about 17 miles from the Strip. Miles of hiking trails or a rugged rock climb lets you work up an appetite or there is the more leisurely option to take the 13-mile scenic drive and look for the perfect picnic spot to stop at.

(Nearest campground is Thousand Trails Las Vegas)

San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park is listed on the National Register for Historic Places – how’s that for a fancy schmancy picnic location? And the stone picnic tables and benches were constructed by the Works Progress Administration during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency and date back to 1939. The Park, which has several attractions located within it including a Japanese Tea Garden and the San Antonio Zoo, is celebrating 125 years this year! Don’t forget the cake for this special picnic.

(Nearest campground is Thousand Trails Medina Lake)

Zephyr Cove in Lake Tahoe is a great place to picnic lakeside with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Plus, there is a mile of sandy beach to stroll and several mountain trails to hike to walk off the lovely picnic lunch. 

(Nearest campground is Tahoe Valley Campground)

How about a breakfast picnic? Seeing the sunrise on Acadia National Park’s Cadillac Mountain should be on everyone’s bucket list. According to, this is the best place to picnic in Maine and your picnic should include blueberries, the state fruit.

(Nearest campgrounds are Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort and Narrows Too Campground)

Another nod from for best places to picnic goes to historic Smithville on the banks of Lake Meone in New Jersey. After, or before, your picnic, stroll the cobblestone walkways, browse the more than 60 specialty shops and boutiques and enjoy the charm of this quaint New Jersey destination.

(Nearest campground is Thousand Trails Sea Pines)

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