The Dyrt Announces the 2024 Best Places to Camp: Top 10 in the Midwest Region

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping availability, photos and reviews, has announced the 2024 Best Places To Camp Regional Awards based on reviews and ratings from its vast community of campers. These destinations include some of the hottest and trendiest campgrounds of the past year, popular picks from The Dyrt campers, and well-established, sought-after properties that make their way onto this list every year.

“Camping is more of a year-round activity now than it’s ever been, but I still love May because it’s the traditional beginning of the camping season, and we get to unveil our annual lists of the Best Places to Camp in each region of the country,” says Sarah Smith, founder of The Dyrt. “On this year’s lists we see private campgrounds that are working harder than ever to provide the amenities that campers desire these days, while also remaining true to the essence of providing an experience in nature. Free camping locations on some of the most naturally beautiful land in the country dominate this year’s lists as well. Congratulations to all the winners. Campers, update your bucket lists!”

Here are the Top 10 in the Midwest Region:

  1. Sandy Springs Campground — Ohio
  2. Hitchcock County Nature Center — Iowa
  3. Mouth of Two Hearted River State Forest Campground — Michigan
  4. Voyageurs National Park Backcountry Camping — Minnesota
  5. B Berry Farms & Co. — Missouri
  6. Sangchris Lake State Park — Illinois
  7. Wyalusing State Park — Wisconsin
  8. Indiana Dunes State Park — Indiana
  9. Lamb’s Resort — Minnesota
  10. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park — Missouri

Sandy Springs was No. 3 last year and climbed two rungs to the top in this year’s rankings. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, it’s a one-of-a-kind place with a true Midwest feel. Voyageurs is a hardcore camper’s delight, with a boat or water taxi needed to reach some of the sites. B Berry Farms is self-explanatory and extraordinary, and Lamb’s Resort is luxury on Lake Superior.

“Even if you aren’t going to see the lakes around (we didn’t) there is plenty to entertain you right on the Farm,” says The Dyrt campers Abe & Makayla about B Berry Farms & Co., No. 5 on the list. “There is an abundance of wildflowers, walking trails, chill zones, a water park, outdoor solar shower, bugs, a friggin Berry field. WITH PINK BLUEBERRIES!!!! They taste like cotton candy — you have to ask about them.”

The Dyrt’s 2024 Camping Report Presented by the All-New Toyota Tacoma found that nearly 85 million Americans went camping last year. With that many people and that much demand, “the perfect camping trip” can mean so many different things. The 2024 Best Places to Camp Regional Awards reflect that.

“There’s no concrete, one-size-fits-all definition as to what makes for a great camping experience,” says The Dyrt CEO Kevin Long. “There’s something for everyone in every region in the Best Places to Camp Regional Awards. These lists can also be an invitation to explore a new region. Now’s the time for all the people who have discovered camping in the past few years to really spread their wings and take their love of camping to the next level. Get on the road this summer and check these places out!”

See all of the 2024 Best Places To Camp Regional Awards on The Dyrt.

About The Dyrt

The Dyrt is the most comprehensive camping resource with millions of user-generated reviews, photos and tips for every RV site, cabin, glamping and tent camping location, including all public, private and free camping areas in the United States. The Dyrt is how campers search, save and book camping of any type anywhere in the U.S. With The Dyrt PRO, campers get reservations at sold-out campgrounds, advanced maps, discounts on camping and more. The Dyrt is the No. 1 camping app and receives more than 30 million visits from campers each year because The Dyrt has it all.

Jason Simms