You Need to Visit these LGBTQ+ Campgrounds

Best LGBTQ+ Campgrounds

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Get out and stay out this summer at one of these five outstanding LGBTQ+ campgrounds. Feel safe and welcomed while exploring nature, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people. The most difficult decision you'll have to make is which one you're going to first!

Before you head out, make sure you're prepared and have your camping checklist ready to go because you're going to need supplies.

1. Rainbow Ranch, Groesbeck, TX

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Camping in Texas

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Located in central Texas, the Rainbow Ranch is an LGBTQ+ campground with tent sites, RV sites, cabins, an apartment, and a large house. Gather your queers and head to the Ranch for a weekend of hiking or biking on their 700 acres of land, hanging by the pool, or fishing on Lake Limestone.

Rainbow Ranch hosts special events every other weekend, so be sure to check out their calendar before booking your stay. For a more quiet, peaceful experience, consider booking one of their "off" weekends.

Rainbow Ranch received Dallas Voice's Readers Voice Award for Best Weekend Getaway seven years in a row, so go and see what everyone is raving about!

Address: 1662 LCR 800, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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2. Sawmill Camping Resort, Dade City, FL

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Camping in Florida

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Highly regarded as the go-to LGBTQ+ camping resort in the southeast, Sawmill Camping Resort has something for everyone. Take a walk around Ricki Lake, enjoy some pool time, or dance the night away in Woody's Nightclub. With 4 bars, a heated outdoor pool, themed events, a general store, and tons of delicious food options, you'll never want to leave.

Sawmill is a 21+ camping resort, with clothing optional at the pool. You must have a membership to stay at Sawmill, which costs $50 and is valid for an entire year. Spend a couple of weekends here and the membership will pay for itself in no time.

Address: 21710 US Hwy. 98, Dade City, FL 33523

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3. Campit Resort, Fennville, MI

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Camping in Michigan

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Campit Outdoor Resort is a camping resort that offers a welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQ+ folks and allies. In addition to tent and RV camping, Campit offers a number of lodging choices including cabins, a Bed and Breakfast, and Vintage Trailers. The resort offers a number of scheduled events and activities so that you'll never be bored during your stay.

As if being near the shores of Lake Michigan wasn't enough, the resort offers a clubhouse, rec hall, a game room, heated pool, a volleyball court, horseshoes, and plenty of hiking trails. The general store is stocked with essentials, as well as an extensive collection of Pride merchandise. Campit also has a "toy store" which is stocked with a broad selection of leather goods and novelty items.

Perhaps the best perk of Campit is that they are pet friendly, so pack up your four-legged pals for the weekend.

Address: 6635 118th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408

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4. The Woods Campground, Lehighton, PA

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Camping in Pennsylvania

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Nestled on 161 private acres, The Woods Campground is a membership-only 18+ camping resort. With hiking trails, streams, and a four-acre lake, the Woods is a paradise for any nature enthusiast. If that isn't your scene, don't worry, the Woods has plenty of amenities to enjoy, including a cafe and dance club. With an outdoor pool and patio, volleyball, and frequent events, there is always something on at the Woods.

You can purchase a single-day membership ($25 per person) or a season membership ($45 per person). This fee is separate from camping fees but is well worth it. The Woods has a variety of campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers, as well as cabin rentals and resort homes.

Address: 3500 Forest Street Lehighton, PA 18235

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5. The Highlands Resort,​ Guernsville, CA

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Camping in Northern California

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A gem in the Northern California, The Highlands Resort is a quiet, peaceful place high in the Redwood Forests of CA, located on the Russian River. Bike, hike, or go wine tasting during the day, and at night, check out local bars and restaurants, or soak in the beauty of your surroundings and the star-filled skies. Guerneville sits in the heart of Sonoma County and is renowned for being LGBTQ+ friendly, with many queer-owned businesses to visit.

With a number of quaint and quirky river villages to explore, along with endless outdoor recreation options, you will have plenty to do during your stay here. Highlands offers a variety of unique cabins and rooms to book for your stay.

Address: 14000 Woodland Dr. Guerneville, CA 9544

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