About this Website

13,460 US Campgrounds

Over 1400 US Hiking Trails

Over 2500 US Recreation Areas

Hi, I'm Brad Morgan. This site was developed during the first few months of the COVID-19 stay-at-home lock down in 2020. At a time when going outside was strongly discouraged by governments around the world, developing a site like this was a great distraction.

Special thanks to Aaron Hillegass at uscampgrounds.info who gave me permission to use their campground dataset (e.g. Illinois ). The remaining campground, hiking trail, and recreation area information on this site is courtesy of the public Recreation.gov dataset (recreation.gov/use-our-data). The many stunning images associated with each entry are included in the dataset. Here are some of my favorites (click an image for slideshow):

Note: Unfortunately, the recreation.gov dataset does not include images for most of the hiking trails. As a result, most of the featured images for the hiking trails come from the recreation area the hiking trail belongs to. This results in some images being used many times in the hiking trails section.

Some image content for the Wildlife section comes from Pixabay, where attribution for each image is not required. Other images use the Flickr embed feature with attribution. The text content in the Wildlife section comes from Wikipedia, complete with an attribution button that points back to the original Wikipedia page.

The pages in the Videos section use the free Youtube share/embed feature, but also provide a link back to each video on Youtube so visitors can easily subscribe to the videographer’s Youtube channel, should they choose to do so.

In other words, this website consists mostly of content made freely available by others, with attribution provided on this page and on other pages where appropriate. My sincere thanks go out to all the amazing contributors that have made this site possible!