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The southern United States is one of the best places to go camping, as there are plenty of amazing campsites to choose from, all offering their own natural beauty and outdoor activities. Whether you’re planning on flying down or you’re planning a road trip in an RV, Auto Body Now has provided a list of some of the best campsites that you must check out during your journey through these incredible states.


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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park in Texas is a great destination for any nature lover, as there’s plenty to do and see while there. Camping gives you the opportunity to really take in all that this unique national park has to offer. Plus, the park is open throughout the year so you can choose any season to step out into the great outdoors.

What makes Big Bend National Park so special? Well, to start, you can check out the majestic Rio Grande River, which provides kayaking, canoeing, and rafting opportunities. You’ll also find many miles of exciting hiking trails that take you through a variety of terrains, from mountains to deserts. And when you settle in for the night, take a look at the gorgeous starlit sky before falling asleep to the peace and quiet that surrounds you.

Grayton Beach State Park

Grayton Beach State Park is located in Florida, and it provides a total of 59 camping locations throughout the campground. You can even bring your pets along for the trip, and each campsite also provides water and electricity so you don’t have to rough it as much as you would at other campsites in the south, though you’ll still need to pack essentials like ice coolers. Outdoor activities are abundant, with everything from kayaking to hiking available, and you can also take in the beauty of Grayton Beach and its warm water.

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Another prime camping spot is Great Smokey Mountains National Park, which is found in Tennessee. This is a really popular camping destination during the autumn, when the trees are showing off their gorgeous colors against thick forests and rolling hills. However, if you prefer to camp in the summer, you can rest assured that this location will provide plenty of relaxation and peace and quiet as well.

Riding trails allow you to experience horseback riding in the heart of nature, and there are also plenty of camping locations throughout the park that you can choose from, so you can find the ideal spot where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the natural world.

Everglades National Park

Another great southern campsite is Everglades National Park in Florida, which is the third largest park in the lower 48. You definitely won’t become bored here, as there are plenty of hiking trails, biking trails, and canoeing and kayaking to enjoy among the mangrove forests and freshwater marshes. Plus, the abundant and varied wildlife is definitely worth observing and photographing.

With so many amazing campsites to choose from, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take in all that these southern states have to offer.

US scientists have announced that the biggest Burmese python ever recorded in Florida has been caught in the Everglades.

The snake measuring 17 ft 7 in (5.18 m) and weighing 164 lbs (74 kg) was found in Everglades National Park, the University of Florida announced.

The python – now dead – was pregnant with 87 eggs, also believed to be a record.

Non-native Burmese pythons have been blamed for a staggering decline of mammals in Florida’s Everglades.

The giant Burmese python measuring 17 ft 7 in (5.18 m) and weighing 164 lbs (74 kg) was pregnant with 87 eggs

The giant Burmese python measuring 17 ft 7 in (5.18 m) and weighing 164 lbs (74 kg) was pregnant with 87 eggs

Scientists say the latest discovery shows just how pervasive the snakes – native to South East Asia – have become in South Florida.

“It means these snakes are surviving a long time in the wild,” said Kenneth Krysko, at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

“There’s nothing stopping them, and the native wildlife are in trouble.”

He said that the snake had feathers in its stomach that would help to identify the types of wildlife it was eating.

“A 17-and-a-half-foot snake could eat anything it wants,” he added.

Pythons kill their prey by coiling around it and suffocating it.

They have been known to swallow animals as large as deer and alligators.

After scientific investigation, the snake will be exhibited at the museum on the University of Florida campus for five years before being returned to the Everglades National Park.

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