|Above, The Beast at Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak in the background. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Since school is out (or soon will be) for the summer vacation season, people are looking to travel to see places but don't want to be caught up in crowded conditions, particularly at our national parks.
However, there are 10 national parks that Condé Nast Traveler says that are underrated and are also relatively free of crowds.
They begin with:
Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar National Parks deserve a spot on your bucket list. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.
|Above, Manzanita Lake Campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
One of the ten national parks is Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. It was the first national park I visited (in 1968) and I returned there last year following the Great American Eclipse. I was also able to get a campsite in the park's Manzanita Lake Campground without making any prior reservations.
To see what the other nine underrated national parks are, go here.