The US is endowed with natural parks and campgrounds suitable for hiking, backpacking and camping all year round. However, every national park in the US has something special about it. The list below comprises the 3 best national parks to visit in south US.
1. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The Guadalupe Mountains National Park is an example of a train of the most exotic organic reefs in the US. With a great desert environment and attractive camping sites, the national park is the perfect place to enjoy picnics below large trees and visit the great Pine Springs.
You can visit the Guadalupe Mountains National Park whole year round. However, you may sometimes need to check the National Park Service website if there are any alerts. These alerts can range from closed roads to restricted site whether for maintenance or for safety reasons.
As mentioned earlier, even though the national park is open throughout the year, some sections, especially the Pine Springs Visitor Center are only open from 8.00AM through 4.00PM.
The charges are $5 for entry into the park and up to $8 per night for camping.
2. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in Carlsbad, South US near the Mexico border. The National Park is a special type of a desert national park, full of gorgeously decorated caverns. This is a perfect location for cave tour lovers, whether experienced or not.
Visitors interested in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park may not be able to enjoy the park during Christmas, New Year or during the thanksgiving. However, you will be happy to hear that visitors who are legally allowed to own firearms are allowed to carry them while taking the cave tours. This is good news for those who fear confined places yet they are curious enough to visit the park.
Additionally, you may want to familiarize yourself with the natural entrance and elevator opening and closing hours for convenience purposes.
The charges are $10 for adults and free for children, read teenagers, below the age of 15.
3. Saguaro National Park
The Saguaro National Park is located in south of Arizona and is well know for traces of special cultural history, animals, plants, geology and beautiful wildflower bloom. It is ranked number 1 in many trip advisory reviews. The park is worth going for wildlife adventures and to admire the beautiful sceneries.
If you are planning to visit the Saguaro National Park, remember that the park is busiest every last and first quarter of the year. The park is also popular for mountain biking, hiking and camping.
You may want to read more about the park from the National Park Services website.
For safety purposes, you need to adhere to a few national park rules and regulations. As much as each park has its safety requirements or regulations, while trekking and hiking, you need to be sure you know the surfaces you are walking on all the time. It is also not wise to carry backpacks that have metal trails extending above the head or below the hips. These are not safe if you have to enter caves or walk below low hanging tree branches. Some universal rules, such as not feeding animals also apply.