The 1969 Woodstock Festival Site Is Finally Open to Campers

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1969 was the year of the infamous Woodstock festival, and it hasn’t been open to the public for camping since. The 800-acre site’s Pavilion Stage amphitheater has been having concerts since 2006 but hasn’t allowed camping since the historic Woodstock festival took place. Well, this year, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is changing that, and restoring camping at Woodstock.

The Experience

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will offer camping on concert days during the 2024 festival. There is a wide range of camping experiences, depending on what you’re looking for. There are car and RV camping experiences, with the latter offering a Premier RV package, which features electricity, water, and sewer pump access. If you prefer a more classic camping experience, there’s the Primitive RV package which will provide sewer pump access and water delivery for a fee. If sleeping in a vehicle isn’t your thing, you can bring your own tent and the campgrounds will provide access to portable toilets, hand-washing stations, and showers. There’s also Basic Glamping, which provides a furnished tent with electricity. And, if you want to be really fancy, you can opt for the In-Venue Glamping experience, which offers electricity, internet, furniture, a bathroom with a shower, and a deck overlooking the entire area.

Nature and Music Meet

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts CEO, Eric Frances, said, “Given the unique legacy of the property, and the expansive 1,800 acres surrounding the Center’s historic footprint, we’re thrilled to be one of the first venues in the country to offer an outdoor getaway that blends our rich history and picturesque scenery with live music — further elevating the experience here. With this new offering, luxury travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike now have an opportunity to engross themselves in both nature and music against the beautiful backdrop of the Sullivan Catskills.”

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The only question that’s left is, will this Woodstock festival go the way of the famous one?

Combining Adventure and Natural Beauty, These US National Parks Offer the Ideal Escape

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Across the 63 National Parks across the country, there are several attractions, ranging from scenic lookouts, landmarks, and varied landscapes including dense forests, snow-capped mountains, and cascading waterfalls to camping, driving, biking, and hiking spots.

Maintained in pristine condition by the efforts of the National Park Service, such diverse protected land spots draw millions of people every year, leaving them speechless through their captivating wilderness. If you’re looking for the perfect place to unwind in nature, it doesn’t get better than these parks. Take a look and pick your favorite!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee

Named after the fog-covered mountains, this most visited national park in the US is spread across Tennessee and North Carolina. Open all year long, this park has plentiful wildlife and lush forests that are supported by miles of streams and rivers.

Catch the natural beauty of this national park at its colorful peak in October, with the leaves taking on the brightest reds, oranges, and yellows. So, spend a day taking in the natural splendor of this park and get a chance to spot elks, historic cabins, black bears, and waterfalls.

Sequoia National Park, California

Located west of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, this national park is home to the 275-foot General Sherman Tree, the largest tree in the world. Check it out.

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Other than this, the park features granite domes like Moro Rock, hiking trails, and wonderful views, making it a splendid destination for a day out in nature. And you know it’s going to be full of great shady spots for a picnic!

Denali National Park, Alaska

Named after the tallest mountain in North America, this national park, one of the only three Alaskan national parks reachable by car, has 6.1 million acres of property under its scope.

Give your car a rest for your excursion to this national park this summer and take the National Park Service’s bus tours. This will give you a deeper look into the park and the rivers, lakes, wildlife, and outstanding tundra vegetation across the rugged terrain.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Offering an array of activities to engage in among nature, this national park in Colorado is spread around roughly 265,000 acres of land. Which makes it quite big.

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A true natural haven, this park has everything to offer, all the way from alpine lakes like Bear Lake and Sprague Lake, mesmerizing mountains with over 300 miles of hiking trails to forested areas, along with a diverse and numerous wildlife, including black bears, elks, and bighorn sheep.