And why? I've been thinking about this for a couple of days. Earlier in the week, my partner mentioned that his favorite place that we camped at was Ocean City State Park on the Washington shore. My initial reaction was to look at him like he had two heads- and then he explained why. It's rare in that area to find a place that has beach access where the sites aren't on top of each other. Admittedly, we paid for a "premium site", but after he was able to position the pop up so it was broadside (parallel to the roadway) and with the truck parked, we had just about complete privacy and still have a big site. The beach is about a half mile walk from the campground, over dunes, which made it just about a perfect distance for him. Considering all of the other places we've been, I'm still somewhat surprised that this is his favorite, but that's what makes horse racing. For me, it's a close race, but I think that my favorite has been Lava Beds National Monument in northern California. It was sheer happenstance that we ended up there. We had a couple of days to kill in the area and looked at the map. "That looks like a cool place to check out". So we did. The price can't really be beat ($10/day, $5 with the Interagency Senior Pass). There's not much privacy with the sites, but the views are really nice. For me though, nothing can beat the history (both natural and man-made) of this area. There are beautiful (at least in my eyes) lava fields above ground. And over 20 lava tubes below. I had been into other types of caves before, but never lava tubes. And never "self-guided". The tube in the photo above was quite creepy to me, but it was fun being able to take our time and use a camera with flash with impunity. (Which, of course, I wouldn't suggest if there are others around. When we went, at the end of September, there were very few others exploring the tubes.) ---- So, what's been your favorite place, and why?