Campgrounds owned by People of Color

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In one way or another, I have been a nomad my entire life. It can be said that adventure is at the core of every nomad; surely having a clean, comfortable place to rest is the bedrock on which the nomad plans her next adventure! In our series: Places To Stay, we will endeavor to present to you campgrounds, county parks, and hidden national gems that can provide a place for safe respite. We will begin with the list of campgrounds owned by people of color.

Updated: June 21, 2020

Honorable Mentions: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is not actually owned by African Americans but rather is a Campground within the State of California park system. It is mentioned here because this site was once a town established, funded, and governed by African Americans in 1908.

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, 4011 Grant Drive, Earlimart, CA 93219, Phone: 661-849-3433 – https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583&fbclid=IwAR2o_8nExCCKlyobF9d-7sYW6Fmg2wiE8j0XJLJoQXEJCVDOVI57_P6fBAc

While I have not personally visited these sites, I plan to visit the East coast sites in 2020 and report my findings in an upcoming post. In the interim, please feel free to comment or share other sites. We will map them and add them to our database. Until next time: