There may be no better way to relax and recharge than a camping trip. You can disconnect from your digital devices and replace time spent browsing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with up-close wildlife encounters in the great outdoors. But before you reach for your sleeping bag, you'll want to ensure you pick a place that maximizes comfort and cleanliness amid the scenery.

That's where U.S. News comes in. We've searched far and wide to find epic campgrounds, from steeped-in-the-wild eco campsites in Chilean Patagonia to family-friendly grounds in Yosemite. Whether you want to stargaze around a crackling fire, get your heart racing with exhilarating treks or simply soak up the scenery, there's a place for you on this list. Best of all, you'll form lifelong memories without breaking the bank: Campsite rates start as low as $15 a night. 

In Pictures: 10 Memorable Camping Trips »

Liz Weiss is a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report. With more than six years of experience covering the travel industry, Liz has covered a diverse set of topics to help readers make smarter travel decisions and plan better trips. In her current role, she edits a range of consumer-facing topics, including personal finance, retirement, health, wellness and education. Previously, Liz was the Travel Editor for Consumer Advice, where she wrote and edited features and slideshows and managed the En Route travel blog. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from George Washington University. You can follow Liz on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn or email her at eweiss@usnews.com.

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