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August 26, 2014 15:09 ET

Cheapflights.com Wants You to Get Back to Nature, for Free

Pitch Your Tent at One of These Top 10 Free Campsites

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - The final days of summer are approaching and, with them, come a change of pace and season. For those looking for one final adventure this Labor Day long weekend -- or even to plan a foliage getaway for fall -- we have one word: free! To help you get back to nature in the most economical of ways, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have selected their Top 10 Free Campsites around the World. Be ready to pack in (and back out) all your gear and leave your glamping tastes at home. These spots are simple but offer unspoiled views and true peace and quiet.

Below are five of the locations from our list where you can pitch your tent for free and become one with the world of nature:

  • Burns Lake Village Campground, British Columbia, Canada -- Stay free for up to three nights in this small, but lovely, campground on the Burns Lake shore. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you toast marshmallows over an open fire, swim in the lake or take a boat ride. Burns Lake Village has a proud First Nation heritage and its natural beauty is shown off through hiking trails, golf courses, mountain-bike trails and cross-country skiing.

  • Lava Point Campground, Zion National Park, Utah, United States -- It's first come first served at the popular Lava Point Campground. Zion National Park is an incredible natural playground home to multi-colored sandstone cliffs, a slot canyon, and a variety of plant life and animals. Open June to October, Lava Point is a one hour and 20 minutes' drive to the camp from the South Entrance of Zion Canyon. These are basic campsites with pit toilets and garbage bins, but no water. During spring and autumn, the weather in the region can change rapidly so always check weather conditions before you head out.

  • Sage Creek, Badlands National Park, North Dakota, United States -- If the occasional wandering bison doesn't put you off you're going to love Sage Creek Campsite in Badlands National Park. Watch the sun rise and set over Badlands' rugged landscape and explore the impressive geology and colorful flora. Open year round, Saga Creek can be your outdoor home for up to 14 nights. Pit toilets and covered picnic tables are on site, but you're going to need to bring your own water.

  • Dartmoor National Park, South Devon, England -- Spend the night in the rolling green hills and moorland of Dartmoor National Park. This picturesque setting in England is open to wild campers for one- or two-night stays as long as they respect the natural environment and remove everything they bring into the park. Stay away from farmland, walled-off moorland, flood plains and archaeological sites, and stick to lightweight camping equipment.

  • Mar Lodge Estate, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland -- Owned by the National Trust, Mar Lodge Estate is surrounded by some of the most remote and beautiful untamed land in Scotland, and four of the United Kingdom's highest mountains, in Cairngorms National Park. The Estate lies three miles west of Braemar and welcomes wild campers for short stays. It's recommended for campers to contact the estate in advance. No fires are permitted on the site and there is a park ranger service on hand to assist visitors.

Looking to take your adventures farther afield? The five further-flung sites that round out our list of top free campgrounds are Mangatutu Hot Springs Camping Ground, Kaweka Forest Park, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand; Lake Pearson (Moana Rua), Waimakariri Basin, Canterbury, New Zealand; Paradise Beach, Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Victoria, Australia; Grants Lagoon, Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia and Higashi-Onuma Camp-jo, Lake Onuma, Hokkaido, Japan. To read the scenic details on these and see Cheapflights.com's complete list of 10 Free Campsites around the World, visit www.cheapflights.com/news/top-10-free-campsites-around-the-world.

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Momondo Group is an online travel media and technology company that is driven by the belief that an open world is a better world. The group now serves travel search and inspiration to over 17.5 million visitors a month -- plus 7 million travel newsletter subscribers -- via its Cheapflights (www.cheapflights.com) and momondo (www.momondo.com) brands.

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