Whether you know him as Sasquatch, Yeti, or Bigfoot, the giant mythical beast is believed to have roamed parts of North America for almost 200 years. Actual proof of his existence still remains to be seen, but many still believe that the ape-like creature has inhabited forests, mountains, and parks across America. While there have been countless sightings of Bigfoot, none have given definitive proof he is in fact a living creature. No matter if you are trying to be the first to prove the existence of Bigfoot, or just experience new parts of the country, these locations are worth a visit.
1. Big Cypress National Preserve
In the swamps of south Florida, Big Cypress National Preserve has seen a recent uptick in Bigfoot sightings in the last few years. This preserve has 12 campgrounds with hiking trails, canoe trips, and bicycle tours. As the preserve is located within the Everglades region of Florida, the majority of the preserve consists of tropical wetlands, making for a dangerous environment filled with alligators, snakes, and other harmful animals.
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2. Redwood National Park
Covering 112,618 acres in northern California, Bigfoot has plenty of room to hide in Redwood National Park. This national park is home to the biggest collection of redwood trees in the world, which can reach up to heights of 400 feet and live up to 2,000 years. There are campgrounds, picnic areas, and nature walks which are all provided by the National Park Service.
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3. St. George, Utah
Recent videos have surfaced of an unidentified creature in the wilderness of St. George, Utah, whom many believe is Bigfoot. Within the last 15 years, there have been close to 70 sightings of Bigfoot in Utah, specifically in this area. St. George is a beautiful city situated along the Utah-Arizona border. With St. George located in a desert valley, the city is surrounded by cliffs and mountains which makes for a scenic destination.
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4. Rifle, Colorado
Over the years, the Rocky Mountains have had countless sightings of Bigfoot, some more infamous than others. In the western part of Colorado, the city of Rifle had one of the most convincing sightings in 2009. As part of the Rockies, Rifle is a typical Midwestern city with plenty of outdoor attractions. Rifle is specifically known for Rifle Mountain Park, a private park that features rock climbing, camping, and other amenities in the wilderness of the Rockies.
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5. Mount Rainier Area
With the origin and most frequent sightings of Bigfoot occurring in the Pacific Northwest, the area around Mount Rainier is a hotspot for Bigfoot appearances. Also a U.S. National Park, Mount Rainier is one of the most frequently visited destinations in America. This area is one of the most diverse, with mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and other geographical features that make it a great destination to experience.
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