Did you miss out on camping this summer? Fear not! Camping season isn’t over yet, but time is running out to set up your tent or fuel up the RV before the weather gets too chilly and the grounds are covered in snow.
Consider these camping spots around the United States to see the foliage change while also getting some peace and serenity in nature before the craziness of the holiday season starts.
Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan
Want to get lost in a sea of warm orange and yellow leaves? You can’t go wrong camping in Sleeping Bear Dunes in upstate Michigan.
Campers have several options for campsites, including ones that offer showers, restrooms, and electricity or those looking to take things more rustic.
Peak foliage is around early to mid-October, so start making plans now for a camping or hiking trip to this unforgettable area. And don’t forget to take the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, a 7.4 mile complete with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, the dunes, and a scenic covered bridge that’s perfect for some quick couple or family photos.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If chilly weather isn’t your style, pack up the camper and head south to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. The average daytime temperature in October is still around 77F, and the water hovers around 70F, meaning daytime swims are not out of the question.
With ocean views and beaches to laze on, you couldn’t ask for a better place to spend some of the season. Areas like PirateLand offer campers a heated indoor pool, 800 hook-up campsites, a laundromat, and even vacation rentals if you’re looking to “glamp.”
Zion National Park, Utah
You might not think the desert would be the best place to see the leaves change, but Zion National Park in Utah explodes with color in October and November.
The two main campgrounds in the park stay open until late November into early December. Both include restrooms and potable water but be advised: camping spots go quickly due to their popularity and some sites are on a first-come, first-served basis so it’s best to make reservations.
Pro tip: Get up early and watch the sunrise hit the canyon walls and trees for a particularly magnificent view.
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Located in south-central Oregon, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and offers breathtaking views and hiking trails.
Given the snowy climate, it’s best to visit the lake during mid-summer, but that doesn’t mean a quick camping trip this fall is out of the question. The park has lodging and campgrounds perfect for beginners to the most adventurous of campers who don’t mind taking things a bit more rustic.
Just plan according to the weather forecast and keep an eye on the wildfires that sometimes affect the area.
Bring Summit Biltong
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