6 Reasons to Plan a Fall Camping Trip

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American journalist and author Jim Bishop once said, “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” He was right. Summer may be king in terms of what RV enthusiasts typically consider to be camping season, but if you look closely, autumn offers so many hidden riches, making it the perfect time of year to get out there and explore.

Here are just 6 reasons why you should plan a fall camping trip!

Fewer Crowds

When fall arrives, the throngs of summer vacationers have subsided, and many attractions and campgrounds become less populated. Now is the time to choose a destination and feel like you’re one of a few getting to enjoy it. 

Cooler Temperatures

After sweltering summer heat oppresses most areas of the United States, autumn ushers in cooler and more comfortable temperatures. This makes being outside so much more enjoyable. Think about it: Your daytime hikes and other outdoor activities won’t leave you sopping wet with sweat. Plus, you’ll have even more reason to cozy up around a campfire with blankets and sweatshirts each evening.

Cheaper Rates

Temperatures aren’t the only thing that drops in the fall – campground rates tend to decrease as well. Take advantage of these cheaper prices to enjoy a budget-friendly camping trip.

Fewer Bugs

Fall’s cooler temperatures bring another amazing benefit: They tend to slow the cycles of insect development, making pests less prolific. Now you can go on evening walks or be out on the lake all day and not get eaten alive by mosquitos.  

Hearty Comfort Foods

Gone are the summer days where lighter fare such as sandwiches and salads reign. Autumn is the perfect time to indulge in more substantial meals, such as stews, soups, and casseroles. Start your day with a hearty breakfast and bust out the cast iron Dutch oven to get a stew going for dinner.

Fall Festivals

There are so many fall festivals to enjoy around the country, so why not plan your camping trip around one? From picking pumpkins and apples to taking hayrides and enjoying some Bavarian brews at an Oktoberfest near you, there’s plenty to do and there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.  

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your fall camping trip now. And if you have a favorite fall destination, tell us about it in the comments or contact us today!

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