The summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on planning your family camping trip. In fact, for many families and couples, the fall is the best time to head out to the campground. Learn why autumn camping may become your new favorite way to spend your vacations.
Traveling during the summer is popular with families because the kids are out of school, and it’s easy to get your schedules aligned to head out to the campground. However, the heat can limit your choices for camping destinations. During the summertime, many dessert campgrounds or camping destinations in the south are so hot that it is hard to enjoy yourself because of the intense heat. During the fall, you’ll find that the temperatures are more enjoyable, and the cool nights make your campfire an excellent gathering place for your crew.
Depending on how late in the autumn you plan to travel, you may be able to take advantage of lower rates. Many campgrounds will lower their nightly, weekly, and monthly rates during the off-season to encourage campers to visit. You can maximize your savings by booking extended stays or planning around the weekend.
The campgrounds are often less crowded because the kids are back in school, and fewer people travel during the fall months. You can find an ideal campsite that is exactly where you want to be in the campground easily. Additionally, visiting the National Parks or State Parks around your destination will be less crowded, as well, so you won’t have to worry about meeting other hikers on the trails or waiting in lines at the visitor’s centers or local monuments.