5 Things to Love about Fall Camping

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Autumn is an excellent time to get outside and enjoy the changing seasons and fall foliage. What is not to love about the natural colors of fall and leaf peeping? Leaves are golden, red and green, the days are warm and the nights are cool. Fall is a great time for hiking, fly fishing and outdoor photography. It's also great to to sit by the campfire and get cozy with a up of hot chocolate. Less people go camping in the fall, which makes for quiet campgrounds and inexpensive travel.


Fall Foliage


There’s nothing like camping in an aspen grove that is changing colors with the season. In the fall, leaves are changing from green, to yellow and red and glow in the sun. The colorful autumn landscape makes for an almost magical backdrop for pitching a tent and is even better for hiking and photography.

Just about anywhere you love to camp will have a bit of fall foliage to see, but of course some areas light up a little bit more depending on the forest. Check out our Top 7 Spots for Fall Camping and tell us Your Favorite Destinations for pitching a tent in the fall.

Quiet Campgrounds


Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer, which means most people pack up their camping gear and summer toys. The end of summer is partly a mental change, but schools are back in session too. All of these factors combine to make traveling and camping less popular.

A quiet campground is ideal if you are heading into the great outdoors to relax and unwind. You’ll have a better chance at a favorite campground and will have the pick of the best campsites. And your closest neighbors might be a few sites away! There is no better time like the fall for quiet campgrounds!

Travel and Flights


The fall is a great time to travel. Flights and travel tend to be less busy and less expensive in shoulder seasons, so heading across the country or to another continent may be an option for you!

Even though most campers love the fall season, some of us would rather have our camp wildflowers and green meadows. If spring is your favorite season, you can easily find it in the Southern Hemisphere. Top camping destinations include New Zealand and Argentina
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Warm Days, Cool Nights


The weather can be spectacular in the fall. Warm days and cool nights combine for a nearly perfect camping season. Of course, this also depends on your destination and the weather patterns, but as a whole the fall season is our favorite.

Sunshiney days are great for getting outdoors and enjoying nature. The warm fall sun is perfect for hiking, fishing, or birding, or any other activity you love to do outdoors. The cooler nights are fantastic for cozying up to a campfire and the colder temperatures help keep the bugs away! Keep in mind that weather can change drastically and to be prepared for all kinds weather events.
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