There’s no denying that summer is a great time of the year to camp – warm nights, swimming, sunshine – but in our opinion, it doesn’t get any better than huddling up around a campfire in the fall. From changing colors to cooler temperatures, fall makes camping so much better. If you’re thinking of heading someplace new this year but aren’t sure where to go, check out the list below, courtesy of Christine Skopec for CheatSheet.com. Enjoy!
Indian Cave State Park (Shubert, NE)
This park, located along the Missouri River, is over 3,000 acres in size and has 22 miles of trails for hiking and biking. Skopec says the area is home to a variety of fish and an impressive cave, which features ancient petroglyphs carved into the walls. The area is known for its beautiful fall foliage, says Skopec, and offers year round tent camping.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (Springerville, AZ)
Over two million acres in size, this park features warm daytime temperatures in the fall and has a great spot to fish, boat, and bird watch in Fool Hollow Lake.
Little Moose Management Unit (Greenville Junction, ME)
Open year round, this park is perfect for those who prefer to camp when it’s cooler, says Skopec. Activities here include hunting, canoeing, and snowshoeing. There are also plenty of spots for hiking.
Tuweep Campground (Grand Canyon, NV)
Skopec says that those in-the-know when it comes to camping at the Grand Canyon recommend Tuweep. It’s not easy to get to, but once you make it you’ll have incredible views of the Colorado River, says Skopec. Access to water and cell phone service, however, is limited at Tuweep so a short stay might be best.
For the rest of Skopec’s list, click here to read her article in its entirety.
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