Camping is truly suited for fall. It doesn’t get much better than cozying up to a bonfire on a chilly night. The US is full of leaf-peeping worthy campgrounds to park your RV. Before you clean out your home-away-from-home at the end of the season, consider one of these trips for a long fall weekend.
Itasca State Park, Minnesota
What better place to start off the list than with the headwaters of the Mississippi? This park contains a 16-mile paved bike trail that winds through the woods. To see the fall foliage reflecting off the lake, hop on a rented watercraft on Lake Itasca. There are 160 electrical sites available in the park, according to the park’s home page, making this a convenient place to stay and play.
Door County, Wisconsin
This little peninsula offers attractions for both kids and adults. Start off your trip by leaf-peeping along the scenic byway, a 125-mile loop, taking you past 14 waterfalls, according to iExplore. After your long drive, relax at one of the area’s many wineries, or take the kids to The Farm. The Farm is an interactive destination where kids can feed animals, learn about the farming industry, and possibly milk a goat. Door County is a popular camping destination with a plethora of campgrounds available to suit your needs.
Porcupine Mountains, Michigan
Nestled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, you find the Porcupine Mountains along the shores of Lake Superior. Look no further than this park for photo-worthy spots at numerous waterfalls and the Lake of the Clouds. View all of the fall foliage surrounding the lake as you reach the overlook on the 9.6 mile Big Carp River Trail. The best place to park your second (or only!) home near these mountains is River Road RV Park, located just 30 minutes from the state park.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
The Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park give you views of all the colors of nature in the fall. There are over 2,000 acres of forest to explore through hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, and even rock climbing. If your travels bring you deep into the forest, you may come across a bobcat or black bear. You can stay right in the park at one of the 5 campgrounds for the best under-the-stars views.
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
With over 100 miles and 40 scenic overlooks along the Weeks Act Legacy Trail in the White Mountains, this place makes many of the best fall RV destinations lists. If mountain biking is a family favorite, check out the many trails available both in the forest and in surrounding communities. As this is a popular tourist destination, you will find many amenities in the nearby areas as well as a whole list of campground options.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California
For the most breathtaking views of fall scenery, Big Sur is the place to be. The redwoods meet the Big Sur River Gorge with an unmatched beauty. Take time to drive out to Pfeiffer Beach, just one mile outside the park, to stick your toes in the purple sand. Find solace in the wooded, unique campsites available in the park. This is one place that should be on everyone’s fall bucket list.
Although camping is often a summer activity, the fall brings new life to this recreation with its vibrant colors and crisp weather. Whether you want to travel near or far, there is a perfect fall RV destination waiting for you.