Whether you’re camping, glamping, or straight-up cabin-in-the-woodsing, Fall is the best time to camp.

From gettin’ way out there to gettin’ cozy in the backyard, here are some of our favorite Fall camp sites.

 

Let's Go Camping: 

  

Lost Lake Campground, Paonia, CO

You love fall colors? You love to hike? You love Colorado?

Lost Lake Campground has you covered. A beautiful campground that is all the more spectacular in the fall.

 

Gooseberry Falls State Park, MN

Just north of Duluth, Minnesota, on the shores of Lake Superior, lies this gem.

We love our State Parks, and Gooseberry is no exception.

If you go late in the season be sure to bundle up, but you’ll have a beautiful shoreline and a handful of waterfalls all to yourself.

 

Lake Havasu State Park, AZ

Mountains, deserts, lakes, clear skies.

What more could you want?

 

Big Bend National Park, TX

West Texas is one of our favorite places to get away from it all.

Limestone canyons, starry skies, and desert magic make Big Bend one of Texas’ best treasures.

 

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

The world’s longest-known cave system is right in America’s heartland.

Mammoth Cave boasts nearly 400 miles of explored cave tunnels and is home to a handful of campgrounds open well into Autumn.

 

Firelight Camps, Ithaca, NY

Yeah, it’s glamping. Yeah, there’s a masseuse on sight. And yeah, there’s local wine at the ready.

But after a day spent hiking and biking and kayaking, that all sounds amazing to us. 

 

Pisgah National Forest, NC

Western North Carolina is home to some truly wild and beautiful forests and mountains.

We relish the chance to pop into Pisgah for a long weekend in the woods (and then grab a beer in Asheville on our way home!).

 

Big Bear Lake, CA

Just a “quick” drive from LA lies this mountain town with a bevy of recreational options and a whole host of views to boot.

 

Indiana Dunes National Park, IN

America’s newest national park is one of its most versatile for campers.

Pitch a tent in the campground or stay at a lakeside cottage or hotel nearby; either way, you’ll enjoy a slice of one of the Midwest’s best parks.

 

Koke’e State Park, HI

If you can swing it, Koke’e State Park on the island of Kauai is a stunning part of the world.

Rainforests, canyons, wildlife, waterfalls, and the Pacific Ocean are all here to remind us that the world is a spectacular place full of beauty and wonder.

 

Bonus: Your own backyard!

Nothing is better than spending a night under the stars...even if that means pitching a tent (or a hammock) and getting the bonfire going just out back.

In fact, this is one of our faves of all time, no matter the time of year.

 

                        Maggie Dodson
                        Maggie Dodson

                        Maggie Dodson is a creative writer living in New York City. An avid hiker and film buff, she spends most of her days sneaking wine into movie theaters and climbing mountains in the Hudson Valley with her husband and rescue dogs, Billie Holiday and Walnut. For book + wine pairings and her merry misadventures, follow Maggie on IG at @maggiesdodson.



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