4 Scenic National Parks to Camp in This Fall
Can you see it? The rugged mountains, the bright orange and yellow trees, your family roasting marshmallows around the campfire? The fall season can hold so many special memories for you and your family. As an outdoorsman, it is your duty to teach your kids how to unplug the iPad and plug into what nature has to offer.
Camping is America’s favorite past time (before there was cable to watch football). There is nothing quite like embarking on a new adventure and seeing new sights for the first time. While the weather is starting to cool down, it’s the perfect opportunity to use that vacation time. So hitch up your trailer, load your camping gear, and tell the kids to grab their fishing poles because it’s time for an adventure!
Here are seven scenic national parks to camp in the Fall.
1. Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park, located in beautiful Maine, is one of the top 10 most visited places in the United States. Maine is home to cooler weather and vibrant colors that you don’t want to miss. So, what makes this park so unique that it attracts over 3.5 million visits per year? People come from all over the United States to enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.
When it comes to the pricing of the campsites, it depends on the campground you choose to stay on. Each one of these campgrounds has its own pricing depending on whether you are tent camping or RV camping. To see more information on the campgrounds pricing, click here. Enjoy cruising down the historic roads with your family and showing them that life is all about the journey!
2. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia, is 200,000 acres of protected land for your family to explore and camp at this fall. There are so many fun activities for your family to embark on, such as hiking, ranger programs, biking and skyline drive, and, of course, fishing. The fishing poles your kids grabbed before heading out will surely come in handy as you cast off into one of the 70 mountain streams that support diverse aquatic resources, including brook trout populations. To see some fishing tips provided by the national park, click here.
This national park is so popular that it is actually booked for the rest of 2019, but if you’re lucky enough, you could score a first-come, first-serve site. If you don’t get an opportunity to visit this year, make sure to book it in advance for next year!
3. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
If you’re not ready for an out-of-state trip just yet, then the Dry Tortugas National Park might be a better option. This gorgeous national park is located in Florida about 70 miles west of Key West. If your kids are not into woodlands as much, but loving being out on the water, this is the place for them!
This park is 100-square-miles and seven small islands to explore. Your kids will love snorkeling and diving, looking at marine life, and kayaking through the area. When it comes to pricing out a campsite, The Garden Key campground is a self-service fee area with a nightly fee of $15 per campsite. Make sure to bring all of your camping essentials such as your tent, food, water, and supplies. Before you camp here this fall, make sure to check out this campers’ checklist.
4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, located in Arizona, is widely known as a place to have on your bucket-list. The vastness of the national park speaks for itself. This canyon is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep. Your family will love experiencing the wonder of the canyon and snapping some great photos along the way!
The Grand Canyon National Park not only includes great views but fun activities as well! If you are an adventure-seeker, then whitewater rafting may be the outdoor activity for you. If whitewater rafting is not your thing, then you could try the south rim mule trip instead. Whether you are tent camping or hooking up your RV, the Grand Canyon has multiple campgrounds to choose from. Click here to see some of the best places to camp in this national park.
Give Your Family a Glimpse of Fall
If you’re raising Florida kids, they probably want to experience a true fall season where the leaves change colors and the weather is under 87 degrees. If you prefer the warm weather, then choose one of the great locations that are closer to home. No matter where you decide to camp this fall, it’s all about spending time with your family and showing them the beauty that the world has to offer.
If you decide to go on a camping trip this season and need help transporting your camping gear, we would love to help you out! Tropic Trailer is a business of genuine people who just want to help make your life and adventures easier! Take a look at our cargo trailers for transporting equipment, toy haulers to bring along your favorite off-road vehicles, or boat trailers to make the most of the water wherever you go. Happy camping!