Fall is an incredible time to hit the open road in your RV. Not only are the weather conditions mostly good during this time of the year, but the fall colors and scenes are outstanding. It's still warm in the southern portion of the state, so swimming and golf are still very accessible. On the other hand, the vibrancy of the forested areas in the north could be excellent for those looking for a relaxing, back-to-nature trip.
To help you navigate your options, we've created a list of the top campgrounds in the U.S. not to miss this fall. Which one will you visit on your trip?
1.) Roosevelt State Park in Mississippi
If the thought of hiking through a dense forested area on a cool fall day sounds appealing, Roosevelt State Park is an excellent choice. It's quite the ideal location for viewing wildlife, too. Some fishing spots are still open depending on the temperatures at the time of your visit. This is a year-round park, which means you can stay a bit longer.
2.) Nickerson State Park in Massachusetts
There's a bit of magic in Nickerson State Park. Located in Massachusetts, this is a good location to visit with your RV if you are looking for true New England fall charm. There are several freshwater ponds here that will not freeze over until later in the year. The park itself spans 1,900 acres mostly in a wooded landscape. Be sure to catch the sunset each day over any of the ponds.
3.) Ledges State Park in Iowa
A bit more of a rustic, rural feel is present at Ledges State Park. A trip here, though, will provide some excellent views of Pea's Creek Canyon. It's also worth taking a hike to Crow's Nest Overlook. Bring your camera along to catch the fall colors and the wildlife here. And, with a bike on board, you'll also want to check out Central State Park's bike route.
4.) Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park in California
This year-round state park provides some sparkling views of the coastal redwoods in the area is so well known for offering. There are numerous sites here, plenty of spacious areas to spread out, and a pristine forest around every corner. Plan in advance for this location because campsites can fill up quickly. Be sure to plan a day to visit the Stout Grove Trail loop while there.
5.) Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
It's a commonly recommended experience for a very good reason. If you haven't visited the Grand Canyon National Park in the fall months, you are missing out on fewer tourists and slightly lower temperatures. It's time to explore the Bright Angel Canyon area, too. It is best to view this area right at sunrise on a crisp fall day. You may get to do so alone, giving you an opportunity to marvel at nature.
Any of these parks offer nearby campsites perfectly suited for your next trip. Are you ready to start your RV trip planning? RoverPass has campground and RV parks listings across the country that you can browse and reserve.