The crisp air is here, which may be bringing thoughts of warm campfires, cozy blankets and fall foliage. Luckily, you have a safe and travel-ready RV to keep you warm and dry on those cool autumn nights! If you are excited to enjoy the beautiful fall season in your new RV, we have 5 wonderful RV camping spots you may want to travel to this year.
- The Poconos. This beautiful recreation area in Pennsylvania is wonderful for lakes and streams, fall foliage, and recreation such as kayaking, booking, and fishing. There are many wonderful campgrounds to choose from in the Poconos that are RV friendly. Here are a couple to consider:
- Hemlock Campground, Tobyhanna, PA. Their website states “Hemlock Campground & Cottages is a fun family camping facility centrally located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our campground features level, wooded campsites for RV’s, tents and pop-ups. We are pet friendly whether you are camping or staying in any of our rental units.”
Better hurry though, as their season ends last weekend in October.
- Otter Lake Poconos. Big Rigs are welcome in Otter Lake campground. From their website: “Welcome to Otter Lake Camp Resort, your year-round camping destination on 300 wooded acres in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Enjoy a fun, relaxing getaway that is centered around a glistening 60-acre lake that is perfect to boating, swimming, and challenging bass fishing … where no fishing license is required.”
Otter Lake is open year-round.
- West Virginia. Camping options are abundant in West Virginia State Parks, and the scenery and nature can’t be beat. Here are a couple state park RV-friendly options to consider this fall.
- Beech Fork State Park. Located in the hills of southwestern West Virginia, this 3,144-acre park offers hundreds of campsites, miles of hiking trails and plenty of exciting lake activities for the whole family.
Beech Fork is open year round.
- Blackwater Falls. Have a smaller rig? Blackwater Falls State Campground allows pull-behinds and tents. The hikes to the nearby waterfalls is worth the effort! The campground is home to 65 total tent and trailer sites, and all campsites include electric hookups. The park features a centrally-located bathhouse with hot showers, a laundromat and a dumping station
This park closes on October 31.
- Upper Peninsula, Michigan. This beautiful area truly has something for everyone, whether you are an adventurist or prefer more luxury camping and sightseeing. Here are two good options for RVers.
- The Aune-Osborn Campground in the city of Sault St Marie is an excellent RV park choice for those who want to see all the Upper Peninsula has to offer without the need to completely go into the woods and give up on all creature comforts. Website
- For lake life, consider Loon’s Point. From the website: “Loon’s Point is an excellent location for those who want to really experience what the Great Lakes has to offer. Built around a large beach and surrounded by boating facilities, it is ideal for those who want to get out on the water for any reason. All sites are near the water, and some are practically on the water, making it easy to move watercraft into the lake.”
Loon’s Point is open year round.
4. Lake Mead, Arizona. Per their website, “Lake Mead is America’s First National Recreation Area. Swim, boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America’s first and largest national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, or find solitude in one of the park’s nine wilderness areas.”
Here are two Lake Mead RV camping options you may like:
- Boulder Beach Campground. Boulder Beach is Located 15 minutes from Las Vegas along the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead, it is open year-round and features large paved sites that can accommodate large RVs. Most campsites offer views of Lake Mead, Fortification Hill and the River Mountains. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the occasional coyote.
This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is open year round, on a first come, first serve basis.
- Echo Bay RV Park. Echo Bay Park is a fisherman’s and boater’s paradise. Located on the north end of Lake Mead, this secluded park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Close to the “must-see” wonder of the Valley of Fire State Park and the ruins of the historic town of St. Thomas, visitors have an array of hiking and sightseeing opportunities. The large RV sites provide room for your boat, and the free on-site launch ramp are ideal for boaters.
This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is open year round
5. Taos, New Mexico. If beautiful rock formations, pristine nature and quiet nights under the stars sounds perfect to you, you will love RV camping in Taos. Our favorite is Taos Valley RV Park, which can accommodate 50 ft rigs, and is open year round – even for late-fall skiing! Call before you go and check the weather conditions.
We hope you like our fresh, fun ideas for fall camping, and that whatever your heart desires this autumn, you choose an RV adventure that is right for you. If you have suggestions for great areas to visit, let readers know in the comments!
Happy Camping! – RVT.com
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