The temperatures are dropping and the kids are back in school, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up your camper for the season! In fact, fall is one of the best seasons for camping – the bugs are gone, it’s not as hot or humid (but not that cold yet), and of course those wonderful fall colors are out in full. Fall camping can be just as much fun as spring or summer camping, so this season take the family out for a few last long weekends before you stow your RV for the winter!
Fall Camping Tips
Pack lots of extra clothes – fall is a tricky season – one day it could be 70, the next day it could be 50. Bring plenty of extra clothes, including t shirts, sweatshirts and light jackets, just in case you need to layer up one day. Don’t forget to include rain gear, including jackets and boots, in your packing. Fall rains can be just as frequent as summer rains!
Bring plenty of hot and cold drinks – this one kind of goes along with the first one. Since you never know what kind of weather you’re going to have, you never know if you’re going to need ice water or hot chocolate! Bring a lot of both just in case (besides, what’s better than hot chocolate around a campfire?).
Keep track of the US Forest Service Fall Color Guide – if you’re out to see the fall colors, keep an eye on the US Forest Service Fall Color Guide (http://www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors/). Don’t forget to find out if any of your travel destinations have fall foliage festivals or events to make your camping trip even more fun!
Have some spooky fun on Halloween – Halloween celebrations are the ultimate send off to the RV camping season, with haunted houses, pumpkin patches, ghost tours and hay rides popping up almost everywhere. A lot of RV resorts have huge, month long Halloween celebrations, so be sure to find out what kind of bash your favorite park is throwing!
Whatever you do, don’t start to put away your RV just yet – there’s still a lot of RVing to do this season! If you need to stock up on camping supplies before a fall RV outing, or if you want to find out some of the best spots for fall RV camping, come visit your friends at Beckley’s Camping Center!