If You Need Some Socially Distanced Vacation Ideas, These Are the Top U.S. Camping Destinations for Fall 2020

published Sep 27, 2020
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Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still notes that travel during COVID-19 is risky in many states, there are ways to quell your wanderlust, get a bit of fresh air, and explore a locale that isn’t your own backyard. A fall camping trip might just be the ticket to a relatively safe, socially distanced travel experience—and with Campspot noting the top 10 camping destinations nationwide, you’re sure to find a way to enjoy the fall weather and foliage without crowds, hotels, and other potential travel risks due to the pandemic.

Whether you’ve got your eye on an idyllic cabin setting or prefer an RV resort, there’s something to fit every budget, preference, and family.

On the East Coast, Campspot recommends Big Timber Lake RV Camping Resort in Cape May, NJ, a modern campground with tons of amenities and recreational facilities for those looking to enjoy a fishing lake, bocce ball, shuffleboard and kayak rentals. There’s also Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Western New York in Buffalo, NY, which offers close proximity to Niagara Falls, Lake George, and more than 100 acres of perfectly peaceful pine trees.

Midwesterners can celebrate the holidays extra early (no judgments—who couldn’t use some holiday joy right now?) in Santa Claus, IN. Visit the Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort which features holiday cottages and Christmas cabins year-round, so you can deck the halls as early as you want. There’s also  Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground in Moab-Arches National Park, UT, which makes the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of exploring the stunning canyons, mesas, and cliffs nearby.

For those on the West Coast, raise your glass as you head to Wine Country RV Resort to enjoy—you guessed it—an RV campsite right in the heart of wine country in the Paso Robles wine region of California’s San Luis Obispo County.

Check out Campspot’s full list of top fall camping destinations to plan your dream fall getaway. Also be sure to check local travel guidelines and restrictions for the areas you plan to visit before you pack your bags.