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Spring Break 2021 Camping Trends

by Tessa McCrackinFeb 12, 2021
Spring Break 2021 Camping Trends

Who says we have to wait until summer to begin camping again? This Spring Break 2021, people are heading to campgrounds and RV resorts instead of hotels. We’re breaking down this year’s spring camping trends and top destinations to help get you started on those Spring Break plans.

Trends for Spring 2021

1. Utah’s Mighty 5

2. California’s Central Valley

3. Arizona Desert

4. Carolina Coast  

5. Jersey Shore 

6. Smoky Mountains

7. Texas Hill Country 

8. Pennsylvania Hill Country 

9. Florida’s Northern Atlantic Coast

10. Pacific Northwest Wonderland

Utah’s Mighty 5

Whether you’re planning an epic road trip to the “Mighty 5” National Parks or looking for a remote red rock destination to relax at, Utah has got it all. With a variety of outdoor activities to choose from, travel wisely and safely in Utah.

Recommended Park: Archview RV Resort & Campground

Find a western retreat at Archview RV Resort & Campground. Boasting the best camping near Arches National Park, Archview is set amidst Utah’s red rock country. Cool off at the pool and splash pad, or let the kids loose on the playground. An old western church is located onsite, and you can stay at tent sites, RV sites, casitas, and more. Hike, bike, or take it off-road and explore the arches, towers, pinnacles, and balanced rocks at Arches National Park. Discover an incredible RV camping adventure in Moab, Utah.

California’s Central Valley

California’s Central Valley has many great options for people looking to escape the city. Whether you’re looking for a getaway where the kids can let loose or something more relaxing and romantic, California awaits!

Recommended Park: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Tower Park

Located on the California Delta’s meandering byways, Jellystone Park™at Tower Park offers a breathtaking camping experience that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you choose the comfort of a cabin, the adventure of tent camping, or arrive in style to park in one of their Red Carpet RV sites, there are options for your ultimate Spring Break camping trip. When campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at the interactive pools or bouncing high on the jumping pillow, they can enjoy endless outdoor activities and amenities that will keep everyone busy from dawn till dusk. Lodi has various attractions to choose from for those looking to explore the area (and parents!), including over 85 wineries. Cheers!

Arizona Desert

With long sunny days and those striking desert sunsets, Arizona is a natural getaway. Enjoy many COVID-safe outdoor activities such as hiking and witness the awe of the desert bloom in the spring!

Recommended Park: Verde Ranch RV Resort

Verde Ranch RV Resort is located in the heart of Verde Valley, Arizona. Planned with relaxation in mind and built with impeccable attention to detail, this resort has it all. Choose from one of their full hookup RV sites with 50/30 amp service or one of their furnished vacation rental cottages, including studio, one- and two-bedroom options. Enjoy on-site amenities including a heated pool, splash pad, and two hot tubs, a beautifully appointed clubhouse that provides for games and entertainment options, a business center, fitness center, a laundry facility, a convenience store/gift shop, pet park, and more! In central Arizona’s Camp Verde off Interstate 17, the location serves as the perfect basecamp for visits to the Grand Canyon, Jerome, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Sedona. Whether you’re coming for a relaxing couples retreat or an adventurous family vacation, Verde Ranch RV Resort has it all!

Carolina Coast  

In search of warmer weather? Take a trip to the beach without having to drive all the way to Florida! With delicious local southern culinary options, the vast Atlantic coast, and palmetto trees waving in the wind, the Carolina coast might just be the ticket for your spring destination.

Recommended Park: Carolina Pines RV Resort

Discover a totally new kind of resort experience at one of the best RV parks near Myrtle Beach. Bring the whole family and park your rig on spacious sites, or stay in one of their well-appointed cottage rentals. The extensive amenity package creates the backdrop for your Myrtle Beach getaway. Have some fun in the sun at the Carolina Splash Water Park, challenge a friend to a round of mini golf, play your favorite games in the Red Fox Arcade, or grab a bite at the Lowcountry Landing-Carolina Bistro. Just a short drive away from the resort is the excitement of Myrtle Beach. Get in touch with nature at the Myrtle Beach State Park, take a walk on the wild side with a visit to the Myrtle Beach Safari, or do some shopping at Broadway on the Beach. Come dive in, explore & discover a totally new kind of resort experience at Carolina Pines RV Resort!

An aerial few of beachgoers at Cape May's beach in New Jersey, along the Atlantic coast.

Jersey Shore 

An excellent getaway for a later spring trip or quick weekend trip, discover this historical area of the Atlantic coast! Cape May, one of the oldest vacation destinations in the United States, provides vacation-seekers with that traditional shore experience those in the northeast have loved through generations.

Recommended Park: Sun Outdoors Cape May

Located just minutes from the Jersey Shore, Sun Outdoors Cape May is the perfect place for your next family camping vacation. Choose an RV site, a tent site, a deluxe cabin equipped with a kitchen, a private bath, and a flat-screen TV. On the grounds, you can shoot a game of hoops, take the kids to the playground or pick up some snacks at their onsite store. Near the campground, visit the charming town of Cape May with its trolley tours of Victorian homes and quaint shops, or find amusement rides just 15 minutes away at the Wildwood Boardwalk. We recommend this for a later spring getaway. 

Smoky Mountains

A magical destination adored by many (just ask Dolly), the Great Smoky Mountains is the ultimate nature escape. With plenty of hiking and outdoor options for families and couples, a trip to the Smokys is yet another COVID-safe camping trip. Take in the mountain range’s outstanding views and scenery that gets overshadowed by the Rocky Mountains but packs just as much fun.

Recommended Park: Sun Outdoors Sevierville Pigeon Forge

At the Great Smoky Mountains National gateway, Sun Outdoors offers an outstanding location near local attractions, plus wonderful accommodations and amenities to complete your getaway to the great outdoors. Combining gorgeous scenery with warm Southern hospitality, this is the vacation destination for any age. Enjoy the swimming pool area, complete with a lazy river and splash pad, play basketball, or take the kids to the playground. There is also a fenced-in bark park, so you can bring the whole family with you. Within minutes, you’ll find the fantastic attractions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Texas Hill Country 

The Texas Hill Country is the ideal escape for those near Austin, San Antonio, or Houston. If you are traveling with the kids, look for a place with an indoor pool as the weather is still touch-and-go in early spring. 

Recommended Park: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Guadalupe River

Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Guadalupe River is the perfect place for families to have a Spring Break camping getaway. Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or spend the day busy with fun activities, this Camp-Resort is an ideal location. Spend the day splashing in Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, putt-putting on their 18-hole mini-golf course, or walking along the banks of the Guadalupe River. Whether you’re looking for a Texas winter destination or a weekend family getaway, Guadalupe River offers something everyone will love.

Pennsylvania Hill Country 

For those looking for a getaway from NYC, Philadelphia, or the Baltimore/DC area, the rolling hills of Pennsylvania Dutch country might just be the place. With an abundance of natural beauty and history, this is ideal for families looking to camp in the late spring.

Recommended Park: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Quarryville

Located on 63 lush, wooded acres that adjoin a scenic, 100-acre county park in Southern Lancaster, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Quarryville in Pennsylvania offers a breathtaking camping experience the whole family will enjoy! Just a short drive to any Amish Country and Hershey area attractions, this is a great pick for a later spring getaway with the kids. 

Florida’s Northern Atlantic Coast

For those who want to go to Florida without going too far into the peninsula, the “First Coast” offers plenty to explore- or not, if you’re looking to relax. A birder’s paradise, come witness actual snowbirds make their way back north through Florida.

Recommended Park: Ocean Grove RV Resort 

Ocean Grove RV Resort is a resort located just blocks away from St. Augustine Beach and only several miles south of the historic district. Enjoy a variety of excellent restaurants along with the convenience of having unique shops, grocery stores, churches, and other entertainment venues nearby. Whether looking for a premium paved site or a gorgeous marsh view, they have various options to fit your needs. They offer several activities year-round for their campers to enjoy, such as mini-golf, card games, holiday parties, sports, swimming, and many more. Stay as busy as you want or simply kick back, relax and enjoy your stay.

Pacific Northwest Wonderland

With ruggedly beautiful coastlines and the Cascades’ striking interior views, the PNW is the ultimate adventure camping destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to see some amazing wildlife and wildflowers. Spring is, of course, the time to see the wildflowers colorfully burst across the Cascades and the wildlife spring back into action after the long winter.

Recommended Park: Crane Prairie Resort

Located in the Deschutes National Forest, Crane Prairie Resort offers gorgeous views, excellent fishing, and close access to Crater Lake National Park! Enjoy full hookup RV sites, tents camping, and three primitive lakeside cabins. Spend the day on the water paddle boarding or opt for a relaxing day at their beach area. The surrounding area offers numerous hiking trails and stunning panoramic views.