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Top 10 Camping Destinations for Fall 2021

by CampspotterAug 10, 2021

Looking to do some leaf-peeping while camping this fall but unsure of where to go? Here are the top 10 camping destinations for fall 2021 to help you start planning your camping trip. We even included the predicted times of peak colorful foliage in each area. It’s ok to be a peeper– LEAF peeper, that is.

1. Ocean City, Maryland

Peak fall foliage prediction: October 19 – 26

Horses feed on grass on Assateague Island National Seashore in Delaware and Maryland.
String lights hang above the bar at Castaways RV Resort & Campground in Berlin, Maryland.

Castaways RV Resort & Campground in Berlin, Maryland

Whether you prefer vacationing in an adventurous RV, a quaint cottage, or even a tent, they have everything you are looking for at Castaways RV Resort! Just minutes away from Assateague Island‘s wild horses, this Ocean City campground offers state-of-the-art amenities and activities to keep you active all week long. Whether it’s enjoying a fun frozen drink at their Jackpot Tiki Bar, playing with your dog on Bark Beach, paddle boarding, or visiting their camp store, you will always be entertained at Castaways. You can also take advantage of discounted golf, amusement park tickets, and much more. So if you are looking for the ultimate Ocean City Beach getaway, you’ve found the right place!

2. Pacific Coast & Cascades

Peak fall foliage prediction: October 26 – November 2

An aerial view of Klamath Beach along the Pacific Coast of California.
Redwood trees encircle a campsite at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort in Felton, California.

Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort in Felton, California

Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort is nestled in the California Redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Situated on the beautiful San Lorenzo River and backed by Henry Cowell State Park, this clean and well-maintained RV Park and campground offers guests a year-round, family-oriented place to relax or explore the great outdoors. Offering paved roads with full-hookup graded sites, a spacious clubhouse, complimentary Wi-Fi hotspots, fishing, and more! In addition, enjoy the surrounding areas’ beaches, golf courses, rock climbing, local mountain and bike trails, and beautiful waterfalls of Santa Cruz County. Visit Santa Cruz Redwoods today and experience one of the best RV Resorts in the California Redwoods!

3. Smoky Mountains 

Peak fall foliage prediction: October 5 – 12

The pond and entry area at the Sun Outdoors Sevierville Pigeon Forge campground in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Sun Outdoors Sevierville Pigeon Forge in Sevierville, Tennessee

Experience a Tennessee vacation at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when you stay at Sun Outdoors Sevierville/Pigeon Forge, formally known as River Plantation. As one of the best resorts near Pigeon Forge, Sun Outdoors offers an outstanding location near exciting local attractions, plus wonderful accommodations and amenities to complete your getaway to the great outdoors. Combining gorgeous scenery with warm Southern hospitality for a great vacation destination for any age. Enjoy their swimming pool area, complete with a lazy river and splash pad, play a basketball game, or take the kids to the playground. There is also a fenced-in bark park, so you can bring the whole family with you on vacation. Within minutes, you’ll find the fantastic attractions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and the wonder and majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

4. Paso Robles Wine Country

Peak fall foliage prediction: November 2 – 9

The rolling wine country hills and vineyards in Paso Robles, Califonria.
A cabin rental at the Wine Country RV Resort in Paso Robles, California.

Wine Country RV Resort in Paso Robles, CA

Wine Country RV Resort is conveniently located in the Paso Robles wine region. Here, guests can choose from RV camping, one and two-bedroom cottages, or unique chalet rentals. Activities are boundless, and events are held in the wine garden with live entertainment, dancing, wine tasting, and outdoor movies. Wine Country RV Resort is also centrally located within walking distance of the Ravine Water Park and only a short drive away from the famous Hearst Castle in San Simeon. You can also enjoy local boutique shopping, fine dining, wine tours, championship golf courses, craft breweries, and much more.

5. Moab, Utah

Peak fall foliage prediction: September 21 – 28

A jeep trailing down a red rock canyon in Moab, Utah.
An empty RV site in the Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground in Moab, Utah.

Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground in Moab, Utah

Offering some of the best camping near Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground boasts breathtaking views and incredible amenities. Swim next to the red rocks in the gated pool area, or simply hike around the property and take in the sights. The onsite general store and gas station keep you stocked with supplies, perfect for when you host events in the covered picnic pavilion. Whether you’re staying in one of the tent sites, pull-thru RV sites, or cabin rentals, you’re sure to enjoy some of the best RV camping in Moab, Utah!

6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Peak fall foliage prediction: October 26 – November 2

A person lounges on a beach chair along the Atlantic Ocean Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
A Campspot Airstream RV sits on an RV site in Carolina Pines RV Resort in Conway, South Carolina. The trailer is decorated with fall pumpkins and decorations.

Carolina Pines RV Resort in Conway, South Carolina

Be one of the first to enjoy Carolina Pines RV Resort —South Carolina’s newest getaway! Discover a totally new kind of resort experience at one of the best RV parks near Myrtle Beach, where everything you want is waiting for you! 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 miniature golf, play your favorite games in the Red Fox Arcade, or grab a bite at the Lowcountry Landing-Carolina Bistro. Just minutes away from the resort, you’ll find all of the excitement and popular attractions 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. So come dive in, explore & discover a totally new kind of resort experience at Carolina Pines RV Resort!

7. Pennsylvania’s Hill Country

Peak fall foliage prediction: October 19 – 26

An aerial view of Lake in Wood RV Resort in Narvon, Pennsylvania.
The sign of Lake in Wood RV Resort in Narvon, Pennsylvania with a Gnome as the resort is gnome-themed.

Lake in Wood RV Resort in Narvon, Pennsylvania

Lake in Wood Camping Resort is a pet-friendly, Gnome-themed resort that features a six-acre lake, a magnificent entertainment hall with a pipe organ, and the Gnome Café. Here, guests enjoy everything from a weekend of tent, barn, yurt, treehouse camping, and more to an entire season in our deluxe park-model rentals. First, the whole family will enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool complex featuring a full-size pool, kiddie pool, and relaxing spa waters. Then, grab a pole, spend the day fishing on the fully stocked lake, or rent a boat for a relaxing nautical adventure. Lake in Wood RV Resort offers one of the most unique campgrounds you’ll ever visit.

8. Shenandoah Mountains

Peak fall foliage prediction: October 5 – 12

The rolling landscape of the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Luray in Luray, Virginia surrounded by the fall foliage and Shenandoah Mountains.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Luray in Luray, Virginia

Located amongst the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ in Luray, Virginia, offers an inspiring camping experience the whole family will enjoy. Their 73 scenic acres are situated just down the road from the popular Luray Caverns™ and breathtaking Shenandoah National Park. This proximity provides day trip options for those wanting to explore the surrounding areas. When campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at Yogi Bear’s Water Zone & Splash Pad or zooming down their huge waterpark slides, they can enjoy the 18-hole mini-golf course, gem mining experience, arcade, pedal boats, fishing pond, jumping pillows, laser tag, outdoor movie theater, sports facilities, playgrounds, and so much more!

9. Northern New England

Peak fall foliage prediction: September 21 – 28

A woman looks out over the White Mountains on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
The fall leaves along the Glen river at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Glen Ellis in Glen, New Hampshire.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Glen Ellis in Glen, New Hampshire

Find endless family fun and relaxation, from the swimming pool to the ice cream bar at Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis! Choose between a rustic site, a riverfront site, cabins, and much more. Of course, a trip to this park isn’t complete without exploring the beautiful surrounding area. The Mt. Washington Valley is the perfect place for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Thousands of miles of hiking trails with rushing waters carving paths for hidden swimming holes and underground caves. Kayak, canoe, and tube excursions and rentals are available locally on the Saco, which runs alongside this park.

10. Blue Ridge Mountains

Peak fall foliage prediction: October 5 – 12

The golden trees reflecting off the water during the fall at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Golden Valley in Bostic, North Carolina.
A glamping cabin surrounded by the golden fall leaves at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Golden Valley in Bostic, North Carolina.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Golden Valley in Bostic, North Carolina

Tucked away at the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains base, and conveniently located between Asheville and Charlotte, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Golden Valley, North Carolina, is a perfect family getaway destination! The picturesque 600+ acres feature accommodations, including luxury cabins and lodges with all the comforts of home, full hook-up RV sites, glamping tents with lake views, and premium tent sites. In addition, campers can spend the day enjoying an unparalleled line-up of amenities, including canoeing/kayaking, fishing, an interactive water playground with water slides and a swimming pool, hiking and biking trails, sports courts, laser tag, arts & crafts, a jump pad, and numerous planned activities and themed weekends. So start planning your trip today and create memories that will last a lifetime!