15 Popular Fall Camping Spots

15 Popular Fall Camping Spots

By Michelle Valenti

Pitch your tent at one of these campgrounds and enjoy everything from fishing to autumn foliage.

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Pawtuckaway State Park

New Hampshire

It doesn't matter where you stay in New Hampshire, the entire state is bursting with color in the fall. At Pawtuckaway State Park enjoy the view while hiking, biking or fishing.

Cape Cod

Nickerson State Park


Nickerson State Park's central location on Cape Cod makes this campground popular year-round, but the 1900-acre wooded setting with fresh water ponds make it especially appealing in the fall.


Allegany State Park

New York

Not only is Allegany State Park the largest in New York, it is also known for its spectacular views of fall foliage.

Rhode Island

Burlingame State Park

Rhode Island

Set on Watchaug Pond with Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary nearby, Burlingame State Park also has easy access to U.S. Route 1A--a scenic fall foliage drive through Rhode Island.


Housatonic Meadows State Park


From West Cornwall, Connecticut to Kent Falls State Park, scenic Route 7 goes right through Housatonic Meadows. Follow this roadway along the river for spectacular views of classic New England foliage.


First Landing State Park


Located near Chesapeake Bay, First Landing State Park also hosts an annual fall festival with hay rides, pumpkin carving, and kids' crafts and activities.


McKinney Campground


Just 30 minutes from Atlanta, McKinney Campground on Lake Allatoona is the perfect fall campground for families. Plan your trip in late October to take part in the Allatoona Oktoberfest.


Fort Boonesborough State Park


Fort Boonesborough was founded in 1775 by Daniel Boone. The nearby Kentucky River and Daniel Boone National Forest provide ample fall activities for your family.


Chicot State Park


Enjoy the fall colors from Lake Chicot where record catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and red-ear sunfish have been recorded.

Golf Hole

Percy Quin State Park


If fishing, water skiing and tennis don't hold your attention, maybe the Championship Quail Hallow Golf course will.

Missouri River

Indian Cave State Park


Indian Cave, famous for it's autumn colors, is the perfect spot for fall fun. Dip your fishing pole in the Missouri River, or get lost in the playground of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.

New Mexico

Cedro Peak

New Mexico

With its large network of hiking and mountain biking trails, Cedro Peak--just outside Albuquerque--attracts a lot of local outdoor enthusiasts.

Denver Park

Chatfield SRA


Chatfield's proximity to Denver make this a busy campground in the fall. From the reservoir to the hiking trails, campers have plenty of active options. The park is also a popular launch spot for hot air balloons.


Plymouth Park


Right on the border of Washington and Oregon, Plymouth Park offers nearby fishing on the Columbia River, several golf courses and activities around Mount Hood.

Del Valle

Del Valle Campground


Wander the 28-mile Ohlone Wilderness Trail or spend your weekend relaxing by the fishing lake. Del Valle is located in the East Bay of San Francisco making it convenient for a weekend getaway.

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