Don't forget to check out these National Scenic Trails to complete your fall camping trip.
Burlingame State ParkRhode Island 1 of 16
Set on Watchaug Pond with Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary nearby, Burlingame State Park also has easy access to U.S. Route 1, a scenic fall foliage drive through Rhode Island. Take an afternoon hike to the Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can enjoy educational wildlife programs on 29 acres of land.
Pawtuckaway State ParkNew Hampshire 2 of 16
It doesn't matter where you stay in New Hampshire because the entire state is bursting with color in the fall. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails, many of which lead to unique locations, such as the beaver marsh, a fire tower and a large boulder field. With plenty to see, and even more to do, this fall camping spot is great for families.
Nickerson State ParkMassachusetts 3 of 16
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Nickerson State Park's central location on Cape Cod makes this campground popular year-round, but the 1,900-acre wooded setting with fresh water ponds make it especially appealing in the fall.
Allegany State ParkNew York 4 of 16
Not only is Allegany State Park the largest park with camping in New York, it's also known for spectacular views of fall foliage. Be sure to visit one of their many outdoors attractions including Bridal Falls, Red House Lake, and the Quaker Amphitheater.
Housatonic Meadows State ParkConnecticut 5 of 16
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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. And, don't forget your fly fishing pole; a 2-mile stretch of river houses trout and bass.
First Landing State ParkVirginia 6 of 16
Located near Chesapeake Bay, First Landing State Park hosts an annual fall festival with hay rides, pumpkin carving, and kids' crafts and activities. Be sure to stop by one or all of the three indoor aquariums, too.
McKinney CampgroundGeorgia 7 of 16
Just 30 minutes from Atlanta, McKinney Campground, located on Lake Allatoona, is the perfect fall camping spot for families. Plan your trip in late October to take part in the Allatoona Oktoberfest. Don't forget to take your kids to the visitor center, with displays and video exhibits about the local history.
Fort Boonesborough State ParkKentucky 8 of 16
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. If you have equestrian loving children, don't forget to visit the horse farms in nearby Lexington.
Stony Fork CampgroundVirginia 9 of 16
Located at the foot of Big Walker Mountain, campers are tucked into a forest bursting with color. Stroll through the 1-mile Stony Fork Nature Trail with your children, and be sure to find the scenic overlook, with stunning views of of Mount Rogers.
Percy Quin State ParkMississippi 10 of 16
Located on 1,700 acres of land, there is more than enough to do at this fall camping spot. A 700-acre lake and championship golf course are only two of the many reasons to take your family here this season.
Indian Cave State ParkNebraska 11 of 16
Indian Cave, famous for its autumn colors, is the perfect spot for fall fun. Dip your fishing pole in the Missouri River, or get lost in the woods with a variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.
Cedro Peak CampgroundNew Mexico 12 of 16
With its large network of hiking and mountain biking trails, Cedro Peak, just outside Albuquerque, attracts a lot of local outdoor enthusiasts. But there's always room to play. If you plan to go camping in New Mexico this fall, check out the trails in the Cibola National Forest which provide stunning views of both the Sandia Mountains and Cedro Peak.
Chatfield State Recreational AreaColorado 13 of 16
Chatfield's proximity to Denver makes 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 CampgroundWashington 14 of 16
Located on the border of Washington and Oregon, Plymouth Park offers nearby fishing on the Columbia River, several golf courses and activities around Mount Hood. Keep your eyes peeled for mule dear and waterfowl, who live in this wilderness.
Del Valle CampgroundCalifornia 15 of 16
Del Valle is located in the East Bay of San Francisco making it convenient for a California camping getaway. Wander the 28-mile Ohlone Wilderness Trail or spend your weekend relaxing by the fishing lake.
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