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Keep Calm & Camp On: Where to Camp in the Off-Season

Now that fall is here, temperatures turn crisp and cool in the northern states and the heat in the southern states starts to taper off, making terrific camping weather across the country. We’re highlighting a few great campgrounds in the South for traditional off-season camping as well as some up north that offer fall camping experiences your family won’t forget.


Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix’s average temperatures in October and November is a warm 70 degrees. Visitors can enjoy hiking the White Tank mountains and the active nightlife in downtown Phoenix.


  • Campsite: Desert Sands RV Park – Enjoy this "boutique style" RV Resort. Desert Sands is truly an oasis in the desert. Guests can enjoy a dip in the large sparkling pool and BBQ area or the nearby golf courses, spas and sporting events.


Elko, Georgia

The average temperature in the fall for central Georgia is a comfortable 60 degrees. Explore nearby Macon’s rich 17,000-year history, hike through ancient Indian mounds or take in the state's largest collection of African-American art.


  • Campsite: Twin Oaks RV Park - A perfect stopover for travelers to and from Florida as well as a long-term home for those choosing to RV full time. They offer a sparkling outdoor saline pool and a covered gazebo hot tub. Twin Oaks’ friendly and helpful staff is on hand to help make stays in middle Georgia a memorable one!

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New Orleans, Louisiana

The Big Easy hovers around a lovely 67 degrees throughout October and November. Favorite activities in the area include strolling Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, the World War II Museum and sampling the local cuisine.


  • Campsite: Pontchartrain Landing – This gated Marina Resort features a restaurant, bar, and vacation rental villas and is just 12 minutes from the French Quarter. Accommodations include rental villas, floating villas, rental campers as well as traditional RV sites.


Baraboo, Wisconsin

Fall weather around Baraboo hovers around a crisp 41 degrees. The area is near of the famous Wisconsin Dells area that boasts beautiful scenery created from glacial movement. Baraboo is also home to the Circus World Museum.


  • Campsite: Baraboo Hills Campground – Baraboo Hills has some of the best fall events and activities like the Wine Walk at the end of September and OctoberFEST the first week of October. With the cooler temps, guests can stay in a variety of cabins, yurts, lofts of a bunk house.


Freeport, Maine

Freeport’s fall temperatures average a cool 43 degrees. Home to L.L. Bean and the Maine Desert, Freeport sits on the shore of the stunning Casco Bay making it the quintessential fall getaway destination.


  • Campsite: Cedar Haven Family Campground – Cedar Haven creates an atmosphere where guests will experience relaxation and recreation. Guests can enjoy the game room, rec hall, local antique shops and more. Accommodations include cabin rentals complete with fireplaces for the chillier nights.


White Bird, Idaho

Average temperatures in White Bird, Idaho are around 41 degrees. White Bird is near the Salmon River which offers year round outdoor adventure including fly fishing, hiking and more.


  • Campsite: Swiftwater RV Park - Swiftwater RV Park is located directly on the banks of the Salmon River in central Idaho and not far from the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Family owned and operated, Swiftwater offers a laundromat, covered gazebo, grassy lawn, picnic & BBQ area that allow guests to unwind.