ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Time Of Year To Camp

Updated on January 21, 2015

Wait...Don't Pack It Up Yet!

Summer is almost over, the kids are back to school and it seems like it's time to start storing away all your outdoor gear and camping equipment...or is it? Like many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is mainly something you do in the summer months or late spring. When people think of fall they think cold, wet weather and who wants to hassle with that?

Fall is the most beautiful time of year for camping
Fall is the most beautiful time of year for camping

Fall Is Amazing

Fall can be the best time to camp and hike as the summer ends and the fall begins you get much milder temperatures which can be a benefit when taking a long hike in the mountains. You do however need to take extra layers of clothing as the temperatures can change much quicker in the fall than in the summer. Another advantage to camping in the fall is there are less people to hassle with which can give you an even more relaxing trip. Fishing is often better in the fall than in the dead heat of summer as the fish are foraging to fill their bellies with food before the long cold winter takes hold. usually late October to November is when the bite shuts down on most bodies of water, with exception to some southern lakes.

Portable camping stoves are a necessity in the fall months.
Portable camping stoves are a necessity in the fall months.

Bring A Portable Stove This Time Of Year

If you live in a rainy climate zone you may want to bring a portable stove so you can cook your meals under cover in case a storm blows in but make sure you have plenty of ventilation. Yes, there's nothing like waking up on a crisp morning with the smell of bacon and eggs in the air while sipping your steaming hot cup of coffee. Nothing ruins this more than a fire that's been put out by a heavy downpour.

Fishing is a great way for you to bond with your kids while camping.
Fishing is a great way for you to bond with your kids while camping.

Bring Items For Kids & Family To Enjoy

Head out on those mild Indian summer days for a nice hike to the lake where you and your family can spend the day fishing, canoeing and skipping rocks on the water. If you have kids on the younger age you may want to bring some outdoor skill building items for them such as a slingshot which will improve their hand eye coordination or a kid sized metal detector to let them search the area for treasure. Who knows they may just find something another camper left behind. Kids get very excited about these things and it can build skills that can come in handy later in life.

Camping In Fall?...You Bet!!!

Campsite in Great River Bluffs State Park, Minnesota
Campsite in Great River Bluffs State Park, Minnesota | Source

Tent, Trailer or RV You're Going To Love This Time Of Year

You can tent it, trailer it or RV it but any way you go about it you will most likely have more fun and satisfaction camping in the fall than any other season. If you haven't tried it yet make a point to schedule your next camping trip during the fall months of September and October, you won't be disappointed.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image 

      22 months ago

      Interested in camping tip


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)