Fall is a great time to go camping. The weather is usually mild, and the colors of the leaves are simply beautiful.
To get started, find out which campgrounds are still open. Many parks and campgrounds close early in the season. Once you’ve found a suitable campground, take the time to research the area. Learn about the local flora and fauna. It will help you better appreciate the fall colors when you see them. Finally, be sure to pack all the necessary gear, as fall nights can be chilly, even if the days are warm, so be sure to be prepared. With a little planning, you can extend your fall camping season and enjoy the beauty of nature well into November.
Best campground open in fall
The leaves are changing color and the air is crisp, making it a great time to go hiking or sit around a campfire. Here are our three favorite places to go camping in the fall:
1. Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Camping at Mont Tremblant National Park in the fall is an experience not to be missed! The hiking trails offer great views and there is a via ferrata, a route that climbs up the side of the mountain with cables to help you cross beams or bridges. The park also has many lakes, ideal for canoeing and kayaking. If you’re into biking, there are 124 km of bike trails to ride in the Mont-Tremblant National Park to see the colors. Finally, the Old Village of Mont-Tremblant offers many gourmet destinations!
2. Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie
Fall camping has never been as beautiful as at the Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie. Take a little getaway in the Charlevoix region and let nature take your breath away! Discover one of the largest rock faces in the East, as well as an unusual perspective on the Malbaie River that will take your breath away in the fall. Treat yourself to a challenging but beautiful hike to the Acropole-des-Draveurs. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view at the summit!
If you’d rather live the full adventure in nature, book one of the 35 camps with or without services in the heart of a forest ablaze with color!
3. Parc national du Mont-Orford
Mount Orford offers one of the most beautiful views in all of Quebec, especially in the fall! It’s a great place to visit in any season, but if you want it to be at its best, don’t miss the opportunity for leaves and colors! There are plenty of spaces available for overnight stays through October 12. If you’re looking for the comfort of a developed campground, or if the term “hassle-free” is what strikes your fancy, this peaceful park will be perfect either way. There are 328 total campsites, with 15 ready-made Huttopia tents and 14 walk-in tent pads!
More campsites open in the fall that we like
- Parc National D’oka
- Parc National De La Jacques-Cartier
- Camping Des Voltigeurs
- Parc National De Frontenac
Why camping in the fall?
We love camping, but there are a few advantages to fall camping. While there are benefits to camping in the summer, the attendance often drops off in the fall during the months of October and November! Here is a brief list of why you should go camping in the fall:
- You have more privacy.
- You can choose your location more freely.
- The weather is cooler so you don’t have to worry about the heat.
- The leaves change color, providing a beautiful backdrop for your campsite.
- There are fewer insects, so you can enjoy the outdoors without fear of being stung.
- The fires are even more comforting!
If you’re looking for a relaxed and enjoyable camping experience, fall is the perfect time to go. Sure, you’ll need a warm blanket for the chilly nights, but you won’t need your bug zapper!
What equipment is needed for fall camping?
Fall weather can be unpredictable. It is often wetter and colder on fall evenings. So whether you are in a tent-trailer and/or RV, it is important to be prepared.
Activate the heater!
To stay comfortable, it is important to control the humidity inside your home. One way to do this is to turn on the heat. This will help break up the humidity and keep you dry. Just be sure to keep a close eye on the temperature so you don’t get too cold at night. With a little preparation, you can enjoy fall camping without feeling damp and uncomfortable.
Bring a good sleeping bag
One way to ensure a comfortable camping experience is to invest in a quality sleeping bag. A good sleeping bag will keep you warm even if the temperature drops below freezing. In addition, it is important to stay dry. Fall weather can be wet, and wet clothes can quickly become uncomfortable (and even dangerous) in cold weather. By taking a few simple precautions, you can enjoy a fall camping trip without any worries.
More fire equipment
Fall is known for its high humidity, which can make starting a fire more complicated. Be sure to pack plenty of lighters and paper to stay warm as the temperatures drop in the evening. Fires are more difficult to start, but once you’re gone, you’ll find it comfortable!
Fall calls for warm clothes
Fall camping can be a great experience, but it is important to be prepared for colder weather. Always pack gloves, hats, coats and socks (merino wool if possible) that will keep you warm. And, of course, don’t forget the marshmallows for s’mores around the campfire! Keep everything warm in your camp to comfort you when you get cold!
Conclusion on the fall camping
Fall camping is a great way to extend the camping season and enjoy the beautiful fall colors. We’ve provided our top three picks for the best fall campgrounds, but there are many more where these came from! If you’re looking for an incredible fall camping experience, be sure to visit us and explore all the options available to you. Fall camping is something you don’t want to miss: the weather is perfect and the scenery is beautiful. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags!