Top 5 Reasons to go Camping in Fall

Autumn has plenty of reasons to get outside and go camping

Posted on: September 11, 2023
By: Heather Rae Petersen
Top 5 Reasons to go Camping in Fall

Not everyone thinks about camping when the temperature drops and the leaves start to change color. School’s back in session and we start nesting indoors. However, CanvasCamp thinks autumn is one of the best times to get outside and enjoy the changes of the season. Here’s our top 5 reasons to go fall camping.


Cool days. During the summer it can be too hot to get out and explore, you just want to laze around in the shade or go swimming to cool off. Cool days are perfect for hiking and biking. Exploring the desert in the summer can be unbearable under the sun. Now you can take a hike without melting on the trail.

Fall camping campfire

Cooler days bring chilly evenings, and curling up by the campfire is even cozier. Check out our blog on how to build a campfire for all the tips! Sleeping in a tent is more comfortable without hot and sticky summer nights.

Fall Foliage

Beautiful changing autumn colors

Watching the fall leaves change color is one of nature’s magical moments. It’s breathtaking. The sound of crunching leaves under your feet feels whimsical. Since the foliage is less dense, you’ll have a better chance to see the wildlife. Explore the best places to see fall foliage in the United States and Europe.

Fall camping

Less crowded

The campgrounds are quieter. There’s more space for yourself to unwind and enjoy the outdoors, without overcrowded campgrounds. It’s a perfect time to visit some of the more popular national parks like Yosemite or Yellowstone.

Less bugs

Hardly any bugs to bug you while on your campout. Cooler weather slows bugs movements or stops them entirely, so all those mosquitos, no-see-ums, horseflies, gnats, won’t be making you itch.

The Price is Right!

Many campgrounds lower their prices once the peak, high season is over. Summertime is high season for most campgrounds in national and regional parks. You can enjoy more camping possibilities at more affordable rates.

Fall camping cooking

Take advantage of fall camping when autumn leaves start to fall and the crowds are gone! Pack an extra sweater and enjoy a good meal of fall camping cooking with good friends.