A quick search on the internet will tell you that camping season starts in May and lasts until October. But I’m here to tell you that that isn’t necessarily the start of camping season. Rather, it’s the start of the busiest time for state parks and other campsites.
Weather During Camping Season
Weather is the first thing to consider when knowing the right time to start camping. Colder climates are best explored during the summer between May and October. Environments that have extreme heat are best camped between December and April because they provide cooler temperatures ideal for camping. I camped in Costa Rica in early March, for example, when the weather was most optimal.
Most people prefer to camp during June and July because the weather is warmest for colder climates. This makes summer months perfect for families with kids because they can have fun partaking in outdoor activities while still relishing in their relaxation.
Are Campground Open in the Winter?
It may be surprising to some, but one of the best times to camp in certain climates can be during winter! Finding a campground can be a little tricky, depending on where you live, but it’s certainly not impossible! Since most people traditionally think of camping during summer and fall, taking advantage of the winter months can be the perfect idea for campers who want to enjoy nature’s stillness without crowds. [Winter camping Near me]
Another thing to consider if you’re interested in camping during the winter is that you may need to invest in additional equipment. Warmer sleeping bags, firewood, propane tanks, hatchets, and other winter tools may be necessary for a successful camping trip.
A durable camping tent is a must if you plan to camp during winter as seasonal rains and storms are more prominent this time of year. Our article Tips for Camping in the Winter can help you.
Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Camping Season
When choosing the best month or season to go camping, you need to ask yourself a few questions:
- Are you okay with crowds? Or do you prefer peace and quiet?
- Are you planning to swim or partake in aquatic activities? Or would you rather hike trails and have a bonfire?
- Are you camping with kids? Or camping alone?
- Do you like to challenge yourself when camping? Or do you prefer to relax?
When camping with your family, a more relaxing and leisurely approach is best when choosing the right time to go camping. The best time for leisure camping is during summer when the weather is beautiful, and swimming is abundant. If you prefer to go it alone and you like a good challenge, camping during fall or winter can be a great option for you.
After answering these questions, it can be easier to decide which camping season works best for your needs.
Spend Time At Acorn Acres!
Looking for a fabulous weekend of family fun or couples get away? Look no further then Acorn Acres located in Bozrah CT, Connecticut’s best campground. Call us today or book your trip online at acornacrescampsite.com
stop when you get to Acorn Acres and enjoy our Pickleball courts.