ST's Fall Camping Picks (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina)

Hey Strays!

Here in our second article of Bonfire, we'll share with you all some of our favorite camping spots in and around the mid-atlantic.

Favorite Fall Camping

Assateague Island National Seashore PC: @Julieeemill

Assateague Island National Seashore PC: @Julieeemill

Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland.

Want to get a little more beach camping in before the cold weather really hits? Check out North 

Beach Campground. This is one of the busiest spots on the Maryland side of the Eastern Shore, 

and with the chance to see a wild pony or two, it is definitely worth your time. Plus, going in the 

fall means less people, and more beach for you. 


Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. 

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park PC: @blueridgeimagery

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park PC: @blueridgeimagery

Everyone knows that the Shenandoah mountains have some of the most picturesque fall views. 

From Skyline Drive, you can pull off to see amazing fall colors or hike to Stoney Man and check 

out the colors from the top of one of the highest peaks in the park! We love to stay at Lewis 

Campground in the park, but if you’re worried about the changing weather, check out 

Shenandoah River park for lower elevation and generally warmer temperatures. 


Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia. 

Grayson Highlands State Park PC: @cheyne_tribe

Grayson Highlands State Park PC: @cheyne_tribe

This is a huge, beautiful park with everything from high meadows to tree-lined hikes and rocky 

out-looks. This high country is close to Virginia’s two highest peaks, Mount Rogers and Whitetop 

Mountain. It’s a great place to find waterfall views and fall foliage. You can also view all of the 

campsites before you book on the Virginia State Parks website


North Bend State Park, West Virginia

North Bend State Park PC: @wvstateparks

North Bend State Park PC: @wvstateparks

In 1951, state legislation allowed West Virginia to convert 72 miles of abandoned railways into 

nature trails. If you are looking for fall colors and a little bit of history, this is the perfect spot. 

There are two campsites located in the park, River Run Campground and Cokeley Campground 

and neither of them have many spots. They rent on first-come basis, so get there early and 

spend the rest of the day exploring!  


Mount Pisgah National Forest PC: @dmcavaliere

Mount Pisgah National Forest PC: @dmcavaliere

Mount Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

If you aren’t looking for a whole lot of hiking to see some gorgeous colors, or if you don’t want to 

get that far away from a city, Mount Pisgah is a great choice for you! Only 16 miles from 

Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll be able to drive into a beautiful campsite, have 

access to many trails nearby, drive the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and take a beer tour in 



If we missed any of your favorite camping spots up and down the mid-atlantic make sure to share them in the comments.

Cheers and happy camping! 

- Until next time, stay warm

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