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