Top 3 Most Beautiful Autumn Campgrounds

The smell of burning leaves, the orange and red scenery, and most importantly, the sound of your RV starting up to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world! Autumn is the season for some of the most beautiful sights and memories. But where can you find the best of what autumn has to offer in your RV? Check out our Top 3 most beautiful autumn campgrounds to visit this fall. You won’t be disappointed.

Housatonic Meadows


3. Housatonic Meadows State Park, Connecticut

Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river (including the park shore) is limited to fly fishing. With the gorgeous scenery of orange and red trees, this fall camping spot is one of the best in the world!

Smokey Mountain National park


2. Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee

This park offers spectacular fall foliage viewing for visitors to Tennessee. With a wide range of elevation, as well as many species of tree the Great Smoky Mountains offer visitors great viewing throughout October. The higher elevations start to change earlier and have species including American beech and mountain maple. The lower elevations change color later and have a stunning display of color from species like sugar maple and hickories.


North Cascades


1. North Cascades National Park, Washington

Washington’s North Cascades are a fantastic place for fall foliage seekers to enjoy the beautiful colors. From mid-September through mid-October travelers will find an amazing range of colors throughout the region. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the drives that run through the forest are great options for viewing the fall colors, as well as fun hiking options throughout the region.


America the Beautiful


America the Beautiful

With more than 7,000 state parks in the United States, there is no excuse not to try out a new campsite this summer!

So now that you’ve decided that you want to try out some new parks, it’s time to plan your next trip to one!  Here are three of the most beautiful national and state parks in America that we think you and your family will love.


Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado

With more than 12,000 acres of dense forest and rocky peaks, Golden Gate Canyon is one of the most beautiful parks in America. The park is laced with trails that await the adventurous hiker, horseback rider, or family bikers. Not only is their plenty to do around their glamorous lake side mountain, but there are plenty of amenities for your RV. With electrical hookups in two different campgrounds and great picnic sites for meals, this park is one of the most beautiful places you will see in your lifetime. For more information about this park, visit their website.


Yosemite National Park, California

Boasting 95% designated wilderness, Yosemite is a 195-mile urban escape. Yosemite is known for its granite cliffs, magnificent waterfalls, clear streams, and giant sequoia groves. The Tuolumne and Merced rivers flow westward into the Central Valley that is surrounded by 800 miles of hiking trails and activities providing you and your family with plenty of adventurous opportunities. Yosemite has 10 campgrounds that can accommodate RV’s and trailers of varying length, allowing you to camp comfortably. For more information about Yosemite National Park, visit their website. 


Ferry Beach State Park, Maine

Ferry Beach State Park, located in Saco, Maine is an east coast treasure for camping fanatics. With a landscape of tupelo trees and an unforgettable beach view, Ferry Beach State Park is a unique experience for families seeking out a different way of RVing. Plenty of hiking trails, fishing areas, and swimming holes provide families with plenty to do throughout their trip. RV’s are accommodated by electrical hookups and dumping stations as well as picnic areas and plenty of disability assisted areas. To find out more about Ferry Beach visit here. 


With each of these beautiful parks comes an experience that you and your family can’t pass up. The landscape of each location shows us that America is full of natural beauty from coast to coast. In order to make the best of your summer and family time, go out and visit the country that has the most unique experiences and landscapes that you won’t see anywhere else- America the Beautiful.


Here are the Top Spots for 2014 from Modern Trailer Sales:


Christy’s Campground Picks

• Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, IN
One of the most beautiful and interesting places in the Midwest; Turkey Run’s natural rock formations are fascinating and fun to hike through. They also offer plenty of activities like horse back riding and canoeing.

• Muskegan State Park, MI
This park has shoreline on Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake as well as a plethora of activities to choose from including a winter sports complex. This park draws outdoor sports lovers all year round.

Eric’s Campground Picks

• Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, IN

April is a great time to visit Clifty Falls and appreciate the emerging of spring with their many interpretive programs. Your kids may want to check out the April 19th Birds of Prey Kite Fly.

• Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Knightstown, IN
This lovely campground has tons of fun activities all season and is perfect for camping with kids. Eric loves the haunted horseman hayride at Halloween. Check out the photo gallery on their website.

Brenda & Ron’s Campground Picks

• Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, IN
Brenda’s pick happens to be a favorite of history buffs as well. The area was the childhood home of Abraham Lincoln and the park was constructed as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps program, which provided much-needed jobs to unemployed Americans during the Great Depression.

• Mounds State Park
Another historical landmark, Mound State Park contains several Native American burial sites from long before others took up residence in the area. Ron recommends this park, which offers lots of walking trails around the mounds and the White River for both beginner and intermediate hikers.

Tami’s Campground Picks

• Lake Rudolph, Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN
One beautiful campground plus two awesome theme parks equals the perfect family vacation! This is a great place to enjoy laid-back RVing family time and spend a couple days at an awesome theme park too!

•Hidden Paradise near Shelbyville, IN
Open year-round, this is a 75-acre campground filled with trees. This is a great spot for water-lovers since it has both a river and a lake with a designated swim area, scuba diving, paddleboats, and canoe or kayak rentals.

Share your favorite spot in the comment section below!

What are the best kinds of destinations to visit with an RV?

What are the best kinds of destinations to visit with an RV?

National and state parks are wonderful places to visit in an RV. They usually have campgrounds and plenty to do. An RV vacation is a chance to see natural wonders and historic places.

The West is an excellent region for an RV vacation. You’ll be driving back roads, so it’s easy to pull over for snack or lunch-time even if there are no restaurants are in sight.

In some areas in the East, conditions will be more crowded, and it won’t be as enjoyable driving — especially in beach areas. Additionally, some people enjoy going to an RV park or resort that caters to children and has a swimming pool and activities for kids.

Some of the best locations for RV camping are:

Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, Texas

Consistently rated among the top RV reports in Texas, Mill Creek sits some 60 miles east of Dallas on 200 acres of rolling hills dotted with trees and crossed by streams. Premium sites are lakeside or surrounded by trees and have stand up grills, patio table and chairs, and lighted pedestals. The park is also just across the road from the world-famous First Monday Trade Days, a market with hundreds of vendors. Regularly scheduled shuttles take guests to nearby attractions.

 Springs at Borrego in Borrego Springs, California

Two hours from San Diego, the Springs at Borrego RV resort is in the largest state park in California – 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. That means you’ll have room to move around on the resort’s 9-hole championship golf course, driving range and putting greens; in the 35-foot-wide sites; and in the astronomy park: Borrego Springs is an official Dark Sky community and hosts frequent ‘star parties,’ featuring dinner, drinks and speakers. Other amenities include a saltwater swimming pool, hot mineral baths, tennis court, state-of-the-art fitness room, a dog park and a wellness center offering massage, acupuncture and acupressure.

Oak Grove Campground/Resort in Holland, Michigan

Oak grove is within walking distance to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, where stunning sunsets over the water earned the park a “Top 10 Most Romantic” rating from Motor Home Magazine. The resort has many trimmings of a high-end RV park – free WiFi, heated pool, whirlpool, playground and basketball court – plus onsite bike rentals and a slate of summer weekend activities (hula hoop contest, anyone?) reminiscent of a cruise ship. Attractions outside the park include dune rides, dinner cruises on the lake and the galleries, shops and cafes of Holland.

We’d love to hear from you and learn where you feel the best RV park is and why you feel it is the best. You can share in the comment area below.

Happy Camping from Modern Trailer Sales