The Best Places to Go Camp This Spring

The Best Places to Go Camp This Spring

It's starting to feel like that time of year again.

That's right, Winter is finally starting to make its way out and the warmer months are right around the corner. 

While those cold days and nights still have a habit of hanging around depending on where you are in the United States, brighter days are definitely ahead. 

Spring is a time for refreshment and rejuvenation, to get back out onto the campground and into nature after keeping warm inside all these months.  

It's a season that signifies that the time for being outside and enjoying all the benefits that good weather and outdoor activities have to offer, which may not have been possible in the winter months, is finally here. 

In fact, there are many benefits to going camping in the fresh Spring months. For one, you don't have to worry about the huge crowds that are typical of going camping to popular national parks in the summer months. 

There are an endless amount of options for those that want to go out on a camping adventure in Springtime, as there's no shortage of fantastic national parks in the US. 

Here's a list of some of the locations I think will offer a memorable experience when you venture out on your camping trip this Spring. 

The best places to camp are waiting for you!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/Tennesse 

Lying on the border between North Carolina and Tennesse, America's most visited national park is home to an incredible array of natural diversity, mountain ranges, and history. 

Getting its name from the perpetual fog in the morning hanging over the stunningly beautiful mountains, there are over 4000 different plants and 1500 different species of bear that reside in the Smoky Mountains National Park. 

It's not hard to see why it's one of the best places to camp. 

As it gets quite busy in the summer, Spring is a fantastic time to visit as the flora starts to bloom and thrive as it exits the winter months and bookings are usually quite easy to obtain.

Just make sure you get there before June, as the park will change into a bustling national park full of family and friends alike looking for their next adventure.

man in the Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona  

The Grand Canyon is a place that needs no introduction. 

Checking in at about a mile deep and a jawdropping 1,904 square miles, the structure of the Grand Canyons brings with it some unforgettable views and geological formations and history that are unlike anything else in the world. 

There are a ton of things you can do in the Grand Canyon, such as take a scenic drive, take a tour on a mule, or get some stunning photos from the train, and catch some of the best sunsets out there.

However, one thing you'll enjoy most from the Grand Canyon is the fantastic hikes that it offers throughout the whole park, from the North Rim to the South Rim. 

And because it's Spring, it'll be a lot quieter! 

Flint Hills, Kansas 

There's something really special about the Flint Hills in Kansas. 

Maybe it's the gorgeous rolling plains of impossibly green flora as far as the eye can see, or the wealth of hiking trails that are available throughout the area.

Home to over 400 different species of Wildflowers, the diversity of Flints Hills is hard to believe and even harder to ignore. 

I recommend going through the Tallgrass Prarie National Reserve, home to some of the best views that the Flint Hills have to offer. There are many trails you can follow that will take you through the stunning scenery and you'll most likely see some bison. 

Fort De Soto Park, Florida

Now if there are any gorgeous places to head out for a Spring camping trip on the East Coast, Fort De Soto Park has got you covered.

If you're feeling adventurous and want to get out for some water activities, the mild weather of Spring will be a perfect accompaniment to paddleboarding, fishing, and kayaking. 

In addition to this, there are also over 200 onsite campsites throughout the entire park complete with amenities, plus a ton of nature trails to boot. 

You'll be sure to find something you like. I mean, who doesn't love Florida spring weather? 

River in Yosemite National Park

Harriman State Park, New York 

Residing just an hour out of the city, Harriman State Park firmly establishes itself as a great option for some Springtime camping. 

Allowing people to get out of the intense hustle and bustle of city life in New York, Harriman state park offers 200 miles of hiking trails, over 30 reservoirs, and lakes with 2 group camping areas. 

Activities you can get up to include relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches, going boating or fishing, or exploring one of the many hiking trails that the second-largest state park in New York has to offer. 

Get your booking in early though, as even though the Spring months are quieter, the proximity to New York City makes it a very popular destination.

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park holds its reputation as one of the must-see destinations in North America, and for good reason.

Offering something every season of the year, visiting Yosemite in Spring comes with seeing the benefits of the snowmelt after Winter. 

Waterfalls are at their most impressive in Yosemite in Spring, and being home to the three tallest waterfalls in the world, there's no better time to chase waterfalls.

You can also get involved in some activities like white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, fishing among a myriad of other activities. With Yosemite, the possibilities really are infinite. 

Campgrounds tend to open up in April and you can book up to five months in advance. 

bryce canyon national park

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 

Bryce Canyon is home to some of the most stunning views of hoodoo rocks formations out there and happens to be quite a neat place to pass some time in the Spring. 

The unique composition of the rock formations splashed with reds, oranges, and whites of around 36,000 acres provides a huge amount of opportunities for hiking through the national park. 

It also boasts incredible biodiversity with its flora and fauna, home to hundreds of different species.

Southern Utah is absolutely spoilt for choice with ideal spring camping locations, so Bryce Canyon is just one of the many options you have.