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Fall Camping Fun

| Updated Oct 4, 2022

October is known for fall camping fun, from spooktacular campground Halloween-themed events to leaf peeping color tours of nature's autumn beauty.

This week on the RV Podcast, we talk to a representative of Jellystone Parks about how fall camping fun has made October one of the busiest times of the year for RVers – so busy that weekend reservations are needed long in advance in most state parks and private campgrounds.

To see a video version of the podcast from our RV Lifestyle YouTube Channel, click below:

You can hear an audio version of the podcast on all the main podcast apps or by clicking the player below:


Fall Camping Fun abounds!

In recent years, October has become one of the busiest camping times of the year. Fall Camping is very popular… so popular it's almost impossible to get a reservation for a weekend in October.

One of the leading groups behind that trend is the very popular family-themed network of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks. This week, we talk to Marley Behnke of Camp Jellystone to learn more about this annual fall phenomenon and get an idea of what activities may be happening near you.

You can hear or watch the full interview with the players above.

Resources to Help you Plan Fall Camping Fun

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There's a real festive atmosphere at a Halloween campout – this one is from Addison Oaks Campground in Michigan

We have so many resources to share with you to help you get out there and enjoy this special month in your RV.

But for starters, check out this video that we did showing how much fun can be had on Halloween campouts. The campground we show is in Southwest Michigan but is typical of what is happening all month long all across the country.

Here are stories we've done that will help in your fall camping planning:

And then there was the time Jen and I became Zombies

I can't do a blog story about Halloween time without sharing this video story… about the time we got so caught up in the fun that we became Zombies!

Check out this Southwest Adventure Guide Bundle (Arizona, Utah, & Colorado)

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When Jennifer and I travel to the southwest, we are continually amazed at the majesty and beauty this country has to offer. And it's really hard to stay in just one state! So we created this Bundle for you in case you like to travel as we do. 

We put together our Southern Utah Guide, Colorado Guide, and our NEW Arizona Guide into this 3-State Bundle at a very reduced price!

Each of these RV travel guides is a seven-day guided exploration of some amazing places to explore in these states. And each stop is a curated view of the best things that we’ve enjoyed on these trips and want you to experience.

All together these guides are over 300 pages of content! 

Finally! Mike and Jennifer's Michigan Bundle
(Michigan's Lower Peninsula AND Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

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This Michigan Bundle contains our ever-popular Guide to the Upper Peninsula PLUS our newest Guide on the LOWER Peninsula! Here's a little on both ebooks (not a printed book):

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Adventure Guide: This ebook is a seven stop guided exploration of the Michigan UP. We provide a suggested route and itinerary, links to multiple campgrounds and boondocking spots, and the best spots to see along the way. Don’t plan your trip to the Upper Peninsula without it!

Michigan's Lower Peninsula Adventure Guide: This guide explores the Lower Peninsula, also known as ‘the Mitten.” You can easily spot its mitten shape on the map. Most of this guide follows the coast of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, with a little bit of Lake Erie down near Detroit.

You are in for a HUGE adventure with this ebook bundle of the best of Michigan for RVers!

Mike Wendland

Published on 2022-10-05

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

3 Responses to “Fall Camping Fun”

August 21, 2023at10:59 am, Jude Petrissans said:

Hey Mike,
How about a New Mexico guide?
LOVE New Mexico!


August 23, 2023at12:29 pm, Team RV Lifestyle said:

Actually …. Mike is talking about this- He and Jen have had some great camping trips in New Mexico! Thanks for the suggestion – Team RV Lifestyle


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