Believe it or not, I have never been camping growing up (my mother always hated not having a hot shower). But alas, summer has finally arrived and this year, I am determined to try it for the first time. I found this article from the New York Times called The Last Minute Guide to Summer Camping. Jane Margolies mentions some excellent campground choices all over the U.S. I hope you find this article as helpful as I do. Enjoy!
“Although it’s still early in the season, there are already signs that more Americans will be vacationing in campgrounds this summer. Bookings are up at many parks — in some cases by as much as 30 percent. And some campgrounds were filled on weekends even before Memorial Day, the traditional kickoff of the camping season.”
“Many in the camping community believe that the bad economy is causing this sudden interest in the great outdoors, with people who are worried about finances forgoing a stay at a fancy resort or a trip overseas in favor of a sojourn in the woods that can cost 10 bucks a night. Gas prices that are significantly lower than last summer’s (albeit rising) may also be affecting decisions to hit the road.”
“Although many experienced campers booked five and six months ago, when many national park campsites went on sale, the good news for latecomers is that there is still plenty of room at campgrounds that take reservations, particularly during midweek, when demand is lower.“