Campgrounds to Visit this Upcoming Fall

Each season has its share of travel traditions. Woodland cabins are booked in the winter months, rivers and national parks are well-traversed in spring, and summertime calls for days at the beach and on the open road in an RV. Therefore, with the autumn months about to roll right on in, there’s never been a better time to consider the campground retreat, and thanks to Travel Pulse’s list of “9 Great Campgrounds on which to spend your Autumn Days,” you’re well on your way to a season of isolation and relaxation.

Remember, just because it isn’t summer doesn’t mean that warm climates are off the table, as many campgrounds are known to experience temperate conditions well after the scorching days of summer. Luckily, many of the following campgrounds have nearby waters on which you can beat the heat with surrounding breathtaking scenery. So conduct your research, pack your bags, and get excited, but please remember to be safe and responsible. As always, due to local regulations, travel restrictions, and COVID-19 surges, it is suggested that travelers properly research all local guidelines and CDC recommendations in order to keep you and those you care about as safe and responsible as possible in these unprecedented times.

Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Park, Colorado

There’s no time quite like autumn to be in the Rocky Mountains. The slight breeze in the air, the smell of pine, and vast mountainside forests make the Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Park the ideal stop if you find yourself in the center of the country. Ideally located adjacent to the Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors and residents are said to have been blessed with the scenery twice, as the majestic Rockies are to be seen once along the nearby horizon and a second time in the reflection of nearby pools and streams. The Elk Meadow Lodge sits on 30 acres, and it’s complete with 169 full-service RV sites, an outdoor swimming pool, seven comfortable cabins, one fully-furnished cabin, several teepees, and much more. Also, the Fall months are the perfect time to visit if you want to spot the lodge’s namesake, the Rocky Mountain elk, in their natural habitat.

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

After summer has come and gone, the colorful leaves of nearby trees aren’t the only thing “falling” at Marion County,Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park; the several waterfalls located at the park are also known to fall and attract visitors. In fact, the 177-foot cascade known as South Falls is quite a spectacle in and over itself, being the most visited waterfall in the park, and it’s only beaten out by the Remote Double Falls as the park’s highest waterfall that plunges into a small tributary within the Silver Creek Canyon at a height of 178 feet. These waterfalls provide a gorgeous backdrop, soundtrack, and centralized spectacle as campers enjoy the 24 miles of walking trails, 4 miles of bike paths, 14 miles of horse trails, and (of course) the 8.7-mile stretch known as “Canyon Trail” or “Trail of Ten Falls” that allows traversers to see the ten waterfalls along the banks of Silver Creek.  This park is the largest state park in the state of Oregon, and its campground offers several secluded cabins, yurts, and other amenities to satisfy many guests’ needs in a location synonymous with beauty.

Zephyr Cove RV & Campground, Nevada

If you are looking for cozy, comfortable campgrounds and cabins in a secluded waterside location, then look no further than Zephyr Cove. This ideal getaway has Lake Tahoe to thank for its breathtaking scenery and natural beauty. The Campground itself is award-winning and offers an outstanding facility within a serenity-laden atmosphere set in a woodland setting. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove RV & Campground includes amenities like an outdoor patio, laundry, complimentary showers, cable connections, and much more for those pitching a tent or enjoying the comfort of their RV.

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The Bluest Waters to Visit Worldwide

When you finally land on a water-side destination to spend your time off from work, you ideally want to be staring at the bluest water imaginable, and thanks to this expertly-curated list from Travel and Leisure, that can certainly be arranged.

The article outlines the thirteen destinations across the world with the bluest water imaginable because the ideal setting to re-center yourself and absolutely refresh your mind, body, and overall sanity is in front of a tranquil blue sea or ocean. The locales listed include all blue bodies of water such as lakes, seas, beaches, and bays and their vistas ranging in blues from clear turquoise to bright navy blues.

Crater Lake, Oregon

In Oregon, there are vibrantly-deep blue waters that fill a caldera of the sunken volcano Mount Mazama, making Crater Lake a sight straight out of a drawing. The lake has no incoming streams or rivers to make the water murky, therefore the deep blue waters are practically crystal clear, making it the absolutely perfect place for any scuba divers brave enough to dive in the chilly waters. Crater Lake, the United States’ deepest lake, is located in Southern Oregon,and its depths plunge to 1,943 feet with sunlight extending 400 feet down.

The Maldives

Known by most as one of the world’s best islands, the Maldives is a favorite destination to most of the world’s most prestigious travelers. This low-lying island nation is found between the Indian and Arabian seas, and it has the makings of a bucket-list-perfect vacation setting. When visiting, you can be staying in one of the islands’ luxury-laden bungalows overlooking dazzling-blue waters and talcum-powder-soft white sand beaches. When not transfixed by the beauty of the beaches, visitors can explore the nearby coral reefs, and underwater playgrounds.

To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

This swimming spot, located in the South Pacific is a setting stolen from a tropical adventure film, and it’s made all the more magical by it being a naturally-occurring wonder of the world.  Due to the translucently teal waters that cover a hole that’s nearly 100-feet deep, it’s known by most as “The Big Hole”. When visiting these waters,  tourists trek through the lush forest outside of the Lotofaga village on Upolu Island, Samoa. Once through the tree-line, travelers climb down a steep ladder or partake in a brave plunge into the descending hole below. The waters of this Samoan trench come in from lava tubes that connect to the ocean, ensuring that this picturesque swimming hole never dries out.

Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada

The waters from this lake that’s found in Banff National Park owe their impossibly-brilliant blue hue to the silt and icy meltwater emerging from the Peyto Glacier and Wapta Icefields. The true, sapphire-blue lake water can best be seen from the Bow Summit near Alberta’s Lake Louise. Adventurous visitors can even trek down and hike to the lake as well as the glacier and relax at Banff’s naturally-occurring hot springs.

Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Devil’s Bay, located on the other side of its gem-colored baths consists of a picture-perfect piece of white sand that’s found at the other side of a pool of water. After swimming the expanse, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a literal postcard, as you’ll be taking in the clear turquoise waters of this secret of the Caribbean.

It’s time to stop visiting the lackluster, brown-tinted waters of nearby beaches and truly treat yourself and your eyes by taking in the bluest waters imaginable.

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