Spring is probably one of the best times to RV. Sure, it’s a little cooler out in terms of temperature, but what you lack in heat you make up for in experience. From new sights and sounds, to less crowds and more affordable camping fees, spring camping should get you excited. If you’re planning on camping in the early spring, you’ll need to adjust your camping a little, especially if you’re used to camping in the summer. Here are some tips to get you started.
Extra Clothing | Pack extra clothing, as spring temperatures can be unpredictable. Ensure you have mastered the art of layering so you can easily add or remove layers to adjust to the right temperature. Typically you’ll start your day with more clothing, remove a couple layers mid-day, and add layers in the evening.
Rain | Spring is definitely the rainy season, but don’t let that keep you from camping. Just bring along rain gear to keep yourself dry and hit the trails. You might find you enjoy hiking and exploring in the rain. One of the best parts about this is being able to see how various animals tend to peek out from the woods when it rains.
Mud | With rain comes mud. Try staging a clean up area under your awning where you can strip off and deposit in a trash bag or hamper any muddy clothes. This will help keep you from tracking it inside and reduce the mess that will need to be cleaned up.
Camera | It might seem like the animals are still sleeping in the spring, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Be sure to bring your camera as you never know what you might see. Keep a special eye out for baby animals and animals just coming out of hibernation, but keep your distance!
Activities | If you’ve ever wanted to head to a popular campground, but haven’t been able to because of crowds now might just be the time. You might even be able to get a break on camping fees and enjoy local attractions like museums and zoos at discounted rates.