Whether camping in a tent, outdoors or in an RV or camper, this activity is best done during the warmer months of the year. Camping during the winter can present challenges including freezing temperatures, snow and ice. Forests and wilderness areas are the most popular destinations for camping.
States like Virginia feature forested woodlands for camping, including along the Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah National Park. Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountain area present an ideal atmosphere for tent and outdoor camping. States along the coast, like Virginia, Florida, New Hampshire and Michigan, present unique camping opportunities on the beach.