If you want to avoid the crowds that appear during the peak season at campgrounds across the nation, you’re in luck. Many camping areas open early to allow people like you access to all the amenities offered. You’re able to take your time, enjoy less company, and camp while the weather is still cool and comfortable.

To ensure that you have the best experience possible, there are some things you’ll want to do in advance before leaving for your early season camping experience. Taking your tent for a test run is advisable. That way, you can see if it stands up to inclement weather.

Other things you can do to make the experience pleasant is:

Pay close attention to the weather forecast in the area you’ll be staying in.

There won’t be any surprises because you’ll be prepared if it rains or the temperatures dip dramatically. Keeping a weather app on your phone is a great way to stay in-the-know. You can set up alerts using the zip code of the location you’re planning on camping at.

Packing the right equipment.

Although you may feel tempted to pack in advance, don’t. You may fail to bring the right items or overpack your vehicle to the point of reducing its gas efficiency. Wait until a few days before your trip and pack according to the forecast you received from the aforementioned weather app.

Making sure that you and your family stay nice and warm. 

The clothing that will be worn is layered. In the event that a member of your family gets too warm, they can remove an article of clothing. They can also add a few more layers if they feel cold. The point is to make sure that you control your body temperature because the elements shouldn’t.

Get a jumpstart on the season. You can enjoy a quieter campground experience by arriving when we first open. Sure, it won’t be at the height of the summer but there is plenty to look forward to when camping earlier in the year. Let yourself be inspired by all the wonderful possibility that awaits you at Saco River Camping Area.