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Top 5 Memorial Day Destinations for Campers

(Broadry) — For a large part of the country Memorial Day is the beginning of the warm stretch of summer months. The day is synonymous with barbecues, parades and camping. Every year families flock to outdoor destinations and campgrounds to enjoy some quality time after a busy school year and long winter. According to Broadry data partner RVshare, these are some of the popular spots campers will be visiting on this holiday in 2021.

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Indianapolis, IN

More specifically, the Indy 500 takes place on May 30th. The event features 33 drivers who will drive 200 laps equalling 500 miles. The Indy 500 is known for its traditions, including an ice-cold bottle of milk for the winner after the race. RV camping is popular at this event because it’s a convenient way to stay close to the excitement. The event has plenty of camping spaces with 30 and 50 amp hookups, portable restrooms, RV waste pump out, RV non-potable water fill and more. Fans love to tailgate and cheer for their favorite drivers together.

Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN

Stretching across more than 29,800 acres on the eastern top of the Cumberland Plateau there is plenty to see and do for all ages. Feast your eyes on waterfalls, cascades, gorges, streams and forest. Waterfall chasers will marvel at Fall Creek Falls. At 256 feet, it is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern U.S. Additional waterfalls include Cane Creek Cascades, Piney Falls, and Cane Creek Falls. There is plenty of camping available at Fall Creek Falls, with 222 campsites spanning across five different areas. All sites have electricity, water, tables, grills, and access to six nearby bathhouses. 92 sites have sewer connections. There are sites that can accommodate an RV up to 65 feet in length. Ice and firewood are available for purchase. There are also 16 primitive tent camping sites that do not have access to water or electricity.

Garner State Park, TX

Right in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Garner State Park is a scenic getaway for locals and out-of-state visitors alike. Winding through more than 1,700 acres of stunning Texan terrain and including 2.9 mile of the free-flowing Frio River, there’s plenty to see, do, and explore — no matter what you’re into. Enjoy a paddling trip or inner tube ride, or stick to the landlubbing side by exploring the park’s 16-mile network of hiking trails. There’s also mini golf, screened shelters, barbecue pits and an avid geocaching community, as well as a quaint summer dance tradition that dates back to the 1940s. There’s a beautiful and well-appointed campground available right onsite at Garner State Park with full and partial hookups available. There are also several more nearby, including Riverbend Campground, Nana’s RV Park, Parkview Riverside RV Resort and more.

Peninsula State Park, WI

An estimated one million visitors make the trek to this park each year to enjoy high bluffs with stunning views, trails, sandy beaches, a golf course, an 1860s lighthouse and much more. It’s also one of the state’s most popular camping destinations, making it the ideal spot for your next camping trip with family and friends. The 3,776-acre park also features eight miles of Green Bay shoreline. Peninsula State Park has a total of 468 family sites across five different campgrounds, plus three areas for tent camping. There are a variety of amenities and services at each campground and a nearby dump station.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The Cape is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches, serene seascapes, and laid-back lifestyle. Steeped in rich American history, enjoy the dozens of lighthouses dotting the coast and plentiful museums to tour. Spring break on Cape Cod is an iconic time of year. The ocean is starting to warm, trees and flowers are in bloom, and the beaches are open yet haven’t filled up with the summer crowds. The beaches and towns of the Cape are the perfect places for families to enjoy before the busy summer season begins. Camping in Cape Cod is abundant with plenty of beautiful coastal options available. Whether for the swimming, fishing, hiking and biking opportunities, the fresh seafood every day, or something else entirely, you’ll love your visit to the world-famous Cape.

Memorial Day is a very popular travel holiday for campers and non-campers alike. Be sure to book your travel plans early if you will be visiting a highly sought after destination.

Broadry features the latest travel tips and trends from our members.