At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Every week we’re rounding up camping and outdoor news, along with stories you might have missed from The Dyrt Magazine and around the web. This week, we feature a stunning Duck Harbor (Maine) camping review. Will you be featured next?


The larches are turning golden in the North Cascades, and reds and yellows are peaking in upstate New York this week. The Dyrt team member Kayla just returned from Colonial Creek South Campground with adventure in her eyes, and now we’re all itching to get out there and enjoy the invigorating transition into autumnal views and chilly nights.

(Colonial Creek South just closed up for the season, but plenty of campgrounds are still open in North Cascades National Park.)

 





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If you’re looking to go camping for peak foliage, this interactive map from Smoky Mountains National Park will show you where and when to find those colors.

Before you dive into planning your fall camping trip, let’s catch up on what you missed from The Dyrt Magazine and around the web this week:

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

  • Shari and Hutch find work in beautiful campgrounds and parks while living in their travel trailer. But camp jobs aren’t always idyllic.
  • This story of last-minute camping at Devils Tower might just inspire you to hit the road without reservations.
  • You’ve seen them all over the place this summer. Take a look inside the hand-painted campervan rentals. [Escape Cameprvans]
  • If a Devil’s Bathtub sounds frightening, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these gorgeous pools. [Matador]

Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading

  • Grizzlies around Yellowstone National Park are once again protected as endangered species. [NPR]
  • Is social media to blame for an increase in hikers requiring rescue? Search and rescue team leaders in Los Angeles County say yes. [Los Angeles Times]
  • The outdoor and RV industries — once considered at odds — are increasingly overlapping. Because we all just wanna get outside. [Snews]
  • Popular campgrounds in Ventura County are now requiring reservations to prevent private Facebook groups of campers from monopolizing the sites. [VC Star] 

From The Dyrt Magazine Archives

Each week we’re digging back into The Dyrt Magazine for articles we think you’ll love:

9 Tips That Make Sleeping in Your Car Way Less Miserable

For those times when car camping actually means sleeping in your car, these tips will keep you warm and comfortable.

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Campground of the Week: Duck Harbor Campground in Maine

Image from The Dyrt Camper Shari G.

“I believe I’m right in saying that the hype is worth it here, more than just because it’s difficult to get here and difficult to get a reservation. This is a beautiful place to camp and an amazing island to explore by bike, by kayak, and on foot.” — The Dyrt Camper Shari G.

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  • Britany Robinson

    Britany Robinson

    Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.