Why Spring Time is the Perfect Season for Camping

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Why Spring Time is the Perfect Season for Camping

Warmer weather is finally here, so it’s time to start thinking about your springtime camping trips.  Now, we know what you’re thinking — summer is the best time for camping because the kids are out of school and that’s when everyone takes their vacation time, but give us a few minutes to change your mind and convince you why spring time is the perfect season for camping.

Time For a Bird’s Eye View

If you’re a fan of birds, spring time camping is a great way to see all the amazing birds that are nesting and migrating in their natural habitat. This is especially true if you’re living in a northern area, because all the wintering birds that spent the cold months in warm climates will start returning to their normal northern habitats.

If you’re a fan of butterflies, this is also a good time to see the amazing swarms of monarch butterflies as they return to their trees.

Everything is in Bloom in Spring

Whether you’re a photographer, an artist, or just someone who enjoys the beautiful flowers and greenery that appears after the spring thaws, there’s something for everyone. Just make sure that you bring plenty of allergy meds if you’re worried about all the springtime pollen.

You might not even have to go that far from home — just try a quick Google search to find the best places to view springtime blooms in your area.

It’s Technically “Off-Season”

While there are plenty of people who enjoy camping in the springtime, it’s still technically off-season.  You won’t generally have to reserve you camping spot if you’re heading out in the early spring months — it’s during the summer and autumn that campsites get booked solid and you have to reserve weeks or months in advance. For the most part, you also won’t have to worry about the awkwardness of tripping over someone else’s campsite while you’re exploring.

It’s The Best Time To Buy Camping Gear

Retailers already know that spring time is a great time for camping, so most of the big-name stores will start discounting their outdoor and camping gear early in the year. If you need a new tent or just some new camp cooking gear, this is the best time of year to buy it! Some companies, like Sears and Walmart, offer discounts of anywhere from 25 to 40%.

Time for Turtle Spotting

Even if the water is still a bit too cold for swimming, camping on the beach during the springtime can be an amazing experience.  If you do decide to camp on the beach, remember that springtime is turtle nesting season. You might get the awesome experience of seeing turtles digging their nests, or even the baby turtles hatching, but it’s important to remember that if you’re on the beach where turtles are nesting, follow the no-light rules — flashlights and other artificial lights can entice newly hatched baby turtles away from the ocean.

Still Cool Enough For A Campfire

There’s something about a campfire that’s always associated with camping, but if you’re camping in the summer months, it might be way too hot to light up that fire. Springtime camping comes with lower overall temperatures, so it’s a lot more comfortable to light up that campfire for keeping warm at night, cooking food, or just making s’mores.

No Bugs to Bug You

One of the worst things about camping is the bugs — wasps and biting flies and mosquitoes can quickly put a damper on your trip.  Heading out during the early spring months means that you won’t have nearly as many bugs to bother you.  Have you ever be bitten by a mosquito in winter? (Note—we’re not counting Florida, we know that the Mosquito is your state bird…) Save money on bug spray and use it to buy more marshmallows!

Shake Off Those Winter Blues

Winter blues are a real thing — whether you’re just feeling a little blue or suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), springtime camping can be a great way to shake those blues. Getting outside has been proven to help with all forms of depression including SAD, so if you’re feeling a bit blue, consider a spring time camping trip to help get rid of the last vestiges of those cold months from your body and mind.

Springtime is a time of rebirth and renewal, but it’s also a great time to get out into the wilderness and enjoy everything that nature has to offer. Don’t just schedule your camping trips for summer or autumn — consider a spring time trip!

About the author: Kacey Mya Bradley is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.”  Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her.  Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Follow Kacey on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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