Do you have plans for this 4th of July? If you’re still deciding the best way to celebrate, you should consider planning a stay at a campground. Whether just for the weekend or for an extended trip, camping for the 4th has so much to offer. Here are 5 reasons you should go camping for this coming July 4th holiday:
5. An Extra Day to Camp
The 4th of July falls on a Monday this year which means unless work is still a must, many people will have a long weekend. If you’re not able to take additional time off work, this extra day can make your camping trip a little more enjoyable as it won’t be so rushed a single weekend. With the additional holiday, the 4th of July week can also be a great option for taking an extended vacation.
4. Good Weather
Here in New York State, the beginning of July usually brings good weather. Warmer temperatures make ideal conditions for water activities. Whether lake, pool, splash park or even water slides, most campgrounds offer some type of water activity. This time of year, the nights are often warmer as well making s’mores over the fire even more comfortable – just don’t forget the bug spray!
3. Independence Day Events
Events for the 4th of July can vary from town to town, each celebrating in their own unique way. Celebrating the 4th in a location you haven't been before can be a new experience. Check out some of the best places to watch fireworks in New York State according to the I Love NY website and see if there is an available campground nearby.
2. Making New Friends
If you’re looking to have a quiet camping getaway, the 4th of July weekend/week is probably not the best time for a visit to a popular campground. But, if you’re looking forward to socializing, meeting new people, and the excitement of a crowd, then camping on the 4th of July should prove to be a good experience.
1. Picnics, Music, Parties, and more!
For many campgrounds, July 4th is the biggest weekend of the season and they celebrate in style. Many campgrounds offer picnics, bands, parties, and other activities for young and old alike. Visit our events page to see what events may be taking place on the 4th at various campgrounds in New York State, or go to the website of the campground you'd like to visit and check their events page if available.
While 4th of July is a busy weekend for campgrounds, there are sure to be some New York State campgrounds that still have availability. To find a campground, select a region on our Explore NY page to view campgrounds in that region, or use our Campground Search and filter results based on lodging type and amenities.