When should you pitch your tent? Or when is it better to opt for lodging? When should you visit to avoid the crowds? Let’s have a look!
We plotted the number of nights spent per month in each park. We separated four categories of accommodation: lodging, RV, tent, and backcountry. Each accommodation type comes with their own characteristics which determine their popularity over time.
A word of caution, parks don’t have the same infrastructure. Some parks, such as Denali National Park, don't have any lodging; and we know all too well that campsites are in limited supply in all National Parks.
Mountainous parks are known for their snowy winters. Only lodges provide the appropriate shelter during the cold season. They are great camping destination once the snow melts from late spring to early fall.
You will notice a peak of frequentation in the Appalachian Mountains in October when leaves turn yellow.