Guaranteeing happy campers this summer has little to do with s’mores or bug spray: “Plan ahead,” says David Boyd, Public Affairs Officer for the White River National Forest, the country’s most popular national forest. “I can’t stress that enough. Be prepared to camp farther from your destination than you hoped.”
Last summer, Covid pushed unprecedented numbers of people into the great outdoors, leaving trails and campgrounds full. This year, expect the same. But with some foresight, it’s still possible to snag a spot at one of the Valley’s 19 campgrounds. Choosing which one, however, is up to you and your nature preferences.
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