Amid the hottest summer on record, The Dyrt, a camping app, is offering tips on how to find some heat relief while camping. Camping has skyrocketed in popularity over the past two summers with more people looking for local vacations where they can experience new landscapes close to home, particularly during the multiple heat waves that have scorched the US this summer. |

The Dyrt recommends a few different methods to “beat the heat” from natural cooling methods like increased elevation and forest shade to camping resorts known for their iconic pools and air-conditioned recreation centers.

1.  Find a campground at a higher elevation:

  • Stanley Lake Campground — Idaho (6,000 ft above sea level)
  • Blue Lakes Dispersed Camping — Colorado (9,342 ft above sea level)
  • Mount Mitchell State Park — North Carolina (6,684 ft above sea level

2.  Camp along the Ocean:

  • Point Reyes National Seashore — California (Drakes Bay)
  • Mount Desert Campground — Maine (Somes Sound)
  • Assateague State Park — Maryland (Atlantic Ocean)

3.  Head North for temperate camping:

  • Umbagog Lake Campground — New Hampshire (40 miles from the Canadian border)
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore / Twelve Mile Beach — Michigan (117 miles from the Canadian border)
  • Many Glacier Campground — Montana (16 miles from the Canadian border)

4.  Find a campsite with a natural spring to soak in:

  • Juniper Springs Recreation Area — Florida (Natural Spring at Headwaters of Juniper Creek)
  • Johnson Shut-Ins State Park — Missouri (East Fork Black River)
  • Krause Springs — Texas (Natural Springs)

5.  Head to a forested campsite for shade:

  • Roam Beyond Kalaloch — Washington (Hoh National Forest)
  • Grapevine Campground — New Mexico (Gila National Forest)
  • Gifford Woods State Park — Vermont (Green Mountain National Forest)

6.  Visit a camping resort with a pool:

  • Moose Hillock — New Hampshire (Tropical pool with waterslides and swim in a movie theater)
  • South Forty RV Ranch — Arizona (Pool and hot tub open year-round)
  • Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs — Montana (Pools heated by natural hot springs

“When it’s really hot out, people who have air conditioning are sometimes inclined to stay inside,” The Dyrt CEO Kevin Long said. “But campgrounds can be cooler than nearby residential areas. We hope this list helps people enjoy the great outdoors on hot summer days rather than being cooped up indoors.”

Regardless of where you camp, be safe and have a great time!

Source: The Dyrt