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7 Reasons Why You Should Book A Fall Camping Trip

The air is getting a little chilly, sweaters are beginning to make their appearance, and the leaves are starting to change - welcome fall! Here at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake, fall is one of our favorite seasons for camping in Indiana. From lower rates and limited time deals, to fewer crowds and weekend activities, you can't go wrong with camping in the fall! Keep reading for 7 reasons why you should book a fall camping trip at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake!

Stay warm during your fall camping trip at Jellystone Barton Lake

Cooler Temperatures

Say goodbye to those hot summer days filled with the blazing heat and say hello to chilly fall nights! There's nothing better than curling up around the campfire with your favorite sweater or jacket, all while roasting marshmallows with family and friends. Be sure to bring layers, a raincoat, and an umbrella so you can enjoy your stay rain or shine. After this trip, cold weather camping may be your go-to from now on!

Find fall camping deals at Jellystone Barton Lake

Deals + Lower Rates

Since peak season is officially over, you can expect lower rates when you book a fall camping trip in our non-peak season (August 21 - November 5). Plus, we have fall only deals that will make you want to book an autumn camping trip ASAP! Below are a few of our favorite deals that will help you save BIG!

4th Night Bonus

Enjoy a FREE NIGHT when you book a fall camping getaway at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake! Valid for both cabins and campsites, book 3 nights and get the 4th night on us. Be sure to enter promo code BONUS at check-out! Learn more about our 4th Night Bonus deal here.

Extend the Fun

Add a Thursday or Sunday to your weekend stay and save on the 3rd night! Campsites and cabins 50% off. Talk about great savings! Enter promo code EXTFUN at check-out. Find more information about our Extend the Fun deal here.

5-Night & 7-Night Deals

Stay 5 or 7 consecutive nights anytime this season and enjoy 25% off cabins and 30% off campsites! Plus, if you book a golf-cart rental, your add-on will also be 20% off. If you're staying 5 nights, enter promo code 5NIGHT at check-out. For those who are staying 7 nights, use promo code 7NIGHT. Learn more about these deals here.

Themed fall weekends at Jellystone Barton Lake

Themed Weekend Activities

Join us any weekend from August 22 to November 5 for themed weekend activities! Choose from Fall Fest Weekends (9/8-9/17), Halloween Weekends (9/22-10/29), or Pajama Party Weekend (11/3-11/5) for lots of family fun. Although we are still finalizing our fall camping activities, you can stay up-to-date here as we continue to update our activity schedules. We can guarantee that there will be something everyone will enjoy!

Improved sleep during your cold weather camping trip

Improved Sleep

With cooler nights comes improved sleep patterns - it's just science! With the cooler nights and less humidity, it's easier to fall asleep - especially when tent camping. This is a great time to try out tent camping in Indiana if you haven't, as you won't have to worry about sweating it out in closed quarters. Fall camping for the win!

Fall favorite activity of leaf peeping at Jellystone Barton Lake

Leaf Peeping + Fall Foliage

 Yellow, orange, red, oh my! One of our favorite perks about fall camping at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake is due to the fall foliage that surrounds our Camp-Resort. With our many wooded acres, our Camp-Resort is a great place for leaf peeping and enjoying the gorgeous scenery this season provides. According to American Forests, peak colors are expected to occur between October 16-23 - right in line with our Halloween Weekends! If you're looking to book a stay during this time, we recommend booking as soon as possible before we sell out.

Fewer bugs during cold camping weather

Fewer Bugs

It's time to pack away that bug spray. Due to decreased humidity and lower temperatures, you'll enjoy a bug-free vacation! If you're a glamper at heart who isn't in tune with nature, this is one of the prime reasons why you should book a fall Indiana camping trip.

Fewer crowds during fall camping at Jellystone Barton Lake

Less People, More Time For Fun

The start of fall marks that summer is officially over and the kids are back to school. This means that less people will be taking a family getaway, resulting in fewer crowds at our Camp-Resort! You won't have to worry about lines at our mini golf course, crowded jumping pillows, or waiting times for Lazer Tag. Think about all the fun you could be having at our Camp-Resort this fall!


We hope to welcome you to Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake this fall so you can experience all the benefits of fall camping yourself! If you're looking to book your stay, give us a call at (260) 833-1114 or you can book online. See you soon!