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Great RV Destinations for Spring Blooms

Apr 16, 2018

Though spring seems to be off to a slow start this year with all of the cold weather and lots and lots of rain, the flowers are beginning to bloom. If you have not experienced a spring bloom your are missing out. All over the country there are fields of flowers in bloom with acres and acres of color. If you are not a flower enthusiast this may seem or sound not so intriguing, but trust us even if you aren’t into flowers seeing a huge field with countless blooms is stunning and worth the trip.

Head to these spots around the country for the best spring blooms.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Also referred to as “Wildflower National Park,” the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its wildflower bloom. There are over 1500 types of flowers and there is even a festival- the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. To go to the festival you will want to register in advance on the park website. Also check out the park’s suggested wildflower walks.

Shenandoah National Park

Just 75 miles out of Washington D.C., this park features over 850 types of flowers. The best time to see the flowers is before the leaves in the trees fully fill in, because the shade from the trees begin to steal sunlight away and the flowers become more sparse. Check out the park’s Wildflower Weekend May 5-6.

North Cascades National Park

Just a few hours out of Seattle in Chelan. Wildflowers can be seen as early as February at lower elevations and all the way through to August in the alpine zone. Check out the Cascade Pass Trail or the Hidden Lake Trail for stunning landscapes full of wild blooms.

Tulip Festival Mt. Vernon, WA

If you live in Washington State you have more than likely heard of the famous tulip festival. People come from all around to see miles and miles or should we say acres and acres of tulips blooming in the fields. The colors are deep, vivid, and amazing to see over the large expansive fields. It is something you have to put on your bucket list if you live in Washington and have not gone yet. Stay at a local RV park such as Mt. Vernon RV Campground and enjoy all the tulip festivities.

Southwest Bloom Destinations

When you think southwest you think desert and you probably are not thinking flowers, but there are some stunning blooms to be enjoyed in the southwest deserts of America. This year’s bloom is expected to be light, but some popular places to enjoy desert flowers in the southwest include: Antelope Valley, CA, Joshua Tree, Saguaro National Park,AZ , Catalina State Park, AZ, and Picacho Peak State Park in AZ.

Need to rent an RV near Seattle for your spring RV getaway? Check out the fleet at Northwest Adventure Rentals.