When is the best time to go camping? I've camped in all four seasons and fall is by far the best in my opinion. It's cool, but not too cold. The bugs are gone. Plus I love hearing leaves falling onto my tent. Spring is too buggy. It's nice if it's cool, but if it's hot, forget about it. Summer is too hot and buggy. Winter is fun as long as it's not too cold. I've camped as cold as 20 degrees. If you're not prepared you're in for a long night.