All right, I know this is very early to think about.
I am in the DC area. I would like to go on a vacation for the full thanksgiving week, giving me 9 days. I prefer camping. However, it might get a bit chilly in certain parts of the country, which I want to avoid. I have camped when it was really chilly and it was quite unpleasant.
Are there places I can drive to from the DC area, where I can camp and the weather will be cool, rather than chilly? I do nature photography, so would want to camp in state parks, national parks or national forests. The place should be at most 550 miles way from the DC area.
I was also thinking of flying into TX, camp for a few days in Big Bend NP, then maybe visit other places and then fly back. But would prefer to make a road trip out it.