Winter is upon us and whether you want to escape the winter cold or embrace it, we’ve got the best campgrounds for winter camping to do so. After all, one of the best parts about RVing is you can chase 70 – if you want to.
Our list is a fun blend of spots with perpetual sunshine and spots that are just fun to be in for winter activities. Let’s get into the best spots for winter camping this season — and where you should take your rig nearby!
Price: $25 – $125
Enjoy coastal life every season in Westport, Washington, known for fishing, surfing, crabbing, and so much more! When you park your rig at American Sunset RV & Tent Resort, you’ll have convenient access to it all.
Price: $80 – $125
Immerse yourself in the realm of redwoods in Felton. Santa Cruz Redwood RV, backed by Henry Conwell Redwoods State Park, is the perfect place to do so in your RV.
The best thing to do nearby is obviously to admire the 40-acre grove of old-growth redwood trees, towering up to 277 feet tall, in the state park. Close by are also the Santa Cruz Sandhills where you’ll find diverse plant and animal life. And, of course, taking your RV to San Francisco, only about 1.5 hours from the campsite, is a must.
Price: $49 – $325
Surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park, Granby transforms into a winter wonderland this time of year. With every winter activity, you can imagine, you can go ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, or just take in the snowy mountain scenery from the comfort of your campsite.
Popular spots, apart from the National Park, include Winter Park Ski Resort, Grand Lake, Arapaho National Forest, and Hot Sulphur Springs. From there, RV to Denver, see a show at Red Rocks, and take a hike at Chatfield State Park.
Chula Vista, California
Price: $94 – $300
Sun Outdoors is the ideal place for an upscale California experience. When you’re not out exploring the San Diego Bay, take a dip in the hot tub, head to the arcade, or relax in the sauna Set up your rig at one of their full-hookup sites or stay in a Bayview cottage.
Price: $48 – $99
Sedona, with its red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and pine forests, is a must-visit for any RV traveler. Hike in Red Rock State Park or go gallery hopping uptown, then head on over to Rancho Sedona RV Park. There, you’ll be met with serenity and shade from the Sycamore and Cottonwood trees.
In Sedona, hike Devil’s Ridge trail, visit Cathedral Rock, or drive the Red Rock Scenic Byway. And if you have some time, head over to Phoenix to explore the Desert Botanical Garden or the Phoenix Art Museum.
New Braunfels, Texas
Price: $66 – $245
Sadly, Schlitterbahn Waterpark is closed for the winter, but there’s still lots to do in and near New Braunfels. Wander around the Gruene Historic District or drive to Austin for some good food and live music.
White Salmon, Washington
Price: $35 – $62
Located in the largest national scenic area in the United States, the Columbia River Gorge, you couldn’t find a more gorgeous place to winter camp.
Enjoy the winter by ski, snowboard, or snowmobile. Visit Multnomah Falls in Columbia River Gorge National Recreation Area. From White Salmon, you can also take your RV over to Portland or head up to Gifford Pinchot National Forest or Mount Rainier National Park.
RVing this winter
Winter can be one of the most fun times to RV because you can escape dreary weather and/or dreary surroundings for something more fun. Whether you opt for a sun-soaked destination or a winter-fun locale, we’ve got you covered on an RV for your trip.
Check out these winter-ready rigs for rent on our site – or, if you prefer milder climates, we have all kinds of RV rentals you can search for.