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10 Great Winter Campsites for the Winter Camper

Love camping, but dislike the idea of camping in the winter? We’ve gathered the following list of 10 of our most popular winter campsites for the winter camper or RV’er.

Great Winter Campsites

  1. Tamarisk Grove Campground – California
    Winter visitors are often treated to a rare look at the desert bighorn sheep that winter on the ridges north of Tamarisk Grove.
  2. Valley of Fire State Park – Nevada
    Popular winter activities include camping or RV’ing, hiking and picnicking.
  3. Cave Lake State Park – Nevada
    Winter sports such as ice fishing, cross-country skiing and ice skating are available; as are snow sculpting and the White Pine Fire & Ice Show – a premier winter event in the area.
  4. Carpinteria State Beach Campground – California
    Known as a place to escape snow birds, Carpinteria State Beach is favored for its moderate climates and unbelievably good winter surf.
  5. Gunlock State Park – Utah
    Recreation opportunities available at Gunlock State Park include year-round boating and quality fishing for bass and catfish.
  6. Red Cliffs Campground – Utah
    Red Cliffs is a charming year-round camping area. Nearby cliffs protect the campground from the harsh winter winds. When it is icy in the north, Red Cliffs is a pleasant place to enjoy the warmth of the sun.
  7. Cave Spring Campground – Arizona
    Known to bring fishermen here year round, in the winter Cave Spring Campground offers trout fishing for anglers in the winter months.
  8. Mt. Hood National Forest – Oregon
    Skiing and other snow sports are widely popular in the winter months at Mt. Hood National Forest – in fact, the community has a tradition of winter sports dating back to the early 1900’s!
  9. Ridgway State Park – Colorado
    Ridgway State Park offers year-round modern camping, with 20 RV sites and 15 tent sites available in the winter months. Gorgeous scenery and modern recreation areas along the five-mile reservoir make for a great place to be during winter.
  10. Leo Carillo State Park – California
    Located on the coast of Malibu, this romantic getaway offers excellent and secluded beach, known to locals as the place for couples to go to spend quality time together. Fishing, surfing, Gray whale watching and hiking are also great things to enjoy during the winter.

Been to any of these campsites? Let us know about your experience in the comments section.

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