5 Stunning Places to Camp in the Winter

Got some free time this winter season? Have an adventure and go winter camping!

Most campers put their tents up for the winter. There are some of us, though, who find camping in the winter thrilling. Yes, and chilling. 

If you do go camping in the Winter, make sure you take plenty of warm clothing & thermal blankets. In fact, you could just bring your RV (we won’t judge I promise) to make things a bit more comfortable in the sleeping department.

If you are up for a winter treat, and possibly a road trip, here are some great places to camp in the winter:

Great Sand Dunes National Park, NM


Great Sand Dunes National Park Entrance / Courtesy of Roy Luck | Flickr.com

New Mexico is beautiful. It’s also not AS cold as the northern states. The Great Sand Dunes National Park protects the largest sand dunes in North America. There are many things to do here such as Hiking, Backpacking, Sand Sledding, Sandboarding, playing in a creek and more!

Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park’s Website


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore / Courtesy of vsilver | Flickr.com

Lake Superior is breathtaking to say the least. The cliffs are stunning, even in the colder months. Activities include Cross Country Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snowmobiling, and Snowshoeing.

Winter camping in this area is a bit of a challenge due to the unpredictable weather. We recommend using an RV here unless you are ultra prepared for the harsher cold weather.

Visit Pictured Rocks National Park’s Website


Yosemite National Park, California

Sunrise over Yosemite Valley with snow capped mountains in early February.

Yosemtie National Park, California  / Courtesy of Chase Lindburg  | Flickr.com

If you have never been to Yosemite before, you must go! You will find waterfalls (they may be frozen by this time though), chill-inducing mountains, beautiful lakes and much more!

Winter activities include Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing, Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding, Snow Tubing and Ice Skating. Make sure you have chains on your tires so you will be able to get in and out of the snowy roads!

Visit Yosemite National Park’s Website


Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida


Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida  / Courtesy of Matt Kieffer  | Flickr.com

Ok, ok…I just had to throw this one in here because…um…it’s an island! Right off the coast of Florida, the Dry Tortugas National Park will totally capture your full attention. While there aren’t mountains to climb or places to ski, this island has it’s own fort that you can explore!

Careful planning is essential for this place because it is secluded, but the fantastic views are definitely worth the extra planning. Find out more information on the National Parks website.


Your backyard


Courtesy of Brook Peterson  | Flickr.com

Some would call this weak but, if it’s too annoying to drive anywhere and you just want to get outside, go camping in your backyard! Rough it without the worry of being stuck or freezing to death.

Pick a couple days when it’s not going to be too cold. It’s best to camp towards the beginning of winter, rather than the end.

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