Road Trips You Can’t Miss This Winter (FL, CO, TX, CA)
The National Parks Service (NPS) oversees and operates campgrounds in parks across the United States. Many of these parks stay open during the long winter months and make national park RVing a little easier. Now is a good time to take a look at some of the winter camping hotspots that are perfect for you.
Everglades National Park
Head to Florida to find winter campgrounds that welcome snowbirds like the ones at Everglades National Park. Choose one of the 65 RV sites at Flamingo Campground to gain access to dump stations and showers that use solar power. Make sure you stop by the visitors’ center to sign up for one of the ranger events.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
This Colorado landmark is a must-see on your tour of national park RV sites. It’s home to the Pinon Flats Campground, which has both group and individual spots. The big dunes in the park are perfect for sledding when your national park RVing takes you here. You may want to book your site early as the Great Sand Dunes National Park campground fills up fast.
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park stretches across parts of both California and Nevada. It’s home to winter RV campgrounds such as Furnace Creek Campground, which has 18 sites with electric hookups. The Texas Springs Campground opens every year in October and does not take reservations. You’ll also find both backcountry and primitive camping at this park.
Big Thicket National Preserve
While Texas doesn’t have many national park RVing sites, it is home to Big Thicket National Preserve, which offers winter camping. This park does not have as many amenities as you’ll find at others. None of the sites have electric or water hookups. The backcountry camping is perfect for those who want to get away from it all in an RV rental though.
Winter RVing Tips
No matter which of the road trip itineraries you choose, look at some tips that make winter camping a little easier.
- Look at whether winter RV campgrounds require reservations or allow anyone to stay.
- Sign up for gas station reward programs to earn money on gas and other purchases.
- Use coverings on your windows to block out the snow.
- Take a refresher course on how to drive in the ice and/or snow.
- Bring extra propane to fuel your heater.
Have Fun Winter RVing
Don’t let the weather outside keep you from having the time of your life this winter. Winter campgrounds are open to visitors and located in both warm and cold areas. You have the choice of sledding and skiing or swimming and fishing. Head to any of these national parks and hotspots in your RV rental during the long winter months.