Most people associate camping with summer. The two seem to go hand in hand. Although summer is prime camping season, it’s never too early or too late to bust out the tent and take the family on a fun outdoor excursion. Winter excursions are a great opportunity to visit your RV dealers in Florida. A motorhome is a great fallback for the cold temperatures and precipitation. Here are a few great winter camping destinations you may consider.
1. Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
Located about 60 miles from Portland, Mount Hood National Forest has gone through various changes over the centuries, including merges with other forests and a few different names. Mount Hood National Forest sees over four million visitors every year, making it one of the most-visited national forests in the country, though most visitors camp in the surrounding area and not the forest itself. RV camping areas are sprinkled throughout the area.
The centerpiece of the Forest is Mount Hood, a stratovolcano measuring over 11,200 feet in height. Its peak is home to twelve glaciers. The sprawling landscape features picturesque mountains, lakes, and streams. During winter, Mount Hood National Forest is a prime spot for all manner of snow sports, such as downhill skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, and skating.
2. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
Pictured Rocks extends for 42 miles along the shores of Lake Superior and covers an expanse of 73,236 acres. The land is interspersed with cliffs, rock formations, the Grand Sable Dunes, archways, and waterfalls.
The national lakeshore draws large crowds of tourists every summer and fall. In the winter, those throngs melt away, giving you a complete, unhindered experience. Explore pristine beaches or hike over a hundred miles of trail. You can also take advantage of a multitude of winter activities, like ice fishing, ice climbing, and skiing. Campgrounds and side roads aren’t well-suited to large vehicles, so Tiffin motorhomes and RVs should exercise caution in the area.
3. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
A sight that wouldn’t be out of place in Giza, Great Sand Dunes National Park is actually found in, of all places, Colorado. Found near Mosca, Colorado, the national park actually has the tallest dunes in North America, but the park is more than just sand dunes. The landscape comprises wetlands, alpine lakes, grasslands, and forestland.
The park offers year-round hiking opportunities, but the primary activity is sandboarding, skiing, and sledding down the dunes. Nearby mountains offer the same opportunities, replacing the sand with snow. Clear skies accommodate amazing views of the night sky.