Lizzie Dragon
by Lizzie Dragon
Posted December 1, 2021

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. Even better, you have a chance to stay there for FREE with The Big Chill Getaway. How?

Well, we’ve teamed up with Campspot to help you get your winter camping on. Up for grabs, we have:

  • Grand Prize: $1,000 Outdoorsy Credit + $1,000 Campspot Credit
  • Runner-Up 1: $500 Outdoorsy Credit + $500 Campspot Credit
  • Runner-Up 2: $500 Outdoorsy Credit + $500 Campspot Credit

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Now, let’s get into the best spots for winter camping this season — and where you should take your rig nearby!

American Sunset RV & Tent Resort

Westport, Washington

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.

Winter is a great time for a quiet escape and some clamming near Twin Harbors State Park! While you’re around take some time to take your RV to Seattle or through Olympic National Park.

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Santa Cruz Redwoods RV

Felton, California

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.

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River Run Resort

Granby, Colorado

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.

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Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay

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.

When you’re not getting your glamp on, make the short trek to San Diego or head over to Joshua Tree National Park.

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Rancho Sedona RV Park

Sedona, Arizona

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.

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Camp Fimfo Texas Hill Country

New Braunfels, Texas

Price: $66 – $245

Whether you prefer glamping or camping, you can do it all at Camp Fimfo. Stay in a cabin or roll into an RV site. Whatever spot you choose, you’ll be engulfed in the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

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.

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Gorge Base Camp

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.

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