Winter RV Camping

austinMild winter temperatures and easy access to outdoor adventures make Austin the place to be for winter RV camping. Mix in some Hill Country barbecue and exciting nightlife venues, and there’s just no reason to stay away from Austin, Texas.

So, what do you like to do on winter RV camping trips? Austin’s just down the road from popular Lake Travis, where lighted fishing docks make winter fishing a nighttime treat, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Austin also has nearly two hundred miles of trails throughout the metro area for bikers, hikers and runners. When you’ve explored Texas’ capital city to your heart’s content, you can travel through the beautiful Hill Country.

Austin is also know for its real Texas barbeque. There are so many barbeque restaurants in the city, you won’t know which to visit first!

One more reason RV campers go to Austin in winter is this Texas city’s thriving music scene.  You won’t want to leave Austin without venturing downtown, where clubs with live shows line the streets in every direction.

There are plenty of places to stay in Austin. Some of the top rated places are: La Hacienda RV Resort, adjacent to Lake Travis;  Austin Lone Star RV Resort; and Camper Resort on Hudson Bend at Lake Travis.

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California RV Vacation – Visit the Sunshine State

yosemite_california_rv_vacation_pictureCalifornia leads the nation in the number of state parks with 278 spread across 1.4 million acres. California parks have more than 280 miles of coastline, 625 miles of lake and river frontage, nearly 15,000 campsites and 3,000 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. These diverse state parks represent the diversity of California, ranging from the last stands of redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast, and from the Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia.

Spring and Summer Activities:

Swimming, Wine Tours, Surfing, Boating, Fishing, Historic Tours, Wildlife Viewing, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Photography, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Backpacking, Golfing, Zoos, Jogging, Beaches, Amusement Parks

Fall/Winter Activities:
Boating, Historic Tours, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Museum Tours, Zoos, Museum, Science Centers, Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Winter Camping

RV Campgrounds in California
You’ll find campsites throughout the State of California. Additional campground options are listed here.

Helpful Links

Article about a California RV Vacation: http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/output.cfm?id=1199287

California RV Parks Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_California_state_parks

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GPS Coordinates: 38.304722, -122.298889

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Even in Winter-Louisiana RV Vacation is a Southern Revival

Lake_Charles_Louisiana_RV_VacationLouisiana’s Lake Charles and the Creole Nature Trail is a looping 180-mile byway that showcases the area’s scenery and wildlife. And there is no better way to see this beauty than by booking a Louisiana RV Vacation. Recovering well from the hurricane, this region of Louisiana is close to the Gulf of Mexico and Sam Houston Jones State Park, and provides opportunities for fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is also in close proximity. There is no shortage of activities and things to see in Louisiana. Plus, with Louisiana’s warmer weather, it just might be the perfect winter RV vacation.

Winter and Summer Activities:
Boating, Boat Excursions, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Water Activities, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Crabbing, Walking

Places to Stay in Louisiana’s Lake Charles Region
The status of visitor services along the Creole Nature Trail changes as clean up and rebuilding continues. Initial contact with the Lake Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visitlakecharles.org/; (800) 456-SWLA) can provide numerous resources for camping, state park information and other area attractions.

Helpful Links

Article about a Louisiana RV Vacation: http://campinglife.com/output.cfm?id=1198405

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=43640

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Charles,_Louisiana

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GPS Coordinates: 30.214722, -93.208611

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RV Vacation to White Mountain National Forest

white_mountain_national_forestWhite Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire) – The White Mountain National Forest is a great place for a RV vacation.  The forest offers great hiking, camping, and skiing located within New Hampshire and Maine.  The Appalachian Trail can also be found here.  While experienced hikers might want to try climbing Mount Washington, the area’s highest peak at 6,288 feet, an alternative is the 4-mile round-trip hike leaving from the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center up to “Lowe’s Bald Spot.” There are some steeper sections on this hike, but all are moderate and the steepest are eased with stone stairs, plus the hike offers superb panoramas.

Summer Activities:
Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing, ATV Trails, Biking, Climbing, Fishing, Geocaching, Horseback Riding,  Mineral Collecting, Photography, Water Activities,  Nature Viewing, Fall Color Tours, Walking, Picnicking.

Winter Activities:
Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Driving Tours,  Heritage Presentations,  Hunting/Trapping, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Snowmobiling, Back-Country Camping

Places to Stay in White Mountain National Forest

RV Camping: Dolly Copp Campground offers campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, toilets and drinking water on-site. The campground does not have any hookups, dump stations or showers, but the nearby Pinkham Notch Visitor Center has coin-operated showers. The award-winning Twin Mountain KOA (603-846-5559, www.koa.com) is smack in the center of the White Mountains, not far from Mount Washington. All the full-hookup sites have picnic tables and fire rings, and in the summer months the campground hosts special events, such as pancake breakfasts and ice-cream socials.

Helpful Links

Article about the White Mountain National Forest: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

White Mountain National Forest Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Mountain_National_Forest

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GPS Coordinates: 44.1, -71.4

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Big Bend National Park- Texas RV Vacation

big_bend_national_parkBig Bend National Park’s Chihuahuan Desert, Chisos Mountains (Texas) – Big Bend National Park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States, which includes more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.  This makes it the perfect RV vacation destination winter, summer, fall, or spring.  Window View Trail, which makes a 1/3-mile loop starting at the Chisos Basin Trailhead and is the most popular and easily hiked trail. For a more challenging hike, the Window Trail provides a 4-mile roundtrip trek that descends 800 feet from the trailhead and leads to the “window,” the pour-off that drains the entire Chisos Basin.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Day Hiking, Multi-Day Hiking, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Night Time Viewing, Walking, Back Country Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Driving Tours, Day Hiking,  Biking, Bird Watching, Ranger Led Activities, Evening Programs, Walking, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Big Bend National Park

The National Park Service maintains three campgrounds within the park; generators are allowed at two of them during certain hours. A concessionaire also operates a full hook-up campground at Rio Grande Village (432-477-2293).

Helpful Links

Article about the Big Bend National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Big Bend National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 29.25, -103.25

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RV Vacation in Yellowstone- The Nation’s Original National Park

Yellowstone_National_ParkYellowstone National Park – Than Nation’s first National Park, Yellowstone National Park is known for it’s wildlife and geothermal features. Old Faithful is the most well-known geothermal feature in the park and if you hike the Upper Geyser Basin trails, you go right past this major landmark. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either threatened or endangered. Grizzlies, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468 square miles (8,980 km2) and features lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Backcountry Camping, Biking, Boating, Day Hikes, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Ranger Programs, Photography, Bus Tours, Ranger Programs, Historic Points of Interest Viewing, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Snowmobiling, Snowcoach, Cross Country Skiing, Ranger Programs, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Yellowstone National Park

The only campground that offers full hookups is Fishing Bridge RV Park (307-344-7901 same-day reservations; 307-344-7311 future reservations). If the park’s campground is full, you should consider staying at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park (406-646-4466, www.grizzlyrv.com) or the KOA at the west entrance (800-562-7591, www.yellowstonekoa.com).

Helpful Links

Article about the Yellowstone National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Yellowstone National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 44.6, -110.5

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Glacier National Park – Prairies and Mountains

glacier_national_parkGlacier National Park (Montana) – Located in Montana, Glacier National Park borders Canada and contains two mountain ranges which are sometimes referred to as an extension of the Canadian Rockies. The park encompasses over 1 million acres, with 300 lakes (130 of which are definitively named), more than 1,100 different species of vascular plants, 400 species of moss and hundreds of species of animals. Nowhere on the North American continent are the prairies of the Great Plains so proximal to the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. In 1932, Glacier National Park and it’s National park neighbor to the north in Canada were designated as the world’s first International Peace Park.

Summer Activities:
Fishing, Fly Fishing, Hiking, White Water Rafting, Going-to-the-Sun-Road Drive, Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Geology Talks, Star Gazing, Picnics, Biking, Bird-Watching, Photography, Backpacking, Bus Tours, Boat Tours.

Winter Activities:
Skiing, Skate Skiing, Snowshoeing, Dog Skijoring, Snowmobiling, Indoor Live Music, Warming Cabins, Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides, Sightseeing, Hiking.


Places to Stay at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has a number of RV campgrounds sprinkled throughout the park, with the biggest being Apgar (first-come, first-served), Fish Creek and St. Mary (877-444-6777 for reservations). Probably the best bet is to decide what part of the park you are wanting to go to and then book the campground that’s the most convenient. For more RV camping ideas in Glacier National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

Article about the Glacier National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_Canyon_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 48.52887, -113.99390

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Bryce Canyon RV Vacation- Hoodoos and Red Walls

winter_Bryce_CanyonBryce Canyon (Utah) – Bryce Canyon is perfect for those on a RV vacation. The Canyon is remotely located and this offers RV Vacationers less visitors to wade through and more time to enjoy the Canyon’s natural beauty. Bryce Canyon is distinctive due to its geological structures, called hoodoos, formed from wind, water, and ice erosion of the river and lakebed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks are spectacular views to visitors.

The area around Bryce Canyon became a U.S. National Monument in 1923 and was designated as a national park in 1928. The park covers 56 square miles and 50 miles of hiking trails in Bryce, ranging in elevation from 6,500 to 9,100 feet. The Queen’s Garden/Navajo Loop is a moderately strenuous trail beginning at Sunrise Point and includes Wall Street, where hikers are dwarfed by soaring red walls and some enormous Douglas fir trees.

Summer Activities:
Hiking, Ranger Programs, Horseback Riding, Mule Riding, Geology Talks, Star Gazing, Picnics, Biking, Bird-Watching, Photography, Backpacking.

Winter Activities:
Visitor Center Film, Auto Tours, Sightseeing, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Geology Talks.


Places to Stay at Bryce Canyon National Park

Ruby’s Inn and RV Park and Campground (866-866-6616, www.brycecanyoncampgrounds.com) has just about anything you could want and is less than a mile from the park. For more RV camping ideas in Bryce Canyon National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

Article about the Bryce Canyon National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryce_Canyon_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 37.64, -112.17

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Olympic National Park- Protecting wild Pacific coast

Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here along with a wide range of climate conditions. This makes Olympic National Park perfect for outdoor adventure in any season and the perfect place to take your next RV Vacation.

Olympic_national_parkThings to do at Olympic National Park

Summer Activities:
Day Hiking, Beach Backpacking, Nature Walks, Fishing, Cycling, Camping, Rafting, Site Seeing, Bird Watching, Photography, and Local Activities

Winter Activities:
Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Photography, Winter Camping, and Local Activities


Places to Stay at Olympic National Park

RV Camping includes Forks 101 RV Park which you can reach through 800-962-9964, www.forks-101-rv-park.com. For more RV camping ideas in Olympic National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

Article about Olympic National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 47.81523,-124.033928

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Denali National Park – Alaska’s Great One

If you’ve ever wanted to visit a place where the beauty and majesty of the great outdoors is awe-inspiring, then Denali National Park in Alaska is the place to visit on your next RV Vacation. With many activities and interests for singles, couples, and families there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy on your RV Vacation. The following is your RV Vacation Guide to Denali National Park:

DelaniNationalParkAlaskaThings to do at Denali

Summer Activities:
Day Hiking, Backpacking, Cycling, Camping, Fishing, Nature Walks, Mountaineering, Kennel Visit, Ranger Programs, Photography, Local Activities, Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) Field Seminars, MSLC Teacher Trainings

Winter Activities:
Cross-Country Skiing, Dog Mushing, Snowshoeing, Photography, Snowmobiling, Winter Camping, February Winterfest celebration, and Local Activities

Other Activities:
Hunting, Pilot Information, Flightseeing, Road Lottery

Places to Stay at Denali

A few places to RV camp are Grizzly Bear Resort and Park Campgrounds. For more RV camping ideas in Delani National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

Article about Denali National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denali_National_Park_and_Preserve

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GPS Coordinates: 63.302813,-151.21582

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