There is nothing quite like taking your motorhome or trailer out on the road during the winter months. Campgrounds are not as busy, and roads are much quieter. And being from Connecticut, we don’t see any reason to limit winter camping to warmer southern states. There are lots of great places to visit in other parts of the country.
If you’re planning on winter camping to close out 2021 and usher in 2022, just remember to pack your RV skirting. You don’t want to ruin your trip with frozen pipes. If you are looking for new skirting or you need to replace what you already have, we invite you to take a look at AirSkirts. Our products are easy to use, very effective, and come with a five-year warranty and no-hassle returns.
While you are thinking on that, here are some great winter camping destinations for 2021:
When people think Utah, they usually think Salt Lake City or Park City. Utah is heavy on ski vacations, thanks to its fantastic mountain resorts. But there is a hidden gem down in the southwest corner of the state: a little town called Virgin. Why visit? Because of its proximity to Zion National Park.
Zion National Park offers nearly 230 square miles of pristine nature anchored by Zion Canyon and the Virgin River. Winter is a fantastic time to visit the park and be treated to wildlife scenes that only occur this time of year. Note that it does get cold in Southwest Utah during the winter months, but not terribly cold. Temperatures are quite manageable.
Mountains tend to draw campers like moths to a porch light. If you are looking for a perfect balance between awesome mountain views and an urban destination worthy of exploring, Golden, CO is your ticket. Golden sits just outside the Denver Metro area. It offers fantastic views, access to the mountains, and the ability to explore Denver to your heart’s content.
If you do go to Golden, just be aware that snow is almost always on the menu. You really need good RV skirting to keep snow and cold away from your plumbing.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
You can find some great winter camping in the southeast, without having to settle for Florida beaches. Hilton Head, SC is a great little gem that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention between Labor Day and Memorial Day. It is a great destination for campers who appreciate cooler temperatures but are not necessarily in love with snow and ice.
Hilton Head offers a good selection of campgrounds with a variety of activities. It also offers unlimited access to the water. If you are a fan of the Atlantic coast, a winter trip to Hilton Head is worth considering.
Another great destination for winter campers who prefer to avoid the snow is Prescott, AZ. This historic town of just under 40,000 sits very near Arizona’s geographical center. Average winter highs are in the high 50s while average lows are in the mid-20s. You’ll definitely need RV skirting and a warm jacket.
What makes Prescott such a great destination is its location relative to the Granite Dells. The area offers a ton of beautiful lakes and some of the best-looking ponderosa pines around. People love Prescott for its unique landscapes and magnificent views.
Winter is a wonderful time to get your motorhome or trailer out for a different kind of exploring. Hopefully, the destinations in this post have given you some ideas. Just don’t forget to take your AirSkirts with you when you travel.