A complete list of our favorite Winter Campground Destinations
For those of you who are ‘die hard’ RV’ers, winter is just another opportunity to find a cool new campground to explore! Winter motorhoming can be incredibly peaceful and less crowded than spring and summer months. Depending on where you go and where you have coming from, planning a winter campervan trip can be a great reprieve from less desirable weather. Not sure what to do about your kids being home from school for 2 weeks? Plan a family RV trip and enjoy a new destination together! Whether you plan on bringing the whole gang or flying solo, these winter campgrounds are not to be missed!
Red Rock Canyon State Park, California:
Location: 25 miles East of Mojave on Highway 14 near Cantil, CA. Go west ¼ mile on Abbott Drive. Park is about 120 miles Northeast of Los Angeles via Highway 5 and 14.
Phone: (661) 946-6092
Cost: $25 per night per site. $23 for seniors.
Red Rock Canyon State Park is truly spectacular! Located in the Southernmost region of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, Red Rock Canyon is composed of scenic cliffs, rock formations and vivid colored bluffs. The park has great history! Settlers in the 1870’s used the rock formations as a landmark, recognizing they had made it to California.
The winter time makes Red Rock Canyon State Park particularly stunning. Winter flowers bloom up against the deep red rock formations. Wildlife is abundant. Hawks, roadrunners, mice and lizards are often spotted.
In the winter months this campground can be very popular. The park recommends coming Thursday afternoon or Friday morning if possible. No online reservations are taken.
There is a 30 foot RV maximum. Be sure to pack layers for fluctuating temperatures!
Lake Travis, Austin Texas:
Location: 17317 West Beach Road, Austin Texas, 78734
Phone: (512) 266-1562
Cost: Rates Vary
The Lone Star State’s Capital boasts comfortable temperatures during the winter months, perfect for a Motorhome getaway! They really mean it when they say everything is bigger in Texas! Lake Travis is a 64 mile reservoir, built along the Colorado River. It is located about 17.5 miles away from Downtown Austin. Activities include sailing, ziplining, watching sunsets and much much more.
Lake Travis is a popular winter destination, so be sure to call and reserve a spot!
We recommend having a meal at The Oasis Restaurant. The Restaurant is the largest outdoor eating area in the state and has been nicknamed “The Sunset Capital” due to the dramatic sunsets that can be seen everyday from its 450 foot deck. At sunset time, staff ‘rings the bell’, a time honored tradition to recognize the beauty of the sun setting on vast Lake Travis.
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Location: 113 St. Mary’s Street West, St. Mary’s Georgia, 31558
Phone: (912) 888-4452
Cost: Fees vary, up to $22 per night.
Cumberland Island, Georgia is located about 2 hours North of Orlando Florida. It is the perfect year-round spot for a RV or Campervan getaway. With fifty miles of hiking trails, Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest barrier island. Vehicles are not allowed on the ferry to the island, however there are many beautiful RV parks located close by. One of the things that makes Cumberland island unique is its solitude. Only about 300 people are allowed on the island per day. Plan ahead and make your ferry reservations online.
Make sure to visit the Carnegie Mansion. The Island was once owned by the wealthy Carnegie Family. Take a tour of the ruins and get a glimpse of their opulent Southern lifestyle. Wildlife is abundant on the island. Expect to see feral horses, alligators as well as armadillos. One of the best ways to experience the island is by bike. Rentals are available at the ferry.
If you plan on fishing, be sure to have a Georgia Fishing License with the Saltwater Information Program permit attached.
The weather at Cumberland Island is pretty incredible! In November you will experience high’s in the 70’s and in December expect to enjoy highs in the 60’s.
Check out some of these RV parks and plan your next winter trip to Cumberland Island:
White Sands, New Mexico
Location: The visitors center is located in between the cities of Alamorgodo and Las Cruces off of US-70. When using GPS make sure to put in WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT. If you simply put in “White Sands”, you will be taken to White Sands Missile Range.
Phone: (575) 479-6124
Cost: Fees depend on the campground. There is no RV/Camping directly in the monument, however there are many local RV parks.
White Sands National Monument is a basin located in between the San Andres and Sacramento Mountain ranges. The vast white sand dunes will make you feel as if you are in the film Arabian Nights! The rolling dunes make hiking, photography, picnicking, biking and even sledding a truly unique experience.
Nearby RV Parks:
Fiesta Key, Florida
Location: 70001 Overseas Hwy. MM 70 Long Key, Florida 33001
Phone: (305) 249-1037
Cost: Fees vary depending on the site.
Fiesta Key one of the many islands making up the Florida Keys. Enjoy lush greenery and white sand beaches positioned against beautiful, emerald colored waters. In December and January, enjoy high’s of 75 degrees and lows of 55.
Beach activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, ocean swimming and much more. Fiesta Key is a great way to get your kids out and about after being cooped up during the winter. Couples and singles will enjoy bars, restaurants and live music.
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Ready to plan your Winter RV trip ASAP? Stay tuned for an additional list of winter destinations for your Motorhome!
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