Advanced Search +

Best Places for Winter Camping in the U.S.

Posted by 
January 22, 2014
3226   Comment
expert

Baby, it’s cold outside—but that doesn’t mean you have to put your love of camping on hold for the next few months.

In fact, winter camping can be a great experience to beat the summer crowds, escape your ordinary routine and enjoy the great outdoors. From the snowy vistas of Colorado to the sand-swept shores of Texas, we offer you three of the best winter camping sites in the U.S.:

1. Quandary Peak, Colorado

Scenic mountains capped with snow, hundreds of miles of beautiful hiking trails—all close to a resort town if you want to retreat to more comfortable surroundings. You can find all that and more by visiting Quandary Peak. Just six miles southwest of Breckenridge, this so-called “Fourteener”—a mountain that rises more than 14,000 feet above sea level—is a great spot for beginning to advanced hikers and campers. Among all fourteeners, Quandary Peak considered one of the easier ones to hike.

1 arrow pointSituated in the White River National Forest, the site also offers plenty of camping options, including RV, campground and cabin options.

2. Boundary Waters, Minnesota

Amid the historic Boundary Waters, you can immerse yourself in more than 1 million acres of unadulterated wilderness. Activities such as hiking and snowshoeing will keep you busy during the day, and at night you can retire to your own unpopulated island and tent camp in pure wilderness.  

1 arrow pointPlan your camping trip today.

3. Padre Island National Seashore, Texas

If you’re looking for warmer climes, Padre Island National Seashore is the answer. On Texas’s south coast, Padre Island features 70 miles of sandy shoreline and is the longest stretch of underdeveloped barrier island in the world. The site is also great for bird lovers, as it’s home to more than 380 species.

1 arrow pointPadre has five different campsites, including spots for RVs, tent-only and primitive camping sites.

Where is your favorite winter camping destination? Post to our comments section below.

Tagged under Read 3226 times Last modified on November 8, 2017
Bass Pro Shops 1Source
expert

Our goal is to provide outdoor industry content that is informational, tells where-to and how-to, presents views and opinions from outdoor writers as well as fishing and hunting professionals including many recreational and industry experts.

Bass Pro 1Source shares its fishing, boating, hunting and camping videos, blogs, tips, and news and talk forum with anyone interested in the great outdoors, wildlife and habitat conservation.

Latest from Bass Pro Shops 1Source

You must be signed in to post comments on Bass Pro Shops 1Source. Don't have an account? Please join Bass Pro Shops 1Source.
  • No comments found