5 Campgrounds for Winter Sports Fanatics

5 Campgrounds for Winter Sports Fanatics

By Michelle Valenti

Strap on your snowshoes, rev up your snowmobiles, and wax your skis. These cold-weather campsites offer hot activities.

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Farragut State Park


Take advantage of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails in the park, plus miles of snowmobile trails just south of the park. Don't forget to pack your sled and hit up the amphitheater bowl where the real action takes place.

Ice Fishing

Eleven Mile


Eleven Mile's large reservoir, where three Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament events are held, is popular among ice fishermen, but it also provides a great setting for ice skating, ice boating and cross-county skiing.

Ice Skating

Lake McConaughy SRA


Get lost in a snowy landscape at Lake McConaughy. This immense outdoor playground, otherwise known as "Big Mac"attracts ice boaters, ice skaters and backpackers throughout the winter.

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Peninsula State Park


Celebrate Wisconsin winters with 16 miles of cross-country skiing trails, six miles of skate skiing trails, five miles of snowshoeing and hiking trails and 17 miles of snowmobile tracks. Not to mention ice fishing and a notoriously steep sledding hill.


Blackwoods Campground,


Forty five miles of carriage roads are perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and snowmobilers love the 27-mile Park Loop Road. Add ice fishing, winter hiking and even dog-sledding to the list and you have more reasons to visit Acadia National Park in the winter than in the summer.

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