8 Campgrounds to Help You Escape Winter
Heading to the deserts and coastlines in the southern half of our continent can do wonders for those with winter blues.
The Florida Keys, Florida
Explore the exotic sealife around this group of little islands in the Florida Keys with a snorkel and fins, by boat, kayak or canoe. Plan a beach barbecue, work on your tan, eat the best seafood of your life. Even in January, going to this place is akin to a hot, Carribbean getaway. Read more.
Palm Springs, California
Hot sun, date palms, red rocks, golf courses, desert exploration and swimming pools ... soak in the warm, dry rays this winter at Palm Springs Campground. You'll soon know why so many people move there in retirement. Read more.
Channel Islands National Park, California
It's much more rugged than it is tropical, but Anacapa Island provides a pleasant Pacific getaway nonetheless. It's part of the Channel Islands and will offer you an exciting, out-of-the-way, ocean excursion even in winter months. Read more.
Experience warm, river living in the Louisiana bayou. Complete with boat launch to the Vermillion River, fish, kayak and canoe in comfort this winter. Read more.
Santa Barbara, California
Located in inland Santa Barbara where climate is always pleasant, Sage Hill is offers hiking, biking and tout fishing all year round. But the best thing about camping here is your proximity to all the central California wineries. Read more.
San Clemente, California
The Beach Boys sang about San O and a visit here is certainly like walking onto the set of Beach Blanket Bingo, anytime of the year. Think firepits on the sand, classic Woodies and longboards sticking out the back of every car. It's Southern California at its finest. Read more.
Coconino National Forest, Arizona
Located in Coconino County and near Flagstaff, the area is sparsely populated and known for rugged mountains, deep canyons, thick pine forests and temerate climate. Visit Sedona Red Rocks, the Grand Canyon, ancient ruins, lava craters, lakes and creeks. Read more.
Situated on the Perdido Bay, these waterfront campgrounds also offer a saltwater swimming pool and hot tub area. Fish of the pier, Read more.