7 RV Parks to Visit Before Winter Ends

An RVer’s guide to the winter’s best RV parks

To most, RVing is a recreational opportunity for the summer variety, but not for all. Winter RVing allows you to experience landscapes and natural settings in a different view from the peak summer season.  For those RVers who like to make RVing an all year adventure, we have something special for you. Here are seven of the best RV parks to visit before winter ends.

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    Aspens in the Rocky Mountains at night
    ••• The Rocky Mountains are beautiful and clear in winter for RVers before the cold settles in. Adventure Photo/E+/Getty Images

    When most people think Colorado, they think of snow, skiing, and mountains, which is exactly what you’ll get when making this Jellystone Park your winter destination. You’ll get all the great amenities, features and activities you’d expect from a Jellystone Park while also being on the cusp of the serene beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park during the winter. You are also only a couple hours from some of Colorado’s best ski and snowboard destinations. Make sure to book early as spots at this park during the winter fill up fast.

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    USA, Utah, Zion National Park, Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, winter
    ••• Southwest Utah and Zion National Park might be at the peak of their most colorful and striking during the winter. Walter Bibikow/Getty Images

    Like the Grand Canyon, most people think of a Utah only as a spring and summer destination but make no mistake, southwest Utah and Zion National Park might be at the peak of their most colorful and striking during the winter. Your best bet to seeing this dramatic landscape is to shack up at Zion River Resort.

    This convenient resort is highly regarded by both its visitors and it’s no real surprise when you check out their amenities, facilities, and location. Like some of the others on the list, book early, even in winter. 

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    USA, New York, Central Park, people on ice skating rink, elevated view
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    This RV park seems to pop repeatedly on our top lists and we’re featuring for winter too. Why a New Jersey RV park for winter? Simple. Liberty Harbor is the closest RV park to the heart of New York City and the closest park to NYC in the winter. You can take a stroll through snowy Central Park, marvel at the Christmas lights or ice skate around Rockefeller Center. No one will blame you if you live out some Home Alone 2 scenes either! 

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    Scenic View Of Mountains Against Sky During Sunset
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    Grand Canyon Railway Park is open year-round and their real-life railway gives you a unique way to see the sights of the Grand Canyon. The park itself is highly rated and contains many rich amenities and features and offers up something unique during winter. It’s hard to imagine that you could use visiting the Grand Canyon as a reprieve from crowds but it is exactly that in the winter in this part of Arizona.

    Most the Grand Canyon’s five million annual visitors make their visit during the three other seasons leaving the magnificent landmark sparsely visited during winter. Granted, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is closed during winter but the South Rim still offers panoramic views with a dust of snow. 

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    USA, Maine, Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park in winter
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    The thought of Maine in winter might be a little intimidating to some but for those who enjoy solitude, it may be the best place. Hadley’s Point Campground is chock full of rich amenities and features throughout the winter season and its approximation to Acadia National Park makes it a perfect place to escape for the winter. The solitude and serenity that comes to with a deep New England winter is something everyone should try to experience in their lifetime. 

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    Climbers on Emmons Glacier.
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    Mounthaven Resort is a little gem nestled right next to Mount Rainier National Park and is open for you and your winter adventures. The RV park itself has several great features such as full utility hookups, a camp store, and Wi-Fi while also giving you a great scenic view of the nearby Rainier area.

    So why do you need to see this area in the winter? Mount Rainier National Park is perfect for the snow lover in us all trekking to Washington state. The current record in one season is 92 feet in 1971-1972 and annual snowfall regularly eclipsing 50 feet. That means snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding all over the place. If you want only the deepest snow, try Mounthaven Resort. 

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    Yosemite winter at the gates
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    Yosemite was our nation’s first National Park and should be on every RVer’s bucket list. But there is a problem: people, everywhere! It’s hard to enjoy Yosemite when throngs of people are packed together at every view during the peak summer season, so why not winter? Temperatures are cooler of course because it's California, but you are still afforded the best views the park offers and you also get a better connection with the park’s wildlife.

    Because many of the RV parks at the National Park itself lack hookups, your best bet is at the lovely confines of High Sierra RV & Mobile Park in nearby Oakhurst. Enjoy Yosemite in peace while being able to enjoy great amenities at High Sierra such as full utility hookups, laundry and showers, Wi-Fi, camp store and more. 

If you aren’t RVing over the winter, you are missing out on an opportunity to enjoy some unique views, wildlife, and solitude. Try out the some of these RV parks or find your own for a brand-new adventure.