Winter is a time when camping slows down, as many RV owners winterize and hibernate their RVs during the off-season. For others, winter is the perfect opportunity to hop in their used Class A Diesel RV or other motorhome and drive south for more comfortable weather and less-busy campgrounds. With various places to visit in the South, RVT has provided seven of the best places to RV this winter.
1. Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina – Big Pine Key, Florida
Located on the Ohio Key island, Sunshine Key RV Resort’s tropical environment is enticing to those who are trying to escape the cold, winter weather. With warm weather, blue waters, and a laid-back atmosphere, this spot will tempt any northern RVer to claim residence in the Florida Keys. With nearly 400 full-hookup campsites, this RV resort has no shortage of amenities. Fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling are among some of the favorite activities vacationers enjoy while visiting Sunshine Key RV Resort.
2. Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort – Hilton Head, South Carolina
This upscale resort offers innumerable services for all RV vacationers and glampers. With full-hookup RV campsites, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a dog park, Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort is the ultimate paradise for those seeking a luxurious wintry destination in their Class C motorhome or other RV. Even with all of its amenities, it’s Hilton Head’s location that is unmatched – the campground is central to various shops, restaurants, and the beautiful oceanfront.
3. Point of Rocks RV Campground – Prescott, Arizona
If you enjoy picturesque, serene outdoor beauty, Point of Rocks RV Campground is a site worth seeing. Located in Prescott, Arizona, this campground is situated near scenic hiking trails. Be sure to bring your toy hauler to house your motorbike for the thrilling, mountain biking trails. The campground offers various amenities, including 96 full-service campsites and various picnic areas surrounded by the Granite Dells. If you are up for an adventure, follow their Private Trail to Watson State Park on the southside of the campsite, where you will be greeted by the stunning waters of Watson Lake. Though you cannot swim in the lake, the beauty that surrounds you is worth the journey.
4. Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, Georgia
With mild, warm winters, Crooked River State Park is a great southern destination to escape the cold winter in your used travel trailer or other RV. The park boasts over 500 acres of land, offering various amenities, including ample electric and water hookups, laundry services, and hot showers. If you are an avid angler, hiker, or overall nature enthusiast, be sure to check out the numerous nature trails in the park. There, expect to encounter tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons, snakes, and various fish.
5. Biloxi Bay RV Resort and Marina – Biloxi, Mississippi
One of the premier winter RV destinations near the Gulf of Mexico coast, Biloxi Bay RV Resort will provide the perfect “summer” feel during your winter vacation. With 175 full-hookup sites, a lazy river, pool, volleyball courts, a dog park, and a restaurant delivery service, this resort has sufficient features to create the perfect haven for the winter RV traveler. If you are feeling adventurous, paddleboard, kayak, or canoe out on the water for a relaxing, yet thrilling experience.
6. Zion River Resort RV Park & Campground – Virgin, Utah
Advertised as mild and sunny through most winter days, Zion River Resort RV Park and Campground is a place you won’t want to miss during the winter, whether temperatures are temperate or frigid. Its stunning beauty is surreal, and you can soak it all in from the comfort of your new Class B+ camper van or other RV. Drive along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and you will experience breathtaking views of the canyon – at times it will feel like a magical winter wonderland. One of the draws to this area during the wintertime is not only its picturesque views, but the uninhabited atmosphere, as most tourists do not visit Zion during the winter. If you are up for a colder, albeit incredible, adventure, Zion is a must for any outdoorsy person.
7. Lazy L&L Campground – New Braunfels, Texas
With full-hookup campsites for motorhomes up to 85 feet, Lazy L&L Campground is one of the most popular snowbird RV parks in the U.S. Unlike its name, this campground is anything but lazy, offering various amenities for all guests. While you are there, enjoy 25 acres of riverfront on the Guadalupe River along with water activities ranging from fishing to kayaking to whitewater rafting.
Whether you plan to head to the Southeast, South Central, or Southwest, there are plenty of premier RV destinations to check out during the winter. And if you are ready to purchase a new or used RV, browse the current offerings on RVT.com.
By Alex Hoyes
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