Yosemite National ParkYosemite boasts more than 800 miles of trails for you to hike or snow shoe. Tioga Pass Road is at the top of the list for every Yosemite visitor, as it contains a variety of landscapes for you to experience if you want to soak in as much as possible.
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Up to 8 people can stay at one of the 50 primitive campsites on this national park. Each one has access to a fire ring, table, water, and pit toilet. Camping starts at just $25/night. Relax and soak up the natural wildlife, desert landscape, and beautiful floral displays during snowy winters. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=631
Padre Island National SeashoreIn South Texas, winter camping and trips to the beach are interchangeable. Padre Island is along the southernmost edge of Texas’ Gulf shoreline, with the park stretching for 70 miles. It’s also home to a 1554 Spanish shipwreck. https://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm
Rock Island State ParkTennessee is beautiful, year-round. At Rock Island State Park, there are 10, 3-bedroom cabins available that you can camp in if you prefer not to pop up a tent or haul a camper. During the day, you’ll have plenty to see: including gorgeous waterfalls, a 19th century cotton textile mill, and areas to fish or kayak. http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/rock-island
Zion National ParkAfraid of the snow? It’s not a common occurrence at this Utah park. Because of its lower elevation, the temperature tends to be milder and not as cold as other winter camping spots in the US. More than 4 million people visit the park annually. On your way in our out, be sure to check out the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. https://www.visitutah.com/places-to-go/most-visited-parks/zion?&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImN7b3Zri1wIVx19-Ch01uQMsEAAYASAAEgK4NvD_BwE
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Made up of 21 different islands along 12 miles of shoreline, the Apostle Islands are a beautiful place to camp at in warmer months…but in the winter, you’ll be able to witness an amazing site: ice caves. Due to cold weather conditions, you’ll need to plan ahead and make reservations well in advance (it’s a 2-mile round trip hike to get to the caves when they’re open.) https://www.nps.gov/apis/mainland-caves-winter.htm
Don’t Forget Your Original Canopy Chair
No matter where you’re driving, hiking, or camping, a great chair is a must have for your trip. The Renetto canopy chair keeps you comfortable and out of the sun, so you can sit back and read a book while you’re taking in all of the fresh air in one of mother nature’s best spots. Plus, all of the extra storage space makes it easy to keep things on hand (like your favorite magazine or a couple of drinks) so that you don’t have to keep walking back and forth to the camp site.