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Some people prefer the great outdoors when the weather is crisp and cold. A few reasons may be to have that not-too-often chance to ski, snow board, ice skate, ice fish or just enjoy the beauty of the land blanketed in white snow. If you prepare properly, you can enjoy camping in the winter weather as well. There are several places in the United States listed below, to give you a starting point on where to take your next winter camping trip.
South Dakota is a good place to start if you are looking to have a laid back, peaceful getaway. There are plenty of places to choose from here, which typically consist of a more quiet and serene atmosphere than some places. A few of these places are; Newton Hills State Park, Black Hills Snowmobile Trail Systems and Oakwood Lakes State Park.
Another great place to go to do a little winter camping would be Colorado. This beautiful state is well known for it's lovely snow-capped mountains. Some great areas in Colorado would be, Mueller State Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Parry Peak, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center, Meadow Ridge so many more.
If you are looking to go further north, Michigan has quite a bit to offer for winter camping and activites, most of which include cabins, teepees, yurts and lodges. A few of the best campgrounds in Michigan are; Wilderness State Park, Interlochen State Park, Burt Lake State Park, Wilderness State Park, Fisherman's Island State Park, Ludington State Park and Lake Leelanau RV Park.
Yosemite National Park is as wonderful in the winter time as it is in the summer time. You may actually be limited on the amount of driving and hiking that can be done in this area compared to the warmer months, but the fact that there is a significantly smaller amount of tourists around the park this time of year makes up for it. All lodging options in Yosemite are open year-round, including the non-heated tent cabins in Curry Village. Only a select few campgrounds, though, are open in the winter months, including, Yosemite Valley's Upperpine Campground, Camp 4, Hodgdon Meadow Campground and Wawona Campground. Also, a lot of the roads are closed to automobiles during the snowy months, but are open as snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing trails this time of the year. All in all, Yosemite is always a beautiful place to be, no matter what time of year it is.
You can always find a wonderful place to camp or lodge in the United States during the winter. Just knowing some of the best places to choose from always helps in your search for your next wonder winterland getaway.