Most people would agree that skiing is best left to winter and baseball is most enjoyable in the summer. Where there isn’t a clear consensus is camping. With the potential for snow, wind, and overall bone-chilling temperatures, many would say that camping isn’t meant for the winter. The truth is, with the right gear, winter camping can be one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences. Often it can be difficult during prime months to get a great campsite at some of the national parks' best locations. However, during the winter this isn't the case. Waterfalls, usually overflowing with people in the summer, can be a particularly beautiful experience during the cold tundra of the winter months and gazing from atop your favorite peak in the Smokies is truly unlike anything you’ve seen during peak season. Of course, nothing makes camping quite as enjoyable as a burning fire and some campfire-made hot cocoa during the chilly nights. In the end, as long as you bring the right clothes, and have a high-quality winter sleeping bag, the great outdoors can be a weekend getaway year round.
So, go and see that waterfall. Take that trail you’ve been on several times during the summer. You won’t regret it.
Stay tuned for our top picks for your winter adventures in our future posts, and be sure to check out our Luxury Winter Package with all the essentials to have a camping trip unlike any other, we’ll even throw in the hot cocoa!