11 Unbelievable Places to Camp in February (+ Map of Winter Camping Destinations)
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Do you want to avoid the harsh winter conditions? Or, do you desire a unique winter experience like no other? Everything from swimming at the beach to skiing the northern mountains can be done this February. Here are the best RV camping destinations for February!
Below is a map of the best places to camp in February. Some of these we have been to but many we haven’t but are adding them to our bucket list. You can get a copy of the interactive Google map by clicking on the image or click here.
St. Augustine, Florida
Calling all history buffs! St. Augustine is the oldest city in the country, full of vibrant history, unique scenery and situated right on the coast. Imagine 42 miles of beautiful beaches! Take a guided history tour. Experience the living history museum Castillo de San Marcos. Take a wildlife boat tour to see dolphins and manatees.
Anastasia State Park is the perfect place to park your camper for a February vacation. This 1,600-acre state park includes four miles of tidal salt marshes, wildlife preserves and pristine white sand beaches. This highly-rated state park is only minutes from downtown St. Augustine
- Things to do: history tours, boating, marine wildlife, beaches
- Where to Camp: Anastasia State Park
- Rent an RV in St. Augustine on Outdoorsy here
Santa Barbara Coast, CA
If a perfect beach vacation includes palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze, warm sandy beaches, and warm waters – this place is for you.
San Refugio is a favorite beach for many locals on the Santa Barbara coast. The shallow, sandy beach in a protected cove is perfect for kids. You can bike the trail along the beach bluff between Refugio, El Capitan, and other beaches along the coast. Don’t forget to plan a day of kayaking along the coast too.
- Where to camp: Refugio State Park Campground
- Rent an RV and have it delivered to the park! Check prices on Outdoorsy
Charleston, South Carolina
Stroll the cobblestone streets in the historic district of Charleston or soak up the sun at the beach on Valentine’s day. You can see the first theater in the US, cruise the harbor or enjoy the white sand beaches. This historic city has a huge variety of activities including RV camping at the county parks.
Charleston County Park’s James Island Campground is 643 acres of open space and still convenient to explore everything the city has to offer. The campground has both full hookups and primitive sites. You can even take a shuttle service to the downtown convention center so you don’t have to drive!
Alamo Lake State Park, Arizona
In Wenden, Arizona, this state park is home to warm temperatures and access to Alamo Lake. Fishing and boating are what this area is known for. In fact, this lake is one of the best bass fishing lakes in the entire state.
If you want to stay active, there are tons of hiking trails and ATV riding trails. Also, some of the best starry nights can be seen as the nearest light pollution is over 40 miles away. Truly take in the Arizonian nature at Alamo Lake State Park!
- Where to camp: Alamo Lake State Park
- Rent an RV in Arizona reserve on Outdoorsy
Olympic National Park, Washington
“From snow-blanketed mountains to evergreen forests dripping with rain and ocean beaches pounded by winter storms waves, there are many ways to experience winter in Olympic.”National Park Service
The Pacific coast has mild winters but great ocean storms creating massive swells that come crashing in.
Kalaloch campground in the Pacific Northwest that is open year-round. Since it is in the coastal region of the Olympic National Forest, you can send time at the beach, hike the trails and wonder at the rain forest. I would suggest adding this area as part of a Washington Coast road trip.
- Where to camp: Kalaloch Campground in Olympic National Park
- Rent an RV in Olympic National Park – check availability here
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
On the other side of the United States sits Fort Myers, the sunniest place in the US. Seven miles of beachfront give you great opportunities to take in the natural beauty of the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures in the winter will be in the 70s.
The beach accompanied by some of the best food in Florida gives you and your family all it needs to have a fantastic stay. There are over a dozen RV parks in Fort Myers, but there are three main RV parks located in the Fort Myers Beach island. Each of these options is right by the beach and is highly rated for you to make the most of your stay.
- Where to RV Camp with family: Groves RV resort
- Rent an RV in Fort Myers- check availability at Outdoorsy
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
25 miles from downtown Amarillo, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is known for having some of the best scenic spots in all of Texas. Biking and driving through the mountains and canyons is a staple for the park. You can also horseback ride, go shopping, and explore miles of hiking trails.
There are five RV campgrounds on the state park property. Each one has a different nightly fee and amenities. Some have basic power hookups and running water, and some only have access to water. The different options allow you to experience different styles of camping, all on the same property.
- Where to Camp: Palo Duro Canyon State Park
- Rent an RV near Palo Duro Canyon State Park – check availability
Wild River State Park, MN
If you aren’t looking for a tropical getaway this winter, Wild River State Park should be on your list. Located right outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, you spend all day skiing on the mountain, snowshoeing or hiking.
Since you will be close to the city, other things to do are exploring the city, seeing the St. Croix River, and so much more are right there waiting for you.
Minnesota state parks host more than 30 candlelight events throughout the winter including Wild River State Park. Generally the one in Wild River is scheduled in February.
Rent an all-season camper and snuggle up inside to end a busy day.
- Where to Camp: Wild River State Park
- Where to Rent an RV: Outdoorsy
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Located in the Sonoran Desert and right on the border of Arizona and Mexico lies Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. As the name implies, this park is the only place in the United States where Organ Pipe Cacti can be found growing naturally. The best ways to take in the beautiful desert landscape include hiking the various trails, driving on very scenic routes, and sit outside at night to experience a flawless night sky.
Along with both backpacking and primitive camping opportunities, there is the Twin Peaks Campground that is specifically catered for RVs. Unfortunately, there are no power hookups, but you will have access to running water and solar showers.
- Where to RV camp: Twin Peaks Campground
- Rent an RV in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA
Update: Unfortunately, Big Basin Redwoods State Park has been damaged by a major wildfire in 2020 and is only partially open until further notice. We are so sad about this but as California’s oldest state park, we know that this area will recover. So we decided to leave it on the list so you can add it to your bucket list. Make sure to check with the California State Park website for updates.
Acquired in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is the oldest state park in all of California. Just like the name suggests, exploring dense forests with towering redwoods is the main attraction. The most popular activity is a 0.5-mile hike through the forest right from the park headquarters. This is wheelchair and stroller accessible and easy enough for the whole family. You will see a glimpse into this park’s beautiful, natural features.
This hidden oasis is filled with beautiful foliage and luxurious waterfalls to give you an awesome experience. There are four total campgrounds but only Huckleberry Campground is open year-round
- Where to RV Camp: Huckleberry Campground
- Rent an RV near Big Basin Redwoods State Park from $90 a night here
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The final location on this list is Albuquerque, New Mexico. Taking hot air balloon rides, doing ghost tours, taking guided tours of the city, and much more awaits your visit. This city is rich in history and culture and is a must-see when on your travels.
Although there a many RV camping options in the city, one of the best-rated is the Albuquerque KOA. This is home to cabin camping and a whole lineup of RV hookups. This is located right next to the Sandia Mountains and is just a short drive from all of the action.
- Where to Camp: KOA Albuquerque
- Rent an RV in Albuquerque – check rates here
Final Thoughts about the best RV destinations for February
One of the great things about RVing is that you can enjoy camping all year long. February is a time where most of us start to get a little stir crazy. Winter days have been short and cold but the season is long and we are ready to head outside. You can find places to camp in February to escape the cold and get a jump on your tan. Or you can experience a truly unique winter RV destination. Get more ideas from this series on the blog:
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