Depending on your preference, RVing in cold weather is either exhilarating or the worst thing in the world. So, it’s no surprise that during the winter months many RV owners would rather seek out states with warmer weather as opposed to winterizing their RVs and staying put to hibernate.
In a recent Facebook poll, FMCA asked RV owners about their favorite place to camp in the winter. Overwhelming (and not surprisingly to those at FMCA headquarters in chilly Cincinnati), warmer weather states led the poll by a landslide. Arizona topped the list, followed by Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and Nevada.
In light of these results, FMCA is highlighting two of their commercial campground members in each of the three leading states: Arizona, Florida, and Texas. Here are six of the top campgrounds for winter RVing.
*Due to COVID, campgrounds may have limited winter availability in 2021/22. Please check a park’s website for the most up-to-date information.
Grand Canyon/Williams KOA C11910
Centrally located to downtown Williams and the Grand Canyon, this four-star RV park is open year-round and just a few blocks from Route 66. You will conveniently find that this is a pet-friendly campground, and it is equipped with 30- and 50-amp electric options; sewer and water hookups; free cable TV; Wi-Fi; an indoor swimming pool; laundry facilities; showers; and a convenience store.
El Pais Motel & Campground C14129
This unique ‘50s, retro-themed boutique motel and campground invites you to take a stylish step back in time. This rare gem of a campground also offers vintage motel rooms and tiny homes along with RV sites, poolside movies, and an eclectic clubhouse. Located in Tucson, the campground offers sewer, water, and electric hookups; a dump station; Wi-Fi, and showers.
Bluewater Key RV Park C4828
This luxury RV resort sits in the beautiful Florida Keys just off Highway 1 and offers large private lots averaging 35 feet wide and 80 feet deep. All sites have full hookups with 30- and 50-amp services, high-speed Wi-Fi and HD cable, and a tiki hut. There is also a community boat launch, private docks, a clubhouse, laundry facilities, a dog park, and so much more!
Carrabelle Beach RV Resort C12391
Just steps from the beautiful Carrabelle beach, the Carrabelle Beach RV Resort has an amazing oceanfront view. The facility offers a variety of lodging options, such as ocean-view beach lofts; resort cottages; cozy cabins; stilted bungalows; and, of course, RV sites. All RV sites include full hookups, 30-amp and 50-amp electric, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and picnic tables. You can also utilize the resort’s clubhouse, with a screened-in porch, a fenced dog run, a swimming pool, laundry facilities, and a fish-cleaning station.
Maverick Ranch RV Park C9341
This 4.5-star RV ranch and golf resort near Big Bend National Park is said to be like a diamond in the rough, surrounded by the hills of Quiet Canyon and Lajitas Mesa. Here, you can enjoy horseback riding trails, zip lining, shooting range activities, an Agave Spa day, or play a round of golf at Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Club. The RV park has 100 campsites, 60 of which are pull-through sites. Amenities include full hookups, sewer, water, 30-amp and 50-amp electric, laundry facilities, showers, and a clubhouse. The campground also is pet friendly.
Gain access to premiere full-hookup, pull-through RV sites with 30-amp and 50-amp electric. Features include cable TV; rest rooms and showers; laundry facilities; an on-site store; a swimming pool; a game room; and resort activities and community events. Located close to the beautiful San Antonio River Walk where you can explore restaurants, museums, and beautiful scenery.
Although most RVers select warm weather states for RVing during the winter months, several respondents mentioned that their RV hibernates during the winter months. If you would like more information on winterizing your RV, there’s lots of helpful information on both the FMCAdventure blog and the RV Trader blog. You can also join the FMCA Facebook group here, where the community answers questions, makes suggestions, and shares their RV news and stories.
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