Winter Camping Destinations

November 16, 2020

By: Sarah Dudziak

Winter in Ohio offers some of the most beautiful camping sceneries. Waking up to a sheet of snow covering the tree limbs is absolutely breathtaking, as you sip your hot cup of cocoa from inside your warm RV. The majority of the Ohio State Campgrounds are open all year-round with limited site availability. Here are my top winter camping destinations! 

Logan, OH

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Easy to make Chex Party Snack Mix. A great addition to some eggnog and a Christmas movie in your warm camper.

STAY
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Hike the seven trails, including Old Man's Cave. Stay overnight at the state park which has full hook-up sites year-round.

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Check out the local shops for antiques, artwork and handmade crafts, perfect to bring back home for Christmas presents.

Deleware, OH

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Looking for an easy RV-friendly dinner? Try this crock pot ham and potato recipe. Perfect comfort food for a cold night.

STAY
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Alum Creek's 3,387-acre reservoir is a hub for winter activity, including ice fishing and skating. Full hookup sites are available.

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Take a drive through the Fantasy of Lights, hosted at the campground. Enjoy a fun, decorated holiday tradition!

Lakeside Marblehead, OH

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Pair these buttered rolls with your ham and potato casserole dinner. This warm, fluffy bread is best when dipped.

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Stay at East Harbor's campground with full hookup sites. The perfect location for bird watching is on the trails or the beach.

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Visit Marblehead Lighthouse and take pics of the waterfront. After, shop the local stores while admiring the village lights.

Fort Custer Recreation Area

Augusta, MI

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After a long day playing outside in the snow, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Learn how to make a fun hot chocolate bomb.

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Explore the park's long trails by snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing or mountain biking. Park offers electric sites only.

PLAY
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Take a wine tour in nearby Kalamazoo (20 min drive). Check out these wineries:

Want more info and tips on how to camp during winter? Check out this blog from The Dyrt.