Just because the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, doesn’t mean you have to put away the camping gear or the trailer.  Surprisingly, there is a long list of state parks that allow camping through the winter months on a first come first serve basis.

Sure, winter camping is cold and can be wet at times, but if you’re prepared, there are some great bonuses, like no crowds, you can build a fire, most state park campsites have at least one water supply open, and an out-house.  What else do you need, right?  Okay, maybe a generator if you want a good source of heat besides a fire.

Most travel trailers don’t include a “winter package”, so hooking up to water is probably not a good idea, but you can at least get out of the elements, sleep in comfort, and use the heat in a trailer without de-winterizing it.

Here are just a few campsites you can head to this weekend – without a reservation and some without a fee.

5 Awesome Winter Campgrounds in Eastern Washington Open All Year Round

Just because the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, doesn’t mean you have to put away the camping gear or the trailer. Surprisingly, there is a long list of state parks that allow camping through the winter months on a first come first serve basis. 

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