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3 West Coast Campsites You MUST Check Out in the Winter

Colder temperatures shouldn't stop you from getting out to explore the great wild this winter. With a Trekker Van, you and your friends (or family) can reach even the most remote campsites and natural attractions without too much hassle. 

You don't have to buy an old school RV to enjoy all these perks. Trekker Vans offers clean, modern and safety compliant rental vans to make your next camping trip one to remember. We'll even create a customized package with special equipment, if you need it, for your next adventure. Just pack up your crew and head out to any of these three five incredible camping destinations. 

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

If you want to experience the beauty of the mountains and pass time among some of the oldest living things on the planet, a trip to Sequoia National Forest is a must! Although six of them are on seasonal roads that close in October and November, there are eight campsites that are open year-round. You can stay at the Azalea, Sunset, Crystal Springs, Dorst, Lodgepole, Buckeye Flat, Potwisha or South Fork campsites, even during the coldest days of the year. Thanks to the elevation, you may even see some snow. 

You also don't have to worry about the cold, because you won't be sleeping in a tent. There's a built-in queen bed inside each Trekker Van, and you can add a Roof Top Tent for an extra friend or two. We make it possible to enjoy the great outdoors in the company of trees bigger than buildings at any time of the year. We should note that while these camping facilities do not have RV hookups, they do have showers, laundry centers, and markets or gift shops a short drive away. 

Kartchner Caverns State Park

If you're in the mood to do some exploring in a little warmer weather, you can pack up a van and head to Kartchner Caverns State Park, which is just south of Benson, Arizona. You can go underground to explore an incredible cave system that will leave you in awe. Winter is one of the best seasons to visit, as the Big Room is open to the public. It is closed until mid-October each year to protect the population of cave bats that call the Big Room home. 

All of the campsites here have electric hookups and water. Your fee to stay at the campground includes the right to use the restrooms and showers, as well as the dump station. If you decide to drive off and explore, just be sure you're back before the entrance gate closes at 10 p.m. 

Joshua Tree National Park

Few national parks are as iconic and recognized as the Joshua Tree National Park. This park may be the top destination for camping in the winter in California. In fact, it's so popular for winter use that you should make a point of reserving a campsite well ahead of your planned visit. Thankfully, if you can't get a campsite, Trekker Vans gives you the option of camping off-site if necessary. 

The winter desert can be an incredible experience and an adventure you won't soon forget. With the right equipment and a comfortable place to sleep, you can enjoy your trip in warmth and security. 

Death Valley National Park

The hottest, driest, and lowest nNational pPark is best to visit anytime but the heat of summer. The remote and pristine wilderness of Death Valley National Park provides an amazing vistas, unbeatable camping experiences, and some of the most picturesque landscapes in North America. With average winter highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s, you can explore the vast expanses without fear of evaporating from the famous heat this park can deliver. 

Jalama Beach County Park

It can be hard to pick a destination when the West Coast of our beautiful lower 48 is over 1500 miles long! This little surfing gem is far enough away to be special, but still just a few hours drive from San Francisco. Jalama Beach County Park is just nNorth of Santa Barbara with an awesome campground that has the best of mild winters, and a secluded beach with amenities that make for easy camping and of course some epic surfing!

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