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20 Beautiful Camper Destinations for This Winter

Published on June 14th, 2018 by Donna Gum
This post was updated on August 29th, 2018

Looking for Warm Snowbird RV Paradises for the Winter?

We looked around for some of the best campsites in the country for fun and staying warm. Snowbirds like to migrate south to warmer climes. Check out our list of twenty beautiful, warm, winter campgrounds.

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  1. South Padre Island—Texas KOA on the Gulf Coast
  2. Joshua Tree KOA—Palm Springs, CA
  3. Reunion Lake RV Resort—Robert, Louisiana
  4. Jekyll Island Campground—Jekyll Island, Georgia
  5. River’s End Campground—Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia
  6. Golden Village Palms RV Resort—Southern California
  7. Pechanga RV Resort—Temecula, CA
  8. Pala Casino RV Resort—Pala, CA
  9. Briarcliffe RV Resort—Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  10. West Bay Oaks RV Park—Largo, FL
  11. Tampa South RV Resort—Ruskin, FL
  12. Canyon Lake RV Resort—Mission, TX
  13. Raintree RV Park—Rockport, TX
  14. Maverick Ranch RV Park—Lajitas, TX
  15. Santa Fe Skies RV Park—Santa Fe, NM
  16. Tropical Palms RV Resort—Kissimmee, FL
  17. River Falls at the Gorge—Lakemont, GA
  18. Pine Crest RV Park—Slidell, LA
  19. Enchanted View RV Park—Elephant Butte, NM
  20. Wilderness Oaks RV Resort—Corpus Christi, TX

South Padre Island, Texas KOA

Snow is a fluke in exciting South Padre Island. In 44 years, snow has fallen three times. Campers preferring island life are attracted to South Padre Island.

RV and Camper Accessibility: At South Padre, There are 98’ foot pull-thru sites.  Getting around with your camper or RV is no problem.

Amenities: South Padre also offers, as shown on their amenities page, activities for children, such as crafts and outdoor movies in the evening. Adults enjoy a free shuttle to the beach and across the bridge to Port Isabel.

Things to Do Nearby: My favorite activity at South Padre Island is sand castle building.  Apparently, the gulf coast has some of the best sand in the world for sand castles.  And there’s no one better to teach you than Sandy Feet.  Under her instruction, and in about 2 hours, we made an amazing sand castle on the beach.  Other tourists were so impressed they thought we were pros…  Our South Padre Island vacation is still a family favorite because of Sandy Feet and her sand castle class.

Nearby at Pier 19 restaurant (which is literally on the pier) watch the dolphins frolic while you enjoy a hearty Texas meal.  Step outside and look out at the beautiful ocean scenery. For variety, you can reserve Osprey cruises for fishing.

Contact this resort at for more information.

Joshua Tree KOA—Palm Springs, CA

Camping in the desert may not be for everyone, but if a camper is a desert child, he can’t get enough of it. Desert devotees never tire of the rock climbing, endless trails to hike, and the lovely hues of the twilight shading the rocks from red to purple during vivid sunsets.

RV and Camper Accessibility: This campground offers full hookups with back-in gravel sites accepting up to 65’ RVs in length.

Amenities: With two sets of hiking trails, some of which offer views of the valley and go past waterfalls, the hiker has no fewer than ten trails to choose from. Guided hikes are available also.

Featured also at this campsite are water aerobics, and Texas hold ’em championships.

Things to Do Nearby: The nighttime sky is a popular draw for astronomers with the stars shining brightly away from the city lights. Rock-climbing offers challenges such as Gunsmoke, Iron Resolution, and the well-known Streetcar Named Desire. Birdwatching and spotting wildlife in their natural habitats are also of interest to many. If a camper prefers city life, Palm Springs is nearby for shopping and restaurants.

See the website for more information.

Reunion Lake RV ResortRobert, Louisiana

This luxury resort is built around the lake full of southern ambiance with lovely sunsets to enjoy year-round. For convenience, the entrance features an RV friendly gas station and convenience store. Campers enjoy the personal poolside service, personal cabanas, and fitness center.

RV Accessibility: The Reunion Lake RV Resort provides sites for RVs up to 60 feet in length with a tow dolly.

Amenities: Reunion Lake RV Resort has modeled itself as a luxury resort with a giant hot tub, mini golf course, and outdoor amphitheater for movies under the stars. Golf carts are available for transportation around the grounds.

Things to Do Nearby: The town of Robert offers much in the way of entertainment with the Steamboat Natchez, tours of the Old New Orleans Rum Distilleries, and the Louisiana Renaissance Festival.

For more information or to make reservations, go to

Jekyll Island CampgroundJekyll Island, Georgia

This Jekyll Island campground offers paths to walk amongst the pleasantly shading oaks dripping with Spanish moss to avoid the hot southern sunshine. Boat enthusiasts will enjoy the Jekyll Island Marina.

RV Accessibility: Jekyll Island offers 145 full hookup sites with pull-in and backup capabilities.

Amenities: Golf carts are available. WiFi is proffered also with mini-golf, poolside grills, and hot tubs.

Things to Do Nearby: Jekyll Island has ten miles of beaches, four award-winning golf courses, and kayaking opportunities to watch the dolphins play.

Book your reservations online: [email protected]

River’s End CampgroundTybee Island, Savannah, Georgia

Located in beautiful Savannah, River’s End is near no fewer than five lovely beaches where one may soak up the sun and swim. Savannah has several sites that history buffs will find irresistible.

RV Accessibility: River’s End Campground offers a variety of sites for different campers and RVs with full hookups.

Amenities: Full amenities are offered with each site at River’s End Campground. Shade trees are also available with some sites.

Things to Do Nearby: Besides exploring the historic district in Savannah and having a picnic in Forsyth Park, revelers will enjoy the Mardi Gras parade as well as the wine festival.

For more details, visit

Golden Village Palms RV Resort—Southern California

This resort is centered for a variety of tastes, whether it’s fishing in the nearby lake, visiting the desert near Joshua Tree, or shopping until you drop at the many outlet shops in Palm Springs.

RV Accessibility: With over a thousand full hookups, one is sure to find the ideal campsite.

Amenities: Golden Village Palms RV Resort sports three pools and spas, is pet-friendly with pet events, and also features fitness classes.

Things to Do Nearby: Enjoy fishing at the beautiful Diamond Valley Lake, or go shopping if the mood strikes at designer shops in Palm Springs. Delight in the variety of restaurants from casual to full delicious Italian meals. Float over the vineyards in a hot air balloon.

Reserve your stay now online at

Pechanga RV ResortTemecula, CA

Campers enjoy this area for the variety of activities it offers them such as the Comedy Club or the Cabaret. Don’t forget the outdoor activities such as hot air balloon rides.

RV Accessibility: Pechanga RV Resort offers 206 roomy sites to accommodate even the largest RVs.

Amenities: The award-winning resort offers celebrity treatment with its spas, fitness centers, and golf course. The resort is expanding and will soon offer additional fun.

Things to Do Nearby: This RV resort offers close proximity to the casino, providing no end of entertainment. Wine tastings and golf also abound for those seeking adventure.

For more information, visit their website for more details.

Pala Casino RV ResortPala, CA

Surrounded by the Palomar Mountains, lovely views stand out from all sides with a casino near that offers indoor entertainment.

RV Accessibility: This resort boasts 100 full sites with grass lawns and picnic tables.

Amenities: Campers will enjoy the fifty channels to browse on television. Scavenger hunts and Tiki parties are arranged to amuse all, including going for a refreshing swim in the heated pool.

Things to Do Nearby: Enjoy visiting the casino, and also its myriad offerings of restaurants and a spa.

Visit their website to view their new RV resort.

Briarcliffe RV ResortMyrtle Beach, South Carolina

Briarcliffe is a favored RV Resort due to its prominent location to the many activities, nightlife, and dining at Myrtle Beach.

RV Accessibility: Briarcliffe RV Resort offers 166 sites with full hookups for a variety of RVs and Campers.

Amenities: Briarcliffe offers 70 channels on Time Warner. Briarcliffe also features an Olympic size pool overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

Things to Do Nearby: Festive campers may enjoy the Carolina Opry or the Alabama Theatre. Fishing charters are also available nearby for those who enjoy going out to sea.

Contact Briarcliffe RV Resort at for more information.

West Bay Oaks RV ParkLargo, Florida

West Bay Oaks features a resort for the 55+ crowd, although they recommend a call from their RV customers as there is some flexibility allowed.

RV Accessibility: West Bay Oaks features a variety of RV and camper sites with full hookups. Most sites are beneath mature oak trees lined with Spanish moss.

Amenities: West Bay Oaks has WiFi in addition to cable. They also plan several activities in their pavilion and recreation hall.

Things to Do Nearby: Beach-goers may enjoy themselves at the nearby Clearwater Beach. Fishing is available as are fishing charters.

Contact West Bay Oaks at for reservations.

Tampa South RV ResortRuskin, FL

Tampa South RV Resort

Situated on the Manatee River in South Ruskin, Florida, the Tampa South RV Resort prides itself on being a quiet, waterfront RV Park. The marina on the Manatee River features 19 boat slips. Easy access boat ramps are handy with two fishing piers are available for enthusiasts along with fish cleaning stations.

RV and Camper Accessibility: Open year-round for snowbirds, each site accommodates one RV, (size unspecified), one vehicle, and one tow dolly.

Amenities: Campers can enjoy phone hook-up and full internet for extended stays. Among the on-site activities besides fishing and boating are billiards and horseshoes.

Things to Do Nearby: The RV Resort includes the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center where one may visit the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum and hike the trails. Golf devotees will be sure to enjoy the Cypress Creek Golf Club and bar which is open to the public seven days a week.

Contact for reservation information.

Canyon Lake RV ParkMission, TX

This Spanish style RV Park is located 15 minutes from the Mexican Border, featuring clear skies and a ten acre lake.

RV Accessibility: This 55+ community in the Rio Grande Valley features 419 level sites with full hookups.

Amenities: Canyon Lake RV Park offers a library, heated pool, and a woodworking shop for those who enjoy working with their hands. This exciting RV Park features no fewer than four separate day trips to Mexico as well as additional trips to nearby towns in Texas.

Things to Do Nearby: Golfers will be pleased to learn there are four golf courses in the area as well as the Iwo Jima Museum, Padre Island Nat’l Seashore, and the National Butterfly Center.

Contact for more information.

Raintree RV ParkRockport, TX

The Raintree RV Park is centrally located near Rockport Beach as well as their two ponds for fishing.

RV Accessibility: Raintree RV Park offers sites for various RVs and campers with full hookups.

Amenities: Raintree RV Park offers activities nightly in their recreation hall. Birdwatching is a common activity for Mallards, Great Blue Heron, Egrets and the endangered Red-Billed Whistling Duck.

Things to Do Nearby: Campers may enjoy the Annual Gospel Music Festival as well as the Country-Western Dance at the Circle W RV Ranch Dance Hall.

Visit to book your reservations.

Maverick Ranch RV Park—Lajitas, TX

Maverick Ranch RV Park, under the western sky, is known for its challenging outdoor activities, although milder pursuits are available at the same time at the western resort.

RV Accessibility: Maverick Ranch RV Park has 100 sites with full hookups, several of which can accommodate the big rigs.

Amenities: Campers won’t be overcome with boredom with zip lining, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking. For those who prefer milder days, there is the spa and golfing.

Things to Do Nearby: Nearby activities include river tours of the Big Bend River, ATV tours, and bird hunting.

For more information, visit the website at

Santa Fe Skies RV Park—Santa Fe, NM

The Santa Fe Skies RV Park is favored due to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains overlooking the Rio Grande Valley. The painterly sunsets and clear skies are a pleasure each day for campers.

RV Accessibility: The Santa Fe Skies RV Park has 98 sites, many of which are pull through or back in with full hookups.

Amenities: The Park is located just off the Turquoise Trail, where an artist’s colony may be found at Madrid.

Things to Do Nearby: Hikers will enjoy the trails and the scenery is a draw for photographers. Museums are also close by for entertainment.

Visit their website at

Tropical Palms RV Resort—Kissimmee, FL

Located in Orlando, only 4 miles from Disney World, the Tropical Palms RV Resort has the attraction of a lifetime nearly in its backyard. Although some campers may go for the peace and quiet, it is a given that many go due to the proximity to Disney World.

RV Accessibility: Tropical Palms RV Resort has pull through and back in sites to fit any RV or camper with full hookups.

Amenities: Dive-in movies to watch from the pool, live music events, and children’s activities are featured at the Tropical Palms RV Resort.

Things to Do Nearby: Disney World, Discovery Cove, and swimming with the dolphins are the unforgettable activities near this resort.

Contact for more information.

River Falls at the Gorge—Lakemont, GA

Campers looking for a quiet but lovely campground are attracted to River Falls at the Gorge Resort.

RV Accessibility: River Falls at the Gorge has a variety of campsites to choose from with many being waterfront.

Amenities: With luaus, karaoke, holiday celebrations, and a pool, many enjoy the regular events. Golf carts are the mode of transportation.

Things to Do Nearby: There are hiking trails, the Foxfire Museum, and the Unicoi State Park for entertainment as well as a variety of restaurants.

For booking information, visit the website,

Pine Crest RV Park—Slidell, LA

Though situated near New Orleans, this resort seems a world away with its quiet views and tall pines.

RV Accessibility: The Pine Crest RV Resort has several pull in sites.

Amenities: Rafting on the river, heated indoor pool, and fishing in a beautiful tree shaded locale are just one of the many choices available to campers.

Things to Do Nearby: For excitement, campers have only thirty minutes to the French Quarter or Casino, Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums, as well as Riverboat Cruises.

Check out for more information.

Enchanted View RV Park—Elephant Butte, NM

Campers are drawn to this area due to the lovely mountain and lake views.

RV Accessibility: 36 hookups are available, most with a peaceful lake view.

Amenities: WiFi is available, there is a clubhouse, and the campground is pet friendly.

Things to Do Nearby: Fishing, hunting, boating, jet skis, sailing and state parks are all within minutes of this Resort. Mexico is only a day trip away for revelers.

Contact for more information.

Wilderness Oaks RV Resort—Corpus Christi, TX

Revelers are drawn to the beautiful scenery which photographers will love. Located on the Gulf coast, there are many attractions beyond the beaches.

RV Accessibility: Big rig pull-throughs with full hookups are available at this resort.

Amenities: Water lovers will enjoy the pool. There is also a clubhouse on the grounds.

Things to Do Nearby: Campers will have a plethora of choices with fishing, boating, hiking, and biking. Be sure not to miss the cruises or the dolphins.

Contact for more information.

Lots to choose from!

As you’re making plans for the winter season (early reservations are a must for many resorts) we’ve compiled this list with all sorts of variety in destinations. We want to help you choose just what you want from many different environments such as desert, Disney, quiet, historical, island, and resorts catering to the over 55 crowd. Resorts covered offer a choice between mild, easy-going days to rigorous, physically demanding days including rock-climbing, zip lining, and horseback riding.

What will your next choice be for your own personal snowbird migration?

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