Why it’s better to camp in the winter than summer

Avoid the Crowds

No matter how hard you promote the pleasures of winter camping, the majority of people will still think you’re whacked. That’s a good thing. One of the greatest advantages of spending a few nights in the frozen woods is that you will most likely have the area to yourself.

No mozzies

As great as camping in summer can be, the bugs are usually a major annoyance. But since mosquitoes can’t stand the cold, winter means no more itchy bites, buzzing in your ears, or smelly mosquito repellent.

The winter night sky is magnificent


Days are shorter in winter, meaning the stars come out quite a bit earlier. And, with the coastal campgrounds in our national parks being away from built up areas, there are no city lights to block the stunning views above.