Men's Journal

6 Spectacular Fall and Winter Campsites to Escape Off-Season Doldrums

 Gary Koutsoubis

Camping is typically considered a summertime activity. But pitching a tent in the cooler months is equally great—if not better—thanks to the lack of crowds, more manageable (read: less sweat-inducing) temperatures), and fewer insects.

The best part? You don’t need to travel far to soak up the best of the Great Outdoors (with survivable weather). Here are six campgrounds across the U.S. worth checking out this season. Just remember to pack an extra blanket or two (or in some cases, actual winter gear)—and leave your bug spray at home.

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