Congaree National Park, SC
This stunning stretch of 26,000 acres in the backcountry of Palmetto State may not be a household name, but it’s well worth a wintry trek. In December and January, the high averages between 58–61°F and the low hovers around 36–42°F, making it comfortable for hiking and camping. Worth noting: A reservation and a backcountry permit is required to camp in Congaree, but should you prefer more bourgeoisie lodging, head to Columbia about 30 minutes away and book a room at Hotel Trundle or the Graduate Columbia. Bonus: Congaree park admission is free.
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