10 Reasons to Go Camping in Winter

If you’re the adventurous type, then you must have went camping at least once or twice. A fun way to spend time alone or with loved ones, camping is the best way to be one with nature and appreciate the green surrounding you, without technology or anyone else getting in your way. While summer is considered as family camping season, have you ever tried camping in the winter?

winter camping

It must be absurd to think that one would camp during the cold season, but it’s actually fun to experience! There are many reasons to go camping in winter, and it isn’t just because the snow feels more comfortable to lie down in!

Here are reasons to go camping in winter and why you should try it out yourself:

  • Peaceful

Compared to camping during the summer, it’s less crowded because of the families who would rather stay indoors and avoid the cold. This means you will be able to experience utter silence and solitude, where there are no crowds, and the only thing you will be able to see and hear are the beautiful surroundings and your breathing.

  • Great activities


Who said summer had the best activities? Surfing, beach volleyball, and all those summer sports have become too mainstream. Try skiing and snowboarding! Feel the winter breeze rush through your face as you slide down the snowy mountains! You can’t do that during the summer now, can you?

  • Feeling of achievement

No one wants to admit to this benefit, but being able to brag that you camped in the winter is pretty much a great reason why you should try it at least once in your life. You’ll feel the sense of achievement as you tell your stories and impress people of your cold winter night out by the snow.

  • More wildlife

winter wildlife

You’ll be able to spot more animals during the winter as compared to summer, as they are easier to spot from their winter footsteps. This means more sightseeing and better hunting experience.

  • Warm refreshments

During the summer, it sometimes gets too warm to enjoy a cup of cocoa or build a bonfire and make some hot s’mores. It’s just too hot! But when in winter, you have an excuse to build that campfire and enjoy a cup of joe without breaking a sweat.

  • Cold winter nights

Cold winter nights are way better than sweating in a humid tent during the summer! Sure, it will be cold and you’ll have to bundle up, but feeling the softness of the snow beneath you instead of the wet, grassy ground? Now that’s the life of a camper!

  • Less bugs!

Suffering from mosquito bites and bedbugs when waking up in the morning? Or not able to sleep because of a night filled with the buzzing of bugs? You won’t have to worry about that in winter, because you won’t be feeling or hearing those pests anywhere!

  • Beautiful view

From sunrise to sunset, there’s something beautiful about the winter season that fills you up with appreciation towards the season. With a majestic view that isn’t blocked by crowds and sounds by other people, you’ll be able to see what the world has in store for you better than when camping during any other season.

  • Learn about survival

Camping in any season helps you learn more about survival and hunting skills, but because it’s “harder” during the winter, you get to put those skills to the ultimate test and challenge yourself to stay out in the cold weather with your gear. You will learn more throughout your whole winter camping experience, may it be from hunting for food, or making your own campfire in the cold. That, and you’ll be able to adapt to the weather!

  • Experience the thrill

Camping in the winter is a thrill; you get to see more animals, feel the cold blast around your body, and experience the spooky, quiet nights. This is best for those who love a sense of thrill and adventure. As scary as it seems, camping in the winter should definitely be in your bucket list just for the thrill of it!

Hopefully these reasons to go camping in winter will get you to try it out and get you started on your adventure! Just make sure that you stay safe and have the correct gear with you when camping during the cold season. Whether you’re with family, friends, or even out alone, you’ll definitely have the time of your life and won’t regret it.


My name is William, a family man with two kids and the passion for camping. I started Pandaneo with sharing memorable camping experiences back as a newbie camper, introducing my family to the love for the great outdoors. As time passed, we started traveling across states, trying to hit as many campsites we can!