Winter camping is available in Maine's Acadia National Park for any daring souls ready to brave sub-freezing temperatures. Camping isn’t absolutely necessary for park visitors, though. The park also includes 45 miles of backcountry roads great for snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing, which are usually open on a daily basis.
Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is one of the most popular destinations for winter family fun in the northwest. Sledding and snow-tubing are a thrill for both kids and adults, and ranger-led snowshoe hikes bring fresh insight into how plants and animals cope with the park’s frigid winters.
The spectacular winter landscape of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming makes the park a picture-perfect destination for sightseeing, wildlife-viewing, and photography. The park's main roadways are plowed and maintained all winter long, while many back roads are reserved for snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing.
The backcountry of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California provides an ideal place to experience the solitude of winter. Camping has become increasingly popular at this park, since regulations here only require each visitor to obtain a free backcountry wilderness permit. Also, the park's main road typically remains snow-covered throughout the winter, which makes it a perfect cross-country ski route.
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