Christmastime may have been warmer than Thanksgiving this year but there is still a chill in the air. You know that winter weather is inevitable, not to mention how it can drag on well past the date Punxsutawney Phil predicts spring to arrive. So are you ready to escape the onslaught of snow to warmer climates? Here are some great snowbird RV campgrounds, ready to keep you warm until spring weather makes its way back north. Depending on your snowbird lifestyle, you may even want to visit them all!

Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi

Around 40 miles south of Tennessee and a little less than five miles west of the Alabama border is Tishomingo, the Mississippi State Park named for Chief Tishomingo, leader of the Chickasaw nation.  The park is right in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains which means you’ll be in for some fabulous views as well as some steep inclines. Bursting with scenic views from rugged rocks to fauna and flowers, camping is available year-round at the campgrounds. Be sure to call ahead for availability. Reservations can also be made online.

In addition to the scenic views is a lot of history. Archaeological digs have located incredible finds dating back thousands of years. The park boasts 13 miles of hiking trails where you’ll see waterfalls, wildlife, and, being at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the only rock formations in the state of Mississippi. Other recreation includes disc golf, swimming pool, rock climbing (by permit), and canoeing.

If you are planning your snowbird RV getaway based on the weather, it may be helpful to note that the average temperatures in Tishomingo during the months of December through February are in the low 50s with night temps dipping into the high 20s. November and March temps are in the low to mid 60s while October and April average temperatures are in the low 70s.

Fort Wilderness Resort, Florida

For family- and pet-friendly RVing all year long but especially nice for snowbirds during the winter, it’s hard to beat Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. With 750 acres of pine and cypress forest combined with Disney’s trademark magical experiences, you can’t go wrong.

Full hook-ups at campsites which boast concrete pads with sizes up to 18’ by 60’ can accommodate even the largest, most luxurious snowbird RV.

Besides the obvious parks of Disney, there are plenty of activities and amenities for campers of all ages with unique experiences available like archery and the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool. If you prefer to be out on the water, there are boat rentals and fishing available as well as canoe and kayak rentals. If you are more of a landlubber, bike rentals, horseback riding, wagon rides, holiday sleigh rides and even pony rides are offered. Of course, there are also basketball and sand volleyball courts, jogging trails, playgrounds and arcades.

The Florida weather is perfect for escaping the northern cold winters. Temperatures average in the low 70s from December through February. November and March average in the high 70s and the 80s are the average temps in October and April.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Tucked between El Paso and San Antonio along the Mexican border is Big Bend National Park. Over 800,000 acres of mountains, canyons, desert and rivers are just waiting to be explored. There are plenty of campsites, but RV sites can often be booked for weeks in advanced. Be sure to call ahead or book online. The Rio Grande Village campground has full hookups and offers beautifully scenic vistas.

There are backcountry camping opportunities for those who prefer boondocking. Permits are required for backcountry camping and are only issued in person during normal visitor center hours. They are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and may be obtained up to 24 hours in advance of the trip, so the park advises having alternative itineraries and campsites.

The weather down in west Texas boasts High 60s to low 70s December through February with mid-70s to low 80s in November and March.  It’s really warm in October and April when the mercury hits the mid- to high-80s.

There are park-suggested itineraries for 1-, 3-, and 7-day trips to help you make the most of your vacation.   Amazing activities for all types of campers:

  • Scenic Drives
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • River kayaking, canoeing, or rafting
  • They even have air tours

Make sure to bring water and something for shade if you plan to travel around on foot when the weather is at its warmest. The scenery is breathtaking but so is the heat!

Anastasia State Park, Florida

Here’s a park where you can trade cold snow for comfortable sand! Here, the average temperature from December through February hovers around 70 degrees. November and March are in the mid-70s with October and April averaging about 80 degrees.

The park is open year-round and pet friendly, however pets are not allowed on the beach.

Located in St. Augustine, Florida, the park is near the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. There’s a chance you’ll get to listen in on music that may be coming from a concert there, but a local ordinance ensures that all music ends by 10 p.m.

Special events happen frequently, such as concerts at the Amphitheatre and Nature Programs, offering unique experiences to campers. This park is great for hikers, boaters, wildlife explorers or those just looking for a quiet beach to soak up some Florida sunshine.

  • There is a full list of amenities including ADA Accessible Picnic Area, Ramps and Swimming. Additionally, there are historic sites and memorable exhibits, some of which you can’t find anywhere else:
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird & Wildlife Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking & Sailing
  • Body Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Historic  & Nature Trails
  • Star Gazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding

When planning your winter snowbird RV vacation, whether you choose Mississippi, Texas or Florida, these are some of the many parks and campgrounds that offer not only a welcome break from the chill of the northern winter weather, but many sights and activities as well. While the snow flies back here in the northern states, your extended time will fly for you down south as you enjoy the sun, sand, and sights!

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Here it is, a brand new year. You’ve rung in 2019, written your list of New Year’s resolutions, and put away your holiday decorations. What better way to get that exercise you promised yourself while looking for the recreational vehicle of your dreams than attending some of the best 2019 RV shows in Ohio?

It doesn’t get better than this – walking through hundreds of the newest models of RVs. Think of the hiking and biking trails you can discover when you hook up your new RV and set out for a weekend getaway, a week-long boondocking trip, or an extended vacation! Mark your calendars, put on your walking shoes, and head to one of these RV shows!

Camp & Travel Show – Jan 25, 26, 27

Start the year off right at the Camp and Travel Show. If you visit just one 2019 RV show, make it our Camp & Travel Show located at the Seagate Center in Toledo, OH!

No matter what January weather Mother Nature dishes out, it will be warm and dry inside the SeaGate Convention Centre. Conveniently located at 401 Jefferson Avenue in downtown Toledo, the SeaGate Centre will host the top manufacturers who will be presenting more than a hundred RVs. It’s your first chance of the new year to examine hundreds of makes and models inside and out.  Countless vendors and exhibitors will also be available for all your RV and RV accessories needs from hitches to camping gear.

This is the first major show of the year. It will be a great way to get yourself prepared for the 2019 camping season!

Fallen Timbers Spring Show – May 3, 4, 5

The Spring Show in May will be held at the Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main Street in Maumee, OH. You will find rows and rows of RVs available to explore. All types of RVs including motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and more will be on display. The entry to this show is free, so take advantage of this fabulous opportunity to browse all types of RVs to find the models and features that you desire.  Special show pricing means you can get the RV of your dreams!

Best Reasons to Shop at the 2019 RV Shows

There are hundreds of reasons to attend, but finding new models or new features and seeing the latest in RV technology are the top three reasons to shop at the 2019 RV shows. Be the first to see what’s new – the latest and greatest – and get a jump on the camping season this year.

Whether you are seasoned camper with a growing family looking to upgrade, a family who’s all grown up so you’re looking to downsize, or you are new to camping and contemplating purchasing your first RV, the 2019 RV shows offer an opportunity to speak with dealers and representatives to get information about every type of model available. These shows are one-stop-shopping at its finest!

With dealers, vendors and exhibitors all under one roof, it’s a great place for convenient accessory shopping to find what you need. Not to mention a good place to find special pricing opportunities. It is also a chance to meet with other camping enthusiasts to discuss tips, tricks and some of the adventures in RV camping life like dispersed camping. You may find your new favorite RV getaway through a conversation you strike up with a fellow RVer!

Keep an Eye Out for More 2019 RV Shows & Events!

While these are just a couple of the shows to get the year started, RV Wholesale Superstore has plenty of events in store for the rest of 2019! Keep an eye out for announcements of new shows and weekend events in May, July and throughout the year. Remember, these shows offer a great variety of recreational vehicles for you to tour, in every shape and size, from tiny teardrop travel trailers to enormous luxury motor coaches and everything in between.

Looking for an RV Right Now? Contact RV Wholesale Superstore

Our 2019 RV shows are a great place to find what you need, but if you want to find the RV of your dreams today, the professionals at RV Wholesale Superstore are ready to help. Visit us in-person at 5080 W. Alexis Road, in Sylvania, OH or call us at 866-658-4961

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Browse more than 100 RVs from top manufacturers, presented by Northwest Ohio RV Dealers at “The Big Show.” There will be aisles and aisles of vendors and exhibitors that carry everything from RVs to RV accessories and campgrounds.

54th Annual Camp & RV Show - January 25 - 27

 

January 25 to 27 – SeaGate Centre, Toledo, OH

Join us for the 54rd Annual Camp & Travel Show at the SeaGate Centre (401 Jefferson Ave.) in downtown Toledo, OH. See what’s new in the 2019 line-up and get the RV you’ve had your eye on at low show prices!