​5 Winter Camping Suggestions in the Midwest

It’s always nice to see and experience new places. In that spirit, I put together a quick list of 5 suggestions for wintercamping enthusiasts. Next time you are up for an adventure in the midwestern states, check out these beautiful spots!

Hocking Hills State Park @ Hocking Hills, OH (Pictured above) - Photo: Bud Schrader Photography

33 Primitive Camping Sites - walk in, tent, family friendly

70 Full Service

172 Electrical

Hocking Hills State Park offers a flexible schedule of events throughout the winter including:

Winter hikes for fun, Couples romance hikes, Holiday events (both indoor and outdoor), A winter boat show and various festivals. (See the Celander http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/calendar)

My #1 Attraction:

Hocking Hills Annual Winter Hike: See the beautiful caves and rock formations covered in snow.

Peninsula State Park @ Door County, WI - Photo: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/peninsula/

Sites open in the Tennison Bay Campground.

This beautiful area is on the west side of the peninsula providing the added shelter of Green Bay. The campground features electrical hookup, toilets and fresh cold water. Peninsula State Park is between the towns of Fish Creek and Ephraim, which are both uniquely different north country towns built with travelers in mind.

My #1 Attraction:

Scenic cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails all across Peninsula State Park. (See the map: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/peninsula/pdfs/penwintermap.pdf)

Tahquamenon Falls State Park @ Paradise, MI - Photo: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details....

Winter sites open in the Hemlock Campground near the Lower Tahquamenon Falls.

Roughly a 3 mile hike to the iconic Upper Tahquamenon Falls known as one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. It’s cascades can be viewed in a partially frozen formation during the wintertime.

My #1 Attraction:

Just a ½ mile hike from the Upper Falls viewing area is the local Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub. A great place to warm up, grab some fried fish and a Michigan micro brew! (See the webpage: http://www.tahquamenonfallsbrewery.com/)

Sibley State Park @ New London, MN - Photo: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g433...

53 campsites open with electrical for winter campers.

An amazing spot in South Central Minnesota. Beautiful lake Andrew is easily accessible south of the campground. Sibley also has quality educational programs for kids, winter hikes and cross country skiing.

My #1 Attraction:

Mt. Tom is a beautiful observation tower that offers a light approach hike for people of all ages.

True North Basecamp @ Ironton, MN - Photo: http://mnbiketrailnavigator.blogspot.com/2016/02/w...

Lakeside cabins (designed after old mining huts) and camping.

A beautiful area for winter fun! Located 140 miles NW of the Minneapolis area, True North offers both camping and small cabin amenities. This property is right on the lakes created from former mining pits that were abandoned over 30 years ago. Since the times these lands were mined, they have been cared for and developed into a top Minnesota outdoor paradise.

My #1 Attraction:

Over 20 miles of high quality International Mountain Bicycling Association certified trails for Fat Biking all winter long!


Tyler Buss

EE Customer Service Rep