Calling all Snowbirds, forget Florida. Why not try winter camping in Hendersonville and Brevard?
With impressive waterfalls and scenic hiking trails, there’s no better time to visit than right now. Enjoy fewer tourists and have a pick of the best campsites.
If you’re planning to go camping in Hendersonville and Brevard this winter, it pays to be prepared.
Check out our winter camping checklist explaining the things you need to know to make your camping experience the best yet.
Prepare Your RV for Cold Weather
There are many things you can do to winterize your RV for a winter camping trip in Hendersonville and Brevard. Some of these include:
- Installing and/or upgrading insulation
- Charging RV batteries
- Cleaning furnace and checking vents for damage
- Covering the AC unit
- Adding antifreeze to the holding tanks
Protecting your RV plumbing is crucial to avoid freeze-ups and pipes bursting. This will also help you save money down the track.
Keep Warm Inside Your RV
All the RV prepping in the world won’t matter if you can’t stay warm.
Having a heated water hose is essential when the temperature slips below freezing. It will help keep water flowing into your RV and avoid a plumbing disaster.
For a cheaper option, you could also try heat tape. This can be installed on your RV water line or holding tank. But keep in mind the results can vary.
Also consider bringing electric blankets, sleeping bags, and a portable heater.
Learn How to Build a Campfire
After a day exploring the many waterfalls in DuPont State Forest, there’s nothing better than kicking off your boots and unwinding beside a campfire.
During winter, some services in the local area can be limited. Stock up on your wood supplies beforehand and have enough to last your trip.
Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time
Although strenuous, hiking up Mount Pisgah is totally worth it for the scenic 360° view. To enjoy the wonderful trails Pisgah National Forest has to offer, you need to keep your energy up.
Cook high-calorie, high-fat meals to keep you warm and satisfied. Eat often and don’t go to bed hungry. Choose hearty meals such as pasta, chili, and sloppy joes.
Wear Multiple Layers of Clothing
During winter, Henderson and Brevard can experience an average daily temperature of below 53°F. Throw some snow into the mix and you’ve got yourself a chilly winter.
But don’t let that stop you from getting outside. You just need to rug up. Wear layers and bring extra socks and gloves.
Winter Camping Done the Right Way
When you decide to go camping in Brevard and Hendersonville, our checklist will help you do winter camping the right way.
And if you’re looking for the best RV campground in Western North Carolina, look no further. Land of Waterfalls RV campground is nestled between Brevard and Hendersonville.
Better yet, our campground serves as the perfect starting point to explore DuPont State Forest and the Pisgah National Forest. It’s a nature lover’s paradise.
So, what are you waiting for? Book now to secure your site and create camping memories that will last a lifetime.