There are a lot of people who take full advantage of their tiny home being mobile and move it often, getting out there and seeing the country. National parks are always a popular destination for the RV crowd, and the Tiny House crowd is not much different. Although the summer months have a ton to offer the National Park visitor, you would be surprised at how much there is to do and how much beauty there is to see during the winter months as well. Although this list is not comprehensive by any means, here are five great national parks to park your tiny house in this winter.
You might not think of the Grand Canyon as snowy in the winter, but the ridges actually do get their fair share. This provides for some of the most beautiful winter hiking in the country. The North Ridge is closed for the winter but the South Ridge stays open year round. If you are off the grid or at least can be for a few days, Mather Campground is for you. If you want full hookups, the adjacent Trailer Village RV Park can meet your needs.
With some of the best stargazing in the country, Bryce Canyon looks great day or night. But when the snow sets on its spires, the landscape is absolutely breathtaking. Keep in mind that here if the temperatures are freezing the dump station is closed and there are no hookups. But can you think of a place that you would rather be off the grid than here?
Yosemite may be known for its flowing waterfalls, but take a look at the photo above and one would be hard-pressed not to say it is known for its winterscapes. There is snowshoeing, skiing and fishing all available with this beautiful backdrop. Tiny Home owners are once again roughing it here, but there are full RV hookups at Yosemite Pines in Groveland, California which is nearby the park. (Some people’s opinion of nearby varies greatly.)
Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles rise as high in elevation as 12,000+ feet. Not that you are going to be able to get to all of them in the winter. They do have non-hookup campsite open year round located at 8160 feet (2487 meters) in a ponderosa pine forest above the meadows of Moraine Park. If you are looking for full hookups you can check out many of the nearby commercial RV Parks and Campgrounds.
The North Carolina and Tennessee borders are covered in some of the most beautiful country and make up a majority of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Known for its nature and culture, it is no wonder that it is America’s most visited national park. In the winter, the animals and plants may go away, but the beauty of the mountains comes out in force. There are places with non-hookup available inside the park year round in the front-country sites. If you need hookups there are commercial RV parks nearby.
Remember to please reach out to each of these places before you go to make sure that they are aware of the fact that you are bringing a tiny house and not an RV to their properties.
If you would like to rent an existing tiny house near a National Park or some other cool place check out out Pinterest board for some cool tiny house rentals.
Where would you want to take your tiny house during the winter? Which national parks do you like? Let me know in the comments below.