November is National Gratitude Month and this month we are giving thanks for all of the beautiful places where Thousand Trails can take us! From the fun packed summers to winter adventures, Thousand Trails campgrounds has something for everyone all year-round.
The Pacific Northwest is a perfect adventure destination thanks to its natural boundaries of the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east. From beachcombing to mountain climbing, there is so much adventure to be had in this region, you’ll be thankful there are plenty of Thousand Trails’ campgrounds, both along the coast and inland. Like Leavenworth RV Campground, which becomes a magical playground in the wintertime!
Chehalis RV Campground has amazing views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and wooded campsites surrounded by Douglas firs and maple alders. Take a ride on the Polar Express® from November 23 through December 1 or on the Santa Steam Train during the weekends of December 1 and December 8, all aboard the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad. The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum is about a 20-minute drive from the Chehalis RV Campground.
Pacific City RV Campground provides perfect access to the Central Oregon coastline and all the fun the coast brings including winter whale watching. Nearby, Cannon Beach hosts City Lights from November 25 through December 17, as shops compete for the prize to see who has the best holiday displays and lights. South Jetty RV Campground is the perfect spot to stay if you want to check out Sea Lion Caves in Florence where during the winter months hundreds of sea lions gather in the cave to await the arrival of spring.
Be thankful for the 163,696 square miles that make up the state of California which includes 840 miles of coastline and multiple mountain ranges, which combined make California ripe for winter adventures. Yosemite Lakes RV Campground is the perfect place to stay while you explore the less-crowded Yosemite National Park and its winter offerings of downhill and cross-country skiing. Idyllwild RV Campground is a great place to enjoy winter with its great views of the San Jacinto Mountains covered in snow-capped pine trees and is also a great place to tackle the sport of snowshoeing!
If you’re looking to catch the big one, consider winter fishing in Texas, specifically, Lake Texoma where winter waters draw plenty of striped bass, or stripers as they’re also known. Make camp at Lake Texoma RV Campground and be sure to regale your fellow campers with your “big fish story.” Be thankful Thousand Trails’ Lake Texoma location is in the heart of the “Striper Capital of the World!”
Winter Texans have known for years that the Lone Star State is an ideal winter getaway location. The charm of the Texas Hill Country is just as appealing in winter as it is during the other seasons of the year. Stay at Medina Lake RV Campground and enjoy the attractions of Texas Hill Country. Dickens on Main is a holiday event that runs along Main Street in nearby Bourne and features horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, and a very special Christmas tree lighting. This year’s event will be held November 23 and 24.