Camping Places to Go in Winter
In general, summer months are preferred for camping. However, this pleasure can be experienced not only in summer but also in winter. Winter camp is a little different from summer camp and may require more equipment. For example; You should have your belongings such as shovels, coats, boots, berets, gloves with you. One of the important points is the choice of camping site.

Especially before going to the winter camp, you should definitely examine the meteorological data of the place you are going to. You should choose the periods when there is no wind and not much precipitation. If there is a lot of snow where you are going, you should build a snow wall around your tent or dig a hole and set up the tent in this hole. These will protect you from the wind and keep your tent warm. After this short and valuable information, let's take a look at where to camp in winter together;

-Erciyes Mountain

Erciyes Mountain, located within the provincial borders of Kayseri, is one of our ideal mountains for camping in winter with its height of 3917 meters. “Çobanini location” and “Milk Donduran Plateau” are the most preferred camping areas in this region. To reach these areas, you need to hike for 4-5 hours from Erciyes Ski Center. This situation is a bit difficult with a bag and supplies on your back. As an alternative route, you can take the chairlift to Zümrüt point and then reach the campsite with a 1-hour walk. These regions are also camping areas for mountaineers who come for summit climbing.


One of the first places that come to our minds during the winter months is Uludağ in Bursa. It is one of the most ideal places for winter camping with its 2543 meters high summit. In winter, places close to ski resorts can be preferred for tent camping. Sarı Alan, Kirazlı, Kadı and Sobra plateaus are also suitable for camping.


When Antalya is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the summer months, but it is a very suitable city for camping during the winter months. Especially Saklıkent is a place located on the Beydağları located in the west of Antalya, and it is ideal for winter camping 4 months of the year, as it is under the influence of the semi-Mediterranean semi-terrestrial climate.

-Kaz Mountains

Mount Ida is an ideal choice for winter camping. The highest point of Kaz Mountains is 1774 meters, but it is a mountain with harsh winter months. You can go to these mountains by passing through Balıkesir Edremit. Kaz Mountains have the status of a national park and you may experience difficulties in camping. Camping without a guide is prohibited. In addition, the guide fee and the entrance fee belong to you.

-Fairy Chimneys

Located within the borders of Nevşehir province, Cappadocia is an ideal place for winter camping. Cappadocia, one of the most mystical places for winter camping, enchants you with its fascinating atmosphere. It will be relaxing and beautiful to sleep in the shade of fairy chimneys at night and wake up with balloons flying in the sky in the morning. Entrance fees to many regions in Cappadocia are charged and you may have some trouble finding a place.

- Aladaglar

We can call the Aladaglar mountaineering paradise of Turkey. There are more than 50 peaks in the Aladağlar National Park region. The highest point is Kızılkaya peak with 3767 meters, followed by Büyük Demirkazık. Aladağlar is located within the borders of Niğde, Kayseri and Adana and spreads over a very large area. The variety of climbing routes, different hiking routes, rock structures and places to camp in winter are quite high.

-Ilgaz Mountains

Ilgaz Mountain National Park is within the borders of Kastamonu and Çankırı provinces. It is the highest mountain in the Western Black Sea region. With a height of 2857 meters, Büyük Hacet peak is the highest peak. It is a place that attracts campers, mountaineers and skiers from not only Turkey but all over the world. It is an ideal place for winter camping with its nature and fresh air.

-Mountain of Light

Located within the borders of Kızılcahamam district of Ankara, Işık Mountain is preferred by campers due to its proximity to the center of Ankara. The highest point of this mountain is 2034 meters. There is also Karagöl in the nearby area and this area is ideal for camping.

-Murat Mountain

Murat Mountain is a place located in the Gediz district of Kütahya province. Especially “Sarıçiçek Plateau” at an altitude of 2000 meters is an ideal place for winter camping. The highest point of this mountain is 2312 meters and it is quite snowy in the first four months of the year. There are also hot thermal water spas in the region.

Let's take a look at what needs to be considered in winter camps;
- Most importantly, don't forget your tent and tent mat. If possible, you should buy 2 or even 3 tents when going camping during the winter months.
- Be sure to buy matches, lighters, dry wood and kindling.
-Don't forget to buy a heater.
-Don't forget to buy a sleeping bag suitable for winter months.
- Buy clothes that prevent heat loss, provide insulation and are waterproof.
-Make sure to buy thermal underwear, socks, berets, neck collars and blankets.
-Cold weather resistance is very important. Therefore, keep and consume foods that are high in calories.
- The batteries of your electronic devices to be used should be kept warm, especially in the winter camp.

We wish you a pleasant, beautiful and wonderful camp where you collect great memories…