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Old 08-28-2015, 10:16 PM   #81
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What was the worst camp ground you have ever stayed at

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Uh oh... I was looking to book a weekend there in November for a fly fishing trip with some buddies. Probably will be a lot less busy then so I may still camp there. They seem to have "river" sites and "creek" sites. Do you remember which site# you had?
Hopefully the river will have some more water when we are there. I do know that from a fishing perspective, the water is very low right now. Thanks for the post. Hopefully our experience is better. I've camped before just down the road at River Valley and was pleased with the camp.


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While I am not a fan of packed campgrounds, I wouldn't say Cheorkee KOA is even close to a worst campground ever. If it was so bad, how in the world do they pack it out at $85 a night?

Cherokee is packed in the summer. As it starts to get colder, the tourists go away and the campground turns into a ghost town. We camped there once in July a couple years ago. It was packed, and there were children running around.. As they should be. If you go in the summer, get a map of the sites and pick something further away from the office, pool, and trampoline. We had a river site, it was expensive, but if you were to stay in a crap hotel up there it would be $150 a night. The main gripe I had was there is a natural berm along the river to the point that when sitting down at your camp fire you can't see the river. I say save the money, get a pull thru site adjacent to the river sites. You aren't going to fish directly next to the campground anyways if you want to catch fish.

A buddy and I went again this past January to fish the river by the high school, and there were maybe 20 campers there. Great fishing! We also went quail hunting guided by the fly shop on the other end of town. You can even park across from the high school in the evenings and if you're lucky spot the elk heard they transplanted in the mountains a few years back. If you want some fishing tips, go to the fly shop. You can also look at the forum www.ngto.org. Search "Cherokee" on the NGTO site and you will get all of the info you could ever want. The best fishing up there is just after the high school on the way to KOA. Also remember that you need a tribal license to fish the reservation. They sell them at the campground office.

We will probably run up there once it gets cold as well to hit the river.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:27 PM   #82
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Our worst Campground was in Western New Hampshire. I think the name was Woodmore Campground. It was mostly seasonal and it looked like a refugee camp for trailers. All the site were small with trash all over the place. Our camp site had discarded tires on it. Could not make a fire because the fire ring was 3 feet from our camper. I had to use 8 inches of blocks to try to get my camper level. We only stayed the night and left.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:54 PM   #83
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The worst campground we have experienced was Bridge City Campground in Lethbridge Alberta 5 years ago. Unfriendly staff, they lost our reservation with deposit (we got reimbursed later), extremely expensive, entrance was blocked by abandoned vehicles took them an hour to find their owners, a Walmart parking lot would have had more space and privacy, 100' from a busy hi way. NEVER AGAIN, ever.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:09 PM   #84
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Not at a campground but while camping. Robbed twice within an hour.
Hmmm, musta been to close to either detroit or chicago!
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:13 AM   #85
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Followup to my post #75.
I had my gun the 2nd time. I had nothing to give the 2nd robber. I had 4 kids and a lady asleep in the tent. Spent the rest of the night in a chair next to the fire. Out of there the next day.
Oh, this was an invitation only, special event. We where tent camping on the lawn of the Capital Building in Springfield Illinois.
It was a special event for me, never want it to happen again.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:05 PM   #86
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Thanks blackhat6mike and oldgold. Good info.


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Old 03-21-2017, 08:33 PM   #87
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SoHi Campground, Accord, NY 12404, pretty run down. There was trash on the site and it was almost impossible to get level. They have a modern bathroom, but I don't know what kind of people were staying there. One toilet seat was broken, one was out of order and one was absolutely filthy. Three out of three. Secondary bathrooms were so-so at best. Not a place I would go back to.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:58 PM   #89
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Maquoketa caves state park.
Rude hosts
You must be in your camper and quiet by 9pm
Very strict on every rules laid out for state campgrounds.
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Maquoketa caves state park.
Rude hosts
You must be in your camper and quiet by 9pm
Very strict on every rules laid out for state campgrounds.
9pm

That would make me pick that time to break camp.
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