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Old 03-29-2016, 08:12 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by ryand View Post
Hi All-

Just returned from a trip to branson without the RV. This is a rare one for us for sure....we did miss the Camper for sure. The place we stayed was really nice but the beds were awful. My wife actually said when we woke up after the first morning that we should have camped....that how bad they were. But thats another topic.

We scoped out 4 campgrounds on the west side of town and I was disappointed to say the lease about the private CG offering. Compton Ridge (Closed and re opened last season) Now named something else was in my opinion run down and not really worth the price. Acorn Acres....Aside from the Junk yard at the entrance was alright but My wife did not approve. The Wilderness was very small, tight and cramped but prob the cleanest. Table rock state park was also a winner, however no shade in the FHU sites is a deal breaker.

In 5 years we have only stayed in one Privately owned CG and that was for an overnight stop while traveling... I think that the Midwestern State parks, COE and City/County parks have spoiled me and they are typically 1/2 the cost of most of the private offerings.
ck out Ozarks rv resort ,,,only about 30 mins from branson and it is GREAT

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Old 03-29-2016, 08:27 AM   #32
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COE campgrounds anytime we can. Most prevalent in the south. Rates for us old folks are about $9-$11 a night at 50% off, and the sites are wooded and huge usually. Not so many of these the further west or northeast you go, though. We have a book "COE Campgrounds of America" which is helpful. Our state parks are 25% off for seniors, but some states I've seen don't give any discounts to non-residents.

Just from observing while driving down the road, I'm disappointed in a lot of private campgrounds. Here, anyone with a pasture can put one up. I took a 38 mile drive yesterday and passed 9 separate places where you can park an RV. Most are just people's 5 acre house sites........but all have RV's in 'em!!! Can't remember the last time I saw an empty RV Park, public or private, anywhere..........

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