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Old 03-08-2015, 07:33 AM   #1
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Cost of campgrounds

Ok I have heard some people bring up cost on a topic i started on under koa. It got me wandering what do most people pay for a full hook up? Really has me wandering if I'm paying to much at tube places I go. We have one county campground a hour away but its $33 or so a night. Just wandering
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:21 AM   #2
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Ok I have heard some people bring up cost on a topic i started on under koa. It got me wandering what do most people pay for a full hook up? Really has me wandering if I'm paying to much at tube places I go. We have one county campground a hour away but its $33 or so a night. Just wandering
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We usually see $24 to $34 for Full Hookups in the type of places we "Wander" around and stay at. I would say if you enjoy the County Park and it has Full Hookups at $33 a night there is nothing wrong with that at all. Of course I'm not one to get too picky about cost of site if I like the park and it is in an area the family wants to spend time.

I know people who pay a lot more than us, but they enjoy the RV Resort atmosphere and that's not really our style. We are more State Park, ACOE, National Park or National Forest Campers so we do more Water and Electric Only with a Dump Station. Those typically range in the $18 to $24 window with a few as low as $12 per night. We don't stay in those because of cost so much as that's the type of atmosphere we like.
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:32 AM   #3
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In Ontario we pay $46.50 for Hydro at a Provincial Park. The only KOA we have stayed at is $73 a night for the close in tight neighbourly sites, for premium sites it is $90 a night both Full Hook Ups. Were my park model lives at the daily rate is $55 for Electric and Water for wide open no privacy, some shade trees. Our seasonal trailer is on a large site and very private.

We stay 95% at Provincial Parks, both B and B grew up camping in the forest beside that lake with nice sandy beaches. We have many parks to choose from on Lake Huron and Lake Erie within a 2 hour drive. Some parks are totally private others are semi private sites but none are stacked like cord wood like the KOA for $90 a night.
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:44 AM   #4
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there are a lot of variables that can make a big difference in prices such as included water parks, pull through "red carpet" sites, campground amenities, etc etc. Most of the time you get what you pay for. In all our travels we've found the less you pay the less desirable the campground is.
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Cost can really vary. Koa campgrounds in the middle of nowhere are cheap. Koas next to a great attraction like the beach, can be pricey (pricey is over 50 in my book). we have been to private campgrounds, KOAs, Jellystones, and state parks. We have paid anywhere from 35 to 125 a night and we are usually just water and electric hookup. The most expensive has been the jellystones on a holiday weekend (but you do it for the kids��). We prefer state parks, for the cost and that they tend to be less of a parking lot.
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I hit the state parks as much as possible, yes they are cheap, but we find that they are the best as far as comfort and cleanliness, friendly people. The sites have always been great. The only down side is the gate hours.
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[QUOTE=B and B;801018]In Ontario we pay $46.50 for Hydro at a Provincial Park.

Hey B and B Have you checked the prices at say Bon Echo or the other top spot P.P. Was looking at Bon Echo a spot is $138 for electric only ( I hope I was reading that wrong!!! ) The prices I find at P.P. varies on popularity of park.
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here at the state beach, we are paying 35.00 for no hook ups, and 65.00 for full hook ups,,,
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Where we primarily camp - east of the Mississippi, Carolinas to Maine - anything north of $50/night for full hook-ups is my "expensive." $30-$40/night is the norm.
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I guess you have to decide whether you are camping or living at the country club...we have timeshare condos if we want amenities ..... we live in our camper 50-70 % of the time....and we keep the cost of our daily camping site expense between 12-15 per night.....that includes the few nights now and then we boon dock and the few nights we pay more than 15 bucks a night for a site....even with boon dock there can be cost of propane and gas of genny....we figure our daily expense at 15 a day+ .40 a mile driven with 5 er attached....also you have fed and state camping passes that can help to keep you cost in that range.....there is still the cost of ins and maint.....good luck, Mom and Dad always said no free rides in this life.......
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