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Old 11-05-2017, 03:46 PM   #1
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Since buying our first TT in 2008, other than the very first time we camped, we always did full hookup private campgrounds. Since becoming empty-nesters this year, we have been frequenting Va state parks. We've done 3 so far and couldn't be happier. Can't get a site this large for $30 in a private campground. Click image for larger version

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ID:	155831 Only missing ammentity in most VA state parks is sewer. We bought a blue boy AFTER our first trip 9 years ago (lesson learned, it got ugly)....but never put a drop in it till this year...lol.

I think we are hooked on state parks.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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DW and I both prefer to camp in state parks. We (or I if traveling alone) will plan our trip around state parks. Georgia has some nice ones, almost all have a lake. Most states have decent parks that we have tried. Most have water and electricity, although we camped in some out west w/o water. Still nice sites.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:02 PM   #3
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DW and I both prefer to camp in state parks. We (or I if traveling alone) will plan our trip around state parks. Georgia has some nice ones, almost all have a lake. Most states have decent parks that we have tried. Most have water and electricity, although we camped in some out west w/o water. Still nice sites.
Think state parks are going to become our "thing". We tried to go as long as we could without repeating CG's when we started camping. Think we will do the same with State Parks.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:05 PM   #4
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We stayed at a PA state park this weekend... $55 for two nights with 55 amp electric, no water or sewer though, but for a weekend our tanks are more than adequate.
We spent a week at the Ocracoke national sea shore campground last June. $20 a night no hookups, we had our pop up with a solar shower and solar panels for electric... But we were 50' from the beach
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:06 PM   #5
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Not all states are equal.

Many of our state parks have huge sites, and full hookups. And there's an age discount for everyone regardless of address, for over 62. It's the COE parks that never have FHU around here, though with the senior pass, they are almost free! LOL
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:10 PM   #6
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State parks for us here in gulf coast FL. Some of the luxury private parks are nice, but SPs are really the way to go if rig length permits.
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Since buying our first TT in 2008, other than the very first time we camped, we always did full hookup private campgrounds. Since becoming empty-nesters this year, we have been frequenting Va state parks. We've done 3 so far and couldn't be happier. Can't get a site this large for $30 in a private campground. Attachment 155830Attachment 155831 Only missing ammentity in most VA state parks is sewer. We bought a blue boy AFTER our first trip 9 years ago (lesson learned, it got ugly)....but never put a drop in it till this year...lol.

I think we are hooked on state parks.
Guess you are going to different VA state parks than we have been to. Ours cost $40 plus and sites for more than a 25 foot trailer are non existent. Very small sites.... Private campgrounds are bigger sites for $30-$35 at least near here.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:49 PM   #8
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Ours cost $40 plus and sites for more than a 25 foot trailer are non existent.
One of the reasons we just bought our trailer that is 24' 11". We will always be camping in state parks. Our first trip in ours only has 25' spots available.
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State parks for us here in gulf coast FL.
Our favorite coastal state park is Ochlockonee River SP south of Tallahassee. We camp there for a week or so just about every January. Next Jan we will be there for about a week, then on the T.H. Stone SP just up the coast for another few days.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:18 PM   #10
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Guess you are going to different VA state parks than we have been to. Ours cost $40 plus and sites for more than a 25 foot trailer are non existent. Very small sites.... Private campgrounds are bigger sites for $30-$35 at least near here.
Guess so. We've done Chippokes, Pocahontas and Powhaten. Don't believe any have been more than $35, all with large sites.
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