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Old 06-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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Empty campgrounds?

We've been out three times so far this year. On our first trip to Shawnee SP in PA, I expected the cg to be kinda empty. It was the first/middle of May and the weather still wasn't the greatest.

Our 2nd outing was to Blue Knob SP in PA over Memorial Weekend. I've seen that park full during the same time in previous years. Not so this year.

This weekend, we arrived in Swallow Falls SP on Thursday evening and were only one of two camp sites occupied! Even by Saturday, there probably weren't any more than a dozen sites occupied. I've seen this campground full many times in the past.

Schools in this part of the country are still in until this coming week due to making up snow days. Could this have been the reason so few people were in the campground? But what about Memorial weekend? What about your part of the U.S.?
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Been out four times this year, all weekends and one Monday. The cg was usually 75% full but was a ghost town Monday.

All was in Ga.
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Could be empty since the first two SP in PA don't have water at the sites, and the last one, Swallow Falls, only has three spots with W/E?
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #4
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Could be empty since the first two SP in PA don't have water at the sites, and the last one, Swallow Falls, only has three spots with W/E?
Swallow Falls has 3 sites with full hook-ups, but that has never stopped people from being there before. Same with Blue Knob. Usually see plenty of tents, pups and other tt's no matter what. And at Blue Knob, I think all the sites have electric.

Side note - one of the three full hook-ups at Swallow Falls is usually for the Camp Host. There wasn't even a Camp Host there this weekend. We've always seen one there in previous years starting from Memorial Weekend on....
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Sounds Soooo nice......lol !

Down here, they are pretty full!
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Just spent the weekend at Dan Nicholas in Salisbury, NC it was full, we have made reservations in Rock Hill, SC for next week, we barely got in, tried to make a reservation at Stone Mt, NC couldn't get a site, full. Will say that Dan Nicholas is a great place to go, a lot to do for the kids. We will definately go back!
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We spent 5 days over memorial weekend at the sunshine holiday park Ormond Bch and it was about 50 percent full. Great park nice site and very nice people that manage the CG. Didn't want to leave!!
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When we were in SD. the campground was empty for the most part.
Where we are now it is near empty, there was 4 rental rigs here but they are gone now there are two big FW here but the owners are gone.
Windy, hot and quiet.
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We stayed at Locust Lake SP in PA over Easter weekend and it was pretty full. Over Memorial Day weekend we stayed at Gifford Pinchot SP in PA and that was full. Just got back from a private campground, Twin Grove RV Resort, that was also pretty full. There are a lot of seasonal sites at Twin Grove so that accounted for a lot of the people however, other parts of the park were full.
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Last weekend we got to Hillsborough SP NE of Tampa on Thursday. it was 20% and quite. By Saturday was closer to 90% and noisy. I don't even bother trying to get into state parks around me anymore on holiday weekends, I go with KOA's and such where I have a guaranteed reservation.
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