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Old 06-08-2016, 09:20 AM   #11
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We mostly do state parks. I will agree that Virginia state parks are really nice. Not a fan of private parks. Over priced and jammed together. Went to one park the sewer connect for the neighboring camper was under our picnic table. Did not stay there, got a refund and left unacceptable! Been to other private parks campers up on blocks like it's a mobile home park. Some of the sights we saw there. I knew darn well someone was cooking up Meth in there somewhere. Got out of dodge come morning light. We have learned to do a bit more research before making reservations.

As far as the camping itself. We don't set up a lot of stuff outside. Some times nothing at all. We try to camp where we can take dogs and hike. That's what we do most often. But we also do some race camping but that's a different breed of camping all together.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:29 AM   #12
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Boon docking at Bluegrass Festivals....in fields where 4X4 comes in handy on occasion...Provincial parks here in N.S..some have Elect / Water hookups.Private RV parks..(Elect/Water& sewer are a nice perk sometimes)..National Parks (Kejimkujik) here in N.S...Walmart parking lots have also been used on longer trips...friends back yards...our own back yard...in total probably 50 nights a year
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:45 AM   #13
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State Parks and COE Campgrounds near lakes.........with Sr. discount anywhere from $9 -$18 a night.

When traveling, stuck with having to pay for KOA's and Jellystone's and such. Packed in tight, and 5X-8X the cost.

Not enough experience to give much info past that.
Same here, minus the SR discount.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:46 AM   #14
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I wear out state parks/COE campgrounds. I've used full HU campgrounds a handful of times such as when I went to Bristol last year, but they're just too crowded for my taste. I like camping in the national forests too, best free camping around.

Since it's just me (Now single guy camping in a 38' 5er, I thought that one out well.) water and sewage isn't an issue, plus I have 36 gallons worth of spare water I carry in totes.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:00 AM   #15
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We primitive camp in the public lands and tend to avoid campgrounds, both primitive and with hookups,as much as we can unless we are passing thru towards our destination and there isn't any other option.

We have 400 watts solar, 664 amp-hours of battery capacity, 56 gallons of fresh, 100 gallons of grey, and 50 gallons of grey water capacity which makes it very easy for us to camp out for 2 weeks straight. We typically carry 35 gallons of spare water for emergency but rarely tap into it unless the DW wants a shower lasting longer than 2 minutes.

There are lots of beautiful campgrounds out there but making reservations 6 months in advance takes away the spontaneity we cherish.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:47 PM   #16
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We went seasonal this year. We are about 30 mins from our campground, which is only 4 miles from an amazing beach in Rhode Island. But last year we were "bookends", committing long term to the spring and fall, while camping elsewhere in the middle of summer. Prior to that we camped occasionally, different places and styles. We probably spent less than $1,000 park hoping, between $1,500 and $2,000 doing the bookends and $3,800/ season for our camper by the sea. We enjoyed it all. But the reality is that the camper we have now is big, I'm getting older and I don't want to be away as much. So one place all year (by a beach) is good with me.
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We stay at clothing optional resorts. Nice places with nice people. Sometimes while on the road we will spend a night on BLM land or a SP. We find a remote site so we dont need to dress while there. Carry enough with us that we can do without hookups till we get to the resort.
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We stay at clothing optional resorts. Nice places with nice people. Sometimes while on the road we will spend a night on BLM land or a SP. We find a remote site so we dont need to dress while there. Carry enough with us that we can do without hookups till we get to the resort.
Not quite there yet for us...

But we stay at the Thousand Trails (I figure 10 nights a year to make our dues pay for themselves) if convenient, stayed at KOA's before. I have no real complaints there. Stayed at many a regular old campground.

We do whatever fits the plans (or usually lack there of) for that particular trip.

I have NEVER stayed at a state park. Not really sure about the now power thing with the DW and DD. I do see some have water and electric though so I might need to just do it one day. Never done a BLM or NF Lands, not sure if there is even any of them around here.
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Not quite there yet for us...



But we stay at the Thousand Trails (I figure 10 nights a year to make our dues pay for themselves) if convenient, stayed at KOA's before. I have no real complaints there. Stayed at many a regular old campground.



We do whatever fits the plans (or usually lack there of) for that particular trip.



I have NEVER stayed at a state park. Not really sure about the now power thing with the DW and DD. I do see some have water and electric though so I might need to just do it one day. Never done a BLM or NF Lands, not sure if there is even any of them around here.

I stay at mainly state parks and COE (Raystown lake).. I always have electric site at State Parks. I fill up fresh water tank when I pull in, last trip to NC state park used tote for grey water. I like the space and nature feel of state parks. At $25 to $30 per night can't go wrong.

When traveling we will boondock or go to campground for night if we are done traveling early. If it's after 10 pm we will boondock don't want to disturb CG campers with late arrivals.


This weekend going to be at Cadorous SP, in Hanover PA. Click image for larger version

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We stay at SP, COE and in the Talladega National Forest. Currently at Windcreek SP and loving it. $174 for seven days
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