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Old 01-27-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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Where to fill water tank. Complete Newb question

So I have a completely newbie question and I guess the only stupid question, is the one you don't ask. So......we are planning a trip to Michigan this summer. We are looking at staying and state parks when possible. My wife is finding that a lot of them or at least those in the area we want to stay, don't seem to indicate that they have water at the camp site. Is there usually a place to fill your tank at the camp ground or do we need to trailer it in from home or another camp site? Where do others find water to fill up their tanks?
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:56 AM   #2
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A lot of state parks don't have water at the campsites, but they all "usually" have at least one or several fill stations throughout the park.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:58 AM   #3
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Most S/P have water if they have a C/G,just not at Every Site! Just dont fill up around Flint,Mi. Also if you are going to stay for a period of time,might weigh the Per Day vs the year price$ for Mi.Park Pass! Youroo!!
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Most S/P have water if they have a C/G,just not at Every Site! Just dont fill up around Flint,Mi. Also if you are going to stay for a period of time,might weigh the Per Day vs the year price$ for Mi.Park Pass! Youroo!!

Thanks for the advice on the park pass. My wife just mentioned something about the Mi. Park pass, but neither of us know what that is, so thats on my list of things to find out about today.
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When checking in, ask where the water taps are so you don't have to hunt. Don't forget to fill-up before you set-up on your site (don't ask me how I know this).
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Some areas of state campgrounds will have a water spigot but not with a threaded hose fitting, just something to fill a container with. A "water thief" can be a handy tool for these instances. Google it.


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Some areas of state campgrounds will have a water spigot but not with a threaded hose fitting, just something to fill a container with. A "water thief" can be a handy tool for these instances. Google it.


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Agree but have a hose clamp also or another person to Hold the Thief at times! Youroo!!
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We stayed at a Michigan SP last August (Muskegon).

Once you go beyond about 4 days it is more economical to buy the annual pass rather than pay the daily rate. You can do that at the park office or on the website.

If a park has RV camping, its going to have a dump station. The fresh water fill is at the dump station (but separated from the dump area by at least 50 feet).
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Agree but have a hose clamp also or another person to Hold the Thief at times! Youroo!!
That goes without saying, as most of the faucets are spring loaded, but then a small piece of rope can fix that!
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Many State and federal campgrounds have a campground layout on their web sites, These usually show the location of water, restrooms, and dump stations. If not available call campground they can usually tell you the longest distance from a site to water in case you stay a while and need to refill. If the potable water source is at the dump station, DO NOT use any hose that may be attached.
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