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Old 03-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #11
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If you use the Reserve America website for reservations at the park you can see photos of each site. Click on the picture of the campsite to make it larger. This will give you a general idea if the site you want has enough room for your rig.
this only works if that particular state, provides pictures of their campsites.
the California and Oregon state parks systems don't have pics of campsites.
not sure what other states do, but out West, it's not common.
we have to rely on Campsitesphotos.com to see any photos of our campsites.

http://www.campsitephotos.com/
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the lady seemed freindly enough, and in all honesty i do believe she was tryinng to be helpful. all that said tho, i am not quite sure she understood what i was asking, and the more i tried to clarify what i was asking, the worse it got. i have nothing bad to say about whomever answered the phone. i think maybe she was just filling in while the regular phone answerer went to the reading room.
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Look it up on google satellite images. Maybe you can see what you're dealing with. If I called and got that info I'd probably look up the next park. That said, it would be tough to believe that you'd have any neighbors to worry about if that's how tight it is. I wouldn't be there!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:40 PM   #14
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this only works if that particular state, provides pictures of their campsites.
the California and Oregon state parks systems don't have pics of campsites.
not sure what other states do, but out West, it's not common.
we have to rely on Campsitesphotos.com to see any photos of our campsites.

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Oh man that's a bummer. I love being able to look at each individual campsite to get an idea of where the trees are located.

Last year some friends of ours wanted us to join them at Rend Lake in IL and they told us the site next to them was still available to reserve. When I looked at the site online it looked like the trees were to close to the pad for the opposing slideouts on our Silverback to open. Instead I reserved a site three down from our friends. I'm glad I did because I would have played the devil positioning the trailer so that I could open the main slides.
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We had this problem at a CG in Calgary. We arrived mid April. Before going we asked if the CG was open the answer was yes. Arrived and the girl asked if we wanted a full service site ($40). Got to site the TT in the next site had their slides out. The way the sites were set up they drove in from one side and we drove in from the other with the hydro post water and sewer between the two trailers. Their slide outs were about 1 foot past the electrical post into our site. We had to go to a different site in order to use our slides. Hooked up water and it was turned off. Went back to the office to ask about water was told that we should have used the hose behind the office to fill our Fresh water tank. I asked why we were charged for a full service site when we had no water and could not use the sewer. The girl's response was that we asked for a full service site. I will not be going back. The sites were so tight that in the summer you could not bark two trailer beside each other and put out your slides and don't even try to extend you awning.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #16
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We camp once a year at a NA$CAR race (Dover) in straight row, designed to get as many units in as absolutely possible, and our spaces are at LEAST 20' wide. I can have my slide out on drivers side, my awning extended, and still be entirely on my site.
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Don,t understand been to a lot of state parks in IL an IN and all been wide enough for awning and slide. Sounds more like a site for pop-up
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Don,t understand been to a lot of state parks in IL an IN and all been wide enough for awning and slide. Sounds more more like a site for pop-up
We haven't visited as many CG'S as some of you, but I have always assumed that any pad we reserved would have enough room to extend our slides and awning and so far we haven't been unable to.

I'm somewhat surprised and maybe a little disappointed that some sites are not big enough to accommodate slides and awnings.

I guess We will have to start asking what the pad site size is in the future.
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"Established March 13, 1948
Located on the western shore of Kentucky Lake"

Is this the one?
If so, I would not expect it to accommodate large, wide RV's, slide outs or awnings.
Keep in mind what people were camping in in 1948...
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this only works if that particular state, provides pictures of their campsites.
the California and Oregon state parks systems don't have pics of campsites.
not sure what other states do, but out West, it's not common.
we have to rely on Campsitesphotos.com to see any photos of our campsites.

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Crystal Cove Moro does have pictures but so far is the only one CA state park that I have come across on ReserveAmerica with pictures.

I also use campsitephotos a lot but keep in mind that things could had changed since the photo was taken. The grass is not so green during summer here in SoCal but even so this site can be a pretty helpful tool.
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