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Old 08-30-2019, 04:13 PM   #21
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We travel every winter from 1 Nov to 1 May. I spend the spring, summer and fall making all of our reservations. I would never leave home without reservations. CGs can be 3, 6, or 12 months in advance for reservations. The peace of mind is worth it.
if I may ask,where do you spend most of your time from Nov-May? We only do
Jan-Mar in Florida state parks.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:31 PM   #22
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We spend the first few months in the Charleston, SC area. We have Grandkids there. After that we head for Alabama, as we have friends near Ft Rucker (I was a helicopter pilot). From there we head a little Northwest to Birmingham, AL, as we have more Grandkids there. From there we are on our own and go to Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Kentucky, and into Ohio, then home along the Lakes. We have lots of favorite parks along the way, but try to visit a few new ones every year.
We avoid Florida (except for the handle) and 99% of the time stay at State, Military, or Federal Parks (senior discount..LOL).
I'll be happy to send you our itineraries for the last few years, send me a PM with an email address.
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:42 PM   #23
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Got the 50 plus acres at home where I live and had rather be far away from it in the 5vr. Too much upkeep.
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:49 PM   #24
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The couple we try to camp with has been scheduling all summer with reservations starting in Jan or that year. We canít plan tomorrow let alone 5-7 mths ahead. I find myself very aggravated by this.
Does anyone else deal with this? And how?
If you plan to camp with this couple, you're going to have to make reservations for the time you plan to camp together. Your alternative is to camp alone or take a chance on finding reservations at the last minute.
My guess would be that they have been frustrated by not finding a good camping spot at the last minute.

It's actually pretty smart to make reservations. Usually you can cancel reservations or change the dates if your plans change. Some of the smaller places don't even require a deposit or credit card to make a reservaton.
Just make certain that you know the cancellation policies for each campground.

I confess to being one of those people who plan the next years camping trips in advance. I enjoy making plans and we frequently travel with another couple. I send them our plans and they are free to join us or make other plans. You should not feel pressure to make reservations and perhaps you need to have a friendly discussion with the other couple and tell them you'll join them when you can. (Then pray for campground cancellations on those days.)
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:59 PM   #25
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Fantastic. WolfPaq has 42 acres we can stay at. No Reservations Needed.

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Old 08-30-2019, 06:17 PM   #26
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The couple we try to camp with has been scheduling all summer with reservations starting in Jan or that year. We canít plan tomorrow let alone 5-7 mths ahead. I find myself very aggravated by this.
Does anyone else deal with this? And how?
When you work for a living, you deal with this. Most places you get 2-3 weeks a year at a specific time. That's how you have to plan your vacation/reservations. We work at a hospital where we can get off just about anytime (if we have the time on the books) with a reasonable notice. With that being the case, we plan just about our whole summer in early winter, then submit our vacation requests accordingly. That's how we've been dealing with camping reservations for quite a few years now. But that's going to change for us here in about 9 months, if you know what I mean. No, not another baby. Retirement.
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Old 08-31-2019, 01:44 AM   #27
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We spend the first few months in the Charleston, SC area. We have Grandkids there. After that we head for Alabama, as we have friends near Ft Rucker (I was a helicopter pilot). From there we head a little Northwest to Birmingham, AL, as we have more Grandkids there. From there we are on our own and go to Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Kentucky, and into Ohio, then home along the Lakes. We have lots of favorite parks along the way, but try to visit a few new ones every year.
We avoid Florida (except for the handle) and 99% of the time stay at State, Military, or Federal Parks (senior discount..LOL).
I'll be happy to send you our itineraries for the last few years, send me a PM with an email address.
I would absolutely love to see your itinerary also please!!
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:31 PM   #28
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Do what works best for you but it might be challenging for all if everyone is not on the same page. Might consider pairing up for less in demand places.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:08 AM   #29
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Fantastic. WolfPaq has 42 acres we can stay at. No Reservations Needed.

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..and the 42 acres are where?
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:12 AM   #30
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BYOB and you're ALL invited !! oh yeah....bring a paint brush as I need to finish putting clear wood preserv on the porch area.
Paint brush? I'd bring the wood preservative along with the brush for free camping!
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:25 AM   #31
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You betcha! We are up near Watertown. This will be our fourth winter gone!
Where near Watertown?
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:27 AM   #32
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Where near Watertown?
Outside of Lowville.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:28 AM   #33
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Outside of Lowville.
We camp Keewaydin a lot, Sacketts Harbor too.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:30 AM   #34
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Right now, I'm more concerned with whether our "winter home" will still exist in a few days.

You make reservations as far in advance as they will let you. Cancel if you can't make it.


For many years, and forever into the future, there are 10,000 people retiring every day. I'm convinced 9,338 of them are buying RV's. If you want to RV, you'll have to figure out how to deal with that.



For those that have rules on how far in advance you can book, or how long you can book for, you just have to learn the rules and play the game. It's not cheap, for sure. If you are still working, I do have empathy for you.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:33 AM   #35
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We camp Keewaydin a lot, Sacketts Harbor too.
Both are nice places. We like Coles Creek and usually spend a week or two there in the summer.
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