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Old 07-14-2020, 03:52 PM   #1
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Your Favorite State Park

What is your favorite state park to camp in? Does it have full hookups? What do you love most about it (other than the price!)?
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Old 07-14-2020, 03:57 PM   #2
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Cape Henelopen, Delaware. The park is shaded and offers water and electric with dumps sites at the exit. Nice size campsites with really nice fire pits. Easy walk to the beach and the hiking and biking trails are great.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:24 PM   #3
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None near by that are great. The one near by is more expensive than the private parks. State park one dump station, small sites, private park full hook ups, large sites, $10 a night cheaper.

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Old 07-14-2020, 04:33 PM   #4
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Brown County State Park in Nashville, IN. It's about 30 minutes from Bloomington, IN. I camped there quite a bit as a kid in tents. Now, 30 years later, I am taking my daughter there in our Roo. Nostalgia could be a big part of it for me.

It has 3 different loops. Buffalo Ridge for the full hookup crowd, Racoon Ridge for the tenters (15A electric at most sites), and Taylor Ridge (30A electric). Taylor is my favorite as all of the sites are shaded. It is located on the ridge of a large foothill.

For those who prefer more permanent lodging there is a nice lodge/hotel with a large indoor aquatic center. If you want more rustic buildings, several cabins are also available.

When entering the park it is a 15 min drive from the front gate to the camping area. Some parts of Taylor are another 10min from there.

The hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails are great. They do have trail horses available for some of the year. There a few a few nice lakes/ponds too. I think you are allowed to launch your own boat one one of them. I don't believe it can have a motor. The nature center does regular weekend programs. Some are aimed at the little ones and some a more general crowd.

The town of Nashville is a quaint tourist town. Movie theater, playhouse, restaurants, and plenty of souvenir shops. The grocery store and old fashioned hardware store are right before the traffic gets bad in town so they are easy to get to.

The fall is my favorite time to go. Cooler weather and changing leaves. Hayrides in October.

There truly is something for everyone. I have kept going there after moving away from IN. Used to drive up from STL (7 hours), now from Columbus, OH (5-7 hrs), each year.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:17 PM   #5
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Not telling. It is hard to get reservations so don't want to advertise too much LOL! Hint. It is in SC.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:21 PM   #6
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Not telling. It is hard to get reservations so don't want to advertise too much LOL! Hint. It is in SC.


Im right there with you on that. Especially Florida State Parks.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:22 PM   #7
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Fools Hollow State Park, Show Low, Arizona.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:35 PM   #8
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Lincoln Rock SP - Washington - Fully serviced and unserviced sites - fully paved and manicured like a golf course - enclosed swimming area - boat docks - tennis courts - horseshoe pitches - soccer/football fields - ball diamonds - close to wine country - need I say more?
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Wind Creek

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We stayed back in June for the first time. Located on Lake Martin and has full hookups. Very clean bath houses and laundry rooms. Many activities along with both 30 and 50 amp services. Would stay there again.
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Im right there with you on that. Especially Florida State Parks.
Haha! I've got our "secret" places too! Hopefully someone will share yours! I hear ya about florida state parks. I'm trying daily to get into some now!
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Lake Ouachita State Park. Full hookups at each site, ultra clean restrooms and showers, level pads, scenic surrounding, one of the clearest lakes in Arkansas, great campground staff
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Custer State Park, South Dakota. Not full hook up. Its beautiful, full of wildlife, and there's plenty to do within the park and surrounding area.
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:40 PM   #13
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Hungry Mother State Park in Virginia. Camp Burson has site specific reservations and sites with full hookups. Nice Lake and great hiking trails.
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:57 PM   #14
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Gulf Shores State Park, Gulf Shores , Alabama. Full hook up plenty of trails to hike or bike. Then there is the Gulf Of Maxico and beautiful white sandy beaches .
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Old 07-15-2020, 02:06 PM   #15
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Most of MO state parks are my favorite but not all. My least favorite (OK I hate it) is St. Joe State Park. From their website; The roar of engines breaks the stillness of the Old Lead Belt at St. Joe State Park, one of two off-road vehicle parks in the state park system. The many trails set aside for off-road vehicle use make the park the premiere off-road vehicle area.

Yes camping with noise pollution and the smell of gasoline and exhaust fumes wafting through the air is not my idea of enjoying nature. On a positive note, some of the ATV area is over the old lead tailings from the days of lead mining in the area. Been there once, wont be back.
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Fools Hollow State Park, Show Low, Arizona.
That's on our list and taking the kayaks with.
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Not telling. It is hard to get reservations so don't want to advertise too much LOL! Hint. It is in SC.
Edisto or Hunting...LOL

BTW: Ours is Coles Creek on the St Lawrence Seaway in Upstate NY. They pick up your trash, bring you firewood. Water is not on site, but if you pick the right site you can fill your camper while at your site from the faceuts around the campground. Some of the sites are waterfront!
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Old 07-15-2020, 03:04 PM   #18
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What is your favorite state park to camp in? Does it have full hookups? What do you love most about it (other than the price!)?
Hands down, Desoto State Park in Fort Payne AL. Gorgeous. Full hook ups, buddy sites for camping with friends, privacy, as amply sized sites are separated by lots of trees. Hiking is great, pool, tennis, zip line, bathhouses are spotless and appear new. Laundry facilities in the bathhouses. Lots of Conservation Corp history, too.

Wifi could be better but hey, you don't go camping to stream movies.

And the primitive area is great too. DH and his friends go up each year in January and camp in the primitive area, spending a weekend talking big and acting ugly, reinforced with beer and woodsmoke.

We've been to almost all of the state parks in AL and this one is our absolute fave.
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None near by that are great.
Where do you live in Virginia?
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We have several near home in Pearl River, La. and all are great: 1. Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville La. only 6 sites have full hook-ups the rest have W & E, 1 Dump Station; 2. Riverside State Park Madisonville, La. no Full Hook ups, all have W & E, 2 dump stations; 3. Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton, La. all sites Full hook-ups, 1 dump Station; McCleod Water Park, Kiln Ms., all full hook-ups.
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