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RE: Help selecting East Coast location with lots of variables...

I'll give you a completely different idea...a state park. Virginia State Park has got lots and lots of campgrounds and they have cabins. The cabins vary from pretty primitive to absolutely fabulous cabin style homes. Our local campground, Natural Tunnel SP, which is in the far western part of the state offers lots of outdoor activities, a huge pool, playgrounds, caving, canoeing, kayaking for the whole family. Their cabins (14 of them) are houses with Tempurpedic queen beds, bunk beds in other bedrooms. They have 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and even a 6 bedroom house that can accommodate 16. They have heat/air, wood floors, gas fireplace in the living room, and full bathrooms. They are NOT roughing it and rent for $120-$375 per night, according to their size. There are two campgrounds in the park: LOVER'S LEAP, which of offers a new bathhouse with individual shower rooms and a laundry, large back-in sites up to 85' long with pea gravel, 30 and 50 amp, fire ring and picnic table and COVE VIEW, which offers an older bathhouse with old-style shower stalls in the bathrooms, all pull-thru sites with 20 and 30 amp, fire ring and picnic table. These sites have grass yards. These rent for $40 per night for out-of-state guests. Video of cabins, inside and out Pictures of campground and other activities Agree, Natural Tunnel is great. We camped at Hungry Mother this summer, absolutely loved that one too. Close to the Virginia Creeper Trail, which is awesome.
Bob806 10/12/19 07:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

IMHO our government could send more $$ to the NPS. Perhaps raise our fees slightly for usage, but leave the senior discounts in place.We could debate where to cut elsewhere so the NPS could be properly funded, but I'm sure we can all agree we need these parks properly maintained for our enjoyment.
Bob806 10/12/19 07:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help selecting East Coast location with lots of variables...

New Hampshire, up by Franconia/Conway. The kids would have a blast sliding in the Swift River on the Kancamagus Highway, and lots of hiking stuff as well. We're stopping there on the way to Maine, just haven't nailed down a camping spot yet.
Bob806 10/10/19 07:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Harrison AR Recommendations?

You would love Shady Oaks. Just a few miles south of town, very shady and quiet. We have camped there several times in our 5th wheel. I'll 2nd that. We just spent 4 nights there and it's a nice place. Close to the Buffalo River Rec Area. The owners go above and beyond in making sure you're ok.
Bob806 10/01/19 07:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: School me in public parks camping...

Why be so concerned with hookups? My wife enjoys camping, but has no interest in going without the comforts that hookups provide - the toilet and shower being at the core of that. My wife was the same way, but found that virtually every public CG we've stayed at over the years had decent, even fantastic showers/restrooms. Look at it this using the public showers, your grey water tank won't fill up very fast and you should be fine for at least 4 days anywhere. We've stayed almost exclusively at state parks CGs all over the USA. Honestly, only Oklahoma had substandard shower facilities and that was at two of the 4 state parks we've visited there. Good luck with your travels.
Bob806 09/12/19 11:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in the Midwest

I've read about (but never been to) the Hocking Hills area in Ohio, another apparently popular area that's not in Michigan. There's a lot of Amish areas in Indiana and Ohio, so a trip to camp/visit could be something of interest. Not to detract from Michigan, because there's a lot to see and do up there, just that there are other areas as well. Yes indeed, we love Michigan too (mainly the UP and northern lower peninsula) but there's some good stops in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, & New York. Hocking Hills SP in Ohio doesn't have a lot of sites to fit bigger rigs, but it's a great area. Mohican SP is very nice but you really have to plan ahead and reserve. Geneva SP is great, nice little small town. The NY Finger Lakes region may be around 7 or 8 hours from Elkhart, but look into it. Kentucky has several nice SPs, particularly Natural Bridge. West Virginia gets a bad rap nationally but is great for campers.
Bob806 09/02/19 08:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip Planner

Well, Good Sam's old trip planner was the best I saw, and they scrapped it for some reason. The new one is hideous IMHO. Google Maps isn't bad, but the time factor doesn't take into account pulling a trailer.
Bob806 08/24/19 05:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Where do you Post Campground Reviews?

I post on campgroundreviews and campendium.
Bob806 08/04/19 10:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camp sites in MIchigan UP That's a waterfalls link for Michigan. If I was you, I'd head towards the Porcupine Mountains area. Look into Union Bay CG and have fun.
Bob806 08/01/19 01:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: west virginia

I’m at Elkins right now. Tons of things to do, train rides and bike rides and much more. Stop at the train depot for information. I 2nd that area. Canaan Valley SP, Blackwater Falls SP, Seneca Rocks, Dolly Sods. Lots to see and do. We really enjoy that area. Check out Seneca Shadows CG, nice spots and shady. Canaan Valley is a nice park, campsites are just ok but do have FHU if you're looking for that. Fantastic pool and golf course there as well. Have fun & take your time. WV is awesome.
Bob806 07/31/19 07:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Louisiana State Parks

If On Your Way Home You Are Going To Be In Northern Louisiana Up By Shreveport In Minden. The Only COE Park In Louisiana. Beaver Dam Nice Park Not Full Hookup But Very Nice. Close To Shreveport Casinos. Just An Idea... Have A Great Trip! Looks nice, thanks. I think we're going to head to Bogue Chitto for a few nights.
Bob806 07/26/19 11:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Louisiana State Parks

We stayed at Grand Isle State Park in March, 2018. Nice place at the Gulf but not a whole lot else in the area. Never saw a state park with free laundry room before. JK Thanks, maybe someday we will go there, looks pretty neat.I need to angle up northeast, as I have about 8 days to get back to Cleveland from Galveston. Appreciate all the suggestions from everybody.
Bob806 07/23/19 12:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Louisiana State Parks

Thanks folks!!! I'll look into those. I also was looking at some campgrounds in Kisatchie National Forest.
Bob806 07/23/19 05:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Louisiana State Parks

We are planning on driving through Louisiana after staying on Galveston Island in early October. Haven't really picked a route yet, but since we've never camped in Louisiana, wanted to check it off the list. I looked into Jimmie Davis SP and Poverty Point SP. Any other suggestions? Probably a 2 or 3 night stay, thanks.
Bob806 07/22/19 12:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Look into Wilderness SP and Hoeft SP. Hoeft isn't as busy as the western beach SPs, and has a great beach of it's own. Wilderness SP is pretty big, lots of sites, and beautiful. Good luck.
Bob806 07/22/19 11:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quick question about Maine

Try the " Lobster Buoy Campsties" South Thomaston. Not a big place but the ocean is at your door step. Bring your surf casting rod. They only accept cash.. Agreed - this is our favorite CG in Maine. Pix and comments That place looks pretty cool. So google maps says it's about a 2 hour ride to Bar Harbor; is that accurate? I know the last time we went to Maine, we were about 40 miles away from Acadia NP. We were thinking about heading that way next summer. Maybe this is the place to be.
Bob806 07/11/19 07:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fall trip to Kentucky

Look into Natural Bridge SP. It's east of where you mention, but a great area to explore.
Bob806 07/10/19 12:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Campgrounds in Southern Ohio

Rocky Fork SP is a little NW of Peebles, and is a nice stop.
Bob806 07/10/19 12:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I need help picking a location..

We visited the Smokies 2 summers ago, camped at Smoky Bear CG and really enjoyed it. Nice pool, and you're close to all the attractions and scenery. The owners help you out at check-in with a basic tourist guide, which is great because there were things on the list we were unaware of, so we checked a few out. Not quite as far is the Mount Rogers area of Virginia. Maybe look into it, it seems amazing too. We have Hungry Mother SP booked in early July and I'm excited to go there...plenty of scenery, a swimming beach, good hiking, and a nice bike trail nearby.
Bob806 06/20/19 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan & The Great Lakes bound, July 2019

And, don't forget all the waterfalls in the upper peninsula. There should be maps available to their locations. Michigan is a great camping destination. Like many mentioned, the state parks may be booked, but look into these: Hoeft, Wilderness, Indian Lake, Porcupine Mountains, Brimley for starters. (Michigan requires a state parks pass, I think its $30 or $35 for out-of-staters).
Bob806 06/19/19 01:39pm Roads and Routes
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