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Old 06-04-2008, 04:11 AM
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Campgrounds - which ones do you like?

Rv camping is an addictive past time. Once you try it you will love it. As you begin to travel around in your RV you will find many different campgrounds, some you will love, some won't be so great. Share your faves and not so faves with everyone here!
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:25 AM
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I haven't been anywhere spectacular in my RV for leisure reasons. We went to state parks in Cloudcroft and Ruidoso in NM. I did stay at a dust bowl that I would not recommend in Midland, TX, but it is cheap. In Odessa, Midessa is nice. They have a pool, playground for kids and a playground for dogs. Their facilities are nice too. There is a nice drive-in movie theatre nearby as well as museums.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:42 AM
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I have a few favorites:

Campland on the Bay is in San Diego, CA right across the bay from Sea World.

PROS - It's a fabulously fun campground, especially for families. You can rent bikes, scooters, jet skis, and more. Their amenities include a small restaurant with an ice cream shop, they serve breakfast through dinner, a full size laundromat, tent and RV camping, full hook ups, general store, clean bathrooms and showers, tons of outdoor activities and crafts for the kids, fire pits at almost every site, pet friendly, beautiful grounds, swimming pools, private beach, fishing, large gameroom, a shuttle to downtown and a LOT more. You really never have to go anywhere if you don't want to, everything you need is available there.

CONS - It's BUSY. Super busy. I love the hustle and bustle in the summer and tons of people and kids everywhere having a good time. If you prefer a calmer atmosphere, you may want to wait until Fall to visit when there are less people vacationing. I don't actually know if they have changed their reservation system or not, but a a year or so ago it was awful. You had to call their phone number and wait on hold for literally 45 minutes or more. You were LUCKY if there were any spots available and you had to pay a full night to hold the spot. Their prices have gotten out of control as well, during peak seasons expect to pay a LOT compared to other parks.

Terrible's Lakeside RV is in Pahrump, NV.

PROS - Prices are awesome. Spots are huge, full hook ups, and fabulous atmosphere. It's like an Oasis in the desert. There's plenty of fishing at their beautiful pond and the convenience store and restaurant and right next to the park. there's a playground for the kids and all sites are grassy and have trees. Nice pool with a hot tub. People are very friendly and reservations are fairly easy to make, VERY affordable!

CONS - Forget their cable TV, it's pretty much non-existent. Even though they advertise it, they don't have it. If you have a satellite you have no worries. There's no game room for kids and you can't rent anything likes bikes, etc. Don't go in the summer, it's way too hot!

Spruce Lake RV Park is in Estes Park, CO.

PROS - Beautiful park with clean bathrooms and showers, full hook ups, super nice sites, and laundry facilities. There's a private pond that you can fish out rainbow trout, right at the foot of the Rocky Mountain National Forest and easy access to the national park. Just down the street from downtown Estes Park where there are plenty of shops and restaurants. Staff is super friendly and reservations are easy to make. There's a park for the kids and Wi-Fi access, see the elk wandering through the park in the morning! Swimming pool, cabins available and walking distance to convenience store that has a deli and bakery. Right on the Big Thompson River.

CONS - Cell phone reception stinks, we had to stand by the dumpster to get any reception LOL. Fishing is great, though you have to keep what you catch and you can only catch three per day. There's a $7 fee for a fishing license as well. Laundry room is small with only a few machines.

These are three of my favorite camp grounds. We are currently staying at a campground in Wisconsin Dells that I will post about later.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:25 PM
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Travel time is fast approaching and most people are ready to start planning! I thought about bumping this up to get some new information going! What's yours?
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:50 AM
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We have a 30ft travel trailer and go to alot of campgrounds. I am not a big fan of KOA's. I like the resort campgrounds more.

Spring Gulch in Lancaster, PA is one of my favorite. When I look for a campground. I look for a pool, activities, wooded sites, camping store and snack/icecream parlor. I pick campgrounds by areas we want to visit.

This year we are thinking of putting the camper on a seasonal site.
Have a wonderful day.

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