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Old 06-26-2006, 12:14 AM   #15
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Have fun camping!


You will have a great time camping. Lots of good info already on this thread! Where you camp and what you do will certainly depend on your own personal preference. If you always want a hot shower, lots of water, to be able to run your air conditioner, etc. you will want to stay in a commercial camp ground. Many of them offer a great deal of amenities. If beauty and quiet is primary, then you will probably want to stay at the state parks, National Forest campgrounds, or other public access sites. Go to any good bookstore and you will find lots of camping guides that will help you find places to stay. Be sure and check out the camping threads on the forum as was suggested earlier. They have some great information!

If you don't have to travel and hit 13 states in 4 days, I suggest you find roads that are off the Interstate... you will enjoy the drive much more and find you can "slow down" and take life a little easier when you are on Airstream time. It depends on when and where you are going, but maps will become good friends.

Take lots of little trips like overnighters and all to work out all the "bugs" in traveling in your 'stream... with practice you will know what you want to take with you and what you don't need as well as where you want to stay.

Have fun and enjoy!

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Old 07-04-2006, 10:33 PM   #16
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State Parks

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Hi TheOBB and welcome. I know my tag shows I'm in Canton Tx but I'm in San Francisco. We love to camp in state parks. California State parks are fantastic as well as those in Ariz., N.M. and Tx. I bet those in Idaho are also. It may be a matter of taste but to us, the Nat., State and local Parks are way superior to the commercial places. Good luck on your trip. joe
You are absolutelly right on. We took 101 all the way up to Washington and we were delighted with our stops in State Parks. The commercial places are not great. We are in Great Falls, MT in Rick's RV "joint" it leaves a lot to be desired.....guess we're lucky to be sitting right off a highway with fireworks going off and periodic fire trucks and paramedics competing with the fireworks show on the 4th.....where else could we be?

Thanks for your response.

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Old 07-05-2006, 02:21 AM   #17
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Talking about California State Parks, has anyone stayed at Patricks Point State Park? Planning a trip this fall, any info would be appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:40 AM   #18
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Hi TimeMachine: I see you are a neighbor. We are in Rossmoor, just north of you. We camp regularly down at San Elijo (for surfing), as well as Doheny, San Clemente, and then up north (Morro Bay). As to Patricks Point, yes we have camped there but a very long time ago. The campground as I recall got my attention as being very green, great sites, sea life nearby. A must.

Now getting out of town is another matter. I have found leaving at 5:00 am on Sunday about the only option anymore. Thoughts?

Robert and Sherry
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:09 PM   #19
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Patrick's Point...

We stayed across the road at Emerald Forest RV Campground last year, as we couldn't find space in State Park on short notice over 4th of July week. We did drive in and around, and spaces are good, and beach offers great scenery and long hike down and up on dirt path.. Smaller campers would have easier time of it. Lot of folks searching for agates and other interesting rocks on beach. Emerald Forest also has cabins, and is nice, but a little close to main highway.

We also headed into town and down to boat launch pier, where there is good restaurant also, as well as place to park and visit second beach.

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OpenHigher and Condoluminum.

Thanks for the info on Patricks point.

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