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Old 07-02-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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Biggest Campsite - Ever!

We're in Eastern Oregon for the Fourth holiday. Appropriately we're staying for a couple of nights at Clyde Holliday State Park outside of John Day. Beautiful small SP - our site is right on the John Day river. And it's the largest campsite we've ever stayed in. The picture is of a portion of it. That open space is not a common area, it's part of our campsite. Only 30 sites here and many of them are this big. Love Oregon State Parks!

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Two teepees for rent here that are very popular.

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Wow! Very nice? What site number is it?
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Wow! Very nice? What site number is it?
Number 7...
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amazing!!! man I cannot wait to one day see so much more out west...

we are hoping that when the kids are old enough for hiking/biking/swimming etc we will attempt a 1 month trip....somehow...out west...

That site is HUGE...

Now that we started camping in RV parks....I really love spots that are big enough or have a general feeling of "enough seperation" and not "on top of one another"....this certainly achieves that!
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We camped there last year, the sites are HUGE, and it's a beautiful place!

Watch out for the trees by the river that drop sticky pods though, I had to throw away a set of sandals after the trip because I couldn't get them cleaned off
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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Now that we started camping in RV parks....I really love spots that are big enough or have a general feeling of "enough seperation" and not "on top of one another"....this certainly achieves that!
One of the things I love about our trailer is its versatility. We can and do use it to:

o Boondock in NFS and BLM dispersed camping areas
Just about unlimited space in Oregon.

o Dry camp in NFS and BLM campgrounds
There are hundreds of these in Oregon. They're usually very small, 4-6 sites, but often have fire rings and picnic tables. Many accommodate horses with corrals. Most are free.

o Camp in State Parks, with or without hookups.
Another strong suit here in Oregon. State parks are our favorite places to camp. But we're pretty spoiled given how nice they are here.

o Camp in National Parks, with or without hookups.
We all know about these! Another favorite of course.

o Camp (park) in commercial parks.
These are OK, don't hate 'em, but probably our least favorite.

o Park in an RV Resort
This is most definitely not camping. But we stayed in one as snowbirds for a couple of months last winter and had a great time.

There are probably other ways to use the trailer that I'm missing.
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We where there last year in June. We agree it is a great park and very well maintained, but watch out for the mosquitoes, there where tons of them. Maybe they did something about this year and you`ll not be bothered.
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Now that we are getting our feet wet thoroughly in our Airstream as a family...im gaining more confidence and want to branch out and dry camp more often.

I know out west you all have much more opportunity as such for that sorta thing...but I believe in my region (esp say TN and GA I think) have some great opportunity for larger, more secluded camping.

I need to talk to more folks from my region that are much more experienced campers...but if I cannot find space, by golly Ill buy me some property in the coming years and escape the crowds!

We stayed at Top Sail SP in florida in may for 1 week....was crowed and my spot was too open and on top of other campers...but for the purposes of us being beach bums and being with kids, we had a blast....but much much prefer seclusion or at least relative seclusion and distance from neighbors when camping.

You folks out west are so spoiled aintchya?!
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We are! But I've also seen parking-lot type campgrounds where folks couldn't extend their awnings all the way, so it's all in how you pick 'em!

This weekend we are camping with friends at a private RV Resort (they are members), but it actually looks like it's heavily wooded with rather large grassy sites, I'll report back on how it goes.
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We where there last year in June. We agree it is a great park and very well maintained, but watch out for the mosquitoes, there where tons of them. Maybe they did something about this year and you`ll not be bothered.
Didn't mention mosquitos - I guess you take them for granted in Orygun. not too bad though right now, although things do pick up at dusk.
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Now that we are getting our feet wet thoroughly in our Airstream as a family...im gaining more confidence and want to branch out and dry camp more often.

I know out west you all have much more opportunity as such for that sorta thing...but I believe in my region (esp say TN and GA I think) have some great opportunity for larger, more secluded camping.

I need to talk to more folks from my region that are much more experienced campers...but if I cannot find space, by golly Ill buy me some property in the coming years and escape the crowds!

We stayed at Top Sail SP in florida in may for 1 week....was crowed and my spot was too open and on top of other campers...but for the purposes of us being beach bums and being with kids, we had a blast....but much much prefer seclusion or at least relative seclusion and distance from neighbors when camping.

You folks out west are so spoiled aintchya?!
Might try moving a little further down the beach to a place called Camp Gulf. It's right on the beach. Now it might be a little more expensive, but we found it more convinient to shopping, restaurants, and especially the beach!
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I drove by that place - it looked like they were piled on each other real close?

Camp gulf is just 10 min up road from too sail

I wanna camp Henderson next time
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