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Old 09-24-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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Finding a good site

I'm sure this has been answered many times.I getting ready to start my adventure with my remodeled 1976. Is there an easy way to find good camping places that don't pack you in side by side. I understand everyone has different needs but if I were heading south to Flordia and did not know anything about KOA,State Parks, Woodall ETC. Is there a way to start until you learn the ropes .Thanks.

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Old 09-24-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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When we are looking for a place to spend the night or longer, we look here:
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:10 AM   #3
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Don't know your age, but you can get a discount pass from the Army Corp of Engineers that gives you half price camping at any of the Corp parks if you are over 62 or legally handicapped. I look online at and they have maps of the campsites. You can kind of tell by looking at the map if they pretty close or not. I also call the number listed for the park and ask them about a good site. I have gotten a lot of good suggestions that way. Don't know about other states, but with state parks in Texas it's first come first serve so you can't reserve a specific site, you just guarantee yourself a parking place with the reservation. With Corp parks you can pick your spot and reserve it. We have never used private parks much because I still work and we don't have much time to travel so we have to go fairly close to home. You can search on the internet for reviews of places you have picked to stay along the way and these searchs sometimes provide really good information about private parks. Hope what little info I could provide helps some.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:12 AM   #4
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Florida state parks are great! The ones in the Keys are very difficult to get into however. Explore other threads in this forum for the private (expensive) parks in the Keys. Book early! GOOGLE Florida State Parks for more information. Woodalls is good and pretty accurate. We go for nothing below a WWWW rating. KOAs are OK for overnighters enroute. One of our favorite sites is . Now get on out there and enjoy your '76.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:41 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by azflycaster View Post
When we are looking for a place to spend the night or longer, we look here:
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We also like Not so much for the numeric scores -- I usually ignore those unless they are really bad -- but we read the reviews.

Word of mouth is also a great source. Any time we meet a camper from an area we've never visited, I try to talk to them about campgrounds they like/hate in their area.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:01 AM   #6
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The State Parks - yes - Pay the extra $ for the full hook up - use reservations - also
buy a State Park Pass if ya want. The State Parks don't allow too much foolishness.
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ok it's mine... fairly new, not all campgrounds are listed yet, but you can take a quick look. Lots of infos and options for rating.

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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Boy, you folks have lots of information and willing to share. I will use this and start looking. Several years ago we stopped and It was scarry and got up in the middle of the night and left. Trying to avoid this again. Thanks agian
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Once I know the campground, I zoom in with Google Earth, or Google Maps to
help select a site. Satellite views help me find what I am looking for.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:00 PM   #10
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I dunno about you folks, but I find Woodalls a great resource. GAT, you mentioned it in your first post, but does that mean you have it and don't like it?

Be sure to get the latest one, things can change fast. What is it, 20-25 bucks? A bargain, and a life-saver!
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:20 PM   #11
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Georgia State Parks

We have found rvparkreviews to be good, but sometimes biased to the big rigs.

From Connecticut, we have to say that the Georgia State Parks were terrific last spring!
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:36 AM   #12
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in our earlier days we looked at the reviews, asked around, even tried to decipher Woodalls guide(the campground must pay to be in it and the listings are by towns so you kind of need to know where you are going) to pick our campground. Now we just go. No reservations, no agenda. There is something about an Airstream that gets you in to just about any campground you want. Often if they say "we are full" I point to my rig and say "no room for her?" and you know what, they always find a spot.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:46 AM   #13
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Like Sky said, but I like to use Bing maps. Both are good.
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I use both and the google maps. It works great. Missouri state parks include a picture of the campsite which is very cool. I try and stay at lakes near the water for a good view and breeze. Good luck!

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