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Old 10-28-2015, 11:19 PM   #15
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Sometimes it seems odd to me….sometimes

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It's odd to me.
Some people actually prefer the hustle and bustle of a busy campground. I don't get it, but they seem to like endless golf cart, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic so thick it is hard to drive through in a car- a mass of humanity so thick it's like Walmart on Black Friday-
I want slow, easy, peaceful, and quiet.
There are times when I want a quiet weekend, out in the wilderness, with no "pain in the neck innocent bystanders" ( Godfather quote )

Other times I enjoy lots of company, meeting people, making music, and not being lonely.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:43 AM   #16
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Agreed- without 50 golf cart loads of teenagers!
Sometimes the park is the destination.
Sometimes the park is an overnight on the way to the destination or a place to stay for an event other than camping- take the trailer instead of renting a hotel room-
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:46 AM   #17
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You should come to Pickin' at the Lake at Grenada, MS every last weekend in September.
Groups of people sitting around playing, but still an overall quiet atmosphere.
Never seen a mandolin played through a Marshall stack-
Groups of musicians sitting around the park picnic table playing is still within the realm of easy, peaceful, and quiet in my opinion.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:23 AM   #18
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To M.Hony

I was at a Bluegrass festival in the Finger Lakes. Some Canadian snowbirds had the idea of using the festival as an inexpensive stop over for a few days. They complained to the promoter that it was ten o'clock pm, and people were still making noise. The promoter told them that the noise wouldn't start until midnight when the show was over. He refunded their admission, and invited them to leave in the morning.

Then there was the time that I gave Rhonda Vincent a verse on "Amazing Grace" before dinner. She is a siren, and upstaged us big time. In response, about a hundred of us turned it up to 11 for the chorus. There was NOTHING peaceful about it. We woke up a Marshall amp. ha ha

My point is, that I am a bad fit for traditional campgrounds. But maybe you might like camping next to me.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:29 AM   #19
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Usually bluegrass pickin' is an intimate unplugged setting.
You can't even hear ir 50 feet away.
I guess not everyone is a music lover. I've actually heard people say, "I don't like music."
I can't imagine.


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Old 10-29-2015, 08:39 AM   #20
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www.recreation.gov

Use it to research and make reservations for all federal campgrounds.

Look up your state's State Park System.

Between the two you should almost never have to frequent an RV park.

If RV parks were the only place to camp I'd give up my Airstream.

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Old 10-29-2015, 09:31 AM   #21
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I almost agree

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Usually bluegrass pickin' is an intimate unplugged setting.
You can't even hear ir 50 feet away.
I guess not everyone is a music lover. I've actually heard people say, "I don't like music."
I can't imagine.
YES…Intimate and unplugged. But you will surely hear us at 50 feet. Oddly, the bass which is relatively quiet up close, is the only instrument you hear at say 200 feet. ( It has to do with the bass having a very long sine wave. The same reason that you hear the thumping bass of a boom box car from a half a mile away )
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:31 PM   #22
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If I were in my trsiler with the a/c and television on I wouldn't even know y'all were out there.
Is that why there are 5-6 guitars for 1 banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass?
Or is the guitar simply more prevalent as an instrument?
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Im sure this has been referred to elsewhere but below is a link to a pretty nifty website that we use all of time for actual photos of individual campsites. Growing all of the time and if you have a few dedicated campers willing to post photos (like in our area of SC) it can be very helpful.

http://www.campsitephotos.com

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Old 10-29-2015, 05:40 PM   #24
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YES…Intimate and unplugged. But you will surely hear us at 50 feet. Oddly, the bass which is relatively quiet up close, is the only instrument you hear at say 200 feet. ( It has to do with the bass having a very long sine wave. The same reason that you hear the thumping bass of a boom box car from a half a mile away )

It's not the music you hear at a distance-
It's the trash talking, joking, laughing, guffawing that gets a little loud-
Why is it they always gotta tell jokes while tuning up or between songs?
I guess that's just part of it, along with the fiddle in the overhead locker and banjo in the tub in the trailer-


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Old 10-29-2015, 07:56 PM   #25
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Ultimate Campgrounds website and app. Very useful interactive site of all public campgrounds from Federal to City municipalities. Use it often. Give it an eye.
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Has anyone been to First Landing, Va SP? Pix, please.... ��
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The OP asked for ways to identify campgrounds off the beaten path. There have been several good things mentioned in this thread for general purpose usage on identifying campgrounds. Several things that came up are 1) using satellite images to cross-reference campground maps to see where the campground is located and proximity of campsites, 2) avoiding in-season holidays and that may mean Thanksgiving in some locales, 3) various smart phone apps and 4) a variety of web sites.

I suggest we try to stay on subject and comment on methods of identifying campgrounds "off the beaten path" rather than ask specific questions about specific campgrounds although some of that information may be helpful, particularly if you've used a certain methodology to identify what you consider to be a good campground.

No, I'm not a moderator and yes, I have made myself the Air Forums police for a moment . Here are several useful web sites and apps that I noticed earlier in the thread. Feel free to update the list.



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We rarely stay in commercial camp grounds. There are all kinds of web sites which offer off the beaten paths campgrounds or inexpensive campgrounds. We usually try to dry camp off the beaten path. Check out Escapees RV club and their Days End directory.
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