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Old 08-10-2013, 05:36 AM   #15
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Every chance we get.
North Abutment campground Grenada Lake 30 something miles from home.
George Payne Cossar State Park 50 something miles from home.
On any random Friday afternoon I can leave work at 5 and be at a campground by 6, especially if I take my trailer to work with me.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:34 AM   #16
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Camp Close to Home?

Yes! As this is written we are camped at Newport News City Park, a well-kept secret just over the water from Virginia Beach.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:08 AM   #17
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Close to home allows for one last spur of the moment daddy-daughter get away before school starts next week. As others have stated, when you live in a destination area why not take advantage of it. We are at a beautiful state park 15 miles from home. As a bonus we have some friends who are going to stop by for a visit without having to spend the night.

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Old 08-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #18
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We've just booked a September weekend in Earl Rowe Provincial Park, 50 minutes north of Toronto. Great fishing, close to home which makes it easy for friends to join us.

We're of an age where everybody is having kids, so very long journeys are a bit of a challenge.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:24 AM   #19
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Most of our camping is done 30 miles from home. We own another piece of property 30 miles from here. No running water and no electricity, but 80 acres with a 23 acre pond.
We also sit in the camper when it is parked in the yard.
We go to campgrounds to see what it is like to have neighbors.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #20
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We often camp in our local Provincial Park just 35 minutes from the home. The beach is good and there's space for the dog.

We're on a longer trip at the moment and the kids are not all that enthralled with it, they like being closer to home, that's for sure.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #21
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We often camp on weekends at Assateaque Park which is about 15 miles from home and also many of the local state parks in De and Md which are a little further away but still within 50 or 60 miles.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #22
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We spend 2 weeks in April and 1 week in November at Jonathan Dickinson SP - 5 miles from home 👍
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:21 AM   #23
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Yes...love it. Being close to home makes for the perfect weekend getaways!
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #24
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Living here in the heartland of the foothills by the hinterland of the headlands, we're booked up in Junction Creek for our "shakedown cruise" -- about eight miles as the crow flies past Perrin' s Peak and Barnroof Point on the flanks of the La Platas. First time 'streamin' with Stella the intellectually challenged yellow lab and Lucy the needy basset hound.

Maybe I'll start taking drugs again ...

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #25
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Heck yes. State park about twenty minutes away with nice hiking trails and secluded campsites. I love going in the middle of the week in the winter time... almost always have the place entirely to myself ( and the camp host ).
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #26
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It is also nice to camp close to home when Hubby has to work weekends. We set up on a Thurs or Fri. He can go to work and be back at the site by 4:30. Everyone is happy!
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No, not really!

We live in a great area surrounded by mountains. Our favourite nearby places are at least 1.5 hours away. But 5 hours gets us to Banff or Glacier/Waterton Lakes. 3 hours gets us to Slocan Lake/New Denver, via a beautiful free ferry ride and a visit to Ainsworth Hot Springs. We enjoy canoeing, so prefer places where we can get on the water in the summertime. We live within half an hour of a couple of lakes, but one is normally too big and windy for canoes, and the other has no campground plus a rather scary liquid mud bottom.

We also enjoy heading down to the desert of eastern Utah.

I got sooo.... tired of going through all the hassle of packing up for a camping trip, only to be surrounded cheek-by-jowl with SOB big white-box 5th wheels-- or giant motor homes--with slide-outs. "Camping" amidst the jolly jumbos has gotten to be more urban and crowded than where we actually live.

With the more distant campgrounds, we can still be tucked in amidst the monsters, but enjoy the world-class scenery during the day. (Having a petite Bambi does get us into some of the small National Park, Forest Service, and BLM campsites that are too short for the Big Guys, thankfully.)
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #28
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We are getting out AS in a couple months - have mapped out all kinds of camping within 2 hour drive including a couple state parks within 30 minutes...

Can't wait

Will do close by camping till spring to get the swi
G of things including back yard camping
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