Hot Topic: Great Camps!

Okay, what’s this all about?

Hot Topic provides a place for blogorinos to enjoy each others’ company when I don’t have a post ready.   

I don’t know if this format will work or not.  Several readers have expressed disappointment that days go by without a  new post and without a new start in comments.  Since I have trouble keeping up with you guys, let’s see if this fills in the gaps in posts for you.  I’ll continue to post as usual.

Everyone is invited to enter the comments section and join in the conversations. The following conversation starters are only suggestions.  Other topics are welcome.  Feel free to “use” the comments section as you always have.

I thank you in advance for your participation in our blogorino community!  — Sue

Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, about 17 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington

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Current Hot Topic:  

Of all the camps shown on this blog, which is one that appeals to you?  Why does it?

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Do you plan to camp there?

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If you’ve already camped there, what can you share about it?

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Do you have a camp to recommend?

(Please be specific and include location that is clear to folks from other parts of the country and other countries.)

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What is it that you look for in a boondock, a campground, or RV park?

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NOTE:  For help remembering camps, you can use the archives sorted by month in the sidebar at right.  

To find a post about a particular camp, do a web search such as “RVSUE + (name of camp or location).”  Feel free to link to former posts.

Remember this camp?

For many years, well before I hit the road in the Best Little Trailer with my crew, I longed to visit Olympic National Park.

Fairholm Campground, “Lake Crescent, Washington” — September 2013

Go ahead, blogorinos and new people!  

Tap on the title of this post or on the word “comments” below and write something in the reply box, as brief or as long as the mood strikes you.

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97 Responses to Hot Topic: Great Camps!

  1. weather says:

    This will be fun, it may take me a while to choose so I’ll be back later, Good morning!

  2. Judy in East Texas says:

    Sue and the crew, oh my, I love the topics but how does one choose a favorite!! that is going to take some thinking. I will come back later with my picks.

    stay safe out there my friend, Judy

  3. Tanya says:

    I enjoy camping on the Oregon Coast. I have not made it down to the south to enjoy any of your campsites yet. Someday

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Do you have a favorite on the Oregon coast you’d like to tell us about?

      • Tanya says:

        Beverly Beach State Park north of Newport is my favorite camping spot. But there are many others along the coast I like also. Beverly Beach has ocean view sites and easy beach access.

  4. jackie johnston says:

    so glad you are back in any way, shape or form!!! i always enjoy reading comments from your blogorinos.

  5. Tawnya Cohoon says:

    Aunt Susan I’m very happy for you ! I’m glad you are nice and safe in your new home ! I love you to the moon ! Thinking and praying for you always !!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Tawnya, I love you to the moon, too! I hope you and Brian will come visit Nancy and me once we have the house ready for overnight guests. It would be such fun to be with you again!

  6. dave in missouri says:

    I was thinking yesterday about going back and reread and mark in my benchmarks places that you have been to give me a starting place for my boondocks when i get on the road. you are always a step ahead!
    Thanks sue for a great place!
    Dave

  7. Kevin in CO says:

    Sad memory for you, but I think one of the best camping areas you wrote about was north of Dubois. We annually enjoy camping around Ajo and Why in AZ and near Buena Vista in Co.

  8. Barb in Florida says:

    A quick Hi to say your photos of Utah BLEW ME AWAY! I had no idea and would like to see myself someday. Montana too, oh and Wyoming. As much as I can see.

    My husband and I camped in Colorado for our honeymoon. Loved the Glenwood Springs Hot Spring Pool, the train ride from Durango to Silverton and the spectacular drive to Ouray. Go to youtube and search for million dollar highway to ouray and take your pick of the season, fall, summer, rainy, snowy. Just WOW. Who knows what campgrounds, that was almost 40 years ago.

    • Suzicruzi from The 'Couve says:

      The Million Dollar Hwy is the area with all the fires right now in the Durango area. Lots of closures. I’m so sad- one of my favorite areas in CO. Have you taken the old train between Silverton and Ouray, or just know of it? I did back in the late 70’s. Wow!!! I always intended to go back… and now that we have a trip planned, it’s all closed due to the fire(s). It’s a big one! 🙁 Until the San Juan Nat’l Forest was closed, we planned to tent camp on BLM, or NF land. We are re-grouping, but it being the week of July 4th, much of our 2nd and 3rd choices are full, or closed due to the fire. We may be Motel-ing it, sadly enough.

  9. Hi Sue,
    Just catching up on a few of your posts since you “dug in” to your new dwelling. Saw your post about the Washington Rainforest…. I’ve been and camped, and yes, it’s as amazing as you might think…. so diversely different from the dry desert environment we all love so much. You better like the color green if you are heading north.
    Just taking a minute to wish you well on this newest 2nd half of your life on dry land
    A fan as always… (give the pups a hug from us all)

  10. Cynthia in San Clemente says:

    My personal favorite is Jalama Beach in Santa Barbara County, California – in the fall and winter. It is accessed from Highway 101, via an approximate 14 mile winding road. At the end of the road, you crest over a set of train tracks and see the Pacific Ocean stretching out in front of you. There are tent camping sites and electrical hookups, bathroom/showers (usually pretty clean), an awesome little camp store with almost anything you may have forgotten and the famous “Jalama Burgers” and delicious clam chowder, and miles and miles of beach to walk on – with your dogs off leash. It gets too crowded and noisy in the summer and unbelievably windy in the spring, so fall and winter is the best time to go. It’s a County park and reservations can be made on the County’s website. Very quiet and peaceful in the fall and summer, with only an occasional train lumbering by just behind the campsites. Vandenberg AFB is just north of the campground and when they launch rockets at night, you get a spectacular light show.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Sounds perfect, Cynthia!

      Thank you for all the specifics. We could build quite a resource here if folks participate and include details.

      Here’s a link to Jalama Beach!

    • MB from VA says:

      That sounds beautiful Cynthia! I have been to the beaches here in VA and in SC but I will never forget the awe I felt the first time I stepped onto a beach in northern CA. The rugged beauty…..rocks, deadwood, tidal pools, starfish…..was just awesome….a much overused word but appropriate here! I’d like to try your camp someday.

      Have a good day!

  11. Theresa says:

    I’m still a part-time camper, so I haven’t done any boondocking yet. I love campsites near water, and one of my all-time favorites is McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, Texas. It’s six minutes from downtown Austin, but it is remote enough that it’s extremely quiet and wooded. Onion Creek runs through the park and there’s a nice swimming hole and waterfall, and wonderful hiking trails.

    • Reine in Plano (when not camping) says:

      We also love McKinney Falls State Park. Great camping and fun hikes and geocaches. Just check the weather before you go hiking. The campground is on high ground but Onion Creek can flood really easily and some of the hikes are on the other side of it.

  12. Airstreaming Pagey says:

    We loved the two Oregon State Parks we stayed ain when venturing down the coast.
    Jesse Honeyman State Park. We went there in the fall, after dune buggy season. We camped under tall evergreens and hiked up and out to the dunes. Beautiful area.

    Also, Humbug Mountain State Park. Small but pretty campground with a private beach. We enjoyed strolling down to the beach to watch the Orca pods migrating south, along with spouting whales and frolicking seals.

    I really want to go back to Oregon.

    • Oregon State Parks campgrounds are the best and getting a spot (especially RV) is tough to do, especially during the summer and especially for anything on the coast. OSP uses Reserve America and a nice feature is if something isn’t available for the date requested, there is an option to Create Availability Notification and an email will be sent if there is a cancellation. I’ve used it many times and something always comes up.

  13. For Oregon, we love Devil’s Lake State Park in Lincoln City. It’s right in the middle of town but that’s fun as the beach is a short walk away and restaurants are plentiful. We always enjoy a couple of nights during the summer and fall. The other Oregon SP is Beverly Beach near Newport. It’s very close to the beach and while it’s a huge campground, there are nice RV spots in the east part which are quiet and away from the wind.

    For traveling, we always stop at Collier Memorial State Park, about 30 miles north of Klamath Falls, Oregon. It has a combo of tent and RV sites with almost all RV sites nice-sized. It’s on a river and off the highway. It’s also a great place to anchor if visiting Crater Lake is on the agenda as CL is about an hour away.

    From Sue’s travels, I’ve always wanted to visit the Miller Lake campground, near Chemult but we’ve never had the chance to stop as we usually just need an overnight stop during our trip to Lake Tahoe.

    For our beloved Lake Tahoe (we’ve been going every year for over 40 years and have never tired of it), we love Nevada Beach and Fallen Leaf campgrounds. Both are Forest Service so 1/2 off the nightly fee is available with the senior pass. Both are lovely but getting a spot during the summer is like winning the lottery. One has to be on their toes and ready at the computer six months ahead of time to reserve a spot, especially Nevada Beach. I was lucky and got spots at Nevada Beach for two nights and Fallen Leaf for 7 nights for next week.

    If you are on I-5 and traveling through Oregon, our favorite is a Corps of Engineers campground near Cottage Grove, about 20 miles south of Eugene. The name of it is Schwarz campground and it’s on the Row River just below Dorena Lake. It’s a pretty campground (and quiet as no booze is allowed!) and while there are no hook-ups, there are showers, and there is plenty to do around the area. If you are into covered bridges, there are tons around CG plus pretty lakes.

    That’s all of our favorites which we try to get to every year.

    Robin

  14. rvsueandcrew says:

    We’re off to a great start! Thanks for sharing. Love the details! Feel welcome to make links to campgrounds or RV parks or past posts of mine for the benefit of others. I made a few for the camps above, but I can’t keep up with that — There’s painting to be done!

    Other topics are up to you, as always.

    Have fun…. See ya’ later!

  15. Cinandjules 🌵 says:

    Too many to pick from….way too many!
    My favorite sites that you choose are usually near water…not so much lakes but streams and rivers.

    Monsoon season starts on the 15th…hopefully you are done with the painting. Humidity and painting don’t mix….you’ll end up having to paint again! Painted the front of our NY house…which was under a covered porch during the rain! It was okay for a while…later we started noticing huge bubbles..that would expand and contract with the temperature changes! Ended up having to scrape the layer off…let it dry…and paint again!

    Is that vent open in the BLT? Don’t want the inside wet with the whipping rain!

    Have a great day!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks for the reminder, Cinandjules!

      You think interior painting (with air conditioning) has to stop during monsoon?

      • Cinandjules says:

        Not sure….but after scraping the front of the house…I’d find another project when it rains. Surely there is something on the list!

        My belief is do it once, do it right!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I agree. I thought you meant stop all painting when monsoon season arrives. Just don’t paint on a rainy day. Got it!

      • ValGal (westernWA) says:

        I think you can paint inside if you have the AC or appropriately sized dehumidifier running during especially humid times. It’s pretty cheap to get a humidity measurer thingy, like a thermometer for humidity.

  16. Columbus Calvin says:

    I think I need to start a document for this one. My best campsites are here in the East and are unknown to others, which is why I like them. They’re not my favorites today, though. I’m trapped inside by the humidity and my lungs. The ones I look forward to exploring from the blog are several of Sue’s stops in Nevada. They combine beauty and quiet, which are the two qualities I seek.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      The dry air of Nevada would probably be better for your lungs, right?

      Here’s a quiet camp in Nevada that I think would suit you, Calvin:

      Return to a splendid boondock above a wonderfully ordinary town” (Sand Mine Mesa, Overton, NV)

      • Columbus Calvin says:

        I went back and read that. You are right about both my lungs and my taste. I read that and I will go there one day. You also mentioned Cedar Pocket, which rang a bell in my mind, so I went to the prior post and re-read that. I can easily see myself spending a lot of time in those two.

  17. Diann in MT says:

    One of my favorites is Missouri Headwaters State Park out of Three Forks, Montana. They offer well spaced sites, but without water nor electricity. A dump station is located in the town of Three Forks. The draw for me are the historical and geographical significances. If you are a Lewis and Clark fan or an early indigenous peoples fan, you can wander trails and read historical markers all day long. Then, stroll and fish the Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson Rivers whose confluence forms the mighty Missouri. A calming place not overcrowded with few sites, and a tee-pee to stay in for the adventurous. We like camping here in the fall after the kids return to school and the tourists have moved on. Reservations are required during the summer, but not so much in the late fall.

    • Renee G says:

      I agree on the historical significance of an area. We drove up there while we were staying at Baker’s Hole in West Yellowstone. I was in awe of the Missouri Headwaters area. Amazing. I don’t remember the state park, only a small RV park there. Hmmmm, I’ll have to look online and check it out. Thanks.

  18. Susan in Dallas says:

    Not a camper but sure enjoy reading about all the beautiful places in our country! I get to help my son with his move to California so I will get to go out of Texas!

  19. Janice says:

    Favorite site… Somehow, years ago, I stumbled on to your site. A picture was on your banner (I believe in the MTNs of Colorado) of a simple campsite (like all your campsites)…rug/chair/broom leaning on trailer / pine tress surrounding the BLT. You could almost smell pine trees in the heat of the day right through that photo – hear bees buzzing on the little yellow flowers in the foreground. That is the photo that lead me to buy my trailer. I have dragged my trailer all over now and always in the back of mind is that photo you posted that set me on ‘my’ adventures. I have enjoyed your blog so much over the years. Don’t stop!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Oh, Janice, that’s a great little anecdote! I wish I knew what photo and camp you’re talking about.

      Funny the power that one photo can possess. 🙂

  20. My ,my,, what to do with my time waiting for a new post, are you kidding,, L,LOL,,,,,,, BTW, my “Favorite ” Camp is when we First Met on FR 35, South of Ash Fork, Arizona back in April of 2012,,,,,, I forget the Title, but how can one forget about giving a Bench Mark Mapbook of Oregon to a nice Lady and her 2 Dogs who needed it more than I did,,,, 🐾👣👣

  21. ValGal (westernWA) says:

    So many awesome campsites, so little time. You really can’t go wrong on the Olympic Peninsula in WA with it’s stunning natural beauty. Lyre River Campground west of Port Angeles and Joyce is a small, lovely, free (up to 7 days in 30 days). It is directly on the rushing Lyre River. It will not accommodate big rigs (25 or less? Check). Also, I heard it does not have potable water any more, although another source says one spigot of potable water, so check. There are no services close by.

    Also, Salt Creek Recreation Area, Joyce, WA, has a beautiful paid campground. If you go at a strong minus (low) tide, which happens a handful or so times a year, the tidepooling is outstanding, although the rocks to get there are slippery. The area is beautiful at all tides. There are hiking trails and leftover military ruins. The campground is on a bluff. The north shore is very rocky and hard to walk far. The West shore is idyllic, although you either have scramble over rocks or go back to the road (not far) and walk along that shore. There is a gorgeous sea stack island that you can walk to at low tide.

    Next to Salt Creek is a private beach and private paid campground. You have to pay them to go on their part of the beach which is the other side of the creek. You don’t need to go on their beach unless you really want to, just stay on the pleasant Salt Creek Rec Area side.

    The nearest town of Joyce has a tiny grocery and an eatery or two and even a little museum, but not much else. Port Angeles, several miles east, is a full size town with all services.

    Fort Worden State Park, beach side campground, paid sites, is another great campground in Port Townsend, WA. The beach is part sand, part small rocks. The views of the bay are fabulous. You can watch seals, River otters, eagles and other birds, the WA state ferry, Navy ships, submarines, and other boats. There are military ruins to explore, lovely hiking trails, and an old light house facility. Kayaks are available for rent. The Fort on the bluff has numerous buildings and hosts music festivals and various conferences during the year. There is a simple beachside canteen, as well so one or two restaurants up the hill. There is also an upper forest campground. The town of Port Townsend is a historic Victorian seaport with old buildings, a charming restored movie theater, art galleries, shops, and eateries along an easily walked waterfront.

    I could go on and on about great places to camp.

  22. Suzicruzi from The 'Couve says:

    Hi everyone!

    Of Sues camps, I may have been drawn to Kinney Flats outside of Pagosa Springs, CO. Heading out on our journey to TX to pick up our Casita Travel Trailer, we planned a 9 day roadtrip beginning in Vancouver, WA. Our 5th and 6th nights were to be somewhere in or around Kinney Flats. However, I just heard that the entire San Juan Nat’l Forest has been shut down to the public due to extreme fire danger, and careless campfires already left unattended this season. Disappointed yes, defeated no.

    Do any of you (Colorado people?) blogerinos have an alternate we can maybe try, that is outside the SJNF boundary, yet not very far off our course? We are coming from Utah to the PS area, from the West, and heading south to NM on 84. Anyone? If so, thanks in advance!!

    Further info: traveling in a Van with our kitty
    Sleeping in our tent
    Not hanging around, or sightseeing this trip. Mostly all just 1 quick overnight sleep.
    We don’t require facilities.
    Thanks!! 🙂
    Have a good one!
    Suzi

    • Due to a really bad Drought this Year most National Forest are Closed, In Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California as far as it was on the News Last night, SuzyCrusy,, sorry, If you go to ImfoWeb on line they can tell you what’s closed and all the fires that are a danger to camp by, that’s in all states on the site,,, Rusty

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Does the San Juan NF being closed mean the National Forest campgrounds are closed also?

      I ask because East Fork Campground is 10 miles north of Pagosa Springs. A little out of your way…..and it might be filled up.

      You may need to make reservations at an RV park, at least for one night in the PS area. PS is popular to begin with and then the national forest being closed will put more campers in RV parks and the national forest campgrounds, if they are open.

      BTW, before you reach Durango, heading east, is Target Tree Campground. The crew and I stayed there. It’s has nice separation between sites, there are tent pads, and it’s not too expensive.

      I advise getting a very early start driving so you aren’t looking for a campsite late in the day.

      • Suzicruzi from The 'Couve says:

        Thanks Sue! Unfortunately there is a 20,000 ac fire burning near Durango now too. And yes, the entire San Juan Nat’l Forest is closed down, and we have yet to call the FS to check if the National forest campgrounds are closed as well. Which we will do very soon. I’m under the impression from what I read, that yes they are closed as well.
        Will call about the Target Tree Campground as you mentioned. I remember your writing about that one. I hope that’s not in the Durango fire closure area.
        I also hear a big Nat’l Forest is closed in NM. Have yet to check the specifics. All these closures are coming on fast, all at the same time we just got ourselves situated in our temporary living arrangement. Now that we are out of the condo, and today was my LAST day of work!, I will have more time to start calling some of the FS offices. 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Take a look at Lake Capote Recreation Area campground, west of Pagosa Springs, not far from the route you’re taking.

      $18 a night for a tent site, probably the least expensive in the PS area. It’s a Ute Tribe campground and they take reservations.

      • Suzicruzi from The 'Couve says:

        🙂 !! Love the tips! Thank you!

      • Suzicruzi from The 'Couve says:

        They are full during the time we are passing through, and so is Target Tree CG, but we will persevere in finding disbursed camping where reservations are not required, and not in the fire closures. We will call the FS tmro and get some ideas. Perhaps we will visit these areas when the fire bans have been lifted another time. I’m open to changing our route if we have to.
        Suz

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I’ve been thinking a different route would be easier, less stressful.

          • Suzicruzi from The 'Couve says:

            True. 😉
            Things work out like they are supposed to. Can you believe our LD will be ready for p/u July 9th? Has the past 2 years of planning flown by, or what? I was just looking at my notes, and I started selling off our household belongings 2.5 years ago, (Maybe a bit more even). Crazy. I’m in escrow today; “bye bye little condo in the woods”, “hello great big world!” 😎

  23. Liz Johns says:

    Since I live in Idaho, I will start there. Three Island Crossing State Park. Not too far from Interstate 84 (quiet) and by the river. Located in Glens Ferry, ID. Unless you like the heat, this park is not good for summer time. Gets really hot.

    Ponderosa State Park. Highway 55, in McCall, Idaho. Reservations recommended for summer time. Close to town to walk or ride a bike and the lake is right there. There is an area that has full hooks and other areas that have water/electric.

    We just stayed at these state parks, so I’ll give my review:

    Heyburn State Park. East of Plummer, Idaho on Hwy 5. (just an FYI, our son made the reservation for us). There are 7 sites that have full hooks, we did not stay in one. We had just water/electric. Our site was a pull through, not level. The one item we did not like was the campsite on the other loop was so close to ours, it was like a companion site. Campground does have showers. Campground is next to the lake. Lots of wildlife and if you LOVE to bike there is a path–Trail of the Coeur D’Alenes…..absolutely beautiful!!

    Farragut State Park. Hwy 95 North and then turn on Hwy 54. Called at the last minute to get reservations. I didn’t have a map of the campground & if I had, I would not have gotten the site. There are 3 sites together, 2 are companion and then an oddball…we had the oddball (similar to this ///, just the other direction). We did have the sites to ourselves for most of our stay, but ended up leaving a day early due to the “companions” coming in. The state park has a Naval Brig Museum. Wonderful!! Campsites are water/electric and tent. Next to Lake Pend Oreille.

    My other favorite campground is in Oregon-Nehalem Bay SP. Off Hwy 101 by Manzanita. Right by the ocean!!

    Sorry so long!
    Liz-Boise, ID

  24. rvsueandcrew says:

    Blogorinos….

    If you know how to make a link and have the time to do so, it would be helpful if you’d link the name of your favorite camp to a page that shows it (or to my post about it, if that’s the case).

    Thanks a bunch! 🙂

  25. Lana in Phoenix says:

    Hi, to everyone, but especially Cynthia of San Clemente. I graduated high school from Lompoc, CA in the early 60’s. We would kind of sneak off school grounds and spend a nice day at Jalama Beach. I believe there were some cabins, but I don’t remember there being a campground. There was no swimming as the undertow was very strong. But what a beautiful dramatic beach. I have to admit our favorite beach to visit was Refugio Beach just north of Santa Barbara. The swimming was great there. There is a really nice campground there, although it is pretty close to the highway.

    • Cynthia in San Clemente says:

      Hi Lana: Yes, there is a small playground at Jalama. Also, about 5 years ago they put in about 6 former FEMA cabins. We stayed in one before we got our RV and they are wonderful accommodations for families. We like Refugio too!

  26. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Oh my Sue, how do we choose a favorite camp! For me, my favorite camps of yours are in the woods or mountains, have grass and have water and a big plus if it can be fished. There have been some beautiful camps you have stayed at. I loved the Colorado camps. Hiking around Tucker Ponds. I simply can’t choose a favorite!

    Now, a favorite of mine is in northeast Iowa. Sadly, I don’t live real close and have not been there for a long time but it is a beautiful area of Iowa with hiking, primative camping, trout fishing and river fishing and close to many neat things to see along the Mississippi River. https://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/yellow-river-state-forest/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IA&parkId=610130.

    The whole northeast corner of Iowa is a favorite of mine!

  27. Em says:

    Hi. I’m just checking out the blog. Already overwhelmed with gorgeous photos and pertinent information. I like the simplicity of the setup. I’m quietly thinking about doing some writing. It’s been many years. I found you through videos on crvl, and I’m glad. This is a neat idea to let people participate as you get your recharging time. I relate to that. I respect how you’re taking care of yourself. I’m a little silly. I have a dog, Max, a 3 yr old furball with a summer cut. I just went full time nearly a month ago. I get excited about finding a good spot. You have so many, and cost breakdowns, just feels awesome to find you now, right on time. I look forward to exploring and browsing the blog and wish you great joy in your life.

    Emily

    • MB from VA says:

      Almost a month full-timing. That’s great. What kind of rig did you decide upon?
      Have fun!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Welcome, Em! There’s a lot to learn on this blog about camps and the lifestyle, not only in posts, but also the wonderful, informative, and often entertaining comments of blogorinos.

      Oh, I almost forgot! Congratulations on becoming a blogorino!

  28. mostlylost says:

    Your camps in Overton always stuck out to us, probably because you were always running into interesting people (and dogs)! We’ve only been full-timing for a year, but I think our favorite campgrpund would be a tie between Big Creek in SoSo MS, and Chautauqua Park in Beloit KS.

    Big Creek is run by PHWD so prices are the sames as Army Corps Engineer parks and the place is pretty much used by locals only, so we had oits of quiet, few neighbors, and plenty of lake to ourselves (it was spring – we understand the locals use the heck out of this park in summer) Its also gorgeous – the entire park looks like it should be on a postcard!

    Chautauqua Park is free (you can stay for 10 days) and offers 50 and 30 amp hookups for 10 RV sites. There are also some scattered spigots for water. The park is beatiful with plenty of trees, and there is actually a few interesting things to do in the area – like see the center of the United States. Oh, and downtown Beloit still has a hardware store and a laundromat!

  29. LoupGarou says:

    Our special place near Why AZ. You know the spot.

  30. Jean says:

    New to this blog. But absolutely love it. My husband and I are planning a Colorado trip. Maybe late August early September. Would love any suggestions on campgrounds. Coming from Michigan.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Welcome, Jean! I’m happy to grant you all the rights and privileges of blogorino status!

      BLOGORINOS: Any suggestions/recommendations for places to camp between Michigan and Colorado?

      (If you could include links, that would be great!)

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        I’m sorry you didn’t receive any suggestions, Jean. Feel welcome to ask again under another post.

        It might help bring forth responses if you mention the states you anticipate passing through.

        • Claudia Meyers says:

          11 Mile Canyon near Colorado Springs….

        • mostlylost says:

          Jean,

          Would some ‘second hand’ recommendations help? Not sure how you are driving, but until our plans changed this summer, we were going to do some camping in Missouri. We had other people recommend to us both Turkey Creek in Hollister MO (its an Escapees park so you have to be member) and Mark Twain Campground in Hannibal, MO. We also had some people we met from Michigan who told us we HAVE to camp at Tahquamenon Falls State Park if we are ever in the state. We also have heard Indiana’s Dunes State Park is supposed to be good from some of our relatives. Not sure if that helps??

          • J says:

            Mostlylost Thank you! Hannibal sounds great. We are in southern Mi. and will probably head south and west from here. Avoiding Chicago traffic. The falls and camping at Tahquamenon are great if you are up that way.

  31. Dawn in NC says:

    I don’t know of any camping spots. I haven’t been camping in decades. I’d thought I’d chime in with one of my favorite posts. That’s of Bridget taking us on a tour of the Arr-bore-EE-tum!

    http://rvsueandcrew.net/back-by-popular-demand/

    Seriously especially love that post!

  32. Claudia Meyers says:

    Imperial Dam near proving grounds just outside Yuma, AZ. Beautiful Squaw Lake.

  33. JazzLover says:

    Love the first picture of Lake Crescent with the leaning tree and mirror effect of the lake. Gave me a smile the first tine and again when I read this post. Very restful. Have no camping spots to contribute as it has been a long time but am glad to see you got credit for my Murphy Wall Bed Kit. A small room that has been storage is quickly becoming my retreat after 30 something years. I found that during the monsoons it was nice to sit out on the covered patio and just be a spectator. Be Well Always.

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