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Old 07-22-2012, 03:26 PM   #46
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Missouri here! We have tons and tons of camping, floating, etc...

2 favorites for me....

Huzzah Valley Resort

http://www.huzzahvalley.com/index.php

Bennet Springs

http://mostateparks.com/park/bennett-spring-state-park

1) There is an ban on open burning due to the drought here. Make sure you check the rules before you head out.

2) Help control the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Do not bring in firewood if you are from an "infested state".

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  • Know where your firewood comes from. Do not move or purchase firewood if it comes from Wayne County, Missouri, Illinois or any of the other eight states that have an emerald ash borer infestation. This also means not moving firewood with you on your camping trip. View updated maps of quarantined states at www.emeraldashborer.info/map.cfm
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #47
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Thank you. We live in Arkansas and I am always looking for quick, easy getaways or "boys weekends" with my six year old. We just started getting into tent camping in the spring -- too hot, right now, but we will try again in the fall.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #48
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In the same vein as not moving firewood and controlling the spread of the emerald ash borer, don't forget to also clean your boats, canoes, kayaks, before taking them into a new body of water. You may carry critters from one body of water and introduce them to another, damaging the ecosystem. Alot of kayakers simply go through the car wash while the boat is up on the roof rack.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #49
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Thank you for doing this. What a great resource.
No problem! And I agree, it will be great to know which campgrounds to visit in the states. I can't wait to plan this fall and next year with this list!
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #50
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One of our favorites that we found recently was Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort.

They have everything from full hookup to walk in tent sites.

The best part was they offer horseback riding at a very affordable price, I believe for 2 hours it was $60 for one person. And this isn't just through the flat, easy trails. We rode up and down mountains I would be scared to even walk on. It was a great experience and the guides were excellent!

I highly recommend this as a stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway or if you are visiting Shenandoah and want to go a little further.

Here is the site: http://www.montebellova.com/

It is located in Montebello, VA.
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Here in Nebraska, nestled on I-80 between Lincoln and Omaha, you will find Eugene Mahoney State Park. Great campsites and much, much, more. There is a lodge with restaurant, cabins, giant indoor play center, ice-skating in the winter, fishing lake, miles of trails, horseback riding, putt-putt golf, tower, water park, and craft center. Great time for families.

http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/parks/...sp?Area_No=273
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Renewing the thread because I am thinking camping right now! Any other good places?
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Hi all!

My family is tent campers and so far, we've only camped in TX. I'm looking to change that this year. We don't want to drive more than 8 or 9 hours, but I'd love some recommendations for great family camping spots in OK, ARK or TN.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #54
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My family is tent campers and so far, we've only camped in TX. I'm looking to change that this year. We don't want to drive more than 8 or 9 hours, but I'd love some recommendations for great family camping spots in OK, ARK or TN.

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There are some beautiful state parks in AR, but I wouldn't plan to tent camp during the summer. The heat and humidity are oppressive.
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Our family favorite is the Aspen Campground at Woods Canyon Lake. RV pads but many sites for tents only or very tent friendly. No running water facilities but drinking water and outhouse buildings. Great hiking and the lake is wonderful! Good fishing, boat rentals and a lake store in case you forgot something. The people we met there were incredibly nice.

This is on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona. There are a lot of great attractions near by. The kids still talk about the fish hatchery that was down the street, the Christopher Creek area, and the forestry station and overlook areas.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #56
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In Maine:
Lamoine State Park-no hookups but lovely sites and a view of Acadia!
Smuggler's Den Campground (on Mount Desert Island).
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Over the Christmas holiday, DH & I went down to Mobile,AL, and Niceville, FL (a couple miles north of Destin.) We stayed 5 days at Meaher SP, which is on HWY 90, between Mobile and Spanish Fort, out on the causeway. OMG, this is such a beatutiful place. Right on the water, fantastic sunsets, lots of boating. No swimming because there are alligators in the Mobile Bay. But the campground is lovely and the bathrooms are immaculate.Full hookups, too. And you can't beat the fresh seafood on the causeway. http://www.alapark.com/meaher/

When we went over to Niceville to visit MIL in the nursing home, we stayed at Rocky Bayou SP which is located right in the middle of the town. It is really Old Florida, with the large water oaks, hanging moss,low growing palmettos, and private, sandy sites. Lots of boating on the bayou, and i've seen people swimming out there but I would not-- it is after all,a BAYOU in FLORIDA. This is a small park with only one loop. Water and electric hookups, very nice bathhouse. It's only a 15 min ride over the Choctawhatchee Bay to the beaches of Destin. I think we paid abotu $17/night, give or take a dollar http://www.floridastateparks.org/rockybayou/

We just discovered Reed Bingham SP in south Georgia. This is a very nice park on a large lake. Lots of fishing going on, boating and a swimming beach.The ground is sandy, rather than red clay *a plus, in my book!* They have two camping loops, one of which they have just put in full hookups. The other loops has electric and water. Very nice playground, too.Reed Bingham SP is about 6 miles off I-75, north of Adel, GA *I think*. When you get out there is it just so quiet and peaceful. The sites are large and most of them are shaded by giant water oaks, with hanging moss. We will definitely go there again!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #58
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I did not read this whole thread..but here was favorite growing up and still today!

Emerald Isle beach, NC

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Ooooh I've got a few to add.
Jellystone RV park in Lawernce Kansas
Good sites, lots of different size cabins, theme weekends, hay rides with Yogi, bike rentals, outdoor movies, pool, jumping pad, etc.
Bear Lake KOA Bear Lake/Garden City Utah
nice sites, close to lake, weekend activities, pool
Oak Grove/Kansas City KOA Oak Grove, Mo.
Cabins, pool, mini golf, game room.
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Ooooh I've got a few to add.
Jellystone RV park in Lawernce Kansas
Good sites, lots of different size cabins, theme weekends, hay rides with Yogi, bike rentals, outdoor movies, pool, jumping pad, etc.
Bear Lake KOA Bear Lake/Garden City Utah
nice sites, close to lake, weekend activities, pool
Oak Grove/Kansas City KOA Oak Grove, Mo.
Cabins, pool, mini golf, game room.
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