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Old 07-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #31
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This is great! We had a pop-up for the past 3 years and just upgraded to a travel trailer this year so we have spent most of our summers camping along the East Coast. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Holiday Trav-L-Park in VA Beach: http://www.campingvb.com/

Very clean, great staff and close to the beach with either parking close by or you could take the shuttle that runs there.

Yogi Bear Jellystone, Maryland: http://www.jellystonemaryland.com/

Lots of fun activities, great pool and nice sites.

Outer Banks, NC: Camp Hatteras, http://www.camphatteras.com/

Right on the beach, very quiet and nice amenities.

As you can see we are more of the RV resort type people since we have young kids who like to be entertained.

Can't wait to hear of other's favorites as well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #32
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I am surprised there isn't a Colorado section...then again, just about anywhere in Colorado is a good camping spot.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:06 AM   #33
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As evidenced in previous posts there are plenty of people who like the quiet and solitude of local, state or national park campgrounds. Then there are the folks who like to go to RV resorts where there's plenty of activity for the whole family. While we do have our favorite local campground that is quite rustic and quiet, although plenty for the kids to do, we do on occasion still like to go to the big RV resorts. Our favorites are Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cheriton, Virginia and Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness Resort.

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We have only been to Cherrystone once due to distance, but we loved it! On top of the campground having alot to do, it is such a beautiful area there. When we travel south to camp again we will definitely be going back.

We have our favorite semi-local campground in The Catskills. Its a nice quiet laid back campground

Our favorite RV resort campground is this one in The Adirondacks.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #34
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There's a campground in Grand Lake, Colorado, that we used to go to when I was a kid. Loved it. Dont' know if it's still there, I haven't been in CO since 2001. (I want to call it Elk Creek, but I'm not sure if that's correct.)

St. George, UT. Excellent views; make sure to take shade with you, because there isn't any where we were! We were at either St. George or Sand Hollow, I believe--went in 2005-06.

Ruby Mountain, outside of Spring Valley, NV (right down from Elko). Beautiful views. Last time we were there (1999-2000), there was a huge fire on the other side of the mountain, and it totally freaked us out. Thomas Canyon or South Ruby, if I remember correctly.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #35
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Nashville KOA
Nashville Tennessee


Completely rebuilt after the floods. To give you an idea of how much people loved this place, former and regular guests came to Nashville from all over to help rebuild the site. The pool is nice, the staff was wonderful. Laundry was inside the building so you could play games, watch TV, etc while doing wash.
There is also a JellyStone campground next door that looked really nice too.

ETA: this KOA is on a main road but at the end so noise wasn't an issue. But places were close by and easy to get to.

Gettysburg KOA
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Nice wooded sites. A little hard to navigate the RV into our space at night.
The pool was big but in the shade so I'm not sure how warm the water is.
Laundry facilities and activities were a little run down but not terrible.

No taxi service in Gettysburg, but there is an enterprise Rent-a-car near by.

Deleware Water Gap KOA
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania


Wonderful Wonderful place!!! The staff was great (except for one person, she was mean). (Bill is the best though)
Lovely playground, nice open grass area to toss the football, big room for breakfast and they played movies at night, really nice mini golf area.
We were there Labor Day weekend so they had a lot planned for the kids. Scavenger hunt, ice cream party, pony rides, wagon rides, etc.
They also offer a drive by pump out service, for a small fee.

Spaces were nice although some spots are tight for longer rigs. One guy clipped his 5th-wheel on a tree because the guy in the next space was hanging out to far.

KOA Niagara Falls
Grand Island New York

Great facility, huge! They had a pool with a water slide, giant rec room, nice store, lots of open spaces and loops for riding bikes, a playground, 2 fishing ponds and a big bounce pillow.
Laundry facility was nice, with an arcade room next to it.
They also had Niagara Falls tours come by and pick you up for tours. You could do The USA side, the Canada side, or both.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #36
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Lake George RV Park in Lake George NY. It is our Disney North!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:04 AM   #37
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Alabama Camping

When we were stationed at Columbus AFB we went over to Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham. We tent camped and took a canoe. It was so much fun! They have beautiful hiking trails and even a waterfall (which was hard for us to get to with a 4 year old but beautiful once we got there) We took a day trip up over to the Birmingham Zoo. Very fun!!

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Tring to talk DH into selling his truck, buying a starter RV, and taking me camping at Fort Wilderness... So for now I am planning a "pretend" trip that will hopefully become reality within the next year
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #38
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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

New Mexico

Hyde Memorial State park

Fenton Lake State park

El Vado Lake State park


Rocky Mountain National park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Mesa Verde NP

Yellowstone NP
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Knoebles campground and FREE admission amusement park!! It's in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. Used to go every summer when I was a kid.

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Old 07-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #40
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:44 PM   #41
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I updated the list, I can't believe how big the list is growing!
Thank you for doing this. What a great resource.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #42
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We loved to camp at Keen Lake Resort Campground in the pa. They have planned activities all day long if you want. My girls loved the pool and my sons loved the lake. I loved that the Bathrooms were always clean. LOL It is in the Poconos so there is a lot for you to do if you choose to leave. We never did, there was always so much going on. WWW.keenlake.com
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #43
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We just spent a week at our favorite Myrtle Beach campground. There are lots of campgrounds there but our choice is Ocean Lakes. Always lots to do and they cruise at night in golf carts. Some of them would put my car to shame. We have a hard time getting out to do other things at the beach because there is so much to do there. We are going back Thanksgiving and we booked next year for a week.Thanksgiving at the beach is a tradition with us.They have a huge tree and the campers get to help decorate and you can put on your own ornament. Every year we take new ones and we always have fun finding ours from years past.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #44
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Here are two we like in Northern IL, both state parks:

Mississippi Palisades

Apple River Canyon
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:54 PM   #45
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With the Adirondacks at our back door and the Thousand Islands/ Seaway at our front door, we have been too entertained to stray far for camping, but this list is sure tempting us!!

Our all time favorite is Nick's Lake campground in Old Forge, N.Y.. In the heart of the Adirondacks, the beauty is breathtaking. It is a DEC campground, so the downside is, no electricity hook ups and no motorboats on the lake - paddle and muscle only! It is well worth hauling a genny though. Each loop has a comfort station that has been remodeled in the last 3 years. The village is full of quaint shops and restaurants, and there is a great small water/ fun park there, Enchanted Forest Water Safari. It was open in 1953, and it has grown with the times, while still maintaining its old-time charm.


There are many other fine campgrounds in this area, but be warned if you go further up into the Eagle Bay/ Inlet area, you WILL have to deal with the black bears! The rangers do a great job controlling them, but they always found their way into the sites to forage for goodies!

As far as the TI/ seaway, someone alreay mentioned Cedar Point in Clayton, which is the best. We also enjoy the long sault sites (171-199) at Robert Moses SP in Massena, NY (NOT to be confused with the one on LI!). Those particular sites are larger, wooded, and have 30 amp service. Some are directly on the river. You can tour the nearby Eisenhower Locks and power dam. It's very nice!
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