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RE: What is your favorite COE CG in Georgia

We've only stayed at one in GA, R. Shaefer Heard, in West Point and thought it was terrific.
huachuca 07/29/19 02:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Outer Banks National Park Service campgrounds

Do the Oregon sites have Water and Electric? From the website it looks just like electric. Website a little confusing, perhaps because I look at at when I wake up at 5am and am not functioning on all cylinders. While the site says water hookups when you look at reservation section I see electric hookups but no mention of water. We want to do Outer Banks but that trip will probably be in a year or two. Have looked at the commercial CGs, any comments on those? The NPS Oregon Inlet campground has 20-25 sites with both electric and water hookups. I'm not sure of the amperage as we seldom camp there but have seen some big boys plugged in. Camp Hatteras, KOA and Ocean Waves (all in the Rodanthe area) seem to be the most popular commercial cgs. We prefer the more laid back atmosphere found further south around Buxton and Hatteras. Frisco Woods would be my choice there for hookups. Shade and understory vegetation for privacy are pretty much non-existent at any of the Outer Banks campgrounds. The commercial ones pack you in way too close for my liking. The NPS sites are typically a good bit larger and the Frisco campground south of Buxton is located among the dunes has several secluded sites (but no hookups). Hope you're able to visit with us soon.
huachuca 07/06/19 06:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Outer Banks National Park Service campgrounds

With the possible exceptions of the W&E sites at Oregon Inlet and over the Labor Day weekend at all four NPS facilities, you will not have a problem getting a spot at any of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore campgrounds at any time from now through the end of the season. Just check recreation.gov for the number of open sites for any day(s) in August and September. We live about a hundred miles from the OBX and camp there frequently - the only times these fill is Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
huachuca 07/04/19 07:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Bend campgrounds closed

We’re planning to be there for a few days around June 10 to celebrate our 41st anniversary. The only night of our honeymoon spent under a roof was in one of the CCC built stone cottages there; the rest were in a VW bus. Sorry to hear of the damage at Castolon, my grandfather owned a Gulf service station and the big orange and blue sign there always reminded me of him.
huachuca 05/28/19 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Carlsbad caverns rv parks

Brantley Lake State Park.
huachuca 04/06/19 08:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tent Camping Forum

^^^^^^^^^ Thanks for sharing. We camped at Juniper Springs and would definitely return. Will have to give the others a look next time we're down that way.
huachuca 03/11/19 10:46am Tent Camping
RE: Building New Campground. Opinions Welcome!

With your user name and plan description, I think I can put forth a pretty good guess as to the location. If I'm right, you could be on to something here as I don't recall much competition anywhere along the interstate in either direction. The one a hundred or so miles north sure seems to be full whenever we pass by. We tend to camp only on public lands so certainly wouldn't be in your target demographics. However, I'd be interested on your (or anyone's) thoughts on having a separate section that catered to 'through travelers'. By this I mean something for those of us who overnight in rest areas, Walmarts, Cracker Barrels etc. when trying to get from point A to B. It would have to be low cost (Under $15), accessible 24/7 (perhaps a gate with a credit card kiosk similar to what's used at an airport parking lot) with reasonable security (fenced enclosure) but no hookups would be required. Something along the lines of the truck parking area at a rest area would be fine. Dump station with potable water and access to restrooms would be a plus. It seems to me that much of the necessary infrastructure needed for the developed campground would already be in place. Probably a terrible ideas as I've never seen anything like this but I'd be willing to drive fifteen minutes off the interstate for something like this. Good luck and Go Pack!!!!
huachuca 03/08/19 01:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tombstone or Bisbee?

For those interested in southwestern military history, Fort Huachuca is nearby and was established in the mid-1870's to protect the border and provide security from Indian attacks. There are two museums on the base. One details the history of the US Army in the area and emphasizes the role of the Buffalo Soldiers (African American Cavalry) and the second is dedicated to Army Intelligence with an example of a German Enigma Code machine from WWII. We actually used a variant of that, the KL-7, when I was stationed there in 1969-70. The museums are open and there is no charge for visiting but you will have probably have to go through a background check in order to get through the gates. The post cemetery is also worth walking through.
huachuca 03/06/19 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CG near Duke Cancer Center?

The NC State Fairgrounds CG is just off I-40 and about twenty miles east of the hospital - figure a half hour to forty five minute drive if you catch work traffic. Full hookups with 20 and 50 amp service. Website
huachuca 02/27/19 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Senior and/or NonResident Passes - Western Trip 2019

Dead Horse Point is definitely on our list, with Rendezvous Beach/Bear Lake SP, Jordanelle, and Kodachrome. The Senior Pass is $35, so if it covers the Vehicle fee, it might be worth it — can’t tell from their website: Summer rates are $10 per vehicle Monday-Friday up to 8 people-$15 dollars on weekends and holidays; $5 Utah seniors over 62. Camping fees: Camping fees include one vehicle and one camping unit. Extra vehicle fees apply. Thnx! Horsethief is a BLM campground just off Hwy 313 a few miles outside Dead Horse Point SP. No water and no hookups but large sites with clean vault toilets and very convenient to Moab, Arches and Canyonlands. $10 w/Senior pass, More info here and here
huachuca 02/06/19 08:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Bend Rio Grande Village No Reservations

Be aware of some area closures at Big Bend for the next several months https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/02/temporary-closures-big-bend-protect-peregrine-falcons Link wouldn't work for me but the only closure I'm aware of is for some sections of the trails leading up to the South Rim due to the falcons nesting. Its a fairly hard core hike up to that area so I don't think this would impact the average visitor too badly.
huachuca 02/04/19 11:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Bend Rio Grande Village No Reservations

The have 44 sites available on line available for next Monday for a w[email protected] $ 14 per night..... It could very well be my unfamiliarity with the workings of the new recreation.gov website but I couldn't find any single site available for all days between 2/04 and 2/11 at the NPS RGV campground. I couldn't even find any sites available for two or more nights in a row for the entire month. March and most of April seem to be almost as bad. Same pattern goes for The Basin. If I'm missing something, please straighten me out. We're planning to visit in May and this may be indicative of higher use than I've seen in the past. We're hoping to get one of the boondocking sites but even those might be taken with this degree of usage. I've seen the Park full between Christmas and New Years and in mid-March for Spring Break but nothing like this.
huachuca 02/04/19 11:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beach front vacation ideas

I'm from NC so a bit prejudiced but would also suggest our Outer Banks. Lots of options for both private and public campgrounds between Nags Head and Ocracoke. If you want a truly unique experience, consider spending a couple of nights at the end of your visit in one of the Park Service cabins on Portsmouth Island (Cape Lookout National Seashore). You can take your F250 over on a private ferry and have twenty miles of uninhabited beach to share with just a few other folks. Be glad to answer any questions if you're interested. Park Service Cabins http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q278/huachuca/SEES%20-%20PI%20March%202014/IMG_2498_zpsotr245r5.jpg width=640 Ocean view from cabin deck (island is maybe 1/4 mile wide here) http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q278/huachuca/PI-07_10/IMG_2970.jpg
huachuca 01/31/19 08:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: AZ camping in March

Bonito campground in Coconiino National Forest is less than an hour from Sedona but, at 6,900', a little higher. Nice campground with large wooded sites, clean johns and a great location.
huachuca 01/26/19 06:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tent poles - replacing fiberglass to aluminum

I looked into this a few years back and found I could buy a comparable new tent with aluminum poles for less than I could replace the fiberglass poles in my older model. I think this was one of the sites I checked. Good luck.
huachuca 01/25/19 10:29am Tent Camping
RE: Oregon Inlet

If you've stayed there before, nothing has changed other than the addition of electric and water at 25+/- sites. If not, its a large open field with reasonably large sites (much more so than the local commercial facilities) but no shade or understory to provide privacy. Standing water can be a problem after heavy rains. Mosquitoes and greenheads are a nuisance, especially if the winds are light - well guyed screen room recommended for sitting/cooking outside. Great location if you have plans for Manteo and Nags Head.
huachuca 01/25/19 10:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway

........... Better choices, Hwy 209 to Hotsprings, Hwy 226A to Spruce Pine, Hwy 80 Marion to Micaville to name a few. Thanks for the recommendations - I'll add Hwy 209 to my list; Have driven the other two and totally agree on their scenic value and the difference in traffic, drivers and attitudes when compared to The Dragon. Still, its a lot of fun in a 2.0L turbo Solstice even when staying in my lane and around the speed limit. Too busy watching the road to check out the scenery.
huachuca 01/23/19 07:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway

Stay as far away as possible from Tale of the Dragon. It's a nightmare, plenty of better roads for riding. I guess we all have our own definition of 'better'.:B One camping possibility I overlooked which may be of interest is Lake Powhatan. Convenient access to the BRP near Asheville and it does have some full hookup sites.
huachuca 01/22/19 01:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway

Less than an hour's drive from the southern end of the BRP, the Cherohala Skyway runs from Robbinsville, NC to Tellico Plains, TN and the scenery is, in our opinion, just as good as that on the Parkway. Combine that 40 miles with the 10 mile Tail of the Dragon for a great day of riding the trike. On the eastern end of the Skyway, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is a nice stop with a short hike to the 'big trees'. In TN, take a side trip to Bald River Falls (visible from the road). Cherohala Skyway Tail of the Dragon Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Bald River Falls
huachuca 01/22/19 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vermilion Cliffs

If you make it to Lee's Ferry, be sure to check out Lonely Dell ranch which was the name one of John Lee's wives gave to the settlement. The orchards, buildings, cemetery and general history are interesting. Condors can often be seen perched on the girders beneath Navajo Bridge in late afternoon. The nearby Cliff Dwellers grill has ice cold beer and great shrimp tacos. We enjoyed the all day boat trip and short hike to Rainbow Arch. Combine that with a tour of the dam.
huachuca 01/15/19 09:06am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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