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RE: Big Bend

Been saying I would go for years. Was thinking about using Seminole Canyon SP as a stopover from Houston. Anyone have experience there? We’ve stayed at Seminole Canyon a few times when traveling from my wife’s family in Baton Rouge to Big Bend. For us, its a great stop to break up the drive and, even though we always arrive after hours, finding a good site has never been a problem. It’s not a destination but easily worth a half day of exploring the Native American history in the area if you have the time. There are also several primitive sites available just off US 90 around the Amistad NRA. As someone posted earlier, Big Bend is a Park you’ll either love or hate - it’s been one of our favorites for over forty years.
huachuca 12/16/19 05:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping near Biltmore Estate

Our preference in the Asheville area is the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area campground in the Pisgah National Forest. The misnamed Lakeside loop has large paved full hookup sites. This would be my pick as well. Be sure to visit the NC Arboretum which is right next door.
huachuca 11/23/19 06:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

Drop an email to Old Coleman Parts and you might also post on Coleman Collectors Forum I used the first link to find an igniter for my liquid fuel North Star but don't know too much about the propane models
huachuca 10/25/19 09:41am Tent Camping
RE: Using a tow vehicle as a windbreak while boondocking

Having tent camped at Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores on the NC Outer Banks for over fifty years, I've seen some pretty good storms roll through. I've used my vehicle as a windbreak, filled coolers with sand and placed them inside the tent to hold it down and flipped picnic tables over to reduce their profile and tied my guy lines to their skyward pointing legs. Its interesting to check out the campground dumpsters the day after one of these hits. I've got a couple of functional EZ-Ups pieced together from wind damaged units that were discarded. And several of the NPS staff who work there have told me they haven't bought any new camping gear in years. Whenever we suffer through one of these, I'm reminded of Lyndon Johnson's comment on the Viet Nam war as I approached draft age in the mid sixties (paraphrased as I'm sure this isn't exactly accurate) "Being President right now is a lot like being a jackass in a west Texas hailstorm. I can't run. I can't hide. And I can't make it stop."
huachuca 10/16/19 05:17pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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 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 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 [email protected] $ 14 per night..... It could very well be my unfamiliarity with the workings of the new 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 width=640 Ocean view from cabin deck (island is maybe 1/4 mile wide here)
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
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