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I jettisoned my pickup and travel trailer a few years back. I either tent camp or in my 8' cargo trailer. So my needs are less and needless to say I don't wish to pay $50- $75 a night. I am hoping we can share a few nice spots for us who need few amenities or perhaps none other than a place to rest.
My first contribution shall be Rogers Rock Campground in Hague, NY on Lake George. This campground is on the north end of the lake and has a lot of shoreline although few campsites are on the water and these are generally booked months in advance in July and Aug. The sites are all dirt,well shaded, have a firepit and picnic table. There are limited hours for generators and people are generally considerate. There are boat moorings campers can rent, a boat launch and lots of room to stash car toppers(kayaks, canoes) near the water. The lake is surrounded by mountains. Hiking opportunities are endless in the area.It is a state campground listed under the DEC. Non residents are charged an extra $5/ night but still a bargain under $30 on a gorgeous lake.

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I am continually amazed by USFS campsites with a senior card. Everything is half price, so camping in the woods with no hookups is usually $9-11. I went to Yosemite NP after the tourists had left and we got in free. Spending $50 for a night in an RV park has little appeal surrounded by large RVs with graphics on them. Some parks are $75. It is not appealing.

I still tent camp when taking the boat out, river trips and backpacking. The best places are not reachable with an RV.

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I've been there, nice place. Have friends that live on Lake George.


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The National Park and National Forests in many places are being managed by consessioneers. Some recognize the senior pass but this does not always mean 1/2 price. I got a 10% discount in the everglades this year, very dissapointing.And someone had occupied my site when I was gone for the day, in fact 2 other parties showed up at the office with the same complaint. Then I went to Ocala NF. Instead of free admission to the springs I had to pay. The campgrounds offered a generous discount and the two I stayed at I feel were well managed. But these prices are left up to the private managers. I feel that the senior card has lost value and will lose ground in the coming years.

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An alternate to campgrounds is a site called hipcamp. All kinds of accommodations, mostly on private property. They may have 2 sites or 20. They may or may not have showers, it may be on a working farm. Thier sites may be wooded or in a field. They may have live bands on the weekend. Everything under the sun, worth checking out!

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