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You have your RV now and its time for your vacation. Your family is anxious to hit the road, but where to go and what to do are the questions. Hopefully, our Where to Camp section will help answer them.

There are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of camping locations in this great land of ours, so how do RVers find the "perfect" campgrounds to visit? Some find excellent locations by accident and return often while others do their research ahead of time, not wanting to experiment and waste valuable time on the road. A good rule is to have a variety of resources available to call upon.

Our index (below) contains links to private and government web sites that should help you find the "perfect" campgrounds. You will be able to locate campgrounds anywhere in the country both private and governmental. If you decide to join clubs like Good Sam, KOA or Passport America you can even receive discounts (usually 10% - 50%) off the campground fees. If you decide to visit National Parks, you can even purchase a National Park Pass and receive discounts on entry fees.

States we have camped in courtesy of epgsoft.com
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States John and Sissy have camped in courtesy of epgsoft.com (click map to create your own)

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Check the weather for places you want to go

Make sure you check the weather before embarking on your adventure.

The Weather Channel is an excellent source of up-to-date information.


national parks

National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior

The National Park System comprises 390 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state (except Delaware), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.

If you are planning to camp in a National Park, you can make reservations at the National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site.

 

Reserve USA

The NRRS (National Recreation Reservation Service) is a one-stop reservation service for the the USDA Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation outdoor recreation facilities and activities.

With over 45,000 reservable facilities at over 1,700 locations, the NRRS is the largest outdoor recreation reservation service in the country. Whether your heading North to Alaska's Tongrass National Forest, South to Florida's Lake Okeechobee, East to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway, or West to California's Los Padres National Forest, you can reserve your place under the stars with the NRRS.

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