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Old 08-01-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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We are planning a relaxing no hurry trip. We will leave TX late Sept. early Oct. drive the gulf states to Al.(1 night) then GA. TN. AR and back. Any help on your favorite cg or must stay cg would be appreciated. We want to be near Savannah in GA, Gatlinburg in TN, but we are flexible. We like some space so SP or NP may be better for us. We do not like the parking lot type cgs.


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Any answer depends entirely upon what type, length of RV you own.

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Skidaway State park in Savannah is a pretty park close to town.No sewage but good dump station. good power and water. Very shaded with three hundred year old oaks. sevierville, tenn. is close to gatlinburg and dollywood. We stay at River Plantation in Sevierville. Biggest lots in the area.
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Some nice state parks in the Quachita mountains in Western Ark. (Hot Springs area) Greers Ferry lake north of Little Rock in very nice also. It had been years since I have been in these areas, but we are heading there this month.
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Go online or buy one of the many campground books. If you really want to relax just play it by ear and stop when you want. Have your book handy when you think you are ready and call ahead. At that time of year everyone is back in school and most areas are not crowded.

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You say leaving Texas, boy thats a big area to leave from. Texarkana to Orange is a mighty lot of miles. I know you say drive the gulf states but northern LA, AL, MS, etc are still gulf states. Are you familiar with RVPark Reviews.com? Its a great resource. We found the FL state parks, especially in the panhandle to be difficult but do-able for our length. I also second Skidaway State Park in the Savannah area. We had no problems there with our 38' MH pulling a toad in this park.

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Some nice state parks in the Quachita mountains in Western Ark. (Hot Springs area) Greers Ferry lake north of Little Rock in very nice also. It had been years since I have been in these areas, but we are heading there this month.
I looked into Greers Ferry and it looks to be 10-12 different COE CG. Let me know if you have a preference. When u go put up a post it will probably help out. It looks to be a really great area. We have been to Eureka several times.

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In Tenn a great campground with lots to see, is Fall Creek Falls State Park. Beautiful waterfalls.
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Cove creek CG in TN is a great park near Pigeon forge and Gattlenburg. Scott and Rebecca will take good care of you. Just left there and loved it.
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Not sure where in TX you are but we stayed at Palo Duro State Park just south of Amarillo and loved it. One downside is no phone signal or internet since you are at the bottom of the canyon.
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We stayed in savannah a few years ago. There is a CG outside of town ...Savannah Oaks. Not too far from town. What we did like about it was the fact that they offered a shuttle service from the CG to town. We found it to be very convenient. Nice cg and would definitely stay there again.
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if you have an android type phone download the allstays rv camping application . We use this and have had great luck .
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Quite alot of good campgrounds around that route. Not sure exactly which roads you're taking, but a couple of our favorites along that general direction:

Really enjoyed Davis Mountains State Park and South Llano State Park.
Also there is a fabulous boondocking location on the coast right before you head East out of Texas at Sea Rim (Sabine Pass)

You can try Gulf Shores State Park, or go on down to Dauphin Island (tighter city park, but lovely "private" beach)

We really enjoyed the forest and state parks here. A couple of our favorite spots were Rock Creek in Erwin, TN and Cumberland Mountain State Park.

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