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Old 06-16-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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$72.00 a night campsite

Who in their right mind would pay $72.00 a night for camping?

Me I guess, if I want to spend a night at Fort Wilderness

I guess I should have put my reservations in last year because all they had left were the high price premium sites.

Oh well,

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As soon I saw the thread title, I thought of Disney World.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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Actually the KOA in Rodanthe, NC runs close to that, even with the member discount if you want to camp in one of the sites that is right at the foot of the dunes. I admit, we did it a couple a nights last fall, kinda nice to open up the windows and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:12 PM   #4
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Those rates are cheap compared to their season rate later in the year for a premium site. If you want to make that look cheap, visit the Florida Keys during a Holiday or an event Like Fantasy Fest in October in Key west. Those rates will look like a bargain then
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My take on this is that even campers deserve a vacation. If you are used to state parks and more spartan campgrounds, what's wrong with an RV Resort once in a while, if you can swing it? Nice water view, restaurant and amenities, pretty landscape -- whatever floats your boat.

Similar surroundings in a conventional non-RV resort would be more like $250 per night lots of places. And the sheets would be stained ...
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That's about right for Marina Dunes outside of Monterey, Ca.
Within walking distance of the bay though.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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It seems that $$ is directly related to location and not necessarily campground amenities.




It seems $$ is related directly to location and not neseddarily amenities. The Florida Keys this past February was the most I've ever paid at over $100/night, close to that is a place outside of Malibu Ca @ $85. I guess the days of less expensive RV parks in prime destinations are gone.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #8
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Have you looked at the Red Coconut in Fort Myers Beach. $80 a night and up to be close to a beach but not on it, thats even more. The sites are so close you can't even open your awning. At least at DW you get a resort experience and not just a camp site. I paid $95 for a premium site at FW so you did OK.

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If you think you are being robbed check the local realestate listings, and property taxes.
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... kinda nice to open up the windows and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.
I grew up in FL in a seaside town. If I want to listen to the ocean, I would just buy one of these to stick in my CD player! http://www.purewhitenoise.com/c-48-a...FQKenAodP0CiqQ
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Obviously you've never camped at a NA$CAR race. Dry camping can run more that that.
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Camping is still cheap compared to hotels in the same proximity, it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't the same cost compared on a percentage basis.
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Sugarloaf Key KOA is well over $100 in the peak season. However, you also don't have to worry about a camping next to a group of drunk college kids there on spring break.
With a Pub right in the campground, drunk adults is a different story...
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I guess its not just about the money for me. I've spent $40 a night for a spot in Connecticut and got totally ripped off. While I have come back from FW wondering how the heck I was going to pay off the bill, I never felt ripped off. Just my opinion but this is a good discussion as I like to hear about places in Florida and what you get for the money.

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