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Old 06-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Good place to camp with shade and cool temps for a month or 2

We are planning a trip to get out of the Fl. temps for June/ Sept and would like to go somewhere where the temps are in the low 80's with shade and in the woods. We love the Ohio/VW/KY area around Ironton Oh but the only CG we can find and we stayed there before is the KOA in Ashland which has no trees just an open filed. We want full hook ups and have a 60' 5th wheel unit.

Anyone know of a good cG in this area or near Nashville, or somewhere around these areas that would feel like you are in the woods/mountains with cool temps?
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Might try this. It's called Wolford's Landing. Wolford's Landing Campground - Woodall's Campground Directory It's right near my mother-in-laws. It's literally on the Ohio River. Mostly shaded sites. Check it out.

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Might try this. It's called Wolford's Landing. Wolford's Landing Campground - Woodall's Campground Directory It's right near my mother-in-laws. It's literally on the Ohio River. Mostly shaded sites. Check it out.

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Thanks, we were looking at that but with only 4 50 amp sites it's not in our favor to get one. I'll have my wife call and see what's up. thanks again.
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Hi MRBB,
Where the lower and upper parts of Michigan come together is the best area for the temps mentioned in the OP. However, because you mentioned Nashville, consider the very eastern part of Tennessee. How about the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area? There are quite a few CGs and plenty of things to do (both free and fee). The nights cool down very quickly once the sun goes behind the mountains. Days are usually in the 80s.
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Hi MRBB,
Where the lower and upper parts of Michigan come together is the best area for the temps mentioned in the OP. However, because you mentioned Nashville, consider the very eastern part of Tennessee. How about the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area? There are quite a few CGs and plenty of things to do (both free and fee). The nights cool down very quickly once the sun goes behind the mountains. Days are usually in the 80s.
Last year we went up the mountains GA/TN/WV/PA and we stayed in Sevierville because I have family there. 102* in June..... The same all the way up until PA where it was 64* and raining. For 2 weeks.... After 2 weeks of being canned up (we only had the Harley) we left and went to Ashland Ky where it was 82* and beautiful. We enjoyed the area and the Ohio river. The downfall was the KOA there. Nice people but it was just a gravel parking lot with no trees.

Searching the internet for a full hookup pull through for a 60' rig we didn't find anything but Wolford's Landing. We called and they only have 1 50 amp pull through and they won't reserve it.

I can't believe an area so beautiful with the Ohio river and all the small towns in 3 states and no major campgrounds. Someone is missing the boat.

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We just checked out a nice Indiana SP just off the Ohio. Lots of trees and full hookups....called Charlestown SP, just north of Louisville & I-65.
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Let's see, temps in the 80s? I think you are talking about Canada, high in the Rockies (Colorado or Wyoming) or Northern Appalachians. Ohio and Kentucky get pretty steamy in June, July and August.
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Let's see, temps in the 80s? I think you are talking about Canada, high in the Rockies (Colorado or Wyoming) or Northern Appalachians. Ohio and Kentucky get pretty steamy in June, July and August.
Thanks for the replies. Talk about steamy... SW Fl. in July 98* with 80% humidity. Like walking out into an oven. I would love to be in Canada and repay all those people for coming here in the winter but need to stay around 2 days/ 48 hr from home. Northern Appalachians are a good choice but again, a bunch of fields with no full hookups.

I've been in Indiana in the summer. Might as well stay in Fl.
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If you want cooler weather, how about West Yellowstone? We had a little white surprise here this morning.




Seriously, the Harrisonburg, VA. KOA is a nice place. Lots of shade, a stream in the park, and away from any traffic noise. Lots of beautiful places to visit in the Shenandoah Valley, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a treat any time of year.
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That's about as bad as Fl in Aug! Snow in June? Too cold for me..... Somewhere in between would do it.
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Hi MRBB,
"Last year we went up the mountains GA/TN/WV/PA and we stayed in Sevierville because I have family there. 102* in June..... "

I was in Sevierville all last summer. Never saw anything like your comment. I'm from South Florida. In the summer, in Sevierville, the days do get hot, for a couple of hours (like from 2 to 6 PM) before and after that the temps are quite pleasant. Once the sun goes over the mountains, things cool down quickly. I'm at 1k feet above sea level.
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Hi MRBB,
"Last year we went up the mountains GA/TN/WV/PA and we stayed in Sevierville because I have family there. 102* in June..... "

I was in Sevierville all last summer. Never saw anything like your comment. I'm from South Florida. In the summer, in Sevierville, the days do get hot, for a couple of hours (like from 2 to 6 PM) before and after that the temps are quite pleasant. Once the sun goes over the mountains, things cool down quickly. I'm at 1k feet above sea level.
To be fair it was the middle of July when we had that heat wave. We stayed at the Cove Creek RV Resort for 2 weeks. I was born and raised in Tn. and still have a lot of family there. Beautiful country. We were looking for somewhere else that we have never been before and we really liked that KY/Oh/WV triangle area.
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Loads of campgrounds along the Tennesee River or the Cumberland! I like it near Land between the Lakes area but cannot imagine cool temps even though you would get lots of trees! Ya need altitude for cooler temps. How about Ashville, NC area or the Smokeys nearby?
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Try WVA around Morgantown. There are lot of beautiful sites there. Never stayed there but drove our car through there many times, just beautiful.
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