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Old 06-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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My hubby and I are new to camping so we need all the help and advice we can get. We live in Columbus Ohio, just bought a Rockwood hard side pop up trailer and we plan to go many places with it. Does anyone out there know of any campgrounds that have trees dividing the campsites? Here in Ohio, the campsites are side by side by side by side by....... We are in search of something with a sense of privacy. A great view to boot would be awesome! for our first few times using the trailer we would like to stay somewhat close to Ohio. Eventually we have plans for California, East Coast, Minnesota.


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Old 06-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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Start hitting the Net, do a google search of the area you are interested in, then visit the different campground websites, often you will find photos and reviews. Also get yourself a copy of woodalls campground directory. Also google Campground reviews, there are several websites that privately review...welcome and good luck...

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Your best bets are state parks. Some of course are more rustic than other. Most have web sites where you can check out the park facilities.
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If you use Google, type Campgrounds near (name of town, state). Use their photo gallery if there is one.

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I second the idea of public campgrounds...either State Parks, Corps of Engineers (usually close to water) or National Forest. You'll get alot more space and green in these areas. This website is a resource I use all the time to find public camping (which we do alot of):


If you find a campground that looks interesting you can google the web for photos and reviews. A site I use alot for reviews is


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One thought is that when you determine the location of the campground, you can generally view the area using Google Earth. I have often done this.
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One thought is that when you determine the location of the campground, you can generally view the area using Google Earth. I have often done this.
Google Earth is great to see exactly what the sites look like.
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