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Old 06-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #29
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Washington has parks easily comparable with Oregon but higher priced. I haven't had any problems with 40' and a toad.

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:44 PM   #30
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Texas state parks are good. Some even have 50amp and full hookup.
Garner, goliad, Tyler , Tawakene , lake Livingston , to name a few.

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #31
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Although our Florida Parks are nice, Some of South Carolina's parks have great scenery and seem to accommodate larger rigs on some of the sites.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by TechWriter View Post
I looked up stats on all state parks about a year ago.

In general, about 50% of state parks have sites for 40-foot RVs, and about that same percentage have no hookups at all.

According to www.rvparkreviews.com ratings, the states with the best-rated parks were:
- Louisiana
- Arizona
- Nevada
- North Dakota
- Arkansas
Thanks for the stats, I bookmarked it.
We loved AZ, NM, TN, AL, TX, KY, OH, FL,. The ones we visited had room for 40 ft no problem. Just checking ahead solves the problem.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:04 PM   #33
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Lake Martin SP outside Montgomery Al is great park that will handle a 40' easily. Get a site on the lake, the water is clear and clean.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:15 PM   #34
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no help on length, but many florida parks are great, s carolina and virginia also very nice, and stayed at one in Oklahoma-and one other in Arizona and enjoyed them all!
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:25 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by JudyH View Post
Colorado has the worst state parks.........

.......could it be that new law they just passed over there?......just wondering............
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:44 PM   #36
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I too am shocked that Louisiana made the top of the list! I would have thought Florida would have beatten us out!
I would like to mention too, as well as the State Parks, the Corp of Engineers parks are very nice! The sites are all very wide and really well kept.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:20 AM   #37
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We use state parks pretty much exclusively. In the 4 years we've been beating the pavement regularly, I can count on one hand the number of times we've had a difficult time finding a spot to stay en-route. Michigan (upper and lower), Ohio, Pennsylvania, W. Virginia, Middle and South Eastern Atlantic states, Gulf Coast states, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, et al.

Shorter answer is we rely on parkreviews.com a lot. If they say a park is "big rig" friendly, and there's nothing in the notes to say otherwise, I would say approach with confidence.

Bonus when using that service, is often there are notes regarding cell phone and TV signal availability within the park. As we often rely on the internet (mobile hot spot) to help select our NEXT destination, we keep an eye on that as well. -Al
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:46 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by borderboardr View Post
.......could it be that new law they just passed over there?......just wondering............
With enough smoke, ya just don't care?
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:06 PM   #39
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Custer State Park in the Black Hills of SD, are my favorite.
Just found October is late to get out unless you like cold, snow & winds.
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I guess I'll be the nay sayer for OR parks...not because they are not beautiful, but because my first two attempts, where I was assured I'd fit by the infamous Reserve America shysters were failures. In the case of Harris Beach State Park the site assigned might have worked for a pickup camper. And for that, while I was refunded my reservation...all except the $8 for the RA shysters:(

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One thing I really like about Alabama State parks, are that many rangers are certified in law enforcement.

Don't want to follow their requests? Surprise, you are under arrest and leaving the park! No fooling around.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #42
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NY has some very good state parks, but most have no electric. Illinois is a terrible state but has a lot of great state parks with room for 40' MH. We spend most of our time camping in Wisc but their state parks (the ones I've been to) aren't set up to handle a 40' camper. In fact, mine TT is 35.5' bumper to tounge and at times, we are hard pressed to find a site.

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