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Old 12-26-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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Question Campsite info from books...any help?

Hi all,
I use several books to help me find low cost camp sites. I like " Free and low cost campgrounds " for one.....Problem i run into is the description of a potential campsite will not give the length of sites...just a generic description.
So then you don't know if it is worth while to drive in 20 miles or so to determine if its an acceptable place to camp.

My question is ....how do you folks deal with this problem ?
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:58 AM   #2
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rvparkreviews.com and Google Maps. Books are so 20th Century.

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Old 12-26-2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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In an era of free long distance on our cell phones we just call the destination park and ask. ;-) That is after checking their web site if possible.
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I'm not sure what kind of campgrounds they are that you're looking at but if you look for national forest service campgrounds, here is an excellent source and they will give you the site size range:

Campground Directory and National Forest Campgrounds

Many times you can Google the campground and get additional information or pictures - even for city or county campgrounds.

If you have an address, get a satellite view of it.

RVParkReviews.com is another source for a general idea. Look to see what kind of RV the reviewer is using.

There are also some sites that will give you a photo of each site but not all campgrounds are included. Here is one and you can Google for 'campsite photos' for more.


With our 40' motorhome we used public parks 90% of the time and it worked for us. You just have to look at various sources.
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