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Old 04-25-2015, 04:01 PM   #1
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RV parks are not campgrounds?

I am a newbie but it seems to me my idea of a campground varies greatly from most.

From where I have been so far (Limited) if the name has RV in it then it is just a park not a campground (for the most part)

Seems State Parks and COE are what I call campgrounds! (actual trees not just a pad)

Is it just me or is this the way it is over most of the country?
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I am a newbie but it seems to me my idea of a campground varies greatly from most.
From where I have been so far (Limited) if the name has RV in it then it is just a park not a campground (for the most part)
Seems State Parks and COE are what I call campgrounds! (actual trees not just a pad)
Is it just me or is this the way it is over most of the country?
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The last time we stayed at Newport Dunes RV Resort in California, we ordered room service and they delivered a wonderful dinner in a golf cart! Expensive, yes. Maybe a once in a lifetime experience. Tiger Run RV Resort in Breckenridge, CO is another pricey, but nice resort with paved roads, decks, and large sites with nice landscaping. Most of these type resorts have indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, and lots of stuff for everybody to do. We still visit Tiger Run once a year, mainly for the bike trails in the area.

We have stayed at Voyager RV Resort just E of Tucson many times, it is so big there is even a nurses station, a salon, a small grocery convenience store, a nice restaurant, a silversmith shop (wifey loves that), other hobby rooms with classes, and lots of adult things to do. Most of these resorts are gated, too.

Once in a while, the resorts are OK for something different, but we still prefer to be off the beaten path in a forest CG, a State Park, or a Nat'l Park. We are discovering that a lot of the BLM areas now offer great camping, and you cannot beat the price.

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The problem started when RV became a verb.
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The problem started when RV became a verb.
It is not a "problem.

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We do 95% of our camping in state and national park campgrounds. I like "space", trees, hiking trails and the more natural settings a state park can ever offer over a private campground where many are designed for the people who park their RV there for the whole season.

Everyone has their preference, some like to be more pampered knowing they are getting a paved / level site, modern restrooms, game room, weekend entertainment, theme weekends, swimming pools and other things only a private RV park can offer. While others on more "limited" budgets head to state parks. Also, if a family has a bunch of kids or a larger group state parks don't charge by the head.

My average nightly fee at a state park is $25 to $30. Where as a private park I have paid as much as $75 a night.
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I am a newbie but it seems to me my idea of a campground varies greatly from most.

From where I have been so far (Limited) if the name has RV in it then it is just a park not a campground (for the most part)

Seems State Parks and COE are what I call campgrounds! (actual trees not just a pad)

Is it just me or is this the way it is over most of the country?
Here's my "in general terms" take -

If you want to go camping... go to a private campground, state park or COE park, etc.

If you want to park overnight while traveling... go to an RV Park which are often located very close to travel routes.

RV Resorts can "generally" be somewhat different then a Park or a typical Campground.

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there are:
RV resorts - may even include room service, but definately no 'camping' allowed!
RV parks - usually designed for mainly RVs and the like, some 'camping' allowed
Campgrounds - usually for the weekend RVer wannabees and tent campin'
State and National parks - general public 'parks', meaning mostly a place to just
'park', and 'camp' if you'd like

generally speaking, anyway

19k miles in 9 months, across the US twice, we've seen 'um all...
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Main difference is rv parks have cable. Campgrounds dont..LOL..just my view..use them both because i like some st parks along the coast but we dont camp we RV
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For some folks, a clean, level concrete pad with no tree branches to scratch their full-body paint and a good TV connection is the most important thing.

For others, its trees and privacy and the sound of birds in the morning.

Thankfully, there is room for all our preferences... viva la difference!
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We're in the state & national park camp! We like the space and the beauty most offer as well as the reasonable rates. We've stayed in BLM, Nat. Forestry & COE campgrounds too.

We use the RV parks & resorts when we need to dump & fill tanks or if there is nothing else that is convenient. Last fall we did stay for a week at a nice RV park for a week with other Newmar owners and had a good time but it was more the company than the park that we enjoyed.

Others much prefer the RV parks & resorts and that's fine!
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If I don't have "cell service" I know I'm in the right spot camping.

We tend to prefer the more remote state parks that might be 15 to 60 minutes off a freeway. Most couldn't accommodate any RV over 35'.
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Here's my "in general terms" take -

If you want to go camping... go to a private campground, state park or COE park, etc.

If you want to park overnight while traveling... go to an RV Park which are often located very close to travel routes.

Well I would choose Wal Mart for over night while traveling easy in and out.
and after 47 years of shopping there,they like seeing me again.


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