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Old 07-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Hey, we are new to snow birding and we would like to know some of the States and Campground to go and what states are the best , we live on the east coast How are the prices. Hope to hear from all the snow birds and any one else that knows a good campgrounds. Thank You All Sue
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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not snow birds, CLIMATE REFUGEES, hope to get government check! Inland florida, Florida panhandle near Panama City Beach have great state parks that still have openings.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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We just started 'climate refugeeing'. We're west coast, but spent the better part of last winter in Biloxi, Southern Alabama and the Navarre. Never been there before and was totally impressed. The Gulf Shores area of Alabama was our favorite. Foley south. We came in without reservations, and had no problem securing sites a week or two at a time at private RV parks. I was surprised at the amount of rain and wind, and not at all comfortable with the occasional severe weather alerts, but this area puts So Cal beaches in the back seat.
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If you google "snowbird rv park az" or another State you can get some ideas.

Low humidity helps my arthritis, so AZ, NV, NM are good for me.

And much to see and do in the SW.
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Stayed here. http://www.sundance1rv.com/intro.html
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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We have been "winter residents" of Tucson, AZ for years at Rincon East RV Park. No bugs, snow maybe once a winter, many activities, many touristy things to do, and many, many friendly people with the Canadians being among the friendliest. We have a few grouches, but then who doesn't? We have used Tucson as a base for Monument Valley, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Copper Canyon in Mexico.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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We have spent all or part of a winter in FL, the Gulf coast, South TX, and AZ.

We liked them all but have now settled on AZ. We stay at the Coyote Ridge park in Bouse AZ.
About 25 miles from Quartzsite and the same from Parker. $160 per month with an extra charge for electricity - about $50 to $60 per month. Won't suit everyone - too close to the train tracks and highway for some but we like it and the people that come back every year.

If I were you I would also try a number of states and campgrounds before you pick one.
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It depends on just how warm you want to be. If you want full on shorts and tee shirt weather you'll have to go to South Florida or Southern California. Both quite expensive in the winter.

The Gulf Coast - Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas - is usually really nice spring-like weather with some cold snaps and a few weeks here and there of truly frigid weather. I have not experienced the southernmost Gulf Coast of Texas, which may be comparable to S. FL and SoCal.

It can get REALLY cold in Arizona and New Mexico and Southwestern California, but there are also places like Sedona, Arizona, where it only gets cold for a few nights every year.

This covers a massive part of the United States and the variety of climate conditions is unlimited. I think the real questions are how warm do you want to be and how much humidity can you stand?
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It depends on just how warm you want to be. If you want full on shorts and tee shirt weather you'll have to go to South Florida or Southern California. Both quite expensive in the winter.

The Gulf Coast - Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas - is usually really nice spring-like weather with some cold snaps and a few weeks here and there of truly frigid weather. I have not experienced the southernmost Gulf Coast of Texas, which may be comparable to S. FL and SoCal.

It can get REALLY cold in Arizona and New Mexico and Southwestern California, but there are also places like Sedona, Arizona, where it only gets cold for a few nights every year.

This covers a massive part of the United States and the variety of climate conditions is unlimited. I think the real questions are how warm do you want to be and how much humidity can you stand?
In South Texas they call us "Winter Texans" no snowbirds there! To get the South Florida weather you will need the Rio Grand Valley, lots cheaper there.
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My parents have been staying in the Mission / McAllen TX for the most part of the last 12 years for the winter (Nov - April) They have tried CA, FL, AZ....and like the price and people in south Texas. They are paying about $400 a month + electric. El Valle del Sol
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Hey, we are new to snow birding and we would like to know some of the States and Campground to go and what states are the best , we live on the east coast How are the prices. Hope to hear from all the snow birds and any one else that knows a good campgrounds. Thank You All Sue
Wont I-95 take you right down to FL? Northern Fl can get pretty chilly in the winter but from central FL south, you have mild winter weather. We found a place for $265 a month in the Ocala National Forest with a pool, clubhouse, laundry facilities etc. That's where we'll be spending this winter, God willing.
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