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Old 03-15-2008, 12:09 PM   #15
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Being an ole retired State Personnel Director, I can tell you why they do not update their campgrounds IMHO.
1. Not a budget priority. They do not realize spending a little money can make them money. Not enough input from campers to Legistators to make them wants to update.
2. Parks are considered a money loser so they do not want to spend more.
3. Park employees for the most part are not campers, nor are the park "planners" (thats why they build sites with 90 deg corners instead 45 degs and 30 feet deep.
4. Park/DNR directors at least in Florida are not park orientated or campers. In fact one long time DNR director told me he wanted state parks to reflect the appearance of Ponce Deleon's time.
5. Tree huggers will not let them mordernize.
6. Camping is usually an after thought for State parks. Newer parks are improving a little for camping. All of these statements are mine and are not necessiarly based on facts, just 33 years in state government. s/Toby
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:48 PM   #16
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now see this is what I wanted to know and mostly what I thought was true the state and federal don't care about the little people
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:29 PM   #17
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Generally, not true. Or and WA, and probably many others have good state park systems. Many parks administered by the Corps of Engineers are good systems. How about the TVA? Don't know about Illinois....
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:50 PM   #18
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ok you are right the Corp of Engineers are really good about keeping up the parks that they are reasonable for even if they have to rig something up but what I am saying is the the Corp has a budget set by the government and the government don't care about these parks. Sorry for that and thank you for making me explain it better
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:26 PM   #19
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You boys in Illini Land need to get with it! You boys need to fire those rascal politicians and buy you some better representation.

Lotsa' Mississippi State parks have in-door plummin' for RV's, don't even need to know th' Gubner to use 'em. I guess more good politicians can be bought for less money down here. I tend to agree with Toby that states have to set priorities, like the TVA set when they displaced all those hundreds of families and communties to establish the power grid. Ah, the ol' Right of Emenient Domain Technique. As effective as Catch 22.

Seriously, DB81972, if your question is more than rhetorical, check the Mississppi state Website: http://home.mdwfp.com/parks.aspx . The MDWFP at this point in time is up grading many of their parks for RV's including 50 amp service and full hook ups. No more than 6-7hours away down I-55, down through Memphis. Also, there are many COE facilities through out Mississippi, especially in North Mississippi(Is North Mississippi an oxymoron?).
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:09 PM   #20
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by B&D:
Man, DB81972

You boys in Illini Land need to get with it! You boys need to fire those rascal politicians and buy you some better representation.

Lotsa' Mississippi State parks have in-door plummin' for RV's, don't even need to know th' Gubner to use 'em. I guess more good politicians can be bought for less money down here. I tend to agree with Toby that states have to set priorities, like the TVA set when they displaced all those hundreds of families and communties to establish the power grid. Ah, the ol' Right of Emenient Domain Technique. As effective as Catch 22.

Seriously, DB81972, if your question is more than rhetorical, check the Mississppi state Website: http://home.mdwfp.com/parks.aspx . The MDWFP at this point in time is up grading many of their parks for RV's including 50 amp service and full hook ups. No more than 6-7hours away down I-55, down through Memphis. Also, there are many COE facilities through out Mississippi, especially in North Mississippi(Is North Mississippi an oxymoron?). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



now all I have to do is win the lottery just to get out of the state drug the kids and there mother because she hates good olde Miss because her father moved down to there to live with the bi--h (her words not mine)and then not tell her where we are and tell every body around us not to either (ya I am going to go to jail trying to explain that one) then I can go down there and enjoy the good hospitably and a nice tall cold glass of sweet tea
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:27 PM   #21
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by doughboy81972:
Does any one know why state parks do not have full hookups? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I suppose it depends on what state you are talking about. Most of those we use here in Washington State have full hookups ...makes it very nice too.

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Old 04-08-2008, 05:37 AM   #22
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No hook ups at Vermont State Parks. But they are really nice with big campsites. But on the other hand they are very inexpensive, the most being $18 per night. I don't mind going for a weekend with no hookups. Actually it's kind of nice.
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well over here in Illinois we have just grass sites with community water every 4 to 5 sites then there is the electric sites these are usually have to be reserved and the first of the year and the re is also a community water every 4to 5 sites so it is really not that bad except I have a bad grey tank and I need the electric for my C-PAP machine so I usually stay away from these parks for now but because of higher gas prices it seems that everybody in our group is going to them this year ooohhh welll at least I don't have to go potty in a can or outhouse
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Some in Florida have full hook ups........

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Most state parks here in Kansas have full hookups available in at least some of the camping areas. A few of the smaller parks do not.

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cool I have to move to a better state this stinks
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