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Old 06-22-2021, 07:30 AM   #1
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Packed in like sardines

We recently stayed at an RV park near Branson. The park was practically full and spaces were very close together. So Close that my slide and my neighbors slide were just about 3 feet apart. Also my sewer hose was connected to the drain underneath my neighbor’s slide. I feel uncomfortable being so close to others at a campground... it’s just not what camping is supposed to be.
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Old 06-22-2021, 07:33 AM   #2
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Is Branson a camping destination? I’d consider it to be a entertainment location and large numbers are a goal for success, thus fill it up
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Which campground did you stay in? We recently stayed in Turkey Creek Campground, an Escapees park, in Branson and it was fairly full and the sites were pretty close in; but we had a very pleasant stay. It is an old park and there was an issue at times of people having to move their tow vehicles to allow campers to get their rv in or out of the camp site.
Branson is a tourist destination and they do pack a lot of people into everything there. On the way up there and back home we stayed in Wooly Hollow State Park in Greenbrier, above Little Rock, and it was great.
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Yes we have same issue. Camping in typical CG for years about 25-50ft apart was the norm. Stepped up to TT and when staying at RV Park it's tight. We have come to realize many ROGER'S pull in park hook up and rarely leave or sit outside to enjoy the area. Oh well.
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Yes we have same issue. Camping in typical CG for years about 25-50ft apart was the norm. Stepped up to TT and when staying at RV Park it's tight. We have come to realize many ROGER'S pull in park hook up and rarely leave or sit outside to enjoy the area. Oh well.
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Yeah I don't think the idea is that you're going to be hanging around your campsite all day. They want you at their theaters and other attractions to spend money. Then go back to your RV to sleep, and off the next morning to spend some more money.
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I remember when Branson was a nice little sleepy town in the Ozarks with pretty good trout fishing below the dam and pretty good bass and panfish fishing above the dam. Not so much now. I don't think I'll be going back any time soon. As for the campgounds, if you don't like them don't patronize them. I vote with my $$$$.
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Is Branson a camping destination? I’d consider it to be a entertainment location and large numbers are a goal for success, thus fill it up
Yep... get your point but it would still be nice to have just a little bit more elbow room. The park we stayed out was Lakeside RV Park by the landing. We normally stay at Indian Point, at the Corps of Engineers park where it is about 50-100 feet between sites with lots of trees. We were at Indian Point for about six days and needed to extend one more day but was unable to do that so.... we wound up at Lakeside.
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Yes, I understand, quite a difference between COE and crowded private park. We drove thru Lakeside while there to check it out, but didn't look any better than where we were.
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Yep... get your point but it would still be nice to have just a little bit more elbow room. The park we stayed out was Lakeside RV Park by the landing. We normally stay at Indian Point, at the Corps of Engineers park where it is about 50-100 feet between sites with lots of trees. We were at Indian Point for about six days and needed to extend one more day but was unable to do that so.... we wound up at Lakeside.
I was just going to suggest the Corp of Engineer campgrounds. That would be our first choice - awesome campsites with VIEWS.... not a RV next to you! We've spent a lot of time around the Ozarks and the Corp spots are terrific.
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Branson....Entertainment destination

CGs......space is $$$$
Just like the narrow parking spaces at grocery stores, malls, hardware stores etc
Just like more narrow seating in airplanes

Space....less is more $$$
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Use Google Earth to look over the sardine can before committing to reservations.
You can pay for the proximity to those touristy attractions either with $$$ or with discomfort, or often both. but you will pay.
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COE parks are taxpayer subsidized and dont have to make a profit. Commercial RV sites have to pay the bills and make a little for the owners.
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