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Old 01-09-2019, 10:40 PM   #1
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Finding Reasonably Priced Campgrounds

Outside of buying into a membership program, how do you guys find reasonably priced campgrounds? I know about the monthly, weekly and daily rates. But what are your best resources for finding reasonable campgrounds that are safe and not trashy. Searching Google doesn't always work and you cannot really sort by price. I wish there was a Trivago for campgrounds out there.

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Have you tried the APP RV Parky ? its a free download, has details like amenities, hook ups available, prices and references from previous users as well as directions and phone number, I have used it a lot and find it very helpful
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It would help to define what you mean by reasonably priced, and what level of amenities you desire, and how long you want to stay, as discount rates at commercial RV parks often start with the weekly rate.

Around where I live in western Louisiana most area roadside commercial RV parks have rates around $30 per night, $150 per week, and $375 per month, this is for what I would call 3 star RV parks, no real amenities other than maybe a laundry room, and a group pavilion, in overall fair to good cosmetic condition, etc. Add 15% or so to the above rates for parks with amenities like a swimming pool, monthly rates are typically not including electricity, though some in the area offer included electricity for under $450 per month.

This works out to be $12-$15 per day at the monthly rate, which is nearly impossible to beat on shorter term stays anywhere, in about 150 nights spent on my current RV since buying it in 2016, I can think of only 2 or 3 nights that I have paid under $15 per night for an overnight stop with electricity and water. This is not to say they are not out there, the neighboring parish (county), operates campground at 4 or 5 of their local parks, mostly river front or lake front locations, adjacent to boat ramps priced at $12 per night with a 14 day maximum stay.
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We use Passport America, are Elks members, and Thousand Trails western zones member.

CoE campgrounds are usually nice, and half price with America the Beautiful pass.

Dry camping. We frequent the deserts of SoCal and AZ in the desert winter season. Casinos are good for overnighting and short term stays.

Walmarts and truck stops, not so much.

I use Allstays app mostly.
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I usually stay in places for a month or two because I move around for my job, so I call to make sure what I can expect for rent is gonna be OK for me. Sometimes rates change and reviews and websites don't.
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