The Campsite List ...

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by geode, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. geode

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    As a companion thread to The Tent Space List I thought it might be nice if there was a thread listing good campsites that folks here have enjoyed.

    If you have a place you'd recommend to other ADV folk, please post the info.

    It would be nice if all listings included the following:

    1) State / Town / Region
    2) GPS co-ords
    3) Fee / no fee
    4) Features ... table / firering / shower / wi-fi / noisy crowds
    5) Whatever else impressed you, or annoyed you


    I'll use the same format as The Tent Space List. This first post will grow to include the basic location info of the campsite and a reference to your post with the more detailed info. If you make a post, and then think of, or find another nifty campsite, make a new post rather then editting your first post. I won't be reviewing posts to see if you added new locations.

    Thanx to everyone who pitches in.

    be well, g



    ____________USA_________________

    Various southern states ... tmgs ... post 3


    Alabama,

    *Moundville ... nick_t ... post 35
    Alaska,

    *East Glacier ... ggandy ... post 23
    *Tok ... ggandy ... post 26


    Arizona,

    *Sedona ... BeemerChef ... post 10


    California,

    *Big Sur ... MaddBrit ... post 14
    *Bishop ... Stonewall ... post 13
    *Central Coast ... KLRscumbag ... post 24
    *Mammoth ... Stonewall ... post 19


    Georgia,

    *Suches ... tmgs ... post 4


    Idaho,

    *Ketchum ... NWGS ... post 28


    Maine,

    *Greenville ... geode ... post 30
    *Presque Isle ... geode ... post 30


    Nebraska,

    *Valentine ... flyrodder ... post 31


    Nevada,

    *Las Vegas ... BeemerChef ... post 6


    North Carolina,

    *Canton ... v4rider ... post 33


    Oklahoma,

    *Atoka ... rjudge ... post 25


    Tennessee,

    *Tellico Plains ... v4rider ... post 34
    Texas,

    *Leakey ... Kaneman ... post 5
    *Vanderoot ... Coastalcop ... post 9


    Utah,

    *Zion ... BeemerChef ... post 15


    Washington,

    *Unknown ... ALEXBERECZKY ... post 21


    Wyoming,

    *Douglas ... jjustj ... post 11
    *Lander ... DustMeOff ... post 20



    ___________Canada_________________


    British Columbia,


    *Nelson ... LongWays ... post 7


    Ontario,

    *Cloyne ... Drif10 ... post 16


    Quebec,

    *Gaspe' ... Jack90210 ... post 8


    Yukon,

    *Whitehorse ... dwayne ... post 29


    ___________Sweden__________________


    *Vildmarkscamping Urshult ... Svendura ... post 12
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  2. MarkN

    MarkN Long timer

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    We have something like this in the Europe area as a sticky. I think it's a good idea.

    Mark
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  3. tmgs

    tmgs ...Trailers are for Boats

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    I have a small page of motorcycle campsites that someone or another had recomended, i have only stayed at a couple on this list but they have all at one time been recomended, feel free to look it over and use them

    http://www.bikershut.net/mc_campground.htm
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  4. tmgs

    tmgs ...Trailers are for Boats

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    1) State / Town / Region
    Georgia. Suches,

    2) GPS co-ords
    hmmmmmmm hwy 60 and 180 NE Georgia Mountains

    3) Fee / no fee
    12 bucks a night per rider (I think)

    4) Features - tables, fire ring, showers, food on fri -night /sat/sunday and rooms sometimes mostlty by reservation

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    http://www.twowheelsonly.com/
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  5. Kaneman

    Kaneman Been here awhile

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    Garner State Park

    Leakey, Texas

    Nice heated showers, electricity, fast wi-fi at the visitors station ( can get it in the parking lot) Beautiful views, lots of wildlife.

    10 miles from the three best motorcycling roads in Texas, The "three sisters"

    Nice and empty this time of year, will be packed solid during the camping season so make sure to call for reservations.

    $15 with no elec, $19 with elec.

    Beware of SKUNKS!!:eek1
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  6. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    This is the rock condo that you will get at "Valley of Fire", Nevada (Arch Campground, the best one!) for $14 a night which also includes the Park's entry fee. Hot showers, head, water, NO power, very nice people. 15 miles from Overton, the city.
    Lat 36.25
    Long114.33

    You can read much more about it here , (a true to form ride report on my website!), feel free with questions, we have been camping for 5 months now... 6 months a year the past 20 years with over a million miles... and I will go back to my favorite spots and start posting them... many free!

    If you are coming from the West do the route through Lake Mead National Park!!! 50 miles of pure heavenly riding... have camera and many batteries!!!
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  7. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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  8. Jack90210

    Jack90210 mindful

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    I think that Forillon National Park (Gaspe, QC) has been my favorite, but that might be because I was so glad to finally get there. :lol3 I'll update this post later with details.
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  9. Coastalcop

    Coastalcop Been here awhile

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    Kissing cousins to Garner State Park, Beautiful area hot showers is busy during camping season but the folks are so nice (I ended up loaning fleece jackets to a couple who were going out evening hiking and hadnt prepared) Next to some of the best roads in the hill country, less than 8 miles from the motorcycle museum in vanderoot.

    Roughly 12 miles of hiking trail (no vehicle, foot only) that is worth a weekend trip by itself.
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  10. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Living under the Stars...
    This is a Campground about 12 miles south of Sedona on 179. Passes Hwy #17 and the Ranger's Office.
    Lat 34.40
    Long 111.42
    $15 a night which sounds a bit pricey but this is the Sedona area, closer to town the fees go up to $50+!!!
    Water, outhouses, no showers BUT a great creek with a pool within feet for your daily bath...:lol3
    Great Hosts, Patrick and his wife with a lot of knowledge about the area.
    Great place to camp if you are going to sightsee the area or do some hiking.
    You can read more detailled info here...

    Be well... Ara & Spirit

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  11. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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  12. Svendura

    Svendura KTM 640 Adventure

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    My best campsite ever:

    Vildmarkscamping Urshult in Sweden.
    Nice campground in the middle of the woods and only
    2mls from nowhere. Free wood for camp fires, great
    surroundings, no electricity, no comfort but really
    what camping is ment to be. I just love it.

    [​IMG]

    Homesite:
    www.vildmarkscamping.se

    My stay in 2005:
    www.svendura.de/se2005.htm

    Have fun there,
    Svendura

    my website:
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  13. Stonewall

    Stonewall The Wild

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    Their are way to many to list here around Bishop CA. If you PM me with what you are looking for and when you are coming I'll send you to the best for what you want.:deal
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  14. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Its a fantastic campsite that I can highly recommend, right between the mountains and the sea shore.

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    Looking the other way fantastic views of the coastline.

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  15. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Living under the Stars...
    Beautiful site and area...

    This week and next in this great spot, just a few miles west of Zion,
    Lat 37.10 Long 113.06
    On Highway 9, between marker 24 and 25. Free... no facilities... great creek... quiet, more info on the Blog.

    *** I will be in / around San Francisco soon... the last time I was there camping, was only by reservation and very pricey... and accross the Gloden Gate Birdge... pricey also!!! If anyone knows a place to camp around / near the City... please let me know...

    Thanks and be well...

    Ara & Spirit
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  16. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Okay....

    Bon Echo Provincial Park.

    20 km north of Kaladar, Ontario, on hwy 41. Near Cloyne. N44 53.807 W77 12.720 It's about a 100 miles from the border crossing at the 1000 Islands Bridge.

    Beautiful place, with all manner of sites between full hook up to hike in. Clean facilities: shower/toilet/laundry, that sort of thing. Small boat and canoe rental on site, worth renting a canoe to go out on Mazinaw Lake. Good fishing, nice beach.

    Website.

    Most folks say it's one of nicest parks in Ontario. I like it. Boy loves it. :lol3
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  17. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Well, duh! :D
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  18. GCRad1

    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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  19. Stonewall

    Stonewall The Wild

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    Their are several on the right hand side as you enter Mammoth. They are the usual Forest Service campsites. You can get a site at the Mammoth Mountain RV Park across the street for more money and more services, pool, showers, etc.
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  20. DustMeOff

    DustMeOff back on the 2 wheel wagon

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    Wyoming, Lander, City Park

    GPS co-ords - N42 49.291 W108 44.258

    its Free, and really nice.

    they have a picnic table and a grill at each campsite. there is a restroom house within a couple of hundred feet. it's not super private, but it is clean and has a baseball field in the park, they were playing when we got there, but finished up just after dark.

    it's an easy day from the tetons and yellowstone, salt lake city, a medium day from the black hills. we picked up some charcoal, stuff to make burgers on the grill and beer and had one of the most relaxing evenings on the cross country trip. apparently its a town that's huge with rock climbers and big game hunters.
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