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Old 12-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Camp Ground Fees

Hi All...

What would be a fair $$$ amount to budget for CG fees based on the following:

Full Services: Grid, water, sewer, cable, internet
Some Services: Grid & water
Any other combos that you might have experienced

All of the above, specific to US vs Canada?

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:38 AM   #2
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Location, location, location. Season, season, season

We have wonderful state parks here in Oregon. None have cable and only a couple have WiFi. Lots of free hot water in clean shower houses! No difference in price between full hookups and one with just elec & water.

Discovery Season (Oct. 1 - Apr. 30) $23
Prime Season (May 1 - Sep 30) $29

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #3
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Hi All...

What would be a fair $$$ amount to budget for CG fees based on the following:

Full Services: Grid, water, sewer, cable, internet
Some Services: Grid & water
Any other combos that you might have experienced

All of the above, specific to US vs Canada?

Thanks,
Larry
Hi: Stargeezer... Most CG's on the oceans are "Pay per view". Backing onto the Bay of Fundy was the most expensive for us...but still worth it. KOA's are $$$$'s if you want all the trimmings. Alf
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:57 AM   #4
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Camp ground fees

We travel instead of camp, a lot of commercial stops and when you go south of Oregon and within 500 miles of the coast we find $50 to $70 very common. Then in the CA state beach parks you may need to reserve a good spot months in advance. I am looking forward to the lower rates in the $20's next year as we go east and North, we just won't have the sound of the waves hitting the shore. We always spend about $100/day traveling for gas and camp ground fees, less when we stay in one place for a few days.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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Hi All...

What would be a fair $$$ amount to budget for CG fees based on the following:

Full Services: Grid, water, sewer, cable, internet
Some Services: Grid & water
Any other combos that you might have experienced

All of the above, specific to US vs Canada?

Thanks,
Larry
Hi: Stargeezer... I hate to admit it but I'm looking forward to seniors discounts at campgrounds & Provincial parks!!! Alf
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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There are some discount clubs, KOA and Good Sam offer 10% and Passport America offers 50% off. These fees can range anywhere from $15/night to $50/night. State Parks can range from $20-$30 night usually with water/electric. Dumping facilities are available.
Senior Pass available for US National Parks and BLM c/g's for 50% discount lifetime pass.
Then there is always's Alf's driveway for free, but you have to wait until he hits the road
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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We pretty much stay in non commercial parks unless we have no choice. $20-40 is the norm, some have hookups some don't., have gone up to around $50 in more touristy areas that have all the fixings. Many hit you harder if you are not a local. When stuck at commercial CGs $40-50 is more the norm.

Big discounts at many if you stay for long term.
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We tried to spec out our 19' so we will be able to avoid commercial cg's. By reducing cg cost, we will be able to justify more nights in the Escape. With the senior discount, I can stay in the Smoky Mountains NP for $8 -$11 per night. My idea of a good campground is spectacular scenery in a natural setting. A line of cement aprons with big rigs lined up doesn't fit my ideal. Not for everyone, but.....
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:41 AM   #9
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Probably the most expensive cg last year, but the sunset and sunrises were spectacular, Bar Harbor , Me KOA, probably the least expensive, a POA cg at a Scamp rally in Nebraska, but Pioneer Village was fascinating and included. So cg fees really doesn't measure the fun you can receive.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:59 AM   #10
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And, then there's BC Forest Service campgrounds ( you can Google a list ). No services. Outhouse. Picnic table.
$12 a night / $6 if you are over 65. We spent five days on a lake near Merritt for $30.
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