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Old 06-05-2019, 06:32 PM   #31
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Take a look at free Good people run this super useful, web-based app. Head for the boonies!

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Old 06-05-2019, 07:56 PM   #32
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Here are two great sources of disbursed camping information.

The US Forest Service publishes a series on Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) covering every national forest. Free to download. The maps show virtually all FS roads and what uses are permitted. You can also download an app to carry these maps with you as you travel. The FS site tells how to do it.

The Bureau of Land Management also has a very helpful web site.

Select the state you would like to visit then select the camping activity and you will be presented with great camping information.

When traveling, we never drive past a FS or BLM office without stopping. Generally helpful staff with good camping information and brochures.

A BLM Ranger stopped by earlier just to say hello. His parting comment was “enjoy your lands; they belong to you.”

And your enjoy your travels.


Drive slowly. Stop often.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:35 PM   #33
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As they say- timing is everything. We left May 8 and have found the campgrounds in Oregon almost empty. Just left after two great days at Sparks Lake near Bend and we were the only campers the first night then there were two others last night. Came down off the mountain as some brief weather coming in and again at Skull Hollow near Smith Rock the place has about ten other campers in over 40 sites.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:31 AM   #34
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Shhh... In the Canyonlands (4 miles north of Moab) on the road to Potash. No hookups of course. Vault toilets. Counted 5 trailer sites but it's next to a very large open area for groups and tents. $20/nite but $10 with the senior pass. Guess BLM don't necessarily mean free anymore.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by EdColorado View Post

. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households”


It seems that some things never change.


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Old 06-09-2019, 03:53 PM   #36
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We stopped camping on Memorial day, 4th of July and Labor Day years ago. Too many amateur campers who are loud, rude, messy and disrespectful of the campgrounds and other campers.
Things are more like they are now than they've ever been before.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:23 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by mcdonner View Post
We stopped camping on Memorial day, 4th of July and Labor Day years ago. Too many amateur campers who are loud, rude, messy and disrespectful of the campgrounds and other campers.
Hi Ralph
We’ve quit the holidays pretty much too. Last Saturday night on the way home from the Appreciation Rally we decided to stop and camp at Blackhawk state park adjacent to Lakeview Iowa, a town of 1142 people. We drove about 15 miles down into the park which was absolutely loaded with campers. There were several sites available. Rita checked the restrooms, totally trashed. Loud music, Smokey rookie fires, bicycles and golf carts. No thanks. Then we drove through the town: graduation parties on every street, horse drawn carriage with a wedding in progress, and a Main Street festival. ZOO
in all caps. Back towards highway 20 we stayed in a county park. Seven spots, three campers, Not a sound all night. Restrooms ok, brand new electrical boxes, good water and lots of grass to run the dog. My kind of camping. Have a great summer, we will see on you on the road.

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