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Old 09-23-2018, 05:53 AM   #1
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2nd hand info...

Just read a post on another forum from someone working at a COE campground. They are being trained to changeover to Recreation.gov for all reservations as of 10/1. Says all federal CG's will be recreation.gov from now on.

If you currently have non recreation.gov reservations for the week of 10/1 you might want to take along the printed receipt.
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:32 PM   #2
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All of the COE campgrounds we camp at switched over to recreation.gov about three years ago.

It is my understanding that on 10/1/2018 recreation.gov is switching to either new software / processor or both. I talked with an officer at the COE in May and he mentioned the switch.... I just can’t remember the specifics. The switch should be transparent to users.
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COE ? not familiar with that TLA (three letter acronym).
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Corp of Engineers, as in Dams.
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COE ? not familiar with that TLA (three letter acronym).
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:08 PM   #6
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US Army Corp. of Engineers. It’s a federal agency under the Department of Defense. They actually have some of the nicest campgrounds. The Mississippi River Rendezvous held next weekend will be at a COE facility.
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ah. googled them, out west here, they all seem to be lake/boating oriented campgrounds.
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We've noticed that as you head farther west, there are fewer COE campgrounds and more Bureau of Land Management or Bureau of Land Reclamation campgrounds.

Not sure why this would vary so much around the country.

Agree that these can be some of the best sites, especially with the federal geezer pass.
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In Iowa the Corp of engineers facilities were built for flood control in most cases. The recreation component then became part of their mission as the reservoirs created had hunting and fishing opportunities. The camping boom soon followed. Now they have bird blinds, disc golf courses, hiking trails, equestrian facilities and many other forms of recreation.
I studied all this in collidge.
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I had an uncle who participated in the CCC prior to WWII working on federal lands building dams, roads, and cabins for the national parks and other public use areas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civili...ervation_Corps
Not sure if he ever made it to the Mississippi....six degrees of separation or something...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation
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