Paul A.

Portland, OR

Joined April 2016

Common Cooking area and dispersed camping at minnie Grand Canyon International Rock Climbing area

The sign in for a camping spot was easy and you could use a debit card. The cost was $5 per person at your camping site. You could also take a hot shower. The camping area was well dispersed with fantastic views of the Smith Rock climbing cliffs and the river running past. It was about a half hour drive to the city of Bend Oregon.

Late June Camping Crater Lake camping in Loop E

Nice large campsite with bear cabinet, fire grill, fire pit and 10 foot picnic table. The ground was dirt and easy to put stakes in for the Tent. It was only about 6 miles from Rim Village where. The Mazama village had a restaurant, cafe camp store, motor lodge, gas station and shower facilities. Registration for a site was easy, you paid with a credit card or cash at the kiosk and then went a picked out a vacant site. You did not have to go back and tell them the site. You did not even have to provide your car tag numbers. They directed you to the loop that had vacant campgrounds. We hiked the Annie Spring trail that was near the amphitheater in the campground. The bathrooms in the campground were flush toilets. At night the temp dipped to the 30's. Your at 6000 feet elevation and there is snow all year round on the rim of Crater Lake.

Precious area and tranquil campground along the Williamette River

This is a jewel location for a park. Not only are there 16 miles of off road biking trails, there is a large open area for frizz-bee Golf with baskets. This campground accommodates RVs, and walk in Tents and there are Yurts and Cabins to rent. I have enclosed a photo with the rates for this year. There is also a camping areas along the river accessible from a boat. There was a great little museum store with the history of the area as a beaver trapping area that was farmed by trappers who settled there.

Wisconsin while visiting Greenbay and Lambeau Field

We were in route to visiting Green Bay Wisconsin and found this campground on Lake Michigan. We were able to secure a sight by calling directly to the park because the phone number was on the Wisconsin State Map. The had a staff of about 5 people at the and took a debit card for Payment. We paid $22 for the sight because it had electricity and an additional $9 day fee required in Wisconsin. You can pay $30 for a season, we were only in Wisconsin for two nights. The sight was nice for a tent and we were able to hang out on the beach of Lake Michigan. The bathrooms had hot showers. We got up early and made our way to Green Bay.

Primitive campground with a nice stream

Nice flat campground developed for OHV and equestrian activities. 22 mi SE of Ukiah on FR 52. No drkg wtr, just vaulted toilets. Winding narrow road to the site. This was our first night over on our 3 month camping trip to the EAST coast after leaving Portland. This June 7th night we were the only campers at this site. We had driven the Blue Mountain byway from I-84 exit 147. Beautiful day of touring the countryside in Eastern Oregon. The campsite had fire rings and Picnic tables.

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Indian RV and Campground Buffalo Wyoming off I-90

We had driven across half of Wyoming and crossed the mountains of the Big Horn National Park at 9000', we stopped at 2 PM and were so happy with this place. It was $28 for a tent site with electricity, they had a pool, a laundry, and WIFI. The owner was great with directions and the best way to approach Mt Rushmore, our destination the next day. The town had a family dollar where we purchased containers to organize our gear.

Rustic Walk In of about 300 yards

This was a very nice campground on the way to the Pacific Coast from Portland about 30 miles. The fees were $10 to drive in and $5 to walk in. We parked outside the gate and walked to a campground. We then realized we could not pay because there were no envelopes to put the money in and take the tab. The ranger came on Sunday and left envelopes. He told everyone that the campground is closed when the drive in gate is locked. We did not see this message on the website, that we checked before leaving home. There were some real good hiking trails. One was also for single track mountain biking. There was pump water and vaulted toilets.

Surreal Location to camp among the Lava Dust and boulders

We drove all day from Oregon. The last 50 miles was on US 93 North. This was a nice campground with Tent pads of pummeled Lava and ample room to drive to the sight. They had very nice restrooms and a separate room for washing kitchen dishes. This was the manual pay with an envelope after you find the sight you want. I am so grateful that this was built in the 50s as they desecrated a part of the lava fields with roads and campsites, not sure they would be allowed to do that now. I see the value in giving people the experience of camping among the Lava.

Picturesque mountain to river scenary.

We pulled off into this campground exhausted from the day of driving through Kansas on US route 50. The campground had prepared tent pads framed by railroad ties, picnic tables. The drawback to this campground was that there was no source of water. There were latrine vaulted toilets well supplied. It was the manual pay system putting the envelope in the slot. Along with the camping fee of $16, you had to pay the day use fee of $8. Many states offer the option of purchasing an annual pass for that costs less if you camp more than 4 days. My rating is reduced due to the lack of water. There is a tunnel to walk through under the highway to get to a pavilion created for viewing the Arkansas River, it was very nice there.

Wooded Hosted Campground

Best value on a trip across country. Not far off of RT 36 going East through Missouri. Cost only $13 with hot showers. Nice campsite with table and fire pit. The night of our stay the ranger did a naturalist talk about stream life. Host was very nice and we were able to pay with a debit card. The Missouri State park system is automated and accepts credit cards.

At the Beautiful Beach

This was a remote campground that took about an hour to reach after leaving Interstate 95. The site had electricity and there were showers and flush toilets. You were only a walk past the dues to beach on the Atlantic Ocean. We loved this site.

Grand Tetons and Yellowstone , Picture a campsite on a hill over Jackson Lake

This campsite #75 at $22 was under construction. We arrived in the Tetons about 1:30PM in early June. At the entry they listed the campgrounds with open sites. We chose this one and drove there. Registration was manual, first drive around, find an open site, drive back to the registration kiosk and drop your envelope in the slot, place your tab from the envelope at the site. The road was gravel and dusty, we competed for a site with others, you did not know if a site was selected till you drove back to the kiosk. Not far from the site was the bathrooms with flush toilets and sinks and electricity. We opted not to make dinner and went to check out the Signal Mountain Lodge for a drink but first we took showers. Adjoining the Laundry just behind the Ranger registration was a laundry shower facility. You bought tokens in the laundry and used them to turn on the shower. My shower was $5 for 7 minutes. It beeped in the last minute. The Signal Mountain Lodge area had a gas station/convenience store and bar restaurant. We explored that evening and drove around Jackson Lake to the Jackson Lake Lodge.