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Old 02-14-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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Favorite RV Camping & Destinations

Hi Everyone,
We are beginning to plan for 2015 camping. We're in Northeast Ohio and looking for more regional (6-8 hours away) trips, as well as "big trip" ideas. I was hoping you could share your favorite RV camping spots/destinations and why you like them.

So far, our favorite camping spot is close to home at Mosquito Lake: http://cuontheroad.net/mosquito-lake-buzzz/

And our favorite RV destination was to Niagara Falls last summer: http://cuontheroad.net/falling-for-niagara-falls-ny/

How about you? Thanks for any ideas...
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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So far this year I we are going to Tanglewood to listen to some music and the on to Bar Harbor Maine where we will camp for 10 days on the Ocean.

Maybe early fall we will go to Cape Cod for some cycling on the great rail trail there.

Can't wait.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:50 PM   #3
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We love Lake Raystown Resort in Entriken, PA. It is a COE lake and the has multiple campgrounds and cabins and hotels over the length of the lake (over 21 miles long I believe).


Lake Raystown Resort has spots right on the water, literally the back of our camper can be 20 or 30 feet from the water. Lots of open grassy areas between campers and dependable electric and water service. They have a marina for boats, as well as karaoke cruises on the weekend.


You can swim, fish, kayak or use outboard engines on the lake. They also have a waterpark at the resort with multiple pools, a splash park and 4 different tubing runs.


For friends that don't camp they have cabins in the middle of the park. They also have a hotel on site, up the lake a little bit. On holiday weekends they have a very nice fireworks show.


The best part...? NO CELL SERVICE. 9 days without the phone ringing, email buzzing or the internet. We bring a kayak and a hammock... I'm set for the week!


My other favorite park is Holiday Cove in Florida. We love that in February because its 75 and sunny down there and cold and gray at home.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:01 AM   #4
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So far this year I we are going to Tanglewood to listen to some music and the on to Bar Harbor Maine where we will camp for 10 days on the Ocean.

Maybe early fall we will go to Cape Cod for some cycling on the great rail trail there.

Can't wait.
I've never been to Maine. It's supposed to have some great camping!
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We love Lake Raystown Resort in Entriken, PA. It is a COE lake and the has multiple campgrounds and cabins and hotels over the length of the lake (over 21 miles long I believe).


Lake Raystown Resort has spots right on the water, literally the back of our camper can be 20 or 30 feet from the water. Lots of open grassy areas between campers and dependable electric and water service. They have a marina for boats, as well as karaoke cruises on the weekend.


You can swim, fish, kayak or use outboard engines on the lake. They also have a waterpark at the resort with multiple pools, a splash park and 4 different tubing runs.


For friends that don't camp they have cabins in the middle of the park. They also have a hotel on site, up the lake a little bit. On holiday weekends they have a very nice fireworks show.


The best part...? NO CELL SERVICE. 9 days without the phone ringing, email buzzing or the internet. We bring a kayak and a hammock... I'm set for the week!


My other favorite park is Holiday Cove in Florida. We love that in February because its 75 and sunny down there and cold and gray at home.
Hi Spoon 059,
No cell signal, huh? That might make me a wee bit twitchy! But I think I could do it. Ha! What is a "COE" lake? I've heard of Holiday Cove in FL. What do you like about it?
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Gettysburg is a nice trip with a fairly good drive. There is a nice State park in KY just past Cincinnati, but I don't recall the name.

Have you tried West Branch State Park yet ? It's our favorite local spot.
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snip... What is a "COE" lake?...snip...
Looks like you didn't get an answer yet: COE = 'Corp of Engineers'; short for US Army Corp of Engineers. They've built lots of flood control dams etc. and there are many campgrounds on the shores of the lakes etc. they made.
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Yup, Corps of Engineers. Man made lake.


I misspoke about Holiday Cove... I meant Buttonwood. They are both right outside of Anna Maria Island which is on the Gulf of Mexico right at the mouth of Tampa Bay.


Holiday Cove is a RESORT that starts around $130 a NIGHT for a spot. We stayed there one year because it was the only place close with an opening. Now... it had a nice pool, have pavers for the parking pad, had a dock on a canal that led to Tampa Bay, etc etc... but my goodness... $130 a night???


We scouted out Buttonwood Inlet RV Park which is actually CLOSER to the water and less than half the price. I love it because its on the Gulf and we usually go in February. We have a 8 week old son, so we decided against a 15 hour drive this year. Next year we are going back though!!! It is about 8 degrees with a wind chill below zero right now where I live outside of DC. My parents are in Anna Maria (they rent a house for the month of February every year) and its 75 degrees today.
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One of our favorite State parks north in Michigan is Tawas point state park. the campground is surrounded by water on 3 sides. Tawas bay on one side of the campground and lake Huron on the other. Great little downtown area to visit as well
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One of our favorite State parks north in Michigan is Tawas point state park. the campground is surrounded by water on 3 sides. Tawas bay on one side of the campground and lake Huron on the other. Great little downtown area to visit as well
We were going to go to Michigan last year, but ended up doing the Gettysburg/Ocean City trip instead. It's definitely on my list, though. Thank you so much for the tip! The campground sounds beautiful. Anything that's surrounded by water on three sides is my kind of place.
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