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Old 04-06-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question Searching for seasonal site

Happy Spring everyone!
We are thinking of going with a seasonal site this year. I've been trying to do internet searches for camp grounds with seasonal sites, but am wondering if there's a site that would be a good reference that would list a bunch of campgrounds. Are there any out there that would be a one stop search type thing?
Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:25 AM   #2
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There's a good thread that got started over on the "campfire chat" forum of this site. Might make for a good read when deciding on a seasonal site choice, if the seasonal site is in reference to long term camping.

It addresses campsite ediquette, or lack of. Many folks there spoke on problems setting up for a long period of time; other "weekend" campers and their kids would cut through their campsite, create lots of noise, and made it uncomfortable for the "squaters". Maybe a site that is further from the playground or comfort area is a wiser choice if this is what you want in the way of seasonal long term camp site.

Or maybe I'm incorrect as to what "seasonal" site camping is!
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:50 PM   #3
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seasonal never again

Did a seasonal last year and the last time ever. People got to nosy to friendly. And if you didn't party then you were snobs. What the final shot was they decided we had to take care of the grass and trimming of our site. For what a seasonal cost, I just could not agree to that.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:34 PM   #4
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We do seasonal and love it. It is a very small camp ground (10 sites)and everybody knows each other and helps each other. We all eat together and have one big campfire. I could understand not liking it if you don't have good neighbors. It does get a little crazy on holiday weekends and there are tent campers at the other end of the campground. But for the most part we love it.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:02 AM   #5
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I wouldn't mind a month here and a month there in the PNW for about 5-6 months and next year say the East Coast.
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Happy Spring everyone!
We are thinking of going with a seasonal site this year. I've been trying to do internet searches for camp grounds with seasonal sites, but am wondering if there's a site that would be a good reference that would list a bunch of campgrounds. Are there any out there that would be a one stop search type thing?
Thanks for any help you can offer.
Happy Camping!
You could try something like this...

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Old 04-08-2015, 11:29 AM   #7
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We spend abut 4 months at this location in Hiawassee GA (Blue Ridge Mtns), each year. A lot of things to do around the CG. A lot of nice people there.

Here is the link:
Welcome! Bald Mountain Park, Camping Resort Located In Hiawassee, Georgia - Cabin Rentals, Full Hook-Up RV Sites - Enjoy The Lake, Creeks and Family Activities

We like it... 10Pm the noise stops, have seen a few seasonal campers evicted for not following the rules.. does get crowed for the holiday weekends.. excellent Wi-Fi, mini-golf, small store on site, laundry.

This year we will be only be there from July 1st through September 30th.. other plans for May and June :-(

... used to live in the Fox Lake IL area (Spring Grove)

Just my thoughts,

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Where are you looking to be?
1.) Some place close to home?
2.) What activities does your family like to do while away?
3.) Do you want to be near a lake or river? Own a boat?
4.) Budget? I've been a seasonal at a few places and the prices can range all over the place.
5.) Some campgrounds make a seasonal pay for their electric as well as mow the grass and maintain the gravel in the site.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:18 PM   #9
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You might want to spend a summer camping at different places that offer seasonal sites and just see what they are like. Stop by and talk to some of the seasonal campers and ask them what they like and don't like. You'll get a feel real quick for how they are and if you want them to be your neighbors. You can also get a look at the condition of the seasonal units. And walk through that section (if the seasonals are segmented off) at different times of the day and evening. That alone can tell you a lot. Talk to the owner about cost and how they view the seasonal customers. Then at the end of summer you can make an educated decision for next season.

We've been to quite a few private CGs over the years that had seasonal sites. Some were basically permanent residents living in dumps, one place I can recall was all weekend parties and loud music. Our favorite private CG has a separate seasonal section with a mix of older and newer units, all very kept. Everyone is friendly, most know each other, but aside from special events at the CG, they seem to keep to themselves and are well behaved. If we didn't like being transient so much, we might consider a seasonal site there.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:04 PM   #10
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We're looking for something on a budget that's close to home. We don't have traditional 'weekends' off, so scheduled activities aren't something DD would necessarily be able to participate in. We do want a community where friends could be made that are likely to be there somewhat regularly when we are. Looked at a few last weekend. Checked out a place called Fossil Rock Rec Area. Nice corner lot available. Some seasonal trailers looked like they've been there for quite some time- not necessarily a bad thing, but trying to get a feel for the community. Also has an area with year round folks that work at nearby Nuke plants or on the pipeline. Anyone hear of the place?
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