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Adventure Bound Camping Resort – Gatlinburg, TN
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This campground is the perfect home base for your time in Gatlinburg, TN.  A secluded mountain gem that seems far from the hustle-bustle of Gatlinburg attractions, but in reality, only a short drive away.  Beautiful shaded camp sites; some on the creek, provide a relaxing atmosphere.

Address

4609 E. Parkway (Highway 321), Gatlinburg, TN

RV Sites/Services

Streamside Full Hook-ups 50 amp

Steamside Full Hook-ups 30 amp

Full Hook-ups 50 amp

Full Hook-ups 30 amp

Cabin Rentals

Don't have an RV?  Adventure Bound offers a variety of rental cabin options (some including linens and some that do not) housing up to 6 guests.  There is also a deluxe RV available for rent if you are looking for that true sense of camping.  See website for details on all the options available.

Campground Amenities

Campsites include fire pit and table
Pool
500-foot waterslide
Fishing
Hiking
Planned Activities & Events
Fun Zone (inflatables)

 

 

http://abcamping.com/abgatlinburg/
865-436-4434
Amicalola Falls State Park – Dawsonville, GA
280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville, GA
30534
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Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Southeast.  Water cascades down 729 feet to the bottom of the falls where visitors get a magnificent view.  There are other ways to see the falls including an accessible pathway (great for strollers), Falls Overlook or do a complete circuitous hike from the Visitors Center to see the many facets of the falls.  There is a Visitor Center that offers maps, live animals, Appalachian Trail display and a gift shop.  There is a mountain-top lodge which is home to Maple Restaurant, offering fantastic views and meals including a Sunday brunch buffet.

Campground:

There are 24 wooded campsites accommodating RV’s. At the top of a 25% incline, you will find each site is an easy pull-in or back-in site with water, power, grill and fire ring. There is a comfort station laundry facilities, restrooms and clean showers.

Cabins:

Choose from 14 cabins available in two locations: Wooded Mountain Top or Creek Side Below the Falls.   Cabins are equipped with a full kitchen, heating and air conditioning, decks, fireplaces and satellite TV, and are available in 1, 2, or 3 bedroom arrangements. There are two pet-friendly cabins available.

NOTE: Check in services for campsites, cabins and picnic shelters are located at the Lodge AND the road to the campground is on a 25% incline.

Activities:

Hiking - 12 miles of trails & access to Appalachian Trail
Picnicking
Trout Fishing
Playground
Geocaching
3-D Archery
Special Programs

 

http://gastateparks.org/AmicalolaFalls
706-265-4703
Amphitheater Campground, Ouray, CO

Amphitheatre Campground is located at the elevation of 8,400 feet on the side of a mountain above Ouray, CO. Views from the drive up are incredible.  The campground is compact with 35 camping spots nestled among Gambel oaks and mixed conifers. There is a scenic overlook from the campground of Ouray and the "Amphitheater," which was formed by a volcanic explosion. Wildlife roam through the campground including bears so mind your trash!

Note: The campground is best suited for tent camping and smaller trailers/RVs (RVs can park at sites 3 through 15, take the second right and follow the "trailer" signs). Total RV length should not exceed 35 feet.

Open late May through September only.

Address

From Ouray, travel approximately 2 miles south on Highway 550. Watch for the campground sign and turnoff road to the left.

RV Sites/Services Available

Vehicles are not to exceed 35 feet for standard sites

Tent sites available

Campground Amenities
•Vault Toilets
•Drinking Water
•Picnic Table/Campfire Ring
•Hiking Trails

Pricing

See website for camping fees

 

Barstow/Calico KOA – Yermo, CA
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Barstow Calico KOA is conveniently located midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, alongside Interstate 15. A great overnight spot or better yet, stay awhile. Off-Road trails just 3 miles from the campground.  This is a popular area for hiking and rock hounding.  They also offer free shuttle service to the nearby Calico Ghost Town attraction.

Address

35250 Outer Hwy. 15 N., Yermo, CA 92398

RV Sites/Services

Pull-Thru - Full hook-ups, 50/30 amp, Free Wi-Fi

Pull-Thru - Full hook-ups, 30 amp, Free Wi-Fi

Pull-Thru - Water/Electric  30 amp, Free Wi-Fi

Back-in - Water/Electric 50/30 amp, Free Wi-Fi

Back-in Water/Electric 30 amp, Free Wi-Fi

Cabin Rentals

Cabins have a main room w/bath, perfect for small families! Double bed plus 3 bunk beds; microwave/TV, small fridge. Don't forget to bring linens! No pets (Sleeps 5)

Safari Tent

Comfortable tent that sleeps up to 8 people.  Includes Wi-Fi, Charging Station Onsite and Switchable On/Off Light.  Close to restrooms!

Campground Amenities

Archery Range
Club Room with HD Big Screen TV
Convenience Store and Snack Bar
Free shuttle to Calico Ghost Town
Game Room
Giant Jumping Pad
Playground
Horseshoes
Hot Showers
Huge Pet Walk
Laundry
Linens for cabins (with charge)
Newly Remodeled Restrooms
Swimming Pool (March thru October)
Bike Rentals

Pricing

Check their website for pricing information!

Awards

2016 KOA President's Award

Butte Lake Campground – Lassen National Park, CA

Butte Lake Campground (elevation 6,100 feet) is located in the northeastern section of Lassen Volcanic National Park.  This campground is fairly remote and is not connected to the main attractions of the National Park ( Travel time is 45 minutes from the main park road). Campers must travel on a six-mile gravel road to access the beautiful campground with campsites in the shade of Ponderosa Pines.  Butte Lake is an easy walk from all campsites and is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

RV Sites/Services

There are 101 sites; most pull-throughs.  Max length for RV's and trailers is 35'.  Sites in Loop B are reservable.

We had Site A35 which was great!

Campground Amenities

Non-motorized boat launch for kayaks and canoes
Trout Fishing
Flush toilets during summer otherwise vault toilets outside of peak season
Running water are turned on during summer
Hiking/Backpacking Trails

877-444-6777
Cachuma Lake Campground – Santa Barbara, CA
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Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions.
Note: There is no swimming of any kind in the lake.
Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang.
Address

2225 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105,

RV Sites

Cachuma Lake campground offers more than 400 campsites with 100 full electrical, water, and sewer hookup sites, and 30 electrical and water with no sewer (there is a dump station on-site).  There are restrooms and coin operated showers available.  There is a 2-night minimum stay for weekends (Friday and Saturday), and a 3-night minimum stay for holiday weekends.

Cabins

There are four cabins available.  Three six sleepers and one four sleeper (ADA).  The three 6 sleeper cabins are located near the marina and offer views of the lake. These cabins are all equipped with electricity, full bathrooms, kitchenettes, living rooms, private porches, picnic tables and fire pits. Simply pack your sleeping bags/bedding, pillows, towels/toiletries and groceries.

Yurts
There are 7 yurts (cross between a tent and tepee) which feature platform beds to sleep up to 6.  There is a lockable door, lighting, heating and screened windows in the wood and fabric siding. Yurts are set on a bluff with access to the lake shore.  There is a 2-night minimum stay for weekends (Friday and Saturday), and a 3-night minimum stay for holiday weekends.
Campground Amenities

Bathrooms and Hot Showers (coin-operated)
Playground
Lake Cruises
Nature Center
Fishing Pier
Hiking Trails
Marina (sells bait, tackle, fuel and licenses)
General Store & Gas Station
Dog Park
Boat Launch

 

See website for pricing and reservation information.

(805) 686-5054
Canyon de Chelly National Monument – Chinle, AZ
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Canyon de Chelly (d'SHAY) is a labyrinth of canyons where red rock walls range in height from 30' to over 1,000'. On the canyon floor there are streams, cottonwoods and small farms. It is a sacred place, inhabited for nearly 5,000 years. It's silence beckons you to stop and enjoy it's beauty.

The National Monument is comprised of two scenic drives: North Rim (good for morning photos and South Rim (good for afternoon photos). There are overlooks along both roads giving the visitor different perspectives and views. Look for ruins of civilizations past built within the eroded walls.

There is only one hike that is open to visitors without a guide: White House Ruin. It is a 2.5 mile round-trip hike. Allow two hours as you will be descending 600 feet to the canyon floor. Bring sunscreen, hat, and plenty of water.

NOTE: The best way to really appreciate the beauty of this place is to take a Navajo-guided tour. We were going to do this but honestly, I didn't think my kids were old enough to appreciate and understand the history and stories of the guide. After research, I had wanted to choose Beauty Way Jeep Tours, a family run operation that has been around for 60 years. If you are interested in a guided tour, please check out their website at: http://canyondechellybeautywayjeeptours.com/

Year round park hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**Note: Navajo Nation observes Mountain DAYLIGHT SAVING Time from March through the end of October while the rest of Arizona observes Mountain STANDARD Time. When it is 1 p.m. in Flagstaff, Arizona it is 2 p.m. at Hubbell Trading Post.**

There is no entrance fee.

Directions

The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ.

http://www.nps.gov/cach/index.htm
928-674-5500
Carolina Beach State Park – Carolina Beach, NC
1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC
28428
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Carolina Beach State Park is known for its carnivorous plants.  The Flytrap Trail is the most popular and very close to the campground.  There is a marina located within the park where there is a boat launch and kayak/paddleboard/bicycle rentals.

This NC State Park does not have an admission fee!

Campground:

Carolina Beach State Park offers 70 tent/trailer campsites and 9 RV/trailer campsites.  This is pretty much dry camping as there is no water hook-ups and although there are a few sites that offer electrical, they are hard to come by.  Summers (as we can attest) can be downright hot so if you can't secure an electrical site, you may want to look elsewhere.

Remember, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Cabins:

The park also has four (4) camper cabins located in the family campground (one is ADA). These camping cabins sleep six (6) in two rooms with a double bed and two sets of bunk beds. Each cabin has electrical receptacles and a heating and air-conditioning unit. Outside cabin amenities include a picnic table, charcoal grill and a fire ring. Drinking water and restrooms with hot showers are located nearby.

Activities:

Boat Launch Ramp
Boaters Lounge Area (with free wifi)
Hiking
Kayak/Paddleboard/Bicycle Rentals

910-458-8206
Cave Lake State Park – Ely, NV
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This is a first-come, first serve basis campground. The park offers two designated campgrounds: Elk Flat Campground and the Lake View Campground (close to the lake). All sites are level and include a fire pit with grill (there was a fire ban when we were there), table and parking. There are no hook-ups but does offer flush toilets and showers.

Activities here include: excellent trout fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking.

Phone: (775) 296-1505 (Leave message only)
Cortez-Mesa Verde KOA – Cortez, CO
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Cortez-Mesa Verde KOA is conveniently located on the east end of Cortez on Hwy 160 and provides the perfect locale for trips to Mesa Verde National Park, Anasazi Heritage Center, Escalante Ruins and Hovenweep N.M. to name a few.  This campground is set back from the hwy and provides nicely spaced sites with the ones on the outer ring with shade trees.   Facilities are clean and well maintained.

Address

27432 E. Hwy 160, Cortez, CO 81321

RV Sites/Services Available

All RV Sites are pull-thru:

Water/Electric 30amp Wi-Fi

Full Hookups 50amp Wi-Fi

Full Hookups 30amp Wi-Fi

Tent sites available as well.

Cabins/TeePee's

Cabins - There are only one room cabins without bathroom.  Cabins  includes a fire pit, BBQ pit, and table outside and inside sleeps 4, heat/lights/outlets/ceiling fan/air condition/TV.  You will need to bring your own linens

Tee Pee - small gravel floor inside with floor mat, two cots, light.... water/electric/picnic table and firepit (up to 6 people)

Campground Amenities

Restrooms/Showers/Laundry

Nature Walk around Lake Denny & Fishing Pier

3-Acre Dog Park

Pool

Check out their website for pricing information!

Awards
2016 & 2014 KOA President's Award & Founder's Award

http://koa.com/campgrounds/cortez/
970-565-9301

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