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Dreher Island State Park – Prosperity, SC
3677 State Park Road, Prosperity, SC
29127
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Located a half hour northwest of Columbia, SC, Dreher Island State Park is spectacular!   First, it's location cannot be beat.  The park consists of three islands that jut out into beautiful Lake Murray.  This provides excellent lake views just about any place you are hanging out.  There are two camping loops, both with many lakefront sites that can accommodate rigs up to 45 feet (trailers 30 feet).  Sites are roomy, scenic and the campground is well-maintained.  Lake Murray is one of the best-known largemouth and striped bass fishing destinations in the South.  Fish from shore. bring your boat from home or r rent one.  Boat delivery to your campsite is available from outside vendors.  Don't have an RV or tent?  Beautiful Island Villas are available for rent too.  Either way you decide to stay, there will be plenty of things to do or you can choose my favorite activity.... do nothing but relax!

Campground:

Ninety-Seven paved sites located on two loops may be used by both RVs and tents, while 15 sites are for tent campers only.  Each site has water and electrical hook-ups and a picnic table. Many sites accommodate RVs up to 45 feet, others up to 30 feet. There is a dump station available as well.   All sites are convenient to hot showers and restrooms.  Leashed pets are allowed!

Cabins:

Five lakeside villas include linens, basic cooking and eating utensils, heat, air conditioning, gas fire logs, microwave, satellite television, complimentary wi-fi, automatic coffee maker, screened porch, outside grill and picnic table.   A three-bedroom villa is user friendly for the physically impaired.

Pets are not permitted in villas or villa areas.

Please visit website for pricing, reservation information and more details.

Available Activities:

Bicycle Riding
Boat Launch & Ramp
Dump Stations (Camping & Marine)
Fuel (marine)
Hiking
Marina
Photography
Playground
Recreation Programs
Retail Store
Swimming

803-364-4152
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, CA

Mono Lake is known for the spectacular "tufa towers," calcium-carbonate spires and knobs formed by interaction of freshwater springs and alkaline lake water. Besides the beauty of the tufa towers, Mono Lake is home to 1 – 2 million birds that feed and rest at Mono Lake each year.  The lake itself covers about 65 square miles and is one of the oldest lakes in North America.  Don't forget to look down into the water as you will see the little brine shrimp!

Campground:

There are no campgrounds in the State Natural Reserve, however, campgrounds are located nearby in Lundy Canyon, Lee Vining Canyon, and the June Lake Loop.

Available Activities:

Interpretive Programs including free Naturalist-lead tufa walks
Visitor Center
Hiking
Photography
Bird Watching
Swimming ( unique experience as you will be delightfully buoyant)
Boating

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=514
(760) 647-6331
Myrtle Beach State Park – Myrtle Beach, SC
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Only 3 miles from the bustle of downtown lies the natural retreat, Myrtle Beach State Park.  Home to one of the last stands of oceanfront maritime forest in South Carolina, this park also offers a pristine beach,  fishing pier, hiking and more!  Myrtle Beach State Park offers both beautiful campsites and rental cabins.

Campground:

Sites include water/electrical hook-ups and free Wi-Fi.  Some sites can accommodate RV's up to 40' with the rest accommodating smaller units.  This campground is located approximately 300 yards from the beach!  Campground offers bathhouse with showers, restrooms and laundromat facilities. The Ranger Station within the campground offers
limited grocery items, camping supplies, souvenirs, drinks, snacks, and firewood. Pets are allowed!

Cabins:

There are six historical CCC-built cabins. located only 200 yards from the beach for rent.  These cabins come furnished and include bed linens, towels. cooking utensils and TV.  Free Wi-Fi is also available.  Cabins are NOT pet-friendly.

Available Activities:

Biking (trails and on beach)
Bird Watching
Fishing/Gear Rentals
Geocaching
Hiking Trails
Nature Center
Playground
Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean

Address

4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC

Newport Dunes Resort – Newport Beach, CA
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Newport Dunes is a full-service destination resort.  A great place for a stay-cation or if you are coming to Southern California to enjoy the sun and sand.  Conveniently located in Newport Beach, this resort is close to the fabulous Fashion Island mall, restaurants, shopping and of course beaches!

Address

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA

RV Sites/Services Available

Full Hookups sites - back-in and pull-thru's with a variety of space sizes (from 35' x 45 to 22' x 25') including beachfront.

Tent sites available as well.

Cabins

One Bedroom Cottages - These cottages are awesome.  Mom & Dad can have their own queen size bed in separate room, sofa beds in living room, 12x12 loft (kids will love sleeping up here in their sleeping bags), full kitchen with dishes, full size refrigerator, microwave, AC/Heat, TV with Satellite, Bathroom with shower (some with tubs) and a 400 sq foot deck.

Camping Cottages - A camping cabin is a single room with a separate bath which includes a shower and sink.  Cottage includes a futon sofa, bunk beds, small kitchen sink, small refrigerator, microwave, AC/Heat, and outside deck.  Guest will need to bring bedding and towels.

Campground Amenities

382 RV Sites and 24 Cottages
Lush Grounds and Immaculate Facilities
Beach with Waveless Swimming Lagoon
Back Bay Bistro casual dining restaurant
Pool, Spa, Market Place & Laundry
Daily Activities For Adults and Children

Kayak, Sailboat Rentals and Lessons
Bike and Golf Cart Rentals
Guided Kayak Nature Tours
Playground
Near area attractions – Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Catalina Island
Shopping, Restaurants, Golf, Museums

 

Check their website for pricing information!

 

www.newportdunes.com
949-729-3863
Ouray Hot Springs, Ouray, CO

Ouray Hot Springs, in operation since 1927, offers a 1,000,000 gallon sulfur free mineral pool that is open year round.  Hot mineral water is continuously entering and exiting the pool in what is referred to as a flow through design. This flow through design allows for fresh, clear, odorless mineral water 24 hours a day seven days a week for your enjoyment!  There is also a Fitness Center, Massages and a Snack Bar on property.  For the kiddos there are the following attractions:

RED AND BLUE SLIDES

You must be at least 48” tall.
All children under the age of 7 must have an adult at the bottom of the slide ready to assist the child in the water and must stay within arm’s reach at all times.

KIDDIE SLIDE

The kiddie slide is reserved for children under 48” tall.
All children under the age of 7 must have one adult accompany their child down the slide or remain at the bottom of the slide ready to assist the child in the water.  Adult’s must stay within arm’s reach of their child at all times.

WIBIT

You must be at least 13 years of age or have passed the deep water test.

Address

1220 Main St PO Box 468 Ouray, CO 81427

Pricing

Check out their website for current pricing and specials

 

Pool Hours

Peak Season (Memorial Day - Labor Day: 7-days a week 10am - 10pm

Off-Season (After Labor Day - Before Memorial Day) - Monday through Friday 12pm-9pm  and Saturday 11am - 9pm  Inflatables are closed in off-season

Directions

Located off Highway 550 at the north end of town.

http://ourayhotsprings.com/
(970) 325-7073
Pirate Cove Resort & Marina – Needles, CA
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This is quite a cool resort. The staff I encountered were all helpful and pleasant. There were plenty of options available to keep kids and grown-ups entertained. You can use your off-road vehicles or your boat here which is a bonus. Love that they have not only a store for getting those items you may have forgotten, but a restaurant and bar in case you just don't feel like cooking. They also have a zip line attraction onsite.

Address
100 Park Moabi Road, Needles, CA 92363

RV Sites/Services Available

Colorado Riverfront - Peninsula Campsites - Full Hook-ups
Launch Ramp - Play Area Campsites - Full Hook-ups, Electric & Water Only
Note: There is a Two Night Minimum for Camping Reservations

Trailer Rental - You reserve your site - They provide the trailer

You can rent a 31' travel trailer that will be placed on your reserved campsite. These trailers are fully equipped with bedding and kitchen essentials. Sleeps 6, Air conditioning/Heating and a 17" TV. Just bring your food, lawn chairs, and clothes and you are ready to go!

Cabins

First Class Two Story Beachfront & Marina View Cabins featuring King and Queen beds along with a sofa-sleeper, 2 baths, full stocked kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washer & dryer as well as beach patio with BBQ grill and attached balcony that overlooks the waterfront Resort. Fully Furnished - just bring your food and clothes and you are ready to relax!

Resort Amenities

- Restaurant & Bar
- Boat Rentals
- Boutique & Store
- Off-Road Trails
- Swimming Beach
- Playground
- Zero Depth Water Park (free)
- Zip line experience to hopefully open in Spring
- Coin Showers & Restrooms
- Dump Station (charge)
- Picnic Pavilions (charge)
- Pets OK (charge)

**Check website for pricing, specials or packages

Industry Awards
TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

piratecoveresort.com/
760-326-9000
Unicoi State Park – Helen, GA
1788 Highway 356
Helen, GA
30545
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Unicoi State Park and Lodge is located in the mountains of Northern Georgia, just outside the Bavarian town of Helen. Convenient from Atlanta and centrally located to reach all the adorable mountains towns such as: Dahlonega, Hiawassee and Sautee Nacoochee.  Unicoi offers many ways to stay and play.  There is a comfortable lodge, rustic barrel cabins and of course, a campground.  Being an Adventure Lodge, the offered activities can keep you as busy as you like!

Campground:

Unicoi State Park and Lodge is a camper’s paradise.  There are many campsites and arrangements to choose from including ADA sites, Buddy Hook-up sites, 30-foot and 40-foot RV sites and tent sites. Most sites offer at least power, water, fire ring, and picnic table.  There are also full hookup sites!  There is a dump station on-site. This is a pet-friendly State Park so your canine companion is invited to camp out with you; all dogs must be kept on a short sturdy leash at all times.

Want to try something different?  Try a Squirrel's Nest primitive camping platform.  Bring your hammock or a sleeping bad and sleep under the stars!

 

Cabins:

A range of size, style and location are available at Unicoi State Park including ADA accessible and pet-friendly cabins.

The 2-bedroom, 2-bath Smith Creek Cabins offer: full kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, central heating and air, along with easy access to trout streams and nearby Anna Ruby Falls.

Barrel Cabins range from a 1-bedroom, 1-bath with a sleeper sofa to 2-bedroom, 1-bath with King and or Queen accommodations offers easy access to many recreation activities including hiking trails, biking trails, and beach access.

Deluxe Cabins are a 3-bedroom, 2-bath option with two king bedrooms, one queen bedroom, a sleeper sofa, full kitchen, cable TV, fireplace and more.

 

Activities:

Hiking
Picnicking
Trout Fishing/ Fly Fishing
Playground
Swimming Beach
Paddle Board & Kayak Rentals
3-D Archery
GPS Scavenger Hunts
Mountain Biking
Climbing Wall
Zip Line Adventures
Weekly Activities

http://www.unicoilodge.com/
800-573-9659

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