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Camping at Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park

With a total area of 233 acres equivalent to 94 hectares, Vogel State Park, located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, is one of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks. This park is totally accessible via driving from the south, then passing through Neel Gap.

the Chattahoochee National Forest

Since established, the park has kept its fame and prestige thanks to its ideal geographical location and its seasonal recreation activities ranging from hiking, boating, backpacking, fishing, swimming and especially camping. The park’s infrastructure has been given much improvement mixed with natural features and man-made features.

The park opens all year-round from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., so whenever you are free and desire to escape from hustle and bustle pace of life and work, you can get here to refresh and blend with nature. Currently, the park offers more than 100 campsites to satisfy visitors and campers in allowed time.

1. Walk-in campsites

Among over 100 available sites, there are 18 walk-in campsites. This means that you must make a reservation in advance to ensure your site. Normally, these walk-in sites are most beautiful and appealing ones, or they are shaded and beach-front. For that reason, those sites cost you a bit more than common sites located at the park.

Walk-in campsite

Besides other stuff like fire-rings, restrooms, and hot showers, these sites include electrical hookups and fresh water. Also, four picnic shelters are on these sites. Maximum of 6 members are allowed at each site. Campers can freely make a campfire but in designated areas such as a fire ring or so.

2. Primitive backpacking sites

These sites offer a range of overnight accommodations to campers. These sites surely are all about primitive features and typically for backpackers. Specifically, these sites are often placed at higher areas in the park than other sites. In order for backpackers or common campers to get access to these sites, the parks built up an amazing trail system directly leading to those sites.

Primitive backpacking sites

Campers, commonly, choosing these sites often travel here by motorcycles or cars, so the park separated an area as a parking lot for them. However, you need to bear in mind one thing that your car or RV must be no more than 70 ft long.

Ten or RV are ok at Vogel State Park

Tent or RV are all accepted here. If you don’t have any stuff or even tent, you can ask the park for rental. One more important thing, there is no electricity here, so make sure that you fully charge your phone and other devices beforehand or take a backup charger with you. And don’t forget to pre-prepare flashlight and mosquito repellent.

3. Cottages

If simple ways of camping are not your passion, you can rent cottages from the park. These cottages are furnished with full hookups from electricity, water, small space for cooking, dining table, two little beds and a bathroom.

cottages

Interestingly, these cottages are surrounded by a colorful curtain made of flowers and other kinds of plants. You can feel how near you are with nature while you are till cozily embraced inside a cottage.

4. Picnic Shelters

Presently, the park has only five picnic shelters, so if you eagerly pre-prepare some picnicking items like a picnic blanket or favorite fruits, you definitely should take on one immediately right after finishing pitching your tent.

Picnic shelters

5. Activities

As the saying goes “everything happens for a reason,” so there must be several reasons why most campers and visitors choose this park as their ideal destination for camping and relaxing over other State Parks.

This park is exceptionally full during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow and gold leaves. It is also a perfect time for hikers and backpackers to select one among various trails at the park, including the popular 4-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, an easy lake loop that leads to Trahlyta Falls, and the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail.

Blue Ridge Mountains

These trails lead up toward Blood Mountain and the Appalachian Trail near Neal’s Gap. All campers or hikers and backpackers can follow these trails, explore everything on the way up and take as many photos as possible.

Hiking trails at Vogel State Park

Also in the park is the Coosa Backcountry Trail, a strenuous 12.5-mile (20.1 km) loop which climbs Coosa Bald and Slaughter Mountain. These trails are marked with green blazes and are generally easy to follow.

A water fall at Vogel State Park

Besides, the park features stream, a waterfall and a great variety of flora in the Chattahoochee National Forest. And the centerpiece of the park – Lake Trahlyta is a perfect place for fishing, swimming, non-motorized watercraft, pedal boats, kayaks and paddle boards. If you are lucky, you may catch some beautifully colorful trout.

6. Rules and regulations:

All rules and regulations are posted at site offices and must be observed by all guests and their visitors.

smoking is banned at Vogel State Park

Smoking is not allowed in all enclosed facilities here. Luckily, pets are welcome at this State Park and campgrounds if leashed (no longer than six feet) and accompanied by the owner at all times.

Dog-friendly cabins

The park also offers some dog-friendly cabins. However, all pets are prohibited in or around historic site buildings

Camping at Inks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park

Surrounded by a colorful curtain of cedar, live oak, prickly pear cacti and yuccas, Inks Lake State Park located in Burnet County, Texas, United State even enjoys its ideal geographical location by lying next to Inks Lake on the Colorado River. On that account, it is totally understandable why thousands of campers and visitors have been fascinated by this State Park and choose it as an ideal heaven on the Earth to breathe new breath into such a hustle and hustle pace of life.

Inks Lake has approximately 150 campsites divided into four types.

1. Campsites with electricity

What is more amazing than camping in the middle of nature and you somehow still have electricity to use? Among 125 current electric sites, we are sure that you would find out your most favorite one.

campsite with electricity

Each shaded site here can cover up to 8 people, so your little group can well fit in it. Besides electricity, each site is furnished with a fire ring, a restroom, and water. It costs you $23, $138 and $552 nightly, weekly and yearly respectively.

2. Walk-in campsites with electricity

Although these four sites can only embrace four people each site, a picnic table, an outdoor grill, a fire ring, water, and electricity are available there. Besides, the #219 and 220 sites are wheelchair accessible.

walk-in campsite with electricity at Inks Lake State Park

So if you have a taste for camping with such full hookup site like these sites, check your schedule and make a reservation right away.

3. Campsites with water

Their names partly tell you what you are going to have with this type of sites. Water hookup (surely), a picnic table, a lantern post, a fire ring with grill and restrooms nearby are ready for use at each site.

campsites with water at Inks Lake State Park

Like an electric campsite, each site among 49 sites here can embrace maximum of 8 members. Also, campsites #300-349; campsites #322, 331, 339, and 346 are wheelchair accessible.

4. Backpack primitive campsites

With only nine sites, but these sites are most favored and adored by primitive campers. Maximum of four people are allowed at each site. Primitive as it is, so no water is available in this area, and then you must bring your own.

Backpack primitive campsites

Luckily it’s not so primitive that not any toilet is accessible. The park offers one on the trail for use. In order to get here, you are supposed to hike in 1.58 miles, so no ground fires or pets are allowed in this area.

5. Group sites

How awesome your group with up to 50 members can fit is a site. This area is isolated with a gate and lock and is equipped with a large campfire ring, cooking grills, and picnic tables.

Group sites

Surprisingly, these sites for groups are all primitive ones, so only chemical toilets located on the trail is accessible, neither available drinking water nor pets here.

6. Things to do

The park has retained its allure not only for five particular areas for every single type of camping but diverse recreation activities ranging from on land to on water. All year-round you can pitch a tent here, then go backpack, play volleyball, go picnic and observe nature colored by cedar, live oak, prickly pear cacti and yuccas at Inks Lake State Park.

If you are enthusiastic about hiking and exploring, 9 miles of hiking trails through shady forests and across rocky hills is already there for you.

Hiking trails at Inks Lake State Park

If you are a fan of water sport, you have something to do with the Lake like swimming, riding a boat, playing water ski or enjoying scuba dive and going fishing.

Water skiing at  Inks Lake State Park

And what about paddling, kayaking, biking and wildlife watching? If you’d love to join, just come here.

Paddling at Inks Lake State Park

7. Rules and regulations

It is clear as day that fire is only allowed at designated sites, so are pets. All rules are posted right from the park entrance, so make sure you get them all before sinking yourself in this State Park.

Best camping in Wahsington

Best Camping in Washington

Summer almost approaches us, and it’s time for pitching a tent, building a campfire and get high in the middle of nature. So what you are waiting for? Just pack up necessary things and pick up one of best campgrounds located in Washington.

1. Colonial Creek Campground, North Cascades National Park

142 sites, only $12 per night, plus year-round opening and no reservations needed, all these sound great, aren’t they? A Little investment of your valuable money, then you can get a site at this awesome campground. Enjoying the tranquility and peace when camping along the shores of blue-green Diablo Lake under the looming, glaciated crags of nearby peaks may your most unforgettable experience. And how about getting in shape by hiking trails leaf right from the campground?

camping at Colonial Creek Campground

Also, taking a stroll along beautiful Thunder Creek is not a bad idea. More interestingly, all sites here are not for individuals, but for groups, family as well. The last thing to be noted, pets are welcome here, so remember to take your loyal and sincere friend with you. Also, RVs are alright, and bear-proof food storage is provided.

2. Camp Disappointment State Park, Washington coast on the Mouth of the Columbia River

Don’t ever get wrong by it name “Camp Disappointment,” this stunning State Park campgrounds would take your breath away instead of letting you down. It is open and reservable all year-round with only $22 bucks.

Camping at Disappointment State Park

Honestly, all campsites themselves here are not really amazing (with water, bathrooms, and showers only), but the surrounding setting can truly make you amaze, like miles of beach to swim, surf wave, walk, go fishing and a lighthouse to tour or much-improved hiking trails thanks to the support of volunteers from the Washington Trails Association.

3. Ida Creek, Wenatchee National Forest up Icicle River Road near Leavenworth

It’s not exaggerative to call this place as a magnet for campers, hikers, and rock climbers all summer long. Because, you know what, this little area is one of the most charming and gorgeous areas across Washington State.

CAmping at Ida Creek

Only $14 nightly, no asked reservations, allowed RVs, available 30 feet water and vault toilets, uniquely structured terrain with several campgrounds separated by a major road, this campground may have enough allure to stop their steps.

4. Ohanapecosh, Mount Rainier National Park

Among three campgrounds in Mount Rainier National Park, Ohanapecosh is the most magnificent one. Most campers call it a Paradise on the Earth. It features magical old-growth forests and the wild river running right through the middle of the campground.

Camping at Ohanapecosh, Mount Rainier National Park

Are you a big fan of hiking? Then, you can’t miss Ohanapecoush which contains 5-mile nature loop trail out of the campground through enormous Doug firs and hemlocks to the bubbling waters of the Ohanapecosh Hot Springs. The road leads up to the famed Grove of the Patriarchs trail. From there, you can easily see and hug some of the biggest trees on earth.

You often travel or camp with family or friends? So here two group campsites besides 188 normal campsites are all for you guys. With $15, then you can get a site. Despite being open only from late May to early October, these sites here are furnished with water and flush toilet; and the parking lot for RVs is available as well.

5. Nason Creek, Wenatchee National Forest

This campground is fully equipped with flush toilets and portable water. If you enjoy walking, you can take a few minutes on foot to get Lake Wenatchee State Park. Also, you can get a shower, play canoe and ride horseback.

Camping at Nason Creek, Wenatchee National Forest

The tent-only loop maybe the most favored one here. All sites are spacious and located right on the creek and cost you only $17 per night. And importantly, no reservations are required, only a thumb of rule “first comes, first, serves.”

Caping at PJ Hoffmaster Park

HOFFMASTER STATE PARK

Being a State Park along approximately three-mile Lake Michigan, PJ Hoffmaster Park lies at the southwest corner of Norton Shore, in the U.S state of Michigan in Muskegon County and the Northwest corner of Spring Lake Township in Ottawa County. This State Park is further featured and colored by dunes of Lake Michigan and the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center.

Hoffmaster parabolic dune

PJ Hoffmaster totally enjoys its ideal geographical location through captivating thousands of visitors and campers years on year to come for diverse recreation activities besides camping like hiking, picnicking, biking, walking and running. The park authorities have been trying their best to extend its total area to meet an increasing number of tourists’ need.

1. 293 campsites

Currently, the park has only campground with nearly 293 sites, including eight pull through sites. These sites are fully furnished with electrical hook-ups and available water. Luckily, almost all these sites are located in a wooded valley with picnic areas and hiking trails nearby.

electric campsite

According to most campers who once chose this campground as their ideal stop-over, this campground is cleanest and most tranquil place they ever set step in. Besides, it contains nice roads to walk or ride your bikes on. 293 sites are not fully equipped, but tidy and newly updated as well. All bathhouse facilities are modern and brand. Also, most of the sites were shaded though there were ones in the sun.

camping at Hoffmaster State Park

However, for several sites, while electricity is at hand, water is not available. Water spigots were located unevenly through the campground. Although there are no full hookup sites, the park offers a dumping station for campers and visitors. Therefore, if you travel a long way to get here, you can use it to fill up your car.

a dumping Station at Hoffmaster State Park

If you don’t pre-prepare something before reaching the park, you can drop by a camp store offered by the park. However, this store is not near the campground, so it is going to take you several minutes on foot to get there.

A campstore at Hoffmaster State Park

From there, you can buy ice for $2 a bag. Firewood is stored in the shed across from the park office. It is $5.50 per bundle and cash only. You place your money in a bucket using the “honor system”. Right outside the gates of the park, locals sold fire by the wheelbarrow for a more reasonable price for what you got.

Firewood at Hoffmaster State Park

2. One group camp

The park separates one group camp for youth or a family, it is nonetheless not connected to the campground

group camping at Hoffmaster State Park

3. Time and activities:

The campground is open from April 3rd to October 18th yearly. There is no exception at all, so you need to make a reservation before your arrival. Because the campground closes several months during a year, some campers even have to book nine months in advance. If you are going to be free within that period and intend to camp with friends or family, you are supposed to book as soon as possible.

The park geographical location offers it a variety of outdoor activities besides camping. All campers and visitors can make use of miles of the shore for swimming, fishing or simply enjoying dawn and sunset.

Additionally, miles of hiking and skiing trails of the park offers stunning views of Lake Michigan and subtle beauty at every turn. Some well-blazed trails even lead you to the beach and throughout the park as well.

hiking trails for walking

Despite not featured by flowers or displays, the park is very wild, nature and picturesque. Colored by only large campground, but its amazing trail system seems to compensate that shortcoming via taking campers to a playground area. This place is not only perfect for adults but kids as well. There is also a large open field area that could be used for soccer or football.

In addition, one more place that is typical for kids is the Black River Creek emptying into Lake Michigan. The water there is always warm, so if the lake water is cold, then there is another nice warmer spot for kids, especially for those who can’t swim yet to play in and still be in the water.

4. Fee and Policies

Presently, the rate for each night is $28. However if you stay at sites with 50 amp electrical service, then you have to pay $30.

In order for you to enter the park, you are supposed to have a Michigan Recreation Passport. Each non-resident pays $9 per day. If you plan to camp for four or more days, then you should buy the $31 annual pass. In case you travel here by car or a motorbike, you have to buy passes for both vehicles.

Alcohol is prohibited here. Before camping here, you must sign a paper that ensures you totally understand the alcohol policy.

Alcohol is banned at Hoffmaster State Park

Luckily, the park offers a huge walking space for leased pets. However, they are not allowed at the beach.

Welcomed dog on leash

So, if nothing else stops your steps, just pack your stuff, make a call to book a site and get going.

Camping at Tomoka State Park feature

Tomoka State Park

Located along the Tomoka River, Tomoka State Park with a total area of up to 1,800 acres stretches 3 miles (5 km) to the North of Ormond Beach on the North Beach Street. This park is nationally famous for its diverse fauna ranging from little birds to thousands of rare wildlife. Year on year, this State Park has welcomed a great number of both tourists and campers, which not only plays a significant role in balancing the Park’s annual income but also retain the park’s prestige. As reviewed by most campers, this State Park is one of the most deserve-a-visit- heaven on Earth for camping and other exciting recreation activities all year round. Proudly honored by several national renowned magazines, this park has been more and more proclaimed its fame to within the State but to the whole country as well.

Currently, the park has more than 100 campsites located in a shady hammock near the Tomoka River. As a result, all campers can pitch their tents at a much cooler site than other sites in other nearby State Park.

1. Half-primitive and half-modern

Some campers call these site half-primitive and half-modern because of their mentioned location and their amenities. Namely, each site has a picnic table, a grill, water, and even electric hook-up. In case you fancy cooking out, you can pre-prepare a fire ring. All little firewood can be found on your site (from the shades).

There is no need for you to worry about sanitation condition here, because all three restrooms with hot showers here are tidy; and water is very fresh to drink. If you would like to light up more your tent or RV, you could bring extra bulbs and set them up.

More importantly, if you travel a long way from your place to get here, you can ask the park for using an available dump station. Each fill-up wouldn’t cost you much, so no worry at all. However, you need to be sure that your vehicle (RV) length is no more than 34 feet.

All sites here are almost packed at all weekends or on special occasions; therefore, you should make a reservation in advance to surely get your desirable site.

2. Youth group camping area

Interestingly, the park offers a separate area for the youth group camping. Presently, this large site can accommodate up to 35 people, so this one is perfect for a whole class or a group of young members. This site includes grills, picnic tables, a large fire circle and restrooms with hot showers. It is obligated for youth groups to be accompanied and supervised by adult chaperones.

It is not an obligation that you and your group have to reserve a site in advance; however, it is a hidden rule that “first comes, first serves”, so if you’ve already got a plan to camp here with your group friends, then you need to book a site.

3. Fees, Reservation, and other policies

a. Fees

If you get here by car or any other vehicles, you are supposed to pay $5 admission fee per vehicle. The maximum number of each vehicle is 8. In case you possesses a single occupant vehicle, then the fee is $4. And if you walk or bike to get here, you need to pay $2.

It will cost each camper $24 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee (including water and electricity).

For Florida residents who are from 65 years old to older or hold a social security disability award certificate or a 100 percent disability award certificate from the Federal Government are permitted to get a 50 percent discount on current base campsite fees.

b. Policies

Only service animals are welcomed here. In case your pets are not service ones, they are only present at certain designated sites and on leash.

Besides, Wheelchair accessible facilities are available for use as well.

c. Reservations

The park opens all year round from 8 a.m until sundown; therefore, you are supposed to make a reservation in advance. You can book online or call the park directly.

Visitors have to pay a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee when making a reservation online or using the call center.

Regarding Cancellation Policy, each camper has to pay $17.75 to cancel a reservation any day before the arrival date. Any cancellations on the day of arrival or later will also be charged the first night’s use fee.

4. Activities

Thanks to the park’s ideal location (along the Tomoka River), the park offer both visitors and campers a variety of outdoor activities to entertain and relax.

Fishing is surely the most favorite activity here. With 90 different species of fish in the Tomoka River, you can comfortably catch any of them. The park offers all stuff for fishing and game fish such as red drum, black drum, spotted sea or tarpon.

What about canoeing and kayaking? If you are a bit more adventurous and energetic, you can probably opt for these two kinds of water sport. The rivers and tributaries providing a pretty place to observe the varied bird and marine life of the area is also a perfect place for canoeists or kayakers show off their talent. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park store

If you are in favor of hiking and chewing the fat with your family or friends, you likely fancy hiking natural trail system of the park. Re-energizing, refreshing together with staying in shape via hiking is not a bad idea.

Camping at Backbone State Park

Backbone State Park

Dedicatedly built in 1919, Backbone State Park – the most ancient Park nestles in the valley of the Maquoketa River and stretches approximately three miles south of Strawberry Point in Delaware County. Backbone is named for a narrow and steep ridge of bedrock separated by a loop of the Maquoketa River.

Backbone State Park

Years and years went by, yet the State Park still has remained one of the most geographically unique State Parks among those located in the whole area. Thanks to its ideal geographical location, the Park has been captivating from hundreds to thousands of tourists and campers. They all come here not simply for resting but enjoying diverse recreation activities offered by the park.

Over the years, Backbone State Park has constructed two campgrounds with more than 125 campsites and separated area for 16 cabins as well. These two campgrounds feature two typical types of camping: primitive and modern ones.

1. Six Pines Campground

As mentions, this campground is home to up to 27 primitive, non-electric sites. Ideally situated on the west side of Backbone Lake, these sites are perfect for dry campers and tent campers who fancy not-related water outdoor activities. Despite the fact that almost all sites here are place on rugged surfaces, all ground is relatively spacious and have shades all year round.

Primitive sites at Backbone State Park

The shower is not available for use, two clean and tidy primitive restrooms with relatively full of facilities nevertheless are ready for both men and women. Also, the park offers fresh drinking water to serve all thirsty campers after taking part in various entertaining activities in the park.

More interestingly, Six Pines Campground constructed a playground in the center of the camp area, so if you would like to play or take your kids there, just come for free.

2. South Lake Campground

South Lake Campground features a bit modern type of camping. Currently, this campground has 49 non-electric sites, 49 electric sites, two shower buildings. Therefore campers have two options here to take. Firstly, they can make a reservation for a non-electric site to stay a night. This site is equipped exactly like an electric site; however, it surely excludes electricity. As a result, this site is a bit cheaper than the one with electricity.

Developed sites at Backbone State Park

Two shower buildings with flush toilets and large bathtubs are 24/7 ready to use. Additionally, thanks to placing at the southeast side of the park, this campground includes spacious sites for RV’s or tent campers. Furthermore, all sites here are level with crushed stone pads, and some sites are shady as well.

Hiking trails at Backbone State park

Surprisingly, this campground has an amazing trail system, so both visitors and campers can take advantage of it for diverse activities like biking, walking or hiking.

3. Cabins

If you are not a fan of primitive or modern sites, 16 current cabins in the park may satisfy your need. These little but well-equipped cabins is fully packed almost all weekends, so you are supposed to reserve one in advance to make certain that you surely get the site.

cabins at Backbone State Park

Those cabins are totally modern with heating and air conditioning. More than that, there is no need for you to pre-prepare any tent to camp because the park already offers two-bedroom or one bed-room cabins. Besides, bathroom, showers, futons and fold out beds are available for extra sleeping accommodations. However, bedding stuff and dinnerware are excluded, so you should bring along some things like blankets, a mosquito net, and pillows.

A little campfire at a site

Additionally, a fire-ring is available at each site, so you and your group or your family can get the night up by the campfire. If time allows, you can follow connecting trails that lead to the East of the Backbone Lake to enjoy the sunset and to the rugged areas of the park as well.

4. Policies

Two campgrounds with more than 100 campsites open all year round, so you can pay a visit to this State Park for camping all the time, regardless of winter, spring, autumn or summer.

Pets are welcomed at Backbone State Park

Fortunately, pets are allowed here as long as they are on leash. As a result, you can take that loyal and sincere pet friend along with you to enjoy every incredibly unforgettable moment here.

5. Activities

Opening 365 days per year, the park offers a large number of recreation activities for visitors and campers all year round. If you are a fan of going fishing, all you need is to pre-prepare or rent a pole, some baits, and catch some trout in Backbone’s cold, clear, quick-flowing stream in winter or autumn.

Going fishing while camping at Backbone State Park

And if you are fond of biking, walking or hiking, you can take both natural and man-made trails in the park into account. Presently, the park has 21 miles of hiking and multi-use trails, which allows visitors to hike, walk through old twisted and windblown cedars or rocky staircases. Also, trying playing cross-country ski or snowmobile is not a bad idea.

Picnicking while camping at Backbone State Park

More than that, Backbone is nationally known as a lovely place for picnicking and biking. Several picnic table is availably accessible, or you can simply pre-prepare a picnic table.

biking while camping at Backbone State Park

With all aforementioned features, we are sure that you got impressed by the park’s beauty and charm somehow. So if you are going to get a plan for camping or re-energizing yourself after intensive working time, all you need to do is to check your schedule, make a reservation and enjoy.

Camping at Percy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park

Having been a long time known as a public recreation spot for tourists and campers, Percy Quin State Park is positioned at Interstate 55 and nearly 7-mile away from southwest of McComb, which has 0.1 square-mile water. This nationally acknowledged park covers over 490 acres of the Lake Tangipahoa - an impoundment of the Tangipahoa River. Besides the park totally enjoys its perfect geographical location by lying just one and a half hours away from New Orleans – the heart of Louisiana City on the Mississippi River, close to the Gulf of Mexico. These altogether make Percy Quin State Park not only renowned for countless outdoor activities, but for camping as well.

camping at Lake Tangipahoa - Percy Quin State Park

Currently, the park has a large number of campsites which are both primitive and developed ones. This means campers would have one more option depending on their interest. According to the park’s statistical figures, campers seem to be more in favor of primitive sites.

1. Primitive sites​

Those primitive sites are still half-furnished with drinking water, toilets, pots, etc. However, electricity is not available there, so campers are supposed to bring along flashlights or candles if they would like to instead. The more modern campsites are equipped with full hookups, including bathrooms, running water, picnic tables, pots, electricity, and sewer line.

Primitive campsite at Percy Quin State Park

For those who are fond of primitive sites, other stuff serving for their ancient-style camping are all available at some park’s camp store. In case they still would like to be more primitive, they can pre-prepare their things instead.

2. Developed sites​

For those campers who prefer nearly perfect places to stay the night besides using tents or RVs, they can take full advantage of the park’s normal/modern cabins or lodges. These things are available in the park with extremely affordable fees.

Enjoyable moments at a developed site

However, if you are aimed at coming here for camping, we suggest you choose the first or second type of camping rather than opt for something else more advanced.

3. Fees​

Presently, the park’s Day use entrance fee is $4 per vehicle plus $50 for each person to camp. As mentioned, campers can choose either tent or RVs; however, the maximum number of people in each campsite is only six.

Tents at Percy Quin State Park

Presently, the park’s Day use entrance fee is $4 per vehicle plus $50 for each person to camp. As mentioned, campers can choose either tent or RVs; however, the maximum number of people in each campsite is only six.

RVs at Percy Quin State Park

4. Climate and Activities​

When camping here all tourists in general and all campers, in particular, have numerous opportunities to take part in outdoor activities and enjoy the nature. The first spectacular scene you always catch in the park is stunning seasonal flowers with diverse colors, making colorful carpet across through the park. Besides, the climate here is remarkably mild. Even in the summer, it only vibrates at approximately 25◦C.

Climate and activities at Percy Quin State Park

Furthermore, taking a short walk on rolling hills to enjoy loblolly pines and magnolia trees is not a bad idea. If you are a fan of fishing, you can rent a pole, bait and cherish yourself at boat ramp constructed right above the Lake Tangipahoa.

loblolly pines at Percy Quin State Park

Additionally, if time allows when you have done with setting tent and explore every interesting activity in the park, you can rent a taxi or car to get to New Orleans nearby. It would be a great time for you guys to immerse into vibrant live music at New Orleans’ night, specifically jazz and enjoy unique cuisine as well as blend yourself into a culture mixture pot of African, American, and French.

A Jazz night at New Orlean, near Percy Quin State Park

Camping in Percy Quin State Park is not only a singular activity at all when you can experience such appealing-related activities. If you are ready already, so pack your belongings and get started.

Camping at Roaring River State Park

Roaring River State Park

Located in the U.S state of Missouri, the 4,093.38-acre Roaring River State Park even stretches 8 miles south of Cassville in Barry County. With its enormous total area, this park is not only a home of a diverse vegetation of flora and fauna but the idea place for both visitors and campers as well. All of the seasons, summer is deemed as the most suitable season for camping and recreational activities. In comparison with other seasons, this one is more favorable and offers visitors more entertaining activities. According to a local magazine, the number of campers opting for this Park as their ultimate getaway has been increasingly rising year on year, ensuring the general quality life of the whole area.

Over time, the park has established several campgrounds with 187 campsites in total. Presently, there are 5 types of campsite are available for campers to pick out.

​1. Five types of campsite

a. Basic sites

The first one is a basic site. Each site of this type is only equipped with water and fire pit. Almost all campers often regard this type as a primitive camping pattern. Commonly, youths prefer these sites rather than more advanced sites. Because of these campsites' limit access to the park services, so the fee for each person per night in peak season and non-peak season are $13 and $12 respectively.

Fire Pit at Roaring River State Park Campsite

Fortunately, pets are allowed to be here as long as they are leased.

b. Electric sites

Their names do reveal that electricity hookups are available to these sites. Besides that, campers can enjoy others facilities like fire pits, picnic tables, drinking water, and showers. Presently, each site costs each camper $21 in peak season and $19 in non-peak season. Every site of this type welcome pets so long as they are on lease.

A electric site at Roaring River State Park

c. Family basic sites

These sites are distinctively designed for families to camp. However, because they are all quite fundamental sites, so almost all sites are a bit poorly furnished. Only water, showers, fire rings are ready to use. $26 for each member per night in peak season and $24 for one per night in non-peak season are maybe an acceptable fee for this kind of camping.

A Family basic site at Roaring River State Park Campsite

Pets leased are permitted at these sites as well.

c. Family electric sites

For those families that would like to get a great time together and could be able to use not only water, showers and fire rings, but electricity as well, family electric sites may be their ultimate choice.

Family electric site at Roaring River State Park

With a higher fee ranging from $40 to $42 in both on and off-season, those families freely use electricity to light up the night at their campsites. More than that, they can take pet dogs or cats along as well.

d. Premium sites

These sites are luxuriously equipped with full hookups, including picnic tables, fire rings, hot showers, bathrooms, dining table, electricity, even two bedrooms. Additionally, these sites are positioned as ideal locations to ensure campers' most satisfy.

Premium sites at Roaring River State Park

Needless to say, pets are all welcomed here. However, the fee for each night person is quite high, ranging from $52 to $55 in both two seasons.

2. Other facilities and activities

Notably, the park offers a dump station for those who travel a long way to get the Park.

A dump Station at Roaring River State Park

a. Outstanding activities

In addition to, coming here both tourists and campers can take part in numerous outdoor activities thanks to the park ideal location. Specifically, while swimming, eagle watching is popular in the summer, ice fishing, biking or trail hiking are favorite activities often taking place in spring or winter. If you are mind hiking, you can go cycling on the park's trails, but you are supposed to wear a helmet to guarantee your safety.

Go fishing at Roaring River State Park

All stuff from poles, baits, bikes, etc. are available at several camp stores, so there is no need for you to bring along anything.

Words seem not be able to describe how amazing the Park, so if you are free and ready to go, just pack your belongings and come here to self-experience everything and every corner of the Park

Camping at Huntsville state park.

Huntsville State Park

Huntsville state park is claimed as a wooded recreational area with a total area up to 2,083.2 acres, plus six miles southwest of Huntsville, Texas, within Walker County and the Sam Houston National Forest. Nestled beneath the shade of loblolly pines and along the side of Lake Raven’s tranquil water flow and among East Texas, this park is nationally deemed as an enchanting destination for campers. Coming here campers can not only opt for types of camping at will, but numerous involving activities as well.

Huntsville State Park - wooded recreational area

Currently, the park has up to 190 campsites in total. Those numbers of campsites are divided into four main categories to fully satisfy campers’ needs.

1. Full hookup RV sites

For those who desire to stay in the most advanced sites in the park, 23 full-hookup RV sites might be their solid choice.

Full hook up RV Site

These sites are full equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, shades, water, electricity, showers and even drinking water.

2. Screened shelter sites

If all you need is electricity, water, and room to park an RV, 30 screened shelter sites may suit you.

Screened shelter sites at Huntsville state park

3. Electric and water campsites

In case you fancy those sites a bit more primitive, you can go for 77 available electric and water campsites of the park.

Electric and water campsites at Huntsville state park

4. Primitive sites

Besides, if living completely primitively is your choice, you may wish to stay in 60 water only campsites.

Primitive site at Huntsville state park

Please be noted that not all the sites here are set on the flat surface, and they are probably short and narrow; therefore, for the sake of your group, you are supposed to make a reservation in advance. Regarding detailed information of campsites, you can telephone the park.

5. Fees

As for the most concern of all campers – the fee, the entrance fee contemporarily costs campers $20. Camping fee is ranged from $25 to $50 depending on which types of site campers take.

6. Appealing activities

Camping would become the most exciting activity here when you can both camp and enjoy hundreds of amazing things offered by the park. Simply, you can forget every city noise and immerse yourself into smallest vibration like the rustling of leaves.

At a general view, all you see is a green color of the whole park. The park’ authorities have promoted to generate a diverse vegetation and pine forests year on year to produce as many shades as possible for campers.

flourishing and blossoming flowers at Huntsville state park

Most campers left their comments that the park was spectacularly impressed in four seasons, especially in the spring when everything started flourishing and blossoming.

Besides that, other various activities are always available here to keep campers active and energetic. In the summer season, most campers are in favor of canoeing or paddle boating while hiking or horse riding are perfect campers in the spring. Biking or walking is more preferred by campers on the park’s trails then picnicking.

Trail walking at Huntsville state park

The amazing trail system here has been increasingly improved, enabling campers to get the easiest way to go. However, if you choose to ride, it is better for you to pre-prepare a helmet, or you can hire from the park. Thanks to the park’s diverse natural habitat, campers have a chance to watch a variety of birds singing almost all the time.

Trail hiking at Trail walking at Huntsville state park

Because of high bird density, campers who are lucky enough may be able to clearly see the beauty of every single bird. Furthermore, fishing or ice fishing on the Lake Raven is maybe campers’ another unforgettable experience.

Bird singing at Trail hiking at Trail walking at Huntsville state park

Camp stores are available elsewhere on the trail’ way, so if you lack something or want to hire something to successfully take part in the park’s activities.

So now you have known how amazing the park is and nothing else is stopping your step, please get well-prepared and get going.

Camping at Hillsborough Rive State Park

Hillsborough River State Park

Located in the northeast curve of Hillsborough County and near Zephyrhills, Hillsborough River State Park commonly known as “home of oak hammock” is claimed as one of the oldest State Parks in Florida. Due to its proximity to the city of Tampa, which lies along Florida’s Gulf Coast and is famous as a destination of uniquely designed museums cultural offerings, this State Park is might be a campers’ solid choice.

Camping at River State Park

Presently, the park with total area up to 2,990 acres has approximately 100 campsites scattered from the sides to the core of the park. Unlike other parks, this one allocates all campsites in order to make up an “umbrella” system. However, with this system, each campsite in each location has its own cost.

1. Three patterns of camping

Currently, the park offers three patterns of camping for all campers.

a. Primitive camping

This first one called primitive camping, which is distinctively designed for those who would like to stay in the naked nature. Interestingly, the fee for campers using this pattern is extremely friendly-budget, at only $5 per person per night.

Primitive camping at Hillsborough River State Park

Those primitive campsites are, nevertheless, quite poorly furnished. Only water is available for hand wash and bathroom with cold water for showering. No electricity is accessible for campers being in favor of these sites; therefore, they are supposed to bring along flashlights or candles in stead to light up their tents at night.

If you did not pre-prepare cooked food, you can gather little dried brushes around and do your own barbecue in the middle of nature.

b. Developed camping

For those who fancy somewhere else less primitive, left developed campsites are might be their option. Those sites are equipped with nearly full hookups, including picnic tables, water, fire rings, bathrooms with hot water and shades. And because of their more furnished facilities, these campsites cost much more than the first ones.

Developed camping at Hillsborough River State Park

Each camper has to pay $24 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. Fortunately, with this amount of expense, you are provided with electricity. More importantly, only maximum of six people is allowed in each campsite of both pattern.

c. Group camping

Also, the park supports several sites for groups only. Each site for group can cover no more than six people as well. However, in order to make sure that you and your group definitely take the site, reservation and deposit are obligated.

Group camping at Hillsborough River State Park

Each group is supposed to pay a deposit of $20 to the park before officially pay the rest of the fee when arriving.

2. Policies and requirements

Luckily, dog pets are welcomed here as long as they are leased to guarantee other campers’ safety.

Pets are welcomed at Hillsborough River State Park

The park opens all year-round from 8 a.m. until sundown. For other parks, campers often mention when the peak seasons are; however, to this park almost all days around the year are peak days.

The number of campers has been increasingly rising year on year, contributing an insignificant part to the park’s general development. On this account, all campers are required to make reservations in at least one-day advance to keep their ideal sites.

3. Interesting activities

Thanks to the park’s aforementioned location and being located side by side to the river, much of the park is a diverse vegetation of live oak hammocks, hickories, sabal palms and magnolias.

Sabal Palms at Hillsborough River State Park

Throughout the year, campers are able to explore hundreds of activities from fishing, picnicking, bird watching to trail running (more than seven miles of trains running through the park has been increasingly upgraded up to now) and moderate hiking.

Trail running at Sabal Palms at Hillsborough River State Park

One more campers’ favorite activity that they cannot miss is taking photographs. It would be a huge regret if you have a chance to come here without saving those incredibly unforgettable moments.

Taking photograph at Trail running at Sabal Palms at Hillsborough River State Park

So, what are stopping your steps? If you are already ready, just pack your belongings, make a reservation and get going.