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March 30, 2010

Camping the 50 States Series: RV Camping Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon, near Amarillo, Texas
Photo by: Deborah Finnell (Stock Exchange)

Morning, all, and welcome back to the AllCampgrounds blog.

So far, we’ve seen California and Wyoming in our wanderings across this great nation. Now we’re headed south a piece to visit a state with some really BIG camp grounds: Texas, where they do everything big!

For our first trip through, I want to focus on RV camping Texas, a popular topic for visitors and state residents alike. Naturally, once we’ve taken a good look at that, we’ll hit on tent camping and other topics in the Lone Star State. Let’s saddle up! (more…)

March 26, 2010

Yellowstone: America’s Most Famous Park

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: , , , , — Simos @ 3:30 am
Beaver Pond

Beaver Pond
Photo by: Pamela Anne (Stock Exchange)

Welcome one and all to AllCampgrounds, the best site on the web for info on camp grounds, nature travel, parks and more!

To kick off our journey through some of the greatest parks and camp grounds in the U.S., I thought we would visit the world famous Yellowstone Park.

Everybody has heard of it – it even inspired “Jellystone Park” of Yogi Bear fame – but do you know what makes it so special? You will after our virtual visit!

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March 24, 2010

Tent Camping and More in America’s National Forests

Filed under: Camping — Tags: , , — Simos @ 5:26 am
Sonoran Moonrise

Moonrise in Tonto National Forest Photo by: Lisa Langell (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all, and welcome back to your source for all things camping, AllCampgrounds.

From yesterday’s discussion about national parks, I wanted to dig in deeper and talk with you about the great camp grounds around national forests.

These huge, densely wooded areas are home to complex ecosystems and plenty of wildlife, and spending a few nights in one is a unique experience not to be missed.

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March 18, 2010

What to Know About National Parks

Filed under: Camping — Tags: , , — Simos @ 4:25 am
Yellowstone River

View from the top of a mountain at Yellowstone
Photo by: Steven Ritts (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to your premier “camp grounds” on the Internet, AllCampgrounds.com.

Since we talked so much about KOA camp grounds the other day, I thought it would be a good idea to give a little general background on the many beautiful national parks in the U.S.

After all, the national parks are part of the public trust, and they are some truly beautiful, pristine places – and great for getting acclimated to the unique joys and challenges of camping … without wireless Internet. (more…)

March 16, 2010

Camping for Just About Everybody: An Intro to KOA Campgrounds, California

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: , , — Simos @ 4:01 am
The Big Trees

Big trees of Sequoia National Park
Photo by: Mo Moore (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to AllCampgrounds, fellow campers!

From today on, we’ll be beginning a whirlwind tour of major camp grounds, parks, and natural reserves throughout the United States.

There are thousands of camp grounds coast to coast to choose from, whether you’re camping RV resorts or looking for something a little more wild and rustic!

We’re not going in any particular order – variety IS the spice of life, after all – so I think we’ll pick up with KOA campgrounds, California. Expect to see famous, infamous, and just-about-unknown sights as we hit the trail

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March 12, 2010

Choosing a Sleeping Bag

Filed under: Camping — Tags: , , , — Simos @ 4:26 am
Picture taken from siting inside a canoe, looking up an unnavigable stream.

One canoeist reaches the “end of the line” – at least for now!Photo by: Matthew Barnett (Stock Exchange)

Hello, everybody, and welcome back to the AllCampgrounds blog. I’ll be taking on the pleasant task of posting here in our continuing quest to highlight the best in camping. Expect my posts to feature news and reviews on the best camp grounds from around the U.S. and Canada. I’ll also discuss the latest tips and gear for campers, both experienced and new. Whether your goal is to go on an intense survival adventure, meet new folks at the RV camp park, or bring the family out into the country to toast s’mores and tell stories, I’ll be providing the info you need to make the most of your trek.

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