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vtwinspin
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Joined: 2007-01-05
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Location: La crosse

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

me and my family are looking for a campground or rv park in wi/mn/iowa
needs to be able to handle a 30` motor home and have water and electric
at least just want someplace fun for me and my family
 
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MikeB
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Joined: 2006-06-08
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Location: Wauwatosa WI

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

Don't know if you have worn out the Wisconsin State Parks, but they have info on their reservation service about the size trailer any of their campsites can handle.

Generally have been very pleased with the accommodations at Wisconsin's parks. Of course, there are a few that are just loved to death (Devils Lake and Peninsula come to mind). A lot depends on what you like to do.

Also enjoyed Indiana Dune State Park, great beach in walking distance and the facilities are pretty new).
 
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RSplash40
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

cheesy as they may sound and not the cheapest, the Jellystone park's have been fun for my family and I, the one in the wi dells is nearly downtown.

Arts/crafts, usually some sort of mini-water park, arcade, mini-golf, in park fishing(fremont one), movies, "hay"rides...

Most of the activities have a charge but they weren't too bad.

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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Is camping really camping if you use a 30' RV? Laughing
 
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vtwinspin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

tyedyeskyguy wrote:
Is camping really camping if you use a 30' RV? Laughing
it is if you have a wife with a bad back and thats the only camping she can handle
 
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RSplash40
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

tyedyeskyguy wrote:
Is camping really camping if you use a 30' RV? Laughing


Yes, it is..and fun. even dry camping ( rv'r term ) is fun. I did my stints in a sleeping bag in the middle of the woods, in a igloo (yes, my FA slept under the snow), along a lake shore, etc. While very enjoyable and in a pinch I'll do it again, but I like a few more conveniences than those provide.

Lots of people take their rig's (trailers or driveables) to some pretty remote spots and then explore from there. Lately everyone I've seen "camping" by your definition also brought along everything including the kitchen sink. I was doing a TE hide in a state forest around eagle river and ran into a group from beaver dam camping where the trail ran through. They had truck loads of tents, porta potties, tables, heavy iron stoves, more than I would've ever brought.

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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We "camp" in a tent, no electricity. We cook our food over an open fire, even make our coffee that way. For us, camping is about getting away from technology, excluding the GPS'r of course!

Our most technologically advanced piece of camping equipment is either our refillable lighter, 2,000,000 candlepower flashlight, or maybe the pudgy-pie maker. Very Happy

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not putting anyone down for camping with an RV, TV's, natural gas, or whatever. It's just not for us.
 
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rogheff
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Boy Jay, do I have a Troop waiting for you. Bring your rain gear.

By the way weather forcast for the last weekend in February around Camp Ohdakotah - rain.

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Trekkin and Birdin
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Joined: 2007-02-08
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Tents? You're supposed to use tents? Trekkin' doesn't even bother with those on his historical treks. *Maybe* a tarp from a tree. He packs it all in, each item in his "kit" documented by three primary sources of the era of the 1750s Great Lakes fur trade, probably weighing less than 40 pounds all told.

As a family, we had a small canvas "wedge" tent, with period correct accoutrements, which included flint and steel for fire starting. I always had to depend on the guys, or we'd eat raw meat, LOL. There was a bit of waffling regarding the historicity of things in a family camp, but we tried to keep things pretty pure in the public view, anyway.

I have to say, when we were sitting in such digs during tornado warnings, lightning storms and the like, the 30 foot camper sounds great! Hope you find a park you like. Have you looked at Beaver Creek Valley near Caledonia, or Big Island near Albert Lea? We also enjoyed a camping trip eons ago with the kids at one called "Lake Louise" state park. I'm pretty sure all those places have campsites that can accomodate the big guys!

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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

rogheff wrote:
Boy Jay, do I have a Troop waiting for you. Bring your rain gear.

By the way weather forcast for the last weekend in February around Camp Ohdakotah - rain.


That's one thing I never tried, camping in the cold I mean. I've had a few nights in the low 50's, but don't think I ever made it below that. But I'll try just about anything.

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
 
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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Geocaching got us back into camping last year after a 20 year hiatus. We camped at Hartman Creek in September and had forty degree nights and rain. In October we went to High Cliff and again rain and upper thirties at night. All of this was tent camping and cooking outside. We've since bought zero degree sleeping bags and a really great kitchen tent. We're ready for most anything now and can't wait for the WGA Campout.
 
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Dom Nizza
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Joined: 2008-02-26
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

tyedyeskyguy wrote:
Is camping really camping if you use a 30' RV? Laughing

How true, how true... this one worked fine for me when I took the boys on (hunting for streams under a bridge). Trout and perch seem to find those waters. Just stop and fish awhile. The camper was like this one.

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Just don't park in a fog and find yourself like this in the morning. Embarassed ... Laughing .... Laughing
 
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