I've been impressed with Pennsylvania's state park system and have stayed at several. Tend to go back to World's End (gotta love the name) and Rickett's Glenn.
Inexpensive, but pretty and spacious camping can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway (what a ride!)
Here's a tip that some of you may not know. If you are 62 or older you may purchase a National Parks Senior Pass for 10 bucks--one-time fee. This will get you into any National Park at no charge AND save you 50% on camping. That brought my recent camping fee on the parkway to $8. Can't beat that! For those of you who enjoy the Skyline Drive--no charge to enter (Shenandoah National Park).
this thread didn't get anywhere did it? I know some good spots in the smokies but none in florida. now that the weather is getting more comfortable down here, i'd like to take the wife camping somewhere a few hours south of jacksonville. we need to load up the little tailer i bought last week and get a trial run in. she is planning a roundtrip airfare to new york next summer. i will ride up and get her and we will tour new england, canada, and where ever for a week or more and then she will fly home. i get a waeek on each end by myself. anyway, any suggestions for camping in fla besides the keys?
if you ever get to BC canada check out Toad Rock a motorcycle camp ground near Nelson BC way
Welcome to Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground!
Toad Rock has been created based on the hopes, dreams, and practical experiences of the owner, Mary Laird. Motorcyclists are catered to based on her own experiences as a riding camper. Cleanliness, comfort, and camaraderie are high on the priority list.
Toad Rock is also an old fashioned campground for everyone, regardless of your mode of travel. A place where kids and pets are a joy to have around! (Excepting special occasions: call for details). Tents are available, beds can be made up, and most of what you forgot can be found. You're not a passing stranger - you're a welcome friend. There are a number of events hosted at Toad Rock, and more information is available on the Events page.
Toad Rock is also available for private functions. Weddings, birthday parties, and family reunions have all been hosted here. With hot springs and golf courses so close at hand, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A cozy campfire and starlit sky is always the perfect end to any day. Recent News at Toad Rock:
Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground was featured in the November 2007 issue of Canadian Biker magazine. Download the PDF (1.2MB)
5 little cabins are available for rent throughout the season. They were rescued from a church camp down the road, and I have left the inspirational messages intact! Not much more than a "bed in a dry room", but they are cute, cozy, and a welcome site for late arrivals, and "two-ups". You can either bring your own bedding, or have linen provided. Please call for availability. During special events, the performers usually fill them.
Welcome to Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground. We're located on Kootenay Lake, on Highway 31, in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, the land of the best bike roads you'll ever have the joy to ride!!
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Lakes, mountains, winding roads, hot springs, quaint little towns, ferry rides.................
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My favorite is San Simeon State Campground north of Cambria California. You can hear the waves crash at night off the beach. We go and stay for a week every year. Since this is California you need a reservation in the summer.
KOA campground in Great Falls Montana, pricey as most KOA's are compared to state and national park campgrounds, but the washrooms are unique and the best I have seen yet and the tent camp sites are unique and very practical also. Pool and hot tub too. If ever in the area, I will go there again, maybe even if I just get anywhere near Montana.
I rode past the Kirk Creek Campground, when I came off the back side of Fort Hunter Liggit. I had been trying to find the name of it so I could go camping there. Now I need to plan my weekend, and get reservations. Thanks for posting the link.
We stayed at a KOA in Laasen national forest near Redding, CA that was very cool. they had clean straw laid out for the tents, a pool, showers, plenty of wood around (free), etc. located deep in the tall pines. Very nice, friendly couple running it.