Thursday, July 3, 2014

More great spots to RV from coast to coast

Looking for an interesting destination for your next RV trip? Fox News produced a list of its recommendations. We've checked them out, and brought in a few thoughts of our own.

Montana: Apgar Campground (Glacier National Park)

The largest campground in the park, it's a treed campground with shade and a bit of privacy. Don't miss the sunsets on nearby Lake McDonald. Check out horseback riding, boat rentals, and day hiking. Bus tours take you over the Going-to-the-Sun-Road without risking your rig!

Maine: Baxter State Park

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Here's a mountain-style trip for you. At the north end of the Appalachian Trail, you'll find plenty of wildlife watching to be done. Moose, black bear, and white-tail deer often can be seen from roadways during the summer months – yes, stay in the rig, you don't want any close encounters of the wildlife kind. Plenty of water too, with waterfalls to explore. Look for warm summer days, but be sure to dress warmly when you come for the fall foliage displays.

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Texas: Palo Duro Canyon

Hike or mountain bike? Enjoy outdoor musicals? Canyon exploration? Appreciate natural art? Here's what the painter Georgia O'Keefe had to say about the place: "It is a burning, seething cauldron, filled with dramatic light and color." RV and tent sites available.

Oregon: Nehalem Bay State Park

Endless beaches to explore. Build sand castles, fly kites, beach comb. Bring your bike for a trip along a nearly two-mile bike path and don't be surprised to spot elk, birds, even coyotes. Listen to the roar of the ocean from your RV.

Maryland: Assateague Island National Seashore

No hookups here, come prepared to dry camp. Hiking, swimming, fishing, and designated four-wheel drive tripping over some beach areas – bring your own rig. Crabbing or clam digging is close at hand.

For truly fresh seafood, try crabbing or clamming in the surrounding bays.

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South Dakota: Ingall's Homestead

Come on Paw, Maw, grab Laura, Mary, and Baby Carrie and let's check out the place made famous by Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books. Covered wagon rides, pioneering activities, and at the end of a strenuous day of "pioneering," retire to your comfortable RV with hookups available at the campground.

Arkansas: Crater of Diamonds State Park

Yep, you can look for your own diamonds while you're here. It's the only "open to the public" diamond-producing site in the world, offering a 37 ½ acre plowed field to dig around in. Don't have your own search equipment? You can rent it on site.

Florida and Mississippi: Gulf Islands National Seashore

Sparkling white beach sand. Historic fortifications. Nature trails. Primitive tent camping (by permit) on the islands, or bring your RV to Fort Pickins (in Florida) on a road trip. Swimming, snorkeling, and boating.

For Fox News article, click here.

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