04/06/2014 Betsy

PLATTE RIVER CAMPGROUND 5685 Lake Michigan Road Honor, MI  49460 Reservations:  www.recreation.gov Telephone:  877-444-6777 Camped Here:  August 2013 Recommend:  YES Located 10 miles from Empire on Lake Michigan, in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore, the Platte River Campground is a beautiful spot.  It is the only one, of the two National Park campgrounds in Sleeping Bear that takes larger sized RVs.  They offer electric hookups only.  Potable water is available at the Sanitation Stations or faucets throughout the campground.  The sites are under canopy of trees and angled so that one is not on top of…

04/06/2014 Betsy

Straits State Park 720 Church Street St Ignace, MI  49781-1729 Telephone: 906-643-8620 Reservations:  www.michigan.gov/dnr Camped Here:  August 2013 Recommend:  YES Located on the Northern shore of the Straits of Mackinac just under the Mackinac Bridge on Lake Huron, this State Park is beautiful.  It is only a mile or two from downtown St Ignace where ferries run over to Mackinac Island. (more…)

04/06/2014 Betsy

ISABELLA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 500 N Mission Road Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Reservations: 989-773-9070 Telephone:  989-561-2214 Stayed in:  August 2013   The Isabella County Fairgrounds is an interesting alternative to boon-docking at Walmart or staying in a full-up campground. Located not far from Saginaw, Michigan and just off the Chippewa Indian Reservation, it has 73 grass lots with water and 30 amp electrical hookup and a dump station on the grounds.  Using Passport America discount, it was only $12.50/night which is a small price to pay for electric and water!  Under the honor system, we put our money in an envelope…

03/29/2014 Betsy

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK 4089 Iron Horse Parkway Lexington, KY  40511 Telephone:  888-459-7275 Reservations:  www.parks.ky.gov Campground Website:  www.kyhorsepark.com   The Kentucky State Park campgrounds are real gems and our favorite is the Kentucky Horse Park State Park located just outside of Lexington and adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park grounds.  A very large, open campground, it has large, mature tree draped over the campsites and is situated among the pastoral setting of chorals and paddocks with horses grazing in adjacent fields.  We just love it here and try to make this a stop when coming through this part of the state….

03/28/2014 Betsy

Corp of Engineers Barge Canal Campground @ Barkley Dam Grand River, Kentucky Telephone:  270-362-4840 Reservations:  www.reserveamerica.com  Recommendation:  YES   Directions:  From I-24, take Exit 31 (Grand Rivers).  South on Highway 453  .  This is the first time we stayed at a COE and will definitely seek them out in the future.  This campground is situated along a peninsula between shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.   Canal Campground many sites many right along the Lake. (more…)

03/24/2014 Betsy

CAMPFIRE LODGING 116 Old Marshall Highway Asheville, NC  28804 Telephone: 828-658-8012 Website:  www.campfirelodgings.com Campfire Lodgings RV park is on the top of a mountain overlooking Asheville and the French Broad River.   The road up to the campground is steep and narrow.  Prayed all the way no one would be coming down because there was no place to pull over.  However, reaching the top is the campground and the views are tremendous.   (more…)

03/24/2014 Betsy

CASCADE LAKE RECREATION AREA 1679 Little River Campground Road Pisgah Forest, NC  28768 Reservations: 828-877-6625 Website:  Cascadelakerecreationarea.com Cascade Lake campground is set into the side of Cedar Mountain away from it all.   The campground is between two lakes and is heavily forested offering beautiful shady sites. (more…)