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New Legislation Is Promising for Campers and Roadtrippers in Coming Years

The past few weeks have been busy for lawmakers in Washington, D.C., with the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and...

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What Indigenous Heritage Month Should Mean to the Outdoor Community

When you think of outdoor enthusiasts, vanlifers, or campers in the U.S., you’re likely picturing white people. For far too...

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After the Fires: What’s Next for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

After the media coverage stops and social media posts end, the work continues to repair and heal our public lands...

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How to Find and Share Great Campsites

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Gear Guides

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Richard and Mary’s Favorite Camping Gear for Van Life

We are Richard and Mary from Arizona. In 2019, we began a six-month project to convert our new 3500 ProMaster...

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Kyle & Michelle’s Favorite Camping Gear

Hello! We are Kyle and Michelle Shore. In September of 2020 we quit our jobs, sold all we owned, and...

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Ching & Jerud’s Favorite Camping Gear

We left Asheville, NC back in March of 2015 and have been living on the road full-time since. This has...

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Recent Reviews

Balsam Grove, NC

At the Ridge Campground

Dec 08, 2021

"Looks like a war zone"

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Don’t trust the website images. This place has had some issues lately due to bad weather, and it looks like a complete mess. We pulled up to our site, no host or anything, the “creek” looks like a man-made aqueduct, and the sites are not level and completely exposed: no privacy at all. The bathrooms were not functioning, and there was no...
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Rich Stackon
4 reviews
College Park, MD

Cherry Hill Park

Dec 08, 2021

"Super Festive Park"

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The park is very well kept and has a huge office with everything you can think from supplies to alcohol! Check in was smooth and the employees were so accommodating! We stayed 1 night to explore Washington DC and it was only 25 minutes from our site ! They have a hot tub and sauna we didn’t get to use but if we ever come back we will! Full...
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Jefferson City, MO

Binder Park Campground

Dec 08, 2021

"Great little park! "

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I agree with just about everything the prior reviewers shared. 17 back-in sites, nearly level, nicely landscaped (leaves cleared and mulched) with some quite long. Each site has a covered picnic table with grill, pole, and fire ring. Firewood at the host's site. There is a central bathhouse with laundry. Easy walk-up registration this time of...
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Jonathan Clemmer
209 reviews
Dec 08, 2021

"A horse & holiday heaven."

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We carefully selected our campsite from the limited number of campsites open (loop D sites) in December. As noted by numerous previous reviewers, not all campsites here are level or reasonably able to be leveled in for bigger rigs (I'm looking at you, even-numbered sites 221-228). We were pleased with site 215 (207-217 all appeared reasonably...
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Dec 08, 2021

"Happy Campers"

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Nice place off of 40. Thought we would have more road noise but no so much. The owners are delightful! Loved Lexie the Scottie dog. The antique campers on display indicted how much attention to detail is placed in this park. The showers and restrooms were clean and hospitable. The gift shop was loaded with Route 66 gifts and objects to buy. The...
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Rebecca Waters
11 reviews