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Fraizer Campground Roosevelt, AZ
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Roper Lake State Park Safford, AZ
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Badger Springs Black Canyon City, AZ
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Portneuf Lower Lava Hot Springs, ID
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"Didn't stay but it looked good"

A good option for free camping near the town. Nice big sites and VZ signal too. Road in is a bit rutted though. Train passes by pretty close. Used by the locals a lot it seems

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"Quiet and out of the way"

Another great spot not as used as others near Alta. Large enough for even a few big rigs and the gravel road is in great shape. The sound of the nearby creek was soothing. VZ signal was weak but loaded a page after a small wait. A booster... Read more

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Portneuf Lower
Lava Hot Springs, ID
"Didn't stay but it looked good"
"Quiet and out of the way"
"Shhh, no one else comes here"
"It'll do nicely"
"Small campground on amazing pass"
"Can't beat the price with power "
San Luis Valley Campground
Villa Grove, CO
"Nice mom-n-pops RV park"
Van Buren State Park
South Haven, MI
"Average park with a nice hike to the Lake"
"An old ex-KOA is all it is"
Deep Creek Campground
Bryson City, NC
"Off the beaten path, but inside the park"
Elkmont Campground
Gatlinburg, TN
 
Knutson Dam Campground
Pennington, MN
"Loved it"
"It just gets worse each year"
"New and improved"
West Magnolia Campground
Nederland, CO
"Getting better thanks to local law enforcement"
Dwyer Junction Rest Area
Wheatland, WY
"There is a dump station here "
"Great campground. Hate the bugs."
"Blew my mind"
"Great campground. Go fishing!"
McKinney Campground
Acworth, GA
"Fantastic place to call home"
"Get your swim trunks ready"
Flour Lake Campground
Grand Marais, MN
"Took a tent-camping vacation"
Trails End Campground
Grand Marais, MN
"Way, way out there"
Iron Lake Campground
Grand Marais, MN
"Out of the way, not heavily trafficked, campground"
"A great overnight spot"
Jeff Busby Campground
Ackerman, MS
"Great stop, right in the middle of the parkway"
Rocky Springs Campground
Hermanville, MS
"Price is right"
French Quarter RV Resort
New Orleans, LA
"Pricey as heck, but what are you gonna do?"
"Great kayaking and free laundry"
Uncle Dick Davis Campground
Butte La Rose, LA
"A fine place to get away from the crowds"
Atchafalaya Welcome Center
Breaux Bridge, LA
"Security provided"
Sherburne Shooting Range
Krotz Springs, LA
"Shooting and camping together!"
Whiskey Bay Highway
Krotz Springs, LA
"A patch of grass in the middle of nowhere"
Lady Bird Johnson RV Park
Fredericksburg, TX
"Big RV park for big rigs"
K-Bar 1
Big Bend National Park, TX
"Loved the peace and quiet in Big Bend"
Cottonwood Campground
Terlingua, TX
"Perfect quiet place to see the west side of the park"
Retro Rents
Terlingua, TX
"Centrally located in the tiny ghost town of Terlingua"
"Only twelve dollars, seriosuly?!"
"I didn't see any lights"
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McKinney Campground – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Immediately following my last blog post, two things happened; First, my back decided to play 90-year-old again and nearly freeze up. I caught it quickly and instead of fighting the initial f...

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Natchez Trace Parkway – part 1 – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

I have been looking forward to this part of the country for a long time. And the timing was perfect, after a tough final week in Louisiana for me. A slight back-track and a hop to the North...

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Natchez Trace Parkway – part 2 – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

With the Rocky Springs Campground being only a single night stay, we had nearly 200 miles of driving before we made it to our destination to spend the work week. The Jeff Busby Campground si...

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Kayaking Palmetto Island State Park – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Prior to our yak-packing trip in Grand Teton back in Sept of last year, we had gone almost one full year since putting the kayaks in the water. Since that time, the kayaks have been used no...

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Kayaking Bayou La Rose, Barbara tries to kill again – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

We pulled in too, and camped at, Bayou La Rose for our first full work-week in Louisiana. Kerri found this small campground and decided to stay out here, as opposed to closer to Lafayette-pr...

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Big Bend National Park – East – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Our final weekend in the area, I made sure to score one of the few back-country camping sites in Big Bend National Park (park #79 for me) that would fit the trailer. The NPS doesn’t make it eas...

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Big Bend National Park – West – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Our time in the Western part of Big Bend National Park was spent camping at the Cottonwood Campground. It is a no-frills campground, but the only established campground nearby the Saint Elena C...

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Terlingua Texas – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Texas…. The last time I was here it was not all that to me. It has been a while (just over 4 years) and I’ve changed a lot since then, but I still wasn’t looking forward to Texas again. Maybe i...

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Las Cienegas National Conservation Area – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

After leaving our New Years get together we moved onward, towards our ultimate winter destination of New Orleans. There are a large number of places in Arizona to stay for the work week, but we...

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A New Year in the desert – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

After leaving Southern California, we made our way all the way to the Phoenix area where we originally planned to stay the work week at Buckeye Regional Park. Instead, we continued on, turning...

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Between a beach and a train – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Over the past two years, Kerri has always spoke so highly of camping at Rincon Parkway in Ventura. I’ve driven past the place a few times and always wondered why anyone would pay to camp there....

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Changing our 2017 beginnings – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Our original plan to start our 2017 year has been to jump over the Sierras and bring Kerri down into Death Valley for her first time. Unfortunately, the recent cold snap steered us to lower ele...

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A final coastal drive – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

The Airstream went in for a few weeks of repairs – minor repairs, nothing to be worried about – so we piled into the ‘vacation home’ that is Big Blue (yes, he will still be known as Big Blue) a...

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Locked out of Crater Lake – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

We left Bend with the purpose of visiting Crater Lake National Park, which Kerri had not yet been too. Originally, the plan was to migrate all the way to Klamath Falls and day-trip into the par...

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Boondocking near Klamath Lake – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

I happily went along with the idea of extending our stay in Oregon. Kerri discussed it with me back in Idaho, and she knows damn well how I feel about California. I am forced to return to my mo...

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Craters of the Moon – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Ah… Craters of the Moon. I’ve had you on my to-do list every single year I’ve been traveling yet I never really made it into Idaho to drop in for a visit. This time around we get to meet. Every...

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Dropping in on more of Idaho – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

On the drive from the Grand Teton area to Craters of the Moon, we dropped in on Hell’s half acre. Although not a national park (or even a State park) Hell’s half acre is a lava field of more th...

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Indian Creek boondocking – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

So, yea, I’m a little behind in my blogging… Back at the end of August we rolled into Alpine, Wyoming to stay near enough to the Grand Teton National Park – as it was our destination the follo...

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

A planned stop – or at least one added to the plan once we realized we were coming back into Colorado – and another National Park that Kerri had not visited but I had; Black Canyon of the Gunn...

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Twin Lakes boondocking – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

I didn’t do a very good job conveying just how much I have enjoyed camping up here above Twin Lakes, Colorado. We were lucky to have scored the boondocking spot we have. The place is beyond be...

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Badlands National Park – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

We nearly had to pass by Badlands National Park in central South Dakota, but as luck would have it (what does that saying even mean?) we had made the trip out no matter the hell-on-earth-heat...

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Treasure hunting at Pole Mountain – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

A rendezvous of sorts. My son and I planned to meet up in Wyoming one last time before we moved on out of the area. It was a two-hour drive for him, coming from the Boulder area, and his first...

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Camping and hiking in Vedauwoo – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

The Vedauwoo is an area of large granite rock formations just off Interstate 80 near Laramie, WY. The granite is said to be 1.4 billion years old, and some of the oldest (and most fun, in my o...

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Following the rabbit – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

As luck would have it, I knew a place to spend the week before making the leap over the Rocky Mountains. Rabbit Valley BLM is a large area of land straddling the Utah and Colorado state line....

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Following the rabbit – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

As luck would have it, I knew a place to spend the week before making the leap over the Rocky Mountains. Rabbit Valley BLM is a large area of land straddling the Utah and Colorado state line....

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Boondocking in Buena Vista, CO – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

It feels good to be out of the city and back into some mountains. At just under 8,000 foot elevation, Buena Vista – or just outside BV –  has been our home for the past week. I’ve passed throu...

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Boondocking at a Stagecoach Stop – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Sometimes you just have to take them as they come, and Saturday was one of those days. After a long-haul from Crested Butte we were nearing our destination of Hot Sulphur Springs. With the sun...

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Grand Lake boondocking – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

So, yea… our plans changed [again] since we were last at Crested Butte. With a heat wave rolling through the state, we decided against going to Black Canyon of the Gunnison and then off to Din...

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Finding Chimney Rock – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

On our way up to Steamboat Springs we passed by a brown-sign beckoning us to follow a gravel road to something called “Chimney Rock”. A quick search netted Chimney Rock National Monument, but...

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Going higher – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

We left Buena Vista’s 8000 foot elevations to burrow deeper, and higher, into the Rocky Mountains. Deeper and deeper… deeper and deeper (see Office Space reference) to Crested Butte, Colorado,...

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Weston Pass – National Historic Auto Tour | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Kerri and I took a drive last Sunday, not only to spot a couple boondocking spots for Campendium.com, but to take the Weston Pass between Fairplay and Leadville. Weston Pass Road w...

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Weston Pass – National Historic Auto Tour | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Kerri and I took a drive last Sunday, not only to spot a couple boondocking spots for Campendium.com, but to take the Weston Pass between Fairplay and Leadville. Weston Pass Road w...

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Plowing through Utah | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

The original plan was to stay two weeks in the Zion National Park area, but family issues in Colorado have somewhat expedited our arrival. Although not super urgent, that need may arise at any momen...

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Final ocean camping | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Yea, we are back in Northern California, specifically to drop Big Blue off in storage for the rest of the year. A quick visit to my family, then off we went to Bodega Bay to get in one final w...

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Hot days in Todos Santos | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Now that we are in (or near) the tropics, the heat laid it on thick and Kerri’s ability to do anything came to a staggering halt. Eventually she just laying in the van until the sun began to s...

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The push North | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

The time has come for us to start heading North, and I must admit that I am happy about it. Surely, Baja has been great (at least parts of it), but I can only take so much desert-camping and b...

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Who needs a shower anyway | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

When we arrived at Cabo Pulmo, we arrived freshly showered. Or, at least we got to shower within the past 24 hours of that day, which is pretty freshly showered by our definition. We spent a week in...

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The kite surfing side of the family | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

In a flurry of discussion the decision was made. We would skip La Paz on our Southern route and instead visit it when we head North. I mean, we have to pass through it again no matter what, so...

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Skinny dipping, blisters, and food poisoning | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

“Wait, did I only shave one armpit?” – Kerri An unknown amount of miles on a dirt road, once again rewards the risk with a gem of a beach and town. The tiny town of Cabo Pulmo rests within a Natio...

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Mulege part 2 | Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

After leaving the zombies and oranges, we moved to the only campground within walking distance of the town for a single night of exploring Historic Mulege. Huerta Don Chano Campground...

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