Category Archives: RV Campgrounds

Our Stay at Cumpressco Campground – Green Swamp West Tract, Dade City, Florida

Our Stay at Cumpressco Campground – Green Swamp West Tract, Dade City, Florida

Green Swamp Preserve was yet another great place to enjoy a week stay. Like the other great free camping areas in Florida, there are miles of trails to explore. Green Swamp, however, contains two equestrian campgrounds, and features a larger amount of gravel/shell roads than any of our previous stays. This allows for a lot

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Waylon Jennings RV Park, Littlefield, Texas

Waylon Jennings RV Park, Littlefield, Texas

After leaving Levelland, Texas our next town to explore – with a free camping spot, was the Waylon Jennings RV Park in Littlefield, Texas. This was another town owned free camp ground, complete with power and water. The site feature two large rig pull through sites, and several small rig/tent sites. There is also an

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Giant Storms, a New Camera, Levelland Texas, and a Great Free RV Spot

Giant Storms, a New Camera, Levelland Texas, and a Great Free RV Spot

Armed with our Nikon D5200 and ready to take better looking photos, we finally started heading west! And, it appears we may have left a little early. Along our path, we encountered tornado sirens – causing us to have to duck and hide in a Walmart, temperatures dropping into the 30’s, and another large storm

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Camping at Lake Panasoffkee, Wildwood, Florida

Camping at Lake Panasoffkee, Wildwood, Florida

Lake Panasoffkee Preserve features a camp host, who maintains the property and checks reservations as visitors arrive to the camping areas. Once settled in, our stay was pleasant and uneventful – just like we like it. For those who need them, shopping areas like those in Ocala, Wildwood, and The Villages are a short 20-30

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Our Pleasant Stay at Bush Campground

Our Pleasant Stay at Bush Campground

Bush Campground Bush Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670 (724) 668-8999 We planned to stay a few days in this park, while visiting a friend in Pittsburgh. After our 3 day stay, we decided to stay the maximum allowed 2 weeks. As mentioned in comments around the web, the lake is a little dirty looking –

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Floyd Bennett Field RV Campground. It’s Walmart, but Worse.

Floyd Bennett Field RV Campground. It’s Walmart, but Worse.

Floyd Bennett Field RV Campground 1 Floyd Bennett Fld Brooklyn, NY 11234 (718) 338-3799 If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to stay in the wildest, loudest of Walmart parking lots, but were to nervous to stay in one, Floyd Bennett Field National Park Campground can give you that experience for a whopping $30

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Free Florida Boondocking

Free Florida Boondocking

When we winter in Florida, we prefer to escape the cramped RV park life, get out into nature, and enjoy ourselves. Since we are fully self contained, hold over 7 days of water, and have our RV solar system, it was time to see what we could do. Thanks to the SWFWMD and SFWMD, and

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Deep Creek Preserve, Arcadia, Florida

Deep Creek Preserve, Arcadia, Florida

Deep Creek was a fairly nice place to stay, and was comparable to Oak Ridge and Cypress Creek. It had your standard amenities, including non-potable water, a port-o-john that was in need of a little more service (like a new floor) but usable and not disgusting, picnic tables, and fire rings. The park itself was

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Hickory Hammock Equestrian Area

Hickory Hammock Equestrian Area

Out of the free management lands we have stayed on in Florida, Hickory Hammock is by far the nicest so far. When we first arrived, a sign directed us to check in with the camp host who was unavailable at the time. A neighbor, however, verified we had a reservation and gave us a rundown

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Oak Ridge, Upper Hillsborough

Oak Ridge, Upper Hillsborough

Our group from Alston Tract arranged to all sync our travels and, for our third Florida wild camping location, Laurie and I met them at Oak Ridge. We left Cypress Creek to arrive a few days after the rest of the group. There were about six camping spots, split through the middle with the driving

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Cypress Creek Preserve

Cypress Creek Preserve

Our second Florida boondocking location for the winter was Cypress Creek Preserve. When we arrived, we were the only campers in the area – which is always a plus. Our fist thought was that the large Palmetto Bushes provided a nice seclusion that was lacking at Alston Tract. Once we chose our spot, at the

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Our Stay at Alston Tract, Crystal Springs, Florida

Our Stay at Alston Tract, Crystal Springs, Florida

Our first Florida Boondocking adventure on SWFWMD public land started at Alston Tract. When we arrived, we were the only campers at the location. Alston Tract is very well maintained. The port-o-john was clean and filled with fresh blue-stuff, there was no sign of trash, fire pits were clean and empty, and the area was

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Dry Camping at Horseshoe Lake State Park

Dry Camping at Horseshoe Lake State Park

Horseshoe Lake 3321 IL-111, Granite City, IL 62040 618-931-0270 http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/parks/r4/horsesp.htm While dry camping around St. Louis, we stayed at Horseshoe lake for a chance to dump, refill, cook outdoors, and drive to places in only the van. Horseshoe lake is located close to St. Louis – about 30 minutes from the city, and also only

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Our Stay at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park

Our Stay at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park

Tom Sawyer’s RV Park 1286 S 8th St, West Memphis, AR 72301 870-735-9770 tomsawyerrvpark.com There really is not much that needs to be said about Tom Sawyer’s RV Park. As you can see from the photos, the park sits on the Mississippi, with a great view from most of the sites. During your stay, you

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Our Stay at Bayou Segnette State Park

Our Stay at Bayou Segnette State Park

Bayou Segnette State Park 7777 Westbank Expy, Westwego, LA 70094 504-736-7140 http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/bayou-segnette-state-park/index We checked in at Bayou Segnette for our visit to New Orleans. The young lady we dealt with the few times at the office was not the most polite, but we did not find her quite as bad as most of the reviews

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