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jr37
07-14-2011, 10:04 PM
Lets here your favorite place to camp, and why.

For us it is the Big Eau Pleine County Park. Located about 10 miles from Mosinee,Wi. We like the big, wooded sites. About half with electricity, no water. Nice area for the kids to play, lots of trails and wildlife. Not the greatest for swimming or fishing, but that is ok with us.

polarisrider1
07-14-2011, 10:13 PM
#1 St Ignace straits state Park. get to go to sleep looking at the Bridge and listening to the water on the rocks. #2 my place in Irons, because it is all there. #3 would be camping on my boat at South Manitou Island because it is so remote. #4 any place on the Hook (term for camping on a boat) no elec. no cable tv, no dock. #5 Sturgis South Dakota because if I have to explain you simply would not get it anyways. #6 any place my friends want to camp is fine with me. It is all about spending time with them. #7 would be an all nighter with a group **** bent on survival camping in the mountains of Montana in the dead of winter. preferable in the warming hut at "top of the world" getting to use all my gear in the garden tool bag for a practice night. Am I twisted? YES I AM!

landoman
07-14-2011, 10:24 PM
Twelvemile Beach at Pictured Rocks. Will be there again the first week of August. Only issue is first come first serve on sites so midweek is best to grab a lake site.

snow_monkey
07-15-2011, 03:19 PM
I purchased a new travel trailer when I was 22 and dragged it through Michigan for 8 years. Most of our adventures were in Lower Michigan to save on fuel. We never liked big crowds and gravitated to the campgrounds we felt had special appeal. Port Crescent in the thumb was one of our favorites due to the proximity to the Detroit area. Our next favorite was the Rifle River State campground, tons of space, multiple lakes, and great canoeing on the Rifle river. Many of my friends would search out local county campgrounds which are not as well known and some had great facilities.

mjdeutsch
07-16-2011, 09:07 PM
anywhere there are friends gathered. we have a late fall outing with about 80 people every year it is great to see everyone as I moved away from home anout 10 years ago. we prefer state parks cause of the trails and woods. Found a great private park in Ludington called Poncho's pond, it is luxury rving not primative. I have camped my entire life in tents to rv's to caves and tarps and under the stars. We took all 3 of our kids bu their 3rd Month of life, it is just great family time for us.

ill marty
07-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Our favorite place to camp is at our camp in Ishpeming. friends sometimes bring their motor homes or travel trailers. one more week and we will be up there for 10 days. Im finally going to get rid of that silly aluminium storm door and put up a wooden one. Adding a hitch on my four wheeler so i can pull a trailer to gather wood. Do alittle fishin on deer lake and the greenwood resevoir. Visit with our yooper friends and live the dream for 10 days.

Bradzoo
07-17-2011, 03:59 PM
The community park on Drummond Island ranks right up there, as does the Straits State Park, and Pioneer county park north of Muskegon, and at least a half dozen state forest camp grounds that I can't remeber with out looking them up

MZEMS2
07-17-2011, 04:39 PM
We have a seasonal site on Lake Petenwell on the nothern end of Adams County in WI. Big lake that offers a little bit of everything, and plenty room for it all, over 23,000 acres. We camp at the Adams county park. We got one of the newer sites in their recent addition. They let us clear as much as we wanted to make our site as big as we want. So, needless to say, we have a nice big site. they don't mind, after all, if we pull out, people will be fighting to take over our site, and the county won't have had to do anything to improve it. Win-win.

bartski
07-19-2011, 12:30 PM
Our favorite place to camp is Lake Chippewa campground its about 13mi south east of Hayward wi great fishing, nice beach and great family appeal(vollyball,baseball courts, playground equip, minigolf, water wars ect..) we have been up there twice this summer one 3 dayer and a week during 4th of july.
Bartski

mclovin
07-20-2011, 08:39 PM
My family loves Riverbend rv resort in watertown wisconsin.

Polarice
07-21-2011, 10:26 AM
We like Rocky Mountain National Park in CO. We stay at Moraine Park there. We've tented it there and now we have a 19ft Hi-Lo (much better than a tent). There's no power there but generators are permitted for certain parts of the day. They also have a dump and fill station.

We go around the 4th of July. The days are hot and nights are very cool. Perfect for summer! It's just a hop, skip, and a jump to the stream for excellent trout fishing. We go on hikes to different mountain lakes for trout also. Our most recent trip we saw black bears, elk, moose, a coyote, marmit, and deer.

I highly recommend going there at least once in your life!

If you miss the snow, you see a WHOLE bunch in July! We even had to walk through a lot of it to get to the different lakes!

frnash
07-21-2011, 01:13 PM
Our most recent trip we saw black bears, elk, moose, a coyote, marmit [?], and deer.
A marmit? What's a marmit?

Polarice
07-21-2011, 01:54 PM
A marmit? What's a marmit?

Whoops! It's called a Marmot.

Marmot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmot)

frnash
07-21-2011, 02:17 PM
Whoops! It's called a Marmot.

Marmot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmot)
Oh! I thought it was either some kind of "varmit" (varmint), or maybe the critter which is cooked and macerated to make that delightful New Zealand treat: Marmite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite)! ;)

Polarice
07-22-2011, 07:38 AM
Oh! I thought it was either some kind of "varmit" (varmint), or maybe the critter from which is cooked and macerated to make that delightful New Zealand treat: Marmite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite)! ;)

Looks yummy! :D

sledboy482
07-22-2011, 05:06 PM
For local camping, we love Lake Dexter County Park in Central Wood County. That's in Wisconsin. The sites are nice, the showers are clean, and the lake is nice for the kids to swim in. Early Summer and later in fall produce best fishing. Mostly it is bass, crappies, northern. We also love to go to different campgrounds in the Indianhead area of WI. Names escape me right now. We are kind of restricted though as we have a 26 year old daughter who is in a wheelchair. So we usually look for grounds that have excellent handicapped sites. Dexter has that-IN SPADES. THey also have a nice shelter with electricity and picnic tables to use for large gatherings. First come first serve each day. Hardly gets used.

jr37
07-22-2011, 08:31 PM
For local camping, we love Lake Dexter County Park in Central Wood County. That's in Wisconsin. The sites are nice, the showers are clean, and the lake is nice for the kids to swim in. Early Summer and later in fall produce best fishing. Mostly it is bass, crappies, northern. We also love to go to different campgrounds in the Indianhead area of WI. Names escape me right now. We are kind of restricted though as we have a 26 year old daughter who is in a wheelchair. So we usually look for grounds that have excellent handicapped sites. Dexter has that-IN SPADES. THey also have a nice shelter with electricity and picnic tables to use for large gatherings. First come first serve each day. Hardly gets used.

We tried Dexter County Park last year, and the North Wood County Park a few weeks ago. We liked them both, and plan to return again. My boys enjoyed that driving through the water to enter the campground at the North Park.

02zr600
07-24-2011, 12:28 AM
I like to camp at nuketown by the swingset with a mp5k rapid fire... haha. we actually dont get to camp as much as we would like to due to work and kart racing.

eagle1
08-02-2011, 05:09 PM
Indian Mounds campground on Lake Tomahawk. Nice size lake for swimming, fishing, and cruising around.
We'll be there next week, site 23, stop in and say "hi" if your in the area.

blutooth
08-04-2011, 10:31 AM
Thanks everyone for this post! I've been looking for campgrounds with availability for the next few weeks and hopefully this uncovered some new gems for us!

Booked a couple nights next weekend at Big Eau Pleine.

As for my favorites:

McLain State Park in the UP by Hancock is fantastic

And in Southeastern Wisconsin I like:

Wyalusing (busy)
and
Yellowstone State Park

We tend to find places wil lots of hiking and secluded sites (the dogs prefer it).

I also need a site with electricity (just in case the weather is hot)

jr37
08-05-2011, 01:20 AM
Thanks everyone for this post! I've been looking for campgrounds with availability for the next few weeks and hopefully this uncovered some new gems for us!

Booked a couple nights next weekend at Big Eau Pleine.

As for my favorites:

McLain State Park in the UP by Hancock is fantastic

And in Southeastern Wisconsin I like:

Wyalusing (busy)
and
Yellowstone State Park

We tend to find places wil lots of hiking and secluded sites (the dogs prefer it).

I also need a site with electricity (just in case the weather is hot)

We are going to the Big Eau Pleine this weekend. I only live 12 miles away, maybe I will be able to come and look you up next weekend.

blutooth
08-11-2011, 11:56 PM
Looking forward to heading out tomorrow, we will be in the big truck camper if you swing by!

polarisrider1
08-15-2011, 10:53 AM
We are going to the Big Eau Pleine this weekend. I only live 12 miles away, maybe I will be able to come and look you up next weekend.

You camp within 12 miles of home?

jr37
08-15-2011, 10:40 PM
You camp within 12 miles of home?

I know it is kinda close to home, but it really is one of our favorite campgrounds. I work a swing shift so sometimes I will take it and set it up on a Friday morning and then go to work, and come back at 11:30 after work. It is a convienence, but the place also fits our taste in a park.

flatlandassn
08-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Wyalusing state park, as mentiond is very nice, on the blufs above where the WI river an MS river meet. Blue mounds state park is good 50 west of Madison or so. All the little towns it that area a neat, Mt Horeb is one. Point Beach state park north of sheboygan is also high on my list. As mentiond there are other great state parks but they get packed (devils lake, penisula)

coldbear
08-20-2011, 09:44 PM
We travel to the lower part of the western state of Michigan. This park is beautiful in the fall. If one is lucky to get on the island, then he or she would be in heaven. The park is owned by the Airstream Club of America, but everyone is welcome. A friendly bunch of attendants to make your stay comfortable. Pet friendly too!

windingtrailgal
09-09-2011, 11:58 PM
I'm taking notes on everyone's favorite places!
I couldn't pick a favorite...
One of the coolest places I ever camped was just outside of Ouray Colorado - a small point between 2 rivers. Ruined camping for me from that point on!?! Place outside of Keystone off the Jeep trail - not a campsite but just a place where you can set up camp was awesome too.
Loved camping on Madeline Island.
Backpacking spot on the farthest W point in the Porkies with my tent pitched right by the 'cliff' wall.
I've been to the State Park at Silver City - was cool cuz it was fun but it was 'field' camping. Stayed at Wilderness state park on the mitt side of the bridge - got to ride our bikes down to the boat launch to see a 1000'er going thru the straits with the bridge all lit up. VERY cool.
Sooo many awesome spots in the Northwoods of WI!! Great combo of woods and water!
Oh, Itasca state park where the Mississippi starts in Minnesota? AWESOME!
Kind of 'locally'? the Kettle Moraines - both North and South.
And the in SE Missouri? Can't go wrong with the camp sites along the Current River for a nice float trip in the canoe wiht a few coolers full o beer!
Wait? What was the question again?? :D

sledboy482
03-05-2012, 09:57 AM
We tried Dexter County Park last year, and the North Wood County Park a few weeks ago. We liked them both, and plan to return again. My boys enjoyed that driving through the water to enter the campground at the North Park.

Well, we can't awlays guarantee that you would need to drive through the river to get into the campgrounds. Usually it is lower than the bridge. That bridge used to be about two feet lower than it currently sits. But, yeah both of those are very nice parks. We love North Wood County, too. Plus, it's only a fifteen minute drive from home.

gordonroot
03-06-2012, 06:24 PM
my wife's and mine favorite campground is muskallonge lake state park in the u.p., you have the campground on the lake, and then you can walk across the road to lake superior. your away from everything and is very relaxing. we love the area, we stay in pinestump when were snowmobiling and can't wait till we can get up there in winter or summer.

surtrack
03-24-2012, 09:27 PM
jr37. I agree with the Big Eau Plaine. Got all three big weekends reserved + other weekends. Been camping there since 1967. Jerry in Schofield

jr37
03-25-2012, 09:39 AM
jr37. I agree with the Big Eau Plaine. Got all three big weekends reserved + other weekends. Been camping there since 1967. Jerry in Schofield

We are in Site no. 10 on Memorial weekend, 30' Jayco with a 3/4 GMC. Stop in and say hi and I'll buy you a Point.

ezra
03-27-2012, 10:04 PM
most of the double trees are nice cant go wrong with a Hilton or Ramada.I consider any drive up motel roughing it

dafalls
03-29-2012, 07:33 AM
1. Our cabin near Tahquamenon Falls
2. Busco Beach, an 1800 acre atv park near Raleigh, NC
3. Charlotte Motor Speedway or any Nascar track for that matter

yooper
03-30-2012, 10:07 AM
http://www.everglades.national-park.com/info.htm

I normally camp out on the chickie huts located deep in the park on the water. It is really an awesome experience fishing all day and then setting up camp on a 10 by 12 double chickie. Nothing but the stars and the natural inhabitants to keep you company (and my fishing partner) :)