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$25 plus a $5 transaction fee for walk-ins. This is a New Jersey State park without hookups but it does have bathhouse with showers which need to be updated. There are only about 55 sites and the ones in the field can take large motor homes but most of the others within the trees and low branches were not a good choice except for those RV's like ours less than 26ft. No pets allowed in the campground but this might change in the next few years. There are hiking trails here and the best part is that the Allaire Village Historic Site is right next to the Park Office. At this time of year they are only open on weekends and charge $5 to park after Memorial Day, yet we parked in there and visitors are allowed and encouraged to walk around all the restored Howell Iron Works Company, Railroad, picnic area and its village. Interesting history! The General Store is open most of the year and the store keeper told us about the history of this village. Some of the buildings were open to look into but with gates up. In the summer interpreters dressed in clothing of that time walk around and answer any questions. There is a Visitor Center with exhibits and many programs offered throughout the summer. It was a beautiful when we were here and we enjoyed our one night stay at this State Park and would return.

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Turkey Swamp Park part of the Monmouth County Park system, Freehold Township, NJ $40 with reservation and being out of state, 64 sites This was our last stop on a three week trip before we head back to RI. Stayed two nights over the weekend in this 2,217 acre wooded park and really enjoyed it. There are 64 pull through campsites in the woods nicely laid out with water (need long hose), electric, trash, picnic table, lantern holder, fire pit, restrooms and showers. Private sites and little noise. 52 of these sites can be reserved after Jan 1 by calling the park. This parkland was purchased by the town of Freehold for recreation and camping. In the park there is a lake for fishing and boating plus there are eight hiking trails. This is a muliti use park which is huge, there is even an archery range, soccer fields, playgrounds, bike trails and horse trails. Fitness Trail is interesting. The campground is easy to get to off of 195. We would camp here again if in the area.

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Bass River State Forest, Tuckerton, NJ May 6, 2015 $25 plus a $5 transaction fee for being a walk in (required by Reserve America), 186 sites This was our first time camping in a New Jersey State Forest and we really enjoyed camping here. The woman at the check in office was very nice and informative letting us drive around the two loops to pick out our site. There are two loops in this campground North and South with a beach, picnic area between them. We chose the South Loop because the lake trail was within walking distance and we could sit on the benches and enjoy the view and wildlife. There are no hookups here but there are bathhouses and water within the loops. There is a dump station and pets are allowed only in certain sites. This campground was developed by the CCC who built the roads, trails, bridle paths, ponds, towers, nature observatory, shelters, picnic areas, cabins and a 67 acre Lake Absegami. The State Forest encompasses more than 27,000 acres in the Pine Barrens. The Batona Trail a walking trail for over 50 miles goes this Forest. It is also part of the Pinelands Natural Reserve. The bathrooms are older but they do have showers. We would return here if near the area again but it was so peaceful because during the week at this time of year there were only about five sites taken. Weekends they are very busy Memorial Day through Labor Day. Enjoyable stay!

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Big Timber Lake (Sun RV Resort), Cape May Courthouse, NJ $25 with PPA for water and electricity 542 sites May 4, 2015 We stayed for two nights at this campground and with PPA at $25 for water, electric, wifi and cable we got our money's worth. There are 542 sites - many seasonal and a lot of modular units. The campground is located off route 9 in Cape May Courthouse in a wooded area and away from all the traffic of the Jersey shore yet driving to Cape May, Wildwood and other Jersey shore destinations is about twenty min away. Since it was the first week in May there were very few people here so it was peaceful. The campground has showers (25 cents), heated pool, store, wood, dog park, restaurant, pavilion, game room, laundry, computer lounge, LP gas, dump station, horseshoes, bath Houses, fishing pier, volleyball, playground, bocce ball, basketball, shuffleboard, mini golf, a new rope course and kayaks. The owners and manager were very friendly and working hard to keep this massive campground all in tiptop shape. Since we don't tow with our 25.2 ft Fleetwood Sprinter RV they gave us great suggestions for where to go and park around the area. There are many notices that an RV can't drive down Beach Street in Cape May but the manager called the police for us and said it was untrue - we just can't park on the street. We were able to park at the Lobster House and had a very enjoyable lunch outside next to the docks and fishing boats in Cape May. We definitely would camp here again especially if we were taking the Cape May Ferry on our travels. Well worth a stop!

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We camped here about five years ago and liked it but since then the cost of staying at a Delaware State Park without hookups ($38) is unreal especially for an out of state camper. Considering that the parking RV sites are all on the loop roads with one's picnic table, fire pit and tenting sites in the woods next to it. Most sites have water but no other hookups. We stayed one night and only one bathroom was open but the campground closed down the next day so that they could bring in modular bathhouses to update the other three. Our bathhouse was clean, had showers but old and needed updating. What this campground has going for it is location, bike trails, beaches, great friendly check in hosts and it is near the Cape May Ferry. Some great bike trails! The loop roads need to be repaved most of them are buckling and it is hard to get an RV level. We would not stay here again except for taking the Cape May Ferry!

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Janes Island State Park, Crisfield, MD - April 30, 2015 with electric hookups and a Maryland Senior Pass (50% off) for Sunday to Thursday camping the cost was around $17. This campground is on the Daugherty Creek Canal leading to the Chesapeake Bay in southern MD. Our site was right on the canal in the electric loop where we watched the birds, boats and sunsets. There are three loops some with or without electric and specific pet loops for a total of 104 campsites. It was beautiful set under tall trees and the sites are well taken care of with fire pits and brand new picnic tables. There is a marina with boat slips, and over thirty miles of six color-coded canoe/kayak trails of the Janes Island Water Trail, where one can stop at some sandy beaches. Boaters can find excellent crabbing and fishing opportunities - license needed. The park also has cabins to rent some open year round. There is also a picnic area, playground area, ball field and volleyball court. Environmental education programs are year round and take place at the nature center. We never have camped here before and we loved it. The girl at check in was very pleasant and the rangers patrolled often during the day and night. The bathrooms were very clean and the showers hot. Great place to camp!

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This is one of four NP campgrounds on the outer banks of NC. This is my least favorite of the outer banks campgrounds yet the bathroom was clean and the rangers very nice and informative like the other NPS campgrounds. It needs upgrading and they are working on the restrooms in some of the loops hopefully in operation by Memorial Day. There is no privacy between sites but this campground is near a lighthouse, marina, fishing pier and a few dunes away from the ocean. The beach is not as nice as Ocracoke or the Frisco campground beaches. All sites do have a picnic table and grills but no hookups. No fires are allowed except on the beach and no reservations.

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This is one of four NP campgrounds on the outer banks of NC. The campground is located among the sand dunes in four or five loops. Some sites are close to the boardwalks to the beach and others on the hillside with beautiful views of the treetops and sea. Many sites are very private but no hookups. The beach has fine sand and is beautiful. Only one restroom is open right now but the others are expected to open by Memorial Day. The one that is open in the B loop was one of the best and cleanest on this trip. The town of Frisco is nearby with restaurants and markets and it is close to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse NPS complex. It is my favorite campground on the outer banks but no reservations. No fires are allowed except on the beach with a permit.

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This is one of four campgrounds in the National Seashore and the only one that takes reservations. None of the campgrounds have hookups. One needs to take the fee ferry from the mainland or the free ferry from Hatteras Island to reach Ocracoke Island. The campground is one dune away from the ocean and has four loops of sites with grills and picnic tables. The bathrooms are clean but there are only cold showers. There is not much privacy between sites but they are level and it is an enjoyable place to camp. On the island which is about ten miles long there is a wild pony pen, other beaches, bike trails and the cutest little town with restaurants and shopping. The lighthouse is worth a visit. Reservations should be made for the summer season but they are not site specific. This is a beautiful island with a beautiful beach that stretches on the southeast side from one tip to the other. Construction work is going on for some of the restrooms and the completion date is expected around Memorial Day. The bathrooms are very clean and the hosts helpful. No fires are allowed except on the beach with a permit.

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$25 with pass $12.50 but might be going up. This NPS campground has always been one of my favorites and on our recent three week camping trip from RI to NC we stopped for two days going down and two days coming back. The campground is divided into the Ocean Loop sections, Bayside and the tenting among the dunes. Bayside is beautiful in the spring and fall and very buggy during the summer. Oceanside is great for all the seasons but can get very windy during storms. Your site is one dune away from a beautiful ocean beach. There are no services but upgraded pits and cold showers. This is camping on a barrier island with kayaking, biking, nature hikes, beachcombing and an OSV zone. The wild horses and there are about 94 of them roam free all over this park including in your campsites and on the ocean. As the weather gets warmer you will see more of them near the Oceanside. Tenters need extra long stakes. It is so nice to wake up hearing the waves crashing on the beach. There is a visitor center as you drive onto the island with an excellent movie about the horses. A Maryland State Park with camping and some electric sites is located just before you enter the National Seashore. NPS entrance fees apply but the Golden Age pass gets you in free and with 50% off camping. This is an enjoyable camping experience. Reservations for the Oceanside Loops especially on weekends are needed! The days we were there we spotted dolphins and kite surfers moving from north to south in the ocean. Great place except when there are storms.

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This is a small campground right on the bay in Belfast. There are some sites looking over the Bay and we stayed on one for one night in the Fall. Beautiful views and you can walk out when the tide goes out. Sites have full hookups or just water and electric, but they are close together and not much shade but views are all worth it. There are a number of seasonals here and they said the new manager this year has been doing a great job upgrading the campground. There is a restaurant on the grounds and the food was very good. Restrooms and laundry room were clean. It is expensive - in the off season (fall) we paid $64.80 a night. Easy drive to Acadia National Park from here. We enjoyed our stay and the beautiful sunrise in the morning. The reviews have been very good for this park and that is why we tried it. Seasonals are very friendly and have great ideas on what to do. Check-in was friendly and quick. Nice place on a hill but worth the views!

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We have stayed here about twenty times over the last 30 years and written many reviews. There are two campgrounds in the Park - this one near Northeast Harbor and Seawall near Southwest Harbor. Acadia is now rated the #1 National Park and is one of our favorites. No hookups in the park but the bathrooms have been redone and are nice and clean. Private showers are outside the campgrounds for a fee. L.L.Bean runs free shuttles around the island from mid June through Columbus Day Weekend. The shuttle comes every 30 minutes and connects to other shuttles that take you to the Visitor Center, Bar Harbor, Northeast and Southwest Harbors. Two shuttles run the loop road and make stops at all the lookouts - Sand Beach, Thunderhole, Otter Point, Jordan Pond, Eagle Pond, and many other places. It is great. The last shuttles drops off at the campground near 9 PM. These shuttles also pick up at all the campgrounds, motels , and resorts on the island. We just spent a week there this fall and the weather was perfect and the lobster rolls were yummy. A great place to visit for ranger talks at night, hikes, walks, drives, sailing etc. In the fall, cruise ships come into Bar Harbor during the week and you can see these ships from town and on the Loop Road. Golden Age pass gets you onto the Loop Road for free and 50% off camping rates so per night it was $10 for us. This campground is closer to Bar Harbor than Seawall and it has a great walk down to the cliffs to sit and watch the waves. Blackwoods takes reservations and you need them because some sites RVs cannot fit in. You reserve a spot but not a specific site. Seawall campground now takes reservations for the first time this year and they redid the RV camping sites there about four or five years ago and they are great. The National Park Service is now building a campground in the other part of Acadia NP north of Ellsworth off the mainland - about 130 sites opening next summer. This section does not get many visitors and the roads are kind of narrow but it is beautiful over there and they will be running 30 minutes shuttles around there next year. Great place to camp especially in the fall!

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We have been to this state park many times over the years. In the fall after labor day it is first come for sites and the rates drop. There are over 100 sites here and about 45 of them have water and electricity. You can camp in the field looking at the bay or in the woods. Restrooms are clean and there are showers. Mt road to the top of Mt. Battie which overlooks the quaint town of Camden (one of the cutest towns in Maine). Hiking trails lead out from the campground and to the picnic area across the street. We paid close to $27 for an out of state in the off season for water and electric. They had Wi-Fi here as part of the cost. We always stop at the LL Bean parking lot in Freeport for our first and last night in Maine and if we come up the coast Camden State Park for our second night. On the way a stop at the Maine State Prison Store, Thomaston, ME is a must with all their outstanding woodworking. Looking for RV parking in Camden is difficult but the road across from the library has parking on the right large enough for RVs. Just a few more hours north is Acadia National Park.

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This is the only COE campground in southern New England located on a 200 acre lake (no swimming). You can bring your boat here. There are 11 sites with water and electric and 11 sites without. Three lean-to sites. Host families do a great job and since the campground is small all in a loop it is a great place to camp. Sites are shaded by trees, they sell firewood here, and there is a nice clean restroom with showers and laundry. Basketball courts and horseshoes near the entrance. A walk or drive down to the lake and there is an 18 hole disc golf course there no charge. Hiking trails from the campground lead around the lake and to the lake where one might find a sitting area for rest and enjoyment. The two host families did a great job checking us in and giving material and ideas for traveling around the area. One person always watches the gate and only lets those staying there drive around the loop. Visitor parking is outside the gate. The gate closes around 9 and does not open until 9 the next morning but you can park in the visitor parking and walk in - not a long walk. We have never camped here before but we will be back. The RV next to ours the couple was from the Midwest and they said it was their favorite campground of their trip - quiet, private, shaded etc. Using the Golden Age pass with electricity it cost $16.

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We have never camped here before but our neighbors go for a week every summer and love it. It is near I-95 and the Patriots stadium. This place is huge, with a variety of camping options - full hookups, water and electric only, cable and tenting. It is expensive: we had just a W/E site for $66 a night. They have a store and will help with tours into Boston and the surrounding area. There were pools, hot tubs, adult only swim, children activities, adults activities, pet area, disc golf, recreation room, snack bar, softball field, ATV track etc. There is a daily activities sheet with all the activities. It is always crowded here so make reservations and don't come early; they won't let you check in. We stayed two nights and had a great time even though we prefer national and state parks more.