Campgrounds open year round - how to find them

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  1. Goshawk

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    So am trying to use various tools to find campgrounds that are open all year.

    Anyone have good tips on finding campgrounds open year round? Had asked this question a month ago, but now that October 31 is fast approaching (the witching hour-day) we need to know which campgrounds are open still in the northern tier of states. The ALLSTAYS app and online has a false flag setting, as it does not show the open campgrounds. Seems no one else tool has that either? Should we just resolve to use KOA searches as they are accurate about all year open campgrounds?

    https://koa.com/blog/koa-campgrounds-that-are-open-all-year/



    http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/offseason.htm

    also notice on this web page all the Jellystone parks open year round as a list. which does help some for Pennsylvania.
     
  2. mdcamping

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    As far as New England, I am only aware of 1 in NH. My thinking there would be little demand to categorize such places in the extreme northern areas . Probably more helpful at the mason dixon line and south.

    Meredithwoods Campground, NH

    Mike
     
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  3. Goshawk

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    Am finding that ALLSTAYS does work for searching places that are opened year round. Had suspected it was false, but in fact it was good information. Just have to search by the specific state only and it will show correct.

    also found that a search of the casino locations will show what campgrounds associated with casino activity will give more alternative locations.
     
  4. jimandlisa

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    Pretty much have to go to the campground's website, or call them. I've found several places that don't advertise that they are open in the winter, but when I call them they do have spaces available.
     
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    many have the water shut off, but might allow weekend dry camping electric only. At least they imply as such for the seasonal folks who want to leave the RV on site all winter, but still want access. Each park of course sets there own various policies, and mostly only works at private parks.
     
  6. Goshawk

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    found this note from GOODSAMS

    Sign in to your Good Sam Club membership at www.goodsamclub.com
    Next, click on the Plan a Trip drop down arrow and select find a campground.
    Enter the city and state you are searching for a park.
    Next you will see filter options on the right side of your screen.
    Check the box that states Open all year and search again.
     
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  7. Goshawk

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    so to summarize
    1) Goodsams has a way to search
    2) Allstays search does work
    3) KOA search does work
    4) SnowbirdRVtrails web site does work
    5) Jellystone park listing link in the SnowbirdRVtrails web site works

    With five ways to search you get a good idea of what is possible.
     
  8. Goshawk

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    when attempting to do this in reality its more difficult. many campgrounds have cabins open, or pavilions to rent. but no open campsites. you literally will need to call all ahead.
     
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