Top Favorite Camping Sites of 2015

Since this is our first full year of travel, we wanted to share our top places we’ve loved — either a private or public campground or a boondocking site.  Thank goodness for Glenn and his obsession of all things organized since he records all our sites with the location, amenities, and our rating.

These are all on our ‘come back’ to list and are listed below in no particular order.  They are extremely diverse — from resort quality to tucked in spots in the middle of the woods.  We’ve had so many great spots, it is hard to narrow them down to just a few.  We chose the list based on my ‘rating number’.  Warning – it is highly subjective based on a wide number of criteria.  As always, if you want more information on any of our boondocking sites, just let me know.

During 2015, we stayed in the camper 363 nights, paid for 148 nights with the remaining being free.  Most of the free nights were spent in the driveways of friends and family.  To be honest, those were our most favorite spots because we were able to connect with people we love for an extended period of time.  This is one of the best things about being retired.

Top Favorite Private or Public Campgrounds

Marathon Lake in Bienville National Forest in Mississippi.  Plenty of spots on a small 50 acre lake where the water laps up close to your site.  Perfect fishing in small boat or from the shore.  Sites are large and wooded.  Electric and water hookups.  $14.  Full blog post.

Georgia’s Veterans Park in Cordele, MS.  Huge park with military equipment on display, waterfront sites, and big disk golf course.  Big sites.  Electric and water hookups.  $16  Full blog post.

Hog Island Michigan State Forest near Naubinway, MI .  Small intimate park right on Lake Superior with no hookups, vault toilets.  $13  Full blog post.

Two Medicine Lake and Many Glacier in Glacier National Park, MT.  No hookups, quiet surroundings with many trails accessible from campground.  $10  Full blog post.

Whalers Rest Campground near South Beach, OR.  Resort type park with full hookups but wooded large sites.  Pool, hot tub, large activity hall, and more.  $30 with Passport America

Junipers Reservoir RV Resort near Lakeview, OR.  6,000 acre working cattle ranch with a fishing reservoir and lots of hiking. Full hookups with picnic table and shade tree. $18 with Passport America.  Full blog post.

Nevada Treasure Resort near Pahrump, NV.  Very clean resort with large outdoor pool and hot tub.  Indoor sauna and steam rooms in great fitness center. Onsite bar/grill with low cost specials. Full hookups.  $20 with Passport America

Cattail Cove State Park near Lake Havasu, AZ.  Small immaculately kept park with cactus garden, small sandy beach and pull up boat access. Water and Electric.  $28.  Full blog post.

Sundance 1 RV Resort near Casa Grande, AZ.  Large well kept RV resort.  Tons of activities, indoor/outdoor pool and indoor spa.  Full hookups $19 with Passport America

Top Favorite Boondocking Sites

Nicholet National Forest, Lakewood Laona District near Laona, WI.  About two dispersed sites on Lake Himley.   Lake is stocked and has a small, rough boat ramp. Very quiet and remote with no services or amenities.  $0.  Full blog post.

Sheyenne National Grassland near Hankinson, ND.  Lots of dispersed camping options with shade trees.  Lots of hiking and horseback riding trails  in open grassland area.  There is a campground with a clean vault toilet and hand water pump for $6.  Dispersed camping $0.  Full blog post.

Lewis and Clark National Forest, White Mountain District near White Sulpher Springs, MT.  Rough road leading into public dispersed areas.  Several nice places along a small creek with wooded mountains on both sides of creek.  Very quiet camping along one of the more main forest service roads.  No services. $o.  Full blog post.

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Deadman’s Lake near Northway, AK.  15 sites on a small lake with boat access.  Sites are very wooded and separate.  Clean vault toilets and picnic tables.  $0 however donations accepted.  Full blog post.

Sawmill Point Recreation Area near Village of Dease Lake, BC. 6 sites on large Dease Lake.  Small boat access, clean vault toilets, picnic tables.  Very steep access getting into campground.  $0.  Full blog post.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Top Favorite Camping Sites of 2015

  1. Wish that you’ve post it with some pictures. Anyway, good information still and really the top favorite sites.

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