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dodge guy

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Posted: 05/30/20 12:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rent one and go. Campgrounds are open. You will be by yourself even whenparked for the night or a few days. The Virus isn't as bad as it's being made out to be!

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I found last week you need to personally check each campground. One was filled because every other site was closed and the other was open but only for monthly and long term. They were both county campgrounds.


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I think most privately owned campgrounds are open. Many are doing online reservation and payment, or by phone and assign you a site and you never meet face to face with anyone. It seems the campgrounds with no access or dayuse only or seasonal camper use only are city, county, state parks and forestry, coe etc. Some are open, some are not. If you use the rv parky site you should be able to find something wherever you decide to stop. Some are open, but facilities such as pools, restroom/showers/laundry are not open.

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We are generally weekenders but did a long-planned trip to Yellowstone/Tetons 5/21-5/29. Originally planned to stay in West Yellowstone MT, but with the west gate still closed we moved to Jackson, WY at the "last minute."

We stayed at several places over the 8 nights. All were private as the public/NFS/NPS campgrounds are still closed. As always, we chat with our neighbors when we arrive. One of the couples we met and chatted with most often was in a rental class C with 7yo twin girls. They were having a blast and the girls loved playing with our 8yo. We met them in Jackson WY and they were from Denver. We met another young family from Chicago, and another from north LA county.

Everyone we met was out and about because they were sick of COVID and wanted to get their kids out of the house. My wife and I are both medical - working at local hospitals. One couple we met on this trip were teachers. One couple was drug reps. Everyone was sick of COVID containment and were getting their kids wiggles out, including us.

I've had best luck looking at campgrounds Facebook for current status as to if they are open or not. Many of the smaller private campgrounds do not update their websites often but Facebook is usually current. It seems many/most KOA are still open and they are easy to search and reserve online.

My vote is proceed with your trip you'll love it!!

Edit: since you are basically a beginner, I would suggest you look at KOA campgrounds as they are generally open in the states you are looking at while the public CG are generally still closed. KOA also generally have hookups, stores, experienced staff, clean bathrooms with showers, etc.

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Good idea. You might consider heading north to the UP of Michigan. Great Lakes on three sides ,mostly forest it will be cooler during the heat of summer. Also many state and national forests but you would need to check on campgrounds.available.


It is one of our favorite places to go.


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dodge guy wrote:

Rent one and go. Campgrounds are open. You will be by yourself even whenparked for the night or a few days. The Virus isn't as bad as it's being made out to be!

Have fun!


Amen on the last part!

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UPDATE: Thank you for all of the suggestions. I was out voted this weekend and we have decided to fly to Montana and then rent a car. My wife is not comfortable driving an RV and I would be naive to think I could do it all myself.

Now if Montana would open. I was shocked to see they require a 2 week quarantine for visitors. That is slated to end today so I will be checking to see if it is extended or lifted. We still have a couple of months so hopefully things will be somewhat normal by then.

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Sorry to hear that you would of been better of with the RV because you could of stopped as many times as needed to rest and you would or been right at home in the RV. Good Luck & Stay Safe


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GunnyJ wrote:

Sorry to hear that you would of been better of with the RV because you could of stopped as many times as needed to rest and you would or been right at home in the RV. Good Luck & Stay Safe


I think it would have been great too. My wife has never been comfortable driving large vehicles.

Thank you for the well wish. Looking forward to the trip. Anything to get us away from reality for a while.

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