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Old 07-30-2010, 02:27 PM
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Hi, I use to do alot of camping and have gotten out of it for the past few years. However I have recentally bought a pop up camper, and want to camp again. I know the campgrounds I use to stay at that were nice but it has been a while since I have been there. I have done quite a bit of looking and reading on Google recentally but wanted to get your imput. I'm sure we have some campers/RVers amoung us. I would be interested in the Boone, NC area and the Gatlinburg/Piegon Forge, TN area.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:09 PM
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Hi, I use to do alot of camping and have gotten out of it for the past few years. However I have recentally bought a pop up camper, and want to camp again. I know the campgrounds I use to stay at that were nice but it has been a while since I have been there. I have done quite a bit of looking and reading on Google recentally but wanted to get your imput. I'm sure we have some campers/RVers amoung us. I would be interested in the Boone, NC area and the Gatlinburg/Piegon Forge, TN area.
Pop up that you pull or fits in the back of your truck???
Can't help you with the camp sites cause we have a 10 foot slide in and we camp anywhere I can get the boat and truck into. Love the freedom of being self contained. Cost us 1.5 gals per night fall, winter and spring. About 6 Gal during summer when its hot. Its our beach front condo and yes we use it a lot. Reidsville VA to Hatteras is our fishing area. Might do the mountains this fall with the car trailer behind the camper and one of the toys. Been talking about it anyway.
Your a stones throw from us.
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pop up that you pull
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:45 PM
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U know you can get a light pop up for that truck and can pull the boat to...
Was hoping some others would grab a fishing unit and join us on the road trips..
Used it last week at VA Beach.
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I've got 40+ years of RV'ing under my belt but all of it here on the west coast, so I am of no use for your area. My current sled is a class A diesel pusher. I just wrapped up a two week vacation in which we were in the RV for 9 nights. Fun, fun, fun!!!

I do know that Thousand Trails is offering up a "zone" membership for less than $500/year for unlimited camping that is a tremendous value. Their campgrounds around here are pretty much first class.

Check out their site "1000trails.com".

You usually can't go wrong with the KOA parks either. They are a franchise and are kept up well and have lots of activities to keep their guests entertained. "KOA.com".

Good luck!
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Thanks for the info guys. I have a few places in mind but just thought maybe someone here had been somewhere in these areas and enjoyed to reccomend.
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There is a KOA in Boone. Nothing fancy but certrainly adequate.Went to school there have a daughter there now ,It's on a mountain side, adjust and enjoy.
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thanks mthomas
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My favorite mountain areas of NC for camping is Pisgah National forest. There's a lot of water falls, hiking, biking, and fishing. Check it out sometime.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:52 PM
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It's been a long time since I was in that area to camp, but I remember a campground at the south end of town in Pigeon Forge that was way up on a bluff overlooking the town. That was pretty nice. Other than that, We usually make reservations at the state parks. Most of them are pretty much similar to the others as far as accommodations are concerned. It is also nice to be able to make reservations.
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