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Old 11-22-2010, 08:48 PM
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When we started planning our Alaska trip one of the things we wanted to do was keep camping costs down. To do this I set up a series of bookmarks to get to various camping sources. Here is the list we used.

US recreation links

US forest service state list
Choosing a state brings up the USFS page for that state with a list of national forests or grasslands

http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/map/state_list.shtml

Corp of Engineers
Interactive map that will show campground locations by clicking on a state and then a web page for the campground of your choice

https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm New link added, Firefox may not like the https.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
A little harder to use but similar to Corp of Engineers. This is by state and then district

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html

US Fish and Wildlife service

http://www.fws.gov/offices/
Click on a state and bore in. Hard to locate CG's but usually they are free.

http://www.usbr.gov/recreation/map.cfm
Bureau of Reclamation's Recreation
Interactive map, click an icon brings up site details.
This requires a little more boring in but will eventually get you to a
CG web page


US National Park Service

http://www.nps.gov/index.htm


Canadian recreation links

National parks

http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/np-pn/index_e.asp

British Columbia free campgrounds

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/
interactive map:
http://webmaps.gov.bc.ca/imf5/imf.js...true&qbuf=2500


BC campgrounds, fee, non fee, private and national parks
This is google based, it allows you to select campground type and then scroll/zoom to area of interest. We found this one worked well when used with the BC sites and trails link.

http://www.campingrvbc.com/camping/

Alberta
Similar to above but you have to click on each push pin to determine what type of campground it is after selecting camping from the menu on the left.

http://www.albertaparks.ca/albertapa...nd-a-park.aspx new link

Yukon

This one gives current status and a pdf map. It was a little harder to use. I used the map and Google Earth for a better idea of where a given campground was located

http://www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.c...ampgrounds.php
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:27 PM
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Looks like a handy list -- put it in my scrapbook

Thanks!

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:31 AM
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Thanks. Those are good links to have.

For US government sites, you can also go to recreation.gov, go to the camping section, and do a campground search. If you click on "Facility with ..." you can then select which agency to search. There are other options too. I've had pretty good luck with it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:38 PM
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At least for California, I use Google Earth.

But you have to enable it. By default it is off.

I like seeing campground locations on a map, especially when it is a forest service campground down a dirt road.

Also nice to know where the nearest gas station, store, restaurant and medical facilities are.

Google Earth is a good friend.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:43 PM
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One of my favorite sites is www.rvparkreviews.com. Fairly comprehensive list of campgrounds by state as well as reviews by normal camping folks.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:19 PM
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Default TVA link

TVA runs 80 campgrounds: here is their link:

http://www.tva.gov/river/recreation/camping.htm

They also have an interactive map but I found you really had to zoom in to pick up icons.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:05 AM
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Here is another link:
http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/
Requires knowing the name of the campground, Lat/Lon is NAD83 instead of the more familiar WGS 84. Most of the time it won't make a difference other than error will be greater the +/- 3 meters
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:54 AM
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Where is the link to Walmart parking lots???
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:18 AM
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Where is the link to Walmart parking lots???
We don't do parking lots
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:04 AM
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http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...arking%20List/

I have more links for other places to stay. May need to join the group(s) to access the files.
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