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Parks and Campgrounds
 

National Park
Service
This link takes you to the National Park Service on the net.  When you get there click on Visit Your Parks for information on our National Parks.  Here you'll also find information on The various park   Passes, such as the Annual Pass for younger people, the Senior Pass for those over the age of 62 and the Access Pass for those on disability.  The Senior or Access Passes can save you 50% on camping fees in National Campgrounds.  You can now make Reservations at National Park Campgrounds.
National
Recreational
Campground
Guide
The NRRS (National Recreation Reservation Service) is a one-stop reservation service for the the USDA Forest Service (which lets you search by State or by forest name), Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation outdoor recreation facilities and activities.  With over 45,000 reservable facilities at over 1,700 locations, the NRRS is the largest outdoor recreation reservation service in the country.  Their Weather Page is excellent with 7 day forecasts and severe weather warnings.  They have links to the Scenic Byways site and the National Trail system site among other good links.
U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers
Recreation
Areas
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides over 30 percent of the recreational opportunities on Federal lands.  The Corps is the largest provider of water-based recreation, offering fishing, boating and camping.  Facilities are listed by region and state.  There are about 463 Corps of Engineers Lakes in the United States.  There are many different volunteer jobs such as, campground host, visitor center, fish and wildlife, many other volunteer positions.
American Park
Network
Click on the park of your choice.  There is much information on each park such as trails, sights to see, activities in the park, camping information, history of the park and weather in the park.
Wal-Mart Many campers traveling the interstates sometimes like to boondock overnight at a Wal-Mart.  This link gives you state-by-state listings of all Wal-Mart locations as of March 2012.  The list shows if they allow overnight parking or not.  If you select the map option, you can see which locations do not allow overnight parking.  There is also a list that identifies each non-parking location.

OK, so maybe you're not the back-to-basics kind of camper that likes State Parks, National Parks, National Forests and Corp of Engineer Parks.  Maybe you want a few more of the creature comforts like water, electricity, wi-fi and maybe even the occasional cable TV? ...then why not try one of the links below to find a campground a little more to your liking!

Woodalls Campground search... take your pick from over 14,000 commercially-owned and government-owned park listings from the  Woodall's Campground Directory. This powerful search engine will allow you to search on a variety of criteria to find the right campsite for you.
Trailer Life Click on a state on their map and get a listing of cities for that state, then click a city for nearby campgrounds.  Excellent site. 
RV Net Linx A listing of campgrounds by state.
Yahoo Park
Search
Yahoo Park Search lets you search by state for campgrounds.  Lots of good information on the campgrounds found but it only finds a limited number of campgrounds per state.
Go Camping America This site has a clickable map of North America and also a search engine to help you find a limited number of campgrounds.

KOA

If you're into paying for each person above 2 and don't mind a lot of add on charges, then search here for a KOA near you.  Pick a state to show campgrounds in that state.  Most locations have a wireless internet service.
Wi-Fi for RVers Now days most RV parks have Wi-Fi but this link has some additional locations listed by state - keep in mind that some listings may be seasonal. 

At Wireless Trips.com which was last updated in 2008 you can choose your location from the map and find some access in any state.

Free
Campgrounds
This site will help you find our favorite type of camping... FREE.  Check out their page of free Camping Opportunities with info on staying at Wal-Mart, Flying J and other Truck Stops, Camping World stores, Cracker Barrel stores, Kmart stores, Factory outlet stores, Shopping centers, Highway rest areas and Fraternal lodges. 

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Attractions and Things To Do

Wildernet Outdoor
Guide to Recreation
Search by state and pick from a long list of activities... everything imaginable from hiking , biking, fishing, viewing scenery to scenic drives. A very good site!

Hiking Trails

American Trails members are working to enhance and protect America's network of interconnected trails. We support local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether in backcountry, rural or urban areas.

Trails.com  provides a trail finder where you will find everything from easy day hikes to moderately strenuous hikes and extended overnight backpacking trips. Pick an outdoor activity and a state and find an extensive list of things to do. Everything from hiking or biking trails to scenic drives.

Gorp
Attractions
Find information here on:

Search by area, state or activity and get an extensive list of things to do.

Fodors Check out their page on National Parks or search by State for great travel guides. This is a very good site if you are looking for something to do. You can even search worldwide for travel guides.
Festival Finder Welcome to festivals.com! Your local event and world festival calendar of events! Find a music festival, film festival or even a jazz festival! This is the Internet's largest Festival and Event resource. Search to find events in your state or search by event.

This festing site may also be of help. Search by state or zip code for things in your area.

Festivalnet searches by state or zip code to find local events.

Roadside America Find unusual or odd attractions by clicking on the state of your choice.
State Tourism
Sites
Planning a vacation or a trip? Questions about where to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to do can all be answered by state/territorial tourism offices.  Just click on a state.
Covered
Bridges
Old Covered Bridges can be found by clicking on the state of your choice. Pick a bridge and get directions from your present location. Great site if you're into covered bridges.

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Scenic Drives or Picking a Route

National
Scenic
Byways
Very complete information on all of the scenic byways around the country.  You can click on a state to see what is in that area, including photos and descriptions of each byway. There are maps and directions for each byway.
Scenic
Drives

USA
America is linked by a vast network of nearly four million miles of roads. Most are not four lanes of concrete carrying fast-moving vehicles. They're roads that twist and turn, conforming to the path dictated by the river flowing alongside. They cut a path through canyons, dense forests, and mountains. They'll take you to fishing holes and small towns. They are roads that take you through the heart of America, the best she has to offer! Consider this your invitation to get off the fast lane and experience the America we're proud to call home. Discover some of America's Scenic Drives and Back Roads.
Best Scenic Drive Destinations Here you'll find a list which represents the top 20 scenic drives in North America.
Road
Trip
USA
This site describes driving tours along more than 30,000 miles of classic blacktop. Lively mile-by-mile descriptions celebrate oddities, local history, and apple-pie diners distributed across the country.

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Route Planning Sites and Maps

Bing Maps Find detailed maps and directions from Microsoft. Put in your start and end points then hit "go" to get directions for the shortest route. You can drag the route or the start and end points to change it to your exact needs.
Google Maps Click on "Get Directions" and enter your start and end points to get directions for your trip. Like Bing Maps,  You can drag the route or the start and end points to change it to your exact needs.
Map Quest Find detailed directions from point A to point B, find a map or plan a trip route. Not as user friendly as the Bing Maps.
Free Trip Planner Use this Trip Planner for free at Free Trip.Com... and get a Personalized Road Itinerary.
Trip Planner RV Trips Planner .....This easy-to-use RV Trip Planning System produces comprehensive itineraries with many unique features, such as facility locations, points of interest, and route preferences. 

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Clubs and Organizations

Escapees Escapees RV Club is dedicated to providing a total support network for RVers. This site has been created to provide you with an abundance of useful information, whether you are a full-timer, a part-timer, or simply dreaming of the day you can begin traveling.
Good Sam Join one million RVers who already enjoy all of the great benefits, money saving discounts and good times that come with membership in the Good Sam Club.
RV Owners
Clubs

rvnetlinx.com has an extensive list of Organizations and clubs that cater to owners of particular RVs.

RV Club Directory also has links to over 120 RV clubs of all kinds.

RV Owners Clubs and Associations also has a list of Organizations and clubs that cater to owners of particular makes of RVs.

RV USA, com has a long list of RV clubs.

Pilot / Flying J
RV Club
As a member of this rewarding club, you will receive a 3 per gallon discount on diesel fuel and 2 per gallon gasoline discount, plus a 10 per gallon discount on propane, as well as other discounts on select Pilot / Flying J products/services.

Check out their Fuel Prices.

Family
Campers
and RVers
Known as the "Friendliest People in the World", FCRV is an organization dedicated to camping fellowships, the preservation of our international heritage, and the strengthening of family bonds through shared activities in the out-of-doors!

They have some pretty good RV links.

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Miscellaneous Links

Beginners
RVing
Guide
RVers.Com has this beginners guide to RVing. Here is an Index of articles that can be very helpful to people new to RVing or those thinking about getting into RVing.
Top 10 RV Tips This is a collection of RV tips and insights for the RVer. Here you will find RV advice and ideas on a variety of subjects related to your RV lifestyle. You can also find tips for RV buying here. And if you are considering full-timing, read this first.
RV Towing Tips Lots of tips at this site. Also, Towing World has some very help articles on the art of towing. eTrailer.com provides some helpful diagrams and useful information on towing.
Trip Journals If you are interested in reading about the adventures of other travelers, this site has a bunch for you to enjoy.
RV Resources "The RV world at your fingertips"
State RV
Limitations
We Camp 2 dot com has the State RV and Motorhome size limits.
Find an RV
Manufacturer
RVIA (Recreation Vehicle Industry Association) represents the manufacturers of 95% of all RVs made in the U.S. -- motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, folding camping trailers and truck campers. Search by company name or type of vehicle. Or check out the quite extensive list of RV Manufacturers at RV Net Linx.
RV Dealer
Locator
Try RV Net Linx for a state by state dealer listing also.  Also check out the Dealer Locator at RVusa website that will search within a given radius of any zip code.
Road
Conditions
National Traffic and Road Closure Information. Local Department of Transportation would be the best source for a state road conditions or rest area information. This site has all 50 states linked to their local DOT pages, where you can get a detailed map of road constructions and other travel information necessary to get around the state.
Canadian
Road
Conditions

Highway Conditions dot com provides easy access to travel and traveler information including road conditions, freeway conditions, highway conditions, ferries, traffic, transit, and weather across Canada, in English and French.  Looking for a hotel or motel?  Are the road conditions difficult, or is it time to take a rest?  Conveniently make hotel reservations along the way.

RV Dump Station
Locator
It's not something any RVer enjoys doing but it is something that must be done. Eventually the holding tanks must be emptied. To find the location of dump stations across America, begin by selecting a state on a map or from a list.
RV Shows Find an upcoming RV show and get information about it at the RVIA website.  You can also check for upcoming RV shows at the RVusa website.
Trailer Life They not only have a campground search engine in the lower right corner of this page, but they also cover Trailer Life magazine and have recent articles available to read. Lots of good links and info on this page, like vehicle tow ratings and such... check it out.
RV
Net Linx
An excellent source of RV information and web links for the RV lifestyle. If it's RV related, they probably have some  information on it at this site.
Flying J The fastest growing network of quality interstate service with 129 locations and growing. Check out their Map for locations and check out their Fuel prices for reasonable prices on fuel. Check out their new Wireless Internet Connections.
We Camp
2.Com
Lots of links here to pick from. Well done page with slide shows, transitions and everything... may be slow on anything other than high speed connections?
About.Com
Camping Links
There are a long list of camping links here.
RV.NET Welcome to RV.NET, the ultimate network of RV sites dedicated to serving enthusiasts of the open road. Their family of websites offers the most comprehensive information on RV clubs, products, publications, resources and services -- all through a convenient, easy-to-use network.
RVer
Search.Com
Lots of links to RV related information but kind of slow loading pages.

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10/18/2016