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Old 06-20-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Best RV club for low cost camping and where do I find a local camping club?

It has been years since I owned a RV so I am trying to recall as much as I can now. Can someone tell me which RV club to join to get better camping rates? I already have the Good Sams but it only pays for the taxes on a camp site. I would like to do a whole lot of weekend camping but the Florida State Parks are booked 2 months in advance around here and the private camp grounds are very pricey.
Also is there a web site that shows any local clubs in my area?
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hey ShawnKK,
www.freecampsites.net might be what you're looking for.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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If you, or someone in your camping party, are age 62 or older, your National Parks Senior Pass ($10 for a lifetime pass) entitles you to half off camping fees in the National Parks, and discounts in many Forest Lands (BLM - Bureau of Land Management) and State Parks.
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We belong to the Good Sam club and KOA. Some of the other so called clubs only have good pricing during the year when no one camps. Just B careful and do the research B 4 you join.
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We belong to passport america and it usually pays for it self yhe first week.

The best deal is the golden eagle for seniors. Ypu can also get a similar carf from Maryland for senior half price camping.

In Newfoundland we get 35% off as a senior discount. This means $14 a night with electricity, less without. NL provincial parks are beautiful.
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In Ontario Provincial Parks, there is also a senior discount and an even better discount if you have a 'disabled' parking sticker.
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The Federal Interagency Pass is the best deal going. If you're over 62 it's a one time fee of $10.00 which gives you access to National Parks, and 50% off most federal campgrounds, including National Parks, BLM, Corps of Engineers, TVA, and National Forest campgrounds. If under 62 you buy an annual pass for $80.00 mostly does the same thing.

An example of costs. I have the Golden Age Passport, which is older version of Interagency Senior Pass. We travel in the winter for 3 to 4 months, average camping fee, less than $10.00 per night, and no entrance fees into the national parks. Summer you'll find us at National Forest Campgrounds, with the same average of less than $10.00 per night.

I don't have any of the RV Resort camping memberships. I don't think any of them come close to the federal pass deals.
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Best RV club for low cost camping and where do I find a local camping club?

We're not yet eligible for the Senior Pass. We have Passport America and its worked out pretty well, with an average cost per night at most member campgrounds of $15 or so with full hookups. When we want to get off the beaten path, BLM campgrounds are abundant and even cheaper, with no pass required.


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The Federal Interagency Pass is the best deal going........................................ If under 62 you buy an annual pass for $80.00 mostly does the same thing.
That is very interesting, I will have to check it out.
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That is very interesting, I will have to check it out.
Here ya go..

I don't see anything on this site about camping fees, so I could be wrong about that. However if you visit a number of National Parks it could be worth the cost.
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It looks like the annual pass doesn't cover any camping fees, according to this site.
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Unless something has changed in the last two years, the interagency pass gets you in free where an admission charge applies but doesn't reduce your camping fees.

Edit - Sorry Byron, I'm a slow typer.
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Unless something has changed in the last two years, the interagency pass gets you in free where an admission charge applies but doesn't reduce your camping fees.

Edit - Sorry Byron, I'm a slow typer.

No problem. The Senior Pass does reduce camping fees, as does the Access Pass. The Access Pass is for the disabled. The Annual Pass if for those that don't qualify for either of the other two.

The last few years (5) we've spent the winter in National Parks No entrance fees and camping either $5.00 per night or $6.00 per night. None of the places have full hookups. There's a reserved it campground in Death Valley that has a few full hookups and I think two commercial places with hookups. Lake Mead had several commercial places with full hookups, but also a large number of nonhookup that the pass works at. Organ Pipe Cactus doesn't ahve any spots with hookups, but the do have a farily large no generator area.

We also stay, summer time, in National Forest service campgrounds for 50% of standard camping fee. Usually that means less than $20 for standard fees and less than $10 for geezer fees.
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I've been getting camping for 50% off with the Interagency Pass, just made reservations at RMNP as well as Arches and got it.
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