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Old 06-27-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Blame it on the Canadians

Last week we went over to the Adirondacks for a couple of days. The state camp grounds appear to be divided into two bureaucracies; the DEC administers those inside the Adirondacks and Catskills, and the rest by the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation. In either case you pay a $2.75 registration fee to pay for their use of Reserve Americas software, even if you didn't use the reservation system. New this year is an additional $5.00 a night out of state fee. Twenty eight to $30 for the first night. When I asked the fellow in charge of the campground if he had had any complaints or seen a decrease in use he said " no, it's a lot more expensive to camp in Canada so the Canadians don't mind paying more". Hard to argue with that kind of logic! Raz
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Hi: P. Raz...Well this Canadian minds paying more... $49. inc. (online rez. fee and tax) a nite here in Ontario. That's why we spend so much time in N.Y. Heading for the Finger Lakes in two weeks. Watkins Glen St. Pk. and as many wineries as we can taste in 4 days!!!
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We found the campgrounds in Northern Ontario only half filled last summer and when we inquired as to the reason from some full timers they told us that the young families just can't afford to come any more. So sad that we can't afford to show our children our own world.
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The more people demand electricity, water and sewer connection in their "camp" site the higher the costs will be.
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The more people demand electricity, water and sewer connection in their "camp" site the higher the costs will be.
Thats the funny thing! On this side of Canada few if any camp sites have electricty or water yet we pay more. Here the extra money seems to be going to replacing the showers and washroom facilities in many of the parks in recent years - which is nice.

Suprised to read that the parks in Ontario where half empty last year - here that is not the case - full full full.
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Thats the funny thing! On this side of Canada few if any camp sites have electricty or water yet we pay more. Here the extra money seems to be going to replacing the showers and washroom facilities in many of the parks in recent years - which is nice.

Suprised to read that the parks in Ontario where half empty last year - here that is not the case - full full full.
Some of the Forest Service campgrounds went from $14 to $16 per night. Those don't have any hook-ups. campgrounds with hookups run from $20 to $40 per night, some higher.

We recently went to southern CA and across to TX and LA, 97 days on the road, average cost per night $7.50. More money for souvenirs and gas.
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Wow. I would like to know how you got by for $7.50 per. We stayed in Flags RV in Lodi Dec 31, paid $44 and discovered the next day (2011) the price was going up to $54!!
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Wow. I would like to know how you got by for $7.50 per. We stayed in Flags RV in Lodi Dec 31, paid $44 and discovered the next day (2011) the price was going up to $54!!
It's really not that hard. First off the "Golden Age Passport", now called "Senior Pass" allows free access to all US Government recreation areas including National Parks. It also give you a 50% discount at all Federal campgrounds. Most of those places the prices are less than $20.00 per night, some as low as $5.00 per night. Average around $14 to $15. The most expensive place we stayed was near New Orleans at $18.00. To offset that we slept in rest areas, Wal-Mart parking lots, and Truck stops a few nights. Those are $0 per night were just sleeping stops on our way to some place. We mostly stayed in National Parks or places run by the National Park system and avoid anyplace with RV in the name.
No hook-ups, no swimming pools, no recreation rooms, etc.
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Here in New Brunswick the Provincial Park rates are reasonable; $25 for unserviced and $28. semi serviced. The parks are great too. You're all welcome. Even the private campgrounds aren't very expensive.
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Here in New Brunswick the Provincial Park rates are reasonable; $25 for unserviced and $28. semi serviced. The parks are great too. You're all welcome. Even the private campgrounds aren't very expensive.
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Hi: Barrie Bochoff... I can second your vote for the N.B. P. Pks. Two years ago we paid $21. a nite for a beautiful site at New River Beach Prov. Pk. on the Bay of Fundy near Saint John. We really have to go back and spend more time...but gotta retire first!!!
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Hi: Byron Kinnaman... You're post reminded me of that song by Roger Miller...King of the road!!! "No phone no pool no pets...Aint got no cigarettes". Sounds kinda easy goin'.
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Here in New Brunswick the Provincial Park rates are reasonable; $25 for unserviced and $28. semi serviced. The parks are great too. You're all welcome. Even the private campgrounds aren't very expensive.
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I guess that's part of reason rates are so high, "reasonable" and $25+ in the same sentence.
Down here in the States many of us consider the old rates of $1 to $2 reasonable. Then along comes hookups and the rates soared. Now it's under $10 is reasonable above is just too high, at least as far as I'm concerned. If those rates quoted are true across most of Canada, if I come up there the visit will be short.
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He he, Canada sends us their trash (to Michigan landfill) and their excess water (North Dakota currently getting flooded), so it seems only right that they should send us some Canadian tourists to spend money here and help make up for it.
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