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View Poll Results: Ammenity Value in PRIVATE parks ~ Whats important to you?
Must have body of water onsite or within walking distance (Beach, Lake, River) Nearby 9 15.52%
Vegitation (Trees etc) 8 13.79%
Rugged Area (Mountains, Desert, Cliffs) 0 0%
Nearby Hiking 1 1.72%
Nearby Other Sports (Boating, Hunting, Fishing, ATV, Biking) 0 0%
Farming, Ranching area 0 0%
Close to Urban Ammenities (Shopping etc) 0 0%
Remote area (Nothing available .. don't forget ciggies or beer&#33 6 10.34%
Proximity to Highways or Interstates 1 1.72%
Security 2 3.45%
Owner/Host Presence/visibility/Policing. 3 5.17%
Cleanliness 14 24.14%
General LOCATION, proximity to planned agenda (What ever that may be&#33 13 22.41%
Lack of Full-timers! 1 1.72%
Proximity to good Okra eatin! 0 0%
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:50 AM   #29
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The "Supersite" posts have spawned this poll.
I have been interested in this aspect of travel for a while. I have been trying to determine some way of interpreting "ratings" of various types when reading about campgrounds - usually with little success. I hope your poll gets sufficient response that the results can be published and make a difference in the future.

We tend to tent or "dry" trailer camp - occasionally with electric hookup. The MOST important thing to us in a campground is clean, comfortable washroom and shower facilities. Using facilities that are damp, not too clean, "slimy-floored" with wet counters and no shelves for "stuff" while washing up or hooks for clothing/towels - etc etc etc - is the biggest turn-off in the world. There are VERY few outfits that have taken the time and trouble to provide decent facilities - I even wonder if those who design&build these seasonal facilities ever try to use them.

As for the rest, not being crammed together like a bus at rush-hour, maintained grounds and a friendly atmosphere make a stay worth the trip.

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Old 08-16-2007, 11:18 PM   #30
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Here is a link to a poll done by RVERS online

It is interesting to see how much we have in common with the Big Boys (Which is where most of these answers came from) but it is even more interesting to note how DIFFERENT we are with our smaller rigs... or, at least the attitude we have with them.

WE have a tendency to "Camp" for the camping, and not the amenities, where the big guys are mostly the opposite when it comes to choosing a space.

We both seem to be the same if it's just for an overnite.

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Old 08-17-2007, 09:36 AM   #31
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Privacy and natural surroundings are our biggest criteria, so as a rule we avoid private campgrounds. As you all know, being sandwiched between larger RVs can be annoying. Yet we've stayed in State and Federal Parks where, due to the layout, we had no privacy, little in the way of natural surroundings, and were situated between monster RVs. We'd go for a walk and could hardly find our Burro! Generally DNR or other less devloped campgrounds suit our purposes, but as many have stated, when in route compromises are made.
Having said that, we had to stay in Great Falls MO in 98 to receive an award for my ailing Dad from the Lewis & Clark Trail Hertiage Foundation. We stayed in a small, lovely, quiet, treed private campground just out of town. Not much visual privacy, but felt private and serene, a green oasis to return to each HOT day we were in GF. So some private campground owners know how to do it right.

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