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Old 10-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #15
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At Yosemite, the valley campsites were paved. But when I went up the road (literally up, about 2500 feet in elevation) to the Bridalveil Creek CG, the sites there were dirt/grass. Variations in just one park.

Slightly tangential to this topic, but it got me reminiscing: back in the late '60s and early '70s we would load up the RV and head north of the Soo to Wawa, Ontario area for some fishing. I recall that on one of the first trips we stopped for the night at one of the provincial parks along Hwy 17. I guess the pit toilets' smell must not have been staying in the pits, because my dad would never ever stay at one of those provincial parks again; he'd gripe about the 'stinky campgrounds' every time we drove by one. We would always find some boondock spot instead. Today I feel it unfortunate that he wouldn't give them a second chance, because I prefer the rustic CGs nowadays and so I probably would have enjoyed staying in ON parks as a kid, too. Some of those boondock spots my dad found (like gravel pits) lacked charm... although we did sleep well.
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For years the counties in our area allowed free camping on county land with a permit . It sounds like those days are coming to an end . The counties are looking at a fee to obtain the permit .Part of the reason is to obtain revenue but the other part is due to the damage done by the public . Leaving trash, cutting down trees for firewood ,tearing up fire roads is often done by campers ,with no consideration of others .It seems sometimes we are our own worst enemy
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Wow,
Never been to a campsite with built in brick sheds.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:03 PM   #18
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A lot of Wisconsin SP' s date back to the FDR administration and were WPA projects . I often Thank GOD for the foresight of my Grandfather's generation.
A good point.

We don't live in Kansas and the FDR administration, WPA projects are long gone.

The evidence of FDR's smarts is enjoyed even today. We venture down to Letchworth SP and a number of other's where the results of his workers are still in place today. The stone work etc was made to last.
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In Ontario we have Parks Canada, Provincial Parks and Private.

Park Canada there are usually no hook up. There are some flush toilets and some valts. Usually a sink to wash your hands. Water taps are placed throught out the campground. Most time it is potable water. The roads in the camp sites are gravel but the main roads are paved.

The Provincial Parks have various level of comfort. There are electrical sites but no water hook ups. There are taps stratigicly places through out the camp sites for water. The main camp sites have comfort stations. Flush toilets, sinks and showers.msome even have washer and dryers. The Provincial Parks have dumping and filling stations. The roAds are gravel in the camp sites but the main ones are paved. Some of the campgrounds have Vaults that flush. A sink with running cold water. These are a big improvement from the years of out houses.
Provincial Parks are getting expensive. Book on line for an electrical site and it is almost $50/night.

Private usually have all the hook ups at your site. Hydro,water,sewer.
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Provincial Parks in Ontario are definitely getting too expensive. We rarely camp in Ontario any longer. What we have found is US National Forest sites are often on a par if not better than State Parks and considerably less expensive and rarely crowded. It's not uncommon to find electric, showers and dump stations.

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In Ontario we have Parks Canada, Provincial Parks and Private.
Provincial Parks are getting expensive. Book on line for an electrical site and it is almost $50/night.
Ontario Provincial parks may be expensive, Newfoundland's Provincial parks with electricity were $14. for seniors and $9 without electricity.
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On our list try. I've followed your travels and made notes. So far one of the best spots we learned from your travels was Craters of the Moon.

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For people not familiar.. Not in Newfoundland and Labrador but in Idaho


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For people not familiar.. Not in Newfoundland and Labrador but in Idaho
It is truly an amazing area. I am from the area and took my daughter out a couple of years ago to see that, Yellowstone, Cody WY, Jackson, etc.
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