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Old 10-13-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hide-A-Way Campsites, Howe's Cave, NY

For all the many years we've lived here, we've never visited on of the state's main physical features, namely Howe's Cavern, only an hour or less away. The planets aligned and we did a 3 day/2 night camping trip to go to Howe's Cavern.

The campground was clean, but mostly seasonal folks (i.e., big old trailers with decks), and wide open, trees around the edges. This is our camp...



Following are pics from our 90 minute underground tour of Howe's Cavern...













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Very cool Frank I love how caverns. To the fam there about 6 years ago its a great place. Did you go to the Indian caves also?
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Nah Jason, one attraction was enough for the weekend. I have trouble walking up and down steps and most slopes, so one experience a weekend is about it for me!

It was not what one would call "balmy" weather, but we did okay. We have a very small electric heater we bring with us when we can plug into shore power and it works great. We never used our propane tanks at all.

Have you done the Secret Caves? We heard that was different and interesting, but did not go. Maybe next year.

We had a good time though, and really needed the break.

Here's Gail and Buckley Saturday afternoon (we had a hard frost that morning):

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Old 10-13-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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We went there about 30 years ago. Thinking of taking the grandkids next year. Been to Carlsbad Cavern, Luray, and a little cave in Texas called Inner Space.
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Looks like you had fun! I did a private tour of Secret Cavern's a bunch of years ago.... Howe Cavern's 30 some years ago as a kid...need to take a trip up there. How was the campground?
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Campground was nothing to write home about Deryk. Place was clean, but the men's bath had a strange odor. Trees surrounded the grounds, but otherwise, just sites, and the majority seasonal. On the way home, we discussed our experiences with private sites and think we're going to focus on state or federal ones in the future.

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Looks like you had a good relaxing time, not to far from home. When we got our new scamp home from Mn. I was so relieved i just set it into the driveway and have not moved it yet. There is a lot to see in our area within a 2-4 hour drive. I intend to go on short trips the 1st year out, then go from there. Have fun, Carl
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So part of it was on a boat? That looks pretty neat. We like Caverns. I went to Mammoth Caves as a Boy Scout (long ago, I admit) and recently Marianna Caverns, Florida and Rickwood Caverns, Alabama. We have Cathedral Caverns, Alabama and Ruby Falls in Tennessee on the short/soon list.
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The cheese! What about the cheese? Never got on the boats, last time we were there, you could see the water coming up, they were getting ready to close off the whole cave.

We went to Gyokusendo Caves in Okinawa this year, one of my favorites, it's where they filmed "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" in 1974. No camping there, but they do have a performing Mongoose that I finally got to see.
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Frank.... No I have not done secret cave. I want to next Summer.


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Another great place to explore might be "Wind Cave" National Park just south of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. The complex is HUGE!!! Tours can be as short as 3 hours up to multi-day underground camping trips...Amazing place and not that well known. They have charted underground lakes in this complex series of inter-connecting caverns. It was discovered by an explorer trying to evade some unfriendly Indians in the 1800s. I discovered this gem in 1985 so my info is based on that visit. I found out about it when touring Mt Rushmore on a family camping trip that lasted 6 weeks. Only did the 3 hour tour.

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And Jewel Cave, not far from there. All of Black Hills is really neat.
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Nice pics. It looks cavernous!
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I've been to many caverns, and by far my favorite is the Caverns of Señora in Texas. A great tour by the owner, beautiful formations, and a small, inexpensive campground with electric & water at the site.

Some photos from my visit.
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