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Old 06-30-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Links to find campgrounds.

Here is a list of links I started on another web site.

When we started planning our Alaska trip one of the things we wanted to do was keep camping costs down. To do this I set up a series of bookmarks to get to various camping sources. Here is the list we used.

US recreation links

US forest service state list
Choosing a state brings up the USFS page for that state with a list of national forests or grasslands

http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/map/state_list.shtml

Corp of Engineers
Interactive map that will show campground locations by clicking on a state and then a web page for the campground of your choice

NRM Corps Lakes

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
A little harder to use but similar to Corp of Engineers. This is by state and then district

BLM - The Bureau of Land Management

US Fish and Wildlife service

http://www.fws.gov/offices/
Click on a state and bore in. Hard to locate CG's but usually they are free.

http://www.usbr.gov/recreation/map.html
Bureau of Reclamation's Recreation
Interactive map, click an icon brings up site details.
This requires a little more boring in but will eventually get you to a
CG web page


US National Park Service

http://www.nps.gov/index.htm


Canadian recreation links

National parks

Parks Canada - National Parks of Canada - National Parks of Canada

British Columbia free campgrounds

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/
interactive map:
http://webmaps.gov.bc.ca/imf5/imf.js...true&qbuf=2500


BC campgrounds, fee, non fee, private and national parks
This is google based, it allows you to select campground type and then scroll/zoom to area of interest. We found this one worked well when used with the BC sites and trails link.

http://www.campingrvbc.com/camping/

Alberta
Similar to above but you have to click on each push pin to determine what type of campground it is after selecting camping from the menu on the left.

http://www.albertaparks.ca/albertapa...nd-a-park.aspx new link

Yukon

This one gives current status and a pdf map. It was a little harder to use. I used the map and Google Earth for a better idea of where a given campground was located

http://www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.c...ampgrounds.php




This one kind of combines the above you can sort several ways and they have an app also:

http://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds/


Each state also has their own web site.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:24 PM   #2
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There is also the very excellent: RV Park Reviews site.

Michigan State parks can be found Here (Reservations)

Note the similarity of the Michigan State park reservation system to Ontario Parks Reservations (Michigan recently switched to the same company--and caught some flak for it because it isn't a US company LOL).
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:16 PM   #3
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The ACOE link in my first post is no longer valid and I have been unable to find what replaced it.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:42 AM   #4
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Here is the new ACOE link https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm

Note: Fire Fox doesn't like their security certificate and I had to make an over ride for it to work.
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If you are going to Alaska and/or northwest Canada, you have to buy a copy of Milepost. With the paper copy your get a web copy too. It has every establishment on every road and every road condition mile by mile thru NW Canada to Alaska. It is updated every year and has everything you need to plan and take your trip. You will miss a lot if you do not have a copy with you. They don't publish the new one until about 1 March, I believe.

Allstays is a great app for campgrounds. If has about every campground you would want to stay at and is easy to use with a map interface.

In NW Canada and a good part of Alaska, however, cell phone coverage is spotty at best and we found we used the paper copy of Milepost more often than not.
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When we traveled to Alaska we used the Mile Post. Also most visitor centers in Canada had free WIFI along with updates on the next section of highway you might travel.
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True. The Canadian visitor centers are excellent and everyone along the way is more than willing to help or give advice. The provincial parks are also excellent and some of the most beautiful campgrounds we stayed in.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:53 PM   #8
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Thumbs down New BLM site.

The new BLM site update is a real piece of work to find anything. The map to find by state is gone and searches are difficult unless you know the CG name.
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