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This group is for anyone who enjoys our national parks and wants to share their experiences with others. 

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  • Helmut and Peggy Albrecht
    Helmut and Peggy Albrecht:
    Had a long conversation with a Park Ranger from Big Bend NP. It looks as if we will be resident volunteers at the Chisos Basin camp from May - July of next year. Any experience with this location? Thank you in advance !
    • 2 hours ago
    • · via iPhone App
  • Randy & Mary
    Randy & Mary :
    We are heading to Camp Verde AZ from Lubbock TX on Tuesday. Thinking about driving through the Petrified Forest National Park on the way. My question is ..... Is the drive through the park feasible with a 36 ft 5th wheel towed by a Freightliner M2, 4 do...  more
    • July 15
    • · via iPad App
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 1 other like this.
    • Randy & Mary
      Jim&PattyE We were there recently. I think there is space for you if it’s not busy. I saw RVs but not many. It’s a great drive.
    • Randy & Mary
      Paul and Linda Ann Take it slow, it’s a beautiful drive, but lots of bumps. 
  • LarandSus
    LarandSus :
    We will be heading to Spokane from Devils Tower in our 38' DP with a tow. I want to go thru Coeur d'Alene, ID. I just can't decide on a route
    It looks like at least 3 options for driving West thru MT. I'm figuring we'll need to make at least 3 stops cros...  more
    • July 15
    • · via Android App
    • Terry & Diane and 1 other like this.
    • LarandSus
      Terry & Diane We like going on rt.2 lots to see and it gets you to your. destination
    • LarandSus
      Jim&PattyE I was planning on taking highway 2 from glacier National Park before medical issues changed my plans,
      • July 15
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    • LarandSus
      Jeanne Elliott North of Coeur d'Alene is Farragut State Park and Missoula MT is an easy haul to Glacier if you choose and are feeling better.
    • LarandSus
      LarandSus Thanks. I have plotted a route on hwy 2 in RV Trip Wizard. Lots of campgrounds on the route. The key is going to be whether or not they have space for us. Hide 2 Replies
      • LarandSus
        Jim&PattyE Call ahead starting with the furthest point you can make in one day.
        • 7 hours ago
      • LarandSus
        LarandSus That's a good idea. Normally I just start with first choice.
        • 5 hours ago
  • Debbie and Larry
    Debbie and Larry :
    Spent time in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge today. It was a beautiful day.
    • July 13
  • Jay & Robin Gribbin
    Jay & Robin Gribbin:
    Making Memories 1 Day at a Time has finally got internet and our next video on Luray, Virginia is up at www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz_f26lK2wc&feature=youtu.be
    Shenandoah National Park was fantastic!
    Don't forget to like and subscribe so you don't mi...  more
    • July 12
  • Gail and Brett
    Gail and Brett:
    We will be leaving south Texas April 1 and want to spend time exploring the National Parks out west most of next summer.
    Hopefully behind the snow line,
    Any ideas or tips will be appreciated.
    38 foot class A with tow.
    • July 11
    • · via iPhone App
    • Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) and 1 other like this.
    • Gail and Brett
      Judy&Rick We have a 38 foot with a tow also. Very hard to get into many National Parks over 35”. We enjoyed Colter Bay in the Tetons. Yellowstone only has a few so you must book the day they come available. We stayed in Coram MT for Glacier with mixed reviews. Exp...  more
    • Gail and Brett
      Andrea Folda We stayed in Flagg Ranch, full hook up between the Tetons and Yellowstone! Very nice, but longer drives with the toad!
    • Gail and Brett
      Charlene and Steve We stayed in West Yellowstone at Grizzly for 5 nights and did the upper and lower loops of Yellowstone and also did the Tetons.  We are not big hikers and we take are dogs with us everywhere, but we would just pack lunch and hit the road for the day,...  more
      • July 12
    • Gail and Brett
      Mike and Gail In 2016 we started from home in South Texas and did 34 national parks. This was our route.
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      • Gail and Brett
        LarandSus Curious, what mapping tool did you use.
        • July 12
      • Gail and Brett
        Mike and Gail Google Earth on the laptop, then copied the coordinates of each stop onto our RV GPS.
      • Gail and Brett
        DB&GG May I ask how long were you guys gone and how many miles you totaled?
        • July 15
      • Gail and Brett
        Mike and Gail It was a five month drive
    • Gail and Brett
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) We travel in a 40’ bus and tow an SUV.  We stayed at a small motel / RV park in Wapiti, Wyoming and drove in to Yellowstone and from there to Grand Tetons in the car.  Wapiti is ~1/2 way between Cody and the East Entrance to YNP, but there were ...  more
      • July 14
  • Jerry & Lillian
    Jerry & Lillian:
    If you're interested in finding some great info about the Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Cherokee, N.C areas, there's a Facebook group I manage with over 45,000 members who post their advice and suggestions.

    It's a great ...  more
    Having Fun in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and surrounding towns in the Smokys Public Group | Facebook
    • July 11
  • Mnni Coopers
    Mnni Coopers:
    OMG whoever recomended the just ahead app for the National Parks I want to thank you. We've used it for the badlands, black hills, an Yellowstone. Well worth the small cost. It guided us to some amazing places we would not have seen otherwise.
    • July 10
    • · via Android App
    • Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) and 4 others like this.
    • Mnni Coopers
      Judy&Rick You are welcome! It is awesome right! We looked for your mini at Yellowstone Grizzly. We have one too. We love the app. Just wish it had all the parks! Just did Glacier without the app. Hide 3 Replies
      • Mnni Coopers
        Lynne and Rick I can’t find the Just ahead app for national parks
        • July 13
      • Mnni Coopers
        Mnni Coopers I got it in the Google store
      • Mnni Coopers
        LarandSus The Play Store doesn't indicate it's for NPs but the guides are available to download thru the app.
        • July 14
    • Mnni Coopers
      Judy&Rick Just Ahead:Audio Travel Guides by Just Ahead https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/just-ahead-audio-travel-guides/id814596586?mt=8
      • July 13
    • Mnni Coopers
      Judy&Rick That is for Apple
      • July 13
  • c&dyaker
    c&dyaker :
    testing the waters inmore waysthen one at Gros Morne NP Canada a World Heritage Site
    • July 9
    • · via iPhone App
    • JerseyGirl and 8 others like this.
    • c&dyaker
      Benji What a great moment!
  • Mnni Coopers
    Mnni Coopers:
    Heading to devils tower NP tomorrow and wondering what else would be good to see near there.
    • July 5
    • · via Android App
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 1 other like this.
    • Mnni Coopers
      Hank & Shirleen Mini Coopers, on your way to Devils Tower National Monument, you can stop in the town of Sundance for lunch and sit on an bench with the Sundance Kid.  Hide 1 Reply
    • Mnni Coopers
      Steve & Diane Consider stopping by Belle Fourche, SD... the geographic center of the United States. Hide 1 Reply
      • Mnni Coopers
        Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) Yes, we have done this too.  Again, an interesting place to stop and worth the visit.  The actual geographic center is a few miles away on private property, but the park/monument is nicely done and was worth the visit.  If you get as far as...  more
    • Mnni Coopers
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) Noticed on the map that you will also be close to Keyhole SP and Reservoir.  Never been there, so no idea if it is worth a visit.
    • Mnni Coopers
      Mnni Coopers Actually staying in spearfish koa, so thanks for the heads up Hide 1 Reply
    • Mnni Coopers
      Andy & Maureen T #1. Hewlett. The other sturgis.
      #2. Lots of the open areas have small plaques noting where movies were filmed (look close for them).