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  • Jstpeg & Bruce
    Jstpeg & Bruce : When is the best time to make plans for a trip to Alaska? Do we need to make reservations a year in advance like in Florida or are they easier to get? We will probably be leaving from Kansas.
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      xctraveler We spent 11 months running down the East coast to FL then across the South to LA then up the left coast into Canada and on up through Whitehorse to Dawson City and over the TOTW (Top of the World) Highway (nice name for 150 miles of dirt).Then every mmile...  more
      • January 31
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    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Birdie I would say if you want to stay at the top campground within Denali NP you should make your reservation as far ahead as you can. Many people enjoy staying there and it is mostly full. Check out the camping amenities so you go in ready. We only stayed 3 ni...  more
      • February 1
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    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      xctraveler As I remember, the furthest in campground in Denali is on a lottery and once you get in to the campground you are required to not move your vehicles at all for the 3 day stay. The shuttle stops there and you get passes good for the duration of your stay o...  more
      • February 3
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Hank & Shirleen It wasn’t on a lottery in 2016 and we have heard no changes.  The Campground is Teklanika and is about 30 miles in. They stop you at about 15 miles in unless you have the campground reservations.  The only lottery we have heard about Is to be ab...  more
      • February 3
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    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Birdie It wasn’t on lottery when I went. It was reservation only. But if someone cancelled or was a no show you might get that spot. The shuttle was the best way to travel and see stuff. There were lots of hikers in most of the park. As the stupid folks did stup...  more
      • February 3
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  • Whinot
    Whinot: Escapees sponsored a HOP to the Stampeded a few years ago and we all stayed at a park in Cochrane. It offered good amenities and access to the riverfront trail.
  • Ruth & Roger
    Ruth & Roger: We are planning to go to the Calgary Stampede in 2019. Any suggestions on campgrounds in the area?
    • Ruth & Roger
      Dick Kashdin Check with Fantasy Tours or Adventure Caravans and see what Campgrounds they use.  We were at the Stampede in 2009 with Adventure when we went to Alaska but can not remember the name of the Campground.  I do remember it was not east gett...  more
      • January 30
    • Ruth & Roger
      Merlin & Suki Billings In the summer of 2017 I toured Alberta with a SMART (Special Military Active Recreational Travelers) caravan and we spent a week in Calgary.  We went to the stampede twice and had a great time touring various attractions in the Calgary area.&...  more
      • January 30
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    • Ruth & Roger
      Ruth & Roger Thank you both.
      • January 30
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  • Curtis
    Curtis: Anyone have any good tips for these folks?
  • Jim -&karen collins
    Jim -&karen collins : Stick to the southern route, I-10 til you get to 17 north out of Jacksonville then head north along the coastal routes, 17- 13 , then it depends on where you want to go in New York, that way you will avoid the mountains and snow
  • TJAK
    TJAK : Has anyone ever been to Golden, Co. We would like an RV park recommendation if you are familiar with the area. It will be late September. Thanks!
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    • TJAK
      George & Josie We love Clear
      Creek RV Park. Its small, on the bank of the creek, short walk from town and operated by the City of Golden.

      https://www.cityofgolden.net/play/recreation-attractions/clear-creek-rv-park/
      • January 13
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    • TJAK
      COmedlin (Steve & Karen) There is also a nice state park, Golden Gate Canyon, but they only have electric hookups and you cannot make reservations until 6 months prior to your arrival date. 
      • January 13
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    • TJAK
      TJAK Thanks I actually was looking at that one.
      • January 13
    • TJAK
      SouthParkSteve I will second the vote for Clear Creek, although it IS in a very busy town park.
      • January 13
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  • Olga & Mike Yevich
    Olga & Mike Yevich: Heading east to NY from Phoenix soon in our 36' Allegro with toad and want to avoid the steep incline of 17 North to catch I40 in Flagstaff. Other than I10 east to I25 north to I40, does anyone have a recommendation (hopefully this route is less "ste...  more
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    • Olga & Mike Yevich
      Ray Zimmermann I always take Highway 87 through Payson and then 260 and 177 to hit I-40 at Holbrook. There are some steep grades on 87 but overall distance is shorter. And again, check the weather before you go. Other than that I think your only other option is I-10 to I-25.
      • January 13
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    • Olga & Mike Yevich
      Olga & Mike Yevich Thanks, Ray!
      • January 13
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    • Olga & Mike Yevich
      Gone_Feral I don't know why anyone would want to travel east on 40 this time of year. It's a dangerous route through brutal winter terrain. Go south and you will miss all of that.
      • January 13
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    • Olga & Mike Yevich
      xctraveler Campgrounds in the Northeast don't even start opening until mid April. There are some "all weather" campgrounds, but very few. Be aware that snow and freezing weather are possible through March and into April on I 40 through OK and on to NY. We ...  more
      • January 13
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    • Olga & Mike Yevich
      Lynda & Mike Micikas not to bad, other the drop down to i think snake river than back up, only about 5 miles
      • January 26
  • Janet Schoultz
    Janet Schoultz: We want to go to Yosemite national park heading up through Arizona, can anyone recommend a route and a campground for a 40 ft class A in or near the park? TIA
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    • Janet Schoultz
      Jim -&karen collins Where are you leaving from?
      • January 4
    • Janet Schoultz
      Jim & Nancy M We spent a week at the beginning of November exploring Yosemite NP. We used the High Sierra RV Park as a base only about 15 miles from the southern entrance of the park in Oakhurst, CA just off route 41. The town is large enough to offer a few good restau...  more
      • January 4
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    • Janet Schoultz
      Guy & Karen Dana In the park, upper pines is the only campground open in the winter that can accomodate 40ft. They say a max of 35 depending on the site, but over Thanksgiving, our 40ft Tiffin fit just fine and that is what the web site says as well, if you can park total...  more
      • January 4
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    • Janet Schoultz
      Jim & Nancy M Here is a photo of our site at High Sierra:
      • January 4
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    • Janet Schoultz
      Janet Schoultz Pecos Tx but may stop at Vegas on way
      • January 6
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