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    Sticky: Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

    Utah's Mighty Five National Parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion)
    Note: No doubt about it, these 5 deserve their own post in this thread!

    Arches National Park (UT)...
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    Sticky: Rocky Mountain National Parks

    Rocky Mountain National Parks (Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier)

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison (CO)
    Note: Three...
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    There are a few good things between Chicago and...

    There are a few good things between Chicago and Toronto, depending of course on your interests. In Ohio, there is the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. There's also drives along some of the...
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    OK, there are two ways to go from Moab to Bryce. ...

    OK, there are two ways to go from Moab to Bryce. First takes you back up to I-70 on US-191, go west on the 70, then drop down to Hanksville on UT-24. Then head west to Torrey.

    The other...
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    Sticky: Great Lakes, Midwest and Great Plains States National Parks

    Great Lakes National Parks: Indiana Dunes, Isle Royale, Voyageurs

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN
    Note: The National Park has a small campground, but it is not anywhere near the beach. You...
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    Sticky: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast National Parks

    NORTHEAST: Acadia

    Acadia National Park (Maine)
    Lemoine State Park


    Mid-Atlantic National Parks: Congaree, Shenandoah

    Congaree National Park (SC)
    Note: Both the national park website, as...
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    Sticky: Camping In/Near US National Parks

    No doubt about it, camping in some of the US national parks is some of the best camping anywhere. But yet, it can be very frustrating! Some campgrounds within the parks are only first-come,...
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    Hi, welcome to RTA! St Louis to Lansing is...

    Hi, welcome to RTA!

    St Louis to Lansing is about 500 miles via Indianapolis. That would be doable in one day, and yes, I'd go through Indianapolis instead of Chicago. Traffic any day of the week...
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    Sticky: I-70 West to East

    Public campgrounds near I-70:
    (within 20 miles, unless otherwise noted. Includes state and national parks, state and national forests)

    UT

    Goblin Valley State Park (about 30 miles from I-70,...
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    That happened to us, once. We were trying to get...

    That happened to us, once. We were trying to get a room in Redding, CA. Tried several places before we found one. This was years ago. We also got locked out of using hotel discount coupons more than...
  11. Sticky: MA/VT/NH: Connecticut River Scenic Byway

    The Connecticut River Byway, which runs 490 miles from South Hadley, MA to the NH/Quebec border, follows the river. In the fall, it passes through some lovely places to go “Leaf Peeping”. There are...
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    Sticky: Index for the Hawaiian Camping Guidea

    HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CAMPING threads

    Big Island - Hawaii

    Kauai

    Maui

    Oahu
  13. Sticky: UT: Bicentennial Highway (UT-95)

    The Bicentennial Highway, which is UT-95 between Hanksville and Blanding, is a beautiful way to connect a trip from Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Park, with Canyonlands and Arches NP....
  14. Sticky: OH, WV, IN, IL: Ohio River Scenic Byway

    The Ohio River Scenic Byway is a 950 mile long drive that begins in East Liverpool, OH (on OH-7) and ends in Cairo, IL. Along the way are a number of public campgrounds and any number of private RV...
  15. Sticky: Ohio: Amish Country Scenic Byway

    Poking around the Amish Country of Ohio, you might come across the Amish Country Scenic Byway and some of its off-shoots. Leaving from Loudonville, for instance, you'll head towards Millersburg on...
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    If you're coming down AZ-77, you can take a 9...

    If you're coming down AZ-77, you can take a 9 mile detour up AZ-177 at Winkelman, to check out the open pit copper mines at Kearny, now known as the ASARCO Ray Mine. At one time, it was one of...
  17. Sticky: Idaho/Washington: Selkirk Loop

    The Selkirk All-American Byway, which runs from the Canada/USA border at Porthill (BC/ID) around to the Canadian border in WA state, is beautiful and worth spending a couple of days on if you're in...
  18. Sticky: Historical Selma to Montgomery Highway, Alabama

    Though only 50 miles long, and could be seen in about 2 hours, the Selma to Montgomery March By Way, an All-American Byway, is historical. Back in 1965, it was the setting for one of the most famous...
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    To add to KeithG's post....the turn-off to Dead...

    To add to KeithG's post....the turn-off to Dead Horse Point State Park is just before the entrance point to Canyonlands' Islands in the Sky area, so it's not much out of the way. The part of...
  20. Whatever highway you choose to come in to Ventura...

    Whatever highway you choose to come in to Ventura on ... major fire in the area is now 70% contained....you will probably see the aftermath. Devastated area!


    Donna
  21. Sticky: Great Circle Tour: North Along Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario

    Once you have reached Sault Ste Marie, you will be going along the north edge of Lake Huron.

    ON:

    Killarney Provincial Park, Georgian Bay, Killarney

    Grundy Lake Provincial Park

    Sturgeon...
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    GLC is correct, North Rim won't open until May. ...

    GLC is correct, North Rim won't open until May.

    The other thing that crosses my mind -- camper vans and RV's aren't really well-insulated for a trip of this type. Also, you may find that a lot of...
  23. Try this post for I-80 camping spots....

    Try this post for I-80 camping spots.

    I-80 doesn't have national parks along its route, at least none with camping. Cuyahoga Valley NP is close to 80 in Ohio, but has no camping. About the...
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    OK, that makes more sense then. Monticello...

    OK, that makes more sense then.

    Monticello has a lovely, budget-friendly motel called Inn at the Canyons. It has an indoor pool. The room we had was spacious, with both a fridge and a microwave,...
  25. Hi, welcome to RTA! I'd love to direct you to...

    Hi, welcome to RTA!

    I'd love to direct you to our forum that is called Camping Road Trips. In this forum, you can find public campgrounds listed -- state and national forests, state and national...
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