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    Public campgrounds near Interstate 90 (west to east). All campgrounds within 20 miles of the interstate, unless otherwise noted. This list is not intended to be inclusive. Other campgrounds may exist that I am unaware of.

    WA:

    Kachess Campground, Lolo National Forest, Easton
    Lake Easton State Park, Easton
    Wish Poosh Campground, Lakedale
    Note: Closed for the current season, but may reopen in future years.
    Riverside State Park, Spokane

    ID:

    Farragut State Park, Athol
    Note: About 25 miles north of the freeway.
    Mokins Bay, Hayden

    MT:

    Cabin City NF Campground, St Regis
    Quartz Flat NF Campground, Superior
    Slowey NF Campground, Superior
    Trout Creek NF Campground, Superior
    Note: About 2 miles of the 10 miles are on gravel roads, not suggested for RV's or vehicles hauling trailers.
    Placid Lake State Park, Seeley Lake
    Salmon Lake State Park, Seeley Lake
    Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, Whitehall
    Itch-Kep-Pe Park, Columbus

    WY:

    Circle Park, Buffalo
    Keyhole State Park, Moorcroft
    Bearlodge NF Campground, Aladdin

    SD:

    Rocky Point Recreation Area, Belle Fourche
    Custer State Park, Custer City
    40 miles from I-90, but a gorgeous drive.
    Badlands National Park, Interior
    Snake Creek Recreation Area, Platte
    Note: 35 miles from Kimball on the freeway.
    Walker's Point State Recreation Area, Colton
    Big Sioux State Recreation Area, Sioux Falls
    Lake Herman State Park, Madison
    Note: About 29 miles from the Humboldt exit on I-90.
    Palisades State Park, Corson

    MN:

    Blue Mounds State Park, Luverne
    Kilen Woods State Park, Lakefield
    Myre-Big Island State Park, Albert Lea
    Whitewater State Park, Altura
    Great River Bluffs State Park, Winona

    WI:

    Mirror Lake State Park, near Wisconsin Dells
    Rocky Arbor State Park, near Wisconsin Dells
    Lake Kegonsa State Park, McFarland

    IL:
    Note: I-90 through Illinois, Indiana, and some of Ohio is toll road. If needed, mileage is from the nearest exit from the toll road.

    Rock Cut State Park, Loves Cut

    IN:
    Note: I-90 joins/splits from I-80 at Portage for some of Indiana. See listings for I-80. They are not repeated.

    Indiana Dunes State Park
    Dunewood CG, Indiana Dunes National Park

    OH:
    I-90 and I-80 separate/join at exit 142 on the toll road.

    Geneva State Park, Geneva-on-the-Lake

    PA: Forget it. No camping within 40 miles!

    NY:
    I-90 through NY is toll road.

    Lake Erie State Park
    Evangola State Park, Irving
    Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center
    Cayuga Lake State Park, Seneca Falls
    Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville
    Thompson's Lake State Park, Altamont

    MA:

    October Mountain State Forest, Lee
    Wells State Park, Sturbridge

    And still, more to come.....lots of freeways in the US!

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-31-2020 at 09:12 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; updates to parks & links

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    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-31-2020 at 09:11 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; updated links

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    Public Campgrounds along I-25, south to north. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the freeway. It should be noted that this list is not all inclusive; there may be other campgrounds that are not listed because they're only known locally.

    NM:

    Organ-Mountains Desert-Peaks National Monument, Las Cruces (managed by BLM)
    Leasburg Dam State Park, Butterfield
    Percha Dam State Park, Caballo
    Caballo Lake State Park, Caballo
    Elephant Butte State Park, Truth-or-Consequences
    Hyde Memorial State Park, Santa Fe
    Villanueva State Park, Villanueva
    Storrie Lake State Park, near Las Vegas NM
    Sugarite Canyon State Park, Raton

    CO:
    Note: Many of Colorado's State Park campgrounds have gone to a “reservations only, no drop-ins” policy. Look online before you go!

    Trinidad Lake State Park, Trinidad
    Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg
    Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo
    Mueller State Park, Green Mountain Falls
    Note: 24 miles but about a half hour drive
    Chatfield State Park, Louviers
    Note: 19 miles but about a half hour drive
    St Vrain State Park, Firestone/Longmont
    Boyd Lake State Park, Loveland

    WY:

    Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne
    Guernsey State Park, Guernsey
    Note: 7 campgrounds but you may still need reservations.
    Glendo State Park, Glendo
    Circle Park, Buffalo
    Note: Near the northern Terminus of I-25. I-25 ends at I-90.

    More south-north freeways to come!

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 12-04-2019 at 06:03 PM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; added links to campgrounds

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    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-31-2020 at 09:15 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops

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    Public Campgrounds along I-55 south to north. For an alternative in Illinois, to avoid the St Louis metropolitan area, I-57 is included. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of either freeway.

    LA:

    St Bernard State Park, Braithewaite
    Note: About 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans.
    Tickfaw State Park, Springfield
    Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville

    MS:

    Percy-Quin State Park, McComb
    Lake Lincoln State Park, Wesson
    Holmes County State Park, Durant
    Hugh White State Park, Grenada
    George P Cossar State Park, Enid Lake, Oakland
    John W Kyle State Park, Sardis

    MO:

    Trail of Tears State Park, near Cape Girardeau
    Hawn State Park, Coffman
    St Francois State Park, Bonne Terre
    Note: An old family favorite of ours.

    IL:

    Sangchris Lake State Park, Rochester
    Moraine View State Recreation Area, Downs
    Kankakee River State Park, Kankakee (Illinois side)
    Note: This state park closed its campgrounds in 2015 “temporarily”. It was set to reopen them, following renovations and repairs, in 2019. The latest news is that the campgrounds will remain closed through 2020. With its proximity to the greater Chicagoland, this is a sad loss. If/when they reopen the campgrounds, be sure to make reservations!

    I-57: IL:

    Fern Clyffe State Park, Goreville
    Lake of Egypt Camping
    Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, Whittington
    Stephen A Forbes State Recreation Area, Kinmundy
    Walnut Point State Park, Oakland
    Kankakee River State Park, Kankakee
    Note: When I was a kid, we had family friends who loved this place. It's been around forever! However, this state park closed its campgrounds in 2015 “temporarily”. It was set to reopen them, following renovations and repairs, in 2019. The latest news is that the campgrounds will remain closed through 2020. With its proximity to the greater Chicagoland, this is a sad loss. If/when they reopen the campgrounds, be sure to make reservations!

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-23-2020 at 04:17 PM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; updated Kankakee River SP info

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    Public campgrounds along I-65, south to north. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate.


    AL:

    Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
    Rickwood Caverns State Park, Warrior

    TN:

    Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill

    KY:

    Mammoth Cave National Park

    IN:

    Deam Lake State Recreation Area, Borden
    Hardy Lake State Recreation Area, Scottsburg
    Brown County State Park, Nashville
    Note: Another family favorite going back to my childhood. Great memories of that place!
    Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton
    Dunewood CG, Indiana Dunes National Park

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-31-2020 at 09:20 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; updated/repaired links

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    Public Campgrounds along I-75., south to north. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate. Note that this list is not all inclusive, as some camping spots are elusive and only known locally.

    FL:

    Koreshan State Historical Park, Estero
    Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey
    Myakka River State Park, Sarasota
    Lake Manatee State Park, Manatee
    Hillsborough River State Park, near Tampa
    Silver Lake Campground, Withlacooche State Forest, Brooksville
    Silver Springs State Park, Ocala
    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Miconapy
    O'Leno State Park, High Springs
    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs

    GA:

    Reed Bingham State Park, Adel
    High Falls State Park, Jackson
    Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla
    Red Top Mountain State Park, Ackworth
    Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth

    TN:

    Harrison Bay State Park, Harrison
    Hiwassee-Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Delano
    Note: About 22 miles from the freeway.
    Norris Dam State Park, Rocky Top
    Big Ridge State Park, Maynardville
    Cove Lake State Park, Caryville
    Indian Mountain State Park, Jellico

    KY:

    Cumberland Falls State Park, Corbin
    Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London
    Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond
    Big Bone Lick State Park, Union

    OH:

    Lake Loramie State Park, Minster
    Indian Lake State Park, Lakeview
    Note: About 21 miles, but a half hour drive, one way.
    Grand Lake St Mary's State Park, St Mary's
    Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon

    MI:

    Sterling State Park, Monroe
    Bald Mountain State Recreation Area, Lake Orion
    Holly State Recreation Area, Holly
    Bay City State Park, Bay City
    Rifle River State Recreation Area, Lupton
    South Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon
    North Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon
    Hartwick Pines State Park, Grayling
    Otsego Lake State Park, Gaylord
    Burt Lake State Park, Indian River
    Petoskey State Park, Petoskey
    Aloha State Park, Cheboygan
    Onaway State Park, Onaway
    Cheboygan State Park, Cheboygan
    Straits State Park, St Ignace
    Carp River Campground, Hiawatha National Forest
    Brimley State Park, Brimley
    Monacle Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest
    Bayview Campground, Hiawatha National Forest

    More to come...still working!

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    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-23-2020 at 04:19 PM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; Oscar Scherer's bridge is replaced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    MT: There are no campgrounds along I-94 in Montana.
    Makoshika State Park near Glendive.

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    Public campgrounds along I-85, south to north. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds listed are within 20 miles from the interstate, one way. This list is not complete; we do not have listings for some city and county parks that may be more elusive.

    AL:

    Chewacla State Park, Auburn

    GA:

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) State Park, Pine Mountain
    Lake Russell State Park, Mount Airy
    Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston
    Tugaloo State Park, Livonia

    SC:

    Lake Hartwell State Recreation Park, Fair Play
    Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area, Anderson
    Kings Mountain State Park, Blacksburg

    NC:

    Falls Lake State Recreation Area, Durham

    VA:


    Occaneechee State Park, Clarksville
    Note: 26 miles from the interstate, about 35 minutes.

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-31-2020 at 09:24 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; updated links

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    Public campgrounds along I-20, west to east. All campgrounds within 20 miles, except as noted. Of course, there may be a few other places to camp known only to locals, and are not included here.


    TX:

    Monahans Sandhills State Park, Monahans
    Lake Colorado City State Park, Colorado City
    Abilene State Park, Tuscola
    Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Mineral Wells
    Lake Tawakoni, Wills Point
    Tyler State Park, Tyler
    Martin Creek Lake State Park, Tatum

    LA:

    Upper Caney Campground, Kisatchie National Forest
    Lake Claiborne State Park, Homer
    Jimmie Davis State Park, Chatham

    MS:

    Rocky Springs Campground, Hermanville
    Note: About 25 miles from Vicksburg.
    Roosevelt State Park, Morton
    Shockaloe Base Camp I at Marathon Lake, Bienville National Forest
    Clarkco State Park, Quitman
    Note: About 21 miles from Meridian.

    Lake Lurleen State Park, Coker
    Note: About 17 miles, 30 min, from the freeway.
    Cheaha State Park, Delta

    GA:

    Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge
    Oconee River, Oconee National Forest
    Note: In 2019, it was “temporarily closed” due to tree issues. In 2020, it is still closed, now citing COVID-19. Call ahead.
    AH Stevens State Historic Park, Crawfordville
    Mistletoe State Park, Appling

    SC:

    Aiken State Natural Area, Aiken
    Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia

    Still more to come....stay tuned!

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 05-31-2020 at 09:27 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops; updated links

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