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  1. #31
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    Public Campgrounds along I-79, South to North. This is a very short “spur” interstate. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate, one way. There may be parks not listed; inquire locally.

    WV:

    Kanawha State Forest, Charleston
    Cedar Creek State Park, Copen
    Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke

    PA:

    Woodcock Creek Lake Campground, Meadville (County Park)
    Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown

    Yup. That's it. Short highway!

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by AZBuck; 07-09-2019 at 09:28 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops

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    Public campgrounds along I-71, south to north. This is another of the very short interstates. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate, one way. There may be other campsites; please inquire locally.

    KY:

    General Butler State Resort Park, English
    Big Bone Lick State Park, Beaverlick

    OH:

    Cowan Lake State Park, Wilmington
    Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville
    Deer Creek State Park, Mt Sterling
    Alum Creek State Park, Delaware
    Mohican State Park, Loudonville


    And that's it....


    Donna

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    Public campgrounds along I-76, which is located in two separate areas: the western section in Colorado, and the eastern section in OH and PA. As usual, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the freeway unless otherwise noted.

    Western Section, CO:
    Note: Colorado has gone to an all-reservations, no drop-ins system for their state parks. Call or get online to get reservations, before you arrive!

    Jackson Lake State Park, Gooduch
    North Sterling State Park, Padroni

    The East, OH:

    Quail Hollow Park, Hartville
    West Branch State Park, Ravenna

    PA, mostly toll road or joined with I-70:

    Kooser State Park, Bakersville
    Shawnee State Park, Wolfsburg
    Cowans Gap State Park, Knobsville
    Gifford Pinchot State Park, Lewisbury/Rossville
    Note: 15 miles, but about a half hour from the nearest exit.
    French Creek State Park, Elverson


    Till next time...

    Donna

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    Public Campgrounds along I-24, west to east. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate, one way. This list does not include every campground, as many are known only locally.

    IL:

    Lake of Egypt, Shawnee National Forest
    Ferne Clyff State Park, Goreville
    Dixon Springs State Park
    Oak Point Campground, Lake Glendale Recreation Area, Shawnee National Forest

    KY:

    Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
    Note: As of this writing, the campground at KDVSRP is closed due to flooding. Watch the website for information about the reopening.
    Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz

    TN:

    Old Stone Fort State Archeological Park, Manchester

    Stay tuned....

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by AZBuck; 07-09-2019 at 09:33 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops

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    Public campgrounds along I-77, south to north. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds within 20 miles of the interstate, unless noted. Some campgrounds may not be listed; inquire locally.

    SC:

    Lake Wateree State Recreation Area, Winnsboro
    Andrew Jackson State Park, Lancaster

    NC:

    Lake Norman State Park, Troutman
    Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap

    VA:

    New River Trail State Park, Fries

    WV:
    I-77 is Toll Road Bluefield <--->Charleston

    Camp Creek State Park and State Forest, Camp Creek
    Babcock State Park, Clifftop
    Kanawha State Forest, Charleston

    OH:

    Wolf Run State Park, Caldwell
    Salt Fork State Park, Lore City

    And the lists just keep on a-comin''....

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by AZBuck; 07-09-2019 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops

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    Public Campgrounds along I-49, and some parts of US-71, south to north. (Much of US-71 is destined to become I-49, eventually.) Unless Otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles one way of the freeway. There are some campgrounds that may not be mentioned, perhaps because they are more elusive.

    LA:

    Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville
    Chicot State Park, Ville Platte
    Valentine Campground, Kisatchie National Forest, Gardner
    Dogwood Campground, Kisatchie National Forest, Bellwood
    Note: Small RV's and trailers only.

    AR:

    Millwood State Park, Ashdown
    Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena (US 71)
    Mill Creek Falls Campground, Quachita National Forest, Y City
    Little Pines Campground, Quachita National Forest, Winfield
    Note: Dirt road!
    Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg (I-49/I-540)
    Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
    Withrow Springs State Park, Huntsville
    Note: 35 miles.

    MO:

    Big Sugar Creek State Park, Pineville


    And more to come....stay tuned!

    Donna

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    Public Campgrounds along I-72 and I-74, west to east. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds within 20 miles one way. This list may be incomplete, as some campsites are only known locally.

    I-72:

    MO:

    Wakonda State Park, La Grange
    Note: About 25 miles north of the start of I-72, along old US-61. Old favorite!

    IL:

    Siloam Springs State Park, Clayton
    Note: About 22 miles from the freeway.
    Weldon Springs State Park, Clinton
    Clinton Lake State Park, DeWitt
    I-74 joins I-72 (or separates, if going westbound) at Champaign-Urbana
    Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Oakwood

    IN:

    Turkey Run State Park, Marshall
    Shades State Park, Waveland
    Note: Old favorite!

    I-74 – Illinois west to east until it joins I-72.

    Jubilee College State Park, Brimfield
    Moraine View State Recreation Area, LeRoy

    NOW see I-72!


    Still more...

    Donna

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    Public Campgrounds along I-45, Texas, south to north. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate, one way. This list may not be complete; other campgrounds most likely exist but are locally known.

    TX:

    Galveston Island State Park, Galveston
    Lake Houston Wilderness Park, New Caney
    Cagle Campground, Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest
    Stubblefield Lake, Sam Houston National Forest
    Fairfield State Park, Fairfield
    Huntsville State Park, Huntsville
    Lake Livingston State Park, Livingston
    Double Lake, Sam Houston National Forest, Coldspring

    And the lists are like the battery bunny....they keep on comin'...

    Donna

    For shorter breaks along this highway check HERE.
    Last edited by AZBuck; 07-09-2019 at 09:35 AM. Reason: Added link to smaller parks for short stops

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    Public Campgrounds along I-69, south to north. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate, one way. Please note that there may be other campgrounds that one can find out about, locally.

    IN:

    Mounds State Park, Anderson
    Salamonie Lake, Lost Bridge State Recreation Area, Andrews
    Ouabache State Park, Bluffton
    Note: About 19 miles, but a half hour drive.
    Pokagon State Park, Angola

    MI:

    Fort Custer State Recreation Area, Augusta
    Sleepy Hollow State Park, Laingsburg
    Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area, Metamora
    Lakeport State Park, Lakeport
    Note: South Campground closed June 4 through mid-fall, 2019, for new restroom building construction.


    A few more to come...

    Donna

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    Public campgrounds along I-26, south to northeast (SC to TN). Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the interstate, one way. Some campgrounds may seem left out, known better to locals.

    SC:

    Buck Hall Campground, Francis Marion National Forest
    Givhans Ferry State Park, Ridgeville
    Colleton State Park, Canadys
    Poinsett State Park
    Congaree National Park
    Dreher Island State Park, Prosperity
    Brickhouse Campground, Sumter National Forest
    Croft State Park, Spartanburg

    NC:

    Black Mountain Campground, CFAIA, Burnsville

    TN:

    Rock Creek Campground, National Forest
    Note: There are other campgrounds in this area.
    Roan Mountain State Park, Roan Mountain
    Note: It's 20 miles!
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    Note: 22 miles.
    Warriors Path State Park, Colonial Heights
    Little Oak Campground, Bristol
    Note: About 22 miles.


    Stay tuned....

    Donna

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