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  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri

    Default US-1, the East Coast alternative to I-95!

    Public Campgrounds along US-1, which runs from Key West, Florida, all the way to Maine at the Canadian border. In many points along its route, it parallels I-95, sometimes relieving the traffic along that corridor! Unless otherwise noted, all camping is within 20 miles of the highway, one-way. Some campgrounds may not be listed; inquire locally.


    Note: Anywhere in the Florida Keys and southern Florida, you should have reservations for camping. They tend to fill up quickly in all seasons of the year!

    Bahia Honda State Park, the Keys
    Note: Reservations essential.
    Long Key State Park, Layton
    Note: Reservations essential.
    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo
    Note: Reservations essential.
    Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound
    Note: Reservations essential.
    Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach
    Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville
    Note: This is walk-in or boat-in tent camping only. No RV's, trailers, or other motors.
    Tomoka State Park, Osmond Beach
    Faver-Dykes State Park, St Augustine
    Anastasia State Park, St Augustine
    Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville


    Laura S. Walker State Park, Waycross
    Jack Hill State Park, Reidsville
    Note: Formerly known as Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park.
    George L. Smith State Park, Twin City


    Aiken State Natural Area, Windsor
    Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia
    Lee State Natural Area, Bishopville
    Cheraw State Park, Cheraw


    Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Apex
    William B Umstead State Park, Cary
    Note: There are two entrances to this large park: Cary, and Raleigh.
    Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, Henderson


    Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield
    Prince William Forest Park, Triangle


    Susquehanna State Park, Havre de Grace


    Cheesequake State Park, Matawan


    Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
    Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme


    Fisherman's Memorial State Park


    Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury


    Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton


    Bradbury Mountain State Park
    Camden Hills State Park
    Acadia National Park Campgrounds, Bar Harbor
    Lamoine State Park, Lamoine (just outside of Acadia NP)
    Cobscook Bay State Park, Dennysville/Edmunds Township
    Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle

    And you have reached Canada!

    Up next will be the Great River Road, but we will take you from where the Great River, the mighty Mississippi, begins, up at Itasca State Park, in Minnesota, and move south. The GRR is not one road; it is a series of many roads linked together to follow the Mississippi River.

    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 10:10 AM. Reason: confirmed/updated links, added photo

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri

    Default The Great River Road/Route

    Public Campgrounds along the Great River Route. This is a collection of many different highways and roads that run alongside or near the Mississippi River, from its start at Lake Itasca in Minnesota, down to the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana. Unless otherwise noted, all camping sites are within 20 miles of the highway. In some places, you have your choice of traveling on the west side of the river, or on the east side. This list does its best to list the campgrounds that we are certain are there. As always, during spring and early summer, check the location to ensure that flooding is not keeping the Campground closed. At the time of this posting, many campgrounds were closed (or partially closed) due to high waters.


    See also US-2 Western Portion for listings.
    Itasca State Park, Park Rapids
    Note: You can walk across the start of the river in this park. Mosquito repellent highly recommended!
    Lake Bemidji State Park, Bemidji
    Cass Lake Campgrounds, east of Bemidji:
    S Pike Bay, Chippewa NF
    Bimidjiwan, Chippewa NF, Pennington
    Note: Formerly Knutson Bay CG.
    Winnie Campground, Chippewa NF, Pennington
    O-Ne-Gum-E Campground, Chippewa NF, Deer River
    Savanna Portage State Park, McGregor
    Clint Converse Campground, Washburn Lake, Ironton
    Rock Lake Campground, Pillsbury State Forest, Brainerd
    Crow Wing State Park, Brainerd
    Charles A Lindbergh State Park, Little Falls
    Ann Lake Campground, Sand Dunes State Forest, Big Lake

    Now, Choose your side, west (MN) or east (WI). Remember that bridges are only located in certain towns for crossing that big river!

    MN Side:

    Frontenac State Park, Frontenac
    Kruger Campground, Wabasha
    Whitewater State Park, Altura
    Great River Bluffs State Park, Winona
    Beaver Creek Valley State Park, Caledonia

    WI Side:

    Merrick State Park, Fountain City
    Perrot State Park, Trempealeau
    Wyalusing State Park, Bagley
    Nelson Dewey State Park, Cassville

    Choose your side again, west (IA/MO) or east (IL/KY)! Of course you can meander from one to another, using the bridges when they're available. Watch out, though, as of this writing (2019), quite a number of the riverside parks are under water.

    IA Side:

    Bellevue State Park, Bellevue
    Fairport State Recreation Area, Muscatine

    MO Side:

    River Front City Park, Canton
    Note: If traveling in spring or early summer, call City of Canton before arrival. This park is right on the River, and has been known to flood.
    Wakonda State Park, La Grange
    Note: An old favorite. As with the park in Canton, though, it occasionally floods.

    IL Side:

    Mississippi Palisades State Park, Savanna
    Morrison-Rockwood State Park, Morrison
    Delabar State Park, Oquawka
    Henderson County State Fish & Wildlife Area, Keithsburg
    Nauvoo State Park, Nauvoo

    KY Side:

    Columbus-Belmont State Park

    Choosing again, west side (AR & LA) or east side (TN & MS):

    AR Side:

    Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
    Storm Creek Lake Recreation Area, Marianna

    MS Side:

    Leroy Percy State Park, Hollandale
    Rocky Springs Campground, Vicksburg
    Natchez State Park, Natchez

    TN Side:

    Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tiptonville
    Meeman-Shelby State Park, Millington


    Lake Bruin State Park, St Joseph
    Tickfaw State Park, Springfield
    St Bernard State Park, Braithwaite

    There are no public campgrounds located on the MS River Delta. Quite a few websites suggest taking a tour boat to see the delta, because the highway ends at Venice, LA (LA-23).

    Next up will be US-50, from its start in Sacramento CA all the way to its end in Maryland. Why? There are several reasons. One, the Nevada portion is often called "The loneliest road". Two, there are several parts of it that can be called scenic, especially the portions in Nevada and Colorado. Three, it's a long highway!

    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 10:19 AM. Reason: removed/verified links

  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri

    Default US-50, CA to DE

    Public Campgrounds along US-50, which runs from Sacramento CA to Delaware. Occasionally, this lovely alternative to the interstate slabs follows an interstate, or runs concurrent (i.e. on the same pavement) with one. These will be noted. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the highway, one-way. There may be other campsites available; inquire locally.


    Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Folsom
    Campground by the Lake, City of South Lake Tahoe
    Bayview Campground at Emerald Bay, Tonto NF, South Lake Tahoe
    Sugar Pine Point State Park, South Lake Tahoe
    Fallen Leaf Campground, Tahoe NF, South Lake Tahoe
    D.L. Bliss State Park, Tahoma
    Upper Eagle Point Campground, Lake Tahoe
    Note: 15 miles north of South Lake Tahoe. Heed the warnings to use the bearproof boxes provided, to store your food.
    Grover Hot Springs State Park, Eastern side
    Note: Maximum trailer length 25'. Maximum MH length, 27'. If in a tent, tent-trailer (Pop-up) or car tent, use bearproof containers provided!
    Lake Tahoe Camping, Other


    Washoe Lake State Park, between Reno and Carson City
    Lahontan State Recreation Area, Silver Springs
    Big Creek Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Austin
    Kingston Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Kingston
    Bob Scott Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Austin
    Hickison Petroglyphs BLM Land, east of Austin
    Ward Mountain Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Ruth/Ely
    Cave Lake State Park, Ely (2 campgrounds)
    Great Basin National Park Campgrounds (5)
    Upper Lehman Creek
    Lower Lehman Creek
    Baker Creek
    Grey Cliffs
    Wheeler Peak

    Note: Colorado State Parks are now by reservation-only: no drop-ins are accepted. See each individual state park website for the particulars.

    Highline Lake State Park, Loma
    Saddlehorn Campground, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction
    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Gunnison
    Note: Three campgrounds, two easier to access from US-50. Heed the warning to lock your food in the provided bearproof containers if staying in a tent, tent-trailer (pop up) or car tent.
    South Rim
    East Portal

    Curecanti National Recreation Area Camping, Gunnison
    Note: Ten campgrounds, seven of which are easy to access from US-50.
    East Portal
    Lake Fork
    Dry Gulch
    East Elk Creek
    Elk Creek
    Stevens Creek

    Snowblind Campground, Gunnison NF, Sargents
    Monarch Park Campground, Pike and San Isabel National Forest, Monarch Pass
    Hayden Creek Campground, Pike and San Isabel National Forest, Coaldale
    Note: BYO Water, no potable water on site. Trailers 25' or less work best.
    Lake Creek Campground, Lincoln NF, Westcliffe
    Note: Some websites report this campground as having heavy usage from ATVs. May be noisy.
    Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo West
    John Martin Reservoir State Park, Hasty


    Hamilton State Fishing Lake, inquire locally
    Chase Campground, Chase State Fishing Lake, Cottonwood Falls
    Note: Suggest that one inquires locally about camping at both Hamilton and Chase Fishing Lakes.


    Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster
    Robertsville State Park, Pacific
    US-50 joins with I-44 (post #29) through the rest of MO.


    US-50 shares with I-64 (post #27) through O'Fallon, IL.

    Eldon-Hazlet State Recreation Area, Carlyle
    Stephen A. Forbes State Park, Kinmundy
    Red Hills State Park, Sumner


    Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, Vallonia
    Versailles State Park, Versailles


    Rocky Fork State Park, Hillsboro
    Paint Creek State Park, Bainbridge
    Tar Hollow State Park, Laurelville
    Lake Hope State Park, McArthur
    Note: About 15 miles from US-50.
    Forked Run State Park, Reedsville
    Note: About 13 miles from Torch, OH, on US-50.


    North Bend State Park, Cairo
    Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton


    Tuckahoe State Park, Queen Ann

    DE (Alternative):

    Trap Pond State Park, Laurel

    MD (Alternative):

    Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland side only) Camping
    Assateague State Park, Berlin

    And you have reached the shining Atlantic Ocean!

    Next post.....US-60, which goes from Brenda, AZ to the Atlantic Ocean. Why US-60? It used to go coast-to-coast, and many parts are a nice alternative to the interstate slabs, if you have the time.

    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 10:27 AM. Reason: confirmed/updated links

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri


    Public Campgrounds along US-60, which begins at Brenda, AZ (just east of Quartzite on I-10) and goes to Virginia Beach, VA. Occasionally it is concurrent with or runs parallel to I-64. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the highway, one-way. Other campsites may exist; inquire locally.

    Note: The area between Brenda, AZ, up to about Lakeside/Pinetop/Showlow area, is desert. In the summer, this means HOT. Some campgrounds close for the summer for that reason.

    Quartzsite BLM, Quartzsite
    Note: This is only for self-contained RV'ers and in the cooler months. Not recommended for summer!
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Morristown
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Waddell
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Goodyear
    Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa
    Coon Bluff Campground, Tonto National Forest, Saguaro Lake area
    Note: Open WINTER months only. This is the desert! BYO water & TP!
    Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction
    Tortilla Campground, Tonto National Forest, Apache Lake
    Note: Open WINTER months only. This is the desert!
    Pioneer Pass Campground, Tonto NF, south of Globe
    Note: 9 miles south of Globe. BYO Everything including water.
    Sulphide Del Rey Campground, Tonto National Forest, Miami-Globe
    Note: Open year-round. BYO Water. Trailers under 20-ft only.
    Jones Water Primitive Campground, northeast of Globe
    Note: Despite its name, there's no water. Bring your own. This is pretty much dispersed camping. BYO Everything!
    Pinal and Upper Pinal Campgrounds, Tonto NF, Miami-Globe
    Note: No water, no anything. BYO Everything. Trailers under 20' only.
    Timber Camp Recreation Area, Tonto NF, northeast of Globe
    Brown Campground Dispersed Camping Area, Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Lakeside
    Note: BYO Everything!
    Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Showlow
    Winn Campground, A-SNF, Springerville/Greer
    Lyman Lake State Park, St Johns


    Manzano Mountains State Park, Mountainair
    Sumner Lake State Park, Sumner Lake
    Oasis State Park, Portales


    City of Hereford RV Park, Hereford
    Note: RV Park has a mention on several websites, but does not have a site of its own. Camper, beware! Inquire locally!
    Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon
    Recreation Park, Pampa
    Hemphill County RV Park, Canadian
    Note: Pampa Recreation Park and Hemphill County RV Park in Canadian, do not have their own websites. This is a PDF document that contains many TX DOT known free/low-cost RV camping. Some will accept tents.


    Boiling Springs State Park,Woodward
    Note: About 29 miles north of US-60.
    Little Sahara State Park, Waynoka
    Note: About 22 miles from US-60.
    Great Salt Plains State Park, Jet
    Note: About 22 miles from US-60.
    Lake Ponca Park, Ponca City
    Osage Cove Campground, Kaw Lake, Ponca City
    Osage Hills State Park, Bartlesville
    Spencer Creek Campground, Oologah Lake, Claremore
    Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park, Bernice
    Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park, Grove
    Twin Bridges State Park, Fairland


    Morse Park, City of Neosho, Neosho
    Note: This website has no further information. Inquire locally.
    Roaring River State Park, Cassville
    Note: About 28 miles from US-60.
    Cobb Ridge Campground, Mark Twain NF, Chadwick
    Note: An ATV area, can be crowded and noisy.
    Noblett Lake Recreation Area, Willow Springs
    Note: BYO Water.
    Big Spring Campground, Ozark National Scenic Riverways (NPS), Van Buren
    Markham Spring CG, Mark Twait NF, Ellsinore
    Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville


    Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
    John James Audubon State Park
    Rough River Dam State Resort Park

    Now, US-60 will ride parallel to or concurrent with I-64 (post #27) for many miles.


    US-60 continues to follow I-64 (post#27) till Charleston then heads into scenic area and avoiding the toll road and Beckley.

    Babcock State Park, Clifftop

    Now, US-60 rejoins I-64 and rides parallel.

    Greenbrier State Forest, Caldwell

    Note: still following I-64

    Douthat State Park, Millboro

    Note: US-60 leaves I-64 at Lexington.

    Dispersed Camping, George Washington & Thomas Jefferson National Forests
    Holliday Lake State Park, Appomattox
    Bear Creek Lake State Park, Cumberland
    Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield

    Note: After Richmond runs parallel to I-64 again but about 3-4 mi apart in places.

    Chippokes State Park, Surry
    Note: You'll need the free ferry to get to it from US-60 unless you take an alternate route.
    Newport News City Park Camping
    First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

    And you have reached the Atlantic Ocean!

    Next up....US-191, which is a scenic highway that goes from Douglas, AZ (near the Mexican border) to the Canadian border in Montana.

    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 11:16 AM. Reason: updated/confirmed links

  5. #15
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri

    Default US-191, South to North

    Public campgrounds along US-191, which runs from Douglas, AZ (near the border with Mexico) to the Canadian border in Montana. This is an especially scenic highway in many places, and historic in other places. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the highway, one way. Please note that there may be other campgrounds available; inquire locally.
    UPDATE: I highly recommend AAA's Indian Country map for the states of Arizona and Utah. All the campgrounds are listed by a big red dot! This map can be obtained at a AAA office, usually free if you're a member; low-cost if you're not.


    Rustler Park Campground, Coronado NF, Douglas
    Note from USDA Forest Service: Forest Roads 42 and 42D are gravel roads suitable for two-wheel drive passenger vehicles, though high-clearance vehicles such as pickup trucks or SUVs are recommended. BYO Water.
    Bonita Campground, Chiricahua National Monument
    Sycamore Campground, Coronado NF, northwest of Willcox
    Note: Very short trailers only. BYO Water.
    Roper Lake State Park, Safford
    Soldier Creek Campground, Coronado NF, Pima
    Note: RV's 22 ft and under only. BYO Water. Bear country!
    Luna Lake Campground, Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Alpine
    Winn Campground, Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Greer/Springerville
    Lyman Lake State Park, St Johns
    Cottonwood Campground, Canyon de Chelly Natl Mon (NPS), Chinle


    Devils Canyon Campground, Manti-La Sal NF, Monticello

    Canyonlands National Park Camping:
    Willow Flat, Islands in the Sky District
    Squaw Flat, The Needles District

    Monticello Area BLM Campgrounds
    Wind Whistle Campground
    Hatch Point Campgrounds

    Moab Area BLM Campgrounds UT-128
    Goose Island Campground
    Grand Staff Campground
    Drinks Canyon Campground
    Hal Canyon Campground
    Oak Grove Campground
    Big Bend Campground
    Upper Big Bend

    Utah-313 BLM Campgrounds
    Horsethief Campground
    Cowboy Campground

    Utah-279 BLM Campgrounds
    Jaycee Park Campground
    William's Bottom Campground
    Gold Bar Campground

    Moab Kane Creek Road BLM Campgrounds
    Kingsbottom Campground
    Moonflower Campground

    Devils Garden Campground, Arches National Park, Moab
    Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab

    There are other campgrounds in Canyonlands, but many are only walk-in/hike-in types.

    Fred Hays State Park at Starvation, Duchesne

    Dinosaur National Monument Campgrounds
    Split Mountain
    Green River
    Echo Park

    Antelope Flat Campground, Ashley NF, Dutch John
    Lodgepole Campground, Ashley NF, Vernal


    Willow Lake Campground, Bridger-Teton NF, Pinedale
    Note: BYO Everything, including water.
    Hoback Campground, Bridger-Teton NF, Hoback
    Granite Creek Campground, Bridger-Teton NF, Jackson
    East Table Creek Campground, Bridger-Teton NF, Jackson
    Curtis Canyon Campground, Bridger-Teton NF, Jackson
    Note: BYO Water. Also: Bear Country!

    Grand Teton National Park Campgrounds
    Colter Bay Campground
    Gros Ventre Campground
    Jenny Lake Campground
    Lizard Creek Campground
    Signal Mountain Campground
    Colter Bay RV Park

    Yellowstone National Park Campgrounds
    Bridge Bay
    Canyon Campground
    Fishing Bridge RV
    Grant Village Campground
    Indian Creek Campground
    Lewis Lake Campground
    Madison Campground
    Mammoth Campground (open year-round)
    Norris Campground
    Pebble Creek Campground
    Slough Creek Campground
    Tower Fall Campground


    Rainbow Point Campground, Custer-Gallatin NF, West Yellowstone
    Note: This is an old earthquake area. One regular forum participant said it's very worthwhile to do the interpretive area!
    Red Cliff Campground, Custer-Gallatin NF, Bozeman District
    Moose Creek Flat Campground, Custer-Gallatin NF
    Swan Creek Campground, Custer-Gallatin NF, Gallatin Gateway
    Greek Creek Campground, Custer-Gallatin NF, Bozeman
    Spire Rock Campground, Custer-Gallatin NF, Bozeman
    Half Moon Campground, Custer-Gallatin NF, Big Timber
    Crystal Lake Campground, Helena-Lewis & Clark NF, Lewistown
    Note: BYO Water
    James Kipp Recreation Area BLM Camping
    Camp Creek Campground BLM Camping, Zortman
    Montana Gulch Campground BLM Camping, Zortman

    And that's it, you've reached Canada! You can't go further without a passport.

    Last edited by DonnaR57; 02-01-2023 at 07:40 AM. Reason: Confirmed/updated links

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default North America is more than the USA!

    Looks like a pretty darn good list.

    Maybe you should start adding camping options in Canada and Mexico?

    Actually the other places that under the official purview of RTA are:
    Greenland, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. And I don't remember if you have done the campgrounds in Hawaii and Alaska yet?


  7. #17
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri


    Public camping along US-83, which runs from Laredo TX north to the Canadian border in North Dakota. In most cases, campgrounds are within 20 miles (one way) of this highway. Other options may be available; inquire locally.


    Lake Casa Blanca International State Park, Laredo
    Garner State Park, Concan
    Notice: This park fills quickly. It's recommended to get reservations if you want to camp on weekends, holidays, and school breaks.
    Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool
    South Llano River State Park, Junction
    Abilene State Park, Tuscola

    Childress Fair Park Campground, Fair Park, Childress
    Note: Here's one of those campgrounds that doesn't seem to have its own website, but other sites mention that this one has camping available, like this RV Life site. Inquire locally!

    Collingsworth County Pioneer Park Campground, Wellington


    Beaver Dunes State Park, Beaver
    Note: Reputed to be haunted!


    Arkalon Park, City of Liberal
    Note: 10 miles northeast of Liberal on US-54
    Lake Scott State Park


    Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area, McCook
    Lake Maloney State Recreation Area, North Platte
    Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historic Park and State Recreation Area, North Platte
    Bessey Recreation Complex and Campground, 17 mi east of Thetford
    Smith Falls State Park, 12 miles from Valentine


    Ina Maka Sun Dance Grounds Campground, Rosebud
    Farm Island State Recreation Area, Pierre
    Oahe Downstream State Recreation Area, Fort Pierre
    Note: Three campgrounds!
    Okobojo Point State Recreation Area, Lake Oahe, Fort Pierre


    Langliers Bay County Campground, Strasburg
    Note: This is another one of those local campsites with no website of its own. Inquire locally.
    Strasburg City Park Campground, Strasburg
    Beaver Creek Recreation Area, Linton, ND
    Note: Lake Oahe goes from Pierre SD to Bismarck. It's long!
    Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Bismarck
    Cross Ranch State Park, Washburn
    Note: This is the closest public camping to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn, which has a Fort Mandan replica.
    Lake Sakakawea State Park, Hazen
    Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison

    This one was added because I was reading a book set along US-83 in South Dakota, which I was trying to follow along on the map. As I read, I realized just how much of this road I had been on over the years!

    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 11:26 AM. Reason: Confirmed/updated links

  8. #18
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri

    Default Us-63

    Public Camping along US-63, which goes from Ruston, LA to near Benoit, WI (at US-2). Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles, one way, from this highway. Some campgrounds may not be listed; inquire locally.


    Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Farmerville
    Corney Lake Campgrounds, Kisatchie National Forest, Summerville


    Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
    Ste Marie Park, Pine Bluff
    Lake Poinsett State Park, Harrisburg
    Note: This is about 21 miles from Marked Tree.
    Lake Frierson State Park, Jonesboro
    Old Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
    Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan


    Noblette Lake Recreation Area, Mark Twain NF, West Plains
    Paddy Creek Recreation Area, Licking
    Montauk State Park, Salem
    Note: 14 miles east of Licking.
    Lane Spring Campground, south of Rolla
    Pine Ridge Recreation Area, Mark Twain NF, Fulton/New Bloomfield
    Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia
    Note: Popular with off-road vehicles. You are warned!
    Thompson Campground, Rothwell Park, City of Moberly
    Macon County Campground, Macon
    Long Branch State Park, Macon
    Thousand Hills State Park, near Kirksville
    Note: 8.3 miles west and south of Kirksville.


    McGowen Wildlife Area Campground, Bloomfield
    Lake Wapello State Park, Drakesville
    Note: About 14 miles from Bloomfield.
    City of Ottumwa Campground, Ottumwa
    Note: Fans of the movie or TV show M*A*S*H will recognize this as being Cpl. Radar O'Reilly's hometown. Yup, you can camp in Radar's hometown!
    Lake Keomah State Park
    Note: Just 4 miles from Oskaloosa.
    Rock Creek State Park
    Note: About 22 miles from Malcolm.
    George Wyth Memorial State Park, Waterloo
    Bremer County Parks, Tripoli


    Lake Louise State Park, Le Roy
    Mystery Cave State Park, Spring Valley
    Chester Woods Park, Eyota
    Note: About 10 miles east of Rochester on US-14, in Eyota.
    Hok-Si-La City Park and Campground, MN side of Lake Pepin
    Frontenac State Park, Red Wing


    Two Lakes Campground on Lake Owen, Drummond
    Wanoka Lake Recreation Area, on US-2
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 11:36 AM. Reason: confirmed/updated links

  9. #19
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri

    Default US-6, West of the Mississippi River

    This is a list of Public campgrounds along US-6, which goes from Bishop, CA, out to the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In some cases, this highway runs parallel to or concurrently with I-80, so only those areas where the highway is more than 10 miles from the interstate will be listed. Unless otherwise noted, all campgrounds are within 20 miles of the US highway, one way. Some campgrounds may not be listed; please inquire locally.


    Bitterbrush Campground, Inyo National Forest, Bishop
    Note: On CA-168, 13 miles west of Bishop.


    Ward Mountain Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely
    Note: Near Murray Summit, southwest of Ely.
    Cave Lake State Park, Ely
    Great Basin National Park Campgrounds
    Note: Five campgrounds!

    Note: US-6 and US-50 are running concurrently on the western part of Utah. Please see US-50 listings.

    Oak Creek Campground, Fishlake National Forest, Oak City
    Little Sahara Campsites, BLM, Eureka
    Note: Attracts a lot of off-road sand-buggy vehicles.
    Tinney Flat Campground, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Santaquin
    Payson Lakes Campground, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Payson
    Price Canyon Recreation Area, BLM, Price
    Note: The road up there is steep and narrow, and not recommended for long vehicles. About the most they recommend is a truck with a short trailer, total length less than 35'.

    Note: US-6 intersects with I-70 at Green River and runs concurrently, or parallels it, all the way into Denver. Please see I-70 through Denver.

    Note: This listing starts at Denver and heads northeast.

    Jackson Lake State Park, Orchard
    Note: Colorado State Parks have gone to an all-reservation, no drop-ins, system. Call ahead!
    North Sterling State Park, Padroni
    Note: Colorado State Parks have gone to an all-reservation, no drop-ins, system. Call ahead!
    Haxtun City Park Campground, Haxtun
    Note: There is no website, but several sites mention this campground. Inquire locally!


    Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area
    Swanson Lake State Recreation Area
    Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area, McCook
    City of Cambridge Campground and RV Park, Cambridge
    Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area, north of Cambridge
    Fort Kearny State Historical Park, Fort Kearny
    Holdrege City Campground, Holdrege
    Note: Several sites mention the existence of this city-run campground, though it has no website of its own. Inquire locally.
    Adams County Fairgrounds Campground, Hastings
    DLD State Wayside Area Campground, Hastings
    Note: No website, no information available, though several sites mention it. Inquire locally.
    City of Sutton RV Park, Sutton
    Note: Inquire locally.
    Bluestem State Recreation Area, Sprague
    Note: 21 miles from Dorchester, NE or Pleasant Dale, NE.
    Pawnee State Recreation Area, Lincoln

    From here to Council Bluffs, IA, US-6 runs concurrently with I-80.


    Lake Anita State Park, Anita

    For most of IA and IL and part of IN, US-6 runs concurrently with or parallel to I-80. .

    To be continued in the next post....
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 11:39 AM. Reason: confirmed/updated links

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    May 2011
    Central Missouri

    Default US-6 East of the Mississippi River

    Continuing from the previous post.... For most of IA and IL and part of IN, US-6 runs concurrently with or parallel to I-80.


    Up until Portage, please see I-80/90 (link above).

    Bixler Lake Park Campground, Kendallville
    Note: In June 2024, this city's website had an issue. We will check this at a later date.


    Mary Jane Thurston State Park, McClure
    East Harbor State Park, Lakeside-Marblehead
    Big Creek Park, Geauga Park District, Chardon

    Linesville Campground, Pymatuning State Park
    Note: This campground is easily reached from US-6. There are other campgrounds in this very large Ohio State Park.


    Woodcock Creek Lake Campground, Crawford County Parks, Meadville
    Buckaloons Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest, Warren
    Red Bridge Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest, Kane
    Twin Lakes Recreation Area, Wilcox
    Note: USFS states, "Due to small-sized campsites and a railroad underpass with a 10-foot clearance located on the entrance road, it is not recommended for use by RV’s longer than 28 feet or needing greater than 10 foot clearance."
    Lyman Run State Park, Galeton
    Note: 8 miles from Galeton.
    Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton
    Note: 18 miles down a forest service road from Galeton.
    Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro
    Note: Located between Wellsboro and Mansfield on US-6.
    Lackawanna State Park, North Abington Township


    Harriman State Park, Ramapo


    Kettletown State Park, Southbury
    Black Rock State Park, Watertown
    Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret


    There are a few public campgrounds in RI, but not on US-6. So sorry!


    Myles Standish State Forest, Carver
    Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sagamore
    Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich
    Nickerson State Park, Brewster
    Wellfleet Hollow State Campground, Wellfleet
    Note: Nickerson and Wellfleet Hollow campgrounds serve the Cape Cod National Seashore. CCNS does not have its own campgrounds.

    THAT'S IT! THE END OF US-6! Still to come in this thread: US-20, one of the longest continuous roads in the US.
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-02-2024 at 11:47 AM. Reason: updated/confirmed links

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