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Old 12-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Need some planning/trip advice. Driving our new Sportsmobile and living mostly outside, we don't need a bunch of room or road clearance, as a 5'er or a large A might, just electric and a table and we're good to go. Our preference is Corp & State Parks. And being from the midwest, some privacy in a camp site is also preferred, but not necessary. Leaving from St. Louis and heading to Savannah area, working our way down the coast to Daytona Beach taking a couple plus days, with several one or two day stops along the way. Heading across to Crystal River/Manatee Springs State Park area after seeing St Augustine (a must) before heading home. Just retired so time is irrelevant for the most part. Here's where I need some help: Would like to return via the gulf coast to Mobile, maybe Biloxi or even New Orleans and then head north and home. It's the from Florida state line on that I really need help with. Mississippi has a couple of Corp Parks that look interesting along Hwy 55. Just need some sights to see along the way. Rather not drive more the 4-5 hours a day and not every day, and want to see sites. Love the ocean (gulf), history, good food and general points of interest. Not big on cities, as we live near one. Also need to know what we're up against in the way of finding camp sites, as we plan to get on the road the later part of March. Don't know if snow birds and/or spring breakers have all the sites taken. And reservations are pretty much out of the question, as we just retired and REALLY need to play this by ear, erů or as the wind blows.
Any and all help is appreciated
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mid-Florida to St Louis

I'd like to travel that route also.



If you don't get much response and you have a GPS then maybe visit POI Factory. There are downloadable POI's for those States covering Tourist Attractions, Offbeat Tourist Attractions, Lighthouses etc.

I'll try to plug that route along the coast into my GPS. I loaded 99,000 POI's the other day covering those areas so that if we get there and are looking for something to do or see we can press the icon and see what is nearby.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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What are the campground you have shown with numbered markers? Particularly 5 thru 8.

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
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Sorry - the numbers are just cities. I put them in to force the route along the coast. That screenshot is Microsoft Streets and Trips.

I did an export then converted from gpx to txt, the list starts at #5 and goes to #8

latitude longitude name desc
30.3504456 -87.2787413 MILITARY PARK (Oak Grove Fam-Camp-Pensacola NAS)
30.6233103 -87.5931886 Styx River Resort
30.6260596 -87.6249770 Hilltop RV Park
30.6164372 -87.7534194 Parkway RV Camp
30.6278638 -88.0951876 Shady Acres Campground
30.5256254 -88.1707065 Payne's RV Park
30.5359352 -88.1861712 Johnny's RV Resort
30.5577575 -88.1919274 I-10 Kampground
30.3739862 -88.6270848 Shepard SP
30.4123900 -88.6295763 Indian Point RV Resort
30.4470995 -88.7180684 Camp Journey's End RV Park
30.5410900 -88.8852582 Gulf Islands National Seashore (Davis Bayou Area)
30.5375675 -88.9249507 Lakeview RV Resort
30.3942620 -88.9412744 Southern Comfort Camping Resort
30.3937465 -88.9492646 Cajun RV Park
30.4030253 -88.9420477 Majestic Oaks RV Resort
30.4010492 -89.0266735 Baywood RV Park and Campground, Inc.
30.4572374 -88.9776164 Oaklawn RV Park
30.4574092 -88.9728051 Mazalea Travel Park
30.4580965 -88.9679080 Parker's Landing RV Park
30.4743344 -89.0807998 Perk Beach RV Park and Campground
30.5100749 -89.1717833 Harrison County Fairgrounds
30.4275110 -89.1355274 Bay Berry RV Park
30.3836086 -89.1659411 Plantation Pines RV Resort
30.3232107 -89.3534067 Hollywood Casino RV Park
30.3214923 -89.3827895 Bay Marina & RV Park
30.2919377 -89.4565042 Bay Hide Away RV & Camping Resort
30.2419355 -89.7579786 Pine Crest RV Park
30.2398735 -89.7534251 New Orleans East Kampground
30.0102238 -90.0176125 Mardi Gras RV Park & Red Carpet Inn & Suites
30.0103956 -90.0148632 Riverboat RV Park
30.0115984 -90.0004296 Jude Travel Park & Guest House
30.0231110 -90.0346235 Pontchartrain Landing
29.9620257 -90.0725118 French Quarter RV Resort
29.9014559 -90.1545603 Bayou Segnette State Park

They're all within 6 miles of the route.

It is probably better to use http://www.rvparkreviews.com and enter the name of city then look at the campground reviews.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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My wife and i are headed down that way at the end of March, likely leaving the Toronto Area around Good Friday. We are looking to travel down the 75. We want to stay a few days at Mantee Springs and then going on to a state park on the gulf coast. We think we might head north via the east coast though, through Myrtle beach. Any information on the Gulf coast of Florida is helpful. We perfer state parks as well. Never stayed at a Corp park, don't know what they would be.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Rick, Corp parks are the best in our opinion. The most consistent that we've found. We really enjoy them, but they're mostly found around large lakes/rivers. But that's just our opinion. Good travel to you.
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This link looks useful: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/ ... mping.aspx
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