Camping Fees on the Rise! Why are Campgrounds Rates So Expensive?!

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What is happening to make camping so expensive these days? Camping used to be cheap fun; especially with RVs! Gone are the days of $10-15 per night campsite fees. Even before the global pandemic, we noticed the sudden uptick in escalating camping fees. But at what cost? Why has simple camping become pretty much a rich man’s game?

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Types of RV Camping: From Off Grid Camping to Lap of Luxury Glamping

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If you have an RV or camper, sometimes finding the perfect campground or RV park that suits your type of camping can take a bit of finagling. From more natural setting campgrounds or busy family friendly camping resorts to quiet over 55 RV parks or luxurious RV resorts, there’s something for every RVer out there! But what are the differences in the different types of RV camping?

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Campsite Theft Prevention Tips for RVs and Tent Campers

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Theft is on the rise everywhere! But campsite theft in campgrounds and RV parks is getting out of control. But who’s responsibility is it and how do your keep your your camping gear and belongings from becoming a target for thieves? We’ll talk about some very useful campsite theft prevention tips that will help protect your personal property whether camping in an RV or tent camping.

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CAMPGROUND REVIEW: Tionesta Recreation Area Campground

Campground Review - Tionesta Corps of Engineers Park

In the summer of 2017, we stayed in the small oil town community of Tionesta, Pennsylvania. Located in a heavily forested region in Forest County, this area is noted for its big game and wildlife, fishing and hiking. Tionesta Area Recreation Campground is situated on the shore of Tionesta Lake and Dam. The campground itself, draws mostly locals who enjoy weekend getaways amidst the scenery and recreation.

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Town and Country Campground and RV Park – Savage, Minnesota

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Located just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Town and Country Campground and RV Park is a short drive to Twin Cities’ Mall of America, Valley Fair, and other cool places to visit in the area. We stayed here while visiting our son’s family near Shakopee. However, we must give you a heads up, our stay was not what we expected!

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CAMPGROUND REVIEW: Dakota Meadows RV Park – Prior Lake, MN

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We stayed at Dakota Meadows RV Park at the Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee, Minnesota when we visit family. Claimed as the Twin Cities premier RV Park, it’s literally steps away from blackjack tables, slots and entertainment venues. But it’s also near Minneapolis’ Mall of America, Valley Fair, and Cleary Lake Regional Park as well as many other fun things to do in the area. However, our review may not be what you expect.

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Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort – Colorado

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If the mountains are calling your name, Colorado Springs is a great place to visit. If you’re traveling with your RV; albeit motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer or camper, we found a cool little campground that may just lure you to stay; Mountaindale RV Resort. But don’t let their description ‘resort’ fool you. Here’s why…

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