Campground Review

Camground Review: Rosy Lane

  • February 12, 2017
Camground Review: Rosy Lane

Location Summary Overview Taylor Canyon is one of my favorite places to camp. It has a rugged beauty with towering cliffs and a river with mountain snowmelt running through it. I usually camp at Onemile Campground, which has electric connections and good cell service, but they had no empty sites, so my sister-in-law, Nina and I decided to find a spot at one of the other many campgrounds in Taylor Canyon. Taylor Canyon is a popular area and although there are some walk-up sites, we knew we would have limited options as mid-July is the height of the wildflower season in Crested...

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Spring Camping at West Branch State Park in NE Ohio

  • April 19, 2016
Spring Camping at West Branch State Park in NE Ohio

I am always on the prowl for the best, campground close to the University of Akron I can find, to make it easy to camp when I go to my nephew's football games. The area boondocking spots are a little too far for me because I need to be able to minimize travel time to keep my pup, Rocky, happy. So, with the spring football game coming up and a trip to Pleasant Valley Trailers in Sugar Creek, OH, to have new upholstery, window valances, and bed rails installed on the agenda, I decided to make a weekend of it and camped at West Branch State Park in NE Ohio. The campground is situated on a peninsula...

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Exploring Nearby Free Camping

  • January 25, 2016
Exploring Nearby Free Camping

Getting out of town on  a Friday, during rush hour, can be an inhibitor to more frequent camping. Cost can be another inhibitor. I like to spend the colder winter months researching for trips and campgrounds so I decided to take a trip to three campgrounds, just over the Ohio border from Pittsburgh earlier this month. View a map of the campgrounds here. I visited three campgrounds: Hidden Hollow Campground in Fernwood State Forest and Ronsheim and Trailriders Campgrounds in Harrison State Forest. I didn't spend the night since it was a Sunday afternoon, but I did take my time to check...

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Winter Camping at Punderson State Park

  • January 3, 2016
Winter Camping at Punderson State Park

I have been anxious to some winter camping for the last 2 years. Last year it didn't work out and this year….let's just say it's hard to call camping in 50-60 degree temperatures, "winter camping." I love the cold and snow and until last weekend, it has been scarce fir those of in the eastern half of the country, thanks to El Nino. This weekend I had a chance to do some winter camping in Ohio and test out my new tow vehicle. (Wait, did she say new TV? Yes, I'll get to that, too.) I Thought You Loved Your Jeep? I did love it and it was not easy to part ways with it. We have seen some amazing...

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