Campgrounds near parks

Friday, March 1, 2002 7:33 AM
One of the ads on this site got me thinking, what is it like to camp out near a park? Now I dont *literally* mean camp out as in pitching a tent. I've been part of the "bourgeois" FAR too long to do that. But I know some places have cabins of some sort. I used to go on retreats and hanging out in the cabins was cool. But what I want to know are the park cabins ratty? I mean, how rough is "Roughing it"? I dont want to have to carry a spade and dig my own latrine. What about bathing facilities? In short, what have been y'alls experience with them?
T.I.A. (thanks in advance)
jeremy
--trying all *kinds* of new yit this year...
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Friday, March 1, 2002 7:42 AM

Sorry I can't answer your specific question, but this does give me an opportunity to tell of my camping escapades. ;)

I have camped out twice. The first time near Cedar Point, we forgot the tentpoles and had to drape the tent betwixt two vans. When we woke up, the top of the tent was full of rain and about a foot from our faces.

The other time was near SFGAm. It was 95-100 degrees that day so I didn't even bother to bring a blanket, just a pillow. Little did I know that the temp would drop into the 30s that night. I spent the sleepless night huddled in a ball.

Needless to say I won't be camping out again. :)

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Friday, March 1, 2002 7:46 AM
Well, of course, there's Lighthouse Point at CP. PKI also has some small cabins near facilities. Personally, I prefer to use an RV or haul my popup camper. PKI facilites are nice. There's really only bunks in them, but they are real close to the shower/toilet facilities. I will forever avoid SFWoA's Camp Silverhorn. The place was a very poorly managed. If I ever go to SFWoA again, I'll look into staying at Camp Jellystone nearby.
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Friday, March 1, 2002 7:51 AM

I have camped (in a tent) near CP last June. We have a small (LOL) tent that measures 13'x13'...it has plenty of space for my wife and I, a king size air mattress, and all of our food/coolers plus misc. supplies.

With an air mattress, we were able to get our "old" bodies plenty of rest so we could hit the park with a vengeance for the duration of our trip. The only thing we'll being with us in the future is a battery operated fan (or two) to keep the air moving...it got kinda stuffy in there at night.

We're planning on bringing the same setup to SRM and (if I get lucky enough to convince my wife) IB's opening weekend...

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:07 AM

Gotta love the campers out by The Legend. That first SRM with the legend open, and raging towards the spiral drop and seeing and smelling the camp fires out in the woods was really magical.

Anybody driven around the campgrounds by HW, by the way? They just go on and on and on. I had no idea that they were so extensive.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:40 AM

Redman... I just put that on this morning and wondered how long it would take another TMBG fan to expose himself. I'm still jamming with Mink Car.

Sorry to attempt to disrail yer thread, Jeremy. heh.

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 8:22 PM

I may consider on camping this year because I have my own tent and sleeping bags plus pillows. I take it I have never camped while on my coaster trips this will be a first . This year during May 29th-June 10th I may consider it. Would anyone know were are some good camp grounds near Holiday World & Cedar Point area? I will be staying near Holiday World for 3days and Cedar Point for 2days. Thanks.

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Saturday, March 2, 2002 6:24 AM

Go to the HW website. They have their own campground and you can here them testing the coasters in the morning. What a great alarm clock.

Carol

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Saturday, March 2, 2002 7:20 AM

I got to use the Twister for an alarm clock at PPP...of course, the wind-blown acorns on the metal roofs meant I never really got too much sleep either. Not that sleep is necessary, coaster-based adrenaline is sufficient for a few days...

I have camped with every conceivable level of comfort...from the Cabins replete with amenities to the tent-camping at PKI/PPP, to the REALLY "roughing it" experience of a Rainbow Gathering. Suffice to say, you can choose what suits you...

P.S. Anyone that has done a Rainbow Gathering knows what I mean, 7-10K "hippies" in a national forest, clothing optional, etc., etc.

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Saturday, March 2, 2002 7:28 AM
There is a fantastic campground near Sandusky called Travel Land. they have these cabins that are cool. they even furnish a broom and dustpan. I had to laugh when I saw that. I can't remember the exact location of this place, but it was pretty cool.

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Saturday, March 2, 2002 7:36 PM
I understand Silverwood has a campground right across the highway from the park.I plan on staying there when I go to the park this coming June.

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Sunday, March 3, 2002 7:35 AM

There adjacent campgrounds next to Dutch Wonderland, and an adjacent campground next to Conneaut Lake park. Both woodies roll by quite close.

Darien Lake has nice RV's to rent. PKI and PKD have the on site campgrounds. Mill Run campground in the Laurel Mountains not far from Idlewild, and adjacent to Ohiopyle St. Park have 2 great waterslides. Nice cold mountain water.

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Monday, March 4, 2002 6:41 AM
CP has a campground just outside the park, although I'm sure it's more expensive than one outside the park. I haven't camped in years.

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Monday, March 4, 2002 8:36 AM
Here's my 2 cents worth:
Camper village at Cedar Point: Nice but no ground fires or primitive camping allowed. Stay away from the bathrooms when the mayflies are around. Yuck! Bayshore is just 2 miles from the causeway but they have a train that runs nearby that will keep you awake.
I wouldn't stay at the campground by SFWOA again.
I think I would have to say we enjoyed the campground by HW the best.
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Monday, March 4, 2002 9:36 AM
PKI has a great campground in walking distance.... I think its one of those Jellystone themed ones... or at least it used to be.

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Monday, March 4, 2002 1:12 PM
The camping at darien lake i think is really good...our camper was very nice, and the walk to the park was very short. There's also a store that's walking distance from the camper that has all your basic stuff that you could need, so that's very convinient.

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