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Posted: 01/10/17 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone have experience camping here? We are trying to book our summer trip and the guidelines for size have me a bit nervous.
They seem to be very particular about the type of site you should book. They have 30, 35 and 40' sites. Already most dates in June are booked for the 35 and 40.

We have a Cougar 29BHS. Exterior length is listed at 32'. Common sense tells me we could do a 30' site, but the gentleman I talked with on the phone today made me hesitant...stating that if we're even a little over they'd make us leave.

Anyone have first hand knowledge on this?

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Things like this vary from year to year as the people working there change. Last time I was there the staff didn't seem to care as long as you weren't blocking a road. One the other hand once at Lassen one time the CG host came and complained about us running a generator during generator hours. Turned out there was a very unreasonable woman camping in one of the sites that wanted total silence. So most of the time they are great but being people not all of them are.

One thing we take into consideration is that our 5ver is 34 ft long but only 29 ft of that is on the ground the rest is overhang. And you can park so your vehicle is under that overhang. Trailers on the other hand are all on the ground.


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Posted: 01/10/17 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been a few years but I would think you are ok to put a 32' into a 30' site. I know we hung our 5th wheel over the end of the pad some. Sites are close but you are in the middle of the park. I would make my reservation.

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I think you will be okay in the 30' site. But, if it makes you feel better than take the 35' site. You won't be able to put your tow vehicle next to your rv, but there are plenty of nearby parking spots for it. We have stayed at Fishing Bridge several times and no one ever measured our motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer.


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When we were at Fishing Bridge, one of the RVs was too long for the site. It was difficult for others RVs to get around it. I don't know how it was resolved, but a lot of people were involved with a lot of grumbling.


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Two Hands wrote:

I think you will be okay in the 30' site. But, if it makes you feel better than take the 35' site. You won't be able to put your tow vehicle next to your rv, but there are plenty of nearby parking spots for it. We have stayed at Fishing Bridge several times and no one ever measured our motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer.


The descriptions state that it'll fit the trailer at the listed length but also a separate TV too.
Also...I can't imagine a site where I couldn't just push back a little more? It's not like the tires are at the very back end of the trailer.

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Book a 35 as the back of your s will in some cases nearly touch the back of theirs.

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I took a 40 foot site for my 35 foot trailer. I do agree that a foot or 2 shouldn't make a difference, hen again I haven't been there. I know when I booked a spot at Munising Tourist Park Campground in Munising MI. they only had a 30 foot site so I took that. Turns out I could've put a 45ft DP in that spot! It's all dependent on how a particular site is laid out.

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I always tell the truth as to the length of my gear but with Fishing Bridge I would go with the 35' site. My 5er is 31' and we had no place to park the truck. I had to drive a little ways against the flow and park head first under my bedroom slide. As far as just backing up further, nope. One morning I woke up and thought I was in the Sonoran Desert as the Cruise America mural behind me was so close to my rear window.

As the check in lady called it - Walmart with hook-ups. Don't be dissuaded though as you won't be there much and will be enjoying the park instead.


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Fishing bridge is tight. I would go bigger to make sure you fit not smaller. You might and probably would fit but I would hate to have that looming over my head.

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