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RE: Hwy 54 in Kansas vs Hwy 56

We have travelled through Kansas twice a year in our travels between the East Coast and New Mexico since 2007. US 50, 54, 56 and 400 have generally been good roads as are the North/South routes US-83, 183, 283, 81 and 281. We have also found that the KS state highways are also generally in good condition. Your total length and what type of accommodations you are looking for if you plan on stopping overnight may be more of an issue for which route you take than the road conditions.
trailertraveler 03/25/23 12:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Reviews on thousand trails camping pass?

Like your Passport America Membership, it will only be worth it if you can use it enough. There are not parks in every state or every area you may want to stay. Some of the parks are not that great and others we find good to excellent. We travel about 5 months a year. We normally get the Southeast Zone. We normally spend 2 weeks in a park, so then must be out of the system for 7 days. That only leaves so many opportunities to use the membership during our time on the road. In order to move park to park you cannot stay more than 4 nights in one park. The Trails Collection add on is not worth it for us because if you stay one night you have to be out of the system for 7 days. So far we have not had any problems getting spots due to the 60 day reservation window, but do make reservations as soon as the window opens. We average about 50 nights a year in the Thousand Trails membership parks which makes our nightly cost about $12. We have used the discount at other Encore Resorts a couple of times, but they are still pretty expensive.
trailertraveler 03/23/23 07:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds along US St 36 in Kansas

As mentioned there are a number of Corps of Engineers, State, County and local parks that provide camping opportunities. It has been several years ago, but we stayed at a Lions Club park in Atwood and a city park near Smith Center on U.S. 36. If you can get your hands on a copy of the Ultimate Public Campgrounds Project data base, it was one of the best resources I have found for finding city, county and other government campgrounds. Boondocking is always on my table too. Many of the Kansas State Fishing Lakes allow camping. Some Kansas Wildlife Management Areas have designated camping areas.
trailertraveler 03/13/23 01:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: County Park Experiences

Another off the usual radar category is water conservation or management districts, we've stayed in some both in Florida and central Ohio. Some states like Kansas allow camping at state fishing lakes and on Wildlife management areas and/or state forests. Most we have encountered are dry camping. There may or may not be designated sites or areas. The rules vary widely from state to state and even area to area. A fishing or hunting license may be required. Wildlife management areas may permit camping by licensed hunters only during hunting season, no camping during certain seasons or other special regulations. Information is usually available on the state agency web pages.
trailertraveler 07/30/22 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: County Park Experiences

I used the Ultimate Public Campgrounds website a lot and fortunately downloaded one of the last database updates before they stopped offering them and went to the app or online only. The US Campgrounds website shows the location of many county and local government campgrounds. The website has a map feature and the database can be downloaded. I have it on my computer and Garmin GPS.
trailertraveler 07/29/22 06:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Jersey to California

There a lot to see along I-40 between Amarillo and the Grand Canyon. In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument, the Turquoise Trail and the Sandia Crest Highwayare worth visiting in my opinion. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, El Malpais National Monument, El Malpais National Conservation Area, and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino. Homolovi Ruins State Park is near Winslow where you can stand on the corner. Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park are not far from the Arizona/New Mexico border. In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood are about an hour South of Flagstaff with Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area. All this before you even get to the Grand Canyon.
trailertraveler 05/22/22 06:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Beartooth pass

There is a very nice campground just before there called Perry’s RV Park and Campground in Red Lodge. Stay there overnight and then hit the road the next day and drive all the way into Cooke City, then turn around and head back. The next day you can drive around the east side to Cody WY and head into the park that way. Yes it’s the long way around, but the Beartooth hwy is not to be missed!You can stay in Red Lodge or Cody (which has several campgrounds), Cody has a number of worth while attractions like the Buffalo Bill Center, Old Trail Town, and the Rodeo. Take a day and drive a loop of the Beartooth Highway and Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.
trailertraveler 05/02/22 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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