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Anybody doing any camping? Getting a late start here getting our plans together but hoping we will still get to go despite the high price of gas.

Looking at annual trips to Smokemont and Elkmont in the Smokies (prettiest camp grounds you ever saw), Long branch on the Caney Fork, a trip up to Tellico maybe Indian Boundary(those mountains are just good for what ails ya), The Obey river below Dale Hollow is a definite and I can't leave out the Clinch river below Norris Lake. All great trout fisheries.

That should wrap up the spring, for the summer we'll leave the big camper on Chickamauga lake and fish for those 100 lb cat fish. And drink lots of beer and pick till our fingers bleed.

Well I feel better now that I have a plan:w00t:
 

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No camping as of yet buckshot. My family and a friends family are going to stay in the smokey mts next week though. We rented us a cabin and got plans of sitting around and doing not much of anything. Its a far cry from camping though.. The cabin is more like a house. Matter fact its alot nicer than my house. Ill add a link and yall can check it out.

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sounds like a great plan and an awesome time..... i hope its stringed instruments. lol

:lol: Now that's funny. Yea we can really get the dogs howling sometimes.
 

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No camping as of yet buckshot. My family and a friends family are going to stay in the smokey mts next week though. We rented us a cabin and got plans of sitting around and doing not much of anything. Its a far cry from camping though.. The cabin is more like a house. Matter fact its alot nicer than my house. Ill add a link and yall can check it out.

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Looks like a great time.
 

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I would be interested in hearing about some of the out of the way camping sites you guys might know about. I am trying to collect info for the time the wife and I say enough and hit the road. We can go with or with out hook ups. Some of our favorite spots are primitive with no organized camp just pull in and set up and usually free. I have a small 12' camper for the back in the mountains camping.
 
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That's one of the things I miss about the south. Having been raised in Pulaski TN seems like you couldn't swing a dead chicken without hitting someone that could play music on something.
 

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i try to combine my hunting trips with camping.you save money camping at a state park as opposed to a motel
 

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I would be interested in hearing about some of the out of the way camping sites you guys might know about. I am trying to collect info for the time the wife and I say enough and hit the road. We can go with or with out hook ups. Some of our favorite spots are primitive with no organized camp just pull in and set up and usually free. I have a small 12' camper for the back in the mountains camping.
The Allegany State Park in the Southern Tier of NY and NW Pa. is a great camping area. There are many types of cabin styles and even great spots for RV's, trailers, pop ups and more. The park has about 100+ hiking/exploration trails all over the mountains (Appalachian foothills). There is also a huge bike trail that goes around a large lake where you have a small boat launch/rental and picnic areas. 2 thumbs up!!!!!
 
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When I use to go camping it was always somewhere different than the area I live. So I like the coast. NH has a state campground right on the ocean thats very inexpensive which is why there is a waiting list. Its nice. A friend of mine said that there is a good one in the Keys but thats the same thing hard to get reservations. I live in the mts and there are lakes near by so like a I said different is the ocean. Camping at an event would be fun. Like the boonedangle or whatever it is down there in TN. That music thing. kinda like a woodstock but with country and blue grass music, now that would be a hoot. OR of course a hunting trip of any kind.
 

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I do a camping /fishing trip in Canada every year. Trophy pike fishing, occasional bear visit, and great wilderness camping for one week.:smile:
 

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When I use to go camping it was always somewhere different than the area I live. So I like the coast. NH has a state campground right on the ocean thats very inexpensive which is why there is a waiting list. Its nice. A friend of mine said that there is a good one in the Keys but thats the same thing hard to get reservations. I live in the mts and there are lakes near by so like a I said different is the ocean. Camping at an event would be fun. Like the boonedangle or whatever it is down there in TN. That music thing. kinda like a woodstock but with country and blue grass music, now that would be a hoot. OR of course a hunting trip of any kind.

I'm glad you said that I forgot we have paid reservations at Hunting Island State Park. It is right on the ocean above Hilton Head. It's one of those that is hard to get reservations for. We made our reservations last summer.

I have looked at going to Bonarroo music festival. They have a sweet 4 day package deal for VIP tickets that include reserved seating for two stages, buffet meals and nicer bathroom facilities including showers. If I went that's the only way I would go, tent camping in July here can be brutal.
 

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The Allegany State Park in the Southern Tier of NY and NW Pa. is a great camping area. There are many types of cabin styles and even great spots for RV's, trailers, pop ups and more. The park has about 100+ hiking/exploration trails all over the mountains (Appalachian foothills). There is also a huge bike trail that goes around a large lake where you have a small boat launch/rental and picnic areas. 2 thumbs up!!!!!

Sounds good it is now on the list. Thanks
 
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yeah yeah yeah thats the thing I was thinking of. I think that would be a great time. I'll bet you'll have a good time where ever you go.
 

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i looked at that bonnarro festival.sounded good till ya read all the details.Sounds a little to "hippy" for my taste but to each his own
 
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What have you got against hippies, Cartman.? lol I think the line between hippy and redneck is very thin. Both just want to be left alone to do their own thing. Like when Willie Nelson was at a club in Texas and of course who would go see Willie? rednecks and hippies. They started scuffling in the crowd and Willie stopped the show and pointed out the similarities and finished the show with out a problem. I've got friends that lean towards hippy, redneck, rapper, hillbilly, cityfolk, worldtraveler, liberal dems, republicans, greenpeople, all kinds of ways of thinking which I always find it interesting. No, I don't smoke dope or do any drugs other than caffeine in my coffee and tea. I like these people and I think they like me. A good person is a good person. I guess I'm comfortable with who I am so that makes me comfortable in the company of those who may be different than me. Besides it would be a dull world if we were all the same. just me babbling.
 
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