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Ives Run Recreation Area, Tioga, PA

September 18, 2014 Leave a comment

This is a very nice campground, located a few miles off of US 15, just south of the New York border.  The campground was well maintained, with lots of walking trails and access to a lake.  Ives Run is part of the Corps of Engineers network of lakes,dams, etc.  I’ve stayed here three times in the last two years.


Here’s my map, and how I got there from Slate Mills, VA.


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Lake Powhatan CG, Pisgah National Forest

September 10, 2014 Leave a comment


The first part of my summer travels came to an end in Asheville, NC, where my sister lives (and now has a B&B).  Just outside of Asheville, in the Pisgah National Forest, there is an excellent campground at Lake Powhatan.  

In addition to being very convenient to Asheville, the campground is a real bargain for seniors who have the Federal Lands Recreation Pass.


Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

September 9, 2014 1 comment

Petit Jean State Park

This place was an unexpected gem.  I saw it on the map and decided to give it a try.  It was little further off the interstate, and the drive up the mountain was slow and curvy, but the trip was worth it.  Highly recommended!



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Foss State Park, Oklahoma

September 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Foss State Park is, for me, conveniently located just north of I-40 in western Oklahoma.  Its an easy day’s drive from Albuquerque.  There are two campgrounds.  One sits close to the lake, within site of the dam that makes the lake, and the other is located in a little hollow, set back from the lake, and more sheltered from the wind.  This second campground, Cottonwood. offers some pretty nicely spaced sites, with electricity and water.  There is a bath house with excellent showers, and a set of trails for walking that take you to some nice views of the lake.  My dog liked it a lot and didn’t want to leave.

It cost $20 a night for a site with electricity, and the showers require quarters.

Foss SP OK

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