Trip #2 – Natchez Trace Southeast RV Trip – 2,830 miles – 60 nights

  1 – Route Map – Trip consists of route from Florida to the Natchez Trace Parkway, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida State Parks

  2 – Rainbow Springs State Park – 1 - completely renovated campground in 2009 and crystal clear Rainbow River

  3 – Falling  Waters State Park – 2 - tallest waterfall in Florida

  4 – Blackwater River State Park – 2 - western panhandle of Florida’s canoeists delight

  5 – Fontainebleau State Park – 1 - another beautiful Louisiana state park nearby New Orleans

  6 – Natchez State Park – 2 - Mississippi state park near the antebellum mansions of Natchez, MS and the start of the Natchez Trace

  7 – LeFleur’s Bluff State Park – 3 - urban Mississippi state park right downtown Jackson, MS, and near the Natchez Trace

  8 – Trace State Park – 3 - Mississippi state park near the Natchez Trace,  Tupelo, MS and the birthplace of Elvis Presley

  9 – Tishomingo State Park – 2 - Mississippi state park near the Natchez Trace Parkway and Red Bay, Alabama

 10 – Fall Hollow Campground – 1 - private campground on the Natchez Trace- great restaurant and staff, and several interesting wineries nearby

 11 – Barren River Lake State Resort Park – 4 - Kentucky state park near Bowling Green, the Olde Mulkey Meeting House and the Marble “Super Dome”

 12 – Green River Lake State Park – 3 - Kentucky state park near Lincoln Homestead, My Old Kentucky Home State Park and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

 13 – Fort Boonesborough State Park – 5 - Kentucky state park near Lexington, KY with an historic fort, Boone Station, Switzer Covered Bridge, and the Old Stone Church

 14 – Natural Bridge State Resort Park – 3 - Kentucky state park with a natural stone bridge and also near beautiful Red River Gorge

 15 – Jenny Wiley State Resort Park -  3 - Kentucky state park with some great hiking trails, and near the largest engineering project in the USA

 16 – Natural Tunnel State Park – 3 - Virginia state park with a large naturally formed tunnel and near Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

 17 – Catawba Falls Campground – 4 - private campground with nearby hike to a small beautiful falls, the town of Old Fort and the Asheville, NC metropolitan area

 18 – Kings Mountain State Park – 2 - South Carolina state park near the Kings Mountain National National Military Park

 19 – Andrew Jackson State Park – 3 - South Carolina state park on the land where Andrew Jackson grew up, the only SC President of the United States

 20 – Freightliner Custom Chassis – 3 - Gaffney, SC manufacturing plant and service center for Freightliner chassis

  21 – Magnolia Springs State Park – 2 - Georgia state park with natural spring and site of Camp Lawton, a Confederate POW camp that was the largest POW camp in the world

  22 – George L Smith State Park – 2 - Georgia state park with a combination covered bridge, saw mill, cotton gin, and grist mill and near Georgia Southern Center for Wildlife Education

  23 – Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park – 2 - Georgia state park with small lake and near Vidalia, GA – home of the famous Vidalia Onion.

 24 – Laura S Walker State Park – 2 - Georgia state park with waterfront campsites near Waycross, GA the largest city in the largest county in the largest state east of the Mississippi

 25 – Silver River State Park – 2 - Florida state park with many hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking on the Silver River and close to Ocala, FL


Trip #1 – Wedding [Jason and Brooke] and Southwest USA II – 6,601 miles – 87 nights

 1 – Route Map – Trip consists of route from Florida to the Southwest USA, California National Parks, Colorado National Parks, and many COE Campgrounds returning home

 2 – Falling Waters State Park – 2 - tallest waterfall in Florida

 3 – Big Lagoon State Park – 2 - Right on the Gulf of Mexico inland waterway

 4 – Bayou Segnette State Park – 3 - best park to stay in if you want to visit New Orleans, just take the ferry across the river or to visit Fort Pike State Historic Site

 5 – Lake Fausse Pointe State Park – 2 - another fine Louisiana state park- be sure to call and ask for directions to get there, close to Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

 6 – Village Creek State Park – 2 - small Texas state park in an urban environment – close to Beaumont

 7 – Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway (Nails Creek Unit) – 2 - Texas state park on large lake, large campsites, and beautiful wildflowers in the spring

 8 – Blanco State Park – 2 - Texas state park near LBJ country right on the clear and slow flowing Blanco River  

 9 – South Llano River State Park – 1 - rural state park with great wild turkey hunting in fall or tube down the Llano River in the summer

10 – Balmorhea State Park – 1 - largest spring-fed swimming pool in the world – literally “swim with the fish”

11 – Coachlight RV Park – 2 - small RV behind an old motel, but great location for visiting the historic part of Las Cruzes – Mesilla.

12 – El Molino RV Park – 3 - actually a mobile home park with 4-6 spots for RVers – nice people in the park and convenient to most of Tucson’s sightseeing locations.

13 – Sun Life RV Resort – 5 - one of many RV parks set up for winter snowbirds, very well appointed and always cordial and clean.

14 – Hidden Beaches RV Park – 2 - right on the lower Colorado River, and close to Interstate

15 – Shadow Hills RV Resort – 2 - close to Indio shopping district, second only to Rodeo Drive, and General Patton Memorial Museum and Joshua Tree National Park

16 – Sierra Trails RV Park – 1 - an oasis in the desert, this campground is a nice quiet place for an overnighter on your way up central California.

17 – Codorniz Campground – 5 - we used this park near a nice lake as a base camp to visit Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks since we tow a car  

18 – Wine Country RV Park Sonoma – 6 - very tight small park in the middle of a very upscale urban area – it was fine since our objective was to visit wineries in the daytime.

19 – Comstock Country RV Resort – 3 - large RV park right across the street from several casinos, great for visiting Lake Tahoe, Reno, Virginia City, and historic Genoa.

20 – Hi Desert RV Park – 1 - great overnight stop or stay a day or two and enjoy the casinos – there is even one in a Flying J truck stop!

21 – Welcome Station RV Park – 1 - small 10 site park right on the Interstate, but quiet.  New owner very cordial and helped us get to the Lamiolle Canyon area.

22 – East Bay RV Park – 3 - very nice campground near urban Provo and visits to Salt Lake City, BYU and Sundance Resort

23 – Shady Acres RV Park & Campground – 1 - another oasis in the desert [Utah] but a convenient location to visit Arches National Park or Goblin Valley State Park.

24 – Colorado River State Park-Fruita – 3 - just down the road from Colorado National Monument, one of the truly beautiful vista parks in the USA.

25 – Gunnison Lakeside Resort – 3 - right in the Curecanti Recreation Area on a huge reservoir and close to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Crested Butte.

26 – Capulin RV Park – 2 - friendly RV park across the street from the Capulin Volcano National Monument. Don’t forget to ask about the all natural beef for sale.

27 – Fort Supply North & South Campground – 3 - we were here during a constant 40 mile/hour wind that never stopped, but it was a nice park.

28 – Salt Creek North (COE-Keystone Lake) – 3 - this park needs some serious renovation of the roads in the park and some tree trimming  

29 – Aux Arc Park (COE - Ozark Lake) – 3 - you will enjoy this park, right on the river and close to Arkansas wine country and Fort Smith National Historic Site

30 – Toad Suck Ferry Park (COE-Toad Suck Ferry) – 3 - funny name, but very nice river front park and close to scenic Petit Jean State Park

31 – Hernando Point (COE - Arkabutla Lake) – 2 - newly renovated campground right on a beautiful lake, near Memphis, and the historic town of Hernando

32 – Town Creek Campground (COE-Tombigbee Waterway) - 3 - near Columbus MS, home of Tennessee Williams and the Stateville, MS -  home of Mississippi State University.

33 – Gunter Hill Park (COE-Alabama River Lakes) – 3 - near urban Montgomery, the capital of Alabama and Selma, where the first civil rights march took place.  

34 – Eastbank Campground – 3 - COE campground that is just inside Georgia on Lake Seminole. Due for a major renovation in 2010.

35 – Stephen Foster Folk Culture SP – 2 - great place to spend an overnighter or several weeks – carillon plays Stephen Foster music every two hours during the day

36 – Rainbow Springs SP – 2 - completely renovated campground area, for the second time, pristine springs and riverfront area – water is 71° year around.


48 States Camped Cumulative

2010 Travels

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Numbers on each stop reference to the Route Map locations