For a long time I’ve wanted to have a map listing all the campsites I’ve been too but it was so much work I never did it. When we switched the website I put in a menu button at the top of the page that says “Find a Campsite,” http://www.cheaprvliving.com/find-campsite/ but there was never anything there–until now! Finally, I’ve started to work on this page which has a map showing all my camp sites. It’s taken a very long time because it seemed like an overwhelming job but my good friend Karen was kind enough to put together a primer on Google maps so I got it figured out. For more campsites check out the map at her blog here: http://rollinginarv-wheelchairtraveling.blogspot.com/ Because she is in a wheelchair, her map will contain information on access which can be very good to know if you have any limitations at all, even if you are just getting older and don’t get around all that well.
You’ll notice that some of the icons are little yellow cars; those designate a long summer road trip so you can follow along as I post them. Right now in June 2015 I am in my Summer Rocky Mountain Tour so all the yellow cars are in the Rockies from Utah, Colorodo, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and New Mexico. Next year (summer 2016) I’m planning a trip up the Pacific Coast so all the little cars will be in California, Oregon and Washington.
To follow my route this year and see each campsite, click on the “Find a Campsite,” http://www.cheaprvliving.com/find-campsite/ button at the top of every page and you’ll see my last campsite because it has a little car in the Rockies. Of course I’ll be writing posts all summer on my travels.
At the bottom of the page is a map to all the campsites I’ve been to. It’s just a standard Google map so you will probably know basically how to move around in it. The great majority of the sites are just a standard Google red balloon pin and if you click on it a box will pop up with more information. All the camps with a Red Pin are free dispersed camping. The pay sites will have a dollar sign and not a pin. There aren’t many of those because I hate to pay!!
As I add new campsites I’ll try to give more details and as I have time I’ll go back and add more details and hopefully some pictures of the campsite. One thing I realized I should be doing is giving them a star rating so from now on I will. It’s a 5 Star rating with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.
Also bear in mind, I haven’t been to some of them for a long time, as much as 7 years ago, so they may no longer be available or may now be fee areas. I’ll try to be sure and add a “last visited” date to it as well so you’ll know when I was last there.
Here is the map, I hope you find it useful. Bringing it up to date is going to take some time so check back often as I add states and more details on campsites. Eventually I’d like to add pictures of each campsite. I may also invite other friends to add their sites. If I do I’ll have them add their names so you’ll know who posted it. _______________________________________