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Frommer's Best RV and Tent Campgrounds in the U.S.A. (Frommer's Best RV & Tent Campgrounds in the U.S.A.) Paperback – April 30, 2004


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Your Source for the Best Campgrounds in America:
  • Honest, outspoken reviews
  • Candid ratings for quality and value
  • Each campground personally inspected by independent travel writers who do not solicit ads or take commissions
  • Complete information on rates, hook-ups, and facilities
  • Easy-to-follow driving directions
  • Introductions to each state
  • State road atlas for locating every campground

The Only Campground Guide with:

  • Star ratings for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quiet, security, cleanliness, facilities–even insect control!
  • Separate ratings for RV and tent sites
  • Detailed, descriptive profiles of every campground
  • Awards for the best campgrounds in every state
  • Tips on fun things to see and do nearby
  • The best sites within each campground
  • Tips on nearby restaurants, markets, gas stations, and attractions
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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Best RV & Tent Campgrounds in the U.S.A.
  • Paperback: 1184 pages
  • Publisher: Frommer's; 2nd edition (April 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764559699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764559693
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 2.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #989,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

I admit that it's my fault that I didn't read further down the page to find this out.
C. Thornton
We haven't used it to be able to compare their ratings to our ratings, but just looking through it makes me ready to pack up and get out!!
A Mother's Logic
Sure it doesn't list every campground out there, but the book is already the size of a major city's phone book, so it lists the best ones.
C. A. Mackay

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

138 of 140 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Mackay on June 27, 2005
This book really is awesome. Sure it doesn't list every campground out there, but the book is already the size of a major city's phone book, so it lists the best ones. I love the rating system because it gives each campground separate 1-5 star ratings whether camping with a tent or in an RV. Extraordinary detail and excellent tips, but so far I haven't seen any altitudes given, which would have been useful.

A sample listing from the section on Georgia (In the book it's easy to read format-wise, and though I could read it no problem, some people might need a magnifying glass for the small print):

"CARTERSVILLE MAP A-1

Allatoona Landing Campground

24 Allatoona Landing Rd., Cartersville 30121.

T: (770) 974-6068 or (770) 974-6089;

[...]

RV *** [stars] Tent ***

_____________________________________

Beauty **** Site Privacy ***

Spaciousness ** Quiet ***

Security **** Cleanliness ****

Insect Control **** Facilities ***

This large campground is very popular, which means it's often crowded. Combine that with small- to mid-size campsites, and you lose a little when it comes to spaciousness and privacy. The owners of Allatoona Landing do run a tight ship, so the property is well maintained and reasonably clean. Be aware that railroad tracks pass very near the campground, so some train noise is inevitable (especially for those sites nearest the campground office). Allatoona Lake offers plenty of options for water sports enthusiasts, including elaborate boating facilities and an extensive swimming beach. Sites 85, 86, 93, 95-101, and 103 are shaded and pretty, while 87 and 89-92 are the nicest water-front sites.
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Truth Seeker on August 13, 2004
This guide to campgrounds is easily the best I have seen. It is comprehensive and highly readable, rates campgrounds on the factors most important to both tent campers and RV owners, and includes local sites of interest and detailed descriptions of the profiled campgrounds, as well as maps and driving directions. Our family has found this guide to be of tremendous assistance as we expand our horizons in the magnificent world of camping, a resource far superior to the alternatives on the market.
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102 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Unhappy Camper on June 4, 2005
I just received this guide and really wish I hadn't taken the advice of the single other reviewer. I am currently planning a tent camping trip with a focus on the National Parks of Utah and Colorado. Then majority of the sites reviewed in this book are private campgrounds and KOA's!

As example, of the 85+/- Colorado campgrounds detailed, eleven are operated by state/local authorities and two are operated by the National Forest System -- the other 70 plus sites are run by private operators. Within the NPS in Colorado (Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of Gunnison, and the Great Sand Dunes to name a few) there are no less than 10 campgrounds -- yet none of these are covered in this guide!

If your desire is for tent camping and to gather information on the National Park system you are better off to find another source. If you want to pull your RV into a KOA then this guide may be of some use.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. F. Nunes on October 20, 2007
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Does not cover as many campgrounds as the trailer life directory. However it does give a little more info on the campgrounds it does list.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Thornton on March 3, 2010
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I'm disappointed with Amazon. I just received this book and although it covers campgrounds well, the info next to the title doesn't mention that it's a 2004 copyright. This means that most of the info in it is out of date. I admit that it's my fault that I didn't read further down the page to find this out. That's why Camping World and Good Sam update their annually (abt. $13.00 for new ones). A 2004 edition is absolutely worthless. Six years old and with the poor economy, I can guarantee that many of the campsites are out of business or have reduced amenities. The book would have been worth something if it was maybe a year or two old. Shame on Amazon for selling such out of date material. Next time I order a book from Amazon, you better believe I will read every shred of info on the book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BrianK on December 28, 2012
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The shear volume of information makes this difficult to keep accurate but we found it mostly accurate. My partner and I took a cross country road trip from Chicago to Seattle and used the book to find camp sites along our route. The amenity descriptions can be a bit generous in some cases but mostly accurate. We were on the road for more than 4 weeks and I can honestly say that we enjoyed each park we stayed at, found the descriptions accurate and came across some destinations we would never had found ourselves. I can see where peoples comments about it being essential for a RV parking are true. As tent campers, we really didn't have a lot of trouble finding places but some RV parks filled quickly. Definitely use it to make reservations as the process for pulling in and setting up is much easier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phillip Heathcott on April 20, 2013
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This book is a little out of date but tells me everythin I need to know this is all I can say about thi s book.
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