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Camping along Route 66

Postby bitner » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:59 pm

I know it's a rather broad question, but I am curious to know if there are some real standout campgrounds along Route 66? I am primarily interested in anything starting in Oklahoma and continuing west. I don't mind wandering off 66 a bit. Any information or links would be appreciated.
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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby JND » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:39 pm

Hello,

I can't help you first hand with respect to camping, as I'm not a camper. But I might have a link for you that could offer some help. See Ron's list of (near) Route 66 campgrounds and search this forum for others who have posted messages regarding same.

Also, see this topic for other suggestions.

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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby bitner » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:46 am

I will check it out.

Thanks Jeff!
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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby paristempo » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:01 am

what kind of camping are you interested in doing?

(btw, definitely reference the link JND provided... that is a well-researched and pretty extensive list of campgrounds very close to Route 66)

but if you are interested in doing more primitive tent camping, there are places beyond Ron's list, on public lands where you can camp independently. during our trip we found that if you are determined to do the entire route camping along the way, it is possible (but you must be prepared for primitive tent camping in some locations, as you will be accessing Bureau of Land Management areas, where you can legally camp, but there are no defined "campgrounds")... for our trip, we camped much of the way, with the occasion hotel/motel stopover for the "amenities"... our "rule of thumb" was to do 3 nights camping then a night in hotel/motel...
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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby TheEditor » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:35 pm

Good point. Here's information on primitive (backpack) camping in the backcountry of the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, if that happens to be your cup of tea.

http://www.nps.gov/pefo/planyourvisit/backpacking.htm
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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby route66world » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:30 pm

You also might want to check with some of the RV parks along the route to see if they will allow you to 'pitch a tent' (had to say it!! :shock: ) - Depending on their season, they might be needing to fill a few slots and would be happy to take you...
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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby wick7234 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:53 am

but if you are interested in doing more primitive tent camping, there are places beyond Ron's list, on public lands where you can camp independently. during our trip we found that if you are determined to do the entire route camping along the way, it is possible (but you must be prepared for primitive tent camping in some locations, as you will be accessing Bureau of Land Management areas, where you can legally camp, but there are no defined "campgrounds")... for our trip, we camped much of the way, with the occasion hotel/motel stopover for the "amenities"... our "rule of thumb" was to do 3 nights camping then a night in hotel/motel...


Any info on the places on public lands or Bureau of Land Management areas?
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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby swa » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:38 am

You find tons of information on the many aspects of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at their website: http://www.blm.gov/
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Re: Camping along Route 66

Postby southwig » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:21 pm

I can recommend the Good Sam Park in Grants NM. I last stayed there in 2006. The park was well maintained, with shower and laundry facilities, the rates were reasonable, and the staff was courteous and helpful.
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