|Coralville Lake, COE Park, Iowa City, Iowa|
Boondocking: www.boondockingguide.com - Besides dispersed camping sites, get useful related info.
Bureau of Land Management: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html - Learn about camping available.
Casinos: www.casinocamper.com - Find a casino where you can park, eat and/or enjoy the games.
Corps of Engineers Parks: http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors - These parks are among our top
choices for a home. We also consult the printed camping directory for the Corps of Engineers.
County Parks: www.mycountyparks.com - Iowa's county parks are very nice stopovers.
National Parks: www.recreation.gov - Locate camping and other info on COE, NPS, NFS.
National Forests: www.forestcamping.com - Thanks to our friends, Jerry and Dee, for this contribution.
Elks - This membership allows us to park at lodges around the U.S., but not all of them.
There is a yahoo group that provides information on parking available to members.
Escapees - www.escapees.com - We are SKPs and enjoy the parks and other benefits.
Days End - A directory of a wide variety of camping spots. Available online for purchase
by Escapee RV Club members.
Passport America - www.passport-america.com - We find this membership worthwhile.
www.overnightrvparking.com - This site has an annual fee of $18. We use this directory often when
traveling from point-to-point, needing a convenient overnight stop.
General Information and Advice:
Help on All Topics - Escapees Discussion Forum - www.rvnetwork.com - No membership required.
Campground reviews - www.rvparkreviews.com - User reviews can help make a choice.
Dumps - www.rvdumps.com - Self-explanatory - :)
National Forest Info - www.fs.fed.us - Provides guide to national forests; maps, etc.
National Park Passes - www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm - These passes can mean a nice savings.
RV-maker groups - Many RVers share information within a group of owners of a particular make of RV.
We find many good hints on the Foretravel owners website.
Highways and Byways:
Atlas - We find it comfortable to have each state's map to glance at as we travel or plan.
GPS - We love "Tillie," our Garmin GPS. She tells us so much about every place we go.
DeLorme Streets and Atlas - This software has been our good friend over these seven years.
Mountain Directory - East and West - Assists with planning for steep grades and mountain passes. Available at bookstores or Amazon.com
Volunteering - http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/ - Lists opportunities to volunteer. We enjoyed
our experiences with Fish & Wildlife Service and National Forest Service.
Weather - Here are a couple of sites we use to be aware of what's down the road: