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Peaceful Traveling with Children Rutherfordton NC

ARE WE THERE YET? Wouldn't it be wonderful if those words had never been invented! Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn’t have to be. I have raised four children and have six grandchildren and I love taking them with me.

Four Paws Kingdom
(828) 287-7324
Rutherfordton, NC
Campground Availability
Easter thru Thanksgiving
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pond Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Four Paws Kingdom Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 287-7324
335 Lazy Creek Drive
Rutherfordton, NC
Campground Availability
40 Total Camp/RV Sites, 40 20 Amp Service, 10 30 Amp Service, 30 50 Amp Service, 40 Electric and Water, 40 Full Hookups, 60 Max RV Length, 25 Pull-Thru Sites, 3 Rental Trailers, 40 Sideouts,
Services
Firewood, Fenced Pet Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Store, Cabin Rentals, Park Trailers,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Sports Field, Swimming - Pond,

Cross Country Campground
(704) 483-5897
Denver, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Oasis of North Carolina
(910) 266-8372
Aberdeen, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings

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Cedar Creek Campground
(252) 225-9571
Sealevel, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Play Equipment, REC Open to Public

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River Creek Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 287-3915
217 River Creek Drive
Rutherfordton, NC
Campground Availability
57 Total Camp/RV Sites, 57 Electric and Water, 25 Full Hookups, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,

Sky Island Retreat & Campground, Inc.
(800) 421-7116, (828) 668-4928
88 Flatlander Road
Old Fort, NC
Campground Availability
20 Total Camp/RV Sites, 20 20 Amp Service, 6 30 Amp Service, 6 50 Amp Service, 20 Electric and Water, 12 Electric Only, 6 Full Hookups, 3 Group Sites, 35 Max RV Length, 6 No Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 4 Seasonal, 6 Sideouts, 4 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Mini Golf,

70 East Mobile Acres & RV Park
(919) 772-6568
Raleigh, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Recreation
Basketball

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Oregon Inlet Campground)
(252) 473-2111
Nags Head, NC
Campground Availability
3-Apr thru 12-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing

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Tranter's Creek Resort & Campground
(252) 948-0850
Washington, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field

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February 20, 2010 by RA Manseau · 2 Comments  

Three children in car

ARE WE THERE YET? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if those words had never been invented! Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn’t have to be. I have raised four children and have six grandchildren and I love taking them with me. I have learned what works well, what works for a while and what not to bother trying. (Don’t bother telling them to be quite or still! They really can’t do either very long.) Here are my top 5 suggestions of how to keep them happy and yourself sane on a family trip.

Preparations for Traveling with Children

Snacks

Children are always hungry and thirsty. It will cut down the whining if they don’t have to go hungry and thirsty the whole trip. When packing for the family trip plan mess free snacks, stay away from chocolate or any other melty sticky gooey food stuff that you don’t want to clean off the seats, floors and windows. Bring bottled water, and a felt tip pen to mark names on bottles. Don’t bring anything in the car that when spilled will make a sticky stain. Doesn’t Natural Law state, “The messier the mess the more likely the spill?”

Allow extra time

Depending on just how far your family trip is and how much time you have. Plan time for scheduled restroom breaks. Don’t let restroom stops be optional! If you plan restroom stops at even intervals and make everyone get out of the car and “try” to go, you will have a lot less, “But, I didn’t have to go then.” Even with scheduled stops there will be times when traveling with children that they need to “go.” And, there isn’t anything to do then but stop the car. But if you make them at least try to go potty at the scheduled stops, you will find the necessity for unplanned stops greatly reduced.

Little girl in puddle

Take extra clothes

It is inevitable that if you don’t take extra clothes on your family trip, you will end up at the store buying them or have a child that is cold and miserable for hours. Children spill, fall down, find puddles and wet there pants. That is just the way they are, they really can’t help it! Bring a plastic bag to put the wet clothes into so they aren’t soaking into the carpet or worst case scenario, stinking up the car. It only takes an extra few minutes of preparation to save a lot of bother later.

On the Family Trip

Be free

Family trips are about everyone in the family having a good time. Children love to feel empowered and free. They love to think that you put everything on hold for them. One of the best memories I hear my children talk about was a time when we were on a 6 hour drive home and we passed a sign on the freeway that said, “Zoo next exit” They were tickled pink when I said, “Do you want to go to the zoo?” The choice was theirs, they were empowered, and by doing something totally off the plan they felt free. (So did I) We got home a little later than I had planned and I was tired the next day. But, I wo...

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