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Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

James Maleck
(202) 362-6100
5501 Seminary Road
Falls Church, VA
Agency
Transeair Travel, LLC.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Minority-African American, Minority-Hispanic, National Parks, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.transeairtravel.com

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Cherry Hill Park*
(800) 314-9308
9800 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Capitol KOA/Washington D.C. Northeast*
(800) 562-0248
768 Cecil Ave North
Millersville, MD
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Nov 15
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort
(877) OLE-MINK
Thurmont, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort-Williamsport-Hagerstown*
(800) 421-7116
16519 Lappans Rd
Williamsport, MD
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Nov 30
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hi

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Greenbelt NP (Greenbelt Campground)
(301) 344-3948
Greenbelt, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails

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MILITARY PARK (FAMCAMP-Andrews AFB)
(301) 981-4109
Morningside, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Playground, Horseshoes

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Duncan's Family Campground*
(800) 222-2086
5381 Sands Rd
Lothian, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Greenbrier SP
(301) 791-4767
Hagerstown, MD
Campground Availability
Apr thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Capitol KOA/Washington D.C. Northeast*
(800) 562-0248
768 Cecil Ave North
Millersville, MD
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Nov 15
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Traveling the American Deserts

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February 9, 2010 by Camping Life Magazine ·  

Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

Article Courtesy Camping Life Magazine , Written by Stuart Bourdon.

Tumble weeds and blowing sand. That’s the image most often used to portray the American deserts, but the truth is these arid ecosystems offer a diverse plant and animal life, intriguing geological formations, starkly dramatic scenery, and fascinating history lessons. Best of all, the winter and spring are perfect seasons to visit.

Four distinct desert biomes, each with its own unique ecosystem, exist either entirely or partially in the United States: the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan. Because of its elevation (largely above 4000 feet) and northerly latitudes, much of the Great Basin region can be darn cold in the winter months, so for this story, we’ll stick primarily to the generally lower, more southerly and warmer climes of the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts.

START BIG

Three of the prominent desert ecosystems—Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran—converge near Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Covering 2000 square miles, Lake Mead NRA offers year-round camping, but watersports is what the place is all about. Bring your boat. If you don’t have one, rent one, you’ll want one here. Eight campgrounds exist in Lake Mead NRA. Most convenient: Boulder Beach, it’s close to town (Boulder City, Nevada) for groceries, near Hoover Dam, yet on the water and far enough away to be quiet. Really want to get out there? Go to Temple Bar, it’s where Mead begins to meet the Grand Canyon. Our favorites: Valley of Fire State Park an hour north of Vegas with quiet red rock scenery and the lake 25 miles away, or Echo Bay right on the lake with full amenities and a marina.

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Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

One of our all-time favorite Mojave Desert hangouts is Death Valley National Park, because aside from taking in the remarkable scenery, you can say you have been to the lowest point—282 feet below sea level at Badwater—in the Western Hemisphere. Before the National Park Service, Death Valley was, well, deadly, with almost no water and temperatures that exceed 130 degrees F during the summer. This Mojave biome locale is less forbidding today, and can be quite nice in the cooler months.

Stay at Stove Pipe Wells, it has everything, when you want to be pampered. Check out the colorful and bizarre geology of the valley at Artists Palette and Devil’s Golf Course, see Ubehebe Crater, and visit the numerous mines and borax works. If your rig is under 25-feet long, explore Emigrant Canyon Road; then camp at Wildrose if you want to get away and weather permits. If you have a good four-wheel-drive vehicle, a full tank of gas and gallons of extra water, visit the Racetrack, a normally dry lakebed where when the conditions are just right, rocks ...

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