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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.

Fayetteville KOA
(910) 484-5500
Wade, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Morrow Mountain State Park
(704) 982-4402
Albemarle, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 15-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Hawkins Creek Campground*
(910) 353-0144
252 Reid Acres Ln
Hubert, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Whispering Pines Family Campground*
(252) 726-4902
25 Whispering Pines
Newport, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Boating, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Basketball

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Black Forest Family Camping Resort
(828) 884-2267
Cedar Mountain, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Jean Holcomb
(919) 968-4586
400 South Elliott Road, Suite E
Chapel Hill, NC
Agency
Viking Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks, Rail, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.vikingtravel.com

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Goose Creek Resort Family Campground
(252) 393-2628
Cape Carteret, 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, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Volleyball

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Winngray Family Campground
(828) 926-3170
Waynesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, River Swimming, Stream Fishing, Horseshoes

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Carolina Backwoods*
(910) 287-5695
1461 Ash Little River Rd
Ash, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pond Fishing, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Deep River Campground & RV Park*
(336) 629-4069
814 McDowell Country Trail
Asheboro, NC
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, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball

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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.

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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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