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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.

Harriman SP (Beaver Pond Campground)
(845) 786-2701
Stony Point, NY
Campground Availability
mid Apr thru Last Wknd of Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Tuxedo Ridge at Sterling Forest*
(845) 351-1122
581 Rte 17A West
Tuxedo, NY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Hiking Trails

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Steve Powers
(516) 670-9232
509 Lincoln Blvd
Long Beach, NY
Agency
Hidden Treasure Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America
Specialities
Adoption, Adventure Travel, Camping / Hiking, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Luxury Travel, National Parks, Safari
Website
www.hiddentreasuretours.com

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Romesh Banerjee
(917) 374-8841
65-15 Booth Street
Rego Park, NY
Agency
IndUS Vacations and Cruises
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Historical, Nature, National Parks, Religious, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise
Website
www.indusvacations.com

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Bing Sun
(212) 268-6886
51 E 42Nd St Ste 419
New York, NY
Agency
Sunshine Travel International USA, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Canada, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adoption, Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Minority-Asian, National Parks, Rail
Website
www.sunshinetravelusa.com

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Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
(845) 225-7207
Cold Spring, NY
Campground Availability
Third Fri in Apr thru Second Sun in Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Bir Grewal
(718) 470-9100
259-18 Hillside Ave
Floral Park, NY
Agency
Sultana.com, Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Minority-Asian, Nature, National Parks, Rail, Religious
Website
www.sultana.com

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Patrick Byrne
(716) 826-1009
480 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY
Agency
M.P.B. Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise, Women's Travel
Website
www.mpbtravel.com

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Frederick Wood
(585) 335-2222
117 Franklin St Ste 100
Dansville, NY
Agency
Adieu Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Historical, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Women's Travel
Website
www.adieutravel.com

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Hidden Valley Camping Area
(716) 569-5433
Jamestown, NY
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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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.

GO LOW

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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