Seven Mile Bridge, Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA
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Leaving Marathon, you’ll drive across the Seven Mile Bridge which spans the channel between Knight’s Key and Little Duck Key.
The history of this iconic structure dates back to the early 1900s when Henry Flagler built the Overseas Railroad as an attempt to lure tourists to the Lower Keys. The railroad was eventually converted into a highway, which stood for decades before a new span was built in the 1980s.
There are amazing water views along the entirety of the bridge and even better sunsets.
Remains of the Old Seven Mile Bridge run parallel to the new. More than two miles of the older structure remain open to foot traffic and the span is a popular spot for biking and fishing.
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A mosaic of thirteen ecosystems within the park including sand pine scrub, sand dunes, pine flatwoods, mangrove and river swamps, and cypress sloughs exist within the park.
About 20 percent of the park is covered in coastal sand pine scrub, a biological community so rare it is designated “globally imperiled”.
As a result of the variety of ecosystems, this place is bursting with diverse wildlife. There are bobcats, deer, otters, manatees, alligators, a multitude of birds (more than 150 species), and even the occasional black bear that live and thrive in this wilderness.
The Loxahatchee River winds its way through the park, passing under a canopy of centuries-old cypress trees. Named by the Seminole Indians, “Loxahatchee” means “River of Turtles”.
This park offers plenty of hiking, biking, and watersports!
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Located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, this campground is located at a higher elevation, affording wonderful views of the wide-open spaces. It's been named one of the best campgrounds in Colorado. Check it out: https://rvlifestyle.com/best-campgrounds-in-colorado/
the second national park created in the U.S. after Yellowstone, Mackinac Island State Park encompasses less than four square miles of land. See why we ranked it as one of the 5 former national parks to visit: https://rvlifestyle.com/5-former-national-parks-to-visit/
Well wooded campground with full and electric/water only sites. There are two different sides to the park separated by a gate across the drive. One side has upscale larger sites with small ponds, etc and the other side has normal sites.
The campground is very close to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Pierce Stocking Scenic drive.
When the bluebonnets are starting to pop and the Texas Hill Country is about the prettiest place you can find to celebrate spring. https://rvlifestyle.com/bluebonnets-and-the-canyon-of-the-eagles-in-the-texas-hill-country/
Texas blue skies during the day and jaw dropping looks at the non light-polluted sky each night. The stars at night indeed do shine big and bright here in the heart of Texas.
This state park is situated inside the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, and is set in a gorgeous forest. It has five miles of stream and lake shoreline, including Lake Britton, and amazing hikes.
There is also the gorgeous 129 foot Burney Falls waterfall that alone is worth the trip. The campground is also very nice, with a beach, boat ramp, camp store and more.
Spent an awesome 3 days exploring different parts of the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We did not have an RV at this point, so we were staying in a hotel. We did explore the campground that was on the national park premises and it looked fabulous, clean, and it wasn't crowded and we were there over 4th of July, 2021. Can't wait to go back in my future Leisure Travel Van Wonder!
Address: 165 South Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone: (805) 773-1811
Main site: 400 RV
This is a gem of a location and RV resort park with all the amenities imaginable. Super for convenience, even direct access to the sands of the Pacific Coast and a bridge that connects the RV park to the quaint little Central California town. Full hook up, clean hot showers, onsite restaurant, camp store, picnic tables at each site and so much more. Hiking, biking, wine tasting, shopping, great restaurants and more.
Hanging Rock State Park is one of the best RV campgrounds in NC mountains! Why? It has cool geological features and an abundance of outdoor recreation.
The 73-site campground located in Hanging Rock State Park can accommodate RVs, but there are no hook-ups. Although you would be dry camping, there are picnic tables and grills available. Drinking water and showers are available in the campground.
The park offers endless adventures: hiking, biking, mountain climbing, fishing, and so much more.
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This park got its name because of the bizarre, goblin shaped cliffs, standing eerily here and there across the landscape. It is pretty amazing. The exposed cliffs reveal parallel layers of rock bared by erosion. Because of the uneven hardness of sandstone, softer parts of the rock eroded more quickly than harder layers, creating the Valley of Goblins. Some people compare this place to Mars. There is hiking, biking. disc golf, camping and amazing dark skies to enjoy.
This left behind the bizarre goblin shapes seen today. Water erosion and the smoothing action of windblown dust work together to shape the goblins
Coeur d' Alene is known as a popular resort town with a 'floating green' hole on the golf coarse adjacent to the Coeur d' Alene Resort shown in the attached photo. The city is located in the Pacific North West area of Idaho and has a variety of campgrounds located with various amenities. Blackwell Island RV Park is a popular private campground with all the amenities listed! We have stayed at this RV location a couple of times and it does not disappoint. Located close to town and adjacent to the lake. A popular floating restaurant Cedars in only a few minutes away by car. Website: idahorvpark.com
Situated along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Julian Price Campground is a favorite destination for hikers, anglers, and boaters. Many consider it one of the best RV campgrounds in NC Mountains.
It sits adjacent to Price Lake, a picturesque body of water that stands out against the backdrop of the hills behind it.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile byway that follows the elevated crests of the central and southern peaks of the Appalachian mountains. You can drive this scenic byway from Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
This campground has something for all members of the family. Canoe rentals are available at Price Lake. You can also enter the lake in other non-motorized boats.
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans about one million acres. It is a vast stretch of desert with a white-sandstone mesa, with incredible views, natural bridges and even a 126 foot high water fall. Be sure to stop by visitor centers for an overview.
The area is mostly white-sandstone mesa with some pretty incredible views, as well as some steep drop-offs. Here are all the best things to see and do in the area with an RV: https://rvlifestyle.com/the-grand-staircase-8-best-things-to-do-see/
The Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 160-mile stretch of gorgeous and very secluded beaches. It is undisturbed by development and characterized by blue-green sparkling water.
So big is this property that it lies in two states – Florida and Mississippi – and is divided into 12 district areas.
The protected regions include mainland areas and parts of seven islands. If you count Alabama, the area is even longer. Some islands along Alabama coast were originally considered for inclusion, for some reason, they are not officially part of the national seashore managed by the National Parks Service.
To read all about the Gulf Island National Seashore, head to our website: https://rvlifestyle.com/daycamping-along-gulf-islands-national-seashore/
Some say this is the most beautiful state park in Utah. Desert landscape with breath-taking canyons and cliffs. Amazing sunsets and sunrises. Dogs are permitted on the trails. The star-filled dark skies are breathtaking. We highly recommend.
What many say is the most beautiful state park in all of the United States. See why what we have to say here: https://rvlifestyle.com/dead-horse-point-and-goblin-valley/
Immense vertical cliffs meet with canyons carved by ice, water, and wind creating a visual masterpiece.
Boondocking spot with great hiking, biking, stargazing, and incredible massive boulders.
There are picnic tables.
There are few electrical sites, a visitor center too.
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
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A short walk from the Bonnet House and the hustle and bustle of local restaurants, shops, and beachside condos is another gem in the Florida state park system, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
In 1893, Chicago attorney Hugh Taylor Birch came to South Florida in search of a secluded area for his home. He settled in a small village called Fort Lauderdale that included a store, a few houses, and the remains of the old Fort Lauderdale Army Post.
Purchasing ocean-front property for about a dollar per acre, he eventually owned a three-and-a-half-mile stretch of land along the beach.
In his twilight years, Birch wished to preserve his subtropical paradise from the development springing up around it. He donated his estate for use as a public park on December 31, 1941.
Today, the park is one of the most unique features in Fort Lauderdale. It is frequently compared to Central Park in New York City as both are seen as an island of peaceful green vegetation in the midst of a bustling city.
There are several hiking and biking trails throughout the park as well as spectacular beaches.
The Exotic Trail runs through the middle of the park and traces a path through the exotic gardens of the former estate of Hugh Taylor Birch, Terramar. There are more than 200 species on display and the trail leads you past interesting botanical species such as Arjan from India, natal plum, and a Zulu fig tree.
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