recreational trips camping ?

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  1. Mathematics!

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    I have some camping questions

    How much is a camping trip on average in masschusetts (or maine / vermont / new hampshire )
    staying at a typical cabin or renting an RV or just plain buying a tent/equipment.

    Basically I want to know the cost typically of each.

    And need your guys opinions that have camped or camp and what you guys typically spend for how many nights on average.

    And how long the duration of there stay was ?

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    This is seperate from the camping
    I am also wondering about if there is a place where one could pay to have somebody take them water skiing?
    ( I know one could rent a boat if he had a second person to drive it but if I was solo )

    and the different types of water skiing options ( wind sailing , boat water skiing ,...etc) how much would they cost in total for how many hours with equipment needed
     
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  2. spinnaker

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    Again how can you live in Massachusetts and either not know the answers to these questions or how to find them?

    Camping is going to depend on the site. RV camping (not really camping) typically costs around $20-$35 a night and usually includes electrical and sometimes sewage hookup. Tent camping maybe $6-$20 per site per night.

    All you need to do is to go to your state park website (assuming you want to stay at a state park) and look up the prices.

    Your stay is as long as you want to stay. At private campsites, some people stay all summer, even all year long. Or at least have their camper on site. So much so they set up a small lawn with lighting ornaments the works.

    Sailing can be found at a lot of state lakes, maybe $18 and hour for a boat. Again it depends. You need to pick an area and do some research pn your own.
     
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  5. Mathematics!

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    ok, I understand but is there a easy to uses website that allows one to select a state in the US and a type of water sking option like ( wind , boat ,...etc) and show you all the lakes (or body's of water that have these services )

    As for the camping same thing type in the state and camping option and allow you to show all the places that one could stay at cabins
    (i.e all the forest's that have camping cabins ...)
    I know one could camp pretty much anywhere with a tent / camping equipment but when you want to stay at a cabin you are restricted to some places

     
  6. Mathematics!

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    what the heck are the fees for ? Parking or something ?

    If one walked into the would with all his stuff he could do it for free anywhere.... or if somebody dropped him off and picked him up then it should be free.
     
  7. loosewire

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    Real country cabins are for family and business friends,,there are a lot of

    rental cabins,with numbers just like motels. I have stayed in the Everglades

    in a family owned cabin,been in there family for nearly 100 years. You can't

    sell or lease them,when the owner dies,the cabin and land go's back to the state.

    Most states have concrete cabins or log and concrete in some large parks.
     
  8. shortbus

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    The only "camping" that is free is the kind homeless people do.
     
  9. Wendy

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    Parks take money, there are people who maintain the camping grounds, park rangers, roads, etc. Why do you think this comes free?
     
  10. spinnaker

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    There is usually no parking fee. Why don't you just call them?

    I am not sure what your second question means.

    You have to pay for camping even if you walk in. As long as it is not restricted you can camp on National Forest land for free but there would be nothing there. No showers, bathroom, tent sites etc. Just the land.
     
  11. Mathematics!

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    interesting
    thats werid if you own a cabin you should beable to rent it or sell it at any time

    are you sure about this going back to the state/government what happens if it is in a will to pass on ?

    Doesn't seem like it should be that way only if there is no next of kin to recieve it or there is some abuse / unuse issue then maybe
     
  12. spinnaker

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    Who said that you couldn't? But private cabins are not usually found in state for federal parks.
     
  13. loosewire

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    Try craigs list,see how many cabin you find,the list has every thing.
     
  14. t06afre

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    Ah.. Now we are talking
     
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  15. maxpower097

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    1. Campgrounds suck, cheap hotels are the way to go.
    2. A rolling stone gathers no moss. Plan your trip well, use coupons and look for deal and you can pay half what you would.

    I've done a lot of traveling and I can tell you about pulling up to a hotel and walking in and saying can I have your cheapest room she says $75. I then say your billboard 20 miles ago says rooms $39.99 and up. She said that was for people who call in and reservere a room. She litterally made me walk outside, call her, reserve a room, then walk back in and pay $39.99 So look out for that trick.
     
  16. Georacer

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    1a. Cheap hotels suck. Campgrounds are the way to go. If you 're under 40.
     
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  17. maxpower097

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    Is this in the US or EU? I've done my time in southern campgrounds going to bed not knowing if I was gonna wake up the next morning way too many times. I'd rather deal with the hookers knocking on my door once a night to see if I need a date.
     
  18. Georacer

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    Greece specifically. I don't have any foreign experience on camping.

    But you must have an instinct for self preservation in general. If there's a chance you might put yourself on fire lighting a camping gaz or soak to death in case of rain, then you 're better off with a low value-for-money room.
     
  19. maxpower097

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    Ok yah people dissappear from camp grounds here all the time. I used to follow the dead and can't tell you how many times I've seen a cute lil 20 something take a ride with someone never to be seen again. In the US campgrounds are full of transients and are choice hunting grounds for serial killers. Heck we used to just sleep at rest stops then worry about a camp ground. Only got robbed a couple times. (In Detroit of coarse.)
     
  20. spinnaker

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    Well don't camp in those downtown Miami campsites and you won't have those problems. :)


    I have never heard of anyone being murdered (at least not lots of stories) at a state or federal park campsites. Plenty of people being killed by bears but rarely human beings.
     
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