This is how we evaluate the nice (and not so nice) campgrounds, hiking areas, and recreation spots that the Camp-A-Roo gang have been to. You can find suggestions and camping tips on age appropriate activities, camping experience, facilities provided, hiking spots, and areas with native american art work and Indian ruins at National Parks, Forests, and other locations in the USA.
For a listing of all of the parks, just check out the links to the left under 'Great Places'.
Most of the symbols below are universally recognized and all are used on the Camp-A-Roo park pages.
Water available in camping or recreation areas. Many places without water in the park have potable water at the Ranger Station, but I have listed these areas as having no water as this is an inconvenience that requires planning.
Sites fall under four categories. Four roos signify an excellent recreational experience. The fees were reasonable for the facilities, we loved the staff - we feel that this is a park that you can't loose with. Three roos signify a good recreational experience. Either we were fairly pleased with everything or there was a problem - but it was something we could live with. Two roos signify a less than pleasant stay by our gang. This is not a park that Camp-A-Roo would recommend but this area may still have some spots of interest. One roo signifies an area that we found terrible! If you voluntarily visit a one roo spot after reading this - don't hold us responsible!
Another consideration when judging recreation areas is to decide if the area is worth a return visit. Some two roo sites qualify for a second visit due to content - while some four roo sites are great for a one time visit but don't offer much to a return visitor.
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