Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One of Our Favorite Campgrounds......

Is the New River State Park in Laurel Springs, NC.  

We usually go camping there a couple times a year.  It's a great campground for a quick weekend trip, or a longer summer time beat the heat, get away from home stay.  It's close to the Blue Ridge Parkway which is one of my most favorite National Parks in the United States.  Your just a short 12 or so miles from both West Jefferson, and Jefferson, NC.  There you can find restaurants, shopping, more sights to see, and of course everyone's favorite store to go to on camping trips.  (You know what that is!!)  Also, don't forget the Shatley Springs Inn located at Crumpler, NC.  Some of the best food served family style you'll ever eat.

Here's a picture from a trip in May of 2010.  The New River State Park has a small RV camping area.  Twenty sites total, with one being reserved for the camp host.  All sites have electric, some have electric and water, and some have electric, water and sewer.  The campground itself is only about five years old, had a great bathhouse, but not a lot of shade yet.  Still, it is a wonderful cool retreat in the hot, humid days of summer.  

There is a beautiful visitor's center and park offices located close by for all those who visit the park.  

Here is a picture from a trip in October of this year.  This was one of those trips we decided on Thursday afternoon to go on when we got home from school on Friday.  You can see Trisha engaged in her favorite past-time (napping) and Jackson is happy with a chew bone.  While the days were beautiful, we woke both mornings with the water hose frozen, but it quickly thawed as the sun came up.  Plus we were plenty warm with our little electric ceramic heater.
Here's a picture of the view from our campsite for this trip.  
Here's a view of the bathhouse.  It is extremely clean, and the park staff has done a great job of maintaining not only it but the entire park.
Here's a picture from a camping trip in May 2009.  This was still when we had the pop-up.  The tent is that cabin tent I told you about in an earlier post.  My nephew Pat was visiting for a few weeks, and that was his hang-out.

The last few pics are just some random shots from different trips in the area.  I hope you enjoy them.

So until the next time, thanks for visiting our little corner of the internet/blogging world.  Stay safe out there!  -R,T,&J.

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