Campground Trends I've Noticed Across America

Campground Trends I've Noticed Across America

East to West. Winter v. Summer. Weekdays v. Weekends. What to expect with pricing and amenities at campgrounds across the USA.

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50 Comments

  1. Lighthouse Worship Center on April 15, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the updates, sound like a lot of work. Let’s just do the Ritz thank you.

  2. nick Montano on April 15, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    sorry hope you guys are doing well and having fun be safe

  3. Big_John37 on April 15, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Obviously you didn’t come to Arkansas we never pay that much here

  4. Son Of Man on April 15, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Just want to say you have a lot of very nice awesome pix on your instagram, like to save and use some of them but it’s ok. Keep up your good soul journey and experiences the awesome beauty of nature and God creations. God bless!!

  5. Chrus B on April 15, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    We RV, if the grand kids go, we need full hookups. If it’s just my wife and me, it doesn’t matter if we hookup or not. The very best camp/RV ground is Mountain Lakes in Lytle Creek Ca. Hookups, pool, fishing, bar, swim up bar, club house, store and more…

  6. Gary Boyar on April 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    CheapRVLiving just started a new series on cheap camping spots mostly out west, most of which is BLM land I think, but may be a good resource for you.

  7. SAMELIA's WORLD on April 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    You are getting better an better girl. great post

  8. edward dobbs on April 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Brook I wanted to ask you, in one of your recent videos you mentioned that you got kicked out of a Walmart, what happened,?

  9. mt moonan on April 15, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks honey

  10. LOVIE RIVAS on April 15, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Chelsea what size is your camper and do you have a regular size RV frig or is it more a less a hotel size frig?

  11. I Luv Hou on April 15, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this video; very helpful. I love what you post.
    & I β™‘ Banks!

  12. Scott Smith on April 15, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Nice :0)

  13. Aimless Allee on April 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Good info!

  14. OD GREEN on April 15, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Don’t stay to long in a campground that has a cell phone tower next to it, it will cause depression,sleeplessness,anxiety and so on even cancer depending how long your near one. Be safe and god bless

  15. vanessa hassett on April 15, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    was wondering do you any kinda issues with your dog. like in Fl the dobbie would be considered dangerous breed do u have any issues in rv parks pass fl

  16. Gonagain on April 15, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Good info. Good job!

  17. nick Montano on April 15, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    hello from new Mexico are you guys doing ok just worried about you guy’s

  18. Jessica Gonzalez on April 15, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I just found you a couple of days ago and I’ve been binge watching your videos! I LOVE your style and character, I just graduated college and my goals are just to work my ass off and be able to do something similar like this, I’m so happy to have found you! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  19. nick Montano on April 15, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    glad to know that you guys are ok.

  20. Elkins Dahle on April 15, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Great info!!

  21. edward dobbs on April 15, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Chelsea, Thank-you for responding

  22. Adventure West on April 15, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    A few things:

    Numero Uno- Well done. Every day that you spend traveling will not only enrich your life, but it will also enrich those who are fortunate enough to know you.

    I’m planning a solo trip in the next few weeks across the Trans America Trail and also the Continental Divide Trail. I really love to camp around the National Forests
    and it’s normally free and you can camp up to 14 days (although I’ve never stayed that long)

    I’m sure your needs are probably a bit more extensive than mine and you probably need occasional hookups, etc.

    I’ve used this website before https://freecampsites.net/ to help locate spots when I really need somewhere to stay between my destinations. There’s also a few apps that you can get for android or apple that do the same thing.

    I can’t wait to see more from you!!!

  23. sdelizabeth on April 15, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I’m over here thinking did I miss a live stream? πŸ™ noooooooo! lol

  24. MoHoby Dick on April 15, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Research New Mexico’s annual State Park pass. Great value for exploring that state. More and more people of all ages are going full time, and it’s getting harder to get RV park sites without booking months and months in advance. Mixed blessing.

  25. David Lutz on April 15, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Good info thanks.
    Do u usually use your generator while staying in Wal-Mart parking lots?
    Does anybody use them there?
    Thanks again

  26. DWDinAtlanta on April 15, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Lots of good info. I have watched 2 channels that drove thru NJ and no free parking there. The cops said, they think a lot of their state and think you should pay money to stay there. WHAT? Plus lots of tolls in the NE, so have plenty of cash!

  27. sc1212able on April 15, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    We found some state and national parks in Colorado that was very affordable, Chelsea you could always buy a sailboat and travel a lot cheaper as long as you have wind, it gets expensive when you start sailing to all the Caribbean Islands, checking into customs, high price of grocery, but if you just sail the east coast of the United States and Florida and the Bahamas its very affordable.

  28. Nesquick PT on April 15, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    oH Boiiiii! Another great vidz. Keep them coming. Thanks for the info. β€πŸ’¨ Safe Travels πŸ³πŸ’¨

  29. Oh Danny Boy on April 15, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    90 percent of the earth populous is on the coasts of the world. So it makes sense its more expensive.

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  31. sdelizabeth on April 15, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    thanks for the info Chelsea β€πŸ‘πŸ‘

  32. imir8atu on April 15, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    BE well be happy.PEACE…

  33. DR Paquette on April 15, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Maybe don’t jump from site to site so much (to save on travel, gas, site cost) and document more events and nature.

  34. BT2 on April 15, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Your gonna make a video on the differences between the campsites? But… but.. you already did and you uploaded it yesterday.

  35. Charlie Green on April 15, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    great tips for someone that want to get into the van/rv life style

  36. nick Montano on April 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    I want

  37. XL1200C2004 on April 15, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    East isn’t always cheaper. We stayed at the KOA near Gettysburg and it was $70 a night for full hook up (the only choice available at that time) in 2003.

  38. Christopher Cain on April 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Awesome vid as usual, waiting for your cost of video hope to begin my adventure sooon!!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»

  39. Charlie K92004 on April 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Just the opposite here in FL. Summer is the off season and considerably cheaper.

  40. Jason Gates on April 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve always thought it would be cool to live similarly to a nomadic lifestyle. Like, a camping lifestyle in places like Yellowstone Park. If not nomadically. What stops me is the lack of funds and transportation.

  41. Coopman Greg on April 15, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Great Information!

  42. Brad on April 15, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Sorry I’ve been a little MIA but I’ve been keeping up in the background. Hope everything continues to go well and I hope to meet up soon!

  43. john g on April 15, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    You talk about KOA, they seem to have a lot of amenities but they are always loaded with kids…..no thank you. I am from the west coast and if I find a place under $35 I feel like I hit a bargain.

  44. Gypsy Nomad on April 15, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Hear horror stories about east coast, especially NE-odd your opposite. Boondocking? Try ALL STAYS APP. KOAs arent big out here/ too $$$-try Thousand Trails.

  45. Cliff Lankford on April 15, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Very good video informational thank you and could you do a video on how you make money while you’re traveling around. Unless you’ve already made a video on it could you point me in the right direction to that video.

  46. edward dobbs on April 15, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Chelsea… We miss your wonderful updates, Hope you are well and safe and making the best memories as you travel about…Peace, Edward "Sean"

  47. Ghleehanna Leslie on April 15, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    somewhere around five minutes and 15 seconds you made a statement about…30 or $35 you paid for boondocking
    well boondocking is usually when you don’t pay anything at all…no wait …it IS when you don’t pay anything at all…boondocking is like Walmart parking lot or BLM land where you don’t pay anything… or somebody’s driveway where you don’t pay anything… where you’re not hooked up to anything… that is what boondocking is… whenever you have to PAY to be someplace… that is NOT boondocking…
    also then again at about 6 minutes and 35 seconds you talk about boondocking…how you paid for boondocking and your generator had to be cut off because you only had a two-hour limit …okay you never pay for boondocking… never… if you want to have your generator on 24 hours a day… you can go ahead and do it… because usually there’s nobody around you or you’re in a parking lot where nobody cares… boondocking is when you’re out in the middle of BFU and nobody knows you’re there …most of the time during the winter you might do boondocking like in Arizona… there’s a lot of them there where you don’t pay because you’re boondocking …that’s a boondocking is you don’t pay to be there …and there might be a lot of people around you who might get pissed off at you if you run your generator past midnight… but you can still do it… you can’t get kicked out because it’s boondocking …you don’t pay for it…

  48. sean mann on April 15, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    WOW!! I think she was saying something about campgrounds. But my eyes were hearing WOW! She is so gorgeous, oh and I like the shirt.

  49. munchiemunchie2010 on April 15, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Come to NH, it’s beautiful and you’ll love it.

  50. Speak Better Spanish on April 15, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Love the videos! Keep up the great work and adventuring!

    Two questions for you:
    Have you run across any KOA’s with breed restrictions? I’ve tried to stay at KOA’s in the past that didn’t allow Dobies.
    Did you run across any campgrounds that were closed seasonally? I noticed that in Eastern and central US during the winter months some campgrounds are closed.

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