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Have you paid $100 or more a night for a campsite in the last year?

It’s no secret that campground and RV park rates, like almost everything else in our current world, are increasing… and pretty quickly at that. “Camping” can be pretty darn expensive these days, and it really starts to add up!

Within the last year, if you can remember, have you paid $100 a night for a campsite? If so, have you paid more than $100 more than once? Just a few times? Only once? No?

After you vote please leave a comment and share with us where you’ve paid $100 or more. We’re curious! No judgments at all! Hey, some of these places look pretttttty nice…

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BILLY Bob Thronton
2 months ago

I’ve never seen a $100 dollar bill. Who’s on one of those anyway.

Stacey Coville
2 months ago

We paid $752, including tax, for seven nights at French Quarter RV Resort. We were in New Orleans for a convention and FQRV was extremely convenient. Not only was it convenient, the resort is very nice. The only drawback is its CLOSE proximity to I-10. Traffic noise was a bit much.

Sharon N
2 months ago

We paid a little over $100 per night for a week in the Florida Keys the week between Christmas and New Years. We figured it would be a once in our lifetime camping trip so we splurged. Been there, done that… we had fun but have no desire to return.

John Koenig
2 months ago

In 2019, I attended a Dynamax rally at a high end RV park in DE. The DISCOUNTED rate for our group was OVER $100/night! That was the most I’ve EVER spent at an RV “resort”. I haven’t been back since or, have future plans to return.

Paul Namkoong
2 months ago

Have paid over $100 a night at Flying Flags in Buellton, Ca. Remember paying $35 a night before they expanded and made the place a giant kiddie park with campsites, cabins, and park models. No activities for adults. Great location to US101 and Solvang.

Deena Jones
2 months ago

The most we have paid for an RV space is $70.00 a night. Most places we stay, and we have 3 reservations for this summer is $60.00 a night. The most we’ll pay is $630.00 for 10 days in Montana.

Kay Leamon
2 months ago

We enjoyed staying at Polson Motorcoach Resort for a week. Beautiful sites and we enjoy those with nice outdoor furniture, refer, sink and counter. Nice to have outdoor furniture that isn’t folding chairs and tables and is oh so comfortable!

Kay Leamon
2 months ago
Reply to  Kay Leamon

Oops and yes it is expensive depending on site amenities but so worth the splurge.

Richard
2 months ago

Paid $129.00 + Taxes a night for a FHU site at Disney’s Fort Wilderness last May. This was a splurge camping trip. I generally wouldn’t pay anywhere near that.
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Judy
2 months ago

We rarely pay over $20 per nite & love our America the beautiful lifetime senior interagency pass. $14.00 is the typical rate we pay at Army Corps Campgrounds using our pass.

Jim
2 months ago

Fulltimer, retired. I spend $499.00 a year on a Thousand Trail Camping Pass and get 260 free nights a year. 2 weeks in and 1 week out. I bounce between TT parks and State Parks in Florida where seniors pay 1/2 price. So basically I pay $70.00 every 3 weeks for a site, water, electric and sewer. Now you tell me how you can live any cheaper than that.

Sue Calamoneri
2 months ago

Only once, after driving cross country from New Jersey to Glacier. Stayed at the KOA in west glacier; dumped, showered , charged up and then went into the national park.

Jami Sibley
2 months ago

We live in SoCal and mostly travel within a few hours of home as I’m not yet retired and have limited time off. Our rig is too big for state parks. It’s not at all unusual to pay over $100 a night here. We consider ourselves really lucky when we find something in the $60-80 range!

Terri R
2 months ago

If you want waterfront in FL sometimes it is worth the splurge…. site on the Atlantic 20 miles north of Key West between 2 stilt houses in a resort that is for sale for 500K… was worth every penny (or shall I say DOLLARS) for a week long escape. Definitely NOT our normal camping but a splurge now & then is good

Gregg G.
2 months ago

I’m a camper, so a primative site is my style. Once the price gets into the $30-$50 range I start to reassess…

pursuits
2 months ago

No, but that’s because I have made it a point to avoid them at all costs. As long as I don’t spend more on gas than the difference in price, I will find another campground on principle alone.

BILLY Bob Thronton
2 months ago

I’ve never even seen a $100 bill. Whose on one of those anyway?

Gregg G.
2 months ago

Looks like David Crosby to me…

Diane Mc
2 months ago

Hang on to your hat. Sugarloaf Key KOA. Went every year from 2006 (got married in Key West) to 2017 when it was wiped out by a hurricane. It was $100/night for RV sites. We loved the Keys (from CA), but so different. Love the weather and especially the food, Cuban, fresh fish. Got a call last Feb, they were calling previous guests to give first shot at booking a site. $200/night for the sites with paver patio and lots of room (unlike the previous sardine can for $100). We reduced our stay so paying about the same as we did previously. They did a beautiful job. The landscaping is fantastic. Pub (entertainment on weekends), small cafe, marina, boat/kayak rentals. Place was packed. Small campers/vans to big Class A’s. We tried to book next year. Nothing available.🤷🏻‍♀️

Diane Mc
2 months ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

Ps…we totally realize we are blessed to be able do that. We only travel 3 to 4 months a year. Pretty boring life at our sticks and bricks. Balances out.

Diane Mc
2 months ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

Also paid under $40 at most of the parks on way there & way home.

BILLY Bob Thronton
2 months ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

How do you enjoy the different mindset in the east?

Jeff Craig
2 months ago

Haven’t paid more than $35- a night in years. We mainly stay in State Parks locally, and Military FamCamps on the road. We alternate them with dry camping at Walmart or rest areas, and occasionally KOAs. Coincidentally, a few years ago we went to the LA area, and stayed in San Jose for a NHL game. The nearby parks were all over $100- a night, but thanks to my wife and her employee discount, we stayed in a Holiday Inn Express with hot breakfast and no need to hook up for much less than that. IMHO, a ‘resort’ RV Park is great when you are in the middle of nowhere, or staying for a week, but overnight they are pointless.

KEN LAILER
2 months ago

Last June, my wife and I stayed at a KOA campsite in Grand Island New York which was close to Niagara Falls. We stayed in a pull thru gravel site with picnic table and fire ring with a grass strip. Prices were cheaper if you wanted no room and higher if you wanted a patio site. I thought I’d ask about the high price and was told cause they could for convience, in other words, close proximetly to the falls. Guess we learnt a hard lesson.

Chuck
2 months ago

Not yet, but run the poll again next year and see how much it changes.

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