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post #11 of 18 Old 05-09-2019, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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You make a solid argument Tenny80. And I do know the pain of forgetting something important. On one winter camping trip, none of the three of us remembered any pots or pans to cook in. We wound up having to use a camp shovel as a fry pan.
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When I was in Newfoundland/Labrador I met a couple from England that we touring North America on a very old (completely rebuilt) Range Rover. They were camping. They were very big on an app called "iOverlander". I downloaded it but I haven't used it. (I'm not much of a camper.) It seems very comprehensive and can help you record your camping places, etc. Don't know if it's as good as the other apps/pages mentioned here but i think it might be worth a look.

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Thanks Tom, I'll take a look at it.
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You make a solid argument Tenny80. And I do know the pain of forgetting something important. On one winter camping trip, none of the three of us remembered any pots or pans to cook in. We wound up having to use a camp shovel as a fry pan.
haha right on where do you go winter camping? I have not been able to find to many places, my go to is usually Frontenac Provincial Park.

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It's been a very long time, but I used to take Scout Troops to Silent Lake Provincial Park, and the scouts own several camps around the province that we used. On my own, I preferred the north end of Algonquin. I'm told that wasn't actually allowed, but remarkably, I never saw another soul up there in the winter.
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Wisconsin DNR and Minnesota DNR have campsites that are nominal in cost if you don't need pull-thru parking, showers, hookups etc. My experience with the free campsites in the Arrowhead and South Shore is that some are only widened shoulders on a firebreak.
https://wisconsin.goingtocamp.com. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/camping/index.html
Other often-overlooked camping options near Lake Superior are the U.S. National Forest campgrounds. You can find many very affordable campgrounds in the Chequamegon-Nicolet (extra credit for pronouncing that correctly) National Forest in WI, the Superior National Forest in MN, and the Ottawa and Hiawatha National Forests in MI's U.P.
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Try furkot.com build a route then it will search for all campsites in a given radius including free ones.
I have found that county parks are generally clean and cheap so don't overlook them.

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Cool, I had a link to free camp sites back when. This is a whole new set. Thanks.

The North Side of the Grand Canyon campground was full so I was told to stealth camp on any of the Forest Service roads outside of the Park boundary. That worked well but I was surprised at the amount of traffic that was on the road at night.
I belong to Good Sam Club and have stayed at the Good Sam campgrounds on nice green grass for $10 a night, currently $20. Verses the KOA down the road that was nasty, dirty and noisy, full of screaming kids and charge $29 currently.
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