Traveling the USA and National Parks

RV Camping in Corps of Engineers Parks

Vast portions of public lands, managed by various government agencies, are available to the general public for recreational use.  The US Army Corps of Engineers provides over 30 percent of the recreational opportunities found on these public lands.

The Corp operates 2,500 recreation areas at 463 projects (mostly lakes) and leases 1,800 sites to state or local recreation authorities or private interests.

A list of the managed campgrounds and reservation service for all federal recreation reservations, which includes the Corps campground, can be found at  A toll-free telephone is also available at 1-877-444-6777 to check availability and make reservations.

Other informative links include

Traveling in an RV means a homey and budget-friendly vacation. Many campgrounds charge no more than $50 a night, and many offer resort-like amenities. combed through TripAdvisor, RV Park Reviews, and campgrounds’ review pages to find under-the-radar destinations in every state that may provide last-minute availability in high season. Discounts for seniors, military, and Good Sam RV Club members are common, as are extra fees for more than two adults and children. It’s a good idea to call ahead or make a reservation and confirm that open sites suit your RV.

50 Reasons to Love the National Parks

15 Most Popular National Parks in America

Whether you’re in the midst of planning a road trip or looking at a map for the first time to decide where to go, you can count on finding plenty of free or cheap attractions across the country. took an in-depth look at tourist destinations and found one site in every state that’s sure to delight travelers on a budget.

The search factored in ways to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, whether in rural or urban settings. We did not set a specific price ceiling for the attractions, but where fees are imposed, they’re generally less than $15 for adults and cheaper for children, seniors, military members, and sometimes for students; stated price ranges reflect these discounts or different tour options.

Any suggestions, comments – good or bad – please contact us at . Thank you.