U.S. National Forest Campground Guide - Eastern Region

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The eastern quarter of this great Nation has the greatest population density found in the land. But not far from any of the metropolitan areas is a delightful escape - a National Forest. It is a comfortable drive from Boston, MA or New York City to the White Mountain, Green Mountain, or Finger Lakes National Forests. Residents of Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI will find fresh air and solitude to counter the stresses of modern life in the Huron and Manistee National Forests. The breathtaking beauty and diversity of recreation found in the Monongahela National Forest attracts visitors from Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, PA, or Charleston, WV, a comfortable half-day drive away. Less convenient to large urban areas such as Minneapolis, MN, Milwaukee, WS, and Columbus, OH but offering magnificent outdoor experiences, are National Forests like Superior with fabulous canoeing, Chequamegon with lakes full of fish and waterfowl, and Wayne along the mighty Ohio River. And then there are ancient forests in, for example, Ottawa National Forest's Sylvania Wilderness. The Hiawatha National Forest boasts a delightful assortment of lighthouses along with the historic Grand Island. With so much available nearby, out-of-doors enthusiasts living in urban areas need to drive only a few hours to find the peace and adventure to counteract stresses and hassles of every day city life.Whether you camp in a tent or a recreational vehicle (RV), there are campgrounds in the U.S. National Forests to satisfy the needs of most campers. The U.S. National Forest Campground Guide - Eastern Region, describes 239 developed campgrounds in 17 National Forests located in 13 eastern states. All of the campgrounds were personally visited and researched by the authors of this Guide.There are more than 50 items of information for each campground, narrative descriptions (including authors' anecdotes), maps displaying the relative location of the campgrounds, and quick look-up tables to help in the selection of a c

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The authors, Fred and Suzanne (Suzi) Dow, are a husband-wife team researching developed campgrounds located in National Forests throughout the United States. Starting in May 1996, the authors set off from Burke, VA in their 23-foot travel trailer and became full-time RVrs for almost three years. The authors now live in Bisbee, AZ for six months and are on the road the other six months a year visiting National Forests and researching campgrounds. As of September 19, 2002, the authors have visited 121 of the 157 National Forests and personally surveyed 1,677 campgrounds. They expect to complete their research during the year 2005.Suzi Dow, a former Army brat, spent a good bit of her youth traveling across the United States. Those early years of endless miles in the back of the family station-wagon were not enough. During the summer of 1976, she and her two children spent three months tent camping on a meander from coast to coast. This time produced some of her favorite memories. Just before starting work on this Guide, Suzi earned her Master's degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Now a resident of Bisbee, AZ, she enjoys her position as an Instructor at Cochise Community College, working on the latest edition of the Guides and getting acquainted with a stationary home, at least for six months of the year.Fred Dow was raised in Newton Center, MA and graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY in January 1959. Following college, Fred spent over three years in the Army as a Military Police Officer stationed in Garmisch, Germany. After his discharge, Fred was employed by Aetna Life and Casualty as a claims representative in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. Later, Fred was employed by two R&D firms as the Director of Administration and Personnel in McLean, VA and Rockville, MD. During the summer of 1972, Fred started work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, DC, first as a program analyst, then fina

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