Enjoy A Michigan Fall Color Tour In Your RV

With fall colors are nearing their peak in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and there is not a better time to take an RV fall color tour.

There are many places in Lower Michigan that make for great fall color viewing.

Peak fall color may vary from year to year due to weather conditions.

But on average here are the peak times for fall color in Lower Michigan.

Inland Lower Michigan usually hits peak color between October 7 and October 14.

The shoreline areas like Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Manistee usually reach peak between October 14 and October 21.

For southern Lower Michigan the last week of October usually mean top viewing.

A good thing about planning an RV color tour this time of the season is the ample openings at RV parks where you can spend a night or weekend.

With that in mind, here are three RV parks spanning the Lower Peninsula that would be perfect spots overnight in your RV, while enjoying the fall colors Michigan’s Lower Peninsula has to offer in the fall.

Timber Ridge RV Resort

This 207-site RV park is located in Traverse City and is a great place to take in all the fall color of northern Lower Michigan.

The Traverse City area encompasses more than 250 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, certainly providing some spectacular fall color viewing.

Pull through sites that can accommodate toy hauler, fifth wheel, motorhomes and travel trailers are offered along with the following things:

30 and 50 amp campsites
Concrete pads
Water
Sewer
Wireless internet
Cable TV

Rates run from $27-$40 for RV campers this time of the season.

For more information www.timberridgeresort.net

Pere Marquette Oaks

Has 92 sites for RV campers and is centrally located and easily reached from Traverse City, Ludington, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Big Rapids, Reed City or anywhere in Western Michigan.

This RV park sits in the Huron-Manistee National Forest amongst rolling hills that make for great fall color viewing.

This park offers the following things for toy hauler, fifth wheel, motorhomes and travel trailers:

50 amp electric
Water
Sewer
Wireless internet
Cable television
Bath house with showers

Sites begin at $20 per night for RV campers.

For more information www.peremarquettepark.com

Klines Resort

This RV resort has nearly 50 sites and is located on Portage Lake in Three Rivers.

Located in southwest Michigan this area offers miles of beauty and fall color this time of the year.

This park offers the following things for toy hauler, fifth wheel, motorhomes and travel trailers:

Back-in or pull through sites
50-30-20 amp sites
Water
Sewer
Cement pads
Picnic table and fire ring

Daily rates are $35 for RV campers.

For more information www.klinesresort.com

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Plenty Of Camping Options Available Near Martinsville Speedway

Jimmie Johnson took over the points lead from Matt Kenseth last week at Talladega and that could spell trouble for the rest of the competitors in the Chase For The Sprint Cup.

Johnson is coming off his five win of the season and heads to Martinsville Speedway for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger having won the April race here.

Johnson could be on the verge of winning his sixth championship since 2006 and will look to improve on his points lead on the half-mile oval, which opened in 1947, has seating for over 60,000 fans.

Many of those fans will be camping for the week and there are several options available for those planning on staying in their RV’s.

INDIAN HERITAGE RV PARKINDIAN HERITAGE RV PARK

This 29-site campground is just two miles from the race track and offers the following:

  • 30 and 50 amp lots with full-service water and sewer
  • WiFi access
  • Fire rings with wood
  • Trash receptacles on each site
  • Heated bath house with lounge area
  • Sites for Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes

Rates range from $20-$30 a night.

For more information  http://indianheritagervpark.net

DAN RIVER CAMPGROUNDDAN RIVER CAMPGROUND

This is a 51-site campground that is 20 miles from the speedway.

The campground offers the following amenities:

  • 22 sites with water, electric and sewer hookup
  • 16 sites with water and electric sites
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathhouse with showers and toilets
  • Picnic tables and fire rings at each site
  • Swimming pool
  • Camp store
  • Sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes

Rates range from $24-$30 daily and $132-$180 weekly.

For more information http://www.danrivercampground.com

SALTHOUSE BRANCH CAMPGROUNDSALTHOUSE BRANCH CAMPGROUND

Located 13 miles from the speedway, this 93-site campground sits on Philpott Lake.

This campground also offers:

  • 48 sites with electric and water connections for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers and Motorhomes
  • Bath and shower facilities
  • Flush toilets
  • Playground and swimming beach
  • Picnic and fire rings at each site

Rates range from $20 daily to $140 a week.

For more information http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Salthouse_Branch

The Martinsville Speedway has reserved camping available on the backstretch and third turn. These areas are for season ticket holders only. The majority of the campsites at Martinsville Speedway are general admission and those sites may be purchased in advance or at the Campground Entrance once you arrive at the track. General Admission fee is $100 (for your entire stay) for Sprint Cup races. To hold your spot you must place a RV on site at the time of your arrival. There is no infield parking.

For more information www.martinsvillespeedway.com

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Wolverine And Spartan Football Fans Have Plenty of RV Tailgating Options

spartan-stadium-tailgatingSummer is drawing to an end and that can only mean one thing: football season is right around the corner.

And with that comes RV tailgating, which has become an American tradition.

RV’ers have been tailgating since the very first college football game between Rutgers and Princeton in 1869, when fans traveled to the game by carriage and buckboard (think very early RVs), and grilled sausages and burgers at the “tail end” of the horse.

So, you can see the idea of tailgating has been around for years, but have you ever experienced it with an RV?

The first thing they need to know is that an RV is easy to use and combines all the conveniences of home to enjoy at the stadium.

You no longer have to worry about having to cram everything into your old vehicles, which have limited storage space, or worry about not packing something you know you will need later.

With that as a backdrop, the tailgating season kicks off with Michigan and Michigan State both opening their seasons this weekend.

Michigan State will host Western Michigan University on Friday at 8 p.m. and Michigan opens its season Saturday against Central Michigan at 3:30 p.m.

Plenty of fans will descend on both campuses in their RV’s for the right that annual right of fall.

Here is a look at both universities and the tailgating options they offer for RV’s.

MICHIGAN STATE

Michigan State RV parking in Lot 92 on Service Road between Hagadorn and Bogue for $30.

Fans tailgating on the campus of Michigan State University should remember the 7,9,1 policy which is the following:

Campus parking lots open for tailgating for noon football games at 7 am.
For football games in the 3:30 pm time slot, parking lots will open at 9 am.
Parking lots will open at 1 pm for night games at Spartan Stadium.
Fans may continue to tailgate for up to 3 hours after the game ends.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TailgatingUNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

On any given Saturday, Ann Arbor likely becomes the second-largest city in the state of Michigan, and the massive crowd inside the stadium spends the morning and early afternoon tailgating outside the stadium.

Purple Lot (Pioneer High School): Only season reserved RV pass holders will be allowed to enter the Pioneer site on Friday evenings at Gate No. 3. All others (including Non-Reserved Season Pass RV holders) will not be allowed to enter on Friday evenings and will be turned away. Entrance will be on Saturday morning beginning at 6 a.m. All RV’s are welcome to stay until Sunday at noon. Information about parking at Pioneer High School can be found at their parking website.

Brown Lot: (Varsity Tennis Center): RV’s with a permit may park at the Brown Lot on Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m. RV’s who show up at the Brown Lot without a permit will be directed to the Maize or Pioneer RV cash lots. RV’s are welcome to stay in the Brown Lot until Sunday at noon.

Maize Lot: (Commuter lot south of Varsity Tennis Center): RV’s may access the Maize Lot off of State St. and pay $60 for entry. The lot opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Blue Lot: RV’s may only access the blue lot with a Blue Lot RV permit. There are no day-of-game cash sales for RV’s at the blue lot. All RV’s will be directed to the RV parking area in the blue lot with the exception of RV reserved spaces. RV Pass holders interested in obtaining a reserved spot should contact the Athletic Department Development office at (734) 764-7131.

So, this college football season, put on your team colors and support your team with the luxury of an RV.

If you don’t own an RV – no problem.

Lakeshore RV has plenty of RV rentals available for that special tailgating Saturday.
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Camping Options Near Richmond International Speedway

One last race to make the chase.

That is what the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway has become since NASCAR introduced the Chase concept in 2004.

The final regular season race determines which 12 drivers will compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

This is always an entertaining race as drivers jockey to finish in the top-12.

Over 90,000 fans flock to the ¾ mile oval for both Richmond races each season and many of them camp at nearby RV parks.

Here are three campgrounds that are located near Richmond International Speedway.

KOSMO VILLAGE CAMPGROUNDKOSMO VILLAGE CAMPGROUND

This 17-site campground is located 18 miles from the speedway in Glen Allen, Virginia.
RV’s up to 85-feet can be accommodated and the amenities there include:

30 and 50 amp electric for Travel Trailer, 5th Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motorhomes
Water and sewer
Free WiFi
Trash dumpster

Rates for NASCAR weekends require a three-night minimum stay, paid in advance. The rate is $50 per night during race weeks.

For more information www.kosmovillage.com

ROCKAHOCK RV PARKROCKAHOCK RV PARK

Is located 33 miles from the speedway and sits on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa, Virginia,

This 100-site RV Park has some of the following amenities:

Full hook up sites for Travel Trailer, 5th Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motorhomes
30 and 50 amp service
Dump station
Cable TV
Showers
Laundry room
Fire rings

Rates start at $37.75 per day or $135 for a Wednesday through Sunday package for a pull-through lot.

For more information www.rockahock.com

SPRING GARDENS RV PARK

This 44-site RV Park is located 30 miles from the speedway in Petersburg, Virginia and offers the following for campers:

Full hookup sites
50-30-20-15 amp electric sites for Travel Trailer, 5th Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motorhomes
Restrooms and showers
Laundry
Wireless internet
Swimming pool

Rates run from $30 to $35 per night.

Richmond International SpeedwayRichmond International Speedway Camping

Richmond International Speedway does offer some RV camping at the race track.

Unreserved daily and overnight parking spaces are available in the Meadowridge RV Parking Lot J for the weekend.

The cost is $90 per night during NASCAR weekends.

For more information http://www.rir.com/Tickets-Events/Camping.aspx

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Labor Day Camping Options Near Atlanta Motor Speedway

Labor Day Camping Options Near Atlanta Motor SpeedwayThere is not a better way to spend that Labor Day weekend than taking in a stock car race.

Since 2009, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has called Atlanta Motor Speedway home for the Labor Day weekend.

That is true once again this season as the speedway will once again host the Advocare 500 on Sunday night.

The 1.5 mile quad-oval track located in Hampton, Georgia, which is 20 miles south of Atlanta is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

Average speeds of around 200 miles per hour are what attract nearly 125,000 fans annually to the race.

Many of the fans make it a long Labor Day weekend at the race and there are plenty of RV camping options closely located to the speedway.

Here are three RV camping options near Atlanta Motor Speedway and what each campground has to offer.

ATLANTA SOUTH RV RESORTATLANTA SOUTH RV RESORT

Located right off I-75 about 10 miles northwest of Hampton, this campground has 140 full hookup sites and they offer the following:

80 pull through sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes
Dump station
Restrooms, laundry and showers
Internet access
LP Gas
Pool

Rates are $36 per night and $189 for a week’s stay.

For more information www.atlantasouthrvresort.com

HIGH FALLS STATE PARKHIGH FALLS STATE PARK

Sits on 1,000 acres 30 minutes south of Hampton and offers 103 sites along with the following things:

Full hooks ups for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes
30 amp electric
Swimming pool
Boat launch
Fishing docks

Rates range from $25-$28 per night. You will also need to purchase a State Park pass.

For more information on this campground GeorgiaStateParks.org

JONES RV PARKJONES RV PARK

Is located north of Atlanta in Gwinnett County and is 45 miles from the speedway.

The park has 150 full hook-up sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes and offers the following:

Fresh water hook-up
Sewer hook-up
50-30-20 amp electric
Phone and cable
High speed internet service
Dump station
Bath house
Laundry

Rates are $30 for a night and $165 a week.

For more information www.jonesrvpark.com

Atlanta Motor Speedway ON-SITE CAMPINGON-SITE CAMPING

You can actually camp on the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway.

There are multiple areas within and around the speedway with full RV hookups and dump stations for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes.

The closest you can get to the action during race week is the infield, where RVs are allowed in the Flock Brothers Corral area. Here you’ll also find camp showers, a dump station between Turns 1 and 2 and access to tram stops.

Another option is the Trackside Terrace, which consists of 61 full hookup sites that overlook the speedway on the backstretch.

There are also multiple areas outside the speedway where you can reserve a spot any time of year, including the pleasant Legends Lakeside Campground that offers 25 gravel spaces surrounding a small lake with water, sewer, and electric service hookups with 30- or 50-amps.

Costs range from $150-$3,995 for the race weekend.

For more information atlantamotorspeedway.com

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Northern Michigan Labor Day RV Vacation Ideas

Mackinac Bridge Walk Labor DayThe summer is winding down and the kids are getting ready to go back to school.

But, don’t let that stop you from enjoying that last foray of summer over the three-day Labor Day weekend.

There is plenty to do in Northern Michigan over the Labor Day weekend.

Here are three fun suggestions to check out over the last holiday of the summer season and three local RV campgrounds that you can stay at while enjoy these activities.

MACKINAC ISLAND JAZZ WEEKEND

The highlight of the weekend in the Straits of Mackinac is the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, so consider packaging that in with a weekend stay on Mackinac Island.

The annual Grand Hotel Labor Day Jazz Weekend has brought major acts to the Island in the past and this year is no exception.
The three-day fest includes The Manhattan Transfer, The Four Freshmen, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Sun Messengers, Marion Hayden and Rev. Robert B. Jones.

Tee Pee CampgroundTee Pee Campground
Has over 100 sites and is located minutes from Mackinac City.
The campground offers great views of the Mackinac Bridge and has free shuttle service to the ferries to Mackinac Island.

This campground also offers the following amenities:

20, 30 and 50 amp electric sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes
Water on all sites
Convenient dump station
WiFi throughout park

Rates range from $32-$37 per night with a $3 site reservation fee.

For more information teepeecampground.com

PURE MICHIGAN DAYS AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

Crystal Mountain has packaged together a weekend of fun include a Farmers’ Market on Friday night with local produce, crafts and value-added agricultural products. On Saturday, Crystal Mountain hosts Taste of Michigan, featuring Michigan craft beers and wines along with local foods and signature products from throughout the state – along with music from The Bihlman Brothers.

During the evening they will host an Outdoor Float-in Family Movie where you may sit in a tube and float in the pool and watch a movie on their big screen. Other weekend activities include a family golf outing, and day trips to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.

Fuzzy Bear Campground

Has plenty of full hook-up sites and is seven miles from Crystal Mountain.

This campground offers the following:

Electric and water for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, Motorhomes
Internet access
Dump station
Sewer hookups

Rates range from $26-$30 a night and $156-$180 a week with a two-night minimum stay during the holiday weekend.

For more information www.campingfriend.com/FuzzyBearCampground

UPPER PENINSULA GETAWAY

Heading to the U.P. for a getaway is a perfect way to wind down the summer. Consider the community of Curtis where they have lots of lakes and they are close to such attractions as the Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Curtis is hosting their annual Art on the Lake Music and Art Festival Saturday featuring an art fair, live music, food, kids‘ art projects and a parade. They also have their own Curtis Bridge Walk on Monday morning.

Log Cabin Resort and CampgroundLog Cabin Resort and Campground

Is located two miles west of Curtis on Big Manistique Lake.

The campground has 54 sites with 12 of the sites being full service RV sites and 12 are pull through sites.

They also offer the following amenities:

50 and 30 amp electric sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, Motorhomes
Cement pads
Water and sewer
Cable TV
WiFi
Restroom and shower facilities

Rates range from $24-$38 a night and $163-$260 a week.

For more information www.uplogcabin.com

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RV Camping Options Near Bristol Motor Speedway

RV Camping Options Near Bristol Motor SpeedwayThe battle for a spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship is getting more intense with the regular season fast approaching its conclusion.

That means tempers could be short this week as drivers jockey for position and one of the 12 spots in the race for the chase that begins Sept. 7th at Richmond.

With that as a background there is not another track on the NASCAR circuit that brings out frustration like Bristol Motor Speedway.

The one-half mile oval is one of the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule and the August night race is one of the hardest tickets to purchase all season.

165,000 fans will descend on the small town of Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday night for the Irwin Tools Night Race.

Located near the Tennessee and Virginia border, the track has beautiful mountains as a backdrop and the area has plenty of RV campgrounds to choose from if you are attending the race.

Here are five campgrounds that are close to Bristol Motor Speedway.

RV Camping Near Bristol Motor Speedway MapMEDALLION MOTORCOACH COMMUNITY

Overlooking the speedway grounds this is a gated community that offers camping packages for both Bristol races.

The Medallion offers the following amenities:

20 x 50 reserved spaces for Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motor Homes
30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer
100 percent paved
Landscaped areas
24-hour security
Picnic and deck area
Shuttle service to track

Prices for the two racing weekends range from $2,100 to $1,400 per year with a $100 per week extra passing pass permit.

THE DRAGSTRIP CAMPGROUND

This campground offers free tram service to-and-from the track and the sites include:

16 x 40 reserved sites for Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motor Homes
Unlimited access to shower facility
Unlimited access to water-fill station and dump station
24-hour security and assistance

The cost is $170 per race week and covers five nights.

THE LANDING CAMPGROUND

This campground also offers free tram service to and from the track and also offers:

20 x 50 reserved sites for Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motor Homes
All sites are non hookup and dry
Unlimited access to shower facility
Unlimited access to water-fill station and dump station
24-hour assistance and security

The cost is $125 per race week that covers five nights.

For more information on these three campgrounds go to bristolmotorspeedway.com

ROGERS GARDENS CAMPGROUNDROGERS GARDENS CAMPGROUND

This campground is located directly across the street from the main entrance to the speedway and has over 200 campsites and includes these amenities:

Full hookup sites with electric, water and sewer for Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motor Homes
Potable water available
Showers
Ice and firewood
Septic pumping

The prices for Rogers Gardens range from $400 to $650 a week.

For more information rogersgardenscampground.com

DAVE AND KAYE’S FAMILY CAMPGROUNDDAVE AND KAYE’S FAMILY CAMPGROUND

Located about four miles from the speedway, Dave and Kaye’s Family Campground has more than 125 campsites available can accommodate large RV’s including for Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motor Homes:

Electric and water
Shower house
Shuttle to and from race
Ice machines
Firewood
Water station

Rates for the week range from $154 to $438.

For more information davesfamilycamping.net

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Cool Off With These Easy Summer Drink Recipes

There is nothing like a good cool drink on those hot summer days.

When you are at your favorite camping locale what better way to cool off then a refreshing cool drink or cocktail?

With that in mind, here are four simple recipes for non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

So, sit back and enjoy one of these cool summertime drinks.

ICED SUN TEAICED SUN TEA

This is a classic summer beverage and is a great way to cool down and you can make sun tea from any regular type of tea bags, including black tea and herbal tea.

You will need to find a gallon jug, this container has to be clear.

Most of these types of containers are glass, and you can even find gallon beverage containers made specifically to make iced tea.

Directions: Tie five to seven tea bags together, using their strings. Fill the gallon container and put the tea bags in the water. Cover the container and place in direct sun for several hours. Serve in a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge. If you prefer sweet tea, add sugar to the gallon container or you can add sugar to each glass.

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY LEMONADEHOMEMADE STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

Lemonade is one of the classic summer drinks. You can add to this simple drink wonderfully, by adding fresh strawberries to add extra flavor.

The ingredients to make this drink are:

• Six lemons
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 to 6 cups cold water
2 cups fresh strawberries

Directions: Juice the lemons, you will want about 1 cup of lemon juice, you can strain the juice if you prefer a pulp-free lemonade. Reserve the lemon rind halves. Prepare simple syrup using one-cup water and one-cup sugar. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Combine lemon juice and simple syrup and allow the lemon and sugar combination to cool. You can adjust the proportions of lemon juice to simple syrup to change the sweetness or tartness of the lemonade depending on what you like. Cut strawberries into quarters and divide equally between 4 to 6 tall glasses. Thoroughly crush the strawberries in the bottom of the glass. Add the lemon syrup to each glass, mix thoroughly, and add one lemon rind half to your glass. Fill each glass with crushed ice, or regular ice. Finish by topping the glass with water and stir thoroughly. You can also dilute the lemon syrup with the 4 to 6 cups of cold water before adding to your glass. This will ensure that your lemonade won’t be too sweet or too strong. Instead of adding the diluted syrup before the ice. Crush the strawberries, then add the lemon rind, next add the ice and finish by filling the glass with the diluted syrup.

CLASSIC GIN AND TONICCLASSIC GIN AND TONIC

The Gin and Tonic is one of the most simple and most refreshing cocktails for a warm evening. When you need to whip up a drink to cool off, this is one of your best options.

Here is what you will need for this drink:

2 oz. gin
Lime wedge
Tonic water

Directions: Fill your cocktail glass with ice. Pour gin over ice and top with tonic water. Squeeze lime wedge over your drink and drop the wedge into your glass. You can use more than one lime wedge if you like a tart drink.

MOJITOMOJITO

This is simple to make and delightfully refreshing. Try mixing up this cocktail for your friends on a hot evening this summer.

To make one cocktail you will need the following:

2 oz light rum
1/2 oz simple syrup (can increase if you like a sweet cocktail)
1/2 lime
7-8 fresh mint leaves
Club soda

Directions: In a tall glass muddle mint leaves and simple syrup, make sure to thoroughly crush the leaves. You can either use a muddler or you can use a long handled spoon. After you have crushed the mint leaves and mixed the simple syrup, squeeze lime juice from the lime half into your glass, then add the lime rind to your glass. Fill your glass with ice, you can also use crushed ice if you prefer. Pour the rum over the ice and top with club soda. Stir gently and enjoy.

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Camping Options Near Watkins Glen International

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tackles its second road course of the season on Sunday at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.

Known as “The Glen” it is one of only two road courses on the Sprint Cup Circuit.
Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 will be run on 11-turn course.

The race course known as the home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted 1961–1980, has been home to road racing of nearly every class for over 50 years.

Marco Ambrose will look to make it three straight Watkins Glen wins on Sunday.

Race fans flock to the race course located on the southern tip of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

The area has plenty of RV camping options for those wanting to attend the race and here are three nearby campgrounds.

WARREN W CHUTE MEMORIAL PARK

Sits on 35 acres in the city of Watkins Glen and offers 130 camping sites.

This park is minutes from the raceway and offers the following:

50 amp electric
15 pull thru sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes
Bathhouses
Picnic tables
Fire pits
Swimming

Rates range from $30 a day for full hook-up to $300 for the week.

For more information www.watkinsglen.us

WATKINS GLEN KOA

This campground has over 100 camp sites and is in close proximity to the raceway.

It offers the following for RV campers:

50 amp electric for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes
Bathhouse and private showers
Cable TV
Propane
Free WiFi

Prices range from $58 to $83 per night for RV sites that include hook ups.

www.watkinsglenkoa.com

SPRUCE ROW CAMPGROUNDSPRUCE ROW CAMPGROUND
This campground is located 25-30 minutes from the raceway on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, New York.

With over 200 sites, this campground also offers the following amenities:

Water and electric for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes
Dump station
WiFi internet access
Swimming pool

Rates range from $31-$38 a night and $186-$228 a week for RV campers.

For more information www.sprucerow.com

INFIELD CAMPING

Choose from Weekend Trackside Reserved or Weekend Non-Trackside Reserved for Thursday-Sunday. Includes one RV/camper pass and one tow vehicle pass. Fee is per unit. No hook-ups available.  Spots for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes

Camping does not include gate admission.

For more information www.theglen.com

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Camping Near Pocono International Raceway

LThe NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its second visit to Pocono International Raceway in the last six weeks this coming weekend.

Drivers and fans will converge on the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania for the GoBowling.com 400.

In June, Jimmie Johnson drove away from the field on the 2.5 mile tri-oval to take the checkered flag.

Many race fans make a trip to the race a vacation as there is plenty to do in the Pocono Mountains.

For those planning on attending the race this week there are plenty of camping options located near the raceway.

Here are three such campgrounds that offer RV camping for those planning on attending this week’s race.

HEMLOCK CAMPGROUNDHEMLOCK CAMPGROUND

Is located in nearby Tobyhanna and is about 20 minutes from the raceway.

This campground has 90 sites and offers the following:

Water, electric, sewer sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motorhomes
Dump station
Cable TV
Free WiFi
Laundry
Clean restrooms
Fully stock store

Rates run from $47-$57 a night with a three-day minimum stay. They also rent cabins and cottages.

For more information hemlockcampground.com

MOUNT POCONO CAMPGROUND

Is located 15 minutes from the raceway in the city of Mount Pocono.

This camground has well over 100 RV campsites and offers the following amenities:

Full hook-up sites with 20,30,50 amp electric for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motorhomes
Free WiFi
Heated pool
Entertainment center
Camp store
Shuttle service to raceway

Rates run from $30-$55 a night and $200-$275 a week.

For more information www.mtpoconocampground.com

WT FAMILY CAMPING

Is located 15 minutes from the raceway in the town of Blakeslee.

This campground has over 100 sites and offers the following:

Full hookups for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motorhomes
20 and 30 amp service
Heated restrooms
Camp store
Heated pool
Fire rings and picnic tables on each site

Daily rates start at $40 a night with a two night minimum stay during race weekends.

For more information wtfamilycamping.com

INFIELD CAMPING

Pocono Raceway has a variety of RV camping options for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheel, Toy Hauler, and Motorhomes to match your specific interest.

Inside the raceway RV camping options are available. If you have an RV, there are four
options to consider: Fenceline, Preferred, reserved or general admission.

Along the outside of the raceway you can choose the Trackside RV area, or Family RV
area.

RV camping ranges from $200-$500 for up to four days of camping.

For more information poconoraceway.com

Visit Lakeshore-RV.com for all you New RV Camper needs or Call 888-743-8278 to speak with one of our RV Sales Representatives.