Campsites – Colchester Camping http://colchestercamping.co.uk/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 15:35:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Campsites – Colchester Camping http://colchestercamping.co.uk/ 32 32 8 Stunning State Parks to Visit Along California’s Central Coast https://colchestercamping.co.uk/8-stunning-state-parks-to-visit-along-californias-central-coast/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:11:55 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/8-stunning-state-parks-to-visit-along-californias-central-coast/ The Pacific Ocean is the undisputed star of the state parks and beaches that dot California’s central coast, but visitors don’t have to look far to find plenty of supporting sites as well. From eye-catching cliffs and groves of gnarled oaks to a glitzy castle on a hill, the section of the Golden State that […]]]>

The Pacific Ocean is the undisputed star of the state parks and beaches that dot California’s central coast, but visitors don’t have to look far to find plenty of supporting sites as well.

From eye-catching cliffs and groves of gnarled oaks to a glitzy castle on a hill, the section of the Golden State that stretches along the coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco features an array of state parks and beaches with a serious star power.

It’s all connected by a beautiful stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, which hugs the coastline and offers stunning views of rocky coves, sandy beaches and crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.

Overall, the state of California has 280 state parks, beaches, and preserves. Some of the most beautiful are located within an hour or two of each other in the region known as the Central Coast, encompassing communities such as Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos and Pacific Grove.

Here are 8 spectacular state parks and state beaches along California’s central coast.

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1. Estero Bluffs State Park

If you like your ocean experiences to have a touch of nature, Estero Bluffs State Park is the perfect place to find it. Located near the historic town of Cayucos, the cliff region features an unspoilt coastline punctuated by uniquely shaped sea stacks and craggy tidal pools. Visitors will also find wetlands, low cliffs, coastal terraces, perennial and intermittent streams, and a pocket creek.

Due to its diverse terrain, the area is home to a rich biodiversity including sea marshes, coastal salt marshes, freshwater marshes, riparian scrub and grasslands – all of which provide habitat for a number of species. endangered species including the snowy plover, a seabird known to wade through the waves.

The windswept splendor of Estero Bluffs is accessible via an easy half-mile walk from the highway to the sea. The state park is accessible along the Pacific Coast Highway approximately 6 miles north -west of Cayucos, where parking areas are available along the highway.

Although the views are great from the highway, the short walk to the ocean is well worth it. You will pass through a mostly flat grassy area before arriving at the steep cliffs that overlook the sea. A walk along the cliffs will reveal a number of places to scramble to the beach, where visitors will find tidal pools, exposed rocks and crashing waves.

The park has 4 miles of trail, but visitors can easily shorten their walk to include just a mile or two. Depending on the itinerary, a visit to Estero Bluffs can take 1-3 hours.

Pro tip: Dogs are allowed, on a leash, in the southern part of the park, but horses and bicycles are not allowed anywhere in the park.

Asilomar State Beach with pink flower bush on the beach.
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2. Asilomar State Beach

Its name is derived from Spanish words meaning “asylum (refuge) by the sea”. Upon arrival at Asilomar State Beach, it’s immediately apparent that the stunning beachfront lives up to its name.

Located in the town of Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula, Asilomar offers a mile-long sandy beach and rocky coves and offers many scenic walks such as the three-quarter-mile Asilomar Coastal Trail with its great views of the ocean and the nearby dunes and the quarter-mile boardwalk through the Asilomar Dunes Nature Reserve, located opposite the beach.

Visitors lucky enough to arrive in spring or early summer are likely to be treated to an explosion of wildflowers in a range of colors, from magenta to pink to yellow.

Founded as a YWCA camp in 1913, the 107-acre state park is officially known as Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds State Park. The Conference Grounds offers overnight accommodation, which is available for reservations here.

Pro tip: Pacific Grove and nearby Monterey are part of the California region known as Steinbeck Country, named after famous American author John Steinbeck. For ideas on things to do there, see Exploring Steinbeck Country: 8 Fascinating Things To Do.

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3. Montaña De Oro State Park

The buff-colored cliffs perfectly complement the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean in the central coast standout, Montaña de Oro State Park. Although ocean views rule the park, there are plenty of other activities besides sightseeing. Hiking, camping, bird watching, and kayaking are all popular park attractions.

Montaña de Oro is located approximately 10 miles south of Morro Bay and 16 miles west of San Luis Obispo, making it a central location along the Central Coast. The smaller communities of Los Osos and Baywood Park are even closer, providing easy access to a laid-back beach scene.

Pro tip: Montaña de Oro State Park was originally a ranch, and the area remains popular for horseback riding. The park’s main campground, Islay Creek, offers a number of campsites that can accommodate horses.

4. Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve

Just a few miles from the sunny seaside towns of Los Osos and Morro Bay lies a deep forest that features moss-draped, fantastically gnarled trees in an area known as the Los Osos Oaks State Preserve. The 90-acre grove consists of 800-year-old dwarf live oak trees that occupy ancient dune habitat.

In addition to coastal oaks (stunted for various reasons related to their location), the reserve also includes coastal sagebrush, buckbrush, hollyleaf and coastal buckwheat, as well as riverine trees such as sycamores, willows and poplars. The shady forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including horned owls, possums, coyotes, and raccoons.

Los Osos State Reservation is located 8 km east of Morro Bay and 13 km west of San Luis Obispo.

Morro Strand State Beach with a couple walking their dog.
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5. Morro Strand State Beach

For ocean lovers who love long beach walks, Morro Strand State Beach is hard to beat on the Central Coast. The stretch of flat sandy beach seems to go on forever, and at 3 miles it offers plenty of room for solitude.

Just 2 miles north of the famous Morro Rock, Strand Beach offers great views of the area. The beach is also known as a wonderful place for picnicking, fishing, windsurfing, jogging and kite flying.

Pro tip: The Morro Strand State Beach has a 76-site campground with spaces for tents and RVs. Online reservations can be made six months in advance.

Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove.
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6. Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove

If the idea of ​​thousands of monarch butterflies fluttering in a grove of eucalyptus and cypress trees by the beach sounds too good to be true, then the Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove should definitely be on your travel bucket list.

The grove, located in the quaint seaside town of Pismo Beach, is known to attract large numbers of Western monarch butterflies due to its mild winter climate that provides a sheltered area from cold temperatures, storms and wind.

“Monarchs look for places with ideal microclimates for their winter habitat,” the grove’s website says. “The coastal environment along central California and specifically along the coast at Pismo Beach provides the perfect microclimate for the Western Monarch to rest during the winter months.”

Pro tip: Butterfly season at Pismo Beach runs from November to February. Virtual tours are available on the grove’s YouTube site.

Pier at Cayucos State Beach.
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7. Cayucos State Beach

Anchored by its enormous fishing pier, Cayucos State Beach offers a taste of small-town beach life at its finest. The state’s wide sandy beach stretches 10 km from Morro Rock to the seaside village of Cayucos.

At virtually any time of year, the white-sand beach serves as a gathering place for dog walkers, families on picnics, or children exploring the tide pools.

Although the beach is simply stunning, the fishing pier will likely be the first thing visitors notice in Cayucos. At over 950 feet long, it stretches far out into the Pacific Ocean and is a tourist magnet. It also has plenty of history to back it up. The pier was first built in 1872 by the first settlers, Captain James Cass, and served for years as an important shipping port. After the years took their toll on the pilings, the pier was rebuilt in 2015.

Outdoor pool at Hearst Castle State Park.
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8. Hearst Castle State Park

With its star-studded Hollywood and mogul past, Hearst Castle is a highlight of any visit to California’s Central Coast state parks. From the lavish pools and fabulous great halls to the extravagant tile art that decorates the staircases, the castle is sure to take your breath away.

So even though Hearst Castle State Park remains closed to the public (late 2021), the estate is still a must-see on any future list of California’s Central Coast state parks. A notice on the state park’s website reads, “Due to significant storms (January 2021) that damaged the causeway leading to the historic landmark, Hearst Castle is temporarily closed.” The notice added that once the work is complete, “Hearst Castle will once again welcome visitors”.

Visitors are encouraged to check the state park’s website for reopening information. Once reopened, the state park will require advance reservations to visit Hearst Castle and/or the Visitor Center.

Pro tip: For things to know before heading to Hearst Castle, check out 8 Tips for Visiting Hearst Castle.

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8 natural hot springs to warm up this winter https://colchestercamping.co.uk/8-natural-hot-springs-to-warm-up-this-winter/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 23:04:58 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/8-natural-hot-springs-to-warm-up-this-winter/ Home » Water » 8 natural hot springs to warm up this winter Nothing better in winter than a dip in a hot spring. While backyard hot tubs and spas are nice, there’s something special about soaking in a natural body of water surrounded by nature. Some require multi-day treks to access while others are […]]]>

Nothing better in winter than a dip in a hot spring. While backyard hot tubs and spas are nice, there’s something special about soaking in a natural body of water surrounded by nature.

Some require multi-day treks to access while others are a stone’s throw from the parking lot – but all are uniquely beautiful. Here we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite natural hot springs in the United States.

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Chena Hot Springs: Borough of Fairbanks North Star, Alaska

Located 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks, Chena Spa is the most accessible and developed health resort in interior Alaska.

The natural springs were first discovered in 1905 and became famous for their healing powers. Today, the springs are commercialized but still exhibit their original healing qualities, and its hot springs lake offers plenty of outdoor beauty. Whether you choose to stay at the resort or just visit for the day, the natural hot springs are well worth the visit.

Umpqua Hot Springs: Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

Umqua Hot Springs - Umqua National Forest, Oregon

Nestled in the heart of the Umpqua National Forest in southern Oregon, the Umpqua Hot Springs is a popular travel destination in the Pacific Northwest.

The hot springs are located on a mineral deposit above the North Umpqua River and feature three small pools surrounded by beautiful forest. During the summer months, the springs are a short, steep 0.3 mile hike from the parking lot. But during the winter, the gate is often closed, which extends the hike by a few kilometers.

The springs are also frequently accessible by hikers, bikers, or horseback riders on the 79-mile North Umpqua Trail.

To note: There is a $5 entrance fee to access the park.

Sykes Hot Springs: Big Sur, California

Sykes Hot Springs - Big Sur, CA
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One of the prettiest stretches of the California coast, there isn’t much that could improve a visit to Big Sur, except perhaps a visit to the local hot springs.

Located in the Ventana Desert, Sykes Hot Springs requires a little extra work to get there. To access the springs you will need to travel approximately 9 miles along the Pine Ridge Trail. Although the hike can be strenuous, at the end you will be rewarded with a clear mountain stream and a series of small pools to immerse yourself in.

The hike can be done in a single day, but to get the most out of your trip, bring hiking gear and spend the night near the springs or at one of the many campsites along the way.

To note: Be sure to fill out the self-registration permit at the trailhead if you plan to stay overnight.

Conundrum Hot Springs: Aspen, Colorado

Conundrum Hot Springs - Aspen, Colorado
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Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, drive to Conundrum Hot Springs is not a walk in the park. the raise to the springs is about 8.5 miles one way and includes 2,400 feet of elevation gain, so it’s not for the faint of heart.

The trail crosses Conundrum Creek three times and can be dicey in the winter, so it’s best visited in the summer months. Located at 11,200 feet, the Distant Springs are both soothing and stunning, making it well worth the effort.

There are several options for camping near the springs, but be sure to get a permit if you plan to stay overnight.

Weir Creek Hot Springs: Kooskia, Idaho

Weir Creek Hot Springs - Kooskia, Idaho
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Located just outside of Missoula, Montana, Weir Hot Springs are easy to access, making them well suited for soakers of all ages. From the parking lot, a well-defined half-mile hike will take you directly to the springs.

The springs have a large pool surrounded by pine trees and a few smaller ones as well. If you’re looking to make a weekend of it, there are also plenty of campsites in the area.

Due to their accessibility, the springs are heavily trafficked, so be sure to pack your trash well and leave the area better than when you found it.

Thermopolis Hot Springs: Hot Springs County, Wyoming

Thermopolis Hot Springs - Hot Springs County, Wyoming

Thermopolis is a series of four different hot springs, all located in Hot Springs National Park in the city of Thermopolis. First visited by Native American tribes, the springs are popular for their healing powers and are home to 20 different minerals known to have medicinal healing properties.

The first is Big Spring – you can’t soak in Big Spring, but it feeds the other four pools. Star Plunge, Hellie’s Tepee, Days Inn Athletic Club, and Hot Springs County Wyoming State Bath House are all marketed, but each offers an incredibly unique experience.

Do a little research ahead of time to decide which source is best for you, or make the most of your time at the park and visit all four.

Fifth Hot Spring: Springville, Utah

Fifth Water Hot Springs - Springville, Utah

A tributary of the Diamond Fork River, Fifth stream of water is an adventurer’s paradise. Along the creek are three scenic waterfalls and a series of springs.

The 4.5 mile round trip hike to the springs is fairly easy but may require snowshoes to access during the winter months. There are several pools of varying temperatures along the way, so you can jump around until you find one that suits you.

To note: The road is sometimes closed in the winter, so be prepared for a longer hike.

Strawberry Park Hot Springs: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Strawberry Park Hot Springs - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Fed by Hot Springs Creek, Strawberry Park Hot Springs is located just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Mineral springs are commercialized in order to make them accessible to all while retaining their original natural beauty.

Additional features at the springs include restrooms, a heated changing cabin, and picnic areas. You can drive to the springs or take a shuttle from downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Governor Noem wants it easier to get guns, harder to get abortions | Local https://colchestercamping.co.uk/governor-noem-wants-it-easier-to-get-guns-harder-to-get-abortions-local/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:15:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/governor-noem-wants-it-easier-to-get-guns-harder-to-get-abortions-local/ Stephen Groves Associated Press STONE | South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said on Tuesday she would push legislation to ban abortions after six weeks pregnant, as she put together a very conservative priority list to start the state’s legislative session. In the last state of the state address of her first term, the Republican governor […]]]>

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STONE | South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said on Tuesday she would push legislation to ban abortions after six weeks pregnant, as she put together a very conservative priority list to start the state’s legislative session.

In the last state of the state address of her first term, the Republican governor proposed what amounted to a wish list for Tory voters, promising to make it easier for residents of the state to obtain a Permitted to Carry Concealed Firearms and Almost Impossible for Them to Obtain an Abortion. It also proposes a requirement that schools allocate time for prayer, a ban on teaching controversial race material in public schools, and COVID-19 vaccine exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

“In South Dakota, we are protecting freedom, and we will pass it on to our children, and we will not allow freedom to die out,” the governor said, as she mocked other states for having adopted restrictions to prevent and slow COVID-19 infections. .

Noem used his hands-off approach to the pandemic to grab the attention of Republicans nationwide. She has positioned herself for a White House candidacy in 2024, and her speech on Tuesday showed a willingness to exploit the country’s most incendiary social issues to stay in the spotlight.

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“It was a campaign speech,” said Rep. Jamie Smith, the Democratic House leader, adding that it was a “model of how can I be conservative?”

The governor’s office did not immediately release details of the bill to ban abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy – often known as the “heartbeat law”. The Supreme Court’s willingness to consider overturning Roe v. Wade – the 1973 ruling that established nationwide abortion rights – sparked a wave of drafting bills in state houses.

But medical experts say the heart only begins to form when the fetus is at least nine weeks old, and they denounce efforts to promote the abortion ban on the basis of medical inaccuracies.

“Today, I ask all of you to protect the heartbeats of these unborn children,” Noem told lawmakers in the House chamber. “I am proposing legislation to ban all abortions once a heartbeat can be detected.”

The proposal received a standing ovation from the Republican-dominated legislature.

Noem also touted a tax surplus of $ 116 million and offered to use it to reduce fees for concealed weapons license applications, including to cover the cost of federal background checks. She also proposed to reduce the fees for registering businesses with the Secretary of State and reducing the tax on bingo operations.

Noem’s list of proposals will put Democrats, who hold just 11 seats in the Legislature, on the defensive. But Noem also faces several political enemies within her own party, including a House member who is mounting a primary campaign against her.

Rep. Steve Haugaard, who criticized the governor for not being conservative enough, agreed that Noem’s state-of-state speech was more of a campaign speech and said if the governor was serious about such proposals, she would not have waited until the final year of her mandate to raise them.

The governor’s tenure has been marked by the coronavirus pandemic and his decision to mostly waive blockages or other restrictions. Noem defended those who did not get the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, saying: “We live in a free country and we are free to make our own decisions.”

Smith criticized the governor’s failure to encourage people to get vaccinated, pointing out that the overwhelming majority of people hospitalized with COVID-19 are not vaccinated. State hospitals have been strained in recent weeks as they treat the highest number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in more than a year.

But Republican Representative Chris Johnson of Rapid City, the deputy leader of the House Republicans, praised the governor’s speech and his approach to the pandemic, saying it allowed the state to thrive in the future.

“The governor deserves a victory lap right now,” he said.

Noem touted South Dakota’s model of “staying open for business” during the pandemic as the cause of new businesses, an influx of tourists and attracting new residents to the state. The governor specifically mentioned AEsir Technologies, which announced plans to build a new 600,000 square foot factory in Rapid City.

“AEsir Technologies chose Rapid City as the location for its new Gigafactory after nationwide research,” she said. “They looked at what every other state in this country had to offer and then chose South Dakota as the best place to grow. They will create 400 new high-tech, well-paying jobs as a result.”

The governor also praised Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City and Albany Farms in Belle Fourche for achieving new business goals and for building new facilities in South Dakota.

“No matter how these businesses got here or started, they thrive because here in South Dakota the government is standing aside, allowing them to grow and innovate, and help where we can. “said Noem.

She called on the Legislature to support her plan to build 175 additional campsites at Custer State Park, a project announced by Noem during the Dec. 7 budget presentation. The governor said the new campsites are needed to accommodate more tourists visiting the Black Hills.

“Our state parks saw a 10% increase in park entry licenses from last year’s record, with approximately 8.5 million visitors. We plan to add more campsites at Custer State Park to expand our ability to accommodate people from both inside and out of state. Said Noah. “Since 2015, we have seen an increase of almost 100,000 reserved camping nights across the state park system. I hope you will support these projects.”

– Newspaper associate editor Nathan Thompson contributed to this report.

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5 best camping spots in and around Canberra https://colchestercamping.co.uk/5-best-camping-spots-in-and-around-canberra/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 03:15:29 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/5-best-camping-spots-in-and-around-canberra/ There is an abundance of beautiful campsites in and around Canberra that are both hidden gems and classic local spots for the avid camper and traveler. To save you the hassle of finding the best location for you, Canberra Weekly has brought together our top five campsites with a range of breathtaking nature parks, caves […]]]>

There is an abundance of beautiful campsites in and around Canberra that are both hidden gems and classic local spots for the avid camper and traveler.

To save you the hassle of finding the best location for you, Canberra Weekly has brought together our top five campsites with a range of breathtaking nature parks, caves and rivers for you to enjoy.

As there are many types of places you can pitch your tent or park your RV, we have included both well-known campgrounds in reserves and national parks, as well as off the beaten path campsites. in some of the most scenic spots in the ACT region.


Cotter Campsite

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Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, Cotter Campground is a classic ACT location with its fantastic facilities, wide range of camping styles available, convenient location, and accessibility for people with disabilities. The campsite is a great place to base yourself if you are exploring the Brindabella Ranges, northern Namadgi Park or the nearby Stromlo Forest Park. Frequent visitors to the campground include emus and kangaroos.

things to see

  • Moores hill lookout
  • Grasstree Belvedere
  • Pin curvature
  • Cotter Avenue
  • Sands of Casuarina
  • Emus, kangaroos, wombats and, if you’re lucky, you might even see a platypus

Things to do

  • Picnics and barbecues
  • Peach
  • To swim
  • Walking tracks
  • Nautical sports
  • Wood fire
  • Nature observation

things to like

  • Electric and gas barbecues
  • Canoe-kayak entry point
  • Drink water
  • Common fireplace
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Showers
  • Bathroom
  • Walking tracks
  • Wheelchair access
  • Washing facilities

Rates per night:

Reduced rate $ 10

Senior $ 12

Adult $ 15

Children under 15 free

Location: 1691 Cotter Road, Stromlo ACT 2611

Plans: google.com/maps


Little Jasper Reserves

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Image: Wee Jaspers Reserve

A perfect slice of paradise along the Goodradigbee River, Wee Jasper Reserves offers four pristine camping reserves where you can stop, relax, and enjoy the serenity. Sitting along the famous Hume and Hovell Walking Trail, immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the area at Billy Grace Preserve, Fitzpatrick Trackhead Preserve, Swinging Bridge Preserve or Micalong Creek Preserve. If you want a more adventurous vacation, why not explore the spectacular Wee Jasper Caves with a guided tour of the wild outdoor cave and learn about the rich cultural history of the land.

things to see

  • 56 species of native birds and easily spotted mammals and reptiles
  • Goodradigbee River
  • Hume and Hovel walking track starting at Fitzpatrick Trackhead
  • Wee Jasper Caves

Things to do

  • Stand up paddle
  • Bird watching
  • Walk in the bush
  • Wild caving
  • To swim
  • Kayak
  • Peach
  • Locust
  • Potholing
  • Cheese Making Class

things to like

  • Access suitable for all types of vehicles, including coaches and large motorhomes
  • Small kiosk with groceries, ice cream and gas refills at the Billy Grace reserve office
  • Composed of waste

Prices:

Adult (over 16) – $ 17 per person, per night.

Child (4-15 years old) – $ 4 per person, per night.

Baby (under 4 years old) – Free, but must be entered on the reservation.

Dog (any size or age) – Free, but must be listed on the reservation.

Day Visitor and Cave User (all types) – $ 2 per person, must be registered at the Billy Grace office.

Location: 5 Nottingham Road, Wee Jasper NSW 2582

Plans: google.com/maps


Bendethera Valley Campsite

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Secluded and almost completely untouched, the Bendethera Valley Campground is the perfect place for avid cavers and explorers, or campers just looking to relax in peace. There are plenty of swimming spots dotted along the Deua River that runs through this open valley, and a plethora of hiking trails, including the Bendethera Cave Trail.

things to see

  • Kangaroos, wallabies and wombats
  • Acacia Bendethera blooms in spring
  • Bendethera cave
  • Deua river

Things to do

  • To swim
  • Bird watching
  • Walk in the bush
  • Picnic by the river
  • Potholing
  • Tourism

things to like

  • BBQ facilities
  • Picnic tables
  • Bathroom
  • Parking available

Price: Free with only $ 6 reservation fee

Location: Bendethera Valley Campground, NSW 2537

Plans: google.com/maps


Goolabri, the hidden fairway

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This regenerated golf course is one of the finalists for Best Tent or Caravan Site of 2022 on HipCamp, with an incredible 99% recommendation rate. Dan’s property includes a dam you can swim in, abundant wildlife to view, and great wetlands. Feel the tranquility for yourself and wake up alongside grazing kangaroos and songbirds, and end the day basking under the starry sky.

things to see

  • Forest
  • Dam
  • Domain
  • Swamps
  • Cultivate
  • Brindabella National Park nearby
  • Close to Burrinjuck Waters State Park
  • Kangaroos

Things to do

  • Wildlife observation
  • To swim

things to like

  • Available for tents, vans, trucks, RVs, trailers and RVs
  • Wheelchair access
  • Up to 6 guests per site
  • 20 sites to choose from
  • Authorized generators
  • Flat surface levels
  • Located on the old golf course

Price: $ 28 per night (for two people)

Location: Goolabri property, NSW 2620

Plans: google.com/maps


Land of Jeanelle S

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North East of Tarago NSW, Jeanelle S’s property is highly rated on HipCamp with 96% of people recommending this rural campsite. Featuring native vegetation and spacious campsites, it is ideally located for exploring the surrounding national parks. With ultimate privacy, so many activities and places to explore, this vast and beautiful land is well worth a visit.

things to see

  • Sheep and horses on the property belonging to Jeanelle
  • Abundant wildlife including kangaroos, wombats, opossums, lizards, turtles, birds (including slant tailed eagles) and snakes
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Dam
  • Historic hotel for loaded dogs
  • The great Goulburn merino
  • Bathing places within 45 minutes by car
  • Morton National Park
  • Oallen Ford
  • Shoalhaven River
  • Bomaderry Creek
  • Meroo National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park

Things to do

  • Swim in the dam or at one of the nearby swimming spots
  • Explore the surrounding national parks
  • Go in search of gold at Oallen Ford
  • Visit the historic buildings nearby
  • Wildlife observation

things to like

  • 8 sites to choose from
  • Up to 12 people authorized on each site
  • Fireplaces and firewood provided
  • accepted animals

Price: $ 15 per person per night, free for children under 16

Location: given after reservation

Plans: hipcamp.com/en-AU/discover/new-sud-wales/jeanelle-ss-land

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Perfect destinations for a road trip in Nevada https://colchestercamping.co.uk/perfect-destinations-for-a-road-trip-in-nevada/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 06:53:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/perfect-destinations-for-a-road-trip-in-nevada/ LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Nevada is more than casinos and residences. Nevada’s state park system, along with some national parks, is rich in history and natural wonders that can make for a perfect day trip or weekend getaway near you. Kershaw Ryan State Park is just over 2 hours from Las Vegas near Caliente. The […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Nevada is more than casinos and residences. Nevada’s state park system, along with some national parks, is rich in history and natural wonders that can make for a perfect day trip or weekend getaway near you.

Kershaw Ryan State Park is just over 2 hours from Las Vegas near Caliente. The Kershaw family moved to Meadow Valley Wash in 1873 and planted an orchard where the park is today. The area is full of natural springs that grow a garden of wild vines, white oaks, fruit trees and willows. The landscape is constantly changing depending on which direction you are looking. The park has mountain biking trails, hiking trails, and camping sites.

Cathedral Gorge State Park is about 30 minutes north of Kershaw Ryan near Panaca, Nevada. You’ll feel like you’re walking on the moon in this state park that derives its beauty from the explosive volcanic activity tens of millions of years ago. With each eruption layers of ash hundreds of feet thick have been deposited here. Erosion has given rise to the cave-like formations and the cathedral-like spire we see today that are perfect for exploration. You can camp here and stay up late to gaze up at the stars with amazing views. Cathedral Gorge became one of Nevada’s first four state parks in 1935.

Cave Lake State Park is a 4 hour drive from Las Vegas and makes the perfect weekend getaway near Ely. Camping, fishing, hiking and more are just a few examples of activities at this state park. The Cave Lake Reservoir was originally built in 1939 by the Isbell Construction Company. Access to the lake is currently closed for the Cave Creek Dam restoration project, but the park offers plenty of activities including snowmobiling, sledding, and snowshoeing during the winter months. The rest of the year the hike is perfect and the trails are dog friendly. Remember to bring a leash.

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is an ideal stopover when visiting Cave Lake and Ely. This state park is rich in history and has six beehive-shaped charcoal ovens that operated from 1876 to 1879 during the silver boom years in the area. Now they are reminiscent of days gone by and the park today includes areas for camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing.

Nevada also has some great recreation areas managed by the national park system.

Grand Bassin National Park makes a perfect spring through fall camping weekend and is a 5 hour drive north of Las Vegas. The park covers over 77,000 acres and is home to almost all types of outdoor activities. The park’s Alpine Lakes Loop Trail showcases Lake Stella in all its beauty. You will walk among ancient bristlecone pines and at night you will admire the darkest night sky. Campsites, RV pitches, and cabins all make for a perfect overnight getaway here.

Whether you are going for a day or a long weekend, be sure to check out the 27 Nevada State Parks and several national parks and monuments in the Silver State.


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Nice blitz against illegal campers near Margaret River | Augusta-Margaret River Courier https://colchestercamping.co.uk/nice-blitz-against-illegal-campers-near-margaret-river-augusta-margaret-river-courier/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 10:06:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/nice-blitz-against-illegal-campers-near-margaret-river-augusta-margaret-river-courier/ Travelers camping in Wooditjup National Park near Margaret River were fined a total of 45 fines Thursday morning as Augusta Margaret River County Parks and Wildlife Rangers and WA Police face peak in illegal camping. Illegal camping in the area results in a fine of $ 100 and illegal dumping of $ 200. The County […]]]>

Travelers camping in Wooditjup National Park near Margaret River were fined a total of 45 fines Thursday morning as Augusta Margaret River County Parks and Wildlife Rangers and WA Police face peak in illegal camping.

Illegal camping in the area results in a fine of $ 100 and illegal dumping of $ 200.

The County has issued fines and a warning to visitors to the area with the intention of camping for free.

Firefighters won’t know where you are if you camp freely in the bush, and I’ve seen fires move so quickly that they can create incredibly dangerous situations in a short period of time.

Adam Jasper, AMR Shire Emergency Services Manager


Ranger coordinator Narelle Graue said the region is renowned for its pristine natural environment and the large number of campers settled in the bush without toilets or waste disposal facilities put significant pressure on the bush areas.

“Although we welcome visitors to our area, there are no free campsites in our County,” Ms. Graue said.

“The real cost of this type of camping is paid by the environment and indirectly by the residents whose rates are used to clean the waste left on site, to rehabilitate the trampled bush and to cover the water bills of travelers dependent on showers. public and other facilities.

Our visitor numbers peak at this time of year, with few accommodations or campsites available at the last minute. “

Ms Graue said it was essential for people planning to live in their vehicle to make arrangements at official campsites or on private property before arriving in the area.


“If you are looking for seasonal work, there are a number of wineries that allow workers to park their vehicles and stay within their rights at work,” she said.

“We recommend that you contact your employer or potential employer to discuss accommodation options if you are unable to find a place to stay or if you lose your accommodation while working in the area.

“Local residents who are willing to offer spare rooms or space for travelers to park are encouraged to advertise on the Margaret River Backpackers Facebook group or on Gumtree.”

AMR Shire’s director of emergency services, Adam Jasper, said illegal camping presented a major safety concern around bushfires.

“We recently had two major incidents of bushfires in our County, with official campsites evacuated just in time and several personal property burned to the ground,” Mr. Jasper said.

“Firefighters won’t know where you are if you camp for free in the bush, and I’ve seen fires move so quickly they can create incredibly dangerous situations in a short period of time.

“Our bush is dry as tinder, with conditions as dry as we usually expected in late summer,” he said.

“Bush cooking on open stoves or lighting campfires in unnamed areas can unintentionally start a bushfire.

“This creates a very real risk to the surrounding community where people live and work.”


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Morning headlines: Man arrested for shooting gun in Moorhead – InForum https://colchestercamping.co.uk/morning-headlines-man-arrested-for-shooting-gun-in-moorhead-inforum/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:59:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/morning-headlines-man-arrested-for-shooting-gun-in-moorhead-inforum/ Here is your InForum minute for Tuesday, January 4. Léon Norman, 22, Moorhead MOORHEAD – A man from Moorhead is being held in Clay County Jail for firing multiple shots in a neighborhood near the Hornbacher on Main Avenue late Monday January 3. Police received several 911 calls from people living in the 1200 block […]]]>

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Léon Norman, 22, Moorhead

MOORHEAD – A man from Moorhead is being held in Clay County Jail for firing multiple shots in a neighborhood near the Hornbacher on Main Avenue late Monday January 3.

Police received several 911 calls from people living in the 1200 block of 2nd Avenue South, where they heard gunshots around 11 p.m. Monday evening, according to a Sergeant Moorhead.

Police called a man and arrested him for questioning, after finding cartridge cases and a gun outside one of the houses.

They then arrested Leon Norman, 22, of Moorhead for recklessly discharging a gun.

No one was injured in the incident, and there is no danger to the public, police said.

Mapleton Public School District voters go to the polls on Tuesday for $ 5.3 million bail for college addition

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The Mapleton School District is looking to add educational spaces for grades 7-8 to provide a full college experience for grades 6-8, as well as additional elementary space for the growing community.

Mapleton School District

MAPLETON, ND – School district voters here will go to the polls on Tuesday, Jan.4 to decide on a $ 5.3 million bond issue.

If approved, the Mapleton Public School District will sell bonds to build an addition to the district elementary school from junior kindergarten to sixth grade that would provide space for a middle school that could ultimately house sixth through eighth. year.

The funds would also be used to renovate the primary school to provide additional space for the elementary. Full story here.

Lindenwood Campground begins to take reservations

Lindenwood Campground in Fargo.

Lindenwood Campground in Fargo.

Photo courtesy of Fargo Park District

FARGO – While the warmer months may still seem far away, Lindenwood Campground has started accepting reservations for this year’s camping season.

Reservations are required for all campers and campsites cost $ 35 per night. Campers are also limited to a maximum stay of two weeks per 30-day period, and the Fargo Park District will not offer a refund.

Located off Interstate 94, Lindenwood Campground has 47 sites with water and electricity, according to a press release from the Fargo Park District. Additional amenities include: paved driveway, electricity, picnic tables, running water, fire pits, hot showers, restrooms, two play areas, kayak rentals, bicycle rentals and cycle paths.

The campground, located at 1955 Roger Maris Drive in Fargo, is scheduled to open on May 1.

For more information, contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7781 or visit FargoParks.com.


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Year in review 2021, part 2 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/year-in-review-2021-part-2/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 15:07:34 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/year-in-review-2021-part-2/ Campground Views: A sunrise view of the spectacular scenery of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, viewed from our campsite in the Horseshoe Bend Campground near Lovell, Wyo. The boundless natural beauty of the National Recreation Area offers beautiful scenery, wild horses, a large population of wildlife, as well as boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and […]]]>

Campground Views: A sunrise view of the spectacular scenery of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, viewed from our campsite in the Horseshoe Bend Campground near Lovell, Wyo. The boundless natural beauty of the National Recreation Area offers beautiful scenery, wild horses, a large population of wildlife, as well as boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Photo by Gary Warren / ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

Last week’s “Road Posts” featured several highlights from an extended trip to the Midwest and Eastern United States.

With the exception of two trips to the eastern United States, all of our RV trips were in the western United States. The locations shown here will be from Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

While you are reading this article, we will be in Texas again to visit Marilyn’s parents before heading to West Texas and Big Bend Country.

Editor’s Note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn travel the country and share his photographs, which appear in the “Posts from the Road” series published in the Sunday edition from the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Lagoon and Pier: We have visited Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood, Arizona on several occasions. The park includes three lagoons and acres of tall poplars. Pictured is a grove of poplars reflected in a lagoon as two men fish from a jetty during a visit to the park in February. Photo by Gary Warren / ladailypost.com

Davis Mountains State Park: Davis Mountains State Park in West Texas is near Big Bend National Park. Photo shows our campsite in this park in January 2021. The park is conveniently located near Fort Davis National Historic Park and Historic Fort Davis. Davis, Texas. Also located a few miles from the park is the McDonald Observatory which is a wonderful place to visit and visit. The observatory offers evening programs where visitors can observe the night sky through several of the facility’s telescopes. We have toured and enjoyed the shows in the past, but many shows were canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19. Photo by Gary Warren / ladailypost.com

Fish Creek Hill Viewpoint: We love to visit the Phoenix area each year in March during Major League Baseball Spring Practice. Each year on our spring tours we have time to explore the area and enjoy the desert before the summer heat sets in. In 2021, we hiked the Apache Trail through the Superstition Mountains just east of the Phoenix metro area. Shown is a view from the Fish Creek Hill lookout several miles uphill from the Apache Trail last March on a rare cloudy and rainy spring day in the desert mountains. Photo by Gary Warren / ladailypost.com

White ibis: A white ibis stares at the photographer as it wades through the swamps of Brazos Bend State Park in Texas last January. The State Park is a short drive southwest of Houston and is a nature lover’s paradise. Brazos Bend State Park has over 300 species of birds, both resident and migratory, as the park sits on a fly migration route near the Texas coast. Six lakes in the park attract birds as well as American alligators, turtles and a variety of wildlife. Photo by Gary Warren / ladailypost.com

Burlington Northern: The Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines run through Wind River Canyon in Wyoming. The trails run parallel to the Wind River and the Wind River Scenic Byway through the canyon. While photographing the region’s beautiful scenery, a Burlington Northern train passed by creating an additional point of interest in Wind River Canyon. The beautiful deep and narrow canyon stretches between Shoshoni, Wyo. and Thermopolis, Wyo. Photo by Gary Warren / ladailypost.com


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Several injured at Kentish Campground after man walks through tent | Avocado https://colchestercamping.co.uk/several-injured-at-kentish-campground-after-man-walks-through-tent-avocado/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 21:49:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/several-injured-at-kentish-campground-after-man-walks-through-tent-avocado/ news, local news, A family has had a terrifying start to their 2022 after a car crashed through their tent at a Kent campsite, leaving several injured. A 27-year-old man is in custody after the motor vehicle crash, which occurred at West Kentish Road campground around 2 a.m. on January 1. Tasmanian Police said investigations […]]]>

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A family has had a terrifying start to their 2022 after a car crashed through their tent at a Kent campsite, leaving several injured. A 27-year-old man is in custody after the motor vehicle crash, which occurred at West Kentish Road campground around 2 a.m. on January 1. Tasmanian Police said investigations were underway. “Police will claim the man crashed his vehicle through a tent which contained two adults and three children sleeping inside,” they said. IN OTHER NEWS “The man then narrowly missed other campsites and people in the area before colliding with a tree.” Police said the nature of injuries to people in the tent ranged from minor lacerations to suspected internal injuries. They were taken to the North West Regional Hospital. Acting Sergeant Fabienne Jamieson said police “received reports that the man was behaving antisocial prior to the crash.” “As we continue to investigate the incident, we are seeking information from members of the public who were in the area at the time.” “The Tasmanian Police would like to thank all members of the public who assisted in this incident, as their actions have undoubtedly prevented others from being seriously injured.” Anyone with information should contact Acting Sergeant Fabienne Jamieson at 131 444 and quote extension 81-01012022. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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The Stavrand brings bohemian luxury to Guerneville, California https://colchestercamping.co.uk/the-stavrand-brings-bohemian-luxury-to-guerneville-california/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 04:00:13 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/the-stavrand-brings-bohemian-luxury-to-guerneville-california/ The town of Guerneville is a former forestry outpost on the Russian River in outside Sonoma County, deep in redwoods and both funky and fruitful. While there are plenty of rental homes of varying quality and even more campsites in the woods, what the town has clearly needed for a long time is a touch […]]]>

The town of Guerneville is a former forestry outpost on the Russian River in outside Sonoma County, deep in redwoods and both funky and fruitful. While there are plenty of rental homes of varying quality and even more campsites in the woods, what the town has clearly needed for a long time is a touch of flair. Thus, the opening of the Stavrand ushers in a welcome new era with gracious hospitality and a dose of historic gravity.

Owners Emily Glick (formerly General Manager of the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel) and customer service enthusiast Santiago Ripley, who acquired the property in 2020 (a risky year for businesses of all kinds, so a leap of faith clear), leave no detail unattended in this aesthetic oasis of abundance located on six acres, including an apple orchard.

With 21 guest rooms – the original 11 in the 1922 “Belden House”, built by Bay Area architect John I. Warnecke in a Mediterranean Revival style, the remaining rooms added in 1985 and 1999 in separate buildings – the property returned to its own with a restoration overseen by EDG Interior Design and Architecture with preservation as its main mission. The character of the original building is retained and the additions are faithful to it: textured stucco siding, low-pitched hipped roofs with terracotta tiles, arched windows and doors and balconies overlooking the courtyard and woodland.

There’s a pool (and poolside bar cart), outdoor yoga classes, in-room massages, and free nightly sundowners by the fireside. We took a tour of the gardens after sunset and were given lanterns to light our way. It was cold and Santiago pulled out hot apple cider topped with Japanese whiskey – the perfect drink for the moment.

The culinary aspect of a visit here cannot be emphasized enough. Chef Jeremy Clemens and his team grow much of what they use on site, and he cooks, how shall I put it? – in a completely organic and whimsical way. You never know what might appear on the menu every night, but you always want to find out. (The restaurant is only open to customers, which adds extra cachet to the experience.) Emily and the other staff open a handful of bottles of wine to accompany the evening selections, and they walk around all evening, generously filling the glasses. It is clear that the chef has perfect control over the direction of the kitchen, which, despite numerous press releases to the contrary, is a rather rare phenomenon, and it is downright fascinating. Breakfast is equally interesting, and it’s a known thing that the chef has a way (in many ways, actually) with potatoes.

The town of Guerneville is a 10-minute walk away, and it was on this winding path – past the ramshackle mini-golf course that has seen better days and across the bridge over the river – that it struck me. how special the Stavrand is, in the middle of nowhere and in the heart of everything.


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