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1. Posted by Ilvecampin (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

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My boyfriend lives in pennsylvania but I live in Georgia. Does anyone know of a good city where we can meet in between? Maybe somewhere with good camping grounds. Please help. Thanks.

2. Posted by done_dylin (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

First off, good luck finding open camping grounds this time of year on the east coast. Your best bet would be the coast itself. I would suggest anywhere in the North Carolina/Virginia bordering area. Somewhere like Virginia Beach would be a lovely spot for the two of you to spend the day, and the weather is going to be the most mild and consistent you will find, no matter the season.Hope I could help ;)

3. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1075 posts) 8y

Virginia and North Carolina seem like the perfect in betweens. I just don't know if there would be any good camping right now. Its pretty cold and rainy. Maybe a little log cabin kinda thing might work for you guys.

4. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1075 posts) 8y

A couple of thoughts for you:
http://www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/
http://www.bear-den.com/
http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/nc/
http://blueridgeonline.com/cabins.htm

Hope it helps. The coast might be a little nicer but I know my parents live in Waynesboro, VA and they have the fireplace going and its pretty glum outside.

If you could find a nice little cabin with a fireplace, though.;)

5. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 8y

The very first place that popped into my mind is Knoxville, TN. There are two major camping areas within at least an hour and a half to two hours drive from there. I go there every year, usually the last weekend in October. Probably not quite as chilly as it is now, but still cold! Below freezing this year...

The first, and most obvious, place is Great Smoky Mtn. Nat. Park. Kinda crowded, although not as much this time of year as others.

My husband and I will maybe drive through and do some day hikes, but we never camp there because of the crowds. We always spend a couple of days at Big South Fork National Park, just outside of Oneida, TN, and spanning across both TN and KY. It has scenery very similar to the Smokies, but on a smaller scale, and consequently, not nearly as crowded.

To get there from GA, I assume you would probably come up through Chattanooga, TN. Keep going north through Knoxville and continue on for about thirty minutes or so. Sorry--my atlas is out in the car right now, and it's COLD out there! My husband's family lives in Knoxville and Chattanooga, and I think it's just over an hour and a half from Chattanooga.

(Just looked at Mapquest--take I-40 east to I-75 north, to TN Hwy 63 west, to US Hwy 27 North).

You can get any extra camping gear/supplies in Oneida, and there are some good trails in the park. My favorite is one that runs along the riverside at the bottom of the canyon in the middle of the park.

It's probably a bit more driving for him that it would be for you, but it's one place that I've been to and would gladly recommend!

6. Posted by musicofmem (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

I would suggest the Blue Ridge Mountains if your in the mood for some cool summer camping in the mountains. Temp is 70 day 50 night