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Brently22

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First timer here, just wondering for those sleeping in a tent (you know, actually camping in a camp site) but towing a double ski trailer, what type of site designation do you choose to book to make sure I have room to park the trailer? I would prefer the trailer to be parked in my site for security and just general accessibility. I looked at “travel trailer” and it said separate vehicle parking only and don’t know how strict they are on it since there are many designation options.

Thanks!


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First timer here, just wondering for those sleeping in a tent (you know, actually camping in a camp site) but towing a double ski trailer, what type of site designation do you choose to book to make sure I have room to park the trailer? I would prefer the trailer to be parked in my site for security and just general accessibility. I looked at “travel trailer” and it said separate vehicle parking only and don’t know how strict they are on it since there are many designation options.

Thanks!


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Tent camping. Plenty of room on the sites


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First timer here, just wondering for those sleeping in a tent (you know, actually camping in a camp site) but towing a double ski trailer, what type of site designation do you choose to book to make sure I have room to park the trailer? I would prefer the trailer to be parked in my site for security and just general accessibility. I looked at “travel trailer” and it said separate vehicle parking only and don’t know how strict they are on it since there are many designation options.

Thanks!
If you look at the site info when choosing one, you will see the dimensions. All the sites at Claybanks are big enough to park an RV type thing on (though they do vary in size). They just let you reserve them for tent camping, too. The system they use is a generic camp site reservation system that supports having sites with different capabilities. The only sites left are on the east side, near the entrance. There is no shade there, to speak of, but the sites are something like 38’ x 65’. Plenty for a tent, truck, trailer. Each site has electric hook up, too, despite some information on the reservation info that says otherwise (I’ve seen conflicting info on that). Each site also has a firepit (half a truck wheel in some cases) that somewhat limits where you park or setup tent, but still: plenty of space.

The bigger trick is launching skis. The public launch is 2.x miles up the road and the parking lot is not huge. It’ll be best to launch and drive back, but you can see how that is not a one person task. There isn’t really a good spot to just cart a ski down to the beach at the camp ground. You could do it, probably, but it would be very sketchy. The public launch has a day pass fee, which is not directly enforced, but there’s a pretty flat beach to cart skis to the water, if someone has a cart there. More tasks best suited for multiple people.
 

Brently22

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If you look at the site info when choosing one, you will see the dimensions. All the sites at Claybanks are big enough to park an RV type thing on (though they do vary in size). They just let you reserve them for tent camping, too. The system they use is a generic camp site reservation system that supports having sites with different capabilities. The only sites left are on the east side, near the entrance. There is no shade there, to speak of, but the sites are something like 38’ x 65’. Plenty for a tent, truck, trailer. Each site has electric hook up, too, despite some information on the reservation info that says otherwise (I’ve seen conflicting info on that). Each site also has a firepit (half a truck wheel in some cases) that somewhat limits where you park or setup tent, but still: plenty of space.

The bigger trick is launching skis. The public launch is 2.x miles up the road and the parking lot is not huge. It’ll be best to launch and drive back, but you can see how that is not a one person task. There isn’t really a good spot to just cart a ski down to the beach at the camp ground. You could do it, probably, but it would be very sketchy. The public launch has a day pass fee, which is not directly enforced, but there’s a pretty flat beach to cart skis to the water, if someone has a cart there. More tasks best suited for multiple people.
Excellent, thanks so much!


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