Tom’s Cove Park: Chincoteague, VA

Tom’s Cove Park, located on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, overlooks Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore Park.

This was our first time camping in Chincoteague. We enjoyed the views, and the dogs very much enjoyed bird-watching all weekend!

Margarita LOVED being on the pier and watching the boats and birds!

Margarita and her main-man, Mr. Spock, did some bird watching together on the pier!

Camping in Virginia also allowed Porter to add a state to his “States Visited Map!”

We stayed on site P65 with a great view of the water (light pink sites closest to the waterfront sites).

Sunrise views from our campsite:

Hooch at our campsite:

Limoncello enjoyed “hunting” golf carts down all weekend from our campsite!

We found out that Porter loves riding in a golf cart!

Whiskey enjoyed people-watching from the camper.

Whiskey:

Lager wanted SO badly to jump in the water:

What a fun, relaxing weekend we had!

River Forest Park: Weedsport, NY

We did a quick over-night stay at River Forest Park in Weedsport, NY on our way up to Canada for the 3rd Annual K9 Fun Zone Wild Card Double Header.

Whiskey checked out the Seneca River before we departed.

New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday: Plattekill, NY

This campground was our stop-over on the way up to the Hops and Hounds competition in Maine.

We stayed on site 145.  This site was awesome!

It was a pull-through site and had a deluxe patio and private campfire/sitting area.

This campground had so much to offer – they even had a wine store with a tasting room featuring local NY wines!  You can check out their other amenities HERE.

Cherry Hill Park; College Park, MD

This was our first stop-over on our way to the 2018 DockDogs World Championship.

If you are looking to visit the DC area, this is the closest campground to Washington, DC.

The campground is huge, and has many different options for your stay such as:

Our campsite:

The campground has so many amenities, there’s too much to list! Click HERE to check out all this campground has to offer!

Around the campground…

This was a great stop-over on our way to TN, but we’d love to come back to this campground again to stay a while longer!

Southlake RV Park: Knoxville, TN

Limoncello, Hooch, Lager, Margarita, and Whiskey stayed at Southlake RV Park while attending the DockDogs World Championship in October 2018.

The campground was decorated for Halloween.

Our campsite:

What a great view and a huge area to walk the dogs!

 

Nelson’s Family Campground: East Hampton, CT

When we competed at the 2018 Hebron Harvest Fair, we camped at Nelson’s Family Campground.

We stayed on site T-48.

Although this site was directly across from the campground’s service center, it was a perfect site for us, as it had a very roomy grass area to walk the dogs.

 

This campground had a lot to offer!

  • Themed Weekends with Scheduled Activities
  • 60′ Swimming Pool
  • Snack Bar (limited hours)
  • Pool Tables
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Softball and Soccer Fields
  • Mini Golf
  • Fishing
  • Bingo
  • Cable TV
  • Pets Allowed (on leash)
  • Firewood & Ice Sales
  • Camp Store
  • Laundromat
  • On-site RV Sales & Service

Sandy Beach RV and Camping Resort: Coontocook, NH

We camped here while attending the 2018 Hopkinton State Fair.

We stayed on site G9

We arrived much later than expected and it was SO dark that we missed a turn.  People at this campground were so nice  – before we knew it we had a whole crew of people helping us back up (NOT an easy thing to do where we ended up!) One of the campers even drove in their golf cart to lead us to our campsite. I don’t know what we would have done without their help that night!

There was plenty of space to walk the dogs.  All the campers were so excited to meet the “dock dogs!”

This was our first time staying at this campground – but we liked it so much that we already booked it for the 2019 Hopkinton Fair!

Bedford Creek Marina and Campground: Sackets Harbor, NY

On our way to the K9 Central Wild Card Double Header, we stayed overnight for the first time at Bedford Creek Marina and Campground .

We had a nice end spot with room to walk the dogs.

When Rita and I went for our first walk, look at what we saw at someone’s campsite!  I was hoping we’d get to see the GSP, but we didn’t.  Maybe next time!

This campground offers a beach, boat rentals, marina, pizza & ice cream shop, and mini golf!

Margarita and I walked down to see the beach in the morning.

What a view!

Rita enjoyed stalking all the birds!

Taking in the views!

 

This campground was a great stop-over!

Crystal Springs Wilderness Lodges & RV Resort: Cream Ridge, NJ

Brian and I camped at Crystal Springs Wilderness Lodges & RV Resort for our 11th anniversary on August 4, 2018!

The site was spacious!

Around the campground…

Margarita found a friend! This bull is actually a smoker!  I was hoping we’d get to see someone using it during our stay – I  bet it looks so neat when the meat is cooking and the smoke is coming out of the bull’s nose!

Margarita

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Whiskey enjoyed the scenery too

Whiskey noticed a friend off in the distance – but was too afraid to go closer!

Hanging out around outside our camper and enjoying the weather!

We love playing Scrabble – and the dogs love helping their Pop!

Hooch wants to play the winner!


Mojitos, beer, and Scrabble – our kind of summer day!

Another great camping trip – and another year in the books – Happy 11 Years to us!

 

Another visit to Crystal Springs in 2019 for Easter:

Limoncello

Hooch

Margarita

Lager

Porter (His first camping trip!!!)

Whiskey

Village Green Family Campground: Brimfield, MA

We camped for the first time at Village Green Family Campground when we competed at Klem’s DockDog Days.

This campground had been hit hard by a tornado in 2011.  They are still working to recover from the tragic losses that ensued from that disaster.  However, the owners could not have been nicer, and despite what the campground had been through, it looked great and was very enjoyable.

Our campsite was private and had a HUGE living space…perfect for letting the dogs out!

 

Wytheville KOA: Wytheville, Virginia

This may have been the most fun we’ve ever had at a campground!

On the way out to Knoxville, TN for the DockDogs World Championship, we stopped for an overnight stay at Wytheville KOA.

Not only was this campground super dog friendly, it had a snack bar, an arcade, batting cages, AND a bowling alley!

The Arcade:

The Batting Cages:

 

The Bowling Alley:

Margarita got excited to see a few other “doggies” she could play with!  HaHa!

                                                                                     Not much further to go!!

Woodlands Camping Resort, Elkton, MD

For Cello and Hooch’s Family Fun Day dock diving event, we camped at Woodlands Camping Resort in Elkton, MD.
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Woodlands Camping Resort is a semi-private camping resort with mostly seasonal sites.  They have 5 sites available for transient campers, like us, and also have two cabins available for renting.  
Woodlands is totally surrounded by Elk Neck State Forest, and is is only a short drive away from many other Chesapeake Bay area attractions.
We stayed on site 120:
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Our site was right at the Veterans Memorial, which they were working on the weekend we stayed at the campground.
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Around the campground…
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2018 Update
We stayed at this campground again – but this time with our Class A camper – and this time on site 47.  Site 47 is my new favorite campsite!
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Site 47 was so spacious, and perfect for walking the dogs!
What a large living space for a campsite!
Brian and Whiskey taking a walk through the campground.

Atlantic City North Family Campground, Tuckerton, NJ

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We camped at Atlantic City North Campground for Cello’s second dock diving contest ever held at the Ocean County Gunning and Decoy Festival.  We chose to camp here again for the same event in 2014.

Our campsite (#107) in 2013:

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Same campsite (#107) in 2014:

…This time with Hooch!

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…With our 5th Wheel in 2015 (now with Lager!) and 2016 (now with Margarita!)…our last trip with our 5th Wheel before trading it in! Processed with Snapseed.

Margarita enjoyed her walks at Atlantic City North Campground:

Margarita is learning to “adapt” to the GLAMping life:

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Whiskey stayed here in 2018 for the first time!

Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA, Staunton, VA

Looking at the AAA magazine one evening, an article caught my eye about a small town in Virginia ranked one of the top 20 small towns in the United States…Staunton, VA.  After doing some research, and having never stayed at a KOA before, we decided to give Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA a try for our annual Easter camping trip.  Not only was Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA in close proximity to the town of Staunton, it is also located between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountain ranges on the site of a former walnut plantation…pretty awesome!

 

Our campsite was right on the lake, and was spacious and clean.

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Around the campground… 

We are the third camper in from the left.

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The campground had a fenced-in dog run, so of course we broke out the “Chuck-It,” and let Cello run like the wind!

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The sunsets we saw from our campsite were amazing!

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We got to see and do some really incredible in and around Staunton, which you will see in upcoming posts!

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