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Old     (Bakes)      Join Date: Mar 2010       12-24-2013, 4:58 AM Reply   
Let's see your boat camping pics and ideas. Houseboats and lake houses don't count. We just moved from Louisiana to Colorado so we will have to start camping more to get the good water before the hordes put in. Anyways, looking for ideas. Here is how we did it in Louisiana

My tips for would be boat campers are:

Sand isn't soft....you will need a thermarest
Duraflame logs with a few pieces of driftwood are great
Bring lots of folding chairs




Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       12-24-2013, 6:32 AM Reply   


Old    FENCE SENCE (fence_sence)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-24-2013, 8:52 AM Reply   
I just picked up an old washing machine so that I can pull the drum and turn it into a fire pit. I love campfires but hate campfire smoke and the washing machine drums work awesome for minimizing the smoke. That might be kind of a pita for boat camping though.

I never tent camp. I've got a truck camper currently but I'm thinking about going to a smallish 5th wheel. If I understand it correctly, 60ft is the max length for California and that can be a truck/camper/boat set up.

Bakes, Shawndoggy, I am Nickypoo.


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Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-24-2013, 9:18 AM Reply   
We camp most often on Lake Mead. The last one is what happens when you arrive too late on a Labor Day weekend.
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Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-24-2013, 10:38 AM Reply   
Almost nothing at work.... But I'll throw up a couple for a very old trip to LP...







We're getting older, now camping at the lake usually involves a cabin or houseboat.... I can't remember the last time we tented it, though I would again in a second. My wife...not so much. Ever since finding a rattlesnake under the tent when pulling up camp at Starvation, she's not a camper.
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-24-2013, 3:53 PM Reply   
Don Pedro, CA
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Old    Chris Walker (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       12-24-2013, 4:11 PM Reply   
Getting on the road from my house and arriving 250 miles to the Daniel Boone National Forest at Laurel Lake. I have made this trip 12 of last 13 years on Memorial Weekend. I have been so blessed with friends and family and the ability to share my boats with them.
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Old    Chris Warndahl (Livesound)      Join Date: Sep 2012       12-25-2013, 9:16 PM Reply   
Double trailer! I'm impressed, I'm gonna spend my winter learning to pull my MC x-10 behind my class c motor home, if any one has the hot tip for that!

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Old    Steve Lackey (steves1967)      Join Date: Oct 2006       12-26-2013, 1:05 PM Reply   
Memorial Day weekend. I pull the 43' toy hauler and my wife pulls the boat up. We have a favorite spot at Woodward Reservior in Oakdale, Ca. The only two pics I have are me letting the guys at work know what time it was....

Old    David (l1spoogy)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-26-2013, 6:17 PM Reply   
April this Year
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Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       12-27-2013, 12:59 PM Reply   
Winning!
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Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       12-28-2013, 3:53 PM Reply   
Two time lapses from Don Pedro this summer

Lake Don Pedro Time Lapse from Ryan Wentz on Vimeo.

Old    Scott (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-13-2014, 1:04 PM Reply   
A couple from over the years.
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Old    Spencer (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-13-2014, 1:21 PM Reply   


Prineville Reservoir is always nice and quiet in September.
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Old    David Curtis (davez71)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-13-2014, 6:49 PM Reply   
Bakes where ya located at in Louisiana? Where have you been boating. I'm located in New Orleans
Old    Brian Howard (turbojedi)      Join Date: Jun 2013       03-13-2014, 8:31 PM Reply   
I have not boat camped in years but I am inspired to do it again now.. Awesome
Old    Nick Heacock (Heacock03)      Join Date: May 2012       03-15-2014, 10:04 AM Reply   
Owyhee Resevoir
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Old    Pierre-Hugues Lepine (phl)      Join Date: Aug 2013       05-18-2014, 6:51 PM Reply   
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-22-2014, 5:01 PM Reply   
Im with Chris on this one
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-22-2014, 5:03 PM Reply   
Old    D Dub (MantisTaboggin)      Join Date: Jun 2010       05-23-2014, 6:31 PM Reply   
These are a mix from over the years.
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Old    Ross (CenTex)      Join Date: May 2014       05-24-2014, 10:10 PM Reply   
What are the laws/rules when it comes to camping on the shoreline of a lake that's not part of a park?

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