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RV Sites in Upper Pines, no tent option?
June 12, 2011 10:14PM
I've never made a reservation for a tent before. I chose a site that was called an RV site, there was no tent option in the drop down for equipment. I just put pop up and made the reservation. What does that mean? They think there isn't room to put up a tent, but you can fit a 25 ft trailer? Will I have to maybe put my tent on the parking pad? It's site 22 btw.
Re: RV Sites in Upper Pines, no tent option?
June 13, 2011 07:46AM
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hotrod4x5
I've never made a reservation for a tent before. I chose a site that was called an RV site, there was no tent option in the drop down for equipment. I just put pop up and made the reservation. What does that mean? They think there isn't room to put up a tent, but you can fit a 25 ft trailer? Will I have to maybe put my tent on the parking pad? It's site 22 btw.

Campsite pictures show room behind the pad and near the bear box for a tent. No problem. Scroll down further on the descripion of the campsite under "notes" and you'll see "it holds a tent or RV".

Give us a good description of the flooding and pictures, if possible, (don't forget site 60 in Lower Pines). Thanks!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2011 07:47AM by mtn man.
Re: RV Sites in Upper Pines, no tent option?
June 13, 2011 07:47AM
I got a second night, so should have time to snap some photos of sites and get some info.
Re: RV Sites in Upper Pines, no tent option?
June 13, 2011 07:58AM
Current forecasts show highest water to be approx. 3 a.m. this thurs. morning, 2nd highest to be weds. morning about the same time. The level drops during the day by about a foot and a half by 6pm, then starts to rise again. On Thurs. morning early it might be interesting to go down to Swinging Bridge as the water may be going over the wooden planks.
Re: RV Sites in Upper Pines, no tent option?
June 13, 2011 08:20AM
Cool, thanks for that info. We are there Tues-Thurs, so hope to see some flooding.
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June 13, 2011 08:30AM
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hotrod4x5
I've never made a reservation for a tent before. I chose a site that was called an RV site, there was no tent option in the drop down for equipment. I just put pop up and made the reservation. What does that mean? They think there isn't room to put up a tent, but you can fit a 25 ft trailer? Will I have to maybe put my tent on the parking pad? It's site 22 btw.

I've run into this when making a reservation for a number of sites in all 3 of the Valley campgrounds over the years, and just ignore it.
I do the same thing you do, select "pop up" (as a tent does pop up eye rolling smiley) and list the dimensions of my tent. I have never been questioned
about it once I arrived in all these years. Not sure why they exclude tent as an equipment choice on the pull-down menu for some sites,
but in a few I've stayed in, there admittedly has not been a lot of real estate to pitch a larger tent. The only thing I can figure is that
some folks squawked once they arrived about a lack of tent space in these sites, and maybe they got tired of hearing the complaints,
and amended the selection template for these sites to minimize the complaints a bit?
Re: RV Sites in Upper Pines, no tent option?
June 17, 2011 11:13PM
Site 22 was VERY nice! We pitched our tent under a blooming dogwood tree. Our third night was in 196, and it is NOT tent friendly at all. No shade, slope, rocks, etc.
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