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Legend and Service


Camping

Private/Independent
KOA
Army Corps of Engineers or COE
BLM (and other Public Lands)
County/City Parks (includes fairgrounds and some non-profits)
State/Provincial Parks (includes other state lands, wildlife areas and groups)
National/State Forests
National Parks and Monuments
Military (The rules and admittance vary)
ONP (Casinos, Extras)
Elk Lodge (for members only)
Moose Lodge (for members only)

"D" shaped icon means a place has dispersed camping. No set numbered sites. You find a place to park or pitch your tent. Many areas do request that you use sites that have already been used before rather than create new ones.


Truck Stops and More

AM Best
Flying J Travel Plaza
Indie Truck Stops
Pilot Travel Centers
Loves Travel Stops
Petro Centers
TA Travel Centers
Loves Country Store
Rest Areas
Turnouts (usually truck only)
Welcome Centers
Walmart Parking (based on reports)
Walmart No Parking (based on reports)
Bass Pro Shops (outdoors store)
Big 5 (outdoors store)
Cabelas (outdoors store)
Costco (overload your rig and maybe take a rest)
Camping World (outdoors store)
Cracker Barrel (majority have RV parking spaces)
Dicks Sporting Goods (outdoors store)
Gander Mountain (outdoors store)
Home Depot (hardware store)
Kmart (store)
Lowes (hardware store)
Meijer (store)
Menards (hardware store)
REI (outdoors store)
Sams Club (overload your rig and maybe take a rest)
Sprouts (specialty food store)
Trader Joes (specialty food store)
Whole Foods (specialty food store)
Propane Indies (places that just propane, not other types)
RV Dumps Extras (places that just rv dumps, not other types)
Road Grades (inclines and declines)
Runaway Ramps (hope you never need it but good to know)
Covered Bridge/Tunnel
Low Clearance between 07-8 ft
Low Clearance between 08-9 ft
Low Clearance between 09-10 ft
Low Clearance between 10-11 ft
Low Clearance between 11-12 ft
Low Clearance between 12-13 ft
Low Clearance between 13-14 ft
Low Clearance between 14-15 ft
Low Clearance 15 ft

Map Functions

Dashboard/Filter menu
Current Location
Exit the map
Cache (Save) current view points offline
Search underlying map
Map Layers (Satellite, Enhanced, Public lands, Trails, Traffic, etc)

Land Status

Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Army Corps of Engineers or COE
Dept of Defense
Fish and Wildlife
Indian/Tribal
National Park Service
US Forest Service

Land status is based on 320 acre block level for speed and size. As much as we would love to get down to the checkerboard parcels in some areas, it is way too big and slow to load on most systems.

Rates

Rates change all the time and many places don't even correctly publish their own prices. Many places essentially price gouge and charge more for events, holidays or certain months. And one campground might have ten different prices for sizes and services. So listing a precise dollar amount in listings would make us wrong 90% of the time.
Free = Free!
$ = $1-12
$$ = $12-20
$$$ = $20-30
$$$$ = $31-40
$$$$$ = $41 and up

Clubs

GSC - Good Sam
PA-AM - Passport America
ESC - Escapees
C2C - Coast to Coast
ROD - Resorts of Distinction
RPI - Resort Parks International
AOR - America Outdoor Resorts
1000T - 1000 Trails


Abbreviations

POI = Point of Interest (places)
Ind = Independent
NF = National Forest
SF = State Forest
SP = State Park
CP = County or City Park
CR = County Road
FR = Forest Road or Route
BLM = Bureau of Land Management
E Lodge = Elk Lodge
mi = miles
ft = feet
mm = mile marker
LP/LPG = Propane
FH = Full Hookups
EH = Electric Hookups
EWH = Electric Water Hookups
NOP = No Overnight Parking
ONP = Overnight Parking
EB = Eastbound
WB = Westbound
NB = Northbound
SB = Southbound
cfg = campfire/grill
cold camp = no fires
elev = elevation in feet
amenity number like 8800 = elevation
p sites, primitive = undeveloped camp
dry camp / boondock = no hookups or services of any kind
Category symbols:
(C) = Camping
(R) = Rest Areas
(S) = Stores/Supplies
(TS) = Truck stop
(D) = Dealer

Why AllStays.com?

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Why do you link direct when no one else on web does?
We are willing to and do link to the official website for the lodging property. It's hard to find even a phone number on other travel websites. Or they require an account. You can see the official site and any of their special offerings that you may have seen on television or in your frequent customer clubs. Sometimes they beat our best rate but they are usually a little more than our rates. An advantage to booking with us is that we are on your side. We can help set things right if there is a problem or dispute with a hotel. If you book direct with the property, remember that it is between you and the hotel if you have a problem. No one else is able to get involved to make it right. We operate this free website on commission so please book with us whenever our rates are the same or less than the official site. By checking the official site, you can get the real info and pictures from the source and not risk the mistakes that many services have in place or ones that are not updated very often. There is no need to go anywhere else, searching back and forth, entering the same city info over and over. We can direct you.

Property Name (Linking to Official Site)

Accountants call this dumb but travelers love it. We're travelers, not accountants. So when you see the name of the place like this, underlined, it is a link to the official chain or independent website. We provide this so you have all the options. We will usually have an equal or better rate but sometimes they have special rates and packages that no one else can provide. Or you may have a club card at a couple of chains and want to check each of them without going through ten web pages to find the exact location. We are the only travel website that provides this link and we do not profit in doing so. We hope you choose to book with us and come back in the future.

Pet Friendly

We highlight many properties that are pet-friendly. Because these policies change frequently after a bad experience or managment change, you will still want to call or double check with the hotel for current status. This changes often and they frequently have special charges and specific rules that you have to follow.

AllStays LLC

1000 CORDOVA PL PMB 329
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-401-1297 (general office, not for reservations)
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Campground Ratings

Ratings are based only on user reviews and ratings. An average is taken of all ratings over the years. A five star is only achieved after at least three or more fiver star ratings and then the average is taken from there.

Hotel Dollar Ranges

The dollar signs approximate the standard rates of that rated property. Specials, discounts and seasonal rates may affect these at various times.
Up to $69 = $
$ 70-110   = $$
$111-160  = $$$
$161-209  = $$$$
$210 & up = $$$$$

Hotel Quality Ratings

  Good but modest accommodations that provide a comfortable night's lodging.

Details Typically smaller hotels managed by the proprietor. Establishments are functional, emphasizing clean and comfortable rooms. They must meet the basic needs of comfort and cleanliness.  The hotel is often 2 - 4 stories high and usually has a more personal atmosphere. It's usually located near affordable attractions, major intersections and convenient to public transportation. Furnishings and facilities are clean but basic. Most will not have a restaurant on site but are usually within walking distance to some good low-priced dining. Public access, past certain hours, may be restricted.

Typical National Chain: Econolodge, Motel 6, Days Inn, La Quinta Inn.


Attributes of a one star property but with enhanced decor and quality of furnishings.

Details Usually denotes independent and name brand hotel chains with a reputation for offering consistent quality amenities. The hotel is usually small to medium-sized and conveniently located to moderately priced attractions. The facilities typically include telephones and TV's in the bedroom. Some hotels offer limited restaurant service; however, room service and bellhop service is usually not provided.

Typical National Chain: Holiday Inn.


  Professionally managed & staffed, often very well appointed and with a degree of sophistication.

Details Typically these hotels offer more spacious accommodations that include well appointed rooms and decorated lobbies. Bellhop service is usually not available. They are often located near major expressways or business areas, convenient to shopping and moderate to high priced attractions. The hotels usually feature medium-sized restaurants that typically offer service breakfast through dinner. Room service availability may vary. Valet parking, fitness centers and pools are often provided.

Typical National Chain: Hilton, Marriott.


A lodging experience that is truly excellent and the range of facilities is extensive. The properties not only offer many services but also have their own style and personality.

Details Mostly large, formal hotels with smart reception areas, front desk service and bellhop service. The hotels are most often located near other hotels of the same caliber and are usually found near shopping, dining and other major attractions. The level of service is well above average and the rooms are well lit and well furnished. Restaurant dining is usually available and may include more than one choice. Some properties will offer continental breakfast and/or happy hour delicacies. Room service is usually available during most hours. Valet parking and/or garage service is also usually available. Concierge services, fitness centers and one or more pools are often provided.

Typical National Chains: Hyatt, Loews.

  Luxurious, creatively decorated, and superbly maintained. Usually among the best in the world; superb in every respect and entirely memorable, year in and year out.

Details These are hotels that offer only the highest level of accommodations and services. The properties offer a high degree of personal service. Although most five star hotels are large properties, sometimes the small independent (non-chain) property offers an elegant intimacy that can not be achieved in the larger setting. The hotel locations can vary from the very exclusive locations of a suburban area, to the heart of downtown. The hotel lobbies are sumptuous, the rooms complete with stylish furnishing and quality linens. The amenities often include: VCR's, CD stereos, garden tubs or Jacuzzis, in-room video library, heated pools and more. The hotels feature up to three restaurants all with exquisite menus. Room service is usually available 24 hours a day. Fitness Centers and valet and/or garage parking are typically available. A concierge is also available to assist you.

Typical National Chains: Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons.

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