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Title: Camping in Conway
Post by: slacker on May 22, 2013, 05:42:37 PM
Is there anyone out there with a good van camping spot around Conway?  :) Free would be the best option but it seems hard to come by in the area.  We are just looking for a place that is close enough to the climbing to cut down on the gas. Walmart is always an option but it would be nice to be in the woods.

Thanks

Matt Barker
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: lucky luke on May 22, 2013, 10:32:56 PM
Walmart is always an option

Not in north conway. Municipal law prohibited overnight camping. so, you can't use the parking lot as you can do in littleton or other places.
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: DLottmann on May 23, 2013, 10:29:54 AM
Closest legal good spot is up Town Hall Rd in Bartlett but I think that road has been closed since Irene. Many do successfully park overnight at the base of Cathedral but you might get woken at 3am if someone feels like patrolling there. I'm not sure if First Bridge is signed with no overnight parking... you could probably park in the climber's lot over at Whitehorse, keep a low profile, and not get noticed, also the parking lot outside the Echo Lake State Park gate... behind Flatbread (pull the curtains and who knows you're in there) lots of places I would attempt to park overnight but again they probably are not legal and you might end up with more than a warning...
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: M_Sprague on May 23, 2013, 11:51:02 AM
Or just pull in to Al's driveway.... ;D
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: sneoh on May 23, 2013, 12:22:34 PM
Al should start selling 'overnight passes'.  :)
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: Admin Al on May 23, 2013, 03:49:41 PM
Or just pull in to Al's driveway.... ;D

LOL...

you can still park up at the top of Town Hall Rd and walk in a little bit. I believe that there are a couple of pulloffs up on Dundee Road as well.
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: mopowers on May 23, 2013, 04:18:21 PM
BUM!
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: Admin Al on May 23, 2013, 04:52:27 PM
BUM!

[grin]
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: strandman on May 23, 2013, 05:34:51 PM
We bivvied many a night at the Scenic railroad area, never bothered but...............Staggering distance to several bars
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: steve weitzler on May 24, 2013, 01:05:19 PM
I once found Strand bivying in the bathtub in my house on Dundee Road!!!! :D :D
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: strandman on May 24, 2013, 07:09:14 PM
I wasn't bivvied, i was waiting for you  :-*
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: slacker on May 24, 2013, 07:18:48 PM
Thanks all. ;)  The weather looks like it is going to be great next week. Just be on the look out for the creepy white van parked illegally around town.

PS:  Mopowers your driveway is next on the list of summer camping options.

Matt
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: strandman on May 24, 2013, 07:30:36 PM
slacker- a pretty good history of shitty white vans around NC.. welcome !
Title: Re: Camping in Conway
Post by: M_Sprague on May 24, 2013, 08:06:35 PM
Matt, check your messages.