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Family camping

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Family camping

I understand that this is a rather wild territory and advanced trail hiking. My question is are there spots that are acceptable to take a family?

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1. Re: Family camping

Yes. You can stay at the campground at Rock Harbor where the boat comes in although IIR you can only camp there two days. There are also rooms to rent there so you could do day hikes. However you need to BE PREPARED. This can be an extreme enviornment. Last time we were there there was a young family. No sleeping bags, no matches, totally counting on shelters and warm weather. The first day the tempature plumited and it poured. I mean cats and dogs, mules and cows. Some of the boardwalk trails were under 3" of water. Get a copy of the trails map and the guide book from the NPS. Talk to the rangers about current conditions but most importantly be honest with yourself about your ability and that of your family to navigate this enviornment. For the most part it's just rock and if you can hike 10 miles a day you can enjoy the island. Just don't count on shelters at peak times.

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2. Re: Family camping

You'll find alot of info on wikitravel.com. Good luck!

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