I usually do alot of backpack camping at least 2/3 times a year cause I know majority of society really dis-like to work to have fun.
So I did my third ever (car)camping at a state park. All three times I was next to some loud, annoying, inconsiderate fat-tard.
When I think of camping and the reason for me to go camping is to get away from that kind of thing. I'm from Hawaii and when you go camping there usually not a soul around and all you can hear is the critters and or the ocean!
I understand it's a state park and all is welcome but you would think that since you are not in a house with walls you'd be a bit more considerate to the people camping next to you.
My next door campers, when they first pulled up, it was around dinner time and my wife and I were sitting down having dinner. They open their truck and let their dog out. Watched them goof around and suddenly their dog who was not on a leash ran towards my dog and knocked his food down and almost our table. My dog was on a very long leash attached to a tree and their dog started to run around which caused my dog to get yanked by the leash at full speed. Not one Apology as they got their dog, as my wife was informing them that they should be keeping their dog on a leash like how our dog is on one. Their dog did nothing but bark and whine all day and night.
The lady was a nasty smoking fat-tard that didn't have a volume setting for her mouth. The guy wasn't too bad but he just wanted to have music so bad he unfortuantley used his FJ as a boom box. Now the people next to them was also with them and were 5 times worst. Pure texan redneck attitude, which they loudly expressed them selves in those exact words and were intentionally making it known.
Once I got fed up (which I have a high tolerance for this kind of things) I finally told the camp host. After the camp host told to them to simmer down and left. They had nothing but rude comments to say loud enough for me to hear. They did stop that pretty quickly when I looked over their way and asked if they had anything to say to me! The texan redneck who made the most comments even walked past me near the restroom shortly after and didn't even have the balls to look at me in the eye and back up what he was saying earlier. But I did greet him nicely hoping he would say something but he just kept looking at the ground with out a word.
Again sorry for the long story.
Anyways I am looking to find some good camping spots perferablly near water here in AZ that is not more than a 2 hr drive from Phoenix. The trick is I only have a 2wd with ALSD. I am pretty good at picking lines and driving off road. Been doing it alot back home. I'm getting new meatier rubber soon and wanting to redeem this camping trip.
Right now the wifey is in no condition to do a backpack camping which she perfers to do too.
I've been to some secluded spots that was around the roosevelt lake but my buddy that took me there by 4x4 moved and not really in touch with him anymore. Other than that I really don't know any good places to go. I've only been here for 5 years but like I mentioned I usually do my camping backpacking style.
Thanks in advance!