I had not asked in my original post, but I am happy to see feedback on where NOT to camp. That feedback is extremely valuable. Given the time of year, I would like to know if I am down to just one or two poor choices for Back Country camping out of our vehicle OR have some nice choices available for Zone Camping. At that point I will definitely opt for Zone Camping.
We did Zone Camping around Mule Ears last Spring Break and really enjoyed it. We just want to keep exploring more areas and learned it might be easier on our daughter (6) if we camp from our vehicle this year.
Thanks again for the great insight.