Full disclosure - we drove through this campground but decided not to stay here. Sites are small gravel areas not well defined. Very limited sites for large rigs. Suitable for a one night stop but there are better choices in the area for longer stays.
Stayed here for 6 nights in site 52. Well designed campground consisting of three loops with multiple spurs. This means all sites are lakefront, there is limited traffic, and many sites have good privacy. Many sites are large and allow for easy backing. While there is no sewer, I don't penalize for that in my rating since you know that going in. Clean modern bathrooms in two of the loops. Good security with gate attendants from 8 AM to 10 PM and locked gates at night. Nice central location near town for activities. We love COE campgrounds and this one is one of the best we have stayed in.
We give the campground itself a 6 while the park deserves a 9. There are 5 loops in the camping area and they vary in quality. Sites are close together in most areas with little privacy. Most of the sites are un-level and have front to back sloping. Avoid loop C where sites are very small and on top of one another. There are some nice tent sites (including park and walk in). Bathrooms are typical state facilities. The park is TN's largest and offers wonderful hiking opportunities. It has great creek swimming near the nature center as well as a pool. It is very scenic with multiple creeks and waterfalls. Park is heavily used. Reservations suggested in the summer.
This campground is located in the southern end of the park and it requires a 30-45 minute drive to reach the valley. I carefully researched the site's sizes since we have a 30' toy hauler travel trailer and I wanted to make sure we got a site large enough. The site we selected, #72 was for up to a 35' trailer. When we arrived, we discovered the site was basically a wider spot in the road where we had to parallel park our trailer. Because of the placement of a tree on the opposite side of the road and the fact the trailer in front of us was 1' into our space, we could not fit. After numerous attempts, I decided to go the wrong way on the access road and got us into the spot. The site was 13" off level side to side and we could not deploy our slide since the site was only 110" wide. The next day we found an empty site to move into that worked much better for us. I was disappointed in the campground since it was tight with no privacy between sites. Since this was our first national park experience, I have no point of comparison.
If you are looking for a great stop near I-40 in Western Oklahoma, this is it! The park has 5-6 campgrounds offering different levels of services and site types. We stay at Cottonwood Campground (formerly called Southside) which is located inside the south entrance. There are 10 full hookup pull thru sites located in the back of the campground. The sites are fairly level with a gravel surface. Since this was a one night transit stop for us we did not look around the park which has a nice lake, marina, and beach. It seems like a nice spot for one night or a relaxing longer stay.
This park is in a great location to explore central New Mexico. The Buffalo Grove section of the park has cement pads, a covered picnic table, and many pull thru sites. It sits on a hillside overlooking the lake. All of the facilities were clean. Special thanks to the NM Core of Engineers who kept the park open during the federal shutdown. You will want to bring needed supplies since the closest supermarket is a 30 minute drive away.
We used this as a one night stop on our way across New Mexico. This is a small basic RV park located right off an exit of I-40 in Grants. Park has gravel sites which were fairly level and provide ample room. Sites are close together with no privacy. Restrooms are newly remodeled and clean. Park looks tidy and the long term campers maintain their trailer and sites. The price is for an upgraded pull through site with full hookups and basic cable. Wi-Fi service was good. Price and location were good.
This state park has a variety of sites to meet everyone's needs. Sites in the lower loop (Quail) has some trees, but sites are pretty open with little understory for privacy. Our site #28 was a large pull thru which provided room for a 31' trailer, our trucks, and 2 motorcycles. Bathrooms were kept clean and tidy. The park's location is great for touring Cottonwood, Sedona, and Jerome. There is plenty to do in the area! We walked from the campground along the Verde River to historic downtown. We are planning to return for a longer stay in the future. Reservations are recommended for the weekends.
A large, nicely landscaped RV park in a convenient location in Las Vegas. All type of RV's are allowed to stay here. It is not just for motor coaches. They seem to have an ongoing special of $29 plus tax a night. The sites are close together but offer ample room to use your slides and awnings. It is about 6 miles to the strip but you can walk next door and use the Sam's Town free shuttle to either the strip or downtown. Nice pool, hot tub and clubhouse. While we are not usually RV park campers, we enjoyed our stay here.
Since it was an event weekend, the price was $10 higher than normal. This was a typical KOA campground but sites were level and had some understory for privacy. Sites were pea gravel and of ample size for our 30' RV. The laundry and restrooms were clean but we were surprised that showers required payment. The campground is located right off the interstate so it was good for a one night stopover.
I guess it is all about expectations. Having read previous reviews, this facility is just what we expected - a large parking lot with full hookups. The sites are fairly small with no privacy. The fairground personnel were helpful. The price was the best we could find in the area. It worked great for our purpose - taking the BART into San Francisco as tourists. A bonus was downtown Pleasanton which is a cute town with nice restaurants and shopping. You can walk through the fairgrounds to downtown. The BART station is a short drive away.
This location is excellent for visiting the Carmel and Monteray Peninsula area. It is approximately 30 miles from Monteray. The park is a popular place for locals to host parties so you are sharing the park with them. The sites are side by side with no privacy on grass. The park is well maintained and all the hookups worked well. It is situated close to shopping. Park personnel were very pleasant.
We were very impressed with this state park. The sites are large and shrubs offer good privacy. The park has a good layout, and it is a short walk to a very interesting oceanfront. Large rocks and tidal pools provide outstanding scenery. The park is close to town so shopping and restaurants are readily available. It is our favorite Oregon State Park that we visited this year.
This is an older park that is well maintained off of CA Highway 1. The sites are spacious and have shrubs to provide privacy. Roads are paved, and sites are pea gravel. To use cable TV you need a female/female connector. The restrooms/showers/laundry building is clean and has nice tile. Campground personnel were friendly and helpful. They accept check or cash only. The coastal area is difficult to access since you have to cross a small mountain range. Avoid CA 1 from the north. CA 20 is better route but a challenging tow.
The location of this park on the western side of Mt. Rainier National Park is perfect for exploring the park. The campground is small with only 16 sites and has numerous cabins scattered throughout. Most sites are located under large trees making it very shaded and cool. Sites have little privacy, but most are deep. We had no trouble backing into our site. One small common enclosed area for the restroom, shower, and laundry. New owners took over in April and they are working on improvements. We would return here when we visit the park again.
Excellent one night stop over as you travel on I-70 in the middle of Kansas. This township owned park is in a shaded area east of the main road through town. The park borders a small creek which has been dammed to form a very small lake or pond. The park is clean with easily accessible pull through, level campsites which means you don't have to unhook your trailer. Restroom and showers are okay but could use cleaning more often. Very limited selection of restaurants in this town, so plan on cooking! The police will stop by around 7 PM to collect the camping fee. We wish more towns would have places like this to encourage tourism in their towns!
We enjoyed our two day stay at this very large state park about 20 miles north of Coeur D' Alene. We recommend reservations since it is a very popular park. The campsites in the Waldron camping area were paved with sand/gravel tent areas. The site was raked and cleaned by the host before arrival. Sites have little privacy and are fairly close together for a state park. Bathrooms were new with 6 separate individual showers with changing areas. Baths and showers may be inadequate for the number of sites. You have to drive or bike to other areas of the park since it is a large park. The swimming area was beautiful in a small cove with a gravel beach and clear, cool water. The Brig Museum which has displays on the history of the Navy training facility that operated during WW II was very interesting. Located within 15 miles of all kinds of shopping and restaurants.
Convenient location right off the Interstate highway. Not my idea of a state park since there is loud traffic noise, as well as infrequent train noise in the area with hookups. Sites are average size, but with no privacy. Everything worked well except for Wi-Fi which would not connect. Bathrooms small, but clean. I would find another location is staying in the area again.
Beautiful campground in a great location to visit Nashville and central TN. A good variety of sites including some very deep lakefront sites. Most sites have good privacy and electrical and water hookups work well. Many sites will accomodate larger rigs, but may require more difficult backing. Showers are clean with strong water flow, but no private dressing areas. Since there is only one shower facility, some sites are a good walk. The lake is clean since the shore is undeveloped. Reservations recommended for multi night stays since this is a very popular campground.
Park is very well managed and in a great location adjacent to the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Older sites are very tight but have partial shade. Utilities worked well. Toilet and shower areas kept spotless! Owners, other campers, and park personnel are very nice. We stopped by the office today and discovered a group of friends playing music together! We will return here to enjoy the area.
This park location is excellent for floating or boating the lower Buffalo River. Campsites were paved and most were level but had little understudy to provide privacy. Tent sites were mostly in a large grassy area with some shade. Restrooms were clean except for bugs, since campers did not keep door closed. Showers were push button and no temperature control. We were pleased with the few hiking trails. Indian Rock House was awesome and worth the 3 mile hike. My ratings on a scale of 10 are: campsites 7, location 9, restrooms 6, camp personnel 10. Since this is a National Parks, seniors can use their pass here.
We stayed here to visit the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival that is located nearby. The campground is located off a very busy highway but has a wide selection of shopping nearby. There is a good variety of sites. The inner loop has electric hookups and larger sites. The outer loop is primitive camping, primarily for smaller trailers and tents. There is a limited number for sites for bigger RVs. The sites are nicely spaced for privacy. Campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. Restroom were very clean and serviced several times per day. You have one source for fresh water and a small dump station on the inner loop. Rate includes the reservation fee. We would recommend this campground for visiting Baltimore which is approximately 14 miles away.
This campground is well managed with excellent park hosts. The restroom and shower facilities are modern and kept very clean. Hosts rake the gravel sites and clean out the fire rings before your arrival. Sites are level gravel, well spaced with good privacy. The pull through sites in the middle of the loops are very large. Beach is easily accessible across a boardwalk and is beautiful. Park is well designed and is fully ADA accessible. They even have beach wheelchairs to use. Reservations are strongly recommended as it is a very popular park.
The campsites are very secluded since they are surrounded by a large quantity of understory. Most sites are fairly narrow so don't expect to put out your awning and spread out. I think any unit over 35' would have a very limited number of sites to fit into. Low overhead clearance is also an issue in some sites. If you have a larger unit, I would call the park directly before reserving a site. The park is in a great location since you can ride your bicycle into the town to do sightseeing. There is a beautiful sand beach which is very isolated for 2+ miles walking north from the park. Nice bathrooms and a well thought out dump station in the park. We would return here!
This park has easily accessed sites, both pull through and back in. A mix of partially shaded and open sites. The sites are level. It is in a central location for touring the area. Restrooms and showers were spotless and well maintained. Wi-fi and cable worked well.
We camped here in a 30' Toy Hauler. Great location for visiting Savannah! Park is heavily shaded with dirt pull through sites. Interior roads can be a challenge for a larger unit. We camped in area 4 near the new restroom facility. Toilet area and showers were very clean and nicely planned. showers had private dressing areas. We used the laundry facilities that had new equipment. Several nice, flat hiking trails in the park. Adequate dump station along the main interior road. The park is located on an island that is shares with a high end, gated, golf community. We would definitely visit her again.
We camped here in a 30' toy hauler mid-week. This is another excellent COE campground. Most of the sites are pull-through and are very well spaced to allow for privacy. These are the largest pull-through sites we have ever seen and our site,#32, had the trailer positioned at least 60' off the camp road. Restrooms and showers were cleaned twice a day and were very clean. Showers had plenty of hot water and no push button showers here! Electric and water service worked well. The only downside was the lake is 16' below normal level. Nearby is an excellent visitor center located next to the dam. This is a good location for exploring Augusta.
This campground is located within a large county park on James Island. It offers many paved biking/hiking paths and a fantastic outdoor play area which makes it great for kids. There is a splash water park that is opened seasonally for an additional fee. The sites are fairly close together but well separated by understory. Water, electric, and sewer on site all work well. The park offers Good Sam discounts which saves you 10%. It is a great location to visit both historic Charleston and Folly Beach. You will want to make reservations well in advance as they have heavy usage. The campground has rental cottages nearby which allows you to vacation with non-camping friends and family.
Another nice COE campground! Very nicely spaced camp sites in a wooded setting on a lake. We had a great pull through lake front site since the campground was less than 10% occupied. Bay Springs Lake is part of the Tenn-Tom waterway that connects the Tennessee River to the Gulf of Mexico. The lake is large enough for power and sail boats and has good fishing. Bathrooms were spotlessly cleaned. The campground is located off the Natchez Trace Parkway so it is a good spot if traveling that route. Closest shopping is approximately 10 miles away. We will make this campground a regular stop.
Positives are that the campground is close to Hot Springs and all of the attractions. Restrooms were very clean and the campground was well maintained. The park has 3 nice hiking trails and is directly on Lake Catherine. Beach is very nice, clean water and sand all the way out. Nice marina to rent canoes, kayaks, and motorboats. The biggest negative is that there is a steam generating plant directly across the lake which operates 24/7 emitting a white noise. The lake is fairly small and narrow so the plant is "in your face" so to speak. The sewer hookups are at the far corner of the sites which required a sewer extension. We camped here for nine nights and feel there are better alternatives in the area.
Return visit for the BMW Motorcycle Georgia Mountain Rally the first weekend in May. We reserved a lake front site that has the mountains in the background - beautiful! Sites on the lake are smaller and narrow. Good variety of sites to meet all needs. Close to town for restaurants and shopping. Full hookups including cable TV and strong wi-fi signal. Clean, well run, and in a great location for motorcycling, hiking, or exploring. Within an hour of Helen, GA, and Highlands, NC, and much to do to keep you busy.
I believe that this is one of the best run county parks in the country. It is a very well designed campground with many of the lake front sites staggered so all have a lake view. This is a very popular park, and it doesn't accept reservations. We arrived on a Thursday evening and the campground was 75% full. You get a list of open sites, then after viewing the sites, drive back to register before occupying. Many of the locals pay for sites starting on a Wednesday or Thursday for a weekend without occupying a site. The park got very busy on the weekend with picnics, scout troops, and boaters. Very clean restrooms and individual unisex shower rooms. Strict checkout time of 12 noon. Beautiful location, nice campsites, and a well run facility.
If you like to camp in a beautiful national forest campground on the eastern half of the US, this campground is for you! The sites are large, mostly level, and fairly well separated. Loop C & D campground hosts have been here for over 20 years. There is great motorcycling in the area since the Cherohala Skyway is 2 miles from the campground.
There are four areas for camping. Areas A & B ($20) are primarily electric and water hookups. Area C ($28) contains full hookups. The last area is for camping with horses and has stables. The parks has updated areas A & B over the last several years. This is a very large state park with two lakes and numerous hiking and horse trails. It is approximately 13 miles north of the I-40 Forrest City exit. Sites are very nice with a variety of sizes and shade. Bath house in loop B was very clean with nice shower facilities. The adjacent 27 hole golf course has been added to the park and will reopen in May, 2012.
If you are traveling through on I-55 this is a very convenient place to stop. I-55 S - exit at Hernando, I-55 N, exit at Coldwater. The park is approximately 20 miles south of Memphis and is a good base to explore the city and visit Graceland. Hernando Point is a nice COE park that features level, paved sites. There is one pull through site but most sites are big rig friendly. You usually don't need reservations here! Most sites are in the trees but there are open sites for satellite reception. The park is situated on large lake and there are numerous lake front sites. There is not a lot to do here on site, unless you like to boat or fish. Fuel and groceries are available in Hernando which has a Walmart Super Center and a Kroger's.
This is a premier COE campground located in Central Kentucky. Positives include there is a wide variety of level sites, many can accommodate large units. Newer, very clean restrooms and showers, lake side or lake view sites, excellent dump facilities, all at a good price. The beach is pretty small with limited swimming area. If you go here, stock up on all needed supplies before you arrive since it is a long way to get groceries. The campground is a short beautiful drive to Mammoth Cave National Park across the free Green River Ferry. The National Park offers great hiking, canoeing, and of course, numerous cave tours. Reserve cave tours in advance during peak times. We camped in one of the many pull through sites that were on the lake shore.
Great location for hiking in the Allegheny National Forest. The park is located close to Warren, PA which has all the major shopping. Park has widely spaced, large sites. Bathrooms and showers are kept spotless by the campground hosts. One site at the campground entry has water and electric for $30 per night, all others are 30 amp electric only. The other campground to consider in the area is Red Bridge located southeast of Buckaloon.
We spent two nights here based on the recommendations previously posted. Very nice state park with a wide variety of site options. Sites were fairly close together without much privacy. Good base of operations if you want to tour middle Tennessee. Restaurant continues to be very popular since many locals were driving in to eat there. This is a good option if you are looking for a one night stay off I-40 or are looking for a longer stay.
We used this campground as a one night stop on our way north on I-81. We prefer camping in natural settings whenever possible and this campground fit our needs. It is a "classic" National Forest Campground built by the CCC. We used one of two pull through sites for our 30' trailer. It was level so we did not even have to unhook. The campground is beautiful and very wooded. The campground road has two narrow bridges that may cause issues for longer units. Sites are nicely spaced and offer a wide variety. Area is well maintained and two or three campground hosts do a great job. If you can survive without hookups for a few nights, this is a great stop!
We stayed in a full hookup site on a small canal off the lake. This is a mid-60's type campground and many of the sites limit the size of the unit. There are plenty of large rig sites here, just be sure to explain your needs when making a reservation. Nicely treed campground located on a pretty lake. Close to the Jackson Center, OH home of Airstream trailers. Great place to stay if you are in the area to pick up a RV from RV Wholesalers which is located a few miles away. They will come to the campground if you have any problems with your unit to do a service call. We would stay again if we were in the area.
We camped in area A with full hook ups. The sites were well spaced with a mixed forest setting. The campground was about 70% full so reservations are suggested. Area A is much different from areas C and D which had very close sites with little privacy. Area B was closed due to recent storm damage. We rented a pontoon boat for an afternoon with friends. Lake Ouachita is beautiful with many islands. The entire lake seems to be surrounded by national forest land. I highly recommend this campground since it is only 20 minutes from Hot Springs with many attractions.
We camped here for the Georgia Mountain Motorcycle Rally in early May. We stayed in the full service area located near the fairgrounds. The park is in a wonderful location near the center of town and surrounded by many places to visit. This campground has excellent facilities. The restrooms were well maintained even through there was over 700 motorcyclists here for the rally. I walked the campground and there is a wide variety of sites from well shaded to sunny. There are lake front and lake view sites. There is a nice playground for children. We will return with our toy hauler for a week stay next year.