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Mostly long term tenants but they are polite and maintain clean rigs. The park is off HWY 70 heading towards White Sands and is just past the relief route around Alamogordo allowing faster access to various parts of the city. Good Verizon data card signal. Spaces are narrow but not too bad. Dirt and sparse gravel. Quiet at night. From our spot you could see the white dunes off on the horizon and it was neat to occasionally get a sonic boom from the F-22s. A unique place to stay.
We stayed for a month at this park and as others have noted it is as close to perfect as you can get. Rather than rehash what others have said we will highlight what we found great about the park. The indoor heated pool, spa, and sauna; the quiet nights, family friendly location, adjacent State Forest with great mountain biking trails; the easy access to shopping and Gillette Stadium. There are incredible fall colors in this park, which is managed like a professional business. The weekends are a bit crazy so we just planned to be away from the park Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon (every single spot was filled on every weekend). During the week this place was heaven. A previous poster mentioned the during week construction: unlike them we were not notified of the impending noise and found the constant drone of the tractor a bit annoying. Verizon cell signal is okay but not fast for data cards. Has cable TV hook ups AND good digital over air signals.
Wow and I mean wow. This place deserves an A for marketing and F for actual product. We made a reservation through the corporate website based upon the pictures and even referenced reviews from this website. Folks this is not a good RV park. They are way overpriced, we found a coupon on their website to get our cheap rate, and their spots are simply dirt/ wild grass spaces with multiple roots and poor entrance/ exit clearance. Maybe all the parks in Maine are this bad hence the glowing reviews, but come on. I agree with one of the reviews below that this place should not call itself a resort. We went to use their jacuzzi and the water was milky with chunks of stuff floating; time to drain and disinfect. The staff responded that they would turn it on for a few hours to clean it out. Verizon signal is great and easy access to Rockland and Camden.
A nice little campground nestled behind a quaint roadside motel. Nothing amazing but not too bad either. Fast internet connection, good cell phone reception, pretty views of the mountains, and a short path down to the river. Owner is very nice too. Best price and best place in the area. Only for self contained rigs no showers or baths available.
A very tranquil setting in the picturesque Green Mountains. Excellent cycling from the campground. Easy access to surrounding areas and two covered bridges within a 5 mile radius. Seasonal campers are weekend warriors with nice clean rigs and sites. Park would receive a 9 but their pricing structure is aggressive with up charges for almost everything on your rig, +3 for AC for example. Strong Verizon signal. Only downside is the weekend tent campers turn the place into a smokehouse with all the camp fires.
The previous review was spot on with the seasonal sites. Remove them and their clutter and this is a pretty forested campground with RV Spots. They have a "new" section right by the office for short term stays that offer long pull through spots and 50 amp service. Park advertises a laundry, but 4 machines for 100+ spots does not qualify as a laundry. Pool is not heated but is well kept. Great cycling roads from campsite and 15 minutes from Windham Mountain. There is a lake with lakefront spots but those are only open to seasonal campers and tents. The lake is not visible from anywhere else in the campground. Peaceful and quiet in the evening. Not the best but definitely not the worst. Verizon signal is weak but steady; no Wi-Fi; water has a taste but cleans up if you have a filter.
This is the park to stay for a wonderful trip to NYC. Located adjacent to the Metro North Croton Harmon station, you are 50 traffic free minutes from Grand Central terminal. Located along the Hudson River north of the city the park is beautiful and peaceful. Ample cycling routes start from the park, plus the grocery store 2 miles from the campsites (spots are 1.5 miles inside the park) makes for easy shopping. Verizon signal was strong for both cell and data. 30 amp hookups operated with proper voltage. Words of caution: This area of New York is hazardous to tall RVs. Route your trip with caution. Best access, although you will pay tolls, is 287 to 9n through Terrytown. We arrived via an alternate route that was very dangerous being unfamiliar with the area. Also local gas stations are small so larger rigs should not arrive low on diesel; fuel prices are expensive too so plan accordingly.
This park suffers from a common trend on this website, review bias. Just because a campground has full hookups and a pool does not mean it gets 9-10 stars. After reading the reviews on this site we were looking forward to our stay at the park. When combined with the high daily and weekly rate our expectations were pretty high. Driving up to the entrance the park appears clean and well kept but after checking in the gravel entryway fades in the rear view mirror as you are led into the dirt (not gravel or sand just dirt) and trees. I mention trees because there are a good amount of them, not so many to be overwhelming, but they are located in the most inopportune locations. This is a good park for the locals who use it as a campground on the weekends and the seasonal who stay for the summer. This is not a good over night park or vacation park for visiting local beaches. Cell service is bad throughout the park. Verizon only works with a repeater and is still weak. Water quality is so-so. Electricity was good. Pool is not well kept and they have really weird hours for use. Park allows campfires which is great if you like burning things but is not good if you do not like being smoked out.
This park would easily be a 7 or higher if the electricity worked properly (low voltage = serious problems for sensitive electronics) and the internet connection worked. As is this place came about 5 minutes from destroying our AC when we first arrived and the internet connection was useful 1 out of every 10 clicks. The spaces are tight, but we were able to fit our 37 foot 5th wheel into a spot with careful maneuvering and angling. During the day we disconnected all electricity and spent the day somewhere else, returning around 8 when the voltage peaked back up. The park has a wonderful pool, easy access to highways and shopping, 40 minutes into DC, and one of the nicest camp-hosts we have ever met. Verizon signal is weak, and data speeds are super slow. Stay at your own risk.
What a surprising little campground. As noted by others, there are long term residents but they are all nice as long as you don't mind looking at their older rigs. Beautiful grassy areas with pull-through spaces; ours had a wood patio that lined up perfectly with the stairs. Owners and managers were super polite and accommodating. WiFi is blazingly fast at 5mb steady. There is a family of ducks that live around the rigs and demand offerings of food when they waddle by; very funny. Park is 1 mile from the entrance to route 194 which is an incredible bike ride or drive through Appalachian farms and valleys. Only word of caution relates to the state of NC; they are hurting for cash and have increased law enforcement to build a ticket-able base. We were stopped one block from the park by Sheriffs running a "driver license" check-point; they were polite but it was obvious that had our eggs not been in a row we were going to be cited for something. We will definitely return to this park in the future.
Nothing great but not bad either. The only down side is that they have really old laundry machines in a small room with no AC. Spots are gravel/ dirt, and the pull through spots are enormous. Verizon signal is okay, with an amp it is steady. Located off I-340, 5 miles north of town. Quiet at night with convenient access to city.
Not a bad park for a weekly stay. Has a lot of over nighters on the interior with a lot of permanent residents on the exterior. Verizon signal was strong with an amplifier, all utilities worked good, was easy to get in and out of. The park is sparse on the trees so a little boring but okay for a short stay.
This is the tale of two parks. During the week this location is a beautiful and secluded paradise right in the middle of suburbia. It's 1 mile to all major grocery stores, easy access to highways, and 15 minutes from major Forest Access Points. Neighbors are peaceful, polite, and quiet. But like Dr Jekyll, this park has a wild side, and it occurs Friday-Sunday, (or Monday with a holiday). On these days the locals descend on the park with their 15 ft travel trailers to house at one count 6 adults and 8 children (no kidding). All respect for neighbors goes out the door and management, unfortunately, does not enforce any of their rules. One weekend a large group of children played loudly outdoors until 11:30pm (quiet begins at 10). Another weekend our campsite became the exclusive territory of across the road neighbors who regularly crossed right through the site discarding litter on the patio table; we even politely asked them to respect this basic rule of camping and were all but ignored. This same group of campers held a loud party on their campsite until 1 am the next night. The park employs 3 full-time RV camp-hosts plus the owner that lives on the adjacent property but NONE of them ever addressed the weekend problems. This park could easily be a 9-10 star location but given the poor management and rude weekend neighbors it is mediocre at best; very disappointing. One last thing: we now know why all major RV parks do not allow individual camp-fires; this park has individual pits at every spot and there is no way to avoid filling your rig with heavy volumes of smoke when the neighbor's fire is burning. The major PRO for this park is that the Verizon tower is adjacent to the property, we received 2mb steady download the entire time.
Another location with super fast Verizon coverage. There is easy access to downtown Savannah (only 8 miles) while staying in the woods. We took a spot nearer the front, that wrapped around some large trees and overlooked a creek bed. Location was wonderful. Roadway is heavily trafficked, so stay near the back for quiet. Shell gas station is .5 miles up the road, and does sell diesel with a big-rig pump available. It's 3 miles to the newly opened visitor center for Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.
The good: Fastest Verizon coverage we have ever had. Has a pretty "country" like setting, around the corner from the city, and easy access to everywhere. The bad: For anyone staying more than a few days, they put you on the sides with the other long term residents. (We stayed one week.) We were placed next to a family that was living at the park. They enjoyed playing an electric guitar hooked to an amp outside for 4 hours straight. Front desk responded: "It is not during quiet hours." Depending on direction of wind, there is a lot of highway noise. The guitar and the highway combined to make this the single loudest place we have ever stayed. Next time in the area we will look into Cooksey's which is 2 miles closer to St Augustine.
This is what I would call an average RV Park. The place is just okay nothing spectacular, nothing really problematic. We would have given seven or eight stars except for the way they handle mail. It is tax season and our CPA sent us our return. When we stopped in the office to pick it up, the envelope had been opened. Questioning the front desk lady about it and her excuse was that the machinery sometimes does that to mail. There is a difference between machinery and somebody opening an envelope. The other complaint about this location is the loose, light dirt roads. The speed limit inside the Park is 5 mph but a lot of the longer-term residents ignore that speed. Our rig and truck were very dirty upon leaving this location. Overall a so-so spot if you need an overnighter. Verizon signal was okay with our amplifier but is not good without.
This has been one of the nicer RV parks we have stayed at. The spots are grass and some have concrete pads. Only comment on the grass is that the spots are not level meaning setup takes a little patience. Verizon signal was strong for both cell and data cards. This location could easily be described as a resort and during their season which is winter and fall, they have an activities director and constant fun. The pool and spa were always heated and beautifully kept. Our rate reflects a one-month calculation the park would've received a 10 from us but their daily rate is a bit high. From the park you have quick access to the Everglades National Park, a straight shot down to Key Largo, and a little drive over to South Beach. It is actually quicker to go to Fort Lauderdale via the turnpike than it is to try to make it to South Miami. Overall a great location. Although this site categorizes this resort as being in Miami it is actually closer to Homestead.
Nice place for a stop over to visit Disney World. Turning left out of the park and right at the second light takes you 14 miles to the entrance of Disney World. The spaces were wide with cement patios. Parked on sandy dirt. Entrance is very narrow. Water has very high sulfur content and stunk up our water heater. Lowe's and Autozone across the street, and four blocks down to a super-market.
This is a tough one to review. If you removed all the permanent residents and if management actually enforced their rules (such as keeping sites clean, no loud music, pets on leashes, speed limits, number of vehicles per campsite) East Lake Fish Camp would be an amazing place to camp. The numerous trees and rural feel combined with the large lake right next door makes for a special RV park. The problem is the neighbors. Luckily we found a spot with empty spaces on either side otherwise this review would have been a 1. The daily rate is ridiculous and the weekly rate is misleading since they charge almost 20% in taxes on top of it. Location is 3 miles from Orlando Int Airport so depending on winds planes either are landing or taking off directly overhead. At night, when the airport shuts down, this place is silent. Basically this is a spot that is just waiting for someone with cash to buy it and make some minor modifications to turn it into a world class RV park. In the meantime it is simply a trailer park for permanent residents and the occasional vacationer.
Very nice little park located adjacent to the interstate (but you will not know it). Next to a beautiful little lake the park has well kept lawns and incredibly friendly neighbors. Verizon signal is 3 bars on cell phones but EVDO is on the slow end. Shade? Don't we own RVs to have our own shade. The park is reasonably priced and provides great services in a nice package. The owner will try to nickle and dime you with extras $2 for cable $3 for electricity but with Good Sam and no cable we paid $30 per night. During peak season in Tampa that is a great rate. Laundry was $1.25 for wash and $1.25 for dry all equipment worked very well.
Easily the worst experience we have ever had at an RV Park. Made reservations in advance and on day of our arrival they called us at 3pm (we were set to arrive about 6) and said we had 1 hour to get there or they would not park us... no kidding. They eventually conceded and let us "hook up" in their parking lot over night and then guided us in the next morning. When we awoke the main water main had been shutoff for repairs. Water was off all day and then when it came back on we were notified that it was probably contaminated with bacteria and we should boil it before using for 3-4 days. Contacted the office and explained the implications of pumping bad water through our fresh water system and asked if they would compensate us to disinfect the system; As you can guess they had no idea what we were referring to. Anyways we demanded a refund and got the heck out of there the next morning. Every "pro" on their website is false. The roads are not wide and are crumbling, spots are all back-ins, and there are low hanging trees. Mostly a bunch of grumpy seniors running around in golf carts. Enter at your own risk.
We pulled in after hours with a reservation. As stated in previous the campground has a unique setting for over-nighties that lines you up nose to tail. A little tight to navigate in the dark but setup was smooth. Electric boxes have 20,30, and 50 AMP. We were not informed that we would pay extra by plugging into 50 AMP over 30 AMP and they actually took the time to check before we had woken up and checked in at the office! Rates are significantly higher in season. We originally planned on staying 1 week but based upon $250 per week (that is with a discount) we figured we could find better for the same or less down the road. Nice park like setting and the over-night spots are below freeway level so road traffic is not a big issue. Good over-night location garners it an average rating in our book but no higher.
Poche Plantation is located midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The RV Park is built around a plantation adjacent to the Mississippi River. Verizon signal is weak and cell phone cards required an amplifier and antenna to maintain any sort of connection. The property itself is amazing being able to camp on the grounds of a real plantation is the stuff of dreams. While the spaces aren't perfect (they are in progress and we stayed in the nice and newer section) the environment and the surroundings combined with the historic nature of the home make this a destination for any RV's looking for an adventure in America. The owner and his wife along with a few hired hands run the entire grounds. Many of the spaces are paved concrete while some of the interior longer-term spots are dirt with cement walkways. Not perfect and still requiring a little bit of work it still qualifies as one of the best places we have stayed in our journey. For those of you who are self-contained and understand the history of the South this is the place to be. We regularly went into both New Orleans and Baton Rouge which are not too far away. Located right in the heart of plantation country this is a great spot to learn about where this country has been and to see what big industry is bringing for the future. I need to comment on the negative review below... that same person went out of their way to post negative reviews here and on a number of other websites. We almost avoided the place based upon that review but when we kept on finding the same review all over the net we realized it was a bit fishy. Super glad we gave Poche a shot.
Located in a nice community with plenty of shopping nearby and easy access to the highways this is a great home base for visiting the Houston area. Adjacent to the Traders Village weekend flea market it is also fun to peruse the aisles of this large free to enter swap meet. Verizon Broadband REV-A signal was okay. Some interference slowed the connection a bit. No complaints here just a good inexpensive alternative for Houston.
Nice park located near old town Victoria. Right across the street from a city park and down the block from a convent. Camp host was very nice and accommodating. Only complaint is beyond their control... every night freight trains pass through town "Victoria is the cross-roads of Texas" and they blow their horns constantly as most of the streets do not have crossing-guards. We ran the ac fan all night in an attempt to drown it out but still very loud. Walking around the park it appears that the better sites are in the back but they are reserved in winter by their "winter Texans". Not a 10 star location but a nice place nonetheless.
We took one of their premium spots which equates to a nice concrete pad with 50 amp hookups. Good spacing between rigs in this area but the less expensive spots were very crowded. As mentioned in another review the park roads are narrow for navigation. Warning - There are power lines running over the park and one of the lines is only 15 ft high. I climbed the roof ladder and had I not taken a look up at the top would have stood up directly into the line. The interference from the power lines has limited Verizon coverage too. Pros - Suburb location across bridge from Padre Island; 3 blocks from supermarket and gas; Excellent laundry facility with clean industrial machines. Cons - Loud neighbors and day time air traffic from NAS; low power lines; tight navigation of rig. Overall - we originally planned on staying 2 weeks but changed our mind and will only stay the 1. An okay park for short stays.
Pros: Nice park with clean pools and spa. Super fast Verizon Broadband coverage; easy access to shopping and freeways. Cons: Spots were a little tight and the streets flooded quickly during rains; Park needs to work on monitoring speed limits a little more as people raced around the streets; a couple of the camp hosts took their jobs a bit too seriously (We were rolling out of the spot at 12:05 and a gentleman pulled up and instructed us to check-in at the office to pay for the extra time... 5 minutes?) Overall a good park. Use caution pulling in and out though; San Antonians are some crazy drivers.
Very nice camp hosts, incredible scenery, and perfect weather during our week in the area. A good spot if you are self contained with your rig and do not need the frills of some other locations. In response to the review regarding slow Wi-Fi... they have a satellite internet connection which causes slow connections. We received digital Verizon coverage on REV-A but distance to the tower slowed streaming speeds a little. Lots are natural gravel/ dirt with trimmed wild grass in between spots.
This is a New Mexico state park located 15 miles north of Carlsbad (it is not that bad though because there is a cut-off that allows you to skip the traffic in town when traveling from North to South). We made reservations online so the price was impacted by the $10 (that's right $10!) to make the reservation; anyways it was still cheaper than the Carlsbad locations. A cool side-note about the park is that as you exit onto the highway if you cross straight you can drive 30 miles to Sitting Bull Falls. Overall we are falling in love with state parks. Instead of worrying about cramming as many sites into a location as possible they actually consider views and privacy. Coyotes howling at night and a family of road-runners (meep meep) hanging out in our camp. The spot itself was paved but the pavement is very narrow; just wide enough for your rig. On the depth end we have a 37' fifth wheel and we had to back ALL the way in to fit both the truck and trailer in spot (took some fancy maneuvering with the truck too). Full hook-ups available at the site but they ask that you only drain gray at the dump station. I think they purposefully setup the drain way in back so a standard drain line won't reach; we used the macerator and hose and were careful about the volume dumped at any one time. Silent at night with bright stars and open sky. It feels like you are the only people on earth staying here. Just leave the "Burning Man" at home and enjoy this great location.
Get Passport America before staying since they honor the rate. Gravel drives and spots with grass surrounding. Okay place to stay but your vehicles get very dirty very fast with the gravel and dust. Nothing particularly special about the place except for a good central location in the city.
We were very disappointed with this park. After reading all the 9-10 star reviews we were really expecting something special. We can only guess that the park posts bogus reviews OR the people that do post reviews do not stay at very many locations. The RV Park is located immediately adjacent to the 40 freeway 8 miles West of Albuquerque (outside the city limits) just above the grade descending down to the valley floor. All day and night you could hear the Jake Brakes engaging on the rigs as they traveled East (and we were in the back of the park!). On top of the highway noise the RV park is also underneath the landing path for ABQ International and Kirtland AFB (F-16s are a bit noisy). We had to run our AC at night just to drown out the noise. The park itself is OK. We were unwilling to pay the extra $5 per day to be in a pull through which meant we were placed in the back in a narrow back-in (I had to trim a tree to pop-out our sides). The neighbors park wherever they please with some trucks sticking out into the street making navigation difficult. We were right next to a couple that worked as camp-hosts and their "authority" seemed to allow them to let their dog defecate at will (I had to pick up 10 piles in our site during setup). The pool was clean but the host would close it down early at night. The spa was warm but was a bit frothy (i.e., not well cared for). The laundry had newer machines but no coin dispensers so the one time we went to do laundry we were out of luck. Anyone giving this park an overall rating of 7 or better is being very generous. This is an OK location for overnight stays or a few days but don't stay a week like we did.
If this is the campsite to compare all others too then everyone else will lose. Imagine eating dinner after sunset from your table by the bay window overlooking the Fort Carson and Southern Colorado Springs area. A million dollar view for $22 plus parking! Cheyenne Mt Park is located adjacent to the infamous NORAD base inside the mountain and across the street from Fort Carson Army Base; bringing home the current war efforts when the bugles played over loud speakers to mourn the loss of our soldiers. Deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, rattle snakes, bears, and birds all were seen or left noticeable tracks. World class hiking and biking trails inside the park (trails leaving from the camping loops). Incredible views, amazing sunrises and sunsets, clouds, fog, warmth and freezing ice all greeted us during our 10 days in October. Frankly, the state of Colorado is going to put any neighboring RV parks out of business with this park. Items of note: the rangers are a bit annoying as they make regular rounds to check parking and camping permits (3-4 times per day we had to display this info); Verizon gets a signal but you do receive heavy interference from the military infrastructure surrounding you; you are 500ft above the city so the weather is colder and a bit more variable; the park is not yet on GPS maps so print directions from their website before rolling out; and you will not want to leave and may stake out permanent residence at the park. Don't hesitate staying here if you are heading towards Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, or Fort Carson.
Would be a 10 if the park was managed appropriately; read other reviews on the reservation process and make sure to reserve a spot ahead of time and don't rely upon park rangers to enforce the park rules. (Another camper left a beagle alone at camp while he went fishing for 4 hours; the dog barked the entire time. Park rangers did nothing. Luckily the guy was only there for two nights). Outside of the above this place was amazing. Remote camping feel with the comforts of a big city 10 minutes away. Do note that camping fees are increasing in January to cover a state budget shortage.
If you have ever wanted to park your rig in the woods and camp then this is the place. We were in a back-in spot that literally was back into the woods. Incredible scenery out all the windows. Neighbors were quiet and the views were awesome. It is at altitude so be ready for cold nights and comfortable days. Owners were very nice. They do close down early so plan on arriving before nightfall.
Can we live here permanently? This was heaven on earth. Located immediately next to the Klamath River and between the Redwood Forests we started thinking we were in a fairytale setting. The main building sports a Verizon Tower so we had Rev-A service the whole time. Short drives to everything. Neighbors were all cool. We will be back. Comments: A little noisy at night, not a lot of space between rigs, a bit pricey unless you drive a hard bargain (like we did).
Wonderful RV Park near Crater's of the Moon. The town of Arco is a bit of a disappointment but this park makes up for the difference. The pull-thru spots are very large and included wide grass areas between spots. The weekly rate is excellent.
For Vegas this place rocks. $16 per night paved pull thrus full 50 amp service, water, and dump. They had a nice little pool area. Most of your neighbors are there long term so scout your spot first (there were a few rigs we avoided). It is located up near Boulder Station on RV Park row, there are 3 or 4 within 1 mile of here. The surrounding neighborhood is not so good but you will be safely tucked into the park away from it all. We stayed 2 nights and were pleased with the place.
This is the place to stay if you are in the area for 2-3 nights. The price is right and it is quiet. There were maybe 2-3 other campers the whole time we were there. Mosquitoes are bad at night so close up early but the days are fine. Spots have 30 amp service and water there was a dump station on the way out.
The park itself is nice and well kept. We stayed in one of their economy back-in spots which was not so nice. For those of you who care about your rig bring sprinkler covers because they like to water the grass and everything else within 10 vertical feet, woke up the first morning to a soaked rig; including the underside! The rigs are packed like sardines into this place so don't expect to get away from it all. The location is within walking distance to town and immediate access to mountain biking on the west end (there is even a Do-It Center immediately adjacent should you need to fix anything). Definitely not worth the price of admission though. You are going to drive hundreds of miles within Yellowstone to get anywhere so why pay a premium to stay near the entrance gate? Save the cash and stay a bit further out. Overall the cover of this book sold us but the story was so-so.