What a great little campground! Drive a mile down a dirt road (within sight of the interstate) and you'll find yourself in a shady oasis. We were just traveling through, but I could have definitely stayed here a few days. The laundry facility was large, the bathrooms very clean, and the camp kittens are playful. And even though you can see the Interstate traffic, you can't hear it due to the dense trees.
Nice park. They have obviously put a lot of work into this campground. Even though it is near the interstate, you can't see it through the trees. With the A/C on the traffic sounds were negligible. The pool was warm and inviting, and the playground was very nice--there is a small basketball court for older kids, swings and a play set with deep pea gravel under them (for safety). We passed several other campgrounds in favor of this one.
We happened upon this campground after traversing the Bighorn Mountains. With it's wide shady sites and welcoming bunnies it was a sight for sore eyes. Later in the evening we were invited to their nightly ice cream social--bring your bowl, a spoon, and a dollar. In the morning the children were delighted to find a flock of wild turkeys meandering through the camp. This was a pleasant place to stop. The managers were helpful and kind. There are some seasonal residents but for the most part they camp in a separate section.
This is a typical National Park camp. No electricity, no water, just fresh air, good sleeping, and the resident buffaloes. We took our showers at the Fishing Bridge campground. In spite of the fact that it's all dry camping, we had a glorious time. Take your water jugs to the spigots at the restroom--the water is delicious. If you forget to bring firewood, don't despair. They sell it at the registration office. Campfires are welcome here.
Unable to get a site anywhere within the town of West Yellowstone, we decided to stay here, about 7 miles west of town. The park is located about a mile farther down from the KOA. I must say, it is a pleasant surprise. It's an older campground, quiet and peaceful. Most of the sites are side by side, but it doesn't feel excessively crowded. The playground set is small and needs a coat of paint. There is no pool, but who needs a pool when they've got the sprinklers running! The restrooms are clean and there are two laundries on site. Only $0.75 to dry a whole load. One of the workers shared with me that KOA has bought this campground and there is evidence that they are working on sections of the park, updating the electric boxes and widening the sites. Right now the sites are all grassy with gravel roads, but there are plans to pave the sites. I hope the new construction doesn't interfere with the deer, elk and bison who travel the fields nearby.
What a find out in the middle of nowhere! This is a clean, friendly campground with a fantastic pool & spa. Nice and grassy, too. Perfect for overnight. The sprinklers come on at 8:30am so you have to have everything moved early or it gets soaked. The only difficulty we had was that our site was so short we had to unhook for the night. But not to fear, every guy in the place was ready to help us re-hitch and pull out.
Wow, this place sets the standard for RV resort camping. The bathrooms are large and modern. The laundry room has 4 or 5 new washer/dryers. The sites are large and the park is well-kept. Their trees are still little, but it's the Southwest. The on-site restaurant, Max & Thelma's, has a wonderful buffet. We took the train up to Grand Canyon and it was a lot of fun. The RV park staff was very helpful to us, especially when my husband got sick; they helped us find a doctor, a pharmacy, a grocery and a cleaners willing to do all the laundry for me. The one downer would be the close proximity of the train. Our site literally backs up to the tracks(separated by a tall chainlink fence) so we hear the trains several times a day and once or twice at night. The first night it scared the kids, but since then they've been fine. I thought our neighbor's car alarm going off at 5am was much more bothersome.
We stopped at this campground mainly because we had driven 8 hrs and had run into a thunderstorm. I was anxious to get off the road for the night, as we were traveling through to Arizona the next day. This campground was "interesting". On the north & east sides there are horses and cows in the pasture, so when the wind is right you can smell them. It is close to the lava fields so you see lots of lava rocks everywhere, which my kids just loved. The trees are struggling to live in this part of the country, but the park was clean as a whistle. My 14 year old daughter had complained for 8 hrs about how boring the trip was--and then she saw the sunset! When you see the sun set over the New Mexico mountains you will know why their picnic tables are painted fucsia. Be sure you go for the free continental breakfast the next morning. This is not your average continental--they have cereal, oatmeal, donuts, coffee, juice, milk, hot chocolate, spiced cider,& tea. The staff is nice as can be, as are their dog, Buddy, and the cat, Pumpkin. I don't know what the owners can do about the adjacent property--it's kind of a mess. I think I might have rated this CG higher if the bathrooms were a little more up-to-date. No pool is forgivable in the Southwest, but the bathrooms were old and small. They looked clean, though.
This is a very nice campground, one of the nicest ones I've been to. This is a newish park so their trees are still little. The park is clean and tidy; the bathrooms are immaculate and there is plenty of room in the handicapped shower for two persons. The heated pool was a bit cool, but I suspect it must be solar-heated; it was only about 80 degrees the day we were there. In the evening you will see bunnies come out to nibble.The staff is wonderful, including their huge Newfoundland Leo. They prepared a fabulous pancake breakfast on Saturday morning. Be sure to take a look at the Billy the Kid exhibit in the back hall. It's about 13 miles north of Carlsbad, which is great when you get ready to leave the next day to drive to Albuquerque--no traffic! The drive into town isn't bad. Be sure to check out the Fiesta Drive-in movie! We were able to take in the Living Desert SP and Carlsbad Caverns easily in one day, even staying for the bat flight in the evening. There is nothing about this park we didn't like and we'd stay there again in a minute.
What a great park! We stayed here primarily because of the easy access to I-10. I never dreamed it would be so shady and pleasant. The park is clean as a whistle and the staff is extremely helpful. We were able to take the bus downtown to see the Alamo and Riverwalk--easy place. The park is about 30 minutes from Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
This park is a surprise. When I hear the word "bayou" I conjure up a picture in my mind of dirt roads and moss hanging from the trees. If that's what you're looking for, it's not here. However, if you find beauty in a real Louisiana swamp, this is the place. Our site was described as shady; this means there are two spindly trees near the picnic table. Most of the campsites are out in the bald bare sun. I have to wonder if they lost a lot of trees during Katrina. Oh well, the wind has been steady and that kept us pretty comfortable until nightfall. The campground is very clean and well-kept. To my daughter's delight, the bunnies come out in the evening to eat clover. She counted 7 at one point. The park is criss-crossed with boardwalks leading over the swamp areas. Bring mosquito repellent. There are two swimming areas here; one is a wave pool which costs $8/person, the other is a 3-4ft deep swimming pool free for overnight guests. The only disappointment so far has been the restroom. While it is clean and ostensibly handicapped accessible, I found it difficult to use with my disabled child. The one handicapped stall is not really large enough to accommodate two people. There was only one hook to hold our things, and no bench. There is a small seat inside the shower itself, with a hand-held shower head which was nice. Unfortunately, halfway through our shower the water died so I toweled us off and went back to the camper. I'll try again in the morning. Our main reason for camping here was proximity to New Orleans and in that we are not disappointed. It's about 30 minutes outside the city; the French Quarter is accessible by ferry from Algiers. For a state park that is located in a busy suburb, it is quite pleasant and relaxing.
We love FDR State Park. It is secluded and if you go walking down the many trails that criss-cross the park you can begin to believe you are a pioneer. We came here with two teenage girls in February. They thoroughly enjoyed this campground. It is close enough to Warm Springs to easily visit the Little White House and the Warm Springs therapy pools. It is also a good base for those who want to visit Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain. It's an older State Park and while they are trying diligently to get it all updated, the upper loop is still behind. The bath house was pretty awful. I don't know what was growing on the walls in the shower. I tried to be brave, really i did. But when i couldn't get the hot water to get hot(remember, it was February) I decided I rather be stinky. Overall, a great park though. It is one of Georgia's most popular parks for good reason. We never felt crowded and there was plenty of outdoors stuff to do.
We have camped at McKinney several times, with and without the kids. The front of the campground is geared more to travel trailers and tents; the back half is mainly for self-contained units. There is a large collection of first-come,first-serve sites with many being right on the water. If you want one of these sites, better get there early. Don't even think of driving up on a summer Friday and getting a site! There are several bathrooms sprinkled about which are old and worn. It is not unusual for them to be closed for repairs, not something one wants to deal with first thing in the morning. However, there are two very nice big bathhouses on-site which have laundry and showers, and are completely handicapped accessible. McKinney is set back on the lake far enough to not hear any road noise. You will hear plenty of railroad noise, however, so get used to it. If you hate the sound of jet skis and speedboats, this is not the place for you. But if you think that fishing, duck calls, campfires, and deer walking down the middle of the road is your kind of thing and you can live with a train whistle in the evening, this might be the place for you. Oh, and if you forgot something, you can run straight up the road to the Dollar General Store. They carry everything from candy bars to bleach to milk to pajama pants, and then some.
This park is a real gem! If you want to see what Florida used to be like before it was developed, stay at Rocky Bayou. It's clean as a whistle, the sites are large and level. Each site is surrounded by an attractive fence on three sides. It is obvious that they are trying hard to preserve the natural vegetation of the site. Even though this campground is right off the main drag,and only 20 minutes from Destin,you would never know it once you are in the park. It is quiet and serene. There are several walking trails available and canoes to rent if you want to go out on the large bayou. Or you can launch your speedboat if you like. We saw lots of families skiing on the bayou. The one and only disappointment was that there is not a designated swimming area. There are signs posted about warning of alligators and this being Florida, we took them at their word. No swimming for us(at least, not there.) But everything else was so nice we hated to leave. We will definitely be back next year for a 1 week vacation.
This is a pretty park outside Mobile, set back in the woods near the Chickasaw River. It looks a bit worn, but fairly well cared for. There is a large ball field and a picnic area available. The campsites are rather smallish, at least the pull-through sites are. But they face into the deep woods, so there is a lot of privacy. I would have never found this place on my own. My mother has been here many times and recommended it to us. The only thing about the park that kind of made me raise an eyebrow was the road going in. You have to drive through some neighborhoods to get there--lots of high grass, broken screens, and rusty cars to be seen. My daughter asked if we were lost!