We got one of the full hookup spots on the row by the river. It wasn't riverfront, but there was only a little road and strip of trees between us and the river. Full hookup 50 amp/water/sewer all worked fine. Wi-Fi comes from the bath house, so get close to it if that's critical for you. It didn't work in spot #4. We got very spotty Verizon service since it's down in the river valley, unusable for data and we only got texts and calls when walking around the far eastern edge of the campground. It is a beautiful park, almost like golf course pretty. Lots of room between sites. It was very, very well maintained and between the well cut green grass and millions of shade trees it was a very tranquil environment. Fisher Cave is at the campground and offers guided tours. Meramec Caverns is really corny and located about 20 minutes away. We'd stay here again.
If you've got the money, I don't think parks get a whole lot better than this. However, if you're visiting here you need to know what this place is. Most of the spots are privately owned, and many are in a rental pool that is managed by the resort. There are many folks here staying long term, but it's nothing like some of the "trailer park" RV resorts you've seen. There are no park models, and everyone's site is immaculate. We sprang for a lakefront spot overlooking Table Rock and it was sublime. Besides postcard like views, for your money you get: 2 great pools + hot tubs, free 9 hole golf course (9 iron and putter is all you need), pontoon boat free as available, just fill up with gas, events at a million dollar clubhouse, professional staff. It took us maybe 30 minutes to drive to downtown Branson with all the shows and shopping, and the drive is beautiful Ozarks scenery. The roads getting here, or anywhere in the Ozarks, are a little twisty, but man it's worth it once you get here. I wish I could afford to buy a lot, otherwise we'll rent a few days whenever we're in the area.
This is a very small park owned by one of the local wineries, but it's a mile or so from the tasting room. It's very convenient to the heart of Arkansas wine country. This is a no frills, small park but the utilities work fine and it's convenient to I-40. The sites and roads are gravel but they're level in an otherwise very hilly area. All 12 sites are identical pull through sites, plenty long enough for our 40' RV. No shade, no amenities, just well taken care of and convenient.
This park was just OK. The sites were a little tight, there was hardly any room to park our toad. There are really 2 halves to the campground. You want to be in the southern half. The northern half, where we were, had no trees and the sites weren't as well laid out as the other. All the utilities and Wi-Fi worked well, but they'd let the grass die (don't be fooled by the website photo, in summer it's dead and brown). It was very convenient to Glacier National Park, but really average as a campground. I'd probably try a different one if I came back.
Except for a big clubhouse/pool area, this park pretty much had it all. The place is the most groomed campground I've ever stayed in. The pads are gravel, but your porch area is super manicured green, green grass. It's just beautiful. There are nice trails along the periphery of the park to walk your dog. The west entrance to Yellowstone NP is minutes away and there's plenty of shopping and restaurants an easy bicycle ride or walk away. All the utilities worked fine. The rate reflects 10% off for retired military. It's a little pricey, but for the quality of your surroundings and convenient location it'd be hard to beat.
I gave this campground an 8 because of the overall quality of the operation. The sites are tight and gravel, but there's lots of shade trees. I need to put a little emphasis on that. At times, the sites are super tight. Most of the sites are front to back, meaning you share utility areas with one rig and porch areas with another. There was about 10 inches between our bedroom slides. We literally could have reached out our bedroom windows and shaken hands. That said, I'd stay here again. The mini-golf course is immaculate. We paid the weekly rate. All the utilities and Wi-Fi worked fine. The area is awesome, a little off the beaten path, but well worth the journey.
The rate reflects PPA discount. We were here in June and they didn't have a limit on how many discounted nights. For $21 a night, this was a great base to see the area. Utilities and Wi-Fi work fine. Water is a little high pressure, like 75psi, so bring your regulator or buy one from them for $12. The park is gravel but the sites have a little grass and a picnic table. Each site has at least 1 shade tree. The area is really awesome. Arches and Canyon Lands National Parks are close by along with a lot of other beautiful country. We'd stay here again, but not in late June. 110 degrees sent us scurrying back into the Colorado mountains.
Nice little park just outside Grand Junction. Plenty of room between sites and good utilities. Camp hosts did a great job. Sprinkler came on at our site every night at 9:30pm, which added a little cooling mist to our campfire session. Gravel pads with blacktop roads and sites all have a wind/sun shade over the picnic table. There are a couple ponds in addition to the river. I caught more rainbow trout than I could count in those ponds during a 4 day stay. No TV or cell/data reception in this canyon. Glenwood Canyon is spectacular and the nearby town of Palisade has a great wine trail. We'd stay here again for sure.
The rate reflects the campsite plus the $7 daily park fee. If you have the annual Colorado State Parks pass, it's only $24. Lakeview loop was nicer than most commercial campgrounds we've been in. There's a nice mix of pull-throughs and back-ins, but they're all huge and easy to get into. The sites are spaced very widely providing plenty of privacy. Utilities worked great and are full hookups. Roads are new blacktop and pads are concrete. The camp host couple did a great job, even raking out the gravel around your picnic table. It looked like a manicured Zen garden when we backed into our site. No Wi-Fi, no TV reception, no cell phone, and no data reception this far back, so if that's a requirement be prepared to drive 10 minutes back into Rifle. Rifle golf course was just outside the park and is one of the prettiest courses you'll ever see. We loved it. Be sure you take the easy hike over the top of Rifle Falls. I know there were trout in the lake, and at Harvey's Gap as well, but didn't catch them. The lake at this park is a tiny reservoir, and if you can imagine, they allow water skiing on it. It's so small they should make it a "no motor" lake, but I guess the local ski boat dealer has some influence. We'd stay here again for sure.
We stayed here to see Rocky Mountain National Park and the other sites in Estes Park. The park is entirely gravel and the sites are a little close together, but other than that it was fantastic. Camp Host was great. The views of the surrounding mountains were awesome. Mary's Lake is just across the road and Estes Lake actually has trout that bite. The utilities worked great. Wi-Fi was a little weak but Verizon Jetpack got plenty of bars. Very family oriented park with lots of kids enjoying the camping. Pool is nice and warm. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
We stayed here in order to see Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell. There are closer parks, so check your mapping software. For the cost, it was a nice get away. Very quiet and every site had a nice metal top over the picnic table. Plenty of room between sites and we backed in easily in our 40' coach. We had one of only 3 full hookup sites. There were 2 state employees living long-term, counter to park rules, in the other full hookup spots. I contacted the NM state parks director, who informed me that the public can lump it and those migratory state employees needed the sites more than we do. I paraphrase, but that's the gist of the email I got. There were plenty of water and electric sites available. The lake was pretty low, but there were a lot of people enjoying the water. We'd stay here again if we were ever in the area again.
We stayed here in order to visit family in nearby Deltona. The park is fairly clean and nice, but the place is built on the only hill in Florida and a lot of the sites aren't very level. Our site was fine in one of the only rows that isn't full of park models and seasonal snow birds. We had plenty of room to pull through and the utilities all worked as advertised. That said, this park isn't somewhere I'd spend any length of time. I was walking my dog one morning and one of the snowbirds asked me not to let my dog go on his next door neighbor's yard because he mowed it. I was standing there, bag in hand, and my dog had already committed to the spot. I just waved my bag covered hand at him and shrugged. Not a very friendly neighborhood. Strike one. Half of the park is actually an ancient mobile home park and some of them are complete dumps. Strike two. They charge a "resort fee" to PPA customers, even though this trailer park is hardly a resort. It's a snowbird mobile home park. Their resort fee is just a way to side step the half price camping PPA offers. They don't charge a resort fee if you're paying normal price. I wouldn't stay here again.
First, the positives. The staff is friendly. It's convenient to downtown Colorado Springs, and all its tourist attractions like Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. The services work at least as well as average. My site is level, and there was plenty of swing room to get my 40' coach backed in. Now, the bad. You just need to know what you're getting. Yes, there are lovely views of the mountains, but there are from everywhere in this town, so this is a moot point. It's the view at eye level that is far less than appealing. I'm parked next to no less than a half dozen cargo trailers stuffed in and around the next 3 sites. It's completely gravel with no landscaping whatsoever. It looks like a work camp, not a campground. Lots of permanent trailer park types with their years of collected junk all around their sites. Send me a personal message if you want to see the photo. The rate reflects two nights we got at PPA. We paid double that on the weekend. I probably wouldn't stay here again; it's just too depressing looking.
Newfound is a great, quiet place to park and explore New Hampshire's White Mountains. The park is flat, well laid out, plenty of room. Most sites are pull through, all are full hookup. The hookups work great in this very utilitarian campground. Beyond that, it doesn't have much to offer as a park. We got a little stir crazy one night and set up the karaoke rig in the rec room. We actually got a few of the mostly seasonal patrons to come in a sing along. Once you get here, you've got to check out Mount Washington. Doing the drive to the top was awesome. There are also numerous waterfalls to see in the National Forest. If we ever come back to the White Mountains, we'd stay here again.
We stayed with the Sned Acres in order to sample the Finger Lakes wine trail. This place is right in the heart of wine country with more to do than we could pack into a week. Even in mid-August, we didn't need to run the A/C, which costs an extra $3 a night. They gave us the PA discount for 5 of our 7 nights, excluding only the weekend nights. We stayed in one of their 4 pull through sites overlooking a nice little pond with 30A/W/S hookups. One thing to beware of: 2 of the pull throughs face porch to porch, as in you and the other folks are pointed in opposite directions. I guess this saved on site development costs. This made our picnic table right next to the other folks, which was a little close with strangers. Spot 88 overlooking the pond would be the pick of the litter. We didn't use any of the facilities except the camp store, which had a modest selection of goods. We only got two TV channels on the antenna: Fox and Country Music Videos. Alan Jackson has a great tune about having a bug in his margarita, in case you're interested. It's very quiet at Sned-Acres, we'd definitely stay here again, but not in the porch to porch sites unless we were here with friends. Oh, and do not speed, it's 5mph! (Which Mr. Snedacre will remind you of, like the child you are, if you kick up too much dust on the gravel road.)
We stayed here in order to tour Niagara Falls and found a hidden gem. It's located 15 easy miles along a parkway from the interstate and Niagara Falls. The access roads are smooth blacktop with sites that are gravel. Not all sites are level, so it would be best to check it out prior to committing to one. We were in 233, nice and level and plenty of room for our 40' coach. In fact, all the sites were huge with fire rings. I can't imagine a rig that would be too big to find a spot. Electric only, but a very few sites are within reach of the water fountain/water spigots sprinkled throughout the park. People hooked up a Y valve and ran water to their rigs where possible. I saw 3 different, easy to reach dump stations. Wi-Fi unavailable in the park and my Verizon 4G phone wasn't much use. I ended up going into Youngstown and using Wi-Fi at the corner ice cream parlor. Good antenna TV reception, even had a couple french channels. The park is on Lake Ontario with a pebble beach and awesome sunsets. You can just see the Toronto skyline across the way. Large shower/bath houses were clean with laundry. We loved it, would stay here again if we're lucky enough to be in this area again.
We stayed in a full hookup spot in the back of the park, and it was nice. Plenty of swing room to back in and the sight was large and level. This place is really nice, but you are crammed in with hundreds of other mostly seasonal campers. We heard French being spoken more than English. The facilities are great and the staff was nice. The park is an easy walk to the mayhem at Old Orchard Beach, but that took about an hour to get our fill of. We used our one free day in Maine to go to Five Island Lobster and have lunch on the dock. We'd stay here again with such easy access, but the nightly rate is about as much as we've spent anywhere.
I don't know what I was thinking, but I forgot to check RV Park Reviews before I pulled into this place. As previous reviews stated, this place is a dump, but I'll start with what's good. Easy access off I-95 but DO NOT TRUST GPS. There is a National Guard training site down in town called Camp Niantic that signs will lead you to. Also, the address in the mapping software is 271 Main Street, and that will lead you to a waterfront clothing boutique. When you come off the Interstate, hang a RIGHT at the T on 156 and they're just up the hill on the right. Whoever made my reservation could have mentioned this, the elderly owner lady sure knows about it. The area is fantastic, Mystic Seaport and New London waterfront are really cool. Wi-Fi is working (on it now) and I'm not real close to the office. We're in a 40' coach and in a pull through site, no access problems but some of the sites are pretty tight. Now, the bad. Trash everywhere, too many run down seasonal campers, roads suck, office building is falling down around them, office helper was drunk at 8pm when I went to pay (cash only), really bad for $35 a night, and they charge you another $4 if you use your A/C. The owner turned 77 the day we checked in, her husband the builder and founder died years ago and the place is just falling apart. She told me they've been open for 38 years, and I bet it was a great place for a long time, but it needs to be completely re-done with all new infrastructure and buildings. The trees are worth keeping, that's about it.
Really clean park, nice and quiet. Pricey considering no cable or Wi-Fi, but we'd stay here again. It was less than some of the parks closer in to Ocean City. We stayed here to see Ocean City and Assateague, which were both great. Sites are huge, but this campground's residents are mostly weekender's that own their spots and mostly keep to themselves. We didn't use any of the facilities, but the general store, pool, office, and bathhouses all looked very new and clean. Sites are gravel, but well maintained. They come around and pick up your trash at your spot, very frequently. All the spots surround a nice little lake, very nice atmosphere.
We stayed here on our way to and from Key West. Access was very easy from a wide 4-lane Blvd just a little way from the FL turnpike. You'd never know you were in the heart of suburban Miami in this park. Most of the spots were shaded, and both pull throughs and back in spots were available. We stayed in a pull through first, which I wouldn't recommend since they're in the center island of the cul de sac (called "Pods" here) and you felt a little like you were in the middle of people's yards. The back in spots are all angled correctly and the roads are wide enough where even our 40' coach backed right in. Full hook ups worked fine. The bath/laundry facilities were a little old, but clean. The staff was very accommodating. Overall, I thought this was a great park for the location and price. Lots of folks spend the entire winter here, full timing for as long as 6 months.
Lots already written about this park. We went on a whim with some friends that are really in love with this CG. First surprise was no pull throughs, period. Second surprise was how tight the spots are. There's room for a 40' motorhome, in the spot, but you have to get in there and we had a heck of a time. The roads and sites were built in the early 70's when most folks were in much smaller rigs. Needless to say, it was really tight backing into our spot in the pitch dark. When leaving, we had to sit and wait 10 minutes while somebody in front of us tried to get parked. We empathized and sat patiently. We ate dinner at the restaurant which was tasty but Mickey is really proud of everything he sells, so not cheap. You can rent a golf cart ($$$) and zoom around like the other busy tourists, but there were nice wide walking paths everywhere. Clean, super nice park but for the money you'd expect it to be. I would only go back if staying for awhile to enjoy all the parks you can get to from here by boat/shuttle bus. We only did a one night get away, and the drama getting parked wasn't worth it.
Nice shady park on the outskirts of the Orlando metropolitan area. Louis was on duty and provided friendly check in and even walked us and guided us into our site. Roads and site are very rustic (dirt), and some of the turns are pretty tight for a larger rig but we managed to get through in our 40' coach. Pool was closed for the winter, but the other facilities were acceptable for an affordable "rustic" campground. Lots of long term residents, but it didn't have the trailer park feel you get in some of these Florida CG's. We had a 30 amp/water only site, but since we only stayed one night that was fine. We'd stay again if in that area. Downtown Sanford is a nice waterfront town on Lake Monroe, lots of fishing and boating nearby on the St. Johns river and associated lakes.
We stayed here in the "new section" President's day weekend 2012. The "old section" is very rustic with giant oaks and it's right up against the Suwannee river. The old section has limited hookups, and the facilities are dated, but maintained. Wi-Fi was free in the rec room and worked fine. The new section where we stayed had full 50 amp, water, sewer, and 35 channels of TV all included. It's an open field where they have created multiple, big rig friendly pull through sites, but no trees and the bathhouse/pool area is still under construction. That being said, it was only about a 50 yard walk to the old section and its facilities. The sites and patio area were crushed gravel with an asphalt road. The last 1/4 mile before the campground is still dirt, but hard packed and we had no problem in our HR 40 coach. The staff was very friendly and Grandma Susie's Cookin' Shack turned out really tasty food. There was bingo on Friday night in the lodge, and we won trivia and sang some songs during combo karaoke/trivia on Saturday night. Good times! We'd like to stay again later this year to see the progress. The new owners are investing a lot of money and we hope the place takes off.