This is not just a campground. The state park is vast with a high wooded ridge on which sits a large beautiful lodge with rooms, restaurant, and cabins. 180 degree view overlooking the extensive lake Guntersville and the Tennessean river along which shore is the large campground with boat ramps, docks, swimming areas ,pavilions, a camp store, tennis courts, hiking paths, picnic areas and plenty of room for biking. Most of the tornado damage has been repaired with many new planted hardwood trees. The bathrooms are tiled and the one by us was super clean with a great hot shower. A 9 because a lot of the older sites are not level and need re graveling. There some newly renovated level concrete sites. There are lots of tent sites.
Commenting only on the CG sites and dump as we got there during an early winter storm. There are five very unique double circle CG areas with about 15 sites in each area. You enter by a paved road leading to the inner circular road, which has the sites leading off obliquely to the outer road and thence to the exit road. The sites are narrow heavily wooded pull throughs with electric boxes. Not good for a big class A RV. Self registering boxes toward the center. There is a large paved well designed double sided approach dump with potable water fill. Didn't get to look at the recreational offerings nor see the bath house facilities. Was fine for our overnite sheltered from the storm stay.
Large provincial park by large lake reservoir. A long 15 miles north of Moose Jaw off route 1 approach with fair paved road and wheat fields. Shorter road from Moose Jaw closed due to flooding. Stayed at the shady lane site which has a great view and some lower sites on the lake edge. Water faucets scattered about CG. Electric at site. New modern clean bath house. Gravel road and sites which were nicely separated. Lots of shrubs and grass. The road to the Buffalo pound area is long, very rough, narrow, pot holed and not good for a RV. A good family vacation area.
Did an overnight and very pleased. On doing this review, I read and fully agree with the August reviewer detailed observations. The owners were very pleasant and have put lots of work upgrading the CG since they bought it 2 years ago, and live on site. There is a nice new playground with soft rubber mulch protecting falling kids, and the CG is levelly and thickly surfaced with recycled tarmac aggregates. The pull through sites are adequately spaced with E/W/S. The buildings are all attractive and nicely painted with yellow and greens. The only negative is the nearby interstate is noisy but not too intrusive and the owners can not help that.
A very interesting state CG making a plus out of a disaster. The CG is a low land by the Red River that was a devastated residential area that was flooded in 1997. The layout is that of the original streets with its curbs. The sites are mostly level curved pull throughs. Lots of nice trees and lush grass, well kept. Didn't use the central baths but they looked clean. Unfortunately for us there is a near by car raceway that was in full racket that evening until about midnight. But a good safe place to stay.
Our second stay on coming and going trip. Just about 2 miles off the interstate. CG on a hill with well graveled roads and sites. Sites mostly almost level. CG well maintained. Bath house and laundry being upgraded. Lots of art work by the lady owner in the bath rooms. Large fenced in dog lot. Small lake downhill. E/W/S right by sites which are terraced fairly level. Nearby is the Graham cave state park which we looked at, much further off the interstate, with unlevel heavily wooded sites, and there was no one there at all. Didn't feel safe to stay there.
About a half hour drive from Brooks, The park is a destination attraction in a eroding badlands off a plateau exposing dinosaur fossils. A nice visitor center with exhibits, Walks in different areas of the park's badlands and by the river. Sites nicely spaced and graveled. Water in scattered faucets, not at the sites. Lots of trees and grass. The bad news, the mosquitoes were really bad. Good news is mosquito repellent actually worked very well. A gem level attraction.
Nice pleasant helpful owners. Large CG with a small lake, Adequately spaced nicely graveled almost level sites. Central large bathhouse very clean. Large grassed areas well mowed. Good Sam discount. Close to highway but not noisy. A few miles away is the Missouri river basin Lewis and Clark trail and visitor center and the Missouri river.
A very nice clean city small CG, part of a very large multifaceted park. The CG by the aquatic center is a paved oval with small 120 amp powered sites on one side and larger 30amp sites on one end and the other side which were surfaced with thick gravel. Water at the sites. I did not see any sewer hookups another reviewer mentioned. There is a dump on the entry/exit road. The larger sites are back-ins adequate for a 25 foot motor home, not adequate for larger motor homes. The rest rooms were dark and dingy being shared by the adjacent playground. A great over night stay CG for a self contained RV. I toured the Triple E Leisure motor home plant which was very interesting. There are lots of nearby newer homes showing a prosperous community.
Paved roads and sites mostly level. My site I did level some. Nicely separated sites with extensive lush green grass in large central space. Electric, water, and sewer at site. Very clean with scattered small trees bushes. Pleasant lady at office. Good view of Scottsbluff national monument just a few miles away and worth your visit. A class act among campgrounds.
Great state park on top of Lookout mt in N.GA. A deep rugged canyon with hiking paths all along the rim with steep long wooded stairs leading from the east campground to the canyon floor and the waterfall. The west CG is more spread out with wide separated compacted gravel sites with heavy timber border, two bath houses and one play ground. Paved CG road. Most sites fairly level but some need levelers. The east CG is more civilized with cabins, closer sites, a nature center and trails to the canyon floor and falls, and to the magnificent overlook over the canyon and the deep valley along which Trenton GA and the interstate I 59.Best come up from Trenton. The road north to the town of Lookout Mt ends up in narrow very tight curvy roads with very poor route signage to the two roads leading off the north end of the mt into Chattanooga. Very easy to get loss in the irregular town road system. Not RV van territory. The park is first class.
Lake Pueblo State Park has at least four campgrounds about the lake. We stayed at Northern Plains, which has widely separated paved sites and roads. 30 amp at site with a nice picnic table with a curved wind shelter. Scattered water faucets not close to the road. I didn't use the bathhouses but the one near us was dark without a light coming on. This is a dry windy high plains location by the man made lake/reservoir with a few sites by the lake. The lake is lower and surrounded by rocky bluffs. The campground is about 7 miles off the interstate, and only one sign at the interstate directing, with several turns making getting there confusing. We were overnighting and did not see the marina.
Nice state park at the edge of this small town. Golf course right by, boat put-in right by into the Green River. Campground is near but not right by the river. Sites for RVs and campground roads paved. Some unpaved tent sites. Most sites fairly level. Few pull-throughs. 30 amp power at site. Several water spigots scattered about, some threaded, many not. A well designed dump station near the boat put-in. Two bath houses with separate shower rooms from the toilets. Clean. Lots of cottonwood trees and grass. A good value for $25. A pleasant campground. Be sure and visit the well done and informative John Wesley Powell museum in town.
This is not a resort. It is a dirt gravel hilltop, windy, dusty, closely laid out sites with very small trees by each site, but certainly can not be called shaded at this size. Many of the water taps are inches above the loose dirt surface. The bathhouse is good and clean with 6 individual rooms with shower, sink and toilet with bench and hooks. Fuel is there; the diesel was $4.56 a gallon; about $4.08 in Moab. The view of Arches is way on the far horizon. Many dirt bikers and 4 wheel desert carts there camping. The $40 a night is the with tax cost. The campground is about 6 miles north of Moab proper. OK for an overnight in a big tourist area expensive destination.
Classic KOA building well kept, large laundry, clean tiled bathrooms. Large playground with a huge jumping pillow for kids. Access behind a store-truck stop. In front of KOA are close packed long stays. Transient campers further back in terraced sites some level, some not quite so, but with nice shade trees. There is a lake down hill. About 3 KOA cabins. Overall the transient sites and the KOA office complex is very clean and well maintained. Good for an overnight.
An underdeveloped state park campground. Wooded, hilly, with dirt/gravel road, with widely separated semicircular pull-through sites that conform to the sloping terrain, i.e., uneven, needing leveling. They did have water/sewer/electric by the site. Did not see a bathhouse. There was a historic battle here with an old town site a mile away. Not much to see. At $30 overpriced. Strictly an expensive overnight stop. There is a Meaher Alabama state park south about 7 miles that is much superior, that I didn't know of.
Park is on a bluff overlooking Jocassee Lake with a few lake view sites, but most sites in the thick woods, and the lake views are poor until leaves fall. Some sites level, many have some slant. The sites are fine gravel with water and 30 amp electricity close beside the sites. The CG paved roads are narrow, irregular and windy with large riff-raff rocks lining them so careful driving is needed. Nice bath houses with tiled floors and nice showers, but a bit tired and counters definitely need to be spiffed up. The lake has many boat landings and pavalions which are closed for end of season. Canoes and kayaks for rent. The large beautiful lake is part of the Duke power company electrical generation system. Fine for over night and for campers with boats and for swimming. Give it a 7 for difficult CG roads.
On Hartwell reservoir with South Carolina across the lake, the lake being the dammed up Chattooga river which shortly becomes the Savannah River. The lake side sites have a great lake view along the seawalls. More sites are further uphill among lots of trees. Some sites level, many sloped and irregular needing RV leveling. The bathhouse had very nice tiled floors, and white paneled walls and ceilings. A real negative are the paved CG roads with many sections badly tree root upheaved making a very lurching jarring stress on your RV. Be careful. Really needs road repair. Good for an overnight and for boaters. Give it a 8 for poor CG roads and unlevel sites.
There are two camp areas, the western main being larger and nicer. The older White Oaks campground to the east is smaller. They are in the woods campgrounds with some level and other unlevel but well spaced large sites. Apparently the unlevel dirt sites were older tenting sites. The better leveler sites have defined recycled beam borders with gravel surfaces. The CG roads are paved. There is a very nice vistor Center/Park headquarters by Lake Ootenoy with two fishing piers and a boat put in, and nearby Lake Pinnacle with swimming,shelters and playgrounds. The lakes are formed by a dammed up mountain stream coming off Table Mountain. Lots of hiking trails are nearby leading up the mountain. The three bathhouses on the outside are an unattractive apparently ill kept stucco and dark wood but surprisingly in contrast the insides are very attractive with tiled floors, nicely painted, and very clean with excellent showers. There is WiFi at the visitor Center. Very friendly host has been there for 6 months.
Front entry a large broken up concrete area with restaurant/shop sign in cashier. Good Sam discount. CG roads partly paved and need repair. Sites gravel drive through. Electric/Water. Lots of trees. Has a playground. There is a partly underground cylindrical tornado shelter to one side of the campground, which was of interest as we were there on a very heavy winded, rainy evening-night with nearby tornados. I would likely had had a better opinion of the CG if the weather had been good and not the dreary rain soaked severe weather we had.
Present owners bought this campground 4 years ago and built a brand new office/restrooms/showers all of which are super clean and attractive. They built a new campground area further from the highway (little if any noise) that is level with mostly pull throughs, with electric,water, sewer, cable TV, and WiFi that was fast. A swimming pool, a fishing pond, playground, horseshoe pits are among the amenities. The original campsites were on the highway side. A total of 37 RV sites plus tent and 3 cabins. A Walmart is a half mile away. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. A class act campground.
Two sections. One is more spread out and open and the other closer and more wooded. Paved roads with grass and sites with E/W. Dump on entry road. Lots of road for biking, nearby picnic shelters, small nature center, and boat launch. The view of Crooked river is limited to a small area overlooking a bluff with a limiting fence, or at the boat launch to the boat put in. There are two sets of cottages in another section that looked very nice, and there are several nature trails. Price with Georgia senior rate $22.40 which is senior rate open to non-residents.
An exceptionally neat and clean campground with paved roads and sites with EWS. Sites are narrow and moderately close but with sharply edged thick grass between sites. Very clean bathhouse with coded entry. Pleasant lady at check-in. Cash or checks only. A good overnight stay. Nearby national eateries, and in Darien a mile or two away a very good local seafood place. Several miles away is the Fort King George historical Georgia State Park which is very nicely done with an impressive replica wooden fort, small museum, and paths telling of the area's history and the lumber trade of the 1800s. A GEM attraction.
Large campground with moderate number of trees. Dirt sites and roads. Close together sites. 37 tent sites, two electricity and water only sites, and the rest full hookups. Some sites were 30 amp and others 50 amp. RV storage areas along perimeter. Bathhouses fairly clean but could use sprucing up. Best feature is good paved roads and bike paths for Jekyll Island., and a fishing pier and nature paved trail an eighth of a mile away by a tidal marsh with loads of wildlife. An 8 for the biking and nature trail by the tidal marsh.
Large state campground with good paved roads fine for biking about. Well separated sites were dirt and plus-or-minus level. Lots of trees. Clean bathhouses. Several walking trails and one along the river for bike/walking but with lots of roots crossing trail. The one boardwalk to a viewing tower was being reboarded at this time. About 8 miles from downtown Savanna with heavy traffic. I would stay there again.
52 RV sites in two loops, with 10 primitive camp sites. Gravel sites with tarmac roads in good repair. Clean bathhouse on the loop I was at. I was on one of the two only electricity and water sites; the rest are electricity, water, and sewer. I do not know if those sites were more expensive. Park has a pretty lake with small beach for swimming and canoeing plus trials. A good place for our overnight stay. I would use it again.
A Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) clean, neat, campground on Douglas Lake impounding the French Broad River, the camp off to the north of the dam with electric power generation. Paved roads, with nicely graveled sites, but most not level, with water and 30 and 20 amp electricity, a dump station, and clean bath house with shower. Huge boat ramp and parking right by campground. Many ducks and gray herons to view. Great view of the huge lake. With a Golden Passport the $22/day reduces to $11, a real bargain. There is also a Tailwater section below the dam with 62 more level sites.
On an elevation at the edge of Lunenburg with a nice visiting center, free WiFi, with a single simple bathhouse, an upper flat gravel/grass area with E-W shared by two sites,and a lower level that I am not sure if had E-W and without a bathhouse.There is a great view of a bay behind the town from the campground. Steep streets down to town with lots of tourist attractions and actual boat works and several tall ships. The seaport museum at the wharf is a really well done gem and worth spending several hours there. Well done talks are given by staff, and there is a free boat ride about the harbour included with the museum fee. The campground is way overpriced itself and is really just a convenient place to stay to visit Lunenburg.
Large campground on site of old ferry crossing from New Brunswick to Price Edward Island, just east of the Confederation bridge. 95% trailer long stays. Overnight sites wonderful ocean view on grass sites. Bathhouse plain painted white plywood with 3 to 5 minute hot showers for a dollar token. For the camp price should not be another charge for a shower. Expensive for an overnight. Nearby Murray Beach provincial park had closed 2 weeks earlier than scheduled and so this was only alternative late in the evening.
Nice large grassed KOA, with a moderate number of trees. Some sites are gravel, others grass. Most sites slightly sloped. Paved roads. Very clean nice bathhouse with hot water. Wife said laundry could have been cleaner and half of dryers out of order. Very pleasant lady at checkin/store.
End of season so few campers, they are fixing to pave with asphalt a dirt road section in the by the sea section. Other areas gravel surfaced road and sites. Lots of grass sites. Bathroom clean, white painted plywood; very basic, but hot water. O.K. for an overnight stay. The ocean has lots of seaweed on the beach and the red clay/gritty sand is not attractive for getting in the water for my taste. The seaweed is actually harvested commercially for food and cosmetic product use. Campground has a beautiful view of the ocean though. Few miles north is the interesting windmill turbine hydrogen research facility with a very 1st class restaurant well worth your while.
Nice talkative hosts, neat clean grassed sites in two rows with one facing the bay, and the other a pond bordered with rushes. The views should be lovely except we had a fogged in morning; our bad luck. The bathhouse is small but is very nice with tile and varnished golden walls and loads of clothes hooks. Park is off the highway a mile from the Roosevelt international bridge to Canada's Campobello island. Camp is cash or check only.
About 4 miles off I81, easy to find with KOA signs in a beautiful area. Campground in a small valley with a small meandering stream ending in a man built lake. 90% long stays close set about the lake and up the hill, and only about 6 small ill definded over night sites in a low area about the stream. Unfortunately had been raining and ground was soggy with very little gravel on site. One way roads confusing and dump station wrong side for one way and van ends up blocking an intersecting road. Good was a nice store-office and a very clean and shining tiled bathhouse. Good for an overnite stay.
Near interstate, easy access, gravel roads. Beautiful large mowed field with golf moles ? and wide visa to the south. 95% long and permanent stay trailers with about 4 overnight stay sites backed in to woods, and some long gravel sites near entrance. Bathhouses were very clean and shower good. Good for any overnighter if there is room in the inn.
Nice neat entry and store, with large paved front area, with dirt/gravel roads in campground per se. Sites grassy and well mowed. Mostly permanent long stay trailers with fewer over night short stay sites open. Friendly staff lady. The bathhouses however, do need a good cleaning, and new floor painting. Do need to pay a dime in the men's for 2 minute shower and 25 cents for 2 minutes in women's. A real pain: to not quite finish a 2 minute shower, and run out of time and coins. Shower should be included in campground fee.
Many nice things. Large widely spaced sites with water, sewer, electricity at each site plus a dump. Two bathhouses renovated 2 years ago with very clean bright tile surfaces. A near by park lodge with motel rooms, and a very upscale, beautifully furnished restaurant with a excellent menu. Many trails in the park plus water falls in wet season with huge rock formations. Layout is a dumbbell of two circular back in sections, with firmly packed gravel, and a central connecting double row of pull through paved sites for a total of 94 sites. However many sites are sloped needing levelers, and the 2 bathhouses centered in the circular sections need upgraded paths to them (now just dirt and trip roots).
A pleasant surprise to me, this municipal campground is at the end of the road on state highway 77. It is located beside low sand cliffs over Lake Superior with two stairs down to the beach. On the land side is the attractive well kept little town of Grand Marais with interesting neat houses for a evening walk, and a harbour with a U.S. Coast Guard ship. A great place for a bike ride. Most of the sites are grassed and fairly level. There are two clean bathhouses with the hot showers taking 50 cents to use. However, I took a full shower without using all my 50 cents worth of time.
Many maps list this as McLain State Park, rather than FJ McLain, and this can cause confusion finding out about the park including RV Park Reviews. It is a long tarmac drive surfaced park along the low sand cliffs bordering Lake Superior about 8-9 miles north of Hancock. Beautiful lake shore view including sunsets. Cleanly kept. Lots of wooden benches. Long drives for bikers and loads of kids having a wonderful time biking. Now for the negatives. Three showers and 3 flush toilets plus several pit toilets for 104 sites. Most of the sites are very irregularly unlevel and most of the electrical power outlet post are between widely spaced sites and way back from the drives, many in undergrowth. Most sites will have to have long extension cords to get electricity, and bring lots of leveler blocks. For the poor site surfacing and poor electrical post locations, and inadequate bath facilities I rate it down to a 7.
Nice state park with east and west sections on either side of the excellent Fort Wilkins pre civil war U.S.Army fort well kept with exhibits in the buildings explaining how and why this then remote fort was built on the extreme of the Keweenaw peninsula of the UP in 1844. I stayed in the east section which was well grassed with a moderate number of trees, sites well spaced with tarmac drives but sites grass and some gravel, very clean bath and hot showers. No on camp site water or sewer but dump station. They now have free WiFi, but it is very slow. My big gripe (also very true of McLain State Park) is that most of the electrical outlet posts are between the sites,some in undergrowth, way back from the drives, and many sites are irregularily unlevel. I had one of the very few level sites with a conveniently placed electrical outlet post. For most you will need a very long extension cord. The campground borders a cliff edge over Lake Fanny Hooe and across the highway is Lake Superior with a lighthouse. A very nice place save for the poorly placed electrical outlets for which I rate is an 8.
West of Dolores about 8 miles where the campground is on a hilltop with a nearby overlook grand view of surrounding mountains and lake reservoir. Campground has paved sites and roads. There are several toilet houses without showers and several non-threaded water faucets scattered about campground. Dump near entrance. Fee $10 with Golden Passport. We saw several deer and jackrabbits. Nearby, toward Dolores, is the Anasazi heritage museum-center which is a 10+ excellent exceptional museum beautifully setup. Should be a AAA GEM.
Well maintained gravel sites and roadways, nice laundry, and bathrooms all very clean. Pleasant staff, path down to beautiful city lake park, and excellent view of surrounding mountains. It's at the east end of Cortez about 8 miles west of entrance to Mesa Verde national park, which was one of the highlights of our our west trip. Would stay there again.
Was a U.S. gov run campground turned over to Navajo nation control last month and now not free but $10/night. Nice paved roads and sites well spaced with cottonwood trees abounding. Water spigots scattered about between sites; not at sites. Clean and beautiful. Right at Canyon de Chelly entrance. Excellent tours into the canyon by Navajo tour guides or drive yourself along rim roads. A real GEM to see the canyon and the ancient ruins.
The only campground in Monument Valley is part of a complex of Gouldings enterprises. A primitive campground at the Navajo visitor's center is closed for a year for rebuilding by Goulding so I was told. The $43 was supposedly with a Good Sam discount, but not shown on my receipt. Expensive. The bathrooms were generous in number, very clean with a remarkably beautiful stainless steel wash basin counter. But, weirdly the showers are accessed only through the main registration/gift shop and open only 7:30 am to 9 pm. This slows down early starters. We were in a class B van and were put in a red sand strip right by a fence adjoining the entry road, only 25 feet deep though fairly wide, but difficult to back in to by location of the hook ups and an upright grill. There was a light level of gravel on larger RV sites. The red sand/dirt really gets into every thing especially with strong wind gusts we were having. So a nice complex, expensive, and RVs in rather tight.
Doris campground at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge just west of Lawton, Ok and Fort Sill. Nearby excellent nature center, prairie dog towns, Mount Scott vistas, Fort Sill museums. At times frequent artillery explosion thuds are heard during the day. With Golden Passport $9/night. The park has paved roads and sites. About a third with electricity. Several water faucets. A dump station. Bathrooms were dark and dingy, but water hot. Some areas with pit toilets. Lots of nice shade with post oaks. A good value but more and cleaner bathrooms adequate to the number of camp sites would be an improvement.
State park with newly concreted paved sites; many not quit level, paved roads, some shade. Bath room and shower unfortunately had many bugs crawling about floors; you paid 50 cents for 3 minutes of shower flow or 75 cents for 4 minutes. Put your money in a coin control box seems rather dinky for $25/night campground. Lake with boat ramp close by and stables with horses. Apparently there are several sections of the campground at Lake Thunderbird. We were an overnighter on way west and few possible campgrounds in area.
Rate $13 with Golden Age Pass. Nice Corp of Engineer campground on the south side of the Little Maumelle River. However half of the campsites view is blocked by a long marina. Paved sites and roads, sites well spaced. Clean bath with hot showers. Note, the AAA campground book said as you get off I-430 at exit 9 to go south on state 10, which would be actually going east and WRONG. You need to go west and the turnoff is about 5 miles west from I-430 on Pinnacle Valley road heading north.
A very nice Louisiana State Park, but way off the main road. Actually part of the park is a swamp, and the park was closed off due to flooding the week before, so call to make sure it is open before driving there. The sites and drives are well paved tarmac and nicely spaced with well mowed grass. The bath house is fairly new, clean, and built high on stilts to keep it out of floods. There is a tent campground loop also separate from the RVs. A large nice looking nature center is there, but closed on Sunday and Monday. There is a water splash for kids, and two nice board walks through the swamps. All the Louisiana campgrounds we have stayed at have been very well done. A 9 only because far off the road to get to. I would stay there again.
The usual well done neat Corp of Engineer campground. Well paved tarmac roads, and long tarmac level sites, a few drive through, most back in. Between The Black Warror River and a large creek with many sites bordering the water. Some barges go by to see. Bathhouses very clean and neat. Boat ramp. Nature trail. Pleasant talkative staff. About 5 miles south of Eutaw, Alabama, with two abrupt 90 degree turns through the center of the small town. Lots of old Southern mansions in Eutaw to view. With Golden Age passport, $9 off water, $10 by water sites. I would stay there again.
A large campground on the west side of New Orleans with well spaced tarmac sites, some with a concrete pad and others with a new wooden deck right by. Clean grassed space between sites. Well paved roads. Tarmac sites wide enough to give me 6 feet to side of Class B van. I biked all about the really extensive campground, picnic areas and road along the levee the campground is adjacent to. There is plenty of biking distances and things to see contrary to a previous writeup. Many large trees were loss to Katrina and so there are many newly planted smaller trees. The men and women bath house we used this day were damp with wet floors that were dirty. Poor ventilation? And a bit dated and dark. This really is a nice park. The fee was $18, but with a $6 "transaction Res" added, so $24/night. We were a "walk in" so not a reservation.
We got one night at the new campground section; extremely nice with paved roads, clean crushed rock large sites, with a very new-clean-shinny bathhouse; lacking only more clothes hooks. A real 10+. The next night we had to go to an older section due to reserve availability that was dirt roads and sandy sites with an older tired bathhouse. The real plus is the paved nature road with nature trails, a bird watch board walk, a tree top walk between two ~ 75 foot towers, and a concession shop and restaurant at the end of the road with lake boat tours and rental bikes and canoes. Park is great for biking.
Exceptional park honoring Stephen Foster and his songs, with a large beautiful museum center and a tall carillon tower playing his works on tubular bells, with exhibits showing how the bells are made and played. Right by the Suwannee river (which is at a very low stage due to the drought) with canoe put ins. Good paved roads. The large deep sites are widely spaced with large trees, no brush clutter, but are sandy-gravel. Bathhouses good but a bit dated.
Large campground on a connected key in the bay, with lots of trees and brush between sandy sites, some of which are hard to enter due to low hanging palm fonds that need trimming, 90 degree turn ins, and close trees to entry. Many sites on the bay shore or canal sides. Good bay view and sunset. Excellent bike paths lead to old Fort and extensive beaches. Small army quartermaster museum with area history and artifacts. Bathhouses are unique circular buildings but tiled interiors look grungy and need cleaning/renewing. Free Wi-Fi at ranger entry station.
Off I-75 about 5 miles. Closely spaced dirt sites with brush clutter between. Bathhouse O.K. Paved road to nature center giving history and geology of prairie, with observation tower overlooking Paynes prairie. There is a boat put in. Several nature trails.
A real pleasant surprise! This is a large park with a convention center/restaurant/hotel, with a large lake, beautiful walkways, a small well done veterans war museum exhibit and an outdoor exhibit of WW2 aircraft including a B29,(how did they get that large plane there?) tanks and artillery pieces. There is a huge golf course. The campground is spacious with large gravel-dirt lake side sites, no brush clutter, large trees. Only negative I had was the bathhouse is dated and is in the middle of the campground with no walk ways to it from the surrounding roadway/campsites; excepting one handicapped site. Meaning you walk through lots of brown fallen leaves that can hid snakes and bugs. Things are spread out so a bike is great for getting about.
Georgia State Campground about 6 miles off I-75 by a large lake of a dammed off small river. (Last year due to repairs of the spillway controls the lake was almost empty). Lots of nature trails and swamp-riverside boardwalks. Great for biking on well paved roads. Areas of burrows of gopher tortoises. The sites are large, widely separated and graveled-sandy. Bathhouses older but clean. Large trees. No brush clutter between sites. This is twice we have stayed there during the winter on the way to Florida; an excellent way station especially as only a few campers at this time of year so no reservations needed.
This is a private owned park with condominium owned sites, the sites of which owners can rent out; We rented a site for three nites. The only other RV campground on Chokoloskee island is a crammed together apparent dump with a lot of long stays. The sites at Outdoor resorts are pristine kept, lush grass between paved sites, beautiful palm trees and flowering plants. Crews trim the plants and trees and garbage bags are collected from the sites every morning. The bathrooms are 4+ clean and spotless; and even have a bathtub. The sites are close and an older section sites are a bit closer than the newer section. There is a boat launch ramp. The outer sites are on the water with decks and some boat lifts. Pricy, but very nice. You can bike the town and the causeway out to Everglade City (2 miles) where is a National Park Service Nature Center and boat tour of the Mangrove swamps. Not a 10 because of the closeness of sites and the price.
The campground sites themselves are crammed together on sandy often not quite level ill-defined sites but with good paved roads. A new bathhouse is very nice and clean. I did not use the older bathhouse. The plus for the park are the nature trails and boardwalks through the swamps and forests, and for biking along the circular nature drive.
Good paved roads, sand-gravel sites fairly level and fairly close with scrub plants separating sites. Bathhouse off to one side from most sites and rather far from some sites. Bathhouses dimly lite, but clean. Very nice tidal river side sandy nature walk with groves of large bamboo and other exotic trees leading to the Koreshan historic settlement which was very interesting with volunteers describing the history and philosophy of the Koreshans, and a very good tape show. I enjoyed this park, the river nature walk, and the Koreshan settlement.
Very full service KOA, and very well kept and clean with crushed rock roadways and sites. Sites mostly level except where crushed rock not leveled out fully. Bathrooms and showers exceptionally clean and new looking. Friendly help. Has pool (closed, cool weather) propane refills, playground and miniature golf. A quarter mile off I-75 so highway noise across flat field between KOA and highway. Lots of shade trees. Has about 8 x 10 foot wood pads with tables by site. Cost is high for an overnight if not using the pool-laundry-playgrounds, etc. but it is a quality campground. Right across I-75 is the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, a AAA gem attraction.
Highest elevation Georgia State Park campground, running along narrow ridge of steep mountain heavily forested. Rhododendron thickets. Site variable depths with EW. Most fairly level. Dump station, two clean bathhouses with hot showers. Road up mt narrow, steep, twisted but class A's make it. Further up mt a nature center/views/gift shop. Went there as it promised to be the coolest campground during our August heat wave, and it was nice. Is rustic.
O.K. for overnight, but upper camp area very noisy from right by interstate. A sound barrier fence might help. Friendly lady owner says has had campground 3 years and are slowly fixing it up. Indeed the bathhouse and laundry are very clean and have all new fixtures. The sites are dirt-gravel, no grass, and some old concrete drive strips at some sites. The 30 amp at my site didn't work, but the 50 amp did and a 50/30 amp adapter worked for me.
Huge spread out U.S. Forest Service campground beside Kentucky Lake at Land Between The Lakes. Price $40/night but 50% discount with Golden Age passport. Surprised by this high price. By their campsite map, six clean bathhouses with showers and three toilet only facilities, which means long hikes from most of the 378 sites, certainly for tent campers. Paved roads with gravel sites, some not level. Has water and electricity, and RV dump stations. Few sites with on-site sewer connections. Has boat ramps and swimming areas, archery range, play grounds, fishing docks. Wooded shady area. Beautiful lake. Did an overnight on trip. Would stay again.
Located south of Cheyenne on perimeter road, several rows of closely spaced gravel sites many with e,w,s, and some e only. Gravel roads need new gravel and lots of dirt surface. Mostly long stay trailers. Bathhouse is clean and nicely painted but shower stalls in men's had no clothes hooks, and the showers in both the men's and women's were a luke warm dribble. A Bar B Q restaurant on site; didn't eat there. Not a $30 a night value. Not an attractive place. A one nighter only.
About the only campground I have ever rated a really deserved 10. Very pleasant owner, extremely clean and neat large bathhouse and laundry with multiple showers, toilets, dryers and washers. Gravel nicely spaced sites with w,e,s, and grassy tent area. Moderate number of trees; this is surrounded by the tree free high plains. Large children's playground. Free to pick organic garden. For fee miniature golf with nice course. Right next door steak house restaurant (different owners) excellent food, salad bar at good prices.
A very large Corp of Engineer campground with lush grass and trees, well spaced paved sites, clean bathhouse, playgrounds, right at the base of the huge Fort Peck dam holding back 1/3 of the course of the upper Missouri River. A mile away the large nature center with the history of the dam's construction, and of the natural wild life of the area, and lifesized dinosaur T. Rex fleshed and skeletonal models. Unfortunately for me it was a cold windy visit with flooding in the area, including a small part of the park. I would stay here again.
Large three looped Corp of Engineer campground with tarmac paved drives and sites. Clean and fairly new bathhouse with hot showers. Genial host. Lush grass well mowed. Missouri River runoff from the huge Garrison Dam right by campground, but high grass between mowed camp area and the sandy high river banks. The grass is infested with ticks according to host. Very large National Fish hatchery near entry to campground with tours. With Golden passport $8/night; a "Bargain Joy". Camped in a class B Roadtrek. As usual, Corp of Engineer campgrounds are a true bargain and would stay here again.
Convenient to town, genial helpful owner, Clean bathhouse and laundry. Gravel sites with adequate spacing and shaded. Quiet. Forty dollars a night seems to be about the going commercial campground rate. I was in a B class RV van and pleased. Would stay here again.
Level, loose dirt-gravel fill sites. No water on site but several facets about the loop paved drives. Bathhouse very nice and fairly new and clean. Lush grass and trees. Right by a dammed up stream with rushes and wildlife at base of a reddish quartzite cliff. Swimming beach and picnic area down the road, and buffalo viewing area close by. Dump site by main campground road. Price was $18, but a daily $6 Minnesota parks entry fee make it really $24 a night. There are long trails along a long ridge with cliffs that would be great to hike though I didn't have time to do so.
About the neatest and nicest campgrounds I ever stayed at. Has a tarmac driveway and mostly level sites in perfect surface condition. The grass is neatly mowed. It is located right by a beautiful lake, with a nice playground for kids. Has a very new, clean and neat bathhouse. Has a genial, talkative host who has been here as host for several years. The dump is beyond the entry. No site water but two facets located in the middle of the loops. It's not easily gotten to from the loop road. Potable water hose can be found by the waste dump. Personally, I don't trust any source so close to a dump. I've seen too many careless people contaminate dump areas. So, other than refilling water tanks, I really like this park and decrease it to a nine only for that reason.
The campground is about a half mile south and 90 degrees left down the crossroad from the entry sign for Pilot Knob State Park. There is no sign pointing to the campground so one blithely goes straight into the park and wanders for several miles wondering where the campground is. The camp is on a definite slope: the only level site is the handicap site. The regular sites are all grass and down slope and with the recent rains soft dirt. Easy to get stuck. This is not a good place for a RV, van or trailer. I was allowed to use the handicap site as I was the only camper there. Bath house is dated but clean. Host on site. Dump at entry. Actually with the lush grass and trees it was a pretty campground.
Located about 12 miles from Tuscaloosa-Northport with many turns, hard to find. GPS helpful. It is on a hilly bluff above the Black Warrior River just upstream from a dam. It is a road in with scattered campsites many having overlook wood decks to the side of the paved sites. Very wooded. A fairly level bike path parallels through the woods on either side of the main campground road. Bathhouse good but can be a hike up the hills from some of the lower slope campsites. There is a beach at the river a bit off from the campground proper that I didn't bike down the steep hill to see. What goes down has to struggle back up. Rangers were nice and talkative. We would stay there again. Corp of Engineer campgrounds we have stayed at have all been top notch.
About 8 miles west of Bartlesville, the park is quiet, wooded with short oak trees. Paved loops and sites on rolling terrain. Bath houses adequate. Very pretty. Friendly rangers. The real attraction is the 10 miles or so away AAA well deserved Gem rated Woolaroc (wood-lake-rock) ranch, museum and wildlife preserve created by the founder of Phillips 66 petroleum. The two storied museum features extensive western Indian and pioneer artifacts, a Colts gun collection, and hanging from the ceiling the beautiful orange and dark blue Woolaroc monoplane that won the contest for the first flights from California to Hawaii after the Lindberg America to Paris flight. Lots of history there. Further to the west is the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve with freely roaming buffalo. The area is well worth seeing. I would stay at the park again.
I enjoyed this campground which is situated along the spillway and stream run off of a large dam, creating the Great Salt Plains Lake, that you could hike about. The sites are paved and nicely spaced with some trees. Clean bath and hot showers. Pleasant ranger to talk with. Most fun thing was to watch the cormorants and other water birds fishing in the runoff waters will sitting in a chair at the edge of the campsite. I was amazed at the huge size of a fish one cormorant flipped about and swallowed slowly head first. Off the beaten path, but we were heading west from Bartleville to northern New Mexico, and the scenery in May along the Panhandle of Oklahoma was very interesting.
Large wooded fairly spaced sites park with concentric semicircular paved roads radiating from the registration-store. Dirt sites with electric, water and some with sewer. Dump station. Close to lovely, neatly kept grounds and the dunes and seashore with a long fishing pier. Very nice. Would stay here again in our Roadtrek B van. Price of $27 plus $5 of add on local governmental fees/taxes.
The campground is several miles by road from the excellent nature-visitors center where you can rent canoes or kayaks to paddle in the lovely cypress treed lake. Nice hiking trails, one of less than a mile between the campground and nature center. Great for nature lovers. Campground has a circular paved road with 20 dirt sites about a central bathhouse that was clean with hot showers. Several water faucets by circular road. No site E/W/S. Many trees. The attraction is the nature center,lake and trails. Very pleasant and helpful park rangers. I would stay there again in my Roadtrek B van.
A shady closely spaced campground right by the main road, across from a pilot boat facility that is very noisy, and a ferry landing, but also very close to the civil war Fort Gaines, and the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Shore access 1/8 mile away by the fort. Electric, water and dump station. The central bath house is very dingy and dark. Bike paths run along the main road, and there are interesting houses to view. Good for an overnight and for the surrounding attractions and biking. Would stay here again for the attractions about but not for the campground.
Spent 2 nights here. Newly opened last Halloween (ranger told us) after repairs from Hurricane flooding and damage. Still some 10 or so electrical site outlets kaput. Sites gravel, level, nicely spaced, lots of shade trees, EW. Dump toward entrance. Ranger station, bath houses, nature center buildings are really really nice. Nearby pond for fishing and Vermillion river and boat put ins close by. When we were there the main campground dirt-gravel road was extremely dusty; you couldn't go slow enough to avoid a huge dust cloud. We are told clip paving was planned but over due. My only complaint. Other wise a very nice state park. May another hurricane not do it in. We did need our GPS to find our way to the park as it is out of the way. Would stay here again.
About 10 miles west of Interstate 49 along winding small road (see the real country side), park is on very hilly area with adequate paved sites, E/W at sites. Moderate sized lake with amazing number of large cypress trees growing in it; this being the most interesting feature to the park for me. There are facilities like swimming pool, boat put, in that I didn't really look at. Overall I just had a sort of oppressive feeling about the campground itself; just not pretty.
Large wooded level spread out state campground with nature center, trails, bike trail half mile north of camp on old east-west railroad bed. South of camp area is large newly built (?repair from hurricaine Katrina?) brick recreational complex on shore of lake Pontchartrain with playgrounds, beach, pier. I enjoyed biking about thoroughly. Features rather spread out for easy walking. Sites nicely spaced apart. Bath house only average. I would stay there again.
Located just NE of town, at the north end of large Lake Poularde, this is a beautiful well kept spacious paved road campground with many large trees, green grass, walking path, small marina and fishing. Great for biking about. It is a bit expensive at $37/night. I would stay there again. This is a gem of a campground.
Located a quarter mile from the Mississippi River, on a civil war historical battlefield, with an excellent artifact filled small museum, and old era buildings. Two camping areas. One, where I stayed, in a cul de sac hollow with a paved central drive and angled concrete pads on either side, with the bath house up lots of stairs up the hill. That bathhouse was in need of repair and cleaning up. The other area up another hill where longer stay trailers seem to be. The park is about 10 miles west of US 61, so inconveniently off the road for an overnight, but historically good.
Actually located about 10 miles south of Sims, N.C. off I-95 at Rock Ridge, but with excellent signs leading to campground. Very friendly owner. Campground mostly long stayers. Overnight (we were in a camper van and the only overnight) put in a close together 10 site mostly dirt area. The bathhouse had had better days and was not clean thought not filthy; needed a good clean up. The nearby pond was pretty, but ducks had left heavy loads of droppings up the pier walk way. Advertised as having ostrich. One stalked about on an adjacent pasture. Small playground for children, and a nice pool that a worker was cleaning up. OK for an overnight, but owner's attention to cleaning up is needed.
Large National Park flat campground with nicely spaced asphalt sites though about 30 feet deep on 4 loops. Bathrooms were clean. Cold water showers in separate shacks ("shack" accurate description) Sand spurs in the grass so check shoes for stuck on ones before getting back in camper. (yeh, really stick in van carpets and then in you) Right by dunes and gorgeous Atlantic beach. Dump just across the highway by nice nature trial. Stayed 2 days and enjoyed it.
Very nice level campground with very wide gravel sites, well spaced with lots of watered grass and trees. Small stream (in the west, they call that a "river") by the campground with cliffs behind. Apple orchard right by and you can pick ripe apples. The early Mormon settlers grew orchards, so the name "Fruita". Paid $5 on Golden Passport per night (stayed 2 nights). Base to explore the Capital Reef sights and canyons. Like most government national parks, no on-site W,E,S, but has dump station and water faucets about. Capital Reef National Park is a great gift to ourselves. We were in a Class B Roadtrek. Rate a 9 just for no showers.
Premier destination with large, well spaced, pull through paved and well shaded sites. Sites not quite level but not bad. Bring your levelers. No water or electricity at sites. Several water faucets about, and a dump station. Adequate bathhouse but no showers. Pleasant campground host. It is well known there are no water, electric, or showers for National campgrounds so OK, but for rating comparison an 8. The trail from the campground to the lodge gave spectacular views.
This was an over night stay in our Roadtrek class B. One of the very best campgrounds we have ever stayed in. Located about 7 miles off Interstate 40, a long campground bordering along the wide lake of the Arkansas River that is dammed up there. Has widely spaced tarmac paved back in sites with W & E, and lots of nice large trees. Yes, you can hear loud occasional railroad traffic from across the river, but it did not bother me at all. Very nice, pleasant and helpful COE attendants. Nice large bath house with hot showers. Dump station. Golden Passport was $9. A real bargain.
Stayed overnight. It was the only campground in the area. The sign in was at a coffee shop near the entrance and the person there was indifferent to the campground. Just a money taker. "Oh, just chose any place you can find." The Passport America discount was for winter only. The campground is down a long shallow ravine with at the end a berm carrying a water canal on top. Dirt road with dust thrown up with close set workers trailers mostly along the sides. Lots of cars moving through the campground during the night. (Lots of highway construction going on just outside the campground). Sites unlevel. Had water and 30 amp electrify O.K. The good news; they had a new nicely setup and clean bathhouse. For the nice bathhouse I give a five rating. I would not like to stay there again.
Stayed over night. It is several miles off the highway but has good signs showing the way. Nicely kept level gravel sites with concrete patios. Family owned. Most all class A coaches and large 5th wheelers there. (We were the tiny one in a Class B Roadtrek in the midst of the forest of big rigs). Only complaint is the bathhouses are getting dated and could use repainting and refitting. Yes, would stay there again.
RJ's was easy to find off the highway, Obviously was in the past a KOA by layout of office and bathrooms. Well layer out and level sites with gravel adequately spaced out. Moderate number of trees for shade. Water and 30 amp electricity good. Now the negatives. About two thirds of the sites were long term renters with metered power and not too neat. Guess the owners of the campground are making their living where they can. The bath houses were very worn and not clean. A heavy duty fix up and proper maintenance would give this campground a higher rating. I would stay for an overnight again, hoping they have upgraded their bathhouses by then.