Despite other reviewers perceptions, we didn't appreciate the crowded sites (too close together), the noisy atmosphere (yelling kids running around between the RVs) and the narrow sewer openings which, in our case, blocked up when trying to dump the black water tank. There appeared to be no place for air to escape, causing the hose to back up with sewage. Yes, the location is great, but you're paying top dollar for gravel-dirt sites that aren't at all level and minimally spaced. Also, don't arrive earlier than the appointed check-in time because they won't let you near the sites even though yours might be empty. I wouldn't stay here again.
Yes, this is a pretty, quiet little park, but accessing it can require driving through some trash-littered residential areas. The staff is attentive, especially the campground host. Unfortunately, the previous reviewers stayed at the part in November when the weather was cooler. In June, the stench from a nearby sewage treatment plant can be overpowering and the hiking paths are overrun with fleas, ticks and chiggers. It's safest to stay only in mowed areas. If we were to stay here again, it would be at a cooler time of year. On the other hand, the park provides reasonable and affordable access to Memphis without the touristy atmosphere associated with Graceland.
This is a very nice park, contrary to the previous reviewer's comments. Its location is excellent being just off the Interstate and across the road from several fuel stations. It's big-rig friendly, surprisingly quiet, managed by an attentive staff, and the packed gravel sites are firm enough to support your levelers. Good water pressure. The Wi-Fi signal was strong and worked without any issues. The TV cable was an added plus. We paid the Passport America rate, which included 50 amp service. We would definitely stay here again.
As other reviewers stated, this CG is neat and clean. We paid the $16 PA rate (including $1 extra for sewer) plus $1.75 tax. However we were assigned site no. 31 which is alongside Hwy 136, also aptly named "Thunder Street". We found the traffic noise to be objectionable. When we mentioned this to the manager on the following morning, her reaction was simply, "We're not suited for everyone". Our site was unpaved and had no gravel. It rained during the night and all of our hoses, cables and wheels were covered with mud. Also, there is absolutely no TV signal to be received by a conventional RV antenna.
We stayed here off season so none of the 'activities' were available. The staff, while friendly, consisted of only a few people (the rest were working at the corporate HQ in Michigan). I had to phone four times over a three and one-half hour period in order to make a reservation. Evidently their "customer service" person (based in Michigan) did not believe in returning phone messages. Yes, the restrooms are clean and there is a pool as well as full-service sites, but the overall facility appears lacklustre and old-fashioned. RVs sit on either grass or dirt at the sites. And the hook-ups are spread around instead of being conveniently clustered. Our water source was to the left of the patio pad, while the sewer was behind the coach and the electricity (50 amp only) was immediately to its right. Compared to other campgrounds that we frequent, this place isn't worth the $36 per night that was charged (which actually turned out to be $40 when taxes were added). We would be unlikely to stay here again.
We stayed here for 3 nights while checking out adult living communities in the area. The facility is well located alongside of Hwy. 441 (and given the setback from the road, traffic noise was no problem). We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The restrooms and showers were clean, and management has just opened a new swimming pool. Streets are paved, and their spacious sites--many of which are pull-throughs--come complete with cable TV and Wi-Fi. There is also nice open areas to walk a dog. Overall, this is a very nice RV park. We would definitely stay here again.
In an area populated with old, worn-out RV parks, this newly revitalized facility is a real find. It is in a secluded setting, but very near to shopping, restaurants, national and state parks and other attractions. The park itself has been greatly improved with dog parks, modern restrooms, club lounges, an exercise facility, sparkling clean swimming pools, hot tubs, a general store, restaurant and more. It is gated, private and secure. The staff is very friendly and receptive to new ideas. Rental units are predominantly in the front section of the park. Sites in one of the three sections have been mostly sold out to private owners. (All of the remaining sites are ultimately for sale). Some shady sites are available, but generally the park needs more time for trees and foliage to be planted and to grow. We spent four nights here and used our Passport America membership.
We stayed three nights at this wonderful RV park that is located only 5 miles from Helen. Our site was on a shady, level concrete pad with a concrete patio area alongside the coach. Surrounding the patio was a wooden deck with benches, a table and a BBQ grill. The site overlooked a private lake, and came with full services and cable TV. There is sufficient privacy from neighboring RVs. The restrooms are modern and spotless. In addition to the Passport America charge of $15 per night, guests must pay $4.00 each per day to Mountain Lakes Resort. This will raise the cost to around $25.00 per day depending upon the length of your stay. However, this park is well worth the price. It has almost limitless diversions including outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a hot tub, steam room, sauna, fitness room, stables and more. There’s also a diner and country store on the premises. This park’s location makes it ideal to visit the northern Georgia attractions including state parks, waterfalls, hiking trails, and so on. We will definitely return next year for a longer visit.
We stayed three nights at this park which has recently been improved by the National Park Service. It offers paved sites with full hook-ups, but it is still on a no-reservations basis. You arrive, select a vacant site, and pay at a machine. We were able to take advantage of their discount for seniors. Some leveling of your RV may be required. It is a beautiful setting, quiet and shaded. We camped alongside a creek, near hiking trails and one of several clean restrooms (which, by the way, do not have showers). The park is very centrally located near bath house row and downtown Hot Springs.
This is a county-run facility (“Parish-run” in Louisiana) where we stayed for only one night. It is heavily wooded with shady sites, many of which offer appealing lake views. Very few of the sites have sewer hook-ups, and these were not available at the time we visited the park. Many of the sites are pull-throughs. All are paved with black-top. Interestingly, the park no longer has a limit on the length of stays, so that there are long-term residents (some of whose trailers and motorhomes have seen better days). When we arrived, one of the two bath houses was closed for repairs (although my wife ended up using the closed bath house because it turned out to be unlocked and workable). I would have preferred that the ranger who checked us in had told me of the closure before I’d selected a site and set up my unit. Also, the main road used to access the park was closed for repairs, so we had to drive 5-6 miles out of the way in order to gain entry. (I wish the person who I’d phoned at their ranger station prior to our arrival had told us about this).
We stayed here for one night. This campground is owned and operated by the local County (Parish) Parks & Recreation Department. It is a heavily wooded area which is conveniently located for visiting the ‘cajun’ attractions and for general shopping. And it is a delightful alternative to the commercial, tightly packed and noisy alternatives further south on U.S. 90. According to the gate keeper, most of their visitors are local people. Some of the sites are pull-through and all are equipped with water and electricity. Apart from the beautiful setting, it is a very basic facility. The men’s bathroom had only one toilet (a metal one with an integrated seat that cannot be raised).
We stayed here for two nights. This campground is very convenient to the Mammoth Park Visitors Center. The owners live on the premises and are very friendly and helpful. The park has a catch & release pond, propane refills and free Wi-Fi to which we connected easily. Otherwise, this is a no-frills park. The sites have full hook-ups, are gravel, and most of them are pull-through. Most of the sites are used by transients. The owners, who acquired the campground two years ago, are gradually making improvements to the facility. The bathrooms, although freshly painted, are still dated and have curtains instead of doors for the shower stalls and toilets. The bathroom floors are concrete and uneven. There was a ‘permanent puddle’ inside the entrance to the mens’ facility.
We stayed here for two nights. White Acres is conveniently located near the historic city center of Bardstown. The owners of this campground live on the property. It is a bare-bones facility used almost exclusively by transients. Approximately 25% of the sites have sewer hook-ups, the rest are just water/electric. All of the sites are on a large mowed field. Only a couple of them have gravel or hard surfaces on which to park an RV. We arrived just after some rain, making the field somewhat muddy and irregular due to puddles and tire tracks. Both our first assigned site, and the second one to which we insisted on moving, were sloped, making it very challenging to level our coach. Once that chore was accomplished, we discovered that the 50 amp electric service provided by the campground at site no. 6 was improperly grounded. The owners insisted that all sites were grounded correctly, but my circuit tester showed an “open ground” (although several vacant sites which I tested showed their electrical connections to be fine). There is free Wi-Fi at this park, but after trying unsuccessfully to connect to it using two different laptops, we gave up and used our own wireless internet card. The bathrooms are old and cramped, and both the showers and toilet stalls have curtains instead of doors.
This campground is a true gem with an almost limitless range of family-oriented activities (some of them available at extra charges). These include a dog park, swimming (including a lazy river), boating, a climbing wall, biking trails, etc. The sites are well-separated and the security is good. There are only two problems that prevent us from giving a full 10 rating. The first is that their bathrooms and showers can be quite dirty and in need more frequent cleanings, particularly during high-demand weekends. Secondly, their telephone reservation service is shockingly poor. Your initial calls will be met with busy signals, necessitating trying 4 to 6 times just to get through to a machine. Then, when you indicate that you'd like to book a spot, you can be put on hold for so long that you will probably hang up before getting through to a human being. In our case, we generally waited 10 to 12 minutes before stopping the call. This is a real pity because the park is worth the wait.
We were there for four nights, and found it to be a wonderful compromise between the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg and the peace of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. It is conveniently located, yet relatively quiet (except for a little highway noise if you aren't parked next to the brook). The restrooms and showers are immaculate. The pool is clean and inviting. And the managers, Bob and Bonnie, couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. WiFi is coming in mid-June. The park is conveniently located for food shopping, gas, hardware, etc. We would definitely stay here again.
We arrived on Saturday afternoon when no one was staffing the office, and were instructed by phone to leave our payment in an envelope, and to chose any available empty spot. This park does not accept cards. Nor does it have bathrooms or showers. But it has shaded spots that aren't packed closely together, is quiet and very conveniently located to downtown Savannah, GA which is about 8-9 miles away. We would definitely stop there again for a short visit.