Always a sad day when we leave Desert Trails. We have more friend here than we do in the sticks & bricks up North. This was our fifth winter (rate shown is monthly) and we have our regular site reserved for next year. Three best things about this park are friendly residents, lots of activities and entertainment, and easy access to miles of hiking trails. The park is a bit funky since it was built around an old water park. There were no long rows of RVs side by side and nice views out our back window. One of the quietest parks we have ever stayed in.
Good Sam rate. Convenient location, regular bus service into downtown Santa Fe. A senior day pass costs a dollar! Considering the parking issues in Santa Fe, a real bargain. Buses every 15 minutes, stop very close to park. Pull throughs are a bit tight for a long rig (we are 60") due to concrete bollards at end of sites. Had to jockey a bit to get in, might have been a problem if the park had been full. Friendly and helpful owners.
Rate is for Escapees members, 30 AMP water & electric. Very nice park, handy for overnight stop. Paved and well marked roads, gravel sites. Very well maintained. After four months with no trains it was good to hear a couple way off in the distance. Only knock would be it is close to airport if that bothers you.
Very convenient to Grand Canyon National Park, closest private campground to park entrance, walk to stores and restaurants, Tusayan is small though, not a lot of choice. 30 AMP pull through sites were rather narrow, but long enough for our 60'. All gravel, level sites, friendly and helpful staff. Some permanent RVs in sites around the periphery, a few of which looked a bit tacky. We would return here. Rate is off season, no discounts.
Heading home after 4+ months here, our fourth winter and we are booked for next winter. All the positives are in previous reviews: friendly owner, friendly staff, friendly residents, lots of activities, great entertainment on site. Biggest plus for us is the direct access to BLM land and Tucson Mountain Park for hiking. Lots of nearby world class hiking trails in Saguaro National Forest as well. Arizona/Sonora Desert Museum is only a few miles away. Located west of the Tucson Mountains, but really easy access into downtown Tucson for cultural activities, restaurants, festivals, etc WiFi much improved this year, although it does slow down a bit during peak times due to bandwidth limits in the entire area, not just the park. The owner has worked hard to improve WiFi over the last few years. Nightly rate shown is monthly.
Very nice park with friendly and helpful owners. Very well maintained. Dark and quiet at night. Excellent WiFi. Rate is before Good Sam or Escapees 10% discount. We are here for the F1 race in Austin and many campgrounds in the area jacked their rates and required minimum stays. Lake Falling Star not only kept regular rates but continued regular discounts.
Rate is monthly. Came to update my earlier review, which was good as the previous review is a bit unfortunate. This is one of the best and friendliest parks (owners and residents) we have ever stayed in, with a wealth of activities. We have been here since 12/1 and will be leaving the end of the month, this is our third winter and we have reserved the same site for next year. Most of the people here are snowbirds and as such staying for extended periods. Coming in during the peak season means the site selections are limited. One of the attractions of this park is the "funky" layout. There are roomy sites and smallish sites, the larger ones usually occupied for the season. It is not a "cookie cutter" Class A only resort.
Rate reflects 50% Passport America discount. A nice small park, a few permanent rigs, and some seasonal, but nice long pull throughs available for transients. Water and electric only with a dump station. Open sky good for satellite reception. Park is right on the Ohio River. Very peaceful and quiet during the week, only the occasional low thrum of a tow boat on the river during the night - along with the obligatory train horn in the distance. A bit off the beaten path, about 90 miles east of Cincinnati. Have everything you need on board as we did not see anyplace to eat within 20 miles in either direction on US 52. When going from VA to Chi we usually go I-64 to I-75 in KY. We have not had good luck with campgrounds on that route, so we decided to try US 52 through southern Ohio. Turned out to be a good choice.
A very nice spot right on the ocean, except that the ocean front sites are just lined spaces along the edge of the boat launch parking lot. Site 12 had plenty of room for our 37' fiver with three slides and the heavy duty truck. Very helpful staff. Easy access to Boston, 10 minutes to commuter rail terminal, 50 minute drive into downtown in non-rush hour. Watch out for: One: The streets in Salem are the worst we have seen in any city in the US! We expected narrow and twisty, we did not expect huge bumps and potholes, manhole covers 2" to 3" below the level pavement, etc. Both coming in and leaving the inside of the fiver looked like we picked it up and shook it, in spite of going 20 MPH most of the way through Salem. Two: The directions from both Mapquest and the campground website send you down a city street with a 2-1/2 ton weight limit! Any of your RVs weigh less than 5k lbs.? Follow the truck route to the next light and turn right, it will put you back on track. $47 is for 50 amp, ocean front. Other sites cheaper. If you are staying out later than 10 PM ask for the gate key.
Very tight entry, but not as bad as it looks, owner was there immediately to guide us in. Not much parking at the registration area. Nice lake front sites with swimming, friendly owners. We are 60' feet long and had a large pull through with plenty of room, but only 30 amp. Big advantage was a straight pull from the site (site 44) out the rear gate onto the access road in the morning. Soup and Greens in Barre was a nice spot for dinner. Use exit 6 off of I-89; exit 5 looks closer but it is a winding, ROUGH road. We checked it out in our truck and went the other way with the rig.
Very nice wooded park, entry a bit tight but doable. We are a 37' 5th wheel with a heavy duty truck, so we are 60' long. Site D7 is large and roomy, 30 amp only, and a nominal pull through. The ground looks a little soft and it is a tight turn, so I will most likely just back out in the morning. Good cable TV, our satellite dish works, but cannot get HD channels. Lots of shade. Excellent Wi-Fi in the campground. Nice place with friendly owners. $20 rate reflects special 50% discount for first time campers: a great deal for the area.
Basic park with few amenities but REALLY GOOD WiFI! Passport America rate for first night. $32 per after that. We ended up staying four nights waiting for parts for a trailer repair. Lots to see and do in the area where we had only planned on spending one night: mostly Civil War history stuff. Convenient to Appomattox Court House National Park. Close to highway, but quiet. A fair number of long term residents in new looking trailers.
Passport America rate. Definitely a destination park, several miles of the highway on a winding road and it was a MILE from the office to our site. Lovely park. There were only three or four rigs here this early in the season. One section of the park looks to be all semi-permanent, weekend type campers. Wanted to do laundry but when the DW checked the front load washers, there was water sloshing in the tubs of all of them. So early in the season, we wondered how long that water had been sitting there and opted not to use them. Went to a Laundromat at our next stop. We would stop here again.
Regular campground with pull throughs, plenty of room, but watch the posts at the ends of the site as someone mentioned earlier. Maintenance looks a bit iffy: dumpsters were full when we arrived and still full the next morning. Park says to leave trash at site, which some previous campers did and it was still there. We wanted to fill a propane tank, but the guy who does it was not in yet at 9 AM, "Should be here soon." A motorhome was also waiting for propane so we decided not to wait on a "should be soon."
Basic park in the Winery parking lot: water and electric only, but water was still off for winter and electric was only 20 amp. Four miles off interstate on narrow winding road, climbing a mountain. No problem with our fiver and heavy duty truck. We were the only people here, very quiet. Nice restaurant and good food, but not light fare. Be ready for a big, sit-down dinner. We would stop again if in the area.
Passport America rate. This is the quietest RV Park we have been in in a very long time: one would think there was no one else here! Our site was in the back row at the top of the hill. No highway noise, no railroad! A number of permanent sites, all fairly new and in good shape. Roads we a bit tight for a 37' fifth wheel and a HDT: 60' overall, but doable. Had to park the truck in an adjacent site. Helpful and friendly staff. Nice park, will stop here again when in the area. Stayed two nights and spent the day at Organ Pie National Monument. Probably the best hamburger I ever had at 100 Estrella Restaurant in Ajo. Be sure to check it out!
Updating from our visit in January 2010. Stopped here again in late November since Boiling Springs was full. What an improvement in 11 months! New concrete pads, new hook-up posts that are the nicest I have seen, 20, 30, & 50 amp with a lighted post that can be switched off, and new water bibs. A nice overnight stop right off the interstate.
A lot of seasonal campers, mostly families from the area. Lots of kids and pets, very friendly, a well stocked store. A lot of organized activities during the season, the Saturday we were here was their annual Pig Roast. A great pork Bar-B-Que for $3.50 each! Supposed to bring two sides or dessert, but we got a pass since we had just pulled in. Great meal with wonderful desserts! Campground is older and around a lake, a bit tight, but our 60' HDT and fiver fit in a "pull-thru", in quotes since the trees prevented pulling out, had to back it out of site. No sewer hook-up, dump station. A bit away from interstates, but not far off US 30. Additional $2.50 a day charge for AC.
A nice, friendly, low key campground (the "Office" is in the managers golf cart). Back-in full hook-up sites around lake, but several wide open pull-thru sites with water and electric only, basically in an open field so plenty of room. Fair number of seasonal campers, mostly seniors. We arrived on Friday when they have a fish fry - delicious, large serving of fried whitefish and sides for $7.50 each! A bit off the interstate for an overnight, but not far from US 30. Passport America rate. No Wi-Fi, but Mi-Fi available in clubhouse, did not use it.
Of the 170 sites only 27 are available for overnight, the others are "seasonal", although most looked permanent. A nice family park, not real convenient for an overnight stop. Interior roads are pretty tight although I got through with a 36' fiver and a Heavy Duty truck. A very pretty location: the over night sites back up to a pretty stream with an open area for tent camping on the other side. Really quiet and peaceful on a weeknight. Noisiest things were the cattle a quarter mile away! $17 was Passport America rate.
We had planned on stopping at Boiling Springs Campground, but there had been snow that day and the lady @ Boiling Springs said the road in was impassable so she recommended Country Hearth just off the interstate. Campground was adequate for an overnight stop, but not much else. Campground is a flat spot behind a Country Hearth Motel, some of the water connections were frozen, electric went out in the middle of the night. It was however, an adequate place for a quick overnight stop in bad weather. Easy access off I-44.
Pricey and the sites are tight. Nicely landscaped with paved roads, but it was laid out before the age of big rigs. All sites are at 90 degrees to access road. Our 36' fifth wheel filled our site and we had to park our HDT in the storage area. Fair Wi-Fi. Park is very busy, difficult to get a phone confirmation of availability. Camping World, Cracker Barrel, and Flying J RV Center close by. Good security and easy access from I-4. Helpful staff and daily trash pick-up.
Passport America rate. Good overnight stop right off the interstate. Has pull-though sites and is quiet. Not much in the way of amenities. The diner/snack bar is no longer in business. Tough to find in the dark as it is not well marked. It is that gas station right off the westbound I-10 exit 212!
Monthly rate. We stayed here for the month of January and half of February. We had to leave early due to a family illness. I expected to lose the balance of our monthly fee, but they prorated a refund! A nice campground with a great atmosphere, lots of activities and a really welcoming owner. He will most likely be greeting you by name within a few days of your arrival, in spite of having 240 sites! Really friendly atmosphere in the campground. A variety of sites without the structured "rows" of RVs like a lot of campgrounds, kind of a quirky layout. We have reserved the same site for December, January, February next winter. Wi-Fi was occasionally spotty and slow, but we think the failing is more due to capacity in the area as opposed to the campground itself. They do have several spots around the campground for direct plug-in access that seemed to work better. Pet friendly, and our site was next to the entrance to the dog play area so in spite of not have a dog of our own we got to visit with a lot of the dogs in the park. We loved Tucson and we loved this campground.
Does not look like much from the road, in fact it looks pretty run down. Just as bad up close, but it is right off the interstate, has good WI-Fi, large open sites with easy in and out. Good overnight stop that we will use again on the way to Tucson next December. There is a good self service car wash large enough for a fifth wheel or motor home just west in Wilcox, south of the interstate. Not much help from the staff, took the money and said, "take any open site you want." Only negative besides the appearance, is the main line train tracks a half mile north of the park. Not too noisy though.
Nice small campground with very nice owner/operators. Located a ways off the interstate, but not far from downtown Roswell. We spent two nights due to overnight snow here and in the mountains to the southwest. Would use again for an overnight stop.
A nice small park with friendly & helpful owner. We stay here when we visit my mom in Sun City Center. Quiet and well off the highway. As others said there is no shade. Easy access with a big rig - 35' fiver and heavy duty truck. Extra charge for cable TV, but works well. Clear shot for satellite dish though.
A very pretty county park. There are water bibs every couple of sites, but hook-ups are not allowed. There was one close enough to us to fill our tank without moving. All grassy sites, very well maintained, some a little uneven and of varying size. We were here at the start of the Labor Day weekend, park was filling up with a lot of family groups. Lots of kids and dogs, but very quiet. A bit smoky as most people spent the evening sitting around their fire rings. Easy access to dump station which has a water bib with hose for flushing tanks. The park is close to Knoxville Speedway (Sprint Car Capital of the World). There maybe some noise on race nights, but no races while we were here. The obligatory train crossing was far enough away to be acceptable. Rate for electric only was $14, we paid $12 with the America the Beautiful senior pass. We would stop here again, although it is a bit off the interstate.
Very nice small park with friendly and helpful owner. Easy access to I-80 but far enough away that there is no traffic noise. Close to train tracks with loud whistles (sounds just like home!) if that bothers you. Excellent Wi-Fi, nice local grocery store just a few blocks away. $12.50 Passport America rate. Easy in & out. Good overnight spot.
A nice park, some sites are a little tight. Very steep hill on entry! Located about 7 miles off I-29, with easy access from I-70 via I-435. The sites at back of park are larger: pull-throughs and back-ins. There was plenty of room for a 37' fiver and HDT: 60' overall. The Wi-Fi weak at the back of park: worked outside at picnic table, but not in the rig. Also worked OK at laundry room, which is also nice. There is a big store, friendly personnel, and lots of worker-bees around. This is a Legacy RV Resort location, Passport America rate.
Rate is Passport America. Very nice small park. We arrived right at the end of a heavy thunderstorm, still raining. The park owner was very helpful and friendly, he came out in the rain to guide us to our spot, and gave us an easy in-out pull thru due to our 60' length (HDT & 36' fiver). Close to I-10 just a few miles east of I-75. Easy access and very little traffic noise despite proximity to interstate.
Nicely landscaped with paved roads. Very tight for a big rig (36' FW with a heavy duty truck - 60' long), had to ask another camper to move tow vehicle to get around corner. Site was long enough for the fiver and truck, but they are narrow. Alternate side entry means your picnic table is right beside your neighbor's. Good Wi-Fi.
Passport America rate. It is definitely not a scenic park, just rows of RVs pretty close together, a fair number were permanent. There is easy access from the Interstate and even though our site was close to the road it was quiet. A fair number of trees, but the overall feeling was of being very tight. There was not enough room to park our truck in our site, had to use a nearby vacant site and our neighbor had to move his TV for us to pull out. Laundry room was sparkling clean, large, and reasonably priced, one of the best we have seen. WiFI was good, cable was good.
This is a very nice destination park. There are a lot of permanent, vacation type units. Trees are trimmed well and there is room to maneuver, if a bit tight in places. We camped in a 36' fifth wheel with a heavy duty truck, 60 feet overall, they gave us a double pull through site, so there was room for the fiver, Volvo and smart car in the site. Laundry room might be a bit small in the summer with a full park. It is very pretty and very quiet. Not really an overnight stop as it is a ways off the interstate and several miles off the state highway. It is well maintained and well landscaped. WiFi was spotty for us, often dropped out and signal was weak and the park was not crowded during the week, although it picked up on Friday and Saturday.
Just as the previous poster said, a very nice park with big sites and super friendly and helpful staff. We are big - 36' fiver with HDT, 60' long. They took me to the site in a golf cart to look at it, then guided us in and helped park. Lots of trees, but not really tight. Did not try my sat. dish, but trees might be a problem. Excellent Wi-Fi! and good cable TV. They sell propane by weight or metered - I needed refill, they said to drop my tanks at the office in the AM. I did so on the way out and when we returned in the afternoon the tanks were not only filled and back at our site, but they were installed back in the fiver! I really appreciated not having to muscle those two 40 lb. tanks back into the compartment! Excellent price as well. This is not a destination park, but an excellent place to stay while visiting the Chapel Hill area. Good location, very quiet and not over lighted.
New and very nice park. Large, well graded sites. Wi-Fi worked well. Friendly and helpful owner, offered directions and recommendations, picnic table or fire ring if we wanted one. Cable TV excellent and easy to aim satellite dish, only trees in campground are small and newly planted. Nice landscaping. We used Passport America for first night.
A nice small park with very friendly and helpful owners. The only other units there were a couple of fairly long term units. It is a pretty location out in the country, very quiet. No WiFi advertised, but we were able to find and use an open connection, we are not sure if it belonged to the park. Back-in spots only, but easy access with a 36' fifth wheel and a heavy duty truck.
A very nice for a large state park. It is a long drive in from entrance (2 miles). There is an extra fee for vehicles above campsite charge. We camped in a fifth wheel and they wanted to charge us $8 per day for the truck & the car we carry. We managed to convince the ranger at entrance that the truck was part of the fiver and would not be in & out so we only bought passes for the car. We camped in Coyote Loop. It is not to far from tent camping area but it was very quiet all the time. When we were there and the campground was full. We will return again.
We stayed one night while on the road, rolled in at dusk and left first thing in the morning. Looked like a very nice campground and we commented that it looked like a nice place to stay a few days next time through. Friendly and helpful staff.
Nicely laid out state park, very roomy sites, most pull through. Campground was full, including tent camping but it was very quiet. Note that camp rate does not include $8 per day park pass. They wanted to make me buy one for both the truck and the car, but I convinced the ranger on duty that the truck would not be going in and out so I only needed daily passes for the car.
Quietest campground we ever stayed in. Well off road with very roomy sites. Pull thrus available but we took a back-in site to have rear windows facing into woods. Wildlife abounds, saw deer, prong-horns, and wild turkeys in the campground. Deer were daily visitors. We have a 35' fifth wheel with a Heavy Duty Truck, plenty of room. Abuts state park land and nature preserve. Centrally located and convenient to most Black Hills attractions.