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11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Good overnight stop (or longer). Helpful staff provided popcorn at check-in and a much appreciated escort to our site on a cold, dark, and windy night after a long day on the road. Ninety foot long level, gravel pull-through sites make set-up easy. The park is near I-75 but far enough away that there is no road noise. Cash only, no credit cards. We would stay there again.
11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful and well maintained park. All staff are friendly and helpful. Groceries and shopping are nearby. Cable and WiFi are provided, although the WiFi signal may be stronger at some sites than others. Restrooms and showers are clean and well maintained. The white sand beach is beautiful, accessed via a paved path over a half-mile from the campground. You can walk or bike to the beach, but those with beach chairs, umbrellas, and other gear will find it more convenient to take the park shuttle. We would stay there again.
11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful park with easy access to a fantastic white sand beach. There are two camping areas, Gulf Breeze campground which is more open and located right behind the beach dunes, and Shady Pines which is nestled in the pine forest a little further from the beach. Both have easy beach access via boardwalks over the dunes. Our site in Gulf Breeze was sand, although there are a few concrete paved sites. There is a lot of variation in site length and width, so be sure to check the size when making reservations. Restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. We received all major networks on our TV antenna, but Verizon cell service was non-existent. The drive to Port St. Joe is over 20 miles, so be sure to bring all you need. There are a couple of convenience stores on the peninsula for necessities. We would camp here again.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Convenient overnight stop on I-65. Long pull-through gravel sites are convenient and level. Restrooms and showers are clean and well maintained. Although there was some highway noise, it was not excessive. We would stop here again.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park was initially built by the Civil Conservation Corp. It is a National Forest Service park, located in the Cherokee National Forest. There are 33 RV sites, all very large, level, and shaded. Sites are gravel and have electric hookups only. All sites are first come, first serve, no reservations. A mountain stream runs beside the campground. A small concrete lined pond is fed by the stream and available for swimming. Hiking trails lead to waterfalls upstream. Hose bibs are provided at a few locations in the campground to fill water tanks. A dump station is provided. Hot showers and flush toilets are available. For those who can enjoy a quiet wooded setting with only limited amenities, Rock Creek is a very pleasant experience.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Reservations are a must at this popular park; particularly, if you want a site near the beach (up to site #88). Sites back in the marsh are more available, but lack the view and beach breeze. Campground roads are paved, except where they have suffered beach erosion, and the sites are packed sand. Most sites are shaded by trees. Trees close to the roads give big rig drivers fits as they try to thread the needle. We visit this campground at least once a year and look forward to each visit.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very convenient park for an overnight stop. All sites are pull-through and very long. There is road noise from the interstate, but not terribly bothersome. The restrooms/showers are old and greatly in need of rehab. We would stop here again for an overnighter.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
The campground is located in a very large, well maintained county park. Roads are paved, but the campsites are packed lime-rock. A few pairs of sites share common entries, so those sites are not as wide as the single entry sites. A few mosquitoes are expected in the low-country, but they did not interfere with any activities. Wi-Fi worked well. The park is located conveniently with travel time of about 10 minutes to downtown Charleston. A GPS is very helpful. If traveling up Ashley River Road to visit the plantations, be sure to stop at Sunflower Cafe for breakfast/lunch. We look forward to another visit to James Island.
05/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
In the face of an approaching storm as we drove down I-40, we saw the signs for Joy-O and decided to stop for the night. The campground is adjacent to I-40, but traffic noise was not too bad. Interior roads and sites are gravel. The old breaker box at the site had a 30 amp receptacle but no breakers, just an open hole where the breakers should have been. The breakers for all sites are located in a couple of panels mounted in the center of the campground. The receptacle in the box was not secure, and jiggling it caused the power to go on & off. The restrooms and showers are old and were relatively clean given their age, but a major rehab is needed. Given the poor condition of the electrical system in this campground, we will not stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was an overnight stop while traveling on I-40. Easy access, interior roads paved, level gravel sites. We had a full hook-up pull-through site (#E03). Staff was friendly, provided escort to our site. This was one of the better KOA campgrounds we have stayed at. There are large open grassy areas, a small lake, and lots of peace and quiet. Restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. We would stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stopped here overnight while eastbound on I-40. This is an excellent overnight stop: easy access, long, level pull-through full hookup sites, and the price is right. Noise from the interstate was minimal. We would definitely stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for a few days while visiting relatives in Flagstaff. This is a very old campground with some tight spots, so use care when maneuvering. We had a back-in E/W site in the older lower section. Due to the trees, it took two tries to back the trailer into the site, but that was no great problem. The campground staff were nice and helpful. There were multiple restrooms and showers, all very clean and well maintained. There were two laundry rooms. Traffic noise from the nearby highway was minimal. There is no TV reception. If you desire TV and do not have a dish, pay the extra fee for a site with cable TV. The campground is very well maintained. It is one of the best KOAs we have stayed at, and we would stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We came to see the Grand Canyon, and our stay at this campground served that purpose well. If we had come to relax and enjoy the amenities of the campground itself, the rating would be radically different. But the location and the availability of the park shuttle bus right at the campground entrance fit our needs well. We were pleased with our stay at Trailer Village and would stay again.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped at Watchman for four nights while touring Zion National Park. Entering from the east, we purchased the $15 oversize vehicle permit for passage through the tunnel. At the tunnel, traffic is stopped to allow oversize vehicles to drive down the center of the tunnel. Check-in at Watchman was quick and easy. Water was available at the dump station to fill tanks. No water is provided at individual sites in the campground. Restrooms are the Park Service standard design and were clean. There are no showers. Roads in the campground are paved, while campsites are gravel/dirt. Our site, #B032, was large and had beautiful views. However, an infestation of tent caterpillars was at its peak and they were crawling everywhere. Watchman Campground is adjacent to the Zion Visitor Center, and it is just a short walk to access the shuttle buses to ride up the Scenic Drive or into town. There is no WiFi in the campground, so we used the facilities at the Springdale library to check mail. While at Zion, it is worthwhile to take the short ride up I-15 to see the Kolob Canyons. Watchman campground is very busy and reservations are necessary. We would camp here again.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at this campground for three nights while touring Capital Reef National Park. The campground is very well maintained, with gravel roads and large sites. We had site #1, a back-in site along the back row with beautiful views. Campground staff were very friendly and helpful. There were multiple restrooms and showers, all clean and well maintained, and two laundry rooms. It was cold (25 degrees) and very windy during our visit. There is only a small, high-priced general store in Torrey for groceries and supplies, so it is best to bring groceries and supplies with you. Thousand Lakes is a very nice campground and we would camp here again.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed at this park for four nights while visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Although a few miles south of Moab, the campground is still conveniently located to visit the town and the parks. We had a large back-in site (#41) along the rear fence, which had beautiful views and plenty of room for our trailer and tow vehicle. Roads and sites were gravel and sand. Restrooms were clean and well maintained. The campground is adjacent to a horse racetrack, which was not in operation during our visit. We were happy with this campground and would visit again.
04/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stopped at this campground overnight on a trip west. The campground is perched on the side of a hill next to the interstate, with the individual sites terraced on the side of the hill. The office and rest rooms are located at the top of the hill. There is some road noise from the interstate, but not unbearable. It is a cardio-hike up to the restrooms, which were clean. A number of sites were occupied by long-term campers and contractors. There is no cable TV or WiFi at the sites. There is supposedly a WiFi hotspot up by the office, but I did not climb up there to try it. It was raining during our stay, and our site was quite muddy.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed overnight at this campground on our way west. Although the campground is adjacent to I-70, there is little road noise. Sites are large, level and gravel, easy in/out. The restrooms and showers were exceptionally clean and well maintained. A playground, miniature golf, and hot tubs are available, although they were not open yet during our early season visit. The steakhouse within easy walking distance next door says they cut their own steaks, and ours were excellent. This was a great overnight stop, and we would return.
04/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped here as an overnight stop on our way west. We stayed in site #14, a level, concrete-paved pull-through, E/W/S. The campground is close to I-70, but the traffic noise was not too noticeable. A small building contained a laundry and two unisex restrooms. Each restroom was equipped with toilet, vanity, and shower stall, clean and well maintained. Most sites appeared to be occupied by contractors; we seemed to be the only overnighters. We would stay here again.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here as an overnight stop on a trip west. This early in the season, there were only a few other campers. The office was closed so we used self-check-in. Sites were paved, level, and large. Rest rooms and showers were clean and well maintained. The campground is convenient to the interstate. We would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a great beachfront campground. Reservations are required many months in advance for sites closer to the ocean. Sites are generally large and well spaced, although beach erosion has forced relocation of some sites. We stayed for eight days on site #33, within view of the water but back far enough to avoid blowing sand. Staff has dumped sand on some sites to elevate them, but the soft sand just bogs down big rigs. While the park is beautiful, the restroom and shower facilities were the worst we have ever experienced. We will probably not go back there until those facilities are updated.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This National Forest campground is managed by Cradle of Forestry personnel. It's location on the edge of Asheville provides convenient access to the many tourist activities that Asheville provides. Campsites are shaded, well spaced, and quiet. The showerhouse serving the Lakeside loop was clean and brand new. All campground roads were in the process of being repaved. We overnighted here on our way to the beach. We've stayed at many of the private campgrounds in Asheville, but Lake Powhatan will be our #1 choice in the future. Price reflects the Golden Age discount.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Fish Creek is the only park campground on the western side of the park that accepts reservations. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel pull-offs. There are no hook-ups and no showers. Generators are permitted for two hours each morning, mid-day, and evening. We stayed at this campground for 7 days while exploring Glacier NP. Our site, A-23, was large and overlooked Fish Creek. We were pleased and surprised to have cell service (Verizon). The staff was friendly and helpful, and presented nightly programs in the amphitheater. The Going-to-the-Sun Road did not open all the way to Logan Pass until the afternoon of June 24. We enjoyed this campground and would stay again.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
After almost two weeks of dry camping at Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, we were delighted to stop for a couple of days at this park with full hook-ups, cable TV, and WiFi. The park is immaculately maintained, with large shaded level sites and attractive landscaping. The staff and guests were very friendly and invited us to their happy hour in the gazebo. The nearby Wal-Mart and Safeway were convenient for replenishing supplies. Polson appears to be a quaint and pleasant town on Flathead Lake, and we wish we had more time to explore. We would return to this park again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice large campground on the western side of Yellowstone. Roads and pull-through pull-outs are paved. Our truck and 28 foot trailer fit nicely on the site. There are no hook-ups and no showers. We stayed here six days while touring the park. It is cold in mid-June, had snow on the ground one morning, with snow/sleet all day! Generators are allowed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but our single battery would not run the furnace fan all night even with the thermostat dialed down to 55. Bison came wandering through the campground early one morning. The campground was full every night; reservations are recommended. Our experience here was pleasant, and we would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Grindstone is a US Forest Service campground, with the extremely friendly campground hosts provided by the Cradle of Forestry. It is located in a remote area on the flanks of Mount Rogers. At approximately 3,700 ft. elevation and heavily wooded, the campground is relatively cool. We escaped the summer 90s and enjoyed the 72 degree highs in the campground. Campground roads are paved, while sites are gravel. Most sites are long and very widely spaced, providing a lot of privacy. Sites 29, 43, and 58 have steep downhill entry slopes, so longer rigs will have difficulty leveling front-to-back. Opossum loop has no hook-ups. Cottontail loop sites have water, electric hook-ups. Groundhog loop has both basic and water, electric sites. Groundhog loop is close to the highway so road noise can be aggravating. There is no WiFi or cell phone service, and the tree canopy makes locating satellite dishes difficult or impossible. The nearby VA Creeper Trail provides enjoyable bicycle riding experience. Hikers can take the trail up to the summit of Mt. Rogers right from the campground. For those wanting a cool, peaceful, and quiet camping experience, this is the place! The fee shown reflects the senior discount. The campground is busy on weekends, so reservations are recommended for sites with utilities.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a large, old Park Service campground with a picnic table and fire ring at each site as the only amenities. There are multiple one-way loops, some designated as non-generator, with pull-offs on both sides of the loop roads as sites. Generator hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sites at the lower end of the loops can be damp or flooded. Sites are generally large, but some of the pull-offs can be too short for longer rigs. The restrooms were old, cold, wet, poorly lit and badly in need of painting. (The same design restrooms up in Yellowstone NP were much better maintained). There are no showers, but there are public pay showers available in the main Colter Bay area. We stayed here for four nights while touring Grand Teton NP. Recognizing that this is a drycamping facility, our experience was good. Only the restrooms were below par. The price reflects the 50% senior discount. We would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Friendly folks, mountain vistas, and extremely large, level sites made this a nice overnight stop for us on our way north to Grand Teton NP. Restrooms and showers were very clean. The on-site laundry needed maintenance as some of the machines were not working. There is no Wi-Fi. Many sites were occupied long-term by construction workers, but a lot of transient sites were available. The park is very remote; the nearest stores and services are up the road in Pinedale. It is convenient for an overnight stop, and we would stay again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very busy park drawing traffic from two intersecting interstate highways. Gravel sites and roads. Park is in-town on a relatively small parcel, and sites are very close together. Restrooms and showers are clean. Park is unique for the BBQ smoked and served on site. Locals come for take-out. Park is convenient for an overnighter. We would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Campground is neat and clean, very convenient to I-80. Sites and roads are gravel. Campground was not busy, so we were given two back-to-back sites to use as a pull-through so we did not have to unhook. Restrooms were clean. There was a nice pool and playground for children. We stayed here one night on our way west. With tornado warnings in the area, we were glad the campground had a large storm shelter, but we did not have to use it. Highway noise would be aggravating on a longer stay. We would stay here again for an overnighter.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Small, well maintained campground just north of the small town of Geneseo. A few miles off the interstate, but worth the extra few minutes of travel to avoid the traffic noise. From exit 19, be sure to follow the blue campground signs through town, as a GPS would take you through a low underpass. Restrooms are especially clean and they even provide fresh, clean washcloths, a nice touch. We stayed here only one night on our trek west, but would definitely stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Older park, family owned and operated, very well maintained. Restrooms very clean. Park is a little bit off the main highways but is easy to find and very quiet. Sites are gravel/grass, some seasonal sites. Stayed here one night on brief visit to South Bend.
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