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08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This place is a real find. It's five miles north of Bishop in the beautiful Eastern Sierras and far enough off the highway that you do not hear traffic. Every one of the decent-sized sites back-up to a creek and has a good-sized lawn. There is a tree line south of the sites with hook-ups but I somehow still managed to get a good satellite signal. Verizon service was fine. The nighttime skies are wonderfully dark for stargazing. The $25/day is fair, but remember, no credit cards. Besides the beautiful surroundings, this campground has the most pleasant, helpful and personable host I've ever come across. There is nothing that she will not do to make her guests happy. For all these reasons I am rating this campground a "ten," even though it lacks sewers (which are only an issue on longer stays). We look forward to returning here.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price reflects Good Sam discount. This is a nice looking park six miles east of the Vegas Strip. The staff is friendly and helpful and the gate has security 24/7. WiFi is excellent. Unfortunately, we were here when the temperature was 110, which is not helped by the all asphalt and gravel, grass-free grounds and lack of shade. There are only a couple designated areas to walk the dog. We would stay here again but only in the cooler months, and we would first check-out a similar looking park around the corner that advertises for $16/day.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price reflects use of access pass. I second everything the previous poster said, it's a great place to camp if you can live without hook-ups. This is an especially good choice if you have a toad, rather than drive the extra 44 miles each way in the RV to stay in a campgrounds that are more expensive and hard to maneuver in at the North Rim park, stay here and drive the car in. The road's a lot more fun and way cheaper driving a car instead of your whole rig. And the North Rim campground only allows generators 4 hours a day; this park let's you run it all day except from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent enough park for a couple of days, but make sure you get the right site if you have a big rig. We have a 31 ft. MH and had to jockey back and forth to be sure we weren't sticking out of either side of our pull-through. The Glen Canyon dam is only minutes away and very impressive. The camp store has a nice selection. You can rent boats near by but I suggest advance reservations.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
BE AWARE: There are some discrepancies on the prices as far as what the website says, what ReserveAmerica says, and what you find out when you get here. There are only 4 sites with full hook-ups and you have to pay $25/night for these. There are also about 16 electric only sites. When you make a reservation through ReserveAmerica, they only collect the basic fee; be prepared to pay for other services when you get here. This is a very nice, quiet park in beautiful SW Colorado. Even on a summer weekend the park was almost empty. The host was very helpful and sells firewood and ice. A short drive down the hill is the reservoir. About 6 miles away is a convenience store where you can pick up bait and a fishing license (It's the Phillips gas station). Dolores is small and Cortez is about 12 miles away, do try to come with all you need.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
First of all, AN IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are driving a motor home with a toad, you will only have to pay one $6 vehicle fee, not $12 for "Two motorized vehicles," as some thought. The policy at Colorado state parks has been changed and they will give you a free pass for your toad. So, the $30 rate reflects $24 for a full-hook-up site and one $6 vehicle charge per day. This is a beautiful park. If you want full hook-ups you need to stay at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground which is north of the Reservoir next to the rushing Uncompagre River and two ponds stocked with trout. Sites are very spacious and private with lots of pull-throughs. No WiFi but Verizon works. Montrose is 14 miles up the road with anything you might need, including a Super Wal-Mart, Target, etc., but Ridgway is only 5 miles south and has a decent market and other stores. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
In the words of Betty Davis, this place is a dump. I have never rated a park less than a 7 before, mostly because I do my research and always choose a park that has proven itself to those that have gone before me. But this time, I was fooled. I cannot prove anything, but does anyone else find it a little fishy the way this park has been rated? Prior ratings are 3 tens, a nine, a three, and a two. And while the reviewers who gave the park a three and a two have 15 and 11 other reviews respectively, the reviewers who gave the park the tens and the nine have three reviews between all four of them! And one of those reviews was for a park that was given a five, and just happened to be right up the road from this one!! And some of the comments in one review are taken verbatim from the website. Very strange indeed. This park is, without a doubt, the worst RV park I have ever seen. Junk is strewn everywhere. When I got there, the place was devoid of other guests, except for two- some personal friends of the owners who seemed to be far more important than us, and a nice fellow who said to us, "The place sure doesn't look like the pictures on the website, does it?" None of the sites are level and some have deep ditches to avoid. Even after placing three boards under the downhill hydraulic levelers, I still couldn't get my rig level. Then, I saw the electric was only 20A after being told it would be 30A, and when I told the owner, he said, "Oh, it's really 30 amps!" All over the park is junk- rusty fuel tanks, rusty and beat up porta-potties, RVs that look like they are from the sixties, boats, etc. We were close to the office, and the WiFi was still very slow, and I couldn't get a Verizon signal, so that meant no air card or cell phone. There were two large dogs that wandered all over the property; I don't know who they belonged to. There is no way I can describe the office except to say calling it a pigsty is an insult- to pigs. It doesn't look anything like an office- no counter, broken furniture you practically have to climb over, empty liquor bottles, dirt everywhere, etc. As you enter this "office" you see an old washer and drier, and a sign on the bathroom that says, "$5.00/shower"! It is highly ironic that the first park I came across that charges for a shower has a shower so filthy I wouldn't use it if you paid me $50.00! I thought about giving the park a 2 or a 3 based on the gorgeous surroundings, but it doesn't deserve even that. The place is a blight on the beautiful landscape and should be cleaned up or condemned. We planned on staying a week but left after one day. I don't even have to say it- we wouldn't stay here again if it was free.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price is average for 8 days (3 days Passport, 5 days regular). There are at least a couple of shady sites; we had one. Like the other reviewers, I liked this park for it's long pull-throughs, spacious, level sites, and friendly staff. Clean laundry room with 3 and 3. Wi-Fi was generally decent, Verizon was fine, so was satellite reception. Nice dark night skies. Nearby highway is a little annoying but not terrible. Montrose, with good shopping, is 8 miles up the highway. We would definitely stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
First of all, DO NOT plan on gassing up in Fort Stockton; the prices at all 5 or 6 stations in town are 30 cents higher than anywhere else we were in Texas. This new park is a flat square of clean white gravel with hook-ups on a hill. All pull-throughs, close to the Interstate and a fair price makes it a perfect overnight stop when crossing Texas. Owners are very nice too. We would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a difficult campground to rate. There are no hook-ups and very few sites that can accommodate an RV. But this is Colorado, so that means gorgeous mountains and the sand dunes are magnificent. A place not to miss. It's worth the discomfort for a couple of days to see them. The campground is really made for tents, though.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice park about 20 minutes from the center of Santa Fe, and true to its name has beautiful skies and views of the mountains. The front and back of the park are quite different. The front is like a regular RV park with the sites all in rows, but the back is a little more camp-like. We had excellent Wi-Fi in site #25. In the back is a display of antique farm implements; kind of cool but keep an eye on your kids back here.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is based on staying for seven days and paying for six. This is an excellent park. The only thing that would make it better would be if it wasn't just gravel. But the views are beautiful, the sites are spacious and all pull-throughs, and the convenience store is not only convenient but it has low prices! The owners are very nice and helpful. The park is 5 miles from the center of Taos, which was fine for us- dark skies and quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We only overnighted here, and it served our purpose fine. All the sites are pull-throughs, it's right off I-40, and next door to a Camping World. Not the kind of place I'd stay at if I planned on hanging out around the RV, though. The traffic noise is constant, and it's far from nature, but if we had a reason to be in Albuquerque for a couple of days or needed to overnight again, we would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is based on a night of boondocking on the beach. We have done little dry camping and thought we'd give it a try here. Once you pay your $8 you can plop your rig down just about anywhere you like. Most choose the beach, and some park quite close. The main reason I'm writing this review is to warn my fellow RVers if you opt for the beach, be very careful where you go, especially in a heavy motor home. You'll still have a great view of the lake 50 yards from the water where the sand is hard-packed. We tried to get closer and needed to be towed out. This is a great park if you're into boating, jet skis, and other water activities, but not much else. We would stay here again, but probably in a site with hook-ups.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is based on monthly stay, including metered electric. This is a nice park run by nice people. As noted by others, the streets are very wide. Excellent for a one-night stay because of the abundant pull-throughs around the perimeter. But they are all gravel, so unless you really don't want to unhook the toad, choose one of the back-in sites, which are mostly roomy, with shade and grass. The park is convenient to everything. Walmart is less than two miles, and nothing is more than 12 minutes away. If you come in the summer, be prepared to run the A/C all day; it was 100+ almost every day in June. The humidity is very low, so it's almost tolerable. My only complaints are the gravel roads are very dusty, and a car washing is good for about a day, and the WiFi is better in some sites than others. Three days after we arrived, we were asked to move because we were accidentally put in a site that couldn't be properly metered. It was an honest mistake, and they were very nice about it. I mention it because they made a very fair price adjustment as a result. While we were there, the clubhouse was being expanded and rebuilt. We would definitely stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for five days in early May. Price reflect Golden Access discount, which is very nice, as only National sites usually honor the pass, not State Parks. Even at full price this place is a bargain, doubly so with the discount. We spent the first night in the old campground in site 114, but asked to move after one night for two reasons: The old campground is a bit lacking in privacy, and our site was a few feet from the construction of the new bathhouse and we expected noise and dust. The park was very helpful and accommodating in helping us select a new site (#78) in the new campground which was far roomier and private. Fontainebleu is on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain and feels like you're pretty far from civilization, even though Mandeville is just minutes away with anything you might need. New Orleans and The French Quarter are 50 minutes directly across the lake on a 23-mile long causeway which is a trip you do not want to miss. The park has excellent Wi-Fi. I give the park a rating of "8;" It would be a "10" except for no sewers (except at four sites and if you want one, plan on reservations far in advance) and it was quite hot, humid, and buggy. We would definitely stay here again, but probably come at a slightly cooler time of year.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A lovely park. We spent five days here in late April. The park takes up a few hundred acres at the end of a long spit of land between the Gulf of Mexico and The Grand Lagoon. Everything you would expect is here: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing. There are two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp. The beaches here are famous for their fine white sand. Good birding, too. Be aware that Panama City Beach is a huge Spring Break party town, so consider whether sharing the place with tens of thousands of hormonal young people, fits in with your plans when you choose your stay dates. The bathrooms are clean and the showers have enough water pressure to wash an elephant. Everything about this place is terrific except for the lack of WiFi and the lack of sewers at the sites. If not for that, I surely would have given this place a ten. We'd love to stay again.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We love this park! One of the main reasons my wife and I are full-timing, it is to decide where we want to settle down. After a couple of days here, I said to my wife, "Wherever we end up, I want it to be near a park just like this one." The centerpiece of John Prince Park is 356-acre Lake Osborne: a great place for boating, fishing, and jet-skiing (thankfully, we only spotted a few of those noisy contraptions)! There is a two-week limit for staying at any of the several dozen lakeside sites. There are walking and cycling paths all over the park, including a 9-mile path that circles the lake. Also, there are lots of playgrounds, a cardiac circuit, a golf learning center, picnic tables at the camp sites and throughout the park, and even petanque courts. What is petanque, you ask? Apparently, it's similar to bocce or bowls. Does that help? No, it didn't help me either. Directly adjacent to the Park, is Palm Beach County Park Airport, a busy general aviation airport (no jets allowed). I happen to love airplanes and aviation, so this didn't bother me. Others may not feel the same, as the sound of Cessnas, Pipers, and Beechcraft fill the air every few minutes. This is the only reason I rated the park a "9," otherwise it would be a solid "10" in my book. The other thing that fills the air above John Prince Park are birds, and if you are a birder you will be very content. We will certainly stay here again if we come near Palm Beach County again.
04/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I have very mixed feelings about this campground. I rated it a "7" even though we probably would not stay here again, but that's because others may not be as bothered by certain things as I. We stayed in the Pine Grove Campground which was re-built after a hurricane and fire destroyed it a few years ago. Everything is brand-spankin' new: wide asphalt roads, level, white-gravel sites, nice hook-ups, roomy sites, and while we didn't use them, I'm sure the bathrooms are fine. That's all good, but the newness means the landscaping is immature, so no shade or wind break. When we were here it was hot, but too windy to put down our awning safely. What I liked the least was the campground is spitting distance from US Route 1, so the hum (roar?) of traffic is constant 24 hours a day. This is problematic for me because I usually stay pretty close to the motor home. This may not bother you as much, especially if you spend a lot of time away from the RV hiking, cycling, swimming, boating, etc. But keep in mind the noise does not stop when the sun goes down. If we were to give this place another shot we would try the other campground by the river. We understand the sites are older, smaller, and harder to negotiate an RV into, but it is 4 miles from the road and I am guessing has much more of the campground atmosphere we (and perhaps you?) prefer.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent the month of March here in a riverside site. The $23 rate is single night, non-riverside Passport America rate, we paid $715 for the month. Okeechobee has more RV resort/trailer park/campgrounds (they kind of overlap here) than anyplace in the world, I think. Most are on the rim canal around the lake; Zachary Taylor is 300 yards from the lake on Taylor Creek, and it is a gorgeous spot. It's a real bird lover's paradise with egrets, blue herons, storks, ibis, osprey, and much more. The fishing's good, either from the park's dock or from a boat. There is the typical mix of residents, snow birds, and transients. If you like to join the group for pot-luck suppers, etc. there's lots of planned activities, but we didn't join in much and everyone still seemed to have a smile for us. The manager and her staff could not be more accommodating. Even after a month I had to drag my wife away, we really loved it here.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice campground. Sites are level but a bit close together. The canopy of trees is so dense you cannot tell it is a campground on Google Earth! I guess this makes it nice and cool during high summer. All the foliage is high up though, so it still feels roomy down on the ground. Jekyll Island is a terrific place: quiet, peaceful, beautiful beaches, and a real cycling paradise! Be sure to gas up before heading onto the island, and stock up too. There are no gas stations, pharmacies, or supermarkets on the island, and it's 1/2 hour to Brunswick for most of what you might need. There's a decent camp store, but prices are predictably high. Ice and firewood is sold, and there's a bike rental too.
01/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed here for 4 days in January when they only have the first 2 loops open. It's a very pleasant place to camp. Decent sized, level sites, friendly and helpful staff. This was our first visit to a campground in our RV, and I was having trouble emptying the grey water tank. One of the rangers actually helped me and even though it got messy, he never stopped smiling! I think most people think "golf" when they hear "Myrtle Beach," but I'll forever think "Miniature golf"- just a few miles up the road in town there are more miniature golf courses than anywhere else in the world, I think, each one bigger, more elaborate and more bizarre than the next! We will definitely stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rate paid reflects FMCA discount. This park is exactly what you might expect in a wealthy getaway like Hilton Head: perfect. While many RV Parks call themselves resorts, this place really feels like one: everything is immaculate. All the sites are privately owned and most have been upgraded with brick, lighting, expensive seating, umbrellas, etc. The bath areas are country club quality. Beautiful landscaping throughout. The price is high compared to most parks, but more than reasonable for what you get. Virtually every coach we saw on the property was a gorgeous, big, new class A. When we drove in with our 31' Class C I felt a bit like a poor cousin! I was never treated like one, though. The staff were warm and accommodating and the other guests were friendly too. We would certainly stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A comfortable place to stay a while, especially if you are going to Disney- it's only 15 minutes away. Short-term guests are interspersed with mostly elderly long-term and permanent residents. This is a very friendly place; virtually everyone you pass smiles and says hi. The office manager Lynn and the rest of the staff are warm and helpful. Fifteen minutes away is Kissimmee, which has every store known to man. This is NOT a place of great natural beauty; it is on the outskirts of the sprawl known as Orlando. But the price is good (great if you stay a month: $445+ electric), the people are friendly, and there are a million things to do in the area, especially if you have the budget to visit the theme parks. Sites are level and most are about 20' x 45' (some a bit bigger) with a 6' x 15' concrete patio. There is Wi-Fi but you need to be right by the office to pick it up. We would stay here again.
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