I love this park. It is so beautiful and unique. Go in the summer and see the "Texas" production on the outdoor stage. Fabulous! I would have given it a 10 if it had full hookups. We stayed in the Mesquite Campground. Private and what a view. If you love to hike and bike or just appreciate the great west, this is the place for you. I will be back good Lord willing, and the creek don't rise!
If I could give this park a 20 I would. The setting is beautiful right along the Yellowstone River. We had a pullthrough site. Spotless does not even begin to describe how clean every area of the park is. The owners work constantly improving and maintaining the park and facilities. The owners were so very nice and helpful when we locked ourselves out of our motorhome. BTW Bruce's Lock and Key out of Bozeman was fabulous in resolving our problem. Very peaceful. It was 30 miles to Yellowstone National Park but the drive was very pleasant. Wish I could have stayed here all summer. I do hope I get to come back.
Thank heavens for the sweet managers on duty that night. We came in late during a downpour and the dear folks waited for us. We had a terrible time finding the campground and they kindly "talked" us in the right direction. I know they thought they were dealing with the village idiots. The park is kept very clean. The sites are gravel. We had to unhook our dinghy before pulling in. We were led to the site and the nice gentleman guided us in in the pouring down rain. I would stay here again for sure. Thank you 7th Ranch for your kindness.
I would have given this park a 10 but the water pressure was horrible. They were having trouble with their pump and had been having trouble for awhile. One night the water was off for awhile. The good news is the park is outside of the town of Custer in a beautiful location away from the traffic and noise. The sites are gravel and level. The park is well kept and managers are on site. Very clean. They need one more trash dumpster to accommodate all the trash. Managers were nice. I would definitely come back.
We camped here overnight on our way to South Dakota. It is out in the country but on a pretty hill. The sites are gravel. There is no shade. The park is very clean. Good for an overnight. I would come back to Valentine as there are many outdoor activities available and the town itself is charming.
Do not follow the directions on your GPS! The park is on the opposite side of the highway from the precious town of Henderson. Easy access off the highway. Very clean and level gravel sites. They also run a pizza business and it was good. We were here for just overnight but would go back again if in the area. Very nice managers. Not any shade where we parked, but other sites are available with some shade.
We camped here overnight on the way to South Dakota. We missed it the first time but were able to turn around and get back to it. It is slightly out of town. Nicely treed with paved pads. There owner was super helpful in getting us parked as it was night when we got here. Quiet and clean. Good spot for an overnight.
Fabulous park. I wish it had a pool. I was told "we have a lake". Yes, that is true but the lakes are low and not everyone likes to swim in the lake. But other than that, it was perfection. Great sites, we were in a back in. All paved with plenty of room for your tow vehicle. Spotlessly clean in every respect. The showers, bathroom and laundry were immaculate. I have to say it was the best priced laundry at a dollar a load I have seen in a long time. The roads are paved and the sites well spaced. There are two separate campsites. We stayed at the one as you enter which seems to have more treed sites. Covered picnic tables and fire rings and grills at each site. Firewood is available for purchase. The staff are efficient and check-in was easy. We were guided to our site and the gentleman helped us to back up. The playground is super. I can't wait to take my granddaughter. I know that it will be a hit with her. There is a roped off swimming area and a sandy beach. There is ample room for kids to ride bikes and play games. Plenty of open space. Golf carts are available for rental as well as bikes and kayaks. It is convenient to all Grapevine activities and only a couple of miles from Historic Downtown Grapevine. There is also a store at the campgrounds which is minimally stocked with necessities. I thought it was a little pricey. We are not used to paying that much per day. We'll save up and try to return for a long weekend stay with the grandkids.
We camped at Big Cedar for a week. My husband is a hunter and has a lease in the area. One thing I can positively say about Big Cedar is that it is spotlessly clean. The owner keeps a keen eye on the place and lives there as well. The spaces are grass but very level. Getting in and out was easy. There are no grills at each site. They do have a very nice laundry facility. I did not see any playground equipment for children. There are two nice cabins for rent as well. The rate reflects Passport America. We will return if we are back in the area again.
We camped here for 6 nights during the 100 year celebration of the Southern Bison Herd. The herd has been released in the park to roam their original grasslands. The sites are large and very easily accommodated our 39' 5th wheel. 30 and 50 amp service is available. Each site has a covered picnic table with a grill/fire ring. There is a burn ban currently in place. We rented horses from a man in Quitaque and he delivered them to the park for us. A trail ride was part of the weekend celebration and the folks kindly let us tag along on our horses. I highly recommend doing this is possible because you get a very different perspective of the canyon from the bottom of the canyon on the back of a horse. There are great hiking and riding trails. There is also the Trailway system which is part of the park but accessed outside of the park. It was a railway that had been abandoned and has the only RxR tunnel in Texas. Good for hiking and biking. The canyon is glorious and the history of the area is part of the lore that made Texas great. The bath and showers were very clean. I would go back as many times as I could. For those who cannot handle heat, I would recommend camping in the spring or early fall.
We stayed 6 nights at Beaver's Bend State Park in the Buckeye Campground. The campground only has 30 amp service and we have a 50 amp 5th wheel. We were able to use our converter and adjust some vents and use a fan in order to stay cool throughout the RV at night. Buckeye is the only reservable campground. The others are first come,first served. The campground was very clean and spacious and heavily treed.We had to turn the lights on to see in the morning. It had great water pressure. We found the bathroom/showers to be slightly in need of care and cleaning. We prefered to use our own facilities in the RV. The river flows to the side of the campground but no swimming, wading or boating is allowed due to the rapid rise in water from the release of water from the dam daily and the violent undertow. Sad to say, two people drowned in the next campground over from us while we were there. There is, however, a great swimming area with ice cold water and wonderful creeks for trout fishing and fishing in general. The creeks are something out of a fairytale with cascading waterfalls over smooth rocks. There is canoe/kayak/paddle boat rental, horseback riding, a small train ride, hiking trails and a restaurant. They also have cabin rentals and a lodge. This was a CCC built park and reflects the quality and craftsmanship that was lost with that great generation. We also saw several pileated woodpeckers. There is 50 amp service available in the Acorn Campground. Beautiful place. Hope to return soon.
We camped for 7 nights at The Point Campground at Chickasaw NRA. We keep coming back here. We like the upper area of The Point campground. The area is clean, very shaded and has spotless restrooms/showers. The water pressure was not very good, but with the great bathhouse it all worked out. There is a fishing pier and boat ramp in the immediate area which is on Lake of the Arbuckles. We always go to swim at the wonderful creeks in the old Platt area which are cold and refreshing. Great hiking trails, a Junior Ranger program and Stargazer Program. There is also Veteran's Lake which has a new cement walking trail around the lake. The bison herd is still roaming here and had two new additions of baby bison. The fantastic and not to be missed Chickasaw Cultural Center is open and amazing. We spent most of the day there. Don't miss it. Hopefully we will get to keep coming back. Only gave it a 9 because of no full hookups.
We just returned from a week's stay at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Magnificent! Yes, it was hot, very hot, but we confined outdoor activity to the mornings and late afternoons. We stayed in the Mesquite camping area which had 50 amp service and water. There is no sewer hookup but they have 3 dump stations within the park. The spaces were long (we have a 39 ft. 5th wheel) and had ample room for out truck. Excellent covered picnic tables for each site and great water pressure. We were one of the few sites that had cell phone reception (ATT) and 3G. We went on an hour trail ride. Wish there had been a bit more history or geology thrown in. We attended the show "TEXAS" and had dinner beforehand at the venue. The dinner was good and the show was GREAT! One thing I want to mention to anyone thinking about going: drive into Canyon and go to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. It is the 2nd largest historical museum in Texas and I was overwhelmed to find this jewel hidden away in the nice small town. Canyon is only 12 miles away from the State Park. Will I go back? OH YES! Makes me proud to be a native Texas.
I would like to keep this State Park a personal secret it is so lovely. Lost Maples has a small campground and focuses mainly on the natural area with hiking trails and a small lake where you can fish for Guadalupe Bass, catch and release. Of course the most picturesque time to visit is the fall in order to see the fall colors of the Big Tooth Maples. The sites are gravel but level. Each site has a fire ring and covered picnic table. There is currently a burn ban in place so no fires are permitted. The park is very clean and the personnel are friendly and helpful. We will go back!
If you want to camp amidst history then this is the place for you. Grand Gulf is a jewel. The setting is beautiful. The sites are level concrete pads with picnic tables. There is a community grill at the pavilion. The park is filled with historical buildings, machinery and Civil War battle sites. It is well labeled and the roads are paved throughout the park. There is an upper level and a lower level. We camped in the lower level. Everything was spotlessly clean and the staff are so friendly and helpful. We arrived after closing hours and the Park Ranger came to the gate to help us and left his lights on in his truck to help up find a spot and get maneuvered into the site. Very well spaced sites. Port Gibson is well worth the time it takes to do the walking tour through the historic district. The office is also a great museum with some articles that I had never seen before. We will to back.
Pelican's Nest is a work in progress. The owners are some of the nicest and most helpful folks I have ever met. This is a very small campground. We have a 39' 5th wheel and getting into the site was difficult. You have to enter through a back gate at each site and pull in for the pull-through sites. They are working on improving the campground since reopening after Katrina. The park is directly across the street from the public beach so it is very convenient. It is located on the main street that runs the length of the island. The owners had an ice cream social on the deck while we were there. The big downfall is the closeness of the sites. They have cement pads with picnic tables. The sites themselves are gravel but very level. FYI, bring whatever provisions you need because the price of food at the only grocery store on the island is astronomical! Fort Gaines is a must see and you can catch the ferry to Gulf Shores. Great birding also at the Audubon Park.
Oh wow how beautiful! This is Georgia's largest state park built by the CCC. There is a seasonal swimming pool called the Liberty Bell Pool. There are hiking trails galore. Just down the road is FDR's Little White House in Warm Springs and Callaway Gardens. The sites are spaced generously apart and we had no trouble with our 39' rig. The lake is small and non-motorized, excellent for fishing. A picnic table and grill are on cement pads at each campsite. We camped in Area B. This park is great and we hope to go back again for a longer stay.
This is our 4th stay at Logan Landing. The park is set up for the sale of lots and permanent residents. Several lots had been filled since we were here last year. I'm not sure about the number of sites still being 140. The sites are not level and nothing has been done to improve them. The area is lovely and the staff very helpful. There is a very clean laundry facility.
We stayed here overnight on the way to Alabama. The sites are close and gravel. There are several full-time residents here. The area was very clean and easy to get in and out of. The Wi-Fi was good and it has a pet area. A downside was the next door RVs leaking water faucet which caused a swamp as we stepped out the door. They said there was a shuttle to the casinos. Okay for an overnight.
I cannot say enough nice things about this wonderful RV park. We stayed here several days while visiting Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Immaculately clean in every area. The laundry has 2 washers and 2 dryers. The bathroom and showers are exceptional. We had a paved pull-through site. The owners are marvelous. They helped my husband with a water issue and since it was Father's Day, he was given a hat. The pool was thoroughly enjoyed by my grandson as was the basketball goal and playground. I would not think of staying anyplace else when visiting this area. It was the highlight of our 3 week vacation.
We stayed at Barren River State Park while we were visiting Mammoth Cave. There is a nice lodge, golf course and horseback riding available. We did not use any of these services. One word of advice. Be really careful of the site you select. Most of the sites are very unlevel with difficult grades. Some would not accommodate a large rig. We have a 39' 5th wheel and were on one of the more level sites, but it was a chore to get it leveled. The RV section has a laundry but only one machine was working. We did not use the bathhouse. There are no full hookups but it is very shady. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. Some of the turns were very tight.
This wonderful State park is a hidden jewel. The sites and so ample with pull throughs for large rigs. It is spotlessly clean and quiet. There is a nice bathhouse which was clean. There are two small lakes with marked off sandy swimming areas and a great covered seating area to watch the swimmers. Beautiful views. We will definitely return here again in the future.
We could not have asked for nicer and more helpful managers. We camped here 2 nights while going to Crater of Diamonds State Park. The park is only about a mile from the Park entrance. I would have rated this RV Park higher but it is a work in progress and presently does not have a laundry or showers. The sites are gravel and fairly lever. The manager helped us with our back in. It is a small park and will accommodate large rigs. The spaces are ample and not very close together. There is Wi-Fi available in the office. A real plus was free ice. The park was very clean and very pet friendly. We would camp here again.
We stayed overnight at Ameristar on our way home to Texas. I had made reservations. The RV park is about 2 blocks from the Ameristar Hotel and across the street from the Casino. It has very easy access from I-20. The rate reflects a 10% discount. The bath/showers were small but very clean as was the laundry facility. All were located in the Reception/Check-In building. All sites are paved and close together. There is a very small patio. The park was very clean and the staff was efficient. One nice benefit was 2 free tickets to the Casino breakfast buffet which was delicious. There is a shuttle that will take you between the Casino, hotel and RV Park. There was room for us to pull though our 39' 5th wheel and leave the dually attached. I rated it down for no shade and tight spaces. Otherwise it was a great place for an overnight. We would stay there again.
We stayed 5 wonderful nights at Logan's Landing. The campground is very clean as are the showers, bathrooms and laundry. There are some permanent residents. Logan's Landing sits on Logan Martin Lake and their own private lake. It has a lovely clubhouse, large swimming pool and swimming beach on Logan Martin Lake. Fishing is allowed without a license on the private lake. There is also a non-motorized boat, canoe, kayak, paddle-boat rental available. My only complaint is that some of the sites are not very level. The staff was very accommodating when we asked for another more level site. The sites have cement patios with picnic tables and grills. The sites are shady and the park is very peaceful and quiet. There are marvelous walking trails. The staff was friendly, and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again and plan to in the future.
We stayed one night at Pavilion on the way to Alabama. The rate listed reflects Passport America discount. The RV park is about a block or two from I-20. Pavilion staff were very helpful and efficient. I had previously made reservations. The bath and shower facilities were some of the cleanest I have ever seen as were the laundry facilities. The sites have no shade and are gravel with a small cement pad with a small table. We stayed in a pull-through site. We did not unhitch and it was adequate for our 39' 5th wheel and dually truck. The sites are close together. The park is well kept and the swimming pool looked clean. There is also a small playground. I rated it 9 due to the lack of shade and close spaces. Otherwise it was a nice place to stay overnight.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is one of the most beautiful places we have been. It is actually a combination of 3 areas of land. The original National park was called Platt National Park. Then the National Park Service joined 2 more parcels of land with the CCC built Platt Natl. Park and renamed it Chickasaw Natl. Rec. Area in honor of the Chickasaw Indians who deeded the park to the Federal government. There are two RV area, Buckhorn and The Point. We camped in The Point and were very glad we did. We have a 38'+ 5th wheel and did not have trouble getting it into the space. On many sites in this area there is an additional space for you vehicle. There are also very nice camping pads at each site with picnic tables. The showers and restrooms are some of the cleanest I have seen. A few miles on down the road you come to a paradise. This is the original CCC built Platt area. Wonderful hiking trails, and swimming in mineral and fresh water spring creeks. The waterfalls are so pretty. The nature center offers the Junior Ranger program and our grandson participated in it. Overall it is just a beautiful place and we will definitely go back again.
The Isle du Bois unit of Lake Ray Roberts State Park is one of our favorites. Sites are paved with a picnic table and many have extra room for a tent. We have a 38'9" fifth wheel and did not have any trouble with the campsite. The pull-through sites are 50 amp. Other sites are 30 amp. This time we camped in the Deer Ridge area and have previously camped at the Quail Run area. Both are nice and both have sites that are on the water. There is no sewer but the restroom and shower facilities are very clean. The overall park is clean. It is also very family oriented with playgrounds in each campsite and well as on the beach. It is wheelchair accessible, as the walking paths are paved. A wonderful state park.
Cedar Mills is more Marina than RV Resort but the sites that are available are always clean. There is a great bathroom/shower facility as well as laundry. All of the facilites are immaculate. The on-site restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. There are cabins available to rent as well. The staff are friendly and accommodating.
The RV, full hook-up, rate is $21 with a $2 discount for Seniors. We were in a pull through site. There are no water/lake view sites with water/elec/sewer. All the Rv sites were very wooded, paved and shady with grills, fire pits and picnic tables. There are showers available. The park itself is a beautiful old CCC constructed park which has been beautifully maintained. There is a nature center with programs for children. Lake Carlton is a non-motorized lake and looks like something out of On Golden Pond. Canoe, paddleboats and kayak rentals are available on site. There is also a miniature golf course and olympic sized swimming pool. Hiking trails abound and there is also an equestrian camping/riding area. The hike up to Robber's Cave is a must. This is our third year at the park and we love it. There are also cabin rentals. The cabins are well maintained and fully stocked with linens and dishes. There is also a lodge available for room rental. Wilberton has several restaurants, grocery store and gas. We actually attended the Wilberton Rodeo while there and really enjoyed it.