This is not a resort; it is a parking lot. It is not that convenient to Seattle because traffic is so bad. No left turns out of park. It is not within walking distance to any stores or restaurants, as it is in a industrial kind of area. During the winter their pipes froze up but it was my fault for some reason. This is an "RV resort" with no place for kids to play, no picnic tables, a few scrawny maple trees, tight close sights, no views accept for the parade of homeless past the broken up resort sign. The managers are overworked and when the park is slow "for sale" RVs are brought into the park. The laundry room a pitiful closet. Be careful when turning into park because there are people trying to walk their dogs there. How about some truth in advertising here: "Just a place to park your RV during your Boeing work week".
We have a lot of family in the Seattle area and spend a large portion of the year there. This is the best RV park in the Seattle area hands down, and their off season long term sites the best bargain as well. The new Safeway is convenient for both grocery and gas. Their storage arrangement for your RV when you are on a cruise is innovative. The park is bigger than I expected but make reservations well in advance. The managers are knowledgeable. The park is quiet and relaxing, unlike RV parks found in most major metropolitan areas. This is a landscaped oasis not a parking lot. There is screening between sites and picnic tables. The bathrooms are getting a little old but are immaculate. They have TengoInternet but we had no problem connecting.
Camping among nice tall trees and grassy area. Sights are on or close to the river. Close to the expressway but quiet. A family park. Easy to maneuver in and out. Lots of play areas. No internet and fair phone reception. In the area we camped in (Antelope loop) there were only two potties and two showers for 40 campsites. This is why I only rate them an 8. Looks like good fishing and do have fish cleaning area. They do recycle.
The campground overlooks Starvation Reservoir and barren mountains. We were here on the first cold blustery day of the winter season during the week and the campground was empty. This is luxury camping at state park prices. The park is located a few miles off US 40 about half way between the Colorado/Utah border and the Salt Lake Metro area. The sights are all paved with fire rings and concrete patios. Most sights have a covered picnic table. There are few shade trees but there is lovely green grass between sights. About 1/3 of the sights have sewer, water & electric. One third are pull through and third on the lake. The pulls through sights generally number in the 30's. The bathrooms are perfect with plenty of hot water and sink, toilet , and shower in individual rooms. Everything is clean and new looking and obviously well planned. We had good cell phone service but did not try TV reception as the winds were so high. We enjoyed dramatic skies and I noted there were fields for sports play adjacent to campground. There is another campground on the beach.
We are full timers and life long campers and have just finished up an extended stay at this park. First the bad news. There has been little to no money spent on upgrading the facilities since the 1960s. Bathrooms, club house, laundry, RV sites are all as they were built and laid out when the parks was first open. However, everything is clean. Most RVers will have to crawl under their rig to hook up sewer, concrete pads set up for single wide trailers, are too far apart for an RV wheel base. The owners are making good money so it would be nice if they would invest some funds into upgrading the facilities to accommodate RVs. There is really no internet service. This is an over 55 park so families are not welcome and no pets either. Turning into the park can be difficult and the speed bumps are on steroids. If you are here for long term you will be responsible for cutting your own grass with a push mower from 1966. There are no picnic tables and the short term sites are on top of each other. There is no recycling. They do not take credit cards or cash. Checks only. The park is well maintained and, since it is older, full of mature trees and landscaping. The permanent trailers are well cared for and not junked up. We personally checked out every private park in the Denver area and this is the best. Management is helpful and friendly. When you stay here you are part of a community. It is an easy commute to Denver. Major expressways are close, but the park is quiet. We regularly saw police patrols and there is no speeding on Federal Way. Super Target, Cosco, a new King Soopers (Kroger) are close by. A bike/walking path borders the park. We explored most of Northern Colorado with this park as our base. The park is always busy and I would not attempt a stay here without reservations long term or short term. This is our third stay in a trailer park, each time has been a positive experience.
I cannot think of any other state park camping this well maintained and this close to an urban area in the United States. We drove our car into Denver but noted public transportation (park and ride) is nearby. This is a very popular park, so summer reservations must be made far in advance. Cherry Creek has a very active volunteer program and it shows. Everything is spotless. Full heated hook ups, unusual for Colorado. Miles of paved roads for biking. A center for outdoor activity for the urban area so something always happening. Daily entrance fee is expensive but we bought a Colorado State Park pass which will pay for itself quickly when you are going to spend anytime camping in the state. This is not a stupendously beautiful state park, but on a long RV trip its nice to have a clean laundry, ready access to grocery, a night out in the city, and great internet service.
Once again I give a perfect Colorado State Park a point off because of their reservation policy. However, this cool mountain oasis is wonderful camping/RVing. Huge spots with fire rings, many recreation opportunities including a gambling mecca in Blackhawk a few miles away. A word of caution. GPS does not work well here and cell phone service not existent. The primary camp area is 5 miles from visitors center with better access off 119. Roads are steep and twisting so be safe and know how to get to Reverends Ridge Camp before you try to get their relying on your electronic devices. This is also true for hiking and mountain biking. This is a destination/vacation campground as their is much to do here and in the surrounding area
High up in the mountains with excellent views of Pikes Peak. Huge wooded sites and many are pull through. Quiet. Wonderful hiking and cool summer nights. Clean bathrooms. Nice playground over looking the mountains. Good roads. New visitors center and museum. My complaint with all Colorado State Parks is the reservation system. I do not like the fact that all the sites are reserved. People reserve a site then never cancel and never show up so premium sites go empty on the weekend. If you plan on camping in the Colorado mountains next year make your reservations now.
This park did not receive a "10" because it has pay showers, as do most Colorado parks. They did have a new hot water heater and I really think my $.50 lasted longer than three minutes. This is desert camping, but close to the expressway. There are plenty of pull through sites. Our intention was to just stay one night, but we were enjoying ourselves so we stayed three. It is well worth it to buy a Colorado state park pass, though you must buy one for both your RV and towed vehicle. True, you cannot hook up to sewer or water, but there are plenty of spigots and the spigots are threaded so you can hook up the hose to fill your tank. The wind blew strong, but I washed clothes in the excellent , reasonable laundry and hung them on the back of the rig to dry in about an hour. We camped on the weekend, but nobody was rowdy. The lake is very low, but plenty of people enjoyed it. Nice trails and bike path. We had shelter over picnic tables. I found the staff and volunteers very helpful.
We found this park after rejecting a very scarey private campground. The park is clean, quiet, and the staff very pleasant and helpful. We have a Texas State park pass so our entrance fees were waved. There are lots of hiking trails and be sure to ask about the areas interesting history and different geography and natural features. I wish we could have stayed longer but we were very grateful for the one night we spent in this quiet well maintained park.
We have been full timing for over 6 years now and this is one of the nicest parks we have lived in. Rate reflects overnight rate, but monthly and weekly rates very reasonable. This park is a nice mix of long term residents and overnighters. Long term residents keep up their sites and campers. Everybody takes pride in this park. There are lots of pets, but we were never annoyed by barking or waste. However, it is the park itself which we really loved; all the well kept trees and manicured sites, little touches of love everywhere and the conveniences. You do not hear highway noise at all, but the park is close to Interstate 20. We walked to a huge mall, super target, post office. There are probably 20 restaurants within walking distance. The staff is helpful and friendly. The laundry is older but reasonably priced. Generally if you can find an RV park in a major metropolitan area it is a hot, over priced parking lot off the expressway. Not Treetop. You actually live in a neighborhood. Yet the entrance is easy to manage and they help you park your rig. Arlington has many many attractions and it took us about 1/2 hour to drive into Dallas. The park is a little closer to Fort Worth which we actually enjoyed more than Dallas. I hope our next little home is just as nice but it will be hard to top Treetops.
Cedar Hill State Park is a real gem and close to a major metropolitan area. We camped here on a perfect spring weekend directly on the lake. It was still quiet and uncrowded but 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. If you are staying more than a couple of days and depending on the number in your party it is a wise decision to buy a Texas State Park Pass ($70). There is a $7/per person per day state park entrance fee. We have a state park pass so this was waived for our party of four and we received a discount on camping. Texas is a big state so we use the pass a lot even though we are not residents. $25 does not reflect pass discount. The park has full hook ups as well as just electric and water or primitive. Many sites weave around Joe Poole Lake. There is hiking, kayak rentals, and other lake activities. The sites are huge with nice sheltered picnic tables and fire rings. Rangers are all friendly professionals and when we were there a nice group of volunteers. For a state park it is pretty big rig friendly and is an excellent jumping point for visiting the Dallas Fort Worth area. Cedar Hill has all modern amenities and close to Interstate 20.
There are really no choices for campgrounds in Columbus Georgia. The staff here is friendly and fellow long term campers have created a nice community. I stayed here by myself and always felt safe. However, the campground does border the RR tracks and there is a crossing, so the engineers must blow their horns. You can hear the Fort Benning artillery firing but never at night. This is not a destination campground but adequate if you are just passing through or need to be in the area long term for work & they seem to try and keep the overnighters separate from the longer stays. Walmart, grocery stores, and eating establishments are within two miles. Roads are gravel and they have speed bumps on steroids. There is a little path in the back of the campground to walk the dog and a grassy area as well. Columbus is a wonderful, hospitable mid size city. If I return to Columbus again I would stay here. I would have no other option.
We camped on the lake in a pull through site on a winter weekend without reservations. This park, close to interstate 20, is a quiet retreat either before or after facing Dallas traffic. The park is convenient to gas stations, Walmart and a local Texas winery. Roads are easily negotiable. They have canoes and paddle boats to rent and a small gift shop. There is a beach. There are hiking trails and the rangers and volunteers can recommend lots of things to do at the park and in Tyler. I would suspect the campground is very busy during Spring and Fall.
This was a great campground for either a destination stay or overnight. It is fairly close to the expressway and in early January near empty and so peaceful. We camped directly on the lake. Staff was helpful and went beyond the call of duty for us. They have real pride in their park. We just stayed one night but would have loved to drop a line or take out the canoe.
This is one of the best state park campgrounds we have ever stayed in and we have been camping for close to 50 years. Wish we could have spent more time here. Close to Carlsbad National Park, a great cave to explore, but we missed the bat flight which we were told starts around Memorial Day. Brantley State Park would be a fun destination in itself. We camped on the reservoir. Our site had electricity and water hook up. The dump station was easy to get to and seemed new. Bathrooms were nice and well organized. I like the way they had the campground separated into reservation and no reservation areas. We did not waste time picking out a site only to see it was reserved. On a Spring week night the place was about half empty. Nice desert foliage. Picnic tables are sheltered. Very quiet with dark night sky. I do not think there was a bad site. Signs at the reservoir caution against eating the fish due to contamination with pesticides. We saw a lot of wildlife. We did not try our TV but Verizon worked fine. Nice boat launch. You should buy gas and groceries in Carlsbad or Artesia. As I write this the main street through the city of Carlsbad is under construction so pull in your mirrors and add extra travel time.
Staying at this park is basically like boondocking. There is no electricity or sewer. There is no water at all in the park. We spent the previous night at the American RV Park behind camping world just a few miles away. We filled up our water tank here. The park is on Trans-Mountain highway only a mile or two off Interstate 10. This was the camping of my childhood. We were the only campers in the park for 3 days. The park is open from 8 am until 5 pm. Once you are checked in the ranger will come by and give you a code. We felt very very safe as there is no way to get around the gate. Our site was fairly level and nestled between 2 hills. We could watch the lights of EL Paso below us and the stars above. The desert mountains prevented any city or highway noise from disturbing our sleep. There is some great hiking in the park & the road good for biking but the trails would be tough on mountain bikers. Franklin Mountain State Park is the largest urban park in the country. There is no shade but picnic tables have shelters. Our 3 nights here was a nice ending to our 3 month stay in El Paso. Would highly recommend if you are just passing through but spend a few days exploring this huge state park.
Be prepared to marvel at beautiful sunsets reflected on the Franklin Mountains towering above the campground. Enjoy large pull through sites with easy access to hook ups. Great Wi-Fi service and clean, inexpensive laundry room. ($1.50 per load: wash and dry.) Close to highway but noise is not an issue. Friendly host/manager runs a tight, safe ship. This is desert camping in windy West Texas, so do not leave your awning out. There are no picnic tables, fire rings or grills, club house, swimming pool or activity calendar. There is peace and quiet. We checked out all the El Paso RV parks and this was the best. The closest park in New Mexico suffers from stock yard odors. This RV park is convenient to all amenities, the Texas and New Mexico welcome stations, and is behind Camping World. The most inexpensive place to buy gas is at Texas Exit 0 (a mile away), and there is a Loews Grocery (Tex-Mex foods). The entrance to largest urban park in country, Franklin Mountain State park, is 6 miles up Interstate 10 with great hiking trails and views. One of the best Outlet Malls is at the same exit. We used this RV park as our base: to explore Fort Bliss, get our teeth fixed at Washington Clinic in Juaraz, visit the amazing White Sands National Park area, the rock climbing mecca of Hueco Tanks State Park, Old Mesilla, Wyler Aerial Tramway, Las Cruces & Hatch, NM the Chili Capital of the World, Poncho Villa a New Mexico State Park University of Texas at El Paso, the old Spanish Mission Trail, Sunland Park Race Track, Billy the Kid’s grave and the Buffalo Soldier Memorials at Concordia Cemetery, and several great museums. El Paso is an amazing, family friendly, exceptionally safe city. We travel full time and have enjoyed many different foods all over the world. El Paso plays second fiddle to no one. This RV park is easy to access from interstate 10. It is in Anthony,Texas on the Texas/New Mexico border. If you are driving west on I-10: you will exit at 2 and take the service road which runs along the highway to just past the Camping World parking lot. This RV park is well marked and behind Camping World. If you are coming east on interstate 10 out of New Mexico: you will exit at the Texas welcome station. Take the service road past the welcome station to the crossover on the left side about a ½ mile. You will turn left go under the interstate and turn left again. Watch for cars coming down the service road: they do not have a stop sign. I would recommend this park as an overnight stay while racing down the interstate. We were fortunate enough to spend 3 months here learning about our country’s proud Spanish/Mexican history.
We thought this was one of our nation’s best National Park camping experiences. At first we were a little confused as to what sites were available and the reservation website was not very helpful. The season for Big Bend is the winter, so reservations can be made through April. However, in driving through the campground, we observed about only about 1/3 to 1/2 of the sites were available for reservation. We were here in mid February, which is close to high season. The campground was only half full. The bottom line, do not bother with reservations. The campground has low branches from lovely old trees and it is best to physically be able to see a site rather than trying to pick your site out from a map on the internet. There are actually 4 campgrounds at Big Bend. Two are not suitable for RVs larger than 20 to 25 feet. At the Rio Grande Village is another private vendor campground which has full hook ups. The RVs are side by side with little room for slide outs. However, if we were going to Big Bend in the summer, I would prefer to have these private sites and run AC. These sites were $33 per night when we visited. Since we were at Big Bend in February, we preferred camping in the spacious National Park sites at Rio Grande Village. The winter nights were pleasant and we ran our propane heat for just one cycle in the morning. There is a large generator free zone in the NP campground. Every spot has a storage locker and picnic table. The National Park campground has no water, sewer or electric hook up. The showers are located nearby as are laundry facilities and a small store. Big Bend has the darkest sky in the lower 48 & hundreds of stars are visible from the campground. The coyotes howl in the evening and one evening we scared several javelina as we walked back from sunset pictures. Every morning several road runners made their rounds. At this time Big Bend has not had any rain in 18 months so wood fires were prohibited. Big Bend is a huge, isolated park so you must be prepared to drive long distances. We gassed up in Alpine Texas before entering from the North. There is a gas available in the park for about 50 cent/gallon higher than in Alpine.
A great find in the middle of the desert not far from I-10. We arrived at 2 pm but still camped in the over flow which did have water and electricity. Others parked in the over flow got sites in the morning but I would make reservations. At the foot of the mountain with great short hikes and rock hounding in the area. About half the sites have hook ups. All have concrete pads with picnic shelter.
Beautiful desert views, concrete pads for you camper, safe and quiet. This campground is far superior to most National Park Campgrounds. It is worth a night here just to see the sky show but there is lots of great hiking in the area as well.
Very nice state park with a lot to do in the area. Sites can be reserved on line or on a first come basis. Lots of room between sites. Register at the excellent visitor center & museum. We used this as a base to tour the area. An automatic gate closes up at 10 pm but you can get a key from the campground hosts. He was super helpful and clearly loved this park. Concrete pads for your rig. Astounding views. Walk to the cave tour. At night there is nothing but peace and stars. No sewer hook up so only a 9 but excellent dump station.
This park has had many wonderful reviews but we would like to ad our 2 cents. The park is full of friendly people, the bathrooms are sparkling and each bathroom consists of shower, toilet and sink. They are fully tiled and huge. The pool is heated the hot tub sparkling. There are two clean reasonably priced laundry facilities which are keyed for residents only. There is 24 hour security, you cannot enter the park unless you pass the security booth. Dogs are well controlled with their own fenced run. There is a mix of permanent and overnight campers but everybody must keep up their rig. The spaces are ample & well manicured. The park is super quiet. The city bus stop is a half block from the entrance. Walmart, Walgreens, gaming & many other stores are within 1/2 mile.
This is a nice park, well landscaped, clean, friendly, close to the expressway but quiet. large easy sites. Don't know about the TV as we don't watch but they have an activity going on most nights. Really a welcome oasis in the desert. We would definitely recommend to friends & would stay here again.
Oh my what a find. We drove down through the state and could not find any place to camp. We were just about to give up when we saw a little sign for Bayou Wilderness. Driving past ramshackle homes through the bayou we started to worry about what type of RV park this would be. We arrived just before the office closed at 6 pm. They were so helpful. The sites were pull through and big. The place immaculate. The pool had a slide for the kids. This is a destination RV park. We were also surprised at all the things to do in the area so we intend to return. Be sure to also visit Prejean's Cajun Restaurant. Unfortunately we could just spend one night here but would recommend a few days to totally enjoy the park, area and food.
We camped here just over night. Getting run down and too close to the highway. We did hear highway noise all night. First sight we pulled into electrical hook up did not work. The office told us the sites were back in but we were able to pull threw, This place is OK if you are exhausted and just ready to pull in through the night.
This park is also great for a quick stay on your way to somewhere. It had easy access to the expressway, clean pull through sites, helpful staff, a little store for essentials and peace and quiet. We would stay here again when traveling down Interstate 40. Just what you need to rest and then get started in the morning.
Small cramped sites in the hot sun. Friendly staff. Security present. With nice hotels so cheap in the area I can see no reason to camp here if you intend to see Vegas. We stayed here while passing through but would have been better off someplace else.
This park is in town and convenient to all the businesses listed in the previous review as well as within walking distance to the Safeway and AAA offices and Blockbuster. However, you do feel as if you are in the woods and the park is quiet. We could not use our TV because of the trees but this is not a problem with most sites so if you intend to use your satellite dish be sure to mention this. I would also recommend reservations if your plans include a weekend visit. There are many different festivals in the area. The new owners are investing a lot of money into updating roads, the club house etc. We camped here for 8 weeks and there is a nice mixture of long term and short term campers. Long term campers must have a credit check and a well maintained rig. You are expected to keep your area clean and clutter free. There is a nice pool, hot tub and playground area, and a lot of room for the 4 legged friends. The laundry room is open 24 hours. There are other less expensive RV parks in the area but we felt safest here. The entrance is easy to negotiate. Avoid driving big rigs down 49. The park is 2 ½ miles from Interstate 80. Take the Bell road exit 123. Turn right at the light just past the Blockbuster on to Quartz road then left at the church. The campground entrance is on your right. Tents are welcome too and the bathrooms are security coded and clean. A deep sink is available for doing dishes near the tent area. They also recycle. We loved Auburn and the Grass Valley area. The campground is only a few miles from the American River and Auburn Ravine Recreation Area. The park office has information on places to go panning for gold. We also enjoyed visiting local wineries which were welcoming and unpretentious. There is great microbrewery in down town Auburn. We would love to return to this area and highly recommend Gold Country RV park to anybody for both long and short term stays.
This is a great desert campground near Pyramid Lake which we really enjoyed. Please stop at the Piute reservation as there is a 5 dollar fee to use the lake but worth every penny. Burning Man (festival) takes place about 50 miles away during Labor Day Week. Desert Rose is very convenient to Interstate 80 but all rigs should seek an alternative route if you plan on traveling I-80 between Truckee California and Reno Nevada. This campground is on Alternate 50. Has easy pull through sites, great WiFi and Cable TV included in price. It's near a golf coarse. They have those great bathrooms which include sink, toilet and shower as one unit. However the best part was the laundry: had clean, smelling like pine sol, newer, reasonably priced, and powerful maytag machines. For full timers, clean laundry facilities are a gift from the RV gods. Thanks!
I took points off on this site because of the price and their exceptionally early 10 am, check out time. If you go north of I-80 you will find camping at more reasonable prices. However it is very convenient to Reno, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, and we also toured Carson City while here. Trader Joe's and Wal-Mart just up the street. Be sure to check out the great breakfast at Cracker Box in Carson City. The pool and hot tub were fine, and it was hot so we appreciated the electrical hook ups working well too. The managers are very friendly and help you into your site. There is a clean nice Casino next door. The campground is quiet though it is close to major roads. MAJOR CAUTION: avoid Interstate 80 between Truckee CA and Reno NV. Road work makes lanes very narrow (9ft) coupled with high winds and uneven road bed is causing many campers to scrape up their basements badly.
This park was clean but over priced considering the closeness of the sites. We witnessed several 5th wheels, even mid sized ones, having a hard time parking, and for class A or C it would be best to unhook your vehicle before trying to occupy your space. Our slide out was within inches of our neighbor's. Park is well cared for. I would also caution campers to avoid Interstate 80 during this construction phase. Lanes are dangerously narrow and there has been and increase in campers side swiping the guard rails.
At this price, in this resort area, this campground is a great find. Cash or check only. Call ahead to make the owner aware of your set up. He will help guide you into your spot. The campground is shaded but level and I think could handle big rigs fine. Don't know about 50 amp. A mixture of weekenders and summer campers we were here on the weekend and it was very quiet. We used this as our base to explore the Lake Almanore area which is 1/4 mile away, National Forest hiking and Mt Lassen National Park 40 miles away. The campground is right on 89 just into the town limits when traveling from the west. Be sure to get cheaper gas in the bigger cities. The drive on 89 is not bad. Entrance easy to negotiate, sites are gravel but level. We were suppose to stay one night but stayed 4. We would come again and recommend to friends. Did not get a 10 because the bathrooms were old but were very clean.
We paid only 31 per night with our Good Sam discount. A real deal considering the parks with partial hook ups on the beach were 60 to 70 and even the Pinnacles with horrible facilities in the hot sun are 35. From our base at San Lorenzo we traveled up and down the coast, to Salinas to see John Steinbeck Center, Pinnacles, Monterey. This is beautiful country and the salad bowl of the US. During the week we had our choice of lots of nice level sites and according to staff, seldom fills up. Bathrooms are old but clean. Sites are shady and/or grassy. Nice place to ride your bike in the evening. Well done small free museums on property. Boys will get a kick out of looking at old tractors. Maybe they don't have TV reception, we didn't try, there is so much to do and Verizon worked fine.
This park is an older mobile home park that has been very well kept. They cater primarily to weekly and monthly stay which are exceptionally reasonably priced. The sites are quiet, level, shaded and located close to all amenities. Streets are paved and lined with palms This park is ideally situated for campers undergoing treatment at the VA hospital or Loma Linda. It is about 2 miles from Interstates 215 and 10. i would strongly suggest calling for reservations if you will be arriving on the weekend or off business hours. It is an excellent location for exploring the Inland Empire and San Bernardino National Forest. Colton is a Railroad City & it is an easy drive to Cajon Pass. This park would also be a good stop before or after facing LA traffic on I-10. This was the first time we have ever stayed in an older Mobile Home Park & we completely enjoyed it.
We spent one night at this campground which is a welcome oasis close to Interstate 75. We were well rested before facing the Atlanta traffic. The only problem was the bathroom was pretty old but the park is well maintained and beautiful with our pull-through campsite right on the lake. We don't have Georgia fishing licenses but we could have dropped a line right from our camp spot, and the evening fire reflected on the lake. We would stay here again and recommend to all friends travelling on I-75.
We spent the night at this park on our way to Florida. It is an exceptional park and one of only a few state parks with full hookups. The park was well groomed and clean with wide paved spots. This is a huge state park with lots of hiking and it's close to Interstate 65 and Louisville. The park staff were very friendly and helpful. There were lots of birds and a beautiful night sky. Great for a autumn bike ride down to the wide Ohio River. I would have liked to stay longer to just enjoy the peace and quiet. This park is a prime example of what state parks should be and was greatly appreciated
I would have given this campground a lower rating, then we took a walk to the back part of the grounds and they were very nice. The front part has the sewer hook ups and permanent campers & here you are in a tight space. Bigger units really had a hard time. If you can do without sewer request a site in the back, these are larger & more isolated from road noise. This campground has a pool and mini golf next door & playground. It is adjacent to the Wal Mart and would be a little hard to find after dark. Bathrooms were fairly clean but very old. We camped here for 2 days because it was a good base camp to see historic Galena which is only 1 mile away.
We camped here for 1 night while visiting the historic town of Nauvoo. The campground is a short bike ride from most of the village but a little to far to walk. I must dispute that it holds 120 campsites. I would say 30 to 40 & that would be crowded. This campground has not been updated in years & is more suited for tents and pop ups. Taking the turns & fitting in with our 31 footer was a challenge. Fortunately the grounds were pretty empty on a weekday. We did not see a ranger the entire time we were there to collect any fees. Camping is 15 dollars for Illinois residents and 20 for all others. We left a check in a slot, could have been the garbage for all I know. However, the bathrooms were very clean. This state park is used primarily by the Latter Day Saints church families visiting Nauvoo & as such is a nice place for a group camping gathering.
I would have given this campground a higher rating if not for the close proximity to expressway noise, and bathrooms are very clean but need updating. We were comfortable here with friendly organized staff; they had their act together. Good spacing between sites. Most sites are pull through and shade. Nice pool. Close to Lincoln sites with lots to do in the area. There are not a lot of choices for camping in the area, but we were here for touring so this campground fit that need.
One of the better state parks for RV camping this campground is pretty new. There are paved, flat pads for the camper, several designated handicapped sites, & a wide open sky for star gazing. You can buy a nice size firewood bundle for 4 dollars. A small reservoir for fishing in walking distance There is another tree covered campground which is part of the same state park up the road a few miles. There are rails to trails biking & hiking trails nearby. Yes the campground is out in the sun but there was a breeze the entire 2 days we were there and cooled off at night.
Yes this park is on the expensive side, particularly for Father's Day weekend. But if you read this or go to the KOA website you know that before you come. We loved it & would have rated at 10 if not for the price. Bathrooms are immaculate. Close to the expressway without the expressway noise and dirt. Nice grassy flat sites with concrete place for the picnic table. Pretty generous area as compard to most RV parks. We had no problem with internet & we were camped just about as far from the office as we could get. Close to Sutton Lake which is one of the nicest lakes in the country. At our site we had a hard time picking up Direct TV but we don't care about that & noted in another section there was no problem. You check in at the Days hotel and have use of those amenities & there is a free ice machine in Kampground building. The Days Hotel also has a good Sunday brunch. On the weekend we visited, there was live music at the ampitheater. The concert was fun and over by 9:30.
This is a well run basic park. It is a little hard to find close to Altoona. Look for the sign once you pass the Walmart if you are coming from 99. The driveway is easy to miss between a dive shop and car wash. We intended to only stay 2 days but liked the central location so much we spent 5. Do not be put off by the entrance, the park is clean, quiet & shady. While here we visited all the old Railroad areas, beautiful state parks & even The Creamery at Penn State. The new I 99 is completed through State College so this would be a good place to stay prior to tailgating for football games
This is a nice state park with lots to do in the area. About half of the sites can be reserved. There is no sewer or water hook up but plenty of spaces between camp sites and the sites are relatively level for being a mountain area.
This is a rare find among privately run RV parks. When I saw the park on Google I was a little worried as the park is adjacent to Elkins airport and railroad tracks. However, the tracks are not utilized and the airport is also not a problem. During the week the place is so peaceful and quiet. Memorial weekend was Jubilee time. There was a new stage where local groups performed into the night. It was great great fun and we met many wonderful people. There are several weekends through the summer packed with musical programs. Even though the park was super busy the bathrooms were kept immaculate. There are not a lot of trees but it is nice to be on grass and the mountain nights are cool. Firewood was provided. Be sure to follow the directions on the web site. The actual road into the campsite runs directly past the owners home so they keep a watchful eye on everything. Elkins is a fun little town with lots of history and several scenic train excursions. At Pegasus Farm you can set a tent up on soft grass and spend a quiet week or enjoy a fun packed weekend. Call or email as you may need reservations
We were camped here from mid January until mid April in our Class C. This RV park & the KOA across the street were the only parks available to us within driving distance of our jobs in Norfolk. We are life time campers and full timers. This campground was a pure disaster. First we were over charged. When we left the campground in April nothing was open, no swimming pools, or stores and only a 2 restrooms. The campground was 90% empty yet our fees increased from 500 a month to 879 for April. March is considered the start of tourist season. Though the weather was cold & raining. The campground web site warns you about jets flying over head. Let me reiterate that warning. The jets are so noisy you will have to stop your conversation, put your TV on subtitles, and forget about taking a nap. Look on Google maps, the Oceana Naval Air Station runway is less than a mile from the campground. There is no pattern or reason for the flights. Many days jets fly over at the tree tops every 2 minutes. Some days they start at sunset and do not stop until after 2 am. The Naval Air Station was developed before Virginia Beach but this area cannot promote itself as a vacation destination when you feel like you are vacationing in Baghdad. A huge junk yard forms the boundary of the campground. You occasionally hear small arms fire, I assume this noise comes from training at one of the area military bases. The other primary problem is security. There is none. There are plenty of signs but no night time security at all. Our neighbor was mugged & another neighbor had her dog attacked by a bigger dog. We witnessed campers coming in at dusk after the office was closed and leaving at dawn. We also witnessed plenty of people using the showers and bathrooms without camping in the campground. We saw these things almost daily. All this was reported to the office but nothing changed. Initially we took walks every night but as we grew familiar with the campground and area we stopped because of the number of people who came up to us asking for money. Yes, the premier sites are nice and level and expensive but they still have the same jet noise and they are closer to the main road. The regular sites are muddy & tight. There is a parking lot closer to the beach for use by the people at the campground. The parking lot is not very big & it is about 2 blocks from the beach. Virginia Beach is not that great either but that is another story. We loved our jobs is Norfolk but left when our contract expired because we could not stand the campground another day.