The nightly rate reflects the fact that we stayed for one month and paid a monthly rate of $650. The positives included a nice (3/4 mile) gravel walking trail around the campground, beautiful mountain sunset views, dependable electric service, and satellite accessible sites. The negatives are numerous. If you want a monthly rate, you are forced to take one of the back-in sites. There would be nothing wrong with that if not for the facts that these are narrow sites and many of them have thorny, unpruned Russian olive trees at the front. I had to saw several large branches after trying, unsuccessfully, to back in and making numerous deep scratches on my fifth wheel at the roof line. Once backed in, my passenger side tires were a good six inches above grade after leveling my fifth wheel (very unlevel site). Additionally, the sewer hook up was over a foot above grade. The owners of this campground save the best sites (pull-through) for campers coming in for a few nights or a few weeks. However, many of those sites also have overhanging tree issues and are not very level. All sites and access roads are gravel, making for a lot of mess when it rains. There are a lot of weed burrs, so my kids' bikes ended up with flat tires. We don't have a pet, but I would imagine the burrs would make a dog's life pretty miserable. I am all in favor of water-saving, desert landscaping, but this park's idea of desert landscaping is to just let the weeds grow. The Wi-Fi was very weak and unreliable unless you were up at 2 AM. When the park was full, the Wi-Fi was relatively useless (even with my signal booster). My guess is that they do not have enough bandwidth to handle demand. There is no recycling at the RV park. If you want to recycle, the easiest option is to cart your recyclable materials to Target. Do not try to recycle paper, however, because there is no paper recycling (except for corrugated cardboard) in the Santa Fe area. The Santa Fe Skies RV Park staff did not coordinate any formal social activities during the month we were there (mid-September to mid-October). Based on conversations I had with others, this is the "best" RV park in Santa Fe. Maybe that is why the owners do not strive to make it better (lack of competition). We would only stay here again if we absolutely had to make a stopover in Santa Fe.
Nightly rate reflects weekly rate. This is an excellent RV park and we would definitely stay here again. The pros: nice concrete sites, excellent electric and water service, the grounds are maintained beautifully, it is a short walk to the casino but 24 free shuttle service is available, security constantly monitors the grounds (you feel very safe), diesel fuel (competitively priced) is available on site, recycling is available on site, the complimentary Wi-Fi is very good, and there is a nice fitness facility available for $5 per day. The cons: the lower, newer sites are in better condition than the upper sites, the side-to-side pull-through sites are a bit narrow, the sewer connections are below ground and at an angle which prohibits you from screwing in your sewer hose to the PVC inlet, and there is no swimming pool for the RV park.
We would stay here again for a few days if we were passing through the area. Pros: level gravel sites, very good hookups but water pressure a bit low, many trees but satellite accessible, complimentary WiFi is good, nice small swimming pool, and very nice owners. Cons: water pressure is a bit low, and no recycling on site.
The formal name of this RV park, "Holiday Shores Campground and Resort" would be more accurate if they dropped the "and Resort" part of the name. Those of you who have visited many RV parks will know what that means: this is a campground. The pros: the pull-thru, big rig sites were asphalt paved (but narrow), the water pressure and quality was very good, the swimming pool was nice and well maintained, and office staff, for the most part, were very friendly. The cons: there was very low voltage when the pull-thru, big rig sites section of the park filled up (the last three days of our visit. Our power management system kept shutting us down because the voltage regularly dropped below 104V. We couldn't even run one air conditioner). There are way too many golf carts and people speeding around, a significant number of rural, uneducated, and narrow-minded folks seem to be drawn to this park, there were many trees near roadways making it very challenging for big rigs, and grounds maintenance (mowing) is sub-par. There effectively is no WiFi (they advertise WiFi availability in the office but it doesn't work), and there is no recycling on site (for a park this large, that generates huge amounts of trash, this is unacceptable). There are no recycling centers in Wisconsin Dells, either.
Level gravel sites, good hookups, nice swimming pool, very well maintained and visually pleasing, friendly staff, and very good WiFi. There is traffic noise from I-74. I would have given this park a higher rating if not for the traffic noise. It butts directly up to I-74. However, we would definitely stay here again if we were passing through the area and needed a place to stay for a night or two.
Nightly there were drag races occurring across the road at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Pros: directly across the road from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, very friendly and helpful ownership. Cons: the slightly inclined grass sites would probably not be a good thing if it was wet or raining and the strangest hookups I have ever seen. Below ground (in a box) and at the very back of the sites. The sewer and water connections were just inches apart. If the sewer somehow wasn't connected properly and overflowed, it would flow on top of the water outlet. I can't imagine how this setup ever passed code. I needed 25 feet of sewer hose to barely reach the sewer connection. There is no WiFi and no recycling. Despite the cons, we would definitely consider staying here again for a couple of days if we wanted to attend an event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Nightly rate reflects monthly rate of $500. Pros: Quiet park with level gravel sites, very friendly and helpful staff, good hook-ups (high water pressure), proximity to downtown Atlanta. Cons: Old park with a lot of potential but major upgrades needed, many low hanging wires and tree limbs, no social activities, no WiFi, no recycling. The pros outweigh the cons and we would stay here again if we wanted to be in the Atlanta area.
Rate reflects Escapees discount. Positives: quiet, well-maintained park close to Montgomery, level, gravel sites with good hook-ups, very friendly and hospitable owner; and close to I-65, but not too close to hear highway noise. Negatives: some tight turns in the park for big rigs (but manageable), nothing to do in the park except stay in your rig. We would definitely stay here again if we needed to pull off the road for a night or two.
Nightly rate reflects monthly rate discount. Positives: 1) activities, activities, activities! - there was no getting bored at this park (potlucks, picnics, ice cream socials, live music, and MARGARITA NIGHT!) and the people were fantastic. There is a great wood shop with mentored projects and a great crafts program; 2) satisfactory hookups; 3) good WiFi; and 4) very well maintained park. Negatives: 1) we had voltage (power) issues whenever electrical demand increased. A few other RVers with power minders also experienced the same problem, but most RVers did not have this issue. During high demand, our system would shut down (due to low voltage--below 104V) for about 30 seconds every 15 or 20 minutes. It was annoying; 2) rates do not include electricity and it is expensive. Our January electric bill was $125 and our February bill was $140; 3) the water supply has a lot of dissolved minerals. We have a water softener and had to regenerate it about every 5 days; and 4) only the "premium" sites had picnic tables. As upscale as this park is, every site should have a picnic table. In this day and age, almost all decent RV parks provide a picnic table for each site. Bottom line: the positives outweighed the negatives and we would definitely return to this park if we were in the Rio Grande Valley.
Positives: 1) excellent RV park, one of the best we have ever visited; 2) level concrete sites with excellent hook-ups; 3) very friendly, helpful staff; 4) good social activities schedule; 5) beautiful heated pool and large hot tub; 6) safe and gated location close to large shopping area in Pearland; 7) complimentary propane tank pickup and delivery for very inexpensive refills. Negatives: The only reason I would not give this RV park a "10" rating is because they do not have any recycling facilities on site. The Pearland recycling center is about a 15-20 minute drive away.
The nightly rate we paid was based on the amount we paid for one month (not including electricity, which was billed separately). Positives: 1) nicely maintained park with lots of shade trees (level, gravel sites); 2) very friendly staff and great service; 3) good WiFi; 4) good hookups with good water pressure and dependable electrical service; 5) excellent location...close to sightseeing and shopping; and 6) great on-site trash recycling. Negatives: 1) Tengo WiFi was available with a 7-day passcode (per device) that was provided upon check-in. Every 7 days, you would have to get a new passcode (from the office) for each device. 2) Social life is very limited in the park. There are virtually no activities coordinated by the office. 3) There are no facilities for children (e.g. playground). Our overall impression was positive, and if we were in the area, we would stay here again.
This is a very nice, big-rig friendly park with concrete pads, good hook-ups, and top notch maintenance. Its proximity to Oklahoma City is great. The only drawback is that satellite-friendly sites are few and far between (due to trees). We managed to get satellite (DirecTV) service after moving to a different site, however. We would definitely stay here again.
This is an "ok" park with very narrow graveled sites, good hook-ups, and a nice lake. There appeared to be many homesteaders. We would only consider staying here a night or two while traveling to a nicer RV park. It is a bit pricey for what you get.
Pros: 1) Friendly, helpful staff with planned activities. 2) Well maintained campground. 3) Good hook ups. Cons: 1) Narrow, hilly access roads. 2) "Free WiFi" was terrible. It was difficult to connect, and speeds were very slow.
Pros: 1) Very nice, long asphalt pull-through sites. 2) Excellent hook-ups. 3) Quiet, well maintained campground. 4) Good proximity to Niagara Falls. Cons: 1) Resort-type rates charged without resort-type amenities (no pool or other facilities typically associated with resort campgrounds). 2) "Fast Free WiFi" was not as advertised. Connections were difficult, and speeds were very slow.
Pros: 1) Good hook ups on nicely graveled pull-through sites. 2) Very friendly, helpful staff. 3) Good WiFi is available for a small fee. Cons: 1) At least 80% of the sites are for seasonal (full time) campers. 2) There are some steep hills at the entrance to the campground. 3) The pull through sites are not very level. Blocking is requires. We would consider a short stay at this campground again.
Positives: 1) the staff are some of the friendliest and most helpful you will ever meet; 2) very nice pool with diving board; 3) very well maintained grounds; 4) adequate water pressure and dependable power; 5) campground is right on the Acadia shuttle line--this makes transportation to most of Mount Desert Island possible. Negatives: 1) the only sites with 50 amp power service do not have sewer connections--this is partially offset by the excellent, dependable honey wagon service provided by campground staff. 2) WiFi needs a major upgrade. The only time that you had the possibility of accessing their minimal bandwidth was after midnight. Any other time of the day the WiFi was worthless.
The positives: Beautiful lake on site, great family activities over the July 4th weekend, friendly and helpful on-site staff, and dependable hook ups. The negatives: Narrow, unpaved (gravel) access roads (borderline big rig friendly), easy to get stuck in the mud when the ground is wet (we did), Wi-Fi was available but was next to useless (very slow and intermittent), and expensive given the negatives.
Positives: 1) The camp owners, are fantastic people. They are very friendly and helpful. 2) The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There are very nice shaded and "tree-free" sites (for satellite users). 3) There is a very nice, heated, and well-maintained swimming pool. 4) Full recycling facilities are available throughout the camp (hard to find at most RV parks). Negatives: 1) The main gravel road leading into the camp is full of deep potholes that were impossible to avoid. Even at the slowest speeds, they really bounced our truck and fifth wheel around. 2) The camp is borderline big rig accessible. It was very tough maneuvering our 43' fifth wheel through the camp's dips and curves without bottoming out or scraping against trees. The owner is very willing to help you with this process, and I would recommend taking him up on his offer. 3) WiFi was weak and pretty much inaccessible in the 50 amp service section of the park. 4) Water pressure was adequate, but low (did not exceed 30 psi in the 50 amp service section of the camp).
This is a well maintained park with great, close access to I-95. The sites were level. Water pressure was a bit sub-par (40-45 psi). All of the access roads and RV sites are gravel. For the cost of this RV park, they should at least pave the access roads to control the flying gravel dust.
This is a good campground for big rigs because the sites are all pull-through. There is good water pressure and quality. We encountered no issues with power. It is a well-maintained park and we would stay there again when in the area. The Wi-Fi was a little spotty and the office staff didn't seem to have a good handle on how to address that issue. The lake/pond was full of fish (we could see them), but it is so full of vegetation that it is difficult to fish. I tried to take my young daughters but it was a fruitless effort.
They don't tell you on their website, but 98% of the semi-permanent residents of this campground are French-Canadian, and the campsite owners do nothing to reach out to non-French speaking guests. The activities calendar is in French, only, and all activities are conducted in French. The front office staff is not accommodating to non-French speaking guests.
This is one of the strangest campgrounds we have visited. For larger rigs, they line you up, one behind another. When you are ready to leave, you hope the person in front of you has already left or you have to drive over the grass to get around them. The sites are not paved, and it was raining when we were there. Needless to say, the area all around our fifth wheel was a muddy mess. This campground cost way too much money for the facilities they offer.