BEWARE OF BACK-INS! When we arrived, we were shown a diagram of the Northwoods Camping Area that looked like back-ins on both sides of the loop access road. We chose an outside site(460)for our 32 foot fiver. When we got there, the access road was narrow and had deep ditches on both sides, severely limiting maneuverability. We are 15 year full-timers, had never been unable to access a back-in before this one! About half of the outside back-ins have this problem. Sign in staff should have been able to advise us not to put our fiver in that site. We were surprised to find the the inside sites between the access road loops are pull-throughs. Lovely campground with large, well spaced sites. Credit cards accepted. Some leveling required. Picnic tables & fire rings. Ten channel Broadcast TV. Strong 4G Verizon signal. Deluxe restrooms have handicapped access and a small room with washer and dryer. Recycling: Environmentally handicapped; beverage can and bottle recycling only.
Well maintained park that has spacious sites. Someone here has a sense of humor: "Please Pitch Pet Poo Properly." Robust recycling program: comingled steel & aluminum cans, paper, plastic bottles, cardboard, separate container for glass. We did not like the stupid and mean spirited statement we had to sign at check in agreeing that any harm to ourselves or our property would be our own fault.
Very close to Grand Canyon National Park. No discounts. Price is for 30 amp FHU. Staff are friendly and helpful. Mostly level gravel sites. Short walk to two restaurants and a grocery store which contains a post office. Quiet. Amazing single stream recycling bins on site! Two bar Verizon signal, 35 pounds of water pressure making it weak and slow. Wi-Fi is free. Nearest TV station is 200 miles away. Wetook a break from the Awful News. We would stay here again. Gasoline at nearby station is $1 more a gallon than we have been paying.
Sites are not small with about 20 feet between sites. There are a few obstructions to parking (trees, posts, rocks, fences, etc). Good maintenance, all weather water hookups, and attractive surroundings on creek. Everything works. Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet and peaceful. Frequent social activities. We will come here again.
Pros: open all year, easy access from highway, Wi-Fi, cable TV, Passport America, friendly staff. Cons: everything else. Fifty three sites have sewer hookups; others use "honey wagon" service during peak season.
955 Weldon Road, Jefferson Township, NJ. 17 RV sites, 8 tent sites, 4 Adirondack Sites (9X11 lean-to). RV sites and tent sites on different loops. Lovely forested 3200 acre park. Paved interior roads and RV sites. Spacious, well separated sites, each with picnic table and charcoal grill, no ground fires. Open all year. Water to sites is off in winter, comes on in May--on some sites, may be 30 feet or more to water hookup. Dump station. We had about a dozen HD over the air channels, two bar Verizon signal. Bear warnings posted. We will come here again.
Salt Lake City KOA Friendly and helpful staff. At check-in we were advised of 110# water pressure and offered a loaner pressure reducer. The welcome pack included a two page single spaced directory of stores, services, and attractions with marvelous turn by turn directions; the best we have ever seen. We were very pleased with services of a nearby IHC InstaCare Medical Clinic. Good laundry. Paved level pads and wide paved streets make for easy parking. Grass and mature trees between larger than average sites. A table at each site. A good place; we would come here again. Free shuttle buses to Temple Square run from the RV Park. Good single stream recycling program; cans, cardboard, newsprint, milk jugs, paper. No glass.
Lovely setting, 3 riverside tent sites & 10 RV sites on higher ground. Grassy area with mature trees; dirt roads and pads. 30 amp power, all weather water hookups. No sewer hookups or dump station. Nine broadcast HDTV stations, weak & intermittent Verizon signal. The hot springs section is undergoing a major renovation and expansion. We would go there again. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling.
$10 with Golden Age Pass. Credit cards accepted. There are reservable and non-reservable sites Paved roads and pads. Gravel between sites. Larger than average sites, each with table and fire ring. Open fire ban may be in effect. Highway and train noise. Pit toilets. Eight pull throughs are all riverfront. No broadcast TV reception. Marginal Verizon signal. Many boats and fishermen. Boat launch, boat trailer parking, day use park nearby. Water pressure 65#. We would come here again. Accidental recycling incidental to collecting aluminum cans for a charity.
Good Sam Park. Free Tengo Internet is exceedingly complex; after a half hour of failure to set it up I used my Verizon Air Card. Although it is very close to Interstate 84 and an on/off ramp, it is amazingly quiet. Paved roads, gravel pads, grass between larger than average sites. Mature trees, good laundry. We would come here again. Water pressure 45#. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling.
Don’t take exit 22 off Interstate 84; 1 ½ miles of 10% uphill grade with switchbacks and hairpin turns—use exit 18 instead. Cash or checks only. Wide gravel streets and mostly level gravel pads. Easy parking. Very good laundry. Larger than average sites, grass between sites. A table at every site; no fire rings. Mature trees. Excellent maintenance. The several permanent residents have well maintained sites. Relatively quiet. Helpful & friendly staff. One to two bar Verizon signal. Fourteen channels broadcast TV. Robust 7-9 Mbps Wi-Fi. Robust single stream recycling program. Discounts: AAA, Seniors, Passport America, Escapees. We would happily come here again. Many interesting Columbia Gorge features nearby.
We stayed here for a week in mid-September. The first thing we want to say about this Good Sam park is: Don’t try to come here without a reservation. It is a wildly popular place, the busiest RV park we have ever seen. Dozens of rigs leave each day, and dozens come in—full every night. The park is owned by the City of Cannon Beach, operated by a contractor. Judging from the large number of rigs moving from one site to another within the park, we think the reservation system and/or its operators do not work at peak efficiency or flexibility. There is a table and our favorite type of round steel fire ring at each site. Mature trees. Pleasant and friendly staff. Excellent maintenance. Wide paved streets make for relatively easy parking in paved, mostly level sites. Gasoline, diesel, propane, compressed air on site. Good laundry with front loading washers. Indoor pool and hot pool. Parking is scarce in nearby Cannon Beach; the city operated shuttle bus is a valuable asset. We were pleased with our stay, would come back again. Excellent cable TV. Feeble, slow, intermittent Wi-Fi. One bar Verizon signal. Water pressure 60#. Good single stream recycling program; cans, cardboard, mixed paper, newsprint, milk jugs.
In 15 years of full-timing we have not seen anything quite like the Lewis & Clark RV Park. It began, helpfully and thankfully, with directional road signs along the way: one of them giving necessary lane preference before entering a round-a-bout. Best check in, registration, and orientation to local attractions in 15 years of full-timing provided by co-owner. In addition to the usual local brochures, she provided a newsprint guide prepared by the park as well as personal restaurant recommendations. Soft morning fog. Geese flying over. Excellent maintenance. Shore water turns on or off with ¼ turn. Eight feet of grass and small trees between sites at our pull-through felt wider because the sites are angled. Our level, gravel site had a two 2 foot wide concrete walks to step out on and planned parking for our tow vehicle, another first experience. Wide, unobstructed paved or gravel streets make parking very easy. There is a golf course right next to and part of the RV Park. We don’t golf, so for us, it was a beautiful lawn. We would happily stay here again. There are no tables or fire rings; camp fires prohibited. All sites have full hookups; no rest rooms or showers: so who cares? They do not accept credit cards: cash or checks only. “Pull-ins” means motor homes pull in, trailers back in; the pull-ins border on the golf course. 2 bar Verizon signal, good Wi-Fi. Water pressure 45#. This was our first visit to Astoria, a quaint and fascinating town of about 10,000 people located at the mouth of the Columbia River which has managed to position itself as an important tourist attraction revolving around its rich history. Lewis & Clark’s 1805 Fort Clatsop wintering grounds is now a National Historical Park. Our visit to the Astoria Column was a grand experience. We also enjoyed the huge outdoor farmers and crafts market which occurs on Sundays in downtown Astoria. This lovely, relaxed place is located near the outdoor markets. We spent five days in Astoria; it would take a month to visit everything the city has to offer.
Brookhollow RV Park 2500 Allen St Kelso WA 98626. A Good Sam park. Enter at second Brookhollow sign; the first is to a mobile home park. Well maintained and well organized. Many long term / permanents, all with well kept sites. Generous size sites with good separation. Grass and medium size trees between sites. Picnic table at each site. Two laundries with front load washers. Friendly and efficient office staff. Paved roads and pads. Excellent free Wi-Fi; weak Verizon signal. Some far off trains and slight freeway noise. We would come here again. Environmentally handicapped; recycling is incidental to charitable fund raising effort - only aluminum cans and newsprint. Water pressure 65#.
Owner of 13 years has strong Japanese accent. Several beautiful Japanese garden type plantings and flowering plants everywhere. Feeble Wi-Fi close to office. Very close to Nanaimo Ferry Terminal. We would stay here again. Mostly permanent residents. Water pressure 40 PSI. Tables and fire rings. Moderate highway noise. Steep incline at entrance. Single stream recycling program; leave bagged recycling next to trash dumpster for pickup.
Good Sam Park. Paved roads, gravel sites. All pull-throughs. A few well-kept permanents. All-season water spigots, 30 PSI pressure. Well maintained. 4 bar Verizon signal. Remarkably little airport, train, and street noise; airport noise may have been reduced during our stay because many east coast airports were closed during Hurricane Irene. Good recycling program; aluminum cans, glass, cardboard, newsprint, plastic containers. We would come here again.
There is something for nearly everyone here; boat ramp, marina, some waterfront sites, pool, tennis court, adult pull-throughs, adult back-ins, beach, fishing. Lots of permanents, lots of families. Tables and fire rings. Children and dogs here seem particularly well behaved. We had a very good feeling about our stay here, will come back again. Water pressure 70 PSI. Environmentally handicapped; recycling is accidental, resulting from effort to contribute to a children’s charity by collecting plastic and aluminum beverage containers. If you ask about recycling, they will direct you to a good community recycling center a short distance outside the park.
Wide paved streets make parking easy. Young, friendly, helpful staff. Spacious, level, heavily shaded, well maintained, sand/gravel sites. Table & fire ring at each site. Two bar Verizon signal, good cable TV. Feeble Wi-Fi. Full & busy in August. Water pressure 50#. Robust recycling program: cans & glass, plastics 1-7, mixed paper, compost bin.
Wide paved streets & easy parking. Spacious & level gravel sites. Friendly and helpful staff. Water pressure 40#. Attractive landscaping. Comfortable, secure feel. Mild to moderate highway noise. Picnic table at each site, no open fires. Strong Verizon signal. Very good cable TV reception. Good Wi-Fi. Good laundry. Convenient to Victoria attractions. We would come here again. Good recycling program; aluminum cans, glass, cardboard, newsprint, milk jugs.
Very attractive park surrounding a pond with waterfall, fountain, fish & ducks. Although located on Highway 101, was relatively quiet. Well kept shrubs, flowers, and trees. Narrow paved roads with sharp curves. Tiny gravel sites, some as narrow as 10 feet. We, as 15 year full-timers, had never before had parking-related rig damage to our 32 foot fiver. Watch out for the apple tree at the sharp right turn; it damaged our awning and ripped a hole in our roof membrane in spite of assistance by a highly skilled parking guide. Although we had a relatively spacious site, the neighbor’s awning was 3 inches from our slide. Small picnic table at each site. No open fires. Water pressure 60#. We won’t be back unless we trade for a tiny rig. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling.
Friendly and helpful staff. Gravel streets & sites. All back-ins. Very easy parking from wide streets; no posts, rocks, fences, etc. Sites vary in size; ours was 20 feet wide. No picnic tables or fire rings. Well maintained. Water pressure 60#. On grounds store sells sandwiches in addition to usual RV Park store supplies. Many permanent residents; they are friendly and generally have attractive, well kept sites. Their children and pets are well behaved. Many tree & shrub plantings, no grass, no mowers, no leaf blowers – hooray. The wooded creek toward the back of the park has a sand bag levee. Choose higher ground in high water conditions. Good Verizon signal. Cable TV good except for very poor reception on ABC & NBC. We felt peaceful in the pleasant surroundings and will come here again. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling.
We’ve been full-timing for nearly 15 years; this is one of the best and most beautiful RV parks we have experienced. Located on a gentle slope with asphalt roads and level concrete pads. Lovely dark green of mature pines contrast with red of mature Japanese maples. Lawn and shrubbery between sites. Our pad was 13 feet wide with 16 foot separation from next site. Superb maintenance. All-weather water fixtures. Water pressure 60#. Friendly and helpful staff. Class A air conditioned laundry room with plenty of modern front loading machines. We enjoyed the dog-free area, wish more RV parks had them. We love dogs, don’t have one because of campground and RV park misery caused by untamed dogs that bark 16 hours a day. At this park, dogs over 40 pounds are prohibited; if we were writing the rules, we would prohibit dogs under 20 pounds—the smaller they are, the noisier they are likely to be. An unusual characteristic of this park is the extreme difference in site occupancy between weekdays and weekends; about 1/3 full on mid June weekdays (many of them long term), full on weekends. Mean speed bumps are set at an angle on the street: 4 bumps and 2 sideways flips each. Reservations recommended. Robust recycling program; single stream except for glass which goes to a different container.
We reviewed this park 4 years ago. This park is part of Belknap Hot Springs Resort and is located about 2 miles from the main center. There are RV sites at both locations; we like this because it is level, has more spacious sites, and is quieter. (http://www.belknaphotsprings.com/index.htm)
Lovely, quiet, large, well separated sites. Laundry. Water pressure 30 to 45#, mostly 30. Pond, rhododendron, fern, hydrangea, trees. Sounds of wind through the trees, falling water (from pond). No broadcast TV reception, poor Verizon signal. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling.
Lovely park with large, level paved sites including fire ring and picnic table. Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet. No speed bumps. No pull throughs. Friendly and easy back-ins. No over the air TV signal, adequate Verizon signal. Good recycling program; aluminum cans, glass, cardboard, newsprint, milk jugs.
Streets and sites are level gravel; high quality river rock gravel. Water pressure: 65#. Highway and railroad noise is unobtrusive. Good Verizon signal. Good over the air TV; 5 stations. Park is environmentally handicapped; aluminum can recycling only.
Elevation about 4000 feet. Water pressure 40# steady. RV sites are paved, level, large, well separated. Many have ramadas. Can be dry and windy. Park is environmentally handicapped; aluminum can recycling only. Good Verizon signal. A few Albuquerque and Las Cruces TV stations by antenna.
Multipurpose park is a favorite for hiking, birding, rock climbing, rock art. RV sites are paved, level, large, well separated. Many have ramadas. Our site had a nearby bush which always had 50 birds in it. Dry and windy. Park is environmentally handicapped; aluminum and plastic recycling only. Weak and undependable Verizon signal. Good El Paso TV by antenna.
A spiritual, healing place in the redwoods. AAA, Good Sam, Escapees discounts. Lovely sites, some full hookups, some pull-throughs. Water pressure 30#. We thought maintenance is very good. Good cable TV, adequate Verizon signal. Excellent nearby restaurants include Moonstone Grill and Larrupin Café. Some highway noise, not much traffic at night. Yes, can be muddy in wet weather, but we prefer redwood forest floor over paving and fear paving would harm the trees. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Credit cards accepted. Park has ambitious recycling program.
There are many permanent or long range rigs in the north and east sections of the park. Transients are assigned to long, angled pull throughs on row E (next to I-10) or row D (next to a manager’s residence, three dogs a-barking). Paved roads. Sites are sand and gravel, the natural landscape for this part of Texas. Lots of facilities; indoor pool, hot tub, laundry, ATM. Cable TV is not registered with TVGuide.com or with TIVO, so we used our antenna which received many strong channels. Strong Verizon signal. Moderate I-10 highway noise; highway is level and there is reduced speed limit. There is an on-site RV parts and repair business; we have no information about quality of repair business. We will use this park for short stays again. Park is environmentally handicapped; aluminum can recycling only--we found aluminum can recycling in front of the laundry although the check-in person told us there is no recycling of any kind.
Built by CCC. Lovely, spacious, well separated sites; mostly pullthroughs. Lots of birds, occasional javelina (watch your pets) and a few deer. Friendly and helpful office staff. Quiet. No light pollution because of proximity to McDonald Observatory. Elevation: 5000 feet. Be prepared for altitude adjustments (headache, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath) if coming from lowlands. Black Bear Restaurant is on State Park grounds; lovely setting, great food, large portions, inexpensive. Water pressure = 75# Environmentally unconscious; no recycling.
Tedious 30 minute check-in must have been developed by a team of obsessive-compulsive lawyers. After providing detailed information on pre-printed labels, I had to sign AND print my name 3 times. Check-in person guessed (wrongly) that cable TV provider is Comcast; it is CoBridge Standard. We asked about recycling--aluminum cans only. Environmentally unconscious; she was unaware of any other recycling options. We made one phone call to Chamber of Commerce; there is a rudimentary recycling center at county transfer station a mile away on Airport Road which recycles #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum cans-nothing else. Park is adjacent to busy County Airport; lots of air traffic morning and evenings, quiet at night. Water Pressure 40#. Very friendly neighbors; sites close together.
We made an unplanned stop here because of freezing rain on I-10. It is on the NE quadrant of exit 72, not south of freeway as our navigator suggested. After the rain there was standing water several inches deep covering half of the area. Propane sales. Nothing special here and no discounts, but full hookups and 50 amps for $20 was appreciated. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling.
We endorse all other positive comments about this park. We are 12 year full-timers; there are several unique features at this park that we have not seen before including outdoor fire extinguishers located at center of each row of RVs. Owner/operators are more committed to customer satisfaction than anywhere we have ever been. Some social activities are partially subsidized by the park. Yes, there are trains, but that’s just part of this region of Mississippi coast. 50# water pressure. We will definitely stay here again.
This is a lovely park, with friendly and efficient staff and excellently maintained new facilities. Good Sam park. There are many pull through sites. Asphalt roads and concrete pads, each including a palm tree, patio and picnic table. There are spacious sites with good separation. There are gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, water views, white sand beach. We would come here again. The cable TV, a DirecTV product, has 25 channels (including Golf channel but not PBS) is somewhat awkward -- there is no way to tell what programs are playing.
Friendly and helpful owners. Near junction of I-10 and I-75. Lots of pull throughs. 50 amp service. Spacious mostly level grassy sites. We couldn't receive any TV stations with antenna. Lots of playful squirrels. Bluebird houses placed along the fence line. It feels good just to be there. Quiet and peaceful. Passport America park also offers Passport rates to holders of Golden Age Pass. We would stay there again.
This is generally an above average park, with friendly and efficient office staff and well maintained facilities. Passport America park. Spacious sites with good separation. All sites are owned or for sale, many unsold or otherwise available for rental. No speed bumps; no need for them. Silver Springs about 3 miles by highway. We would come here again. Beware of sites T72 to T77. The street width is 18 feet. Most of the sites in this area are owned sites and site owners have installed posts, fences, hedges, chained gates and other obstructions right next to the road. They also park their toads and tow vehicles at the edge of the road. The only maneuvering room is the street. The person who guides arriving RVs to their sites and gives parking guidance is likely to bring you in from the wrong direction and to give motorhome backing instructions to trailer drivers. Doesn’t work. Extreme frustration. Entertainment for site owners. Water pressure ranges from 10 to 50 pounds, usually about 40 pounds. There is no recycling of any kind. None. When we were here in early 2010, there was outstanding single stream recycling. Office explained that residents refused to refrain from dumping trash in the recycling center, so the recycling center was taken away from the park. A disgusting tragedy. There are recycling bins at Sam’s and Wal-Marts in Ocala / Silver Springs but they do not take cardboard. The office can direct you to a recycling center that will take cardboard. Cable TV; poor signal on NBC and very poor on PBS during the entire month we were there in 2010. Good Verizon signal.
A Good Sam park. $35 for 30 amp site; all sites have full hookups. Convenient to Interstate 95. Lots of pull throughs. Mature shade trees. Laundry w/6 dryers and washers, ironing board and iron. No fire rings. Good cable TV and good Verizon signal. Lots of squirrels, few insects. Paved peripheral road w mean speed bumps. Sites are mostly level gravel and sand, close together: the wall of our neighbor’s fiver is 10 feet from ours. Lots of street noise. This is 2010 and there is NO recycling of any kind. Good for an overnight off Interstate 95. We would stay here again although we do not view it as an “RV Resort”.
We liked this park, and would go there again, BUT they advertised propane by the gallon in their Trailer Life advertising. They actually charge by the size of the tank; we believe that is a dishonest practice designed to gouge customers that should be illegal. Tell them you will buy your propane elsewhere.
This is a lovely park with a walkway to the beach and a robust single stream recycling program including composting. We got heartache from seeing many aluminum cans in trash bin just 10 feet from the recycling bin. Sites 103 to 121 are large, wooded, and well separated, but had plentiful mosquitoes in November. Just across the highway is the fabulous Brookgreen Gardens; one small entry fee allows entry there for 7 days and there are very good restaurants on the Brookgreen grounds.
We agree with other reviewer's advice to follow the RV Park directions rather than GPS navigator; still tricky, but better. Well maintained park near Brandywine River Art Museum and the fascinating Dupont Family historical sites Longwood Gardens and Winterthur. We would go there again. We asked about recycling; the staff person looked anxious and embarrassed and said there was a container for aluminum cans outside and all other materials for recycling could be brought into the office. We both had a distinct (but unconfirmed) impression that material dropped off at the office to be recycled would quickly find its way to the trash bin.
This is a Passport America park with a friendly, helpful staff. Instead of the lists of "Don't do this", their list is "Do this for happy camping". Many seasonals, all well kept. Great variety of sites. Fairly close to Hudson Valley historical attractions. We will go there again.
Lovely campground with spacious sites. No hookups except water. Staff was easily able to assign a sunny site for our solar panels. No generators - hooray. Quiet and peaceful. Robust single stream recycling. We will go there again.
The sites in this lovely park are spacious. It is quiet. There are laundry facilities. The $5 per pet per night charge may explain the relative absence of undomesticated barking dogs. On-site recycling is in planning stages; at this time, campers are referred to off-site recycling center. We will come here again.
Rating is based on beauty, not on facilities. 1142 Main Street, Long Lake NY 12847  624-2481, 1-800-592-HOSS. RVs only; no tents. In our 12 years of full-timing, this is one of the most beautiful RV parks we have experienced. This part of Long Lake is very pretty, with forested islands. With fall foliage and a fantastic sunset it was enchanting. A rainbow the next day was a bonus. Fifteen lovely full hookup lakeside sites, $30 a day in late September. Fifty amp service available at some sites for $10 a day. Ouch! Gravel interior road, level grassy sites, mature trees, easy parking. Site separation adequate, about 15 feet. Picnic table and fire ring. Arcade, miniature golf. We did not ask, saw no showers or recycling. Although we saw no sign of bears, there is a bear warning and the dumpster is surrounded by electric fence. No Verizon signal, no broadcast TV signal, no cable, no pool, no speed bumps. Quiet at night; moderate street noise begins about 6 AM. Credit cards accepted. Restaurant, pub, cyber café, well stocked convenience store and gasoline ½ block away, grocery and hardware stores a few blocks away. The amazing Adirondack Museum  352-7311 (an adventure for adults and for children) is about 10 miles away in Blue Mountain Lake, opens at 10 AM; allow a full day there. Great Sagamore Camp National Historic Site (Vanderbilt summer getaway)  354-5311 is about 25 miles away near Raquette Lake; fascinating tours Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM in spring, 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM daily in the summer and then 1:30 PM daily until Columbus Day closing.
This is a lovely RV park; sites well spaced, about 25 feet between sites. Mostly pull throughs, a few back ins around the perimeter which afford a little more privacy. High cost RV parks seem to be the norm in the Lake Placid area. We found many things to do and see, kept extending our stay to do more. Area restaurants are mostly very good. Recycling for cans, glass, plastic, but not for paper. They have had occasional transient bear problems here, have installed electric fence around the dumpsters. We were here two weeks, saw no bear activity. Good laundry facilities. We would come here again.
88 Mallets Bay Campground Rd, Colchester VT 05446. Across the road from Lake Champlain. If you want shade, this is the place. Large, mature shade trees close to the roads can make parking difficult. Sites are close together, about 15 feet apart. Discount 10% with AAA card. We were there on a holiday weekend; felt very crowded.
Although the name is Champlain Adult Campground, we saw no indication that they refuse families with children. About half of the sites are seasonals, mostly older adults. Many seasonals come just for weekends, and they seem to know each other well. Sites are well separated, about 30 feet. Laundry has one washer and one dryer; there is a good laundromat in town. There is a place for recycling. Lovely campground, level grass sites, quiet and peaceful. Owner is friendly, good humored, and helpful. We would come here again. No credit cards.
THIS DESCRIPTION IS FROM THE PARK WEBSITE: Camping: modern restrooms with showers 175 tent and trailer sites are available in two campgrounds. The camping season opens the first Friday after March 28 and ends after deer season in December. Chinquapin Hill Campground is nestled on the side of a mountain with plenty of shade trees and is close to the swimming pool. Some sites have electrical hookups. Hosack Run Campground is one mile from the main day use area. It has moderately level, open and shaded sites, and offers hot showers, flush toilets, electrical hookups, a dump station and small playground for children. Pets are permitted on designated sites. Two special campsites are set aside for people with disabilities with a nearby family-assist restroom. END WEBSITE INFORMATION. We arrived in early May and stayed in the Hosack Run loop; the Chinquapin Hill Campground was scheduled to open for Memorial day weekend, so we know nothing of that area. OUR REVIEW IS OF THE HOSACK RUN AREA. We went first to the check-in building, which is quite new and beautifully done, and was staffed until 3:30 PM. Check in process is cumbersome; they would not assign a site at the registration office. We had to go to the campground, make note of preferred sites, then return to registration to see which sites were available, then get registered. The campground has 52 sites in a single loop. Sites are not as large or as well separated as the average public campground. The sites on the outside of the loop have no hookups; the first two sites on the outside are beautiful and back up on a river. Most, but not all, of the sites on the inside of the loop have electric hookups, some 30A and some 50A. A few sites are spacious and well separated, but several were in clusters of 2, 3, and even 6 sites (circle the wagons) - there were very few rigs in early May, but we would not want to be there during high season. There were a few unthreaded water hydrants around the loop. The dump station was very awkward; the concrete "funnel" leading into the opening was so steep that it was difficult to get the cover open wide enough to place the dump hose. The threaded hydrant at the dump station had very low flow; less than one gallon per minute. We would stay there again in off season.
Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp, 802 Cave Mountain Lake Road, Natural Bridge Station VA 24579. We needed a campground in the Natural Bridge area, found Cave Mountain Lake in the 2010 Trailer Life Directory describing forty two 12 X 22 foot back-ins, no slide-outs, and no reservations. We called 540 291 2188; yes, there are vacancies and yes, can accommodate our 30 foot fiver. This is a gorgeous Forest Service campground designed and built by the CCC in 1935. There is a beautiful stream running the length of the campground, and just below the campground there is a dam and a 7 acre lake and beach. Distinctive CCC stonework. There are 42 mostly heavily shaded sites occupied mostly by local families with tents or tent trailers; sites 28 to 40 are non-reservable. About half of the sites would accommodate the 30 foot fiver with easy back-in; sites are long and wide and will easily allow slide-outs AND awnings. Sites 2, 18, 20, 24, 27, 28, 39, 41 & 42 (a double site) appear to have enough sun to partially power solar panels. Sites 36, 37, and 38 are lovely,widely separated walk-in tent sites along the creek. Sites 32 to 35 are limited to 12 foot trailers. Each site has a table and a fire ring. 21 day limit. Reservations: 877 444 6777 or www.recreation.gov Daily fee: $15. There are no hookups of any kind. The only “luxuries” are showers, flush toilets, and 9 un-threaded water spigots. ADVANTAGES: No TV reception; we weren’t able to WATCH the Awful News. No radio reception: we weren’t able to LISTEN to the Awful News. No Verizon service; we weren’t able to RECEIVE any awful news. All we could do was enjoy the natural beauty, the sound of the creek, the campfire, and the bird songs. RATING: We rate parks according to what they are (in this case a basic, no frills, glorious Forest Service Campground), not by the number of “resort luxuries”. According to our rating system, this park is a solid 10.
Beautiful1/2 mile entry road with exuberant azaleas in center divider. Laundry. Lots of airport noise. Sites close together; mostly shaded. Recycling containers at restrooms – plastic 1 thru 7, glass, and cans – no need to sort.
4201 Baptist Road, Durham NC 27703; 10 miles north of Raleigh and 12 miles east of Durham. Part of 38,000 acre Falls Lake State Recreation Area located around Falls Lake Reservoir. Reservations http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/fala/reserve.php Fire ant warning at entry; we walked loop B, saw no fire ants. If fire ants are present, wear shoes and socks. This is our idea of a perfect campground. Basic amenities include water, 30 amp power, our favorite steel fire ring, picnic table, rest rooms/showers, playground. No golf course, swimming pool, games, “resort activities”, leaf blowers, street or highway noise. Dogs don’t bark much because the sites are not jammed together; the only sounds are wind through the pines and bird songs. Large, widely spaced sites; some shaded and some in the open. A few pull throughs. Easy parking at all sites in loop B; no obstructing trees, rocks, or posts. Recycling at bathrooms; aluminum, glass, plastic. Good TV and Verizon signals.
Coffee, complimentary popcorn, internet computer, laundry with 4 washers & dryers, and store are all at the office. Staff was very friendly and helpful, took extra time at registration to explain the KOA Rewards system. Has mostly well spaced pull throughs, some back ins. Meticulous maintenance. There is a playground. Be careful of sites 76 and 77. The utilities on 77 are reversed so that rigs on the two sites face each other and share the 20 foot space between, which is equipped with two tables and two fire rings: an ideal setup for two families who want to be close together. Although there were several vacant sites, they thoughtlessly placed a large family (with a tiny yappy dog that barked 16 hours a day) in site 77 to share space with us. This RV park is especially dog friendly and we support that; we saw several dogs enjoying their play area. The park could also be human friendly and offer dog free areas. Onsite propane charged by tank size rather than volume (a dishonest and disgusting practice which should be outlawed); who would frequent a gas station that charged by the size of the gas tank?
Very nice park with mature trees between sites. Paved interior roads, pads are concrete or gravel. Full hookups conveniently placed. Mostly pull throughs, some back ins. Friendly and efficient staff. Credit cards accepted. In order to encourage 10 MPH speed limit, they have installed extreme 0.1 MPH speed bumps. Picnic tables, but no fire rings. Pool. Very good TV and Verizon signals. Propane on site sold by volume, not tank size. No recycling of any kind.
Another lovely Georgia State Park. Has spacious level sites. We liked being able to choose our site from those not occupied. Friendly and helpful staff. Credit cards accepted. Strong TV and Verizon signals. We did not try the cable TV. No recycling of any kind; "we're thinking about it." Although I did not measure voltage, we had no power problems. Tanks full and empty, did not hook to water. Paved interior roads and gravel sites. Newly paved one-way roads wind gently through trees that are too close to the road; many scarred tree trunks. OK, but be aware and make wide turns.
Well kept park with friendly and helpful staff. Good Sam park; no credit cards. Many permanents and seasonals. Pet sites are clustered together, an advantage for persons who do not enjoy their neighbor’s yapping dogs. Relatively wide paved streets and short paved spurs. Sites have 8 inch high concrete platforms to park next to. Narrow sites are 90 degrees perpendicular to the road. The curbs are lined with every imaginable obstruction: trees, streetlight poles, power company cubes, mail boxes, concrete platforms, and tow vehicles make the most difficult parking we have encountered in 10 years of full timing. Strong broadcast TV and Verizon signals. Minimal recycling; aluminum cans, newspaper.
We can't find a thing to criticize about this park. Mixed park models, permanents, and short term surrounding a small artificial lake. Two clubhouses with heated pools, hot tubs, laundry. Daily trash pickup at your site. No recycling. Compulsively kept up; every tree, hedge, blade of grass meticulously groomed. We could find no structure in need of paint or repair. Our rig was the only thing in the park in need of cleaning and polishing; an odd feeling. Quiet and peaceful with good security. Another reviewer described this park as an older park; doesn't look old to us.
NO DOGS. Four glorious days without yapping nuisances. That's enough for a 10 rating by itself. And the few children here appear to be domesticated. We came here in February just to look, found a 4 day vacancy. Lovely park. Our rig backed up on a pond with ducks, herons, egrets, cormorants, and a swan. Our Verizon air card worked well, but Verizon phones didn't. There's a pay phone about a block away. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Agree mostly with Jan 08 review. Much traffic noise from nearby busy streets. There is a clubhouse. The pool exists but cannot be used by customers because it doesn't meet code for public pool; there are no plans to make the pool usable and available. Cheerful, friendly, helpful manager. We would stay here again as a stopover but not a destination park. Close to Camping World. Strong Verizon signal.
Location: it's on the beach. Cost: it's on the beach, folks. Roads: a little rough and narrow, but there is no need for those awful speed bumps. There is daily trash pick up at curb. Constant unobtrusive maintenance; no leaf blowers. Everything works. Permanent and seasonal sites are well kept. Quiet and peaceful, feels safe. We stayed 4 days and would come here again.
$27 is Good Sam rate. We stayed only one night; passing through. Friendly owner. Appears well maintained and well run. Mostly seasonals, owner keeps several pull throughs open for short term use. Right on highway 1 with heavy all night traffic and also some train traffic. We would stay here again.
We agree with compliments of other reviewers. Lovely lakeside state park; lake level is up, cable TV is working, TV antenna reception and Verizon signal are good. THE WATER PRESSURE AT OUR LAKESIDE SITE WAS 80 POUNDS WITH NO WARNING AT CHECK IN. Bring your pressure reducer.
This is a lovely campground with 23 RV sites with tables and steel fireplaces arranged around a bath / shower building. Generous site size. No hookups: if you want hookups and conveniences go somewhere else. It's ten minutes off Mass Pike at 317 Woodland Road in Lee, MA. There are signs in Lee pointing the way. Open mid-May through mid-October.
We stayed at this RV park because of favorable ratings and because it is open all year. Stayed one night in a pull through. OK park somewhat overpriced. High water pressure with no warning. In addition to customary registration stuff, I had to sign a separate document promising to read and follow park regulations! Really! We liked the ambitious recycling program and will stay there again.
101 Bell Acres, Enfield, a very quiet location. Our pull through site was spacious and level. There are large pine trees. Phone signal good for AT&T and Verizon. There is Propane available. We will stay here again. There is no recycling center.
Interstate 20, exit 169, and look for 1115 E Campground Road. Cable TV had few channels and poor reception; we did much better with our antenna. All sites are pull through. There is a laundry, and a store. We felt it was overpriced at $40. There is highway noise.
Lovely, thoughtfully designed park typical of Georgia State Parks. Sites are all marked for tent or RV so we shouldn't see the guy with the bicycle and miniature tent in the 60 foot pull through. Some tight turns on interior roads. We will go there again.
We were pleasantly surprised to find this park, located just off I-20, to be quiet (freeway is elevated here). Nice park with propane and laundry on site. Pull throughs. Sites are side by side with little room between rigs. We will go there again. I had my Texas vehicle inspections done at RV World repair shop next door (service, no RV sales - my kind of place). Judging by shop appearance and technicians I would expect this to be a very good repair facility.
Nice campground with large pine trees and spacious sites. Friendly manager appears to be the only staff person. Building containing rest rooms and laundry is old, but adequate. Significant highway noise. We will stay there again.
Nice park, nice staff, full hookups, pull throughs,lots of highway noise. Best cable TV setup we have ever seen. Each site has a rack with about 20 feet of cable wound on it; very easy to connect. We will go there again.
Lots of facilities; pool, hot tub, laundry, cable TV. Lots of I-10 highway noise. After we set up, I looked in the brochure for cable channels, only to find "Please inquire at office for listing". So I trudged to the office to pick up a half page channel guide. Suggested to somewhat disinterested office attendant that it would be nice to hand them out at registration. I can't figure out whether they are mean, thoughtless, or trying to save money. There is an on-site RV repair business; I have no information about quality of repair business. We will use this park for an overnight again.
725 Lucy Bryson Street. A good Sam park. Nicely separated sites that are extremely well maintained. There are frequent patrols by a marked security vehicle. There was little road noise, some railroad rumblings but no train horns. Complimentary buffet breakfast passes are given at registration. Friendly, capable, and competent staff. There is propane on the property. No recycling set up. We will stay here again.
This is one of our favorite places. As another reviewer noted "A good place to get the knots out of your rope". There are now a few 50 amp sites, all are full hookups. No Verizon or AT&T cell service (a plus or minus according to your preferences). If necessary they will lend their land line telephone for $1 charge. There is satellite TV in office. Cable TV runs off a local antenna, about 6 channels may be good or non-existent depending on weather. Owners and employees are friendly and laid back. Oddly, they don't seem to have an answering machine.
I visited this park in the early 1990's; at that time it was a traditional RV park with hot spring facilities. They have installed 30 "cabins" (small mobile homes) which are rented out. Many are occupied by long term or permanent residents. Depending on the time of year there may be 4 to 15 "cabins" available for short term rentals. There are eight RV sites with 25 foot length limit and two at 30 feet. We parked our 30 foot fiver on the long site (N). It took moderate side to side leveling, and a lot of front to rear leveling. There is an olympic size heated (not hot) pool and a hot pool. Facilities are shabby but in working order. Massage and a water aerobics class are available. Entrance to the pools is $10 per person per day. The weekly RV rate is $250 (about $36 per day) which includes free pool access, so if two persons use the pools daily, the cost of the RV site (minus $20 pool fee savings) is about $16 per day. There is an Italian restaurant on site which has excellent and reasonably priced food, same menu for lunch and for dinner, closed Sundays. Dining room seats about 50 and is staffed by a cook and 3 assistants who take orders, serve food, and bus dishes, so waits can be very long on busy days. Lots of traffic noise including hordes of motorcycles on weekends, but traffic is light during the night. Few barking dogs, few children, no mowers or leaf blowers: hooray! We would stay here again.
We stayed 5 nights. Although the park is in an industrial area, it is quite attractive; sculpted Cypress trees, flower beds, well maintained. There are mostly long term residents. It was quiet at night; we noticed no odors. We've been full timing for 10 years, have seen many owners, managers, and hosts. This manager was one of the best we've seen; friendly, efficient, helpful. He was waiting when we arrived for our reservation and promptly guided us to our site. The park is nearly full with long term residents, so I suggest early reservations. We would stay here again.
To begin with, this park is hard to find; the sign is broken. It is just west of highway 1 (Main Street) at 1021 S Main Street on the south end of the Noyo River bridge; watch for the Cliff House restaurant sign. We visited several RV parks in the area; they all (including this one) seem to have come from the same plan - sites too close together, neglected appearance, and used more as low - rent permanent sites than RV parks. This park is distinguished by its stunning location and views. Noyo River to the north, a large and very beautiful Pomo Bluffs city park and Pacific ocean to the west. Gorgeous sunsets, clouds, fog. Power, water, and cable all work. In spite of the park's appearance, we felt comfortable and secure. We enjoyed our 10 day stay and will stay here again.
We arrived on a Tuesday without reservations. They must, however, take reservations because they were expecting park to be filled by a group on Thursday. They did take my credit card. Nice park with good separation and healthy well cared for lawns between sites. I counted 6 young trees about 6 feet tall. No shade. Entrance and entrance sign are difficult to find or see. There was moderate street noise day and night. Friendly, helpful staff. We would come here again.
We would call this "An Unlikely Place". Surrounding terrain for miles is dry, almost desert strewn with volcanic rock. A very nice asphalt road from the highway to the Golf / RV resort. An oasis. We agree with the compliments of others. Twelve feet of healthy, well cared for grass between sites. Other campers were unusually considerate and quiet. Few dogs or children. Crushed rock interior roads and pads. Scattered evergreen trees mature at about 20 feet high, don't give much shade. Water pressure = 12. Restaurant has diner menu; huge portions of very good food. Quiet and peaceful here. We would come here again.
This park has quite a few long term residents that we did not perceive as a problem. Full hookups for less than $30. Adequate sites, close to highway (in town), but we were not bothered by street noise. We would go there again. Sign in is at motel office. We would stay there again.
They are trying, but can't seem to get it all together. Water and electric service are now enclosed in quaint little sheds. No camp fire rings and no evidence of having them in the past. (There is a statewide ban on open fires.) Many of the tables have been refurbished with attractive 2 X 12" boards with clear sealer. The water faucet threads at our site were about an inch off the ground; we hooked up to a vacant neighboring site. The 50 amp service is equipped with ground fault circuit interrupters which are incompatible with many RV's. One of the several permanent residents across from the office keeps a dog tied outside; dog barks continuously from 10 AM to 6 PM. Sites are fairly well separated, about 10 yards apart. Gravel road and grassy sites. Ground is lumpy but not hard to get leveled; we just moved the rig a few feet until the lumps fit the tires. Quiet at night. Overall, not a bad place. We would stay there again.
Seven miles east of Coeur d'Alene I-90 Exit 22, then south and west on SR 97 for about 2 miles to bridge marked Beauty Creek; just before the bridge turn left onto Forest Road 438 for about a mile. Entrance on right. Although 32 foot RV limit is mentioned, we were able to park fiver and tow vehicle (45 feet) without unhitching. This is everything a campground should be - almost. Gravel interior road, paved spurs. Spacious sites arranged along a small creek (which was dry in July). Widely spaced (30 to 50 yards) sites with underbrush separation between sites. Typical Forest Service sites with table, our favorite round steel fire rings w cooking grill. Pit toilets, no showers, no hookups of any kind. Quiet and peaceful. Wells have become contaminated, so potable water is available only in a plastic tank near entrance - no dump station. Bring tanks full and empty.
Good Sam park. We agree with other's favorable comments. No fires or charcoal allowed while we were there (late July) due to high fire danger in area. Two attractive nearly new buildings; one rec hall, the other rest rooms and laundry. Paved interior roads with mostly level gravel sites. Earth appears to be largely river rock with thin soil. Grass is brown with occasional foot high weeds, but we decided we would rather have brown grass than sprinklers and lawn mowers. Lots of fierce mosquitoes. Dump station on a slant kept one of our holding tanks from draining properly. Significant freeway noise; one train in morning, one in evening. We would stay there again.
This is really odd. We would not ordinarily stay in a campground located between a freeway and a frontage road, but we like this place and it compares very favorably to other campgrounds in the area. There are nice willow shade trees and Prickly Pear Creek runs through; some sites are on the creek. The freeway traffic is minimal after 10 PM and we were not bothered by freeway noise during the night. We stayed 3 months in 2003 and 5 days in 2008. We will stay here again.
The reviewer who mentioned deluxe concrete sites with wrought iron furniture must have been describing the Hill City KOA. This place has dusty gravel roads and gravel sites, some not very level. There are tall pines surrounding the park and scattered throughout the park, but shade is not plentiful. Campground brochure mentions PBS and major network TV, but we were only able to get a blurry FOX channel; other campers reported same. Good Verizon and AT&T cell phone signals. Lots of pull throughs, full hookup is only $3 more than water & electric site. Dump station is on an incline. Good laundry facility. Pool is quieter and less crazy than the neighboring campground to the west. Fairly typical commercial campground spacing. Mostly overnighters, with a few people staying a few days while touring the area. There are good restaurants in Custer including Purple Pie Place ice cream shop & restaurant, and Bavarian Inn Restaurant. There is a chuck wagon breakfast on KOA grounds. Staff is friendly and helpful. Propane is sold by the tank size rather than by the gallon, which I believe is deceptive and dishonest and should be illegal. We would stay here again.
We agree with praise heaped on this park by others. Open all year, but flush toilets and water are shut off in winter. There is an amazing modern design pit toilet that is immaculately clean and absolutely odorless, even after some dunce left the cover up!!!! No showers. All facilities are in good repair. There are paved roads and fairly level gravel sites with our favorite round steel firepits. We had no trouble getting our 32 foot fiver and tow vehicle into one of the pull throughs, and several sites could accommodate big rigs. Host and all other personnel are friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure to be there, and we are eager to return.
Cold Brook Lake Corps of Engineers, just north of Hot Springs, SD. No reservations, $5 fee. No hookups. A few small shade trees. Pit toilets. Located near small reservoir with swimming beach. Many open sites mid week in June. Thirteen well separated sites, fairly level. Some deer flies. We would go there again. Evans Plunge, historic indoor and outdoor pools, is located in Hot Springs.
If you have a snake phobia, don't open the "free cookies" canister in the office. Manager appears spaced out, unhelpful, and cranky. Side by side sites; trees need serious trimming. Campground has horses, and features trail rides. Although there appears to be plenty of other space available, there is a horse corral 20 feet from the campground with associated odors, bugs, and biting flies. Full hookups are 1/2 price for Escapees and Passport America. We wouldn't stay here again at full price; might stay again at 1/2 price.
Close to Interstate 90 at exit 335. All sites are pull throughs. Owners have obtained consultation regarding management of previously mentioned bug problems which has been successful. Nice pool and nicest laundry facilities we have seen for a long time. Owners friendly, laid back, and helpful. Lots of rigs come in late afternoon and early evening and most leave by 7 or 8 AM. Owners explain that they are primarily an overnight campground - "Nobody wants to spend much time in Mitchell; they are all on their way to somewhere else." Quiet and peaceful. If the wind is from the wrong direction there are odors from next door horse farm. We would go there again.
Lovely park, as perfectly described elsewhere. Sites 13 to 25 back up to Forestville Creek. Round steel (truck wheel) fire rings. Pit toilets and no showers. Well maintained gravel roads and level grassy sites. Friendly and helpful owners. We would go there again.
Based on good reviews, we went to this park intending to stay for 3 days. The office had the most comprehensive guide to camp sites we have ever seen in 10 years of full-timing, including photos and written descriptions including details on whether or not it is necessary to back up or down a grade to get into the site. We did not actually stay there; we balked at their pricing policies. Base price for site with 30 amp power only was $22, plus $10 a day vehicle pass; $32 total. (For persons who are going to spend more time in Wisconsin State Parks there is an annual pass for $35, but it didn't help us.) We went to nearby Tom's Campground which turned out to be gorgeous and a much better value at $20 w water and 30 amp power and no daily entrance fee.
2626 Spring Road, Dodgeville, WI 53533 This is a gorgeous campground located on a hill with serene panoramic views of surrounding farms and woods. Paved interior roads w level gravel sites strategically placed to not feel crowded. It feels good just to be here. Excellent maintenance. Bob, the owner / operator / host, knows everything about the surrounding area; looked after us like family. In 10 years of full-timing this is the first pro-active recycling campground we have ever seen. Each trash can has a sister recycling can that accepts most recyclables and is emptied daily. We are eager to return.
Agree with other positive reviews. Lovely, peaceful, well maintained campground. Minutes from downtown Madison, yet has country atmosphere. Convenient and well designed dump station w fresh water. Paved roads, gravel sites. Table and our favorite low, steel fire ring w grate at each site. Gets soggy but not muddy after heavy rain. Small trees don't provide much shade, but can't come crashing down during frequent thunderstorms. Very friendly and helpful staff and host. There is a marvelous farmer's market (the best we've seen) surrounding the Capitol buildings on Saturday. Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace on Lake Monona within walking distance from Capitol. About 15 miles from Camping World. We'll come here again.
The Top 20 Campgrounds in the U.S. must be a decimal error; it may be in the top 20,000? Paved interior roads, gravel sites, fairly level. Sites are fairly far apart, but not well separated. Table and nice, round concrete fire rings at each site. Most sites have 30 amp power, the few 50 amp sites are well marked in large numbers. Most sites first come, first served. Reservable sites are well marked. Inexpensive lakeside restaurant w/ good food 1/4 mile by easy trail from campground. Campground host friendly and helpful. Could be unpleasant if crowded; there are 5 rigs here the first Monday in June. We would come here again.
Energy Lake Forest Service Park located at 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211 in the Land Between the Lakes region.  924-2270 Reservable and non-reservable sites, all have 50 amp power but no other hookups. Four loops. Great showers, clean rest rooms. Small to medium size sites, mostly level, probably not suited for big rigs. Mostly families and fishermen. Lots of tents and tent trailers. Table and fire ring at each site. Very nice campground, but some planner decided it should have city type street lights. There are dump stations at the North and at the South Land Between the Lakes visitor centers; the one to the North scores an F - it is on a hillside.
Very nice, peaceful park on large Rend Lake reservoir. There are very few full hookup sites all located in reservable areas, but most sites have 50 amp power only. Central water available. There are 5 loops all reservable except Pin Oak loop (sites 199 to 220). Pin Oak sites are larger and better spaced than other loops. We were in Pin Oaks loop the first weekend in June, saw several open sites each day. Lots of birds. Lots of shade. Our favorite round steel fire pits and a table at each site. We will come here again.
Very large state park with many picnic areas, and a replica of a fort visited by Lewis & Clark. Quiet and peaceful, lots of squirrels. Water available but not at sites. Good dump station. We would go there again. Metropolis promotes tourism as home of Superman.
Seven Points Campground COE, 1810 STEWARTS FERRY PIKE, Hermitage TN 37076. Information: (615)889-1975. All but one of the 60 sites are reservable in this busy park; not good for those without reservations. Large, level sites are well separated. Great showers, cleanest bath houses we have ever seen. Water and 50 amp electric at all sites. Boat launch, swimming area, laundry facilities, public telephones, cramped dump station. We will go there again.
This is a nice park. Priced at $18, $14 with senior discount, and not limited to residents of Mississippi. It is located on a 300 acre reservoir, and many sites are on the water or have water views. Many parks on a lake this size would allow oars, paddles, or sails only. This park allows ski boats and jet skis on the lower part of the lake while the upper part is a no wake zone, with a few fishermen and sailboats. All 125 sites have 50 amp power, water and sewer hookups, and all are reservable. Each site (except pull throughs) has a table and a BBQ grill. Camp fires are allowed; only a few sites had fire rings – others just built fires on the ground. Although most pads were fairly level, the land surrounding the pad was often on a slant. We were there the first weekend in May; sites were nearly full for the weekend, thinned out during the week. The campsites are in 5 sections. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and showers were adequate and clean. We saw a washer and dryer at one of the bathrooms. We would go there again. Campers, however, were the messiest we've seen anywhere; many of those who pulled out on Sunday ignored the dumpsters and left loose and bagged trash at their site or next to the (not full) dumpsters. One especially irresponsible person left a 30 gallon garbage bag of crawfish bodies on the ground next to a dumpster; animals tore into it and scattered it around the area.
About half of the sites can be reserved, the rest are first come, first served. At first glance, this is everything a campground should be. A gorgeous campground located on a small reservoir, about half of the sites are on the water and all have water views. Typically generous Forest Service site separation. Good paved interior roads, and mostly level paved pads. All weather water spigots, and 50 amp power at all sites. Nice tables, fire rings, and BBQ grills. Well maintained. The very nice bathhouse has men’s and lady’s rooms on one end and 4 private shower rooms on the other end. Lots of birds and bird songs. Frogs sing at night. Fee is $20 and, oddly, $13 with Golden Age Passport. After 4 days, some flaws appeared. A nearby Air Force Base uses the airspace for some kind of training Monday through Friday daytime, sounds like turboprop crop dusters diving and climbing. Many parks on a lake this size would allow oars, paddles, or sails only. This park allows ski boats Friday to Sunday, noon to sunset. The bathhouse has six 500 watt halogen floodlights mounted under the eaves. They emit an intense white light which attracts huge swarms of bugs which then find their way into the rooms so that interior floors and counters are covered with dead bugs; in addition to the bugs and being a grand waste of energy, it lights up the campground like the sun. A couple of 40 watt yellow fluorescent tubes would be a lot better. All in all, we would stay here again, but we can’t give it the 10 rating that it deserves.
We were surprised to find this expensive park nearly full in mid January, but we saw many Lincoln and Cadillac toads next to ultra-expensive rigs. Concrete streets and pads; sites very close together. Major airplane noise from nearby Air Force Base. Meticulous landscaping; gardeners with screaming leaf blowers several hours a day. Train noise. Small pool, no hot tub. No rigs older than 10 years allowed. Lots of dogs, but we noticed no barking. Propane available on site.
This is our favorite kind of campground; widely separated sites with brush and tree privacy screens. Our favorite low round steel fire rings with grates. Heated bathroom. Beautiful beach. Friendly staff. Good Verizon and AT&T signals. ReserveAmerica reports several sites are too narrow for slide outs. We did a careful inspection, found nothing of the kind. Most sites can do slide out and awning, a few slide out or awning. Some sites can accommodate big rigs. Turning left out of the campground, there are two small shopping areas on the left side of the road about 1/2 mile away; one with Starbucks, the other with Another Broken Egg Cafe, an outstanding breakfast and lunch cafe which is closed on Mondays. We'll come here again.
This park's address is 153 East Bank Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819 but it is accessed through Chattahoochee, FL. This is everything a park should be. Paved access roads, large level well separated gravel sites are easy to get into and have a large gravel space for good picnic tables, our favorite low round fire rings, and a charcoal grill. Most sites have lake view and many are waterfront sites. Campground hosts are excellent, organized a Christmas pot luck dinner. Although most things are in working order, funding appears to have suffered under the Bush administration. The heated restrooms and showers were not cleaned well or often. Galvanized pipe grab bars in the shower haven't been painted for a long time and are beginning to rust. There are two bath houses. One has been closed for 3 months because of foundation problems which have made the walls unstable and unsafe. Plans are to tear it down and eventually replace the two with a larger facility. The remaining bath house has one washer and one dryer. ANTS We were here about 3 years ago; there were hordes of tiny Argentine ants which we successfully managed by placing granular ant bait on ant hills, by spraying the utility post, and by keeping hose and power cable off the ground in addition to my usual ant immunization which is described later. We were warned by the RV Park Reviews site and also by campground host over the phone before arrival in mid-December--"The drought and mild weather have made them worse than ever." When asked how campers deal with the problem they said that some use a garden hose insecticide sprayer to treat the site with Spectracide before parking, some spread Comet or borax around wheels & jacks, some put Vaseline on 18 inches of hose and cable--"They won't cross it." Another person said spreading granular fire ant bait all over the site before parking is effective. We arrived fully armed, inspected our site before parking, saw no ants--not even one! Someone before us must have treated the site. But then we didn't see anyone else having ant problems either; hosts said they didn't understand it, but a spell of cool weather might have reduced the ant problem. We didn't see a single ant-not one-at our site during a 10 day stay. Hooray! :-) We would mention ant problems but not down rate a park because of it. If the bathrooms were in better order we would rate this park a 10. Visitors should make up their own minds how distressed they would be and act accordingly. My routine ant immunization procedures: Spectracide, a clear liquid, seems to work well. I spray all over under the trailer where ants can crawl from the ground. Tires, wheels, springs, jacks & stabilizers, sewer pipe, and especially the longitudinal support girders and pipes that the ants use as highways. A half gallon of spray did the job and it didn’t even smell bad. It lasted for years. Spreading Comet on the ground or trying to seal them out doesn't work. Keeping hoses and electric lines off the ground helps. Fire ants are a separate problem; they sting, so it’s a good idea to wear socks when they are present—Texas natives recommend ANDRO ant bait (from Wal-Mart) placed on mounds.
Beautiful, well maintained campground typical of Georgia State Parks. Paved interior roads are narrow and have some sharp turns. Sites are level. Senior discounts available. We had good cell phone signals for AT&T and Verizon and for Verizon Air Card. A few poor reception TV channels. We will stay here again. Portions of the park were built by the CCC. Some sites are 30 amp, others 50 amp. Our 50 amp site had "50 amp" written in large letters on the power box.
Beautiful, well maintained campground typical of Georgia State Parks. Paved interior roads are narrow and have some sharp turns. Sites are level. We believe all sites are 30 amp, not 50 as others have stated. Cable TV $1 extra. We will definitely go here again.
Considering that this park is located in a city environment, this is a very nice park. Very close to Columbia. All sites are full hookups with 30/50 amp power. Pay Wi-Fi and free cable TV. Sites are level and have 30 foot separation between sites. Well maintained except for some badly warped picnic tables. A few long term folks, most with attractive appearance and no piles of junk. Concrete patio pads. The rooster seems to have lost the ability to keep track of time, now crows weakly in the afternoon--senility?? Those who want a pool should choose a RV Park Resort. Weekly and monthly rates. This is our third stay here and we will come back.
This is everything a campground should be. Large, well separated, private fairly level sites . Our favorite round steel fire rings. Friendly, helpful staff. Bathroom/showers are heated. Bathrooms will be replaced temporarily with porta-potties from December 07 to May 08 during construction of new facility. Quiet and peaceful. We will stay here again. Only 13 of the sites are RV sites; others are tent or tent trailer sites. May be full in summer months??
We have stayed here twice; it is convenient to the interstate highway. We were not worried about appearance of long term stay rigs, nor did we see any trash. Full service sites with separations varying from 4 to 20 feet. The main drawback here is highway noise, the worst we have experienced. We will stay here again.
Free WI-FI and cable TV. Level dirt/gravel sites. Pull throughs. Propane available. Muddy after rain. Friendly staff. Located on Delaware River in the Poconos. Has associated float business with rental canoe/kayak/inner tubes. Moderate road noise. Dump station.
We agree that this is a wonderful park, everything a campground should be. Large, well separated, grassy sites are easy to get in to. Our favorite low, round fire rings. Charcoal grill. Picnic tables. Paved roads and spurs. The campground is located 4 miles south of Tioga, PA and 12 miles north of Wellsboro, PA on State Route 287 within the Ives Run Recreation Area, Hammond Lake. Entrance on east side of road is well marked.
Allegheny National Forest campground. This is everything a campground should be. Large, well separated, private sites are easy to get into. Our favorite low, round fire rings. Charcoal grill. Large tables. Sites have 30 amp power but no water at sites. Sites 1-43 have power @ $18, sites 44-58 not electric @ $16; ½ price for Golden Age Passport. Potable water at dump station and scattered areas in campground. Relatively new, beautiful, clean rest room / shower building. Showers have doors and benches. We would come here again.
Wide gravel access road. Sites are very easy back-ins, grassy, fairly well separated but without much privacy. Some sites are two sites away from water & electric. Outdoor heated pool, wading pool, boat ramp, playgrounds, tennis, miniature golf. A Passport America park. We would stay here again.
All sites have 20 amp power; no water at sites other than the five full hookup sites. Potable water at dump station. Sites are generally shaded, well spaced, and private. Few obstructions to complicate back-ins. Some pull throughs. Picnic tables and fire rings. Tables are now OK. Some water views. Friendly and helpful staff.
We found a few sites suitable for big rigs, some have 20 amp power, some have water. No sewer hookups and we did not see a dump station. No trains, minimal traffic sounds. Lots of shade, few level sites. Generally peaceful and quiet. Mosquitos. Very close to Racine and to tours of (Frank Lloyd Wright) Johnson Wax Company Headquarters on Fridays only, and Wingspread, the FLW designed home of Herbert F Johnson on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tours are free and require reservations.
This is a beautiful park in a wooded shady area, one of several in Black River State Forest. There are five 30 amp electric sites and 8 pull throughs. Big rig friendly. Dump station. Non resident rate $12 weekdays, $14 Friday and Saturday; $5 extra for electricity. Discounts for Wisconsin residents and for Wisconsin seniors.
This is a lovely lakeside campground located just west of the town of Akeley MN with clearly marked signage off highway 34. Nearly all are waterfront sites with 30 amp power, water, table, and fire ring. Dump station at entrance. Clean & quiet, no road noise or trains. People are fishing in the spring fed Lake Crow Wing 11. Friendly staff.
Signs were good coming from the west except for the last one; the arrow looked like a 45 degree turn ahead slanting to the left when it is actually a 90 degree left turn right there. It is a nice campground. No highway noise. Nice lake views. Trains: one track in the distance on the north side of I-94, second track 50 yards from campground. Trains on the closer track go by fast and sound like they are coming right through the window, but fortunately few went by at night.
This is everything a campground should be. Very large sites very well separated and very private. Large shade trees. Bathrooms and showers are heated, clean, and the best we have seen anywhere. No rocks or posts to impede parking.
This park is described in different guides and on different signs as either a Fishing Access Site, State Recreation Area, or State Park. It is located on the north side of I-94 and there are good signs pointing the way. It is at the end of 15th Avenue at the Yellowstone River. There is a day use area and boat ramp on the river. The water was visible and audible from our campsite. Interior roads are gravel, sites are large and well separated, and there are many large pull throughs suited for big rigs although official descriptions suggest a 25 foot limit. There are tables and fire rings at each site although open fires in Montana have been prohibited for several years because of drought and wildfires. There are pit toilets. Some sites have all weather water faucets while others have no water. There are large trees and lots of shade. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon in August; less than 6 sites filled. The rate varies from $12 for non-residents to $3.50 for senior residents holding fishing licenses. Although it lacks amenities, it is a very nice park and we would stay here again.
Many reviewers think of this park as an overnight only. It has wonderful surroundings with gorgeous land, sky (Big Sky), and surrounding mountains. A five star hot spring resort with two good restaurants is a quarter mile up the road, We agree with all the positive comments by other reviewers. The lack of campfire rings is a moot point; open fires have been prohibited in Montana for years because of drought and wildfires. Good Sam and Passport America rates are low. Garmin StreetPilot users will find this destination is 1.5 miles off; instead of making the right turn immediately after the freeway exit, keep going straight and watch for signs, but either way will get you there.
This is an Olympic National Park campground. Gravel roads, one rest room with flush toilets, no showers, no hookups. It is located on a bluff 50 feet above the ocean with great ocean views and one row of 3 or 4 rows is on the waterfront. Wide beach with large accumulation of driftwood which is OK to gather and burn. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Sites are very close together (on top of each other) and there are no trees or bushes to separate the sites--no one seemed to mind; everyone was busy fishing, walking the beach, flying kites, looking at the ocean, building and tending camp fires, etc. No reservations-hooray-it fills by Friday on summer weekends. A calm, happy place; we would go there again. There is a small store, a very good restaurant with ocean views, and expensive fuel at nearby Kalaloch Lodge.
The campground is divided into hookup site area and tent site area. The tent sites are spacious and shaded. The RV sites are wide, grassy and level. There is a laundry with 3 washers and 3 dryers, and the pool is heated to 85 degrees. We would stay here again. Managers are pleasant and helpful.
This is another favorable review. Sites near the front are gravel back-ins, those in the back are wide, grassy, level pull-throughs. Owners are friendly and helpful. We were told that Wi-Fi is best near the office, variable in the back. We were in the back, able to connect; our neighbor was not able to connect. A Good Sam park. The unsightly run-down permanent sites along the side were not a problem.
We have been full timing for 10 years and have stayed in many types of campgrounds. In our prior experiences with county campgrounds, they have been either very bad or very good with little in between. Salt Creek is one of the very best campgrounds we have ever been to. Sites are level and easy to get into and out of; no rocks, posts, etc. Ocean views from the hook-up area are spectacular. The sites in the wooded no hook up area are mostly short, but there are about a dozen sites that would accommodate a 30+ foot rig. In order to reach the dump station, must go through a 12' 5" tunnel, too low for our 12' 10" rig. Campground host says it is possible to back the 0.1 mile into the dump station; we chose to dump at our next destination. Most RVs had Washington license plates; fellow campers were unusually quiet and considerate. No reservations-hooray! Starts to fill up mid-afternoon and full by Thursday evening for the weekend.
We agree with other's descriptions of the campground. In addition to the campground, this large state park has well preserved army fort. There are nature programs on the grounds, excellent especially for kids. Port Townsend is a lovely waterfront town with Victorian buildings and fine restaurants and shopping. Locals told us the area was economically depressed while other towns were doing redevelopment by tearing down old buildings, then realized the value of their ambience and preserved their heritage.
Wide asphalt interior roads with no obstructions make it easy to back into narrow gravel sites. Not much room for toad or tow vehicle; we were permitted to park in a vacant site across the road. Sites are narrow, about 8 feet from each other, but small cedar trees between sites smell delicious and offer surprising amount of privacy. Some sites are not level. Cable TV is crystal clear, voltage right on at 120, water pressure 40. Staff are calm and friendly. Washington State Parks Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center is 3 miles away--skip that and go on to breathtaking National Monument centers at Coldwater Ridge and Johnston Ridge about 50 miles away on excellent and beautiful road. Great hamburgers and cobblers at 19 Mile House Restaurant which has deck seating overlooking a river.
We used an AAA discount for a 4 day stay. There are wide asphalt streets and wide level concrete pads which are easy to enter and to exit. There are 12 feet of luxurious grass lawn between sites. We are full timers; this is one of the nicest RV parks we have ever been to. The sewer hookups are at the rear edge of the sites; we used 20 feet of hose to connect. Now a few words about the airport; the park is near the landing and takeoff pattern of a very busy airport. On a Sunday afternoon and evening we timed takeoffs at every 2 minutes for 4 hours. On two of our 4 days four fighters took off in mid-morning--they sure make a lovely racket. We did not find the airport noise bothersome during the night. We like airplanes, like to watch them take off and land. We thought the gardener's leaf blower on Monday morning was more annoying than the airplanes; they should give him a rake, broom and hose instead. Maybe that's the price for having such nice lawns. We are giving the park a 10 rating as an RV park; readers should subtract from our rating according to how much they are bothered by airport noise.
Well run park with wide, level gravel roads and sites. Trees are too short for shade. We used Passport America, were placed at an average site near the middle of the campground. Passport America is unlimited except for holidays and "special events"! There is a railroad track running right past the front of the park; we were there 3 days--one small slow train went by in the afternoon of one day and none at night. A Frank Lloyd Wright house is open for tours at Oregon Garden, a short distance away. Eighty acre Oregon garden is a wondrous place, don't miss it. Nearby Silver Falls State Park has marvelous hiking trails. Nearby Salem has a Woolen Mill museum--Heritage Museum. Watch for spectacular brightly colored fields of flowers on the way to and from the campground.
This park is part of the Belknap Hot Springs complex; the main Belknap park is reviewed separately and is one mile away. This is an excellent park with both sunny and shaded sites, usually not heavily used except holiday weekends. Staying at this park entitles you to use the Belknap Hot Springs which ordinarily costs $21 a day for two, so the actual extra cost for the campground is then $5-a bargain! Sites are relatively large and back-in parking is easy; no posts, rocks, bushes, etc. in the way. It is quiet and the surroundings are pleasant. There are a few important quirks. Some sites are 30 amps, others 50. Site 2 has no sewer hookup. There is a laundry with the odd requirement that you fill the machine with water from a pail for the rinse cycle. There is a prominent Camp Host sign on a building near the entrance, but no notice that the host is only present on weekends. Propane is available at the park when host is present.
There are a wide variety of camp sites in this park. The map of the park made it appear that the full hookup sites were jammed together, so we looked at water & electric sites first. The full hookup sites were actually well spaced with concrete pad, and many sites were shaded by large trees so we chose to stay there. There is a store, a laundry, boat rentals, and many optional services. There are 7% grades between Santa Barbara and the campground. We would stay here again.