Beautiful trees line this park, which is VERY busy. "Admission" is $1 per person and the park is popular with the locals who us the playgrounds and what I believe is a water slide. It is very warm (hot?) and humid. Lots of low branches so be careful. Most of the sites are spacious but some are very narrow and ours had a big, drying mud puddle right out the front door. Pull through sites are an additional $6. Small, neat, museum and the ruins of an old sugar mill. Good for biking. The park is in an extended drought right now. Good power. Golden access cards are no longer honored for out of state residents.
We were here in Mid May. The $15 rate is for Golden Access in a 50 amp site. The Park had only 2 other campers and I can well understand why. Only 2 loops of "T" section had power and they were NOT marked. There was a tiny note about this amid all the other notes and warnings at the check in kiosk. The road in was blocked in several places for 2 days (we complained) by cut branches from a trimming crew who just drove off and left them. Due to the drought, the park is like a humid desert. All the grass is brown and the trees are stressed. The horse flies are particularly bad this year and I have welts all over my legs and arms where I was bitten. I Had to wear long pants and sleeves to help prevent bites. The temps are in the 90's with about 50% humidity. The boat tours $26 were great and we saw crocodiles, a manatee, several dolphins and other assorted fauna. The flora was fascinating with the poisonous trees, indian mahogany, and the 3 species of mangrove being the most memorable. Everything was awaiting the rains, which have yet to come. I would NOT recommend this time of year for a visit. The park staff was as invisible as the rain and not particularly friendly when finally found. Perhaps because we complained about the branches and tiny lettering on the notification on electric in the campsites.
We have a 26 ft 5th wheel that is 12ft tall. Getting in and out of this park was somewhat of a trial. There are MANY trees that crowd the nearly (total) 4 miles of the narrow sandy access road to get in and out. While part is separated "one way" the bulk of it is a very narrow 2 lane. Fortunately we met no other vehicles both coming and going. The park is currently VERY dry and has had one recent fire that burned almost a 100 acres (in a remote part of the park) according to the ranger. Power was good, and water pressure was (50 psi). The park ranger (only 1 that we saw) was very friendly and effective but seemed stressed. We had a pleasant stay and visited nearby ST Augustine, about 20 miles away. This was an easy day trip.
A couple of notes that will help here. The park was easy to find with our Garman GPS although the access freeway (289) is under construction and the approach VERY narrow. This park accepts only checks or cash. No credit cards. The day clerk was very nice and efficient. washers are $1 and dryers in 25 cent increments. No cable TV, although there is a connection. The quoted rate of $22 is for a back-in site. Pull-throughs are $24.50. Verizon cards worked well. No other WiFi.
We are greatly disappointed as to how we were misled about the rates as this park. We were told $10 to $12 and when we arrived we were told that this applied only to Passport America holders. We never mentioned this in our conversation. The park is VERY complicated to find and was NOT locatable by our Garmin GPS. We were treated like we were stupid on the phone when we call for additional directions. The highway 285 makes an unmarked right turn that you can easily drive past. It is only marked from the opposite (north) direction, and this is VERY hard to see/read. We drove past it twice. The sites need SERIOUS maintenance, (electric boxes all trashed/corroded), sewer connections buried in the weeds, and 80 psi water pressure that we were NOT warned of. We will NOT return.
We really liked this park. Some of the sites were a bit tight, and there were only 2 stream side sites, but it was mainly empty most of the time, filling only in the evenings as most campers, as we were, were there only over night. We stayed there both ways going and coming to Alaska. There was plenty of fire wood and things were in good repair except for one pit toilet which had a broken seat pin. No camp host.
Of the 3 parks here in Whitehorse, we liked this one the best. The water pressure is a little high, and you have to use a dump station but the sites are mostly shaded, our party (3 rigs) was able to get all our rigs in, including a 40 footer. The camp has a Swiss flavor (the manager and staff all seem to be swiss) and many of the guests are European. The facilities are mostly spotless, the wifi is good from the center, and the laundry is $2. They allow clothes lines so we air dried our as the dryers are $3 for 50 minutes. There is a Swiss restaurant on site that serves authentic schnitzel and yagersschnitzel. Compared to many of the places we have stayed recently, this is one of the better ones. They seem to adjust their rates according to demand, or perhaps because demand is down here, they have reduced them. We paid considerably less than the posted price.
The water quit shortly after checking in. This took over an hour to be remedied. The Wifi was VERY weak, and slow, and accessible only from the laundry or near the office. The mosquitos ate me alive while I waited. The final negative was the shell of the burned out maintenance building with its collection of incinerated ATV's which had been pulled outside and abandoned. While this was mostly obscured by the trees, it was still there and had been that way for awhile. What a huge, junky, neglected mess.
Picturesque park on the Siskini River. Spacious, quiet sites with the sound of the river in the background. (20 amp locally generated power) Great camp hosts. Old Alaska Highway is just across the river. Several quaint, humorous elements that we enjoyed. If we pass that way again, well stay again.
Love this park. We stayed in site D-80 (which has a sewer connection), one of the few in the park. It was clean and shady but located in the loop filled mostly with tenter's. The sites were much smaller than in the RV only loop. The campsites were immaculate and the park regularly patrolled by paid, adult, staff as well as 2 camp hosts. My primary complaint about the park is the dump station which is WELL away from the park itself and difficult to find if you don't know where it is. However the falls, rain forest canyons, and lush vegetation make this inconvenience minor
Quiet, peaceful, deep sites with water and electric. The dump station is closed indefinitely until it is completely rebuilt. Little to no AT&T with weak Verizon coverage (air card). Satellite is tough because of all the trees. Only one host in October. Sites are level and well kept. High water pressure (70 psi at site #8) so use caution.
This late in September the only sites that were really in demand were the Yurts. The park is immaculate, the sites deep (particularly the outside of the loops) and very well cared after by the mostly volunteer staff. The reservation policy was still in effect here and almost every site that was not occupied said "1 or 2 day use", even when the park was mostly empty. Without a reservation the most you could count on was two days. If you are unlucky in the reservation lottery, you have to move from a site that has been reserved, because the reservation system does not know you are there. They come around every morning and tell you if you need to move. ugh. If you want to go through the reservation system, it costs $6 through reserveamerica just to retain the site you are already in. And you can't do this within 48 hours of the requested reservation. Our other issue was the road noise from Hwy 101. When the wind is right, and you are outside, its there. An annoyance in an otherwise great park.
A facility intended to support the military academy that accepts associated personnel. The sites range from crowded to spacious. The new Wi-Fi works great and the laundry and baths were the cleanest and most modern that we have encountered in a long time. The camp was dusty though in June. All the sites were gravel. The water pressure was high and needed a reducer. The base gas station has no diesel. A nice place and we recommend it. (ADMIN NOTE: the phone number of (719) 333-4980 shown above is good on weekdays during May - Nov. During Nov-Apr, the phone number is (719) 333-4356.)
This is an AF Family Camp intended for military personnel and related personnel. The base was originally an army frontier fort from the Indian wars and has some great history. It is mostly red brick and very laid back. It must be accessed through Missile Drive as the main gate side of the base has several narrow tunnels with less than 10 ft of clearance. The camp is shaded but the trees are leaking a sticky sap that coats everything in June. Not sure how long this lasts. There are a small Commissary, Bx and Gas station. No Diesel. They observe all the military traditions and this can get inconvenient.
Fort Knox/Camp Carlson This military personnel RV park has recently been renovated with many upgrades. The staff was very helpful. The park was mostly full and we were not able to get a full hookup, making a trip to the dump station imperative. Ugh!!! It was the first dump station we have encountered where the sewer hose had to be stretched around a telephone pole to its destination. Not sure who designed this mess, but it surely was someone who did not have a clue about RV’s. The spaces were mostly gravel with numerous pull through’s and many trees. There was no cell phone coverage but the park does have free WI-FI which had great download speeds but the upload speed was only 40K. Satellite coverage was fine as there were enough gaps for good reception. However the pads are mostly gravel and many do not have full hookups. The club house was new with a room full of washers and dryers ($1 each). The Patton Museum is a must see with the high point for me being a “cut away” Tiger Tank. The best tank museum I have seen. But alas the much publicized gold vaults are very much off limits and very much underground. The BX and Commissary complex is one of the largest and best stocked that we have seen. The gas station also sells diesel which was very convenient. The rate we received was with a golden access pass. The park is located off base and not easy to find the first time.
A beautiful Corp of Engineers park that is very well kept. Some of the turns are very tight and not accessible for big rigs, no matter what length the sites are. They were not at all that helpful when spoken to on the phone. The camp hosts were cold and distant although polite. We camped here to see Mammoth Caves when we were told their (Mammoth Caves) campground was full, which was not true. During the week the campground was mostly empty in mid May but filled up completely on Memorial Day weekend. Noise was a minor issue as many campers were "younger" and had the sounds to prove it. Quiet hours were observed though.
Fort Campbell RV Park – Intended to support active military service members, dependents and associated personnel. Definitely one of the hardest parks to find that we have encountered. Located off base and accessed by one of the many gates that go seemingly nowhere or for such obscure purposes that are not discernible. There is lots construction and several roads were closed. Use US 374 to Lafayette Rod to get to Gate 10. Getting around is tough even with a base map (get @ visitors center - but gate is under construction closed and must be accessed from off base) The park is in two halves, with one we used, the Eagle Nest, having ONLY 50 + 20 amp service, no 30. It also has no baths or laundry. The other park (?) has these. The park is accessed over a narrow (one lane) bridge past Out Door Recreation (check in there). Sites are reasonably level with full hookups but have many puddles if it rains. Some sites have very low branches so be careful. The PX and Commissary are the largest I believe we have ever encountered and were well stocked. The base is not easy to navigate as most streets are curved or intersect. Being an airborne base (101st) there is lots of chopper traffic till about 10 pm. Not bad, but there. With a Golden Access pass we paid $15 per night. Water pressure is high so use a reducer. There is fishing for the kids which was nice.
The little Rock AFB Family Camp is open to military, active and retired, government employees and to guests of the Airmen who are stationed there. It is spacious but all the sewer hookups are back in. There are two wings with the back wing being more isolated. The sewer connections are only on the outside loop, none on the interior concrete pads. The pads are reasonably level and well drained. Its quiet and surrounded by large trees. The streets on Little Rock AFB are not well marked but the essential services are all there. Check in is @ Family Rec in Bldg 460 which is also the Data Center on one side, opposite where you check in. We would stay there again.
We found getting there very difficult as the campground was VERY poorly marked from highway 59. Look for the Shell station. The entrance is next to it. We really like this place. The lake is great and the majority of the sites are very well shaded. Most you can reserve but a minimum number are first come first served. Not all sites have sewer hookups however. We would definitely camp here again. The Golden Access pass halved the daily rate.
The official rate of $20 per night is greatly misleading. This only applies if you are a Texas State Parks Pass holder. There is lots of traffic, boom boxes and speeding vehicles. This is a Saturday and it would probably be quieter if it was a week day, however this is speculation. All the sites are back-in. The tall grass prairie is beautiful but there is not enough of it. There is plenty of local shopping which is a plus. Not sure if we would camp here again.
Quiet, city park. On the Bosque River. Pay for site in town at city hall, 1/2 mile away. Very reasonable rates and the park is mostly empty. Sites are not well marked and there are numerous connections for a single site. Very unusual. Lots of grass and trees. A 16K restriction on the bridge going into the park and it is single lane, but short. Sites are level but there are many ruts in the access roads. We would camp here again as it is VERY relaxed and quiet, at least during the week. We were the only rig there.
Not crowded. Great Verizon reception. Park is in 2 separate parts/sections. One in front, the other in back. Office hours are somewhat limited. Located next to Dell Diamond minor league baseball park and some, sometimes noisy rail road tracks. Shade is limited and hookups in the front section have sewer hookups that are very hard to see/find, and often have been driven over. Front section has only 30 amps as far as we can tell. The front section where we stayed is clean, level, and all back-in. Most of the other rigs here are here for "professional" reasons, meaning that they work from here. There were no rest rooms nor showers in the front park. The only other RV park near here, Austin RV park, was really dumpy and in a bad neighborhood. The wife refused to stay there.
The park is awesome, but Fruita Camp Grounds is a bit limited. If you have a rig much over 20 feet make sure you camp in C-Loop. The generator policy (it was cold, 20's for the lows) is very restrictive (8am to 10 am + 6pm to 8 Pm). Most of the tenter's spent only one night as tenting was very uncomfortable. The volunteer guide who did the Cohab Canyon tour/talk was one of the best I have ever met/heard. It was well worth the 3 hours spent listening and treking up the canyon. A former geology professor with a passion for the park, he did a great presentation in a manner that really made the complex geology understandable..
Spent the first night in A7 on the river. This was right across from the gravel/cement plant and was noisy till 7pm when they finally quit work. It was quite dusty as there has been little rain/snow. The weather is great for late march. We would recommend staying away from the low numbers in the "A" loop due to the noise. We moved the next morning. The site was level and deep, but very difficult to back into due to several large rocks. As it was the week following Easter the park was crowded and there were few if any ranger led "activities" such as talks, hikes, or children's special events. The park is magnificent and despite the limitations listed above, a great place to visit.
This park has VERY reasonable rates for full hook-ups. Gravel/dirt and confusing to get into. Is first come first served. It was full by 4 pm on the Monday following Easter. The $17 is a "winter" rate. Not sure when it goes up. About half the price of the local KOA. Would definitely stay here again, especially as and overnight park.
A discount is not available if you reserve/register online. The WiFi network was visible but locked down. We were not given an access code. We were greatly disturbed by 3 visits to the rig behind us by the Sheriff's Dept. One vehicle was an unmarked squad car containing 4 detectives. The site was clearly marked but the turns were very tight due to both the turns and vehicle congestion. We had to dig out the sewer dump cap as the grass had grown over it. Our rig would not fit beneath the olive tree of our "pull through" The park is reasonably clean with MANY long term residents who have NOT maintained their rigs. Many in the back half of the park close to the "creek" that joins the river have ripped awnings, screen-less entry doors, and residents in questionable attire. The term "redneck" comes to mind. There also were many nice people with good rigs. They, however, were not where we were parked. Our safety is more important than a good rate. We will not stay there again.