We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. Vogel is one of Georgia's oldest state parks, but it has been meticulously maintained and the old growth forests are one of the nicest things about the park. The park itself is beautiful with lots of things to do. We enjoyed the easy access to some of the best hiking trails in Georgia. We also took the opportunity to visit several of the waterfalls in the area. The campground is a good one; the sites are spacious and level with ample shade throughout. The campground hosts were very nice. There are no sewer hook-ups, nor was there any Wi-Fi, but I think this is pretty much the norm for Georgia State Parks. Our Verizon cell phone coverage was excellent however. There was a crew of power company workers here with heavy equipment laying new underground power cabling throughout the campground (this created some "noise pollution", but it looked like they were almost done). If you're planning on coming in September 2011, you may want to ask if the power company crews are gone when you call to make reservations. Overall I'm giving this park four and a half stars. The only reason I'm docking it a half a star is because of the construction. This is a great park and well worth the price.
We travel quite a bit with our camper, and I'll have to say that St. George Island is one of the best kept secrets we've found. There are miles and miles of gorgeous beaches and very few people (think of it as the opposite of Panama City Beach). St. George Island State Park occupies the entire western end of the island. It is very secluded; the ideal place to "get away" if that is what you're looking for. The campground is spacious, with lots of pine trees and smaller bushes and shrubs separating the campsites. We found the staff to be helpful and pleasant. The only real negative that we have has to do with the facilities. One of the two bathrooms is closed for renovation. There was no work underway during our eight days there; I have a feeling that the project has fallen victim to state budget cuts. Since there are no sewer connections available, you're left with having to transfer your grey and black water to the dump station using your transfer tank. No big deal if you're only staying a couple of days, but if you're there for over a week as we were, it makes for more work than you'd like to do on your vacation. Just as a heads-up to would-be campers: we use Verizon, and the coverage was only one bar at the campground. Good enough for a phone call and to check your email (if you stand in the right spot). We didn't find this to be a problem, but I know that some people require a good connection while on vacation. Overall, I'm giving this campground 8 stars. It would be 9 stars if both restrooms were open, and 10 stars if they had sewer hookups.
This is a working gold mine that has a small campground on the property. We didn't take advantage of any of the gold mining activities, but it looked like fun. We needed a place to stay that was convenient to Albemarle and Concord, and we didn't want to stay at the parking-lot-they-call-campground at the speedway. The campsites are all shaded and relatively level with new gravel. The power, water, sewer, and Wi-Fi all worked and the staff was friendly. There is no cable TV (or even a broadcast TV signal), but our cell phone service worked, which was a nice surprise. The bathrooms and showers can only accommodate one person at a time, and they charge $2 for use of the shower. There is one washer and dryer which is also pay-type. At $25, this campground is a good value, if you have a reason to be this far off the beaten path.
This campground is very convenient to Colonial Williamsburg, and a reasonable drive to Jamestown, Yorktown, and Busch Gardens. Hourly shuttles are available to all the attractions. This is a small, older campground and shows a little wear, but the staff is professional and courteous. Our only complaint was the noise. Our site backed up against a fairly busy road, and this campground is adjacent to the railroad. We might stay here again; it depends on whether or not we could find another campground without this drawback.
This is a very nice resort. We took the advice of another reviewer and stayed in the older campground which was shady. The Wi-Fi worked well. The washer and dryer were free. There is a new pavilion with a fantastic pool/hot tub area. The only negatives is that as of August 2009 the resort is still undergoing some construction. It will be very nice when they are done. Also keep in mind that Gordonsville is quite a bit off the beaten path. Montpelier is fairly close, but it's a 30 minute drive to Charlottesville, an an hour to the Shenandoah Valley. Overall, this is a great place.
The main thing that this campground has going for it is that it is on the Carowinds property. It's definitely not worth $60. Even the $40 off-peak rate is too high for what you get.The grounds are not particularly well-maintained and the campsites are not level. We suffered an ant infestation which we carried with us for the rest of the trip. I realize that there aren't many choices in the Charlotte area, but I would not recommend this one. There is a KOA in nearby Fort Mill SC.
First the positives: This park is located on a beautiful creek (Cedar Creek). All the tent campsites are arranged along the creek, and from what I could tell they all looked very nice. The campground offers shuttle service upstream for canoes, and they allow tubing along the campground. Now the negatives (and there are many). There are a lot of homesteaders, and it gives the entire park a trailer-park feel. Unless you happen to get a site alongside the tent sites (along the creek), there is no shade, no landscaping... just a big gravel parking lot. The sites were very unlevel. They provide 50-amp service only; we had to buy a $25 adapter to use a 30 amp connection (although they did offer to let us return it when we left). The shower house is near the office and is not near the campsites. Wi-Fi does not work at the sites unless you have a external antenna with amplifier. They didn't mention that they don't provide shuttle service for tubes (only canoes), so our entire visit was a waste. This campground has a lot of potential. My suggestions to the owners are to 1) move all the homesteaders to one end of the park and plant hedges to separate them from the campers, 2) level the campsites, 3) build a least one shower house near the campsites, 4) do some landscaping (trees, grassy islands, etc.) 5) put a Wi-Fi repeater at the new shower house that you build, 6) change your ridiculous policy about tubing, 7) provide 30-amp connections at the sites. I would not stay here again unless I heard that they had made at least some of these improvements.
First the positives: This park is beautifully landscaped and meticulously kept. The staff are very friendly, and all the services worked as expected (actually I have come to expect WiFi not to work... but it worked flawlessly here). The heated pool was a big plus since were visiting in February. Now the negatives: The park is a mile from the beach, and it's not an easy mile to walk or ride bikes. If you want to go to the beach, you will need to drive there. For this reason (and the fact that we were there off-season), I felt that the $60/night fee was a bit steep (plus WiFi must be purchased separately). Campers with children should know that this RV Park attracts more of an older crowd. Mainly empty-nesters and not very many children (not any while we were there). The other campers were extremely nice, and we were never made uncomfortable because we brought kids however. I would probably stay here again. We'll be coming back to Panama City in a couple of months, and we've already decided to stay at St. Andrews Park which is right on the beach.
We were only here for one night, but it seemed like a nice campground. The staff was very nice, and the store was very well stocked with RV gear (the best I've seen actually). We would stay here again.
This was a good park, but there are a couple of drawbacks. There is no shade at this park (I realize that this is southern New Mexico, but a little shade would be nice). If you're planning on staying here on your visit to Carlsbad Caverns, you need to be aware that this campground is over an hours' drive from there. I would not stay here if my only reason for coming was to visit the caverns. There are other RV Parks that may not be as nice but are much closer. The WiFi connection was also very poor (actually, it didn't work at all).
This is actually a nice park, with lots of shade, and is inside the park and adjacent to the Thunderbird Lodge and Canyon Tours. As noted by other reviewers, this campground offers no hook-ups, which is the biggest problem. The bathrooms were clean, but there are no showers. We didn't have any problem with mosquitoes, but the ants were terrible (make sure you bring a bag of ant killer granules to spread over your campsite). It's fine for an overnight stay, but you really need at least a power hook-up to stay any longer.
This is a nice park in a nice location. When we were there in August 2008, several of the campsites were being renovated (creating a bit of a mess), but I would expect this to have been finished within a couple of weeks of our stay. A much bigger issue is all the road construction in Sedona. This was a major inconvenience, however it was no fault of this campground. I would give this park a 9/10. Hopefully all the construction will be finished soon.
This park is fairly new, which is nice because all of the services work. The staff is very friendly, and the park is located conveniently next to the railway station and downtown Williams. We stayed here because we were taking the train up to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and we got a package deal with the train tickets (it only cost an additional $18 for 3 nights in the RV Park). I found the RV Park itself to be a bit antiseptic. There was no grass (they chose to use lava rocks instead), and no trees (and no shade). I probably would not stay here again if I weren't riding the railroad.
This park really doesn't have much going for it other than it's close to the Arch Rock entrance of Yosemite. The campsites are tight and on the side of a hill, and the cable TV hook-up didn't work. I give it a 4/10, but there aren't any other options this close to the park.
This campground has recently changed ownership (and its name). It is obvious that a number of improvements have been made. First the positives: This park is only a few miles from the south entrance to Sequoia National Park. The RV park is in a wooded area with lots of shade, and is adjacent to the Kaweah River. There is no pool, but there is a nice swimming hole in the river which our kids preferred to a swimming pool hands-down. Now the negatives: There is no bath house, no laundry, and no WiFi. Supposedly there was WiFi at the office, but I was not able to confirm this because the office hours are only 9am-5pm. These are not adequate office hours to support a campground. There aren't that many options this close to the park, so you probably wouldn't be able to do any better, but I would still only give this park a rating of 4/10 because they're just not quite there yet. I hope that they will continue to make improvements. This park could easily be a 8 or a 9/10.
This is THE nicest RV Park that we have seen. Many RV parks like to use the word “resort” in their name, but this is the only one that we have used that actual lived up to that name. The facilities are much like that of a hotel. The pools are beautiful, and there are many activities for parents and kids. Campsites were reasonably priced at $33, but Wi-Fi was an additional $6 a day. We would stay here again when traveling through Las Vegas, although we will think twice about going to Las Vegas at the end of July (hot!).
The park is shaded, however there are several drawbacks to staying here. Although this is the nearest campground outside the Park, it is still almost 40 miles from the North Rim. Just be aware that you will have a long commute into the park. There is no internet service, and no cell phone coverage if you happen to be on AT&T (don't know about the other carriers). The rules provided on check-in limited water use to just personal consumption (no washing of vehicles, pets, or yourself!). I don't know how they expect to enforce the no shower rule. We filled-up our fresh water tanks before we came just in case there was an issue. I would give this campground a 6, mainly because there aren't many alternatives if you want an advanced reservation.
This is one of the nicest privately owned parks that we've stayed in (it's also one of the most expensive, but you get what you pay for). The park is well laid-out and immaculately maintained. The camp store is well stocked and well-staffed with friendly folks. The Wi-Fi was the fastest that we've had at any campground. It is located a little far out from Zion, but still an easy commute.
This campground is not much to write home about. The campsites are not level, and the grounds are not very well kept. The Wi-Fi only works near the office. It is quite a drive to Bryce from here. There are much nicer RV Parks closer to Bryce; only stay at this one if you just can't get any closer.
Nice Campground with a beautiful view out back. Very well maintained. There's not much to do in Torrey, but it is within an easy drive to Capital Reef, Escalante, and Dixie National Forest. The WiFi connection had decent download speeds but was terrible on upload (making it difficult to keep our vacation blog updated).
The sites at this park are tight, tight, tight. You'll need a shoehorn to get both your camper and your tow vehicle into the space they allow. Having said that, it is right downtown and within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Moab. The WiFi connection was good. This would have been a 8, but I give it a 6 because of the tight sites.
This is a fairly large RV Park located conveniently near downtown. The campground was clean and the staff (mostly) friendly. WiFi coverage is spotty. It was very slow for us (better than nothing). It did work well if you went to the office to use it.
I agree with the other reviews here. This is an older campground, but it is clean and it is conveniently located near I-90 and I-15. We were on the back side of the campground, so our WiFi didn't work. It may have worked up closer to the office, but I didn't try it. This campground is fine for an overnight stopover on your way to somewhere else.
This campground is conveniently located near the east entrance of the “Going to the Sun Road”. The views are spectacular, the campground is nice and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The campsites are relatively large. The campground store is well-stocked with all the things that you would normally need (there is another store a half a mile away). The WiFi service is pretty good; you can connect from the campsite although it is a bit slow at times. The only real drawback is that the campground is about 30 miles north of East Glacier. If you have planned activities at East Glacier, you will have almost an hour's drive due to the curvy roads.
This is a decent RV Park. The sites are long with reasonable spacing between them. The sites have grass and small trees on them and the park is well maintained. Visitors should be forewarned that the Helena Valley is a very windy place; you won't be able to use your awnings here. We only have a couple of complaints about this park. One is that the laundry mat is very expensive. We spent about $10 just to wash and dry a couple of loads. The bigger complaint is the poor WiFi service. We couldn't get it to work in the camper at all. It will (sort of) work if you go hang out at the office, but even then it is slow and intermittent. This park would have probably been a 8, but because of the poor WiFi it gets a 6.
This campground is about 6 miles from town and the west gate of Yellowstone. This is a decent campground. The campsites are long enough to leave your tow vehicle hooked-up if you're only staying one night. The grounds are well maintained with plenty of grass and trees (the trees are fairly young and don't provide much shade however}. The store has nice merchandise although as expected it's a bit pricey. There is a restaurant that serves good food (again, a bit pricey). Our biggest complaint is that the WiFi service is poor. You basically have to go hang around at the office in order to use it; there is no usable signal at the campsites. This campground would have got 8 stars, but because of the poor WiFi service, it gets 6 stars. One other warning for those who use AT&T for cell phone service; there is no signal at this campground. You must drive several miles toward town to pickup a signal.
We stayed at this park for two days over the 4th of July weekend. It is located in downtown Jackson and is convenient to the shops and restaurants there. It's about a 30 minute drive over to Grand Teton National Park. This is more of an RV Park and not a campground (campsites are close together), but there are some trees and grass, which is nice to have. We have no complaints other than the WiFi service was a bit weak. We were camped near the laundry room; I suspect that the sites further out on the edges of the park had no WiFi service. I would have given 8 stars, but because of the WiFi problems it gets 6 stars.
This RV Park is conveniently located at a halfway point between Denver and Jackson Hole. I'm not sure what there is to do in Rawlins other than as an overnight stopover. But as an overnight stopover, it was good. The Park was clean and all of the facilities were functional. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I appreciate the fact that the WiFi worked. We would stay here again as an overnight stopover.
First the positives: This campground is right outside the gates of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The campsites are long and relatively level with a reasonable amount of space between them. The view of the surrounding mountains is very beautiful. The bathrooms and the swimming pool are clean. Now the negatives: This campground is on the side of a hill, and there is no shade. My biggest complaint is that they advertised WiFi service and didn't provide it. If it weren't for this, I would have given eight stars, but since they advertised Wifi and didn't provide it, they only get five stars.
We stayed at this campground overnight on our way from St. Louis to Denver. It's a nice campground; the sites are wide and long enough to allow you to leave your tow vehicle hooked up overnight. The staff is very courteous. The store is well stocked and the merchandise is reasonably priced (this is quite unusual!). The pancake breakfast was a nice touch. WiFi service not only worked, but it was fast! We would stay here again.
First the positives: This RV Park is near downtown and the Gateway Arch, and is very convenient for anyone wanting to visit that area. The bathrooms and the swimming pool are clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful (except for as it relates to WiFi, more on that below). Now the negatives: It's all asphalt with no grass or trees. The campsites are jammed right up against one another with only a few feet in between and are not long enough to allow you to leave your tow vehicle hooked up overnight. My biggest complaint is that they advertised WiFi service and didn't provide it. If it weren't for this, I would have given seven stars, but since they advertised Wifi and didn't provide it, they only get four stars.