Nice spot up on a hill, but this is really a tent camping park. There are no dedicated RV sites except for a parking area which is extremely un-level. $8 fee does not include mandatory daily per person entry fees, unless you have a Texas State Parks Pass.
Superb park. Nice full hookup sites, great amenities (even ice and a book swap at the campground loops!), scenic setting. Kayak and canoe rentals available, or you can take your own boat on the lake as long as the motor is 10 hp or less. Nice walking trails too. As others have said, don't follow your GPS to get here! Follow the signs on the road only. This is a popular park so reservations are a good idea in season, especially weekends.
Great if you want widely spaced sites in the desert. Lots of trails in this very large rural park, too. Despite feeling very remote, it's right next to Fountain Hills (suburbia) with all services within 4 miles. You have to drive through Fountain Hills to get here. But it's a long drive to any part of Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, etc. Be careful for rattlesnakes. You can see a captive one at the Nature Center. Also note that because the park is at about 1,400 ft elevation it's pretty hot all summer. Cell phone is no problem here.
Nice spot at 7,400 ft elevation, just off Rt 60. Quiet, partly shaded. Sites are not level but OK with some leveling blocks. Cell signals are weak but usable with a booster if you have one, and unbelievably (considering the location) there is free WiFi in the little "visitor center"cabin at the entrance. This place is quite a bargain if you are traveling along Rt 60 through northern New Mexico, and enjoy quiet, less popular spots in natural settings.
Nice spot, far off the beaten path. You wouldn't expect this little oasis in the middle of the sorghum fields. Loooong drive to anything, so don't plan on running to the grocery store for milk after you arrive. The lake is nice and has picnic tables near the water, as well as a few play areas for kids. Sandy beach and fishing. Verizon signal reaches weakly (OK with booster). Shady sites and plenty of open space.
Very nice spot. Most RV sites have water and electric. Sites further into the camping area have a view of the lava field. Verizon works well. Camp host was friendly. Only negative was gnats which are a minor problem all summer.
This is the only campground near Capulin National Monument (3 miles away), so if that's your destination, this is the place. Considering that the owner has a virtual monopoly, it's quite a good spot. Nothing fancy, gravel parking lot with hookups. No amenities other than laundry room and showers. About six sites were occupied by seasonals and one was permanent. Wifi worked and was about average in speed. Verizon reaches the area reasonably well. Very little traffic on the main highway, so even though the sites are close to the road they are quiet. Owner was friendly. He also sells premium beef from a local cattleman.
Very nice large older state park with great amenities. There's a restaurant, tennis courts, trails, cabins, ponds, rustic architecture, etc., spread out over a large forested area. Campsites are shady and paved. A few have full hookups, and the rate we paid represents that. Very good Verizon coverage. Quiet (except when the grass mower showed up), classic, and pleasant.
Note that the rate is only for the campsite. Each adult is $4 additional. Nice place! Some sites have views of the lake or even waterfront. Most are in the forest. Widely spaced, old school campsites but with concrete pads. Verizon works very well here. Check out Vaughan's Catfish Restaurant nearby for dinner too.
No frills, just wide open grassy spaces with full hookups. No office, fishing pond, Internet, swimming pool etc., but who cares? Reasonably quiet for a spot near I-40, and check-in is a breeze. Pay $20 at the restaurant and write down your name, and then go pick out a spot. We liked it and the owner came by for a friendly chat. No problems, but if there were, the owner told us to call him. His number is on the back of the PAID card you post at your site. We'd stay again.
Beautiful site on the banks of the Green River inside Dinosaur National Monument. No amenities other than bathrooms. Well-spaced sites with asphalt parking. Verizon signal is fair. Some sites were closed due to tree damage, but the park service says the campground never fills. No reservations accepted. No dump station. Overall, very quiet and peaceful, and in a gorgeous part of Dinosaur Nat'l Monument.
Gorgeous views of Lake Granby and the Rockies from almost every site in this National Forest campground. Verizon signal was usable. It's about ten minutes drive to the town of Grand Lake, otherwise there's not much in the immediate area. There was no potable water at the dump station when we visited, but some sites in the middle (toward the peak of the hill) have water and electric. Widely spaced sites and most are level. Overall, very nice.
Tightly spaced park in an urban area, but OK for a few days if you need to be in the area. I wouldn't want to try to shoehorn a big rig into this park. It seems to be mostly filled with long-term residents, and few transient sites are available. Most transient sites are W/E only. Rabbits have overrun the park and can be seen everywhere, but didn't cause us any problems. Lots of shade trees. Management is friendly despite their unfriendly-sounding signs in the bathrooms ("This is not your private bathroom: Get in and get out, 10 minutes max." and "If you don't like the free Wi-Fi, feel free to purchase your own.") There aren't many choices in the Denver area, and this place worked OK but isn't particularly attractive.
A fairly sad place, which fits into the overall town of Dinosaur. Level gravel sites, mostly pull-throughs, mostly long-term residents. A sign at the gate says the park is for sale by owner. No amenities, zero ambience or trees. It's the only place in town. Wi-Fi was OK during the day, almost unusable at night. Good water & Verizon cell signal.
Very pleasant park, with widely spaced gravel RV sites and large grassy areas. Oak trees overhead in the RV area provide some shade. Verizon worked well during our visit. Bathrooms and showers were locked and marked CLOSED with no explanation. Price paid reflects a 30-amp electric site.
Not a bad stopover from I-20 if you are passing through west Texas. Price paid didn't include $3 per person entrance fee. The sand dunes are nice to see and the sunset and sunrise light can be fantastic for photos. Only about half of the sites can accommodate longer rigs, and about half of those are sloped. There's a small amount of noise from I-20 (about 1.5 miles away) and an occasional train passing by I-20 as well. Verizon was weak but worked well enough outside the trailer.
Tent sites are in a naturally vegetated high desert setting, but the RV sites are just a parking lot with white painted lines. You will be on asphalt. No fire rings. There are picnic tables. Rigs over 55 feet combined length are not recommended. For anything over 30 feet you'll have to unhitch and move your vehicle to the side or another parking space. There are only a few sites that can accept big rigs, so you may get shut out. Pop-ups can take their pick of sites. For the price, it's a fine deal. Great views but no amenities other than the bathroom. No showers. Direct access to trailheads from the RV parking area. Verizon Wireless does not work here reliably, although we could send text messages occasionally.
This park has been improved in the past couple of years, but still has issues. New electrical service has been installed, but our site's power didn't work, and we had to borrow from the next site. All RV sites are now 50-amp only, so bring an adapter if you need it. The rusted-out grills have been replaced with new ones, and the collapsing shade ramadas are now repaired. The asphalt pads are short and still lumpy in a few sites. Wi-fi has been installed but didn't work when we visited. Verizon Wireless was spotty and unreliable. Still, if you want the closest camping option (by far) to Carlsbad, this is the only game in town. Otherwise, try parks in the town of Carlsbad 30 miles north or the cheap no-hookup camping at Guadalupe National Park 30 miles south. Register at the motel.
We liked this place. Yes, the drive in is 5.5 miles long but it's a pleasant scenic road through the length of the park. From I-65 to your campsite is only about a 12-15 minute drive. Sites in Loop C have full hookups and are reasonably spaced. Utilities were fine. Verizon works well. Quiet and shady. Laundry in Loop A (the only one we could find) had only one washer that didn't work well, and no parking. Lots of things to do in the park, including hiking, fishing, golf, cycling, horseback riding, etc. The park is convenient to Birmingham, and gas & restaurants are just outside the park near the Interstate.
This is an Airstream-only park run by a non-profit organization. About 20 sites are available for transient visitors; the rest are occupied by leaseholders. Annual leases are about $600 per year. Non-Airstream owners are welcome as guests of residents or Airstream transient visitors. The transient area is open with little shade, while all other sites are heavily shaded. Verizon doesn't work here but AT&T does. Wi-Fi reaches most of the park. The park is about 4 miles from Interstate 80 near Clarion PA.
Fairly nice place in the off season, very quiet and lake front sites are easily obtained. I imagine it might be a little crazy in the peak season. Sites are not well marked and confusing, some are low and will be wet/mushy in the rain. The town of Sylvan Beach is 2 miles away with lots of seasonal weeknight events, an old-time amusement park, and several restaurants. Good Verizon coverage.
This is our third visit to this park. Always nice. Good Verizon coverage, mostly shaded sites, well policed. Large open areas and ponds in the day use area. About 30 minutes to Buffalo and 45 minutes to Niagara Falls. Price paid reflects $5 extra for non-NY state residents.
Very pleasant. Waterfront sites are a few dollars more than we paid. Verizon cell coverage is good. Sites are all back-ins, gravel and dirt, and almost 100% shaded since you're in a forest. No hookups, but there is a dump station with potable water. Sites must be reserved via Reserve America but a few are held back for walk-ins (non-reservable).
Great state park with a small lake, good facilities (shower/laundry/recycling), and beautiful grounds. Well kept. Lots of big pull-through sites. Park was deserted mid-week but every site was reserved for Memorial Day Weekend. Verizon Wireless (phone and Internet) worked well here. Price paid reflects an electric site. Non-electric sites were $15.
Very cheap for full hookups but very noisy due to freight trains blowing their horns at the grade crossing. Expect 4-5 trains per night. Very quick check-in, just a name and phone number required. Sites are basic and tightly spaced. You get what you pay for here.
Nice stopover point off I-10 in central Texas. If you need a place to stay while passing through in this area, there's not much else around and the Caverns offer a quiet option. Peacocks and deer roam the campground. No dump station. Verizon phone worked fine; Verizon Internet was slow but usable.
This is a national park service site at Padre Island National Seashore. Sites are gravel back-ins, half facing the beach and half facing the dunes. All but 8 accommodate RVs. Most cell phones will not work unless you go through some contortions (standing on dunes, walking 1/2 mile to access road, etc.) The campground is located right on a section of beach reserved for use of campers only. Surf fisherman and snowbirds take many of the sites (there's a 14-day limit, which is enforced, but they often leave for 48 hours and then come back). No reservations. Showers are cold water only. It is usually breezy in the campground due to being only a few hundred feet from the ocean, so you should plan to wash the salt off your rig upon departing (car washes are plentiful just outside the National Seashore). No services within about 15 miles. This may all seem unwelcoming but it is a beautiful spot and a bargain at just $8 per night.
We've stayed here several times, for visits of up to three weeks. It's a very nice park with fine amenities, and we've always found the staff to be pleasant. It certainly has the cleanest bath/shower rooms I've ever seen in an RV park! Pool has always been excellent as well. Wi-Fi works well but is not fast. Verizon phones are OK here. About 3/4 of the park appears to be seasonals but they have never been territorial or overbearing. This park is not cheap, but you can save a few bucks with the weekly rate. Excellent convenient location to all services, beaches, Oldsmar Flea Market (2 miles away), restaurants, etc. Gated entry and nighttime security, too, although it's in a good neighborhood. Most spaces are shaded. Although most of the guests are 55+, it's not age-limited and we always run into a few people with well-behaved small children.
A great park if you like wildlife and natural settings. The major attraction is the spring of course. The water is 72 degrees F all year round, and very clear, so it is popular for snorkeling, diving, and swimming. Fish, turtles, and occasionally manatees can be seen. There are boardwalks and aluminum docks along the riverfront, for easy access. The campsites are all sandy, and well separated with dense natural growth. It's a beautiful place.
As other reviewers have said, the campground's facilities are somewhat run-down, with some decaying buildings, but the camping is still great here. It's a bit of "old Florida", not fancy, not loaded with amenities, but very mellow and pleasant. The park is mostly residential, but the transient area is recently refurbished, grassy, and well-kept. Unlike a lot of old parks, we had good voltage from the 30-amp power. The Trout Creek waterfront area (a long walk from the transient sites) is very peaceful. We saw lots of ducks, egrets, a heron, turtles, and a group of about eight manatees! Chickens and feral cats roam the property freely. Tables, campfire rings, and room for family picnics is available waterside, and the staff were universally friendly. We paid $30 + $3 for an extra person, full hookup, and after 3 days were wishing we could stay longer. We will come again.
This park is located in a rural part of western NC, between the Broad River and a small creek. The owner-operators were very friendly. Most sites are shaded and level, about average size, with gravel pads for the rigs and concrete for the picnic tables. Most of the waterfront sites are reserved for monthlies. There's a dog walk area, playground, pet walk, and game room with pool tables. The park has propane. No dump station, but it appears that all of the RV sites are full hookup. The river flows at a trickle on weekends, and during the week the dam is opened upstream, which allows tubing and canoeing on the river. If you plan to come here for boating or fishing, be sure to call the park and verify the water flow for that day.
This is one of several campgrounds along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It's about 15 miles south of the Thornton Gap entrance to Skyline Drive. The camping area is large and attractive, with generator-free and tent-only sections. No hookups, but there is a free dump station about 1/2 mile away. You will see deer and other animals while you are there. This is bear country, so food left outside will be confiscated by the rangers. Cell phones do not work here, but will work at the nearby Big Meadows Lodge. There's also Wi-Fi at the Lodge. Showers are pretty far up the hill from the bulk of the camping sites, and require 4 quarters for 5 minutes. There's no warning before the time runs out, so keep a waterproof watch on, or bring extra quarters! On weekends the campground fills up and there are lots of smokey campfires. During the week in late September, it was pretty empty and quiet. RV sites are very reasonable for most rigs, but really large motorhomes (40 ft and longer) may have to be selective about the site they pick. Most sites will require some leveling. There is a gas station, cafe, visitor center, lodge, amphitheater, and store and at Big Meadows. No diesel fuel. Luray is the nearest town with services, about 50 minutes drive (approx 35 miles). Overall, Big Meadows is a great spot from which to explore Shenandoah National Park.
This is a very nice park extremely convenient to the Winston-Salem area. All sites are on new asphalt with full hookups, but some are level and some are sloping. "Deluxe level" sites cost the same as non-level sites when we visited. All sites are large and shaded by tall, mature trees. Overall, it is a beautiful setting. Tanglewood offers a lot of recreation options including golf, tennis, two lakes, horseback riding, etc., so it's a destination in itself. There is a pavilion next to the campground for group events and a lot of grassy area for sports or games. Old Salem is 15 minutes away. There is some traffic noise audible from Rt 158 but it is not objectionable. Overall, the park is well worth a stop, and we would definitely visit again.
We liked this park. Shady, good sized-sites on four campground loops. Two loops don't allow pets, and one loop offers electrical hookups. Water is available every few hundred feet in the campground loop and it tastes good! Note: the campground has no potable water at the dump station. Some sites are a tricky back-in for longer (>28 feet) trailers. On the weekend the campground filled and it seemed that everyone had a smoky fire going, which made it seem like we were camping in a forest fire. But that was only a problem on Saturday, on Sunday and Monday nights the place was virtually deserted (post Labor Day). Lots of hiking trails are in the park, and two small lakes. It's about 1 hour drive to Philadelphia from here, maybe 30-40 minute to Mount Vernon, and <5 minutes to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
Fine beachfront camping. The beach is mostly rounded stone, with limited gray sand. When we visited the surf was high due to a recent hurricane. Expect a strong breeze most days, no shade, and if you are in one of the waterfront sites you may get salt spray at your site. There are even steel tie-down rings at the waterfront sites, although you wouldn't need those except in case of a tropical storm, and then campground would like be evacuated anyway. Waterfront sites are hard to get and need reservations far in advance. Good centrally-located bathrooms and showers. This is a popular campground. Out of state rate was $17 and Mass. residents pay $15. We liked it but the salt spray caused some rust on steel parts of our trailer.
One of our favorite urban stops. A reasonable drive to everything in Denver, very convenient to all services in Aurora, and yet you feel like you're out in the country when you are at the campground. Like some other modern Colorado RV camps, the sites are level pink concrete with full hookups. There are no bad sites. If you stay more than 12 days in Colorado State Parks, it pays to get the state park pass and thereby avoid the $8 daily access fee.
This campground is in a working riverside marina. You'll actually drive through the boatyard to get to the campground. It's a hidden gem, hardly anyone seems to know about this place. Half the sites are right next to the river, and the other half are just a short distance around the campground loop, so everyone gets a water view. Sites are mostly grassy, with some concrete pads. No sewer hookups and the big disadvantage of this place is no dump station. During Mon-Fri, you can go to the nearby Municipal Water Treatment plant and dump there for free (about 2 miles away). Otherwise you're on your own. There is just one shower stall and two bathrooms (separate male/female) at the office building. This is a bit of a walk from the campground, not convenient. Also, it would be tough to get a clear sky shot for satellite TV. These disadvantages probably help keep the crowds away. When we visited in September we were the only camper on site during our entire week's stay. At night it is very quiet. By day you might hear a little work going on at the boatyard, but nothing awful. Overall, it's a nice spot to stay if you don't mind the minimal plumbing.