This is a standard forest service campground with a pit toilet in the center but no frills. There are lots of tall trees but a few spots have several hours of sunlight if you need to recharge solar panels. The loop road is paved; the sites are dirt. Each site has an old picnic table and fire pit with a metal grate. The sites are huge and your neighbors won't be close. Some road noise from highway 22. One loop is for tents; one loop for RVs. More scenic sites are nearby along the Metolius River, near Camp Sherman.
I’d like to give this place more stars because I used to come here in the '90s, before we had an RV, to stay in the hotel. I enjoyed it and have good memories. That was then. Now I think 4 stars is generous. The place has suffered considerably since then, and now it is a picture of deferred maintenance and neglect. It’s sad. It needs a new owner to put a million dollars into it, plow under the campground, and start over. Peeling paint abounds and one walkway is cordoned off because it is too broken to use. It looks like a place that is on the way down and out. First the good points: I think it’s the cheapest place in town (our rate is for a month stay). I thoroughly enjoyed the hot spa each night. The laundry is handy (but small and busy as the entire town uses it since the town laundromat closed). Staff is friendly and helpful. The showers are big and pour out tons of hot water (no low-flow shower heads here). Now the bad: The campground is a huge ugly field of dirt and sand broken only by the last sad remnants of landscaping: dead and dying trees and shrubs. Its just a vast, charmless sea of dirt. When the wind blows the sand sandblasts. (We know: one windstorm removed the paint from the front of our RV and frosted the windshield! And we hate to think what a sea of mud it must be after a rare rainstorm. The ground is badly rutted in places. (I fell while crossing one too slowly on my bike but the gash on my leg healed in a week.) Our plastic picnic table was cracked (most aren’t). There is a water surcharge added to your bill, but ironically one sink faucet ran continuously the entire month we were here. (We reported it twice; it may still be running.) The two swimming pools aren’t heated, which makes them useless in the winter, and there were only two lounge chairs by the Rv'ers pool (bring your own). Wi-Fi doesn’t reach into the campground. The restrooms are cement, 2X4, and formerly painted plywood with no charm and they’re serviced irregularly. (One soap dispenser remained empty for several days). There was dog excrement in our campsite when we pulled in (a negative first impression). Elsewhere I saw the stuff lying in common areas and not picked up for days. In summary, we’re very sorry we stayed here a month (the wind damage was very expensive). We have no intention of ever returning. Stay here if you must, but if a strong windstorm occurs you’ll be very sorry. (Other places in town, including the park campground a mile away, suffered no sandblasting damage.)
This huge parking area is a handy stop that we used overnight when having our RV serviced nearby. We're told that some people stay here a month or more and set up picnic tables etc., and no one keeps track of who comes and goes. Plenty of room. There's nothing but a huge packed-dirt lot (with the casino a short walk away) so it's not for us except to tide us over for a night or two, but it's great for that. And at free it saved us roughly $50.
In contrast to the earlier reviewer, we saw no trees that presented a hazard and the sand in the roads is only an inch or two deep, so it's probably a hazard after a heavy rain but not otherwise. Some sections of the campground loop road are badly rutted and impassible for a big rig, but OK for smaller campers. We had no trouble getting into our site with a 34-foot motorhome, although it was so narrow we had to part the bushes to open bin doors on one side. It was a charming spot with a picnic table and fire ring on a raised platform with a few juniper trees for partial shade, up against the slick rock with a dynamite expansive view. The campsites are separated by perhaps 100 feet and we saw neighbors only to one side (on the other side they were around a bend in the rock), so we had enough privacy to use our sun shower each day and save the $2.50/person shower fee (for a 5 minute shower you could pause). The rather crusty manager denied owning a rake that we could use to ease the rutted exit from the really, really narrow and lumpy dump site. We've heard that she frequently is quite a nasty person and it's wise to not antagonize her, but she was nice the two times we spoke. The little store serves breakfast, lunch, and snacks and stocks basic food items like milk and eggs plus canned and frozen food. The restroom was basic but fine. The only reason to stay here, of course, is for access to Canyonlands Needles district and we were glad that they are in business.
This is a very cute county park 5 miles east of Moscow. The sites are level, paved, long, and come with a picnic table and grill. No showers. There is one pit toilet and tap water. The campground is on the edge of a meadow (huge playing field) with a forest behind. All was clean, well cared-for, neat, and quiet. It was a very restful spot. We were the only campers on a July weekday.
This is a very basic park with few amenities and only a modest attempt at landscaping. Free WiFi and TV is provided, but nothing else. The owners checked us in and then disappeared before mentioning that you need a key for the women's restroom, (the men's is closed long-term) so we had no restroom/shower facilities. Not much to recommend the place. The owners are elderly and sick so I doubt the park will be here much longer unless someone buys it and keeps it open.
Like all parks, this one has both good and bad. The pluses: the staff is very friendly and helpful; the spaces are wide, usually with trees between you and your neighbor; they have a group campfire most nights; they serve breakfast and home-made pies; it's very close to West Glacier; that's it. The negatives: there is no community room or activity center; no pool or spa; if you're near the highway the sites are extremely noisy; the showers are even smaller than the shower in our motorhome (but the water is hot); some sites (but only some) are VERY unlevel; wi-fi is $2/day (Verizon is strong); if you have water/electric only they charge $5 to dump.
This is a basic campground almost without amenities. The new restroom is finished: two toilets and two showers, and it's fine. The WiFi is free and strong, (Verizon also works well). Most sites have a picnic table and fire pit. It's dusty and without landscaping, and it's only a few hundred feet from I-90. It's on the great Coeur d'Alene rail-to-bike-trail. There's no shade but the hills cause the sun to rise late and set early. Don't look for a swimming pool, restaurant, etc. It's just a place to park midway between Kellogg and Wallace.
Long pull throughs, wide grassy spaces between sites, picnic tables, play area for kids, bar for adults (local hangout), pool, laundry, and all clean and tidy -- what is there not to like? Roads are gravel and probably muddy when wet. The only negative is that it's close to the freeway -- but it's used mostly be freeway travelers so that's a positive. The freeway noise didn't bother us, and as most campers are tired after a day on the road there are probably few late night parties. Plus it takes Passport America so we really paid about $13. If this was next to a national park instead of between I-80 and a cornfield people would rave over it and it would be booked a year in advance.
This park suffers from massive deferred maintenance. Remnants of landscaping and patches of grass remain but are being replaced by weeds (with stickers) and dirt. A few sites have some shade. Roads and pads are deep sand and dirt and heavily rutted, and there can be a lot of dust in the air. Amenities are: bathrooms with showers (which need to be razed and rebuilt), a laundry, a small book exchange, a shaded common picnic area, cable TV, and free wi-fi. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Sites don't have picnic tables, grills, or fire pits. That said, we stayed here a month because it met our minimal needs and the price is right for we Passport America members ($15.50 tax included for 30-amp).
Most of the sites are long term seasonal tenants. The sites in back would be OK (they're plenty large), but be warned that transient sites are nearest (as little as 75 feet) to the highway which is extremely noisy. We were on the highway and thought it was awful. The restrooms were clean but so compactly arranged that one can rest ones elbows on the sink while seated. Clean laundry open all hours. Nice landscaping. Rec hall is a mobile home crowded with sofas, TV, pool table etc - looks well used. Lots of little notices all around to do this and not do that.
This new (opened in 2007) campground is for seniors 55 or older, so naturally it's a pretty quiet place. It's off the main road (and not yet on many maps) but only a quarter mile from downtown. It's basically a big dust-free crushed-granite field divided into lots with big trees on two sides of the campground perimeter and newly-planted trees throughout that will provide shade one day. Sites are spacious and level with a picnic table and perhaps a patch of grass. The new clubhouse has a game room and is very clean and modern. Free wi-fi signal is strong. Occasionally deer appeared behind our rig. I'd give it a 10 if it had a pool or spa.
On the plus side: sites are gravel (which keeps down dust) with shade trees on the perimeter and a nice common area in the center with grass and two picnic tables and shade. Premium sites back onto the river (with the rear of Target on the opposite bank). Some sites have their own picnic table. Staff is friendly. Strong and free wi-fi connection. On the minus side: no activity building, no laundry, no restrooms (only a pair of absolutely horrid porta-potties in the common area), no shower, no store, no pool, no book exchange -- no amenities at all. Passport America is accepted weekdays only. It is handy to town, but we won't be staying here again.
This is a somewhat unconventional no-frills park on the northeast edge of town (on 110). It's operated by Outward Bound, and its very informally run. There's no real office (there is a tiny one, but it's always unmanned) and the fellow who checks you in and takes your money can be hard to locate. But the spaces are level and spacious, sites have picnic tables, and there is a restroom/shower/laundry building. The center of town (Silverton) is a half-mile walk away. There's not much shade and little attempt at landscaping, and the elevation is 9300 feet. We liked it just fine and stayed a week.
Basic simple park with no real amenities other than free wi-fi. About 30 years old and in need of attention. On the east edge of Cortez and convenient to town and Mesa Verde. It's an OK place to park -- and we ended up staying a week -- but it's no frills. Staff is very friendly and knows the area. Be sure to visit the new Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores 10 miles north.
Very clean and tidy park with especially spacious sites, and as much landscaping as you can expect in the desert. The activity center has an exercise room, 24-hour laundry, and meeting rooms (one with an exchange library) -- all very modern and clean. There's a large pool, and four spas (three are personal ones for up to two people each) without hours, so we enjoyed one late at night under the stars. Note that there is a decent grocery and hardware store in town, but gas is expensive. Downtown is 2 miles (3 minutes) away.
This is not an actual campground -- it is the county fairgrounds, but they welcome RVs. RVs park in various places around the site, but not in a specific RV area (which means they're dispersed). 50-amp service costs $25, but I understand you can dry camp for $20. You can get water to fill your tank, but not necessarily next to the electrical, and there is no sewer or dump station. No shower. Rest rooms may be left unlocked for you. We liked it because we had about an acre of space with a dozen picnic tables on a huge grassy area to ourselves, and it was completely quiet at night. There is 24-hour security and the fairgrounds are gated, so we felt safe at night and in leaving our RV during the day to go sight-seeing. There is no office -- register at the maintenance shed or flag down a worker. Staff was friendly. A grocery store is across the street. The big minus is that RVs can't stay here during major events; otherwise you can stay 14 days.
This is a pretty park on the Putah River, just east of Winters and about 10 miles north of Vacaville and just south of Lake Berryessa. Their phone is 530-795-2990. Sites are spacious with plenty of walnut trees and shade, grass, and free-roaming peacocks. Picnic tables and grills at each site. Very peaceful and quiet, especially during the week. Free hot showers. No WiFi and weak cell phone reception. Dark at night (which we like). Fishing on the river a few feet away. No sewers, but two dump stations. Note -- they lock the gate at 6 or 6:30, so plan ahead. We enjoyed the setting so much we stayed a few extra days just to unwind.
This is a huge barren gravel parking lot broken only by utility posts, and it's the ugliest place you can imagine. The only reason to stay here is that it is close to town, and we couldn't wait to leave.
The campground is set in a quiet, peaceful, dense, dark forest, with plenty of space between sites, but this beautiful park-like setting is the only plus (in addition to a 24/7 laundry and free hot showers). The infrastructure is falling apart and badly needs upgrading and maintenance. Voltage averaged 110. Our site was far from level. Neglected restrooms and laundry were filthy (cobwebs and ancient dirt everywhere). No WiFi (a big negative in this isolated little canyon). This is all a shame because it could be a wonderful campground.
The park is clean, nicely landscaped, office staff is very friendly, and I would give it a high score ... except that the units are jammed in so unconscionably close together that they almost touch. There isn't room to walk between them, let alone put out awnings. This might be OK if you're out during the day and only sleep there at night, but if you actually tried to spend time at your rig, it would be awful. Just my opinion.
This is quite a place! In a year on the road, we've not seen anything like it. All is very new, modern, clean, and luxurious. Lush landscaping abounds, and some sites have shady little gazebos and modern gas grills. The gym is amazing -- huge, complete, and with saunas & spas. The outdoor pool area is huge with a big pool and spa; a waterfall drops into the pool, with new high-quality patio furniture. The laundry is likewise huge, clean, and new. The clubhouse includes a 6-lane bowling alley, and there is a putting green nearby. A restaurant is under construction. Lots are for sale and the amenities are geared toward full-time (or seasonal) residents who will live here. It's an amazing place, and a must-visit.
People will love or hate this place, which is highly unconventional. It's actually not an RV park. It's a hot springs with adjacent motel. There are 6 RV full hookups across the street, but they are for work-campers and are not generally available for drop-ins. We lucked into a rare vacancy and spent one night, but you should assume that most nights there are no vacancies. Your RV goes in a gravel parking lot that has neither frills nor amenities. Across the street is the spring, which has been channeled into a series of cement soaking tubs that sit on the bank of the Rio Grande (quite scenic). The funky place has seen better years, and it will appeal to former hippies who are happy with the odd and unusual (it appealed to us), but there's no luxury. Note that they offer a 50 percent Passport America discount, and people who stay there have unlimited use of most of the pools -- a real good deal. You could also park in the street and pay by the hour to soak.
We enjoyed this park -- and the nearby mountains -- so much that we extended our stay several times. The park is new and short on amenities (or we would have given it a higher rating), but the owners are putting in improvements and it should considerably nicer next year. At present it's an expanse of desert with 200-foot pull-throughs and huge amounts of space between sites. Landscaping is minimal, but there is a duck pond where birds gather. There is a tiny store in the office (the next closest are also small, in Rodeo and in Portal) with cold drinks, a nice laundry, and one toilet/shower. The office closes at 5, and so does the laundry. Wi-fi is free, and the well water is the quality of bottled water. The nearby Chiricahua Mountains are great for hiking and birding. The owners are the nicest people you'll ever meet and were a real joy to get to know, and they give us confidence that they'll turn the park into something special. They're planning to make it especially friendly to visiting amateur astronomers who bring their telescopes. It became our home for a week and we very much enjoyed our stay.
This is the nicest park we've stayed in this year. Sites are spacious and buffered by low trees and wooden privacy dividers with lots of room to stretch and privacy. Restrooms/laundry are modern and home-quality, and they're spotless. Gravel roads throughout keep down the dust. Wi-fi signal is strong. Wal-Mart is nearby. Everything is neat and tidy and clean. Highly recommended!
The site is windswept and pretty barren -- but this is west Texas! The folks running it are doing a wonderful job of putting together a clean and comfortable RV resort. The restrooms/showers are first class and clean; ditto the small rec room and garden with water feature. Laundry room also clean and pleasant with a flat-panel TV attached to cable. It clearly is being well taken care of and receiving a lot of energy and attention by the owners. (We only wish it had a spa.) Fort Davis has a small grocery store but not much else for the traveler (other than the fort itself and state park and observatory nearby).
One of the nicest parks we've visited. Although not in a good neighborhood, it's very convenient to downtown. All is neat and clean and very well maintained with great amenities. We highly recommend it.
This shady campground in a forest is peaceful and quiet, just as we like it. Each site has water and power, and some have a sewer (others can use the dump station). Cold water shower. Six miles of very nice hiking/biking trails leave the campground or nearby and wind through the forest.
Park is short on creature comforts. The one restroom has two toilets each men/women for the entire park and the showers are cold water only. Some pads are far from level, and the electric/water hookup can be too far away to reach. Each site has hookup plus picnic table and fire pit. But if you're looking for spacious and quiet sites in a wooded setting with lots of shade and space, you'll be happy here. There are about 2 miles of nature trails (no biking) leading from the campground. We love to find such a wooded park in an urban setting. It may fill up on weekends.
Ladies shower room was dimly lit and buggy but clean. The shower heads were in need of update. One shower had no hot water. Moved to another stall and was nearly scalded by water that exited the pipe BEFORE reaching the shower head. The laundry facility was clean and tidy with relatively new machines. Large pull throughs. Some background freeway noise. Nice vegetable/fruit roadside market nearby (Po Folks).
This small campground is in a 1300 acre day-use park used primarily by picnickers and bird watchers. It has few amenities -- plastic pit toilets without showers and picnic tables, but not much else. But it is a pretty park on the bay -- and it's very quiet (except for the background noise of I-10 not far away). It sits across the bay from Mobile, and downtown is less than 10 minutes away, so it is very handy for visiting Mobile attractions. Note that the park is open only from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and then they lock the gate so you must arrive before 4 (if you're camping they give you the combination). We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet for several nights while making day trips to Mobile.
Very unattractive park. Small lots are gravel & dirt, most without picnic tables. Looks like an old parking lot. Not well kept up. We guess the place was damaged by Hurricane Katrina and not fixed up again. Close to Pensacola and handy to the Naval Air Museum, but not a place to stay and relax.
An interesting mix of transients visiting Cedar Key (like us), long-term snowbirds down for the winter and apparently comfortable, and poverty-stricken permanent residents in dilapidated rigs that are sinking into the ground (those back sections of the park are scary). Theft warnings are posted. The staff is friendly and helpful, and there is a small store at a gas station across the street (good ice cream). Our overall impression, however, is very negative. The laundry is filthy beyond belief and actually falling down, and we did not want to touch anything in the dirty community room. There is mold in the showers. We were told the wiring at campsites is to be replaced soon, and it needs it -- wires are exposed.
This is a relatively new and very clean and tidy park. Most guests are retirees who live seasonally in RVs or park models, but several dozen unsold spaces are available to transients. These spaces are on grass in the sun. The park is in a quiet rural area (and it can be hard to find). The clubhouse hosts activities such as pancake breakfasts (quite good), pot lucks, crafts, movies, bingo, socials, etc. The pool was heated during our visit (February), and there is a fruit & vegetable market each morning. People are especially friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much and extended it twice.
This campground is OK but nothing special. It's worn and needs attention -- cement and tiles are broken, most dryers don't work, and in general the infrastructure is crumbling -- although there are some signs of work being done. We did enjoy watching fish off the seawall.
We came here for the many miles of hiking trails and biking roads, and found that many of the hiking trails are too far from the trailheads to reach without backpacking and overnight stays at primitive campgrounds. But a ranger volunteered that it is OK to cycle the hiking trails, and that opens up great possibilities for many loops out and back. I spent several wonderful days cycling and getting a great workout. Roads are often too sandy to cycle and trails are rough (many roots and often the surface on the prairie trails resembles a plowed field), so a mountain bike with shocks front and rear is a real plus. The best hiking trail is from the trailhead to Mossy Campground, 5 miles round trip. Other activities include canoeing / kayaking and horseback riding. You can rent bikes and kayaks. Animals abound, and we saw plenty of hogs (a real pest), deer, and gators, and countless types of birds. It is a birders paradise, but we're not birders. We saw some pretty expensive telephoto lenses in use. The facilities are dated (built by the CCC in the 1930s) but kept clean and seem to be in good repair. There are only two washers and two dryers, and they're surprisingly expensive, so do laundry elsewhere. There is a small snack shop, but the nearest grocery store is in Sarasota some distance away; stock up before you arrive.
Our favorite commercial campground in a month of travel. We enjoyed a grassy site on the river. Restrooms are super clean and the lounge area was very friendly. The owners are trying very hard to make this a comfortable place, and they are succeeding.
Small park with a small campground. Kids play area is at a separate picnic area perhaps 1/4 mile distant. Small laundry is at restroom. Activities include horse riding and canoeing (rental is outside park) and one 6.5-mile hiking trail (a short drive distant from campground) which is the best I've yet seen in Florida; several miles follow the river and then the trail loops back through a pretty forest. No bike paths. No grocery stores nearby -- stock up in advance. Well worth a short stay.
Quiet, clean, well-maintained campground. Area 1 has some sites on the water (a bay, not the gulf) and they can be open and windy; Area 2 sites in general have more vegetation and shade -- and privacy. Restrooms clean, spacious and nicely-designed, and each has a laundry. North beach is 4 miles distant. Paved bike paths total 10 miles if you do round trips; there isn't much hiking except on paved bike paths. Nearest grocery store is several miles distant on 19; the campground store has the basics but no refrigerated food. The fort is worth a half-hour visit max.