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04/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you're in a site with electricity one word describes this place. TIGHT!!. We had enough room to open our slides but just. If you have slides on both sides you'll have to figure out what side you want open because there's not enough room for both sides. You are also right on top of the the other sites. That said they have the nicest picnic tables I have ever scene. Good lighting under the shelter you are right next to and have outdoor power. The showers we clean and they had good hot water but you have to pull the chain down and hold it down to get water. This place fills up fast this time of year and we got the last 1st come site. The non power sites are much nicer and have more room. The generator hours are kind of screwy 12 noon till 4 pm. Probably the worst time of the day to run them if you want to hike or cook dinner. Verizon MiFi and phone works pretty well, the views are great, the roads and sites are paved,and the sites aren't all that level. We would stay here again if we're in the area.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great place. Paved roads and paved sites reasonably flat but there are some on the side of a hill. Go to the web site and look at the picture and dimensions before you book a site. Reservations are recommended for weekends and pretty much from March through the summer season. It's the only body of water around this part. There's lots of nice hiking and if you want to paddle around it's a nice lake for that because most of the power boats here are here for the fishing. Verizon MiFi works well when the park isn't too crowded but gets very slow when all the sites are full. Showers had plenty of hot water and good pressure, the only downside is their industrial type shower head. It's a nice place and we'd stay here again.
02/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
As all the previous reviews state, this is a very nice park and probably the nicest in Ajo. A couple of things to note. Cash only no credit cards accepted. There is only 1 shower in each bathroom and they are a bit small, but there's plenty of hot water, good pressure, and the bathrooms are clean. Also, the address doesn't show up on my GPS, the Google Earth is wrong, but the map location on this website is correct. As the previous post indicates it's across the street from the IGA, Olsens's Market (which is in the GPS), But here are the coordinates : N 32.39294 w 112.87096 That is our location in the park at site 19. I'd stay here again in a heart beat.
02/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
The streets are paved; the sites are gravel. The roads are wide and it's easy to get around. They have a full activity calendar and a fair amount of longer term residents (months not yrs) the park is clean and the sites have enough room to put out your slides and awnings and not be in the next sites living room. The staff was friendly. It's far enough away from Phoenix that you do not have the maddening crowds but close enough to make a trip to town for supplies. The rate reflects the PA. They have internet access that you have to pay for and Verizon MiFi works OK. Propane is available on site and a large club house and other amenities. All and all a nice park and one of the nicer ones in the PA system. I'd stay here again.
12/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
First off you are in an area with very limited water due to the water grab L.A. made the early part of the 20th century and 1970 and the fact that it is in the rain shadow of the Sierras. With that in mind do not expect lush vegetation or manicured lawns. The camp ground has water enough for shade trees, a pool, a hot tub, full hook ups, and a nice shower. They have cable with limited channels and WIFI. Verizion also works fine here as does the MiFi. The roads are gravel as are the sites and they are level. The views are fantastic. The staff friendly and helpful and coffee and homemade muffins in the morning are great. They have a nice club house available complete with an industrial size kitchen. The rate reflects a GS discount. If I'm back in the area again I will be happy to stay here again. The only reason I gave it a 9 and not a 10 was that a lot of RV'rs have some unrealistic expectations about having lawns in an rv park in the desert and I did not want them getting their hopes up.
12/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Ok you're 49 miles from Big Pine and 27 miles from Stove Pipe Wells. There is nothing but desert, steep roads, and great vistas. The only reason Panamint Springs Resort is here is that it has year around water available. They have full water and sewer hook ups with 50 amp service available. We were the only ones hooked up to the power and our surge protector kept kicking in. Their power comes from a generator at 128v and tends to spike. The water they have is not all that tasty but is safe. The roads and sites are dirt and rocks you have to watch overhanging branches and maneuver with care. The sites are reasonably level. Your cell phone will not work there. You can drive 8 miles one way and 12 miles the other and maybe get them to work. This is a good place to come with full batteries, fuel and water tanks and empty waste water tanks. The shower was clean and the water was warm to hotish. Fuel($6+/gal) and some limited supplies are available in the store. They also have a restaurant but we didn't eat there. Full hook ups are $30/night. I'd stay there again but I wouldn't make a habit of it.
12/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
The streets are paved and the sites are gravel and level. The showers are GREAT. Plenty of hot water, pressure and heat. The folks at the front desk were very friendly. It wasn't too noisy. About the only thing on the down side was the selection of channels on the TV are rather limited. But this is the only show in town but the prices are fair and the park is clean and well kept. I'd stay there again if we were in town.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice federal park and the rate was $12.50/night for power with the federal geezer card. It is right next to the Sacramento River and has some extensive bike and hiking trails that run through the park. The roads and sites are paved. We grabbed one of the electric sites and found that it had a bad leg on the 50 amp, and no ground (be sure and always test before you plug in). We moved to another electric site and it worked fine. The problem was fixed a couple of days latter. Verizon Wi-Fi works sort of. It seems to do OK in the morning but gets extremely slow at night. The showers have a code that you get from the host and cost 25 cents for 2-3 mins but the water is hot. The area is pretty quiet and it's a pleasant campground. If you have a boat, the ramps are very close. All in all, this is a nice spot and the only down side I see is that there is no dump station. I'd stay here again.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice basic RV park right on the banks of the Klamath rive. The sites are grass the roads are gravel. We had a site right next to the river and had great views and the site was level. Their wifi worked well as did Verizion MiFi. They have a club house with tv and some books. As I said this is your basic RV park in a great area. Apparently this place rocks during salmon season but when we were there we got winter rates and a PA discount of 50%. The only complaint I have is the showers. While they were clean, had great hot water with plenty of pressure they were small. They seemed like they were smaller than the one in our MH. I'd stay there again it's a great place to check out the Redwoods.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Paved roads and sites. Some of the sites are a bit tight and hard to get into and put out the slides due to trees. Also the sites are tight for parking the toad. Verizon MiFi works, sort off and very slowly. We were here at the end of October and had no problem picking a site that we would fit in. It's right next to the beach and our site was sheltered by trees which helped out because one night we had gusts of 60 mph, but the trees broke it up pretty well. Showers were great and spotless. The loop closest to the ocean seem to have the longest sites. One thing to note on all the Oregon State Park maps that they have online is that in addition to the location of the site it has the length so you don't have to guess. We'd stay here again in a heart beat.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
I noticed that there were a couple of negative reviews of the park based on the the TV hook ups. This is the first state park I've been to in any of the 42 states we've been in that had TV hook ups. The sites were a bit tight with room for the toad, but it fit. The roads and sites were paved and the sites were pretty level. Good location close to town and sites in the area. The showers were clean and had plenty of hot water. Verizon MiFi worked great. The TV was nice, but usually I'm reading or on the computer so it was no big deal for me. For the price it's the best deal in town this time of year. I'd stay here again in a heart beat.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Paved roads and sites. Good power. They have shut down the loops by the beach for the winter but the loops with power and sewer are still open. The rate reflects the winter rate. Verizion MiFi works well here. This CG is well located to check out the sites in the area. The showers were clean but it was just a push button shower and all I can say was that it was warm but the ambient tempature bathroom did not encourage you to hang out in the shower too long. The trash is located by the front gate so it's a bit of a walk to the reycyling center. I'd stay here again.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice park located close to the beach. The sites and the roads are paved. It is listed as having 50 amp sites but as far as I could tell there were only 2 sites and they were located in the group camp area and had now sewer hook up available. The rest of the loops that were open either had no hook ups or full hook ups with 30 amp. A note on their sewer hook up. I have never ever seen anything like it. A pipe comes up about 10" out of the ground and makes a 90 degree bend. It looks like it's designed to fail if you hook up and dump a full tank. We just went down to the dump station on the way out. This place like all the rest of the CG's run by Washington State had pay showers. They were clean but the mens had no shower curtain but the area was enclosed and my cloths didn't get wet. Verizion MiFi worked well here. We'd stay here again if we were in the area.
10/2013
rating [ 1/10 ]
Nicely located, paved roads, some sites will fit big rigs. We got here and found that the power had dead leg on 50 A and open ground, 30 amp open ground, same results at several other sites. The bathrooms had signs on them from users saying the toilet didn't flush and that there was no hot water in the showers. I looked and the toilets were full of, well you know, and there was no hot water. This appeared to have been going on several days. The word disgusting comes to mind. I tracked down a ranger who looked and sounded surprised about these items and then put up a sign saying the bathrooms were out of service and to pay up. The place is well located, but in its current condition I wouldn't let a dog stay here. If I'm in the area again, I'll check it out to see if they have fixed anything, but if they haven't, I'll just go boondock.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
They are listed as having 50 amp but it is only in one or two sites. The 30 worked fine for the time of year we were here. It was cool and rainy so we didn't need AC. Park roads were paved and they only had one loop open. Roads in this loop were a bit tight in a couple of places but not a big problem. Sites are gravel and pretty level for the most part. The sites we had had water and electric and there's an on site dump station that has easy access in and out. The showers will cost you 1 token (50 cents) for 3 minutes. You will spend the first minute an a half waiting for the water to warm up. They didn't spend any time cleaning the shower for the 5 days we were here. The sites were quiet and you could hear the ferries going into Bremerton but it was not loud. I'd stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
First off, our rate reflects PA discount. The streets are paved, the sites are gravel and level, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The road noise and airport noise are not too bad. I doubt if I would have stayed here without the PA discount. Their rates seem very high for the area and they nickle and dime you with a charge for internet and cable. Their dryers in the laundry took 3 runs at $.50 each to get a load dry. Their showers were not nasty but they weren't very clean. The whole bathroom on the men's side could use a good scrubbing. You are on the outskirts of town so you have to drive to go anywhere. All that said, it fit our needs from boondocking for 3 weeks. If we come here again, and they are still PA, I would stay here for a couple of days. If they were not PA I wouldn't stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Most of the sites have no cable only a few on the first row have cable. The roads are tight and a 45' rig will be challenged to get around to your site here. The site we were in was relatively large and we were not right on top of the next sites. The staff was friendly and helpful. The roads are paved the sites are gravel and pretty level. Good shade and a nice pool. Our rate reflects the GS discount. There are a lot of long term units here but the sites are neat and clean and the residents were friendly. If you're a light sleeper the road noise might bother you but traffic dies down at night. All in all this is a decent park but there are about 4-5 more within a couple of miles that do have cable and I'd probably go stay at one of those for the price.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park gravel sites that are not all that level. Nice pool and OK showers. They were nice and clean but no great shakes. Yogi rides around in a wagon about 7-8 pm. It's pretty quiet and clean and has some nice little grassland walks around the park.
07/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
First the Bad. You are right next to the airport. You are on the side where the Forest Service and Smoke Jumpers have their air base. So during fire season there will be a lot of air traffic. But most of it will be during daylight hours. On the plus side you can learn a lot about air operations by just hanging out and watching from the parking lot. The rest of the park is great. The showers are huge and very well done. The club house is outstanding and the sites are large and you are not parked right up on your neighbor. Roads are wide and paved as are the sites. Staff is friendly and helpful. We'll stay there again when in McCall.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
First off they only have electric and water at one CG,Tatanka. If you use the reservation system online it will cost you $30/night. $22 for the CG $8 for using the system, that $8 may be spread out over the length of your stay. Note if you have a tow and plan to drive out of the park that will cost you $6 more. Check their web site for the complete breakdown on the cost. Outside of the cost the CG was great. Right on a sheltered bay with Ponderosa trees and shade. The whole park has only 49 reservable sites and only 32 with full 50 amp and water. Roads and sites are gravel and fairly level. The Tatanka CG is a bit tight to get around in and pulled into your site but not to bad for our 36' rig. Outside of the mishmash cost structure that makes you pay for your toad if you drive it out of the park this is a great campground. Note there are campgrounds without water all around the lake and a dump station is available. Tatanka is at the off the main entrance road. No showers are availabe in the Park.
03/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Our rate reflects a Good Sam discount. The roads are paved, and the sites are gravel. The biggest negative that I see with the park is that they have 113 sites, with many of them containing 2 RV's and only 2 showers a men's and women's. The showers were clean, but when I got there, there was little hot water, but it was about 99 outside so lukewarm water felt pretty good. Their internet was maxed out because of a bike tour, and all the workers were coming back from work. Verizion and MiFi worked fine. We got the the last open spot in the place. For supporting a bunch of workers the park was very neat and clean. This place is good for a night or two, but I'd have to have some reason to stay longer.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The lady who checked us in was fantastic. The sites were gravel and the roads were paved. Their wi-fi worked well. Verizion and MiFi worked well also. They are right next to Tucson Mt park, and there are great hiking trails right out from the park. Our rate reflects the Good Sam discount. The only down side I found with this place was that there was no shower, but with full hook ups it was no big deal. I'd stay here again. We got to watch the comet and a sliver of the moon without light pollution. It's quiet at night, but the price you pay is a moderate drive, 1/2 hr to get to services like grocery, downtown, and brew pubs.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is basically a large paved parking lot that backs up to the county fair grounds horse racing track, and looks out on to the golf course. They only have 30 amp electric at the sites. The showers are dated but clean, with great pressure and lots of hot water. There were a number of snowbirds here, but the sites were not cluttered. We paid $16.49 for the one night we were here. There's a bar on site but the restaurant was going to close a few days after we left. They have some pretty fast WiFi, and Verizon and MiFi works fine here. If you're in Douglas, this looks nicer than some of the other parks in the area. We'd stay here again if we're in the area. The shade trees are on the west side of the parking area and looked mainly to be long term sites. Their weekly and monthly rates were pretty reasonable.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
City of Rocks is a great place to spend a few days just hanging out. We didn't get any reservations in for the electric/water sites but we found a nice pull through just up the hill,#2 and dry camped. It was somewhat sheltered from the west wind that blew most of the time we were there, had fantastic views of sun rise. And a short hike through the rocks let you revel in outstanding sunsets. The bathrooms and showers were a short walk from the coach and were clean with lots of hot water. The roads in the park are mainly paved with dirt and gravel on camp sites. If you don't get an electric site they have generator hours from 7am-10pm. There is not a dump station in the park but there's a hot springs down the road that has one that is rumored to let you dump for a fee. This place is about 25 miles from Deming, NM the closest city so come prepared unless you like to do a lot of driving. We stay here again in a heart beat. Verizon phone and MiFi worked great because there's a cell tower about 5 miles away.
03/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Basic gravel lots with back in and pull throughs. We had a pull through. The power was good. The Wi-Fi is fast. We had a nice view of the parking lot of the motel and the interstate. The rate is a PA rate of $18.75 cash or check only. The door to the men's shower was locked, and I used the one in our coach. We were going to go up the road but it got late and we settled for this. It was good for a night and not too noisy. I'd stay here again if I had to. It's easy on and off the interstate.
03/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
This place is the only show in town. They ask if you are with Escapees but just charged us $24 and gave us a site. The sites are very tight and if you have slide on both sides of your rig you probably won't be able to put out both sides. This is very basic park that has a bunch of workers staying here. The train noise wasn't noticable at night. They have gravel roads and sites. If you're in Pecos this is the place to stay. Either this or boondock on a west texas oil road.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is part of a large resort complex that has nice big sites, a pool, and a big club house. The rate reflects a PA discount. The roads are paved and sites are gravel and pretty level. It should be noted that only certain cites have cable hook up and they were all filled when we showed up. They have good Wi-Fi. Verizon and their MiFi did not work down there. They have a nice restaurant that is part of the complex and a golf course. We'd stay there again when we're in the area and it's pretty close to the west side of Big Bend.
02/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground is run by the concessionaire and no rate discounts are available. It is basically a black top parking lot with hook ups and no shade. In moderate to cool weather when you don't need to run AC I'd go over to the Park Service campground and stay there. When it's hot, I'd consider the hook ups. We did not stay there, but we did check it out. The wi-fi is in the store as are the showers and rest rooms. Showers cost $1.50 for 5 mins. If you absolutely need a hook up then this is the only place in Big Bend National Park.
02/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice Park Service campground, but there this is a no generator restriction for the whole campground. Not all the sites are big enough for a big rig, and it's a first come first served campground. It's a long way in to find that you won't fit anywhere. There's no phone and no wi-fi available, but there is good access to the west side of the park. You might consider camping just outside the park in some commercial parks if you need hook ups and big rig access.
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has generator use areas, but if you're trying to get in there with anything over 30' forget it. The road is fine, but the sites are small and even 30' would be pushing it. On the plus side, it is up in the basin and close to hiking. They have wi-fi up in the lodge, and restaurant and bar service are available up there. Paved roads and gravel sites. Make reservations to insure you get a site that's big enough for your rig, and you can run a generator if you need it. Also remember that it's 10-15 degrees cooler up there than the Rio Grand campground. Note the price was with the 50% senior discount.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice NPS campground with shade spots available. Paved roads and gravel sites. No phone, no wi-fi available in camp, but you can go over to the store and use the one there. Some of the roads are encroached on by trees, so you have to watch out when you drive around. This is the only spot in the park that a rig 36' and longer will fit that has generator hours. There's a dump station, and water is available around the park. Make reservations if you're going down in March/April. Also note that there are sites in this campground that do not allow generator use, so be sure and check before you book the site. I'd stay here again.
02/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is your basic federal western CG without water and with pit toilets. A mile or so in on a dusty dirt road. Best campsite is #1 a pull-through on your left. It is the only one with a shade tree but be careful, the trees are tight. The rest of the CG is open with picnic tables under a shelter roof without walls. The bathrooms were clean but there are no services, no water, and no dump station. The place is quiet and not crowded. The rate we paid is really $2 with the federal senior card. Nice place for a day or two. If the water comes up again it could be very pleasant for and extended stay. Verizion MiFi worked OK with a roaming network. Roads and sites are gravel/dust. After all this is west Texas.
02/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
As mentioned previously, the folks who run this place are great. They have a clubhouse/bathroom/shower in a nicely finished out mobile home. Looks very comfy and homey. The shower is a mobile home shower/tub set up. If there is a draw back to the park the shower is it. The folks we camped with were all great. You are a bit tight, but there's a large open area all around the perimeter of the the sites and it feels very open. Their Wi-Fi is fast and slow depending on the load. Verizion MiFi works OK down here too. Roads and sites are gravel, and it can get dusty on the way in but it's not an issue in the campground due to low traffic volume. A note on the rate: they take PA but only one night at 17.50 then additional nights are 28 with discount. This is a nice quiet park, and I'd stay here again.
02/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is right off the interstate and very convenient. As a result there is a lot of traffic noise. I'm a very sound sleeper but it even woke me up. Plus there's a train that runs close to the park. The folks who check us in were nice. The roads and sites are paved. They are also built on grade and on visit they ground was very soggy to puddles. The site had mud on the pavement because the whole thing was underwater the night before. The electrical hook up is on your knees and bend over low. This makes it difficult to check the hook up and it was muddy and wet. The cable was good and the showers were a solid B. I'd stay here again for a night on the way through again. Their Wi-Fi was on and off and Verizon Mi-Fi worked well. We paid $17.50 on the PA and for that price it was worth it. But you can only pay that rate for 2 nights.
02/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place is about 6 miles outside Abbeville. It currently had gravel roads and sites. The road is suppose to be paved this month. They have a pretty fast Wi-Fi but Verizon Mi-Fi works well, too. The showers are an A+. They have screened in porches on the rest room and there are two free washer and driers located there too. They automatically tack on a $6 booking fee to each block of time stay. They have a few trails around the park, a nice canoe route through a couple of lakes and canals that eventually lead to the Vermillion River. This is a nice quiet park that I'd stay at again in a heart beat. It should be noted that about 10-15% of their sites were not available due to apparent electrical issues. Our power was good but they had some strange breaker arrangements. They had 120 amp, 50 amp, 30 amp and 20 amp breaker set up. You had to have the 120 on for any of the others to work. But a check of the hook up revealed no problems.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park has a great view of Lake Pontchartrain and nice views of sunset. You have to keep in mind that his park is about 3' above the Lake and the ground doesn't take long to get saturated. So if it rains a lot your paved site will be an island. All the roads and sites in the park are paved. Their wifi tends to be very slow and the Verizion MiFi isn't much better. The rate of $16/night does not include a $6 booking fee. So the longer you stay the cheaper it will be/night. They have some new bath/shower rooms that have great hot water and pretty well designed showers. I'd give them an B++. They were also very clean. They also have some older bath/shower houses that were basic but clean. The hiking paths tend to be wet and slightly muddy. The board walk was blown out by one of the hurricanes and has not been put back together again. Nice place and I'd stay here again.
01/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
A nice little RV park out of the hustle and bussle of Mobile. The roads are gravel and sites are gravel/grass. They have a nice little duck pond and it's pretty quiet without the train noise that the other CG a couple of miles away has. There looks to be some long term week ender sites here that are neat. The showers were clean with good hot water, but a bit cramped, a solid C rating. Their MiFi works sometimes on the slow side with a booster antena and verizion MiFi works a bit slow. The cable seems to just have local channels. This is a good place to stay for a couple of days and is reasonably close to Mobile.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here last year a couple of weeks earlier and there were lots of vacant sites. This year there are a lot fewer sites available but we got a nice one. The place is pretty much full of snowbirds and the staff and campers are very friendly and chatty. The showers were spotless with great hot water, medium pressure, and plenty of room. I give them a A-. This is a great place to hang out with lots of restaurants, sightseeing, beaches, hiking, and biking. Roads and sites are paved, Verizon MiFi works well and the parks Wi-Fi is OK sometimes, other times it's extremely slow. The system always seems to be in the process of being worked on.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great campground. We showed up without reservations and got a great site but I wouldn't count on that with out checking the reservations site. The roads are paved and most of the sites are level sand but there's about 6 or 8 that are concrete pads. The power is clean and there's plenty of room to maneuver with a big rig. You about two dunes back from the beach so you are sheltered from the wind. The bathrooms and showers were spotless and I'd rate the shower a B+. You should come fully stocked because supplies are a ways off. There's great hiking, biking, and beaching. Verizon MiFi works well but can be a bit slow at high traffic times. I'd go back again.
01/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
Let me review what you get for $35/night, no discounts available. The most distant site from the highway is about 200' and the road noise can get noisy. The power, water, and sewer are all on the right side of the coach if you back in. The sites are not level. The road in is tight and getting into the sites requires a delicate touch, the same with getting out. The showers were filthily. You could see where they started the battle against the mold and gave up. The water from the shower went every where but down the drain and if you used your imagination you could say the shower was vaguely warm. Toilets (see showers) On the plus side the host was pleasant but they only arrived the day before we did. I have been full timing for 3 yrs now and this place gets the award for the "way overpriced for what you get" and comes in first in the most disgusting shower I've ever been in. The only reason I could see that they are charging that much is to pay the light bill on all the street lights in the CG that light it up like day light. My advice don't even slow down if happen to drive by.
12/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Large park with paved roads and a mix of hard surface and gravel sites. They have WiFi available for $3 day. Verizon and MiFi work great. The pool and club house are nice and the showers were clean and had plenty of hot water. It's close to manatee habitat and right on a canal with their own boat ramp if you are into fishing. Generally a pretty quiet place. The space we got into was a bit tight to get into but the long time residents here had kind of expanded to take over the sites on either side of us with some stuff so we weren't right on top of one another. All and all an OK place that I'd stay at again if we were in the area.
12/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice friendly, quiet park that's very reasonably priced. The price you see is for a weeks stay at $99. This park is close to local attractions and is pretty centrally located between Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Gainesville. It's located less than a mile off I-75 and close to I-10. The roads are gravel and the sites are sand and gravel and are level. The showers and bathrooms are spotless with great hot water and pressure in the showers. They have a fast Wi-Fi and Verizon Mi-Fi works great here, too. The only down side is the lack of cable, but that is not a big factor for us. They have lots of clear sky for satellite reception. The staff is extremely friendly. They also have a lot of big tress and shady sites available. We'll camp here in a heart beat if we're in the area again. They are also a lot cheaper than the state park down the street.
11/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great park with paved roads and gravel sites. The sites are large and roomy and not on top of the next one. The bathrooms have great hot water and pressure and were very clean. Verizon and Mifi worked very well here. We were here while they were setting up for the parade of lights at the end of Nov. The do a great job on the lights and it's well worth seeing. But make sure you book early if you want to get a spot over opening weekend. The whole state park is built as a tribute to Stephen C Foster who memorialized the Suwanee River in his "Old Folks back home" song. In fact it became the state song of Florida. However Mr. Foster had never been to Florida and picked the name out of an atlas because it rhymed with the other words. Go figure.
11/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
As some had said earlier, come prepared and fully loaded because it's about 17 miles out to the first little town, Fargo. Having said that this is a great camp ground. The roads are paved, the sites are sand that will compress about 1.5"; we had to use a couple of boards to keep level. The showers were spotless, with great hot water and pressure. You can rent john boats, canoes, and kayaks to go paddle around the swamp. Well worth it. They have guided boat tours everyday. The have Wi-Fi at the general store. Verizon works sometimes and it's the same with their MiFi. They have cable TV with local channels plus a PBS station. The trees are pretty thick so I don't know how well satellite will work. Check before you go in on reservations. We were there over the Tday weekend and the they said they were all booked up. However we found that there were lots of sites that were still open. This is a very pleasant camp ground with large sites that are not right on top of one another. I'd go back any time; well maybe not during the summer or when they had a hurricane come through there.
11/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is a nice respite from the mini golf and beach stores up and down the main drag. It is close to shopping. Down side: you are almost at the end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Although it is not as busy as an airport in a major city they have a steady flow of air traffic plus the Air Force is not adverse to using this field for touch and go's in C130's with a couple of fighters thrown into the mix. Flights have been know to start about 0530 am. The Upside: All roads are paved with sand sites, nice showers with good pressure and lots of hot water (some are older than others), washers and dryers, sites are not on top of one another and water and power at all the sites except the overflow sites. They also have full hook up sites. They have free Wi-Fi at the store and Verizon MiFi works well here. You are a short walk from the beach, a fishing pier, and park trails. All the staff was very friendly. They lock the gates at 10pm but they will give you the combo to get back in and there's no alcohol allowed in the park. If I ever come back to Myrtle Beach I will stay here again.
11/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
I've stayed at an RV park that had their own brewery but this is the first time I've stayed at a park that has it's own winery. The folks here are great and ready to help you figure out places to go or things to do. The roads and sites are gravel, not too close to one another, and level. The showers are excellent with lots of room to move around, plenty of hot water, good pressure, and clean. There Wi-Fi is fast, Verizon Mi-Fi will work here but it's pretty slow. Stop by the winery for a tasting Amy has a great spiel about their wines, and is ready to talk history or hunting. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park has nothing but a dump station and hot showers. The showers are pretty good with lots of warm to hot water. The roads are paved, the sites are gravel, and are pretty level depending on where you park. We had the place pretty much to ourselves in November. However like all NC parks, no alcohol is allowed and in November they lock the gates from 6pm till 8am. So if you're camping here, you must be back by six and if you're planning to stay, you have to get here before six. These hours change during the summer, spring, and fall. Check the (web) site for details. Verizon MiFI works fine here. Our rate reflects the senior rate.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Showers have a button that only keeps the water on 3 seconds and it takes at least 7-8 min's to get hot water. Apparently there's a shooting range or a firearms enthusiast right behind the park during day light hours. With an old persons pass you can camp for $6 but they hit you up for another $5 for electricity. Roads are paved as are the sites and they are level. Lots of room at each site and the host are friendly and informative. This is a Forest Service CG not a Park Service one. Verizon MiFi works fine here. Also they only want you to fill up your fresh water for your RV at the dump site. Something about OSHA and a campground in Kentucky? Nice place to stay but if you reserve a spot on line it will cost you an additional $9.
10/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
The location of the park, access to the lake, and the sites are all probably in the 8 or 9 range. The paternalistic lock you out at 8 PM till 8 AM, the dirty showers, the lack of hot water, the constant sound of airliners on final, and the threat of getting a ticket and thrown out if you have a beer with dinner take the overall experience down to a 5. The roads are paved, the sites are gravel and sand, with a picnic table and fire ring, and our site as pretty level. There are some sites that are nightmares. You can get OK Verizon voice and data signals but it's a bit slow. My main complaint is that they lock you in or out at 9 PM during the summer, 8 PM on the shoulder season, and 6 PM starting in Nov. There is a lot to do and see in the area but your options diminish as the evening comes. If we come back I'd probably camp here but during the summer I imagine Jordan lake is very crowed. We got the old fart's off-season rate of $19. Note this park as 162 sites. Other state campgrounds in the area have about the the same number. Poplar Point is the only one open year around. Note if you don't make a reservation you are restricted to loop E.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice shady campground. Sand roads and grass and sand sites. There's a bunch of long term vacation RVs at this park but they don't detract from the area. They have Wi-Fi available for $3/day but Verizon MiFi works well here. No bugs in Oct and we'd probably stay here again. We were the only occupied RV in the CG when we stayed.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a great place to stay. The sites are not all that level in some spots but we were able to get level pretty easily. They have some nice trails, beaches, and fishing. They also have my second favorite shower that I've come across in 2.5 yrs of travel. Pretty good pressure, great hot water, and a big shower enclosure. They even had cable TV. We had OK Verizon MiFi reception but it was slow. Roads were paved and sites were sand. We would have stayed longer than 1 day but Hurricane Sandy was head this way so we hit the road.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice wooded park. There is some road noise and if you can't sleep through "the sound of freedom" (military aircraft) you might want to consider another location. This place is close to several military bases, all with air support. Roads are gravel and sites are too. Showers were nice and clean with OK hot water. The pull through site we were at was easy to get into to, but we had to unhook the toad and back out of the site to get out. We pretty much had the place to ourselves with only 2 other campers in the CG. All in all a nice spot that's out of the city. I'd stay here again. They have some nice bike/hiking trails and in Oct bugs we're not an issue.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
The term "nickel and dime ya" comes to mind, only it's $5. If you want water and 30 amp it's $32. 50 amp will cost you $5 more. If you want 30 amp water and sewer it will cost you $37; if you want 50 amp water and sewer it's $42. I suppose there's something to be said for paying for what you get. By the way the Wi-Fi will cost you $1.50/day. The roads are paved and the sites are grass. The showers were clean but the hot water was about 2 degrees above body temp. After we set up it seemed like a nice quiet place. Until the Air Guard and other aircraft started landing. We apparently are right on the final approach to Bangor International airport. You can wave to the pilots as they are landing and see them wave back. It's very noisy when they are landing I just hope it doesn't go on all night. The sites are large and you are not on top of one another. I think I'll go a bit farther down the road and find something else not so close to the airport.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a newer CG it was opened in 2010. The roads and sites are gravel. There are a lot of long term sites but they appear to be weekend vacation use for the most part. The winters here are long and cold and I saw no sites that were prepared for year around occupancy. The Wi-Fi here is pretty fast and they have a decent selection of channels on the cable. Verizon and MiFi works OK. They have a nice swimming pool with hot tub. The showers at the far end of the CG are temporary and it looks like they will build a new shower house in the near future. All the shade trees a young and the ones with shade are long term. All the sites along the river looked to be filled with long timers. They have no discounts available. It's in a quiet location right along the river. I'd stay here again if I get back to the area.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great CG. The staff are friendly and helpful, they have canoes and lake kayaks for rent, a nice swimming pool, and some nice short hiking trails. The roads are paved and the sites are grass. They have some issues with drainage after big rains and the second loop seems to have more wet sites than the 1st loop. We had ok Verizon Mi-Fi when there weren't too many people in the campground. The pay showers cost $1 for 10 minutes of hot water well worth it. Minimum is $.5 for 5 minutes. You are right on the the lake in a very rural setting low noise and light pollution. Take advantage of the various programs they have available. We'd come back here again in heart beat.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had a toad break down and had to find a place in NJ. I was pleasantly surprised at this campground. It was quiet, with some very pleasant hiking trails, paved roads and sites. All the sites had water and 50/30 amp service. The showers had great pressure and plenty of hot water. The sites were not right on top of one another and the park was not crowded or full on the week end before Labor Day. As of the Monday before they still had spaces available. Most of the sites are pretty flat but there are a few that you'll have to get some lifts out to get level. All and all a great place to stay.
08/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
This site is in the middle of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. The campground is well shaded and the sites and roads are gravel and dirt. This sites look pretty level and we had no problem leveling up with the system in our MH. We had a 50 amp site and the power was clean. The bathrooms and showers were clean but the hot water was pretty much an illusion. The best you can hope for is a degree or two above body temp. We paid $18.50 a night with the old peoples federal discount. The going rate is $37/night. Way too high for what you get. Verizon phone and Wi-Fi worked but the Wi-Fi was pretty slow. I down graded this campground to a 5 due to the lack of hot water. It's convenient to a lot of nice water fall hikes.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our site was pretty level and I only had to add 3" of lift for the system in the MH to level it out. Some sites were pretty bad. We had a 50 amp site and it cost no more than the 30 amps sites. There are only a few of the 50 amp sites available and they are not marked on the map. As about one when you check in. Bathrooms and showers were clean and had good hot water but had a faint aroma of the pachyderm house of a few zoos I've been to. Not unpleasant but there. They have paved roads with gravel sites. Verizon MiFi works fine but no local Wi-Fi. They have a nice swimming pool but you have to pay extra for that. They have a dump station. All in all a nice park. Senior discounts are available but the price we paid does not reflect that.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is set in a rural area about 10 miles from downtown Asheville. It is one of the least expensive in the area and is convenient to all the sights in the area. It has 6 sites but only 5 have water, sewer, and power. The 6th site just has power. It is about 75' off Hwy 151 and road noise is a bit of a problem, but is mostly local traffic going up and down the road. The sites are gravel and fairly level; we had to add 3" to level out. There are no showers, restrooms, or club house. Satellite reception, but no working cable TV. This is a place to hook up, that is well kept, with clean power and good water. Make sure you call ahead to see if they have room. They only take cash or checks and it's on the honor system. We'd be happy to stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
National Park campground. Loop D are all pull through, loop F is all back in. Roads paved. You can get Wi-Fi and cell service down at the visitors center. Verizion data service works well down here. They have a dump station and water down there. Campground generator hours are 8-8. A nice quiet campground with lots of hiking. There are no showers and only 20 amp hookup available in the handicap sites. Plan on a boon docking dry camp experience. Old peoples pass is $10/night. Use recreation.gov for reservations.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you like quiet this place is it. We were here on the Memorial Day weekend, and they had a number of vacancies. Some words about the approach to reach the campground. If you follow the map from the website and if you take the short way in, the road becomes very very narrow for a full width bus (102"). Our 36' MH used every bit of our lane and some of the on coming lane going around the tight corners. If you take a wrong turn and go off on a side road you will probably have to back all the way back out. I used our GPS and input the intersections for Joe Brown Rd and Hanging Dog Rd, , Hanging Dog Rd and Beaver Dam Rd, and Beaver Dam Rd and Horton Rd. all in Murphy, NC, and got there just fine. If you're driving anything longer than 36' you may want to take the long way in because the road is wider and not as many tight turns. However, it has restricted single lane bridges, and you might call and find out what the load limits are. We paid $31.50 for a 50 amp full hook up site with tax. The roads and sites are gravel and a longer coach may have trouble getting level in the available 50 amp sites. You are about 15 miles from the town of Murphy so have your provisions. Propane and gasoline are available on site. Wi-Fi works OK. Verizion MiFi and cell phone work poorly. Showers are great. All in all a good park that's a bit out of the way; make sure you call before you drive all the way in. The 30 amp sites are along a very small creek with good shade. 50 amp sites do not have any shade yet. Give it about 15 yrs for the trees to grow up.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice RV/mobile home park. The RV area is situated away from the mobile homes. The sites are grass and gravel with 30 and 50 amp hook ups with good water and sewer. The pool is down for the count but the owner said he has a couple of calls into to get the liner replaced but nobody has called him back. I don't think it will be up and running this summer. Call and check before you show up if you are wanting to use the pool. The owner is very friendly and a fountain of information about the area. Showers were clean and had lots of hot water and pressure. There are shaded sites and a few fully exposed to the sun. Verizon data service is pretty slow here but the park Wi-Fi is very fast. Close to the Little White House, Callaway gardens, and Roosevelt National Forest.
03/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park with paved roads and sand/dirt/grass sites that are level with lots of room to get in and out of. The roads appear to be tight but you can get through without a problem. They have a limited number of 50 amp hook ups and they have signs at them asking those who don't really need 50 amp to take another site, but when they're close to full it all goes out the window. Sites are large with a fire ring and picnic table. Showers are hot with good pressure. There is Wi-Fi up at the office. Verizon and MiFi work well. Nice trails, a cool skeleton of a Giant Sloth, and the remains of several old stills. Well located to go into downtown Savannah and Ft. Pulaski. It's pretty quiet but on some nights to can hear the far distant thump of artillery from the bases in the area. Almost sounds like distant thunder, but on a clear night you can discount the thunder theory.
03/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
Well the place is quiet: except I kept hearing the dueling banjo music. The drive up to the place was bumpy rutted sand. We pulled up in front of mobile home that had seen better days. The guy who came out had a dazed look and T-shirt that was more holes than shirt and gave me vague directions back to the site, just go to site 25. That was our first problem there were only 15 sites. So we found a site that would work and checked under the trash can to find the water and electric. Water worked fine but the was an open ground on the 50 amp hook up and no breaker to turn it on and off. We checked 2 other sites and found the same thing. So we packed up and went down the road. However the Verizon MiFi worked fine. If they get the electrical fixed and bring it up to code this place might be just fine. But I think I'd keep hearing that banjo music.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park. It has cable, about 6-8 stations. Verizon MiFi works fine here and they have Wi-Fi available at the office. No sewer hooks but they do have limited 50 amp service available on a first come first serve basis. Ask when you check in which sites are 50 amp. The sites are large with the roads and pads paved. They have back in and drive through sites. All sites are LARGE. This park is well located to visit St Marys and Cumberland Island access. The daily rate is $28 and they do have a senior discount available. However they will charge you and addition $5 entry fee that covers all the time that you stay there. There are multiple trails in the park for hiking and biking, and there's also a boat ramp. We spent a week here and enjoyed it. We did not have the bug issues that a previous review mentioned. I guess he just got lucky.
03/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Friendly folks, gravel roads sand/grass sites. Their W-Fi is good and Verizion MiFi works well also. Sites are large. This place is well located between I-95 and St Augustine. They have cable TV that is mostly local channels. All and all a nice clean reasonably priced park where everything works and close to the sights you want to see.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice Park, large sites on dirt/sand, they apparently have some power issues in high demand periods but it wasn't too hot when we were there and did not have any problems. The power is noted on there map that they give you. Nice showers with good pressure and hot to warm water. As mentioned earlier the roads are being rebuilt. In fact we had to leave by a different exit due to repaving. All in all a nice park for a good price. The only down side was that when it rains hard there are spots that form little lakes but they drain down when the rain stops. Also we were under a tree that dropped a bunch of seed pods that covered the roof after the rain and started to stain the roof. MiFi worked great.
03/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you're looking for a nice campground in central Florida and you like to boat and fish this place is great. All the roads and sites are paved, they have cable TV with a lot of channels, fast WiFi, a game room with a TV & pool table, and clean restrooms & showers. The folks who run the park are very nice and helpful and this was the best value park I've stayed in in Fl. The have a boat ramp right across the street and you can ride on a bike path all around the lake if you wish, 110 miles. If you come here, ask for the sites that on the side of the park away from the highway because it is pretty busy and there's a lot of road noise. We were awakened about 06:10am by the crop dusting runs on the fields just south of the park, using the center of the park as their turn point. Outside of the boating and fishing there's not much going on. This is an agricultural area and pretty much everything here supports that. If you like to boat and fish and love small towns that are totally based on agriculture this place is the place to be. They have a little lake that has alligators.
03/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
As mentioned earlier this is a manufactured home park with some spaces for RV's. This is a large park that is kept clean and neat. The cable TV and Wi-Fi you have to pay extra for. Where we were, the Wi-Fi signal was very weak. Verizon MiFi works fine. Getting into our site was tight but there was plenty of room once we were in. I would recommend this place as a base to explore the everglades and maybe a few of the older attractions around the area. The place is safe, generally clean, and adequate. This is urban RV camping. If I come to the area again I will try to plan ahead so we don't have to stay here again, but if you get shut out at other sites, this works fine.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The staff is friendly. The sites are grass and sand with paved roads. The showers were clean with good hot water. The Tiki bar and sunsets were fantastic. We had some power problems when the weather got hot, low voltage. Our rate reflects a stay of a week and the discount. They have several different types of sites depending on the location. Check their rates. They only had 3 of the 4 washers working; they need more, and there always seemed to be a line there. Quiet location. They have pretty good Wi-Fi but the only cable is available in the club house and Tiki bar. No cable hook ups at the site. Verizon MiFi worked great. No sewer but for $10 they'll come around and suck you out or you can go to the dump station. Nice park, nice staff, good location in the central Keys for access to points of interest; reasonable rates for the Keys. Best bet if you can't get into the state parks. I'd be happy to stay here again.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Short version: tight, clean, friendly, location ++. We spent a week here and they put us all the way in the back in the overflow sites in the storage area back by the dumpster. I was initially put off by this but the site grew on me quickly. They had 50 amp, sewer, water, and cable. It was quiet at night and one side of the motorhome was right next to the jungle natural area and we weren't right next to anybody. They work hard to keep the park clean so about 7:30 AM they start dumping the trash, but it's not too noisy. The bathrooms and showers were spotless with lots of hot water and good pressure. The staff was friendly and helpful. The sites on the beach are right on the beach, you might have trouble getting anything over 40' in the beach row. If you want one of those make reservations early and it will cost ya. The cable TV is just about a dozen local channels and they have pay Internet access. However Verizon MiFi works great. The roads are paved with grass and sand sites. All the sites are pretty much right on top of each other except the one we were in. This place has a great beach, close to grocery store and the pier area is only about two miles away. Bring a bike and use it because you can move about 3 times as fast as the traffic. When you come here just plan to park your car, ride your bike or take the bus which runs about every 20 minutes or so. The only downside of this place is how tight it is and that you have to pay for Internet access. We ended up paying about $89/night all the way back on the Park side.
02/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
First the positive. The place is clean and well maintained. They have a nice swimming pool and hot tub covered with screen to keep the bugs out. Free newspaper delivery every morning. Free breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat over at Lazy Days dealer (not gourmet but edible), free RV classes, and a free shuttle around the complex. They have an on-site restaurant and bar that you can order food and drinks from at the pool, good cable service. Downsides: The sites are tight even for a 36' MH and the towed had to be parked out front on the street. This makes the streets narrow and the sites hard to get into if cars are parked on both sides of the road. The sewer hookup we had was shared with the site up the hill from us, about 8' vertical distance. This was hooked in with a flow-through "T". This caused my hookup to the sewer to be almost at the same level of my hookup to the motor home which caused poor drainage in the hose. Also, the hookup was about 18' from our drain, which caused me to run over to the Camping World and buy a 5' extension. When I dumped I had to walk around up to the guy who was hooked up to make sure he wasn't dumping or just running with his dumps open so I didn't get a face full. I only saw this feature at a couple of sites. Not sure how the health department would feel about this arrangement. They advertise free Wi-Fi but it only worked up by the pool and was very slow. They stated "IT is working on it". We were here for 5 days and they kept saying that. Verizon MiFi worked fine. For an outfit that sells motor homes this park is not that well planned and is tight to move around in with an RV. During the "season" you are limited to a two week stay. The office staff is friendly but does not handle changes and request well outside of what's on the computer screen. All roads and sites are paved. You can catch a shuttle over to Camping World, wander around the Lazy Days sales lot and look at new and used RVs and also get your rig fixed at their facilities. All in all it's a pleasant place to spend a few days and check out the Tampa/St Petersburg area that has a few issues.
01/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice state park. Large sites but if you plan on just driving up and getting one you may get shut out. Some sites are on the short side and a long coach may not fit. So it's worth it to make reservations. Apparently the black headed buzzards (a much maligned bird) winter down here and there were 1000s of them hanging out in the trees. It was pretty cool in a Boris Karloff kind of way. We didn't see any Manatee but talked to folks who had seen some there that day. The roads and sites are firm sand and sites are level. The springs are pretty nice and are great for swimming. Lots of trails for hiking and biking. Showers are a bit old but in good shape and clean. Nice campground for the money. Our MiFi worked OK some of the time.
01/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We spent 2 nights here while we were staging for the FMCA SEA rally in Brooksville. The road were paved the sites were not. They were a bit tight and you had to be somewhat selective on what site you took. Their 30 amp service plug was kind of caddy wampum but the power was clean. The showers were limited and there were street lights everywhere at night. They have a nice club house and you can get a cheap breakfast there from 0800-1000 hrs I had coffee 2 eggs grits and toast for $5. They were also running a 2 for 1 special so it only ran $36 for 2 nights. Check their site for specials. This place is close to the rivers and water sites cost about $44/night. This was the crown of 1969 technology and they are slowly upgrading. All in all a good park but nothing too fancy. In a word I'd say comfortable.
01/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you are looking for a pristine beach without houses, condos, golf courses, water slides, etc., this is the place. The park is on a peninsula with the bay on one side and the Gulf on the other. We stayed in the first campground you come to, Gulf Breeze. We had plenty of shade, but not all sites have shade. This seemed to be where most of the motorhomes were. The other loop,Shady Pine, is a bit tighter and might be tough to get a larger rig in but has lots of shade. There are 2 shower houses in both loops. Sea Breeze is the one with the newer shower with great pressure and lots of hot water., which during the summer may not be desirable. Verizon MiFi worked OK on anther provider's network. If you took a walk over by the bay side. Verizon MiFi worked great and there was the bonus of being able to feed the no seeums. The roads were paved, but the sites were packed sand/shells. They have a senior rate for Florida residents, and military, and handicapped discount. Our price reflects taxes, actually $26.46/night. You should be well provisioned when you come here because outside of a couple of Jiffy Marts the closest stores are about 25 miles way. This is an outstanding place to go experience the Gulf Coast as it was before it all got developed. We took a 3 mile walk up the beach and there were no other human foot prints. There are a myriad of birds, deer and other wildlife. The bugs can be an issue when the wind stops, but there almost always seems to be a breeze. I can't recommend the park highly enough for the time we were there in January. Downside: sand, dew, and fog most nights. Upside: pristine beaches, great sunrise/sunsets, great birding, boating (motor or self propelled), sea shells, fishing, snorkeling on the bay. I could go on but you get the idea.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
To start with I'd give this place a 10 but it doesn't have cable TV hook up. Not that big a deal for me but important for some folks. Our rate reflects the the weekly rate for old farts. The sites are and roads are paved and you're not right on top of one another with easy in and out. Close to the beach with miles of hiking and biking trails. AS mentioned in an earlier post they had a wildland fire that burned up the area on the N side of the campground but it's starting to come back nicely. The place is quiet but during the day week days there's a lot of single engine air traffic (mainly turbo props out of Pensacola NAS). The staff is friendly and you can have your priority mail, UPS, and FED X delivered to the office. They have a nice swimming pool, laundry, campground store, and activities hall. They are close to stores, shopping and restaurants. Full hooks, clean bathrooms with clean showers with plenty of pressure and hot water. Their Wi-Fi is kind of off and on. We had mixed results with getting on. Verizon Wi-Fi works fine. They also have cabins for rent if you want the family to come visit. This is a great location and I could easily see spending the winter here. This is on the Gulf Coast but it does get below freezing here. This week we have had highs in the 80's and lows in the upper 20's. But it's January. Looking forward to the next week. Go to Pensacola and check out the Naval Aviation Museum. It's THE best air museum I've ever seen and it's free. In our 1.75 years traveling this place is the nicest place we've stayed.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park has been reconstructed after Katrina and it is still being worked on. They haven't got a laundry in yet and the swimming facilities are being worked on. Looks like they'll be ready this summer. If you follow your GPS in here it will take you over a rail road grade that you may drag something on and it also winds around. The signage for the park isn't that great. As mentioned in an earlier post, the easiest way in here is to take the road that leads down the Silver Slipper Casino. When you get to the Gulf, take a left (east). The showers and bath rooms are clean and brand new. The only problem I had was 1 shower head out of 4 didn't work very well. They clean the bathrooms and showers every day. The loop all the way at the back of the park has the most trees but it's near a road. The other loops are fairly open. The Verizon mifi works well. There is also a RR that runs very close to the park but the trains did not run at night or too early in the morning. The sites right across the street from the Gulf have no sewer hook ups and are $11 more / night. The sites and streets are paved and level. This is a great park but you wouldn't want to be here during a hurricane. All the buildings are 10-30' off the ground.
12/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a great CG. The bathrooms and showers are cleaned daily, they have FREE washers and dryers, close to NOLA. All the roads and sites are paved, they have free internet that can be very slow but early in the am is reasonable Verizon Wi-Fi works here too. The sites are not on top of one another the staff is friendly. There's plenty of wildlife in the area including coyote and you're close to a boat ramp for fishing. The levee construction is limited to the area where you drive into the park and the noise was a non issue. If you are from Louisiana, Delaware, or Maryland you can get a 50% senior discount. Any were else you pay the full price $18/night. They also have a 1 time fee of $6 for all Louisiana state parks that you have to pay in each park. You can catch the ferry over to NOLA and park your car for $5 Mon-Fri. and $10 on weekends and holidays. This beats the heck out of the other side of the river. From the time we left the park till we'd be on the ferry was about 20-25mins. It drops you right on Canal street near the French Qrt. We camped here over Christmas for 2 weeks.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I don't have too much to add from the previous post, this is mainly just to update. They have 30 amp sites but they are only for towable and smaller B and C's. There's a moderate amount of road noise and the trains came through 3 times while we were there and they are loud. The museum is worth the stay and is free. They must have painted up the showers since the last review because it was clean and looked well cared for.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice place in the middle of Cajun country. The road is gravel with gravel sites and the sites are level. They have 30 and 50 amp hook ups with the 50's running a few bucks more. Water and sewer. The host were friendly and helpful. They have free Wi-Fi and the Verizon work well too. They have a nice natural trail through the woods that's about a mile long just look out for the armadillos. Those little guys are all over the place. It's pretty quiet but there a vague industrial hum in the background noise, probably from a sugar mill. Nice spot we spent 8 days there and had a few just hang out days and enjoyed it.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This site is a bit off the main road on a nice lake with swim beaches and hiking trails all over the place. The sites are not all that level but we got a nice flat one. The "single" sites are all a bit tight and if you have slides on both sides you may want to go into one of their double sites and pay the extra $5. This is a National FS CG and we had the old farts card and only paid $7.50. I found out as we were leaving that they want you to pay $9/night. The bath rooms were clean and Verizon Wi-Fi worked very, very slowly. For being out in the woods you could hear a lot of distant car, plane, train, and boat noise. Nothing too disturbing, but it was always there. They have a new play ground for the kids. Lots of hiking/biking trails. All and all a nice CG. Paved roads and pads.
12/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The good things. We were here in Dec and outside of the host there's only been 1 or 2 other campers here. The roads are paved as are the sites with plenty of space between sites. The showers have good pressure and plenty of hot water. No road noise no trains noise is not a problem here. The park is pretty with a swimming pool a lake for boating on and lots of hiking trails with playgrounds for the kids. They also have free Wi-Fi in addition Verizon wifi works fine here too. Now the other side of the coin. The bathroom/shower was in need of a cleaning and this time of year they only do it once a week? I look like it had been much longer. We were on the winter rate which was $16/night but what they don't tell you about is they have a $6 transaction fee that everyone pays when you first come here. They don't charge you if you stay extra nights so figure that into your calculations. They have senior discounts but that only applies if you are from Louisiana, Maryland, or Delaware and have the federal old age pass. All in all a very nice park except for the cleaning and extra $6 they hit you with. I suspect you will find the $6 fee at all Louisiana state parks.
12/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is next to the Flsenthal lock and dam about 12 miles from the town of "Strong", AR. We were down here and checked it out but did not stay here. It has paved roads and sites with 30 amp power water and sewer available. Most sites just have water and electric. There's lots of shade available and the place has a few long term residents but not nearly as many as the Crossett Harbor campground. I think Verizon Wi-Fi will work here but it will be slow we only had 2 bars on our phone. The rate is the posted senior rate for water and electric hook up. I think the full rate was $10-11 for water and electric and water sewer and electric was $13. Looks like a nice place with out much hustle and bustle.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you're down here you know you are in swamp country. The park has 2 loops B and C. I have no idea what happened to A. They have a lot of semi permanent residents who have these above ground waste storage tanks that they pump out once a month. The thing I didn't like about this set up is that you are allowed to run your gray water out on the ground. In the summer I imagine this gets a bit fragrant. The initial impression I had of the showers was that someone or something was going to come out of the swamp and eat me or cut me up with a chain saw. However once I got use to the reduced lighting I found the showers were clean, had plenty of hot water and good pressure. They could just use some better lighting and repainting. The park roads are paved as are the sites. The verizon MiFi worked well. I saw a lot of remote satellite dishes with cables that ran across the roads so I'd guess that reception is spotty. This is a city owned park that was built by the COE. We paid $14/night at the senior rate. I imagine that they have some better long term rates available. You can hear the highway noise from Hwy 82 but it's not too bad. If you have a boat the boat ramp is right near the entrance to the park.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is another COE CG on the East, downriver side of the dam. It has 5 long back in sites with power and water. The sites are huge private and close to the water. Don't count on swimming there due to the sign warning of large gators that hang out in the water. We did not camp here but were up on the other side of the dam at Beards Bluff. This CG is 18 miles East of Ashdown on state hwy 32. The dump station is across the road from the Beard's Bluff turn in to the east. The rate reflects the Fed. old age discount (50%).
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were head over to the State Park and came across this place. It's a COE CG on the east side of the dam 18 miles E of Ashdown on state hwy 32 on the lake side of the dam. The roads and sites were paved. Sites had a picnic tables, a fish butchering table, and some with shelters. They have full electrical hooks ups. NOTE!!! CHECK YOUR POWER BEFORE YOU PLUG IN! I checked mine at the first site we choose and found that it was at 135v++. We moved down 3 sites and found some good power. They say they have 3 sites with sewer hook ups but I didn't see them. The dump station is on the other side of Hwy 32 across from the entrance of the park. COE has about 9 sites around the lake I'm not sure how many of them have campgrounds. Check out the COE web site. On the down river side of the dam there are two campgrounds. We checked out the one on the East side and it had 5 large back in sites with no pull throughs with power and water and a restroom with shower. Out site was on the lake with a great view of the sun set. There's some daytime noise from Hwy 32 which runs over the dam but not much of an issue at night. Great spot and was on $5.50/night with the federal old age card.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Typical KOA level site. In late November, we had the place to ourselves. My only complaint is the new floors they have in the shower are very very slick, so be careful when showering.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
As mentioned in other reviews, this is a great site. If you can get by without TV, shower facilities, and laundry. We were here in late Nov. and we had a lot of rain. (6" on the gauge down the street.) The creek came up about 5' and more big storms were projected to come through the area. We decided that a narrow canyon with all the ground saturated, and possible big storms on the way was not the best place to be. So we went down the road to some higher ground for the night. The stormed tracked about 20 miles north and dumped 6" of rain up there. If that had fallen in this area, there would have been some serious flooding in at least the sites near the creek. This is the only negative I have about the place. We went back to our old site the next day. Verizon Wi-Fi and phone worked well here. The rate was $12/day with the old person pass from the feds.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is what I picture an ideal park to look like. Large sites where you are not sitting on top of one another, easy access to get into the back-in sites with plenty of room for the slides. Nice setting with lots of trees (sorry for the satellite folks) a large river/lake, quiet and close to the urban center. I did not give it a 10 because while the showers were warm and adequate, they never got hot. The roads and the sites are paved. They have the federal old guys pass, so it only cost $11/night for a 30 amp site. (It's November and I couldn't see the need for a 50 amp just to run 2 ac units.) This one is a winner. I suppose free Wi-Fi and cable TV would be nice, but then it wouldn't be so cheap. Anyway, Verizon Wi-Fi works fine here.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is just outside of Memphis and is the nice close in urban area park I've been in. The sites are well space. The bathrooms and showers are clean with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. They don't have sewer but have a dump station on the way out of the park. There's kind of a vague industrial hum that you hear, more like white noise than anything specific. Outside of that it's pretty quiet. One review commented on the road in but out side of a couple of small pot holes it was fine. We camped in a nice pull through site under what we found out latter was a pecan tree. Downside was you were well aware of when the nuts fell off the trees and hit the roof. The upside was there were plenty of pecans laying around free for the picking. If you're coming to Memphis and don't want to do a lot of driving from sites farther away I'd recommend this place.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice state park with lots of trees and nice hiking trails. The sites are not too close but most of them seem to be made to back in from the direction you go on the way out. The only draw back to this was we had to unhook the toad because the turn around site was not big enough to make it without backing up. The showers were great and the bathroom and showers were clean. The night we were there they had medium size storm cells move through the area and there were tornado warnings out and the ranger came by about 9 pm to make sure that we were aware of the warning and advised us that the bathroom/shower was the storm shelter. It was quiet with little light pollution. Verizon Wi-Fi worked but was extremely slow. All and all nice park but it is about 10 miles outside of Paragould if you need to run into town for anything.
11/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you like commercial RV parks this one is OK. There are no trees the sites are very close to one another and has the ambiance of a parking lot with hook ups. However the bathe rooms and showers were nice and clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, it's right next to a bike path, and the free internet is fast and Verizon wifi works fine too. The pool was closed when we were there. All in all a clean middle of the road commercial RV park.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice park in wooded terrain with lots of space between sites. We were there in Oct., and the water and showers were still on; they were shut off when we were there a week later in Nov., but they sill had a couple of sites where you could get water. There are a lot of nice hikes, and deer and turkeys abound. As far as driving on the the grass there are signs all over the place saying not to do that, and there's plenty of room to turn around. The hosts we dealt with were friendly and informative. This place gets packed on the weekends due to its proximity to St. Louis. We were able to get Verizon wi-fi, but it was slow.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We came across the little park while visiting Louisiana, Mo. It is located behind Izola's Place a little restaurant at 401 S. 3rd st. They only have 30 amp electrical hook ups, water, and sewer. They have no restrooms or showers so you have to use yours. They only have 8 or 9 sites. This was constructed for the works when they were putting a pipe line through the area. It is located close to the center of town and is not listed anywhere else on the internet. We did not stay here but felt it would be good to know about. The sites are road base and look pretty level. So if you're in the area and the place up the road in Bowling Green is booked up here's a back up. By the way the kitchen in the restaurant was spotless and the menu looked good.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were here in late October. The bathrooms and showers were dirty and the nozzle kept falling off the shower head. The internet was not working. We called ahead to make a reservation and they said there was going to be a discount. Didn't happen. No price reduction because the internet was down either. $35/ a night was not worth it. Verizon Mi-Fi worked, but very slowly. An ok park, but low on my return list.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We did not stay at this site, however we drove through and checked it out. It is right along the Mississippi just down the street from the stern wheel paddle boat. Some sites are gravel, some dirt, and some concrete. They have 20,30, and 50 amp hook ups, water that is shared between several sites and no sewer hook ups and I'm not sure where a dump station is. The site sits between the river and a RxR switching yard that can be pretty loud. There's a boat ramp here too. I only added this site because it wasn't mentioned in the reviews of the area at all and to give another option if you're in the area. Contact the City of Keokuk, Iowa for more details.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
A bit out of the ordinary place. It's a city park and you have to go up to city hall to pay. They had 1 porta johnny ( that we didn't use) and no showers. The dump station is up the hill behind the water department. The hook ups are 50 amp or 20 amp be sure and check the voltage before you plug into the 50 amp. The sign down there says it's 220 but I was reading just over 120v on my meter. This a a pretty quiet park but you can hear the trains going by on the other side of the river. Folks in town that I talked to and visited with were very friendly and had lots of time to talk. Over in The down side of that one is that it's right next to the rail yard. We planned on staying 1 or 2 night but have been here for 5 nights so far due to mechanical issues with the toad. All in all a pleasant park that has Verizon MiFi that works. We had the upper sites pretty much to ourselves in late October.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
If you love the sounds of trains and interstate in the background you'll love this place. The road and RR noise is not the in your face kind of noise but it's there in the background and there's a lot of RR traffic. They have gravel roads and sites that are level and reasonable size. They have a nice fast internet,Tengo, and Verizon mifi also works. The rate seems a bit high for late season, no cable, and pool closed. But it's set in the farm land area of Ilinois and a good park. Our rate was 31.50 with GS discount.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
A bit out of the way but a very quiet site. No road noise or trains. Bathrooms could use some work and were a bit dirty in the evening. The folks who run the place are very friendly and look like they've been doing it for years. Grass covered gravel sites cut into a slope. Do not be sloppy in your driving and watch the turn radius of your toad. No cable or Wi-Fi but Verizon MiFi worked but it was a bit slow. The park is situated on top of a hill and has nice views. Lots of grass and the sites are not right on top of one another.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice spot just outside LaCrosse. On the river pretty quiet, good Verizon MiFi. Didn't check the bathrooms or showers. They have a dump station but no sewer hook ups. Road into the sites can be a bit tight depending on how people park their cars. Lady at office was nice and helpful.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
OK, this place has a over 200 sites. Most of them are seasonal they have 30 sites for overnight. They have a pool, a 9 hole golf course, a marina, a couple of restaurants and an Army tank (M60). The bathroom was sort of clean but had a serious mold issue that put me off. The phone persona of the lady who answered, needs a lot of work. However she was very friendly and was nice in person so don't let that put you off. As I said the majority of the sites are seasonal and some of the places are pretty deluxe and large. Major down side is that the RxR tracks are just east of the park and are loud. It is one of the main lines and the trains move through at high speeds, often, and it is not quiet when they go by. Most of the rest of the time it is very quiet. No Wi-Fi or cable, overnight sites are well shaded but it may interfere with satellite reception. Verizon MiFi worked OK. Also check your height clearance when you back into your site ours was very close in a 36' MH with 12'6" height. Also one slide was only about 6" from the tree trunk. Water pressure seems pretty high so you might want to go with a pressure reducer. Gravel roads and sites.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The first issue is the camping rate. An out of state tag cost $10/day + camping fee. ($14, $19 with electric) They have a pass you can buy for $35 to get in to the parks all year long. You can do the math. Resident of Wi. rates are lower. They do not honor Federal cards and senior discounts are only for Wi. residents. The showers we mostly clean but needed a good scrubbing same with bathroom but you don't have to pay extra and they were nice and warm. The roads are tight, we had a 36'MH with toad. Back in sites. They have 50 amp service but there are many sites without electric or just 30 amp. They have a dump station but no water at sites or sewer. Some sites are tight others are roomy. We had one that was a bit tight to get into but had a lot of room when we were in it. It was a large site with lots of vegetation between the other sites. This is a nice park and would get an 8 if the bathrooms were cleaner. Verizon MiFi works well no other service, no cable TV.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Site was a bit tight, water was 40' away. Sand at the site and park tends to get everywhere. Price is high for the area even with the GS discount. If you come here use the GPS coordinates because if you use the address it takes you to the wrong side of the lake. If you hit Hower, Pinemere, and Clark keep going on Hower and you should be able to find it. Looks like a good place for families. Staff was helpful and pleasant. Of wifi verizon mifi worked better good cable selection.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The good news bad news thing. Bad news first. They do not have sewer hookups, no water at the sites, and you have to pay for the showers $1/12min. All the rest is good news. They have a dump station and at least 1 water spigot that is a distance from the dump for potable water. You have to drive up to unless you're in the site right next to it or have a lot of hose as many of the seasonals have. The water here is an artesian well and it tastes great. The sites are nice gravel with paved roads and you are not jammed in next to the next site. Lots and lots of grass. It has 50/30/20 amp hookups with cable TV at all the sites. It's right on the Lake, it's quiet, it has 16 seasonal sites; if you're interested in those contact the city. If the water was a bit more handy I'd give this place a full 10. There are playgrounds for the kids and a boat ramp and docks for those with boats. It's only about 10-12 miles from Bayfield. We stayed here 5 nights and I could see spending a season here. They have no Wi-Fi but the Verizon MiFi works fine. There's a nice path that goes over to the harbor and it's about 5 or 6 blocks to town. If you like liver go over to Bayfield and try the whitefish livers. Tasty. You'll have to ask around to see who serves them or stop by a fish shop and get a quart.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good stuff: Nice views, showers and bathroom cleans, paved roads with gravel sites. Fast Wi-Fi and Verizon Mi-Fi works great. Bad stuff: This park is laid out backassward. It looks like the sites were built to pull in from one direction and the hook ups are on the other. Net result is that it's very hard to get into the sites with out running over something that can tear up your tires. We had a 36' MH and we had to be very careful not to run over the fire pit with the bus or the toad. Best bet is to unhook before you use the pull throughs. If you have a back in watch the vehicles parked in the other sites so you don't hit them. However the sites were flat and there was plenty of room for the slides.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
There is nothing fancy about this place. This is a functional RV park. The sites are kind of level but within the parameters of the leveling system on our MH. The bathrooms and showers a functional and clean with good hot water and 1 washer and two dryers said they have 50 amp service and I looked around and didn't see any...Gravel sites with free Wi-Fi, pretty slow. However Verizon MiFi worked fine. There's a restaurant and bar above the office that is open from 4-10pm and is a big hit with the locals. Lots of steaks to choose from at reasonable prices. I had a plate of ribs that was OK. We spent 2 nights here and checked out Jamestown and then went out to the missile site and took the tour. I'm not sure I'd recommend this place for a destination but it works for 1 or two nights.
09/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
In two words, over priced. That said the staff was friendly and helpful and he's following the old maxim of charge all the market will bare. There is one other park in the area and they are mostly full of full time residents. The two state parks sites in the area are shut down due to flooding. On the plus side there are shrubs and trees between the sites in the area we stayed. So if you're in Bismarck you stay here or boondock.
09/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
Closed due to flood damage. Unsure when they will open again call first.
09/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
Closed due to flood damage as of this date. They are unsure when it will open again. Call first.
09/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
As a previous post said this is a tired campground. The sites are tight, the showers were dirty, not recent dirt but old ground in dirt and the bathrooms needed cleaning. One thing I did like about the place is how they priced the sites. You only paid for what you wanted to use. If you wanted full hook ups you paid for it if you just wanted electric you paid less. If you just wanted water and electric you just paid for that. Same with cable. Our site had water, 50 amp hook up, and I paid and extra $2 for cable. Paved roads with gravel sites good free Wi-Fi and Verizon MiFi worked fine.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
I imagine this place can get flooded and have mosquito issues. The sites are shaded and grass/gravel/dirt. They have cable hook up but you only get 3 channels. They have a nice book exchange. Clean showers and bathrooms staff nice. Pretty quiet and no night lights. Close to Havre. Our site was pretty flat. All in all an OK site especially compared to the parks in town which are right on the main drag and would have a lot of train and road noise. See Havre undergound.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an adequate camp ground. If you are going to be down there during the summer or harvest time it's a good idea to call ahead and check space. The showers are a B+. Good fast Internet and Verizon data service. The sites are not all that level but the system could handle it. Staff is friendly. Ft Benton is a great little place with lots of history, museums, and I recommend you take the tour of the fort. The park as grass and gravel sites and is pretty quiet. It was $28.50 without a discount. A bit pricey for what you get.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a nice little RV park. The bathrooms are clean and they have tubs. The folks running it are nice. The internet is fast and Verizon MiFi works fine too. Cable TV hook up has a nice selection. They do not have sewer at the sites but have a dump station on site. You are located on a bluff above Cut Bank Creek and it's a very nice little hike down to and along the creek. You have some pretty good eastern Montana views with a little road noise from the RR that is about a 1/2 mile away and Hwy 2. The price was about $28 with the GS discount and a 7% tax. Gravel roads and sites. I'm not sure I'd like to spend a long time in Cut Bank but if I were to do it this would be a good place to do it.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The weak point of this park is the Wi-Fi. They have Tengo and it limits upload and download. They also have a Verizon booster in the Pavilion and the Verizon MiFi works pretty good if you go sit next to the booster in the pavilion. Roads are nice gravel with little to no dust. The 50 amp sites all seem to be drive-throughs with water and plenty of sun (i.e. little shade) However this is a pretty high elevation and doesn't get too hot. They also have a bunch of back-in sites in the trees which have 30 amp and a central water station. There are no sewer hooks at any site in the park, but they have a dump station. They also offer pump out service 3 times a week. The view in the pull-throughs can either face the trees or the meadow and mountains. I recommend the meadow. The price includes the GS discount. Staff was friendly and helpful. Showers clean and hot, bathrooms clean, and they have a laundry. Nice park.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We called for reservations on the 9th and had start up trouble in the am and asked to cancel our site. I was told that if they could sell it I'd get my refund. Short notice fair on their part. Anyway got things cranked up and on the road we called and asked for my site back and got it. Mid week in the 2nd week of August and there were open spaces. This place has great restrooms and showers. Clean tasteful and well done. The sites we were in were nicely terraced and vegetated that you didn't feel like you were in the next spaces living room. They do not have a swimming pool but they do have a nice trout pound no license required. You can hear the sirens running up and down the roads but outside of that the road noise was not noticeable. The only down side is the roads are dusty. Whenever I pull in and there's any dust I raise a nasty cloud due to the motor fan. Pull throughs are long and easy to get into, not perfectly flat, but within limits. All and all a much better value than the other parks along Hwy 2 and in the area that I've driven by. The internet is pretty fast if you hit it at a low use time. They are on Verizon and that affects how fast your Verizon wireless modem will run. No TV. If you're in the area I'd recommend it.
08/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
I came to the park based on the $22 review. I failed to take into account that that was the monthly rate. The daily rate with a GS discount was about $30. We had a back in site that had a lot of room around it with good shade. However I found a few functional problems with the site (45). The electrical hook up had the neutral and hot wire crossed, 30 amp only, and they had to bring out a 100' 30 amp cord so we could hook up power. A 50 amp cord would have been better but they couldn't find it. I couldn't make the hook up with the sewer it was about 25' away. So we had to go to their dump site which was on the way out, no big deal. We had Verizon but only had 1 bar on the g3. However their internet connections were great. They had good cable TV available. The bathrooms and showers were clean but it would cost you $.25 for a 15 min. shower. The grounds are clean, green, and well taken care. There a few permanent residents. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location right near the river is nice but the current is strong and I wouldn't advise going swimming without wearing a PFD and shoes because you could have a long walk back to the park. All in all this is a good reasonably priced park that could use some tune up on their infrastructure. I imagine it is on par with several of the other parks in the area in the same price range.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is the nicest RV park in town. Lots of nice tall fir trees for shade rates are $3 more for creek side back ins. We had a 30 amp site but 50 amps was available. I checked the voltage and is was good. There a BNSF RxR tracks that runs through town and the valley is not that wide so when they come through you hear them. The Wi-Fi is pretty slow but my Verizon Wi-Fi card works great. They give a Good Sam discount but the also have to charge a 7% accommodation tax. Pull throughs are available but they are not too shaded. All and all a good park with clean restrooms, showers, and laundry. Roads in the park and the sites are gravel.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you're in the Couer d' Alene area you may want to consider this RV park in Bayview. It's only about 10 miles from the amusement park and about a half hour to Couer d' Alene. This is a good park to get away from cell phones and internet. Verizon cell or MiFi did not work, however if you walked down by the lake the cell worked: 2 bars of g3. The park owner is helpful and friendly and it's $35 a night cash or check only. We were here in a 36' mh and had lots of room to move into our space. Nice grass between spots with picnic table, sites were gravel and the park was black top-ish on the roads. Sites with nice shade are available. The bathrooms and showers are clean and pretty new. This is an RV park and the view you have is the unit parked on either side but had nice views out the front and back. Tent camping is available. They do have internet however I found it difficult to get on, but when it was up it was pretty fast. The cable TV is hooked the park's antenna and only gets 3 local channels. We spent 2 nights here. One interesting fact: Lake Pend Oreille US Navy Acoustic Research Detachment is located in Bayview, Idaho. These folks make our submarines very, very quiet. I don't think they give tours.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This review may not be as enthusiastic as a couple of previous ones. Short version this is a 30 amp park with pull throughs for big rigs and everything else, clean bathrooms and showers. This is an excellent value at $25/night. The park is situated in a space 150' wide between the road and the creek. Given the geologic restrictions this is a nice park. The sites are not as tight as some parks I've been in and they do have grass between them. The bathroom/showers are new and clean, there are also some new cabins for rent for $25 a night too. There's Wi-Fi, it is located in the micro brewery at the bottom end of the park. This particular feature offsets some of the limitations of this park. These limitations are not on the owner. He has been working steadily since 2010 to fix this place up. Wallace is one of the nicest looking town that I've seen. Great downtown, some very nice old classic well maintained houses from the 30's on up. You can walk into and all over town from the park. This is going to be where we stay next time we come through the area and spend a few days hanging out checking out the area. PS, bring a bike.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice sites with a lot of grass between sites. Their wifi is slow at best and I had to have them reset the modem to get it to work. Verizon wi-fi and phone work well. Showers are great and bathrooms are clean. If you pull into a pull through unhook the toad first because the utilities are at the back of the lot and if you drive all the way forward you will need a lot of cord, hose, and sewer line. Much easier to just unhook and put the toad up front. You can hear highway noise from US 93 but not the interstate.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were in a 36' motorhome and stayed in a regular back in site with a 30 amp hook up. There are a large choice of spots from pull throughs to back ins with 30 and 50 amp hookups, and dry camping. They set the price accordingly $20 for dry camping to $35 for a pull through with 50 amp service. The general lay out is large and grassy and the sites are not too close together. They have gravel all through the park and the sites are all pretty flat. The "tree section" are mostly widely spaced Russian Olives with one site that looks to be well surrounded with cottonwoods. The shade at most of the tree sites is limited. The area is very quiet but I did hear a distant train in the morning. The grass was still green but moving toward brown as the summer moves on they may start watering more. You can walk over to the hot springs and golf course. All and all a nice reasonably priced park with a nice club house and laundry. We were able to get Verizon Wi-Fi. The park Wi-Fi is only available in the club house and there is no cable hook up. There are nice views all around the the park and the folks running are friendly and helpful. It's close the Anaconda and not too far from Butte.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice views. This site generally slopes to the west and the sites are not all that level. It has a nice pool and the showers and restrooms are clean. The local Internet is slow slow and kicks you off. However there's good Verizion cell and Wi-Fi cards work great. The staff is friendly and helpful. You can hear the trains coming through when they blow their horns and you can hear the interstate noise but neither is too bad. All in all a very reasonable place to hang out near Bozeman and it's only 5 minutes from the downtown.
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the second time we camped here. The first time we were in and out in one night. This time we were here 3 days. We had a site right on the river which was great. The down side was that it was high water in a record runoff year and they started to loose some of the bank and we had to move out of the way for about an hour while the fixed that. The trout ponds are teaming with fish, the folks running the place are very friendly and helpful. The site is well kept and the restrooms and showers were very clean. There maybe places in the Trailer Life have higher ratings but this has a great location, no highway noise, no urban noise, and life without cable TV is ok by me. Highly recommended. They do have 15 sites with full sewer hookups, water, and electric hook ups. All the rest of the sites have water and electric except one. If you are in the area do yourself a favor and stay here. Good Verizon phone and G3 too. Apparently that's the only service that works here.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here last year about the same time. Water at most of the sites is turned off but they do have some turned on where you can go and fill your tanks. 30 amp hook ups and sewer hooks were working. The showers and laundry rooms were closed until it gets a bit warmer. Probably May. This is great site along the river. The $24/day does not reflect the daily park fee you have to pay. If you're planning on being in the state for awhile, buy an annual pass and save some bucks. The State Parks system in Colorado has some nice parks and gets it's capital money from the lottery.
04/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
The park has some nice clean bathrooms and their showers are clean and have good hot water: I'd give them a B. The internet is fast, much faster than my Verizon air card. However be sure to check the power before you plug in. The first place we checked had 134v at the plug in. This may start to fry some stuff in your rig.
11/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nothing new on the comments below except to say the management was competent, friendly and proud of the park. This is an urban camp that has a lot of back up alarms during the day. But just the urban noise at night. If you are going to be in the bay area this is the most reasonable place I found. The internet signal is very weak and drops off a lot. Wi-Fi card will work OK here. Water pressure is low. The camp is kept spotless and does not allow units in that are older than 10 years unless they are in good shape.(?) Clean bathrooms and laundry. No frills top end park
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice park. However we camped up in the "Can Am Loop and found that the showers were locked, the water hook ups had arsenic in them above the world health organization limits (10 ppb) their levels posted on the bathroom (also locked) water 13 ppb. I found this lack of information disconcerting. However the views were great. We had front window views of the cars on the race track spinning out on the hairpin turn. Dump station with a nice view of turn 5. Can't think of a nice place to stay in the area. The lack of showers and the water issue are all that keeps this from going up a step or two.
11/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This pretty much as advertised. Only no bathrooms. It's a large gravel lot with water, electrical and sewer at the back. All sites are back in but there is plenty of room to maneuver around. You do not need to unhook to get in when the large parking lot is empty if it is full you'd probably better off unhooking a toad. The sites are $20/night (cash only) with a 14 day limit. This is an urban park inside the fairgrounds. There is nothing special about except that it's a very reasonable price and it is in the bay area. Note all sites are first come no reservations.
11/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a basic park with full 50 amp services and sewer hook available at some sites. Most sites are pull through but not all have sewer and 50 amp. 30 amp at non sewer sites. Staff is friendly. The hook ups are side by side and a bit tight when full. We spent 5 days here in October and the weekend was full but during the week the place only had a few sites occupied. This has a golf course right behind the park and is 3-4 blocks from town. Perfect for wine country and spas. If you just want to soak try the Calistoga spa they have a pool that they let you use. We paid $30 for a 30 amp site with water for $3 more you can have a full hook if available. This was the most reasonable price I have paid in California so far. Rest rooms and showers were clean and pretty plain Jane. Given the lack or RV camping available in the area I recommend it.
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