Tumble In is not your typical boring commercial RV park. The "office" is a refurbed Scotty (I think) and check in is unusual--you leave your CC number or cash as there is no attendant. The pull throughs are huge and easy to access. The landscaping is new so no worries about dialing in your satellite. WiFi the best we have ever had on the road. Great water pressure as well. Bathrooms were spotless and new. Yes, there are trains. But with the AC running, we barely noticed. Marfa is a fun little town.
A nice, well laid out BLM campground. Many sites will handle a medium sized rig and a few will handle a big rig. There is a fresh water spigot adjacent to the "iron ranger" fee collection pedestal, but there is no dump station. Verizon was a sometimes thing. If you have big iron, be sure to follow the signs to Campground "B". Campground A will work fine for tenters or small towables.
Considering the budget woes facing most state parks, this one is obviously well funded and well cared for. We stayed in the new Wakara section of full hook-ups. Paved sites, more or less level, easy back-ins. One caveat: during our visit there was extremely low water pressure. We resorted to filling our on-board water tank and using our on-board pump. Sure made showering more enjoyable. Didn't golf but the course looked healthy and well -tended.
From a previous post, we thought full hook-up sites were available but when we arrived we were told that all are two-way (water, electric). As we were only staying two days, it was not an issue. The campground is nicely maintained and although all but 1 of the bath/shower facilities are beginning to show their age, they were clean. CG is very close to downtown and the major sights. The dump station is difficult to get close to, you will need 15-20' feet of sewer hose. A good value.
Like all COE parks, the sites are very spacious and level. There are water spigots strategically placed all over so you can usually refill your water with 50-75' of hose. The view of the Mississippi is excellent and there are benches provided so you may linger and watch. Twin dump stations on the way out minimize waits. Hosts were friendly and efficient.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located 7 miles south of Mandan, ND and across the Missouri from Bismarck. The sites are fairly large yet oddly laid out: some drive-throughs are designed to hold two units, which requires the latecomer to back in. The water spigots are randomly placed so you will need at least 50' of water hose in many cases. Park is nicely treed and the grass is in good shape. Park's visitor center/museum is excellent.
As in most national parks, TR is dry camping. They do have a handy potable water spigot as you enter the campground. There is no dump station. The sites are in a wooded area (cottonwood trees) and there are several that would take the largest motorhomes. Most would accept our 30' trailer. The evening Ranger program was excellent.
Park has lovely sites along the Red River. It's close to downtown. Would rate higher except for the closeness to I-94 road noise. Most sites are more or less level but with some slope fore and aft, so leveling rig will take awhile. Water spigots are located more than one 25' hose length from some sites, so bring a spare.
Absolutely the best volunteer hosts in the Florida State Park System. Sites are spotless upon check-in as are the restrooms and showers. The beach was recently recontured to better attract nesting sea turtles but in the process providing a more natural looking beach. New in 2008 is the park now being open 365 days a year (previously closed in the summer). Very reasonable kayak rentals from he rangers office. Curry Hammock was completed replanted with native plants and trees only some 3 years ago so there is NO shade. Camping in the summer, while available. may well be uncomfortable in the afternoon unless you have very good air conditioning. Highly recommended.
Beautiful state park located just south of Crescent City in a canyon full of mature second growth redwoods. Sites are a little tight -- RV's with multiple slide-outs might have trouble fully deploying. Long drive in from US 101 (2.5 miles)has some interesting twists and grades but is do-able with care for even the big rigs. Dump station a bit antiquated but serviceable (take the left lane as it is level). Nearby beach at Crescent City (~5 miles) is very nice and dogs are welcome.
Ended up at this huge KOA because the adjacent Ft Stevens State Park was full. Our site was in row F which is the least developed part of the property (ours was, at $52 a night, one of the least expensive W/E only sites available). Sites were very close together and not particularly well maintained; tall weeds in lawn, someone's 6 month cigarette butt collection in the fire ring, picnic table extremely weathered. Definitely not worth the money. Tried hard to get into the state park -- we drove through and it was much prettier and better maintained.
We chose this campground for its proximity to the Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gage Railroad and were not disappointed as the train passes practically through the grounds. The campground itself features graveled sites and is well maintained. Maneuvering a large rig is a bit of a challenge as some turns are a bit tight. Management friendly and helpful and rate very reasonable. Good shade, sites fairly level. Especially attractive to train geeks (like myself).
Jemez Falls is a Us Forest Service campground. The sites are first come, first served and vary in size from suitable for a pop-up trailer to easily capable of handling a large Class "A". Most are well shaded and well spaced. An on-site host is very helpful with site selection and area info. The hike to the actual falls is brief and enjoyable. Fresh water spigots are not threaded -- so come with fresh water tank full.
Park is a small, friendly place that served us extremely well for a brief stopover. Owner met us and check-in was quick and pleasant. Very good information provided about area attractions. Outdoor train layout a nice perk.