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07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pretty, natural, almost rustic setting with sites along a stream about 3/4 mile off the highway on a gravel road. Wi-Fi, we were told, reaches a couple of sites but we didn't have any luck in ours. Our site was a pull-through with plenty of room for our class A and toad with 30 amp electric and water. The sites have some trees, and greenery, are much more spacious than most we have encountered in Alaska. Kind of expensive, but we liked it. This is a Good Sam park, but they do not take credit cards.
07/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
Small park in Homer with pull-in sites for nice views of the bay. Not spacious and not easy for larger rigs to maneuver with several rather derelict units but fairly level with good cable and wi-fi. Within walking distance to the Alaska Maritime NWF and visitor center. We picked this park to avoid the crush and noise of the spit but the spit didn't seem as bad as we thought it would be whereas this park got quite a bit of noise from the pub across the street on Friday night. We wouldn't stay here again, far too expensive when all it really offers is cable and free wi-fi (free if you sign in every hour), we can get a small, cramped site anywhere.
07/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
This was a homely, no frills CG (no hook-ups, no showers) right over the Kenai river. The park was extremely busy but we got a pull-through site that fit our 30 ft class A and toad. The dirt roads to and through the CG were very rutted and pot holed. There is a Fred Myer very close to the CG. CG noisy and busy late into the evening/night with an awful lot of traffic on the CG road. It seems to be a popular place for folks who don't mind standing elbow to elbow with dozens and dozens of others to fish the Kenai river. (I guess that's basically the point of the place.) OK for a day or two but overall we thought it was pretty bad. Next time we'll drive the extra miles to the Discovery CG in Captain Cook recreation area, it was much, much nicer and less money.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We felt very lucky to get water front site #R97 with 50 amp electric and water. The site was a level, gravel, pull-in with utilities in front. We couldn't take advantage of the 50 amp electric because our cord wouldn't quite reach but we didn't need it. The site was wide enough for slides, awning and parking the toad to the side of the RV. We have a 30 ft class A. The view was incredible. We loved the smell of the ocean and watching the ships, boats and wildlife right in front of us. A very busy park but once we got settled the activity was not distracting. The dump station is across the street with two ports for dumping and two stations with potable water. It was easy in and out.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Site #24 was a very large, paved, level back-in site with lots of greenery and privacy, the road to and through the CG was paved and in great condition. We had no troubles maneuvering our 30 ft class A. We thought all of the sites looked good except for the doubles. About 18 of the 60 sites are for reservations, the rest first come first serve. We loved this campground even though there were no hook-up's, no showers, no dump and no fresh water fill (there were a couple of hand pumps so you could bucket fill your tanks). The Portage Valley was beautiful, the glaciers were fascinating and we enjoyed the visitor center. We didn't enjoy our day trip to Whittier, though, it was a $12 toll for the tunnel and with unlucky timing we waited nearly an hour to get through (tour buses got priority). Once we cleared the tunnel the town was incredibly congested with traffic and people (there was a cruise ship in port) and looked rather run down. It was interesting to drive through the tunnel but we wouldn't do it again. Price reflects Interagency Senior Pass.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
No hook up campground at about mile 30 on the road into the park. The CG was noisier than you'd think it would be given it's remoteness but I guess there's no outrunning noisy neighbors this time of year. It looked like they were allowing tent campers again in this CG. The very best thing about this CG is the drive to and from it on the park road. We loved being able to drive our RV at our own pace, we took it very slowly and had terrific wildlife sightings without being crammed into a bus with 50 other people. Loved it. Price reflects Inter-agency Senior Pass.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice no hook-up CG near the entrance of Denali NP. We had site #32 (we reserved a site for 31+ ft RV's) it was double wide so we could park our toad next to the RV. Bear loop had more longer sites and we thought they looked a bit more level than the other loops. This was a terrific campground near trails, the visitor center, the wilderness access center, the restaurants and the shops just outside the park. Price reflects Inter-agency Senior Pass.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Finally! The first place for us since Dawson Creek advertising Wi-Fi that actually had Wi-Fi that reached our campsite. It didn't work 100% of the time, but it did fine. Laundry is $2 to wash and $2 to dry with lots of machines; it was quite crowded when we were there. We had a water and electric back-in site (F16) that was just big enough for our 30 ft class A with the toad parked sideways in front. The site was level gravel/dirt with trees and greenery on both sides; we had a little bit of a view of the river from our site. The cable got about 12 stations but the picture quality was only fair. Office staff was capable and friendly. Not a bad park, we'd stay there again if we were in Fairbanks.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park gives a slightly scruffy first impression, it's a gravel parking lot style RV park but there are a lot of lovely wildflowers mixed in with the grass and greenery and nice mountain views all around. We had site #48, a mostly level pull-through with 30 amp electric and water, it just fit our 30 ft class A . The park has free Wi-Fi and we were able to get it to work from our site with occasional connection problems. The bathrooms/showers are private and clean, the laundry was spotless and the machines worked very well. The staff/owners were extremely helpful and friendly. This park worked out well for a day or two.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice looking more natural park on a pretty lake. Wi-Fi doesn't reach the sites but is available near the restaurant, there is a large table with benches set-up to make it easier to use. The young woman who checked us in and waited on us for lunch was very good--capable and friendly. We had pull-thru site #9. It was long, gravel/dirt, not entirely level with some trees on both sides. All of the sites had some trees, some of the back-ins looked pretty roomy.
06/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is nothing particularly special but interesting and very serviceable and after 80 tough miles from Destruction Bay we were very glad to get off the road. We had a long pull-thru site that allowed us to leave our toad hitched up. We had helicopter arrive come and go a couple of times, it looked like it was dropping off hikers. The gentleman who helped us on check-in was friendly and helpful. I am estimating the size of the park since we don't have any literature on it with details.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful no hook-up park. The sites are very roomy with lots of greenery between them for some privacy. We had site #11, a level, gravel back-in with no utilities but nearly every site looked very good to us, we had lots of room for our 30 ft class A and toad. There are no showers in the park and the water from the hand pumps should be boiled. The hot springs were about what you'd expect, right down to the sulphur smell. They were very busy. We liked the wildflowers that lined the boardwalk path to the hot springs but the hanging gardens looked mostly dried up.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The sites are long, level, dirt pull-throughs. We had FHU's in site #30 at the top of the hill next to a large open area. We had beautiful views in front and left of us. The pull through sites are long but extremely narrow and the park felt very cramped when it got more full in the evening. We had a problem with our power, it dipped significantly when load was high in the evening. Staff was friendly and helpful.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
No hook-ups or facilities of any kind except for pit toilets. We took one of the extremely long, shaded pull-throughs in the park and had tons of room for our 30 ft class A and our toad without having to un-hitch. There are large and small back-ins as well, they were dirt and gravel and most looked level but fairly open. We thought the mosquitos were pretty thick but they didn't seem to bother everyone. Free firewood was a bonus. This park features convenience; it's a good for over-nighters, you can pull-in and set-up quickly then pick-up and go the next day just as readily.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had site #43, a grassy, level, FHU, back-in with cable, Wi-Fi and beautiful views. The site was deep enough for our 30 ft class A and double wide so that the car could easily be parked to one side. The more permanent or seasonal sites were well kept and not derelict in anyway. Park was easy to access from TC-1. We were very happy with the cable TV and free Wi-Fi that reached our site. The Othello Tunnels were definitely worth a side-trip.
06/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
We were lukewarm about this park. It was dusty, cramped, noisy and expensive. They have Wi-Fi but it does not reach the sites; you can sit at a table outside of the office if the mosquitos don't bother you or use the cafe when they are not serving breakfast or dinner. Our site was a narrow back-in with 30 amp electric and water. We got one TV channel. The staff was friendly.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
The park is nothing special and expensive but the location is close to the sign post forest and a decent little grocery store. The pull thru sites are FHU, dirt/gravel, level and long enough so that you don't have to un-hook if you don't want to but extremely narrow and the park felt very cramped when it got fuller in the evening. The back-in sites are equally narrow and if you're a motorhome you have to unhitch your toad. Wi-Fi does not reach most of the sites but you can get it in the laundry room. The bad news is that the laundry was very crowded with people doing laundry and using Wi-Fi (even at 11:30 at night), the good news is that the laundry room is open 24 hrs so if you wait until the later hours you can probably get in. We got five or six TV channels with their SATV.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are two very different sections in this park. My heart sank when we approached this campground and from the road could only see the lower section. The lower area is ridiculously tight and jam packed with RV's in side-by-side hook-ups. The area is dirt with a few trees near the road and we were told that the Wi-Fi will reach these sites. The upper area is treed with nice, some roomy back-in sites that have water, electric and cable but no sewer or Wi-Fi. We had site #118 on the upper level. It was level, deep and shaded with good cable stations and decent spacing from neighbors. There is a room near the laundry that you can use to access Wi-Fi. Gas was reasonably priced with the discount for campers and the park has an RV wash and a place for oil changes. We'd stay again in the upper area.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had site #13A, a level, gravel back-in with 20 amp electric and water and some shade. We had neighbors fairly close on both sides but it wasn't too bad and the site was big enough for our 30 ft class A and toad. The park was nearly full the afternoon we arrived so we were glad to have a spot. This park looks much better than the two other RV's parks very close to it. We were very happy with the free Wi-Fi.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had site #31, a level gravel/dirt pull-through with cable TV, FHU's and 50 amp electric. The park is mostly permanent RV and park model units that seem fairly well kept. There was free Wi-Fi in the very tidy laundry room (with a desk and chairs to use it) and pay Wi-Fi at the site (about $6 for one day, $12 for three, $20 for a week). The lady at the office was very friendly and helpful. They have an RV wash near the office but we did not use it. The road in the campground is dirt/gravel (it looked oiled so it wasn't very dusty) and has a somewhat scruffy appearance but it was in decent shape. One big problem for us was a sewage spill in our site. We did not use the sewer connection but at some point during our two night stay the cap was forced off and the area around the utility post was flooded with raw sewage. It covered our water hose and power cord where they came in contact with the ground. We could just barely avoid stepping in it to reach over and unhook (and clean) our hose and cord. It was quite disgusting. We did not notice spills in the other sites near us.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had site #53, a very long pull-off type site that gave us plenty of room for our 30 ft class A and toad. The site was wide enough that our roadside slide didn't feel too exposed and after our levelers jacked us up to get level we were able to get our dining slide open over the large boulders lining the river/meadow side of the site. If we were to do it again we'd probably take the time to turn around so that our awning side would be away from the road even though you'd have to do another 180 to depart in the correct direction on the one-way road. We really liked this site, the meadow area between us and the river was huge with some very nice trees for shade. We liked the Wawona Meadows hike across the street from the Wawona Hotel. One unfortunate drawback was the terrible condition of the road in the campground. It was ridiculously rutted and potholed. There are no hook-ups in this campground and the dump station is a ways down the road near the pioneer museum. Nightly rate reflects the Interagency Senior Pass discount.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had site #9, a paved, shaded back-in with 30 amp electric and water. Twenty of the sites have water and electric. The site is sloped back to front but it levels off a bit at the top, we have a 30 ft class A and had no problems, the roads in the park were very good. This is a beautiful, well-kept park with friendly, helpful staff. We visited mid-week and enjoyed a quiet park with few neighbors. North Cascades NP was a very nice day trip. The dump is easy to access but we wish it had a threaded connection to the flush water so that we could hook up our tank flush hose.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had site #30, a nice long, paved, level, shaded pull-through with 30 amp electric but no water. The one-way road in the CG was a bit narrow but no problem, we have a 30 ft class A. We loved our site, the picnic table/fire ring area was really large and felt private with lots of trees, flowers and other greenery. The park was full over the weekend but reasonably quiet. Mt. Rainier National Park is an easy, very pretty day trip from this park.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had back-in site E12. It was shady, paved, fairly level and double wide so we could get our 30 ft class A in the site and park the car next to it. We were not on the ocean bluff but could easily hear the surf. Park literature says maximum trailer length is 21 ft, not sure exactly how that translates into RV size but several sites will take larger units. Unfortunately A, B and C loops were closed when we where there but we walked through and found that A loop had some really nice ocean side sites big enough for an RV our size. We also thought that D24 was an excellent ocean view site. Bathrooms were nothing special and there were no showers. Nightly rate reflects the Interagency Senior Pass discount.
04/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had FHU site #36, it was a really nice, level, paved back-in with lovely views of the pond directly in front; it was just big enough for our 30 ft class A. This RV park is beautiful and well groomed--quite an oasis in an otherwise fairly dry and scrubby looking area. The casino was tiny. Death Valley Nat Park is a nice day trip from Pahrump. Passport America park.
05/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
We had site #16 with 30 amp electric and water. The site was level gravel and extremely narrow; we have a 30 ft class A. We love having electric in a national park but this place was terrible. Sites 9 and 17 are the only somewhat decent sites for larger RV's, the rest are ridiculously small and cramped together. The place was full for the weekend and incredibly noisy. They only take fully self-contained units because there are no showers. There is a dump station up the road that charges $5 to dump. The hot springs at the resort are a big draw but cost extra. We might stay again off-season, mid-week if we could get one of the decent sites but probably not, there was no feeling of being in a national park here. I'm a big fan of electricity but would skip it for more space and hopefully a little more peace and quiet.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had site #54 with 30 amp electric and water. The site was a level, dirt back-in with greenery on each side for shade and a bit of a visual screen from neighbors; we have a 30 ft class A. Site #53 looked nice because there was no neighbor on the awning side. There are only thirteen W/E sites, numbers 53 thru 59 had some shade, the rest were more open with nice views of the bay. This is a very pretty park with interesting history and nice trails through the park. Dump station was easy to access.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had 30 amp pull-through FHU site T9, it was just long enough for our 30 ft class A and toad. FHU sites T11 through T16 are a bit longer. The site was level with gravel/dirt surface. The park had lots of trees and greenery but not so much in the FHU area, we prefered the water and electric sites but there fewer that were large enough for us and that area was more crowded. Mount St. Helens NM was a nice day trip from the park.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had site #231, a paved back-in with some slope just big enough for our 30 ft class A; 50 amp electric and water. Our loop was jam packed every single night (we arrived on a Wed) so it was crowded and noisy. Other loops were not nearly as crowded the weekend we stayed but when we made our reservations there were only a couple of loops available so they ended up being very cramped with absolutely no privacy whatever. The Lewis and Clark NP sites are easy to visit from this park. The dump station was easy to access and well set-up with three dump ports but very busy.
05/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this campground. We don't find many USFS campgrounds with electric so we were thrilled. We had site B29. It was a very long, paved, back-in with 30 amp electric (no water at the site), some privacy and some exposure to sun. It was huge for our 30 ft class A. Most of the 19 electric sites are in A loop with a few in B loop. A and B loop sites are first come first serve. The road in the park was good overall but very rutted and lumpy going back to C and D loops. This campground has no dump station. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a worthwhile day trip. Nightly rate reflects the Inter-agency Senior Pass discount.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had site #A28 with 30 amp electric and water. The site was a long, paved back-in sloped from back to front. The park is very pretty and well maintained, our loop was full over the weekend but not too noisy. B loop has sites overlooking the water, but not waterfront. Crater Lake NP was a nice day trip although most of the park was still closed for the season.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Site #94 worked out fine for us but it's not a great site. It is right next to the restrooms and the trash bins so there is a quite bit of noise and foot traffic nearby. The site was paved, fairly level, shaded with just enough room for our 30 ft class A and toad. Upper Pines sites 211-240 looked a lot better to us (depending on size), more private with no one camped behind and many of the sites in the Lower and North Pines CG's were even nicer. The dump station was easy to access with two ports and potable water for filling tanks. Even though the Glacier Point and Tioga Road were still closed there was lots to do in the valley. We drove to Hetch Hetchy one day and loved the hike to Wapama Falls. Nightly rate reflects the Interagency Senior Pass discount.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had FHU site #41 which was level dirt/gravel with some shade, next to the laundry room; laundry was clean and well maintained. Our site was not on the pond but we were treated to a chorus of frogs every evening. The park roads were easy to navigate; we have a 30 ft class A. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful and we liked the wooded, natural quality of the park. Lassen Volcanic NP was a nice day trip although much of the park was still closed for the season.
05/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had water and 30 amp electric site #18, site was a level, gravel back-in with no neighbor on the left side for our 30 ft class A. Not a bad park but lots and lots of noise from the day use area on Saturday from about noon to 7pm. Nice views and fun to see the exotic animals in the park. Nightly rate reflects the senior discount. Unlikely to return - too noisy.
04/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had back-in water/electric site #15 and really liked it even though it did not have a view of the lake; we have a 30 ft class A. The sites on the lake side were more crowded, we opted for some privacy and a beautiful meadow view over the water view. The site was a long, paved and a bit sloped but not too bad. The paved part was pretty narrow with concrete barriers lining it so you didn't have much room on the awning side before the slope of the hill. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful. The town of Madera wasn't too far away and we found everything we needed there. Dump station was organized and easy to access. Nightly rate reflects the Interagency Senior Pass discount.
04/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We had site #24, a paved back-in with no utilities but more level than many in the CG, we had shade on the rear of the RV but didn't need it because it was cold and rainy our entire stay. Noisy on the weekend. We only have a 30 ft class A but we were the largest thing in the CG and it really is not designed or maintained for full-size motorhomes. The roads were narrow and we encountered many low hanging tree branches and encroaching bushes. This was an active bear area while we were there and several vehicles were damaged by bears looking for food. Our tow car window was broken even though we had no food, toiletries or trash in the car. Bummer for us but most likely much worse for the bear in the long run. Easy drive to the Giant Forest from this campground and we got through to the Grant Grove area one day when chains were not required. Nightly rate reflects the Interagency Senior Pass discount.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had site #2: a level, paved, FHU pull-through that was a decent size for our 30 ft class A. The park is very well kept, easy in and out, (not far from the freeway, we got a little noise but not troublesome) with good cable. This was a very good stop over place for us. We'd use it again.
04/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had site B60 with no water but 30 amp electric. The site was a a little sloped from side to side but fine for our 30 ft class A with some shade, no one behind us and decent spacing from our neighbors. We loved the site and the park, our nightly rate reflects the the Interagency Senior Pass discount.
04/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had pull through site #76 and it was really narrow and rather short for both the RV and the car and we only have a 30 ft class A and tow a Cavalier. I wouldn't consider this a big rig friendly place. Most sites had something hanging out into the roadway so extra care was needed to get in, out and around the park. The back in sites were much wider (#51 to 57 look good for us), you can park the tow vehicle next to the RV. A rather crummy park but inexpensive, FHU with 50 amp electric and excellent cable. Awkward to get to if you come from the west and take exit #120, you can't turn left into the park so you have to pass it, turn left at the light and turn around in a dirt area. You can turn left into the casino/hotel area and you may be able to work your way to the RV park from there but we didn't see it. There's a Wal-Mart Supercenter just across the freeway. If we decide to stay in Mesquite again we'll try the Casablanca.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Site #42 paved, a bit sloped from side to side with a small parking arm for a tow or towed vehicle The site has nice oak trees on both sides with a fire ring and picnic table. The tree on the right stopped us from using our awning but that was OK. We have a 30 ft class A and had no problems getting in or out. We did get some TV service but you'd have to call it fair at best, just good enough to catch some March Madness. Good Verizon signal for phone and internet. We love the town of Ramona.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a bad park but not that special and really expensive. We have a 30 ft class A and had standard site #208 with FHU and some cable stations. We had to remove our tow hitch to back up far enough to park our towed car in front but once we got settled it was fine. We liked that we had some trees and grass around and no neighbor on one side. Even though we were backed up to I-15 we didn't have a problem with highway noise, the planes were much, much louder but didn't fly over all that often. Laundry was clean and quite serviceable. Our daily rate reflects two days mid-week and two days Easter holiday weekend ($15 more than regular daily rate). The park is very organized and easy to get in and out of, it was also easy to get to The Strip from the park.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We tried site A4 but even using all of our boards we could not get level, site A7 was better for us, we have a 30 ft class A. Our FHU site had 30 amp electric, we saw some electric only sites with 50 amp. The sites are dirt and rocks, some quite narrow and short, others better; very quiet after everyone settles down at night. There are a few trees around that look nice but don't offer much shade. We got some TV service and a decent Verizon signal for phone and Internet. We took a look at the restrooms near our site but did not use them, they were very basic. The town was fun and the cemetary very interesting. We went early and had breakfast at the Calico House Restaurant, it was very good and the morning was beautiful and not too hot. Price of admission to the town is included in the camping fee. The campground isn't a resort by any stretch but it's absolutely fine for a night or two and the ghost town is worth a visit.
01/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Site #283 was a level, paved pull-through, big enough but not large, no shade, full hook-ups with metered electric, Wi-Fi and cable TV. We have a 30 ft class A. Our nightly rate includes the cost of electric averaged over the time we spent here. Very nice park, good places to walk around the lakes with lots of bird activity. The Wi-Fi was very hit and miss the first half of our stay, then they changed or upgraded to a new/different system and then the Wi-Fi was excellent. We did not get good Verizon signal for our phone at our site, but we did near the office about 1.5 miles away. Laundry was clean and organized, staff and volunteers friendly and helpful. It was great to be able to get our mail at the park. This is quite a busy park but extremely clean, well maintained and well run. We had a very good stay here and would love to return.
01/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Staff very helpful, friendly and organized. This is a very nice park, we loved the oak trees and the quiet; could be a bit remote for some. Seems like a good stop over place for people coming in and out of Mexico. We took Hwy 94 from the Lemon Grove area and it was a bit curvy, hilly and narrow in a couple of spots but no problem. We have a 30 ft class A. Water pressure was a little low so we used our pump. We couldn't get TV service but good Verizon signal for phone and internet. We paid $12 by reserving in 2006 but the rate for water and electric sites has gone up to $20.
10/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Full side-by-side hook-ups on gravel sites, very small park next to the motel and right on the towns main street. We couldn't get the Wi-Fi to work. Very noisy at night, didn't like this place, wouldn't stay there again but the price was reasonable and Cedar City has lots of services. We took a day trip to Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brian Head Ski Resort.
11/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
No TV service, water and 30 amp electric, we didn't use the dump since the location is extremely inconvenient. What a difference nearly two years makes. I remembered really liking this campground when we were here nearly two years ago but really had a different experience this time. Office staff still friendly and helpful but the entire place is dirt and traffic on the campground road left a virtually permanent dust layer hanging in the air. The sites themselves are fairly small, we had site #17 this time (site #32 from our last stay was much better) and it was cramped and completely lacking in any space or privacy whatever. Neighbors in the site terraced above and perpendicular to us had the rear of their rig less than a foot from our dining room slide window. Just a shredded shower curtain in the womens bathroom separating the shower dressing area from everything else so absolutely no privacy there either. In addition to being dirt the roads in the place are extremely rutted and lumpy. Passport America makes the price more reasonable.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Site #1224 Full side-by-side hook-ups, limited cable TV, pay Wi-Fi, some traffic noise from Boulder Highway but not as bad as you'd think. Building a Wal-Mart Supercenter across the street. This park worked well for us. We have a 30 ft class A.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Site #B14 30 amp electric only but we were thrilled to have electric in a national park campground. Loved the location so close to the visitor center and shuttle stops as well as some restaurants and stores just outside the park. We have a 30 ft class A. Everything was great, wish we could have stayed longer.
01/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We reserved site #5 but in the end didn't really need a reservation and as luck would have it most of the bluff side sites are fairly large but #5 isn't one of them. No matter really, we were able to pull in very far forward and the view was spectacular, we also had some greenery on both sides for a bit of privacy but we'd pick another site next time. A bit of traffic noise from road next to the park but the pounding of the waves drowned it out for the most part. Pay showers but clean, large, private with hot water and decent spray. We didn't use the laundry but it looked fine.
12/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Site #11 We had driven through this park about a year or two ago and remembered thinking that we'd like to camp there but when we got there we couldn't remember why. It's close to lots of shopping which can be good I guess. It wasn't bad but not that good either. Many fairly derelict units in the park, one car parked every day in the day use area and many nights in the campground, don't know for sure but it seemed like someone was living in their car in the park. A little road noise from Hwy 76 but not too bad. Park staff was friendly on check-in, sites were paved and ours was level with some trees around. Restrooms were clean enough and dump was easy to get to. We paid $16 but the rate for water and electric sites has gone up to $20, still quite a bargain.
11/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Site #41 A very nice park near the town of Ramona. We didn't have a problem with low hanging branches this trip which we were happy about. Our site was paved and level, not too close to the neighbors, we couldn't get TV service but decent Verizon signal for phone and internet. We paid $16 but the rate for water and electric sites has gone up to $20, still quite a bargain.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Site #A8 we got some TV for one day then it disappeared; full hook-ups, good Verizon signal for phone and internet, but low power at our site. Treed, not crowded, quiet and close to Bryce Canyon without the crowds and hubbub of the places closest to the park; we liked it a lot. There is an RV friendly gas station at the entrance of the park and the store has basics. We had a very nice breakfast at the Bryce Canyon Pines cafe just down the street. We have a 30 ft class A.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Site #24 No hook-ups but paved sites and interior roads. Our site was level and large enough for our 30 ft class A. Some trails were in very rough shape from recent rains but the park is terrific, beautiful colors and interesting rock formations.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We really liked this park. Our relatives rented a small cabin while we had site #15, a level full hook-up pull-through for our 30 ft class A. We had a lot of rain during our stay but the gravel surfaces drained pretty well. We liked the views from our site and the trees and grass in the campground. The sites are not huge but angled to give you more visual space. One nitpick is that if you pull in toward the left side of the site so that your sewer connection will reach easily you are quite close to your neighbors fire pit. Owners and hosts were friendly and helpful. We were very happy to find Wi-Fi. It worked well; we paid $3 for two days. Bathrooms and showers were clean and in decent condition and close to our site. The laundry we used was clean and in good repair. Our relatives were happy with their cabin as well.
10/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Only a handful of sites large enough for a 30 ft class A and all of the sites are small and rather crowded together but are paved and have covered picnic table areas. No electric or showers but there is potable water at the dump station. We didn't care for the cramped and open nature of the campground but Goblin Valley has some interesting rock formations.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
The Trailer Life description of this campground is wrong. According to park staff member about half of the sites will take a 30 ft class A. No electric or showers but potable water is available at the dump station. The campground was full when we were there and quite noisy and busy but still nice; the camp hosts were actively helpful and friendly. Views of the red rock formations surrounding the orchard oasis were quite stunning. Mule deer roamed freely through the area. Campground is a mile from the visitor center and right on the way to the scenic drive.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Sites are level, fairly large and grassy. The road in the park is dirt but no problem since it was dry while we were there. We have a 30 ft class A and it was easy in and out. There are lots of trees surrounding the park property which look great but don't provide much shade unless you have a site on the edges of the park. There were four private bathroom/shower rooms that we liked. They were clean and roomy. The laundry room was also clean. The park is right next door to Fort Bridger State Historic Site which we really liked. It is worth a visit. Staff was friendly and capable. Passport America park.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Loved the free Wi-Fi and didn't mind $2 for cable. Sites are not that big but easy pull-thru with 50 amp electric; we didn't have any trouble leveling. Some road and train noise but this is a fine overnight stop. Passport America park.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Many of the sites are not very large or level and none were private or secluded in my opinion but the views and the park itself more than make up for it. Sites have 20 amp electric which is unusual for state parks in this area and very welcome but there is no potable water for filling your water tank. There is no shade to speak of but some nice greenery. There are flush toilets with water but no showers. We were in site #14 and had a lot of rain during our stay but the parking pad itself is paved and the area drained fine for us, we liked the site because it sits up on the hill a bit and had a nice view of the canyon beyond but our neighbors were fairly close on both sides. We have a 30 ft class A. The dump station is well situated for easy in and out but also has no water.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
The road to the north entrance of the park is fine but a bit narrow with 15 mph turns, cattle guards and a couple of hills that seem steep when you're coming off a slow turn. The park check-in area was closed and we missed the road you have to take at the entrance to get to the CG's but had plenty of room to turn around at the north boat launch area. We took site #33 in the Cascades CG a gravel, fairly level back-in on the lake side with some trees; it was a good size for our 30 ft class A. The lake seems very low right now so it's a long way from the sites but it is still quite scenic; we saw sailboats and fishing boats using the lake. We saw several mule deer in the area, their tracks go through the campsites. One bathhouse in our CG was closed for the winter and the other was not very clean but it worked. The lake at the south entrance seemed extremely low and quite snaggy. Horsehead CG was fairly open (the trees small) but Hat Creek was nice. Overall we prefered the Cascades CG. Both the north and south units have well situated dump stations. Close to Hot Springs and a nice drive away from most if not all of the Black Hills attractions.
09/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
We like to support family businesses and this family may be terrific but their campground was fairly nasty when we were here, perhaps because it was nearing the end of their season. What we assume was the restaurant at the back of the office was closed and filled with junk. The store was fairly empty and dirty. The sites are mostly dirt and small, but level with the occasional small tree (no shade though), we had enough room for our 30 ft class A. Many of the picnic tables were so warped and broken down as to be useless and the playground equipment looked quite derelict. The firepit near our site was filled with smelly, disgusting garbage and there were many piles of dog waste in the weedy areas between sites. The laundry was reasonably clean (just one pile of junk spilling out from the arcade area) but if you wanted hot water you couldn't fill more than one washer at a time. The bathrooms/showers looked freshly painted and were clean but the showers didn't give you anyplace to keep your stuff dry and tended to turn cold periodically. The woman who manned the office was friendly but I wouldn't stay here again. I'd pay a little more and drive a few more miles to stay at the KOA down the road.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We only stayed here one night on our way through the area so we did not explore all of the campgrounds amenities but it worked out really well for us. We had site #171 in campground #3, a paved, level pull-around site with 50 amp electric but there are no water hook-ups at the sites. There were some sites nearer the water that looked like they would be long enough for our 30 ft class A but the road to them had many low hanging branches that we did not want dragging our our rig. The bathhouses were very clean with good hot water and water pressure. Our only complaint was the low tree branches that we couldn't avoid in this campground. We didn't use the dump but it was set-up well and easily accessed. The campground is just outside of Pierre which is a nice small state capital. We visited the war veterans memorial at the capital building, it was worth seeing.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a terrific park near De Smet, SD. The sites are fairly large and angled for easy in and out, many are near the lake and beach. We didn't see any pull-thru's. We had site #18 with 50 amp electric, a deep double wide gravel drive and a beautiful view of the lake for only $14 a night; we have a 30 ft class A. Many of the sites are a bit sloped and many only have small trees but these are very minor negatives to what is overall a fantastic park. The bathhouses were in great shape and very clean (the whole park was very, very clean), the showers had plenty of hot water and places to put your stuff. There is a nice walking trail, boat launch, fish cleaning station and easily accessed double dump set-up with potable water. They also have cabins with decks and good proximity to the water. The camp hosts and ranger were extremely helpful during bad weather. When the area went under tornado watch and then warning they went around and advised campers of the weather threat and they opened the camp lodge (it has a basement) for shelter if needed. The staff at many places would not make the effort. De Smet is a nice little town, we really enjoyed the tours of the Surveyor's house and the Ingalls' house made famous by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very pretty park on Lake Vermillion; it has an east and a west campground. The east CG has more paved pull-off type sites (where your rig is parallel to the road and roadside slides seem a bit exposed) right near the lake and a loop of gravel back-in sites. The west CG has all paved sites many with nice lake views, the picnic tables have cabanas for shade and the sites are angled for easy in and out and fewer direct views of you neighbors. Some sites are a bit sloped. We had site #11in the west CG. It was spacious, level with 50 amp electric (no water) and a nice view of the lake; we have a 30 ft class A. The dump station is in the west CG but the two CG's are only about 1-1/2 miles apart. Dump station has two ports and potable water available. The staff was helpful and friendly and the hosts did a beautiful job of keeping the CG clean. Falls State Park in Sioux Falls is worth seeing (and free), we also took a day trip to Mitchell (45 miles) to shop at Cabela's and visit the Corn Palace.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had site #2 which was 30 amp electric (no water) level gravel with a nice view of the river in the distance, no neighbor on one side and quite a lot of space on the other; it rained a lot while we were there but the site drained well. There were trees around that gave some high shade but no privacy however sites were angled in such a way that you don't really have to look directly at your neighbors. We thought the best electric sites for some privacy were #43 and #9. There is another area with grass sites (some with and some without electric). The DeSoto Natl Wildlife Refuge is just outside the park and is a terrific place to visit. It has several easy trails that each take you through a different environment. Full but quiet the weekend after Labor Day.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We really liked this park. What a bargain with large, level, paved pull through sites with 50 amp electric, water and sewer (sites have cable connections but ours didn't work) for $10/night with the casino's players card. We have a 30 foot class A. Very clean park with grass and trees around but no shade to speak of and no bathrooms or showers. Not far off the highway but we didn't hear any road noise inside. The casino is small but nice and everyone very friendly. Many travelers used this for an overnight stop but we stayed three nights and took a day trip to Des Moines (about 45 miles) and a day trip to see the Bridges of Madison County and John Wayne's birthplace in Winterset.
08/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
We reserved site #94 and liked that we were able to pull in forward to put our awning side toward a nice view of the pond with no neighbor on that side. We didn't like that site #93 was extremely close to us and there was only one electric post for our site and site #93 with one 20 amp and one 30 amp plug. Both sites were supposed to have 30 amp but the ranger we talked to said they just came up short somehow but that it had never been a problem as far as he knew. We were lucky that our neighbors in site #93 were OK with 20 amp so we didn't have a problem either but there could be if two rigs both needed 30 amp. The park is fairly hilly but the gravel pad in our site created a level (but narrow) area, the site had very nice shade, we have a 30 ft class A. There are some sites right on the lake but they looked very cramped and crowded the weekend we were there. Bathhouses were a little run down and didn't look very clean but the showers had enough hot water and decent spray. We stayed here to go to the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant about 30 miles away. We loved the Old Thresher event.
08/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
All sites at this park are first come first serve. There are some nice spacious pull-thrus and each site has water and 50 amp electric but the park has no showers. Some sites require leveling aides and some are more shaded than others but the park overall has some trees and greenery. Even though the greenery doesn't afford any privacy all sites are angled in such a way that you don't have to look directly at your neighbors. We liked site #1, it was level, more than large enough for our 30 ft class A and had no neighbor on one side. Park was quiet even over the weekend that we were there. Marion is a nice little town and there is a relatively new Wal-Mart Supercenter close to the park.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We really liked this campground. It was heavily wooded and the sites had some privacy. We had site #1 (a non-reservable site) and it was very roomy for our 30 ft class A. Bathhouses were not very impressive and the day use area is about eight miles away but we value privacy above all else so we were happy. The campground was full over the weekend but we didn't even notice. Not all of the sites are perfectly level and ours had a slope but once you got to the bottom of site it leveled out. They show movies in the recreation hall on Saturday nights. We did fun day trips to Mall of America (about 60 miles) and the Laura Ingles Wilder birthplace site in Pepin, WI (about 40 miles).
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Expensive even without including the required motor vehicle permits ($58 total for MH and car; yearly passes made sense for us otherwise it's $8 per day for the MH and $6 per park for the toad) and they don't have water at the sites but once you get over that the park isn't bad. We had site #258 with 50 amp electric in the area away from the water and were basically happy with it. It had a gravel pad, some trees for afternoon shade and was level if you backed into the left side of the site. The sites near the water were jam packed with tents and people, not at all appealing to us. The roads in the campground loops are in good condition but extremely narrow but not one way, fine for our 30 ft class A but heads-up for oncoming traffic. The bathhouses were decent and had private individual showers that were fairly clean, even over the weekend. The park has a couple of nice views of the bridge and an easy day trip to the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie. Dump is easy to access and has fresh potable water that you can reach while dumping your tanks.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We visited mid-week and luckily had no neighbors on either side so it made our site #349 feel much more roomy and quiet; we have a 30 ft class A. We liked the shade in this site and we found a fairly level spot in it. We needed to use our 30 amp extension cord since the electric hook-up for our site was on the "wrong" side. The sites close to the water were extremely crowded and noisy but had decent water access. Price isn't too bad for a Michigan state park (not counting the additional motor vehicle permit fees of $29 for MH and $29 for toad). Bathhouses were not close to us so we did not use them. Dump is easy to access and has fresh potable water that you can reach while dumping your tanks. Easy day trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
08/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Being big fans of COE parks we were surprised at how close together the sites in this park were, that the road into the campground loop was dirt and that the bathrooms near our site were smelly pit toilets. In our travels we've come to expect a lot more from COE parks. That said the sites do have a very nice view of the river. We had non-reservable site #1, it was a small pull-thru large enough for our 30 ft class A, level, dirt surface surrounded with grass and some shade, no one on our right side (but site #2 to the left was ridiculously close), with a nice unobstructed view of the river and 50 amp electric. Sites #40 through 51 were also fairly small and had no shade whatever but were a bit closer to the pay showers and right on the river. We cut our planned stay down to two nights since this park just wasn't for us, we value privacy and some seclusion very highly and found none here. This park would be great if you have a boat. We did do a terrific day trip to Effigy Mounds Natl Monument near Marquette, IA.
08/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Expensive even without including the required motor vehicle permits ($58 total for MH and car yearly passes otherwise it's $8 per day for the MH and $6 per park for the toad) and they don't have water at the sites and the laundry room was filthy and not functioning but once you get over that the park is fair. We had site #100 in the Union Bay CG which was grass, very sloped and very close to neighbors on one side but there was no one on the other side and you could hear the waves on Lake Superior crashing on the shore after some windy days, it was just like being on the ocean (minus the salty air smell). Even mid-week the campground was cramped and crowded when we were there but the bathrooms and showers were kept clean. The showers are private, individual rooms. The roads were narrow but one way and in good condition; we have a 30 ft class A. Nice hiking opportunities in the park.
08/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Expensive even without including the required motor vehicle permits ($58 total for MH and car yearly passes otherwise it's $8 per day for the MH and $6 per park for the toad) and they don't have water at the sites but once you get over that the park isn't bad if you get the right site. We had site #24 which was pretty level, shaded and big enough for our 30 ft class A but had no privacy whatever. Our area of the campground was really crowded the weekend we were there but thankfully not too noisy. The larger sites with some greenery between for privacy are about 48 through 71. They are quite a distance from the showers but pit toilets are nearby. Bath/shower house had private individual showers and one in with the restrooms seemed OK but we did not use them. Dump is easy to access and has fresh potable water that you can reach while dumping your tanks. The drive to Copper Harbor through Calumet, Eagle River and Eagle Harbor was worth doing. Ft. Wilkins State Park and the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse exhibits were interesting as well.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had site #3, a really nice, lumpy but good sized lakefront site with 50 amp service and water (we did need extra hose to reach the water even though we pulled in forward ). Beautiful sunsets and sunrises over the lake at this park with a nice beach. There was some road noise from M-28 but we didn't notice it much with the doors and windows shut (and when the wind was howling). Bathhouses were not very close to us so we did not use them. They were older but had private, individual showers that we like. Good base camp for seeing Pictured Rocks Natl Lakeshore. We're new to pasties so we don't have anything to compare with but we really liked the pasties at Muldoon's down the road from the CG. Very nice city park with great lake access and views that's a real value at $20 a night for 50 amp electric and water at the site with no expensive reservation and motor vehicle permit fees.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had two good sites at the Rivermouth campground over eight days, #36 was not near the water but level with no one on one side. We also had site #19 which was level, close to the river, 50 amp and very nice. The Rivermouth CG is not close to the upper or lower Tahquamenon falls but is not as crowded and chaotic as the campgrounds near the falls. We also really liked the rustic sites at this campground. It was too hot during our stay for us to do without electricity but during cooler spells we would have been very happy with many of the rustic sites. In exchange for electricity they are huge wooded sites (although not entirely level) with half of them very close to the river. We saw three river otters catching fish and crawdads in the river one evening. This was a great place for scenic river kayaking. Dump is easy to access and has fresh potable water that you can reach while dumping your tanks. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum was also a worthwhile side trip and Paradise has a nice little fabric and craft store. From what we've seen of Michigan SP's it's a bargain at $21 a night (not counting of course the additional motor vehicle permit fee of $58 total for MH and car, yearly, or $8 per day for the MH and $6 per park for the toad). It's a very nice campground in a very nice park.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park not too far from Grand Rapids. Two mile park road to the campsites is not good (lumpy and pot holed) but better in the actual campground loops; we have a 30 ft class A. We had site #24 which the website called secluded and level. It does have great trees and greenery all around but the neighbors are still close enough that you could easily hear their music, conversations and yapping dog so I wouldn't consider it secluded. Also, after our levelers got us level our rear wheels were several inches in the air so even though it wasn't a problem I wouldn't call the site level. Small issues but would prefer an accurate site description. Staff keeps sites clean and maintained, they have paved pads, picnic tables and fire rings. No water at the sites but available at the dump station and a couple of spigots throughout the loop. Park has a very nice beach as well as equestrian and biking trails. We like the private individual showers in the bathhouse. Price is reasonable for a Michigan public park (not counting the additional motor vehicle permit fees for both MH and toad.)
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Expensive even without including the required vehicle stickers ($58 total for MH and car; yearly passes made sense since we'll be staying at a few parks) and they don't have water at the sites but once you get over that the park isn't bad. We had site #37 and we enjoyed the river view but unfortunately there was also a lot of road noise. Site was not level but it wasn't a problem; it was big enough for our 30 ft class A and toad. None of the riverfront sites have much greenery or privacy but the view is nice, we were also glad to have 50 amp electric since it was very hot during our stay and we were able to run both AC's. The wagon wheel sites are much more shaded and not as crowded mid-week. Dump station has two ports and fresh water for your tanks.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
The sites as well as roads in the park are paved and in good condition. We had site #200 and it worked out very well for our 30 ft class A. It was level and while it didn't have privacy greenery on both sides it was quite large with a fire pit and picnic table. We had a lot of rain one afternoon during our stay but everything drained well. The showers were not very close to our site so we did not use them. Dump station area is easy in and out with air, two ports, trash dumpsters and fresh water fill areas. Park has a golf course and a very nice beach and day use area nearby. Campground was full but not rowdy over the weekend, overall a very nice park.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had site #H20 and even though there was a lot of rain while we were there we were very glad that the site was gravel and drained very well. This site was level and a good size for our 30 ft class A. It was surrounded by trees and shrubs and would have been quite private except for a trail to the main road that runs right into the site. We were visiting relatives in the area so we spent little time in the park and did not explore it's amenities. The place was a zoo on Sunday but quiet mid-week. The dump station has four ports and a place to fill water tanks nearby.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We liked site #60, it got morning shade from the trees behind and it was very, very large. We have a 30 ft class A. None of the sites had any greenery for privacy but many were quite spacious which helps. Glad that they had a laundry but it was scary filthy. Bathhouse in our loop was older, not all that clean and the showers were small but they had plenty of hot water with good water pressure and spray. The beach at the park is not very impressive but better than nothing. There is a big playground in the campground and a smaller one near the beach. There are lots of flat grassy spaces. Roads in and near the park are good with no low hanging tree branch problems. Dump station is well situated and had potable water nearby for filling your tanks.
06/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice park with some sites on Lake Ontario. Sites are mostly grass with some gravel, some sites have 30 amp electric, none have water. Park is building new and improved dump stations. We had site #239 across from the lake. It was OK, not level and we had a little trouble with sinking into the gravel. It was just big enough for our 30 ft class A and tow but not as big as many others (neighbors who encroached on our site made it feel even smaller). We really liked sites 236, 240 and 248. The park was packed for the holiday weekend but fairly quiet during quiet hours. Great base camp for the many, many things there are to see and do in the area. We checked out the bathhouses but didn't use them, they seemed fine.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a fantastic park with a decent campground. We were in site #312 not too far from the laundry and camp store. The site was large enough for our 30 ft class A and we found a relatively level spot in it. The site was gravel and slightly elevated so it drained well in the heavy rains that we had. The 300 and 700 loops have 30 amp electric with some 50 amp sites but the other loops only had 20 amp. We thought loop 100 had some nice looking sites, deep, level with some separation from neighbors and pets are allowed but only 20 amp electric. Loop 600 looked best suited for tents and pop-ups. All loops are nicely wooded with fire rings and tables. This is the first NY state park that charged us an extra $6 admission for our MH plus tow. Bathhouses are older and not very clean but everything worked. The dump station has three stations but no potable water for filling your tanks. In addition to the incredible natural attractions at this park there are swimming pools, rec rooms, volleyball and basketball areas, playgrounds and lots of other stuff for kids to do. The campground was fairly peaceful mid-week. A side trip to the Mt Morris Dam visitor center is worth doing, they also have tours. We also took a side trip to Stony Brook State Park, the Gorge Trail gets you right next to some very nice waterfalls.
06/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Reservation website calls most if not all of the sites partially shaded with a 40 ft maximum vehicle length but we found most to be quite open with nothing to shield the sites from one another. Many are not particularly level. Some have a decent bed of gravel, some are grass. We didn't see any big rigs but since you can park pretty much anywhere you want on the grass a big rig could fit. No water hook-ups and the electric hook-up has the plug for two sites on the same post so the power is on the wrong side for one site and it's a bit of a reach for both. We were glad to have an extra 25 ft of 30 amp cord. Bathhouses were fairly clean and just fine overall. Blissfully quiet mid-week and completely overrun on the weekends as you'd expect in the third week of June. We really liked the Navy and Air Force museums on the premises. The Corning Glass Museum is about an hour away and well worth the time; it's a beautiful drive.
06/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We reserved site #32 in a full hook-up area because it looked like it would have a decent view of the river and it did. Unfortunately we couldn't reach the sewer port with our hose without enfringing on the site behind us and not surprisingly the area was full and a bit cramped and crowded with people tramping through your site. The sites were quite crowded together and had no trees or greenery between them so you had no privacy whatever. The roads were paved and in good condition but most sites are grass and dirt and very soft after some rain. Bathrooms and showers were a bit on the old side but clean enough and just fine overall. The dump station was fine but did not have a faucet for hooking up our flush hose. We didn't like the small sites and the overall lack of privacy but the area is very nice. We loved the Antique Boat Museum and enjoyed lunch in Clayton at the Koffee Kove.
06/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park on Lake Champlain that has many seasonal sites but quite a few for transients as well. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. We had site B3, nothing terribly special but we were glad for a fairly level gravel site after days and days of rain. It was a full hook-up pull-through site with some trees around. Bathhouses a bit old but clean and we like the private shower rooms. They have a good set-up for propane fills and let you wash your RV at your site if there isn't a water shortage in the area. They also have a golf course. A couple of minor drawbacks, there is some road noise from US 2 and the garbage dumpsters are only available for 2 hrs a day, three or four days a week. We visited and loved the Shelburne Museum. Passport America park, we'd stay here again.
06/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a no hook-up state park in NE Vermont. We had site #57 which was large enough for our 30 ft class A but with a downhill entrance and not level at the bottom of the site. Some sites were more level, many had uphill approaches. There is private land to one side but the next campsite is quite close. We pulled straight in to get a very nice view of Spectacle Pond. There is a small, rough path beaten through the bushes to give you a tiny bit of water access from the site. The mosquitos were ferocious. The roads into the camping loops were dirt, quite narrow and rutted in spots. Trees branches encroached onto the road especially after two days of constant rain but the branches that hit the RV were pretty pliable. The park also has lean-to's and cabins. Bathhouses are not heated but you can get a 5 minute shower for a quarter (advertised as hot). The little town of Island Pond is small but nice and has a decent grocery. We also drove the moose loop (105/114/102) early one morning; we only saw one small moose but is was a beautiful drive. It's hard to be completely objective about a campground when the weather is completely lousy but this campground is not particularly well suited for even small class A motorhomes.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Beautiful heavily wooded campground on Flagstaff Lake with some lovely large water front sites (water view, not really water access), we had #65 which has a narrow approach and the utilities on the left side so we just pulled straight in for a great view from our front windows. We have a 30 ft class A and found the road in the campground to be a bit narrow and tightly lined with trees in places but manageable. The sites not on the water are also large and wooded; they looked level, the surfaces are sort of sandy dirt. Most sites have water and electric and the campground has three dump stations. Staff on check in was friendly and helpful. They spray for biting insects which no doubt helps but it doesn't mean you leave the bug spray at home. Very nice park overall.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Extremely friendly, helpful staff; a pleasure to deal with every time. All sites are gravel, level, full hook-up and many are pull-thrus; we have a 30 ft class A. We had boatloads of rain during our four day stay but the gravel sites and interior roads drained well. Wi-Fi worked perfectly for just $1 a day. You can wash your RV at your site for $10. Laundry is a bit expensive and the room small but very clean with everything in good condition. Bathhouses were clean and serviceable. The park overall was very clean, well-groomed and quiet--perfect for us. The Cole Transportation Museum nearby was a terrific place to visit. Passport America park. We'll stay here anytime we're in the area.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We loved this mostly wooded no hook-up park. The park map indicates the large RV site are suitable for a 30 ft rig and the XL sites are good for a 35 ft rig. We found most of the RV sites to be huge (many are pull-thrus), it seemed that they would take a much larger RV than designated but there are quite a few spots where overhead and side branches brushed our RV. Dirt road into the camping loops created a bit of dust, shower house was a bit of distance from the RV loop (the tent camping loops are separate from the RV loop) and showers were slightly run down but outhouses were scattered through the park and they have a dump station. We were lucky to get site #4 which had a wonderful view of the bay, we found a nice level spot in it for our 30 ft class A. Site #7 is a reservable site with great water views as well. If we hadn't gotten a water view we would have liked sites #25 and #26 for terrific, wooded privacy. Heads-up about the nature trail - it's heavily criss-crossed with tree roots on the main trail and if you take the spur trail to the overlook area it is extremely rocky (lots of insects is a given). We wished we had used more bug spray and worn better shoes but the view was nice. From the park we visited the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and state park (the coastal trail was great) and the Roosevelt-Campobello island in New Brunswick. We also visited the reversing falls area to really see the water churning and rushing out to sea with the tide.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice no hook-up campground in Acadia National Park. We had site A56, a pull-thru, at the end of one row in the loop so we did not have a neighbor on one side which was perfectly sized for our 30 ft class A and toad. The sites are not overly large and not completely level (minor slope) but clean with lots of trees. The bathrooms near us were brand new and still smelled like freshly cut wood. The dump station was easy to access and had potable water for filling your water tank. Most of the sites in this campground are designed for tent campers but there were two rows of pull-thrus for RV's up to 35 ft. We were there over Memorial Day weekend and felt very lucky that the dreaded black flies we'd heard so much about were really not much of a problem and with the exception of Bar Harbor the area was not too crowded. Nice campground, great park.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pretty wooded campground, our back-in dirt site was not huge but reasonably large and level, we have a 30 ft class A. There is also an area of pull-thrus that is less shaded and some small lakefront sites. Staff very friendly and organized, a pleasure to deal with. Bathhouses are not fancy but fairly clean and in good repair. Laundry is a bit expensive ($3 a load to wash and dry) but large, clean and laid out well. They have two dump stations, one toward the back of the park that is difficult to get in and out of for a rig of any size and one at the front of the park that is easy to access. They also have propane. Close to Scarborough Downs harness racing track.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a bad park, we were very glad for the level, paved sites after the area had gotten quite a bit of rain for the last eight days. Park road leading to the campground is very rough. The Cape Cod Canal visitor center was really informative with interesting displays. There were good places to view the canal boat traffic. We had site #63. It was just big enough for our 30 ft class A and toad and it was open to the wind and sun but had some plants to shield some of the other sites from view. Bathhouses were fair, showers not spotless and no shower curtain to keep your stuff out of the water spray but decent water pressure and warm enough. We did have to use to hoses to get to the water hook-up but had no problem reaching the electric.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park with level paved sites. Only Crane and Egret loops were open and they had some trees but none that would give any real shade, the sites seemed fairly open. Sites are about 20 x 35 with just enough room to park the toad next to the RV (we have a 30 ft class A). Potable water was available at the dumpstation and dumpstation was easy to access. Nice home base for day trips to Mystic Seaport and the Mohegan Sun Casino. Park has a small beach not far from the campground. Only drawbacks are no electric and no pets.
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very pretty park with lots of trees and a lake. Campsites are not very level with gravel and dirt surface but staff keeps them clean, raked and tidy; road through the campsites is in good paved condition but narrow. We did not have any problems with our 30ft class A, but would not consider this a park for big rigs. About 30 of the sites have 30 amp electric, none had water. Potable water was available at the dumpstation and dumpstation was easy to access.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice level paved sites in a wooded campground some with 30 amp electric but none with water. We have a 30 ft class A and most of the sites would have been deep enough for us (park map says all sites are 45 ft long but some seemed a bit shorter). We had site C14 and it was spacious and offered some privacy. Pets are allowed in many sites in Loop C. Dumpstation is easy in and out with four dump ports but no potable water for filling your freshwater tank. There are freshwater spigots in the campsite loops. This was a very nice park not too far from Valley Forge National Historic Site. Our nightly rate is for mid-week, non-residents.
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Small, level dirt sites, lots and lots of reasonably decent looking permanent (or seasonal) trailors. Dirt road into the campground is terribly rutted and pot-holed. Filled and noisy on the weekend, but not bad during the week. Pretty close to Atlantic City. Bathrooms look like they have had some recent improvements, they were not bad. Laundry room was nice, new owners are friendly and organized. Passport America park, our nightly rate reflects PA discount.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park is tiny with rather small spaces and a narrow downhill road to reach the entrance but this worked out fine for us; we have a 30 ft class A. The CATV was nice to have and all sites are level gravel with full hook-ups. Friendly, helpful hosts and the park was peaceful and quiet.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
The last three miles on Hwy 272 before you reach the campground are a bit narrow, lumpy, hilly and curvy in places but certainly doable and the campground is worth it. The full hook-up loop (North East) has fairly open sites that are not overly spacious but reasonably level and pets are allowed. The electric only loop (Chester) had some shade but the sites did not offer much privacy and many were not very level. Pets are not allowed. We only have a 30 ft class A and the road through this loop was a bit challenging in spots. The Chester loop was filled with pop-ups on Sunday afternoon but empty on Monday morning. Pets are allowed in the Wye and Susquehanna no hook up loops which were not nearly as nice as Elk and Miles. We much prefered the Elk and Miles no hook-up loops for larger generally more level sites, lots of shade and some nice water views. We loved site #167 in the Miles loop which was fairly private, level, plenty deep enough with a great view of the traffic on the Elk river. The park has a Campstore and laundry but we visited mid-week in early May and they were not open. Showers near us did not have hot water. The walk to the Turkey Point lighthouse is well worth doing.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park but it felt rather congested when our loop got fairly full. No water at the sites but freshwater spigots available to fill your tanks. All sites level, fairly deep and nicely configured. We have a 30 ft class A. Road from lake to camping loops is narrow. Bathhouses are not heated and showers were tepid at best. Very pretty lake and campground.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Small campground with only a handful of sites big enough for our 30 ft class A and many rather sloped but the park is very neat and pretty. Close to Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park.
04/2004
rating [ 6/10 ]
Many sites not very level but mid-week there were quite a few available so we found a nice site that had a level spot at the top, we have a 30 ft class A. The road in the open campground loop was horribly rutted and filled with deep potholes. Some of the other roads in the park looked freshly paved so hopefully they'll get to this one soon. Dump was easy in and out with two ports, one each for coming and going. Bathhouses were OK with four individual shower rooms that were heated and not super clean but well configured. We visited the Petersburg and Richmond National Battlefield sites from the park and saw the Triple A Richmond Braves play at the Diamond.
04/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground with some trees and greenery but most sites quite unlevel and not big enough for large rigs. We only have a 30 ft class A and did find a relatively level spot with room for our toad. There is a new campground loop under construction that looks like it will have much larger, more level sites for big rigs; don't know when it will be complete. Mid-week the park was wonderfully quiet, we really liked the College Run Trail and saw Bald Eagles and Osprey with a nesting chick. The farming museum was really well put together and had lots of interesting items on display. We took the free ferry several times to the other side of the river to see Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown; we loved it. Bathrooms were just fine and there are four private shower rooms that were clean and roomy with lots of hot water and places to put your stuff.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Bathhouses older and worn looking but probably serviceable, three private shower rooms in the bathhouse near us. Unfortunately many campsites not open for use when we were there so site selection was limited, the G loop has water/electric with some sites large enough for RV's, we have a 30 ft class A. Some sites were quite level and others were not, our site was filthy with junk left by a previous camper but most looked OK. There are some small sites shaded by pine trees but they are very close to the road. The sites closer to the beach are more open and scrubby. The beach is very close, just separated from the campground by the dunes. Beach access is via several walkways throughout the park. Expensive but location is everything.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with open RV sites around a small, stocked lake/pond. New clean bathhouses and laundry. Other upgrades in process but this is already a nice clean quiet little park with friendly helpful people and a pretty rural location. All sites full hook-up and level, we have a 30 ft class A. We wanted a park close enough to the Outer Banks area for a day trip to the Wright Brothers Memorial and this was perfect. $25 per night regularly and $12.50 with Passport America. Roads leading to the park are narrow but in good condition, lightly traveled and quite scenic.
03/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We don't need sewer so we reserved a water/electric site, when we arrived we were given a water/electric site but charged for a full hook-up site. They explained that even though the spots are about 50 ft deep they don't allow motorhomes (we have a 30 ft class A) in the water/electric sites (an error had been made when we reserved) so we needed to pay the full hook-up price (even though we did not have a full hook-up site) or pay $9 to dump our tanks. Not a lot of money but annoying. In the spirit of full disclosure they should document the $9 dump fee on their website and reservation confirmation letters. Not a bad park, sites level and deep but not overly spacious. Lots of amenities at this park that we don't care about but you really can't beat the location to Charleston.
03/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
No hook-ups, many sites not very level but were decently sized; best suited for tent campers and small RV's (we have a 30 ft class A). This campground was in some disarray while we were there, probably in preparation for the summer season. Messy, unkept sites, large piles of dirt and gravel all over the place, only a handful of sites open for use. No reservations, gates hard locked at 7 pm this time of year. The bathrooms were serviceable but the showers were completely open, no privacy whatever. One dump station was open, both were easy to access. The Sugarloaf Dune trail and the Fly Trap trail were nice walks. Not a great campground but not bad and overall it worked well as a basecamp for visiting Wilmington. The Battleship North Carolina was fantastic, Fort Fisher interesting and the Fort Fisher/Southport ferry was fun. The old Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson area was also an interesting stop.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park close to the historic areas of Savannah. Bathhouses are small and a bit older but clean and very serviceable. There is one washer and one dryer at the bathhouses that have laundry. The park has cable TV with about 10 channels. This park was pretty and quiet with large, level pull around sites. We have a 30 ft class A. Some trimming of overhead branches is needed on the roads in the campground. In addition to visiting Savannah we enjoyed the Wormsloe Historic Site, Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Beautiful campground on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Most sites are near the water and have great views. We had site #85 and loved the quiet location and water access. We have a 30 ft class A and we fit in the site but this site wouldn't take a much larger rig. The site was sloped somewhat from left to right. All of the sites were clean and raked (including the fire pits) and the park overall was really nicely kept. Folks at check-in were very friendly and capable. Two minor negatives were that the drinking water seemed to have a lot of particulates and the bathhouse near us was closed for some work. We really enjoyed the dam and the COE visitor center. The dump was well situated with easy access. Great park, we hope to visit again some day.
03/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I read the reviews here before staying at this campground and sort of overlooked the comment about the train noise since we are not typically very sensitive to outside noises but I was shocked at how often the trains went by, how loud they seemed, the vibration they created in the coach and how really long many of them were. Maybe it was our site. We had site #102 which was wonderfully separated from neighbors but seemed to really catch the sound waves from the train and the water craft in the area. Maybe the sites on the other side of the ridge are better. The lake was very low and looked rather brown, almost muddy in places. Some of the sites had rather severe slopes for backing-up before reaching the more level part of the site but most were level and spacious. Folks at check-in were very friendly and capable. Gate locked at 9 pm with no access even for campers. We absolutely love COE parks but this one is not a favorite. A different site and some time for the lake to fill might give a completely different experience.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campsites in this park are gravel, quite long (especially the pull-thrus) and typically level with a separate area for picnic table, BBQ grill and fire pit; we have a 30 ft class A. We had site #21 right on the water. Bathhouse and laundry nearest our site was closed for renovation and one dump station was also closed. The other dump was easy to access. Nightly rate includes a $3 parking fee in addition to camping rate. Enjoyed the museum at the park and highly recommend a day trip to Andersonville National Historic Monument.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park has beautiful grounds and a very interesting museum. We were very happy with site #7; a long, level, back-in site with good landscaping for some privacy. All of the sites in this loop seemed spacious except for 1 and 3 which were quite close together. We have a 30 ft class A. Bathhouses were very clean and modern with one washer and dryer outside. Television reception was marginal for us. Except for the pleasant sound of the Carillon bells playing Stephen Foster tunes this park was remarkably quiet even though it looked full every evening. Dump station was easy to access. A visit to the Olustee Battlefield NM is an easy, worthwhile side trip.
02/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
It's three miles to the river area campground on a very pretty road with a fairly dense tree canopy overhead. At some points the overhead and side branches are too low to provide good clearance for a full sized motorhome. The two campgrounds are completely different. The Amelia river campground is densely wooded with very large sites and good privacy. The beach is a short distance away and has an incredible variety of seashells. We really liked site #24, it was level packed sand, deep enough for our 30 ft class A and very wide and private. Bathhouses a bit outdated but clean with plenty of hot water and hooks in the shower for your stuff. Men's showers and one of the women's showers do not have a private dressing area. One bathhouse had two sets of washer/dryers for laundry (cold water only). The dump in the river camping area can only be reached when entering the campground so if you want to dump before you leave you pretty much have to make two passes through the sites. The beach camping area is completely open and doesn't offer any privacy or shade but it has a great fishing pier and the sound of the ocean. The fort was fantastic, well worth the extra $2/person. We also liked nearby Fort Caroline NM and Kingsley Plantation in the Timucuan NP.
02/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is a bit more rustic than many due to about two miles of dirt road to and through the campground but it worked very well for us. The road is a bit narrow and lumpy but passable. We had site #16 and even though it was not entirely level we didn't have any trouble finding a sweet spot in it and it was very spacious overall with an easy back-in angle; we have a 30 ft class A. Some of the other sites are more narrow. All of the sites are surrounded by trees, palms and other greenery for privacy and shade. Bathhouses a bit outdated but clean with plenty of hot water, hooks and a bench in the shower for your stuff. Hosts are friendly, helpful and kept the sites groomed and the park clean. Dump station was easy to access. St. Augustine is about 15 minutes away, we visited Cabrillo de San Marcos, the Oldest House, the Spanish Quarter, the National Cemetary and Anastasia Island. We also thought that Fort Mantanzas Natl Monument and Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park were easy day trips worth doing. We had quite a bit of rain the night before we left and the road out had some large puddles to drive through but was fine. We liked the wildlife in this park and would visit again but it would be nice if the road were paved.
02/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a NFS campground with no hook-ups but it does have flush toilets and some open air showers. We were told that some of the showers have hot water but we did not try them. The sites were plenty deep enough for our 30 ft class A and very roomy overall although the paved parking pad is fairly narrow (Trailer Life called the sites 8 x 55 and that's pretty close if you just consider the paved part). Most of the sites are somewhat sloped front to back (or back to front). A few are pretty close to the water with nice views but you can't necessarily get to the water from the site. Staff friendly and organized at check-in, they do a great job of keeping the park and the sites raked and tidy. We stayed over President's Day weekend and the campground was full but did not feel too cramped. Many, many, many families with children enjoyed the small but nice lake and beach area. Nice campground, easy to get to from Hwy 42 with decent roads throughout. Only real negative is that the dump station was very awkward to get to if you happen to be camping in the loop closest to the day use area (sites 1-23); many fresh water spigots were available throughout the campground.
02/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the same campground with reviews under Miami/Everglades KOA but the campground is no longer a KOA. We only have a 30 ft class A and did not want sewer hook-up so they put us in GP6 along the grassy back edge of the park and we greatly prefered it to the more congested regular RV sites. It was a bit of a distance from the showers and didn't have cable but the site was very large, partially shaded and level with nice views forward of the play field and horizon. The whole park including the bathrooms/showers and laundry room was extremely clean and well kept. The park is surrounded by plant nursery's and other agriculture so the area is pretty quiet. We did hear a couple of trains go through nearby. The park is very close to the excellent Miami Metrozoo and we liked the Hunt Brothers Pizza right in the campground. Expensive but they are a Good Sam park.
02/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
While the Pine Grove campground in the park is pretty rough and scrubby right now it's not entirely without trees or greenery. Some sites were very open and a bit barren but not all. We like site #84 OK, it was level, had some plants and there was no one close on our awning side but we were a bit cozy with our neighbors on the utility side. In the Pine Grove loop sites 67, 68, 81 and 82 all looked fairly roomy and had some greenery. As noted in previous reviews the River campground has much more plant life and many tall trees but unfortunately no pets/fur bearing animals are allowed. Our bathhouse was a bit run down and the shower walls are so low that unless you're very short you can look the person in the next shower right in the eye; water was tepid. Easy to get to with decent roads throughout and the dump station is easy to access. We liked the auto tour and the observation tower and saw a mother alligator with youngsters off the boardwalk near the Eagleview area. The nature trails near the river were also nice with wild flowers starting to crop up.
02/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is easy to get to and roads in and around the park are good. We had site #68 and the site was deep enough for our 30 ft class A and toad but the neighbors were inches away from us on both sides. The utilities are on the wrong side in this site but we didn't have a problem reaching them. As noted by others the sites are really packed together and although there are many trees around to make the park look a woodsy they unfortunately don't provide any privacy. We've had great luck with FL state parks so far but many of the campsites at this one are terrible. Incredibly crowded and noisy on the weekend late into the night. We checked out the pull thru sites recommended in a previous review and while they were better, they were still close together with no privacy. The new bathhouse is still under construction. Existing bathrooms/showers were older and not spotlessly clean but certainly usable; two bathhouses also had a washer and dryer. The dump was pretty easy in and out. We enjoyed lunch at the Inn and the CCC museum and we loved walking the nature trails but don't see spending $$ to be wedged into these mini-sites again. We'd rather go without hook-ups and stay in the primitive camping area where the sites are spacious, quiet and afford some privacy.
01/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park. The sites are level and easily deep enough for our 30 ft class A (although not overly wide) but fairly thick trees all around provide nice privacy. The utilities are about half way back in the site and we needed a few feet of our 10 ft water extension since we had backed up as far into the site as we could. Many people pulled in forward for a really great view. The piers and the remants of the fort were interesting to see and the east beach area had a really good view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Tarpon Springs was a nice day trip. All of the beaches had an amazing variety of shells and sea life visible. We liked watching the big boats and tugs going by. We had site #215 and loved it. The bay is just a few feet behind the RV; we saw beautiful sunsets. Two separate dump stations have easy access. Bathrooms and showers were clean with good hot water. Each bathhouse also had one open air washer and dryer. This seems to be a very busy, well run park and after seeing it I'm not surprised at how popular it is even though it's a bit expensive. If we ever get anywhere near this area again we will return. There are two toll points on the way into the park ($1 and $.55 for four axles) and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge was $2.
01/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park enclosing six lakes used to be a citrus orchard, some citrus trees remain. Sites were clean, level and decently spaced; we have a 30 ft class A. The spacing is especially important because there is no greenery whatever that provides any privacy or visual separation from your neighbors; the campground area is very open. Bathrooms and showers are clean and new looking but chilly on a cool day. We were happy to find laundry facilities with one washer and one dryer. There are a handful of full hook-up sites in two of the loops. There are fishing piers on two lakes near the campground and the beach area is very nice. The dump has two stations and is easy to access. The cabins looked really great. The park was quite busy during our stay and seemed full every night but was quiet. Overall this was a good camping experience but we really prefer more wooded sites with some shade and privacy.
01/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Our site #44 was level, wide and quite spacious for our 30 ft class A. We had trees and greenery on three sides for some privacy. The road into the park and to the campgrounds had a few overhanging branches that brushed the top of the RV but the antennas survived. The bathrooms and showers were not heated but clean; the showers had plenty of hot water and places to put your stuff. The campground was full on the weekend but thankfully not noisy at all. The springs were very nice and quite warm, they were crowded on the weekend; this is a nice, busy day use area for locals. Occasional road noise from Wekiwa Springs Rd is the only thing that reminds you that you are in a densely populated area. Dump station is easy in and out. We really liked this park and would stay here again.
01/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very nice park in a quiet, peaceful area. Sites not that big but roomy enough, we have a 30 ft class A. Staff on check-in extremely friendly and helpful. Passport America and Good Sam park. Cable TV consists of six channels. Bathhouses are simple with no paper towels or a shelf or bench in the shower to set your stuff on but very clean and well maintained. Laundry is also very clean and organized but allows cold water washing only. The boardwalk leading to the Suwannee river is a neat feature; interesting birds and plants in the swamp leading to the river and a very nice view of the river at the end of the boardwalk. Dump station is easy to access.
01/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campsite area of this park is fairly small with 30 sites in one loop. Some sites are just a few steps from the river bank. The road in the campground loop is not paved and seemed a bit narrow at first but it's one way and we did not have any problems. As previously posted, many of the sites have the utilities on the wrong side and regardless of the side they can be rather a stretch from the RV. We had site #16 which was very wide and deep enough for our 30 ft class A but not large enough for a big rig, there were other sites what were quite a bit deeper. We pulled in forward to better access the utilities (and the view from the front windows was much better) and used a spare 10 ft of water hose to reach the faucet. This worked very well for us. The sites were pretty level and have quite a few trees and other greenery to give you some privacy. The bathhouse were a little chilly in the morning and had three showers with plenty of hot water and water pressure. Not spotlessly clean (some mildew, sand and bugs) but not offensive. There are two very nice nature trails that go through the park and the day use area had a very nice playground. The dump station is a bit awkward to get in and out of but is fully serviceable. The park was clean, more quiet and not as crowded as some we've been to lately (and pets are allowed). We liked it a lot and would return.
12/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Most sites are gravel or dirt and a bit sloped requiring some leveling boards but there are a couple with concrete pads in the Lagoon loop. We liked site #20 because it was right on the bay. At high tide you could hear the water lapping on the shore. Unfortunately the park seemed to have quite a bit of trash nearly everywhere you looked, in the fire pits, on the trails, all around the sites. We came from Henderson Beach SP recently which was immaculate and we noted the rather more run down quality of this park. Disappointing, especially since it's more expensive. The beaches were great and just a short walk from the campsites. Bathrooms are older, chilly and showed some wear but they were clean enough for the most part and fairly large five shower stalls in the one near us. There are two separate places to dump holding tanks. Some roads in are a bit rough in spots but not really a problem. No pets allowed for some reason. The Visitor Center near the camp store has a book exchange. The park was pretty busy for the New Years weekend but not noisy which was very nice. We enjoyed our stay but would probably find a park that is pet friendly next time.
12/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Florida State Park guide says the RV length limit for this is 35 ft and that seems about right. Some sites are fairly deep and some are quite shallow. A number are set-up so that the water hook-up is on the side opposite the power hook-up because the water for two sites comes off of one pipe with two faucets. We have a 30 ft class A and one of the curved pull-thrus (site #5) worked well for us. Sites are mostly level with packed sand surrounded by pine trees. The bathrooms were heated (ineffectively) by an electric space heater so it was chilly but they were clean and the showers fairly sizeable and private. Dump station can only be reached on the way out of the campground. The trail from the campground past the lake to the sinkholes and falls is easy, pretty and well worth doing. We liked the campground and would recommend a visit to the falls.
12/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had a back-in site which was nice and wide and plenty deep for our 30 ft class A; fairly level gravel with plants and shrubbery giving a little break from your neighbors. Outdoor laundry near the bathhouse has two washers and two dryers. Some traffic noise from Hwy 98 but not too bad. Bathrooms very clean, warm and showers spacious. Park has an easy access double dump station set-up that you can enter either coming or going. Boardwalk closest to the campsites was closed for repair but access to the beach from the day use area was easy to get to. Great park, we really liked it.
12/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park on Lake Seminole with both trees and open grassy areas. Sites were level concrete and spaced pretty well, roads in and around park are fine. We have a 30 ft class A. Bathhouses were older and not in perfect repair but they were clean. One of the showerhouses had a double with two shower heads in one open room and a separate dressing area, another had a shared dressing area but two private showers. There is a laundry with one washer and one dryer. We initally passed the road off US 90 leading to the campground because the street signs are rather suble; look for street names on the white posts on the street corners. Bolivar Street also has a stop light. This is a nice COE park and we would stay here again.
12/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful park filled with trees draped with spanish moss. The park was very quiet in December. Many sites are right on the water, a couple with docks directly accessible (#31 for example); sites are level concrete pads. We really liked site #39 with a deck right on the shore built for the picnic table. The COE campground guide says that maximum RV length limit is 35 feet but many sites would handle bigger rigs and there are no problems with the roads in and around the park. We have a 30 ft class A. Bathrooms and showers are warm, clean and well-maintained; there is a laundry with one washer and one dryer. Dump station was easy to access. Friendly helpful staff. We love the COE parks and this is a great one. One of the nicest parks overall that we've stayed at and we'd recommend it to anyone.
12/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice wooded park. Only one shower house for the campground so it was about 1/2 mile from many of the sites. Sites were level concrete and spaced well. There are a couple of 50 amp sites and pull thrus. We have a 30 ft class A. Another good COE campground, we'd stay there again.
12/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very pretty setting with trees, a private pond and lake (stocked they say and no license needed). Many ducks and geese wander about the place, very charming. The bathrooms and showers on the other hand are very small, the buildings flimsy and not very clean. We opted not to use them. The laundry room was locked when we tried the door and there were many, many shabby permanents. There are 2.5 miles of narrow, lumpy county road leading to the campground and about 1/2 mile of dirt road to the sites themselves. This was a bargain at about $15 and a good half way campground for us to see both Vicksburg and Jackson but we would probably try another campground before returning.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty wooded, typically peaceful setting (marred one day and night by a DP who ignored many empty sites, pulled in right behind us and ran their noisy generator for hours on end including starting it up at 5:30 in the morning). Bathrooms clean enough but simple, no showers or hook-ups. The sites are curved pull-thrus laid out rather strangely and some are not very level but those are small things especially for a free campground. Nice little trail to the high point overlook area. This is a wonderful place to stay while exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a full hook-up site that appeared to be an in-season host site. Sites were level concrete and spaced well. Bathrooms and showers are warm, clean and well-maintained; there is a laundry with one washer and one dryer. The town of Aberdeen is small but has groceries and other services. Nice trees and shade, a number of sites were waterfront. Another nice COE campground, we'd stay there again.
11/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an RV park and gun club but we did not find noise from the shooting to be troublesome. The location works well for visiting the Corinth Civil War Interpretive site and Shiloh Military Park. The park is not fancy but has full hook-ups with 50 amp electric and most sites have concrete parking pads. It appeared that some of the pull-thru sites were being worked on and did not have good access. Regular fee is $20, with Good Sam $15 and with Passport America $10. A real bargain for a decent park.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty wooded setting, very quiet in November which was nice. Bathrooms clean enough but simple, no showers or hook-ups but also no fees. There was a water spigot for filling tanks near the bathrooms. Sites nearer the bathroom are more level than the other sites (about #1 through 11) not all sites are big rig friendly but some would probably be fine. This is a wonderful place to stay while exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway.
11/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
We found this park after the state park we had hoped to stay at was full for the weekend and in the end we were glad since this park was not too full and very quiet and the state park was probably a zoo. We noticed some somewhat distant train noise but it was not at all troublesome. Roads inside the park are wide enough and give easy access but are rather lumpy and the dump is situated in a slightly awkward manner but these are minor complaints. Route in from the freeway was very clearly signed and slightly narrow but really no problem whatever. There is a convenient easy in and out gas station just off the freeway exit as well. We had site #15 and it was level and felt roomy without anyone camped on either side, it might seem a lot more cramped if the park was full. The bathrooms were quite clean and well kept and the showers were a bit small but had a private dressing area. The hot water took a very long time to get warm and never actually got hot. The pool was closed but looked clean. They offer Wi-Fi but don't have cable. Overall we liked this park, it was pretty, quiet and clean, the people were friendly and the location worked well for us. We visited Chickamauga battlefield, Point Park on Lookout Mountain, the Camping World and the Chattanooga Market. We would absolutely stay here again in the off season. We have a 30 ft class A.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We loved this wooded no hook-up, no shower campground. We came into Cherokee and the park on Hwy 19 through Maggie Valley and wished we had taken the 19 truck route instead. The road was much less narrow and unforgiving. We camped in November and most of the campground was closed off, only A and B loops were open. Potable and non-potable water at the dump station had been turned off. We liked site A7 just fine, it was fairly level and quite roomy with a stream just across the way that we could hear. Trailer Life indicates that typical site size is 12 x 27 and the park website says that the RV length limit for this campground is 35 ft but we saw many slightly curved pull-thru sites in D loop that were 100 ft long. They weren't all completely level but they looked fine for big rigs. F loop is an RV only loop that would take a 35 ft RV with some sites in the trees and some more out in the open, several are right on the stream. Bathrooms were simple flush toilets with cold running water, some bugs and a bit of dirt but not too bad. Road into campground and to dump station is narrow but distance each way is less than 1/4 mile. We have a 30 ft class A.
04/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
Busy place, no hook-ups, no showers and one shabby bathroom far from a number of sites, but can't beat price and location. Lots of trees and right on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Some sites looked large enough for bigger rigs but not sure if they would accommodate 40+ footers, we have a 30 ft class A and all sites were big enough for us. We would stay here again.
10/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
It's true, the road inside the park is a bit steep and the road leading to it from I-40 is narrow but we had no problem with either. We loved this park, someone went to a lot of trouble to carve these sites out of the mountainside and then terrace and landscape them so that they are level, roomy enough (although they can't be called spacious) and still natural. We had back-in site #19 which was more than large enough for our 30 ft class A. The laundry, bathrooms and showers are spotlessly clean, absolutely meticulous and we really like the private showers. The staff we worked with at check in was friendly and capable, they lead you to your site and help you back-in if you need or want it. Our nightly rate reflects the weekly rate (buy 6 nights and get the 7th free). It's a bargain for a nice site, sparkling clean showers, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and close proximity to all of the attractions of Asheville. We would stay definitely stay here again.
10/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, quiet no hook-up campground at mile marker 120 on the Blue Ridge Parkway; just outside of Roanoke where all services are available. We only have a 30 ft class A and found that a number of the RV sites were not long enough for us, not sure if any would support big rigs. All sites are paved and level enough to work with. The pull arounds are not very wide and give you the feeling that your slides on the side nearest the road are a bit exposed. We liked site #91, it was level and big enough for the RV and had space for the toad next to it. It was one of the more open sites, most had more tree cover. The bathroom was very clean and basic, it is equiped with a lantern hanger for after hours visits since it has no lights of its own. This was a good campsite, pretty, quiet and well kept, dump station was easy in and out with potable water available at the far end of the dump area. Campground closes the end of Oct. We would stay there again.
10/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This CG is at mile marker 22.2 on Skyline Drive in the park. The trip into the park from Front Royal was very easy; we didn't notice the grade, probably because the speed limit is only 35 mph. Most sites in the CG are shaded by nice tall oak trees (nice except for the acorns that pelted us constantly and forcefully on a couple of very windy days and nights), these paved back-in sites tended to be a bit sloped fore and aft as well as side to side. There were sites in a more open area (about C150 to C170) that looked a bit more level. We have a 30 ft class A and had plenty of room to park our toad in front of the RV, we did not see any sites that looked large enough for a big rig (40+ ft) and a towed vehicle but there may be a some that we missed. The roads to and throughout the CG were paved and in good shape. Bathrooms were clean, simple flush toilets; there are no hook-ups, laundry or showers at Mathews Arm but it was peaceful and the autumn leaves were lovely. There is a campstore at the Elkwallow wayside about two miles from the CG. We had several deer wander through the campground. There is a dump station with two ports that is well situated a bit away from the entrance to the CG. We liked the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center and in general the north end of the park seems less congested than the central and south sections, we would stay here again. Campground closes at the end of Oct.
10/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites are not exactly wooded but there are lots of trees between the rows of pull through sites; RV length limit is 35 ft, towed vehicles are parked next to the rig. We have a 30 ft class A and found the interior roads to be wide enough and in good condition. Not much privacy between rigs but having the paved sites positioned at an angle helps; sites are fairly level. Good laundry facilities and restrooms and showers were clean stainless steel with lots of hot water, plenty of hooks and a separate, dry dressing area. Two dump stations, well situated with one each on the incoming and outgoing sides of the road coming into the place. Office staff was friendly and gave us very useful information. Lots of construction on Hwy 234 but not troublesome except for an occasional bit of difficulty making a left hand turn out of the campground. We enjoyed day trips to the Manassas battlefield, Washington DC, Mt. Vernon (we loved the live demonstration at the grist mill) and Prince William Forest. We would stay here again.
10/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This no reservation CG is at mile marker 80 on Skyline Drive in the park. Nearly all of the sites are pull arounds and varied in how tight the turn is and level they are. The roads to and throughout the CG are paved and in good shape. Bathrooms are simple flush toilets; there are no hook-ups, laundry or showers right in the CG but there are pay showers and laundry at the campstore nearby. We have a 30 ft class A and had plenty of room for the RV and our toad. We saw some sizable RV's in some sites but the curve of other sites could give big rigs some difficulty. Sites on A loop were crowded but offered a view off the mountain. We liked D76 for being level and the spacious grassy area to the right of the RV. There were trees and other greenery between many of the sites. Campground closes the end of Oct. We would stay here again.
10/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful campground in autumn with the colorful leaves reflecting on the lake. There are about 20 sites in B and C loop with electric that are sized for RV's. It looked like all of the sites would be large enough for our 30 ft class A and many would accommodate much larger rigs. Bathrooms were very clean. The showers did not have temp control on the push button nozzles, we did not use them so we don't know how warm they were. The sites were very level with hard packed sand and lots of trees and space between them. The road in the park leading to the campground loops seemed narrow; it's probably wide enough for two large rigs to pass but I was very glad that we didn't have to. The whole campground was in great condition and we would love to get back there to spend more time some day. The CG can be reached from the Blue Ridge Parkway from MM 13. 5 and the junction with route 664 or MM 16 and the junction with route 814. Route 814 off the parkway is much less steep than route 664 but both are fine. We believe that the campground closes the end of Oct.
10/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Tidy, well maintained COE campground at the W. Kerr Scott reservoir with extremely spacious, level, gravel campsites including 50 amp electric and water. We found that the roads in and throughout were in good shape and more than roomy enough for our 30 ft class A. The sites are surrounded by trees and near the reservoir, some had a nice lake view. Bathrooms were very clean and the showers were fine (hot water was hot and shower heads were high enough) but lacked a private dressing area. Dump station is easy in and out. Campground closes the end of Oct. We would definitely camp here again.
10/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Many sites have a fair amount of slope to them, especially in D loop; sites are electric only or no hook-up Sites in D loop are out in the open, other loops are wooded. This park prohibits alcohol and pets except in a handful of specific sites and pets are defined as dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and any/all other animals. We had been turned away from another no-pets-of-any-kind PA state park for our indoor cats but we ended up in a pet approved site at this park. Close to Gettysburg and Harley-Davidson (and other) factory tours in York. We also made a longish (65 miles) day trip to Harper's Ferry and Antietam. Lake Marburg is a big lake in the park but not close to the campground. Bathrooms were relatively clean. Dump station is roomy and well organized, it has two ports and potable water. Nice park, annoying pet policy but pretty and quiet; we might stay here again. Fees for out-of-staters are $16 mid-week and $19 week end.
10/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
We called Granite Hill just before the busy Apple Fest weekend because we discovered after arriving that the state park we planned to stay at prohibits all pets (no dogs, no cats, no hamsters, birds or any other caged animals) and while the Granite Hill staff was very helpful and pleasant on the phone the site that was assigned us was completely unsuitable for our RV. We only have a 30 ft class A but the space (B18) sloped severely from side to side and dropped off steeply in the front, the useful area was not nearly big enough for us. B18 also had a tree with very low branches that encroached on the site. Perhaps a pop-up could use that space but not without a serious leveling effort. We asked for another site and they had one more option for us. This site did not have a tree but seemed short and had a significant slope from side to side. We appreciated the fact that were given a refund with no problem when we opted not to stay. Granite Hills looks like a very nice park but even small motorhomes might want to be cautious of sites B11 through B18.
10/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is beautiful and heavily wooded; close to a nice lake with a beach in the park. Site was level and spacious enough for our 30 ft class A, we had just enough room to park our toad in front of the RV. We entered the campground with no problems by using the entrance near the tiny town of Trent. The campground can also be reached from the park entrance by driving through the park, but that road is more narrow and hilly, had one hairpin turn and one spot with tree branches that could be problematic for RV's needing about 12 ft overhead clearance. The park was extremely quiet in early October and we enjoyed the solitude. We enjoyed day trips to Fallingwater, Fort Necessity and Bradock's Grave, the Nemacolin Resort area, the Johnstown Flood Memorial and a number of covered bridges in the county. Bathrooms were clean but showers had very low shower heads and no private dressing area. This park prohibits pets and alcohol. There is a well set-up, double dumpstation with a fresh water fill spigot (sites themselves are electric only). The visitor center is very pretty, staffed by friendly, helpful volunteers and has an interesting display of CCC information and memorabilia. Rates for electric sites for out-of-state folks are $16 mid-week and $19 for weekends. We would recommend this park and would stay here again.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed after the water park had closed for the season so it was uncrowded, quiet and peaceful. Sites were level with some shade and might seem crowded if the park was full but not in late Sept, we have a 30 ft class A. Owners very friendly, park beautifully kept up. Bathhouses were open to the air so a bit chilly on some mornings but extremely clean and well maintained. Campground has two easily accessible dump stations. Baylor Beach is easy to get to from Hwy 62 or 93 and we really liked the little town of Brewster nearby. Very friendly, helpful Postmaster, nice IGA store, very good pizza, excellent Big Cheese Shoppe and Shearers snack outlet; active Amish population. Not far from all of the services of Canton/Akron. We wouldn't stay here in season but families with kids would love it and we would certainly stay here again off season.
09/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a great state park, most sites are electric only but there are a couple with full hook-ups. Premium sites have a view of the lake but don't appear to have direct lake access. We stayed for a week in E17, one of the loops that has low hanging branches that wreaked havoc on our forward antennas, but it was fairly level and we loved the thick trees on three sides, the overall spaciousness of the site and the distance to neighboring sites. It was so quiet that the insects at night sounded like a deafening roar. We have a 30 ft class A and the sites appeared big enough for us but I believe that a 40+ footer might have trouble fitting their toad in the site. The person we dealt with at check-in was exceptionally helpful, she went above and beyond the call of duty in giving us information and assisting us in the process. One negative is that the bathhouses are really run down and not overly clean. Our nightly rate reflects four nights with the Passport America discount and three nights at full rate. Lots to do in the area, all easily accessible from this park. We would stay here again.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful park. Raccoon Run seems to be the nicest loop, less cramped, roomier sites and most sites well shaded; however, all loops have some sites that are fairly sloped from front to back. Site #305 was very good, fairly level, nice shade and private. We have a 30 ft class A and found the access roads and RV sized sites to be easy to navigate. The park was very quiet when we visited mid-week after Labor Day but were told that it was sold out for the weekend, no doubt it would lose some of it's peaceful quality when full. Maybe a little bit expensive compared to some nice state parks in other areas with electric only but again, a beautiful park overall. We just stayed for an overnight stop but would like to get back there some day.
09/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
We found this campground to be a mix of good and not-so-good. On one hand the road approaching the park is lined with rather derelict properties so when you reach the park with security gates and a nice, well-kept office you almost feel relieved. Then you get inside the park and find a couple of rather derelict mobile homes and permanent RV's prominently located. The pond was relaxing and scenic, many were fishing in it, and the numerous tall trees in the park were pretty and gave great shade. Our site was level gravel with grass between, it was roomy enough for our 30 ft class A but not exactly spacious. The pool is small but looked clean, bathrooms and showers are clean enough but not nice or in the best repair. And no doubt I'm just a crank but I did not like the live entertainment offered on Saturday afternoon. While the band was certainly not bad it was really very loud--I'll go to a bar when I want live music--I prefer peace and quiet in my campgrounds; we would have requested a site far in the back had we realized. The staff inside and outside of the office as well as on the phone were exceptionally friendly, helpful and capable--a pleasure to deal with. We were glad to find this park when the state park we were hoping for was full and found that the drive to the Arch and Grant's Farm was no problem. All things considered though this park isn't ideal for us and we probably wouldn't stay again except as a quick overnighter.
08/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a very nice campground, the B loop has about 25 sites that have 30/50 amp electric (although no water since it has to be hauled up two miles from the canyon floor to the canyon rim). Vault toilets. Some pull-throughs and some back-ins, many were large enough for our 30 foot class A, but a sign at the pay station advises that 37 feet is the maximum RV length and the website cautions against anything over 35 feet. There was some shrubery and shade in some sites, we saw many deer in our campsite. Our toad's battery gave out at one of the look-out spots on the rim scenic drive and the rangers were very helpful in trying to get us started and recommending a good auto parts store in Montrose. No dump facilities in the campground. We very much liked the park and the campground and appreciated the electric hook-up. One thing to note is that the five mile drive on Hwy 347 to the campground is rather steep. We just took our time and had no difficulties.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very pretty heavily wooded park setting with oak trees and grass. The bathrooms and showers in the showerhouse are clean and the showers are spacious in a separate room. This park also has a laundry, just one washer and one dryer but we were happy to find it. There are also vault toilets closer to some of the campsites. Sites are fairly level, shaded, not too close to one another and have 30 amp electric. Water is available at the dump station and at water spigots scattered through the park. This park was very easy to reach from Hwy 36 with good access roads and a well positioned dump station. The park also has several trails that looked very nice but we did not walk them. We thought this was a lovely peaceful campground and we'd love to stay here again.
08/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a great campground for seeing Rocky Mountain National Park. The west side of the park is much less crowded than the east side and even on Labor Day weekend the place was not chaotic. No hook-ups or showers, level sites, great shade, lots of trees; some road noise in the sites near Hwy 34 but lots of wildlife and beautiful views. Most sites were large enough for our 30 ft class A but did not see any that would accommodate anything larger than about 36 ft. Dump station was situated well enough but the tree branches on each side of the road could not be totally avoided. We would certainly stay here again.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park. Sites are level gravel surrounded by grass with water and electric. Pull-throughs are very long, have the most direct lake view and cost a bit more. Our 30 ft class A had lots of room in the back-in sites. Mature trees gave nice shade and added to the green park setting. We did not use the lake or boat ramp facilities but really enjoyed the 1890's adobe house, the old schoolhouse and the prairie dog town most of all. This park was very easy to reach from Hwy 36 with good access roads and a well positioned dump station. Trailer Life says that this park has showers but we'd consider that a stretch at best. The showers consist of several nozzles lined up in a completely open area of the bathroom--they reminded us of the showers you find outside at the beach for washing sand off of your feet. That aside we liked this park and would stay again.
08/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
Fine for an overnight stop but considered it just a little bit $$ for what it is. Easy in and out for our 30 ft class A, nice shade in a couple of sites. Dump station not particularly well situated but serviceable. Restrooms/showers were also fine.
08/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here twice this summer for one and two night stays. Easy access from Boulder Hwy with side-by-side hook-ups. Some are pull-thrus and some are a bit unusual in that you pull into the site and back-out of it when leaving. Park is very tidy and well kept, there are relatively mature trees trees that look nice and throw some shade but they don't actually provide any relief from the heat in the summer. The pool looks nice although we didn't use it, the laundry was not all that clean but large and a bargain for wash and dry. Bathrooms and showers in the laundry/pool complex were clean and well maintained; the showers are fairly small but there are quite a few of them. We liked this park and would stay here again when we are in Las Vegas.
02/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were in the short term pull-through sites toward the front of the park and found our gravel site to be level and roomy enough for our 30 ft class A. Good roads and easy access to the park and the site. The office staff was friendly and helpful. They have propane and are are a short walk from a good grocery store. The laundry was small but clean, pool looked nice but we did not use it. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. It was cloudy during our stay so we did not have an opportunity to visit the observatory. We really enjoyed a day trip to Fort Huachuca while we were here. Definitely some train noise but we'd consider staying here again.
03/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the no showers, no hook-ups campground run by the park service. They have a no-generator area if you prefer. The campground was very busy when we visited in March-05, the park service now takes reservations for some of the sites while others are still first-come first-serve. We loved Big Bend, stayed four nights and wish we had stayed a full week. We did not miss the hook-ups but did opt for a generator site. We have a 30 ft class A, and our site was roomy, level and had some shade. The views were also very nice but some other sites were not as level and not as large. There is a small store nearby (near the paved RV park with hook-ups) with heavily used pay showers, ice, gas, souvenirs and other basics. The dump was well situated and easy to use. We plan to stay here again some time.
02/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Liked the grassy sites, a little bit of road noise but not too troublesome. Easy in and out of the site for our 30 ft class A, mostly level and big enough but certainly not spacious. The park has a nice looking pool that we did not use, decent laundry. Bathrooms/showers were fine. Great location for a day trip into Solvang. Not cheap but we'd stay here again if we were in the area.
08/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed at this park four times in the last year and really like it. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table and many have some shade; most are fairly level. This park is also very popular with locals and groups such as the boy scouts and indian guides. It is extremely crowded on weekends, the sites above the restrooms are a bit quieter (about #40 to 49). The sites level to the restrooms are very open to the noise and neighbors but have wonderful large oak trees that provide great shade, especially welcome in the summer (#4, 7 and 10 are very good sites). There are two handicap accessible shower/restrooms that are large, private and in rather better condition than the non-accessible restrooms. In our experience the restrooms can never be considered spotless but on weekends they are routinely very dirty with not a shred of toilet paper to be found; we avoid them from Friday 7pm through Sunday noon. We have a 30 ft class A and will fit in most if not all of the RV sites but there are only a couple that look like they can accommodate big rigs (40+ ft); there are two pull-throughs. The roads and bridges inside the park are a bit narrow and some of the greenery needs to be trimmed to avoid scrapes and rubs on the roof and sides of the coach. There is a nice nature trail and pond, a big playground for kids nearby and the town of Ramona is great small community with grocery, gas, restaurants, laundry and other services. All of the sites and amenities of San Diego are within easy driving distance of this park. The dump station is well laid out and easily accessible near the restrooms. We will stay here every time we are in the area, it's a real bargain (even the reservation fee is only $3) and a very nice park.
07/2005
rating [ 5/10 ]
This looks like a nice relatively modern state park on a pretty lake but we were fairly unhappy with the site we were assigned. We were glad we had only paid for two nights instead of our planned five. We've stayed at more than 60 places (national parks, state parks, nice RV parks and not-so-nice RV parks) in the last nine months and this was the most extremely out of level site we've seen to date. Many of the other sites are much more level (and then again many others are just as bad as ours) so it is very site specific. We also had problems with low power, measuring just 108 volts for 30 amp with no draw, it dropped to 105 with one AC running. On the plus side we had a nice view of the lake, the pull-thru site was long and wide enough for our 30 ft class A and the site came with a fire pit, BBQ grill and picnic table. We liked the private shower rooms but the water 'on' button for the shower had to be pressed down about every 1-1/2 minutes, the water temp could not be adjusted (but it was warm enough in July) and they were not very clean. There is a laundry on site which is a nice feature for a state park. Gates are locked nightly from 10 pm to 6am. Close to Park City and Heber City with Salt Lake City just about 45 minutes away.
01/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We loved the location of this park - right across the street from the beach and very near Morro rock. The bathrooms and showers were a bit long in the tooth but clean enough and reasonably maintained. There were several laundry areas in the park which was convenient. The site was level and not huge but certainly big enough for our 30 ft class A.
11/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
This place is an RV park in the winter and a water park in the summer. It was oddly interesting to see the guts of an empty water park in November. It was a good base camp for Saguaro National Park and the Sonora Living Desert Museum (we loved this museum). The sites were level gravel and we did not feel overly cramped. Very easy in and out for our 30 ft class A. There was no one in the office when we arrived, but self check-in worked fine. Their rules tell you not to run electric heaters. Certain areas are pet-free. Another visitor advised us that the voltage was low but we did not measure a problem. There was construction near-by when we visited (another RV park is being built right next door), but it was not much of a problem. Sometimes a wait to get to the individual self-contained bathroom/shower but it was clean and private when you did. Small dark laundry. We'd stay here again if we were visiting Tucson in winter again.
12/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
Passport America park. Stayed in this park while visiting Joshua Tree National Park. This is essentially a large, level, open, paved area that borders a golf course; so convenient it made us wish we played. The sites were very easy to get in and out of with decent space between rigs. Large and very busy laundry. Showers were clean and well kept but closed earlier and opened later than we would have liked and were a long distance from our site. The many well tended seasonal sites were much closer to the facilities than the short term sites. The town of 29 Palms has a series of buildings with locally meaningful murals painted on the sides that are well worth seeing. This was a decent enough place and if we were in the area again we would consider it.
12/2004
rating [ 6/10 ]
Passport America park. Didn't love this park,but didn't hate it. Large, level, open gravel parking area broken up by utility poles with plenty of room between rigs; easy access for our 30 ft class A. Electric was metered and signs in the bathroom/showers suggested additional $$ donation for the shower and cleaning supplies. The two showers available to serve the park seemed to be busy nearly all the time. Large laundry room also busy. Park was clean and there were numerous planned activities for the LOW (Loners On Wheels) group. We very much enjoyed day trips to Silver City and City of Rocks State Park as well as lunch at Caliche's (hot dogs and ice cream custard) while in the area. Not far from the Mexico border and the city of Palomas. For the Passport America price it is a very good deal but since there are several RV parks in Deming we might check out another one before returning to the LOW Hi.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
No reservation campground in the Yellowstone NP. No hook-ups, no showers but clean suitable bathrooms. All sites are pull-thrus and this is one of the two park run campgrounds where generators are allowed. Vegetation in the area is sagebrush and lodgepole pines. Sites seemed big enough for our 30 ft class A but they wouldn't for a big rig. They were not overly level but some are much better than others, we liked site #61 with a nice view of surrounding hills and pine trees on three sides for some shade. This campground worked very well for us while we saw the sites in the north end of the park.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a reservation CG run by Xanterra in Yellowstone NP. No hook-ups, no showers in the CG (there are separate pay shower and laundry facilities near-by) and while bathrooms were clean and pleasant enough the closest one to our site was some distance and the gray water disposal sink was out of order. We loved the shade in site #319 and it's relative solitude but many others are in much more congested loops of the CG. Our site was a bit sloped but plenty wide for our 30 ft class A with just enough room to tuck the tow in front. The ladies at the reservation and registration desk were friendly and infinitely patient with the arriving throngs of visitors. This campground worked very well for us while we saw the sites in the south end of the park.
12/2004
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is essentially a long term/permanent mobile home/RV park with a few spots available for overnight or short term visitors. The roads in and out were more roomy than some and the sites were fine but not spacious by any means for our 30 ft class A. Our site was supposed to have 50 amp but did not; electricity is extra $. No shade. The showers were not particularly modern, rather a distance from our site and the shower I used had the hot and cold water positions reversed (this really bugs me) but clean and suitable overall. Nice big laundry. The permanent residents were fairly friendly as they zipped around on their golf carts. Didn't care much for the office staff, not overly friendly and they seemed to consider us a nuisance but only had to deal with them twice. Can't say that I would recommend this park or stay there again but it worked out fine for us while we were in the area for a couple of days. Passport America place.
11/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
We visited this park at an unfortunate time because the wind screamed and howled the whole time we were there--it was rather disconcerting. The lake was whipped into foam and whitecaps. The camp host was friendly and helpful, we appreciated her phone call in advance of our arrival telling us that the main road was out and giving us alternate directions. Hated the showers, the nozzle was too low, projected at an awkward angle and the on button had to be held down continually. The water temp also could not be adjusted and it was just lukewarm; in the summer it probably feels just right but was chilly in November. Sites were pretty level and spacious with nice views of the lake. The trees have grown since we were there about 12 years ago but they don't provide much shade, we liked the covered picnic tables. Given the backroads we had to take to get in and out due to the main road outage it seemed a bit remote but we enjoyed a visit to Carlsbad Caverns and the town of Carlsbad. We would stay there again if the forecast did not predict strong winds.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park worked very well for us while we visited Little Bighorn Natl Monument. Easy in and out for our 30 ft class A with level, grassy pull-thru's and some shaded picnic tables. Not exactly spacious sites but plenty of room. No train or highway noise. Liked the trees in the park but most did not seem to provide much shade. Gentlemen in the office were capable and considerate when assigning our site. The laundry was clean and organized. We had planned to stay at the Grandview RV Park in the area but there was no one on staff who could help us when we arrived and it looked rather scruffy--thank goodness because it caused us to try this KOA and we were lucky to get a site. We would stay here again.
12/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
Small park, close to the water and boat launch ramp with nice views. Easy in and out of the campground and sites were level and plenty big for our 30 ft class A. Nice hikes from the campground, easy drive to Lake Havasu City and the London Bridge. We liked it and would like to return.
03/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Scrubby area (no shade), spacious sites for our 30 ft class A, decent showers. We'd stay here again.
10/2004
rating [ 9/10 ]
Expensive with no hook-ups and pay showers but very well worth it. We have a 30 ft class A and had plenty of room in the site. The views from the ocean bluff side are spectacular. Easy access to the beach via several sets of stairways. Laundry available at the park and the dump station is easy to use. Beautiful oasis of a park close to all the shopping in the world in Carlsbad and neighboring communities. We'd recommend it to anyone hope to visit again.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
All sites appeared level and large enough for our 30 ft class A and the road was easy to navigate and in good condition. No hook-ups, no showers and simple bathrooms. We liked the quiet, peaceful, wooded nature of most of the sites. We would recommend staying here for a night or two while visiting the park.
11/2004
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park close to historic Tombstone, Fort Huachuca and the town of Bisbee with open, level gravel sites, nice views and very friendly, helpful staff. Nice game room and book exchange. Very clean bathrooms, showers and laundry. Electric was metered. Passport America park. We would stay there again.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
No hook-ups, no showers and simple bathrooms but we really liked being so close to the monument. It made it easy for us to do the hike around Devil's Tower in the evening when it was a bit cooler. Many sites had some shade depending on the position of the sun, most were large enough for our 30 ft class A.
04/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
The paved part of many of the sites was a little narrow and required some care in backing in but the campsite itself was spacious and not too close to its neighbors. We have a 30 ft class A. Most sites had electric, only two had water and sewer. There were many sites with beautiful lake views and close lake access, most had lots of trees. The restrooms were not very close to the site and the women's was locked when we were there so can't comment on them. We would stay here again.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park has nice, grassy, electric and water pull-thru sites in the meadow for easy in and out as well as satellite reception but we loved our very wooded, electric-only back-in site. Even in the middle of July this campground was not packed in and felt spacious and quiet. Site #61 was level and very wide for our 30 ft class A and tow. We did get some road noise from Hwy 2 and some train noise but not in any way troublesome for us. We loved this campground as an alternative to the very crowded Apgar and Two Medicine CG's (no hook-ups) right in Glacier NP. The only thing that might be a drawback is the distance from the Going-to-the-Sun road drive. We drove about 130 miles round trip one day (campsite to W. Glacier to Going-to-the-Sun road to E. Glacier to home) but loved every mile of it. The bathrooms and shower houses are not modern but clean and well-maintained. The laundry is small but very clean and reasonable. The dump station is well-laid out and the office staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We would absolutely stay here again.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites are level with grass on one side and park has good access from I-15 or Hwy 2. The parallel parking style lay-out is unusual and while not difficult to navigate for our 30 ft class A it means that all units have one side exposed to the road. Private, individual bathroom/showers were clean. This park was just fine for an overnight stay.
11/2004
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park close to historic Tombstone, Fort Huachuca and the town of Bisbee with open, level gravel sites, nice views and very friendly, helpful staff. Nice game room and book exchange. Very clean bathrooms, showers and laundry. Electric was metered. Passport America park. We would stay there again.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Loved the location of this park, right next to a big Cabela's store. Bathrooms and showers were clean, showers were private rooms independent of the bathrooms. Cable reception at our site was very poor. Would stay here overnight again if we wanted to visit Cabela's but would skip the cable and consider the electric only sites instead for about $16.
02/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a huge park of the parking lot type we avoid when possible, but we were quite grateful to find a spot when we arrived late on a busy Feb afternoon and found our first two choices full. The place is very clean and well-organized. We did not notice any road noise although I-8 is nearby. We stayed there again in May and the place was deserted, but we still liked it because they parked us next to the pool. Big, clean restrooms and laundry. The Yuma Territorial Prison is worth a stop while in the area.
11/2004
rating [ 8/10 ]
I'd give this park a 9 except I don't care for side-by-side hook-ups. Very nice park overall; clean, reasonably sized, level sites with very clean and updated restrooms, showers and laundry. Easy in and out for our 30 ft class A. We enjoyed the town of Roswell, it felt small but seemed to have everything you'd need. Happy Jack's Trading Post for used books and a huge variety of beads was a really cool place recommended by the lady at the RV park office.
12/2004
rating [ 3/10 ]
We did not care for this park. The few available transient/overnighter RV spots are mixed in with all of the permanent or long-term 55+ RV residents so it seemed extremely crowded. We were unfortunately very close-to and downwind of our neighbors diesel exhaust for what seemed like ages while they did some maintenance or repair. The 90 degree back-in from a narrow street with trees felt a little tight but not really a terrible problem for our 30 ft class A. Good laundry and clean restrooms/showers but we wouldn't choose this park again, just too cramped and crowded.
01/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Small, quiet park with level pull-through sites situated just down ravine/valley from a very nice mobile home park just off Hwy 101. Some slightly scruffy long-termers in the RV area, but not too bad. There were very few overnighters when we stayed. We liked the flock of wild turkeys that roamed the campground and white deer nearby. Local TV provided was very limited and we did not see the pool but laundry was nice, although rather a bit of distance up the hill closer to the mobile home park than the RV park. We had plenty of room for our 30 ft class A. This was a very reasonable place to stop for a night or two. We'd do it again.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a no frills campground perfectly suited for a day or two. No bathrooms, showers, or laundry but long pull-thru sites with easy access and very friendly people. Park is grassy and quiet but many sites slope from right to left a bit. We stayed a couple of nights while visiting the north unit of T. Roosevelt National Park and sitting out some thunderstorms and strong winds. It was perfect for that and we'd stay again under similar circumstances. Passport America park.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this campground. No hook-ups or showers but very clean restrooms and incredible peace and quiet even in the middle of the busy summer season. Some sites a bit sloped and the Trailer Life directory says no slide-outs for this campground. I assume because some pull-thrus seemed to leave your road side slide a bit exposed but it appeared that most if not all sites could handle slide-outs. We took a back-in for our 30 ft class A and it was very spacious. (Trailer Life also says no tents and we saw many, many tents so that seems to be an error.) The park has a nice nature trail with beautiful views of the surrounding hills, lots of wildlife and free firewood (this is the first year for the free firewood we understand, while dead and down wood in the area is being cleared from the surrounding forest; don't know how long it will continue). It was so pleasant and peaceful that we opted not to change locations and did all of our site seeing as day trips from this park. We enjoyed the Mammoth site in Hot Springs, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse monument, Mt. Rushmore, the town of Deadwood, Wall Drug and Badlands National Park. We also took a tour of Wind Cave but unfortunately found the many unhappy, wailing children on our particular tour to be rather a distraction from the event. We loved the area and the campground and hope to return some day.
05/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Eleven sites in this campground, 6 are pull-thrus big enough for larger RV's and all were fine for our 30 ft class A. About half the sites are along Lehman Creek. Most sites are fairly to extremely sloped. No hook-ups, no showers, pit toilets, but the roaring creek (the area saw much higher than normal snowfall this year so runoff is higher) that ran just beyond our awning more than made up for any shortage of amenities. Lehman Cave tour was worth doing. Hiking at the time was a little difficult as many trails were very wet or cut-off by swollen streams due to the extra rain/snow that season; flowers and grasses were beautiful. Would like to go back.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
True this park is not much to look at but it's a great stop over place with all of the basics and free WI-FI is a terrific bonus. The office staff is extremely capable, friendly and helpful. Sites are level and while not spacious, certainly wide enough. We have a 30 ft Class A and our site was long enough that we did not have to disconnect our tow vehicle. Access in and out is convenient and easy. Restrooms and laundry are clean. Right off I-80 but road noise was not a problem for us. We used Passport America and would overnight here again.
12/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
Beautiful desert setting with a pool and hot springs spa; closed in summer. Park has some full hook-up sites which is a bit unusual for a San Diego county park. Our gravel site #67 was level, very wide and sufficiently deep for our 30 ft class A and tow. Website cautions that some sites are not entirely level and suggests leveling aids. Trees and shrubs provided some shielding from neighboring sites on our row but not all sites have greenery. We enjoyed the hiking trails and the views you could get from above the park. Pay showers. Dump station well situated. We would love to stay in this nice quiet park again particularly in the spring when wildflowers are in bloom.
11/2004
rating [ 2/10 ]
This place was so bad it was rather humorous. The train runs literally a short block from the site we were in. The ground rumbled and the whistles pierced the air regularly all day and all night long. I had been worried about freeway noise but can report that no road noise made it through. The bathrooms and showers are locked and the gripy manager didn't bother to mention it when we checked in and no keys were offered. Given the generally dumpy nature of this park I'm not sure I would have wanted to see inside of the bathrooms anyway. Had we not already been driving all day with darkness setting in we might have moved on--should have stayed in Yuma; this park is about 30 miles east of Yuma. Site was level and not large but certainly fine for our 30 ft class A. Passport America park so at least it was not expensive; mostly long-term tenants, no one in their right mind would pay more than $10 to stay in this place. Cash or checks only. One unique thing that I rather liked was the open air laundry; liked it in November, probably would lose it's charm in July.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a very convenient place for a couple of nights. Not far from Wal-Mart, Home Depot and pretty much any other shopping you might be interested in. Bathrooms, showers and laundry were small but very clean and up-to-date. Easy location, spots were level with very easy in and out access and an escort to the site; this park is perfect for overnighters. We did notice quite a bit of noise from about 9 pm to midnight from (we believe) a night spot or bar down the street. This was a problem on Friday and Saturday night but perhaps not other days of the week. We would certainly stay here again mid-week or for an overnight weekend stay.
01/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved the wooded setting of this campground and used it as a base camp for day trips to Point Reyes seashore and lighthouse, Bodega Bay and surrounding areas. Interior roads were rather rough but passable. Site was level and quite deep; it seemed very spacious for our 30 ft class A, however there were only three campers in our area so perhaps the sites would seem smaller if the area was full. We opted for a partial hook-up site, these are positioned in circular groupings. They were doing a lot of tree cutting near us when we arrived and it was a bit noisy for awhile but it was also quite interesting to see how they tackle those great big trees when they need to bring them down. Bathrooms were clean enough but showers a bit exposed (shared dressing area) and not heated. No TV or cable. Laundry was large and clean with a book exchange that we enjoyed. Store was handy and had quite a bit of stuff. Post office on site. Passport America campground. We would stay here again, we liked it a lot.
01/2005
rating [ 4/10 ]
Gentleman at check in was very friendly but this was not good RV park for our purposes. It is almost exclusively permanent RV's and park models with a handful of spots for overnight or short term stays. Interior roads were fine except for a couple of speed bumps angled to feel really huge; site was level and large enough but not big by any means. The dump was flooded out when we were there in January. The bathrooms, showers and laundry were OK, not overly modern or clean but acceptable. We wouldn't stay there again, we would try the Emerald Forest just down the street. It looks more like a campground than a mobile home park.
04/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park was well-signed and easy to get to but interior roads were marginal. We have a 30 ft class A and were very happy to get one of the two paved sites (it was raining and we wanted to avoid the dirt sites). It looked like a handful of the other pull-throughs were reasonably level and rut free but many others were not. The view once parked is of many very shabby trailer homes surrounded by junk. There was minor traffic noise from the highway. The bathrooms and showers were a bit dark but clean and well-kept. The pool and gameroom were closed in April when we were there for two nights and there were few amenities but we needed a park in the area and found few options. Would we stay there again? If we had to be in the area and if we could get one of the few decent pull-throughs.
05/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
It's true. The bathrooms and the laundry are beautiful. Spotless, aromatic, climate controlled with gorgeous paneling, counters and floors. The pool was also clean and appealing. The RV park has level gravel sites placed diagonally with plenty of room to get in and out for our 30 ft class A. Diagonal placement gives a less crowded feeling; spaces are large enough and we did not feel cramped even though the park was completely full. Cable, 50 amp power and sewer for a reasonable nightly rate. Many long term residents when we visited in late May but units looked well kept and tidy overall; some snow birds leaving late and others working on a new power plant we were told. We liked the north Las Vegas location of this park; it was quiet and comfortable and not difficult to drive downtown or to the Strip. The park worked great for us. We would definitely stay here again.
01/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
The sites had a concrete parking pad bordered by gravel areas with small greenery and large rocks strategically placed to protect the utility poles but rather in the way for slides given how narrow the pad was. The concrete part of the sites were level and long but really a bit narrow, the site overall was a reasonable width. We stayed here while having maintenance done on our 30 ft class A at Guaranty RV and it worked great for that. The nightly rate was discounted while we were having work done and you can't beat the convenience of having the RV wash, gas, scales and RV service and repair right next door. Some train and freeway noise; did not bother us much but some are more sensitive. We liked the paperback book exchange and found the bathrooms to be clean and modern. If we were having more work done at Guaranty RV we would stay here again.
04/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites nice and wide, pretty level and not stacked on top of each other, lots of trees, plants and birds. Close to shopping and services, roads leading to the park are a bit steep and curvy in sections but very doable in our 30 ft class A. Loved the nightime views of Huntsville from the campsite. Unfortunately bathrooms/showers and laundry were rather shabby and not overly clean. Dump station was easy to get in to and out of but water was not working when we were there. Overall we had a good experience, loved the location and the views and would stay here again.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Given that this is a casino RV park just off of Hwy 160 we were expecting a parking lot with hook-ups but it was much nicer than that. We have a 30 ft class A; sites are gravel and level with plenty of room to get in and out easily. Each site has cable TV, a table, trash can and a patch of grass with a tree. Good Sam Park. Well situated dump station. Unlike many of the parks we visited in March and April the pool was actually clean, open for use and heated and the sauna worked. A short walk to the casino provides some diversion and Mesa Verde National Park is an easy day trip drive away. We found this park to be a great stopping point for the area and would stay there again.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with some pretty views and level sites, no problems getting in or out in our 30 ft class A. In general we don't love side-by-side hook-ups but since we didn't have any neighbors the two nights we were there it was not an issue. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well kept, laundry also clean with plenty of room. Having a beautiful pastoral view almost made folding laundry enjoyable. Pool was not open when we were there. Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was only running a half trip in April when we were there but it is a trip we would recommend to anyone. Especially loved the views from the open air car and got a kick out of having the train go right by our RV. We would stay at this park again.
03/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this wooded campground on the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway with large, level, terraced sites and water views. It was not very crowded when we were there but the sites seemed spacious enough that it would not feel too cramped even when busier. The dump station was well laid out and easy to get to and the restrooms/showers were very clean and well kept. They even had a laundry. Roads in and throughout were well maintained. We have a 30 ft class A and would definitely stay there again.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a very nice park for a couple of nights stay. The restrooms/showers were 1/2 mile from the site we chose so we didn't use them but they seemed clean enough although dated. Pool and concessions were closed when we were there. Seems to be a very busy local park with many, many families and scouts. We enjoyed it mid-week and had no problem with the steep, but short, road into the canyon. We have a 30 ft. Class A and would stay there again.
04/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
Interior roads and sites are dirt, some roads are deeply rutted. The bathrooms/showers were dirty with mud and overflowing trash cans. The mens restroom was virtually flooded from a roof leak. The swimming pool was filled with grey/green water. Some minor train noise. Site themselves are fairly level with lots of pine trees around. The campground is quiet and a great basecamp for day trips to Sunset Crater and Wapatki National Monuments. The office staff was very helpful and gave us lots of very useful literature. Next time though, if it were open, I would stay at Bonito campground (no hook-ups) at Sunset Crater National Monument. Driving through we saw that the sites were level and spacious and although Trailer Life says no slides for this campground there is plenty of room.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park worked out very well for us. Close to I-40 but we didn't really get any noticeable freeway noise and did not hear any trains. Did notice the plane noise but only a couple of times during our stay. Sites were level and easy pull throughs with adequate space between you and your neighbor. Bathrooms and showers clean and comfortable. The free Wi-Fi was a great surprise and we used it extensively. Palo Duro State Park is a beautiful place to do some hiking while in the area. We have a 30 ft RV and would stay here again.
04/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
Wish we had paid more attention to previous reviewer here who warned that more scenic, water & electric only sites beyond the front of the park were narrow and a bit hard to get to. Many, many of the non-full hook-up sites are ridiculously unlevel as well as fairly close to neighbors. Not sure why they would assign someone to the space right next to us when the park had dozens and dozens of open sites. Inexperienced office staff gave us directions to pull into our site from the wrong direction and we took some scratches on the low trees; we could not get close to level and requested a new site but still had to block three wheels. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well-kept. Liked the view from our site and the smell of the pine trees; loved the free WI-FI and the location just outside of Santa Fe. Really wanted to like this place more but next time I would try the KOA just up the street. Similar scenic views, and trees but much better spaced, more level sites.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Sites are level gravel with picnic table and fire ring. Laundry and rec room were not open when we were there late in April, restrooms were cold. There is a store, a lodge, and cabins for rent. The campground itself is very serviceable but not exceptional; what is exceptional are the views of Great Sand Dunes National Park and surrounding mountains. This is a great location for access to the park and Zapata Falls. We would stay there again.
03/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
No hook-ups, no showers and most sites were not very level but a wonderful campging experience anyway and the price is certainly right. One of the three campgrounds conveniently located right on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a drive that no one should miss and staying in the campground really lets you immerse yourself in the history of the time and the area. We loved it.
03/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We loved the riverfront location of this park. Watching the barges travel up and down the Mississippi river was the best part of our stay. We also enjoyed a tour of antebellum homes in Natchez, MS across the river. The restrooms/showers in the park were clean, private and heated. One complaint - the Passport America website says they honor one night in March, when I called to make the reservation I was told that Passport America would be good for one night but when we checked in we were told that Passport America is not honored in March. Not very much money involved but rather annoying nonetheless. We would stay here again.
03/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Really liked the park, the town of Bandera and the hill country area. Accepts Passport America and TACO. Very clean, well-maintained bathroom/showers and laundry room. Extremely friendly, helpful owners/staff; we were only there a few days and they knew us by name. During our stay they hosted a terrific BBQ dinner for their winter Texans (and the rest of us). Easy day trips to San Antonio. We would definitely stay here again.
03/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice small basic state park. Very family friendly. Dump station well situated. $2 per person per day use fee added to nightly rate. Some sites fairly large with other quite close together. Sites have large fire ring with bench seating, picnic table and tent pad. Wooded area with creeks and swamps near hiking and bike trails. Not a lot of bells and whistles but clean, well-run park.
02/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wonderful quiet park with lots of oak trees. Most sites have stream running behind. Sites come in a variety of shapes and sizes; some have somewhat narrow entrances. Passport America accepted. Scenic pond with animals at the front of the park. We'd definitely stay here again.
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