We were at Cottonwood Campground which is on the San Juan River, not on Navajo Lake. The road was paved, as were all of the camping pads. The sites were well spaced and level. There were beautiful mature trees and nice walking paths to and along the river. We would certainly stay here again.
We were very fortunate that our campsite was close to the river (B-24) and the roar of the water drowned out the roar of the Interstate. There had been flooding in the area earlier and the trails needed grooming, but we enjoyed them. We were able to hook up with others for a paddling trip on the Rogue River. In this CG a lot would depend on where you are located. We had no noise issues and would have enjoyed staying longer. I believe the rate is $24 per night but we only paid $12 as it was State Parks Day and we got one night free.
We had reservations to stay here for over a week because we had business to attend to in the area. This is absolutely the cleanest, fanciest, best cared-for park I have ever seen. Previous posters have it right on. I gave it a 9 because it really isn't our cup of tea. All that pavement and astro-turf and folks running around in golf carts cleaning up every 30 minutes was outside our experience. We will probably stay here again because it is just so darn nice and is the best place in the area.
There is not much to add to the previous reviews. This is a situation where the owners are trying to maximize the use of this small property during their short season. As long as they have customers they can continue to do so. There is absolutely no effort made to make this more than a cramped gravel parking lot. I gave it a three because of a lady staff member walked our elderly dog while we went on the 12 hour bus ride in Denali. So I'm taking that as a good sign that she did a good job. When I mentioned to the manager that their park had poor reviews she responded that "nobody reads those reviews."
We needed to stay in Anchorage for a week and this appeared to be our best option. It was better than we expected. Some effort has been made at landscaping, the bathrooms were utilitarian but clean, and it was a convenient location. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We used our Verizon Wi-Fi with no difficulty. It is not a very attractive place and is crowded but it was OK.
The Ochlockonee River flows for 150 miles from south Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico. This SP is on the wide tidal section just before it becomes a bay. It is a beautiful spot with both pine prairies and live oak hammocks. It is dotted with small ponds and there is a narrow strip of white beach beside the tea colored river. There are miles of level trails for walking and biking and boat ramps for river access. There are only 30 campsites placed on a loop beside the river. Sites 9 through 20 have a river view. We were in site 8 with direct access to the river trail. Contrary to previous posts, there were a number of large motorhomes in the campground and they seemed comfortably placed in Sites 7, 9, 21. The Backwoods Bistro in Sopchoppy had a surprisingly sophisticated menu and excellent food. We also enjoyed Sally's for local seafood at a reasonable price. The park is conveniently located to St. Mark's Wildlife Refuge with its beautiful lighthouse, Wakulla Spring State Park, the Apalachicola National Forest, Bald Point State Park, and many other attractions. It is remote (but only 15 miles from Walmart in Crawfordville), and it can be buggy on this part of the coast when the wind dies down. Winters are beautiful there. Don't miss the white squirrels! We will go again, maybe next month.
We were traveling south on I-65, and I wanted to see the Wabash-Erie Canal, so we stopped here for overnight. It was OK. Nice lady at the desk but couldn't understand why she put us so close to our neighbor in an almost empty loop. Restrooms and showers were in front of the recreational building facing the highway. Seems like it would have been better to have them in the back, more private and closer to the campers. Lots of rules, some of them written in Sharpie on the walls. Looks like they just added rules on an "as needed" basis. We did enjoy walking one block up the road to a catfish restaurant, and we went up to Delphi the next morning to see the Canal. Great museum and exhibits. if we happened to be driving on I-65 and it was time to stop for the night, we would stay here again.
The previous reviewer said it all. This is a very nice park with shaded sites and clean facilities. We were pleased to have a large, level site so that we did not have to unhitch for the night. The $20 fee included electricity. It will go on our list of good places to overnight when traveling I-39.
Wow! This place is terrific. We were not on the water but our campsite was very private and clean as a whistle. Beautiful facilities everywhere in the Park. Loved the walking/biking path to nearby Copper Harbor and to the Fort. We went to the presentations at the Fort every night and to an Arts & Crafts show in Copper Harbor. This is a super base for exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula. We were in site 101 in the West Campground.
We had such a good time while staying here that I hate to downgrade the CG. First, our site was spacious and clean. There is a lovely view of Lake Superior and good access to a nice beach. It is super convenient to all of the many attractions around Munising and the staff were friendly and helpful. The downside? It is mostly a grassy field with some shaded tent sites along the lake. The electric hookups are shared by several RV's and clustered together in the middle of the field. Even though we had a huge site, the MH behind us was only three feet away and two others were literally within spitting distance. There was a large group of teenagers attending a camp who were in 20 or so tents nearby. This group also had a MH, a chuck wagon, and a dining tent set up. They were super youngsters but it was just too much population for the restrooms and showers. There were lines most of time and frequent breakdowns in the facilities. Speaking of the facilities, they were very dated and "rustic." The CG needs lots of TLC but we liked the convenient location and everything quieted down at 10 p.m. We would stay here again.
Love this place! Absolutely the cleanest campground and facilities ever and the staff was wonderful. We were in site #34 with a full view of the ship activity and fabulous sunsets. This is a great base camp to visit attractions on both Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The campground is like a large parking lot and I'm sure it can be uncomfortable if it is very hot or very cold. Our weather was perfect, so that boosts it's score.
This is a huge (600 sites?) campground located about 20 miles off I-77 on Pymatuning Reservoir. Camping with pets is allowed in two of the loops (100-150 and 201-252). We were here on a Monday night and it looked as if the weekend had been busy. There had also been a windstorm the previous Thursday that blew down trees and limbs. We chose a site off the lakeside because it was level and we did not have to unhitch. The site had not been swept and I cleaned up paper towels and other trash. The fire-ring was filthy with partially burned food and trash. We walked around the loop before deciding to stay, but other sites were not any cleaner. The restroom and showers appeared to be clean. The camphost did not return our greeting then or the next morning, just looked away when we spoke to him. Despite all this, we would stay here again. It is a pretty place that is under maintained, but this may be due to budgetary problems. The office staff was very helpful and we had a good night's sleep.
This is an extremely popular park and it was August. Need I say more? We were in the Kilcoursie Bay loop. The sites were close together and not level. The little access roads were just dirt tracks and with so many vehicles parked on them, difficult to traverse. There didn't seem to be any restriction on how many camping units or vehicles could be on a site, and there were ropes hung all over the place with tarps on them. We have stayed in many great Provincial Parks over the years but this one was just not up to par. We had planned to stay several days but moved on.
We only stayed here one night but wished we could stay longer. This is a clean, quiet, lovely cg beside a pretty creek. The driveways and pads were paved and level. The restrooms and showers were very nice. We were site #3. We had no difficulty with cell phone access and used our Verizon Wi-Fi. I did not give it a 10 because we prefer a little more privacy and the RV sites were very open. We will stay here again as it is an easy one day drive from our home.
This was our first visit to Ochlockonee River SP in over 20 years. It hasn't changed much but the newer bathrooms/showers and well-groomed trails were a real treat. We were blessed with excellent weather, no bugs, and very few campers. Some of the sites would be tight for a big rig and of course, the roads are sandy. Sites 6, 7, 8 & 9 are the largest and all back up on a trail to the river. Sites 26 and 28 are pull-throughs. This park is a fine example of lowland pine woods along a tannin-stained coastal river. At low tide, you can walk along the white sand shore. Good canoeing on nearby rivers including the Sopchoppy, Wakulla, and St. Marks. Bike riding in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and along the St. Marks Greenway Trail. Hiking opportunities abound in the Refuge, on the Greenway, and on the Florida Trail. Gulf beaches are minutes away.
This is Wakulla County Park located beside the St. Marks River on US 98 at Newport,FL. It has 10 sites with hookups and perhaps 10 more without. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is across the highway. It is shady and the river front lots are beautiful. US 98 is not a heavily used road and it is quiet at night. We camped here on a Sunday night and there were only a few other campers. The bathrooms and showers are "rustic" but clean. The manager and his wife have lived on-site here for a number of years and are very helpful. Calling the park number will give you the cell number if he is not available. The boat ramp for the St. Mark's River is beside the campground and it is a wonderful place to canoe/kayak. Sites with only water and electric are $15.00. There is a good seafood restaurant across the bridge and many others within a few miles. I rated it a 7 because of the unpaved roads and vintage restrooms but it suited us just fine.
We did not stay in this campground but checked it out carefully for friends who will be visiting in October with a motorhome and 5th Wheel. We have a Travel Trailer so I evaluated it on that basis. It appears to be a clean, well-kept little campground beside US 64 between Murphy, NC and Ducktown, TN. There is a grassy area beside a stream and a small pond right in the middle of the campground. Bathhouse was new and clean albeit small. The access road is gravel but appeared to have enough clearance for our rig. The sites were grass and might require some leveling. There were a lot of tents with kayakers and bicyclist, and a few medium sized RV's. If we were looking for a campsite, I would not have hesitated to stay there. It didn't appear to rate a 10, but seemed to be a nice little campground.
We made reservations here for three nights upon advice of a friend as it was Spring Break for Alabama schools and we could not get into a state park. We used it as a base camp for canoeing in the area and it was just fine. The managers put us on the back loop (G), in front of the units in storage. This decreased the road noise significantly. We had difficulty retracting our awning when we left and the management sent someone to help us. I was initially disappointed at having to stay at a KOA on the interstate, but this one far surpassed my expectations.
Maagnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve includes 5,000 acres of scenic forest and 50 lakes, cared for by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The campground stretches for about 2.5 miles along the banks of pristine Big Escambia Creek, with sites very nicely located among a pine forest, the little lakes, and the stream. This area was once heavily quarried for gravel and,the lakes are the remains of the barrow pits. It is popular for tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming. The bath-house was large and clean and it has laundry facilities. It is in a fairly remote area but only a few miles from I-65. We were there during the week to use their canoe launch areas and it was very quiet. Don't know if it is noisy on weekends. They do have horse stalls also and we saw some equestrienne campers. Full service sites $30 per day. It is located at 24 Big Creek Road, Atmore, AL 36502.
Anastasia continues to be one of our favorite parks. Like many of the older Florida state parks, it is suffering from aging infrastructure and decreased funding and staffing. That said, the staff and volunteers do a great job of keeping it clean and enjoyable. Although it is only blocks from AIA and many stores and attractions, the park itself manages to stay secluded. Campers who enjoy Anastasia are usually, walkers, bicyclist, boaters, birders,etc. In short, people who like to enjoy the out-of-doors. We hope to stay here again and again.
This is a "primitive" campground for TENTS only. Princess Place preserve is a 1,500 acre Flagler County Park on the site of an old plantation. It is on the Mantanzas River (a huge estuary )and Pellicer Creek. Sites have a covered picnic table and a dock, but no facilities. There is an old mansion and stable, miles of hiking trails, a canoe/kayak launch, great fishing, moss covered live oak trees...just beautiful! And remote. The restrooms at the visitor's center have flush toilets and running water. I gave it a 7 because of lack of facilities, but it is a 10 in beauty. It is very near I-95 between St. Augustine and Daytona. Call ahead for camping permits.
This is a funky little campground that brings back memories of what Florida State Parks used to look like. It is located on Coldwater Creek at the Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center. The loop road and sites are unpaved (read "sandy") across a short wooden bridge. Sites are spacious, private and level. The bathhouses are what I call "Maine-camp style", but were clean and well maintained. Nearby are the canoe and kayak rentals that this area is noted for (shuttles provided to Coldwater Creek and other area rivers and streams).There are also camping cabins, two bedroom structures on stilts, near the CG as well a a bunk house. This would be a good place for a family or group to stay together if everyone didn't want to camp. It is a beautiful area with lots of outdoor things to do (they have a ropes course and several ziplines), but it is basic: no frills. We loved it!
This is an absolutely beautiful park where every effort has been made to meet RV needs. As a result,they have sacrificed shade trees and privacy barriers but the campsites are spacious and level. We hiked several of the trails and had dinner at the Lodge so didn't need internet or TV.
This is a funny little park, just a gravel parking lot with RV hookups in the middle of an RV dealers lot. It is right off I-40, but the lot full of huge RV's for sale seemed to deaden the noise somewhat. The manager was extremely nice, volunteering the procedure for tornado alerts, and the restrooms and showers were clean and well set up. It was within easy walking distance of a nice restaurant, The Catfish Hole. This is not an RV resort; it a place to spend the night while traveling. As such, it was just about average. Low marks for the ambiance; high marks for cleanliness and convenience. We camped here in a Class B, accompanied by friends in a 5th-wheeler.
This is a very basic camping facility, but it was a good place to spend the night and the restrooms were clean. They did have a "boil water" order when we were there. There were only two campers in the campground that night. I have paid a great deal more to stay in worse places and would stay there again if in the area. We felt safe and comfortable.
We camped here several nights while touring Gros Morne NP. Since we were in a small camper (Class B -van), we had a beautiful shaded site with lots of privacy. The sites for the big rigs were less desirable. All of the facilities were clean and well kept. There is no longer a restaurant on the premises. We would definitely stay there again.
We reluctantly registered to camp here on July 3. The manager did not take credit cards, and required more information on our check than we were really comfortable giving. After registration we learned that the restrooms had burned and the showers and toilets were in the basement of the owners house, down a steep incline. Since these facilities were located a significant distance from our assigned campsite, we asked for our check back and did not stay.
This is a very nice park. The owner was super helpful and hospitable. We enjoyed the walking trails and watching the sunset from a beautiful viewing area. I highly recommend it for those seeking a quiet, peaceful environment.
It was still cool when we camped here but the campground was about half full. Very nice sites, well-spaced. The bathrooms were clean but could use some repair. The Park itself is outstanding; Great Falls of the Caney Fork River, and a very historical area. This is a great base camp for folks who like to hike and look at waterfalls as the area is full of them. Burgess Falls State Park (no camping) is nearby and it is a short drive to many others.
We camped here on a cold winter weekend. Only two loops were open and there were a total of four campers in the entire park, although there was a group from UT in the group area. The restrooms in loop D are new and were very clean and heated, but we could not camp there because it was reservations only. (There was one pop-up camper there). The restrooms in our loop were old but were clean and functional. The area is beautiful and we enjoyed the trails very much. The campground was certainly adequate.
This is one super state park! Like most Florida parks it is beautifully laid out to maximize privacy. The rangers here are just top notch, very helpful and knowledgable. Facilities are always clean and everything works! The free shuttle for the St. Augustine sightseeing train will stop at the main gate if you (or a ranger) calls ahead. Buy a ticket for the train and you can ride around all day.
Although the Woodall's advertisement claimed 62 sites, they only had one "overnight" site and it was by Highway 90 "on the grass, beside the fence". A hole had been cut in the fence for the electrical cord and the water hose. We did not hook up the water because the faucet was bent. No sewer connection was available at this site. The women's restroom was locked and when I got the key and opened it, I decided to pass it up and returned the key. It did not look as if anyone had been in there in a long time. Our "site" was just a grassy area but we were fortunate that it was distanced from the rows and rows of other RV's set up for semi-permanent living by construction workers on a nearby electrical utility project. We ran our fan all night to drown out the noise from the very nearby highway. Despite all this, the lady who registered us was very nice and we had a good night's sleep. This is a very old campground, I remember it from the '60's when it was called Bell's Lakeside Campground. I believe it was safe, we did have electricity, and we had an appointment to have our RV worked on at 7:30 the next morning just two miles down the road. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
This is a surprisingly nice, little campground off US 19 between Albany and Thomasville, GA. (It is actually at Ochlocknee, GA). Spacious sites are arranged among pine trees and are level. The restrooms were exceptionally clean and each one is a separate unit (toilet, basin, tub or shower) that opened onto a central porch. It is close to the highway, but noise was not an issue. Opportunities for walking were limited (just around the campground circle). We stay here overnight on our way from NC to Tallahassee,FL and have never had a problem with just pulling in and finding a campsite, but have not been here in the summer.
We use this campground as our "break" between NC and St. Augustine, FL as we use US 441 for the trip. It is always clean and quiet with good facilities. There are lots of opportunites for walking or biking. There is a golf course, lodge, etc. on the State Park grounds as well, but the camping area is near the lake and is separate from those facilities. They rent canoes, bicycles, and pedal boats. There is a swimming pool for lodge, cottage, and campground guests only.