Incredible view over Puget Sound here! If you are a bit athletic, you can even climb down to the tide pools, but be warned there is a lot of fog here. Paved roads and paved sites, although a bit close together compared to a lot of public campgrounds. (This is owned by the county.) Location is close to Hoh Valley and Neah Bay, and not too bad a drive into Port Angeles. BIG WARNING, however, is that your cell phone and mobile hotspot will likely roam into Canada from this campground. I logged in $50 worth in just a few minutes while first being told on the phone by Verizon that my hotspot could not roam and then being told it could! I turned off roaming on my cell phone, but that meant I could not get any service at all much of the time--just a slight signal occasionally. Luckily Verizon reversed my charges but I could easily have spent a lot more without knowing it.
I agree about this being a basic park, but I found no trash on the beach or elsewhere. There was one very large, but very friendly, dog on the beach who was only intent on finding someone to pet him or throw him a stick. He wagged up to anyone he could find and tried following alongside people for attention, but nothing scary or intimidating. Closeness to ocean and sea stacks made this a memorable campground I would return to. The enormous log on the beach everyone was climbing on was incredible! Excellent Verizon 4G LTE service, but Internet service provided in one room in the campground was really unusable, which was disappointing because I had been told they had Internet access. Apparently even when it is working well, it only has dial-up speed, so don't come here expecting it. Also it is a long drive out here, so make sure you bring everything you need.
I am surprised no one has reviewed this park before. There are several campgrounds around this lake, including one with double-wide, newly paved electric sites and roadways. New sites are very long, and you can easily park a 35 foot motorhome with a car in front, plus a boat and trailer alongside! Water is available from convenient faucets alongside the road. One negative is the dirt road getting in and the lack of cell phone service. I am also not sure about the availability of showers. There were only vault toilets in the new Camper's Point campground where I stayed.
The views from this campground are exceptional! There were snow-capped mountains on three sides and the Great Sand Dunes in the distance. This is definitely desert camping and not for you if you need shade, programs, activities, and such. The quiet, however, is wonderful, and it is about 13 miles to the sand dunes for a day trip. The only restroom facility was quite a walk from some sites, and I would really recommend this place for campers with self-contained units who like peace and quiet. The lake that used to be here is dry, and there is not much in the way of hiking trails, but, again, you are very close to the sand dunes.
I was a bit disappointed in this park, mainly because I had a reservation. But Texas does not reserve specific spots. It was very confused because they had people leaving from a weekend dirt bike race fundraiser and the staff at the entrance station did not know what sites were available and which weren't. So I had to drive down a steep road into the canyon and then 8 miles to the far campground, then back up with my potential site numbers. The whole process including a line at check-in took over an hour in temps that were in the upper-90s, so I was exhausted and hot by the time I got hooked up. It is a very pretty canyon, but sites were tight. Might have been a better experience in cooler weather and not the day after such a major event or with so much road construction.
I also prefer state parks to commercial campgrounds and this one has all of the reasons--great view, large paved spaces, enough room between sites for privacy, and is well-cared for. The lake level is quite low, but the view of the lake from the Carpios Ridge campground was nice enough that it did not matter. I also got good Verizon cell service and data service for my mobile hotspot. One warning, however, is that even though it says water hookups are available, they are really only available at scattered hydrants in the campground. So you need to fill your tanks before you settle into your spot. (For me that is not a problem, as long as I know in advance). Rate is $20 plus $7 entrance fee per day. I bought an annual pass for $70 because I am planning to spend enough time in Colorado to pay for it. This is a place I will come to again.
This is a very handy state park just south of Detroit, directly on Lake Erie. In fact, it is about the only campground most of the year anywhere near the city. It is also only about a mile off of I-75 at Exit 15 and so easily accessed and on the way to almost anyplace in Michigan. It is also open about 8 months of the year, which is more than most places are open around here. There is absolutely no shade, but this is a good thing because you have a good view of the lake from all sites. About 2/3 of the sites have water and electric and the other third have full hookups. However, be warned that the water is not turned on when there is a potential for a freeze. I had to fill my tanks near the dump station and am using that water. And, it is also sometimes quite windy, but the view of the lake is fantastic, so well worth it, at least to me. Lots of bike and hiking trails around here. Also a boat ramp and ponds or river areas where you can kayak. One of the trails goes underneath the freeway to a War of 1812 battlefield national monument. Also, there is a day use fee on top of the camping fee. Non-resident annual permit is $31 but good at any Michigan state park.
One of the nicest places I have stayed. It is clean and well-taken care of. Sites are paved with newly-paved picnic table areas. I nearly always stay in state and national parks, and this also is government-owned. Beautiful beach on Gulf of Mexico and fishing pier is about 1000 feet away. I could not get their Wi-Fi signal but Verizon was decent and I used my hotspot. One nice thing is that they offer winter weekly and monthly rates. Yes, they do charge a daily rate plus the camping fee, but it is only $2 for Texas residents who are over 65. (I am not a Texas resident but they charged me only $2 anyway.) I will definitely come back for a longer stay sometime. Sites do vary in cost depending on location, so check before you reserve.
This state park was highly recommended to me by two different couples last summer, so I was looking forward to spending six days here and had made a reservation. Even though I had a good view of the lake, I was disappointed by the dirt and dust. For two days, I completely stayed inside, not even going out to take my trash out because the winds were kicking up some serious dust storms, even to the point where they were keeping people off the lake. Even with doors and windows closed all the time, I felt like I could feel grit between my teeth. There just is not enough vegetation to keep the dust down. Roads in campground were paved but many other roads were not, contributing to dust and dirt. In addition, the lake is a long way from the campground I was in--Lions beach, site 64. Good Verizon service, however. Not much in the way of nature or hiking trails. I will probably not come back.
This is a very pleasant and quiet campground with lots of birds. I really like this campground and had stayed here before, but I really needed cell service this time. I was misled by an earlier post that mentioned that they were able to get Verizon cell service, but I was barely able to send out a couple of text messages via roaming. There was no data service at all. I had to leave early the next morning to make my business call down the highway. I would not have any problems coming back here again when I did not need cell service.
Wanted to report that water hookups for each campsite are now complete, which means that all sites now have electric and water! It was just finished last week. Views are great from this campground, but asphalt pads are crumbling and should be replaced, along with campground roads. Nice that sites are fairly well separated from one another--much better than commercial resort style parks nearby. I did hear some watercraft noise, but it went away as soon as it got dark. Good Verizon service in area.
This park has a lovely view of the Pacific, but access from the campground is through the day use area and a tunnel under the coastal highway. It is a steep walk down and back to the day use area, but doable for most people. Sites are adequate, although asphalt is crumbling a bit and some shrubbery hides part of the view. Some sites also could use some leveling. A problem is that I made reservations in the summer and prepaid $75 per day. Sometime in the fall they dropped the daily price to $55, but did not notify me and would not refund the difference. They suggested I should have cancelled and remade my reservation or come in on a walk-in basis. Also, be warned that they do not allow you to occupy your site before the 3:00 pm check-in time regardless of how long it has been empty. I had to drive down the beach and sit in my RV for over two hours waiting until the magic hour. This does not make sense because there cannot be that much "cleaning" of sites needing to be done, especially when they have been empty for several hours or days.
I felt claustrophobic in this place. Front of my motorhome was facing another one about 5 feet away. Had very little room on sides, as well. Whatever kind of gravel they had tracked in constantly. Hated the double sewer hookups where your hose end was touching the one of the unit next to you as they dumped into a common sewer. They alternate units because the one post has only one 30 amp and one 50 amp that are shared. I suppose if you like to gamble this would be very convenient, but I have asthma and found a lot of smokers camped here, which meant I kept breathing a lot of smoke even outdoors. There is security (guy on a bike who rides around all the time), but it made me feel less safe when he stopped and reminded me to put a heavy chain on my bike which was locked onto my bike rack. Only positive is that they do provide a free shuttle to downtown and several other hotels. I rode the shuttle, and found it very convenient to go downtown. Probably will not come back here again.
This is considerably off the main road, but very nice and quiet. The sites are large, clean, and paved. Gorgeous views on all sides. The sites closest to the river have a small view of the Colorado River, but I stayed closest to the restrooms because that is where the free Wi-Fi hookup was. No cell service at all, but I managed with WiFi. Only about 15 miles to Hoover Dam, so a good place to stay on your way through that area.
I have stayed here several times when I visit old friends in Detroit and have doctor appointments. Sites are far enough apart and the view of the lake is very nice. There are also a lot of hiking trails, including one to a War of 1812 fort site. There is a very nice beach area and playground for kids. I liked the lack of trees because it preserved the view of the lake. Sites are paved and somewhat grassy between. One problem is that the sites on the southern end of the campground might notice the rumble from the coal-fired power plant in the distance. A very nice benefit is that there is a coin-operated car wash with two big RV bays across the road from the park entrance!
I drove past this park the week before and loved the view and location away from everything, so I made reservations for this week. I did not notice the hoards of flies commented on by others. This campground is a bit strange because the RV sites are in a large parking lot. There are only four full hookup sites, but they are facing the lake, and there seems to be room to park sideways so your patio faces the best view. You will need a long electrical cord and water hose, however, if you want to do that. I did not bother to use the sewer hookup, figuring it was just easier to drive down to the visitor center (which is open and staffed) and use the one there. There is a busy train track across the highway, but trains do not bother me. This place obviously gets VERY hot during the summer, but is very pleasant in winter. I will definitely come back here sometime.
This was a very pleasant campground, but trees and location meant no view of the lake. Had no trouble getting satellite reception, but no cell service at all. I had a full hookup site for the price shown with a senior federal pass. I only spent one night because of the lack of cell service, but would come back again.
I like open campgrounds with a view, so the lack of shade did not bother me. Actually, I had a tree behind me that gave me afternoon shade, but did not block my view. Lake is very low, but I came here to relax, so that was OK. View was still very good. OK cell voice and data service, although signal was a little weak. Site could have been more level, but a couple of boards solved my problem. I was in Site 22, which is normally part of a double site, but few campers are here this time of year, so I had a lot of privacy. Had no problems getting my 32' motorhome backed into site. Because this area is so hilly, some picnic tables were behind, below, or above the campsite, but they did have steps to the ones I investigated. Price is with senior pass.
I really enjoyed this campground. The park is located in a valley with mountains on three sides. Roads are paved and sites have gravel pads. Campground is mostly open, but there are some mature trees. Only a handful of sites have electric so you need to make a reservation for those. About the only thing to do is visit the caverns, which are a 3.5 mile drive up a steep road, but I had no problems driving it and really found the caves interesting. Good parking at the top and terrific views. Tour is a bit strenuous, so I would not recommend for small children or elderly. I will come back here again. Price is for electric site. Also, state park lists its address as Whitehall, so I am not sure why it is listed under Cardwell.
This is definitely the best RV park in West Yellowstone. It is clean and not dusty because of the paved roads, grass, and gravel spots. Hookups were easy and my spot was level. Not only would I come here again, I did. I was here last week, went down to the Tetons and was unhappy with the campground and came back here because I had some work I had to get done online and this was the most comfortable place I could think of. They even let me wash my RV in my spot! Excellent cell service. Free internet was acceptable and I did use it, but I have my own hotspot for most of my business use. Walking distance to banks, post office, and restaurants. Quiet corner of town, also.
This campsite is along the COE Carlyle Lake Reservoir, about 12 miles south of I-70, and about 60 miles east of St. Louis. It has both electric and full-hookup sites. I stayed in an electric site and then moved to a full hookup. Electric sites are in woods along lake, but I could not get satellite. Full-hookup sites are newer and more open with asphalt pads and grass. There is a marina and boat launch. I would easily stay here again. Price is senior rate for COE campgrounds. Electric only site was $8.
This is a basic campground in that there are only gravel pads and no dump station, but the view is incredible. You are on the side of a mountain and can see a broad valley with Taylor Reservoir down the hill, and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Truly a postcard view. I got cell service by roaming. It is 16 miles from Almont, but that is the only nearby village. Water is available, but come in with empty tanks as the nearest dump station is 3.5 miles away down a dirt road. Also, bring plenty of food as there is only a small expensive store nearby.
Incredible views of the ocean just steps from your site. Because this is a narrow park right on the ocean, road noise is considerable, but that is made up by the view and is somewhat blocked by the wind noise and sounds of the surf. Sites are very sandy, so you may also want blocks or something solid if you use jacks. Also, if you are on the beach side and want to pull in forward, you will need a longer electric cord and water hose. Only recommendation is to not come here during Bike Week in Daytona as roar of motorcycles could be heard almost all night and certainly all day. Would highly recommend this place--fills up very fast, so get reservations at 11 month opening.
I loved this park. I was in #13 in the beach campground and found it quiet and beautiful. I pulled in forwards so I was facing the dunes, and could see just a peek of the sound in the distance. It was a very short walk to the almost deserted sound and pier/ocean beaches. No bugs because of constant wind from the ocean. Had good Verizon coverage, also. Only thing that made me nervous was the canopy drive coming in and out, but was careful and never scraped anything.
I really disliked this place. It is an older park, built when most people tented or used much smaller trailers or RVs. Other than a few sites, sites were very small and you practically touched your neighbors. Because I do not have a towed vehicle, I have to go out and in every couple of days, and it was very difficult because of tight spaces and lots of trees in the wrong places. I helped one guy thread his 14' trailer in between trees with only a foot on either side and in the back! Even the dump station was tight. Sites were also dirt and poorly marked. Hard to figure out where your site started and next one ended. My site had trees on both sides and a large overhanging branch, so I had to have help backing in almost every time. I also was on a corner, so I had a space beside/behind me with a popup about 6 feet from the back of my motorhome. Luckily the site next to me (#72) was mostly empty--mainly because it was rated as so small and had a drainage grate on it that was recessed, making it almost impossible to get into. I watched one trailer almost tip over as it was backed into this site because of the recessed drain. Being in the woods was nice for shade, but satellites did not work and it was very buggy. A lot of smaller trailers and families in tents, but I would NOT recommend this for anything longer than 25 feet, if that. This is a park where I keep hearing rumors about their removing some of the smaller spaces and many of the Saba palm trees that make it so hard to get in and out, but nothing seems to have been done or is in the works. I will not stay here again, and in fact, left one day early, having paid for day with no refund possible. Just could not stand the thought of having to get back in again.
Love this park! The roads are asphalt in good condition, as are the RV sites, which for me means no tracking in of dirt. Sites are arranged around a small lake/large pond, and have no shade, which was fine for my satellite signal. Correct in no cell phone service, but I did get cell data service most of the time. I Velcro my mobile hotspot to my RV window, and was able to get a couple of bars nearly all the time. Wish they would allow reservations here, but I was here for several days in mid-January when everything else around here, especially state parks, were absolutely full, and this place was never full. I would easily stay here again.
Access to this park is a nightmare, at least in a larger rig. I did not expect the extremely narrow bridge nor the extremely steep incline to reach this park. I scraped my tires going across the bridge and was very nervous considering I had a brand new motorhome. Once you get across the bridge, the road to two RV parks and many homes is basically one lane. No way to turn around if you change your mind. My 32' rig fit into the spot, but with some help parking. One positive was that kids enjoyed the pool, but not worth it otherwise. I would not come here again, no matter how scenic it is supposed to be.
This is a 10 for kids, but not necessarily for adults who want quiet. The park has tons of activities for children, so it attracts a lot of families. I came with my grandkids who were thrilled with the playground and pools and various other kids things. Except that the one waterpark closed at 7:00 just as they were getting their suits on. One thing not listed on their site was that all adults and children are required to wear wristbands in public areas, including showers, restrooms, and the pool during their entire stay. Apparently this is a safety thing for kids and to keep out non-paying customers. Personally, I can understand this, but was very irritated to be told I had to wear this unless I was in my motorhome on my site!! Fairly level site, but all gravel and dusty. Also be aware that very few sites are full hookup. I thought I had reserved full hookup, but found out I had actually reserved only water and electric, plus they charged me $10 to dump at any time other than at the end of my stay as I was leaving! I had come in with 3/4 black tank, so ended up paying that fee.