This park is under new ownership and will improve in a hurry. Located right across the street from the Farmers Market/Flea Market and right on US-301 it has great location. It's 18 miles to the VA hospital in Gainesville. You cannot get closer. Because we took a 50 amp FHU site under improvement we were only charger $200.00 for our 2 week stay. An added attraction is the music hall right in the middle of the park. Also a great fully stocked pond/lake open to all visitors.
We stayed here for 4 days while exploring the local area. It’s a very nice campground with mostly large grassy sites for the passing RVer. The sites are mostly all back-ins but large. We were in a large site that was back to back parking with the sites on the next row. It may be ok for motorhome parking, but for the 5th wheel folks, it’s living room to living room. It’s our only complaint. But, we were not here during any rain and some of the sites looked like the ruts were deep when it rained. We got a military discount which gave us a 50 amp FHU for 30 bucks.
Because of the price, we were a little apprehensive about making reservations with only web site information to go by. Once we got here and all hooked up we were very pleased with this little RV Park and it’s very desirable location for visiting the local area vistas. Everything one needs while out traveling around the country, was available very close by. The owners/managers live on site making someone available 24/7. All the tours we wanted to take were arraigned right in the park office and we were picked up and returned to the park on all of them. No CATV but we carry a dish and it was very easy to get a signal. We did not use the WiFi as we use a Verizon MiFi air card. However we did notice a computer connection in the park office. We stayed five days.
This was our first time here and we were very impressed with the great service and friendly attitude of all the campground employees. It's a very easy place to spend the night. Nice large level sites and easy hook-ups. Everything worked as advertised and the CATV was very clear on all channels. Nice strong Wi-Fi signal. Fast and easy connections. Very comfortable, quiet and secure place to stay. It's on our "return to" list.
The entire campground area was always very clean while we were there. Could become very messy during heavy rain fall. Advertised services such as the shuttle rides, were available but very slow. Very good around the clock security. Everybody had nice size trout from the well stocked steam. Sites are large and easy to get into with easy access to the hook-ups. New patio pads are being added.
If you're tired and want to stop for a night with a FHU that is level and very easy to get into and out of with easy access to the interstate than you will like this place. It's 20 bucks for the FHU with 30/50 amps. Just drop a check or cash in the drop box with your site number. Both times we have stayed there it has been quiet and easy to get some good sleep. You also get free CATV with about 55 clear channels including all the locals.
This is a great RV Park and the price is always right. Very few people here during this visit. Not much money being spent in the casinos and lots of people were losing their jobs. Shuttle service was only running every hour and only to locations near by. Our site cost is after comps and discounts.
Walnut Grove Campground - Alfred, ME While meandering around in Maine last summer we ended up not having reservations for the 4th of July holiday. We had not considered staying at Walnut Grove because in the books they had no sewer hook-up listed. As a last resort we called to see if they had any sites available and were told they had a nice long pull-thru for the entire week we requested. Much to our surprise when we got there we found that they had just completed upgrading 38 sites to FHU with 50 amps to boot. It's an exceptionally well run Campground. Very clean everywhere with free daily news papers, free Wi-Fi and a nice heated pool. Bingo in the barn on the weekend. Alfred is the county seat for York county but there is not much going on there. Sanford is a short drive away and has all the goodies including a super Wal-Mart. Very quiet place to relax and shake the "road shakes".
Although everything one would want in amenities is available here, it does make it a bit expensive for the traveling RVer. On the “up” side; the entire staff is very helpful and cheerful in their interactions with all guests. There is a very good escort service to all sites, and almost all parking is very easy because of the large sites. There is ample parking at each site for your vehicle and a visitor. There is a restaurant on the lake that serves a great breakfast at very reasonable prices. The sites are well designed with a good view at just about all of them. There is a 24 hour security system staffed with volunteers, which is very nice to have in a large park like this. The cable TV has about 70 channels and all are very clear, so no need to hook up the Dish. The 50 amp power is a real 50 amps. No CB popping here. No license required for fishing and it's free. On the “down” side; the roads in the new section are very potted and the gravel used throughout that section gets into your tires and you have lots of pinging going on when you leave and get up to speed. The new section is very close to I295 and with no sound barrier the road noise is very high at times.
A couple of weeks ago we spent three nights at the Barnyard RV park in Columbia, SC (actually, Lexington). Just about everything on their web page is up to date. We were there for the flea market and stayed Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights and our cost with Good Sam discount was $79.00 and change for a Full Hook Up with 50 amps. We had site B8 which was less than 100 yards from the first booth in the flea market. The flea market is well organized and large. There is another smaller one less than a mile down US1. Went to Fort Jackson to get our prescriptions refilled and visited the commissary and stocked up on meat & potatoes. The BX was super busy as there was a Brigade home on leave from Iraq and they were sure having a great time shopping.
We stayed here in a 38' 5th wheel and had a nice long back in site with 50 amp elect and nice water pressure. This is a family run park and the nice couple that own and operate it work extremely hard to meet the demands of all park visitors. There is a sewer service if you are going to stay long enough to have to dump. Lots of things going on and a great area to explore.
If you’re on Interstate 40 (exit 193) near Hazen, AR and starting to look for a place to spend the night this is the place to stop. There is nothing fancy about this place. No restrooms or other on site facilities. When you pull off the Interstate going in either direction it’s very easy to find because it’s about the only thing there. T Rick runs a smallish truck stop and convenient store, and that’s where you check-in. Up to 30 AMPS it’s $18.00 for a FHU and $20 for 50 AMPS. All the sites are paved and very easy to get into. Most are pull throughs and are fairly level. It’s a very safe place to spend the night because by the time your ready to go to bed the place will be full. We got in here early and there were only a few spots taken. By the time it got dark the park was almost full. The water pressure is very good and all utility connections are properly located for everyone’s needs: no side by side sites. All TV network channels are clear with your amplified Bat antenna. Our Verizon cell phone signal was very good and our Verizon Broadband signal was very strong also. I saw a few people putting up their satellite antenna’s and they got a signal through the small tree cover. The price for fuel at T Rick’s was about the same as at any other truck stop we had seen in the area. This place is just about as easy as it gets to just pull off for a night.
At Shawnee, OK we stayed at the Firelake Grand Casino on the Shawnee Indian Reservation. All sites there were paved and big long back-ins with 50 amp electrical service and water. They are not numbered and when you get there just take any available site. Then get a shuttle to the casino’s main entrance, go to the gift shop and get a permit. You can stay up to three nights free with the permit. The sites are large enough to get all your slides out and long enough to stay connected. When you leave you can get 3 cents per gal of fuel discount at the service station. Very good information about the casino and pictures of the RV sites can be found in the "Casinocamper" web page.
The Dancing Eagle RV Park is very much like their description as listed in their web page. The entire RV park is protected by a concrete wall with only one drive-in entrance. There is a well lit sidewalk all the way to the casino, with a gate into the RV park. The travel center is right across the street from the RV office and the supermarket is just through the RV park gate to the left. All locations are just a short walk away. You get a very basic hookup that includes 50 amps and water with very high pressure. No Wi-Fi or cable TV, but got good reception of all the major TV stations with the powered bat antenna. Very good Verizon reception. The pull through sites are quite level. Very easy access to I-40. For $10.00 it’s a very safe place to spend a night or two.