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Helpful Reviews: 41

American Heritage Campground, Olympia, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Our visit was a 1-nighter, in-and-out. We've been here before. $33 rate is for water/electric, only. First Impression: Most sites deep in the forest and I do mean DEEP. Welcoming entrance. Safety: Peaceful, no concerns. Access: exit 99 off I-5, head east towards Pilot Travel Center then about a ¼ mile further, turn right on Kimmie Street. Adequate signs, access road in satisfactory condition, Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Super friendly staff, outstanding store with snacks, food items, RV equipment items, and assorted sundries and necessities. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations NOT available. Active duty military discount. Facilities: Heated pool. No spa, fitness room or rec center. Laundry room. Restrooms/showers appear to have been renovated. New appliances but grout on tiled shower stall walls showing mold. Wimpy but acceptable water pressure (score "B"). Propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. Heavily wooded. Interior roads are one-lane, narrow, asphalt in good condition but you weave around mature trees; watch for overhead branches. Turning and backing very challenging for long rigs and coaches. Prevosts? Don't even try. Tent area but no yurts. There are some cabins for rent (see web site). Sites are all spacious, level (but some sites "in the field" are tree-rooted and not level), dirt, all back-in, no landscaping. Utilities at rear to mid-rig with FHU-20/30 (no 50A); no meters. Adequate water pressure with good taste. No patios; most sites have useable picnic tables. Fires in pits, only. Terrible satellite views. No cable TV. Free Wi-Fi near office, only. Verizon phone at 4 bars; 4G at 3 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, traffic, or interstate noise. Bug Report (late August): black ants. Runners: CG roads ok for running. Yoga: no really good place for your mat. Conclusion: Score 6-Nice. We camped at American Heritage Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Columbia River RV, Portland, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Our visit was a 1-nighter, in-and-out. $40 rate is for a back-in site. First Impression: Crowded. In the flight-path of Portland's airport. Safety: Office warns to keep bicycles inside unit. Access: We took exit 13 from I-84, go north around bend to the left to 122nd street, turn right, then left at the "T", drive about 5 miles past airport to NE 13th street, turn left. You can also come in from I-5, go east on NE Marine Drive. Good signage. Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Used for check-in only, no store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Good Sam discount. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room or rec center. Laundry room. Restrooms/showers not inspected. No propane sales. No playground. Dog walk areas. Campground: Next to Columbia river but no signs of flooding problems. No storm shelter. No trees. Interior roads are slightly narrow, asphalt in good condition with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach friendly. Prevosts shouldn't have problems. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are all cramped, level, concrete, pull-through and back-in (60' long), grass between. Sites have concrete parking area adjacent. Utilities at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; metered for monthlies. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, at ground level, rear of site (I needed 2 stinky tubes). No patios; no picnic tables. No room for ground fires; no fire rings. Good satellite views. Free cable TV (34 channels). Free Wi-Fi but office advises of poor performance (true). Verizon phone and 4G at 3 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: Airline aircraft start at 6 AM. No railroad, local traffic, or interstate noise. Bug Report (late August): no insect issues. Runners: CG roads good for running. Yoga: sites are plenty big enough for your mat. Conclusion: Score 5-Acceptable. We camped at Columbia River RV in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Fort Henrietta Park & Campground, Echo, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Roughly 72 hours before The Eclipse, there are no campgrounds in the vicinity except for this spot. This isn't really a campground. It's a gravel area at the end of a 3 block "downtown" in quaint, tiny, Echo, Oregon. Sites 8 and 9 are a gravel pull-over on a single lane, paved alley, next to someone's double-wide. The pedestals are side-by-side and the gravel area is about 60-70 feet long. Once I put in my 40' fiver and 22' truck, I took up both spaces. Good 50A with good water. Safety: Seemed quiet but we double locked our bikes, anyway. Access: Exit 188, head south (away from the Pilot-J) to 10th street (the only stop sign), turn right. Over the railroad tracks, through town and turn left before the bridge. Poor signage, Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: There is no office - pay the Camp Host or use pay station. Credit cards NOT accepted (cash or checks). Online reservations NOT available. No price discounts. Facilities: There is a restroom/shower mini-building (get key from Camp Host) but the outside was not inviting and we didn't use. There's a small river nearby but no signs of flooding. No storm shelter. Big rig and long coach challenging. Prevosts shouldn't even bother. No sewer - use dump station. Dump station access designed for 24' travel trailers. No room for big rigs to maneuver. No patios or picnic tables. Fires not permitted. Poor satellite views. No cable TV. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone and 4G at 3 bars. City recycle bins 1 block away. Noise: Railroad (not that bad), no aircraft, no local traffic or interstate noise. Bug Report (mid August): no insects noted. Runners: Use the sidewalk on Main street. Yoga: No place to put your mat. Conclusion: Score 3-Poor. We camped at Fort Henrietta Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive to Stanfield, OR for local restaurants, diesel ($2.499). Only national restaurant is Dennys. Home Depot, Autozone, O'Reillys, a few fast food eateries. Groceries at Walmart and Safeway. Movie theater. RV sales and service on US-395. Shari's restaurant is recommended; loved the eggs benedict with "stuffed" hashbrowns and they serve Mimosas.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Country Corners RV Park and Campground , Caldwell, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Tight entrance turn. Greenery everywhere and huge flower displays. Welcoming. Safety: No concerns. Access: Exit 17 off I-84 west of Boise then northeast on Sand Hollow road to stop sign, continue straight a few hundred feet, turn right. Municipal road in good condition, good signage, Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Friendly staff, nice, little store with snacks, food items, and RV equipment items. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations not available. Good Sam discount. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. Laundry room. Nice, clean, modern restrooms and showers (score "A"). Propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Don't park on the grass - buried sprinklers. Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. Moderately wooded. Interior roads are narrow, gravel in good condition with cautious turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach challenging but do-able. Prevosts could have maneuvering problems. Tent area but no yurts or cabins. Sites are short, close, sufficiently level, gravel, all pull-through, nice grass between. Limited overflow parking. Utilities near rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; metered for residents. Site 18, 50A, line 1, 106 volts. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, about 2" above ground level. No patios. Nice picnic tables but not at all sites. Fires not permitted. Marginal satellite views (trees). No cable TV. OTA TV found 32 channels. Free Wi-Fi but weak coverage (1 bar away from office) and dismal bandwidth (basically useless). Verizon phone and 4G at 3 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or local traffic, but interstate noise is very noticeable. Bug Report (mid August): biting flies (livestock in vicinity). Runners: Gravel CG roads marginal for running. Yoga: Grass areas should be good for your mat. Conclusion: Score 5-Acceptable. We camped at Country Corners RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Sand Hollow exit off I-84 has scant services. There is a small convenience store/cafe/fuel station on Oasis Road (past the stop sign), diesel at $2.889 but no room for an RV next to the pumps. Drive south (called "east" on I-84) to Caldwell (a major municipality) for everything, including a Camping World, Walmart, Lowe's, Outback and other, national restaurants, all sorts of fast food chains, banks, and theaters. Diesel in Caldwell ranges from $2.779 to $3.019 (next to the interstate).

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Twin Falls 93 RV Park, Filer, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Nice roadside presentation; major construction as 43 more sites are being added. Safety: No concerns. Access: Follow US-93 south from I-84 from Twin Falls to Filer. Past US-30, look for CG on left. Not hard to find. Big sign, Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Friendly attendant, no store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available but $5 fee - call instead. Good Sam discount. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room or rec center. Small, very clean laundry room. Very modern restrooms. Showers are clean, modern, tiled, with changing area behind privacy doors (Score "A+"). Propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. Lightly wooded. Interior roads are dirt/gravel in good condition with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach friendly. Prevosts shouldn't have problems. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are all quite close, not very level, gravel, all pull-through, grass between. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 3" threaded, ranging from ground level to 6" high. No patios; good picnic tables. No room for ground fires. Marginal satellite views (trees). No cable TV. OTA TV found 32 channels (but no ABC). Free Wi-Fi with weak coverage (1 bar just next to office); acceptable bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5 bars; 4G at 3 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, traffic, or interstate noise. Bug Report (mid August): small red ants. Hornets (no issue). Runners: CG roads marginal for running. Yoga: grass areas should be okay for your mat. Conclusion: Score 5-Acceptable. We camped at Twin Falls 93 RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Golden Spike RV Park, Brigham City, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: At the edge of a nice residential community. I see manicured grass, asphalt roads, and flower pots. Very inviting. Safety: No concerns. Access: Exit 362 from I-84, go east on US-91 to the traffic light (Walmart on your right), turn left, turn left again (small, faint sign on pole). Access road in good condition, Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Friendly staff, welcoming Camp Dog (Lucy), nice store with snacks, food items, and RV equipment items. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations not available. Good Sam discount. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room or rec center. Large, clean laundry room. Restrooms modern and clean, slightly tiny showers in private rooms w/sinks (score "A"). Propane sales. Single swing set but no playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. Moderately wooded. Interior roads are narrow, asphalt in excellent condition with negotiable turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and coach friendly. Prevosts with toads, however, might have maneuvering problems. Tent area (next to the busy highway) but no yurts or cabins. Sites are close, level, gravel (a few are concrete), all pull-through, nice grass between. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; metered for monthly. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 3" threaded, about 2-3" above ground level. No patios. "Half-size" picnic tables usable but need paint. Open fires and charcoal grills not permitted. Poor satellite views (tall, mature trees). Pedestals have cable connection but not tested. Free Wi-Fi with good coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 4 bars. Aluminum recycle bin, only. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or interstate noise, but local traffic volume is notable. Bug Report (mid August): no insects noted. Runners: CG roads excellent for running. Yoga: grass area should be good for your mat. Conclusion: Score 7-Good. We camped at Golden Spike RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Brigham City, UT, is a small community. Grocery store w/Starbucks on Main Street, Wal-mart. Diesel in the area around $2.759.

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States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Rock Springs / Green River KOA, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Drive past huge oil storage tanks. Safety: No concerns. Access: Ignore GPS. Take exit 99 off I-80 onto Foothill Blvd (north side). Proceed east. Excellent signage. Asphalt access road in good condition. Office: Friendly staff, huge store with food items, milk, frozen meals, soft drinks, snacks, clothing, souvenirs, and an impressive selection of RV equipment items. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. KOA price discount. Facilities: Nice, generously heated pool, no spa, small fitness room, no rec center. Laundry room not inspected. Restrooms/showers very clean and modern, "rain shower" heads, good privacy (score "A"). Propane sales. Playground. Off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. Few trees, some recently planted. Interior roads are dirt/gravel in good condition but muddy after a good rain; gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach friendly. Prevosts won't have problems. Tent area but no yurts or cabins. Sites are nearby, level, dirt/gravel, pull-through and back-in, no landscaping. Premium sites have privacy fencing. Utilities at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure with good taste. No patios. Open ground fires not permitted. Good satellite views. Cable TV on select sites. OTA TV found 4 channels. Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5 bars; 4G not checked. No recycle bins. Noise: Railroad, no aircraft, no local traffic noise but interstate traffic was very noticeable. Bug Report (mid August): no insects noted. Runners: CG roads ok for running. Yoga: no decent place to put your mat. Conclusion: Score 8-Upscale. We camped at Rock Springs / Green River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For being out in the middle of nowhere, Rock Springs, WY, is a rather large, sprawled-out city. Driving around and we were impressed. Applebees, Pizza Hut, and IHOP were the only national restaurants found, lots of local eateries, typical fast food chains, Walmart, Autozone and O'Reillys, Home Depot. Diesel varied from $2.609 to $2.959. Lots of things to do.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Red Desert Rose Campground (formerly RV World Campground), Rawlins, Wyoming

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Appears average, routine roadside presentation, pleasant office-front decor. Safety: No concerns. Access: Exit 211 off I-80, north on N. Spruce Street to 23rd, turn left, turn left again, proceed straight. Access road in good condition, big sign, Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Friendly staff, excellent store with snacks, food items and an extensive array of RV equipment items. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Multiple price discounts (Good Sam, Seniors, Military, etc). Courtesy vehicle available for local errands. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, rec center, playground, or off-leash dog run. Mini-golf course. Large, clean laundry room. Restrooms/showers useable but structure desperately needs a complete renovation (score "C-"). No propane sales. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. No trees. Interior roads are wide, dirt/gravel in poor condition (ruts and bumps) with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Okay for big rigs and long coaches. Prevosts shouldn't have problems. Tent area; no yurts or cabins. Sites are all very close, sufficiently level, gravel and grass, mostly pull-through, with unkempt scrub grass and weeds between. Electric at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Water bib and sewer cap locations vary. High water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 6-8" above ground level. No patios. Aged, weathered, marginally usable picnic tables. No fire rings. Good satellite views. Some sites get cable TV. OTA TV found 6 channels with fair reception. Free but unreliable Wi-Fi with poor coverage away from office and limited bandwidth. Verizon phone and 4G at 4 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: Distant railroad, no aircraft or local traffic noise but interstate volume is present. Bug Report (mid August): no insects noted. Runners: CG roads poor for running. Yoga: no place to put your mat. Conclusion: Score 4-Weak. Marginally overpriced. Acceptable for a night or two. We camped at Red Desert Rose Campground (formerly RV World Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rawlins, WY, started as a way-point during the construction of the trans-American railway. It's now a respite along I-80. National and local hotels. One national restaurant chain (Pizza Hut); numerous fast food restaurants on east side of town. Walmart. City Market groceries. Diesel varies from $2.599 to $2.959. Banks. No theaters. No RV stores. Local hardware stores. Carquest & O'Reillys. VA outpatient clinic on East Daley Street.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Spruce Lake RV Resort, Estes Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: CG has an average roadside appearance but you immediately see a bunch of packed RVs upon entry. Entrance road seriously potholed. Safety: No concerns. Access: Into Estes Park, follow route US-36 through town, heading west towards the Rocky Mtn Natl Park then left onto Mary's Lake Road. Signs easy to see. Garmin GPS was accurate. Office: Friendly staff, token store with snacks and a very few RV items. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Good Sam discount. Facilities: Nice pool (unheated), small, residential style hot tub, no fitness room or rec center. Large, clean, laundry room. Nice, clean restrooms with good fixtures and large, private showers (score "A"). Propane sales. Nice playground. Dog walk area but no off-leash dog run. Attractive mini-golf course. Campground: A rushing river borders the CG which could flood. No storm shelter. Some trees border the CG; none inside. Interior roads are narrow, rutted dirt with "be careful" turns; no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach challenging but do-able. No tent area or yurts but cabins are available. Sites are 10-20' apart where you park your toad/tow, level, dirt/gravel/grass, ALL BACK-IN, grass between. Utilities at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Low water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, ranging from below ground level to about 4" above. No patios; very nice, plastic picnic tables. Open fires not permitted but grills are okay. Good satellite views. Free cable TV. Free Wi-Fi when it worked; weak coverage; no bandwidth, pages couldn't load. Verizon phone and 4G at 4 bars, but pages had problems loading here, also (too many people, too few towers?). No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, traffic, or interstate noise. Bug Report (early August): no insects. Runners: CG roads marginal for running but sloppy mud after rain. Yoga: grass between sites okay for your mat. Conclusion: Score 5-Acceptable, overpriced. We camped at Spruce Lake RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Estes Park, CO, a gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park, is an attractive, quaint, stylish, tourist trap. Early August - traffic was horrific - people everywhere. Ace hardware, TruValue hardware, no Walmart, assorted pharmacies, many churches, local restaurants, fast food chains, diesel at Safeway $2.389. No national restaurant chains. Everything is expensive.

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States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Goldfield RV Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here in 2015 because we didn't know any better. Camped here in 2017 because every other CG within 20 miles of the city was booked. First Impression: Pictures on the CG's web site are extremely misleading. This is a small, old, uninspiring, very cramped CG. Safety: Surrounded by residential communities. We took security precautions. Access: Take US-24 west from I-25 to 26th street. Turn left then another immediate left behind O'Reillys auto parts. CG sign visible from US-24. Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Friendly staff. No store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations not available. Good Sam price discount. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. Small, clean laundry room with all new equipment. Restrooms/showers slightly dated but clean however small with minimal shower privacy (score "B"). No propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. Moderately wooded. Interior road is narrow, gravel with tight, sharp turns around large trees; no overhead obstacles. Very challenging for big rigs and coaches. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are all packed, slide-to-slide, level, gravel, pull-through and back-in, no landscaping. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; metered for monthly. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 3-4" above ground level. No patios. "Ok" picnic tables for some sites. No room for fires (or BBQ grills for that matter). Poor satellite views (trees). Free cable TV (24 channels). Free Wi-Fi with good coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5 bars; 4G at 4 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: CG sits beside US-24, a major, 4-lane highway. Traffic is continual and loud with notable exhaust odors during rush hour. No railroad, aircraft, or interstate noise. Bug Report (early August): large red ants. Runners: CG road not suitable for running. Consider using community roads. Yoga: no place to put your mat. Conclusion: Score 3-Poor. We camped at Goldfield RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail), Raton, New Mexico

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Cool, crisp, mountain air. Small CG on two steppes. Attractive office/residence. Most back-in sites on upper level get fabulous views. Safety: office warns of rattlesnakes, bears, coyotes, and mountain lions but we didn't see any. Access: Take exit 460 off I-25. There are no facilities at this exit, just the CG. No visible signage until you're turning into their lot. Garmin GPS couldn't find the CG or its address (use published directions from web site). Office: Pleasant staff, no store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Various price discounts (Good Sam, veterans/military, seniors). Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room or rec center. Small, clean laundry room. Clean, modern restrooms, showers with curtains for privacy (score "A"). No propane sales. No playground. "Dog Walk" but no off-leash dog run. Campground: Hummingbirds everywhere. Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. Just a few trees. Upper level road is a gentle, gravel loop; no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach friendly. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are nearby, sufficiently level, gravel, back-in, parallel-park, and pull-throughs, grass and stone landscaping. Pedestal locations vary with FHU-20/30/50; some metered for monthly stays. Low well-water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, between 3-8" above ground level. No patios. Nice picnic tables. Open fires not permitted. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 36 channels with excellent reception. Free Wi-Fi with good coverage and adequate bandwidth. Verizon 3G phone at 1 bar; sketchy 4G reception at 1 bar. Aluminum can recycle bin only, in laundry. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or local traffic, but occasional interstate noise echoes up the canyon. Bug Report (late July): no insect issues. Runners: CG loop marginal for running. Yoga: no good place for your mat. Conclusion: Score 5-Acceptable. If in the area again, we will return. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Raton, NM is about 9 miles south on I-25. No major restaurant chains; local shops only. Fast food chains (McD's, Sonic, Arby's, DQ, etc). Landromat. No Wal-Mart. Super Saver groceries. Diesel at $2.499. No RV stores. O'Reillys, Autozone. Couldn't find any hardware stores. One VA outpatient clinic. Silver Sneakers at Snap Fitness on S. 2nd Street.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Amarillo Ranch RV Park, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Big (like in Texas), sprawling, open, attractive roadside presentation. Safety: no concerns. Access: exit 74 off I-40 onto access road going west. Huge sign on fence away from road with arrow pointing to Sunrise Drive. Garmin GPS was accurate. Office: Friendly staff, token store with snacks, souvenirs and trinkets. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Good Sam discount. Facilities: Heated, indoor pool (closed during our visit - equipment malfunction), hot tub. No fitness room or rec center. Laundry room not inspected. Restrooms/showers not inspected. No propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. A few, decorative trees. Interior roads are asphalt with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach friendly. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are sufficiently spacious, level, gravel, pull-through and back-in, scrub grass landscaping (hey, you're in Texas). Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Strong water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 3" threaded at ground level. No patios. Nice picnic tables. Open ground fires not permitted. Good satellite views. Free cable TV (4 channels). Free Wi-Fi with good coverage but very poor bandwidth, pages took "forever" to load. Verizon phone at 4 bars; 4G not checked. No recycle bins. Noise: Distant railroad, Air Force base aircraft, no local traffic, audible interstate noise. Bug Report (late July): a few, small red ants were noted. Runners: CG roads good for running. Yoga: grass area might be okay for your mat. Conclusion: Score 7-Good. This is our second visit to this CG. We camped at Amarillo Ranch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
117A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Bobcat Creek RV Park, LLC, Sayre, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Marginal. Abandoned store/gas station greets you off the road. Access road drops sharply (watch for sign on the right). Safety: no concerns. Access: I-40, exit 25, head north and immediately signal a right turn. Good signage. Garmin GPS was clueless - couldn't find CG or its address. Office: Office is the new owner's home. Knock on the door. No store. Credit cards NOT accepted. Online reservations NOT available. Specialty price discounts (Veterans, Military, First Responders, Law Enforcement). Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. Small, clean, FREE laundry room. No restrooms/showers. No propane sales. Very small playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. One storm shelter available. A few, decorative trees. Interior roads are gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach friendly. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are all nicely spaced, sufficiently level, gravel, pull-through and back-in, grass landscaping. Utilities on pull-through sites at mid-rig with FHU-50 (some 30/50); no meters. Strong water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 3-4" above ground level. No patios. Some sites get good picnic tables. Open ground fires not permitted. Good satellite views. No cable TV. Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 4 bars; 4G at 2-3 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or local traffic noise but interstate noise is notable when you're outside. Bug Report (late July): small red ants. Runners: CG roads marginal for running. Yoga: Put mats on the grass if so inclined. Conclusion: Score 6-Nice. CG has new owners who have plans and dreams - now they're just waiting for the money. If in the area, we will return. We camped at Bobcat Creek RV Park, LLC in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There are no vehicle services at this interstate exit.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Roadrunner RV Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Appears new (because we learned that a tornado, 2 years ago, wiped out the CG). Very attractive presentation. Safety: no concerns. Access: Use exit 123A off I-35 and get to the east side of the interstate, then head north (frontage roads are one-way). Tall sign visible from interstate. Garmin GPS was accurate. Office: Friendly staff but receptionist was terse. Big office with meeting room but no store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations not available. Good Sam discount. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. Clean laundry room. Restrooms/showers not inspected. No propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Multiple storm shelters available but not for pets. No trees. Interior roads are asphalt with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach friendly. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are all spacious, level, concrete, pull-through and back-in, grass between. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. CAUTION: voltage level on my site was low which tripped my Progressive. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 2" above ground level. Some sites have patios and picnic tables. Ground fires not permitted. Good satellite views. Free cable TV (20+ channels). Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone and 4G at 4 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or local traffic, but some interstate noise. Bug Report (late July): ants, of course. Runners: CG roads good for running. Yoga: sites are plenty big enough for your mat. Conclusion: Score 6-Nice. We will return. We camped at Roadrunner RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Moore, OK is a large city just south of Oklahoma City. You can find anything and everything that you want or need. Wal-mart is about 2 miles away (diesel at $2.049). Silver Sneakers at 10-Gym is about 5 miles south. The VA has an outpatient clinic about 6 miles north and a major VA hospital in Oklahoma City.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Warrior RV Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Good roadside appearance. Definitely just an "overnighter" CG. Safety: Seems okay but neighborhood looks questionable. CG is not gated or fenced. Access: Exit 224 off I-44 towards US-75 south but don't get on highway. Look for signs to Union Avenue. CG is on south side of I-44. Garmin GPS was accurate. Union Avenue is in dismal condition. Office: Friendly attendant. No store. VISA and MC accepted. Online reservations NOT available. No price discounts. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. Large, clean laundry room. Slightly dated but clean restrooms/showers, no A/C, no vents in showers (score "B"). Propane sold by the tank (30# tank, $30); coaches by the gallon (drive up; not delivered to your site). No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter. No trees. Interior roads are asphalt with acceptable turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and large coach friendly but tows/toads need to disconnect. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are close but not slide-to-slide, level, concrete, pull-through and back-in, grass between. Utilities at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Good water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 5" above ground level. Concrete patios. No picnic tables. Open fires not permitted. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 66 channels with good reception. Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone and 4G at 5 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad or aircraft noise but local traffic and interstate noise is notable. Bug Report (mid July): no insect issues. Runners: CG roads good for running. Yoga: patios are big enough for your mat. Conclusion: Score 6-Nice. A good CG for an overnight. We camped at Warrior RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Diesel at Quiktrip, across the interstate from the campground at $2.099. KFC next door to the convenience store with a bar & grill across the street.

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