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After 52 years combined service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, the Romero family will hit the road for 13 months while homeschooling their children in order to show them our great country. www.5forGodandCountry.com

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Smoker Holler RV Resort, Sevierville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We rated this as a 6 overall in comparison to other campgrounds nationwide. However, if we were to compare it to local campgrounds, it would be an 8 or so. Most campgrounds in the area were packed in, with not much space between sites. This campground had better spacing between sites, and great prices comparatively. The office area looked a bit run down with a lot of stuff sitting outside. Perhaps they were undergoing a winter cleaning, but I don't think so. There were a lot of permanent residents, but ample space for temporary visitors. It was quiet, with exception to the road noise. Most campgrounds we saw had this problem, however. Sites were neat and clean. The bathroom was odd, in that it had a sign that stated that campers should be using their own bathrooms. Given the freezing temperatures, that wasn't going to happen! The owner was very nice, and we enjoyed talking to her. We camped at Smoker Holler RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Dollywood nearby. Great Smoky Mountain National Park was beautiful, even in the freezing temps.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Singing Hills RV Park & Campground, Cave City, Kentucky

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here during the big freeze of 2018. The grounds, even in winter, were well maintained and neat. The bathrooms and showers were warm and clean, which was important in the 5 degree weather! We had a long pull-through site, which was fairly level (needed a couple adjustments). The owners were very nice, and gave us great information for touring the local area. The only improvements we would suggest would be a laundry facility (we had to drive 30 min to the closest), and a bigger playground for the kids (not that we had a chance to use the available swings in the freezing weather). We would definitely return. It was a great stay! We camped at Singing Hills RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Mammoth Caves are nearby-worth a visit. We also drove 1.5 hours to Louisville to tour Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Factory (these are EST). We drove an hour northeast to tour Maker's Mark Bourbon Distillery (again a time change) and Lincoln's boyhood home and birthplace. Finally, we drove to Nashville to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park. Our spot, #26, fit our 42.5 5th wheel no problem. It was also beautifully situated near the water and on the corner of the loop, so extra space. Picnic table with lantern hanger at each site. Also, we were happy to find a anchored chain in the middle of the patio area that we could hook our dog to without her getting tangled. No sewer, but it was worth the view and the peace and quiet. We would definitely stay there again. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Elizabeth City Coast Guard RV Park (Military Camping only), Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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

Small campground on a quiet base (some aircraft noise, which we say is the sound of freedom). Nice level sites with full hookups. No problem for our 42.5' 5th to fit. Laundry facility a short drive away near some mobile homes on base. View of the water in the near distance. Well maintained, secure. Be careful, as our GPS took us right by the entrance. Beach within walking distance. Small BX, gas station. Great spacing between RVs, and no one behind us (only two rows of RVs). Would definitely return. We camped at Elizabeth City Coast Guard RV Park (Military Camping only) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F
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
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:

Visited Kill Devil Hills and saw the Wright Brothers National Historic Site, as well as walked on the beach.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Low Country FamCamp (Military FamCamp), Charleston AFB, South Carolina

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Well maintained, clean campground with level sites. Excellent camp hosts. Easy in and out, and well priced. We love military famcamps. Would definitely return. No problem for our 42.5' 5th, and no problem getting in with no reservations. We camped at Low Country FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Enjoyed visiting Charleston, the USS Yorktown, Laffy, and Clamagore at Patriots Point was wonderful! Ferry to Ft. Sumter is a must.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Parris Island RV Park (Military FamCamp), Parris Island Marine Base, South Carolina

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

This campground is a very simple campground. There is only one row and all are back-in. The site easily fit our 42.5 5th. It is located on a quiet part of the Marine base, but every once and a while, we were treated to seeing the cadets marching by with fun packs, or running on one of their long runs. This was inspiring to our teenage boys who aspire to join the military, as was the sound of the firing range. Upon arrival, we found that our site had been taken. There was a mix-up in reservations, so we had to shuffle around to make it work, and move after one day. While inconvenient, we ended up receiving our stay for free, which was not necessary but appreciated. We chose Parris Island because of its location near the St. Elena historic site, Hilton Head, and Savannah. We also had fun touring the base and showing our kids what boot camp is all about. The laundry facility was inexpensive, but could have used a cleaning due to spider webs. We would definitely return! We camped at Parris Island RV Park (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Hilton Head, Savannah, Parris Island Marine Museum, St. Elena Historical Site (on base...hurricane damage but being cleaned up).

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Pointes West Army Rec Area (Military FamCamp), Appling, Georgia

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

We loved this military recreational facility. Initially, we had reserved site 4J, but found out that the hookups were on the wrong side of the pad. We switched to 4K, and had an equally beautiful view of the lake. Sites were spacious, with fire pits, picnic tables, and plenty of room to make ourselves at home. Pretty much every site has a view of the lake. It was quiet. Section 4 was the best for long rigs like ours (42.5 foot 5th), but the entrance and exit to the loop were quite steep. We ended up using the entrance side for departure as well, as the exit side was much too steep. This was a beautiful stop, even in the middle of winter. We camped at Pointes West Army Rec Area (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4K
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Augusta is nearby, but we used this stop for bike riding and s'mores.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Tallulah Gorge State Park Campground, Tallulah Falls, Georgia

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park. It is absolutely beautiful. We are more "state park" type campers, where it is quiet. We have a 42.5 foot 5th wheel. To get to our site, we had to drive through the campground. There was one hairpin turn that was a little sketchy, but we made it through just fine. Other than that, it was easy to navigate. No wi-fi, but we are OK with that. The bathroom and shower room were very warm and clean. The camp hosts were very nice. We spent Christmas here, and the hosts hung a couple candy canes on our door as a gift. Very kind. There was a little noise from nearby traffic, but it wasn't noticeable at night. The sites were easy to pull through and were fairly level. We had made reservations prior to arrival, and when we arrived, we saw that the campground was having a half off sale. They were able to refund half of our prepaid amount, which was a wonderful surprise! The only improvement we could hope for would be addition of sewer at the sites. We camped at Tallulah Gorge State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Tallulah Gorge makes for a beautiful hike, even in the middle of winter.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Waynesboro North 340 Campground, Waynesboro, Virginia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Our spot was right next to the check-in stop sign, so not much yard space. The park was clean and well situated for great sight-seeing. It suited our needs. We camped at Waynesboro North 340 Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive very close. Monticello, Ash-Lawn Highland, and Trump Winery.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca, Wisconsin

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

33/night for 50 amp, no water, no sewer; plus 9.95 transaction fee. Our first site (69), although advertised as long enough for our 42' fifth wheel, was impossible to get into. The site had trees on either side of the site opening, as well as trees on the opposite side of the road. We could not make the back-in turn to get into the site. As it was late at night, we had to find a place to huddle down for the night until we could talk to the rangers the next day. They were very helpful and put us into site 87, which allowed for us to back in.

The interior road was narrow and lined with trees that went up to and even extended over the pavement at times. We did manage to get through the interior roads, but would not choose to go through them again if we didn't have to. The sites are very private, with trees in between sites. The park was beautiful and quiet. $33/night for electric only is a bit steep in my opinion. If you have a big rig, definitely call the ranger station to get advice on which site to reserve. The website is not detailed enough to take into account the large amount of trees that will hamper the back in. We camped at Hartman Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69-87
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Union Star Cheese Factory, Lamers Dairy, Our Lady of Good Help Shrine all nearby.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Muskallonge Lake State Park, Newberry, Michigan

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

When planning our trip to the Upper Peninsula, I pictured a quiet campground in the middle of nowhere. We gravitate toward state parks for this reason: scenery over amenities. However, upon arrival, we found it was quite busy. It was out in the middle of nowhere, as we wanted, but it was completely full. A full campground is just fine, but the way this park is designed (or lack of it), made it a parking free-for-all.

Sites hold multiple tents, vehicles, ATVs, motor bikes, boats, toy trailers, etc. Vehicles and toys are parked haphazardly along the road. We have a 42' fifth wheel, and the way people were lining the narrow road made it difficult to navigate. Trailers were parked horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Each site had a post by the road to designate the site number. Coupled with the trees, and the parking mayhem, it made getting into and out of our site difficult. We asked two neighbors if they would move their vehicles so we could pull out of our site, which they kindly did. There are trees near the road, and one particular tree right on the hairpin curve of the road. Apparently the day before we arrived, a trailer hit the tree, as well as another trailer, while trying to maneuver around the turn. I don't mind flexibility in parking, but this was a bit crazy. Four sites share a power pole, so bring a long cord.

The park itself was beautiful: right on Lake Superior and Muskallonge Lake. The park host (excellent hostess!!) told my husband that recently, the campground opened up to ATVs/ORVs (versus previously they had to park outside the campground). This beefed up business, which was the goal, but all in all, I would skip this park next time. $20/night for 30 amp, plus an $8 reservation fee. We camped at Muskallonge Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mackinac Island: 2 hours away. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Cruise: 1.5 hours away. Fishing on Muskallonge Lake, or numerous nearby lakes. Walking on the shore of Lake Superior (access from park).

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Itasca State Park, Park Rapids, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are close together with little privacy. Showers are individual "rooms" with green/red lights outside to let others know if it is in use. High pressured spray, and a nice big changing area where your things will not get wet. Quiet hours were written but not enforced. Our neighbors were outside partying until 4:30 am, and went in when it started raining. The host was only two spots down from them, and must have been wearing earplugs. Otherwise, it is a beautiful campground with nice bike paths, a great visitors center, and opportunities to rent boats. Be sure to bring your bug spray! Electric only--no water or sewer. One dump site/water fill station for both campgrounds, so plan for some waiting, although we luckily did not have to wait. We camped at Itasca State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
148E
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Monticello (formerly Walnut Acres), Monticello, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2017
Overall Rating:      

We were incredibly grateful to receive three nights free, as they participate in the Tents for Troops program, where Active Duty military get free nights. Our site was spacious, and navigating the roads was easy. The only negative was that quiet hours were in the rules, but not enforced. Regardless, the late-night noise wasn't as bad as some places we have experienced. The kids enjoyed the pool, the playground, and the jump pad. After a string of dry camping, they especially appreciated the amenities. We would definitely return to Monticello Jellystone. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Monticello (formerly Walnut Acres) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Burlington Bay Campground, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park. While more expensive than we prefer, it was absolutely pristine. We stayed in the "new" area, with the stadium-style sites. Each site had an incredible view of the lake. Each site had plenty of room, and the grass was neat and mowed. There was a bit of confusion amongst our neighbors as to whose sewer was whose, but it all worked out just fine. We would definitely go back! We camped at Burlington Bay Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

Duluth is nearby, as is Split Rock Lighthouse.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Cottonwood Campground (NPS Campground), Medora, North Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

LOVED this campground. Lots of room between sites. Incredible views at each turn. We even had a bison come through our campsite (a whole herd came through the campground), which added to the ambience. Yes, it is dry camping, but you can't beat the views. Take a dip in the Little Missouri River to cool off on the hot summer days. You might get to swim with the wild horses, like we did (from quite a distance however). Site 43 was a pull up site--easy to park a big rig like our 43' toy hauler. HUGE "yard" for the site. Right next to the amphitheater parking, which I worried would be busy, but it was not, and made for an easy walk down the trail to hear the ranger's presentations. And, it got wonderful shade from the hot afternoon sun. We camped at Cottonwood Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Some tight spots when going around the loop, some branches. Water fill by the camp hosts with both threaded hook up and gravity fill options.

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