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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.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Camp Rilea (Military FamCamp), Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training CT, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Nice location and easy access. The sites themselves have little to be desired, though. It's basically a parking lot, and sites are close together. Regardless, the location, as well as the security of base, made it a good stop. Laundry is free, although you pay a $5 fee to get an access card. With a family of five, we more than made up for the $5 fee! We enjoyed watching new recruits train for their upcoming basic training--it inspired our boys who both want to join the military. Other than the training, the base is quite quiet and small. Perfect access for Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach. We even drove down to Tilamook for cheese tasting. We camped at Camp Rilea (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Be sure to stop at Bowpickers in Astoria for delicious fish and chips made with albacore tuna. They only take cash, and they only serve fish and chips. It's a little "land" boat across the street from the Coast Guard facility and maritime museum. Tilamook Cheese Factory is only 1.25 hrs away and worth the visit. Of course, be sure to see Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach. Lots of Lewis and Clark history around, including numerous national park sites and the tower in Astoria.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Ainsworth State Park, Cascade Locks, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful state park situated right on the Columbia Gorge. Unfortunately, a big fire last fall has closed down most of the hikes in the area. Not being from the area, we weren't aware of the fire until we were emailed special instructions a few weeks out about how to access the campground. Had we been notified when the fire occurred, we may have changed stayed elsewhere. Regardless, the campground was untouched by the fire and is still lush with trees and undergrowth. When we pulled up to our site, we found someone in it. The ranger on duty took care of it immediately, and we only had to wait about 15 minutes to get into our site. Our site wasn't very level, but we managed with our blocks. Quiet park, and good location once the major attractions open back up again. We camped at Ainsworth State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A10
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For hiking opportunities while the area is still fire damaged, we went to https://gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/columbia-gorge-hiking-opportunities.html.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Humbug Mountain State Park, Port Orford, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Gorgeous park within walking distance of the dog-friendly beach. It was tight getting into our pull through with our 42.5' FW because of all the foliage lining the site, but it was doable. Lots of shade, privacy due to all the trees/bushes, and a nice open field where the kids could throw the ball. The bathrooms were kept clean. There is traffic noise, as the highway passes right next to the park, but it gets quiet at night. We would definitely stay there again. We camped at Humbug Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had 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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Campground by the Lake, South Lake Tahoe, California

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground just across the street from the lake. Our site had plenty of room between us and our neighbor. Some spots were tight to drive through with a big rig (lots of trees lining the road), but we took it slow and made it through just fine (43' fifth wheel). The bike path is right by the campground, so it is easy to hop on and ride to your destination. Restrooms were very clean, and bug-free (which makes our kids very happy!). Wifi didn't work well at all. There were two dump stations, and it was too small for us to easily get in and out of. We ended up backing out, as we would have hit either the fence or the station signs/pipes trying to pull through. We camped at Campground by the Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A12
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
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, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Emerald Bay is close by. Eagle Lake is a beautiful day hike.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Cal Expo RV Park, Sacramento, California

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said, it is just basically a parking lot--either asphalt or gravel, depending on what site you are assigned. However, it is easy in and out, and decently priced for a campground in the heart of the city. We stayed here because we needed a campground near a maintenance shop we were visiting the next day, and this fit the bill. Big-rig friendly, and full hookups. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

The host recommended we take a family bike ride to historic Old Sacramento on the American River Bike Trail just by the campground. While the trail is beautiful near the campground, I do NOT recommend riding in to Old Sac. Just past the bridge, it becomes tent city. The trash, drugs, excrement, arrests, and some not-so-friendly people were not what we wanted to expose our kids to. We even saw a chalk body-outline. However, if you go left from the campground on the trail, the trail is safe.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Petaluma Lake RV Park (Military FamCamp), Petaluma, California

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Easy to get to, easy to pull into HUGE spaces. A little piece of paradise only minutes away from numerous tourist destinations. It is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, and a ton of birds and wildlife. Wifi and cell phone reception was great. Site 6 has 50 amp; all others have 30. It was inexpensive to feed the family at the dining hall, and we got to try the trainee's excellent cooking. Our site had 30 amps, but that was no problem. We loved the bike trails by the campground and biked to the dining hall and to the church. The check-in is at the MWR main hub, which also has a library with books and DVDs to check out. As far as the dump station, there is no great way to get to it. Either you have to go past the dump station and turn around in a fairly congested parking lot (would have been difficult for our rig), or you can turn left at the intersection and then back into it (which is what we did). We lost water for 2 days (unscheduled maintenance, or else they forgot to give us a heads up), but you can shower at the gym and fill up water containers there. This would have been a 10 if only there was in-site dump. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. We camped at Petaluma Lake RV Park (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Napa and San Francisco are an hour away each. Muir Woods is nearby. Base theater has movies daily. Fresh eggs for sale in the neighboring farms.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Monterey Pines RV Campground (Military FamCamp), Monterey, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

A military campground behind an open-to-the-public golf course. There are no security guards, but the gate is locked after 7pm. Getting to the camping area requires a short drive in front of a Tee Box, so be sure to stop and look back to the tees to be sure you aren't in the line of fire. We did find about 5 golf balls around our trailer during our stay there, but thankfully, none hit our trailer. Laundry is clean and reasonably priced (1.50/1.00). The park is situated right next to the fairgrounds and in centrally located for all Monterey and the area has to offer. There is noise from the local airport. Getting into sites are tight for big rigs, but doable. Check in is at the gold pro shop. Our site, #38, was good for our 42.5' 5er. It was long enough, and was at the end of the row, so we were able to back in fairly easily. We camped at Monterey Pines RV Campground (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel Mission all within an easy drive from the campground

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lemon Cove Village RV Park, Lemon Cove, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, and easy to get in/out with a big rig. Our dog loved the dog park, which actually had trees and plants in it to make it interesting for her, versus the others we've encountered that are only open space. Laundry was clean and reasonably priced ($1.75/$2.00). The area is absolutely gorgeous, and the smell of orange blossoms is incredible. We didn't want to take our big rig up to Sequoia National Park, so this was a perfect location that was close to the park, but also to what the towns had to offer. This park is more pricey than we like to pay, and but the staff was so friendly and the grounds so clean that it was worth it. The pool was not heated, so it was not open as of mid-April, which was disappointing for our daughter, who would swim just about any time of the year! The staff was very accommodating when we needed to extend our time by a couple of days, and arranged things so we didn't have to move spots. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lemon Cove Village RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Seabreeze RV Resort (Military FamCamp), Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park nicely situated near many LA attractions. Sites were well-spaced and clean. The campground was quiet during the evenings. We appreciated the free laundry and ice. We didn't use the bathrooms, but they appeared clean and heard no complaints. There is a nice walking path near the campground. If you carry firearms, tell the gate guard, and they will coordinate with the armory to store your weapon and ammo upon entry. It will need to be stored in a California-approved locked gun box, of which there are many that comply. If not CA-approved, they may not store the weapon. Only 30 minutes from Disneyland, and close numerous beaches, including Sunset, Huntington, and Seal. Would definitely stay here again! We camped at Seabreeze RV Resort (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, Patio
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:

Reagan Presidential Library is only 1.5 hrs away, and Nixon's Presidential is only 40 minutes away. Both were fascinating. For our family, it was cheaper to pay for the annual family pass then to pay for both libraries. It will get you into most presidential libraries for free that year, as well. Other standard LA tourists attractions are all within reach: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Disneyland, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Gruman's Chinese Theater, etc.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Oasis Palms RV Park, Thermal, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park with friendly staff. Some traffic noise from highway 86, but it's not too bad. Well-located between Joshua Tree National Park and Anza-Borrego State Park. Clean sites were easy to pull-through. The pool was nice and refreshing during the 90 degree weather, and open 24 hours a day. There is a small pond where you can fish with no license. There is a game room with pool, ping-pong, a book exchange, and a community room. Supposedly during the high season, there are camp-wide get-togethers, such as soup nights, fires, etc. If we had been Passport America members, the price would have been discounted 50% (the only discount they do). The park recommended not drinking the local water, as it was over the levels of acceptable arsenic and chloride. We just bought bottled water to drink, and used the park water for showering. Very happy with our stay there. We camped at Oasis Palms RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P12
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego State Park.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Desert Eagle RV Park (Military FamCamp), Nellis AFB, Nevada

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful base campground with plenty of palm trees and shade. They are expanding the campground, so the new area may not have as much shade. Sites were easy to access and were level. Hookups were conveniently located. Good spacing between spots. Very clean, well-maintained park. It is not located on the main part of base. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Desert Eagle RV Park (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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do outside of Vegas: Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, Red Rocks.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Hole-In-The-Wall, Nipton, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

Loved this beautiful, quiet park. Currently, potable water is at a minimum while they fix their water system. There are only a few spouts available, and no filling of RVs allowed. The dump station is still available. We managed the dirt road from the north with our 42.5' fifth just fine. We could have gone around and used the south paved entrance, but we were coming from the north. We took it slow and had no problem. I do wish the visitors centers would keep tabs on whether or not the campgrounds are full or not, before you make the drive all the way out to the campground. we were told that it would be "no problem," but we took one of the last two sites available, and watched many people come through and leave as it was full. The rangers do not monitor the campgrounds much, if at all. There is plenty of space between campers, and quiet hours are 7-7, which is nice. Incredible views of the mountains and stars. We would definitely stay there again. We camped at Hole-In-The-Wall 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
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Meteor Crater RV Park, Winslow, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Great park with friendly staff conveniently located by Meteor Crater and near Winslow and Flagstaff. We had problems with our electric pedestal not putting out 50 amps, and they got right on it and fixed it. Great dog run area with two separate fenced areas. Washing machines and dryers were reasonably priced (1.75) and were very clean. The game room had a book exchange, movies, free coffee, and a free foosball table. Discount on meteor crater tickets. The sites were level, lengthy, and clean. The gates provided security. Beautiful view of the mountains. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Meteor Crater RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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

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

Meteor Crater is worth a visit. In Winslow, go to the "Standing on the Corner" corner with the flatbed Ford. Additionally, do not miss a meal at the Turquoise Room in La Posada Hotel. The history of Fred Harvey and the Harvey Girls makes this stunning adobe hotel come to life with the stories of yesterday and the conveniences of today (watch Judy Garland in "The Harvey Girls" first). In Flagstaff, there are many things to see, such as Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, or the historic downtown.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Thank goodness for Pima County Fairgrounds. We had hoped to get onto the Davis-Monthan FamCamp, where they didn't take any reservations. However, it was full, and we were in the area too long to want to dry camp there. Then began the perplexing search for an RV park that took a family under the age of 55, that was affordable. We found the fairgrounds and were so happy that there was room. Upon arrival, we found that the fairgrounds has a ton of sites, with room even during the weekend when there was a fair on-site. Additionally, they have a reasonably priced storage lot, which we took advantage of when we decided to do a quick side-trip without the trailer. The campground is really just a big gravel parking lot, but the hookups were excellent, the hosts very friendly, and the price extremely reasonable ($50/night less than one of the other "family-friendly" parks). The park has a security guard that monitors each vehicle's entry, so we felt safe at night. It is far enough out of town that we could see the stars, and hear the haunting songs of the coyotes. Easy in and out--the roads are simple to maneuver on, even with our 42.5' fifth. The office has a book exchange, which I always appreciate. We gave the park a 7 (versus a higher rating) based only on the lack of aesthetics...otherwise it was a great park. We would definitely return. We camped at Pima County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
414
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
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:

We enjoyed the Tombstone gunfight and lunch at the Crystal Palace. In Tucson, we visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, hiked in Saguaro National Park, and attended Mass at the San Xavier Mission. Do not miss out on the incredible food from the vendors at the mission parking lot--the Indian Fry Bread Tacos, the handmade paper-thin giant tortillas cooked over the fire--all absolutely delicious. Finally, do not miss the DeGrazzia art gallery.

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell, New Mexico

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

The way the sites are situated, you hardly see your neighbor. The area is quite barren, but the lakes are beautiful. If you have a big rig, check with the host on the easy way to get out of the park--another RVer got stuck taking the road by the lake. It's better to go the opposite way (host will describe). Our site was back-in, but there were a few pull-throughs in the park as well. Beautiful dry-camping is available near the other sinkholes. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had 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:

Roswell is nearby--check out the UFO museum. Also, there is a nice walking/biking path in the park, which was interesting as we could check out all the sinkholes.

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