Date of Stay: March, 2014
Easy access about 5 miles north of Ajo city, this golf course/boondocking campground is a nice stop in a scenic desert area. Patronize either the restaurant or the golf course ($10/9 holes) and the camping is free otherwise $3/night. No facilities other than a gravel parking lot and free wifi are offered. Plenty of space for any size rig with toad. Quiet in the evening even through the municipal airport is adjacent. During our visit there was a campground host but no other staff. Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and golf is pay on the honor system.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
If you are interested in sight seeing in the area, this park is a good option. Nice, pull through, full hook up sites with easy access for our large motorhome. Yes, the roads are narrow, but there are no obstacles. The sites are reasonably spacious, side by side connections on grass. Easily leveled with the jacks. Good satellite view, but cable is available for extra cost. Internet is very limited - one computer and 150mb per 24 hours. Park facilities are modest for families and kids.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
An excellent choice for the Whitehorse area. Many choices of sites available from secluded forested sites (which are large enough for big rigs) to open parking lot gravel sites to boondocking. We chose the gravel parking lot due to the open view of the sky and full hookups (wooded sites have only W-E). Full HU means free wifi and cable. Wifi was exceptionally stable and fast (6 mps) with over 80 channels (some digital) on the cable. Most of the gravel lot sites should have satellite views (note that a larger than normal dish is necessary at this northern latitude). The lot has plenty of maneuvering space but toads will need to be disconnected once parked. Other services include tour desk, power wash for cars/RVs (you'll need it), pet wash and gas/propane at a discount.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This is a typical ALCAN road house campground that runs off a generator and is otherwise self-contained. It is in a scenic location along the river with bluffs that make it feel like a canyon. No cell or TV reception so it feels very isolated. Our 20 amp power was reliable (but limited to 20 amp) for our overnight stay. No problem for a big rig with toad. We didn't have to disconnect. All sites have a river view with some directly on the river. Easy to find directly off the highway.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
As previously reviewed this is a very nice CG with great mountain views. Most sites have good satellite access & 30 amp power. Five dollar per day internet seems to be new and works well at our RV. On Memorial weekend it was nearly empty, so no reservation was necessary. Many of the rustic campgrounds were not even open at this time of year. Try not to drive through town, there is a road just off the exit that heads directly to the campground.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
We were aiming for the Tiffin RV Park, but it was full. This is the only other campground in Red Bay but it is very comparable to Tiffin's runway. This campground has great full hook-ups located in a gravel lot just a mile from Tiffin. There is no attendant or service at this park. Money (the same cost as Tiffin) is placed in an envelop and dropped in a slot - cash only. Markers indicate whether a site is available in case you are having repairs during the day. The gravel lot gives easy access for large RVs. The sites are spaced to allow slides and awnings. Obviously this is not a long term park but is suitable for the purpose. Good satellite views but no cable. Located at 88.14818W and 34.44964N
Date of Stay: March, 2011
I wanted to update this park's review for 2011. Everything is still the same as described in earlier reviews. There are 3 rows of campsites with 9 sites per row. All are big rig friendly, however row 3 (18-27) are pull throughs. Row one sites (1-9) are less desirable. Little else distinguishes the sites. You are assigned a site when you call for a reservation, so this info may be helpful. There are no trees and all sites hook ups are identical. The casino has 7 restaurants but NO buffet. The players card nets a 15% discount (the tip), but the prices are fairly high ($20) for dinner.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
As others have mentioned, Turkey Run is a nice park for lots of outdoor activities including camping. We concur with most of the positive comments. The campground as a variety of sites for all types of tents, travel trailers, and motorhomes. We drive a 40 ft motorhome so we look for long sites with pads AND satellite exposure. Although there are lots of trees, many sites were satellite friendly. If you are making a reservation (important on most weekends) for a large motorhome with satellite view look at 41R, 48R, 252, 47, 48, 48R, 52R, 50R, 54R, 108R, 107R, 106R, 116, 103, 10T, 101, 18R, 100, 17R, 94, 124, 58R. This campground is very typical for Indiana state parks; nice layout hard surface pads, and good electric.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We have camped here several times and it is a favorite for all of the reasons listed by other reviewers. It accommodates even the biggest of RVs and their slides. It is not heavily forested but has lots of trees. We like our satellite internet/TV (even through the Chicago OTA stations are available). For those who'd like to get satellite TV via permanently mounted dish on the RV, I have done a site survey of those sites with a view of the Directv satellite (101). Here is the list of sites 1,2,3,7, -12,21,22,29,30,31,-32,35,36,37,-38,-40,41,58,61,-66,-67,73,75,-78, 80, 82, 97, 100, 101,-111, 121, 125 135, 136. Minus sign indicates iffy depending on dish location. If you have a ground mounted dish, other sites will also have a shot at the sky. The reservation system requires a site number selection, so this will give you the info needed before you arrive.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
We agree with the earlier reviews, this is a nice country campground. Campsite cost is determined by length of vehicle (we were in a 40ft motorhome). We stopped at sites near the entrance for our overnight stay. These were grass/gravel pull throughs with full hookups. Easy satellite aiming and some local TV. We walked up to the second level to register, thus saving the drive on a narrow road. They have a lake and other services for more long term stays.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
We stayed in the beach section of the SP campground. This is further divided into 3 sections along the frontage road. Each has about 14 sites in a T shape fronting the beach. Entrance to the section is in the middle and there is no turn around at the ends of the T, so everyone must either back down the road when entering or back out when leaving. This is not a big problem, the road is wide and not too long (300 yards). If you don't like backing, then camp in the bay side circle. However the only 50 amp+water service is beach side, the other has 30 amp+water. Each beach side site has a shelter and fire ring. We had no problem with drainage even though it rained heavily during our stay. Beach sites are about 100 yards from the beach. The water front is visible from the campsites so the view is great. The beach is hard packed sand, suitable for riding bikes and several miles long. At this time, reservations can ONLY be made via the state PHONE reservation system. We when online several times only to find the "campsite unavailable during the time requested", which to me means full. However, after visiting the park in person (and not being allow to make a reservation), we followed the suggestion to call the master number, and easily made a reservation. At this time in mid March, the park was not full.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
This is a bipolar campground: some very good and some not so good. The good, is a very scenic ocean view on the water looking west for great sunsets. Most sites have new cement pads with full hook-ups and easy access. Ours was gravel (no reduction in price) and was not good for a heavy rig such as our 40 ft motorhome. The location is great for Galveston with easy access to the main highway into town only 3 miles away. Two 250 foot fishing piers are part of this CG. There is no beach or swimming as the waters edge is wetlands. Nice new and clean bath house called the club house. On the flip side, the park has a very strange layout with one third of the sites more than a block away from the main campground and along a major frontage road. This would be similar to parking spaces on the side of the road. At the least, it presents a security issue and for any family with kids, it is a dangerous situation. Then there is the constant traffic, noise both from the more local frontage road 30 feet from the rig, and the multi-lane highway 200 yards beyond. Not to be outdone, there is the train on the other side of the highway which blows it's horn well into the night, every night. Bottom line, when looking at the sunset out the front window, all is beautiful, but walk out the RV door look 180 degrees way from the water and there are hazards and noise everywhere. They do have interior sides without the road hazard, but you'll have to decide what's important.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
All of the previous comments are on target, this is a great scenic state park with the best camping has to offer. There are 3 levels of hook-up sites: W&E, full hookup and "premium" full hookup for an extra $5. The latter are lake front sites and generally worth the extra cost. This campground is heavily treed and the lake sites face north so there is almost NO chance of satellite reception on any site regardless of the loop.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
This campground provide the quintessential camping experience. Large heavily wood sites with minimal facilities. It also provides a good experience for those of us with large RVs. Easy access back in sites that are large enough for the biggest rigs. Many sites have satellite TV access along with a river view. The reservation system, however, is a bit confusing. Only even numbered sites can be reserved, but nearly all of the best riverfront sites are even numbers thus without a reservation, no riverfront site. There is also a second campground with no views but electric sites and mixed trees and sun with big rig access. Sites are fairly level with gravel pad, fire ring, and table.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
This is a local gem run by Rock Island county. Located along the Mississippi River with great views from many sites. The sites are large, well spaced gravel pads with 50 amp electric and water. Grass between sites with large trees to provide shade. Satellite reception was possible from most sites as the trees are on the North side. Regular digital TV reception is excellent. Our large motor homes was at home in this campground. The price listed was the senior rate, but the full rate was only $11/night. We looked at the COE campground just a mile away and decided that this was better due to easy access and water at each site for only $1 more. These sites are within 100 yards of the water with an open view whereas some of the COE sites are on the water. There is a long bike trail that cuts through the park which is an added bonus.