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Review Count: 64
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John Bryan State Park, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $22.00
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This is a lovely, peaceful, camping area in a large park. There are five level pads with electricity suitable for motorhomes, trailers or 5th wheels. All other sites are tent sites mostly on open grass. There are several vault toilets throughout the campground - they are not real pleasant (buggy and smelly). There is a dump station - not level - and a road is blocked when using it. No potable water at dump (though there is a spigot on another loop). We camped here several days as we took our daughter to a nearby college. This location was very convenient for that purpose. Since we're self-contained in the motorhome, I'd be happy to camp here again but I'd likely not come here as a destination vacation spot. We camped at John Bryan State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Jordan Park, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
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For us, this was the perfect campground. The sites are large, level, and secluded. Lots of mature trees surround each site (you can see the other sites near you, but you have 75' of woods between most sites). There are several "double" sites (like sites 2&3 and 14&15) which are great for two units wanting to be together. There is one pull-through (site 11). Nice walking trails (down past the dam, up past the boat launch to the 3 walk-in site area). Exceptionally friendly campground host, gave us great tips and sold us excellent firewood ($5/ 1/2 wagon load). Picnic tables & fire rings for each campsite. (Site 12 has the ring on the wrong side though). Park manager walks the loop frequently. No excessive noise or inappropriate behavior during our 3-day stay here. Good electricity (no water). Single dump station. Decent cell phone coverage (Verizon and AT&T and TrackPhone). For us, this was a very nice place to relax while doing activities in Stevens Point. We'll stay here again without a doubt! (PS- we're the kind of campers that like state parks, ACOE campgrounds, etc - we tend to avoid KOA and private parks) We camped at Jordan Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Myre-Big Island State Park, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $23.00
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Not all spots are perfectly level, but with a few blocks we got our RV leveled fine. Wonderful wide sites, gravel pads, and good electric. There is no water at each site, but many places where jugs can be filled. Restrooms were modern and quite clean. Great hiking on maintained trails. Two campgrounds: White Fox is good for larger RVs, more open, and easier to navigate. Big Island is tighter, very wooded, sites seem smaller/cramped, but great for a popup or tent. Good firewood $5 at ranger station. Good Verizon 4G signal in White Fox (likely from Albert Lea) and AT&T cell phone had some service too. A very nice place to come! We camped at Myre-Big Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Ochee Yahola County Park, Northwood, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $10.00
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It was Labor Day weekend, and we had no reservations. After checking 10 county parks, we tried Ochee Yahola and found all 4 sites available! We spent a delightful afternoon/evening here. A large, grassy area with tall mature oak trees forms the camping area - mostly level. There are two electrical pillars each with two 20-amp services. This allowed 4 places to park an RV (no pads, no gravel, just grass). Voltage was low but enough to run a single air conditioner at 110v. Best thing about this campground is the quiet. So very peaceful. There is a large mowed soccer field with assorted playground equipment - but none of it was in use while we were there. There are good trails for hiking. I had both Verizon 3G and AT&T cellular services while in the park. Park was patrolled twice by a drive-through-ranger while we were there. Self-registration system at the entrance. In the distance a train could be heard late at night but not at all objectionable. Also, the park is open for bow hunting, but we didn't see anyone while we were there. We camped at Ochee Yahola County Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Prairie Oasis Campground and Cabins, Henderson, Nebraska

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
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This was our 4th time staying here overnight. It has level pull-through sites for Class A's towing (no need to disconnect). Good electricity supplied. Good spacing between sites. Pond to watch, rent paddle boats, or take short walks. Management is new since our last visit a year ago. They now have specialty pizzas in the office you can eat there or take back to camp. I'd stay again for an overnight point between Minnesota and Colorado. We camped at Prairie Oasis Campground and Cabins in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Saratoga Lake Campground, Saratoga, Wyoming

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $10.00
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This CG is 20 miles south of I-80; a little to the east of Rawlins. As you come into Saratoga, you'll see a sign to your left - campground 1 mile. Bear to the left and you'll come right to it. There are several park roads parallel to the lake - those close to the lake are non-electric, those one row back are higher and electric (which is where we camped). The CG has no shade (but will in 20 years when the recently planted trees mature). No Flush toilets but vaults are available. It was nice and quiet while we were there. The electric sites were arranged in an unusual manner. There is a wide gravel "road" and the sites (table, BBQ, and electric post) are along the edge. You are supposed to back into the site which is rather like parking across the road leaving room in front of your MH for someone to drive. Since we were towing and since this was for one night, we asked the Sheriff (who is camping here) if he would let us take the end site (#25) and park parallel to the road without blocking any other site... he was a friendly chap and agreed. The views are most interesting. Mountains in the distance, a lake, and Wyoming prairie (sage brush etc). Even though it is a ways off the highway, I'd stay here again (peaceful and quiet) when traveling through the area. This is a county park - get an envelope at the fee station, insert your $10 for electric site, and stick it in the slot in the bathroom about 50 feet away from the fee station. We camped at Saratoga Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Sylvan Park Campground, Lanesboro, Minnesota

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $25.00
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We camped here 3 nights. No reservations taken, it is just first-come-first-served. We got in Thursday morning and 3/4 of the sites were available. Thursday evening 1/2. Friday afternoon 1/4 and Friday evening it was full. Some sites are sloped: ok for a trailer but hard to get a motorhome level. Very poor cell phone coverage on Sprint and Verizon but none on AT&T or T-Mobile. Bath houses were adequate but small and needed updating. Showers cost 75-cents for 5 minutes of lukewarm water. Very easy walk to town for theater and dining (but we didn't find any of the restaurants exceptional). In addition to Sylvan Park, there is another local park. It also has sites with water & electricity but no "facilities," only a port-a-potty. If the sites were more level, had just a little more space, and better "facilities," this would be a 10! Tents are $15/night and MH & trailers are $25/night. We camped at Sylvan Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
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We stayed here over a week while moving my son into college. This is the closest campground to Pittsburgh that I felt was ok. We had a nice pull-through site in the A loop. Bathrooms/showers clean and in good repair. However, while the vast majority of sites here will work fine for tenting or trailers, only a few are sufficiently level and wide enough for a motorhome. We made on-line reservations, paid in advance, and they were ready for us. Drive into Pittsburgh was about 45 minute. There was cell phone (and data) coverage from Verizon and Sprint. There was only intermittent data coverage for T-Mobile and this is with my 40' tower antenna raised hooked to a Wilson amplifier! This state park has a lovely beach, rents various types of watercraft, hiking trails in woods and a lovely series of trails through a Wildflower Restoration Area. Almost no mosquitos at all. The E and F loops seemed to be the most popular. The B loop was about 50% occupied, C & D loops are primarily for tenting and we didn't walk down there. When we come back to Pittsburgh to bring my son home from college, we will likely stay here again. We camped at Raccoon Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Gifford Pinchot State Park, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $27.00
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This was "home base" for our trip to Gettysburg one one day and our drive into Philadelphia on the next. We had Site 107 which was a nice, generally level, hard driveway with picnic table and firepit. All was in good condition. Campsite was quite adequate in size. There was room for our MH in the back-in site and room for our CRV before the MH. Bathrooms were older and ours were clean, others were not quite as well maintained. Don't go to the park office when arriving, rather go directly to the campground at the SE corner of the park. Our Garmin took us on the very narrow and winding roads, better routes exists (look at your map and stay on the main highways). I had decent cellular and data coverages in the park. Were I coming to this part of PA again, I'd stay here in a moment. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

D & W Lake Camping and RV Park, Champaign, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
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This was an overnight stop for us: selected primarily for its location, price, and amazingly good reviews on this website. Well, we were just delighted with the park and its staff. We were met at the office by a very nice lady that made us feel right at home. They had our reservations and there were no hidden charges. A man got in a golf-cart and showed us where our site was. I pulled in and our MH was exactly level. Electricity was in the right spot as was water and sewer. We had a nice view of the lake out our front window. The campground was kept neat, grass/bushes were trimmed, roads in good repair, etc. We left the next morning but I would have absolutely no hesitancy about staying here again. We camped at D & W Lake Camping and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Duck Creek Campground, Cedar City, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $12.00
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We used this as a base for visiting Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Approaching from West of the park on US-14 made me a bit nervous: narrow road, steep grades and declines, and many twists/turns. However our Class A towing a CRV did just fine. We pulled into Duck Creek and immediately liked it. For us in a MH, the "A" loop was perfect: great site, nice restroom, and good roads. Campground Host was very helpful. No electricity available (or other hookups). No cell phone or internet available either. Easy drive to Zion and to Bryce from campground: use Hwy 14 going East from the campground to get to Hwy 89. Convenience store/supplies found for reasonable prices at Hwy 14 & Hwy 89 intersection. We camped at Duck Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Mather Campground (NPS Campground), Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $18.00
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To be honest, we were disappointed. But after being here, I understand the situation. This Grand Canyon National Park has hundreds of visitors and campers. We were lucky to have reserved a pull-through on the Juniper Loop. Although our site was microscopic and a real challenge to manuver into (and out of), it was larger than others. If you're in a Class A, it will be snug. There are no hookups in this CG; Trailer Village should have some hookups and can handle larger RVs. We used the Shuttle System to get around the park. That worked well, however we needed to unhook the Toad to drive to the nearest shuttle parking lot. We left at 5:00am and thought we'd be waking up everyone. However, many others were up at that time too, everyone going to the Rim to view the canyon at sunrise. Strong recommendation: see the canyon right at sunrise and right at sunset, those were our most memorable moments. When we were here (mid-June) every campsite was taken, every parking place taken around the visitor center, mobs of people everywhere. Just be prepared for that. (Probably more people from France, Germany, and Japan than from the US). We had several enjoyable conversations with many of them. We camped at Mather Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Morefield Campground (NPS), Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $23.00
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First: If you want electric or other hook ups, DO NOT use their Internet Reservation System (reservations.ahlsmsworld.com). We did and got a dry-site even though hookups were available. When we checked-in, the ranger told me this was a problem with the ARAMARK website. You must make a phone call to get a hookup site. Road construction was horrible: many delays to get to the campground. Cost of items at the campground store was high (unleaded gas was 40-cents/gal more than in town). We checked in and told to pick any site on the dry loops we wanted. I'd estimate less than a dozen sites would nicely accommodate us. Most sites were short, gravel, and not level. They are OK for popups or small travel trailers. We selected a grass pad in the Apache loop that was satisfactory. No trees = no shade = it gets HOT during the day. Bathrooms were adequate. We took the toad through the park which was a great idea: I'd not want to take our MH on those roads unless necessary. Plan on lots of driving. The sites were awesome. Do homework and plan what you want to see as there are so many options. Strongly recommend hiking to Spruce Treehouse: then sit on the bench and imagine life there 900 years ago. Rangers were great and very helpful. If you're camping, get into the park if at all possible: the drive to Cortese is not that pleasant. We left the park at 5:00am and had no problem. Oh: the dump stations. The fresh water and black water faucets have cut off hoses so you can't screw on your hose. However, if you lift the cover to the metal box on the concrete, there are faucets there to which your hoses can be attached. (Use the dump on the left as you enter the campground, the one on the right doesn't have a fresh water faucet into which you can tap.) We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Portal RV Resort and Campground, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
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This was a one-nighter for us: we did Arches in the morning/afternoon and needed a reservation for night. Their office is open from 8am to 5pm so you must call during those hours to make a reservation. People were very helpful. We got here from Arches about 6pm and our check-in information was on the bulletin board: everything was exactly as described over the phone. We had a level gravel pad, good electric (didn't use the other hookups), and a strong WiFi signal. Sites were "snug" but quite reasonable (this is not a state park afterall). We got a good nights sleep and left very early the next morning (5am). They emailed us the charge receipt which was just as expected. In comparision to several other RV parks in Moab, I would certainly stay here again. To be honest, most of the other ones we drove past did not appeal at all to us. Portal RV was quite nice and far enough from the highway that it was quiet. There is a fancy section here too (concrete pads, more amenities, etc.) that was quite nice, but the gravel pad worked just fine for us. The other one that looked nice was Riverside Oasis Campground but that was pretty close to the highway. Arches was amazing. It was super hot and we drank lots of water; but the hiking was great (Landscape Arch is a must!). Film at Visitor Center worthwhile. You can see most everything from your car (we parked the MH in the Visitor Center lot and drove the toad through the park: which in retrospect was really a smart thing to do). We camped at Portal RV Resort and Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $36.00
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Expensive for out-of-state (site + permit) but lovely and great hiking! Absolutely make time to hike past the Copper Falls, Cascades, Brownstone Falls, and Devil's Gate. Yummy ice cream at the concession stand. We camped in the North Camp Area - serviced only by vault toilets and no showers. The South Camp Area is too small for a motorhome (according to the ranger - we did not go down there) but they have showers there. Sites 29 through 16 are especially nice for larger rigs. Most sites are electric. We camped at Copper Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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