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This is a clean, large and very well organized RV park, with a lot of amenities. It's close to the Interstate yet very quiet. Site was level, hookups were good except that the electrical box was on the opposite side from normal and my cable just barely reached (with the help of my dog-bone and surge protector). Spacing between sites was very roomy. It rained while there, and water accumulated in most of that space, but when dry it was very nice grass. The gravel site area was super-nice to have when it rains, so we appreciated that. WiFi was good, Verizon 4G signal was also good, they had a large play area with lots of playground equipment, a game room, laundry, showers, a pool (closed for the season), etc. GPS pointed to the wrong entrance location but there were a few signs that helped us get to the entrance (and very long entrance road). Our site was moderately shady. Staff and campers were all very nice.

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At the very northern tip of West Virginia, Kennedy Marina & Campground has a generally nice setting (no shade at all, though), a lot of Canada geese were hanging around, and we got a nice grass site right by the river. Most of the other campers -- workers and seasonal, probably -- didn't have it as good, with many of them close together and at least half probably couldn't see the river. We have a tiny motorhome but tow a car, so it's always nice to get a pull-through (esp. for a 1-nighter) so we didn't have to disconnect the car. Our one night stay was very nice, with a view of the river and the trees and hillside of Ohio on the other side. Hookups were good and though we had to share water with another site, it was not a problem. WiFi was too weak to be useful, but we got a good Verizon 4G signal for our MiFi. The bathroom and laundry were dated, but mostly clean; the bathroom did not have a shower. They are closed on Monday, but we called and they came fairly quick and were very plesant.

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Ashway is a fairly large, well laid-out RV park with, it seems, about 1/3rd to 1/2 semi-permanent. We lucked out with a pull-through despite our tiny motorhome. The site is very long, gravel and grass, close to each other but not too close, not very level, great hookups, a nice picnic table, a very nice grill/fire-pit but almost none of the sites have any shade. The WiFi here is impressively good. I could also get 2-bars of Verizon 4G signal. Includes cable TV with about 12 channels. The pool is very nice, and they have an adult-only hot-tub, all very clean. The playground area and game room pavilion look new and are quite impressive, including large bathrooms with showers. Laundry has 2 washers and 3 dryers, very clean and reasonable. The management seems very nice, and the store stocks a few items. Access card is $20, refundable upon return. Dirt/gravel road that connects the park to the main asphalt road has a lot of small potholes and can be dusty. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

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Wild Duck is a great campground. Settled in the back of a residential subdivision, it's very quiet with lots of tall trees and plenty of shade. Unfortunately the shade means no grass grows so our site was all dirt. Other than that, it was level, good sized, the hookups were great, and nice picnic table and good firepit, the WiFi was acceptable, and we were able to get 4G (Verizon). Their cable TV provides about 20 channels. Laundry is clean and capable with 3 washers and 4 dryers, and the bathroom/showers were clean. Controlled access to the park was via 4-digit keypad.

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Smuggler's Den is a large RV park near Acadia National Park. We had a back-in site near the front, but traffic noise was not an issue. Management people were very nice and the store was stocked with some essentials, and a few goodies. Our site was mostly shady but enough sun to keep some grass growing, a nice picnic table and fire-pit, and all hookups were good. The WiFi was good most of the time, but there was almost no cell phone signal. The restrooms/showers were a bit dated but clean, as was the laundry area (a bit pricey). The pool and playground area looked clean and were fairly busy. We would definitely stay here again.

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This "campground" is just a parking lot, but two of the spots have full hookups. Another two have electrical hookups only. This area is next to an adjacent part of the motel, across a small street, just NW of the main motel parking lot. We were in spot #2 which required running our water hose across site #1 to hookup. Electrical hookup required a 50-to-30 dogbone since the panel didn't have a 30-amp plug that we were familiar with. In site #2, the sewer was in the middle, but since we have a short RV, it was perfect... others might have a long run to connect it. The site was perfectly level, all asphalt. Motel personnel were all very nice and helpful; we needed to leave the RV there for several days (not hooked up) and they didn't mind. There is a men's and women's restroom by the motel restaurant, no showers. There was a bit of traffic noise but not bad. The motel has a large pool, but we didn't ask about access. The restaurant on-site looked popular but we didn't try it. All ratings are based on what it is -- a full hookup parking space -- and not comparing it to a typical campground. Great spot for an overnight and close to a Walmart and a few other stores, and a few restaurants.

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This is a large campground but feels small (in a good way), with a lot of spots both in the open and in little wooded areas, and even spots across the highway. The managers were very nice. Access card provided that allows you to open gate at any time. They have a large laundry inside the small store/check-in desk area, open until 10pm, $2 per machine, no issues. Showers were big and seemed clean. There is a pool which was popular on the warm days, and a bouncy house and playground for kids. There are some trails but we never got around to walking them. Interior roads are fair. WiFi is fair but only for email-type bandwidth use. No TV signals. Cell (Verizon) signal was okay for phone calls, only 2 bars of 3G for data. Our dirt site (#9) was one of the the "hide-away" holes in the wooded area, so, very private, very shaded, very quiet, and was fairly level. Hookups were good and it had a picnic table and large fire pit as well. We enjoyed our stay and would come back (though we'd prefer to have better WiFi and a good cell phone signal).

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This is a medium-sized campground right on Lake Champlain, with about half (or more) of the sites for seasonal or full-timers, leaving maybe 10-20 sites for transients like us. In terms of idyllic beauty, there is nothing better: the blue mountains, the ever moving water, sailboats, ferry, kayakers and stunning sunsets. The grass is in great shape and you can walk barefoot. The roads are narrow but no potholes, and the whole campground is spotlessly clean. The campground is very quiet and the neighbors are all very nice. The owner (JC) will do his best to accomodate your wishes if possible. We saw a better site when we were heading to our assigned site, and he let us switch. Hookups are good with no issues, picnic table and fire ring, but there is no WiFi, no laundry or showers and, frankly, no other amenities other than swimming in the lake. Cell phone (Verizon) receiption was good. We would come back here at the drop of a hat!

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This is a very large campground (350+ sites) with a lake and beach, its own restaurant and social room (where they do bingo and other games). While it's very convenient to Saint Jerome, it's quite a trip into Montreal (45-50 minutes) with a lot of traffic most times of the day. Where we (and most of the other short-termers) were located was way in the back, and with a 5kph speed limit, it takes quite some time to drive out/in to the site. Most streets are pockmarked with potholes, all are sand/dirt/gravel. If you think you'll be out past 10pm, you have to provide a $10 deposit on a swipe card as they don't occupy the office after that. There are a lot of large families, lots of cars, a lot of people/kids walking on the streets; just a lot of activity. Our site (#246) was very nice, but needed a bit of leveling. There was grass, shade for part of the day and a nice group of trees to look at, as well as a picnic table and fire ring. The hookups were fine with no issues (except I had to use duct tape to keep my surge protector plugged in). Most everyone was quite friendly, and no issues with others' pets. The nearby washroom/laundry was adequate and seemed clean; each washing area was a lockable unisex room. Washers/dryers require a $1 and a 25-cent coin, only! The WiFi was barely passable; good enough signal but throughput was very slow, and you had to pay extra for it. There were a lot of family-oriented amenities and things to do. The security guard at night was very helpful. We might stay here again unless we could find another place closer to Montreal.

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Recreationland is close enough to Ottawa to make it an easy 30 minute drive into town to see the sites. It's very near the Ottawa River so sometimes it can get humid. It's right next to a road and during the day it can get a bit noisy, but at night it quiets down. While the campground is pretty, most everything is dated. The site (#139) was a pull-through, fairly new gravel, with lots of room between sites. There is a small picnic table and a small firepit. There is WiFi, and it's not too bad, but you have to pay for it ($15/week per device). The laundry has 5 new washer/dryers, about $2 per load. The bathroom is secure and fairly clean, but charges for a shower and is old. The swimming pool is small, but most people still enjoy it. The water pressure fluctuates considerably, from fairly okay to just a trickle, then back again; they are on a well system, apparently. The electrical power is marginal but I didn't have any problems from that. Everyone was friendly, but the owner is very strict about many things, including no carpets on the grass, charges for most amenities, and you can't move the firepits. Overall, a good value and a fairly quiet campground and would probably stay here again.

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Deciding on Haleeka was purely because of the very positive reviews here on RVParkReviews. Unfortunately, we had a very, very different experience. First, we have a very small motorhome (23-feet) and the entrance to the the park was quite small; our sides rubbed on plants on both sides as we entered. It is also directly on a 2-lane highway, making me a bit nervous to have to slow down enough to get straight down the narrow driveway. When we arrived an older couple said their son usually takes care of the park, but he was out of state. They showed us the site we were supposed to be in, but the person in the run-down trailer next to it had quite a bit of trash and it had cascaded over into the site. Instead, I was shown another site. In this one, the sewer pipe came out of the ground and extended for about 10 feet and ended in a pipe opening that would not take a thread and, because it was pointed along the ground rather that straight up to the sky, just placing our sewer tube into it would have caused sewage to leak on the ground. Then I discovered the water faucet was dry, and told him that the site was unacceptable. He then offered to put me into another site with only electrical and water and would tell the run-down trailer person to clean up his trash. All of these things caused me to just say, no thanks, we'll be moving along. While the park landscaping looked nice, all but 5 of the sites were occupied by other very trashy, run-down trailers that looked like they hadn't moved in many years, and I just didn't feel comfortable. Also, when I asked about the WiFi, they first told me they had no idea what that was, and then said their son took care of that sort of thing. Overall, this RV park was not for us, so we moved on and found another park in the area.

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This is a fairly small campground (about 48 sites) set back from the road a bit so it was pretty quiet. It had a nice pond and a pier that went out over Collington Creek. The small road that takes you to the campground from the main road goes right by the Wright Brothers National Memorial (which is what we came to see). Our back-in site (#26) was gravel, level, good hookups and had a picnic table. There was plenty of space between sites. Some sites may have had some shade but ours did not (we were right by the small playground). The showers/bathrooms were very nice, very clean and the small laundry was good too. The hosts were nice but didn't show up until after 9am. They allowed packages/mail to be sent there, but you had to ask for them. The WiFi seemed fair (we were close to the office) but we didn't use it; Verizon signal was very good. The location for all-things-around Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Cape Hatteras National Seashore was excellent. We would stay here again.

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We selected the NC State Fairgrounds campground because it is less than 20 minutes to the Raleigh-Durham airport. This campground is really set up for people that take RVs to shows, farmer's markets, equestrian events and other types of activities surrounding the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The grounds we saw were nicely landscaped, but they had no amenities that we saw. Calling them just as we got there permitted the security guard to meet us and guide us through the myraid roads in the fairgrounds. They have multiple RV parking locations, each set up for different purposes. We were just passing through, staying one night, so we ended up quite a ways from any of the venues, which was certainly okay with us. Once we knew where we were, getting in and out of the fairgrounds was easy. The site was large and level with gravel, no shade, and we had full hookups but that was about the limit to the amenities. (If there was free Wi-Fi, we were unaware of it so didn't try it. Verizon was excellent.) Once you've been, finding it is very easy, but the first time required having the guard show you a site. For a one-night stopover, this is a very good place to stay.

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This campground sits on a very large tract of beautiful land, open in the middle with a fine grass field and surrounded by forest. All sites nestle under the trees along the edge of the property, and most of them back up to Buck Creek, which makes for terrific swimming (two swimming holes) and the comforting sounds of a bubbling creek. The sites are mostly level with a thin layer of gravel over dirt, a picnic table, a fire-ring, and decent hookups. Long RVs (e.g. Class A's) will likely use up 100% of there space. Our 23-ft'r fits fine with room left in front for our toad. Many RVers with long RVs would park their toads in the grass, opposite their sites. When we arrived there weren't many people here and it felt great. But when the weekend came, we got neighbors on both sides and suddenly it felt pretty tight. There is a very clean restroom with showers, and a clean laundry room with two sets of washer/dryers. The WiFi was decent before the crowd got here; now it's touch-n-go... Verizon signal is only 2-3 bars of 3G most of the time... sometimes better, sometimes worse. The host is very nice and friendly. We would definitely stay here again!

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This was a medium-sized RV park a couple of miles outside of Gatlinburg. All sites are long but narrow and have a very nice gravel surface. Our site and those around us (Site 31) are all back-in sites. They seemed mostly level if you stay on the gravel. Hookups worked well, but water was at every other site, so I used more of the length of my hose than normal, but it wasn't too far away. Behind us was a burbling creek which was very pleasant. I saw some kids from other campers playing in it. The grass between sites was very healthy and plesant to walk around on. Each site has a picnic table and firepit/grill. Although the campground is right on the road, what little noise we heard was slight and we got used to it, so it wasn't an issue. The showers (3 stalls) were clean as was the laundry area. They had a pool that seemed to be in constant use while we were there, and the kids and adults seemed to enjoy it. Overall it's a very pretty place and if only half full or less, quite pleasant. I think if full, it would be a bit crowded. Hosts were very nice.