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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

American RV Park & Sales, Corsicana, Texas

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

If coming down I-45, you have to drive through Corsicana to get to the RV park, but it wasn't difficult even for our Class A. Navigation in the park is easy. We were only staying one night, but they gave us a nice pull-through right along the road you end up on when you turn into the park. We got there late and left early and never saw the office people, but we dealt with them on the phone and they were very nice. The site (#50) had a nice tree, some grass and plenty of room for slide-outs, and was mostly level. There was no picnic table or firepit/grill at our site. The restrooms were large and clean and the laundry was nice, too. We were able to get Verizon and T-Mobile, but didn't try the antenna. Granted it was just for one night, but we thought the park was clean, well ordered with good sites and hook-ups. We'd stay there again if in the area. We camped at American RV Park & Sales in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We stopped at the Harbor Freight (parking lot is big) on the way to the park, and there are plenty of places to eat along that road too. Next door is a lake with an island and, when we were there, the island had trees full of egrets or similar white birds... it was cool to see so many!

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg, Arkansas

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

Lake Fort Smith State Park was right on our track and had such high marks, we couldn't pass it up even though it would just be for one night. My only concern for our 35-foot motorhome was: were the roads going to be too difficult? The answer is, definitely not. Yes, there are a couple of roads which are narrow, but not too narrow, and the speed limits are low so we felt it was pretty easy to get there and navigate within the park, even in our Class A. The park is beautiful, the office people were friendly and helpful, the Visitors Center is quite nice (but not much in the way of necessities), and our site had great hookups and was very large. The site had a firepit with grill and a picnic table. Did I mention it was beautiful? There was no cell service and no WiFi where our site was, but there was some WiFi at the Visitors Center, just 50 yards away from our site. We did not use the restrooms. Overall, we greatly regretted only having time for one night, but loved it. We'll be back if we can! We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A Site 2
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Motel 6 RV Park (formerly Country Hearth Inn & RV Park), Saint Robert, Missouri

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

This tiny group of RV pads is behind the Motel 6 in St Robert, MO. We needed to be in town early one morning so decided to try out this park. There are 15 concrete pads in all; they advertise 12 being available; 5 are pull-through, the rest are back-in. All are claimed to be 65 feet long. Our 35-footer easily fit. There was room for slide-outs but not much left over if two RVs put out their slides next to each other. Some of the 15 may not have workable pedestals. We hooked up and were happy with that and did not try to exploit anything else, but supposedly the laundry and ice available in the motel are available to RVers too. The advertised WiFi was non-existent in the RV area. No table, firepit. The pool was drained. There was only a small trash can and the people before us left their trash in bags at our site, but overall it seemed okay. Getting to the park and navigating was fairly easy. The Motel 6 office people were mostly clueless but still helpful in getting the site paid for. These pads are right next to Interstate-44, so it was a bit noisy but not terrible. Generally speaking, if you're just looking for a place to park your RV in/near St Robert MO with full-hookups, but don't need anything else, this place is adequate. We camped at Motel 6 RV Park (formerly Country Hearth Inn & RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
415
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Ft Leonard Wood and Waynesville are close-by and there are a fair number of stores (Walmart) and restaurants (a few steakhouses, Culvers), but nothing up-scale that we saw.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Illinois State Fair Campgrounds, Springfield, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Getting to the fairgrounds is pretty easy, and access to the parking lot (which is where you hookup) is easy too. (When the sign points to the office, turn that way then keep going up the hill.) The office people were friendly and helpful. I was told that 100 of the 300 sites are full-hookup, but only about 1/3rd of those FHUs are relatively flat... those spots, as you'd expect, are taken first. We could have squeezed between two very close spots in the flat area, but opted to go to the parking-lot-on-a-slope, and work on leveling our rig. I was also told that certain times of the year, the place is truly packed, so always call ahead. RVs back in (you could go in front first, I suppose) and all hookups at at the back, so the sewer run is long. Good cell signal. We didn't use the restroom/showers. Great value for FHU. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Just an overnight stay... wished we could have stayed for all the museums and historical sites. But when taking a walk nearby, we saw some riders practicing barrel racing in the open arena, so we sat and watched for a while... it was quite nice! So, get out and walk around... you never know what you might find there.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Cliffside County Park, Racine, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice, very clean, very pretty campground with a lot of space between sites, lots of grass and fair number of beautiful trees. Hookups didn't include sewer in site #33, but elec/water were good. We did not use the restrooms. The paved roads made navigating to our site easy. We stayed two nights and enjoyed it. Cell service was quite good. The host was nice and efficient. We saw at least two playgrounds, one very nearby. There was road work nearby which was a temporary annoyance in getting to the park, but it'll likely be gone when you get there. We'd probably stay here again if we are in the area in the future. We camped at Cliffside County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 33
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Wind Point lighthouse is within easy driving distance and is worth it. The lake can be quite stunning at times.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Twin Pines RV Park, Slaton, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This medium-sized RV park is laid out well and had nice gravel throughout. We were there just one night, but were given a pull-through next to the laundry/showers. Hookups were good, they had cable but we didn't hook that up, and the laundry room and bathrooms were nice and quite clean. Park WiFi was actually decent and we also got 3-4 bars of Verizon. We were impressed with the great management and their efforts to make it a top-flight park. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped at Twin Pines RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
L-1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We tried JJ's Cafe in town. It was fairly good but typical diner food.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Santa Fe Trail RV Park, Springer, New Mexico

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

This small, quiet RV park has full hookup pull-throughs on mainly dirt sites, with no picnic tables or fire pits/grills. You pick the site you want. The nice lady that runs it will stop by your RV for a cash payment. The hookups are good (all but one are 30amp), and there is a small, older bathroom that is kept clean. No other amenities and over-the-air TV is dodgy. Verizon was 3-4 bars. This place is quite nice for a one-night stop over (which most of the people who camped there were there for only one night, including us). We camped at Santa Fe Trail RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Very few services in Springer... gas station and a couple of diners which close at 3pm.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Chatfield State Park, Littleton, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is a huge state park south of Littleton, CO with very nice campsites for RVs and others. We did our registration over the Internet, and arrived 10 minutes before the office was supposed to close, but they were already gone. We never went back to the office, but never had any issues. You have to pay daily park access fees (when you first arrive at the park) separate from the RV site fees. The rate I noted reflects the combination of those fees. At the site there was a marker with our name on it, so all was good. The site was asphalt and concrete with a large picnic table and large fire pit/grill. We didn't have a tree but a few sites did. These sites have a huge amount of room between them, and we loved being far away from our neighbors. There is no WiFi that I could get to work (though there was, occasionally, some SSID that showed up which implied there was some WiFi) but the Verizon signal was 2-3 bars, and the over-the-air TV was quite good. We never visited the laundry room or bathrooms. If in the area again we would definitely stay here! We camped at Chatfield State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-82
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Tons of things to do in Littleton and Denver. We ate brunch at Pierre Michel French Bakery and it was superb! Terrific bike trails in and around the park, and lots of wildlife to see.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Montrose / Black Canyon Nat'l Park KOA , Montrose, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This KOA is small-to-moderate sized, nicely laid out, easy to navigate and all new-looking gravel. Office management was pleasant and efficient. Our site (#13) was a pull-through, big enough for our small RV and tow car, and had good hookups including cable (which we didn't use). They have a pool (but it was closed for the season), nice bathrooms and laundry room. The free WiFi was down more than up, and slow when it was up. Verizon was 2 bars of 4G, so, adequate. We would stay here if we came to Montrose again. We camped at Montrose / Black Canyon Nat'l Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is really nice and if you don't do any hiking, can be seen in one day. We ate at Horsefly Brewery (excellent) and Ted's Steak House (also excellent). Good variety of services in Montrose.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Archview RV Resort & Campground, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This RV park just north of Moab is quite large and has most of the amenities. The office people and people managing the resort were efficient and pleasant. Our site was a short pull-through but (due to our small RV) we were able to park the tow car on site. The site was red clay-ie dirt, a picnic table, a grill on a post and good hookups, including a cable connection. While the surface was tolerable when dry, we had a couple of rainstorms come through. Overall, though, it wasn't a huge problem, just a bit messy. (Be sure to have a Welcome mat so you can wipe off your shoes/feet before getting into your RV.) The WiFi was quite good most of the time; sometimes it would disappear for a while, and during prime time (6pm-9pm) it was extremely slow, but generally I give it good marks. The showers and laudry were big and clean. There was a pool but we didn't try it out. They have auto fuel on-site (both gas and diesel, but you pay a premium. They also have a propane refill station.) A minor complaint: there was an ATV touring business on-site which is great if that's what you want to do; but it was quite noisy at times. If we come again to Moab we would probably stay here again. We camped at Archview RV Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B14
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Arches N. P. is the main attraction. But better is Canyonlands N P. Better IMO than the Grand Canyon, there were SO many canyons and all of them felt more accessible than the G.C. We ate twice at Atomic Cafe (excellent!) and at El Charro Loco (quite good). While there are plenty of services in Moab, none of it is "big-name"; this isn't a complaint, but it can be nice to know. Urgent care wasn't open until 4pm so we used and had a good experience at the hospital ER.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Wonderland RV Park, Torrey, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Located at the edge of Torrey, UT, Wonderland RV is a compact and well laid out park with easy navigation and easy parking for both pull-through and back-in sites. Our site was gravel, surrounded by nice grass, and a mature tree. Hookups were good and the sewer is at ground level. Though situated next to a highway (the main road through Torrey) there wasn't a lot of noise during the day and almost none at night. The mornings seemed the noisiest time, with people coming and going. The showers were large and very nice, and the laundry room was plenty big enough for this sized RV park, and everything was clean. Verizon signal was terrible, but the WiFi was okay most of the time, and adequate for email/FB. This is a very convenient spot when visiting Capitol Reef National Park, and there are several good (for a small town) restaurants in town. We would likely stay here again if we were in the area. We camped at Wonderland RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Capitol Reef N. P. is not to be missed -- truly the National Park Service's best kept secret. We spent 3 days but could have easily done 7-10. There is no market in Torrey, just a General Store with basics. A full-size small-town market is in Loa, about 20 minutes away. We ate at Slackers and Red Cliff, both of which were decent.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Whispering Elms Campground, Baker, Nevada

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a medium-sized RV park with mostly pull-throughs, and is rather old. Yet the management is working hard to update it. Our site was all gravel, with good hookups. Sewer was slightly above ground and a force fit. The showers/bathroom were very dated but clean, as was the good-sized laundry room. There is also a motel on-site. The WiFi was slow but serviceable when it was running (which was about half the time). There is no Verizon 4G, but we did get 5 bars of 3G. The local tower is definitely over-subscribed and slow. If we visit once more Great Basin National Park, we would be happy to stay here again. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Great Basin National Park! Be sure to reserve the cave tours at least a few days ahead of time. The longer one is the better, but they are both great. They usually have an astronomy night, once a week, and when we were there, there were over 175 people, so it's very popular. We ate at Kerohuac's... pricey and very limited menu but worth it. The coffee at the Magic Bean Coffee Cart was quite good, and they have pastries too.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Pony Express RV Resort, North Salt Lake, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large RV park located within 25 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City UT. Well laid out, all sites are concrete surrounded by very nice grass. Some sites have a tree. Hookups were easy with a nice pedestal and the sewer connection was at ground level. Most sites -- including ours -- have a round, plastic picnic table. Since our RV is short (23') we could fit our tow car on site, but for longer RVs, you may have to park your tow car in a designated parking area. We only stayed 2 nights so we didn't utilize any of the other amenities but they seemed to have enough -- including a pool and nice playground -- to truly count as a resort. The office management were polite and efficient and a helper with a golf cart takes you to your site. The WiFi was fair but got a bit overloaded starting around 6pm. The Verizon signal was good and it worked well for the times we used it. Since the park isn't too far off of I-15, it was convenient enough and pleasant enough that we would likely stay there again when in the area. We camped at Pony Express RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D-30
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Being right across from a refinery, it wasn't the best part of town, yet it was easy access to almost all resources you might need. If you have time, spend an entire day on Antelope Island... buffalo, pronghorn antelope, cool birds, etc. can be found there and you can get pretty close to many. There is also a 19th century farm which makes for an interesting visit.

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Hideaway RV Campground, West Yellowstone, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $57.00
Overall Rating:

This is small RV park within easy walking distance to just about everything in West Yellowstone. Though it was crowded and the sites were small, it wasn't difficult to back-in to our site and the neighbors were all pleasant. There was (just barely) enough space for our tow car. The office managers were polite and helpful, and even hand-delivered a package to our RV. The hookups were good though the water was under the neighbors picnic table. Sewer was at ground level. The WiFi was quite good and we could rely on it most of the time. Verizon signal was good, too, and filled in the few times the wifi was restarting. Bathrooms were small but quite clean. There was no on-site laudry, but there was a commercial laudry only a block away, so closer than some in large RV parks! We really enjoyed being able to walk everywhere, so would likely stay here again. We camped at Hideaway RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We ate at the Buffalo Bar (fair-to-good) and the Slippery Otter (fair-to-good). There are a lot of tourist places, all are expensive for what you get. The town has two markets, and both are actually quite good. We would recommend eating in your RV! Obviously, Yellowstone is the star attraction and it is phenomenal. Grand Teton National Parks is 2.5 hours one-way, so we only went down there once, but it was worth doing the long drive (once, anyway).

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

The Meadows RV Park, Ketchum, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This medium-sized RV park is about halfway between Ketchum and Hailey, ID, with all sites pull-through. Each site is asphalt with a narrow strip of grass around it. The hookups are fine but the sewer (in our case) was a bit hard to find among the roots of a tree. But that tree made our spot (#17) was the nicest one in the park, so, no complaints! The sites are quite close together, pull-throughs are alternating so there's only one picnic table for each two RVs, and the pedestal/water area is combined. The check-in was easy, navigating the park is as well, and all the office and other workers were efficient and pleasant. The bathrooms are small (1 stall/1 shower in the men's, 2 stalls/2 showers in the womens) but very clean, as was the laundry. The WiFi was very good except that the signal was a bit weak. Using our booster, it worked out great. Verizon was 2-3 bars, so not bad at all. Generally, this is a nice spot that, even though it's close to the highway, was pretty quiet, and it is convenient to Ketchum and Sun Valley. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at The Meadows RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
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:

We were there in late August... there's a great bike trail that goes right near the RV park. We didn't mountain bike, but it's extremely popular in the area. We ate at (and loved) Powerhouse in Hailey, and at Galena Lodge (about 20 miles north of Ketchum) which was quite good, too. There a tiny but nice bookstore in Ketchum, and we visited Hemingway's grave site in the Ketchum cemetery, and a separate memorial site.

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