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This is a large RV park situated just a little ways off I-40 and was pretty quiet except for the occasional train in the distance. Office staff was nice, and they served muffins each morning. All sites are gravel; there's no grass anywhere, but it is the high desert! We had a cemented area that a picnic table was on, and we put our chairs on it and it was fairly nice. There is no firepite or grill. Spacing between sites was good and there were a number of sewage pipes all along the site to help out with any kind of RV (a nice feature I'd not seen anywhere else). The laundry room was clean. Our site (yellow 11) had cable TV (and, looking around, many sites appeared to have it as well), including the wire, and it worked fairly well. WiFi signal was quite good and the speed was pretty good. Verizon signal was 3-4 bars. Hookups were good, but in the afternoon of the last full day we spent there, the power went out multiple times, once for 45 minutes. (The air temps were very nice, though, so we didn't suffer.) Dumpster was close by. We would stay here again.

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In our desire to be near Saguaro National Park we selected Desert Trails and were very happy we did. Very helpful office personnel, easy to pick a spot, friendly neighbors, all gravel sites (pull through), good hookups, very close laundry and showers. There were a lot of other amenities we did not take advantage of, but we did scale "the mountain" (very easy walkway to the top) to view a sunset. We had a picnic table but no grill. The park isn't very convenient to the main part of Tucson -- it seems like everywhere was a long way from wherever we were -- but great for access to Saguaro N.P. West. We would stay here again.

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Sitting just a short distance south of Interstate 10, this very nice RV park is well run and nicely laid out. The few 30-amp only RVs are put in the front, the larger 50-amp RV sites fill out the remainder. All sites face north, so the afternoon sun casts a nice shadow on the door-side. There is lots of room to manuever but the 30-amp-only site we were at could not accomodate both our small RV and tow car without the car sticking into the pathway. After unhitching the car, it did fit beside the RV without any issues. Lighted pedestals contain water, electricity and cable TV connections. Sewer was at ground level, and had a big enough opening for our tube. The office people were very accommodating and well organized and had our info handy so it was quick to get going to the site. There is a small store inside the office. There is a on-site cafe but we did not use it. We were in site C-3 and it was fairly level, consisting of dirt and small gravel/rock. Next to us was a tree which provided some shade on the picnic table. There was no fire pit or grill. Laundry and bathrooms were typically laid out and clean. We did not try the cable TV. Verizon signal was 4-5 bars.

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As described by other reviewers, this is one of three parks the town of Iraan has set up for RVs. I called ahead (the number is the town government office) and they do keep track of whether these parks are full or not, and they informed me that each of the three parks had space. We stayed in 'The Landing', which is the one south of the main drag. There was a space open near the first entrance, so we pulled into site #2. There are lighted pedestals at each site, with full hook-ups. We used the 30-amp plug and it worked well; did not try the 50-amp plug, but at least they have one. The water connection didn't have a standard handle so I had to use a pair of pliers to turn it on/off. Everything else was great. This is self-service; fill in some of the blanks and put $15 in the envelope and put it in a slotted box. There was a grill at most of the sites that we looked at, but no picnic table. Verizon signal was 3 bars. At one time they apparently offered some kind of cable TV (and there is a connection), but a notice on the boad said it could no longer be offered. Surface was a bit uneven but since we were staying just one night, we didn't level the RV. Surface was dirt/gravel, with a grass strip where the pedestal was. There were several trailers that looked like they were there long-term. Given the price, it was a great value, and no real issues.

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This is a really nice RV park just east of Austin on Hwy 71. There is highway noise during the day (if your site is up front) but it's not bad. Nice bathrooms and showers, each separate and lockable. Owners were very responsive when there were some noisy people during quiet hours, and the owners even gave us a written apology! Top notch! Sites angled so afternoon sun is on the port side of the RV, so nice shade where you want it. Grading down a bit due to very weak, very very slow WiFi. Nice laundry facility. No picnic table or firepit, but there is a central pavilion with a gas grill that we can use, with several chairs and tables. Verizon signal varies from 1 to 3 bars. Sewage connections are about 10-12 inches above ground. Our site (57) has a bit of shade, but many sites do not. We would definitely stay here again.

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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.