About Johnny Blood

I work on the road from May through November. My RV has solar panels, a composting toilet, and a water filtration system, so I don't need to stay at RV parks except when I want a good shower and reliable Internet.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Old West RV Park, Reed Point, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice RV park just off I-90 between Columbus and Big Timber, Montana. The staff is super friendly and they work very hard to maintain the facilities. Each spot has a strip of very green grass, which speak volumes about their dedication to the facility. Green grass in Montana is hard to maintain, especially in a summer when temperatures are regularly in the 90s and 100s. The laundry facilities are clean and open 24/7. Restrooms and showers are clean. No complaints except their Internet and WiFi service wasn't very good...a shame because Verizon telephone service is also very, very weak. There was a period when the service was out for more than a week, but I'm told the owners are working to remedy that and by time you read this they may very well have upgraded their entire system. The park is located between the Interstate highway and railroad tracks. If you are bothered by sounds at night, this might not be the place for you. Then again, you would be hard pressed to find any RV park along this stretch of I-90 corridor where you don't have train noises at night. Luckily for me those sounds don't bother me when I sleep. Overall it is a nice park and the customer service is exceptional. I would highly recommend it to others. We camped at Old West RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Convenience store in town is not well stocked. You must get supplies and groceries in nearby Columbus or Big Timber, Montana. If you are planning a trip through Montana during Labor Day weekend, this place is a must stop. The Annual Great Montana Sheep Drive in this tiny town is quite a sight. For recreation the Yellowstone River is nearby with plenty of river access points.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Havre RV Park, Havre, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The Havre Emporium & RV Park is a decent RV park but overpriced given its location and features. Its best feature is its showers. They are clean and super private, unlike most RV parks. On the downside, however, WiFi is sketchy. I think they offer WiFi now (unlike not offering it in the past), but you log onto a network called "$24.95 per month." Odd. The pull throughs are not really pull throughs unless the park is empty. You park along the side of a center "boulevard" of sorts. So if there's a camper in front of you and one behind you then your only recourse upon arriving is parallel parking your RV. Many RVers probably would find that more difficult than parking in one of the spots where you back in. Park is located next to a BNSF rail yard, so at night your RV will shake when they are moving cargo through town and there are railroad sounds all night. Also, the spots generally are not large enough for your trailer or rig and your tow vehicle. And lastly, the sprinklers come on in the middle of the night and given the narrow strip of grass where you park, the side of your RV gets a good washing. Getting in and out of your RV can be difficult at best. We camped at Havre RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The best restaurants in town are 5th Avenue Grind, Grateful Bread, Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, and the Mediterranean Room, that is a short walk from the RV park is decent. I recommend their grilled chicken Caesar salad and chicken marsala. Otherwise for site seeing take a drive south into Beaver Creek Park for beautiful scenery.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Hi Way Bar and Grill, Hingham, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

My stay at Hi Way Bar's RV park was an enjoyable one. There is no grass, which is a bummer, but otherwise it is nice. Restrooms and showers were clean. Rates were very reasonable. WiFi was generally good. And the staff was super friendly. The bar also has a kitchen and the food is quite good, too. I would recommend and will definitely stay here again. Cost is $25 per night and two nights free if you stay a week. Best deal between Shelby and Glasgow, Montana. We camped at Hi Way Bar and Grill in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hingham is a quiet down without many services. If you need groceries for your stay, be sure to pick them up in Chester or Havre, Montana before arriving in Hingham. Also, there is no gas station in town. Nearest gas station is Chester or Kremlin, Montana.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Conestoga Campground / Smith River Valley, White Sulphur Springs, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an exceptional RV park and campground for the money. Though the camping spots are a tad close, the price is very reasonable, Internet is quite strong, and the park is very clean. Staff is very friendly, too. I would recommend this park to anyone. Of course, because of its value, it is also quite possibly full. Do not expect to just show up in the summer and have a spot. Be sure to call ahead.

Anyone driving between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park on Highway 89 should consider spending one night in White Sulphur Springs. And if you have a RV this is the place to do it. We camped at Conestoga Campground / Smith River Valley in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Women should check out Red Ants Pants. Great local craft brewery in town, too. Best breakfast in at the Branding Iron Cafe. They also serve an exceptional lunch and dinner, too. If in town during the summer on a Wednesday be sure to visit the Hutterite's farmer market in the Spa parking lot. Get the zucchini bread. The Castle Museum in town is neat, as is the Bair Ranch Museum in nearby Martinsdale.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Pondera RV Park, Conrad, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet little RV park on the south side of Conrad, Montana. Place is clean and quiet at night. Laundry room has two washers and driers and like the showers/bathrooms, everything is open 24/7.

Hosts are friendly and accommodating, though they aren't always around. If you pay for 6 nights your 7th night is free: but be sure to pay in advance. I decided to stay longer and hand to wrestle with the hosts to get my 7th night free.

WiFi is satisfactory but not great. Coverage is OK, but during peak hours it crawls along. Better on both counts than many RV parks I have visited. There is a nice sized tree at just about every RV spot. Most are pull throughs. Overall a nice stay. We camped at Pondera RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
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
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Conrad as a transportation museum. Food choices are OK. Stay away from the A&W. Joe's Steakhouse is OK. Home Cafe offers a great breakfast for the money. Coaches Pizza is good. Nearby Lake Frances has good fishing.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lincoln Road RV Park, Helena, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet campground. Facilities are very clean. Located just north of Helena. Parking spots are a little snug, but not enough to lose sleep over. Staff is friendly. Overall we enjoyed our stay. However, the WiFi is horrible. If RV parks such as this one hopes to lure the next generation of RVers, they are going to have to start increasing Internet bandwidth and speeds at the parks. This place offered good coverage, but less than 1/2 Mbps. That's simply not acceptable in any universe. Do not say here if Internet is a must. We camped at Lincoln Road RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots to do in Helena. Some very good restaurants, too. Be sure to check out the excellent fishing north of Helena, and the many outdoor adventures nearby.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Countryside RV Park, LLC, Dillon, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I would say for the price this is a nice RV park. Lots of green grass. I personally hated the layout though. It is very confusing. To enter you spot perfectly without driving on the grass you need to counter intuitively stay on either the outside oval or inside oval. Also, the hookups are not positioned where they should be, which means I had to disconnect my pull vehicle and park it in back. Could not leave it hitched in front. Internet was average. Good speeds at night or early in the morning, but average to below average coverage. Staff is friendly. Park is very clean. Good place overall. We camped at Countryside RV Park, LLC in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dillon is a neat little town. Bannack State Park is nearby and is one of the neatest places in the state. I highly encourage everyone to visit it. Two very nice grocery stores in town.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Iron Horse RV Resort, Elko, Nevada

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff is very accommodating. Facility is very clean. Staff said no one has ever complained about the Internet. Well, then I'm the first. Internet was slow (< 1 Mbps), and that's when I had a good connection, which was seldom. Spot was not perfectly level, but spacious. Price is high for what you get in my honest opinion. But given how clean and new this place is, I'm sure they won't have a problem getting it. We camped at Iron Horse RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

One VERY important note: DO NOT get fuel at the Chevron station near by, though. They are crooks. They charge 40 cents more than the stations 2 blocks to the south and 80 cents more than the stations in Wells, Nevada 60 miles down the road.

AND take some time to explore the Ruby Mountains to the south. The Ruby Mountain Recreation Area is top notch. Drive around the mountains for some majestic scenery, too. Very beautiful area.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Los Banos West / I-5 KOA , Santa Nella, California

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall the park is OK. WiFi Internet was unreliable. Had to enter a password every hour or so. Signal easily blocked by large rigs. Pool is nice. Pull through spots are nice, but not a lot of personal space on the sides to yourself. In the summer this place is hot, hot, hot. Children racing through park during the day in a golf cart playing "cops and robbers" was unsafe and annoying. Staff is friendly. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Rio Viento RV Park, Rio Vista, California

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

For starters, yes, it is very windy here. Which in the summer is not a bad thing. The week I stayed here the temperatures hovered around 100 degrees each day so the winds were a welcome relief. The camp sites are spacious and paved. The bathrooms and facilities are clean and overall the campground is very, very clean. But there are some very real cons to staying here.

1.) This campground is located north of the Antioch Bridge, which crosses the San Joaquin River linking Antioch, California with Sherman Island in southern Sacramento County. This means every time you come back from the city to the campground you pay $5 toll to cross the bridge.

2.) There are no laundry facilities on site and the nearest laundromat is 10 miles away...and you pay a $5 toll coming back across the bridge.

3.) The gates to the RV park close at 10 PM. You can still drive in and out of the park after 10 PM, but the gates are not automatic, which means opening and closing them in high winds is a hassle. And they kind of highlight the fact that there are seedy people fishing along the canal adjacent to the RV park at night.

4.) Only UPS and FedEx deliver to the RV park. The USPS does NOT. So if you want deliveries you better make sure they are coming from UPS and FedEx ONLY. Remember, both services use USPS to deliver packages, too. So even if you think your supplies are coming from UPS and FedEx, they don't always arrive that way. Your only recourse is then driving 10 miles to the post office to pick up your packages.

5.) The road to and from the RV park on Sherman Island is bumpy. Very bumpy. You better drive 25 to 35 mph on that sucker or else everything in your cupboards will end up on the floor. I kid you not.

6.) Internet is not really available. There is a WiFI company that provides Internet to people who stay here, but for a fee. However, in the week I stayed there I was never ever able to connect. And according to one of the site managers, using is isn't cheap and it is super slow.

On the plus side, you get two nights free after paying for a 5 nights stay. We camped at Rio Viento RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Happy Camper RV Park, Plevna , Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a very nice campground. The owners are exceptionally nice and welcoming.

This campground is one of those that was built during the Bakken oil fields rush in the early 2010s. I'm sure during those years it was quit busy. Now you can have the campground almost all to yourself as business in the oil fields is not what it once was.

The restroom facilities are exceptionally clean and nice. The laundry room is also nice and there is no additional charge for doing laundry. WiFi service is very reliable and fast. Verizon Wireless coverage is very good.

My only complaint with this campground is that the spots, while roomy (especially when you have the place to yourself) are not terribly level. Also, the rock used as the base for the campground makes it hard to walk. It is a larger, sharper stone than gravel. Also, I did not see trash cans or garbage bins anywhere on the premises. Also no picnic tables or fire rings.

All in all a very nice stay. Plevna is super quiet and doesn't have much for services. I believe there is a bar in town that is open at night, but I didn't visit it. Closest services (i.e. fuel, groceries, supplies, etc.) is 12 miles away in Baker, Montana. We camped at Happy Camper RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to check out Medicine Rocks State Park and Makoshika State Park when you're in the area. If you like fishing also go to South Sandstone Reservoir a few miles south of town.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Mountain Acres Campground, Lewistown, Montana

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived after 10 PM because I had problems with my tow vehicle and could not leave until after it was fixed at 1 PM. When I came to the office in the morning I was told I would have to pay for two days despite staying less than 24 hours. Because it was early November, the park was less than 10% filled. I will never stay at this campground again because of such a stupid policy.

Beyond that, the campground is relatively clean. Few if any trees. Lots are good sized. Not close to downtown Lewistown or any other sites other than the Fergus County Fairgrounds. We camped at Mountain Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lewistown is a very nice town. I have spent much time there. Two must-hit events are their cowboy poetry festival and Choke Cherry Festival.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Bear Paw Motel & Trailer Court, Chinook, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Update to previous review...owner stopped by on several occasions asking me to unhook my water at night because he feared it would freeze. A fair request, only it never got below 40 degrees. I kindly obliged. They do NOT take credit cards. Dusty, dusty lot which means the inside of your RV gets coated in sand and dust. Some construction workers moved in and "made a mess" in the toilets, which I did not see so the owner who complained about cleaning the bathrooms CLOSED the showers and bathrooms! I couldn't believe it. After a few days he opened them again. Laundry on site was closed. Need to walk to neighboring business to do laundry. Owner stopped by one day and asked me to leave because the night before I did not disconnect my water. Did not know he wanted it disconnected EVERY night. The low temperature according to the National Weather Service in Chinook, Montana on the evening off 9/26/2015? 43 degrees. This owner is not suited to being a RV park owner in the hospitality industry. There's a new place between Havre and Chinook. Stay there. Stay anywhere. Just not here. We camped at Bear Paw Motel & Trailer Court in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Chinook is a very nice town. Believe it or not, the Chinese menu at the local Chinook Motor Inn restaurant is quite good. People are VERY friendly. Drive south on Cleveland Road and explore the Bear Paw Mountains, which are very beautiful. Heading south to Great Falls and you have a relatively small RV or camper van? Ask for directions to the ferry across the Missouri River.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Town Edge Restaurant & RV Park, New Glarus, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I enjoyed my stay there. While it is a no-frills campground, it is clean and has ample grass. All of the slots are pull-through, but only one site (far end) has easy access to the dumping station/sewer. If it's available, grab it. Clear, unencumbered view of the southern sky for satellite dishes, and plenty of local channels available by OTA antenna. Small walk to downtown. Office is in a restaurant. Both restaurant and office close around noon each day. Very clean, very QUIET, which I loved. Near the schools and a short walk to downtown and bicycle trail. Would definitely stay there again when in the Madison area. We camped at Town Edge Restaurant & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to eat at the Glarner Stube...best restaurant in the Madison area & have a brew at Puempel's. Visit Hoesly's Meats and get some bratwurst/sausage...better than the place downtown. Go to the bakery for apple bread & cream filled horn things. If you bike explore the rustic roads west of town. Toffler's Bar almost always has music on Friday/Saturday nights, but don't forget the other bars in town. And of course no trip to New Glarus is replete without a visit to the brewery.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Bear Paw Motel & Trailer Court, Chinook, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

It's really quite sad this RV park isn't better. Located in the heart of Chinook, it last even the most basic amenities. There is not a blade of grass anywhere. Slots are compact and there are no pull-throughs. They even force you to park your vehicle right next to your trailer so you have no area to hangout on under the awning. Very tight. Never received the pass code to the shower/bathroom. No one ever in the office. No Internet available. $150 for a week's stay and $350 for a month's stay, which isn't bad...if this place had something (anything) to offer. We camped at Bear Paw Motel & Trailer Court in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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