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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Chehalis RV & Camping Resort, Thousand Trails , Chehalis, Washington

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We were at this campground after it had gone into "limited" service for the winter, meaning that there were some loops that were closed and not many activities going on. We were lucky to find a full hookup site (30A) - there are limited sewer sites, so we were glad to be able to get one. Because the sewer sites are almost all in one section, that area of the campground is pretty much 100% occupied. The campground is nicely wooded and nice to walk around in. At this time of year, it was very quiet. Because we are Thousand Trails Courtesy Card holders, our nightly rate was $0. A general suggestion for staying at Thousand Trails - since you get to pick from whatever sites are available when you arrive, arriving the day that most others are leaving is advantageous. We have found that the worst days to arrive are Friday or Saturday. For us, the best days to arrive are Mondays and Thursdays. We camped at Chehalis RV & Camping Resort, Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G26
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails, Bow, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is right along I-5, so although you cannot see it, you can hear traffic pretty continuously. Friends had cautioned us to have the windows down in the Jeep when we were selecting a site so we would hear whether the traffic noise was disturbing. We knew that the site had traffic noise, but thought that with the windows closed on the bus, we wouldn't hear it... it wasn't so loud as to be disruptive, but it was constant. The campground is very wooded and very long - if you select a site in the back, just driving in and out of the campground can take a while (at 5 MPH). Our nightly rate was $0 as Thousand Trails Family Courtesy Card holders. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed driving to Anacortes - Washington Park was a nice drive with pullouts with nice views of the islands. Snow Goose Produce for "immodest" scoops of ice cream - one scoop is *plenty*! But... they will close after the first weekend in October for the winter.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Thousand Trails - Birch Bay, Blaine, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Friends had recommended that we stay in Phase 2, which we did - sites in phase 1 have 4 rigs sharing one utility area, but there are trees in phase 1 which would probably be desirable if it was warmer. The pull-throughs in phase 2 have the utilities between two rigs so if it was full and if you both have slide-outs, you could probably easily share conversation and maybe coffee between rigs. Verizon service was good. Phase 2 was going to be closing on October 1 when they enter limited services for the winter. Our nightly rate was $0 with Thousand Trails Family Courtesy card. We camped at Thousand Trails - Birch Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
241
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive to Artist Point for views of Mt Shuksan, Mt Baker - stop at Picture Lake for reflection pictures of Mt Shuksan. Drive up to Semiahmoo and walk around. Also visit Peace Arch in Blaine. Take advantage of produce stands for fresh fruits and vegetables. Garmin RV GPS routed us to a different RV Park when we just put in the name - seems there are two with very similar names - use address in GPS instead of name.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Cultus Lake RV Resort (Thousand Trails), Cultus Lake, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We just stayed 3 nights. It was honestly a bit inconvenient to ensure that we used up all our produce before crossing the border (just in case the border officer asked about or required us to dispose of it), and then get Canadian funds to use at the local farmers markets, for such a short stay. We also found that our Verizon service only allowed us 0.5G of data/day on "international roaming" before it slowed us down to unacceptable speeds. Nightly rate was $0 due to holding family courtesy card. Friends had advised us to unhook before going into the campground as there was really no place to detach toad after entering the campground. We found that there was a large parking lot right outside the ranger station, but during the few days we were there, part of it was bulldozed away, leaving a smaller space... I don't know whether that was temporary or a permanent change. We camped at Cultus Lake RV Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike Teapot Hill and look for teapots and cups along the way!

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA, Concrete, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This is a combined Thousand Trails and KOA campground. Certain sites are available for Thousand Trails. We were not able to get a full hookup site, but had a nice electric/water site in the trees. The campground is nice, and there seem to be a lot of activities during summertime (we were there in September after those were completed). We did find that some areas (specifically the road in front of the family center) which we tried to use to exit the campground after dumping at the dump station had very low trees, so we had to back up and turn around. We camped at Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed a drive up into Cascades National Park - after a stop at the visitors center, we followed the recommendations there on things to do in a half day, drove as far as the overlook for Ross Lake, with multiple stops for pictures and a couple of easy hikes/walks along the way.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Leavenworth RV Campground - Thousand Trails, Leavenworth, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

There are few full hookup 50A sites at this park and we got the last one available on the day of our arrival. All of the FHU 50A sites are congregated together and they were all occupied. Verizon data service was marginal at this campground. The campground is very dusty. Leavenworth is a neat town to visit, but it is a bit of a drive from this campground. We camped at Leavenworth RV Campground - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
127
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The town of Leavenworth is cute - hard to find parking on the street and there is a charge for parking in the lots - $10 on the weekend - high price if you just want lunch! We stopped at the visitor center and a lady there recommended that we park on the street behind the visitor center - that was great - just a couple of blocks to walk and we were able to find a restaurant and get lunch. We also enjoyed the walk down along the river - we were able to find parking for it that had no charge.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort, Monroe, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This is the closest Thousand Trails park to Seattle. We wanted to visit friends in Seattle, and so it was a good choice for that. However, some negatives: there is quite a long drive (3-5 miles) on Ben Howard Road to get to the campground, and it is pretty narrow and windy for a 43' motorhome. The site we chose (43) was off a road that was very uphill and the site was pretty much perpendicular to the road, which meant the site was pretty level (a good thing) but was rather hard to get the bus into. I noticed the sites on the other side of the road were at an angle to the road which would have made them easier to get into. It appeared that the sites across the Ben Howard Road (water&electric only) would have been easier to get into - but then you would have had to come to the other side of the road if you wanted to dump. The dump station was well located if you needed to dump after leaving the full hookup sites, but the turn to get into it if you were coming from across Ben Howard Road looked like it would have been challenging. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Thousand Trails - Crescent Bar, Quincy, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This campground appears to be in a beautiful location along the Columbia River. Unfortunately, for the days we were there, it was almost impossible to see the far side of the river due to smoke in the area from wildfires. We would like to return to this campground at another date because we think that it would be very pretty. We enjoyed the town of Quincy. If we were here for a longer time, I think we would have enjoyed the town of Wenatchee (we only saw it as we drove through to the next campground). Our cost to stay as Thousand Trails Family Courtesy Card holders was $0. We camped at Thousand Trails - Crescent Bar in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed driving around the farming areas near Quincy. They have the crop fields labeled which makes it interesting. Quincy sweet corn was delicious in September!

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Fireside Resort at Buffalo Valley , Moran, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $91.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at this campground while we visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. We were paying for the location, and we realized that. Based on our goal to average $15 or less for nightly stays, this could have been a budget buster, but since we'd stayed at other locations through the year for less than our goal, this was an acceptable extravagance. The campground is acceptable, but not a "resort" in our opinion. We camped at Fireside Resort at Buffalo Valley in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park. No grocery stores nearby (there is a small store/gas station where you check into the park).

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA, Newport, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our stay at Little Diamond Thousand Trails. As we were unhooking to go look for a site, we were lucky to meet up with a guy who gave us good input on which sites to consider. It was not obvious to us which sites had 50A and which had 30A - we got a site that backed up to "the meadow" that had 50A. While the weather was not overly hot, when the winds changed and wildfire smoke covered the campground, we needed to be able to run multiple A/Cs. We camped at Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed the walk around the lake that is near the Family Lodge.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Rocky Point Recreation Area, Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed for one night, so did not take advantage of any facilities at the campground. Roads were easy to get in and out even with a large rig. I made a mistake when booking the date (made it for the wrong day) and called the campground immediately after I realized it and they corrected my mistake with no charge (whew!). We camped at Rocky Point Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49E
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

We passed the sign indicating "Center of the Nation" driving south on US85 into Belle Fourche. That caused us to do some research which took us to the museum and visitor center in town (the museum is cute with a wide selection of items). We then drove out to the "actual" center which is in a pasture about 13 miles outside of town. Not for RV traffic, but ok for tow vehicle.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Grant River COE, Potosi, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We like staying at COE campgrounds and were glad to find this one right on the Mississippi River in Wisconsin. Checking online we found that there were plenty of sites available during the week, though it appeared that it was full on weekends. We stayed 3 nights. As others have mentioned, the trains pass right at the edge of the campground and they blow their horns for the crossing at the entry to the campground, but we did not find it disturbed our sleep, even though we were only a couple of sites away from the tracks. The campground manager was very friendly. She is only there in the evenings to collect fees, so we parked and then went over in the evening to pay for our stay. There are markers at each site indicating the next reservation on the site so we could select a site that was available for the days we wanted to stay. We were allowed to enter as early in the day as we wanted as long as the site we wanted was not occupied. We drove around the campground with our tow vehicle to select the site that we thought we could get into the easiest and had enough shade for our needs. The trees could use some trimming to be high enough to not cause roof damage to taller rigs. We camped at Grant River COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque - your entry fee will cover two days admission. We happened to be there for the "Taste of Dubuque" festival which was held in the parking lot of the River Museum. Go to Eagle Point Park and watch barges go through the lock. Go to the Lock and Dam site and watch barges go through the lock up close.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area, Bemidji, Minnesota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We wanted to visit Lake Itasca and see the headwaters of the Mississippi. I had been looking for a site within the Lake Itasca State Park for two nights, and could not find any single site available for the two nights that we wanted. The campgrounds require online booking, and there is a booking fee for each reservation unless you make the booking on the day that you are checking in. I had decided that I would book the first night on the morning we were to check in and the second night on the next morning, when I was looking on AllStays and noticed that there was another state campground, La Salle Lake State Recreation Area, just 10 miles away - and it had plenty of availability and full hookups - for just a few dollars more a night ($37/night + $7/day vehicle pass). We did the online booking on the day we were going to check in so saved the $8.50 booking fee. The La Salle Lake campground was very nice - long sites with decent separation from neighbors (and since it was sparsely occupied, we didn't have anyone in the sites on either side of us). The camp host came to greet us and was very neighborly in being willing to answer questions or provide help if needed. When we first parked in our site, we were a bit unlevel side-to-side but then realized that there was a crown to the site and if we straddled it we would be in better shape. We camped at La Salle Lake State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit Lake Itasca State Park and the Mississippi headwaters and visitors center. Get groceries before you come (there is a Walmart in Park Rapids where we boondocked the night before checking in so we had less than an hour's drive to get to the campground - but that would have been a long drive if we'd needed to go back for groceries). Walk down to La Salle Lake and enjoy the quiet.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Buffalo Gap Campground USFS, Medora, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

This is a boondocking campground that is convenient for visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit. With the senior pass National Park discount, the rate is $3/night instead of $6/night. We were a little concerned about finding a site that could accommodate our 43' motorhome and have decent Verizon service. We found that site 13, a double wide site, on the upper loop, accomplished both of these tasks for us. I think it could have been a challenge getting into and leveled in many of the sites - while they appear to be reasonably level side-to-side, they are very sloping front to back, hard for a long motorhome to level. There were some comments about no water here, but there is water in the bathhouses, and there are spigots around the campground (though they do not appear to have fittings for attaching a hose even for filling a tank). There is no dump station and no dumpster for trash. There is no reservation system, so you are limited to what is available when you get here - I think as long as you are not coming in Friday afternoon or Saturday that it is likely that you may find a site that meets your needs. We camped at Buffalo Gap Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit. Take the ranger-led tour of Maltese Cross cabin. Drive the south unit loop and see animals and geological features. Get groceries before you come and arrive with your fresh tank full and grey and black tanks empty.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground, Medora, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

We wanted to stay near Theodore Roosevelt National Park and had friends who were staying at this campground. We checked and they had availability for our rig during the week - they were sold out for a motorcycle rally on the weekend. We elected to get 30A service at $25/night rather than 50A at $30/night (plus tax) as it was cool enough that we would not need multiple air conditioners. The sites are a little odd in that there are pretty long sites that you could pull through as long as no one was assigned to and occupying the site behind. While the water and sewer was in the appropriate place for our utility hookup, the electric was on the opposite side so we had to run the power cord underneath our rig. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Take the ranger-guided tour of the Maltese Cross Cabin. It would be wise to get groceries before coming to Medora as there aren't many options in this area.

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