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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Perry Ponderosa Park, Perry, Georgia

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

These place is clean and convenient to the Perry Fairgrounds and Manssee Lane Gardens. Easy access from I 75, although the I did not use the facilities, they looked clean and well maintained from the exterior, and access to restrooms had a security code, which I think is good. I did notice noise from the highway, but for overnight stay,Very tolerable. Many of the other people I met who are full timers commented how quiet the place is, meaning neighbor's, not the highway. The owners keep the place meticulously clean, even making sure the pine cones are picked up. I think we stayed in the nicest site, number 15. Most of the others are packed in pretty close, and it looked like the majority of people there were full time residents, but everyone I met were friendly and gracious. My grandson, 3, enjoyed the playground, and my dogs enjoyed the open green space in the rear of the campground. We camped at Perry Ponderosa Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Only about 15 minutes to fairgrounds and 30 minutes to Mansee Lane Gardens.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

North Beach Camp Resort, St Augustine, Florida

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

This is one of our favorite places to stay! Beautiful setting with large site shaded by oak trees and lots of privacy in between. It is well maintained and clean. There is a beach on the river, plus a beach across the highway for the campers. Easy walk to restaurants, but the campground is very quiet. It is our go to place in North Florida! We have camped there twice, and will return many times in the future. Good wifi near the office and laundry, very nice pool area, and a small store in the office. You will love it! We camped at North Beach Camp Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
151
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Try Aunt Kate's on the river. You can walk to it from the campground. There is also a trolley to take you to St Augustine.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina, Big Pine Key, Florida

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $78.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped all over the US, and this is the only place we will NEVER return to. Quiet time is supposed to be at 10 pm, but that is when the regulars are just getting cranked up! All of our immediate neighbors had loud music playing, hollering back and forth, and using lots of profanity. Most were permanent members and owned the surrounding sites, which were packed to the max. It was difficult to maneuver our 5th wheel thru the roads to exit because of the tents and storage trailers on many of the lots that hung out into the roadway. facility has a marina and beach, but the beach was always littered. When many of the permanent folks left on Sunday evening, a lot of litter was left too. People walked thru our site periodically, simply because ours was not packed. Spaces extremely tight with no privacy. We camped at Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
171
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The beach here was nasty, so we went to Sombrero Beach, also dog friendly.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Rickwood Caverns State Park, Warrior, Alabama

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We overnighted here in July. It was not too far from interstate, but wonderfully quiet. There are only about 10 campsites, and they are layed in in a haphazard fashion, and very tight. We were in Site number three, and I was grateful there was no one in site 2. The surface may have been gravel at some point, but mostly covered in silt, making it sort of muddy. There is a nice pool area, and of course the caverns. Unfortunately we did not have time for the cavern tour. If I go there again, it will be to see the cavern, not for the campsite. The site was quite short, and we had to park our truck crosswise in front of our 30 ft 5th wheel. There are a couple of longer sites for motor homes, but we were not offered those sites. We camped at Rickwood Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Number 3
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Four tours of the caverns each day, starting at 10 a m. You get a discount for being a camper.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fall Hollow Campground, Hohenwald, Tennessee

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

We chose this place because it was close to where we would be attending a family function. Upon arrival, the host met us near the front entrance and showed up to a site. It had fresh gravel on it, but the sites around us were not level and coved in crabgrass. The other campers there (9 per 10) were permanent residents, about half were old, one had a door tied shut. The host cut the grass shortly after our arrival, as it was pretty high all around our site. Residents were quiet, but this is next to a 5 lane highway. Creek on property was nice, gravel bottom as typical of this area. The water source for the campground is one of the creeks, although the host said they have a good filtration system. No wifi, Internet, cable, or laundry facility, and the tv reception was nil because the terrain is kind of in a hole where the campers are. Our fire ring was full of old cans, sewer hook up for adjacent site was at the edge of our awning. Picnic table was broken and rotten, although the others looked ok. This is the type of place that would be worth $25 a night...not $40. We have stayed in worse, but I don't think we will use this place again. We camped at Fall Hollow Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
No numbers
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

Next to Natchez Trace. See Hoenwald town and shops. Casa Grande had good Mexican food.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Chehaw Park Campground, Albany, Georgia

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

We decided to try this park when visiting relatives in Albany. Drove up with no reservation, but there was plenty of room. I was kinda excited because the entrance was very pretty, although the check in building could use a little maintenence. Upon reaching the full hookup sites, we had trouble finding the one we had been assigned. It looked like someone else was in that spot, so we moved a little further down, and I called to office to let them know. Then the camp host showed up and told us we couldn't use that spot, there would another camper arriving. So, he pointed out the one we were supposed to use. Very muddy from recent rain, and the grass had been worn off. I asked if we could move to another spot that was NOT full hookups, and he said no. Again, expecting more campers. Well, no new campers were in the park the next morning, and we were in a muddy site, sharing hookups with a neighbor who looked like a permanent resident, but we never saw them. I was not real impressed with the place. We camped at Chehaw Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27 I think
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Salt Fork State Park, Lore City, Ohio

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of great activities at Salt Fork, and I was pleased that it offers an off leash area for the pups. Sites were nice, some shaded, some open. We had a full hookup site that had lots of space. TV reception was good, we received 7 channels, but a neighbor said they only had 1. He commented our antennae had a "wingman", but you guys probably know what that means. Nice hiking trails and other things we did not have time to check out. I did not go into the restrooms, but I did notice the exteriors needed painting- but as many parks lack adequate funding, I can understand how that gets overlooked. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F49
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Byrd's Branch Campground, Elkin, North Carolina

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

This is a very small private campground, only a year old. It is built on family land, and surrounded by cow pastures. EZ access from I-77, but really quiet! There are 2 full hookup sites, but they are separated from the rest, so we opted for a site with only w/e to be next to a small creek. Tent sites are on the other side of the road, but looked nice as well. Owners are super friendly and care about their facility. They also had a great list of places to eat, local wineries, etc. We camped at Byrd's Branch Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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

If you enjoy reading, be sure to pick up Sarah's books! She has written several historical novels, which were a pleasure to read! You can find them on Amazon. Look for the titles by Sarah Martin Byrd...Color of my Heart, Guiding Spirit, and my favorite, River Keeper. ( I bought them in her little store)

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, Tennessee

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

Lovely park with several camping areas to choose from. Lots of deer, some lovely scenic views and nice hiking. The Nature center was not all that great- I have seen better, and the lady working there was not very welcoming, but I can get over that sort of thing. I enjoyed crossing the stream s on the suspension bridges. Our site was asphalt- but very unlevel and water drained to it. There are lots of sites to choose from, though- I can't remember what the number was that we were on, but it did have full hookups. The park itself is beautiful with a nice swimming area, lots of activity and gathering spaces, a marina, etc. We could only stay one night as we were traveling thru- but I would love to go back when we have more time. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Glendale Campground, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Well, we stayed here because it is about halfway between Atlanta, GA and Milwaukee, WI. It is not a bad place, there is a pond and pool, lots of open space for kids to play, walk dogs etc. There were a lot of permanent residents, but enough campers to make it feel o k. Convenient ti interstate, and Elizabethtown has a lot of history. Owners gracious- lead us to the site in a golf cart, and dirt/grass site was very level. Lots of large trees. We camped at Glendale Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

The Narrows COE, Glasgow, Kentucky

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

Nice and quiet state park. Kind of off the beaten path, but but was easy to get to. Paved interior roads and gravel campsites. Most had nice views of the lake, I would not mind staying here again. We camped at The Narrows COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, Dewitt, Illinois

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

The park was clean and quiet. It seems most of the campsites are set up in a circular arrangement- almost like a cul-de-sac- but the sites are very spacious. Although the camping sites were well manicured- it goes right up to thick brushy, grassy undergrowth, very popular with rabbits! There is no view of the water from the camping sites that I could figure, so to see the water, one must go to the beach or the marina. We only stayed one night, so our visit was limited, but I would go back...especially if I had a boat! We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Tranquil Timbers Camping Resort, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

we enjoyed our stay at Tranquil Timbers, although I have to say the nicest sites are used for the folks who rent them long term. However, you can tell there is a lot of pride in keeping the lots lovely for those who do rent seasonally. One of our neighbors has had his spot for 30 years! We were located on Cardinal Circle, and had wonderful neighbors. Most of them would come just for the weekend, but we met a nice couple who lived there during the summer. All in all a nice experience. Laundry and restrooms were very clean. Pool looked inviting. I never did find the camp store to be open. There are facilities for the kids to use- mini golf, ball field etc. Great place for a family vacation. I would stay at Tranquil Timbers again. We camped at Tranquil Timbers Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cardinal Cirlcle
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The Potowatomi State Park is an easy walk, adjacent to Tranquil Timbers.

It was an easy drive to Sturgeon Bay for restaurants and shops, and we also had an easy drive to see some of the parks and wineries a bit further north.

Waterfront Mary's is closeby for a decent dinner with a fantastic view! Stones Throw Winery was very nice, with bocci courst and a pizza restuarant on the premises. Loved the parks in the area- and one had a dog beach- although it was quite a hike to get to it.

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