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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

The ONLY bad thing we found about this park was that the showers are awful-push button and spray all over the place. The one con was that there is no cell service though some report Verizon with a booster (we had none and non with boosted AT&T) but the Visitor Center has free WiFi with a password. There is a separate night access road (park closing varies with the season) and GPS MAY direct you to either Alleghany Spur Rd or Longbottom Rd-in either case you want the John P Frank Parkway off Traphill Rd which goes straight to the Visitor Center then follow the signs to the campground. Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway day trips to Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain or Blue Ridge Music Center are all possible or stay in the park and hike. We were there for 5 days and would have stayed longer had a space been available-it fills up on the weekends. If you hike to Stone Mountain Falls be prepared for 200+ stairs down and back up and wear waterproof boots if going to the lower falls. If you go south to Linville or Grandfather Mountain on the BRP the easiest and fastest way back is 321 to Boone then 421 to 16 then 18 to Traphill Rd to JPHenry Pkwy. We camped at Stone Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Watch out for weird GPS directions-take Traphill Rd to John P Frank Parkway to the Visitor Center then follow signs to campground. After hours access comes straight to the campground. Go to the Visitor Center to get the WiFi password and then you can use it in the parking lot if the VC is closed. There is intermittent reception on the way up to Stone Mountain an easy-moderate hike of about 1/2-3/4 hour.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Walnut Hollow Ranch, Hayesville, North Carolina

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We found WHR as members of Harvest Hosts but scheduled 4 nights (1 free) then extended to a week because it was so nice. A working cattle ranch surrounded by green pastures, flowering trees (springtime), birds and a few other animals-horses, donkeys, goats and a cute barn cat, as well as a really friendly, interesting and helpful owner, we loved this place. Laundry is available for $5 (washer AND dryer together). There is virtually no phone reception but texting is possible and with a booster we got 1-2 bars of AT&T (but no Verizon) Lots of hiking nearby and waterfalls in both GA and TN within 2 hours drive (of incredible scenery) Ingles supermarket minutes away but go to GA to get gas which is way cheaper. We were alone on 1 of the 3 sites on the knoll but even with another 2 RVs, and even without trees for privacy we felt it would have felt as spacious. We camped at Walnut Hollow Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Jackrabbit Mountain and Lake Chatuge both have hiking and beautiful scenery Blue Hole and High Shoals Falls are in GA about 45 min drive-great hike Conasauga Falls in Tellico Plains TN-2 hour drive-great hike and falls Ingles Supermarket in town-very good selection Get gas in GA!

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Tombigbee State Park, Tupelo, Mississippi

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Showers in men's room OK, in women's room clean but head is clogged. Park staff will address. There is very very little telephone reception, ATT and no Verizon and even the visitor center/ registration has poor reception. There is no WiFi. Otherwise this CG is wonderful. LOTS of hiking-2 disc golf courses reputed to be best in the area, Huge lake with fishing, paddling. Small, quiet and the staff is wonderful. Responded right away for our missing spigot handle and did a survey while we were there. They are trying to get WiFi so ask for it to give them numbers. We camped at Tombigbee State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were driving the Natchez Trace Parkway so took the opportunity to visit some of the nearby sites, especially the Visitor Center. We did not spend any time in Tupelo but the main reason people seem to visit is that it is Elvis Presley's birthplace and there are sights, like the hardware store where he got his first guitar. It's convenient to the Trace Parkway and I-22.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Roosevelt State Park, Morton, Mississippi

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

Very relaxed and quiet. A lot of local families on the weekend. Park is massive with several campgrounds. Offseason if you don't have reservations you need to go to the Office-several miles away from the "New Camp" but within the park and then to your site. Otherwise straight to the site. Fishing, hiking, disc golf, canoeing/kayaking, pool and tennis in season. We camped at Roosevelt State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44 CCC camp
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 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:

Jackson is 30 min away and has lots to do. Also a straight 1 hr drive to Vicksburg.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Sandy Creek COE, Jasper, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park, large with very spacious sites and I would say an excellent place for those within an easy drive to spend a weekend. We were disappointed because we'd scheduled 2 weeks at a time when we had many storms. While that is part of the way things are, the campground became very wet and the main access road was closed due to flooding. Twice. There are 3 separate loops and a small primitive area. The showers in the loop you enter before the flooded area were the only decent ones. The others, while clean had terrible shower heads with so much blockage they did not spray well, if at all. The toilet seats are stainless steel. The far loop had a lot of standing water while we were there and after the storms several sites were completely underwater. Only a few sites are level, most have quite a slant and some have terribly pocked surfaces. We had to change our original site (12) because it was impossible to level and keep our wheels on the ground. There is a mixture of 30 and 50 amp sites. We camped at Sandy Creek COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If there has been significant rainfall call ahead as the access road will be blocked just before the gate. There is a back way that is largely unpaved but decent although also with flooding that would not be OK for a car or small truck. It's a 45 min drive to Big Thicket National Preserve which is worth visiting and 25 min to Heritage Village in Woodville. Decent AT&T reception

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

St. Bernard State Park, Braithwaite, Louisiana

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Small, quiet, convenient Not a lot of hiking trails but walking/running around the campground and the adjacent SplashDown area (open only in warm weather) is a decent workout. There is a nature trail as well. Sites are well spaced, outside loop sites afford more privacy, mst have no shade, some have partial only 3 have a lot, Site 13 is right next to the children's playground. Some a depression that look as though they could get quite boggy with a lot of rain. While we were here (early Feb 2018) there was light rain most days with one heavy rainfall and a few sites had a bit of standing water. However, on Mardi Gras weekend there were a number of tent campers and all seemed to find dry areas within their site. The gate is locked at 9pm and there is a padlock for which you are given a code at registration. (Hint: have someone hold an umbrella over you with the car lights pointed at the lock if it is raining.It's finicky.) The only drawback for us was that there is a railroad crossing nearby and the bell seems to clang 24/7. There is also a refinery nearby and if the CAT cracker lets off exhaust it sounds like a large jet plane is taking off in the campground. Luckily this is not a regular or frequent occurrence and it is done during the day. Freight trains do go by but we did not hear any blow their horns during the night, in fact not bothered by them at all. To get into the city should take about 30-40 min either 46-39-I10 or straight down 46 which takes you right to the visitor center Laundry in the same building as the restrooms-2 each W/D $1 a load WiFi is spotty and we had to boost our ATT but got 3-4 bars We camped at St. Bernard State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
No

Campground Details

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

Supermarkets: Walmart and Breaux Mart on 39/ Judge Perez Dr within 15 min but we found limited selection of good food-Rouse's in the the city and Trader Joe's in Metairie had more EconoMart gas station on 46/St Bernard Parkway had the best gas prices by 20 cents

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Dan Nicholas Park, Salisbury, North Carolina

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

I read in one review that the roads in this campground are not very wide. They are not highway width but were fine for our motorhome and way wider than some we've been on. The campground...there is a big lake with sites alongside it that are treed the other sites are on the inside circle. The office has a color coded chart that will tell you which ones are best for your rig if you arrive without reservations but ours is perfect for our 33' motorhome. We're at the end of the lake, just next to the path to it, as well as across from the path leading to the showers and have excellent WiFi! Others have reported no AT&T and that was true for us but even boosted we had no Verizon signal either. You can however, text and make WiFi calls if your phone has that capability and you are either near or go near the WiFi signal. (there is a map in the office showing where the WiFi spots are.) The sites are nicely spaced with a fire ring, picnic table water and 30/50A electricity, however they are not all level. Our site 25 was very nice, though 26 was just as nice and probably easier for anyone bigger to get into. The site was almost level but I had to park far enough forward to keep from going down into a dip so we could not extend the awning. However, there are enough trees that I cannot see this being a problem even in summer. The shower/toilet house is impeccably clean with two showers per gender. There is decent-good pressure, the stalls are older but clean and have a separate area for changing. And they are heated. Wonderful place and we have decided to come back when we have more time. Staff is EXCELLENT and the campground in late November was blissfully quiet. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

The lake has lots of activities during the summer-paddle boats, concession stand, fishing and there is a long (2hr) hiking trail. Town is only 10 minutes away. The gate closes at different times during the year but you will be given a code at registration.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Allaire State Park, Farmingdale, New Jersey

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

In over 2 years of full timing all over the US where we stay primarily in state parks this is hands down the worst we have been in. It's too bad since there are very few state parks in NJ that will allow RVs over 25' but that was the least of our problems. Add $5/day/pet and $17.50 "service charge" for a campground with no hook ups, no water available (see below) and an unacceptable women's showers. Registration is at a site 3/4 mile BEYOND the entrance to the campground in an area that cannot accommodate large rigs (we are 33' and could not have) The site we reserved (#4) was supposedly big enough for a 33' rig-it was 33'6" long-rutted and sloped, dirt, sand and small branches as a surface; and 11' 9" wide (between trees that would not allow extension of an awning) We were able to change though the site was still sloped-end to end and side to side. First attempt to get water from the pedal operated spigot was unsuccessful. The water spews from the pedal area but not the spigot. 2nd attempt at a further spigot-water still comes from pedal area but also from spigot UNTIL a hose is connected. Then it spews from the pedal area and every other opening on the apparatus-up, down and out, EXCEPT the spigot. The third spigot next to the bathhouse has no water at all. A call to the office brings the "full time maintenance man" within 15 min who proceeds in the face of a pump (#2) apparatus taped from bottom to top, to say "it needs to be fixed." To be fair, he was very nice and took us to the maintenance garage where we were able to fill our tank. The trip to the showers the next morning was as disappointing. 3 showers-2 had only cold and of those 1 no pressure since the shower head. The handicapped shower had warm water for about 10 seconds of the 15 sec push button allotment but ended with lukewarm with water spraying from both upper and lower heads and no control. I don't like to write bad reviews but we could not recommend this place at all. We camped at Allaire State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice hiking/biking trails; only 1 or 2 spaces could really take a large rig, park in campground and drive to register if possible if larger than 25-29'; closest propane for inboard fill, seems to be in Tom's River (Modern Propane) Plenty of grocery shopping within 1/2 drive. Camping World 15 min away in Lakewood. I295, Rte 70 and Rte 9 all had major issues with surface (at least this spring) so secure everything as it will rock and roll.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Neuse River Campground - Croatan National Forest, New Bern, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

First of all-this campground is known as Flanners Beach. We loved this campground except for one thing...the water situation. For the week we were there there was no fresh water at the dump station (Sites do not have water) and only 1 shower out of 3 available. We saw no evidence that anyone was addressing this issue and by the morning we left, when I went to use the shower the shower head was off the wall and the "shower" was a stream of water that flowed out of the wall. They are push bottom so this involved moving as the pressure changed. However, the shower was clean at all times. There was a hose hooked up outside the bathhouse and numerous spirits located in the campground loop for filling your tank. Bathroom taps have only cold water. The shower water got hot but there is no temp control. The sites were, for the most part, large and private though the ones with river views seemed to be smaller with no privacy. There is a 1 mile paved bike trail that winds around and 3 miles of dirt hiking/biking trails as well. There is a nice beach and day use parking area. A put in for canoes and kayaks is at the north end of the parking lot. We camped at Neuse River Campground - Croatan National Forest in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
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
No

Campground Details

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

New Bern is an interesting, historical, and charming town and only 20 min away. If nothing else visit Tryon Palace. Lots of eateries and several nice shopping streets. The beach at the campground is nice. Biking, biking and kayaking are all right there. There is a grocery store about 4 miles away on Rte 70.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, Virginia

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

Sites not assigned and the later you get there the less choice you have. They will tell you that all sites can handle rigs to 40' but that does not mean you'll be level. We got there on a Sat at 2 and found 1 spot we could use. There are a number of loops but the sites above 69 are in a loop that seems to be more popular with people with kids. There are kids riding all over on bikes. By Sunday afternoon the park was almost empty and the host told us that only in summer and school holidays is it busy all week. Access is very easy to the campground and the sites. Epic and water on soye-dump station on the way out. There are garbage bins throughout the part and a recycling bin at the dump station however Chesterfield Co sorts all their garbage and recyclables in the trash will be sorted out. Showers are clean and OK. It was quiet at night but the camp host told me it can be very noisy on summer holiday weekends and if you have any problems with noise the ranger should be called. Check in is easy and the rangers are helpful. There is a small gift store where you check in and a campsite in the campground-but I did not visit it. Supposedly there is Wifi but my phone did not find it. We had 2 bars of AT&T unboosted but 4 with the booster. There is a Food Lion grocery store about 4 miles from the campground. Also, since we had a small medical issue while there I can say that there is a Bettermed urgent care facility about 20 minutes away that is EXCELLENT as is the Bon Secours Hospital ER in Midlothian (20 min also) There is also supposedly a laundry on site but I neither saw nor used it. We camped at Pocahontas State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Tips for other Campers:

You are only 1/2 hour from Richmond which has a ton to do. The Science Museum is great as is the Edgar Allen Poe house.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Deerlick Creek COE, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

As close to perfect a park as weve seen. Sites were spacious and private with a deck, fire ring and barbeque-all immaculate- and a wide variety of choices. Showers were clean, well designed with ample hot water and great pressure, hiking/biking trails, blissfully quiet- the noise from the dam is like white noise- staff was helpful and friendly and it was only a few miles from town to boot. We camped at Deerlick Creek COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18 Laurel
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The hill to the lower parking is steep but very doable, even for large rigs.

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