About drfife

RV'ing since '99 through all the lower 48 states and 5 Canadian Provinces. We primarily camp at State and COE parks. We have a 37' 5th wheel.

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Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park, Dolores, Colorado

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

Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park is between Dolores and Telluride, Colorado. The Dolores River runs through the park with sites on both sides with an old bridge for access to the east bank and sites. Beautiful, well maintained park nestled on the west side of the San Juan Mountains. Elevation 8100 feet. Spacious sites. Dense spruce forest might be problematic for satellite TV in some sites. Level, gravel sites. Good water quality but low pressure. Free firewood provided. If arriving from the north drive past the entrance and turn around on left side for check in. No issue if arriving from the south. We spent 12 nights in site 10. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
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
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:

Closest small grocery store 25 miles away in Dolores. Closest Walmart and large grocery store and restaurants 40 miles in Cortez.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Ridgway State Park, Ridgway, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Ridgway State Park is 20 miles south of Montrose in western Colorado on Ridgway Reservior. We spent 4 nights in the Dutch Charlie campground site 186 (30A electric site) in the Elk Ridge section. Spacious campsite with beautiful views. Pa-Co-Chu-Puk campground north of the lake on the Uncompahgre River has full hookup sites. Ridgway is 4 miles south with a few restaurants and basic groceries. Montrose is 20 miles north with Walmart and City Market grocery stores. We took the scenic drive over Owl Creek Pass (good dirt roads) and also visited Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Beautiful campground and area. We would stay at Ridgway State Park again. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
186
Site Surface
Asphalt
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, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section, Palisade, Colorado

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

James M Robb Colorado River State Park Island Acres is a Colorado State Park just outside Palisade, Colorado. It is in De Beque Canyon of the Colorado River and offers beautiful canyon views. We were in 50A full hookup site 61 for 5 nights. The sites are spacious. Nice walking trails. The negatives are highway noise from I-70 and train noise. Both pass through the narrow canyon next to the park. We would stay here again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
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
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 drove up to the Grand Mesa National Forest to Lands End for spectacular views of the valley. We also visited Colorado National Monument outside Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado. Beautiful drive on Rim Rock Road. We enjoyed fresh Palisade peaches. Grand Junction is 15 miles from the park and offers groceries, restaurants and Walmart.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop, Rifle, Colorado

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

Rifle Gap State Park is 7 miles north of Rifle, Colorado. We stayed in Lakeview Loop in sites 13 & 27. Lakeview is full hookup with excellent water quality but low (<40 psi) water pressure. Large, well groomed sites (thanks to the park hosts). Pads are level paved concrete pads. Wide asphalt roadways. Great campsite views of the lake and mountains. Clean restrooms. Pay showers. Very quiet park (no large roads or railroads). We would stay again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
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
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:

City Market is great grocery store 5 miles from campground. Walmart 8 miles away. Limited restaurants in town.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Steamboat Lake State Park, Clark, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Steamboat Lake State Park is a beautiful campground on Steamboat Lake in northern Colorado. They have 188 campsites and 74 have 50/30/20 electric. Water spigot and vault toilet available in each camping loop. Central dump station, marina and bathhouse in Dutch Hill area. Pay showers ($1 for 4 minutes). Some interior roads tight for large RV's. Spectacular views. Lake is good for fishing, boating and kayaking. Many trees lost due to pine beetles so few sites have shade. Yarrow loop is for lake access. We were in site 105 and would stay here again. We camped at Steamboat Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
105
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Clark Store is 8 miles from campground and is good for basics. Steamboat Springs is a 45 mile drive for grocery stores, Walmart and restaurants.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Craig KOA (formerly Craig Campground), Craig, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Craig KOA is a typical commercial KOA park. Gravel roads and level sites. Good site spacing. Well maintained park. New restrooms are clean and nice. Good, free WiFi. 70 psi water pressure and stable 50A electricity. Did not use park cable TV. Some sites have good sky view for satellite. Some have good shade. Small pool opens July 1. We were in full hookup, pull through site 78. We were here for a week and would stay again. We camped at Craig KOA (formerly Craig Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
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
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:

City Market and Walmart nearby for groceries.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Lazy Acres Campground & Motel, Riverside, Wyoming

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Lazy Acres Campground is wonderful. The park has 34 RV sites, of those, 17 are full hookups. Most sites have good shade. It is on the banks of the Encampment River. Roads and sites are gravel and level. Good site spacing. Cleanest restrooms I've seen. Park owners are helpful and very friendly. The park and grounds are groomed and clean. Very popular, advanced reservations advised. We were in full hookup site #5 with great shade and lots of room for our 38' 5th wheel. We will definitely return. It made our top 10 parks. We camped at Lazy Acres Campground & Motel in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
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, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good grocery store 16 miles north in Saratoga. Restaurant and convenience store eithin walking distance. Fuel 1/4 mike from park. Beautiful scenic drives on Snowy Range Scenic Byway, Sierra Madre Scenic Drive and Battle Mountain Scenic Byway.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Western Hills Campground, Rawlins, Wyoming

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

Western Hills RV Park in Rawlins, Wyoming is primarily used for overnight travelers. It is an older park but clean and well maintained. Roads and sites are gravel. Wide roadways. Easy in and out. Decent spacing of sites for commercial park. Utilities were good and well placed. All sites are pull throughs. Windy area, be careful with awnings. Three good sized enclosed dog runs. Miniature golf. Tents allowed in separate grassy area. We would stay here again. We camped at Western Hills Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
76
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
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:

The Wyoming Frontier Museum and Carbon County Museum are interesting and nearby. Well stocked Walmart and grocery store in Rawlins.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

AB Camping & RV Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park for overnight or short term stays. Not on an Interstate so no road noise. We were in the lower, newer sections. All pull throughs. Sites very tight side to side, but adequate length. Gravel roadways and sites. Some grass beside sites. Some shade trees. Low water pressure and flow (<50 psi). Electrical good. Sewer caps difficult to remove to access. We did not use cable TV. Free WiFi but slow. The onsite restaurant serves good barbeque, the ribs were excellent. We were in site 20. We would stay here again for short stay. We camped at AB Camping & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
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
20 Amp, 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:

The Wyoming State Museum is worth visiting. Curt Gowdy State Park is beautiful. Two Walmarts in Cheyenne, the one on north side of town is new and huge.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Kearney RV Park and Campground, Kearney, Nebraska

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Kearney RV Park & Campground is in Kearney, Nebraska on the north side of I-80. There are two separate sections, Getaway Bay 37 (sites) and North Park (59 sites). We were in site 112 in the Getaway Bay section. Interior roads are gravel. RV pads are concrete. All sites are pull throughs. Water, sewer and electricity at each site (20/30/50). Good Wi-fi. Laundry and shower facilities. Getaway Bay Lake for fishing and swimming. North Park is all gravel and has more long term residents. The park is clean and well maintained. Good for overnight or a few days. We would stay here again. We camped at Kearney RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
112
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
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
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:

Kearney has a Walmart, several grocery stores, hardware stores and restaurants. Area attractions are The Archway and Classic Car Collection. Both are excellent and each take an hour+ to see.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Jim Hogg Park COE, Georgetown, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Jim Hogg Park is a public Corps of Engineers facility on Lake Georgetown near Georgetown, Texas. The park has 142 RV or tent campsites (78 50A and 64 30A electric) with water. Central dump station and nice bathhouses. Some sites have great lake views and others have good shade. Nice hiking trails. Boat ramp and fishing docks available. Groceries and restaurants nearby. We stay here when we visit Austin, TX. We camped at Jim Hogg Park COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

HEB grocery 5 miles away. Walmart and many restaurants 8 miles in Georgetown.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Fort Richardson State Historical Park, Jacksboro, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway is in Jacksboro, Texas. Fort Richardson was a military installation from 1867-1878. The historic site has several restored buildings. The park has 10+ miles of hiking and mixed use trails. Lost Creek flows through the park and is fed by multiple springs. There are 40+ RV sites. The 50A & water sites are our favorites. They also have 30A sites and a few full hookups. We were in site 19. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
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, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

While in Jacksboro go to Herd's Hamburgers. They've made their iconic hamburgers since 1916. Closest Walmart in Mineral Wells or Graham, 30 miles away. Reenactments at Fort Richardson are held a couple of times a year in April and November.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Sowell Creek COE, Dublin, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Sowell Creek Park is a Corps of Engineers facility on Proctor Lake near Dublin, Texas. Proctor Lake has good bass, crappie, hybrid and white bass and is popular with fishermen. The park has 60 RV sites with water and electric, 14 of those full hookups (sewer, 50/30/20 electric & water). Most have large pads, fire ring and covered picnic tables. No hiking trails but over 4 miles of roadway to walk. No Verizon data service. Good AT&T data service. We were in site #4 full hookups with great view of lake and sunsets. Quiet park that is underutilized. We camped at Sowell Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
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, Patio
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:

Nearby in Dublin are the Dublin Bottling Works and Veldhuizen Cheese Shop, both are worth visiting. Walmart 20 miles in Stephenville.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Burns Run East COE, Cartwright, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

East Burns Run is a Corps of Engineers Park on Lake Texoma near Cartwright, Oklahoma. The campground has 44 RV sites, of those 19 are full hookup sites (sewer, 50/30/20 electric and water). The full hookups sites are spacious with large concrete pad, patio and covered picnic table. Most sites have great lake views but not good shade. The park has a boat ramp, swim area and playground. Very popular park, weekend reservations required well in advance. We were in site 35, right on the lake. Highly recommend. We camped at Burns Run East COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Concrete
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, Patio
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:

Convince store and fuel less than 1 mile away. Grocery stores and Walmart 6 miles south in Denison, Texas.

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 46

Bear Creek COE, Benbrook, Texas

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

Bear Creek Campground is on Benbrook Lake just southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. Most sites 30A & water. A few 50A & water sites. Two full hookups sites, but not available to public. Many old live oak trees. Several sites have low hanging limbs, caution advised for high profile RV's. Most sites spacious. Best #33 with unobstructed lake view. #22 has great afternoon shade, but utilities are on wrong side. One modern restroom/bathhouse bear front of park , the others are old and tired. Park is adjacent to a remote control airplane airfield, so expect noise on Saturday and Friday afternoon. We camped at Bear Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

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