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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Gun Creek Campground - COE, Whittington, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We spent one night here. We stopped here so we could see the George Harrison Billboard Guitar mural prepared by John Cerney in Benton. These are great murals all around the country. This one is on I-57 southbound side. A very nice COE Park. Had full hookups which is unusual for our experience with COE parks. Was very busy for a COE park. Staff and campers were very friendly. Lots were not real level side-to-side. Many were very steep front to back and many campers were almost on the ground in the front and way high in the back. Drive around to pick out your best choice. Our lot was on relatively level ground front-to-back, and off level side-to-side. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
11
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, 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
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a large lake in this recreational area. Golf and lodges for large gatherings. Plus the Cerney Billboard once you get back on the interstate, headed to Benton.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock, Missouri

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We came to middle Missouri to go see the Budweiser Clydesdale Foaling Ranch at Warm Springs, near Boonville. We visited several CGs in the area and Arrow Rock was the only one we felt best met our needs of services and security. Arrow Rock is as good a State Park as we have ever camped in. 13 easy miles off I-70. We were able to stay in the only site with full hookups. All others are electric only with a water spigot right on the road which you can actually hook your hose to to fill your fresh water tanks. Great host! We camped at Arrow Rock State Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

For central Missouri this is your pick for a one or more night stay! The tour at Budweiser's Foaling Ranch at Warm Springs is excellent!

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Turkey Point COE, Melvern, Kansas

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Previous reviews go back to 2007. It is now August, 2018 and my review echos the others. You have to want to get here, but once here you could spend a day or a few days and enjoy your stay. Because of costs we always try to find a COE campground. This is tied with my favorite. Well kept, wide roads, large sites and great camp host. Park typically full on Summer weekends, but we arrived on Sunday evening and were the only rv in the Park. Cell service was strong for Verizon and AT&T. Electric and water only. We spent one night. On a large lake. We camped at Turkey Point COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47-49
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Gunsmoke RV Park, Dodge City, Kansas

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This CG exceeded my expectations. Priced higher than other CGs in Dodge City, but actually turned out to be the best option for us. Earlier reviews mentioned current owners had been here about a year. That have worked very hard to revitalize this CG and it shows. It is about two miles away from Boot Hill activities. The Kansas owned casino is just up the road, though. All sites are pull through. Good shade, which other parks in town did not have. Quiet, where other parks here were next to train tracks. We did not hear a night time train. Locked entry gate after 9:00 which I appreciated. What few permanent campers I could see were up front. All transients like me were in the back. We spent two nights and this would be my first choice upon return. Seemed to be the first choice of others as well, as the camp was full both nights. We camped at Gunsmoke RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Doge City has worked hard to provide a worthwhile experience for tourists. State Owned Casino. Fort Dodge. A farmer owned distillery right on the site of the original Boot Hill. Then there is original mock-up/ museum of Doge City, with Long Branch saloon. We attended evening activities of on-site dinner, cowboy shoot-out and variety show in the Long Branch. Take the trolly tour. Plus medallions to commemorate all the old Gunsmoke stars. Lots to see and do here.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Park is at intersection of Hwy 160 and I25. Great little State Park. Golf, Lake, boating, restaurant, hiking. We spent one night here. Park is large and all sites are lateral to the road pull throughs. Sites have electric only with communal water spigots, or they have no utilities at all. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Walsenburg is the home of the fellow who killed Jesse James.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Morefield Campground (NPS), Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

If you can survive the 4 mile, right on the edge of a mountain, 7 degree slope up and down, this is a great park. Over 200 campsites, about ten with full hookups, the rest no utilities, so be prepared. Plenty of campsites, but they work for mostly rental, class C units and tents! My 30' fifth wheel would have fit on maybe five sites of the no utility loops. We drove around for about twenty minutes until we found one to try and even then we had to make it work. Very uneven, side to side. Lots of deer right on site. The Pueblo Cliff Dwellings are the draw of this park and they are great! We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Unnumbered
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Monument Valley KOA, Monument Valley, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Other reviews acknowledge newness of this park, so I had no expectations beyond that. The issue for me was I did not get the extra perks one normally gets at KOA for the price I; hence it was not a good value for me. Secondly the staff was almost rude, unfriendly and unhelpful. Enough to turn me off to going back, which I won't. The one review acknowledged the placement of the power posts. The clerk drew on the map how we were to enter our site, but once we got there it was backwards. Everything is right if one enters from the opposite side of the pull through site. Several folks were having the same problem we did. Some figured it out while others did not. It is not clear which site is which by the numbering on the posts. Some folks were clearly not in the site assigned to them. My other issue was the bathrooms. This campground is about the only one in the valley with complete utilities so it draws lots of tent campers who rely on the bathrooms. There were four unisex bathrooms for the entire campground so folks had to wait a good while to get access to one. My photo shows location of campground in the valley and total lack of covering vegetation. We stayed one night. We camped at Monument Valley KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Country Rose RV Park, Fredonia, Arizona

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We staged from here to go to the North Rim, Zion and Bryce. Could just as easily have taken in Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell, but those two are on our way back East so just went there and camped. This camp is in Fredonia, Az, however, Kanab, Ut turned out to be a real surprise! It is only 7 miles away and in its hey-day was the Hollywood of Utah. Full range of services. This campground was the best option of all in the area. Small, quiet, clean, and easy to navigate. The owner runs everything himself and seems to be always available, even if sometimes by phone. I called ahead to make reservation to stay, not a reservation for a specific spot. First come, first pick. Good WiFi, good cell. Probably around 20 RV sites. One washer/dryer. One bathroom, and one separate shower. All new/ nice. About five permanent residents. We camped at Country Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great staging area for Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion, North Rim, And Bryce. Kanab, Ut. is certainly worth a visit for its Hollywood connections (50's and 60's).

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lake Mead Recreational Area - Willow Beach, Lake Mead Recreational Area, Arizona

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

As I write this I have about 15 guinea hens running around my picnic table foraging for whatever and a jack rabbit about three sites down. I am also drinking my morning coffee watching the sun reflect off the Colorado river (just downside of the Hoover Dam) and watching the sun climb down the steep mountain sides. If you ever wanted to camp at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, this is as close as one could ever get! Some RV campgrounds are layovers for other destinations. This is a destination campground. One can take a motorized raft ride right up to the very foot of the dam, plus jet ski and kayak. Cell is spotty, if at all, but WiFi is slow but doable. Full hookups, and sites are almost spectacular in their own right. Concrete pads, borders, and tables. Did I mention you have to drive down 4 1/2 miles into the canyon to get here off of Hwy. 93. We camped at Lake Mead Recreational Area - Willow Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Red Rock Park, Churchrock, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Basically agree with other reviews. After 4:30 a City worker drives around and collects the fee. I drove around several times trying to find a defined site. I wanted to stay connected with my Fifth wheel, so length was an issue. Electric meters are double sided, so half the lots would not work for standard left side water and electric. That is why most folks were parked any way they could be to get to electric. Plus the meter bases are way forward making disconnecting almost a necessity. Not a level lot in the park. Having said all that, this was a good value for the money and very scenic and very quiet. What interactions we did have with staff was very helpful and pleasant. We would camp here again any time. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
44
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The real surprise here is this is the host site for the annual Red Rock Balloon Festival, second in size only to Albuquerque's Festival. Over 200 balloons stage here the last week of November and first week of December.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Heyburn Park, Kellyville, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We are traveling Route 66. This park was recommended by the Sallisaw Tourist Information Service. Very disappointed. Echo other reviews about roads.Worst entry roads I have traveled to get to any park. Called ahead, but recorded message said Park Attendant off Wed & Thurs, would call us back on Friday. We came anyway. There was a list of available sites and honor pay system. Problem was reserved cards were still on the posts from mid-July, making it very difficult to match up printed available sites to ones which appeared to be reserved. Most sites were very uneven. Second COE Park we have stayed at on this trip which seems unkempt. Less than ten other campers here. This COE is really off I-40, so you would really have to be looking for a place for the night in order to come here. We camped at Heyburn Park 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, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Springhill COE, Barling, Arkansas

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Very disappointed in the COE Park. Have stayed in several over the years and all have been better kept than this one. Arrived during lunch hour for volunteer attendant. Went to two Park Host RVs and neither would help me. Said I had to wait until lunch was over (1 hr). Drove around looking for suitable sites. Many were too short, most steeply sloped front to back. Park was generally unkept. Many permanent campers, but few passing through. We camped at Springhill COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B2
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
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Drive around first to find most suitable site. All sites are reservable so you can not pick one out and then go pay in the morning. Access to all services was close by. Cell was adequate. Working dam/ lock so horn sounds when barges pass through. But one can go watch boats lock through. Visit Ft. Smith Historic District. Home of Darby of Darby's Rangers, Actual Fort of Fort Smith, Hanging Judge Roy Parker. US Marshall's Museum is opening here in late 2019.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Village Creek State Park, Wynne, Arkansas

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

Very nice park. 13 miles off I40, at Forrest City, between Memphis and Little Rock. Park sits in a valley between two ridges. Absolutely NO CELL service, and it was wonderful! We talked and played cards and had a good time, knowing it was for a short time. Restrooms were new. They are rebuilding all the cabins. Sites with sewer are $10 more. Small lake, but access is down steep hill. We camped at Village Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Equestrian sites, boat ramp, hiking, nature classes, gift shop all on site. Great place for a family reunion. Could go into Wynne for limited dining.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Cherry Hill Park (Washington DC), College Park, Maryland

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $79.00
Overall Rating:

Closest campground to downtown D.C. Suggest one drive to Metro Station four miles away on U of Maryland Campus and take green line in and out. Hit rush hour coming back by 4:00. This is a huge park (400 sites?). Because of size one has to pay attention getting around inside park with so many side streets. Sites are right on top of each other and many rigs had to really push into the bushes to fit. Suggest one rent a premium site. Level and more tidy. Many activities. All of D.C. is generally overgrown, dirty and unkept, busy, and noisy and this park, at least for me, reflects that feeling. This is a good place to stay for visiting D.C. but not for a camping experience. We stayed four nights. We camped at Cherry Hill Park (Washington DC) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Rifrafters Campground, Fayetteville, West Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Mixed use Campground: tents, cabins and R.V. spots. New owners, many upgrades being made. Convenient to atv trails, white water and New River Gorge Bridge (2miles). Scenic. Restrooms are rustic; cinder block, short commodes, no air conditioning. Set up presents thoughtful solutions: our pad (#23) was not concrete but gravel which had not settled in yet; hence soft. Looked at many pads, both gravel and concrete and leveling side-to-side required on many, for sure on ours. Spacious though, we left our truck connected since we were just here for one night. Would stay here again, but just a notch above average overall. We camped at Rifrafters Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Atv access, white water rafting, hiking. Scenic. New River Gorge Bridge.

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