About MissouriBird

Retired Social Studies teacher. Husband retired from a lifetime on the road driving big trucks. Love history, scenery and road trips. Have been to 49 states, most of Canada and Europe. Enjoy all kinds of places--but our two road trips to Alaska are at the top of the list.

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Reviews

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA, Cascade Locks, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Large, family-oriented, busy KOA close to the Interstate and the Historic Cascade Locks and Bonneville Fish Hatchery. Hard to find if coming from the East--ask for directions. Well marked if coming from the West. Sites are situated under beautiful large pine trees, but grass is almost non-existent, creating lots of dusty areas. Many children playing in the streets, riding bicycles, etc. Drive carefully!! Makes a good base for exploring the Columbia River Gorge--but not for a quiet, relaxing place to hang out for a week. We camped at Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Mountain View RV Park & Campground, Sundance, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Mountain View is easily accessible from I-90 and makes a great stop-over spot when going across the state. New owners are actively making improvements. Streets through the campground were in good shape. Low hanging branches had been trimmed. Trees are still relatively small, but there is some shade available. Cleanliness and host helpfulness were the top two attributes. We were even greeted with fresh from the oven cookies when we checked in! Restrooms, pool area and store area were immaculate and hosts went out of their way to be helpful. We left trailer in the park while we drove to Devil's Tower and spent the morning, then returned, picked up the trailer and continued our journey. Park makes a good base for touring in the Devils Tower--Sturgis area. We camped at Mountain View RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Upper Level
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good base to use while visiting Devil's Tower or Sturgis, SD. We were disappointed in steak dinner at steak house in Sundance--but this was no fault of the RV owners. Should have cooked supper myself!

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cabela's RV Park & Campground, Sidney, Nebraska

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great RV Park located just off a major Interstate with full hook-ups, level sites large enough for most rigs, modern, clean rest rooms and showers, nice green grass between each site and some shade. Management told us that it is usually full by 8:00 pm or so. We arrived at about 7:30 and there were just a couple RV sites open, as well as a number of tent sites. It is located just behind Cabella's retail store and is close to a number of chain type restaurants. It is very easy to get into and parked and contains drive through as well as back in sites suitable for larger rigs. Really nice to find this quality and convenience at such a reasonable rate. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Cabela's RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Outside loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Bannock County Fairgrounds, Pocatello, Idaho

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

Great, cost-effective place to stay in the Pocatell0 area. RV Park sets high on the side of a hill above the town of Pocatello and offers a beautiful view of the town and the Snake River Valley below. Sites are primarily back-in; self selected upon arrival and paid for at a self-service pay post at entrance to the park. We saw no staff on site, nor did we observe any type of security--but there may have been some during the night. Fairgrounds appear to be very well cared for. Freshly mowed grass, empty trash cans and very clean and nice shower rooms/rest rooms that had plenty of room outside the shower area to dress without getting wet. One of the nicer shower rooms we had during a 6 week trip. Quite a bargain for an overnight stay or two assuming there is no event going on at the Fairgrounds and they aren't too busy. Very quiet at night. We camped at Bannock County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Fairgrounds often hosts activities which may, or may not, require an entrance fee. Wise to check schedule before planning an overnight stop here.

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Country Corners RV Park and Campground , Caldwell, Idaho

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

This is a beautiful RV Park very conveniently located within 1/2 mile of Interstate 84 near Caldwell, Idaho. As you enter the park you will be greeted with absolutely gorgeous hanging baskets of flowers not only on the front porch of the office, but throughout the park along with very well manicured grass areas between each site and a wonderful shady guest patio area with several gas grills and comfy outdoor furniture to relax in while cooking dinner. Rest room/shower rooms were in excellent condition and very clean. While the park is close to the Interstate it is located in a rural area and very quiet. Overall, this is a delightful RV park that is very well kept. It makes a good base for exploring the Boise, ID area. We particularly enjoyed taking an evening drive to the south of the Interstate between Caldwell and Nampa along the Snake River and viewing amazing farm operations including large fields growing hops, spearmint, all kinds of beans, wheat, barley, and hundreds of acres of onions plus several extremely large, modern dairies. It is amazing agriculture country. We camped at Country Corners RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Tri-County Fairgrounds, Deer Lodge, Montana

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

We had the entire fairgrounds to ourselves for our two-night stay. Brand new restrooms and shower rooms were immaculate. Site was in a grassy pasture--could be muddy if rain is present. Some flies in the area--due to the nature of a fairgrounds and animals present. Rodeo arena was adjacent. We enjoyed watching calf ropers in action each evening, as they were practicing for the upcoming rodeo and fair. Fairgrounds manager was exceptionally friendly and helpful in spite of the fact that he was very busy getting ready for the annual Tri-County Fair that was to start a few days after we were there. We camped at Tri-County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Next to outer fence
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the nearby Grant-Kohr's National Historic Ranch and the Old Montana Prison. The ranch is a working cattle ranch and a remnant of the 200,000+ acre ranch that existed here earlier. It contains many ranch outbuildings, a herd of long-horn cattle, lots of old ranch equipment and a beautiful historic ranch home. The Old Montana Prison offers a self-guided tour of the prison facilities, plus a large old car museum, toy museum and Pioneer museum.

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Osens RV Park & Campground, Livingston, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Osen's RV Park is a beautiful park with immaculate landscaping and plenty of well irrigated grass between sites. Managers were very helpful, led us to our parking area and assisted with getting us exactly where they wanted us parked. Laundry area was very convenient and everything worked well--but a bit pricey. No fire ring and no picnic table. Sites pretty close together. Very quiet park and all appeared safe. Somewhat difficult to find and get into as you have to drive down a very narrow residential side street to get to the entrance of the park. Big rigs might have some difficulties with overhanging branches along the street and tight turns. Our biggest objection was value--seemed to be quite high compared to others we have stayed in. We camped at Osens RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Outside back in
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Perrys RV Park and Tent Campground, Red Lodge, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We were given a very, very small space with nary the room to even walk around our trailer in the lower area of this park for a 3-night stay. The park itself is quite nice with some sites backing up to a wonderful mountain stream. Most are of a very reasonable size with picnic tables and fire rings and plenty of room for lawn chairs, etc. Ours was the exception. To be fair, I think we were given the site we had as a last minute accommodation to our need to stay 3 nights instead of 2--or at least I am willing to give the owners that excuse. We will definitely stay here again when in the area, making sure to be more specific as to the size of space we would like to have. The restrooms and shower rooms were great, and the location of the park, right next to the Beartooth Highway, just west of the town of Red Lodge is very convenient. We camped at Perrys RV Park and Tent Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lower center section
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Don't miss visiting Bear Creek, Montana--an old mining town and today almost a ghost town about 7 miles to the east of Red Lodge on Highway 308--to attend the Pig Races and have a wonderful Prime Steak Dinner at the Bear Creek Saloon. Reservations required on Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun. evenings. Our evening there was the highlight of our 6 week vacation. Great food. Great fun. Great environment. Ask the RV Park owners for their phone number to make reservations.

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Peter D's RV Park, Sheridan, Wyoming

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Peter D's excelled in its location (close to Interstate), superb cleanliness, and friendliness (free veggies from his wife's garden) and overall value. There was not a weed or piece of trash in sight. The bathrooms and showers were amazing. The only negative we could identify was the narrowness of the sites. Many big rigs with multiple slides using the park yielding very little walk space between rigs--not even enough to set out lawn chairs in most cases. Otherwise, all of Peter's rules for parking, caring for grass, etc. have paid off in the form of a very neat, attractive park easy to get into and out of and at a reasonable price for a full service RV park. We camped at Peter D's RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Outside pull through
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed visiting the Trails End Historic Site--former home of large Wyoming Cattle Baron, banker and State Senator and Governor. Peter D's would also make a good base for visiting the Custer Battlefield to the north of Sheridan and exploring the Big Horn mountains to the west.

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Dakota Campgrounds, Mitchell, South Dakota

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

Dakota Campground is very convenient to get to--close to I-90, but not a lot of noise. Sites were relatively close together. We camped at Dakota Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Oakland Mills - South Shore, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Oakland Mills is a county park supervised by the local Conservation Department. The South Shore unit on on the banks of the Skunk River and does flood in some situations. Our campsite included electricity (30A) and a water hookup. Needed an extension cord to reach power outlet. We backed up to the river. Campsites were of a reasonable size, were clean from weeds and trash and at $15 per night for residents provide a good value. The campground was nearly full on the weekend and were quiet after dark. There were numerous people driving into the park to fish from an abandoned power dam and there is a nice walking path/bridge across the river with a very popular small restaurant just across the bridge. The park appeared to be safe and there were a number of young families spending the weekend at the park. We found the campground to be adequate for an overnight visit IF your unit is self-contained. The restrooms and shower house were some distance from the campsites, were open to the general public, and certainly weren't very well kept or well lit. We were in town for our Granddaughter's wedding for a 2-night stay and found the campground to be adequate for our purposes. The campground is just a few miles from intersection of US Route 34 and Route 218. Very convenient to get to. We camped at Oakland Mills - South Shore in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
South Shore Site 17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Nearby Thompson Park (Mount Pleasant city park near Hospital) is very nice and provides great place for picnics, family get-togethers, weddings, etc.

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cedar Bluff State Park - Bluffton Area, Ellis, Kansas

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

Very nice state park with extremely large sites scattered along the prairie hills surrounding the lake. Beautiful sunset views across the prairie hills. Peaceful. Good place for kids to run and play without bothering neighbors. We camped at Cedar Bluff State Park - Bluffton Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Wagon Ruts 9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Great place for quiet, peaceful stay and/or for kids to have the room to just be kids. Ride bikes, play ball, enjoy nature. No electronics necessary!

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Gunsmoke RV Park, Dodge City, Kansas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We were given a warm welcome to the park including good restaurant recommendations. We appreciated the obvious Christian environment. Sites were clean, level, and quiet. We camped at Gunsmoke RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73--near back
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visited Historic Front Street and Boot Hill. Very disappointing==as numerous shops were closed and all "entertainment" events had been shut down the end of Aug. Yet--we were still charged reg. entrance fee! The city fathers of Dodge City need to come up with some new tourist attractions--as most people no longer remember Marshall Dillon and Miss Kitty and the existing attractions are really showing their age.

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Canning Creek COE, Council Grove, Kansas

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

Another great COE campground. Had a pull through site on which we had a great view of the lake out of our back living room window. Had a covered table and work area, fire ring and water/elec hookups. Did require some leveling. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Park is just a few miles from Council Grove, home to several Santa Fe Trail historic sites and home to the Hayes House--one of the oldest restaurants west of the Mississippi river. However, our Friday evening meal there certainly did not live up to the long standing reputation of the Hays House.Don't miss driving about 15 mi. south to visit the Cottonwood Falls Ranch and Tall Grass Prairie area. Beautiful old stone barn and house open for tours, along with many trails through the authentic tall grass prairie. The town of Cottonwood Falls, just a few miles south is also a great place to visit.

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser, Missouri

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

We returned to this great MO state park for a 4 day stay in mid-June. Found the park to be very clean and busier than ever. Reservations are a must if you want electric. Or a site near the lake. Nice long, near level sites with plenty of room to relax under the many shade trees. No sites with water and sewer. Very clean and well kept shower rooms and bathrooms. Nice playgrounds. Great family spot. We camped at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
159 ADA
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Lots of stores and shopping in Osage Beach, about 15 mi. from park. However it is an extremely busy tourist area. Best to have all of your food and camping needs on hand when you enter the park.

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