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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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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
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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Pioneer Village Campground, Minden, Nebraska

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

This large park is a classic example of "You get what you pay for!" We stayed here about 15 years ago and the park was very nice, well kept and convenient for visiting the Pioneer Village, next door. Today, both the park and the Pioneer Village, are full well showing their age. Grass needed to be mowed very badly. Many electric boxes no longer worked. Bathrooms and showers were in deplorable condition. We were warned to not sit in our lawn chairs in the grass--as ticks and chiggers were terrible. It just made us sad to see the condition of both. We will not attempt to stay here again---and I will be surprised if it is even open many more years. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Pioneer Village itself is absolutely full of interesting old stuff. I had forgotten how many really great Americana treasures it contains in its 26 buildings---old cars, airplanes, trucks, buggies, household furniture and appliances, tools, etc. etc. But, the buildings are in poor repair, lighting is bad, displays are very dated and dusty, etc. Sad. Sad. Sad. Just wonder how much longer they will keep the doors open. There were less than 10 people there the day we were there!

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Wyoming State Fairgrounds, Douglas, Wyoming

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

This is a large full-hook up RV Park built primarily for people attending events held at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds. It is a large, gravel parking lot divided into three sections. We camped in the Blue section which has full hookups and paved ADA sites. The showers and restroom buildings are modern, relatively new structures. However, they were quite dirty when we were there, which was the day after the State Fair ended. To be fair, the campgrounds had been packed for about 10 days and staff had not had time yet to get the restrooms/showers cleaned up after a very busy week of fair activities. We were assured by other campers who had been there for quite a while, that they are usually well maintained. This campground makes a great spot to stay when in the area for a very reasonable rate. This was our second time using the park--and we noted numerous upgrades and improvements since we were last there. There were several long-term campers in the area, most of them workers for the growing oil industry in the area. They tend to get up early and head out in their large diesel pickups, but otherwise created no problems for us. We arrived after 5 and could find no place to pay for our site. No campground office, obvious signage or pay kiosk. We contacted the Fairgrounds Office when we got home and paid via phone. We thanked them for making the park available to visitors and suggested they need to make better arrangements for paying for sites, as we were sure there were many who were just staying the night and then moving on without paying. We camped at Wyoming State Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Blue Area ADA
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground, Lander, Wyoming

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

Beware--don't be taken in by the offer to put you in a site with a great view--for an extra $10!! The view is of the industrial portion of Lander, WY and a now defunct car dealer along with what appears to be an old rock quarry. Certainly nothing special to look at, and pay an extra $10 for the pleasure! Office person had a very difficult time figuring out what sites were available and ultimately put us in a site that we found to be occupied. We had to drive back to the office to get another site--and again she wasn't sure it was available. Ended up telling us to go take a look and park there if available--telling us we would love it because it was a site with a view! After telling her we didn't really care if we had a site with a view, she took the charges off. After we saw the "view"--we were really glad we had not paid extra for it. Hookups were on wrong side for many campers--leading to confusion as to who had the right to claim what picnic table and fire ring! This appears to be a park that is struggling--thanks to incompetent management. After parking and visiting with several of our neighbors we heard similar stories of their problems getting checked in, having to move, not having promised hook-ups, etc. Find somewhere else to stay, or at a minimum don't agree to take a given site until you have checked it out. We camped at Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Teton Valley RV Park, Victor, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large RV Park, half of which appears very new, near Victor, ID. located on the "back" side of the Grand Tetons. Under normal conditions (not smokey) the views of the mountains would be beautiful from Victor. It makes a great base from which to explore Grand Teton National Park, as Jackson is just about 25 miles over the Tetons to the East via Highway 22, which is a well maintained highway. It is not recommended for larger trailers or RVs due to some long steep slopes--but fine for traveling with your tow vehicle. We were in the new portion of the RV Park, thus virtually no shade but immaculately clean. Trees are quite small, but landscaping, including several attractive fountains and a fire pit, is attractive and will be quite nice in a few years. In addition to the RV spaces there are a number of new appearing log cabins available for rent in the park as well as a number of guide services offered for fishing, hunting, rafting, etc. Shower rooms were beautiful and perfectly clean. A real treat. Our only objection was cost--but everything in the Teton region is very expensive and this park is a whole lot cheaper than those found in Jackson. We will definitely consider staying here again when we return to the Tetons. Nice to be in a less busy, much less expensive place than Jackson yet still able to soak in the beauty of the Tetons. We camped at Teton Valley RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Burns RV Park, Burns, Oregon

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

Very nice RV Park with easy access from Highway 20, just outside the town of Burns, Oregon. There was considerable highway noise during the daytime, but nights were very quiet. Park was clean with nice level gravel based sites long enough for trailer and tow vehicle. This park makes a good base from which one can explore the Malheur Wildlife area and the Steens Mountains. We spent three nights here exploring the Malheur Wildlife area and the northern part of the Steens on one day and then exploring the Southern Steens all the way to Frenchglen the second day. We camped at Burns RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go see the Historic Pete French Round Barn and its nearby Visitor's Center. It has a very interesting history and is quite unique. Be sure to explore the nearby almost ghost town (Population 5) of Diamond, OR and perhaps schedule an evening meal at the Diamond hotel.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Cold Springs Resort, Camp Sherman, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Cold Springs Resort is the perfect example of Location! Location! Location! It epitomizes camping in a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, get away from it all environment of tall, tall Ponderosa Pine trees just a few feet away from a clear, gurgling, spring-fed mountain stream full of trout. Did I mention quiet? Not even a Verizon signal to disturb you. Sites are situated in the middle of an old-fashioned cluster of log cabins. All are full service along with picnic tables and fire rings. All have lots and lots of shade and most seemed big enough for large rigs to back into. Just a short walk from each site are park benches along the Metolius River and across a log pedestrian bridge from the wonderful Camp Sherman general store. Everybody needs a few days here once in a while. Sisters, OR is just about 15 miles away and provides lots of good restaurants, stores, an accommodating pharmacy and a great bakery. (Get there early before they sell out all of their yummies!) The surrounding mountains offer all kinds of activities--but best of all is the peacefulness--grab a good book, your favorite beverage and settle in. It's heaven! We camped at Cold Springs Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss picking up some yummies at the bakery in Sisters. A trip to the nearby head of the Metolius and the Historic Fish Hatchery, both near Camp Sherman, are well worth your time. Beautiful.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Mountain View Motel & RV Park, Joseph, Oregon

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

This is a great RV Park located behind a well-kept motel and nestled at the foot of the Walowa Mountains. Has immaculately groomed landscape and clean, clean showers and restrooms and also provides free access to motel ice machine. Out back-in site was a bit tough to get into as the interior road in front of the site is relatively narrow with railroad ties as boundaries, making it difficult to make the necessary turns. Shade trees are still small, so limited shade is available for most sites. Near new picnic tables, really nice showers and an extremely helpful host/0wner were highlights. Good view of the mountains from most sites assuming the smoke moves out. We camped at Mountain View Motel & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
On outside loop
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It is just about a mile from Joseph, Oregon. At the Joseph Visitor's Center pick up the free brochure providing a self-guided driving tour of many of the historic barns in the area. We spent two days enjoying the beauty of the barns and lush farm lands. Don't miss visiting Sunrise Iron, a large collection of historic farm equipment on one of the farms highlighted in the brochure. Call ahead to be sure the owner will be available to show you his goodies! Free--but donations are welcomed. Amazing.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Hells Gate State Park, Lewiston, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed under the tall shade trees in this State Park on one of the hottest nights of the summer--108 degrees when we checked in! In spite of the heat, we got into our pull-through site with no problems and had the air hooked up quickly. Staff provided good directions and helped us find an easy to access site with plenty of shade trees. They also made some good recommendations for a restaurant where we could go have a good meal while the trailer was cooling down. All utilities worked well and we enjoyed watching the boat traffic on the river which was in full view from our site. We camped at Hells Gate State Park 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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Try Zany's--a local restaurant for a wide-ranging menu and great food at a good price. Had great Halibut and Chips. Service was quick and efficient, even though they were very, very busy on this hot August evening.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

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