About Denise and Glenn

Full-timers since September with no sticks-and-bricks as of December 2016. Originally from Washington and Hawaii, we've lived in Arizona, Washington, Colorado, and now South Dakota together. We bought our first RV in August 2016, a 45' toy hauler, and we pull it with a Freightliner HDT.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Bridgeview (Rathbun Lake) COE, Centerville, Iowa

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

We found this campground while on the road en route from northern IL to Kansas. Rate reflects national Senior pass. It had walk-in sites available for the 3 nights we could stay, and we called ahead to confirm it. When we arrived the volunteer hosts drove us around to check out the sites that were available to us, which was very helpful. They were really nice! We chose F4 in the F loop that was separate from the loops where the shower buildings were located. There were only 16 sites in that loop. Our back-in site was long enough for our trailer and rig, and we could even open the ramp and get out the motorcycle. There was a dump station and across the road a bathroom with shower along the road to the F loop, but the bathroom was full of bugs and spiders - I wouldn't have been able to shower there! In the loop there were pit toilets. The other loops had nice shower buildings that were more than adequate, but we had enough water to be self-sufficient for our three nights. Electric only in our loop, make sure you have water on board. The lake is really nice, and we had beautiful views of the water and the fantastic storm clouds that were visible at sunset across the lake. There are other campgrounds around the lake administered by the Corps of Engineers. We checked them out and they seem nice as well. This is an out-of-the-way spot that's peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. And the volunteer hosts that were here during our stay were kind and helpful. The actual loop in F section seemed kind of tight for a rig of our size - 45' fifth wheel and HDT, total 68' connected. Our site was between the road and the "loop circle". We chose to head for the loop and go part way, then back up and leave instead of trying to go around the tight circle with all the vehicles in the way. That worked out ok. We hope to return and spend enough time to take out the paddle boards.

Electricity options vary based on the site - pay attention to the descriptions on recreation.gov

Dump stations available - the ones in the larger loop area are easier to get into for larger rigs so that's where we dumped on our way out. The dump station on the way to F loop seems to be designed to dump as you arrive, not as you leave. We camped at Bridgeview (Rathbun Lake) COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F4
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Turn left out of the campground and go across the bridge to KC's diner for happy hour drinks. Food was marginal, but the drinks were cheap. Watch for it, the sign is hard to see!

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

O'Connell's Yogi Bear Jellystone Park, Amboy, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here as part of the Thousand Trails Trails Collection add-on, so it was "free". We stayed ten nights, researching ancestors in the Rockford, IL, area. We thought the campground was really nice. When we arrived, we had been assigned a site and were to follow a leader to our site, but he could see we wouldn't fit and put us in a different site that was perfect for us. It was long enough, room to park our truck, a nice big tree for some shade, and on the end of the row so our front yard was spacious and relatively private. I don't remember having anyone right next to us the whole time we were there, although there were people a couple sites away, and in the rows in front and in back of us. We were close to the remote tent area, furthest away from the amenities, and that suited us just fine. All the sites in that area were on grass, so if it were rainy I can see where that could be a big issue, but we only had a couple days of rain and we were fine with our super-heavy trailer (26K) and truck (17K). When we arrived, we noticed the 50-amp plug looked like it had arced, so we ran the generator until we decided the 30-amp plug looked ok. The office sent someone out right away to look at it, and when he determined it was fried he replaced it right then and there! There were a lot of golf carts, and campers with no manners, but you find that everywhere, don't you? They can't keep tabs on everyone, and for the most part the drivers kept their speeds down and seemed safe. The park is HUGE, so we understood the golf cart use. It was fairly quiet while we were there, a bit busier on the weekends. It looks like there are a LOT of activities for the youngsters, which is obviously who this park caters to. We spent our time doing research and visiting relatives in the area. We really enjoyed our stay there, and would stay again. We camped at O'Connell's Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2104
Site Surface
Grass
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
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:

Not much close by, it's in the middle of farming country and corn. But the corn - OMG! Buy some if it's in season, it's amazing. Within an hour's drive of Rockford, and airport in Rochelle has a nice bar & grill on site - you can watch the parachute jumpers. Highway 2 and the park looked like a nice option, but the road was under construction so we'll save that for another time.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, Indiana

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

Stayed two nights to rest a bit on a cross-country run after a couple of Walmart nights. We chose the W/E section to save money, and it was fine. There were few people there during our stay. The larger campground section was preparing for the fair that would start in a couple weeks. Our site was adequate, and for the price you can't complain. We were allowed to select the one we wanted, so we chose one that would get evening shade from the row of trees as the sun was setting. The rest of the day it was in full sunlight. The bathrooms were individual rooms with a complete bathroom setup in each. Fortunately they lock with deadbolts, as there was a crazy person banging on my door and yelling when I was showering. I called my husband and he came over and kept watch while I finished (he didn't see anyone). Keep in mind that anyone can come into the fairgrounds, and be aware of your surroundings! It's a great place for an overnight or two or three. The train noise didn't bother us, even though it's fairly close. We camped at Elkhart County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
460
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Das Dutchman Essenhaus - great food, pretty grounds. Nice place to walk around and take a break. Lots of interesting things to do in the area, including the RV museum. Since it's the hub of all things RV, I'm sure we'll be back to partake in more activities in the future.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Pumpkin Patch RV Resort, Hermon, Maine

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

We got four nights at the Passport America discount (50%, listed), and for the July days they gave us the Escapees discount (15%). Sites were nice, with lots of grass around the park and pretty flowers and thoughtful landscaping. There's a neat swing on top of a little knoll, great place to sit and enjoy the ambiance in the early evening. Our site was big enough to park the truck and trailer together. Bathrooms were spotless - but take a flashlight if you go to shower after dark, since the light is on a timer and if there's no movement it goes off! Wonderful campground, close to Bangor. Several lakes within easy driving distance for kayaking or boarding, peaceful and beautiful. Watch out for biting flies, wear your insect repellent and sunscreen during outdoor activities. Wonderful spot, would stay again if in the area. We camped at Pumpkin Patch RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
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
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:

Check out downtown Bangor - neat mural that's painted in the old postcard style is worth a photo. Hermon Pond is only a couple miles away and has easy lake access for personal watercraft. No motors, I believe. Swimming beach (if you can call it that), bathroom onsite.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Schoodic Woods Campground, Winter Harbor, Maine

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

We booked our stay at Schoodic Woods about 4 months out, and we and our friends were both able to stay a week, although we had to "campsite hop" a bit. We stayed in B18, B2, and B21. The B loop is fantastic for larger rigs. Water and electric only, and as others have said, no showers on site. We looked at the showers at the ferry dock and they were very nice, private, and clean. This side of Acadia NP is amazing. The campground was clean, the access to the ocean was easy, and the views are simply amazing. It's peaceful and breathtaking. Winter Harbor has an IGA grocery store with the basics and a good selection of wine, and the Winter Harbor Lobster Co-op has fantastic fresh, live lobster. They'll even steam them for you if you want. We're hoping to go back, there's too much to explore. One week isn't enough! We camped at Schoodic Woods Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B18 B2 B21
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Check out J M Gerrish for delicious, creative food. Excellent soups and breakfast fare. The lobster co-op for that gotta-have fresh Maine lobster. The 5 and 10 store in Winter Harbor - you'll find things you haven't seen since childhood! Hike to the top of Schoodic Point. Amazing views, and several trail options to get you there.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Pleasant River Campground, West Bethel, Maine

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

This is a nice family-owned and operated campground. The owners are terrific, and made sure our stay was comfortable and convenient. We stayed for a week in one of the pull-throughs in the front gravel area because of our size (45' fifth wheel and Freightliner) and it was perfect. We could have fit in a few of the sites back in the treed area, but they're only 30-amp and no sewer, while the pull-throughs have full hook-ups and 50-amp. Not very many people there during our stay, the real season hadn't started for them yet because kids were still in school. Close to the Androscoggin River, they rent canoes and kayaks and will transport you and pick you up. We were able to pick up one OTA TV channel. The largest rigs will fit as long as they have room in the appropriately-sized sites for you. We would stay here again if we travel through that area. We camped at Pleasant River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G
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
Fire Ring, 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
Tips for other Campers:

Sunday River Brewing Company up the road has good food and a nice selection of beers. Lots of great motorcycle riding in the area, be sure to stop at Screw Auger Falls and walk around. Check out the antique place near the post office about 1/4 mile down the road, the owner is a wealth of information and you'll likely find a treasure or two.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Lake George Escape Camping Resort, Diamond Point, New York

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects Thousand Trails "Trails Collection" add-on, so it was "free". Our stay didn't start out well even though I had called and emailed to let them know about our size. The map we were given had our route marked, but it was wrong and led us to approach from the wrong side. Turns to get to the right approach were extremely tight. After much back and forth we finally got into our pull-through site, which we were told at the office was 80' long. It was NOT. We measured it at 58' optimistically. Site 671 was well-treed, which allowed for privacy but not much room to move around - we couldn't even use both sides of the picnic table, as it had to be pushed into the bushes just so we could get out the front door. After riding our bicycles around the entire park we spotted several sites that WERE 80' long and would have been much easier to get into and out of for us. Lucky for us we were able to park the truck in the field across the dirt road from our site - a big thanks to the security guy for saying it was OK! We were there during the Americade rally - didn't know that when booking - so there were motorcycles everywhere. We also have them, so that wasn't an issue, but the sites we could have fit into were empty but for a couple days on the weekend, probably requested by friends who wanted to stay together. Since kids were still in school it was considered pre-season, so a lot of the amenities were still being prepared. The upcoming Father's Day weekend looked like the big start, for kids at least. The shower building closest to us wasn't very clean, although the bathrooms were. The showers in the office building looked very clean, but with FHU we didn't need them. Cable TV was nice and worked well. Lots of mosquitoes, and ants. Bring your spray! The whole Lake George area is designed for tourists, but if you go off the main road you can find some gems. Wonderful roads for riding, with beautiful scenery everywhere. We camped at Lake George Escape Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Peggie Pig 671
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Find The Docksider at Glen Lake, it's well worth it. Enjoy your cold beverage from an Adirondack chair looking at the lake. Good comfort food at Shelby's Four Corners Cafe near Northville. Americade - REALLY?!? Charges $20 per person to access the VENDOR area so you can spend more money. Not good enough for that, never again. Charges for everything, including self-guided rides. Spend your money on a Butler map and find your own way, there's tons of great riding and quaint little towns.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

1000 Islands / Association Island KOA , Henderson Harbor, New York

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

Our price reflects the KOA discount and a $50 credit we had earned, applied to our one-week stay. While some of the amenities look aged, everything was clean. This park has a new owner, and he seems to be working diligently to bring it back. Many of the sites had been regraded and elevated, due to flooding the previous year (we heard). The location is wonderful - the whole island is the campground, and many sites are right at the lake shore. Some sites even have two fire rings - one by the rig and one by the lake so you can take your chairs down and enjoy the sunset view. If you're into water sports - kayaking, SUP, etc. - be sure to ask for a site on the leeward side. We joined our friends at their site and enjoyed paddling out to a little island and back. The area is beautiful, and the water is SO clean. You could see fish, and they were good-sized. The season hadn't really started yet, so some of the common areas hadn't yet opened, but there seem to be lots of activities available. The may flies were ridiculous, but the office had a great informational sheet on how they are indicators of good water quality, and some tips on how to manage them. Fans work! We put a fan inside pointed at the door and it kept them out, but they will congregate on the leeward side of whatever they can find. Thank goodness they don't bite, they were just a nuisance. But that's nature! We would love to return to this area, there's so much to see and do. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
O 24
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are lots of great little towns in the area, with good food and drink selections. Maggie's on the River in Watertown, and Sacket Harbor Brewing Co in Sacket Harbor were both good. Here it's all about the water, so get on it and have fun!

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Ives Run COE, Tioga, Pennsylvania

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

We were here over Memorial Day weekend, and had waited too long to find a place to stay. We were able to reserve a dry-camping spot in what used to be the Overflow section, closest to the park entrance and about a mile away from the main campground area where the shower buildings are located. We had a full water tank so we didn't use the showers. There was a bathroom with toilets and sinks in our section, which was uphill from a second boat launch area. Due to heavy rains the week before, all the sites in Overflow were mushy even though they looked like packed gravel. Pine Camp loop is dry camping too, and the road out there is pretty bumpy and very narrow with lots of trees - a more rustic experience so beware. We were in the area to visit relatives, so we didn't get to take advantage of the area as much as we would like. There are a few sites in the main area that large rigs can get into. Some of the loops in the main campground are pretty tight and the sites would be impossible to back into even though they are listed as being long enough. There are six sites that are first come-first serve, but they go really early on holiday weekends. Probably not an issue mid-week if you're passing through, and the Overflow area was almost empty again once the weekend was over. You can use a generator from 6 am to 10 pm. The staff was wonderful and friendly, we hope to visit again. We camped at Ives Run COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Overflow Site S
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Try Yorkholo Brewing Company in nearby Mansfield. Great beers, really good food. Probably the best meatloaf I've ever had! Like most college towns there's a good selection of eateries and the prices were very reasonable.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Tompkins COE, Tioga, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects Senior pass. We were in Site #69, which was right next to the bathroom/shower/laundry building. Very convenient. The site was paved and long enough for our 45' 5th wheel and Freightliner, but the roads were narrow and recent rains had left the ground soft and muddy. It was difficult to back in without going off the pavement, not only for us but for others with smaller rigs. We heard from neighbors that the rangers had gotten the mowing machine stuck behind our site the day before, and you could see the ruts. I'm sure that's not an issue when it's dry, but be aware in the springtime that the ground can be VERY soft. The park is nice, lots of trees and spacious enough that your neighbors aren't right on top of you. No Verizon, AT&T barely. No OTA TV even though the stations are less than 20 miles away - we were in a bit of a dip, so that might be why. We would stay here again, would love to get into the water when it's a bit warmer. As others have noted, sites are unlevel - the longer your rig, the worse it will be. We had several of our 6 tires off the ground, but were able to level. We camped at Tompkins COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Cove loop 69
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
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:

Not much shopping nearby, come prepared. Less than a half hour to Corning, NY.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, Virginia

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

This is a nice little park very conveniently located to DC. There is no water or sewer at the sites, so come prepared! We filled our fresh tank and made it 6 nights without an issue. As others have mentioned, the shower house has 6 individual rooms that are like private bathrooms, except that they're open above so you can hear everything. The fans were never on, but if they could be turned on it would probably help with the humidity. I suspect the showers are hosed down, but lifting up the "handicap bench" disclosed mucky black hair balls that could easily have been cleaned, and it was very slimy! An elevated mat in the dressing area would be nice so you don't have to stand in the water that comes out from the shower or is left from the hosing down. Also, check the water before you undress - some of the showers only trickle (#1) and the water never gets warm! On the other hand, the sinks spray with such force that you are basically showering there with your clothes on, and the water gets so hot you can't rinse your face with it! Seems like a couple of easy fixes are in order there. Overall it's a nice park, wish we could have explored the trails a bit more, but it rained the first 5 days we were there non-stop, so we only had one nice day. We were grateful the campground is on high ground! The dump station is near the shower house and seems easy to access, we'll use it on our way out. All-in-all, it was convenient for us and we would stay again. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Located conveniently in the Reston/Herndon area, just Google and you'll find everything you need. Lots of shopping areas are hidden from the road by trees, so if you're just driving and looking you'll miss them! There's a Home Depot and Harris Teeter less than 3 miles away. Walmart is about 9 miles, but that 20-minute drive also gets you a Sam's Club, Costco, mall, hardware stores, etc. And don't discount the convenience of the long metro ride into DC - it takes 30 minutes to go somewhere that's 5-7 miles away because of traffic. If you had to drive into DC it would take you twice as long as the metro, and then you wouldn't be able to find parking! Do the DC thing like a local. And if you're going to stand on the escalators, make sure to move to the right so runners can get past you. It's the courteous thing to do!

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, Virginia

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

This is a very nice state park. We had a pull-through site that was long enough for our 45' fifth wheel and Freightliner HDT, but it was very un-level side-to-side. Our passenger-side wheels were all off the ground when leveled. There are numerous trails for walking, biking, mountain biking, and even horse-back riding. They are clearly marked and easy to find. However, the bug are vicious. If bugs typically like you, then put your bug spray on first time and every time! I think they were like sand fleas, since most of the bites on me were around the ankles and up the calves a bit. We saw turtles on our walk around the smaller lake, and after a heavy storm - where we lost power for about 4 hours - we found a couple of teeny turtles on the paved road surfaces. Lots of birds, peaceful and quiet, we even saw a racoon. We really enjoyed our stay even though it was 10+ degrees warmer than normal the week we were there. Close enough to Chesterfield to find all the normal shopping, including a Walmart. The price was reasonable considering the area - and we got a discount from being REI members because they're doing some kind of promotion this year. All the sites seem to have a large gravel tent area in addition to the RV space. Very nice, I'm sure we'll stay again if our travels bring us here in the future. Showers were individual rooms with just the shower and a bench, but plenty of room. We camped at Pocahontas State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
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
No

Campground Details

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

Check out El Caporal Mexican Restaurant, about 5 miles away on Beach Rd and Hwy 10 across from the Krogers - amazing food. Try the carnitas, they were sublime. Good salsa and drink specials made for an amazing lunch.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Cedar Point Campground USFS, Cedar Point, North Carolina

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

Discount reflects senior America pass rate, this campground deducts $10 per night but has an electric surcharge that makes the total discount less than 50%. Showers are individual rooms with a shower and bench. Electric, but no water or sewer at the sites. Plenty of room, it's a really nice campground near the ocean and several good-sized towns where you can shop or dine. Walmart is only a few miles away. Water access is nearby along with walking/biking paths that are well-maintained. We had reserved our site online, so didn't check in with anyone, just found our spot. It had our name and checkout date already attached. Very quiet at night, plenty to do in the vicinity. We'd like to come back and do more exploring. Our site was long enough for our 45' fifth wheel, we parked with the trailer wheels off the pavement so there would be room for the truck, but if you had to park elsewhere there is extra parking near the bath house, which is in the middle of the two loops. We're 68' connected. They seem to have recently renumbered the sites, so don't go by the photos on ReserveAmerica. Site 20 is the pull-through, even though site 21 had the picture of the pull-through when we reserved. Not an issue, just be aware. The descriptions on ReserveAmerica seem to be accurate. We camped at Cedar Point Campground USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The "Crystal Coast" is only a few miles away. Try Surf's Up for daily drink specials and decent food. Fort Macon is at the north end, and Beaufort is close across the bridge back to the mainland. Lots of neat homes along the water's edge, do Ocean Drive on the island.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Lake Aire RV Park & Campground, Hollywood, South Carolina

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is Passport America (the best discount of all our options) average without tax, but be aware that a 12% lodging tax will be added for short stays. This is a really cute park, with a lake (catch and release, no license needed) and lots of trees. There are several activities scattered about, horseshoes and hammocks - very nice. The ladies room was clean, but hubby says the men's room was always muddy and he didn't shower there. That's the fault of the other campers, but perhaps the men's room needs cleaning more than once a day. The pool was nice, but filled with children all the time (even when school should have been in session?!?) so if that bothers you, keep it in mind. We never use the pools, so it's not that big a deal for us. We appreciated the site we were given, big enough to accommodate our 45' 5th wheel and Freightliner truck. There's also an overflow area that was right behind the row we were in, so we were covered regardless. This park is reasonably priced for the Charleston area, and it's easy to get around because it's right off of US 17. We would definitely stay here again, and since we didn't get to see much this time I'm sure we'll be back. Roads in the park were set up nicely, but because of extra vehicles in the row in front of us and an inconveniently-placed power pole, we chose to back out of our site. Shorter rigs shouldn't have any problem at all navigating. We camped at Lake Aire RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D4
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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 office gives you a sheet with all the local stuff listed, including Walmart. A neighbor recommended Angel Oak, so we stopped there for lunch. It's different, but the food was reasonable and good. They comped my soup because I didn't like it - you don't see that very often any more.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Victoria Campground COE, Woodstock, Georgia

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Nice COE park on the water. Premium sites along the waterfront cost more. Many pull-throughs, only two sites have sewer and they're both back-ins. Paved roads, paved sites, easy access for big rigs. Our site would be shady once the trees fully leaf out, but things were still a bit bare the first week of April. That meant we could see the lake, though! Very quiet at night. There's a day-use area with a large beach, and a marina within biking distance with a nice little bar and grill. The men's bathrooms could use a bit more attention, hubby said they were filthy with feces that needed to be cleaned before he could use the toilet. Not the hosts' fault, probably people who aren't monitoring their children, but if that's going to be the case then perhaps they should be checked/cleaned more often. The ladies side was fine, clean and really good water pressure in the shower. Overall a very nice COE campground. We would return, it's fairly close to Atlanta if you needed to do stuff in the city. We camped at Victoria Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
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
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:

Sunset Grille at the marina is a nice place to sit on the deck and have a drink and a snack or sandwich while looking at the lake. Civilization is nearby, there's a Walmart less than 5 miles away and plenty of places to eat and shop.

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