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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Reviews

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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!

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

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.

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

Peace River RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails), Wauchula, Florida

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

This was our first time at this park, which is one given to Leisure Time members to replace one that was closed in the Pacific Northwest (we assume). Like others in the TT system, it's first-come, first-served. At check-in we were given a list of 50-amp sites that were vacant, and the young lady gave us some pointers about where to look first given our size. We rode our bicycles in to look first (probably shouldn't have done that, but we don't like surprises), picked our spot and figured out the route to take, and got parked with minimum effort. It seems there is a 50-amp lottery when the park is full in the winter months, but we arrived at the end of that season and there were 74 available to choose from. The bathrooms were clean, with individual showers with real doors. As usual, the mess comes from other campers not cleaning up after themselves. The pool looked nice, the hot tub seemed ok, we didn't use either. There were activities for the youngsters like coloring eggs, and there was an Easter potluck with the park providing ham. We didn't attend, but it seemed like there was plenty to do if you wanted to. Easy access to the river, but they don't rent kayaks or canoes so find another option or bring your own. We camped at Peace River RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G15
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had 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
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a multi-use sidewalk from the park both directions. To the south there's a gas station and across the highway a restaurant and a park. We walked to the restaurant for dinner, it was about 1/2 mile. Decent food, good prices, nothing fancy! The fried chicken was very good, and the salad bar was good. Try the pickled beets, they were yummy. There are a few state parks near enough for day trips, and of course the river's right there.

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

Reed Bingham State Park, Adel, Georgia

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

This was just an overnight stop for us on the road through Georgia, but once we got here we wished we could have stayed longer. It's a beautiful park, clean and well-kept. Our pull-through site was easy to navigate, and the way the campground is laid out there is plenty of room to throw a ball or play badminton. We saw bats flying overhead in the evening, that's always really neat! The hookups were convenient, and cable was a nice plus. This is one we'll put on our "hope to return" list. We camped at Reed Bingham State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

Sunshine Travel RV Resort, Vero Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Like many parks in Florida, this Encore park is full of snowbirds who come down for the winter to escape the cold, mostly from the east coast and Canada, many French-speaking guests. We got a back-in spot between two permanent park models, with no one behind us. That was great for us, we were able to put down the ramp and unload the motorcycles without an issue, although it was a bit of a challenge getting into it with our rig - kind of a tight squeeze, but once in we were happy. Loved our neighbors! Everyone was friendly, including the gals in the office. They bent over backward to make sure we had what we needed, and even called to let us know when packages arrived. We stayed two months, and then were able to extend our stay another 9 days for "free" with the Trails Collection we purchased. It's already paid for itself twice over. Bathrooms are cleaned daily, didn't use the laundry but it seemed clean. Lots of activities, many geared toward the long-termers but everyone is welcome to join. The pool was well-used while we were there from mid-January through the end of March, with retirees attending an exercise class every morning, and volleyball some afternoons. It's a nice area with plenty of restaurants, major shopping, and the ocean within 10-12 miles. Closer to Sebastian than Vero Beach, there are grocery stores within 3 miles and 3 gas stations at the freeway exit. The freeway noise was loud some nights because of the construction, but that seemed to be due to heavy trucks needing to stop and start up again because of lane closures. Other than that we didn't really notice it, even with the windows open at night. A new pedestrian bridge was installed while we were there, it will be part of a longer rail-trail that currently exists along CR 512. Made for a nice place to get in a good walk or bike ride, and we even rode to the grocery store. We would come back. We camped at Sunshine Travel RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
169
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
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
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:

Guiseppe's in Sebastian, great food and some really good special prices. Rib City about a half hour away north on Hwy 1, excellent BBQ.

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

Encore Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort, Lutz, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

Like most Encore parks, this is an RV resort, NOT a campground. Many parks in Florida are designed for the multitude of snowbirds that come down from the cold, frigid north. They don't have very many spaces for transient customers, but that's really to be expected in this part of the country in the winter! We needed a night to fill in our stay at a nearby state park because we couldn't plan far enough in advance. This worked, but just barely. Because of our size, it was a challenge to get into our space. Fortunately for us the site was wide, because the roads in the park are narrow. Not much room to back up a 45' fifth wheel, but we managed. Restrooms were clean, and the park was very tidy. We wouldn't choose to come here again, but because we had an activity planned and needed to stay in the area we were glad it was available for the one day we needed it. We camped at Encore Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
128
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Sand, Grass, Pavers
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close to the freeway and so much shopping and dining! That was a plus, as it was just an overnight and we weren't taking out the grill or anything else for one night.

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States Visited: 27
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Hillsborough River State Park, Thonotosassa, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

The paved road around the park makes a one-way loop, with the campground situated fairly far from the entrance. Lots of trees in the campground made getting around very challenging in our 45' fifth wheel. Stayed there two nights, then left for one night, and came back for 5 nights in a different site. Book early, it fills up fast, especially around the Tampa RV super show time. We're 68' connected to the HDT, and echo the advice of a previous poster - large rigs need to choose their site carefully! Probably worth a phone call if you've never been there before, because trees in the wrong place can ruin your day. Turns are tight and branches can be difficult to avoid. However, that being said, this park is amazing. There are several trails to walk, you can bike around the loop perimeter road, the river is calm if you want to canoe or kayak. There's a big pool (too cold when we were there, it was closed), cafe, bike rentals. Beautiful area, peaceful and quiet. About 17 miles to the state fairgrounds where there's lots of shopping. We enjoyed our stay there, hope we can come back again. Site 75 was grass, site 71 was paved and would work for the handicapped, but anyone can take it if there's nothing else available. Since I waited too long to make reservations, that was the case with us. We camped at Hillsborough River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75 then 71
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ate at the cafe while waiting for our site to be ready. Not bad, folks were really nice. Enjoyed the tram tour around the park with the ranger, she was great and you could tell she loved the park.

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