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: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Chatfield State Park, Littleton, Colorado

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

This park is great. We stayed in the D loop again, which is perfect for larger rigs. Since the park is under construction due to their plan to raise the level of the reservoir, we had to go in the east entrance, but it's closer to the campground anyway so that wasn't a problem. Like several other Colorado state parks, this dam and reservoir are managed by the COE, while the park areas are managed by the state. D loop has full hookups until November, when they shut the water off for the winter. The other loops are really nice, but not big enough for us. We stayed in three different spots because we booked too late to get a long stint in the same space, but that was ok. The site we were in had a cancellation during a snow event that was coming up, so we didn't have to move. That was a plus! We like this park and will always put it at the top of the list when we come back to visit family in our old city of residence. We get the annual pass, which covers admission to ALL of the state parks, and is well worth the price. We camped at Chatfield State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D-163-166-195
Site Surface
Concrete, 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
Yes

Campground Details

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

There's a great little Mexican restaurant just off of Santa Fe, El Meson. Try something different, they've got some unusual family recipes on the menu. You're close to the metro area, so all the shopping you need is within minutes after you get out of the park an onto the major roads.

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, Colorado

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

We started our full-timing journey in the Denver area, and this park was a God-send at that time, and it is still one of our favorites. It's in the middle of a major metropolitan area, and as such it is very popular with people who LIVE here. As with other popular places, you need to plan ahead, or take what you can get. We stayed in four different sites during the 13 nights we were here, and had to get in line to wait for a cancellation for the weekend and fortunately got one. Weekends are booked almost as soon as they're available to be reserved, especially in the popular summer and fall months. Bathrooms and showers are clean. The park is huge and has miles of paved bike trails that are also great for walking. The beaches were closed as we got there too late in the season for warm enough weather for the water, but you can still go boating. The park is huge, and requires funds to maintain. It's an old COE park and is well-laid-out for larger vehicles, and also has a section for tenters. Buy an annual pass, it's good for a year's admission to ALL of the Colorado state parks, and it's well worth the money to support these gems. We've visited several CO parks and haven't been disappointed yet. They do a great job maintaining spaces for Coloradans to enjoy their beautiful state, and really show off to visitors what all the fuss is about. We'll be back. We camped at Cherry Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30 - 151 - 88
Site Surface
Concrete, 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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Just south of the Parker Rd. entrance and across the street is a great Mexican restaurant, Casa Vallarta, that has daily happy hour specials and free tacos in the bar. Try their mole, you won't be disappointed. OTA TV gets all the Denver stations, you'll have over 60 to choose from with a decent antenna.

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Ambassador RV Resort, Caldwell, Idaho

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

This is an amazing park, almost perfect in every way. We were given a pull-through that was long enough for our trailer and our truck. The space for the trailer was gravel/rock, and there was a large cement pad on the side for the picnic table, with a nice strip of lawn between that and then next trailer. That cement patio would really be appreciated in inclement weather, although it was sunny (and a bit windy) when we were there so we didn't have to deal with any rain. The bathrooms are individual complete baths, and were spotlessly clean. We stopped here for two nights so we could visit friends in the area, so we didn't use any of the other amenities, but we would definitely stop here again when passing through. We camped at Ambassador RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-99
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, 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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails, Bow, Washington

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

We stayed here again this year for our "week out" of the park that's closer to our family. It's a long drive from here to Everett, but there aren't many choices and this one's free for us as 30-year Leisure Time members (the name of this group of campgrounds before Thousand Trails purchased them). We struggled to find a spot that was long enough for us, but finally managed to get to one in the E section - it looks like they've recently done some grading of sites in there; lots of wood/tree debris pushed around. That section is entered with a very steep downhill part, but we managed OK in our 68' rig. Our site was fairly easy to back into, but not very level. We didn't use any of the amenities this time except the bathroom, and two of the centrally located bathrooms were closed - one had porta-potties outside. They have four others, one near the pool. It was some problem with the electricity, people were getting shocked in the showers! They had been dealing with the electric company for some time and not getting very far it seems. As mentioned before, this park is long and parallels the freeway, so expect some noise. It's fairly constant, which makes it like white noise. Lots of trees, it's a wooded, rustic experience. Sites are first-come, first served. Don't expect a sewer site, there are only 17 of those. They'll put you on a waiting list, but who wants to move once you're already set up? Just plan on using your own tanks and their bathrooms. The dump station is awkward for rigs as big as ours, we dumped at the rest area on I-5. Southbound there's one near Arlington and another near Marysville, with multiple dump lanes and easy access. Northbound, there's one just past the freeway entrance from the campground. You can actually see it from the campground if you hike around the perimeter trail. Drive out Bow Rd across the freeway and you can turn right at the Bow Post Office intersection at Hwy 11 and be on Chuckanut Drive. It's a nice drive with views of the water, and a state park. The drive ends in Bellingham, a nice place to explore. College town, so plenty of cheap and interesting places to eat and drink. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E-18
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort, Monroe, Washington

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

We stayed here for two weeks, then out for a week, then two weeks again. As usual, we stayed on the river side of the campground because there are no spaces we would fit in available on the main side. That's OK with us, we don't use the facilities anyway except the bathrooms, which were in better shape this time than they have been in the past. The pool area was very clean and looked inviting, and it appears like the campground might be getting a little facelift. We saw some "suits" there walking around, and while we were there a new wifi connection was being installed on the river side at the office/adult lounge building. We hope someone is paying attention to this campground, because it sorely needs it. Our site this time was through the entrance near the adult lounge, and we chose a site on the tree side rather than the water side. This wound up being an excellent choice, as we were in the shade by about 10 am and stayed in the shade until the sun was going down. Kept the rig a lot cooler. Since we have family in the area, we choose to shower at their house, and we can go the two weeks without dumping. It doesn't seem fair that we should have to pay for that service when we've been paying dues for 30 years and can't access the sites with a sewer connection because the larger ones have all been "sold" as permanent sites. You now have to call a company to have the honey wagon come out, so plan ahead because emergency calls are more expensive! The roads on the river side have turnarounds and are easy enough to navigate, but the main side has tight turns and hills - you might need to know that if you need to use the dump station and have a large rig like ours. The dump station across the road was closed part of the time we were there, and since it's designed to dump on the way out of the main section, it would be almost impossible for us to get into it with our large rig as there's no place to turn around without going into the grass. We would have to go around the whole park, and the turns are really tight and it's hilly. We dump at the rest area on the freeway, one near Marysville, one near Arlington, and another near Bow on I-5. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
81 and 83
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart and Fred Meyer in Monroe have whatever you would need, and there's a Starbucks and a few decent restaurants. Snohomish has a Kohl's, there's a mall in Everett and a larger mall in Lynnwood. Keep in mind it takes 15 minutes just to get to Monroe down Ben Howard Rd, but since there aren't many other options near Seattle....if you're able to boondock and want to visit Seattle, you might consider Tulalip casino. Closer to the freeway and an easy run down I-5 to Seattle.

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Whispering Pines RV Park & Center, Cle Elum, Washington

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

We stayed here two nights on our way west to visit family near Everett. It was our resting stop on a long road trip section, and it was a nice respite. We got a site that backed right up to the river, and we were pretty grateful to see the high bank - that's what keeps the water where it belongs! We were able to put our chairs out on top of the bank and enjoy the river rushing by in the evening. We stayed on Sunday and Monday evening, so the park wasn't full and we felt like we had plenty of room. There's a pond nearby that you can walk to if you like exercise, and we saw frisbee golf stations along the way. You can also walk into Cle Elum (again, if you like to get your exercise). We did that twice for dinner, and although there's really no sidewalk for most of the walk, there's not a lot of traffic either. The campground is in the process of growing and improving, and it looks like they've got a good plan. Showers were clean, 25 cents per 3 minutes. There are paths around the campground and near the river, but be sure to put on the bug spray. Like most wooded places in summer, there are mosquitoes and other bugs. We enjoyed our brief stay here. We camped at Whispering Pines RV Park & Center in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

The town of Cle Elum can be reached with a short walk (or drive). Across the freeway and over the train tracks you will find a few historic buildings and some murals. We ate twice at El Caporal, it was that good. Check out the Kiwanis pond, we saw three otters playing there. The river has breached the other two ponds that used to be accessible, but it's an amazing sight and worth the walk.

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Indian Campground & RV Park, Buffalo, Wyoming

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

Nightly rate reflects AAA discount for a large pull-thru, includes cable. We stayed here for three nights to visit friends who were staying at another campground in town (they didn't have room for us this time). We were in the back section, which has "longer" pull-thrus and no trees to block your entry and exit, although for our very large rig (68' connected, fifth wheel and HDT) we had to carefully pick our way back there. We also had to disconnect and park the truck at an angle, and the spaces were tight so there wasn't much room. We weren't here to "camp", so it was ok for our purpose. The front and center section is nicely shaded with large, mature trees. The bathrooms were very clean. This was the only campground with room for us on short notice, and we would stay here again but only if Deer Park wasn't available. We camped at Indian Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
K-6
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The downtown area is interesting, with murals painted on some of the buildings that are pretty amazing. Check out the wildlife loop drive, it's scenic and you might see lots of deer and antelope - we did. Bozeman Steak House has a nice outdoor spot to enjoy a drink, and the food was good.

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
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: 91
States Visited: 31
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: 91
States Visited: 31
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: 91
States Visited: 31
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: 91
States Visited: 31
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: 91
States Visited: 31
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: 91
States Visited: 31
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.

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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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