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We are a retired couple. Our prior RV experience was many years ago with a very small trailer and then a pop up camper. I enjoy writing and reading reviews.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Brunet Island State Park, Cornell, Wisconsin

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

I reviewed this park 2 years ago, and it's still a great get away. There are now 2 drive through sites, numbers 22 and 23. The shower building was closed for some kind of maintenance one of the 3 days we were there, but the pit toilets are clean and not smelly. The sites could use some additional gravel. Cornell, WI, only a few miles south, has all the services you might need and some good restaurants. We camped at Brunet Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Hike, canoe, kayak. Go to Cornell for supplies or a fun restaurant.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Bob Shetler Campground COE, Johnston, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped here for just one night. The campground has 3 separate areas. I think the older areas have sites 1-11 and 12-22, as they're closer to the river and have more trees. Our site was large: plenty of room to leave our truck hooked up to the trailer and quite private with no one behind us. There was a picnic table and fire pit. Showers were free but small unless you used the handicap one. There was plenty of warm water. Women's bathroom had a vanity with 2 sinks but only one mirror. My husband said the men's restroom did not have a mirror, which made shaving a challenge.

The newer area has full hook ups but very little shade. Check the campsite map to see where you want to be. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
03
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The river below the dam is obviously a popular fishing spot, and we saw several fish caught.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake, Estes Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations here in spite of some not-too-great reviews, because the Estes Park Campground at East Portal was full. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the bathrooms and showers are kept clean. The showers are $2 for 6 minutes, which is plenty of time for most people, and the hot water was plentiful. Our site had electric and water hook ups and was one of the sites surrounding a dirt and gravel lot. Unfortunately, when the wind blew, which it did with a vengeance, dust blows! Even with the windows and door closed, our RV was full of dust. There were a couple sites below a small hill that many have been better sheltered from the dust, but the campground needs to be at least covered with gravel or paved. Perhaps there are plans to do that, as the lot looked somewhat like a work in progress. The full hook-up sites were gravel with cement patios but no trees at all. Tent sites were more shaded. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. The location is great - easy to get to town and Rocky Mt. National Park. There are views of the mountains. There is no WiFi here, but the WiFi was good at the Estes Park Visitor Center. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
M109
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park is spectacular. Drive Trail Ridge Road. Sites M129 and M130 might be a little more sheltered from the dust. None of the sites are real level. I posted several photos of the campground.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We found a spot in this RV park for a week-end without much notice, which was lucky. It's in the Denver metro area with close access to attractions in addition to events going on at the fairgrounds. The sites are close together and mostly in a big gravel parking lot. There are some shaded tent sites along the edge. Our site was close enough to our neighbors that they couldn't extend their awnings without hitting our slide, and we couldn't extend our awning all the way on the other side without hitting that neighbor. The only bathroom was near the entrance, so it was a few minutes walk away. The bathroom and shower were very clean and well-maintained. There was a portable john in the campground. Adjacent to the campground was a beautiful green area with a playground and picnic shelter. It was great for exercising our dog! We would stay here again for an urban experience. We camped at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Many Denver attractions. WiFi is good, but you have to sign in each time you open your device.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Green River State Park, Green River, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We were only at this park for one night, so perhaps we would have found more to recommend in more time there. Our site was huge! It was so big that even with our trailer and truck in the space, the picnic table was at least 25 feet away with mud (recent rain) and then grass between it and us. The bathrooms were a long ways away and need updating. One bath building had 2 showers, one very small and one larger (accessible). The other building had 4 private shower rooms with lights activated by motion. The light didn't work in one. These were bigger but with only a partial wall separating the shower and dressing area, the whole area got pretty wet. The bathrooms and showers were clean, and the campground was also well-maintained, including several new tent sites along a stream. As mentioned, there's an adjacent golf course. There's also a train track close by, so there's some noise from that. It's certainly a good place for over night but maybe not for a long vacation. We camped at Green River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Request a site on the east end farthest from the railroad tracks.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Mount Carmel Motel and RV, Mount Carmel, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This small RV park and motel is not real well signed, and GPS won't get you there. So pay attention to the directions the owners send you. Also, we had trouble finding the site numbers, which are on the electric boxes. Most of the sites are well-shaded and all have full hook ups. Since there are only 10 sites, no one is far from the bathroom or the highway. However, the noise from the highway didn't bother us.

This park is part of a working ranch, and we enjoyed watching the comings and goings of the workers as well as seeing the cattle and horses in the fields. The grounds could use a little upkeep in terms of marking the sites with numbers and painting picnic tables.

We have a small RV, but there were very large RVs in most of the sites, so they were fairly close together. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Zion, Bryce Canyon, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and other sites near Mt Carmel. We camped at Mount Carmel Motel and RV in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Bryce Canyon is spectacular! Zion Nat'l Park is nice if you take the shuttle and do some of the hikes. We were very impressed with the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill sanctuary in the US. Tours are available.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Trailer Village (Concessionnaire Operated), Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We originally had reservations at a NPS campground for our Grand Canyon visit. However, due to the hot weather, we decided we needed electricity to run the AC for our dog in our RV. Luckily, we were able to get 4 nights at Trailer Village only about 10 days before our arrival. The sites are fairly close together, but we were on the end of a row which gave us more privacy and a grassy area next to the RV. Bathrooms were close by and had hot water and electric outlets. There are no showers in Trailer Village, but there are pay showers in the other, nearby campground not too far away. We used our own shower. There is no WiFi in the campground, but we found great WiFi in the Park Headquarters building near the Shrine of the Ages shuttle stop. If the headquarters is closed, you can get the signal outside the door. The shuttles are a great way to get around. They're free, and drivers are very helpful. Trailer Village has cable TV, but we didn't use it. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Trailer Village (Concessionnaire Operated) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
I 53
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

Use the shuttles rather than driving. If walking to the shuttle is a problem, drive the short distance to the Shrine of the Ages/Park Headquarters lot (always room there) and take the shuttle in either direction from there. Very convenient! Generally, you need to make reservations ahead. Be sure to get a big enough site, as our was a small one - just big enough for our 23' trailer with truck parked across the end.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

OK RV Park, Holbrook, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This park is one of the few places to stay to visit the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Park. It's a very open area with few trees big enough to really give shade. I had an e-mail confirmation of my reservation, but they did not have it in their computer or books. There was plenty of room, though. The sites are pull-through and very long, so the RVs are staggered in the ends of the sites to give a feeling of space. The bathrooms are very outdated but were clean and accessed by a code. They were air conditioned, which was appreciated. I did not like that a road runs through the middle of the campground, and some people drove very fast to get to their homes on the other end. There were coffee and muffins in the office in the AM. This is a good place to stay to visit the parks nearby but not very desirable otherwise. We camped at OK RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
GR15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

You won't run out of shops selling petrified wood. A day is plenty to visit the national park.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Morefield Campground (NPS), Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We were lucky to get a reservation for 4 nights in Morefield with rather short notice. Our site was fairly private from others with a good amount of shade (I posted photos). The bathroom nearby was clean with flush toilets, cold running water and electric outlets. Morefield Village had a well-stocked store and gift shop. The coin laundry was clean. Showers were private and roomy, but one I used had a lot of mildew. Be sure to have the All You Can Eat pancakes at the Knife Edge Cafe. They're delicious and so big we couldn't eat more than our original serving. The 16 oz coffee is refillable all day either in the cafe or the Village store with your cup and receipt. The water at the bottle filling station in the cafe is very good - better tasting than the water in the campground. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Ute 165
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

It you haven't been to Mesa Verde National Park, put it on your bucket list. You should make reservations for Morefield, but they assign you a site when you arrive.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

American RV Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are close together but each (except those #200+) has some green space with shrubs and/or trees. Prefer the trees and green to bigger space without those. Easy pull through spaces. Sites on the north side of the park are close to I-40, so request south end if you think the noise will bother. Continental breakfast was fine, and dining room was pleasant. Store and gift shop are adequate. Staff was friendly and helpful. Didn't use the pool or spa. DO NOT USE GPS to get here. Watch the signs and turn RIGHT onto Central Ave, not left, from the freeway. We enjoyed our stay here and the ease of driving into Old Town Albuquerque and other attractions on the west side of the city. There is a security fence around the park. We camped at American RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
92
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

South end of park will be more quiet - farther from I-40. Spaces numbered 200+ are bigger but no trees or grass.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

4J+1+1 RV Park & Campground, Ouray, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

I second what other recent reviewers said: the location of this park is great. You can walk nearly everywhere in Ouray. The spaces are close together, but everyone was very friendly, and we didn't spend much time in our RV anyway. We were there for only one night. There were a lot of "rules" about where to walk, especially with a dog. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Ouray. We camped at 4J+1+1 RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The back in spaces next to the river look bigger, and you get the wonderful sound of the river. It can be heard in other sites, too, if you leave your windows open.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section, Palisade, Colorado

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

We camped at a pull through site along the river. It's great to go directly from your site to the path along the river. Sites #1, 2 and 5 had more shade than our site. Sites are far enough apart to afford privacy. Each picnic table is under a shelter. The water pressure in the showers was almost painful and splattered into the dressing area. Showers are $1.00 for 4 minutes, but you can add extra minutes for $.25 each. The women's restroom ran out soap Friday, and it wasn't filled until Sunday. There are full hook up sites right next to the freeway, so we chose electricity only. There is a dump station and many water faucets. There's also a day use area with a swimming beach. Over all we liked this park and will stay there again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The Grand Mesa at 11000 feet is mountainous with many lakes and trails. The exit for it is just west of the campground. Grand Junction is about 20 miles west, and the Colorado National Monument is just west of Grand Junction. The area has many orchards and wineries.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Prospect RV Park, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This park is very close to Denver for access to the various attractions there and just west of the city. The staff is very friendly, and bathrooms/showers are very clean and private. A couple things kept me from giving it a 9 or 10 across the board. We never could get connected to the WiFi, and the spaces were very tight. We had a pull-through space and had to move the neighbor's picnic table in order to pull out. There's a beautiful park accessible from the pet walk area with trails, lakes, Clear Creek and the usual park items. We were just here for one night and would definitely stay again. We camped at Prospect RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Be sure to visit the park next door!

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Haworth Park, Bellevue, Nebraska

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

As others have stated, this is a city park with a campground. The spaces are quite close together, but there was plenty of room in our site for our trailer and truck. The sites are cement with a cement pad for the picnic table. The bathrooms are very basic - painted cement walls - and have electrical outlets for use. Although, some reviews say there are showers, we did not see any in either of the bathroom buildings we used. There are 2 dump stations. Our site had only electricity. The park is along the Missouri River, and there is a walking/biking path along the river. There's also a picnic shelter and a couple nice playgrounds for children. We were in Omaha for a soccer tournament, and Bellevue was convenient for getting into Omaha. We would stay here again. We camped at Haworth Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There are not many restaurants in this section of Bellevue, but it's not far to a more dense retail area.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Grand Marais RV Park & Campground, Grand Marais, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 4 nights this month. The campground is right on Lake Superior at the edge of downtown Grand Marais. As others said, it's a short walk to restaurants and shops as well as the beach. The sites are close together in this large campground, but we had a tree on each side of us for some semblance of privacy. The staff were very friendly, and there is lots of local information in the office. Free WiFi is strong at the office or sitting right outside but not available in the rest of the park. Bathrooms and showers are very clean. You might have to wait for a shower at busy times. One downside of our visit was the straw that was spread on our site, most likely after some utility work or to cover mud. It tracked into our RV, and I'm still picking it by hand from the door mat. We will definitely stay here again! We camped at Grand Marais RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
116
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Don't miss the World's Best Donuts or the fudge shop across the street from it. A drive up the Gunflint trail toward or to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness is a great way to spend a day.

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