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First time full time RVers since Jan 2017. Plan to visit all the states, national parks, monuments etc etc.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Camping Transit, Levis, Quebec

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $57.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for a week. Paid for 6 nights got 1 free. This park is a very good and busy park. Weddings, car rallies etc. take place here. The owners and children all work to make sure everything is looked after. We had to move after 3 nights but he managed to find us another spot. The pool, hot tub, playgrounds and hall are well used. There is a free shuttle a couple of times a day to take you to the ferry (to go across to Quebec City) and pick you up, or you can park @$8 at the terminal. We enjoyed this place for 5 days. Then on the 6th day we opened the door of our RV and were hit with an awful smell. Apparently 3 times a year, the farmers around the RV Park are allowed to fertilize their fields. It made it impossible to sit and relax or eat outside, though some of us managed to continue our walks.The eau de stink continued the next day when we left. We saw rigs arriving. Don't know if they could cancel or didn't care as were out all day. Anyway now you know and can ask before you book - just in case! If fertilization was not to occur, we would have no problems returning. We camped at Camping Transit in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
176
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Old Quebec city is an UNESCO world heritage site. Feels like old France. The castle-like Ch√Ęteau Frontenac is something to see at night on the ferry going back. Lots of activities in the city. Ferry costs $3.50 or $7 round trip, 15 minutes trip. Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens offers old Quebec style cooking. For $19.98 you get a very satisfying 3 course meal with a glass of wine or beer. Parc National de la Jaques-Cartier is @an hour north. The Les Loup trail is a local fav.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Camping Alouette, St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Were here for 2 nights. $60 CND with taxes. Large park, we had #186 pull thru with full 50 amp hookups. We could not preregister as minimum of 3 nights was required, but the man at the desk said no problem as they had a lot of available sites. This was true, desk staff was friendly and helpful. However, unlike other RV Parks, we could not include the 2 nights we had already paid for if we wanted to extend our stay for a week and get the weekly rate. Would have had to stay another 7 nights as the computer could not accommodate the request ! ? The pool was not "heated" enough to swim in. Small library with mostly French books. Small gym room was locked. A $20 deposit for the gate pass required, returned when we handed in the pass on leaving. Directions were given for driving to Montreal by car or by train. The wifi was down and did not work whilst we were there. We would stay here again. There is a KOA closer to the city, but they did not return my calls. We camped at Camping Alouette in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
186
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

We drove into Montreal. Parked near the Tourist Information Center on Peel Street. $18 for the day. Took the Hop on Hop off bus which starts right outside the information Office. This can be recognized by a large ? sign. The HOHO bus was $55/person and good for 2 days. The lines at Schwartz Deli can be long. One is for take out the other is for Dine in.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Rideau Acres Campground, Kingston, Ontario

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 3 nights in June. $54 CDN less Good Sam and Passport America discounts. Very nice RV Park, 50amp full hookups. Has a big hall building for meals, games, pool, ponds, peacocks, ducks, guinea hens and more. Very popular with locals. Would definitely stay here again. Not far from downtown Kingston which is a really cool town, old capitol of Canada. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
M16
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Kingston is a lovely town to visit and close by. A cruise to 1000 islands, Hop on Hop Off bus. ( history of the prison and asylum is unbelievable) Lots of good places to eat and drink local beer.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Indian Lake State Park, Manistique, Michigan

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

South Campground review --We spent 5 days here. We chose a water view. Electric only, with dump station and water spigots around. Plus 9/day for the MH - or get a $32 pass - and $7 for the car. The sites are mostly grass, spacious with a big fire ring and picnic table. Back in mostly, but some pull thrus, some parked sideways. Rest rooms and $2.00 showers for non-campers. Well maintained, and very clean. Beach, boat ramp, playground, kayak rentals, a book nook, games, magazines and short hiking trails. Very popular park. We camped at Indian Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Great location for Fayette Historical SP, Painted Rocks in Munising, Big Springs Kitch-iti-Kipi etc.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Wagner Park, Barnesville, Minnesota

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Wagner Memorial Park- Barnesville, MN (visit Fargo ND) This park has a large green oval with RVs on the north and south side, the middle being open. The electric, water and sewer are spaced so that 2 RVs are on either side of it. There is a bathroom/shower which I did not check out. I would like this park very much but for 1 major issue. When you call to inquire, the girl who answers always says there is a lot of space, no problem. She has never seen the park in this fairly small town. When we got here there were 3 sites available and only 1 suitable for us with 50 amps. I called and told the Park people that there were only 2 spots left so as to not mislead others. However our TRNP friends who just arrived for an overniter were told lots of space available. So beware of the information given. The space is on a first come basis and there are a number of people here who are working construction and a few who might be full timers. No camp host and self pay kiosk. As a small park, if you come here and find nothing, there is place to dry-camp on the adjacent lawns, and possibly you could be sent to the fairground which has electric hookup. $22.00 for full hookups. Buffalo River State park or Lindenwood Park are all closer to Fargo-Moorehead. We camped at Wagner Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

The Purple Goose has good pizza.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan, North Dakota

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

May 15th. We had site 14 which is actually 14 and 15. One would pull-thru and the other would have to back in as the electrical and water is in the middle. Since the park was fairly empty we had the site all to ourselves with enough space for the tow. In summer it is packed with locals. This is a lovely park about 10 miles off Hwy94. Opening day is officially in a weeks time, so it was peaceful and enjoyable. Local people came to walk and river fish. Walleye is good right now, but we got a free catfish from a friendly local. The Hart and the Missouri river confluence is right next to us and it is 50 yds to walk to the river. The nightly rate is 25.00. Plus 5 for the MH. Plus 5 if you use your toad to drive in and out of the park. We paid 35.00 total. Water and electric only. Dump station on the way out. There is a additional charge of 6.00/pp to visit the Custer House. I also think there is a charge for the Slant On Indian Village. It all adds up. No discount unless senior ND pass (20 or 25 so worth it if staying 4 days or more in a ND SP) and military. I was told that ND, SD and Minnesota State Parks are going to a reservations only system. What does that mean for drop ins? If 35/night is no problem, then this is definitely an excellent place to stay - especially when you have the park all to yourself! We camped at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Dan's Supermarket is a local grocery store about 6 miles away. Check at the Visitors Center in the Park to see what there is to do and see ad the costs. Fishing lic. is 27.00 for 3 days for out of staters. Night crawlers and lic. can be bought at the gas store in town or a nearby Walmart.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Cottonwood Campground (NPS Campground), Medora, North Dakota

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $4.00
Overall Rating:

May 15, 2017. For a campground with no hook ups for our 40ft MH, this was a lovely one. In the park, a number of pull-throughs to choose from, quiet during the week, good views. When we arrived on the 11th.the pull thru loop was open, 38 spots, no water in the spigots, but the next day the back-in loop was opened and water was available. We were told the even #s were first come, the odd #s were reservable. We took #24 and were very satisfied with it. The senior pass rate of 3.50/night was unbeatable. Our Verizon wifi reception was decent. This is a gem of a NP with a RV-friendly campground. Thank you! We camped at Cottonwood Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Visitors Center helpful and the town of Medora a few miles away but a number of stores were still closed. The scenic drive with it's hikes is an excellent way of seeing a lot of the park. Painted Canyon a few miles on 94 is a good visit. The weather was excellent mid May, the crowds small and we hiked about 4-5 miles a day. Bison, wild horses, mule deer and black tail deer, snakes, birds and the king of the park - the prairie dog! Hundreds of them.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Watts RV Park & Recreation Area, Gilmer, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

We are on our 2nd month stay here and our daily rate is based on that. This park nestled in rural East TX, has grown over the years and is always being improved on. It is about a mile off Hwy 155 and the road to the park has been repaved by the city. The park roads are gravel and whilst maintained, can be dusty and bumpy in areas. The sites, some hilly, have flat concrete pads with water, electric 30/50 and sewer hookups. There are shady and open spots to chose from. Some have a covered patio and shed near their pad. The free wifi serves our needs for now. No problem with Verizon cell phone coverage.

There are 3 ponds, one under reconstruction due to a leak and will be restocked later. There is a nice pool and a great clubhouse that has a kitchen, bathrooms with showers, library room, pool tables and comfy couches to watch the big screen TV. There is also an event center that can be booked for parties and gatherings.

The grounds have picnic shelters with grill pits. It is a lovely little park with piney trees, well mowed grass areas and quiet and peaceful. Everyone is friendly and helpful and it makes for a comfortable stay as we have to be here d/t a family illness. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Few rules of the park: The pool is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The clubhouse is open from 10am - 10pm.

The park roads are a bit rough to drive on. Park management will complain to the neighbor behind if/when we smell a sulfur odor coming from his property. Management is around to make sure all is well.

The city of Gilmer is about 10 minutes drive away. Restaurants, Brookshires, Walmart etc. Longview, Tyler and Lindale are 30 - 50 minutes away.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Johnson Creek Camp COE, Jefferson, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for 6 days, coming in on a Saturday and leaving on Friday. We were in E405 a reserved site, back in. Water, electric with a dump station on the way out. Max 14 night stay, this is a Lake O' the Pines campground. Very friendly staff at the gate, fairly busy during weekends but peaceful and quiet during the week. Apparently lots of improvements made after the recent floods. There are first come RV and tent sites in 1, 2 and 3 and a day use area with picnic tables and swimming areas.

Good lake to get on the water and enjoy. Swimming and fishing. Most folks well behaved. What we missed was a fish cleaning station. Wonderful little break. Would return. Also try Brushy Creek campground sometime. We camped at Johnson Creek Camp COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E405
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There are no trails but we walked around the campgrounds. There is a Dollar General, cafe, tavern, gas station and a few other stores on the main road outside the park.

Historic Jefferson is about 13 miles away and we had good BBQ at Josephs riverboat BBQ. try the swamp fries.

No place to rent anything. Bullfrog Marina and some stores only open Friday - Sunday. No gas on the lake so have enough or go out to the gas station - 3 minute drive.

Fishing: We caught bass, catfish, perch.

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