About exceltraveler

Originally from IL and PA, we met in the mountains of Colorado and presently live in a TN golf community. We full timed for about 3 years.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cottonwoods RV Park, Columbia, Missouri

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

The lots are close together and barely long enough for trailer and truck, but we enjoy this campground due to the amenities, overall upkeep and friendly owners. It's quiet and convenient to Columbia. The WiFi works and satellite tv is easily available in addition to the 4 over the air channels. The laundry room is spotless. There is a nice pool for summer stays and a playground and basketball hoop for the kids. They have added some family friendly activities as well. We camped at Cottonwoods RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Rothwell Park - Lionel Thompson Campground, Moberly, Missouri

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

What used to be a first-come, first-served Rec. District park that was in a pleasant setting outside of town available at a reasonable price, this park has declined greatly. Now I would recommend reservations, and give yourself about a week to get something other than an answering machine. Many people live here by the month, and it looks it. It is still the best place for visiting Moberly in an RV. We camped at Rothwell Park - Lionel Thompson Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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:

Moberly Recreation Dept. has a website. Follow their prompts and start at least one day ahead to see if there is room. Ranger works from 3 -9 pm.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Siloam Springs State Park, Clayton, Illinois

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

We were looking for a new place between our usual ones in IL and MO and came across this park. Now that we've been here, it is well off the beaten path just like it looks on the map. For that reason, we will not return. It did have some nice features - many long fairly level back-in lots with lots of room to spread out, 30 amp that worked fine, and lots of peace and quiet. There were many nice tent sites as well. Fishermen may enjoy this park. We were the only folks in our area on a week night. The park employee we spoke to said they fill up only on the Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends. The second campground is more populated. Try there first unless you want to be totally alone as we were. We camped at Siloam Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
135 A
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Sycamore RV Resort, Sycamore, Illinois

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

We stayed a week for $225. As always the place is kept up well. Although early in the season, it was pretty full. The sites are close together or I'd give this park an excellent rating. Fishing and tennis court are pluses. This is the best place for West Chicago area stay. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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:

There are lots of cute restaurants and shops in downtown Sycamore - a good walk up both sides of the main street the side streets.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, Dewitt, Illinois

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

This park is a bit off the beaten path but worth it, particularly in the off season when you have the pick of many sites. After paying a camp host, we stayed overnight, and we can imagine this park is a popular place during the summer season. We hooked up to 30 amp in loop "I" where the sites are long and level. The lake is not far away and made for an interesting spring walk. We would stay here again. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
I 14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Indian Springs Campground, North Bend, Ohio

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Cash price is reflected here which is $3 better than Good Sam discount. This campground is near the interstate but requires a bit of a round about way to get there. Our gps had no problem. We stayed one night in a long and level pull through site and only hooked up to electric. It was convenient and easy. There is no cable but there were several over the air HD channels from Cincinnati. They seem to cater to long term folks as many had winter set ups. They also had about 12 pull throughs for travelers like us. We camped at Indian Springs Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA, Cartersville, Georgia

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

This is a typical KOA that has a good overnight section for folks returning from Florida. I recommend a reservation. They were full in early April. It is quiet and convenient to a few fast food places. Our site was plenty long but we needed blocks on one side. Easy in and out. Utilities were well placed. We camped at Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Cartersville is 10 miles away or so and has a good choice of restaurants.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Lake Park Campground, Lake Park, Georgia

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

This park is no longer Good Sam. We stayed in the upper open section for satellite reception since this park does not have cable and there is only one reliable over the air channel. Do not count on the Wifi either. The sites were a bit short by today's standard but level. There is a seemingly more attractive area down below near the lake. Although close to the interstate we did not find noise a problem. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

I-75 RV Park, Tifton, Georgia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Good overnight place. Level site and roomy enough for truck, trailer, and SUV. Near I 75 and you can't avoid that kind of noise but it diminishes greatly in early morning hours. Cable is very good. WiFi just spun its wheels - we never got connected. We camped at I-75 RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Near work shed
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The little restaurant across the street is okay. There are many more to chose from at exit 62.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Whispering Hills RV Park, Georgetown, Kentucky

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We called last minute when we discovered our usual Lexington spot was full. We needed 4 nights to visit family, and we rate this a "find". Although quite a bit north of Lex, the drive in was easy enough. The park did have somewhat of a parking lot feel, but the amenities were top notch. Our lot was high in front however, and next time we'll know to ask for a more level one as we struggled a bit getting set in our low to the ground TT. We'll return. We camped at Whispering Hills RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Play golf at Kearny Hills or Griffin Gate. Horse Park gas interesting museums.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Airstream Factory Terraport, Jackson Center, Ohio

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Free spot since we had an Airstream appointment. Spots are level and short. Most have to unhook. They come by and pick up your unit via fork lift. The waiting room is very pleasant. One can also stay here for $10 a night. Not much to do here, but makes a good overnight spot 12 miles or so east of I 75. We camped at Airstream Factory Terraport in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA (formerly Cedarbrook Campground), Lebanon, Ohio

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

You drive thru Lebanon to get here. They have possibly only one drive thru 30 amp which was at the entrance to the park. Cheapest easy site for us as we preferred not to unhook. It was not very level and all traffic in and out drove by us. Utilities were dated. That being said, I can see they are trying very much to make upgrades here. They have some very nice premium lots, and all 50 amp utilities looked new. Playground equipment and cabins looked very nice. Good family place I will assume. More than we need for our overnight stops. We camped at Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA (formerly Cedarbrook Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Easy enough to make our way back to I 75

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground, Swannanoa, North Carolina

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

We stayed here for 9 nights to attend a conference at the Montreat Conference Center about 8 miles away and to do some Asheville exploring. This campground is a gem. At first we were taken aback by the hills, but after getting situated in our level, long, wide gravel 50 amp spot, we fell for the place. Some 30 amp spots down the hill are smaller. Each spot has a table and fire ring and grassy area. There are views galore from some locations. The place was spotless. The cabins and tent area looked very inviting as a small stream ran past many sites. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Biltmore nearby. Black Mountain, NC has quaint shops and great restaurants. Try the Red Rocker Inn for a special meal. Lots of natural beauty and state parks nearby for day trips.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Bowling Green KOA, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped here overnight after a long day on the road. As usual, this kind of campground wants lots of $$ for the amenities that we don't use. After driving about 2/12 miles off the highway to get to the campground, we were then sent to the back of the park for a 50 amp site which brought us close to the highway again. There was some highway noise. Our site was very uneven and the camp in general needs some TLC. Wifi was okay and we found enough over the air TV to suit us. We will not stay here again. We camped at Bowling Green KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
L205
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Just off the highway there are several restaurants and service stations -- about 2 miles from camp however.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Marion Campground & RV Park, Marion, Illinois

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Good for an overnight stay. Long level lots. Cable tv is a plus. One block from a C store and VA Hospital. Friendly staff. Some highway noise. We camped at Marion Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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