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: 84
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: 84
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: 84
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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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

I-75 RV Park, Tifton, Georgia

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Good overnight place close to interstate and a Harley dealer. Great cable, limited wifi. Level gravel spots. Friendly manager. Call ahead and he'll meet you and guide you in. Very busy during snowbird travel. We camped at I-75 RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Middle loop
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Restaurant is within walking distance.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, New Jersey

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived after a good rain and our site was pretty soupy. We saw some with standing water. All sites are "parallel" pull-through which put our rig, particularly the awning, in danger of being snagged by trees. The site was not level. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B2
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Charlottesville KOA, Charlottesville, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Although well off the beaten path, this campground is usually full because of its proximity to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's plantation. This is in a beautiful mountainous area of Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway. The campground is wooded and most lots are "parallel" pull-through. Our lot was level and quiet. Our sewer was not conveniently located so we skipped using it. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Monticello and other historical sites related to Jefferson, Monroe, and Madison are nearby. U of VA campus and shopping and restaurants are in Charlottesville, 10 miles away.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Limestone, Tennessee

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a popular park that offers many weekend activities which help attract folks. It is well off of US 11 on winding roads. They have many pull-through FHU sites which were long, paved, and nearly level. The large tent area and the back-in sites included fire rings. The campground borders a rapidly running river. It is about midway between Johnson City and Greeneville. We camped at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Visit interesting Greeneville historic downtown.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Shadrack Campground, Bristol, Tennessee

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at dark, not our usual M/O, so the driveway into the park besides being odd was pretty tricky. The park itself is fine. We did not want to unhook and we able to achieve that by sticking into the road quite a bit which no one complained about. Sites, though not long, were spacious enough. I got the idea they double them up when needed on race weekends. They have four water spigots grouped together in the rear, an odd arrangement which meant that, had we used water, we would have had to string our hose(s) under the rig. Elec and sewer were at the back of the sites as well, not the best location for many rigs. We were off a busy street but we didn't notice traffic noise. We camped at Shadrack Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

This park seems far from the interstate but getting back on without backtracking was easily accomplished. Bristol Motor Speedway is one mile away. Downtown Bristol is quaint, and when straddling the Main Street you can have one foot in TN and one in VA.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Springfield KOA, Rochester, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very far off the beaten path and therefore very quiet. We stayed in a back-in overflow area with water and electric only because a weekend event had filled up the rest. The pool looked inviting. The mini-golf needed some TLC. We will stay here again if the others are full. We camped at Springfield KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
over-flow
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
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:

Lincoln attractions, nearby golf.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, Kentucky

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The back-in sites here are excellent but I give it an 8 because wifi was very poor and there is no sewer. Taking showers in their shower room saves on the grey water situation. All sites are level and are conveniently located to the well-stocked store and refreshing swimming pool. Making reservations through Reserve America worked well. We camped at Kentucky Horse Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B77
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
No

Campground Details

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

Places nearby to see are the Horse Park Museum, the University of Kentucky, and the Shaker Village.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Rothwell Park - Lionel Thompson Campground, Moberly, Missouri

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Read my previous review. Price has gone up, but their attention to detail has deteriorated. A park ranger comes by in the early evening to collect your payment. This is still a great place if you need to be in Moberly. We camped at Rothwell Park - Lionel Thompson Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rothwell Park is great, the county fair was walking distance down the road during our stay, and the water park/pool is also walking distance. $3 for seniors.

The Brick Restaurant in downtown Moberly has a very good breakfast and lunch.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cottonwoods RV Park, Columbia, Missouri

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

I've reviewed this park before. We stay here yearly to visit grandkids. I've never been as impressed with it as I am today. The new owners have taken it from an acceptable place that had some maintenance problems to a showplace. Pool is very good, playground is excellent, electricity during a very hot A/C kind of stay, was flawless and the newly opened

Rec room is a good addition. I'm pleasantly recommending this park to all. We camped at Cottonwoods RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

The Pines RV Campground, Tifton, Georgia

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is near the highway but surprisingly quiet. It has mostly wooded level sites. Cable TV was very good but WiFi, for which they give you a password, was mostly non- existent. We camped at The Pines RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

See Andersonville National Historic Park nearby. A moving place that once housed Northern prisoners during the Civil War that now includes a POW museum. Truck stop is across the street with a Waffle House type restaurant attached.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Clarksville RV Park & Campground, Clarksville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has easy pull-through level gravel sites that are long enough for most. Each site has a picnic table. The bathrooms were spotless. The park was well-organized and had several trees for shade. The owners were helpful and busy. I recommend calling ahead as the park filled up even on a week night in early May. There is some interstate noise. This was a good overnight stop for us. We camped at Clarksville RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This is fairly close to Fort Campbell and Austin Peay University. Clarksville's downtown area is worth a visit.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Rothwell Park - Lionel Thompson Campground, Moberly, Missouri

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is in a city-owned park. Beautiful setting. We stay here while visiting family. They have a new bathhouse. A drawback is that the whole area is open to the world. Sometimes the place is filled with traveling construction workers, another drawback. But it is our first and most convenient choice for the Moberly area. We camped at Rothwell Park - Lionel Thompson Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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