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: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Graceland RV Park & Campground, Memphis, Tennessee

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Made visiting Graceland a breeze. Good level sites a bit longer than our truck/tt combination. Satellite was easy and OTA was good. Used our own Verizon mifi w good signal. From Graceland you can get a free shuttle to Beale St etc. We camped at Graceland RV 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
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take Sun Studios tour via free shuttle from Graceland. Than on to Beale Street.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park, Effingham, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night in a 50 amp pull thru. It was difficult to see site signs and the layout seems odd, but it made more sense when I walked around. The cable was okay and essential because it's doubtful one could find a satellite signal. We camped at Camp Lakewood 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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping and restaurants are very close

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Madison KOA, De Forest, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

This park was clean and run very efficiently. We didn't use the amenities but observed others enjoying what it has to offer. The sites were close and a bit short but all easy entry and exit. Ran 2 air conditioners on a very hot day, and when a big motor home pulled in that caused a whole row an electrical problem they were quick to fix it. They seemed to fill up on a Friday night. We camped at Madison KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B14
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many fuel and fast food nearby. Also DeForest Family Restaurant (Good pie) and a cheese shop. 15 Miles to Madison.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Little Sand Bay Recreation Area, Bayfield, Wisconsin

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

This park was about 5 miles down a county road off Hwy 13. It is operated by the town of Russell. We almost didn't check it out, but we are very glad we did. All sites are electric only. Lake Superior is walking distance and visible from most sites which we loved. Sites are situated seemingly in a haphazard way, but the electric pedestals are shared by two sites making the spacing odd at times. Our spot was just long enough for us without unhooking, but the biggest motorhomes might struggle here. We had no internet or TV which also made it special - we had forgotten how nice it is being "unhooked." We were there midweek. Weekends require reservations I think. We camped at Little Sand Bay Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

They are building a new visitors center here. Apostle Islands National Seashore.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Camp Itasca, Park Rapids, Minnesota

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

This park has many seasonal sites which seem packed in closely, perhaps because of the extra paraphernalia they tend to accumulate. We, however, had a roomy back-in with W/E near the office. Restrooms are dated and the dump station was in an awkward location, but otherwise we were pleased with choosing this park that is basically in the wilderness. The park is very close to the north entrance of the Itasca state park. The headwaters attraction is worthwhile and fun. We also used our spot as a take off point for touristy Bemidgi, Park Rapids, and Detroit Lakes, all about 30 miles away in different directions. We camped at Camp Itasca in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
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:

There is a bar/grill down the road that also has a laundromat and a restaurant at the park for lunch. Otherwise not much around.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Grand Forks Campground, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This place is fine. It has lots of level pull through sites and a good laundry. Not fancy like it's glory days as a KOA, but it definitely is a good stopover place. Recommend. We camped at Grand Forks Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G3
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
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Minot Air Force Base FamCamp (Military FamCamp), Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in site 2, a 50 amp site. Some are only 30 amp. All concrete pads are about 30 feet long and unless very small you'll be unhooking. Parking is down the street. The base is small and pleasant with a very good commissary. (Closed Mondays). These are first come first serve sites with check-in at outdoor rec office. Minot was about 12 miles south on 83 and has an interesting and beautiful Scandinavian park near the downtown area. We camped at Minot Air Force Base FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice little 9 hole golf course is just off base. Scandinavian park in town is worth the drive.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Red Trail Campground, Medora, North Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This place is hard to rate. The sites themselves are fine, some better than others perhaps. (One review here about tight spots sounds like the park down the road, not this one.) The staff is friendly enough, and they have developed a parking system that works pretty well for them during busy season. We stayed in a back to back E/W site that required someone to tell us exactly where to put our rig so there would be room for those backing in behind us. There is plenty of room to get it done. The park itself needs some TLC - just basic stuff like cleaning and paint! A remodel here or there would be good too. They have a captive audience because of their location, and possibly that interferes with their motivation to make the place visually more appealing. We enjoyed the shows and Medora so much that the state of the campground seemed a minor inconvenience. We would stay here again. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Buy groceries on the way. RV Park is walking distance to town. Medora Musical and Gospel Brunch were well worth the cost. Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum is very good. Bully Pulpit Golf Course had some fun and particularly scenic holes on the back 9. Restaurants abound - Ice cream too!

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Governors' RV Park and Campground, Casselton, North Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

About 19 Miles W. of Fargo, we made this our 2 night stop to see the area. Our site was pull through with the sewer connection too tall to be usable. We had to use the dump station. Otherwise, the place was fine. Level, gravel, quiet. The hotel next door had lots of amenities and a good breakfast in the restaurant. We camped at Governors' RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
502
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fargo Visitor Center was interesting. If you haven't been in one before, Scheels sporting goods was fun with its inside Ferris wheel and amazing array of stuff. Moorhead, MN across the river from Fargo has a good Scandinavian museum, Hjemkomst Center, with a very interesting story about a Viking ship sailing from MN to Norway in 1982, a stave church, and other Scandinavian and WWI exhibits.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sioux City North KOA, North Sioux City, South Dakota

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We were impressed at the efficiency and friendliness of this busy campground as we approached the 4th of July holiday. Our pull through was near the attractive new "cabins" (rustic looking park models I'd call them) and swimming pool. All details were attended to here from the dog park to the pizza and wings available in the take out area of the clubhouse. The laundry was older but well tended to. Great place for families, and though it is close to the interstate, we found it quiet enough. We camped at Sioux City North KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E51
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Crossroads RV Park, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Nice long pull throughs. Good WiFi. Friendly on phone. Arrived after hours - hung info sheet on the door. We camped at Crossroads RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Cape Camping & RV Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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

We like this kind of place full of easy pull throughs for our overnights. Great TV with combo cable and satellite. Level and quiet for us. Several permanents here but nothing offensive and some quite nice. Will stay here again. We camped at Cape Camping & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A11
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
Tips for other Campers:

Strip mall nearby, walking distance.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Nashville I-24 Campground, Smyrna, Tennessee

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

A typical older park, it worked well for visiting areas near Nashville, ( we were going to Franklin and Brentwood mostly ) and it is half the price or less of the ones up north near the most famous Nashville attractions. The lots are mostly shady and sometimes level. The 50 amp sites are mostly back-ins and a bit more spacious than the pull throughs. The swimming pool and playground were inviting, but kids may enjoy somewhere else more as there is not much else for entertainment. Many units appear to be lived in full time, but there were no derelict units as you sometimes see in parks like this. The office lady was very pleasant and the C store was nicely stocked. We would stay here again. We camped at Nashville I-24 Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

A couple miles away up Old Nashville Hwy you'll find shopping and restaurants. There is a Food Lion within a mile in the opposite direction.

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

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.

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