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I'm not sure what the reason is that campgrounds have to be so darn close to the Interstate highways and their exit ramps, but this one topped them all. Yes, it's nice to exit from the highway and immediately pull into a campground entrance, but it's also nice to get a good nights rest free from excessive highway noise. And there was quite a bit of noise, so if you are a light sleeper, don't expect much. Yes, I knew it was close to the highway, but it was at the halfway point home, and I didn't see many other options to choose from and I was tired from driving, so we stopped. Where is Wal-Mart when you need them? When we pulled in the main campground driveway, the entire place looked dreary and in need of some spring cleaning, maintenance, and sprucing up. At first I thought the rest room building had a band of yellow caution tape around it, but it was just the paint peeling off of the doors and the overall dirty, dingy look of the building. We didn't venture inside the building. The sites were OK, but not very level, and the utilities were fine. There were a number of seasonal campers around the grounds, some of which needed a good cleaning and tidying up. I must say that the staff member that checked us in was informative and welcoming. I think that was the only positive aspect of the entire stay. I doubt if we would ever stay there again.

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If you come to Cades Cove Campground in the heart of the Smoky Mountains and you are not prepared, then don't blame the park or the rangers or the bears. There is NO sewer or water or electric at the individual sites and there is no Wi-Fi or cable TV or cell service. But then who comes to the Smokey Mountains to watch television or stream movies? If you do, then you are missing one of the wonders of the world. Yes, we filled our fresh water tank the day before we arrived, and dumped the gray and black tanks at the commercial campground the night before. We made sure the single 12 volt battery on the trailer was fully charged and the gas bottles topped off. And then we had fun with nature! We were there for three nights during the week prior to Memorial Day so it was almost like we had the campground to ourselves. It was exceptionally quiet and very peaceful. And the folks we spoke to were there for the same reason as we...to see nature at its best. The restrooms were clean and very usable. Yes, the site we chose took a little maneuvering to get our 24 foot travel trailer backed in, but this is not the place you want to bring your 50 foot mega camper. Unfortunately we didn't see any bears in the campground, but on our last evenings cruise around the loop road, we saw mothers and their cubs, deer, turkeys, a fox, and a coyote. That's what camping in Cades Cove is all about. We would return in a heart-beat.

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I have come to rely on the campground ratings from this site and I have never been led astray. And the Foothills RV Park is no exception. This is a small, very peaceful wonderful campground on a small hill at the far end of Pigeon Forge. It was very clean, it was quiet, and it was very well maintained. We were one of about 7 or 8 campers staying on this particular night, which was the week prior to the Memorial Day holiday. We actually got to choose our site after registering, which I'm sure doesn't happen in season. But it's one of the advantages of traveling off season during the week. And I must say that the rest rooms were immaculately clean! I don't think I have ever been in a campground restroom that was as clean as mine at home, and this one was. Great job! My only disappointment was not from the campground, but how honky-tonk Pigeon Forge has become. OK, it's been 30 years since our last visit, but it reminded me of Ocean City in the mountains. All they need is a boardwalk and salt water taffy...

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I always get a little nervous when I see a campground that is adjacent to an Interstate highway, but when I saw the 8+ rating on Fort Chiswell, I wanted to give it a try, even if it was 60 miles further than I had planned to drive that day. And I am happy to say that this CG is a gem. I don't know how they do it when it is situated less than a half-mile from busy I-81, but it was peacefully quiet all night. We even slept with the windows OPEN, and I could barely hear anything from the highway. The sites were nice, it was quiet, the utilities were good, it was quiet, we watched the cows, it was quiet, we didn't use the rest rooms, oh, and it was quiet. No question, we would be happy to stay here again, and again.

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This was our third one-night stay at Americamps over the past couple of years and I wouldn't hesitate staying here again. Yes, it is close to I-95, and yes there is highway noise, but even as a light sleeper, I had a good nights rest, without running the heat or A/C. After spending the day driving on I-95, who wouldn't need some rest? As it was just a stop-over on the way to Pennsylvania, we didn't spend any time outside talking with our neighbors, but we did do a lot of dog walking which gave us a good view of the park, which was overall very nice. We knew about the breakfast and met some very nice travelers while eating. I would not hesitate staying here again while traveling on I-95.

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This was our second stop at Pedro's Campground, and I have to admit that I was glad we stopped on our way to Pennsylvania from Hilton Head Island. I am normally a light sleeper, but I hardly heard any traffic noise from I-95 and had a good nights rest. The pull-through site was extra large, the utilities were good, and the entire campground was clean and neat. I would bet that only 10% of the sites were occupied on a Friday night which made it even nicer. I would definitely stop here again.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Easterlin Park Campground, except for the trains. The staff were excellent, we loved the fact that there were a ton of trees in the majority of the sites, and it was exceptionally quiet, except for the trains. Yes, as you have probably guessed, the park is next to commuter train tracks and, except for very late at night, the trains run from early morning to dark. Our plan was to stay for 2 nights, which we did, but any longer would have really affected my sleeping. If the CG was anywhere else, I would have given them all 10's.

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We only stayed at Pecan Park for one night en-route from Miami to Hilton Head. We pulled in about 10 minutes after the office closed, so we had no interaction from the staff during our stay. To me this is a very clean, very neat RV parking lot. The sites were nice, but there were no trees, so my guess is that it is very hot in the summer. Unlike other campgrounds we stayed in during this trip, the folk here didn't seem as friendly and open as in some of the other parks we camped in. But again, we were only here for one night. But the airplanes were annoying. I cannot imagine staying here on a long-term basis with jets constantly flying into and out of JAX. The first fly-over in the morning was just after 5:00 AM, so I was up for the rest of the day. Fortunately we only had 140 miles to our final destination, so I was able to catch up the next day. But I don't know how people staying here could ever get used to the noise. I guess air conditioning and ear plugs would work for some, but they don't work for me.

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Yes, these are the Florida Keys so we are a captive audience whether it's for food/groceries, souvenirs, gasoline, $4.00 per load washing machines, or campsites at campgrounds. I personally feel that paying $84.00 per night is exorbitant, but again, these are the Florida Keys and that is the going rate. So we bite the bullet and stay. That being said, I was extremely happy at Jolly Roger. The people were nice and friendly, both the long-term and short timers, the staff were helpful, and I enjoyed our morning visits with others at the Bark Park. Yes, the sites were a tad close, but we were fortunate that our neighbors were nice, outgoing, and very quiet. I tend to like CG's that cater to the long term campers, as they tend to treat the campground as they would their home, and treat others with respect. During the day we are always out and about, sightseeing, hiking, or geocaching, so we don't get the interaction that many other campers do, but that didn't change our opinion of the park. The only change I would request, is that JR find a lid for the trash can at the Bark Park to keep the odor from wafting throughout the area. Although our 24 foot travel trailer felt tiny among the monster motor homes and huge 5ers, we wouldn't hesitate staying at Jolly Roger again.

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Staying here reminded me of the "Bell Curve" that we learned about in high school. The beginning and end of our stay were bad but the middle was very good. Let me elaborate. We checked in and were directed to our site. We easily backed in, even though it was on my blind side. We set up, disconnected the tow vehicle, and it was then that I saw the problem. Someone prior to our stay must have been doing repairs here, as my wife and I found finishing nails, 3" drywall screws, wood screws, metal screws, and at least 4 dozen pop rivets (used and unused) all over the macadam site. This was unacceptable! Of course we had already backed in and set up, so I spent the next hour checking my tires, 4 of which had run over this mess, and collecting what we could see. I put everything in a bag, and took it to the office. They apologized, but by that time it was too late. I had already driven on the screws and nails. I don't completely fault the campground because they can't check every site upon someone departing, but someone from the park had to see what was going on and should have reported it. The middle part of the stay was good. It is very quiet at night, even though the park is in the middle of the city, and the people were friendly. Then the other end of the Bell Curve. At 9:10 AM on our check-out day (check out is 11:00 AM), a family in a Class C stopped and indicated to me that this was their site and they wanted to know when I was leaving. I am normally out of a campground by 10 AM, but I hadn't even showered or dumped the tanks yet so I knew it was going to be at least an hour or more. What infuriates me is that the park would allow someone to check in at 9:00 AM to an occupied site when the check out time is 11:00 AM. Unfortunately, we won't be staying here again.

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My wife and I were very impressed with this campground. You can easily see that the owners really care about the upkeep, care and maintenance of the entire facility. From the initial escort to our site, to the morning we pulled out, every employee we met or had contact with was working to make the campground better. We also found that those spending the winter here in their RV's were friendly and welcoming. The only negative, and it was minor, was the occasional odor from the treatment plant in the back corner of the campground. We didn't use the restrooms, showers or laundry, so we can't honestly comment on those.

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As far as I'm concerned, I was in heaven the one night we camped here. We have been on the road for 29 days and this was the first night I could sleep with the windows open and not hear trucks on the highway, trains and their horns, or airplanes taking off and landing. It was a night to relax. Our site was huge, and there were no other campers close by. The site was level side to side (OK, we had to use one 1" Lego on the passenger side but to us that's level) and we were fine front to back. It had rained very hard a couple of days ago and several sites were still a little damp, but ours was dry. The water and electric were fine and our roof antenna picked up about 7-8 TV channels. The folks who run this facility are very nice and met us even though the office was closed for the day. We didn't use any of the amenities so I can't comment on those and the pool was closed for the season, but we weren't here to swim. After a 331 mile drive with 20 MPH wind, all I wanted was some peace and quiet and a nice dinner, and that's what I got! If back in the area, there is no question that we would stay here again.

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To get to the campground I found that using Exit 73 off of I-29 is much closer and faster, and doesn't involve any dirt roads. Take Exit 73, travel west one full block on 271st Street, turn left on to 470th Avenue, continue past the airport to the first stop sign. The entrance is ahead on the left. If you read between the lines in the directions, you will gather that the CG is close to both a municipal airport and Interstate 29. There are not many planes that use the airport, but on several days they began their take-offs around 7:00AM which was slightly disturbing. Also the Interstate is fairly close, so there is some noise from the highway, but after a day or two we hardly noticed it. Otherwise this is a very quiet, well run facility. It was quite full when we were there and some of the rigs were close together, but we hardly knew our neighbors were there. We used the laundry, which was clean and not expensive, but not the restrooms or showers so we can't comment on those. There appeared to be many seasonals, but we didn't notice any junk sitting around that can be seen at a lot of campgrounds. During our stay, the Sioux Falls area received FIVE INCHES of rain, which was very unusual, so there was a lot of standing water and mud in the CG, but that can't be blamed on them. All-in-all, if in the area, we would not hesitate to stay here again.

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I think my exceptionally high rating for this campground was because of the views we saw each morning when we went outside. This National Park has to be one of my all-time favorites and it was great to be able to stay in the campground and see the park first-hand. When we originally booked the dates and site, the on-line map makes it look like a typical campground with the individual sites radiating off of the campground roads. However, the majority of the sites are on and parallel to the main road, a set-up that I have never seen before. In fact it reminded me of pictures of the way wagon trains in the old west would circle together at night for safety. At first I was a little concerned as our 40 inch slide was extended into the actual roadway, but as the majority of campers were back at their sites before dark, it never turned out to be a problem. The campground was full on the nights we were there and it was peacefully quiet. One morning we got up before sunrise to see the sun coming up on the Badlands, and I was embarrassed by the noise our truck made when I started it to head to one of the overlooks. Because the campground is on a plain there is always wind, so if you are tenting, be prepared with plenty of stakes to hold it down. It took four of us to help hold a neighbors tent while they were trying to secure it. If we come back to the Badlands, Cedar Pass would be our only choice.

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As most of the reviewers have mentioned, this is the rear parking lot of Jack's Campers in Piedmont, SD. There are absolutely no amenities here, only the basic full hook-ups including water, sewer, electric, and Wi-Fi. There is no cable TV, but our external antenna picked up sufficient channels to be satisfactory. It is very quiet here, even though it is fairly close to I-90, but after the first night, we hardly noticed the traffic. During our stay, there were a half-dozen RV's in the "park" but only three were occupied, so there was very little internal traffic. Jack's is still parking some of their units close to the cabin with the Wi-Fi antenna, but we had sufficient service/signal during our stay. My only complaint, and it is very minor, is that the grass around the pedestal is not cut, so I had to pull weeds and grass to find and hook up to the sewer connection. It just looks unkempt. They should also decide if the pull-thru sites are going to be gravel or grass, as the grass is taking over the sites. This CG is convenient to the Black Hills and all the activities in the general Rapid City area. For $17.00 a night, it can't be beat.