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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA, Livingston, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $73.00
Overall Rating:

Mosquitos! We had the best spot in the park as far as a view but the mosquitos were terrible - you had to spray morning, noon, and night. In fact we only had a fire one cold night to avoid getting bit. They did weed whack down by the river and that maybe kept them down but all in all terrible. Bought a thermacell at the the local hardware store to supplement our spray. Typical KOA campground with kids and crowds but the location was great. Our spot was nice with the stone paver patio and fire pit. We did have a hole that I requested to be filled and a barrel with no flowers that was subpar and those items never got taken care of. The cost of the site was high in my opinion. Not able to kayak the Yellowstone as it was running fast and hard although it improved towards the end of the visit but it was still too fast for us Floridians. We camped at Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Attended the Livingston Scratch Rodeo and the parade the day after - FUN! Farmers market on Wednesday evening had great BBQ and Soba noodles. Yellowstone was an all day affair but amazing. We did the Lamar Valley route and saw bears, coyotes, and buffalo up close and personal. Great fly shops that steered up to fishable creeks in the area. Cutthroat heaven!

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Perrys RV Park and Tent Campground, Red Lodge, Montana

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

Great Location for exploring the nearby woods and the Beartooth Highway! I wish the showers would have been cleaned more often and better....same litter on the shower floor the whole time we were there. Cash or check only for the campground. We stayed up top and had a terrific view and a beautiful green lawn to enjoy! The creek sites seemed crowded and mostly dirt. We camped at Perrys RV Park and Tent Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Loved the town, everything you need. Perry's was great in letting us wash the jeep as we got covered in dirt from all the backroads. Road noise dimished at night and the mountain views were lovely!

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Cottonwood Camp, Fort Smith, Montana

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

Mud bogging....the road into the camp and the road into the campsites. Deep mud in spots. They need to get some gravel in...had to pick my way to the dumpster on the last day as it was in a sea of mud. It had been relentlessly raining but still. The sites had river rock so that was good. The big sites near the cabins were mostly taken with permanents and the bigger 5th wheels had a hard time getting into their spots due to a fence next to the road. Lots of manuvering so you better be good. Loved the location of the camp near the river/town. We shared a fire ring. SPOTTY wifi at best, hooked up each day at least 5 times. We camped at Cottonwood Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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:

The river was running close to 14,000 CFS and normal was about 3 to 4 K. Flooding was the topic of the town and news. We stuck to kayaking the afterbay and the beautiful Lake. L0ts of smallmouth and sighfishing for carp on fly! Such fun. The lake was amazing by kayak...canyons and waterfalls abounded! Visitor center for the dam was out of the 60's but the view was stunning. Fly shops in town were great! Park ranger gave a good lecture on the area's history on our last night.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Montauk State Park, Salem, Missouri

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

A family tradition! Many families, kids and dogs frequent this park. Love to see all the action in the campground, playground, and river. The park is almost loved to death and shows it in certain areas especially the bathrooms. Old and really dirty at days end. Dumpsters overflowing. Such helpful staff at the lodge with all our questions. Laundry machines were the pitts....Sites could use cleaning off in lots of camps with a shovel as dirt covered the asphalt. We camped at Montauk State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
210
Site Surface
Asphalt, 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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Trout fishing was fantastic although tons of people were fishing it still rocked. We catch and release but very few practice that...... We loved the fly section where sight fishing was great. Floated Baptist Camp to Cedar Grove Section and used Jadwin Canoe Shuttle. Tough fast rapids for us flatwater folks, I got out and walked thru them. Saw lots of deer, turkey, otters, turtles, and birds. Dinner and ice creme at the Lodge was tasty! They had a great selection of tackle for fishing.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Periwinkle Park & Campground, Sanibel, Florida

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Location, location, location....Periwinkle is the only game in town. The park has been there for years. I went there as a college student and camped in the tent section which is still there. We did have to park our coach forward of our concrete slab as our steps would have run into it as it is a bit high. No big deal though. I appreciate a concrete slab to keep nature outside. Great utilities but our Sprint coverage was dismal...no WiFi. The front windshield faced West so a sunscreen is a must as it was HOT. Staff is always friendly and accommodates us. Our friend checked on spots for next year and they are booked until mid-April so advance reservations are critical if you want to visit. After Easter is usually no problem and the traffic thins out. The back road way into the park is a secret! Middle Gulf drive takes you there to avoid the long lines of traffic on the main drag. Bikes are a must. The ride to the beach on the bay is just a few minutes away and a great swim on a hot afternoon. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
238
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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:

Handicap stickers let you park your vehicle at any parking lot on the island for free (got confirmation from the Chamber of Commerce). We attended a lecture at Ding Darling on Swallow tail kites which was great. The preserve is such a national gem!

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Long Point Park Campground (Brevard County Park), Melbourne Beach, Florida

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

Nice location near Sebastian Inlet. Great beach accesses in Brevard County but their park could use a little TLC. Heavily used when we were here in March and it really shows. County commissioners: please put some $$ back into the place!

Odd sites where some pull straight in, some back in, some go sideways. The spaces require some thought on how to park so you are level. Picnic table was burned in spots and falling apart, and fire ring had trash and cat poop in it from tennants before. Litter in the mangroves galore. BUT great water access if you are on a water site!

You share a power post so make sure to have an extention cord that will run the length needed.

The kayaking was really good with lots of dolphins and birds. We had two eagles above us on the last day. The bathrooms are heavily used and showed the wear and tear as such. Your site can be exposed to high winds if on the West or the South side so be aware of that when booking. We camped at Long Point Park Campground (Brevard County Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Dirt, 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The tackle shop/convenience store on the corner had fantastic smoked fish dip. The New England Eatery and Pub was tasty. We also ate at the Sebastian Roadside Restaurant which was really good. We would go back to both when we return.

Publix to the north was 11 miles.

Off road bike trail right at the part entrance along the mosquito control ditches and down to the marina and the park. Cool views! Fishing Museum at the state park was interesting.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Anastasia State Park, St Augustine, Florida

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

Beautiful sites with massive oaks you may have to manuever around that are spacious and private for the most part. The park is large so a bike is a must for cruising. They have a dumpster for recycling! Finally a park with no overflowing bins....Staff was friendly and informative. The Saturday farmers market was cancelled due to a Brad Paisley concert...it is supposed to be a good one. We saw three deer in Salt run early morning and rescued a juvenile green sea turtle that was cold stunned. We camped at Anastasia State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
136
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed 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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Park free on this side of the bridge for an early morning ride over the bridge into the city pre crowds. Great photo opps... Visit SAFE animal shelters for some free dog/cat love and fun! Kyles Seafood Market has great seafood with a bakery and produce market located next door.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

River Creek Campground, Rutherfordton, North Carolina

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

Stopped by here on the way South from Asheville. Nice little park that gave us a two night stay with a BOGO Passport America discount. Love getting that discount! We had a site right on the Broad River which was really running and sounded wonderful. We had the row to ourselves the first night and had a lovely campfire with the full moon rising and the river rushing by.

The site would have been really tight if we had neighbors. You would have their sewer hook up 5 feet from your picnic table. We toured Lake Lure and the surrounding towns for a lovely day trip. The Rocky Broad River that feeds the lake was beautiful! The river spots looked great for tent camping. We camped at River Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

The Lake Lure marina only offered a tour at 2 pm the day we were there so we missed out. They need a minimum of 6 people, and the cost was $15 pp. The park next to the marina had a great walkway for a short side trip.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Asheville East KOA, Swannanoa, North Carolina

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

We arrived just before Halloween weekend and got the very last spot. Site #11 up on the hill where the permanent campers/workers live. Lots more quiet than down in the "zoo". Tree were beautiful in their fall colors. Loved the full hookup after our last stop. Especially with the dusting of snow for our heat pumps. Lots of squirrel/bird TV for our cats to view thru the coach windows. The park emptied out and was lovely Monday morning. Great trails around the lakes for cat walking. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

The Blue Ridge parkway was conveniently right down the road. Such a stunning drive this year and an escape from the city bustle. Southbound was closed at MM #402 due to flooding. Hunter Banks Outfitters's is an amazing fly fishing shop! The town of Black Mountain was fun for a shopping day and the Blue Ridge Biscuit Company is a must for breakfast. Country roads galore to meander down and of course the Biltmore Estate with the worlds best ice cream are all nearby!

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Perry KOA, Perry, Florida

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

Evacuating for Hurricane Irma along with the rest of Florida. Made reservations for 3 nights but decided to leave after the first night to move further West along with most of the other coaches and left by 9 am the next day. We only got a refund for one of the two remaining nights.... Spoke with two clerks, a manager, and was kicked up to the owner whom I never did speak with trying to straighten out the mess. Please don't charge me for what you don't provide and then give me the runaround when I try and resolve the problem.

This KOA is right off of US 19 and the pull thru spots are right at the entrance. Lots of coaches just passing thru. Perry is at a crossroads in Florida and this makes the campground convenient. We camped at Perry KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D -07
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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:

Deals Famous Oyster House was delicious! We had shrimp fried and grilled and they were outstanding. The dozen oysters on the 1/2 shell we started with were ok but pricey at $15 per dozen. I would not get them next time. Entertaining sitting at the oyster bar and chatting with Devon our "bar tender" who shucked our oysters. "The finest people in the World walk through our doors".

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Nature's Resort RV Park, Homosassa, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here 5 nights over the New Years Holiday so no discount offered. We had a site on the Superhighway as there was only one way in and one way out. Traffic was a constant stream at times with the cars and golf carts. My biggest pet peeve is cigarette butts! We picked up at least 75 just within our site alone. Butts are trash people! Not very nice sitting outside shuffling the trashy butts around. For $50 per night I expect a clean site. Also lots of trash in the woods behind our coach. The picnic table was moldy and sorta gross. Didn't ask for one as we were only here for a short time. Some of the sites were so close together it was silly, like sardines in a can. On the plus side I love 50 amp, Wi-Fi, cable TV, level sites and a concrete pad! We camped at Nature's Resort RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37X
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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:

Don't miss Shelly's Fish Market located at 5380 S. Boulevard Dr. in Homosassa. Great little market on the river with really fresh seafood. We got a big slab of swordfish, some jumbo white shrimp, and Habanero smoked fish dip. They were fantastic on the grill! Locals were in there picking up bushels of oysters and stone crab claws for the New Year's holiday. Open Thursday thru Sunday. Phone is 352 503 6882 Food truck in the parking lot but didn't get to try it out.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Black Bear Cove, Benton, Tennessee

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 2 nights to fish the Hiawassee. The manager was really nice but the park needs a lot of work and a good cleanup. It is apparently just out of bankruptcy after 5 years. Also now known as Eagle Cove RV park now to clear up that confusion. Trash is my pet peeve with cigarette butts at the top of the list! Lots of those around, dead bugs in the bathrooms, broken picnic table, trash in the fire ring, dead landscaping, fields that needed mowing......etc. No cable and unlevel sites for $45 per night was just poor value. The park did get WiFi the day we arrived but you had to go up to the bathrooms to connect. They did not take credit cards as well. Lots of upgrades in the future plans according to Jim. Great potential with a beautiful location. ...... We camped at Black Bear Cove in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Reliance fly shop was great but the river was way too warm for trout. The generation schedule was also not good. We did drive beautiful country back and dirt roads to our hearts content. The Amish vegetable stand had good stuff!

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Toqua Campground, Vonore, Tennessee

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here in Toqua RV park for two nights on our way south. We had a very spacious site with all the room we could use. The RV Park was full on the weekend as we arrived on Saturday night with families enjoying the lake and their boats. There were lots of rules but that's a good thing because there was no junk lying around and it was very clean. Wi-Fi was average speed and no cable TV availability. We camped at Toqua Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
321
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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 cruised Tail of the Dragon and lots of forest backroads. Great roads! We also went to Benton's bacon and Country hams and stocked up! Visited Fort Loudoun as it was so close to the park and the Wildlife Management Area nearby.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Norris Dam State Park, Rocky Top, Tennessee

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park needs some TLC. We stayed in the west area in site #6. The approach to the camping was not too bad as we disconnected our Jeep at the office. The site was not level so we used boards under the front wheels as the leveling jacks could not compensate for the pitch. We couldn't get all the way back into the site as they had timbers that would interfere with our stairs when they opened. The bathrooms had tons of spiders everywhere! You had to be careful bending down in the shower or else you were in a web....I used the handicapped stall as it was the only shower that the temperature could be adjusted. Also used the hand held wand to spray the bugs away before getting in, had to put the sprayer on the rail as the holder didn't work. The screen windows had hundreds of dead bugs stuck to the outside. The walk to the showers went by sites with broken benches, trash and cigarettes in the firepits, and picnic tables that you would need to scrape the dirt and debris from underneath before using. The volleyball court had broken concrete pieces in the playing field...ouch. Simple neglect. ...I don't mind old outdated showers but clean is important! On the good side our site was spacious with beautiful trees! Loved hammocking. Not very many people in the campground which was lovely. We camped at Norris Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6 west
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Sprint coverage was great for a change! Loved watching all the park deer. We came to trout fish the Clinch from our kayaks but the Norris dam opened early each morning we were here. Got a few days in but were off the water by noon when the rising water chased us off. Enjoyed lunch at the Hoskins Soda Fountain and drug store!

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