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A Retired RN and Retired Telecommunications Tech who enjoy really good wine and beautiful views.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Mountain Valley RV Park, Tehachapi, California

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

They have odd office hours and no online reservations, but the people in the office are always very nice. Must call between 7-9 am or wait until after 2 pm. Windy but fun park next to sailplane runway. Coyotes howl at night. Lots of rabbits. The bathroom/showers and laundry look very clean. The pull thru sites have water and electric but no sewer. There is a dump station. The sites are spacious with quite a few trees. There is a basic cafe at the airport within walking distance. In town we love Domingos Mexican Restaurant. We camped at Mountain Valley RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Eat at Domingos in town.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Beaver KOA, Beaver, Utah

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

We chose this park for both the outgoing and the return part of our trip. It is located close to the I-15 freeway with a Pilot station at the intersection. The park is quiet at night, but during the day the street outside the park is heavily used. The sites are gravel with pavers made into patio sites. The sewer hookup was a bit high for our rig. There are some nice trees at some of the sites. The pool looked clean. It is apparently horse country and stables are available for those traveling with horses. The bathrooms/showers were very nice and clean. 4 washers and 4 dryers in the laundry, all looked new. I didn't use them. Their KOA system instantly knew me and all my information from my Rewards Card, and registration was so simple. Not all KOAs seem to have this. The staff is always friendly and helpful, sharing information about sights to see and places to eat. We only stayed one night each time so never unhooked and went into town. We camped at Beaver KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Pavers
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town (formerly Sam's Town Casino & RV Park) , Las Vegas, Nevada

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here several times. We like it because of the proximity to the Sam's Town Casino. We get a pull-thru and leave our truck hooked up if we only plan a one night stay. We walk to the casino and enjoy the buffet and love the Angry Butcher. The park is large and clean. The sites are those weird back to back and face to face according to the hookups, and we don't really care for that. We would definitely try for one of the end sites of the row if we planned to stay for more than a day or two. The pool is in an enclosure that is sort of claustrophobic, but it is clean. Bathrooms and showers are clean. We didn't use the laundry. There is a lot of noise from the busy Boulder Blvd. and overflying aircraft and helicopters. Also a lot of sirens. The staff all seem very nice and helpful. We camped at Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town (formerly Sam's Town Casino & RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
341
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Mountain Valley RV Resort, Heber City, Utah

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Hello!!!! This place has an ADULTS ONLY section!!!! Need I say more??? Wish I would have known that prior to booking only one night! This is a beautiful resort park with all the bells and whistles. The bathrooms/showers are each private and beautiful. I would imagine this place gets completely booked often. We only stayed one night so have no idea about the town or restaurants. It is close to Park City for the ski crowd, so it must have everything. We camped at Mountain Valley RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

River's Edge RV & Cabins Resort, Evansville, Wyoming

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

A bit difficult to find because of lack of signage, but it turned out to be a pretty nice place. We were there on a weekend and off-season, so it was quiet. There is a pipe making business directly next door, which we heard makes a lot of noise during the week. The manager makes an effort to locate people on the other side of the park for this reason. There is a beautiful river that runs in back of the park with a picnic area. This park was popular during the big 2018 Solar Eclipse. They packed them in. The sites are roomy and everything worked well. Did not use the bathrooms or showers, but got the tour and they looked nice and clean. We camped at River's Edge RV & Cabins Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Mount Rushmore KOA, Hill City, South Dakota

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We had a pull-thru patio site in the off-season in May. The park was relatively empty, but it seems that the few people out at this time of the year all get clumped together in the empty park anyway. Wish we could be more spread out. No other complaints about the site. It was roomy and had a nice shade tree, but it was cloudy and rainy the whole time we were there. The showers were private and beautiful, but the bathrooms could use an upgrade. The staff was courteous and tried to be helpful, but we were told that the "Taproom" was open thinking we could go to the bar and have a beer. But it was not open for a few more days. We got our beer anyway in the restaurant, but were somewhat disappointed. The entire park is apparently geared toward families with all kinds of activities during the high season, including a miniature golf course and 2 swimming pools. None of that was open when we were there. I cannot imagine how packed the place must get during the summer. As others have mentioned, the Alpine Inn in Hill City has a fantastic filet mignon dinner. We loved the Crazy Horse site. Mt. Rushmore is very close, and we went twice. The second time to see it with lighting at night. We also visited Keystone, which was interesting, but again, much was still closed for the season. No wifi, cable or cellular service. We drank a lot of wine. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nearby Mount Rushmore. View at night when they turn on the lights. Crazy Horse is very impressive as a work in progress. Alpine Inn in Hill City has a fantastic filet mignon dinner.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort & Cabins, Spearfish, South Dakota

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We moved to this park after we canceled 2 days at the Spearfish City Campground. This is another one of those beautiful parks with all the bells and whistles. Private bathrooms with showers. Clean. Roomy sites. All the other good things that people have already said. We stayed 2 days in May with the park pretty much empty. It is an easy hop to Sturgis. The freeway and fuel are very close with easy access. Good wifi, cell signal and cable TV. WOW! We camped at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
112
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Easy access to freeway, fuel, and Sturgis.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

7th Ranch RV Camp, Garryowen, Montana

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

This place was a pleasant surprise. We prepared ourselves for desolation, and it turned out to be lovely! We were escorted to our site. Only stayed one night and did not use any of the amenities, except the welcome ice cream! At first we enjoyed the sound of the train, but then when you are trying to sleep at night, it can wake you up. We camped at 7th Ranch RV Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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:

Big Horn Memorial site has a nice museum but not driveable in an RV. The road is simply too narrow and too few places to pull over or park. And we were there off-season. The parking lot for the Visitors Center was full. Only about 4 spots for RVs on the street after having to loop through the small parking lot. We should have unhooked down the road near the freeway and drove the toad.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sunrise Campground, Bozeman, Montana

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

Very nice hosts, but the tip-off should have been the offer of free earplugs. This place is situated between the freeway and train tracks. Escort to site. No cable TV, but over-the-air TV was good. Wifi and cellular OK. This is another one of those places that has you face-to-face with another rig. We were fortunate to have a nice couple across from us who also had no kids or barking dogs. We managed to coordinate our awnings so that we each had shade without getting them tangled up. Yes we used the earplugs, and Ambien. The restrooms/showers were clean, but odd to have to walk through muddy campsites to get to them. There didn't appear to be an actual walkway. We camped at Sunrise Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Earplugs! We ate at Famous Dave's BBQ in Bozeman.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Jim & Mary's RV Park, Missoula, Montana

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

We loved this place. There was an occasional train, but nothing that was a show-stopper. When we first arrived the cable TV was not working. Since I had deprived my DBF of his CNBC and CNN for 3 nights, I had promised this to him. When we inquired about the problem, there was instantaneous effort to fix it. Three guys were out there with all kinds of tools going down the line to isolate the problem, and after about an hour they got it fixed! Thank you Thank you Thank you! We had a lovely pull-thru site at the end of the row with a nice grassy area. We only stayed one night so did not use the amenities or even unhook the toad. This park is convieniently right off the road to West Glacier Park. We camped at Jim & Mary's RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

West Glacier KOA, West Glacier, Montana

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $87.00
Overall Rating:

Booked 4 nights at this beautiful park during the off-season in May. Restaurant and ice cream shop both still closed for the season. Good eats down the road at the Glacier Grill. There are 2 pools, one for adults only (yeah!). Strangely, the huge park was near-empty, but they placed us right next to another camper (why do they do that???). We walked around and found all sorts of other spots, some with some beautiful views of the mountains (a bit more $$$) so we asked to move. They were happy to accommodate us. We moved, but on the second day, found that we were again surrounded by other campers in the near-empty park. Dogs on both sides (we don't have dogs) and a monster RV that ran some kind of noisy fan or air conditioner the entire time. We drove to Whitefish because we had always heard it was so beautiful. Didn't realize that you could not see the lake because of the trees. Not real impressed with the town. Columbia Falls is super-busy traffic-wise. The real shocker was the McDonald Lodge at Lake McDonald on the Going to the Sun road. We thought that being off-season and the road not being fully open that it wouldn't be crowded. Wrong. Nowhere to park unless you are willing to park on the road and hike 1/4 mile. There were literally busloads of people there. It was like Disneyland. What must it be like in the summer? We camped at West Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
187 - 23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Drive some back roads, like to the Hungry Horse dam and Lake 5. Beautiful areas that are non-touristy. Good eats at the Glacier Grill in Coram. If you plan to drive up the Going to the Sun road at ANY time of the year, be at the park entrance at 0800 when they open. Otherwise you will not find a place to park.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Dillon KOA, Dillon, Montana

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

Great little place and fun people working there. The park borders a great river that is reportedly good for fishing. We saw a group of whitetail deer grazing in the back picnic area. There is quite a herd of small goats in front, but I don't know the story on them. When we walked out to see them after dinner, they had been taken inside the barn. Our site was really nice and roomy. The restrooms were clean and the pool had not yet been filled for the summer. We had dinner in town at Sparky's Garage and it was fabulous! We did make it out to the ghost town at Bannack State Park. This is the most well-preserved ghost town we have ever seen. It is a long drive out there (26 miles SW of Dillon) but we thought it was worthwhile. We camped at Dillon KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bannack State Park is the most well-preserved ghost town we have ever seen. Spanky's Garage for fabulous food!

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Golden Spike RV Park, Brigham City, Utah

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

We had a little trouble finding the road leading into this place. We could see it from the freeway, and then from the cross street, but there is no sign at the entrance road and we missed it. Might have been the pouring down rain and lightning. Plus the road sign had a different name, like Angelina or something. Could barely see the 1075 S. The sites were tight but the park filled up almost completely with huge RVs on a Tuesday night in May. We only stayed one night and it met our needs. Domino's delivered a pizza to us. Walmart is within walking distance, but we were experiencing a big thunderstorm. We camped at Golden Spike RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

1075 S. street sign tricky to see. Walmart close. Dominos will deliver.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Spearfish City Campground, Spearfish, South Dakota

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

First of all, do NOT use your GPS to find this place!!! Unfortunately we were on the road at the time we booked, and had very bad cellular and wifi, so we did not get to see much information other than our confirmation number. Therefore we also did not get instructions on how to get to the park. We hit a dead end and a closed gate and almost had to unhook our tow in the rain. Long story short, we were finally able to get a call back from the park with instructions and directions. The campground advertises wifi, but we are apparently here too "early in the season" and there is none. But the cable TV is GREAT! My ATT cellular connection is pretty good. We specifically requested a "premium" site, which was described as creek side and more private, and ours was the "last" one available. We are quickly finding that there is ALWAYS something they don't tell you. At this place, this "last" site was available probably because it was the one closest to some kind of power plant that makes a lot of noise continuously. Oh well. We aren't exactly creek side, because across from us, between us and the creek, are the tent campers. They are the ones who are actually "creek side". I think I probably paid extra for this site, and looking around, there really isn't much special about it. Most of the sites here look pretty nice. The park itself is very beautiful. We are here in May, and the weather has been beautiful for the last week on our trip from California, until today. It is freezing cold and there will be thunderstorms for the 4 days that we were planning to visit Deadwood and Sturgis. No fault of anyone's. We purposely chose this time of year because getting RV sites is not a problem and the roads and campgrounds are not crowded because many kids are still in school. We will deal with the weather. We camped at Spearfish City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Deadwood and Sturgis are not really as close as we were led to believe. There are a couple of pretty long and steep (7%) grades between here and Deadwood. Our little tow is going to have a tough time with that. We thought about renting a vehicle, but have to go to Rapid City for that. Nothing local.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Friends Landing, Montesano, Washington

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

A GEM is correct. Older reviews stated no wifi, but now there is. Very long and beautiful asphalt trail around the lake. The campground was built with handicap in mind, and they did a great job. Asphalt RV space we had (R 10) was not real level, but we used all of our blocks on the back tires of our Class C and got it up enough to function. Water and 30 amp hookup was good. The whole park is VERY QUIET and we loved it. If there had been sewer and cable, we would never leave! We camped at Friends Landing in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
R 10
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Read the park history on the billboard near the front of the camp. Very impressed!

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