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States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Star Valley Ranch RV Park, Thayne, Wyoming

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

Location, location, location... this old park may not have the cleanest showers or restrooms, and the amenities are old and dated, but the location is perfect. Just 45 miles south of Jackson Hole and an hour's drive from Grand Teton National Park, this park has LOTS going for it. There is a pool and laundry and small convenience store on site to service the 1,000 campers who come here in droves every summer. Demand continues for this wonderful campground as this park is now expanding with an entirely new section with a few hundred more camp sites. Many people choose to place a permanent park model or 5th wheel on their site and rent it for the full season or choose to lease it or own it long-term. This may not be the newest or shiniest park in Wyoming, but it is my very favorite. We camped at Star Valley Ranch RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
405
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

My wife line dances every day here, while I golf. Thayne has an excellent True Value hardware store and adequate supermarket. Jackson Whole Grocer, Smith's Grocery, and Albertson's in Jackson Hole have gigantic stores that will match anything we have ever seen in any big city.

Four GREAT golf courses (two of which you can walk to from your RV), plus close and easy access to fishing on the Greys, Salt and Snake Rivers, ATV trails galore, and gorgeous snow capped mountains covered in pine and aspen trees make this an outdoor paradise. Cedar Creek semi-private golf course is about 1 mile away and nestled into the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and it is my favorite golf course in the whole USA. The scenery is spectacular and the course is challenging... be sure to bring your camera as you'll spend as much time taking pictures as you will golfing.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Eagle RV Park, Thermopolis, Wyoming

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The only good thing about this campground is the fast internet and free cable TV. Sites are very VERY tight. When I walked out my RV door, I had to step around my neighbors water, sewer and electrical connections! and my neighbor had to step over my connections! The sites are jammed together with the maximum number of RVs that can fit on this small parcel of land. Certainly one of the most overpriced camping spots we have ever had with no privacy. My wife said she actually felt claustrophobic because the spaces were so close together. We camped at Eagle RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were fooled to think that the Black Bear Cafe was the same as the Black Bear Diners we loved from other towns. NOT SO. The food quality was poor.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Blue Ridge Motel & Cabins / RV Hook-Ups, Pinetop, Arizona

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

FYI... This RV Park NO LONGER takes short term rentals. If you want to stay here, you must pay for the ENTIRE SEASON, regardless of how many days you stay. We camped at Blue Ridge Motel & Cabins / RV Hook-Ups in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Chula Vista RV Resort, Chula Vista, California

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one month starting in September and got the discounted "off season" monthly rate. This campground is about as perfect as you can get most anywhere. Sites are all paved concrete and level with easy access to electric, water and sewer. We could not get the cable to work so we used our batwing for local TV reception. Our site backs up to the park that is parallels San Diego Bay, so we saw lots of sail boats floating by and beautiful sunsets. The park is used heavily by local residents for picnics and parties, especially on weekends, so the noise level from boom-boxes can be quite loud depending on what event is taking place. Our neighbors told us the the night before we arrived, a very loud and raucous crowd occupied the park until the next morning playing extremely loud music and they could not sleep a wink. Good thing we missed that! So before you book your site here, it would be wise to check the events calendar and see what events are scheduled for the park. We had a rental car here for our one month stay and put LOTS of miles on the car. The main reason is that most every attraction (the Zoo, Balboa Park, the Midway, Mission Bay, etc.) we wanted to see was either in the city of San Diego or north of the city. So we ended up doing a daily commute with all the horrific traffic going into and out of the city nearly every day. We eventually learned that if we departed the campground around 9:15 we missed most of the morning traffic, and if we started our trip back to the RV park around 2:00, we missed most of the going-home traffic. When the Navy yards have shift change around 3:00, it seems every road is packed with cars. One negative about the park is that they don't seem to enforce their dog barking rules. Our neighbors let their dogs tied outside all day and the dogs barked almost constantly. We camped at Chula Vista RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Grocery shopping is very convenient with Sprouts Farmers Market and Albertsons just a mile up J Street from the campground (in Chula Vista). The Costco and Walmart are both handy (south of J street on Broadway) although we were shocked to see how little fresh produce and food product Walmart carried. If you want to go grocery shopping here, skip the Walmart and go to Sprouts and Albertsons (directly across the street from each other at the intersection of J Street and 3rd in Chula Vista).

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Canyon RV & Campground (Closed), Hungry Horse, Montana

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

CAUTION: This campground has a 50% cancellation fee for any cancelled reservation regardless of the notification period. We gave them over a month advance notice and we were denied our request for a full refund of our deposit of $215. I have a detailed spreadsheet with all our reservations including specific notes for cancellation policies and I have no notes in my records regarding this severe cancellation policy, so I don't believe we were told of such a policy when we made our reservation. Also, there is nothing on their web site that documents their cancellation policy. Buyer beware! We camped at Canyon RV & Campground (Closed) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Alpen Rose RV Park, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

When we booked our reservation at Alpen Rose, we requested a “big rig site” because my coach is 40 feet long and I’m towing a car so my total length is 65 feet. We ended up in a site that was too small to accommodate our needs and one that was flooded and very muddy. The site was so tight that the slide topper awning on my driver’s side slide was overhanging the awning of my neighbor! We kindly requested help from the manager, but got thrown out for “being complainers”. Here are the details of our story… I'm a professional marketing support engineer with 40 years experience in dealing with the public. and a strong Christian who believes in treating everyone with kindness and respect. I tell you this so you’ll know how I’ve been trained in dealing with people over my past 40 year career. When we checked into Alpen Rose RV Park in Durango, I noticed that my campsite was flooded with several inches of water because of the recent heavy rains. I did NOT complain or even say a word of the mud or flooding at check-in. After a couple of days, I kindly mentioned in passing to the desk person that "If it might be possible to spread a couple of buckets of gravel around my electric and water hookups, I'd surely appreciate it because the mud there is really bad". The next night we had another very hard rain, and I asked the desk person if it was OK for me to park my car in the empty site next to mine because the place where I was parking was blocked by a new coach that pulled in next to me and the rest of my site was flooded under several inches of water. The lady at the desk was courteous and said "OK". The next morning, the campground manager drove to my site and told me that I'm not permitted to park in that site and that I must move. I told him that I had permission from the front desk because of the extreme flooding to park there and that since the site I was parked in was flooded it was unlikely anyone would be camping there anyway. Then I went up to the camp office to buy some postcards and rent a movie. I mentioned to the lady at the desk that "when I pay $250 a week for camping, I don't expect perfection, but I do expect a site with gravel and no mud". The campground manager then walked in the office and proceeded to "rake me over the coals". He said that I had been doing nothing but complaining since the day we arrived, and that he wanted me to leave immediately. I explained to him that actually it was the guy in the coach next to me that had been doing all the complaining and he was moved to a different site because of his "complaining". The manager then made several unfounded accusations against me and then when I attempted to explain, he called me a liar. He charged me for the 3 nights stay at the daily premium rate of $45 a day and forced me to take a refund for the rest of the week. I told him we just wanted to stay there and finish our week. He was extremely rude and demanded that I leave the property immediately. Then, to top it all off, after 90 minutes, he drives by my campsite in a golf cart (as we are packing up the coach) and yells to me in a loud voice so all the neighbors would hear that "If I'm not gone in 10 minutes, he was calling the police and filing charges of trespassing!" YIKES! Holy Moses! This guy was undoubtedly the most rude and crude campground manager I've ever met. I have never in all my 10 years of camping ever been treated in such a rude and unprofessional way. We left there and we will never be going back. I would never recommend that any of my friends ever stay there, and I strongly suggest that you don’t stay there either. Read the other “1” rated review and you’ll see that my experience is not an isolated one, but this manager has a long history of this kind of rude treatment of customers. As we drove to Cortez, my wife and I finally realized why all the employees there seemed to have such an obvious attitude problem. Now we know it is a reflection of this manager who has no idea of how to treat a customer and build repeat business through customer loyalty. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Amarillo Ranch RV Park, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean, well organized, with quick easy access from the interstate highway. It was a nice touch that they have free coffee and donuts between 8 and 9:30 am. We stayed here for just one night, and it was a nice place to stay while passing through Amarillo. We camped at Amarillo Ranch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Red River Ranch RV Resort, Thackerville, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Big wide open campground with super easy access to the interstate. Friendly and helpful camp staff. We just stayed for one night, but it was a nice quiet place to stop over. We camped at Red River Ranch RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Hidden Valley RV Resort, Tijeras, New Mexico

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely tight and narrow roads and very tight and narrow camp sites. All roads are dirt and pulverized gravel dust and very steep. When RVs enter or leave, there is a big dust storm. My coach was just washed and waxed before we came here, and now it is totally cover in dust. The entry road is steep and narrow with a very sharp turn immediately behind the Chevron station. It is not for the weak hearted or those who can't handle challenging terrain. I strongly suggest that you disconnect your toad in the flat area across the street from the Chevron if you decide to stay here. My wife hated all the dust and we won't be coming back. We camped at Hidden Valley RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Bay Bayou RV Resort, Tampa, Florida

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We spedt 6 months each winter for the past 4 years at Bay Bayou. Bay Bayou RV Resort is located near Tampa, Florida in Hillsborough County, at the top end of Tampa Bay near Oldsmar. The campground has approximately 250 sites. The west side of the camp is mostly 30 amp service and the east side is 50 amp service. All the sites are very large and most sites can accommodate any size RV, including the largest buses with 4 slides. All the sites are level and have full hookups including electric, water and sewage and telephone service from the local phone company if you choose. Most sites have a concrete pad and every site has a picnic table. We love the location of Bay Bayou, which is only 5 miles from the Tampa Bay Airport and about 10 miles from Tarpon Springs. A wonderful selection of great restaurants are nearby as well as many excellent golf courses. Tampa Bay Downs horse race track and driving range are just a mile away. Lazydays RV and Camping World is only 30 minutes east on I-4, and many wonderful beaches are 30 to 45 minutes away. Bay Bayou's new owners have made many changes that have greatly improved the campground. The new million dollar club house and pool are absolutely gorgeous. The pool is shaped like a Mickey Mouse head and one of the ears has a built-in jacuzzi too. There are two new buildings in the middle of the east and west sides that have laundry and shower facilities. The laundry and shower facilities are all new and sparkling clean. The camp has all paved roads, so there is no dust when campers come driving through. During the winter season, Bay Bayou has many covered dish dinner and other events. The owners even provide a free turkey and ham dinner for the major holidays. The people here are really great. Unlike many Florida campgrounds, this one is focused on providing services for the RVer who spends at least part of the year traveling. Nearly all the permanent park models have been removed and now traveling RVers comprise 95% or more of the people who stay here. That's really nice as there are always new people coming and going and many new friends to meet every day. If you have a satellite dish on the top of your RV and must have a clear shot of the southern sky, realize that most of Bay Bayou’s camp sites have trees. This can make getting a clear shot a challenge. If you have a movable tri-pod, you won’t have a problem. Of all the sites at Bay Bayou, the sites in the southeast corner have the fewest trees. Of all the campgrounds in the Tampa Bay area, we think Bay Bayou is the best. The "daily" rate we quoted is based on a 6 month lease. We camped at Bay Bayou RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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