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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Norris Dam State Park, Rocky Top, Tennessee

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

I camped in a Class B. The park has an east and a west campground. The east is out in an open field with power lines above. No shade or privacy. If you have to stay there, sites 1-3 would be the best. The west campground has more shade and a little more privacy. The outer loop sites are small, but for the most part, level. Depending on the length of your RV the inner loop will have an incline (I saw some on 6" levelers in the front). The sites aren't too close but both loops allow you to easily see your neighbor's picnic table. Outer loop sites 38-46 got a lot of pm sun. All 3 of the handicap spaces were in total sun. Site 28's picnic table would be at the back of your RV. The roads to both campgrounds are narrow and steep with several switchbacks. I can see longer vehicles having to cross the yellow line in order to keep from running off the road. Check in for both campgrounds is at the park office located on the west side. They have a gift shop there but no camp store. The swimming pool was large and looked clean (though it wasn't open for the season yet) and there was plenty of parking. You must drive to everything in this park (exception -- if you are staying in the west campground, the west hiking trails are close). The newly remodeled bathroom (shower and toilet combined) was clean and well stocked. However, there was only 4 stalls. The only trash can is by the dump station about 1/4 mile from the campground. The OTA reception a very good with 3 main channels and numerous others like ION, MeTV, etc. The park personnel are very friendly and helpful so if you get there and don't like your site they are happy to switch you. The rangers patrol pretty often. We camped at Norris Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23 West
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Try the Clinch River Brewery. I didn't eat there but the locals said the food and the beer was very good. The park office has a menu which changes on a regular basis.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Colleton State Park, Walterboro, South Carolina

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Stopped here for just one night. Normally the park requites a 2 night minimum stay but got lucky and they had one space available for one night. If this is the case you must contact the park directly. The ranger is only in the office for a short period of time but if you leave a message they will get back with you. The ranger will probably not be in the office when you arrive but the camp host will check you in. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. The restrooms were old but clean. Site was level and clean. Sites along Hwy 15 had road noise (could see the hwy) . Some sites have a view of the river. Wasn't there long enough to check out the rest of the park. We camped at Colleton State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Tomoka State Park, Ormond Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

The Park Rangers are very friendly and helpful. The park does allow walk-ups. There are 3 restrooms, two have laundry facilities and appeared to have been remodeled so they are a little nicer but all were clean. No laundry items at the area but can be purchased at the camp store/outpost. Sites along the Old Dixie Hwy get a lot more road noise. Camped in a Class B so had no problems with size of the site. We camped at Tomoka State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Make sure you go to the camp store/outpost. They have food service and serve a local brewery's beer on tap. They also rent canoes and kayaks. They have a large outside patio area so it's a wonderful place to sit in the mornings or evenings. The park is only about 6 miles from Andy Romano Beachfront Park. We were in a Class B so that was a great place for us to park it and enjoy the beach.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Panther Creek State Park, Morristown, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Camped in a Class B. Check in is at the Visitors Center. Park is clean and well maintained. Two clean bath houses each with 4 bath pods (showers, toilets & sinks). Small laundry (1 washer and dryer) 75 cents but no supplies. Each site has a BBQ grill. Sites are paved but you WILL NEED LEVELERS. I used a four stack and was no where near being level. Don't believe the "slight incline" it is more than slight. Most sites are scarce on shade and not very private. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Site 46 and 47 had mud daubers, can't say if any other sites had them or not. Once the park cleared out a little the female Ranger was very helpful in getting us moved to a more level site, which made our stay much more pleasant. All sites are back in. The class A's seemed to like the premium sites.

Free 200MB WiFi at sites but it's very slow. You can buy "coupons" for more data or for slowdowns. I don't know how that works because I didn't do it. I would go back but only if I could get a more level site. There are 2 covered picnic areas for the campers. I would have rated the park much higher if the sites had been more level. We camped at Panther Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Take a picnic lunch/dinner to the Smallman picnic area (will need to drive there). Good views of the lake. Lots of well maintained hiking trails but they are not marked very well.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Natural Tunnel State Park, Duffield, Virginia

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

Stayed in the Lover Leap Loop. Please note that starting March 2, 2018, these sites will be "site specific" reservation only. Not a lot of shade but more private than Cove View which is VERY OPEN and CLOSE TOGETHER. At this time of year sites 2, 3, 4, 10 and 12 in LL seemed to have the most shade in the pm (by 4pm) and the most privacy. My site didn't have shade until almost 6pm. Bathrooms the cleanest I've seen in a state park. Checked out Cove View as well. Bathrooms old but clean. Sites are pull thru and very close together (no privacy) but have more shade. There are 4 Yurts in this area. Did not go to the pool area but from a distance it looked nice but you must drive to it. There is a steep but short hill to get to both campgrounds. The chair lift ride to the tunnel is a must do. Got lucky and the train passed while we were there. It was AWESOME. The park staff do not know the train schedule due to security reasons after 9/11. Chairlift and pool passes are include in your stay. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lovers Leap 7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If physically able to do so, hike the Stock Creek Trail which leads to the other side or exit of the tunnel. It's easy on the way down and moderate of the way back. One mile each way. Beautiful and up close views of the tunnel (can walk in a little way).

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

My RV is a class B so Creekside is great because I didn't have to move. Dump station at check in location. Walk-ins are allowed after 4 pm but ONLY for the non-site specific spaces. The sites are paved but not necessarily level. The two rows closest to the creek get the most shade. No vehicles over 35'. Laundry room. Ice and firewood available from host. Host and park employees very friendly.

Lots to do in the park, hiking (great trails), biking, swimming, paddle boat and kayaking. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Creekside 10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Walmart and Ingles Supermarket near by.

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