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My partner and I just got our first travel trailer in May 2017 and we're enjoying every free moment we can in it!

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Heritage RV Park, Augusta, Georgia

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This RV park is the kind of place where you are either there as a long term resident, or you just need a place to park your RV. The upside to staying at Heritage: The park itself is very clean and does have easy access full hookups & concrete patios (the parking spaces are gravel). It's not extremely close to downtown, but with the interstate close by, it was fairly easy to get to the downtown historic district without an issue (besides, there really aren't many RV parks around Augusta). Another positive, the Augusta Mall is only about 2 miles away (as well as other shopping and dining). Unfortunately, there were some downsides as well: Unless you are a fulltime resident, you are going to be located in a field without any shade. Also, there are a lot of fire ant hills... LOTS OF FIRE ANT HILLS. We didn't spend a lot of time outside due to the heat (and lack of shade even with the awning open), but fire ants were all over - luckily, I sprayed the camper prior to our trip so we didn't deal with any getting inside, but we did get bitten a few times while we were outdoors. While we didn't need them, there are no amenities such as bathrooms, bathhouse, or laundry. The office is only open from 1 - 5... and they are sticklers about this. The worst part, however, was when we went to park. The desk person showed us to our spot and we thanked him and told him we could take care of it from there. As I was helping my partner back in (via the phone), he jumped off of his golf cart and started banging hard on the truck windows telling her she was on the patio (she was not... she was straight in and about 10 inches from the concrete pad). He yelled over me several times telling her how to park even though we were perfectly in place. Even though he was standing beside the truck & I was behind it and could see everything, he insisted that she pull up and re-do it twice. He was a nice guy, but I just found his behavior very rude and uncalled for. We camped at Heritage RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Chester State Park, Chester, South Carolina

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Chester State Park is a beautiful, small campground. The grounds and roads are very well maintained, and the sites are clean. Sadly, there are only 3 sites with an open view to the lake (which is 50+ yards or more away)... which means that if anyone wants to spend time at the lake (which is everyone), they have to cut through the areas around those 3 sites to get to it. This doesn't seem like it would be an issue, as there are several ways to get around the sites without cutting right through someone else's campsite, but it seems that cutting through an actual site is the way most people made their way down there. Basically, there's not much respect for "personal space". We didn't really have an issue with this, and still found the trip to be very relaxing (even with the distance to the lake, the view was amazing), but if you are more of a private person, this may be annoying to you. Another nice feature is that this park has a disc golf course, but you need to be a bit better than a beginner to really enjoy it (we are beginners). The course is cut out nicely, but it's still like hiking and the "rough" is really rough, so losing your disc in the woods can result in a lot of brier cuts and scrapes. We camped at Chester State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There's not a lot going on in Chester, but there is a Walmart about 7 miles away if you need anything. Kayak & canoe rentals at the park office & 2 disc golf courses within the park.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Aiken State Park, Windsor, South Carolina

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

The park itself is not bad, if you are looking for a very rustic place to stay for a few nights and your main goal is to get back to nature. Unfortunately, it rained during our one full day here, so we were stuck in the camper most of the day. Cell service (Verizon, at least) was very iffy at best and antenna television sounded like Max Headroom on a loop (channels constantly froze or just went completely out). Bad cell service and lack of TV reception was an issue even when it was sunny & nice weather: the thick trees just make it impossible to get either one.

The worst issue that I found, however, was that the sites are completely sand. Sand was tracked all over everything & everywhere: before the rain. After the rain, it was just a lost cause. They really need to add some gravel to help keep the sites a little better for use.

The dump station is located in an odd area in comparison to the roads exiting the park. The only way to navigate it easily is to pull across and travel back through the campground to the exit again.

The park rangers, like with most state parks around SC, were awesome as usual and the camp host was very nice. We camped at Aiken State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Wilson's Riverfront RV Park, Asheville, North Carolina

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

This park is located very close to downtown Asheville, NC. The park was clean, and other than some traffic noise from the interstate (as it is literally right off of the interstate), it was fairly quiet. Our site was right on the river, so it was very nice to have the convenience of being so close to downtown, but still have that quaint feeling of being close to the water. There is a water equipment rental place located right next door that would be very convenient during the summer months (not sure if this would add to the noise during the hotter months as it was closed during our stay). Another feature we found interesting... which some folks seemed to dislike... is that there is a walking trail that runs through the RV park that leads to more trails along the river in one direction and to a park in the other. We found it to be very nice as we do enjoy people watching and it wasn't very busy during out stay there. The camp host & hostess were both very nice and we enjoyed chatting with them. The only issue that we could foresee is that they don't really do site reservations. If you call, they will take your name and the dates you plan to stay and reserve your stay, but they don't/won't guarantee that you will get a water-side site until you get there (first come/first served). While we got lucky this time, I didn't like that it was kind of a gamble as to where we might be located. Also, there are very few trees around so there's not much shade to speak of. During summer months, it could get very hot. Even so, due to the convenience of the location, we'd still gladly stay there again. We camped at Wilson's Riverfront RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Very convenient to shopping, dining, breweries & river activities. Just a note... entrance to park is a hairpin turn right off the interstate. Best to drive a bit further down and turnaround to pull into RV Park.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Red Gate Campground & RV Resort, Savannah, Georgia

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This is kind of a funky little RV park. It's an event venue, small farm, and RV Park. My review is based on the particular site we had (C1). Site C1 is right beside a screened porch used for parties. It overlooked two ponds and the view was excellent (sadly the weather was horrible, so we didn't get to enjoy the outdoors as much as we would have liked). There's a small fire pit with a swing bench located on the site. The site area was huge and very level... easy access in and out. Hookups (water & electric) were easy to access. There is a farm located onsite, so you can spend time visiting with horses, goats, chickens and bunnies... it really was super cute. The whole park is clean and there is a very nice play area for kids and a large pool for the warmer days. The staff we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. There are a few negatives as well, though. The park is great and the staff is very nice, but there are very few private sites with water & electric hookups (no sewer). If I recall correctly, site C1, C2, and C3 are the only ones that are set off near the ponds that offer shade and a great view. Most of the sites with hookups are out in the open and offer no shade at at. Because there are no trees to buffer noise, you can hear everyone's conversations. Also, there are non-stop trains that come through at all hours of the day (the track is on the other side of the pond). I have a train track near my house, so it didn't bother us... but they are pretty loud if you aren't use to it. The main thing that would be a negative is that if you book one of the sites near one of their event buildings, and they book an event for the same time, we were told that they will move you to whatever open spot they have available... that may even be a dry site (no hookups at all). Since we do not dry camp, that would be a huge issue for us, so keep that in mind when booking and call a week in advance to make sure that nothing has changed with your reservation. We camped at Red Gate Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C1
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This park is very convenient to the main strip and to other tourist attractions near downtown Myrtle Beach. While they do not offer any beach front sites (and you cannot see or hear the beach from any of the sites), the campground is an easy walk to the beach and fishing pier. If you don't want to walk from your site, there are several parking areas that are closer. The campground was clean, the sites were very level, and the staff that we dealt with were all very friendly and helpful. Our site was on the first loop, near the campground entrance, by the campground store. There is also another small store located at the pier. There's a small educational walking path located at the campground, but also playground areas within close walking distance. We camped at Myrtle Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If you enjoy good craft beer, there is one true brewery called New South Brewery located within 20 minutes of the campground, but there is a great little place called Atlas Tap House that is a bit closer that is worth a visit as well.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lake Greenwood State Park, Ninety Six, South Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This has absolutely been one of my favorite SC State Parks to stay in. Our site was lakeside and had a beautiful view (campground #2, site 112). The park and site was very clean and easy to back in and set up. The outdoor "living" area was a little small, but big enough for a couple of chairs, the picnic table, and fire ring. The view, however, made up for any issue we had with the lack of space. The only issue we had was that there was a lot of dogs barking. The campground host also had barking dogs, so they didn't say much to anyone else who had dogs constantly barking. But again... the view was relaxing enough that it made up for anything else going on. We camped at Lake Greenwood State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Campground 2 - 112
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Downtown Greenwood is about 25 minutes away. There's a very nice pizza restaurant (The Mill House) that connects to a small brewery (Good Times Brewing). A great place to go grab a bite to eat and watch a game. Extra hint... the hummus and pita chip platter is delicious.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Santee State Park, Santee, South Carolina

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

Please note... the bad service rating is for the campground host. The park staff that we spoke with at various times seem to be very nice. Santee State Park (we stayed at Cypress View, but there are two campgrounds) is just a basic RV park. If you are not there to boat, or to go off-site to play golf, there's really not too much to do. Fishing from the dock is impossible due to the boat traffic coming and going, and fishing from the bank proves to be difficult due to the rocks and rough terrain (I'm sure a more avid fisherman or woman than myself would have found a way to make it work, though). Cypress View park itself was clean and the sites seem to all be pretty level; however, sites in the lower even 20s do not get much shade and made for a pretty bright and hot stay... even with the A/C on and awning out. There are shaded lakeside sites, but they didn't seem to have much of a view and it appeared that actually getting down to the lake would be a bit difficult. Cypress View is the newer of the campgrounds and less crowded than the original, but the older campground does have more shaded sites. For $30 a night, the park is a bit overpriced. The biggest issue we had was when we left... there was a line for the dump station. Apparently the system was overflowing and could not be used. Other campers had tried to contact the camp host (located very close to the station itself), but they would not answer the door even though they appeared to be home. We tried calling around to several other campgrounds and truck stops in the area, but no one allowed outside dumping. Because of this, we had to carry 3 nearly full tanks all the way home and pay another campground near our RV storage area for use of their dump station. We camped at Santee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you are looking for a place to catch a game on TV, Pedro's in Santee is really the only place to go. Luckily, the food is really good and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Asheville's Bear Creek RV Park & Campground, Asheville, North Carolina

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

First, the positive points. This campground is very easy to find (right off the interstate) and super close to downtown, dining, and shopping (outlet mall just a few miles away). At $42 a night, it may be bit higher than state parks or other campgrounds, but if you are looking for convenience to the downtown area, it really isn't that bad of a price. Now, the negative points. This campground is SUPER TIGHT. If there is a free space, they'll park a camper in it. Or a tent. Anything, really. We were lucky because the travel trailers next to us seem to be empty and neither of them had slide-outs, otherwise it would have been a lot more cramped than it already was and I'm not sure that we could have even used our awning. As mentioned before, the campground is located very close to the interstate. While that does make for easy and convenient travel downtown, it's very, very loud. Luckily (again), that noise does quiet down a bit at night due to less cars on the road, but there is no peace and quiet all during the day as traffic noise drowns out most everything else. Our last night there was spent debating on which was worse... the traffic noise or the barking dogs. Sadly, our view was of the line of trucks from the exterminating company located next to the campground. That was a huge annoyance. Our original designated spot was supposedly occupied by campers refusing to leave, so we were assigned a space near the exit of the campground. They could easily make that view better by adding a privacy fence so that the company's parking lot would not be visible. Still not sure why they haven't bothered to do this. Also, no picnic table available. All in all, while there were annoyances, the park was very convenient and that is what we were mainly looking for this trip. The park itself is very clean and they have trash cans and recycling cans conveniently located - but nicely hidden - in several areas throughout the park. Sites are level. We camped at Asheville's Bear Creek RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Black Forest Family Camping Resort, Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first stay at Black Forest. The campground was clean and the staff was very friendly. The sites were a little tight, but once we got backed in/parked (which was very easy & pretty level) and set up, the closeness wasn't too bad (thankfully, we had really nice neighbors). Our site had full hookups (including sewer) and power boxes located on both sides, so very convenient no matter what type of travel trailer or RV you are using.

They do have a large clean pool and offer a pancake & sausage breakfast for $7. There were a few cons, too, though. The campground is a good distance away from the city of Brevard and Pisgah National Forest, so it isn't convenient for those who really plan on spending the majority of their time bouncing around the city. The road up to the campground (from the main road) is a very narrow dirt road and can be a little tricky if you meet another car on your way in or out.

The WiFi should not even be advertised as an extra feature as it's non-existent unless you are up very, very early before anyone else logs on and barely available even then (with no cell service available, it would have been nice to have just in case). Lastly, there's a rope "gate" that you have to take down and put back up every time you come or go in your vehicle from the campground. It's really a useless thing other than being inconvenient as anyone can walk around it at any time and there's no lock on it to keep anyone out.

Overall a very nice place to stay and we'll definitely consider making a return trip. We camped at Black Forest Family Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Paris Mountain State Park, Greenville, South Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Paris Mountain State Park is an excellent place to stay if you are wanting to be convenient to downtown Greenville. The site was clean and while it was a bit tight when it came to backing in, there was plenty of room once you got settled. Also, our site was fairly level and didn't require much adjusting (definitely pay attention to the grade listed on the website... other sites were definitely not as level). The camp host was very quick to meet and greet us with registration information (I mean, he was there waiting before we even got ready to back into the site), but didn't bother us at all for the rest of our stay. Tons of walking trails and a swimming area located near the main office on the lake. The only issue we thought we might have was that we were told a day before checkout that the dump station was full and that they were working on getting it emptied. They apparently were on top of things because it was fine when we left the next day. We camped at Paris Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Convenient to several breweries in the area (definitely try 13 Stripes). There is a farmer's market on Saturday mornings in downtown Greenville (dogs are not allowed inside the market area).

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Hickory Knob State Resort Park, McCormick, South Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first and most likely last time visiting this park. The sites were spacious and clean, but they were overrun with ants. They were everywhere outside and very soon they were all over our travel trailer as well. We stayed for 2 days and by the morning we were packing up to leave, they were all over the inside shower. You could not relax for a minute outside without getting covered in these little things. While the view was very nice (we had a lakeside site), getting down to the lake itself was difficult as you had to almost climb down a steep slope. Most of the other sites were overgrown and even though they could have had a nice view, it was as if no one had really bothered to maintain the area well. The park itself is advertised as a "resort campground" with a pool and several other amenities. As a camper you are allowed use of the dining facilities and other activities they offer, but you are not allowed use of the park pool. That is apparently only for people renting cabins. Also, as we were leaving, we bogged down on a hill in the main road leading out of the campground. The camp host quickly showed up, as well as another camper who was kind enough to give us a pull out. The camp host explained that they had just re-graveled the road and it had not been packed down very well yet. They also explained that several travel trailers had experienced the same issue, including one that had tilted over on its side. The irritating part was the host had driven by our site several times over the two days that we had been there and never once stopped to mention the issues so that we would be aware BEFOREHAND. (My rating for service is based on park staff and not campground host.) We camped at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia, South Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed at this campground twice. Pretty large sites... some more level than others. Lots of trails to walk and explore, boat and kayak rentals, and they do have a splash pad for kids. The park rangers are very helpful here. Call ahead and give them your travel trailer or RV information and what you are looking for and they'll help you find a site that is perfect for you. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you are from out of town and looking for a place that is close to shopping and downtown, this park is very close to both.

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