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We travel full time our 5th wheel trailer. We do business stuff, dog stuff, nature stuff, & enjoy delicious food/whiskey/beer amidst a campfire backdrop. Follow us for adventure!

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Wales RV and Campsite, Lake Wales, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Comfortable, centrally located, friendly people, and good spaces for dogs! We spent a month at Lake Wales (Dec. 2017-$440/month + electric) after doing plenty of research for places to stay near Tampa. This park is centrally located between Tampa/Orlando and is one of the most affordable. Don't let the price fool you though, this is a great place to stay. The owners are wonderful, and the people are very friendly and welcoming. There is plenty of space for your pet(s) too. The facilities are perfectly adequate--FHU sites, laundry room, indoor pool, shuffleboard room, dog walking areas, rec. hall with social activities, mail delivery--the local wildlife is abundant, and we would definitely stay here again. Lake Wales has plenty of restaurants and supply stores, but Winter Haven and Lakeland are only a short drive with even more options. We camped at Lake Wales RV and Campsite in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

No propane at the campground, but you can fill up at the campground next door.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Savannah South KOA, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Well maintained, good scenery, and not too far from (or close to) Savannah This was our first KOA, and we were happy with the experience. We travel full time and were coming from the Atlanta area on our way to Central Florida for December. My wife's family is originally from Savannah and she had never been, so we found this camp as the closest and most affordable option to visit the area. Wifi was decent; you must get a code for each internet device. Our site was 50amp FHU. We spent most of our 2 days away from the camp visiting downtown Savannah and Tybee Island. We did not use any of the facilities, but the grounds were nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. There is a bird sanctuary built in to the body of water in the camp, which offers some neat views of local wildlife. (see pics) We camped at Savannah South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Big Oak RV Park, Tallapoosa, Georgia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Cheapest stay in proximity to Atlanta. Quiet and well-kept. Tight and hilly access. This park has a separate area marked 'extended camping,' but I believe most of the units throughout are there for at least the season, if not the year, or decade. They have a few pull-thru spots for overnight use. We stayed for the month with 50amp FHUs. Price includes tax and electric. Our site was a nightmare to get into. It was by far the most difficult backward maneuvering I've done in my 5 months of full time travel so far. A local park resident was summoned by the park host to help me achieve this maneuver. He suggested that I pull forward and then back the trailer at a 90-degree angle, up a steep hill, and then cut it the opposite 90-degree angle to get into the site. It was a 'Z' maneuver, but with a steep hill with several trees and large rocks in the middle. It took a while, and I broke one of the support wheels under my rear bumper because the incline was so steep, but we eventually got the trailer parked. There is a laundry room onsite with 2 washers and 2 dryers. Bathrooms 'close' at 7pm, but we didn't use them anyway. No Wifi. 2 bars Verizon LTE. Easy access to I-20. Several travel stops/restaurants nearby, including two 24hr restaurants. We camped at Big Oak RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If they tell you that you have to back up in a "Z" pattern up a steep hill, ask for a new site.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Johnny Appleseed Campground, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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

Nice little park in the city. Dog park nearby is for residents only. Electric/Water w/ On-site Dump. Only stayed here one night on our way south from Michigan. Good location and helpful camp attendants. We did not use any of the facilities, but they are locked for camper use only. The park was adequate for our overnight needs, and probably good for a longer stay. It was quiet and close to the city. Be aware that the dog park close by is for residents only. Your dog has to be registered with the county and a yearly fee paid to receive a key for entry. 4 bars Verizon LTE. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Mr. Z's RV Park, Gilbert, South Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Small 16-site park. Friendly owner. Decent Wifi. Passport America. On our way from Asheville, NC to Atlanta, we found this little park and we were not disappointed. We scooped up the last available spot, and it looked like everyone else was longer-term. Owners were very nice and lived in the house in the front of the property. Not much to do in the park, but there was decent Wifi (was able to stream low quality with a few interruptions). The site was wide enough to park the truck next to the trailer. We had 50amp FHUs. 4LTE Verizon. We camped at Mr. Z's RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

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

I can't say much about this CG's amenities, as we arrived late and left early, but I will say that you should DEFINITELY arrive during the daylight. The roads to the CG are very tight and twisty, as are the roads in the CG. Also, the lighting and signage is not very good at directing you where you need to go. It didn't help that it was dumping rain on us. We were also both fighting severe head colds. It was a bad night.

The layout of this park is very strange. You have to drive up a steep incline to get the office. The road is barely wide enough for your RV, and if you don't have a back-in site up there, you have to exit the park, swing back around, and then go past the entrance to get to the pull-throughs. There was a sign for the pull-throughs, but no light guiding us into the drive way, and the road is a curvy disaster waiting to happen. It would definitely be easier in the daylight and without rain, but it's still tight.

The park was nearly full, there are apartments on-site, and we witnessed two trailers stuffed into one pull-though next to us. Also, the back-in sites were very close together. Since we were literally under-the-weather, we asked for a late check-out time and were denied the request. We won't be back. We camped at Asheville's Bear Creek RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Baldwin Oaks Campground, LLC, Hudsonville, Michigan

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

New Owner. Really cleaning up the place. Close to GR. We needed a place to stay close to Grand Rapids, and most places are closed after September. This and one other park were our only options, and this one was cheaper. New owner was fixing, cleaning, and painting the 3 days we were there. Seems to be really shining up the place. There were a lot of seasonals, but plenty of space for us, and our site was rather large. Wifi was good, as there were 5 different connection options! We had 50amp and Water, and there was a Dump on-site. Owner delivered firewood to us. We camped at Baldwin Oaks Campground, LLC in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Adventure Awaits Campground, Vermontville, Michigan

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

I strongly advise that you find a different park. Planned to stay 5 nights, left after 1.



We needed a place to stay for the week near Grand Rapids. Unfortunately, a lot of campgrounds in this area are closed by mid-October and we're on a budget, so our options were limited. Found this park on the Passport America website, and planned to stay for the week, but foolishly did not call ahead to confirm any details. Turns out there are new owners and they don't care for PA, but haven't bothered to take their info off the site. They did honor the discount for our first and only night, which is the only acceptable thing about this experience.

The park is almost completely filled with permanent residents and almost every site is littered with junk. The trailers are old and unkempt (some displaying confederate flags), the 'pond' looked like waste water, all the play equipment is falling apart, and the locals are haggard and unfriendly. Very dismal scene.

We wanted to leave as soon as we set up and realized what this place was. Thankfully, we were meeting some family in GR, so we didn't have to stay long. We got home late, and left early the next morning. They want $30/night for this place when you can find a park 20min from downtown GR for $35/night.

We had FHU. Verizon was no good. We camped at Adventure Awaits Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Hollywood Casino Hotel & RV Resort, Joliet, Illinois

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Check in with hotel BEFORE you park. They made us move. The park is fine. It's fairly large and was pretty empty when we stayed. Site has E, water until Oct. 15, and a dump and fill station by the hotel. You get hotel breakfast (not great). Our price was based on the water being shut off. Summer price is higher. Our problem was with the registration process. Normally, you find a spot, set up, and then check in, especially when the park is practically empty. The signs say to check in with the hotel with no other details. There is not a convenient place to park an RV in the hotel parking lot, so we went to the CG, found a spot and set up. When we registered with the hotel, they assigned us a site number. We said, "Oh, well, we're already set up in this other spot, so can we just stay there?" The answer was, "No." They made us move. There were literally 80 sites, 5 of which were filled, and they made us move to different spot. We were only there for the night, coming from Madison, WI on our way to Grand Rapids, MI, and we were tired and very not happy about the move. We got over it and decided to blow off some steam at the casino. There's a sign for a poker room, which leads to nowhere. There isn't one. An attendant laughed and said, "the funny thing is that we still had it listed on our website last month." It isn't funny, it's bad business; take the sign down. They do give you a sort of lotto ticket when signing up for a frequent player card where you can win free slot play. We had to call an attendant twice to figure out how to use the promo money, and we both have college degrees. The process is unnecessarily complicated. Also, everything is way overpriced. I'm not joking when I say that they offer just a hot dog for $5.99, and the couple of beers we had were way off the mark too. We camped at Hollywood Casino Hotel & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Farm County Park, Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, great location. AMAZING dog park nearby. On our way south for the winter, we wanted to stop in Madison. The 4 county parks are the cheapest and closest campgrounds to downtown, so after researching all 4, we chose Lake Farm because it had the best reviews and best location. We got the last available spot, so make sure you call ahead (there is a rez fee). It is a public park next to a well-used bike trail, so there will be passers-by, and they are welcomed to use the facilities, but they were no bother. And, as other reviews have stated, we did see a couple of homeless people hanging out by the restrooms, but at no time did I feel uneasy about them. I noticed one Rv'er even stopped by to give them some leftovers. There is an incredible dog park nearby with a very large open area, as well as an even larger 'back area' of fenced-in hiking trails. It is easily the coolest public dog park we have been to so far. There is a $5 registration fee to help upkeep the park (annual passes available too). The park only provides electric, but has a dump and fill station on-site. We did not use the facilities. We camped at Lake Farm County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go to the dog park, unless you don't have a dog - then, it's just weird.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Ox Creek Resort and RV Campground, Montello, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

New owners promised to be revamping the place. Good Passport America price. We were on our way south toward Madison from Two Rivers and this was the least expensive option. New owners are very nice and promised to be working on improving the park. There are RV sites with E/W for short term stays, with FHU for seasonals, alongside mobile homes, tiny homes, and cabins. There is a spot to dump, but I would not call it a dump station because (as instructed by an owner) I had to disconnect and use the hose from a tiny home nearby. Owner says they are working on putting in a real D. Our stay was brief, thankfully. Not much to do, but it was a relatively safe place to stay. People live here. The school bus picked up and dropped off children. We heard loud arguing in and out of the cabin next to us, including loud, inappropriate language. A water line in the park broke while we were there, but the owners had a crew in to fix it within the day. We camped at Ox Creek Resort and RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Stop N Dock Marina, Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Run down RV park/Marina in a run down town. $5 extra charge/night for 'utility fee.' FHU. This place was attractive because of the Passport America price with weekend availability. Unfortunately, the website nor the PA site mentioned the extra $5/night 'utility fee,' so $15/night turned into $20/night, which is still cheaper than full price, but you've been warned. I believe all sites are FHU. This is a very small location amidst a residential block. The RV sites (all back-in) surround a small gravel lot, there is a large building that may have been a restaurant/bar, which is now the owner's office, and then there is a rickety dock with about 30 boat slips sitting on the river. Nothing else of note on premises. We were able to stream Netflix on the wifi. We camped at Stop N Dock Marina in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

Two Rivers/Lake Michigan is a mile walk and there are a few restaurants/bars to check out, but the town is a little run down because of manufacturing jobs leaving the area (bartender's words). Manitowoc is close by and has a little more excitement, but we found Sheboygan and Green Bay to have the best entertainment options. There are a few local breweries around. We recommend Badger State Brewery in GB, and 3 Sheeps Brewery in Sheboygan. Hinterland Brewery in GB was a miss for us.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Peshtigo Badger Park Campground, Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

This...is a weird park. We came through from the UP on our way south for winter. The Passport America price was great at $12.50, which was the main reason for the stop. Electric/water HUs, and dump station on-site. 4 bars Verizon LTE. The park is very well maintained, has a large playground area, and a disc golf course. The unfortunate part is that the park is literally up against the Elementary, Middle and High schools, so if you're there during school time, you will get to hear the morning bells and announcements from the comfort of your bed. The football stadium is also across the street, so you will be able to hear gym class and extracurricular practices. The park is also home to the Peshtigo Parks and Rec. Dept., and they were busily driving machines and working in their garages, located 50ft from our site most of the day. Being that we like privacy and at least a little peace and quiet, this was not the place for us. Maybe it's different when school's out, but the proximity to everything was still a bit much for us. We camped at Peshtigo Badger Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you stay in the summer, I'm sure it's fine, but during the school year, it is not quiet or private.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Kleinke Park, Menominee, Michigan

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

We happened upon this park because the CG we planned to stay at wound up having no cell service, which we need for our business. Price is actually $20/night, but if you stay 6 nights, you get one free, so our total was $17/night. 2 bars LTE Verizon. This park is right up against Green Bay (the water, not the city) with several beachfront sites and beautiful views (see pics). It, unfortunately, is also right up against a major road, so there is a lot of freight traffic, and on-road rumble strips you can hear with every passing truck. Sites are 20/30/50amp with dump and fill station on site. Fill station DOES NOT have a threaded hose connection, which meant we had to drive a few miles north to the State park and pay $9 to fill our water for the week. There are 2 pit toilet stations and a bath house with flush toilets and coin showers. Showers looked a little dank, but did not use. This is a County park, and lots of non-campers come through to use restrooms and picnic. Also, we noticed people just driving through at twice the posted speed, but not sure what their purpose was. We camped at Kleinke Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Yooper Winery, south toward Menomenee (follow signs). $5 for a souvenir glass and unlimited samples!

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Vagabond Resort, Rapid River, Michigan

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Nice medium-sized CG. Awesome Passport America price for location! We camped off-season and were the only campers in the place, so it was nice and quiet! A short walk from the campground, there is a tiny boat launch with a dock that extends into the bay, with a nice view of the water. Our stay was brief and we didn't use any of the facilities, but the grounds were clean, there was a trash can at our site, and we had plenty of room. We had FHU, but there was also a dump station on-site. Small camp store with firewood available. We camped at Vagabond Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Best price around with Passport America discount.

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