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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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Hwy 71 RV Park, Cedar Creek, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Passport America price. Close to Austin. Gated. Very helpful staff. We stopped here to visit some friends in Austin before heading up to Dallas. We were only going to stay a few days, but an ICE STORM came through, so we extended our stay. The staff was very helpful in letting us stay longer even though the site was booked AND allowed us to pay the weekly rate instead of making us pay for 7 individual days (3 days@$25(PA) + 4 days@$50), which saved us $125! They really helped us out in a crazy weather situation. The park itself was nice too. We were in the front of the park in the short-term area. The rest of the place was full. There is a nice fenced off-leash area for dogs, as well as exercise equipment and a pool (did not use either). There are individual bathrooms that are very nice, clean, and tiled with a nice big open shower, but did not use shower. The park doubles as a self-storage, which is located next door, so there is a LOT of security; coded gates, cameras, and locks on everything. They fill propane tanks, which was super helpful in an ice storm. Our site had 50amp FHUs, okay WiFi and 2 bars Verizon LTE. We camped at Hwy 71 RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Three Oaks and a Pine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Passport America price. Gated. Very nice owner. Short ride-hail away from the Quarter. We were looking for the cheapest (but still safe) place to stay near the French Quarter. This park is definitely it. The owner is new, and very nice and accommodating. This is basically a large, gated, flat, unpaved lot that you can back in to a space on either side (no pull-thru). The individual spaces are fairly level and close. The water pressure is a bit low. There is a clubhouse with a lounge and a small laundry area. We had 30amp FHUs and 4 bars Verizon LTE. The area is sketchy, and we were advised by our Lyft driver to stay inside the RV park, but we never felt unsafe while we were there. We camped at Three Oaks and a Pine in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

Not a neighborhood to take a walk in.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Beaver Lake Campground, Quincy, Florida

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

Passport America price. Easy access. Close spaces in a field behind a gas station. No frills. On our way from central FL to New Orleans, we needed an overnight in between and this was perfect. Easy on/off access and no-hassle check in. There aren't any views of anything (no lake), this isn't a base for anywhere, and it's definitely not a resort. It's a field with a row of close RV spaces, but it's certainly safe and convenient for an overnight. 50amp FHUs and 4 bars LTE on Verizon. Check in at the Marathon gas station. There are actually two gas stations located in the same area: one is mostly a Burger King with some convenient store fare, and the other is the Marathon. No issues getting 35' 5th wheel in or out, noise level was low, space was level enough. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground 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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Sundial Mobile Home and RV Park, Plant City, Florida

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

Nice spot for a couple nights after dry camping. Fenced dog area. Low water pressure. My wife and I ran a fireworks tent nearby for New Year's and we had been dry camping in the parking lot for 7 days prior to staying here. This was a nice change of scenery. Spaces are close, but manageable. We had 50amp FHUs, but the water pressure was low. 4 bars Verizon LTE. There is a fenced in dog area with neighboring cows. This is one of the only NON-55+ parks in the area. A little pricey for us, but they do have lower rates for longer stays. We camped at Sundial Mobile Home and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

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