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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely state park located 12 miles north of Carlsbad. We were in site 16, a fairly level W/E (no sewer) site which had nice views of the lake (and probably the nicest site if you are in a big rig). Sites are all asphalt and a bit narrow, and the interior roads are good. There are only 3 full hook-up sites. One half of the campground is reservable (sites 1-28) and the other is FCFS (sites 29-51). All sites are back-in, with a covered patio, picnic table and grill, and vary widely in length so chose carefully. Sites will most likely need a leveling block or two as they all appear to have a front to back slope. Good signage to the park. As another reviewer stated, watch your tires coming in through the gate as it's easy to scrape them on the curb. We were able to pick up a dozen or so OTA channels and Verizon service was very good. No laundry facilities here. Nice walking trails, but rocky terrain so take care. Wildlife is prevalent with lots of rabbits, roadrunners and quail. Bathrooms were large with 4 showers and 4 toilets separated by a sink area. Toilets are the prison type; cold steel with no lid. Showers are push button (which literally only lasts one minute) and come out as a fine mist. They are in need of a deep cleaning, as there was a plant growing in one of them. Although there was a hand soap dispenser, it was empty during our 4 day stay. Park has a double dump station surrounded by curbs, but we didn't use it, since it appeared too challenging for our 40' fifth wheel (there is an ill placed dumpster that can prevent you from swinging wide enough to miss scraping your tires on the curb). The park also has a boat ramp and nice covered playground for the kids. The only time we saw a ranger was the day we were leaving, and the visitor's center/check-in was closed all weekend. It was very windy while we were there! However, we enjoyed this park and would definitely return. Rate was $14 per night with a $12 reservation fee. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Carlsbad Caverns is a must see, but the elevators are currently closed for repairs so you will have to hike in and out which is very strenuous. You may want to check their website or call ahead to determine if the repairs are complete before going. The caverns are about an hour drive from the campground. The nearest Walmart is about 20 minutes away.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lake Colorado City State Park, Colorado City, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a decent state park located an hour west of Abilene. It's an older park that was probably once well used, but now is reminiscent of a ghost town. Lake Colorado City is very low due to years of drought and has suffered with severe golden algae blooms which have killed the fish, and therefore has not been restocked. There is no access to the water except at the boat ramp and fishing dock. There are 125 water/electric sites (no sewer) spread out over three camping loops (78 sites have 50 amp hookup). Currently, you can only reserve a spot in one of the loops but beginning in December you will be able to reserve a specific site. We stayed in site 45, a pull through with nice water views in the Rolling Hills loop. There are only 8 pull throughs in this loop, and the remaining sites are back-ins but all are quite spacious. Each site has a covered concrete patio and picnic table which provides much needed shade. There is also a fire ring at each site (although ours wasn't cleaned before we arrived). Sites seem to be fairly level (you may need a leveling block or two) and are comprised of an asphalt/gravel mix. Interior roads are good and easy to navigate. Double dump station easily accessed from both directions. Park terrain is very dry, with lots of prickly pear cactus and mesquite trees. We saw lots of rabbits and prairie dogs. Bathroom/shower area was dated but fairly clean and consisted of three toilets and two showers per gender. Verizon signal was good, but no usable OTA channels. No laundry facilities either. Good signage to the park. Park was very quiet and peaceful, with only a handful of other campers during our stay. The park gate closes at 7 and they give you a code to get in, but the other side of the building is not gated at all. Overall, we liked this park and it's great for an overnight stop. Be aware that there is a $4.00 per person per day fee in addition to the camping fees, which for us came to $30.00 per night. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nearest grocery store is Loews Market 7-8 miles away. Diesel is very high in the area, averaging $3.15 per gallon. We went to Matlock Enterprises and paid $2.86 per gallon (they also refill propane). There's nothing to do in the area, and the town itself is pretty run down.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Whistle Stop RV Resort, Abilene, Texas

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

This is a newer park (completed in 2016) right off of I-20. All sites are FHU with 40 cable channels included. The park has back-in and pull-through sites with a concrete patio and picnic table. They also have premium pull through sites with metal outdoor furniture and a grill. We stayed in site 72, one of the regular pull through sites. All of the interior roads are gravel and easy to navigate. Sites are also gravel, somewhat close together with strips of grass/dirt in between. Grass hasn't filled in yet, and small trees have just been planted. The park also has a nicely stocked store, clubhouse with small fitness area, pool, pickleball court, horseshoes, washer pit, playground and community grill area. Bathrooms are spotlessly clean, well-appointed and private, so each has its own shower. Nice laundry area with 4 washers and 6 dryers for $1.50 each and worked great. Park is in a good location right off of the freeway, but you can hear and see the traffic going by. There is a distant train that you will hear occasionally. I had picked our site when I made the reservation (close to the bathroom and farther from the highway), but when we arrived they had changed us to another site. The lady in the office took care of it and was very apologetic. We had tried to get a back-in site since they are cheaper, but they were full of long term campers. Rate is with Good Sam discount, which we thought to be a fair price. We would definitely return to this park next time we come through the area! We camped at Whistle Stop RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Walmart is about 2 miles from the park. We didn't get a chance to explore the area due to inclement weather during our stay.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Airport Park COE, Waco, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice COE park in a great location to explore the Waco area. It has 24 RV water/electric sites and 25 RV FHU sites, screened shelters and tent sites spread out over four sections of the campground. We stayed in site 64, a fairly level FHU pull through site with lovely panoramic views of Lake Waco. Site was clean and nicely raked with a covered patio, large metal picnic table, barbecue pit and fire ring. Nice spacing between sites and the interior roads were good. The park also has a nice boat ramp and many parking areas for visitors. We really enjoyed being able to fish literally steps out of our door. Bathroom/shower area was older and lacked hand soap but was fairly clean when we arrived on Friday. However, they became a filthy mess over the Easter weekend and beyond (someone even defecated in the men's urinal). No one came to clean them all week. The toilets shoot water out of the bowl when flushed onto the walls and floors, so take care. The dumpster next to our site was overflowing and not emptied all week, so garbage was blown everywhere. When we expressed concern over the bathroom and dumpster situation to the campground host, he just shrugged us off and said it's the public's fault, and it's not his job to take care of the facilities and dumpsters. So, my husband cleaned one of the bathrooms so that we could actually use it. This is not acceptable in my opinion. The gate entrance/exit is very tight (watch your mirrors!) and locks at 10:00 p.m. with no admittance, so plan accordingly. Also, there are no laundry facilities here. We were able to get about 25 OTA channels and Verizon signal was excellent. Being next to an airport you do get plane noise, but it was intermittent and didn't bother us. As others have stated, signage to the park is poor. I used Google Maps beforehand to ensure we would arrive at the correct entrance. Overall, we enjoyed this park and would probably return, and hope that the park addresses these issues. We camped at Airport Park COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The Mammoth National Monument is just a few miles away and is worth a visit. Magnolia Market and the Silos are also a short drive to downtown Waco. We went on a Tuesday morning, and the crowd was light (the store and bakery give a military veteran discount as well). Plenty of grocery stores within a short distance. Walmart was about 15 minutes away. If you are coming from the south on I-35, there is major construction through Austin and Temple.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lazy L&L Campground, New Braunfels, Texas

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

Nice campground situated right on the Guadalupe River. We stayed in site 165, a pull through FHU site. All sites are mostly level and comprised of gravel. There is a mix of pull through and back-in sites as well as plenty of tent camping sites. The best part about this campground is that the Guadalupe river is literally at your back door, with plenty of tubing (park provides shuttle) and fishing. The park itself is easily navigable for your rig but going down River Road to get to it can be a challenge. The park has quite a few amenities such as a nicely stocked store (but pricey), horseshoes, volleyball court, dance hall, very nice rec center (only from Oct to Mar), tube rentals, and cabins. Each site has a trash barrel (emptied daily), fire pit, picnic table and barbecue pit. Sites are fairly close together. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and the campground is situated in a valley with hills all around. The bathrooms were probably the biggest drawback in my opinion. There are three individual toilets and two showers per gender, but instead of a door there is a shower curtain instead. And while there is a sink, there is no soap or hand dryer/paper towels. The lighting in the stalls is poor as well because of the curtains (which at least are a beige color rather than see through). The showers (which we didn't use) can only be used with tokens that are provided at the office. Otherwise, the bathrooms were cleaned daily. The campground also has a laundry area with 3 washers and 4 dryers. All hookups worked well, but OTA channels are practically nonexistent so be prepared to not watch TV. Verizon signal was poor. We were due to arrive four days earlier, but a storm destroyed our awning and we had to wait for repairs. The park gave us credit for 2 days which was much appreciated! We liked this park and would likely return in the future. Rate was for weekly stay. We camped at Lazy L&L Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
165
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Natural Bridge Caverns is about 25 miles away. We did a combo tour which cost $34 per person and we enjoyed it. Aside from the tours, they have ziplining, gem mining and other activities that make it a great stop for the kids.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA, Onalaska, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Rate was for weekly stay (stay 6 nights and get the 7th free). This is by far the nicest KOA we have been to. It's located right on the shore of Lake Livingston and the views of the lake and sunset are spectacular. All sites are FHU with nearly 100 channels of cable included. Excellent Verizon signal. We stayed in site 38, a back-in site in the Tall Timbers section of the campground. This section is the farthest from the water but sits on a terraced hill to take advantage of the views. Interior roads are a bit tight, so you'll need to watch the turns to avoid scraping your tires on the curbs. Otherwise the campground is open with no trees to maneuver around. There is a fair amount of separation between sites, and each site has a fire ring and picnic table. You do get quite a bit of road noise from Highway 190, especially from the semis that frequent this road. You will get the least amount of road noise in the Surfside section since it's the furthest away from the highway. The KOA has nice amenities such as a pool/hot tub, small beach/swimming area on the lake, clubhouse, cabins, playground, volleyball court, tetherball, two boat ramps, fishing piers and a nice restaurant on site. There were plenty of individual private bathroom/showers, which were cleaned daily. They also have a nice laundry area with 3 washers and 4 dryers which worked well. The downside to this KOA is that they don't enforce their rules. We were kept awake until after 3:00 a.m. by our neighbors who were getting drunk, being loud and playing music. We were told by staff that we should call the police and that they have no one patrolling the campground during quiet hours. They also did nothing about the same neighbor who parked multiple vehicles in their site, one of which was inches from our slide and parked on our grass. On a positive note, the staff did allow us to use their ladder after a terrible storm came through that destroyed our awning. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would probably stay here again. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There is a restaurant on site called Farmhouse on the Lake. The food is decent, but they are only open Thursday through Saturday (not sure if they have different summer hours). Walmart is 13 miles away in Livingston, but Brookshire Brothers grocery is located just outside of the campground.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Coushatta Casino Resort Red Shoes RV Park, Kinder, Louisiana

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice RV park located on the casino grounds. We were in site 168. Sites are all fairly level, pull through FHU with cable included. Our only issue here was that the cable was snowy. We had maintenance look at it twice and they said it wasn't their cable so it had to be a problem with our rv. When we got to our next destination, the cable worked perfectly. The park was mostly empty during the week and nearly full on the weekend. They have a shuttle to the casino that will pick up/drop off right to your site 24/7. The pool at the lodge was open, but we didn't use it due to inclement weather during our stay. The dream pool was still closed for the season. They have a stocked pond on site also. Bathroom/shower area was large and clean. Garbage bins are located near each site. There's not much to do in the area, but we never left the casino. The daily rate is $25 during the week and $34 on the weekend, which is a great price for what you get. We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely return. We camped at Coushatta Casino Resort Red Shoes RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
168
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

The nearest grocery store is Market Basket about 5 miles away. We ate at the Seven Clans Buffet at the casino twice and it was okay (don't go late in the evening as the food isn't very fresh). Also avoid the Big Sky Steakhouse as their food is expensive and subpar. Most of the restaurants offer a senior (55+) lunch buffet for $5.50 on Tuesdays, but the lines tend to be quite long so get there early.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Cajun Palms RV Resort, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This place was recommended to us by a fellow camper and it did not disappoint! It truly is an RV resort with 2 pools, large hot tub (adults only), water park for the kiddos, 2 stocked fishing ponds, mini golf, volleyball, playground, video arcade, workout room, theatre room, several bar areas, nice park store, cabin rentals, large laundry area and propane sold on site. All sites are concrete, level and double wide (with a handful of triple wide sites). They offer pull through, back in and even covered RV sites. The only negative is that the sites are somewhat short (tow vehicle has to be parked next to your RV), but you still have plenty of room for everything. The sites are 45 degree angles with strips of grass in between, but no landscaping except for one palm tree. Good power/sewer placement, good water pressure, 70+ cable channels included and excellent Verizon signal. Trash picked up daily from your site. Bathroom/shower area was large and spotlessly clean every day. The weekend was pretty full, but a ghost town during the week. I'm sure it's packed during the summer. They are currently building more cabins and will be adding another 130+ rv spaces in the near future. Down the street is a restaurant and go kart track as well as a dinosaur park making it ideal for families and kids. There is another restaurant next door within easy walking distance from the park which was very good. As others have stated, the weekends can be noisy and there's no shortage of golf carts riding around. There's not much else to do in the area, but Lafayette is close to visit and Baton Rouge is less than an hour away. Daily rate includes taxes and fees, and we also received one night free for staying a week. They also give a Good Sam discount. The pool was closed for the season. We would definitely return, but will make sure the pool is open next time. We camped at Cajun Palms RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
278
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

They are doing road construction on I-10 and 347 (both directions) so getting on/off the freeway can be a challenge. You will have to make tight (but doable) turns to get onto 347 no matter which direction you are coming from. Walmart is 7-8 miles away. If you need RV supplies, you can go to Dixie RV (close to Walmart) or Camping World in Lafayette.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Davis Bayou Campground, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small campground consisting of 52 water/electric sites (no sewer). As others have stated, this park is hard to get in/out of for big rigs due to low hanging branches and large trees. We stayed in site 21, which was pretty tight for our 40' fifth wheel and tow dually. All of the sites are asphalt and the majority have a front to rear slope which will require leveling. The most challenging sites for big rigs are sites 8 through 22, as it will require maneuvering around a large tree to get into the loop and another set of trees going around a very tight loop which will most likely require a spotter to get around. The marks on the trees tell the story of those who didn't quite make it so use caution. Each site has a concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. Our fire ring was not cleaned before we arrived, so we had to empty the trash that had been in it. The park is in a good location, with access to dining, shopping and the casinos. It's in a marshy area, so no-see-ums are prevalent and hungry. Dump station was located in the middle of the campground and we were able to get in/out without any issues. Bathrooms were small but clean. Showers are private (separate from the bathrooms), clean and water pressure was good. Good Verizon cell service and we were able to get 20 or so OTA channels. Easy walking distance to dumpster and they have recycling as well. Campground host was friendly and helpful, and gave us much needed assistance to get into our site. You will hear noise from the nearby train, but it didn't bother us. The fishing pier in the park is closed due to hurricane damage. We had hoped to take the ferry to West Ship Island to see Fort Massachusetts, but the island is closed due to Hurricane Nate. The visitors center was nice and informative. Downtown Ocean Springs is close by and they provide a walking map for your visit. Although we enjoyed our stay, we will most likely not return to this campground. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart is a few miles away. There's a Rouses grocery just outside of the park. Ocean Springs was a nice place to spend time walking around. We ate dinner at McElroy's on the Bayou which I don't recommend (food was served cold).

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Gulf State Park Campground, Gulf Shores, Alabama

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful state park which has 468 back in and pull through sites. All sites are FHU, asphalt, level, with a picnic table and grill (no fire ring). We stayed in site 269, a spacious back in site on Rabbit Road which I highly recommend. Raccoon Road is the main road coming in/out of the campground, so the sites on this road will get constant car traffic and zero privacy (the sites towards the end 440-468 have less traffic/noise). Also, some sites back up to hiking/biking/walking trails giving them less privacy, so keep that in mind when booking. The waterfront sites are nice, but we did see standing water on some of the sites after it rained. Utilities worked well and water pressure was good. No cable, but we were able to get about 40 OTA channels and had excellent Verizon signal. The park has a lot of amenities including a large swimming pool (not heated), splash pad for kids, tennis courts, volleyball, horseshoes, and miles of fantastic hiking/walking/biking trails. They also have a very nice laundromat on site, nature center, and campground store (prepare yourself for sticker shock!). The dumpster was located near the front of the park so you had to either bike or drive your car to empty your trash. The previous occupants of our site left their trash for us to deal with (full of red ants, mind you!). A fair amount of noise from the overhead planes, but nothing that bothered us. Bathrooms/showers were large and spotlessly clean every day. The park gives you a pass to Gulf State Pier and is valid for the length of your stay. You can walk or bike to it directly from the campground, but it's a hike to get there (and we did see a large snake on the path). They are building another pavilion and restaurant this year that you will be able to walk/bike to as well. Nightly rate is $37, but with all the taxes and fees comes to $47 per night. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
269 Rabbit Road
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
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are two Walmarts within 5 miles. Lots of dining and shopping nearby. We had dinner at Cobalt's at the base of the bridge and weren't disappointed. They also have a Sunday brunch also that begins at 10:30 a.m.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Topsail Hill State Preserve, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This is the nicest state park we have been to. It's a mix of long/short sites and gravel/concrete sites. Most appeared to be level but did see some with leveling blocks. We stayed in site 87 and site 166. While site 87 was concrete, level and long enough for our 40' fifth wheel and tow dually, the site next to us (89) had to drive through the front of our site to get into their pull through site which was strange (there's a handful of sites with this arrangement). The site was very narrow (and took us a few tries to get into), and we barely had enough room for our picnic table due to the surrounding shrubs. The interior loops are narrow and tight for big rigs for the lower numbered sites (1-91). Site 166 was also concrete, level and long enough, and the interior loops for the surrounding sites (101-168) were easy to navigate and easy in/out for a rig our size. These sites are spacious, and the roads are twice as wide than the lower numbered sites so if you have a big rig, this is best area to reserve in. Utilities and cable tv (included!) worked well and Verizon signal was excellent. Bathrooms were spotlessly clean every day. Laundry area had eight washers and dryers and worked well. The park also has a small pool which is open year-round, but it's not heated so we couldn't use it due to the cold weather. There are miles of absolutely beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water. We even saw a pod of dolphins near the shore. The park has a tram that will take you to the beach and runs 5 times a day (not sure how often during summer), which is really convenient. Otherwise, it's a ½ mile or so walk or bike to get there. They also have miles of hiking/biking/walking trails which were great. The park is in an excellent location being about 10 miles from Destin, but far enough away from the traffic and congestion to feel somewhat private and relaxed. Lots of shopping/dining/activities in the area. We cannot wait to return! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
166
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, 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:

Walmart is about two miles from the campground. Destin traffic is horrible even in the off season (they are currently doing road work on 98 which makes it worse). We ate at Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar in Santa Rosa Beach (off 30A) which we highly recommend. A dozen raw oysters for $8.00 which were amazing!

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna, Florida

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

Very nice state park nestled just outside of town. The highlight of course was the cavern tour which I highly recommend. They now give tours 7 days a week and the cost is $8.00 per person. They also have a VIP tour that starts at 5:00 p.m. The sites are a mix of long and short, and they are all back in with FHU. Sites are packed sand/dirt over gravel and can get muddy when it rains. Some sites aren't level, but our site #30 was level enough (although slightly sloping front to back) and long enough for our 40' fifth wheel and tow dually. All sites are VERY wide (like a double site), easy to get in/out of and had a fire ring and picnic table. The interior roads are narrow, but they have upgraded the road into the campground with new blacktop. Sites have good separation and the campground has lots of trees. The park was clean and well maintained, and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Bathhouse was large and clean (and heated!), and consisted of 3 bathrooms and 3 showers per gender. They also had two washers and two dryers, but one of each was out of order while we were there. Only a few OTA channels and Verizon signal was spotty. They have the "Blue Hole", a swimming area that is a natural spring which keeps a 65 degree temperature all year round. The water is a pretty shade of blue and is surrounded by a large picnic area. The park also has a visitor center/gift shop with lots of snacks/gifts, but no rv supplies to speak of. We really enjoyed this park and would definitely return if we are in the area. We camped at Florida Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The nearest place to refill propane is McCoy's Food Mart near downtown Marianna (Tractor Supply is close but they don't refill propane), but they charge a flat fee to refill. Falling Waters State Park is about 20 miles away and is a nice day trip to see sinkholes and Florida's largest waterfall (best to go after it has rained). Grocery store and Walmart just a few miles away.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, Florida

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

We were really looking forward to visiting this park and listening to the tubular bells playing throughout the day. Unfortunately, the bells are still not working and as of this writing there is no ETA on when repairs will be made (the park will update their website when they are fixed so keep an eye out for that). Aside from this, we were somewhat disappointed by the park. We were in the Canebreak loop site number 13, a level pull through 30 amp water/electric site (no sewer) comprised of hard packed sand/earth. You could see the dump station from our site, but it didn't bother us. The site had a large grassy area and picnic table, and there is good separation between most of the sites. All the loops have tight curves that can be challenging for big rigs. Verizon signal was strong, but there were zero OTA channels. Bathhouse was fairly clean, but had no heat (except for a few heat lamps in the shower area), so it was very cold, and most of the lights were not working so it was very dark as well. There were also 2 washers and 2 dryers at each bathhouse, although 3 were out of order when we were here. The gate coming into the park was broken. The park had a lot of branches and limbs strewn everywhere due to the recent winter storm. The park itself is still quite beautiful with moss draped trees giving it a tranquil feel. The spring at the park entrance is no longer flowing, so it's just a small pool of brown stagnant water. The carillion tower was beautiful and interesting, and there was a lady who played music on the dulcimer and piano inside. The gift/craft shop was cute and two volunteers were playing and singing Stephen Foster songs on the second floor. They were the highlight of our visit. Museum is nice and informative. We would stay here again but only if/when the bells are working. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Dollar General in town, Walmart is 10 miles away in Lake City which also has restaurants and shopping.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Stagecoach RV Park, St Augustine, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

The park is about 7 miles from downtown St Augustine and has good on/off access to I-95 (albeit a quick left hand turn to get on CR 208). We didn't hear any highway noise to speak of. All sites are pull through FHU with 24 cable channels. We were in site 42, a mostly level asphalt/gravel site which was long enough for our 40' fifth wheel and tow dually. Sites are fairly close together with minimal trees and nice grassy area in between sites. Interior roads are narrow but doable. There is also a concrete pad (strangely placed toward the front) and picnic table. All utilities worked well and we had excellent Verizon signal. Staff was nice and accommodated us when we needed to extend our stay due to inclement winter weather. Bathroom area was large and fairly clean, with 3 toilets and 3 showers. Laundry area had 8 washers and 8 dryers ($2.00 per wash/dry) and worked great. They also allow you to wash your RV for a $10 fee. Propane sold on site. We would stay here again. We camped at Stagecoach RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

If you miss the left hand turn to CR 208 just continue straight and take the next left onto Toms Road and you can get to the campground from there (also easier when leaving campground to get back on I-95). Publix grocery is about 2 miles away. Walmart is 10 miles away. Park is close to restaurants and an outlet mall. Daily rate reflects weekly cost including tax.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Seasons in the Sun RV Resort, Mims, Florida

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

We stayed here the entire month of December and enjoyed our stay. Price reflects the monthly rate. Easy access on/off I-95. There can be some road noise depending on your site, but we had no issues where we were. We booked this location due to the good reviews and close proximity to our grandson. We were in site 132, a fairly level gravel/grass site roomy enough for our 40' fifth wheel and dually truck. All sites are FHU and our electric, cable and water worked perfectly. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, and park was quiet and safe. They offer free wifi but we didn't use it. Excellent Verizon cell signal. Park is a mix of old and new sites, and some long term/permanent campers with much older rigs. They have a lap pool, regular pool and hot tub which we used regularly. There are several ponds throughout the park and we did see an alligator. Clubhouse was decent and looked like a nice place to host a party or event. Fitness area consisted of two treadmills and one elliptical machine. They have pickleball, shuffleboard, horseshoe pit, book swap and puzzles/games. They also host events for campers such as potlucks, Christmas/New Year's Eve parties, etc. Bathrooms were kept reasonably clean with each having a very nice shower area and sitting area. The fan in one of the toilet areas was broken and was not fixed during the month we were there. Bathhouse had three shower/toilet areas and laundry area with three washers and dryers ($1.75 per wash/dry). There is a real community feel at this park and many folks have been coming here for years. This park fills up quickly, so reservations need to be made many months in advance. One camper said they had to reserve for a 6 month increment to guarantee their spot for 2018. They do take PA from April through November. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Seasons in the Sun RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
132
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
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:

The nearest Walmart is in Titusville about 7 miles away. Dollar General and Dunkin Donuts are right around the corner. Kennedy Space Center is 25 minutes away (you can see the rocket once it's launched from the campground!) and Orlando is an hour away. There's no playground for the kids here, but Chain of Lakes park is about 5 miles away with 2 playgrounds and miles of walking/biking trails which was very nice.

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