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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Crooked River State Park, Saint Marys, Georgia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park with nice amenities. We stayed in site 11 on the left hand side of the campground, a pull through site with gorgeous views of the river. It was the nicest site in the entire campground in my opinion. There's good separation between sites, although no vegetation so you see your neighbor. All sites are gravel/dirt with water and 30 amp electric only (with a handful of 50 amp sites), and while you can make a reservation, you cannot reserve a specific site. As other reviewers stated, the cable hookups do not work, but we were able to get around 20 OTA channels. Verizon service was fair to good. They have a small camp store, but it is more of a gift shop so there are very few camping necessities. The park is currently undergoing extensive renovations to upgrade the sites to 50 amp with sewer, as well as new gravel pads and better defined sites. The right-hand side of the campground is closed at this time while they complete the upgrades, so there is constant construction noise going on during the day. The park has a boat launch, bait shop, small nature center and miniature golf (less than $5 per person fee). Also, the park charges an additional one time $5 entry fee in addition to the camping fee. Fishing from the shore is lacking, as you can only fish from the boat dock area or from a very small area at the end of the River Trail. You can go online and get a one day, non-resident fishing license for $12.50. The park also has nice biking/hiking trails, and resident gopher tortoises roaming around. A word of caution though, there were swarms of biting gnats/no see ums while we were there (due to the unusually warm weather and the marshy area I presume) which made being outside unbearable. Several campers left early because of them. Make sure you have your entire body covered with clothing, as they will bite any skin exposed and use a strong bug repellent. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would return again in the future. We camped at Crooked River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Point South KOA, Yemassee, South Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Conveniently located off I-95, this is one of the nicest KOA's we've been to. You can hear some road noise (which didn't bother us), but you can't see the highway. We stayed in site 16, a pull through site with water and electric (no sewer) and over 60 cable channels. About half of the sites have FHU, and the entire campground has many trees giving it a park-like feel. Like most KOA's the sites are very close together. There is a central double dump station which was easy to access. The interior roads were dirt/gravel and were a bit tight. They have a pool area which is open year-round although we didn't use it. The office area has a small selection of necessities and a full coffee/espresso bar (pricey), Hunt Brothers pizza and wings. They offer nightly wine tastings of Carolina wines for $7.50 per person from 6:30 - 8:00. There are four washers and four dryers on site which worked great. Propane also sold on site and they have daily garbage pick-up. The bathroom/shower area was clean and divided into four stalls. Two stalls were toilets, one stall was ADA accessible with toilet/sink/shower and the last stall was a shower only (excellent water pressure!). The staff here were friendly, helpful and courteous, and were the hardest workers I have ever seen at any KOA. This was the first KOA that has ever asked me if I wanted to use my Value Kard points for a discount, which was appreciated. The downside was that this KOA would only honor $25 off our stay, even though I had enough points for $50 off. Without the discounts, the site was $55.95 per night not including taxes which I thought was a bit high for a site that wasn't full hook up. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again in the future. We camped at Point South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Lumberton/I-95 KOA Campground, Lumberton, North Carolina

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

This is a nice KOA conveniently located off I-95. You do hear road noise but it didn't bother us. Sites are mostly open, with few trees and are close together. We stayed in site 100. All sites appear to be gravel (some are gravel over older asphalt) and were level. Newer office/check-in area with good selection of supplies. One bathhouse was closed for remodeling and the other was brand new. The new bathhouse was spotlessly clean and well appointed, with four individual toilet areas (three with showers). Without question one of the nicest bathhouses I have ever seen. There was laundry on site consisting of four washers and four dryers which worked great. They sell propane on site and pick up your garbage daily. They do not have cable, but we were able to get 40 OTA channels so no big deal. KOA offers wifi, but we didn't use it. Verizon cell service worked great. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, going above and beyond when we had an issue with our power pedestal. Oddly, we did have a worker come to our site at 11:20 (just as we were about to hook up to our fifth wheel and leave) to remind us that checkout was at 11:30 and if we stayed past 12:30 we would be charged for another day. We would stay here again. We camped at Lumberton/I-95 KOA Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
100
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart grocery store was 4 miles away. Walmart Supercenter was 6-7 miles away.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Ebenezer Park, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Loop 3 site 32, which was a super long FHU back-in site with lovely water views at the back of the site. Site was easy to back in and out of, and was one of the nicest sites in the campground. Sites 1-30 on the right-hand side of the campground are in a large open area with little to no trees, while the remainder of the sites on the left are more private and wooded. Campground is small with 69 campsites and a handful of pull through sites. They have a very nice ranger station with small store inside. The park rangers were helpful, and when we had an issue with the power pedestal, they didn't hesitate to fix it immediately. Rangers drive through the campground consistently. Bathhouse was large and spotlessly clean. They were upgrading the shoreline of the park, so it was blocked off while we were there (it should be completed in 6-8 weeks). The park also has a nice boat launch and swimming area, with plenty of parking in the day use area. We really enjoyed our stay and would come back again. We camped at Ebenezer Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
30 Amp, 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 grocery store is Food Lion 4 miles away. Walmart is 6 miles away. There are lots of restaurants and shopping nearby.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Stonebridge Campground & RV Park, Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is in a nice location with mountains all around. Lots of trees and the foliage was lovely. We were in site D-11, a FHU pull thru site but we had to back into because of a tree. Interior roads are a bit tight. Their campground map is old, as it shows a road between sites D-11 and E-1, but it has been closed off creating a nice large grassy area between the two and includes additional parking for one vehicle. All sites are gravel and some have been upgraded. About half of the campground is full of seasonal campers/camper storage, but did not appear to be junky or unkempt. Staff were nice and helpful . There is a nice creek that runs through the campground and there are sites that back up to it. Water pressure was lower than normal, and you have to share the same water post as your neighbor (thankfully we didn't have anyone next to us). They offer Wifi but we didn't use it. They also have a good selection of cable channels. The cable outlet was on the ground and appeared to have been run over, but didn't interfere with the signal. There are plenty of bathrooms/showers in the bathhouse (although strangely narrow), but they are very dated and weren't as clean as we'd hoped. They are remodeling the other bathhouse so it was closed. Verizon service worked well. We would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped at Stonebridge Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Soco Falls was a short drive away, as well as a distillery that offered moonshine tastings.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Lake Powhatan Recreation Area, Asheville, North Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, heavily forested campground in the Pisgah National Forest. We stayed in site 36 which was a long, fairly level site but a bit of a challenge to back into due to trees and posts surrounding the water hydrant. Our site was FHU with excellent water pressure. Verizon signal was mostly non-existent within the campground. The Hardtimes Loop and Bent Creek Loop where closed while we were there, so I could not rate the sites. The Lakeside Loop sites (where we were) were all asphalt with a fire ring and concrete picnic table. In my opinion, site 36A (right next to us) was the best site in this loop, having the most privacy and the easiest site to back into and get out of. A few other sites in this loop are more difficult to get out of due to the posts surrounding the water hydrants (one camper had to dig one of the posts up to get out of his site). Big John Loop sites were all gravel, but smaller, and many sites were very unlevel so I wouldn't recommend this loop for larger rigs (although there were one or two in there). There are low hanging branches on the road leading into (and within) the park, one of which took out our antenna on the way in. Also, the road coming into the park is narrow and has two blind curves on it, so take it slow. There are miles of fantastic hiking and biking trails in and around the park, along with a beach/swimming area (closed while we were there) and a long fishing pier complete with rod holders. Restroom/shower area was spotlessly clean, but there are only two toilets/showers for each loop. Dump station is at the back of the park and looks to be easy in/out (although we didn't use it). There is no campsite store onsite, but they do sell ice and firewood. We were able to get a few OTA channels (even with our broken antenna). Workers were nice and helpful, and cleaned sites thoroughly almost immediately after someone left. We camped at Lake Powhatan Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Ingles grocery store is less than four miles away. We were able to get propane from Tractor Supply nearby. This campground is in a great location for exploring waterfalls and the Biltmore Estate (which gives a 10% military/veteran discount off of everything including admission and purchases). If you go, get the audio guide as it's well worth the extra $10.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Riverside Campground & Resort, Sevierville, Tennessee

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

This is a huge campground with roughly 285 sites. We were in a pull through, full hook up site 46 which was level. Sites are very close together, mostly gravel with small sitting area very small picnic table. There is a little strip of grass between campsites, but your neighbor's sewer is right there. Quite a few long term/storage campers and some mobiles, but maintained. Several cute cabins are also available to rent.

Campground has Little Pigeon River running through it. It's easy to find, not far from the highway, but without much road noise. They have four washers and four dryers which worked great. Bathroom/shower area appears to be brand new and nicely decorated. All areas well maintained and wonderfully clean. 22 cable channels included in price. Nice office with very small selection of items, lounge area and small arcade for the kids. They also have a pool which was closed for the season, and nice pavilion area where they have non-denominational services on Sundays. Verizon cell service worked great. It's a great campground for exploring the area, as highway 441 going through Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg has a lot of traffic. We would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped at Riverside Campground & Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you get a chance, drive up to Clingman's Dome. The observation tower is closed for repairs until April 2018, but the views are spectacular. LOTS of things to do in the area, I wish we would have been able to stay longer to see all of them!

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Bring your levelers! We stayed in Area 5 site 141, which I would not recommend. The site was so horribly unlevel front to back and side to side that our wheels were off the ground. Ours and the surrounding sites (138-141) were on a very steep hill making backing in a challenge regardless of rig size. Also, site 145 is extremely unlevel and the motorhome parked there had its front wheels off the ground by nearly a foot. Other sites (such as the full hook up sites) in Area 5 seemed to be nicely flat and the interior road to this loop was a bit tight for us. The bathroom/shower area was HUGE and fabulously clean. There are several hiking trails within the park. The park also has small boats (with or without trolling motor), kayaks and paddleboats for rent at reasonable prices. They also have a pool, which was closed for the season while we were there. Each site has its own garbage bin and they pick up twice a week (nice!). They also have a double dump station which is convenient for not having to wait too long if someone else is dumping. The park has a small but informative aviary, and a very small campground store that had absolutely nothing in it as they were about to close for the season (it's open May through October). Aside from the poor site choice, we would stay here again as it is a lovely state park. We camped at Cumberland Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Area 5 site 141
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There is a nice restaurant managed by the park (but just outside of the park), which offers lunch and dinner buffets and a few other menu options. We ate there twice while we were there and enjoyed it. They are open every day except Monday.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Seven Points Campground COE, Hermitage, Tennessee

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful, but small campground located on J. Percy Priest Lake. We were in site 36, a nice level back in site with lovely water views of the lake from the very large sitting area. All sites are asphalt. Bathroom was older and fairly clean. Showers and laundry are available but we didn't use them. Dump station is located right next to the gatehouse, but we chose not to use it as it proved too challenging to get into for our 40' fifth wheel (it's a hard right turn with a telephone pole near the entrance).

The park has a beach area and nice playground for kids, along with a boat launch and lots of places to fish around the lake. There's no hiking or biking trails in this campground, nor is there a campground store. All sites are water/electric only. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Seven Points Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
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, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Campground is a great location to explore Nashville. Traffic in and around the city is horrible. Walmart is about 6 miles away.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Hillman Ferry Campground, Grand Rivers, Kentucky

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Area A site number 9. Campground is a mixed bag of sites, some with good separation and others that are very close together. Site was water/electric only and although it was a long pull through site, it was not very level and had deep ruts next to the hookups. Several sites near us had to use levelers. The majority of sites in our area were gravel. Dump station was tight getting into due to some trees. The campground is beautiful and well maintained, with lots of hiking and biking trails everywhere. We stayed here from 10/8 through 10/17, which coincided with fall break for the kids (didn't know that). The campground was packed while we were there, and there were many golf carts driving around. There is a dedicated swim area, fish cleaning station, boat ramp, fishing dock and nicely stocked campground store with reasonable prices. The bathroom nearest to our site was dated but clean, a shower area (didn't use), and one washer and dryer just outside of the bathroom (worked great). Workers were nice and informative, and made routine drives through the campground. We camped at Hillman Ferry Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Area A site 9
Site Surface
Gravel
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Village Market is the nearest grocery store in Grand Rivers. There's plenty to do here and it's a great place for kids. We drove into Grand Rivers (about 4 miles away) and ate at Patti's 1880 settlement. The food was decent but high priced in our opinion. There are a bunch of shops and even a mini-golf course right next to the restaurant. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays and we really enjoyed walking around town. We also drove to the Elk & Bison prairie (about 15 miles away and the cost is $5 per vehicle). The sign at the entrance says the best times to see them are early in the morning and late in the afternoon (we went at noon and didn't see any of them!). Other things to see (but we didn't) are the 1850's working farm and planetarium.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Benton KOA, Benton, Illinois

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the newer section of the KOA. There is a fairly busy street that separates the older campground (where the store and pool are located) from the new section. The bad news is that the new section is located directly next to a construction site, so Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. you hear (and see) excavators and heavy equipment running. You also hear noise from a nearby train and road noise from the highway. We had a back in site with brand new gravel which made it more difficult to back into. On the plus side, there is a decent size catch and release pond in the new section and we caught several nice catfish. They also offer paddleboat rentals. There were two restrooms/showers that appeared to be new and were cleaned daily, however the floors become wet after someone takes a shower, so be careful. Also, the toilets need to be flushed several times before they actually flush. The owners are nice and helpful. If we come back to the area, we would stay at one of the Rend Lake COE campgrounds instead. We camped at Benton KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
P74
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart is close by. Pizza Hut delivers to your site. Rend Lake is just a few miles away and their visitor center is large and informative.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Terre Haute KOA, Terre Haute, Indiana

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

Well maintained KOA with good amenities for kids. They have a pool (open Memorial Day through Labor Day), pedal cars/track and two donkeys that you can feed and pet on site. This KOA also has a café which serves breakfast and dinner. We ate a couple of hamburgers and they were okay. Bathrooms were a little dated, but cleaned every day. We didn't use the showers or the laundry area. It's located close to the freeway (so you do get some road noise), but hard to find due to construction in the area. We had a pull through site and the interior roads were a tad tight due to the trees. Also, our surge protector showed a reverse polarity issue on the pole, but the owner fixed it the same day. The owner was also very helpful in assisting us when we couldn't get the cable to work. Good campground store well stocked and reasonably priced. Overall a nice KOA and we would stay here again if we were in the area. We stayed here 9/15 through 9/23 in a 40' Fifth Wheel. We camped at Terre Haute 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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart and grocery stores were within a few miles, and aside from the Clabber Girl Museum and the Holocaust Museum (we didn't see either), not much else to do in the area.

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