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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

North Bend Park COE, Boydton, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

This is perhaps one of my favorite places so far...another truly spectacular Corps of Engineers campground, one of several on Kerr Lake (or Bugg Island if you're a Virginian.) The lake was close to its highest levels due to torrential rains from both Florence and Michael hurricanes and there were some campsites still under water with some flood damage. The campground is quite large, broken up into 4 loops. B, C & D have electric and water available, as well as tent sites on the beach. D was closed for the season but we walked around and it is also quite nice. Our neighbor said they camp here often and prefer North Bend to all others on the lake with C loop as their personal favorite. Campsites are way too cool with picnic areas terraced down to the lake shore. Heavily shaded but we still enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Sites are well spaced and I noticed there are separate parking spaces for additional vehicles at some sites. Even though it was quite chilly we cracked a window just to hear the waves lapping on the shoreline. So quiet and peaceful. Campground was almost empty even though the weather was perfect. There is only one shower/bath house but it was plenty large enough to accommodate a full campground. Facilities were spotless as was our campsite. There is a separate swim beach, boat ramp and playground in C loop. Lake access is available via walking paths every few sites for those folks not on the lake. A paved walking trail to the dam is level and mostly shaded. We stayed only two nights and I was very sad to leave. We will definitely be returning to this tranquil place. We camped at North Bend Park COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C182
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the visitor center with good information on the dam's building history. The nature center was closed for the season but looked to be equally as interesting. North Bend is a place to stay put since there is not much else to do other than enjoy nature and the many lake activities.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Seven Points Campground COE, Hermitage, Tennessee

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second Corps of Engineers campground and it was an absolutely spectacular one on the shores of J. Percy Priest Lake. We were in site #13 which the ranger told us at check-in was "one of the sites that people try for years to get". We soon saw why. It was like our own private park...huge grassy lawn, sandy beach, long, straight driveway, large picnic and camping area. All sites on the lake are just as beautiful, and the ones not on the lake also spacious and private. We were there mid-week and the 60-site campground was almost full, a testimony to its popularity. There was a swimming beach, playground and boat ramp on site. We took a walk down to the day-use boat ramp and public park which were equally as beautiful as the campground. The one shower house was a bit of a hike but we didn't mind since they were quite clean and the walk did us good. There was also a separate bath house a little down the road. I can't say enough about this place and hope to return some day. We camped at Seven Points Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Just a quick drive into Nashville. We spent a day in the city and to make the best use of our time, took one of the guided tours to see the highlights. Very much worth the $25pp price.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Douglas Tailwater Campground, Sevierville, Tennessee

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

What a lovely TVA campground on the French Broad River just below Douglas Dam. Our site #17 was right on the river, just two steps to fishing and was spotless, level, quiet and spacious. The dam would sound a siren just before opening the gates each morning and the river would fill back up. So cool to watch it rise. Camp hosts were very friendly and attentive. Facilities clean and well maintained. We used this campground as a base to visit the Smokey Mountains (very crowded this time of year) and some birding at Seven Islands Park. There were no real hiking trails on campus but we were still able to get some good walks in with the dogs. We very much enjoyed our stay here and would return. We camped at Douglas Tailwater Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Warriors Path State Park, Kingsport, Tennessee

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

We arrived here on a Saturday afternoon coming from a beautiful, spacious, quiet, peaceful Tennessee COE park. My immediate comment to my husband was "Honey, we're not in Kansas anymore." The campground was packed tight with big rigs hanging precariously on the sides of steep bluffs, roads were narrow and with constant traffic. Our site #8 had quite a funky layout, but with a maneuverable 21' Class B van we made it work, thanks to a 50' power cord and water hose. Our fire pit was piled high with some really nasty looking stuff and trash strewn about the site. Once we cleaned it up (big yuck) it seemed a bit better. Our travel companions were set up in site #6, undeniably the nicest one in the campground. I used the showers the next evening and they were pretty dirty, but likely from not being able to keep up with the crowded weekend traffic. The campground cleared out by Sunday evening so it seemed less claustrophobic. I would caution anyone with a larger rig to be very, very careful in your site selection as stated below. However, power and water pressure were good and Verizon service strong. Other than the campgrounds, the rest of the park was quite nice with lots of family activities. We played the Warriors Path golf course which was hilly, beautiful and challenging. I would return to play that course but would find a different campground in which to stay. We camped at Warriors Path State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Ives Run COE, Tioga, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely COE campground on Hammond Lake in the Tioga-Hammond Recreation Area. Great hiking trails of all lengths and levels. We lucked into Birch loop site #100 with a lovely view of the peaceful lake and easy access to launch our kayaks. Paved, level site but we had to maneuver our 21' Class B to access the power box (our 25' cord was just 2' too short...should have brought the 50')! We were there mid-week so the campground was very quiet, even though it was full. Bit of a hike to the showers since the facilities in our loop were bathrooms only. Very much enjoyed our stay in this area and would like to return. We camped at Ives Run COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Birch 100
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The quaint town of Wellsboro is close by and offers touring expeditions to the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania" which we did not have time to visit.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, New York

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This was a last minute overnight stop as we were trying to dodge rainstorms. Tried calling ahead and could never get through, but there were 4 sites left in the electric loop when we arrived. We chose #68 because it was so private but was pretty unlevel. Some sites were very spacious and some seemed very crowded, although all are shaded. We are in a 21' Class B so navigating the loop was no problem but I could see that bigger rigs may have trouble with the twisty-turny roads. There were water usage restrictions due to flooding in all of Watkins Glen (not just the park) so we did not use the restrooms. Great upper gorge hiking trails but the Gorge Trail is beyond beautiful! All can be accessed from the campground loop next door. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Plan to hike the Gorge Trail early in the morning to avoid the tour groups. Not as much traffic on the upper trails during the day.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Golden Hill State Park, Barker, New York

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Wow-the spectacular view of Lake Ontario makes this small state park a quiet and peaceful place. Our site #3 in B loop was a pull-through (which as a 21' Class B we really didn't need) and very tight to neighbors. C-loop was more spacious but rangers told us those fill up as soon as they become available. Bath & shower facilities new and very clean. We used this park as home base for touring Niagara Falls and brewery/winery tastings. We camped at Golden Hill State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We never had the chance to tour the lighthouse and visitor center on site but were told it is very interesting. Also never hiked the nearby trails since we were on the move so much.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Parker Dam State Park, Weedville, Pennsylvania

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

Beautiful, remote location in the Moshannon State Forest. Wonderful hiking trails of all lengths and levels. Small lake for fishing and swimming but too small for long kayak rides. Great day-use facilities. We lucked into the best site in the park #89 which was shady, almost level and quite spacious. Other campsites not so much. We are in a 21' Class B so size is not an issue but we could see that bigger rigs would be quite cramped. No cell service (Verizon) so had to hike up the road about a mile each day to connect to the outside world. We just worked that into our daily hikes. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We camped at Parker Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Not much sightseeing available so plan to take advantage of the great outdoors.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cunningham Falls State Park - William Houck Campground, Thurmont, Maryland

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

What a beautiful park! We stayed in Addison Run Loop pet-friendly with electric, site #15. Fully shaded, quiet, very secluded, level, clean and NO bugs. The weather was cool so we could leave our camper doors open..until the torrential rains came on Saturday afternoon...about 3" worth! Wonderful hiking trails down to the Falls and the Lake, a little difficult so glad we had hiking shoes and poles. Didn't use bathroom facilities this trip but peaked inside and they looked clean with nice shower stalls. We have a 21' Class B campervan so size was not an issue at our site, however, I could see that larger rigs may have trouble with site size. Our loop had more tent campers than RVs, and with the rains I was reminded how nice it is to be warm and dry hunkered inside our camper! The park is quite hilly with lush old growth forest and rocky outcroppings. We also hiked part of the Catoctin Run trail, crossing mountain streams which swelled with the heavy rain. We will definitely be back to this lovely place. NOTE: One of the tent campers took a plastic tub filled with firewood from our site while we were out sightseeing in the van. When we found the tub missing and went to retrieve it, the thief said "Sorry dude, I thought you were gone." We usually leave miscellaneous items out when we daytrip, never anything of value, to let folks know the site is occupied. We camped at Cunningham Falls State Park - William Houck Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Addison 15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Saturday afternoon we drove the camper down to Frederick to check out the many local craft breweries...a nice rainy day activity.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, Maryland

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

We arrived after two weeks of ridiculous rain and the weekend forecast predicted more. We stayed in Greens Point, site #87 which was pet-friendly, extremely spacious and very private. The phragmites blocked a little of the lovely water view but also provided a wind screen. Electric only which is all we need. I understand Tulip Loop has full hook-ups. Although the ground was saturated and standing water everywhere, the mosquitoes although no worse than at home, were still pretty bad. We enjoyed the nature center and civil war museum on site. The one short hiking trail was mostly underwater so we didn't attempt that but did hike down the park road to the beach. The restrooms were spotless and the showers the BEST we've ever had. Separate stalls with a private dressing area, bench, shelf, hangers. Fabulous. Because of the weather the campground was pretty empty but that made for a very quite stay. We would go back to this park, but more likely in late April or early May. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Greens Point 87
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

On our way home we stopped at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons which was a wonderful surprise.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We needed a quick overnight escape and really like this park, especially in the off-season. There were plenty of sites available for our 21' camper van, all level with new asphalt and fire ring & picnic table. Since we had not de-winterized we hooked to power only; water was also available at our site. Great walking/hiking trails as well as an expansive beach. We explored the Great Dune and felt like we were in another world! The campground was extremely peaceful and quiet this time of year, but I imagine it is packed during the summer months, when it would be a great family destination. Some of the sites are small so be sure to check the size if reserving online. We camped at Cape Henlopen State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E23
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Tips for other Campers:

There is so much to do within the park that there is no need to travel outside it, however it is very close to the quaint historic town of Lewes and only several miles to Rehoboth Beach. Restaurants and stores are abundant in the area.

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