About Mark and Cindi L

We are a recently retired couple who are spending about 3 months a year travelling our great nation, with a focus on national parks. While we like convenience, we like camping too. So we dry camp, partial hook up and full hook up, depending on what we are doing and what's available. We don't stay at Walmarts and the such unless there is no other alternative.

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Reviews

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Western Village RV Park, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

We were an overnight stay and they appear to have a number of pull through sites designed for overnighters like us. That was great since we didn't need to unhitch. The park appears to have a number of seasonal or full time residents and the overnight spaces are right up front. The rest rooms and showers were very good, but not great. Hook ups were all reliable and in good shape. The folks in the office were helpful on the phone and in person. All in all a good place for an in-transit stop. We camped at Western Village RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cottonwood RV Park, Bluff, Utah

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

Very quiet, pleasant and clean campground. The owner is a fountain of information and can point out all sorts of interesting things to do in the area. My one negative is one that can't be helped. It is the desert and everything is dirt and dust. When the wind whips up it can be a dusty place that drives you inside the camper. Like I said, it can't be helped. I don't think there are alternatives because of the natural environment. but it does affect your experience nonetheless. That said, everything about the park works well. Good services, great showers and clean bathrooms. It is a small park and off the road so it is very quiet. There is a pretty good restaurant right on the corner where you turn in. No groceries in town so stock up before you get there. We camped at Cottonwood RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Besides all of the hikes, drives and sights, consider a kayak trip from Montezuma Creek to Sand Island. Lots of wildlife and an easy paddle with strong river current.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

The Riverside Ranch (formerly Riverside Resort & RV Park), Hatch, Utah

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This review is all about the site you select. There is a general RV area which is open and level. Apparently used to be twice the sites in the same space and they've opened it up. But there is no shade and it is laid out like many RV parks in that section. New hook ups, other improvements under way and good views are a plus. If I were there, I'd give it a 7. However, they have sites along the river that are WONDERFUL. While they don't have sewer connections, they do have electric (30 amp) and water. We used the very clean rest rooms and showers sometimes and made 8 days without having to dump (we do have 45 gal tanks). But the riverside sites are so relaxing with unimpeded views to the back of the plateau that Bryce is on. You can't go wrong with one of those. But there aren't many so reserve in advance! Then there's the manager. Managing the property for his kids. Great guy - don't miss breakfast with the manager. We had a wonderful stay visiting Bryce, Zion, Cedar Breaks, Kodachrome State Park as well as taking several backcountry rides and many great hikes. We camped at The Riverside Ranch (formerly Riverside Resort & RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
R7
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If you are coming here you already have apretty good idea of what you are going to do. BUT - don't miss the walk on the Rim Trail in Bryce starting from Bryce Point and going to Sunset Point

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Lakeside RV and Campground, Provo, Utah

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

This is a mixed review solely due to electrical issues. Since hopefully they are correcting that, I'm rating as if all were fine. Let's start with the positives. Good, relatively level sites with convenient hook ups. The CG looks to be a mix of short term folks like us and seasonal residents. The upkeep is very good. The showers were excellent and the rest rooms were clean. Lots of shade (for Utah) and very quiet at night. Our issue (and the site next to as well) was that overnight (both nights we were there) the voltage spiked such that our surge protectors turned off power to the RV's to protect the electronics. The highest reading I saw was 138 volts. Now I don't know what that would do to my internal electronics, but I presume the surge protector shuts it down at over 132 volts for a reason. The maintenance folks were looking into it once I brought it to their attention (other than my neighbor, I didn't see any surge protectors in use by other campers). They said the power company was supporting nearby construction but that they shouldn't be getting more than 130 volts. He checked with a voltmeter and got the same reading as my unit, so it wasn't my surge protector. I was only there two days and I know they were contacting the power company to check it out. It was cool enough that we didn't need the a/c, so no big deal, but heat is coming soon . . . We camped at Lakeside RV and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Portal RV Resort and Campground, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

We had two different stays in two weeks in the plebeian part of the park (There is an extra fancy section but mere travel trailers don't qualify). This is a very nice but fairly expensive RV Park. While the spaces are tight I can't say they are too tight. Our first site had reversed polarity for the electric but the CG had an alternative for us that was fine. Second sit had no such problem. The staff is friendly and really stays on top of cleanliness. You would expect that at these prices and you get it. Unusual for a CG, they have a small gym and even had pilates classes that we took advantage of. We did snoop around Moab and didn't see another CG that we'd rather be in. We camped at Portal RV Resort and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26 - 22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

It's Moab. There's too many cool things to do to single any out. But you're coming here - you know that already.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Fruita Campground (NPS Campground), Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for 3 nights in Fruita as a base for exploring Capitol Reef NP and surrounding areas. It is a very nice campground. Even though it is dry camping, it is a majority of RV's, like us. Lots of room, beautiful setting. You are going for the location, not the services. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

It's a bit of a hike, but the Little Wild Horse slot canyon hike over by Goblin State Park is not to be missed

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Route 66 RV Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

This is a new park with excellent facilities and service. Recognize that as seniors traveling we don't look for the pools, playgrounds etc (although they do have a pool). This park is right behind the Route 66 Casino. For my money you can keep the casino, but it doesn't affect your stay. We actually got lucky as the Doobie Brothers were playing their 2500 seat venue and we got a show we weren't expecting for a pretty decent price. The campground is immaculate and spacious as western campgrounds go. Not cheap, but highly recommended. We camped at Route 66 RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1323
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Pretend the Casino isn't there, unless they have a good act playing their venue. Albuquerque and Santa Fe are easy drives. Take the Turquoise Trail too, taking the branch over the Sandia Crest.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Bar H Bar RV Park, Seminole, Oklahoma

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

The BEST overnight "in transit" stay we've ever had. Read my review in that light. Best I can tell this park is designed for overnighters (although there appeared to be some "residents" in the park). It's in the back of a travel center that also has a decent diner next door (all walking distance - 500 ft). $20 for full hook up? Seriously. Perfect for driving through. Right by the interstate, so of course there is noise, but nothing horrible. Diner breakfast is the right way to start the day when you are getting back on the road. We camped at Bar H Bar RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Have breakfast at the Bar H Bar diner

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park, West Memphis, Arkansas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

One of my favorite campgrounds EVER! It is mesmerizing sitting on the banks of the mighty Mississippi (5 feet below flood stage) and watching the river roar by and the tugs and barges challenging the waters - if you like that kind of thing. Look at it from google earth and you will see the attraction. The people are super nice and helpful. there aren't all sorts of amenities, if that's what you are looking for and don't count on WiFi (your cell service should be fine). BUT YOU CAN'T BEAT THE LOCATION! We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Well Memphis (obviously), particularly Beale Street, The Civil Rights Museum and the Blues Hall of Fame. In West Memphis do not miss Williams BBQ! Mr Williams is the bomb!

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Soaring Eagle Campground & RV Park, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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

We were an "in-transit" stay. We like to support campgrounds on our longer hauls rather than staying at Walmarts, etc. This CG was perfect for a quick overnight stay. Right off the Interstate and with pull-through sites so we didn't need to struggle getting in, nor did we disconnect. Not what I would look for in a longer stay as the noise from the interstate was noticeable. But for an overnight, it was perfect! We camped at Soaring Eagle Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Very nice campground for a County facility. Spacious sites. The location of services was a bit haphazard, but not problematic. We did get some odd looks when we left our trailer in suit and cocktail dress for a wedding we were attending, but hey - that's the variety of camping. The campground is quiet and off the beaten path. A very nice base for the area. Not cheap, but not expensive for the area either. We camped at Chickahominy Riverfront Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
337
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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