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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Midway Campground Resort (formerly Statesville East I-40 Winston-Salem, Statesville, North Carolina

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

Midway campground & RV Resort check in 3pm and check out 1pm. 4 nights @ $44.67 with a military discount. We needed a fill in spot before hitting our next camp ground, and decided on this campground. Thursday thru Sunday stay, so we hit their Halloween celebration that included an open to the public scary walk in the woods with all the sound effects well into the late night Sat and Sun. The roads thru the park are dirt, mud, very large rocks, uneven and hard to rock and roll thru that we have ever experienced. Our original spot was parallel with the dirt road and as you open your front door you are on the dirt road, the picnic table is across the dirt road. The road is well traveled by rigs and vehicles. So changed spots to one that is on a corner that big rigs are trying to get around, one did not make it as our water spigot was flattened in the process, luckily we were not hooked up to the water. A golf cart directs you to your site. After setting up the first day, our neighbor let the dogs loose literally. 2 huge dogs came over and did their jobs and returned to the other camp site, this went on every day several times a day, called and reported 3 times over the 4 night stay, finally gave up. I think they called them as the person was yelling outside about it but continued to let them run off leashes. Lots for kids to do, playground, jumping bag and pool when the season supports. A small pond has a flock of friendly ducks on it that approach you for a snack, fishing allowed. Many permanent and seasonal sites, the rest of us are intermingled. The bathrooms were dirty with a pair of shoes and clothing for 3 nights, but it was a weekend with a lot of people. Bath house door codes did not work as the doors were not locked. cons: highway noise, Rules not enforced with pets, rough roads, some work needs to be put into this park to bring it back up to an acceptable level. pros: lots for kids to do, pond with ducks. Would not return again. Not a lot to do in the area. We camped at Midway Campground Resort (formerly Statesville East I-40 Winston-Salem in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, Virginia

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

We spent 4 nights at this park in the Burson section, electric and water only for 41.27 a night, (way too expensive for what you get) no discount given. Dump station is at the entrance before the park store entrance, so you will need to go back out to the road and enter there for dumping. You can pick a site online (extra $) or just take chance with non-specific sites. All the sites looked great, so save your self some $ and wait until you arrive to pick one. The map shows a water source behind us like a stream, no, just tall weeds. There are a few walking/bike trails right off the park, they were nicely placed. The laundry room had a big sink for hand washing clothes, 2 washers and dryers. Outside the bathroom is a sink for doing dishes with hot water. CONS: dogs left in RVs barking, employee was spraying around the RVs and in the lots with out any notification for pets or children the dangers. You could smell the chemical as it was a windy day. The road noise is constant as you are right on it. PROS: Saw deer, trails are close and a lake is close to walk around. Bathrooms were clean. Laundry room was wonderful with the large sink. I would not stay again as its too expensive for non residents, thought a 62+ or military discount would apply, my mistake. was told by the employee that checked us in to write it in the survey as they have had complaints about it. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B5
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood, Virginia

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

We booked a week before our stay, and was able to get a weekend 3 night stay. Our intentions was to visit a favorite winery for sangria(loving cup) and some hiking and shopping. There was a line for checkin, an escort took you to your camp site, and the site was level and spacious. Some sites were close and others not, trees were in all the hill sites. Cabins are intermingled with Rv sites. The bathhouse was ok clean, mud in toilet stalls for 3 days now and the showers looked very nice but someone was bathing their large dog in the shower so decided to use my RV. The park is in two different sections, lower(sun)and the hill section(shade), we were in the hill section. The park is very spread out, with lots of things to do for all ages, LP fill, dump station, horse shoes, laundry, game room, book exchange, pool, basket ball court, playgrounds, small pond with ducks, store and other activities. check in 1 pm check out noon, quiet hours10pm-7am weekdays, make sure you read this, 12am-7am weekends. It was observed while we were there, to include 12 am cut off on Friday and sat. We have not been to a park with a midnight quiet time before but with the help of ear plugs and fan noise we were able to sleep. The weekend we were here was a special haunted camp weekend, 19-21, so trick or treating, karaoke, wagon ride, contests and free coffee and donuts on Sunday am. You can rent golf carts for $55 a day, no satellite dishes on your camp site allowed, w/antenna we got 1 clear channel. No cable on our site, only water and electric for 39.71 a night (41.99 normal to include taxes)and that included our military discount. cons: many dogs off leashes, one in shower being bathed, lots of gnats. traffic is non stop and faster then should be allowed, carts also. pros: they pick up your garbage at your site, water taste good. Location to winery's and shopping is great. I would stay here again but stay in the lower level away from all the falling nuts and limbs from the trees. We camped at Misty Mountain Camp Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Artillery Ridge Campground, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

I reserved the 2 night stay by phone with an employee at the camp ground. Stated I wanted a 2 night stay with my escapee discount @50% off. I would not stay here at full price. Was quoted the price and made the reservation @ the 50% off rate. The lady on the phone was very nice and gave us info for RV wash by a fellow camper at the resort and info on LP filling in the area. Elec, water and sewer, no cable. Our antenna picked up 18 channels. Wifi is ok, att was 3 bars. Cons: Arrival Tip: You will be charged 25.00 if you arrive before 3 pm, so the line of campers was long and in the main road @ 3pm. After a 15 min wait, I went in to the office @ 315 to check in. Large store and lots of people on deck ready to check you in. As she is ringing me up she tells me she can not give me the 50% off I was quoted unless I stay 3 nights instead of 2. I was stuck as we had reservations for the next am for Guided Battlefield Carriage Tour. She already knew I was given the 50% off price for 2 nights, said I didn't have to stay if we didn't want to but not in a mean way. On to your site: You are given a map to your site, we were in between two horse trailer campers, our site was a small gravel hill, 9 foot by 26 feet. No room for your tow vehicle in front. It was level but the bottom step of the RV was 19 inches above the ground. Could not put an extra portable step down as you where on a gravel hill that sloped to the grass. The picnic table was placed over the fire ring before we got there as there was limited room. Our neighbor had loud music from am to 10 pm both nights, off at quiet hours. The first night the electric went out for awhile during the rain. I think everything was against us on this campground! We did have a nice time touring and the carriage ride was amazing with a guide telling you information about the battle. Pros: close to the battle field and restaurants. I would not return to this camp ground as they are dishonest. We camped at Artillery Ridge Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
315
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Blackwoods Campground (NPS Campground), Acadia National Park, Maine

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Location is great, you could walk to the ocean from the camp grounds in 5 min. Bathrooms were nice and had sinks to wash your dishes outside them, cold water only. Dump station and water fill is at entrance, easy to get in and out. Water is also available in the camp grounds, not at your camp site. The site we were on was a pull through as most are in the park. Tight to get in and unlevel. Lots of overhead and side trees to brush against with your rig. I found the sites very unsafe, you had traffic on front and back of your site and there was no control of the speed limit. I would be very careful with children when camping here. You can use your generator, but no set time frame, so when someone doesn't like you using it to charge your coach, you get a loud knock on the door, questioning your need to use it as he doesn't use one for his tent. Generator was on 12 min. The 3 days we were there generators were used by everyone around 15 min to an hour each time. There is a set time to start and end 8 am to 7 pm, I would rather see a set time to avoid conflict with non generator users. example:8am to 10 am and 5 pm to 7 pm. We did not use the showers outside the park, and there is lots to do in the area. We camped at Blackwoods Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
ao47
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

hiking is the best part of going here, and of course viewing the ocean

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Travelers Woods, Bernardston, Massachusetts

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

Needed a last minute place for columbus holiday, and they had room. Water and electric, they do provide a service to dump for you 4.00. They have a dump station at the exit road. We were escorted to our site and told where to exactly set up in an open field. This meaning, follow the cart and he stops where he wants you and no moving to adjust. A first for us, a little confusing as we were not told how this works. It turned out ok. Lots of activities for the 3 day weekend, very fun. I would return again and found every one to be very friendly. Majority of the park was seasonal, but not at all messy and over filled with stuff in their yards. No antenna coverage, no cable tv and ok att coverage. Large library of dvds and books at the office, games and other things to borrow and exchange. Many good places to eat with in 10 min, and a lovely grocery store with great prices. When you are in the grass open area, you do not get a picnic table or fire ring. You share a post with your hook ups and water with 4 sites. So be sure to have a long water hose. A creek runs on one side of the campground. We camped at Travelers Woods in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
r36
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sunset Point RV Trailer Park, Lubec, Maine

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We looked at our stay as checking off a bucket list item, to park our RV looking out over a bay/ocean. We stayed 7 nights. When you reserve they require no down payment and ask for cash or check when you arrive. 34.28 a night, stay 7 get a discount. Showers are very clean, plenty of hot water. Restrooms are very clean and there is an outdoor sink for doing dishes with hot water. Dump station is available. My Campsite at #21 was facing the Johnson bay, we pulled in instead of backing in. It doesn't matter how you place your RV, trailer, or 5th wheel, its a tight fit. The advantage is you can see the bay out the front window, you will need to shut your curtains on each side for privacy. All your outdoor business is in front of your rig, table and fire ring, so as long as you can squeeze out your door to go down front it can work. You will need to level. The next row after the waterfront row is close as well with their tables and fire-ring across the road by the bay. They also can look at the bay from their front window. Wifi and cell are good and att had 1-2 bars Dogs were barking in campers that have been left for the day. There were 2 big dogs from the surrounding neighborhood running in the campgrounds each day, and they were all over you if you were outside. I noticed people with string lights and outdoor lights on all night. As you are parked very close to each other, porch lights should not be used. Even with dark window treatments, it felt a bit like downtown New York's bright lights. We did hear our neighbor snoring. There is an ornamental light house with lights blinking 24/7. Owner was burning trash, old furniture, and old engine oil twice while we were at the campground. It made sitting outside impossible with the smell the first night. Laundry room had nice facilities. It is windy enough that using an awning is a disaster, we observed several campers with slides that had awnings attached, retract them due to the wind. One had one rip and he taped it until he could get it replaced. DO NOT arrive before noon as there is little room to wait for your spot to open up. We did have to wait until almost 1 before the people in our spot left. The manager was very good about information on local restaurants, hiking and sights to see. Firewood 3.00 large bundle. This is a very small campground. I would not return due to dogs running loose, loose,unattended dogs barking, tight sites and burning trash and oil. We camped at Sunset Point RV Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Schoodic Woods Campground, Winter Harbor, Maine

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

This was the quietest, most spacious, all alone in the woods by yourself feel campgrounds we have ever been to. The only noise you will hear is the fog horns and boats on the ocean. We booked at the last minute when someone canceled. 11 nights in the same spot. B3 1. showers: @ schoodic Marine Center 1.6miles from campground-$4 for 6 min/or winter harbor inn 1.6 miles away for $20 for 45 min towel, washcloth, soap, shampoo. bath at, bottle of water/or another campground 13.6 miles away, $5 per person, $7 a couple or $10 a family. Many people had portable grey water containers they dumped at the dump station. 2. Restrooms: 1 at the hike in sites, 2 in loop b and 2 in loop a, very clean, has sink out side for washing dishes, cold water only 3. Dump-station: at the end of loop b, easy in and out, has fresh water fill there also. 4. My Campsite: B3 electric and water: was on the edge of the woods and had a 155 ft driveway, pull thru. Excellent site. Lots of wildlife. Other campsites in loop b are also large and spacious, pull thru, back ins and parallel park. Loop a are for smaller units (25 ft max strongly enforced) and tents. Water is available in loop A but not at your site. 5. Wifi and cell: They have wifi but it did not work consistently at my campsite, was told it works at the restrooms. att: 2 bars and antenna tv got 12 channels. 6. noise: the only thing we heard at the campground was boats in the harbor during the day. You are spread so far away from each other, we could not hear anyone even talking. 7. Night rules: no out door lights on to include string lights, tiki torches and bug zappers. It was wonderful at night to see the stars without all the light distractions. This is enforced. Someone decided to have speakers outside with music blaring, that came to an abrupt stop also. First campgrounds I have been to that enforces all rules, was a great stay. cons: electric went down when we were out hiking. We camped at Schoodic Woods Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

BTW:You are charged a 10 booking fee, and each change will be an additional 10. The hike starting from the group camping area is wonderful, 2 ways to do it, catch a ride back by free shuttle or hike in as far as you want and turn around then drive to blueberry parking lot and do the same. If you start the trail from group camping you can change up the hike by 3 ways, end with anvil, adler and east trails. All are great hikes but East is a drastic downward hike, beware.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Bass Harbor Campground, Bass Harbor, Maine

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

The inner roads are a dirt/gravel mixture, and a lot of dust. We walked the route to our spot as the two staff members had different opinions on the route to take. We stayed 7 nights , added 2 extra nights to the original booking and was charged 10.00 extra for doing so. It's called a change fee. I have never been charged a fee by a private camp ground to add days. 45.15 a night for elec, water and cable. Our site 327, is a back in and hook ups are at the front of your rig. So you can only back in as far as you can reach with water, cable and electric. 2 very large cement blocks were in the middle of the parking spot where your rv goes, took 2 of us to move each. The tow vehicle had to park sideways in front of the rv to fit. Our picnic table had one side that was breaking if you sat on it. We were surrounded by seasonal campers, one played music loudly every day we were there and allowed his dog to run freely. The park has a lot of seasonal sites, a little like a trailer park in appearance as their areas were loaded with stuff to include empty beer cans on the ground. bathrooms/showers are all in the same building, down the middle is separate men and women's toilets. On the right and left side are the unisex showers, you use a code to get. The showers are large, plenty of hot water but open at the top. Men or women are in the showers next to you. There was always hair in the showers. They appeared as if they needed a good scrubbing. Bathrooms were semi clean, trash in stalls needed to be dumped more often then what they were. Laundry room has Cold water only. I heard dogs barking several times and only saw one running freely. If your site is close to the border you will have a fence next to you. Things I would like to see change, cleaner showers, women's showers separate from the men's, an on line description of your site (hookups are in front of the Rv), no change fee (some times your site has issues) I would not camp here again. We camped at Bass Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
327
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

lighthouse is right down the road, limited parking.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Green Meadow Camping Area, Glen, New Hampshire

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

This campground is in the perfect spot for hiking in the white mountains and yet close to shopping. Only available spot for 5 nights was 33, and that is in an open field. It has a basketball court behind it, I would pick another site. Could never get it level in the grass but close enough for a good night sleep with out sliding out of bed. Remember we booked at the last minute for labor day weekend, so just thankful we had a place. On to what the camp ground is like, lots of families with each child on a bike. Speed limit was respected for that very reason by everyone, when it was 10 pm, no noise. They offer all levels of hook ups, we had electric and water. Wooded lots or open lots, many to pick from. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The swim pool is wonderful, and lots of playgrounds. Wifi is available but we couldn't get it to work, we have att and it was 1/2 bar. Things I would change: put doors on the main door to the bathrooms as it was uncomfortable sitting on the pot with all the world to see you sitting. Walk the campgrounds and police, dogs, that are off leashes. Put in a big sink for washing dishes. I would like to see them put an online reservation system, calling is difficult from other campgrounds with limited a cell service. I like to have a receipt when booking too. I would return and we enjoyed our stay here. It was our first camp ground experience with so many children and we enjoyed watching them run around like nuts playing. Hint: look on their web site for dates they have a free band, we lucked out. We camped at Green Meadow Camping Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Grass
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

It's a busy town surrounding the campground, lots of restaurants, an outlet mall and plenty of outdoor activities.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Charlottesville KOA, Charlottesville, Virginia

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

We stayed at this campground for 10 days to tour Charlottesville. The campsite we had was full hook up, part shade and had a gravel base, mixed with grass areas. The campsite backed up to where large RV's parked, on a lower level, great spot when it was empty. Downside to when it wasn't is your bedroom is right where there air conditioners are as they are situated downhill right under you by a few feet. It is not the typical KOA camp ground, older and missing some of the kid type things. The pool was very nice, big and private as it's located in a wooded area. The laundry/game room was in a large building, lots of pay as you play games and pool table. A book exchange is in the laundry room. A change machine was also in the building but was unreliable to work and the office did not have change to give. The staff uses the laundry equipment and it can be a long wait for a dryer as they leave bedding in them for hours. This happened twice to us. I would not use the laundry again as it took us 3 hours to finish doing 2 loads one of the times and took the wet laundry back to the camper to try and dry the next morning the other time. 1 washer stops at 20 min and 1 dryer doesn't get very hot. 2 a wash and 1.50 for 30 min to dry. 4 dryers and 4 washers. Bathrooms (women's)were dirty and needed attention most days we were there. 2Toilets were full off poop for 2 solid days and garbage was in one shower for 4 days before removal. The dryer for your hands compiled with hot showers, hair blowers, little to no air made the bathroom/shower room an event you had to prepare yourself for. Men's bathroom was also a steam room and needed attention most days. There is a camp store with many items for sale, ice as well. I gave the campground a + rating for great location, swim pool and some nice spots to camp in, I took away for rude staff member, dirty bathrooms and laundry situations. I would like to be able to book a site on line when you pay. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Camping on the Battenkill, Arlington, Vermont

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

We booked at the last minute and split our time between 2 sites. Both sites were very good, level and plenty of room. Part shade most of the day but enough sun to hit the solar panels. 18b was the best spot. We had a 26 foot class C, and still had plenty of room for the tow vehicle to park in front. Both sites were full hook ups, but 19b was a 50 amp service so we used an adapter. The office is very good working with you to change sites as we had originally booked 14b, but didn't like the branches hanging down that we would have to drive thru, plus the site was un-level and slanted. I did see class A rigs come into the campgrounds but they were hitting limbs. The bathrooms/showers are dated and I used my own shower. We did have to use our own pump as water pressure was too low to make the on demand water heater work. I would stay here again, using my own shower. It's is a friendly, quiet camp grounds close to lots of hiking, outlet mall and great restaurants. I would give this campground 5 stars if the bathrooms/showers were updated and cleaner. When someone leaves, they clean the fire pits and do a site clean up to include remove any left over wood. Pets: only saw 5 dogs off leashes the 8 nights we were here, that's pretty good for as big as it is. Every morning our screened cooking tent was peed on, seems it liked 2 corners. One neighbor put their dog on a long rope that reached under our RV to our picnic table. It was pretty funny when she started licking my knee during breakfast. Tips: walk to your site before driving in, its a maze of roads and hard to get turned around if you make a wrong turn. Bring bug spray. Full hook up sites that look good: 21, 22, 23, 19, 18, 17. Some river sites were pretty, electric only. The roads are filled with pot holes, be careful. Look for over head for hanging branches, bring bug spray. When parking, check for hanging dead branches. Over all, not impossible to maneuver thru them. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19b 18b
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

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

This is almost the perfect park, beautiful wooded campgrounds, large camp spots, plenty to do. The camp spots were level and very clean. We stayed in site 15 for 5 nights and 18 for 1 night in the Addison run section the only electric section with pets allowed (1 old cat) electric only, water was close by. So level we didn't need to do anything. We booked on line and when we checked in the agent at the gate asked how old we were and then promptly gave us a Maryland Park Service Golden Age pass holders ($10) and refunded us 71 from our booked reservation, 1/2 price camping for 62+ Sunday thru Thursday. ATT did not work at the camp ground section we were in, but we went 1/2 mile up the hill to another section, took lunch with us and was able to get cell service. The antenna TV was also pretty bad, so plan on outside time. The hiking is great, swimming, fishing and canoeing, lots to do. At the front entrance is a book exchange. The only downside are the conditions of the bathhouse in the Addison run loop, and they are pretty bad. Enough for me to take 1 star off for this perfect park. A razor and garbage stayed in one shower stall for 3 days. A broom to knock down cobwebs and other debris would help, mop the floors or clean with a hose, just to mention a few things. 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
15 18
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Promised Land State Park, Greentown, Pennsylvania

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

This is a beautiful park, lots to do. Hiking trails, water activities, swimming and biking all in the park. My review is on the camping section we stayed in. We stayed in the Beechwood section, PT1. The best two spots for privacy and lots of room are PT1 and 3, at opposite ends of the this park. Gravel driveway with grass and woods on this spot. We had electric only, water was from hydrants placed through out the park. One washer and dryer, front load. Same old issue with all camp grounds, people leaving stuff in them for hours. But the washer did an excellent job washing some very sweaty clothes from hiking. When you check in, a fill station is in the parking lot, use it as the roads are narrow and to fill in the parks camp grounds is tough. There are 5 sections of campgrounds, some with electric, full and no hook ups. You can ride your bike to all different sections, roads are pretty safe. We have ATT, and no cell service. Also no antenna TV. BUGS are an issue, no bug spray we had could discourage the mosquitoes. We were literally run off a trail by herds, flocks and swarms of them all over us. We were told it was a very wet year and they are bad. Dogs are off leashes on all trails we went on, 6 trails. Suppose to be leashed, but same all story with many camp grounds. Pets are only allowed on certain sections of the camp grounds, we were on the edge of a no pet section, meaning you couldn't walk your dogs in that area, so when you look for a camp site be sure to mark pets. Applies to cats too, we have one. The dump station across from the campgrounds has a bit of a steep section, check it out before deciding where to enter. An owl hangs out here due to the lake next to the dump station. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
pt1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Rock Creek Recreation Area, Erwin, Tennessee

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

another great forest service park! Huge site with level lot. Surrounded by woods on 3 sides and huge old forest around you. One of my top camping areas to date. When you arrive at the entrance to the camp grounds, the cement spring water pool is off to the right ( very cold spring water)and a wooden sign with instructions is on the side of the road. This applies to pay as you arrive people, if you reserved on line just go to your site. A card will be at your site with all your info for your stay, a nice way to do things. The showers take a bit to get use to, you hit a metal button and a mist spray comes on for 1 min. So just keep hitting the button and shower away. The bathrooms were very clean, 2 toilets and 1 shower per unit, and 1 unit per loop. 3 units per the camping area. Sounds like not enough but I think I was the only one using the shower, so it works. 27 electric only sites and 5 double electric only sites. 5 walk in tent sites. Water is available in each loop, you can fill your tanks there. The dump station is just before you exit the camp grounds. We hiked the two trails in the park and they were exceptional, one to a water fall and the other thru old woods and ridges. Great hikes, we did see one bear but he was digging at a tree and didn't care about us. Same old story of dogs not on leashes here as well as other places, only not such a lucky outcome here. A newley owned dog was lost in the woods and wouldn't come to anyone for 5 days, we left so hopefully he was caught. A lesson learned for letting your dogs off leashes at the camps or on trails. It made the stay a little sad. I would return to this campgrounds and explore other trails in the area. We camped at Rock Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
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, Patio
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:

when you look at the sites on line, the ones marked severe are not for rvs, they are straight up a hill.

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