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This is a well-kept municipal park operated by the City of High Point. We liked it - nice quiet place on a real pretty lake, golf course next door, many tennis courts, marina and boat launch ramps, picnic areas near lake, good for walking and running too. Bathrooms were older but clean and usable. Washer and dryer at bathhouse too. Problems were lots of sloped sites, bring boards and blocks. Sewer connect at some spots was 6" high; a few long hanging trees limbs in my spot too. Good solid electric power and city water, cable TV was nice, about 75-80 channels. Tent spots looked outstanding - on wooden decks raised off of the ground. Near shopping (about 2 miles from Walmart and other shops) and lots of restaurants nearby too. We would return, although it would be nice if they had better rates (weekly, discounts, etc).

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Very nice state park, beautiful white sand swimming beach, nice looking rental cabins. Good place to come with a boat (launch ramp in the park). You'll see LOTS of deer and wildlife here. Huge RV campsites, some are long pull-thrus, our 36' fit into a back-in just fine. Very steady power supply with great voltage and good clean water. There are no sewer hookups but there is a decent dump station with water for hose rinse. Our Verizon equipment (cell and personal wifi/mifi) worked great, but AT&T was spotty at best. TV brought in about 20 digital channels over-the-air antenna, good reception. Sat. TV dish will not work in most sites - lots of trees. Cons for this state park: fees, fees, fees. Campsite fees are average (approx $30 for W/E hookup), but separate fees for the swimming area, the boat launch, and a 'parking fee' for visitors (really an entrance fee, paid per car). If you don't mind the fees, it's a great place to visit.

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The Bedford VA Visitors Center is located at the same place as the National D-Day Memorial (www.dday.org) - the Memorial is on a hilltop directly behind the visitor's center. The visitor's center was kind enough to install 3 RV hook-ups (w/e/sewer) in their side parking lot. Very good spots other than they are slightly sloped. Good water pressure, great power stability, and Wi-Fi from the center is included. At only $25 a night - great! While they do advertise only one night, ask - you may be able to stay longer if there's no events happening. There's also an elementary school across from the RV spots with a walking track!

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First off, don't let the name fool you: this is a real campground! The RV section IS NOT within the trailer park, but they are run by the same office. Even though this is a bare-bones, no amenities park, (not even bathrooms! Self-contained units only.) it is clean and easy to use. We didn't need a swimming pool, playgrounds, etc! That simplicity makes it cheaper than others in the area, we found it a nice place to stay for a few days. The place is well marked, easy to find, very easy entrance with paved roads through-out. Large pull-through sites with correctly located hook-ups. Good water pressure and power. Easy sat. TV reception: open field, no trees. Every site has it's own LARGE trash container on wheels. No problems. It is sort of next door and in front of the mobile home park, and alongside the highway, but we were not bothered at all by either one. Great location just down the road from Appomattox National Park.

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Price reflects PA which makes it about $25 a night, not a bad deal for the area. Decent place, easy to find from all directions thanks to their excellent signage. Not too far off I-64, even for just an over-nighter. We would stay again. Stayed there twice this year, two weeks the first time (in early June) and a week in August. We came to really like the place. The facilities are decent, some sites are sloped but manageable. The 'super-sites' are perfectly leveled sites and have newer hookups (including a satellite TV dish you can get into) but they are in complete sun all day long. During our first stay we found it to be much too hot up there in 100+ degree weather, so we moved down into the trees. The shaded site we were in also had a cable-TV hookup. It's really their own DirecTV dish, but they will give you a box if you need it. Or use your own and hook to their dish: it's already set up, etc. We had ZERO problems with the staff, in fact they went out of their way to help us with a couple of things. The only real problem we had during our stays were with losing our Dish-TV signal due to lightning hitting the dish, and they came out and fixed it as quick as they could.

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Stayed a week here. Nice area for a campground (CG): beautiful open spaces, lots of trees and shade, lots of wildlife, plus a waterpark to boot. BUT we noticed several problems in this park: Hookups for water, sewer, and electric are at times not only far apart, at many spots they are on opposite sides of the site. DO NOT come here {for full hookups} without extension cords suitable for RV electric, plus extra water and sewer hoses. We had a site with electric only, no problems. A very few sites are nearly impossible to level, others 'just' require wood blocks and leveling jacks. Kind of strange because the open areas around the CG are very flat. Saw several MH's with front wheels completely off the ground. Satellite dish very, very questionable, at least 90% of the sites will get zero signal, and no cable TV here, if that's important to you. Over the air TV gets a few channels, but a lot of those are full of static and prone to whiteouts. Spotty cell signal and bring your own Wi-Fi! Our Verizon phone pretty good, Verizon MiFi wireless setup was very marginal (even with outside antenna) which is unusual. AT&T phone was mostly zero signal here. Bathhouses while clean, have nearly zero water pressure. That's not an exaggeration. Low and slow, frustrating. Don't mind showers at a CG if the water pressure is up. Here it is as low as I've ever seen anytime, anywhere, in any CG. Now, to address some good things! Super nice staff, they really know the campground layout and their business. Listen to them, they know what they're talking about. Gov't type park so the sites ARE HUGE, at least 30' wide! The wildlife were many and wonderful. Waterpark very popular with busloads of kids so it must be great. Bull Run is only a little more than 20 miles from DC. And even with no discounts, it is less than half the price of the $60 a night "cherry cg." You can easily drive to catch a metro train if you wish, or go directly to DC via I-66 to the I-495 beltway. Freeways all the way in to the National Mall. That's why, even with all the problems, WE WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN.

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Our rate is for Passport America, regular rate $44. Don't think I would pay that anytime. Experience similar to others. I agree, "RESORT" is a vague term sometimes used VERY loosely. Tends to imply high-end, luxury, etc., and that is not the case here. Road in is pretty rough, but it is a county road, and of course, the county / government doesn't care a thing about a tax-paying campground business trying to make it. Stoney Creek "resort" is on a very pretty (but small) lake and there are lots of playgrounds, pool, kiddie-golf, and other activities for kids. Lots of kids on bikes here! So obviously it's a great place for families. We did see long term campers, all pretty neat spots, and we've no problem with that. The lake-front spaces were all full while we were here, don't know it they are long-term or not. Only real problem we had was our first site wasn't level and was too tight for awning due to trees. (Not a bad thing!) So the office girl (really, really, sweet), let us move to an adjoining site. After that we had no problems. They are making improvements here: some new water spigots and new electrical boxes. They were also building a new bathhouse. Pretty nice place, if you have kids. Check their schedule for special events though. This coming weekend there is a motorcycle rally here. We're fine with that (former Harley riders ourselves) and will love it, but you, the wife and kids maybe not so much!

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1st - rate shown is the Passport America rate (actually it was $17.50 a night, FHU). Great deal, good for 5 nights at Lakeview. Pros: Nice location, easy in/out off major 4-lane state highway. Very nice restrooms (actually they are individual, private rooms) and a sparkling clean pool. Good steady power and cable tv with about 70 channels, wifi, and sewer hookups. Sat. dish will work from any site. Pet friendly. Has a small restaurant that serves breakfast on weekends. Close to the awesome Bristol Raceway (NASCAR site). Access to river/lake with a boat ramp and private docks. GREAT hosts and owners. [Dang, what's left?] Cons: No paved roads, gravel but level sites. No shaded sites, no trees. OK - I can live with that. 1st class operation & less than 3 minutes to the world's greatest BBQ at Ridgewood restaurant!!!

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In Greene County, TN which is so beautiful - it's like stepping back in time to a rural but thriving farming community. The drive from the town of Greeneville to the campground is lovely, lots of pretty farms and great mountain views. This campground is nice, situated on a big bend in the Nolichucky River. $25 price is full-hookup (W/E/S) and includes all taxes. Easy check-in, but no reservations accepted - first come, first serve. Very quiet with the exception of holidays when it's full. Pet friendly, bike friendly, not dish-tv friendly, but very cool with lots of shade right on the river (big trees and lots of them!). We watched a beaver swimming and feeding in the river on our first night here. Improvements have been made in recent years. Full-hookups available, new electic boxes, good water supply. Drive-thru spots may be considered short by some, but our 36' rig and Jeep toad fit fine. Decent roads in/out. Park has a huge swimming pool and lots of picnic areas near the river. One thing lacking is bike and hiking trails, there could be more of them. Great CG hosts (one wonderful couple is from San Diego CA and they work here every year). This campground is about 25 miles off of I-81 at Exit 23 in East Tennessee. It's about 50 miles from the Smokies area. There is a 14-day limit on stays as there is with a lot of TN State Parks.

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Our things to add to the GLOWING reviews for this great campground are: - nice-looking rangers patrol in gold carts; gate locks & closes at night (you get a security code) - you can have campfires, but don't bring wood they a big pack here for $6 - Well-constructed bathhouses with exhaust fans + INCREDIBLE water pressure in showers (you may actually have to turn it down or it stings!) - one of the 3 bathhouses is being renovated right now - so brand new ones are coming soon - washer/dryer costs only $1 but only 1 ea machine at each bathhouse - your sat. dish prob won't work / trees (park does have basic cable ~ 13 channels, works well) - AT&T phone works pretty well; Verizon pegged (on both phone and MiFi / 4 bars) - suggest you break out the bug spray and hose out a perimeter on the ground around your rig - we tried to get in on a Friday night, big mistake - no spots avail AT ALL till Sunday night {make reservations on-line, works very well}. Excellent space layout, very private {nobody within 100 feet of us at least!}, good water and power, great showers, easy to maneuver in/out, cheap! This place is worth coming to - don't miss it.

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Stayed here four nights to explore St. Augustine, which is about 15 miles away. This place is just fine - it's decent, clean, and quiet. Easy in. Good state highways all the way from I-95. Easy entrance but the inside road to the office and check-in narrows near the waterfront. You can turn around and/or get through. We had no trouble with a 36' motorhome and toad. This is really a riverfront fishing camp & campground with mostly dedicated spots for long-term seasonals (like fishermen!). We were directed by a really sweet office girl to the short-term spots on the far end - away from the riverfront. Only problem we had AT ALL was the satellite TV dish wouldn't pick up any signals (we only have a rooftop dish)- too many trees...like that's a bad thing! Our $22 a night rate (total, tax and all) was Passport America (PA), regular rate is $44. VERY few restrictions on the PA, just call them & see!

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Our third visit: time for a review. An extremely quiet, very peaceful place. Staying 2 months instead of 2 weeks this time. Our monthly rate is $475 (cash or check, no credit cards I think). The monthly rate divided by 30 days, explains the $16 nightly rate listed above. Good easy roads coming in, good tree clearance, had some large 90degrees curves but no problems even with a 37ft MH plus Jeep toad. Great security gate closes after hours, has buzzers to staff for visitors and individual codes for entry. Did have to back in to our space, but no problem. Nice level sites, good power, water, and sewer hookup. Picnic table and concrete patio with most. Decent looking and very clean showerhouse / laundry too. Both our phones (Verizon and ATT) work very well here. Satellite TV works well, we have an 'open' site with no obstructions and using fixed dish atop coach, no problems. Due to location (between Orlando and Tampa), we get dozens of channels via digital antenna in addition to DirectTV. I think they have Wi-Fi now, we have our own Mi-Fi so not sure. VERY friendly people, close-knit golf-cart community! Lots of social activities in the two clubhouses (pool tables, games, dinners, dances, even a live music show this week). Most here are 1/2 year, senior snowbirds, no kids except for a few visitors. Long-term residents association, is a plus for all. Has a good working relationship with the owners, no problems here. 1100 acre Lake Lowery is wonderful. Beautiful to view and great to fish! Has a sheltered canal, keep your boat in the water 24/7, for free!!! Only thing that could be considered missing is a pool (but we're snowbirds, so, so what) and an exercise / workout room. But this place is a senior park so neither is really needed I guess. So it's not on the ocean, but it's on a real pretty lake you can fish and keep a boat plus dozens of golf courses nearby. A real Florida jewel, great spot to winter and not outrageously expensive.

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Didn't have any trouble going in on the roads, but you should unhook your toad as soon as you get in. Easy night check-in cause there is none, just pick your spot and pay by 10am the next morning. Back-in site was smallish, but OK. The water spigot {older) was broken (hose connector gone) at our site, but it was the only one damaged near us. The electric was OK, but don't overload it. The bathhouse was fine, somewhat dated but usable. Showers were just OK as water pressure was low, but pretty clean. Separate changing area at shower. Playground and pavilion behind it. Make this a stop in TN, the park and waterfalls are beautiful. It is in a quiet country setting and very quiet. We will be back to stay again.

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TVA has some good, cheap, public campgrounds, and this one is real decent. It has LOTS of shade, every space is under huge trees along the TN river below Pickwick Dam. Great place to just relax, watch the river and barges go through. The place is being updated in sections. The electric boxes are modern and the water spigots adequate. There is a dump station on the way out. The bath houses are still a little old where we were, but clean as could be expected. As with any place near the water, there will be bugs and frogs. They spray out the entire bathroom with a water hose early in the morning and that helps. Don't let it concern you, cause: The real plus at the bath is WATER PRESSURE. The shower was really great because the pressure was so high - the best water pressure at any place I've ever stayed! (The campsites didn't have that high of a pressure so don't worry about that). And the price is a flat $20 a night, tax included!

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August of 2011 - The park IS OPEN, and is still undergoing some renovation due to flood damage. Easy to find (lots of state park signage) and easy in/out even in a big rig with toad. We stayed here 3 nights, good sites, right on Reelfoot Lake. Cheap too, $20 basic site, $25 waterfront. Bath houses have been redone: bright, clean, and breezy. Had a back in site, good and long, no problems with electric or water, good dump station. Got several digital TV stations even with all the great big trees there. Didn't try our dish, but saw several others who did. Take note that there are a lot of bugs here! Mosquitoes are present around this lake everywhere, including in the bathhouses - even despite being cleaned every morning. Just bring some personal bug spray and some bug strength windshield washer fluid & you'll be fine. Good lake view restaurant right down the street. This place is rumored to have the best fishing in Tennessee!