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States Visited: 2
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Hidden Valley RV-Mobile Home Park and Storage Facility, Cincinnati, Ohio

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

The rate quoted above is the monthly rate of $550 divided by the 30 days we stayed. We made reservations here to spend time in the area with family. The managers are very nice and accommodating and we communicated with them several times before arrival. The park itself is not very nice at all. It's mostly old mobile homes and some semi-permanent RVs (ranging from 25-year-old trailers with junk around to a half-million dollar tag axle diesel pusher). We were originally assigned to one site, but "... someone moved in to that site" before we arrived. I can only assume that it was preferable to the site where we ended up (anything would be, though). We are full-timers and I'm pretty good at backing our 36' fifth wheel with a crew cab, long bed, dual rear wheel truck into tight spaces - but this is the tightest space I've ever had to deal with. With the trailer on one side of us having a slide extended a two feet over our pad to a work van parked at the very edge of our extremely narrow space on the other, I had to rock back and forth in the narrow roadway and put the truck and trailer at almost a 90 degree able to get in... but we got it done. The tiny spaces and dumpy environment aren't the things we dislike the most, though. Directly across the fence behind us (the back of the rig is 4 - 5 feet from the fence - not counting the bike rack) is a furniture factory. The noise pollution is TERRIBLE! The low frequency droning noises I can handle, but the high frequency constant squeal and a very noisy compressor that cycles about every minute has caused me to get out my earplugs to sleep at night. We didn't see much of the other park residents, but those we did see were very nice. There aren't many RVing options in the Cincinnati area. The county parks are seasonal, have stay limitations and and have poor availability. To get something else, one has to go 45 minutes out of town and pay $40/night. We camped at Hidden Valley RV-Mobile Home Park and Storage Facility in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Lake Stephens Campground, Beckley, West Virginia

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

This is a beautiful little lake in a beautiful part of the country. I would be giving the campground five stars except for: 1) The sites are very small - 50 ft long and extremely close together. The sewer pipe is several feet in from the water and electric utilities making it difficult not to run over the sewer when pulling into the site with a larger fiver or motorhome. One vehicle may be parked in the street behind the RV and, if you have a second vehicle, it must be parked remotely. 2) There are a large number of seasonal/permanent sites with older, poorly maintained trailers and junked-up sites. 3) This is a county park which is now "managed" by an extended family - several of whom appear to stay here full-time. The two people I have interacted with seemed nice - until there was an issue to be resolved/talked about. The response was to become defensive and accuse me of "jumping on" the park manager on the phone. As a retired military officer and senior manager, this is not how I operate. 4) Park rules are not enforced. There were several workers leaving very early in the morning in noisy vehicles. There was also a lot of speeding inside the RV area. We camped at Lake Stephens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
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:

The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is a must-see/do. Very informative and enjoyable.

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