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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Percival Springs Airport & RV Park, Watson, Illinois

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

Inexpensive overnight spot at an airport. Easy in, easy out, very long pull throughs. Our site had water, electric and sewer. It was extremely quiet, the only aircraft we saw or heard was the Life Flight helicopter taking off about 11pm, and that was not a problem. The owner was very nice on the phone and appears to be reachable. The campground host was very accommodating and helped us into the site. There is a small playground for the kids but not much else. The washrooms/showers appeared functional but could do with some remodeling. We did not use them. There are washers and dryers also, did not use. There is a small cafe/restaurant at the airport, sandwiches and some dinner specials, very reasonable. There is an underpass on RT37 you need to go through but it is 13'10", so should not be a big deal. We would stay again on our way down I-57. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Very casual cafe (The Hanger) next to campground, sandwiches, salad bar specials. Friday night fish fry/buffet. It is convenient if you're not wanting to cook a meal. Inexpensive.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Cherokee Lakes Campground, O'fallon, Missouri

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

We stayed here a few nights while attending a festival in nearby St Charles. The staff is excellent and they are actively trying to fix this place up. That said, the sites are pretty close together, not really our cup of tea, but there was nothing else in the area for a reasonable price.

We did have shade, but a large part of the park is not shaded. Our site was very level, probably the levelest I've seen in a long time. Power was fine and consistent. Water pressure was adequate. New power poles and water hookups have been installed. There are a lot of seasonal residents here, but they are friendly and welcoming. There is a small pool that was in constant use and a pavilion for barbecuing with grills. Verizon signal was very weak for data and voice calls, but we made do. We did not use the campground WiFi. Also did not use the restrooms and showers.

Our site did not have a picnic table which we missed greatly. However, it looked like they were working to get tables at all sites. Some things take time. Interior roads were gravel and well maintained. The entrance is a mess, with a hard to spot sign and a poor road. Does not give a good first impression. Once in the park though, it is fine. We camped at Cherokee Lakes Campground 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
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, Convenient

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second stay here. We stayed 11 nights. It's a refuge away from the craziness of the Destin area. Beautiful park with many trees and spacious sites, most with a privacy vegetation barrier between them. Our site was #18, which backed up to woods, water and electric only. Site was gravel and quite large for our 28' motorhome and toad. The shower was so good we didn't mind not showering in the motorhome, due to lack of sewer hookup. Plenty of pressure and hot water. There is a laundry by the restrooms, $2 to wash and $2 to dry. There is a small community "library" box exchange where you grab a book or leave one. The camp hosts are great, always out doing something and quite clearly love their park. This is kayaker's dream, the bayou is gorgeous, especially early in the morning. Lots of birds and squirrels. We camped at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Take a leisurely drive up Rt 20 to Freeport, along the Bay, and head towards the shore on Rt 331. The bridge there is not a toll bridge, unlike the $4 toll on the mid-bay bridge. There is a great park under the bridge, worth checking out, especially if you fish. Also, check out Eden Gardens State Park, beautiful grounds and a mansion you can tour. Well worth the drive. So much to see and do in the area, but there is traffic to consider.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Canal COE, Grand Rivers, Kentucky

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

COE campgrounds are the best kept secret in the country and this one is no exception. We stayed here twice - once on the way to Florida and again on the way back. Our first stay was a pull through in the Fisherman's section and was a bit off level but we managed, water and electric. There may have been a sewer hookup available but we didn't use it. The second stay was in the "Flats", a concrete area and a pull through, which while not the most attractive was fine for an overnight. The lake is gorgeous, the campground is well maintained and clean, bathrooms were clean, did not use the showers. Camp hosts were friendly and accommodating. Be aware that when making reservations for a weekend, you must reserve for Friday and Saturday (recreation.gov). We got lucky and were able to reserve the first Saturday before this restriction was placed, but the second time we stayed we were not able to reserve. We just showed up in early afternoon and they had a "walk up" spot for us. Also, I'm told the restaurant at Patti's 1800 Settlement burned down and it is unknown whether it will be rebuilt at this time. Price quoted was with Senior Pass. We would like to come back here and spend more time. We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Assateague Island National Seashore Campground, Berlin, Maryland

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed on the bay side, expecting to be eaten alive by the infamous mosquitos. Actually, it wasn't bad. There were bugs but a liberal application of OFF! seems to hold them at bay.
The site we had was A6, in the generator loop. We only ran our genset for battery charging and coffee and microwave use. Be aware that the NPS does NOT enforce the noisy generator rule (can't be over 60 decibels at 55' from campsite or something to that effect), there was a guy clear on the far side of the campground with one of those cheap construction type generators that ran it ALL DAY LONG, until 10pm. It was very loud and distracting.
The site was more or less level and asphalt paved. It backed up to the tree line which was nice.
"Wild" horses cruise throughout the campground at will. They like to hang out around the bath house for some reason.
We did not use the cold water showers or the pit toilet bathrooms.
All in all we enjoyed our 4 night stay, the beach is wonderful. You can rent kayaks bayside or sign up for a kayak tour.
I would have given this a 10 star rating if the rangers or camp host had enforced the generator noise rule.
Price reflects 50% NPS Senior Pass rate. We camped at Assateague Island National Seashore Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A6 - Bayside
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring sunscreen and bug repellent!!!

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Janes Island State Park, Crisfield, Maryland

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice State Park located just outside of Crisfield town proper. Large, wooded spacious sites with electric and water. Easy access dump station. We were only there one night on the way to somewhere else, but we were intrigued by this park and plan to return for a longer stay. You can rent kayaks and explore the kayak trails through and around Janes Island. Or bring your own.
It was quite hot and humid during our stay and the biting flies were out in full force. During night a cold front came through and next morning it was cool and crisp and the flies had gone elsewhere. Bring repellent! We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Had a nice crabcake dinner at Crisfield Crabhouse and Tiki Bar, great views of the bay from our outside table.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Gilbert Ray Campground / Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here four days in October 2013. I last stayed here in 1979 in a tent and it has changed somewhat. The scenery is the same: gorgeous. We had probably the largest site in H loop. When we arrived we were surprised to see that A loop was closed. The C loop had sites closer together and got progressively more crowded as the week went by. The only negative thing I can say about Gilbert Ray is that they need to patrol the campground and enforce the noise regulations a little more closely on weekends. Two of our nights were on a Thursday and Friday and someone had a loud stereo playing which completely ruined the quiet desert atmosphere. The campground is patrolled by county sheriff's deputies, and they were not seen by us the entire time. So I have to recommend going during the week and leave the place to the locals on Friday and Saturday nights. The only other complaint I have is that the water pressure at the dump station for rinsing your tanks is non-existent, barely a trickle. This was not a problem for us because we were moving on to another campground in the area, however it be an issue for someone who was heading home and wanted to clean their waste tanks. Good AT&T cell signal at site. We camped at Gilbert Ray Campground / Tucson Mountain Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Blackwell Family Campground, Wheaton, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We've been visiting Blackwell for almost 40 years, but this is the first time we've camped there. We only live about 7 miles from there so it's an easy weekend. This is an oasis in the middle of suburbia. Heavily wooded sites, with level crushed gravel pads and now, electric at all sites, according to the attendant at the gatehouse. There are no water or sewer hookups, but there are spigots throughout the park. There is an adequate dump station, although it is not all that level, so your tanks may not fully empty. I remarked to my wife that whether we traveled three hours to Wisconsin or drove 7 miles to Blackwell, the end result is the same. Quiet camping in a lovely area. The one downside to this campground is that it's only open on weekends, except for holiday weeks when it's open for the entire week. Also making reservations entails calling the District HQ and booking over the phone. There is a three day reservation window which pretty much eliminates spur of the moment camping. The camping permits arrive by snail mail, so very last century. Still, it adds to the charm I suppose. We'll be back often. In the summer the crowds in Wisconsin can be frustrating, so this is a nice alternative if you just want a quiet weekend to camp without dealing with all the traffic. We camped at Blackwell Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Hollywood Casino Hotel & RV Resort, Joliet, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second time here. We only live about 30 minutes from here so it's an easy overnight on the spur of the moment. We like this park because it is pretty and not crowded, even on a sunny warm weekend in June. The sites are large by RV park standards, not awning to slide like so many others. As others have said, it's a little pricey, $45 for pull-through, $35 for back-in. While no sewer at site, there is a dump station behind the hotel. We come here when I get a hankering for the casino's Prime Rib buffet on Saturdays, $23/person before any discounts. Very good buffet and prime rib. We had a back-in site, had no problems with our 27' Winnebago, but big rigs should stick to pull through sites. In the off season, sites are $12, but no water. We camped at Hollywood Casino Hotel & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

I-80 Lakeside Campground (formerly Lakeside Camping), North Platte, Nebraska

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects Passport America rate, we had a water/electric site by the small lake. Friendly manager escorted us to our site. We were one of two campers here, place was virtually empty. Did not use washrooms or showers. Dump station available as are FHU sites. I can see where this campground could be very dusty or muddy under certain conditions, however for us it was fine for an overnight stop. There is traffic noise from I80 but that did not bother us. Good Verizon (data stick) and ATT cell signals. We would stay here again when passing through. We camped at I-80 Lakeside Campground (formerly Lakeside Camping) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sundance RV Park, Cortez, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects AAA discount minus taxes. In-town location, convenient to shopping and some restaurants, also can be a bit noisy with traffic noise. Staff friendly and attentive, with an escort to site. My biggest complaint with this park is that the site we were placed in (#27) was not even close to level and we had to use several boards to level out. It did have some nice shade however and some privacy afforded by a large Spruce tree. The entire park is gravel, with some well manicured sites for long term residents. Good Verizon signal for those who use it. I feel that for the price a level site should be included and that I shouldn't have to use boards to level up. We would probably not stay here again as I think there are other better alternatives available. We camped at Sundance RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

San Luis State Park, Mosca, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects daily camping fee of $20+$7 daily pass. I gave this a 9 because of the required daily pass, in addition to the campground fee. This park may not be for everyone, however this is the type of place we envisioned when we bought our motorhome. It is eerily quiet, isolated, with beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the 8 mile distant Great Sand Dunes National Park, and the high desert. There is NO shade, it is desert. There are wind/shade shelters at each site with picnic table and fire rings and both 30 and 50 amp electric. There is an easily accessible dump station and water spigots are placed throughout the park. In mid-September we were one of three campers in this place. I don't think anyone knows of this park or maybe it's the daily rate that turns people off, or no shade, but for us it was pure paradise. I think $27 IS a bit steep for a state park, but we were willing to pay it for the serenity and mountain vistas. We will DEFINITELY stay here again! We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Overnite RV Park, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here on the way to Grand Canyon. Overall we were very impressed with this park, the owner/manager was very friendly, the facilities were clean and the park was quiet. It is located far enough away from I-40 that traffic noise was not really a problem. Our site was absolutely level. Did not use the pool, but it looked clean and I would have used it if I had brought my suit. All in all a good value for the money and a great overnight stop. It is obvious that the owners take pride in their park, great effort has been put into park appearance with shrubs and plantings. We will definitely stay here again We camped at Overnite RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

OK RV Park, Holbrook, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This park was fine for an overnight visit, but it is not a destination park in my opinion. The manager was very friendly and took great care to place us in a spot where we could get maximum shade from the hot afternoon sun and wind, which we greatly appreciated. All sites have concrete patios, the site was level, but it is definitely a parking lot atmosphere. We did not use the washrooms or showers. The park is laid out with a public street running through it which was not an issue for us but might be for a family with small children. No real traffic noise, being far enough away from I-40. It was fine for an overnight stop. We would probably stay here again. We camped at OK RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Desert View (NPS Campground), Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

This is a National Park Service campground. There are NO hookups; it is boondocking at its finest. If you want to get away from the bedlam at the Grand Canyon Village area, this is the place. We stayed in site #22, in the back of the loop. Bring leveling boards or be prepared to use your leveling system if you have one. Absolute quiet, all you hear are the ravens and the wind. Short bike ride or walk to the canyon rim and the watch tower. No facilities at the campground other than restrooms and water spigots throughout the park. No dump station; you need to go to Mather campground (26 miles) to dump. If you love peace and quiet, this is your paradise; if you want hustle and bustle and hookups, go to Trailer Village. Not reservable; first come, first served, but we had no problem finding a site in September. We loved this place and will definitely return. We camped at Desert View (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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