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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard, Howard, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $29.00
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We were welcomed by a very friendly staff/owner. Nice pull-through space, good Wi-Fi. Cell phone reception is spotty for Verizon but usable. Less expensive than staying in Salida and more trees. Lots of full-timers just leave their units here for the winter but there were plenty of transient spots available. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Elk Valley RV Park and Fly Shop (Closed), La Veta, Colorado

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

This is our second trip to this park. We have stayed at the other two parks in La Veta and find this one the best for our needs. Elk Valley is the newest and nicest cared for. However, it is for sale and you can never tell if the new owners will be as nice or keep it as nice. The golf course is right across the road and great for walking your dog off the leash. There were 13 bucks in the RV park right behind our trailer the first night and 8 does the next morning. We camped at Elk Valley RV Park and Fly Shop (Closed) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Sugar Loafin' RV Campground & Cabins, Leadville, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $39.00
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After having stayed at the nice RV Park in Creede, we were really disappointed in this run-down park. We stayed here two years ago and it has gone down-hill since then. I think the owner doesn't know how to use a hose to water. All the grass is dead and the only thing surviving are the weeds. We were lucky, we got a spot with concrete pads for the wheels and jacks. All the big rigs and big fifth wheels across the way had just dirt, which was really dusty. The rather young staff tends to put big rigs and big fifth wheels down this last row where it is hard for them to maneuver. The spaces are narrow, but there was enough room for our slide on one side and the awning on the other, but not much left over after that. We paid $30 a night for a beautiful RV park in Creede and $39 a night for a run-down, over-crowded RV park in Leadville. If you have anything over 35' you'll have trouble in this park. But it is better than the other place in town. We decided this was our last trip to this park. We camped at Sugar Loafin' RV Campground & Cabins in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Mountain Views at Rivers Edge RV Resort, Creede, Colorado

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

We usually come here annually and at different times of the year but this time it was early. The park was less than half full and plenty of room. You are guided to your spot and offered back-in guiding, if needed. The only gig I can give this park is that the utilities are spread out. You will either need a longer water hose, electrical line or sewer hose. If you park near the power box and sewer hole, you will need a longer water line. We finally met the owner. Really nice. The small dog run could use a little TLC but it is OK. They finally got the Wi-Fi in good order. We camped at Mountain Views at Rivers Edge RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

San-Suz-Ed RV Park, West Glacier, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Pull through sites are between the trees and some back in sites are fully in the trees. We'd give this place a ten but the highway noise is noticeable, I'll take half a star off for that. They have home-baked pies and scones, some with the local huckleberry. Yum! Each pull-through site is paved, almost level, but a little narrow; so plan your parking for your slides. We were able to put out a slide on one side and the awning on the other OK. The only other park with more trees than this is at Coulter Bay in the Tetons. Beautiful! We highly recommend this park, and it's about $12 a night cheaper than the KOA across the road. If you are headed east on US 2, watch carefully for their sign as trees hide half of it. They do have a more visible "300 feet ahead" sign on the left. If you pass the Lake Five Road turn, or the KOA sign, you've missed this park but the shoulder ahead is wide enough to wait for a U-turn. Or U-turn at the KOA entrance. We camped at San-Suz-Ed RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Livingston RV Park & Campground, Livingston, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
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Very small park in a residential neighborhood, behind a motel. Very friendly owner. This is part of a trailer park, so there are some trashy-looking mobile homes next to the campground. Highway noise could be a problem if you're a light sleeper. Lots of grass and trees. I had read reviews of the other campground, so we decided to by-pass it and stay closer to the highway. If you are headed west on I-90, you have to turn left right after you turn right on the main town road, so watch for signs. A nice stop for overnight travel. We'll stay here again on our return trip home. We camped at Livingston RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Casper KOA, Bar Nunn, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy in and out. Non-typical KOA as it has an indoor pool. The Loaf and Jug (convenience store) down the road is too tight for big rigs to use, so fuel up somewhere else. Casper KOA is actually about five miles north in the town of Barr Nun. Interstate noise was not too bad. Friendly staff, but they all tend to talk to you at the same time, so listen carefully to all their instructions and rules. Dog run area is very small and just gravel. It's OK for an overnight stay. We camped at Casper KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Mountain Views at Rivers Edge RV Resort, Creede, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This the fourth time we have stayed at this park. The resort side is very nice, with lots of grass, statuary and amenities if you can afford to buy into it. But the RV park side is going downhill fast. I think the last time we stayed here we gave it a ten rating, but not this time. The gravel is worn down so it is dusty. The maintenance staff act like they own the place and are sometimes rude. You are supposed to drive only 5 mph, but they run around like mad men in their carts much faster. They will water what little grass is left next to your trailer with out any consideration that they are watering your trailer at the same time. So this morning my electric line, water line and sewer line were all soaked. The electric box is at the front of the space, the sewer line is at the back and the water line is at the middle, so bring all extensions you may have. There is only one dumpster for the entire park, 97 spaces on the park side and about that many more spaces on the resort side, so the dumpster fills up in one day, and the trash truck only comes twice a week. Wi-Fi is very poor and they give you all sorts of conditions on how to use it: too many limits. Download your email and get off. The grass in the dog park is all dead, but they water the two trees every day. Now they are getting a little particular about your RV. They asked me for the first time what year was my trailer. It's new! Why would they care? Unless an older model would not look good across from the million dollar Class A's. If the trash situation does not improve, and the Wi-Fi does not improve, we wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Mountain Views at Rivers Edge RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

AB Camping & RV Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

An older park that needs some TLC. The utilities are far apart (water in the back, sewer in the middle, electricity in front). Narrow sites with not much room for slides, because the next site to your left is a pull-through from the other direction. There is a narrow concrete pad for a patio and a picnic table for each site. They have some sites back in the back that are "for the big 40' rigs", with is much newer and nicer, but I saw three Class Cs there and one class B van, we saw the night before in Utah. So there is some segregation going on. The one plus to this park is that there is an excellent BBQ business owned by the park, which is very good and reasonably priced. This is a OK stop-over after fighting the Wyoming wind all day, but I wouldn't stay here very long. A little narrow getting in but the separate exit is OK. Only one dumpster and it is on the way out. We camped at AB Camping & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Golden Spike RV Park, Brigham City, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful park, with some concrete pads and compacted rock for the rest of them. Lots of green grass and big trees. You might have some trouble with satellite reception in some spots, but I did see some dishes out. The tent areas are very grassy with electric and water for each site under big trees. The only drawback to this park is it is right next to a highway and a stop light so the trucks are accelerating from the light. Right across the highway is a super Wal-Mart. We chose this park over the KOA as it was easier on and off the interstate which is about a mile away. Lots of perennial and annual flowers throughout, with a few permanent/seasonal residents in back, but they kept their spots neat. I would have given this park a ten but for the highway noise. Owner lives right above the office/store. We camped at Golden Spike RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

A-Frame RV Park (formerly Oregon Trails West RV Park), Baker City, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $25.00
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Easy off the interstate, but not too noisy from it. Lots of permanent residents in back. There was a motorcycle rally going on in town but they were all well behaved and quiet at night. Only one person in the bathroom at a time, so there was a line I could see, but did not use it. The site was narrow, but shady with big trees all around. It was wet and rainy so we did not use the dog run area. It would be fine for a one-night stop over but not for any length of time. What is there to do in Baker City, Oregon anyway? We camped at A-Frame RV Park (formerly Oregon Trails West RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Sea and Sand RV Park, Depoe Bay, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

A well maintained park, with different levels, depending on how close you want to get to the beach. We were right on the beach level, with unobstructed view of the ocean. It is well worth the extra price. Very friendly staff and diligent workers. I don't know what happened to those folks who rated the staff poorly earlier this year as the staff was friendly and very nice. If you are on the lower level by the beach, your Wi-Fi is weak, but useable. The only complaint anybody could have is the free salt water taffy they give you is nothing like the taffy you get in New England. Much sweeter and less chewy. You can let your dog run free on the beach and chase the waves or the sea gulls. We watched a flight of pelicans feed right in front of our site. Lots of dumpsters and doggie stations with bags. If you are not into the ocean, stay up in the "forest" area with lots of trees and rhododendron bushes. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Sea and Sand RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Gem State RV Park and Campground (formerly Mountain Home KOA), Mountain Home, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $32.00
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This is a KOA??? It can't be! There are trees, grass and it is not next to the interstate! It actually is in a quiet neighborhood! Very friendly staff. Ask the manager what words she uses for G.R.E.A.T. as that is what this campground is: great! The dog run even has some climbing toys for the dogs and a bench to sit on and relax while the doggie plays. We camped at Gem State RV Park and Campground (formerly Mountain Home KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Rock Springs / Green River KOA, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $36.00
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This is a typical rocky, no grass KOA. OK for an overnight stay but I wouldn't stay any longer, unless you are a glutton for wind punishment. It is close to the interstate and noisy. Do not take your dog to the dog run. Our dog got sick the last time we stayed here and I don't trust annually changing management to take care of problems like that. The permanent/seasonal residents are all back in the back, but it still looks trashy. We camped at Rock Springs / Green River KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Hillcrest Acres Campground, Bismarck, North Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We were able to get in without a reservation having just had some trailer problems repaired. Its name speaks for itself, it is on the top of a hill. Grocery shopping near by, nice shaded pull-through sites and plenty of grass. It is surprising how nice it is for $22 a night. The only problem is the seasonal workers are all segregated to the rear and they must travel past your site early in the morning to go to work. Otherwise very quiet. Lots of dumpsters scattered throughout. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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