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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Sayre City Park Campground, Sayre, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

I wish every place I camped was like this place! Please, please show the City of Sayre your appreciation for providing this awesome park by patronizing it. It's easy to access, big rig friendly, level, quiet and offers several amenities including 50 amp service for only $12 a night. Wide long sites, lots of pull-throughs, not at all crowded. OTA and cell signals were all strong. Wish I could have stayed longer. We camped at Sayre City Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Woodland Village RV and Mobile Home Park, Portage, Indiana

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first time in 9 years using RV Park Reviews that I have felt misled by a campground rating. This place deserves a Below Average rating. I don't care that it's mostly mobile homes. But it's noisy, run-down, and poorly laid out (we couldn't even use the first site they sent us to because with our tires on the two narrow strips of broken concrete that serve as a pad we couldn't put our slide out without hitting the electric pedestal). Roads are torn up and so crowded and narrow it was challenging to get in and out. Tracks run right next to the park and trains blare their horns all night. I should have given up after being unable to reach the office, leaving multiple messages to make a reservation, and not having them returned. I wouldn't stay here again unless I had no other options. We camped at Woodland Village RV and Mobile Home Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Tingley Lake Estates RV Park, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely spot next to a small lake in a very quiet 55+ community (RV sites on the opposite side of the lake). Staff couldn't have been nicer. Only drawbacks were 1) they charge $20/night extra for 50 amp, which we couldn't use anyway because 2) the sites are not very conducive to trailers/5th wheels. Hookups were at the rear or on the wrong side (and we made our reservations several weeks in advance for mid-week during the first week of May). We had to back up almost to the pedestal, add our 50-to-30 amp extension, get very close to the neighbor, and block his view of the lake. It was fine for an overnight stay. No sewer hookups or dump station - there's a honey wagon that visits on certain days or the fairgrounds down the road. Good cell service and over-the-air TV. We camped at Tingley Lake Estates RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Good for what it is - an asphalt parking lot with hookups. Sites are level and spacious enough, hookups are good. Excellent value (only $20 for 30 amp). They don't take reservations, and we were fortunate to snag one of the last sites around 3:30 p.m. (don't know if that's normal). Quiet at night, but it's right next to Edwards Air Force Base and the noise from the planes was deafening when we arrived. A sonic boom shook the RV so hard the next morning we thought something had hit the roof. We camped at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Late March through April add a trip to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve 15 miles away. Miles of trails through a carpet of orange poppies. Stunning!

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

29 Palms Golf Resort, Twentynine Palms, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the place to stay near Joshua Tree National Park, unless you like dry camping and taking your chances on availability (campgrounds were full the entire week we visited). Close to the park, quiet, spacious sites, level, nice amenities, helpful staff. Each site has gravel parking for your RV and asphalt parking for your vehicle. No cable, but we got all the broadcast channels over-the-air. Park wifi only at the office complex. We camped at 29 Palms Golf Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

29 Palms Inn is supposed to be a great place for dinner, we were told as we were leaving :(

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Eagle View RV Resort, Fort Mcdowell, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent winter campground if you prefer quiet and scenic over lots of activities. Asphalt sites are level and roomy, but lack landscaping. Roads are wide and well maintained. Good hookups, though water pressure can be low at times. Helpful staff and nice clubhouse/gym with free juice and breakfast pastries. Clean pool and hot tub. Great views of the mountains. A roadrunner likes to hang around and walked up to within a few feet of me. If you're up late you sometimes hear coyotes, otherwise the only noise is an occasional plane or what sounds like a rifle range in the distance. Good Verizon and AT&T. Cable, electric, and taxes are included in the Oct-Dec special. A few miles from town and 15 miles to Scottsdale/Mesa. We camped at Eagle View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

All-you-can-eat snow crab legs at the casino on Wed and Thurs nights ($14 with free club card)

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is for the dry camping section. My rating reflects:

1) Convenience! You do NOT want to deal with Balloon Fiesta traffic, especially when you're already getting up early. You can walk, bike, or take the free shuttle between the lot and the Fiesta. Shuttles are frequent and have a dedicated lane so they don't sit in traffic.

2) Availability. With unlimited dry camping, there's no need to plan ahead or make reservations. Sure I would have preferred hookups, but you need to make those reservations a year in advance, they're pricey, and there's a 3-day minimum.

3) Organization. They quickly checked us in (cash or check only), gave us a swag/information bag, then took us to a site. Water and honey wagon were available, but we didn't need them.

4) Comfort. Sites are fairly level, close but not tight, and easy to get in and out of. Open dirt lot, but they keep it watered. We were fine without hookups - highs are typically mild this time of year. Prior reviewers complained about the noise and smell of neighbors' generators, but we did not experience that. In fact, it was surprisingly quiet.

5) Cost effectiveness. I was pleasantly surprised at the rate, considering our proximity to a major event, and included services like a shuttle.

6) Enjoyment. You get a good view of the Mass Ascension from the CG (but being in the field is SOOOOO much more exciting). Everyone we dealt with was helpful and professional and we were all having a great time.

Verizon and AT&T both worked well. I understand there are several broadcast channels, but with no generator we didn't watch TV.

I wouldn't hesitate to dry camp here again. We camped at Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Tips for other Campers:

If you really want hookups and didn't get a reservation in time, look into joining a rally. Some of them provide power, water and honeywagon service.

Don't buy all your session tickets in advance. If a session is cancelled for weather, you can reuse the ticket.

Check into volunteering for a balloon crew - it really adds to the experience!

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Branched Oak State Recreation Area, Raymond, Nebraska

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Leave it to the Corp of Engineers to build a nearly perfect campground. Price is for FHUs and includes $5/daily entry permit but not the $7 reservation fee. Entry permit is $25/year. This review is for Area 1/South Shore. There are campgrounds in 8 areas around the lake, and each is different, including an equestrian one. Make sure you know which area you are in to plan the most direct route. Wide well-maintained roads, level pads, excellent hookups and spacious sites (most are lake front or lake view). Very quiet except for crickets. Clean restrooms with individual shower rooms. Dual dump station with long, straight entrance road. Mostly open with immature trees. Playground, boat launch, picnic shelter, beach, and hiking/dirt bike trails. All the major broadcast channels. No AT&T signal but Verizon was good. Would get a 10 rating except for some little things: Showers are 75 cents for 3 minutes, our entire visit the gate was unstaffed and there were no maps in the holders, most pads are on the short side for today's RVs, and out of 600 campsites only 12 are FHU. It was nearly empty during the week in September, but reserve well in advance for weekends, holidays or FHUs. We camped at Branched Oak State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
103 Area 1

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Mormon Island State Recreation Area, Doniphan, Nebraska

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Price includes $5/daily entry permit but not the $7 reservation fee. Entry permit is $25/year. OK campground. Sites are mostly level and wide, but tend to be short. Roads are decent for a big rig and it was easy to back in. No water or sewer hookups, and you block the road when filling up at the water spigot. The biggest drawback is its location at the intersection of an interstate and highway. Most of the time the road noise isn't bad, but for some reason trucks frequently need to hit their jake brakes and the sound really carries. Otherwise it's a decent campground and I'd give it a higher rating if they had FHUs. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is definitely worth a visit May 1 - Labor Day when the Historic Railroad Town has living history interpreters throughout two dozen businesses and homes from the 1800s. The rest of the year those buildings are locked and shades drawn, so you might be disappointed - though you can still see the Pawnee earth lodge, train exhibit, two small museums, and a lovely park.

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, Indiana

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

On the plus side, this is one of the most affordable options, sites are fairly level, backing in is easy, wifi is blazing fast, and cell signals are strong.

But I don't think I've ever stayed at a noisier campground (they give out free ear plugs when you check in). We tried to camp as far from the tracks as possible without being right on the road (which not only has traffic noise, but also the frequent clopping of horse-drawn buggies). I could easily hear the trains over the sound of our central vacuum and feel them shaking our rig. Elkhart is a major hub, so trains pass by several times an hour all day and night.

Hookups are in the rear, so you may need an electrical extension. We camped at Elkhart County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

When registering, ask for the free CD of the Heritage Trail. It's very interesting, and the map shows the location of all the quilt gardens and murals.

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Lake Chemung Outdoor Resort, Howell, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Primarily a mobile home park. Fairly level, a little tight backing in. Wonderful bath house. Huge video and book libraries, as well as an indoor pool, beach, mini golf, tennis, etc. Very quiet. Nice, helpful staff. Gated and guarded. The only reason I didn't rate it a 10 was because wifi was only available at the lodge, but AT&T and Verizon signals were strong. We camped at Lake Chemung Outdoor Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
212
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

West Branch State Park, Ravenna, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The limited number of full hookup sites tend to get booked months in advance - not even the campground hosts get one! But forgoing water and sewer isn't much of a hardship with bath houses like these, and it's only $1.25 to wash a load of clothes. Sites are 50 amp and huge. Most are screened by trees and vegetation on three sides, fairly level side-to-side but pretty sloped front-to-back. Narrow (10') asphalt pads, but the roads are plenty wide for backing in (some pull-through sites). It's incredibly quiet at night, and we had an awesome view of the Perseid meteor shower!

Most of the staff were delightful, but one lady in the office ignored us each time we approached the desk and either helped people behind us (who came in several minutes after we did) or disappeared into the back without a word. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Several hiking trails as well as mountain bike, bridle and snow mobile trails (street bikes have to stick to the road). Paddle boards are available for rent, and maybe kayaks since they offer a (free!) ranger-led kayaking trip on Saturdays. Beaches, movie night for the kids, ice cream social, etc.

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Maywood Community (55+ park), Chesterland, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet, peaceful, and so affordable. Primarily a mobile home park, so don't expect much in the way of amenities. Sites are fairly level with full hookups. We made a reservation, but didn't have to send a deposit. If the office isn't open, there will be an envelope on the office door with your site # and details. Drop the invoice in the lock box with your payment (cash or check only). Staff is pleasant and helpful. The only drawback was the busy road outside the park: Not noisy, but the turn is easy to miss, there's no turn lane and only one lane in each direction. Also, making a left into or out of the park can take a few minutes depending on the time of day. We camped at Maywood Community (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Historic Kirtland is 6 miles away. An interesting side trip if you don't expect much or mind a bit of proselytizing.

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Cinderella Motel & Campsite, Grand Island, New York

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The new owners, as of 3 weeks ago, were very nice and helpful. Rate reflects weekly discount for 50 amp FHU site.

All sites are back-in, level, gravel. Good Verizon and AT&T signals.

30 amp sites are tucked into the woods, quiet, more spacious and private, more availability. No cable.

50 amp sites are close to the road but pretty darn quiet, close together but easy to back in, shared hookups in the rear (so some rigs might have trouble reaching connections), cable.

No other amenities except laundry, or I would have rated it higher. But you can't beat it for a basic base to explore the area. There's a $1 toll each time you enter the island. We camped at Cinderella Motel & Campsite in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your passport or birth certificate, because the Canadian side has the best view and lots to do (Journey Behind the Falls, Bird Kingdom, Queen Victoria Park's Butterfly Conservatory, Flower Showhouse, free Botanical Gardens, etc.). Also, Canada's Hornblower Niagara Cruises does the same trip as Maid of the Mist, except the ticket is for a specific time so you don't have to wait up to 2 hours in line like on the US side.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Adirondack Camping Village, Lake George, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, quiet park tucked away in the woods. Close to the highway, but noise isn't noticeable in the RV. Would have rated it a 9, but leveling required 20 minutes, 4 layers of pads and a shallow trench on the opposite side. When leaving we had to back out of our pull-through site because the road in front had a 3-foot pitch and I worried about scraping bottom. Roomy sites with lots of foliage, nice pool, store, cable and trail. Showed a kid's movie every night. Verizon signal was good but with intermittent bandwidth issues, AT&T weak. Dirt roads kicked up some dust. Lovely and convenient location; we would definitely come back. We camped at Adirondack Camping Village in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
114
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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