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The other in-town campgrounds are along I-90 while SRV is just a couple block walk across a bridge over Bear Butte creek to downtown Sturgis. So no need to drink then drive; you could literally crawl home. SRV is a multi-level campground with 2 levels located on top a high bluff that overlook Sturgis. RV sites are close together with no real shade. The campground and buildings were clean. There's a large number of bathrooms, sinks, showers and laundry facilities available; also rental cabins. We stayed the night before SRV was closing for the season, so practically had the whole place to ourselves.

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PDRV has easy access to I-90 and downtown Sheridan. Our pull-thru RV site was gravel and fairly level. The sites are close together but since it was off season; the owner spaced out the RVs in every other site. Directly in front of us was a pasture with horses grazing. The shower/restroom/laundry buildings were very clean and the grounds were well taken care of. (Several signs are around to remind you to keep it that way) The owner is friendly and helpful but very particular about following his campground 'guidelines'. From a sign posted on the lawn in front of the office, it's obvious he has strict rules about dog do-do. It also appeared following the speed limit, the one-way only signs and not taking long showers are high on his list. The owner could answer all our questions about Sheridan (The Mint, King's Saddlery, where to dine). He gave us a coupon for a free appetizer of our choice at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House; which amounted to a $13 fried green tomato appetizer we didn't have to pay for.

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LRRV's driveways and RV sites were gravel, fairly level and long. Most were pull-thru, full-hookup sites. There were several back-in sites along the fence, I think they were electric only? There is a laundry and TV/rec room. No supplies sold except ice. The main shower/bathrooms are in the office building. Note - there wasn't a hook, shelf or seat in the individual showers; just a curtain, so you have to hang your clothes, bags, etc in the public shower area - so not much privacy. No pool. Biggest plus is LRRV fills RV propane tanks, something a lot of RV parks don't do anymore, but only at set times and on certain days. Short drive to interstate access to sites around Helena and the downtown area.

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The first thing you notice is GLRV is located next to a heavy-duty commercial park area with a Costco, Walmart,etc. Besides shopping, there's also numerous restaurants within walking distance, Roosters Waterfront, Smoke Shak BBQ, Subway; plus a brewery and a winery. (The office handed out a coupon for free wine tasting). We had a pull-in (there's also back-in) W/E/S waterfront site with a concrete picnic-table pad and level, asphalt RV/car parking. High- season rate was $55 but GLRV gives 10% Good Sam, AAA, AARP etc discount. Although the sites are very close together, there was a narrow band with trees and well-watered grass between each one. We did not hear much street noise at night, except for an occasional barge going upriver. GLRV's landscaping, roadways, building facilities were all very well kept. The key-code locked restroom/shower and laundry rooms were sparkling clean. Note - the key-code doesn't work on the back (waterside) entrance's older lock, you need to go to the front entry where the newer locks work. WiFi and cable were free. Every morning the local newspaper was on our doorstep. No swimming pool or hot tub. A 16 mile asphalt walking/riding path is located between the waterfront sites and shoreline. GLRV is at the junction of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, which being upstream from a dam makes the waterway very wide. We noticed numerous lights on water at night? In the morning we saw dozens of fishing boats hooking chinook salmon and flathead trout. Location is also close to Hell's Canyon jet-boat tour companies. Snake Dancer Tours will pick you up at the pier next to GLRV.

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IRRV is about 3 to 4 miles down a windy road from the Bavarian-themed tourist town of Leavenworth. It is a very 'busy' campground and had very thorough check-in processes to efficiently handle the volume. Their valets (retired guys in golf carts) lead you to, and guide you precisely into your site. It initially looked like a single level rivers edge campground. Walking around I saw there are at least 3 levels with over 100 sites. The 2nd level is just up a small rise but the 3rd level had a steep gravel grade with sites that back-in over a high cliff above the Icicle river. Nice views if you and your rig can handle it. There are also 8 rental cabins spread around the park. The restroom/shower buildings were clean with plenty of hot water. There was also a laundry, hot tub and enclosed clubhouse. As should be expected being down in a river valley encircled by mountains; cell and antenna TV reception was poor/non-existence. Our W/E/S site #5 was along the road leading to the office and backed up to a cliff, so was quiet. It was paved and level with trees on both sides but still room for slide outs,(barely in some cases). All our utilities worked. While there we had a 45' Newell Entegra, plus his full-sized SUV manage to fit in the site next to us. So where there's a will; there's a way.

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ARVE has some impressive landscaping between each site - thick grass, shrubs, trees, paver-brick patio for picnic table. Roads and RV sites are asphalt and level. Facilities all look new and clean - code-keyed restroom/shower rooms, indoor pool, outdoor patio/fire place, clubhouse, laundry, playground, etc. Another plus is they sell RV propane, which the majority of campgrounds don't do anymore. Downside as others have reviewed is most sites are narrow and not long enough. Our 31' RV & compact car barely fit on one of their 'premium' 65' pull-thrus? At least we were charged $57, so I assume that's what we got. Most big RVs with slideouts on both sides had at least one pushing into a tree or shrub.

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Previous reviews pretty much cover the amenities Fairmont provides. Our problem was poor staffing and enforcement of their campground regulations. The guy that checked us in seemed confused/untrained/.....? He had problems using their computer system and credit card machine. We'd reserved one of the 50 amp back-in sites they advertise with 'unobstructed views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain wilderness'. When we got to our assigned site #105, an RV was in it, looked like for long term, their 'stuff' spread out all over. So we drove back to the office. Was told, 'Oh, he was supposed to have left this morning.....' Since it was a weekend, only a few non-desirable sites were left to choose from. So we got crammed in the middle of the old campground staring at other RVs instead of where we'd reserved. I also had to go back and complain to get the extra they'd precharged us for the 50 amp site with wilderness views we never got to use. A long-term RVer next to us said he's never seen them make anybody leave by checkout time, so you too may get a surprise when you arrive.

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Looked online for an RV park to overnight in Billings on our way west and was rather surprised by the going-rate commanded in this town? Since we could do without the KOA's or Yellowstones high-season $60-$80+ prices for a pool, hot tub, mini golf course, picnic table, swing, fire-pit, dog-park, ice-cream social, etc; we opted for BVRV and a somewhat less expensive $45 Good Sam back-in. Their roads and site pads are all paved, so were level but very close together. The trees and grass were well watered. The shower/restroom buildings were security-code locked and very clean. The railroad lines and I-90 were just a block or so away but was not overly noticeable the night we stayed.

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ACG is an economic RV option close to the Badlands. Older, well-used, easy access on/off I-90, walking distance to Wall Drug but not in middle of downtown and right next to railroad tracks like the other RV park, so fairly quiet. Our site was a full-hookup pull-thru, graveled and level. Some grassy spaces & trees between sites. All utilities worked. WiFi reception was good. Restroom was clean, showers had hot water and good pressure. Small pool, playground, laundry, their office sold some RV supplies (also buffalo burgers - ready to grill). Owners were friendly and helpful.

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Green Valley is a 1060-acre park with a 390 acre lake. The campground is in a quiet, rural location near the lake. There were a lot of shade trees and good views of the lake from most RV sites. The roads are paved with gravel RV sites. Our site was fairly level with an excellent view of the lake. Some sites are rather close to each other. There are 18 full hook-up RV sites, 65 electric-only and several tent campsites. There are several buddy sites and even a quad-buddy site where 4 campers can form their own courtyard. There were also 3 rustic, log cabins, each with a boat dock you can rent. All sites had picnic tables and fire rings. There are two modern restroom/shower buildings, a playground and a dump station. Water faucets were scattered throughout the park. Half the campsites are walkup - first come/first serve while the other half and the 3 cabins can be reserved online. The lake had several boat ramps, numerous docks and fishing piers. There's a 10 mile trail that circles the lake. The DNR is in the process of laying cement bike paths around several portions of the lake.

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MCR has about 90 sites; looked like the majority are for permanent/seasonal use with maybe 25 pull-thru sites for daily camping. Our full-hookup site was very long, fairly level with a picnic table, firepit and decent grassy area between sites. Most of the trees are too scattered or short for much shade. The campground had wifi service available, but not free. MCR has a pool but there is an extra charge to use it, a playground, camp store, laundry, dump stations. They also had 5 A/C'ed cabins to rent. You're about 3 miles from Hazelton and 8 from Independence but there's about 30 Amish Shops (bulk groceries, bakeries, furniture, quilts, etc) just down the gravel roads from the campground. Occasionally, depending upon wind direction, a slight confinement smell could be detected. See their website for info on rate, facilities, directions, etc.

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Geneseo Campground has a great rural location; surrounded by corn fields and next to the historic Hennepin Canal. Our gravel WES site was fairly level with a reasonable amount of grassy space between RV sites. They also had 4 rustic cabins and one yurt (all with A/C) for rent. The canal was great for long-distance jogging/walking/biking along, although there can be a few skeeters if not a windy day. CG had kayaks and canoes for rent. There is a dump station, laundry, play ground and a spray ground. The camp store had basic supplies, ice and best of all LP gas (which is getting harder and harder to find at campgrounds). The owners were extremely friendly and very helpful with questions about Quad cities, Le Claire, Geneseo or other local sites. Tengo supplies their wifi system so you need to register and login but had one of the best internet bandwidths I've come across. GC gives you access for one wireless device free. Good antenna TV reception. Their bathhouse/restrooms were very clean, well ventilated, lots of hot water. The owners even provided washcloths rolled up in a basket for guest's use. Note: We were heading east on I-80 so took Colona Exit 7, turned left (east) on Hiway 224/Cleveland Rd then followed Cleveland Rd and turned right (south) on Hiway 82 till we came to CG's driveway on the left just before crossing the canal. Seemed an easier route than trying to navigate a motorhome towing a vehicle thru the town streets of Geneseo.

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Sugar Bottom Campground is located on the shore and hills above Coralville Lake and is popular for camping, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking. The large campground offers around 20 tent campsites, 30 group sites and over 200 single RV sites. There are 10 full hookups with concrete pads, about 10 water/electric sites with gravel pads with the rest being gravel electric-only sites. Most gravel sites were not level. Lots of sites had shade and some are along the lake. Be aware there's a long paved lane back to the campsites but it is very hilly and windy. About half the sites are first come, first serve with the rest reservable on Reserve America CCC. You can get a 50% discount if you have a National Parks Senior/Golden Age Lifetime Pass. See RA's website for fees, maps, rules, directions, etc. There seemed to be at least 10 RV sites reserved for park staff so the campground was well maintained. The best facilities were the 3 modern restroom/shower buildings each with six individual/private rooms. Each room had a locking door, shower with hot water, toilet, sink, mirror, hand-drier, sky-lite. There were several drinking fountains around the campsites, a boat ramp, beach, 2 dump stations, fish cleaning stations, a play ground, picnic shelters, etc. No wifi. The campground was quiet during our mid-week stay.

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LCSP is located on 250-acre Blue Lake, called an 'oxbow' because it was formed by the meanderings of the Missouri River years ago. This Iowa DNR (Department of Natural Resources) campground has level, paved roads, lots of lawn space and was well maintained. The campground felt safe and secure with full-time camp hosts as well as DNR rangers present. The RV sites were all level gravel with a fire ring and picnic table. Large cottonwood trees shade most of the campsites. There is an older but modern, well-ventilated rest room/shower house that plays weatherband radio broadcasts 24 hours a day. No WiFi. Good antenna TV reception from both Omaha & Sioux City. Several hydrants are located around the park for drinking water and there are two dump stations. There are 100 electric only back-in sites and 12 full hookup, pull-thru sites. Over 50 of the sites backup directly onto the lakeshore. Half of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve walk-up basis. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the Iowa State Parks Reserve American campground website. With the fees for camping in Iowa's state parks being so reasonable, it gets full quickly on weekends and holidays, so get there or book early. LCSP also has a beach, a dock with double boat ramps, more than 30 acres of picnic grounds, hiking trails and a playground. .

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This campground is located in the quiet countryside just below the Smithville Lake dam. Next door is the spillway, a playground, baseball, football and soccer parks. You register with the camp host who also sells ice and firewood. A full-service 30 AMP site cost $22. The roadways are all paved. Our gravel site was fairly level with a picnic table and fire-ring. There are a lot of shady sites as well as pull-thrus with a decent amount of grassy space between most sites. The restroom/shower building was fairly new and clean. Note - SFPC is a gated community. Their sign stated the gate opens at 7 am and closes at 10 pm. It's only about a mile and half drive into Smithville for groceries, restaurants, etc. Highway 169 was handy for sightseeing trips into Kansas City. It's a 4-lane direct route to downtown Kansas City and also intersects with interstates 435, 29 and 70 along the way.