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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Apple Creek Campground , De Pere, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Not only will AVC's address of 'N3831 County Road U' confuse your GPS, so may following AVCs instructions. The first thing you see is a gravel road up a hill where numerous RVs are parked. When you go up it looks like a private home who's large front yard has been turned into a pull-thru campground? Turns out, that's just what's happened. Its AVCs new hilltop campground, (you need to continue further down the highway to the original AVC campground to register). Note - there is no walkway from the new hilltop CG down to the original CG where all the amenities - restrooms, showers, office, pool, etc are located. You either have to drive all the time or try to walk the busy highway. When we got to the office area there was a noticeable odor of sewage. I inquired and the lady thought the campgrounds sewage collection tanks were being emptied, OK.... I noticed also the mobile septic truck was busy emptying numerous long-term RVers sewage, so maybe that added to the .... ambiance? AVC's RV sites are very close to each other. All sites are back-in; some are difficult to navigate. I surprisingly watched one camper who decided to pull-thru a back-in site; completely knocking down a 10 foot shade tree that was in his trailers way. (it took them 2 tries before they succeeded). The family then drug the tree over to the ditch by the highway. I later inquired at the office if they were aware of this; they said yes, but he was an inexperienced first time camper..... Showers cost 25 cents for 3 mins (Note - figuring out how to adjust the water temperature between ice cold and scalding hot may cost you an extra quarter) AVC had 2 garbage dumpsters, both were over flowing with garbage piled all over the ground. Over-all, not impressed with this campground. We camped at Apple Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Soo Locks Campground, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

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

We had RV site #21 which was located on a small rise that overlooked the canal where SLC's fishing pier and docks are located. We had great views watching all the freighters on St Mary's river heading to/from the Soo Locks and Lake Superior. The WiFi was located in a building just next door so we had good reception. SLC's RV sites, utilities, grounds, security coded shower/restroom building, laundry, dump sites were all well maintained. The office had a small store that sold basic camping supplies, ice, etc. Their lounge area had free coffee. SLC was fairly busy during the daytime with several RV's coming and going everyday but was peaceful and quiet in the evenings. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Its just a short drive to all the downtown souvenir, fudge, ice cream, etc shops; restaurants and Soo Lock's viewing platforms.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Mud Lake Park, Dubuque, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Mud Lake Park is located in a rural part of north Dubuque off highway 52 down a bluff along the Mississippi River. Only about a third of the camp sites are reservable online, the rest are on a first come, self-reservation basis. See their website for info on campsites & facilities - mycountyparks.com/county/Dubuque/Park/Mud-Lake-Park/Facilities.aspx The non-reservable sites have most of the shade. We reserved site #41, it had water & electric (note- 50 amp only; no 30 amp socket) graveled, fairly level, $24 These sites look like super-long pull-thrus, but two sites share half of each one. So the first one there can pull thru, later arrivers have to back-in. A year-round park ranger is in residence at this park. Modern shower/restroom facilities are located next to the ranger residence as is the dump station. There are picnic areas, a shelter and a boat ramp provides boating and fishing access. Firewood is available for purchase. There are a lot of trains all hours of the day (& night) that have to blow their horn as they cross the highway intersection. We camped at Mud Lake Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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:

The View Restaurant & Bar is next door at the adjacent Hawkeye Marina. It has a 2nd story deck with great views of the marina and river.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Buffalo Valley Camping, Duluth, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Buffalo Valley is about 10 miles from downtown Duluth, but has easy access to I-35, so was ideally located for day trips up the North Shore. BV's RV sites, utilities, roadways, dump station, grounds, restroom & shower building were all well maintained. Note - the showers cost 50 cents for 5 minutes, so bring plenty of quarters with you (also, the motion-detector lights don't come on until after you've entered into the building.) The staff was friendly and accommodating. We were originally assigned RV site #27, but it had rained heavily and this site had low areas with standing water. I called manager; he said we could move to any open site, so I chose #30 which was high and dry with lots of shade. It was a bit of a walk over to BV's restroom/shower building, but several kybos (toilets) are placed all around the CG, which I found were kept cleaner than most. There is a Buffalo campground and a Bison campground (also referred to as the Back- 40). Both have the same site numbers; so it can be confusing. A large number of construction workers were staying in Bison. Buffalo's sites are mostly shady where Bison has very little shade. Part of BV's complex also contains their Buffalo House Restaurant, three ball diamonds, a horseshoe area, basketball and volleyball courts, access to bike trails. We camped at Buffalo Valley Camping in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Their Buffalo House restaurant bar & grill has cascading decks that overlook three ball diamonds, a horseshoe area, basketball and volleyball courts. Restaurant's menu has a good variety of beers and food, with daily specials (the prime rib stroganoff & wild rice soup were delicious); we drank and ate there several times.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Gitche Gumee RV Park, Marquette, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner Jeff said over the phone he would send a confirmation e-mail; the only confirmation I ever received was a $55 charge to my credit card. Check-in at J's A-frame office consists of one dim light-bulb over his cluttered desk; it took about a minute for my eyes to adjust. We were just over-niters so had no plans (or desire) to unhook our tow. I was under the impression I had reserved a full hook-up pull-thru site. When we arrived, I was told a pull-thru would cost $14 more, cash-only. Add that on and a pull-thru site here cost $69. Previous reviews covered the dust, no wifi, no cable, dark filthy showers, unkept/overgrown grounds and the other quirky-weirdness factors of this place. The 'Courtesy Phone, High Speed Internet Access & Computer' Station shown on his campground map consists of an open timber lean-to with 3 shelves; in one was ancient phone, another had a computer internet plug-in cord lying on top a dusty board and the 3rd was chained off. (Guess its Jeffrey's idea of irony.... or false advertising?) Since reviewers previously alerted that it was debatable if the faucet water here is potable, we used our RV's reserve water tank instead. The inside of his log clubhouse is interesting and about the only thing worth seeing; a huge center beamed log cathedral ceiling, 3 pool tables, a large library with 100's of VHS tapes and books. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50dusty intersection
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Just across the highway is a nice beach area.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Black Hawk State Park, Lake View, Iowa

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

BHSP's grounds, campsites, utilities, modern restroom/shower building(hot water, good pressure) were rustic but well-maintained and patrolled by DNR staff on a daily basis while we were there. Most non-lakefront sites were shady; there were about 10 pull-thrus. A dump station, potable water faucets, small playground, picnic shelter, beach, boat ramp, cabin were available. Our back-in electric site was level, graveled shady. We booked ahead thru Reserve America. 1st-come, walk-up self-registration sites are also available. (See their website for additional site, amenities, reservation info) The lake is shallow and being mostly surrounded by shore-front homes; has problems with strong algae growth from lawn fertilizer. They are using a paddle-wheel type boat that cuts off and scoops up the algae all day long to combat this. Also, a large resident Canada geese population regularly fertilizes the outer edges of the campground, so watch your step. Note - it looks like the parks Blossom Street address is for the rental cabin? It turns into S. State Rd which leads to Black Hawk State Park campground; approximately 2 miles past the cabin between Quincy Ave and Rolf Ave (M54) on the SE corner of the lake. We camped at Black Hawk State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Its just a short drive into Lake View for supplies, groceries, gas, restaurants, pharmacy, etc.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Sturgis RV Park , Sturgis, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Sturgis RV Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Peter D's RV Park, Sheridan, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Peter D's RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Lincoln Road RV Park, Helena, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lincoln Road RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There's a grocery store, Bob's Big Cup expresso shack and restaurant (Grub Steak) several blocks to the east.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Granite Lake Premier RV Resort, Clarkston, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Granite Lake Premier RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
waterfront
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Icicle River RV Park, Leavenworth, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Icicle River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Alderwood RV Express, Mead, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Alderwood RV Express in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Fairmont RV Park, Anaconda, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Fairmont RV Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Billings Village RV Park, Billings, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Billings Village RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Arrow Campground, Wall, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Arrow Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Owners were very helpful. Info'd us about RT 212 that angles NW from Belle Fourche directly to Billings instead of driving I-90 that dips South into Wyoming.

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