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We have been full-timer's since Aug, 2014. We're enjoying the lifestyle, likely will be at this for 3 or so years. At least.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Santa Fe Park, Chanute, Kansas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Visited Chanute for camper repairs at the NuWa factory. As per earlier reports, first 2 nights are free, $10 per night thereafter. Maximum 10 nights in any 30 day period. There are 2 sections. The larger is at the intersection. The smaller is at the location of the dump station and bathrooms about .1 mile up the road. The smaller can get very busy when games are being played in the adjacent softball/baseball field. Spectators are numerous and parking is at a premium. Nobody parked blocking any sites while we were there. 50/30/20 amp service plus water. Lot is fully paved. Great value. We were 9 nights in Chanute while camper was being repaired. Not a whole lot to do in Chanute. Ample restaurants, Walmart. Safari Museum was nice. Go see it. We camped at Santa Fe Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Streamside RV & Golf, Pulaski, New York

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects monthly rate. This is our 2nd year staying in this park. Park is very clean, neat and well kept. Very friendly campers from nighty to monthly to seasonals. Sites are grassy and very level. Wifi is good. Laundry room is very good and reasonably priced. Electricity is priced at 20 cents per kilowatt hour, fairly expensive in our experience as full time rvers. Divots Restaurant is on premises and is a nice restaurant with a somewhat limited menu. It's about equidistant between Syracuse and Watertown. Pulaski is about 5 miles to the north and has decent shopping, a few decent restaurants. Our only complaint would be the mail service. There are mailboxes at the road for the campground, cost $25 for the season. We have had nothing but problems from the mail carriers, they just can't seem to get our mail in our box. This has been ongoing for the 3 months we have been here this year. This is not the fault of the campground, it comes down to very poor USPS service. We camped at Streamside RV & Golf in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Pleasant Lake Campground, Pennellville, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects monthly rate.

The Good...extensive shopping nearby, close to Syracuse, mature trees, nearby lake.

The Bad...Most sites filled with seasonal, many are traffic police. 5 mph speed limit is brutally enforced, even though nobody knows how fast you are actually driving, just "too fast". 2 useless stop signs on property. Don't roll through them. Quiet hours not enforced. Among experiences were drunken cabin people returning in wee hours arguing using f-bomb every other word. Not appropriate for family campground.

The Ugly- our site had a septic tank 10' from our front door and open sewer connection at ground level covered over by a rock 7' from our camper front door. Property flooded 3 times in the 5 weeks we were there. Septic tank became inoperative. Anyone using dump station 50' from our front door would force sewage water out of septic tank on our property onto the ground. Puddle was about 10' in diameter. Open sewer pipe was filled with solid waste. Owners pumped tank twice while we were there, but situation was not resolved. We left the next morning after discovering this. We camped at Pleasant Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt, Maryland

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our "go-to" campground when visiting Washington, DC. Campground is close to 2 Metro stations for easy access to DC. Sites are spacious and plentiful. We had no problems finding a site for our 37' 5th wheel. The campground is dry camping, but we had a generator to help and fresh water and waste water carriers that kept us in our site for our full 2 week stay. At $8 a night with the Senior pass for National Parks, this is one of the best values we've found. We camped at Greenbelt Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D loop
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground), Homestead, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very remote campground, 50 mile drive back to Homestead for any kind of service, Internet or phone connection. But...beautiful place to be in the middle of the Everglades wilderness. We saw abundant wildlife on various trails in the park. Many Ranger-led tours with bird watching, canoe tours, and lecture style talks on many subjects and aspects of the Everglades. Sites in the campground are very large. Smallish trees dot the landscape of the campground. They do have electric hookups, but no water or sewer. Campground was very quiet. This was our favorite campground of the 2014-15 winter. We are full-time. We stayed the maximum period of 14 nights and would return without hesitation. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

Stock up your refrigerator and pantry in Homestead before driving out. If you don't have a reservation and the sign at the entrance kiosk says the campground is full, believe it. Don't make the 38 mile trip hoping to find an open site.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Jim Miller Park (For Fairground Events Only), Marietta, Georgia

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

April 9, 2015 ADMIN NOTE: The manager of this park has reported to us that the facility (Jim R. Miller Park) is undergoing MAJOR renovations and will not have RV Sites available until AFTER SEPTEMBER 2015.

We were at this park for 16 nights. The rate is $15.00 per night for 1 night or 16- very reasonable. The staff is very helpful. It's one of the Georgia State Fairgrounds, but the campground is separate from the Fairgrounds. It can be quite busy with many police related facilities in the area. There is a police shooting range nearby that can be heard at times. The fairgrounds is also used for many police and ambulance related practices and training. In most cases you would never know it's going on. We camped at Jim Miller Park (For Fairground Events Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Pavers

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Adventures East Campground & Cottages, Baddeck, Nova Scotia

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

We arrived at Adventures East for a 7 night stay. We were assigned site 24. We found the site to be adequate size for our 37', four slide 5th wheel camper. We had a nice stand of trees shielding us from the site next to us on the awning side of the camper. That worked well for us. The sites here are quite narrow, if all sites are filled, campers are quite tight to each other. We were permitted to set up a kids tent on our site. The kids enjoyed the pool. The pool house had bathrooms, showers and the laundry. All was very clean and neat. A fire ban was in effect for the entire week. We could not have a campfire. The danger level was red (level 4) when we arrived, but was downgraded to blue (level 2) while we were here. The ban was not lifted. We missed having a campfire. They have free Wi-Fi, but the connection was frustratingly slow most of the time we were here. This is why we rated this campground a 9 rather than a 10. We would certainly stay here again. We camped at Adventures East Campground & Cottages in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Five Islands Ocean Resort, Lower Five Islands, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This park could be wonderful if the owners attitudes could be improved. The view is tremendous. The layout of the park is very good, affording many a view of the ocean. The tides here are about 30 feet vertical, but that is not the amazing part. At low tide, many kilometers of ocean floor are exposed, even allowing you to walk from shore to the islands if you had time before high tide came in. HOWEVER: We experienced reverse polarity in the electric supply at our site. Our camper has a sophisticated electric monitoring system that does not allow power into the camper unless it is correct. This is a simple matter to correct, about a 5 minute job. The owners denied any problem with the wiring in the campground, claiming the problem was with our camper. Not only is reverse polarity illegal, it's potentially dangerous. With this kind of attitude on the part of the owners, we wonder what other unseen wiring problems might exist. We observed poor (illegal) wiring practices in the coin laundry room also. EVERYTHING else at the campground is an additional charge. We wanted to put up a "kids tent" on our site. We had already paid for the site and each one of us in the camper. They wanted an additional charge of $11 per night of our 7 night stay for setting up the tent on our already paid for site. I could go on, but won't. We likely will not stay here again if we return to the area, which is beautiful. We would recommend that others find a different campground to stay, also. We camped at Five Islands Ocean Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

White Oak Campground, Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground set in the back country around Strasburg. The campground has paved roads. Sites can be grouped in a shady area and a sunny area. The shady sites are set with a gravel base with grass surrounding. The sunny sites are all grass, many in an open field. We had a site in the shady section with full hookups. The roads in the shady section are narrow and maneuvering is tight. Many sites were taken by seasonal campers and many of those campers are quite old. The campground itselfs was well maintained. Very few people were there during mid-week. The campground has an office with a rather well stocked store, a couple of playgrounds and a bathhouse. The bathhouse was clean and well kept. There is no swimming pool. We camped at White Oak Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Letchworth State Park, Castile, New York

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground roads are paved, most loops need re-paving. Sites are back-in with a gravel base. High degree of trees and underbrush gives good privacy between sites. Some sites border on the gorge leading to a 500' dropoff at the edge of your site. There is a fence, but I wouldn't want to be in those sites with small children. Comfort stations were not clean, but we had rain and wet weather for most of the time there. It was very difficult to keep them clean. Our site and many others had standing water from the rain. We were walking through mud most of our time there. If you have a site with good drainage, things should be good. The campground was very quiet at night, in spite of being full. Letchworth Park itself is huge and beautiful. We couldn't see all we wanted to see in 4 nights there. We'll have to go back again, and will do so happily, but I've already scoped out dry sites for next time! We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Four Mile Creek State Park, Youngstown, New York

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has excellent paved roads. Sites are grassy. Small trees dot sites placed in large fields. Some have an outstanding view of Lake Ontario. 200 loop sites are larger than 100 loop. The 100 loop looked cramped to me. Water spigots are placed at frequent intervals around each loop. One may refill water tanks, but not be hooked up. Campground admission allows free admission to any other state park for the duration of your camping stay. Many are in the area, including Niagara Falls State Park. Old Fort Niagara is a short drive away and an excellent stop. There is a public pool available there. We enjoyed our time at Four Mile Creek Campground and would return again. We camped at Four Mile Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Sampson State Park, Romulus, New York

Date of Stay: October, 2005 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Office staff were friendly and helpful. The park itself is beautiful with many roads and trails. It's a bicyclist's heaven. Nice playground available for the kids. The sites are gravel pads surrounded by grass and quite spacious. Five loops are with electric, and each loop has it's own bathhouse. In loop 5, the men's side showers had no privacy changing area, only a small shower area with a door. Women's side did have privacy changing area. Don't know if other loops would be different. The bathhouse could have been cleaned more frequently, although it was a rainy weekend. Park regulations are enforced. Quiet hours are quiet, and posted speed signs are observed. We found that to be a positive. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Glen Rouge Campground, Toronto, Ontario

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very quiet park. Friendly staff and friendly fellow campers made for a wonderful camping experience for us. We stayed a week, and paid the $189 weekly rate. Prices are in Canadian dollars. A lower rate is available for tent sites. Toronto attractions are nearby and easy to get to by car or public transportation. We camped at Glen Rouge Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Hersheypark Camping Resort (formerly Hershey Highmeadow Campground), Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Trains!! Those confounded trains! This would be a terrific park but for the trains. Actually, they don't bother my wife as much as they do me. Easy access to Hershey attractions, great discount prices. This park was QUIET at night (except for trains), very considerate neighbors, nice bathrooms, friendly employees and our daughter loves the pools. We just have a great time at this park. Our second time here in 2 years. We camped at Hersheypark Camping Resort (formerly Hershey Highmeadow Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Darien Lake Campground, Darien Center, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $99.00
Overall Rating:      

We live about 2 hours away from Six Flags Darien Lake. We've visited the theme park many times. This was our first time camping there. Our campgrround nightly rate was actually $125 for 4 people. This includes admission to the theme park for the duration of your stay. We find the Darien Lake personnel to be friendly and helpful. At one point, our 10 year old daughter slipped and skinned her knee fairly badly on the gravel. We didn't have bandages large enough to cover the wound. We called the first aid number and asked for a ride for her to the first aid station. An EMT showed up at our site within 3 to 4 minutes and had her cleaned and bandaged right at the site. Our site was not particularly clean. Used nylon ties, cigarette butts, beer bottle caps and small pieces of broken glass littered the site. We didn't find the glass until after set-up. The kids were put on clean-up detail. We left the site better than we found it. We got little sleep during the night. The site just behind us had a group of partying 25ish tenters. The party lasted the night. This was not the only party underway at the campground. We could hear others in the distance. Park management didn't seem to do anything to enforce quiet hours. We will not rate a park very highly at all if we can't get the sleep we need. We would rate the park higher if they would enforce quiet hours. We camped at Darien Lake Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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