About Safe Trip

We have been camping for more than 40 years. First, in tents with our children, followed by our purchase of a very antiquated pop-up. Eventually we invested in a Coleman pop-up which we enjoyed for many years. In 2006, we bought our first travel trailer - a 16' Fun Finder, and since 2012, we have been enjoying our 23' Shadow Cruiser Trailer. We travel, with our dog, mostly in the eastern states, Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cape Hatteras KOA, Rodanthe, North Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $76.00
Overall Rating:

This is our 5th fall visit to this campground. For us, it's the perfect time to visit The Outer Banks, as long as there isn't a hurricane in the forecast! The crowds are gone & the campground is sparsely occupied. Every year, we have lucked out with amazing weather - some days it was even necessary to put our Sportsbrella up while at the beach so that our dog could have some shade. We had Site 320 this year, steps from the beach. The site was level & the full hookups were well located & working. Wi-Fi was excellent, as was my Verizon Signal.

Cable also worked well, with a good variety of channels available. There is a well stocked camp store & a snack bar, which we did not go to. There is a large fenced off-leash dog area - our dog loves it there! At this time of year many of the stores & restaurants are closed & the only major shopping is in Avon (Food Lion, Ace Hardware) located some 20 miles south. The ABC store is even further down Route 12 south, so arrive prepared. We did have an absolutely delicious bowl of seafood chowder at "Good Winds" in Rodanthe, but were told the restaurant will soon be closing until mid-Feb. We camped at Cape Hatteras KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
320
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

American Heritage RV Park, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Our first visit to this large & very attractive campground, easy off/on VA Route 64. We stayed here to break up the trip to & from Northern Virginia to Rodanthe, Outer Banks, NC. Reservations (probably not necessary in Oct/Nov) were easy to make - efficient check-in. Well equipped camp store. We had Site 22, which was large enough for our SUV hooked to our trailer (we're about 50 feet). The site was level, paved, with a picnic table, and very clean. Full hookups were in good working order and well located. We did not use the bathhouse, but judging from the rest of the campground, I would imagine it is clean. Great place for dog walking & there is a large off-leash dog enclosure. Wi-Fi was excellent as was the cable connection, with a large variety of available channels. Strong Verizon signal. There is a train that passes nearby, blowing its horn which might bother some, but not us - we love trains. Entry is down a very narrow road & it could be easy to miss the left turn into the campground as it is partially obscured by bushes/trees. Not good to miss it, as it's a dead end street & no way to turn around, so just watch carefully for the American Heritage sign to your left. Our GPS was a bit confused! We camped at American Heritage RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Outlanders River Camp, Luray, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful, relatively new, quiet & peaceful campground along the south fork of the Shenandoah River, surrounded by picturesque mountains. Helpful reservation process. Lots of forms to sign at check-in regarding our understanding of campground rules. Well equipped campstore at entrance. RV spots are in an open, grassy field with a gravel surface on each level site. Pull-thrus & back-ins available. Not any shade as planted trees are too young. Full hook-ups well placed & worked. No Wi-Fi, but strong Verizon & AT&T signals. No cable. Tent sites, mostly with shade, are along river. One bathouse, which was very clean until the end of the day when campers came in to wash off sand from the river. The grounds are meticulously groomed, with lots of walking & golf cart trails. Golf carts are available for rent at the campstore & helpful for getting around as the grounds are vast & it's quite a hike to some of the open spots on the river. We were a family group of assorted ages, 12 to 73, and there were activities appealing to all of us, including the 4 dogs. Walking, swimming, fishing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or just sitting still enjoying the scenery, amazing sunrises & sunsets. A definite repeat for our annual family camps. We camped at Outlanders River Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17 Pull-thru
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

I don't believe the campstore rents tubes, kayaks or canoes, but there are outfitters nearby. Also, you can arrange with those outfitters to drop you off upstream & pick you up downstream after a float. The campstore has info as to how to make contact. There is a Walmart, Food Lion & ABC store nearby. Lots of restaurants & gift stores in Luray. Luray Caverns are right down the road & The beautiful Shanandoah National Park is a short drive away.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Shenandoah Valley Campground, Mount Jackson, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

One of the most well-kept campgrounds we have ever been to. Easy off/on Rt. 81. Pull through, back-in, tent sites & cabins. Grassy, gravel surface. Friendly & efficient reservation & check in. Escort to site. Full hook-up services well located & in excellent working order. Strong cable & wi-fi signals. Also strong Verizon signal. Immaculate bathhouse & strong shower. We didn't use the small pool, but it looked clean & inviting. Well stocked camp store & a snack bar. We had their breakfast sandwiches, made to order & they were delicious. It didn't bother us at all, but there is road noise from 81 which might bother those who are sound sensitive. Some comments mention non-level sites. We were in P-1 which was completely level & spacious. We stopped here to recover for 2 nights after dry camping in Shenandoah National Park. We didn't check out any of the many attractions the Shenandoah Valley has to offer, but due to our fine experience at this camp ground, we will definitely go back for a longer visit. We camped at Shenandoah Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P-1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Bass Lake RV Campground, Dillon, South Carolina

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

Our 3rd stay at Bass Lake & we will definitely always go back when en route to and from Fl. Very easy access from 95 - minor road noise - major train noise (but we love trains!). Efficient, friendly reservations & office at check-in. We called a day ahead on our way back from FL & were told all the 30 amp full hookup sites were reserved, so we arranged for an available site without sewer (they have a dump station). When we checked in, that was still the case. We were escorted to our site, but minutes later, the nice office lady came by & said she was able to rearrange sites & redirected us to a full hookup. Clearly, the staff goes out of their way to accommodate. Sites are mostly in a grassy, sandy field - a few wooded, but those seemed mostly well maintained seasonals. Hookups are functional & well placed. Immaculate bathhouse. Our verizon signal was excellent. Wi-Fi available but not terrific. No cable. It's a rustic, serene environment - a treat after a day of enduring inconsiderate/speeding/non-yielding drivers on I-95! A lovely place for a walk with or without a dog. We camped at Bass Lake RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Red Apple Campground, Arundel, Maine

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

We spent a week at Red Apple & found it just about perfect. Check-in was pleasant, quick and the fact that they don't take credit cards & only take checks was no problem for us. A very quiet campground, in spite of the number of people there. The full hookups were well located & functional. The wi-fi was a fit sporadic at times. If staying in late August/early September, it would beneficial to request a site away from the oak trees, which drop their acorns loudly! Many seasonals, but those sites are well kept & nicely landscaped, as was the entire campground. Everyone was very friendly, staff & visitors alike. The bathhouse was immaculate, as was the laundry room which appeared that the front loading washers & dryers were brand new. There was a small enclosure where our dog could be off-leash, complete with dog toys. Also, it was fun to walk with him around the pretty campground, visiting with other campers, seasonals and their dogs. We took advantage of the lobster delivery right to our picnic table on 2 occasions. Steamed, ready to eat, absolutely delicious & much less expensive than one would pay in a restaurant/ Red Apple is well located to explore Kennebunkport, Wells, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit & York. And we drove a bit north one day (1/2 hour trip) & took the dog friendly Casco Bay Mailboat tour. This is a highly recommended campground. We camped at Red Apple Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-41
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Pine Hill RV Park, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second stay at this meticulously clean and efficient campground. We will continue to stop here for a night on our way south after vacationing in New England. Check-in is quick and the staff is helpful. The gravel sites are well designed and all the hookups work perfectly, as does the cable and internet. There’s a lovely meadow for dog walking. Highly recommended. We camped at Pine Hill RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Whispering Pines Campsites & RV Park, Greenfield Center, New York

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for 3 days and frankly couldn’t wait to leave! There are very few choices from which to select if a visit to Saratoga Springs is planned, and we chose the one with the least negative comments. The location, although only 8.5 miles from Saratoga, seemed unbelievably remote – our GPS couldn’t even find it. When we finally found the place, we were given a campground map and directed to a location up a circuitous road, hilly and filled with deep potholes – no escort. Our site was not level, and the hookups were not conveniently located for our size trailer. Situated in a heavily wooded area, the surface was dirt, and we were relieved it wasn’t raining. The only plus was the bathhouse, which was immaculate. The showers, metered, were hot and strong, but not well designed without a place to put one’s clothes and inconveniently located hooks. There is a very weak Verizon signal. It’s definitely not a repeat for us! We camped at Whispering Pines Campsites & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn. KOA, Wilmington, New York

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived a bit early and felt unwelcomed by the lady at the front desk who seemed furious that we would dare to do so! She did begrudgingly requested that someone check to see if our site was empty, which it was. In fact, there was hardly anyone in the back part of the campground where our site was located. Other than the undesirable reception, the rest of our stay was pleasant. All hookups worked perfectly, as did the cable. The Wi-Fi signal was not constant. The bathhouse (Restroom #1) in our area was immaculate, showers strong, hot and the washer and dryer were efficient. It’s a heavily wooded setting with a dirt surface. I’m not sure I’d want to be there in the rain, as I expect it might be a sea of mud. We didn’t use the pool, eat in the snack bar or participate in the many advertised activities, but others looked as if they were having an enjoyable time. It’s a great spot for exploring this beautiful area of the Adirondacks. A trip to the town of Lake Placid is a must, as is a visit to the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and a drive up Whiteface Mountain. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Champlain Adult Campground, Grand Isle, Vermont

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful setting, meticulously landscaped with beautiful trees and flowers – not a speck of litter anywhere. We were in Site 4 for 5 days which had a beautiful view of Lake Champlain. Electricity, sewer and water worked well and were located appropriately at our site. We loved walking our dog through the orchards and along the banks of the lake – a very peaceful and serene setting. As mentioned previously, there are lots of dogs accompanied by responsible owners. There isn’t any wi-fi or cable (quite refreshing actually!). No store or ice on the premises, but available at a general store a few miles away. The bathhouse is antiquated with metered showers which were clean, but not well lit. I only saw one washer and dryer. No credit cards accepted, cash or a check. There are lots of very friendly and helpful seasonals, many from Quebec. A great location for day trips into Quebec, or a bit south to Burlington and environs. It’s a lovely area. We camped at Champlain Adult Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Lake Champagne Campground, Randolph Center, Vermont

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second stay at this lovely campground. It’s located in Central Vermont farmland – a very bucolic atmosphere, peaceful and beautiful. All hookups worked perfectly, as did the cable and Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are immaculate, as is the entire campground. It’s a wonderful place for dog walking through lush meadows. Highly recommended! We camped at Lake Champagne Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cape Hatteras KOA, Rodanthe, North Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects KOA 10% Membership discount and taxes. This is our 3rd stay at this KOA, and it won’t be our last. We love it here off season. A beautiful beach is only steps over the dunes accessible by wooden walkways. Sites are sand and gravel – we have never had one that wasn’t level. There was a torrential downpour during our stay, our site got flooded and we had to move, so probably a good idea to request a site that does not flood when reserving. The bathhouses are immaculate with large private bathrooms with a shower. Our dog loves it that he can go to the beach, and that there is a small dog park where he can be off leash. The Camp Store is very well stocked, even off season , with reasonable prices. The staff is welcoming and helpful. The Wi-Fi worked well for us. We camped at Cape Hatteras KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Pine Hill RV Park, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

A perfect place to stop for an overnight. Easy on and off from Rt. 78. Quick and efficient check-in; immaculate and level sites; all hookups in working order and a very clean bathhouse. Very close to the heavily traveled highway with accompanying noise, but it didn’t bother us. We camped at Pine Hill RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Peppermint Park Camping Resort, Plainfield, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

A park filled with seasonals. We stayed for 4 days hoping to be in a location where we could see the mountains from our campsite, but no mountains within sight. It’s in the middle of nowhere – 7 miles to the nearest gas/minimal groceries. Check-in was efficient; the bathhouse was clean; showers hot and strong. We had a small site on the grass overlooking a meadow – perfectly pleasant and a relaxing atmosphere. Although we didn’t use it, the pool looked nice. I suspect it’s beautiful here in the fall when the leaves change. We camped at Peppermint Park Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Chocorua KOA , West Ossipee, New Hampshire

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This campground was perfectly located to explore the many beautiful sights this area has to offer. We used it as a base for exploring the Ossipee Lake; Silver Lake;, Lake Chocorua; the Kancamgus Highway; the Swift River and Mt. Washington and the surrounding Presidential range. Check in was efficient. Our site was spacious and clean. The bathhouse, although old, was clean and the showers were hot and strong. Even though the campground was full, there was very little noise. We enjoyed the network of nature trails. Our dog loved the off leash enclosure. We camped at Chocorua KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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