Date of Stay: October, 2011
The lower loop of this campground is very lovely with big shade trees. Tiled restrooms-very clean and nice. Pool was closed for season. Virtually no one else camping here in October. Farm equipment noise from harvesting next door. This is my favorite campground in the Dells that we have found so far, and the price is reasonable compared to others. And they were able to accommodate big rigs.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Great location on Arbor Vitae lake just a few minutes from town. Has the best weekly and monthly rates in the area, but make reservations early. Walk across the road to big arbor vitae lake. Campground has private pier and benches. Small creek runs through campground. Sites at the front of the park will have lake views, but a bit tricky for the big rigs to dodge the trees. However they do have sites in the back that will fit big rigs. Also a nice camp store. Very quiet at night.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
Sites are plenty long and wide some with grass and trees. First come first serve. (Although if they are full, you can park in the lot and plug into a lamp post.) The sites are free with 50 amp electric. All adults need to register at guest services every day. You will be given $5 cash, and a free alcoholic drink for every night you stay. A few blocks up the road is a gorgeous sandy beach. Disadvantages are that its a 10 mile drive to Marquette, no water or sewer. And because the casino is open 24 hours, expect to hear car doors and traffic. Also there is no limit on how long you can stay, and they have a pretty good fish fry on Friday night for $5.99.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
If you have straight talk phone service, it will not work in Marathon county. There are no private campgrounds in Wausau (business opportunity anyone?) and our dad was in the hospital in Wausau, and we needed a place to park our RV. This place was our only option. We have a big rig, but there are a handful of sites that can accommodate. Tight turns and low trees make it challenging, as well as a very narrow dump station built before the days of big rigs. A splash park and mini train are available for kids. Walk to Starbucks and restaurants. 2 big grocery stores across the street. Lots of space to walk and explore. Call ahead to ensure availability. Some sites have electric 30 amp. No water or sewer. Showers are OK and are nearby. Most unique part of this park is that it is thickly blanketed with enormous pine trees in this one city block right in the downtown. My mom has been coming to the park since she was young and remembers these pine trees. It is so shaded we didn't need air conditioning. It is also home to the fairgrounds, so avoid coming that week. Place does fill up on summer weekends. Also there is currently major construction going on right in front of the park on Stewart avenue. Noise not so much a problem, but but not fun to drive through with a motorhome. If the campground is full, they do allow parking at Walmart down the street.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
In town location, great price. Not busy. Sandy sites, a bit unlevel with bonus horse droppings in your site. Gated entry, safe area and very quiet at night. Would stay again instead of paying twice as much or more at the other campgrounds. 30 amp only, back-in only.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Arrive after hours, and pick a site. You will have to decide if you prefer freeway noise or train noise. We opted for a spot close to the freeway. Couldn't use the bathrooms because they require a code, which we couldn't get until the morning when the office was open. Their ad says biggest pull through sites in New Mexico, and I can say for certain that is not true. But the park is ok. We were mainly here for sightseeing. This is a good base camp while visiting El Malpais, El Morro, Ice Caves, and Chaco Culture. Be sure to visit the 2 casinos about 20 miles east and sign up for the players cards. One of them gives you $10 free gas and the other gives you $15 in free play plus $5 off food. Together, my husband and I walked away with $20 in gas, $10 free food from gas station, and $35 in cash from the free money we played with at the slots, and had 2 for 1 barbeque.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Good park for the money and cheaper than the place next door! Big gravel sites. Modern clubhouse with pool tables. Good location about 5 miles from activities. Visit the petroglyphs and old town and the Rio Grande. Also the Sandia tramway or drive to the top yourself. Cute dog park area with fire hydrant. Nice laundry area.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
Good location on north side of town with easy access to malls and restaurants and healthcare. Management was friendly and helpful. We ended up staying here 4 months instead of just 2 weeks that we initially planned. March-June. Pool and hot tub are on opposite sides of the park. Also some unusual campers here that work for the carnival. (Literally 20 people sharing a camper.) Lots of snowbirds, and year round residents, and students from the motorcycle school. Cable TV and internet are good. They also offer RV storage. If you are in search of a campground with the best weekly rates, this is it. Had a hard time finding affordable weekly rates in the area and lots of parks are 55+. They keep good tabs on the property and patrol it. We felt comfortable leaving our rig here for a week while we did a side trip. Sites are basic gravel. Occasional smells of garlic from the restaurant nearby. Also next to the castle adult frills store.
Date of Stay: February, 2011
Nicer than your average RV park, as there is space and trees and nice large gravel sites. They have very clean private showers, a book room, and a laundry room, bbq area, big party room with pool table and TV's. Convenient, in town location.
Date of Stay: February, 2011
Pull-through, dirt sites are not very wide. Hookups are in good shape. We loved the indoor pool and hot-tub open til 10pm. We also stayed here during the record breaking freezing temps week, and right as the temperature reached -1, the rolling blackouts began. Location was good for us, as you are closer to some of the newer parts of town. (Would not want to stay in the downtown part of El Paso anyway.) Nice view of city lights at night all the way to Mexico. EZ freeway access. Office helpful and can hold your mail. We would stay again, but it's a little expensive.
Date of Stay: February, 2011
Daily and weekly RV park rates in the Tucson area are very expensive. We saved 50% by staying here instead. Also, all the other RV parks I called were either full or reserved for 55 plus. This park is only 1/3 full right now. You can also receive your mail here. The location is maybe 15 miles south of town, but only a mile from the freeway so its a quick drive. About 6 miles to a grocery store, and convenient to the National Park. You will be in a dirt site, and the wind can really stir up the dust. But I can't say the private RV parks in the area are any better. Hookups are ok, but 50 amp is very limited, you will probably get 30 amp. Most people here need a sewer hose extension because of the setup. They only have tiny trash cans for the RV'ers which are usually overflowing. Also, showers and bathrooms can be a considerable walk. The showers are in the horse barn. Could not pick up a WiFi signal from our site. There is a cantina onsite, and they even sell beer in the RV park office. I think this would be a great place for kids, pets as there is lots and lots of room to walk around the grounds or picnic.
Date of Stay: January, 2011
Hopefully you don't have plans to go to dinner or a movie while in Dallas, because the gates are closed and locked at 10pm. Which means you have to park your car outside the gates and walk back to your site if returning after that time. There is only one entrance to this park, and every time you return you will have to wait in line behind others checking in. The camp hosts who are older, struggle with credit card machines, and computers so the check in process can be an excruciating wait. One time I tried to go around the side of the line to re-enter the park without waiting in the line. I was scolded and told to get to the back of the line and wait my turn. They slammed the gate shut on me so I could not go through even though they recognized me as a registered camper.
Date of Stay: December, 2010
Nice clean park with double wide cement slabs to create enough parking for 2 cars. We selected the park because of the picture on their website of the nice pool and spa. I called ahead of time to make sure it was open this time of year, and they said yes. However after I checked in and swiped the credit card, they said the pool/hot tub were not open. In fact I don't think its ever open as they said it costs too much for them to heat it. Would have chosen a cheaper park if I had known this. Anyway later during our stay we had to leave the rig parked there for a few days while we took a side trip, and we felt very comfortable leaving it here, no problems. You can walk to the library, and Jack-in-the Box.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
This park is a great find for anyone doing contract work in Cedar Rapids. We stayed here for 4 months while on a work assignment. This place is really you're only option as the only other campgrounds in town are 2 state parks with a 14 day limit and no sewer. The next closest private campground is at least 20 miles out of town. I'm not sure if this is really a place you'd stay on a nightly basis, but more for long term. It is essentially a mobile home park, with a few empty slabs for RV's. Residents here are hard working, and are never home during the week. Neighborhood seemed very safe, no problems. No public bath, showers, or laundry, but they do have a big lawn area, and very nice storm shelter if needed. Location is ideal as you can walk to everything from grocery stores, restaurants, starbucks, pharmacy and more. You can even get a mailbox while you're here. Management is friendly and helpful. Park is shady and grassy, and sites were long enough for our 40 ft. motorhome, but a little unlevel. Would stay again if we are in the area for work. Cash only, no checks. You can wash your RV at the site. Electric included in monthly rate.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
Don't just stay one night. Don't miss the local springs and tubing on the Ichetucknee river. Compared to Miami where we were wedged in between other campers, it was so nice to stretch out here in the big pull through spaces with trees and birds. Also we left our RV here in the park's storage area for a few weeks. We felt very comfortable leaving it here, and the storage rate is very reasonable. About 10 minutes drive to shopping/restaurants. Has very clean bathrooms, and on-site laundry.