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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Franklin Mountain State Park, El Paso, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $8.00
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Nice spot up on a hill, but this is really a tent camping park. There are no dedicated RV sites except for a parking area which is extremely un-level. $8 fee does not include mandatory daily per person entry fees, unless you have a Texas State Parks Pass. We camped at Franklin Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Meade State Park, Meade, Kansas

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
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Nice spot, far off the beaten path. You wouldn't expect this little oasis in the middle of the sorghum fields. Loooong drive to anything, so don't plan on running to the grocery store for milk after you arrive. The lake is nice and has picnic tables near the water, as well as a few play areas for kids. Sandy beach and fishing. Verizon signal reaches weakly (OK with booster). Shady sites and plenty of open space. We camped at Meade State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Show Low, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
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Superb park. Nice full hookup sites, great amenities (even ice and a book swap at the campground loops!), scenic setting. Kayak and canoe rentals available, or you can take your own boat on the lake as long as the motor is 10 hp or less. Nice walking trails too. As others have said, don't follow your GPS to get here! Follow the signs on the road only. This is a popular park so reservations are a good idea in season, especially weekends. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
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Great if you want widely spaced sites in the desert. Lots of trails in this very large rural park, too. Despite feeling very remote, it's right next to Fountain Hills (suburbia) with all services within 4 miles. You have to drive through Fountain Hills to get here. But it's a long drive to any part of Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, etc. Be careful for rattlesnakes. You can see a captive one at the Nature Center. Also note that because the park is at about 1,400 ft elevation it's pretty hot all summer. Cell phone is no problem here. We camped at McDowell Mountain Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Datil Well Campground (BLM), Datil, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $5.00
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Nice spot at 7,400 ft elevation, just off Rt 60. Quiet, partly shaded. Sites are not level but OK with some leveling blocks. Cell signals are weak but usable with a booster if you have one, and unbelievably (considering the location) there is free WiFi in the little "visitor center"cabin at the entrance. This place is quite a bargain if you are traveling along Rt 60 through northern New Mexico, and enjoy quiet, less popular spots in natural settings. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM), Carrizozo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $18.00
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Very nice spot. Most RV sites have water and electric. Sites further into the camping area have a view of the lava field. Verizon works well. Camp host was friendly. Only negative was gnats which are a minor problem all summer. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Capulin RV Park & Camp, Capulin, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
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This is the only campground near Capulin National Monument (3 miles away), so if that's your destination, this is the place. Considering that the owner has a virtual monopoly, it's quite a good spot. Nothing fancy, gravel parking lot with hookups. No amenities other than laundry room and showers. About six sites were occupied by seasonals and one was permanent. Wifi worked and was about average in speed. Verizon reaches the area reasonably well. Very little traffic on the main highway, so even though the sites are close to the road they are quiet. Owner was friendly. He also sells premium beef from a local cattleman. We camped at Capulin RV Park & Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
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Very nice large older state park with great amenities. There's a restaurant, tennis courts, trails, cabins, ponds, rustic architecture, etc., spread out over a large forested area. Campsites are shady and paved. A few have full hookups, and the rate we paid represents that. Very good Verizon coverage. Quiet (except when the grass mower showed up), classic, and pleasant. We camped at Cumberland Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Pittsburg, Texas

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $18.00
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Note that the rate is only for the campsite. Each adult is $4 additional. Nice place! Some sites have views of the lake or even waterfront. Most are in the forest. Widely spaced, old school campsites but with concrete pads. Verizon works very well here. Check out Vaughan's Catfish Restaurant nearby for dinner too. We camped at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Delta Ridge RV Park, Inc., Forrest City, Arkansas

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $20.00
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No frills, just wide open grassy spaces with full hookups. No office, fishing pond, Internet, swimming pool etc., but who cares? Reasonably quiet for a spot near I-40, and check-in is a breeze. Pay $20 at the restaurant and write down your name, and then go pick out a spot. We liked it and the owner came by for a friendly chat. No problems, but if there were, the owner told us to call him. His number is on the back of the PAID card you post at your site. We'd stay again. We camped at Delta Ridge RV Park, Inc. in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Stillwater Campground, Granby, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $22.00
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Gorgeous views of Lake Granby and the Rockies from almost every site in this National Forest campground. Verizon signal was usable. It's about ten minutes drive to the town of Grand Lake, otherwise there's not much in the immediate area. There was no potable water at the dump station when we visited, but some sites in the middle (toward the peak of the hill) have water and electric. Widely spaced sites and most are level. Overall, very nice. We camped at Stillwater Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Prospect RV Park, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
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Tightly spaced park in an urban area, but OK for a few days if you need to be in the area. I wouldn't want to try to shoehorn a big rig into this park. It seems to be mostly filled with long-term residents, and few transient sites are available. Most transient sites are W/E only. Rabbits have overrun the park and can be seen everywhere, but didn't cause us any problems. Lots of shade trees. Management is friendly despite their unfriendly-sounding signs in the bathrooms ("This is not your private bathroom: Get in and get out, 10 minutes max." and "If you don't like the free Wi-Fi, feel free to purchase your own.") There aren't many choices in the Denver area, and this place worked OK but isn't particularly attractive. We camped at Prospect RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Blue Mountain Village RV Park, Dinosaur, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $30.00
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A fairly sad place, which fits into the overall town of Dinosaur. Level gravel sites, mostly pull-throughs, mostly long-term residents. A sign at the gate says the park is for sale by owner. No amenities, zero ambience or trees. It's the only place in town. Wi-Fi was OK during the day, almost unusable at night. Good water & Verizon cell signal. We camped at Blue Mountain Village RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument - NPS, Jensen, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $12.00
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Beautiful site on the banks of the Green River inside Dinosaur National Monument. No amenities other than bathrooms. Well-spaced sites with asphalt parking. Verizon signal is fair. Some sites were closed due to tree damage, but the park service says the campground never fills. No reservations accepted. No dump station. Overall, very quiet and peaceful, and in a gorgeous part of Dinosaur Nat'l Monument. We camped at Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument - NPS in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, Illinois

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $20.00
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Very pleasant park, with widely spaced gravel RV sites and large grassy areas. Oak trees overhead in the RV area provide some shade. Verizon worked well during our visit. Bathrooms and showers were locked and marked CLOSED with no explanation. Price paid reflects a 30-amp electric site. We camped at Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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