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Retired and enjoy traveling to all parts of this great country! We are part-timers who usually spend 90 nights a year camping. Basis for our reviews include layout of campground, cleanliness, facilities, and value for money.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Slough Creek COE, Perry, Kansas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older COE Campground located on Perry Lake approximately 25 minutes outside Lawrence. The park has large gravel sites in an open, grassy setting. Interior asphalt roads are broken apart which need replacement. Hookups worked well and there is a paved dump station with water hookups to clean tanks located at the campground exit. A little worn and beat compared to most COE campgrounds we have visited. We camped at Slough Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed visiting the quaint downtown shopping area located on Massachusetts Ave in Lawrence. There were lots of unique restaurants, coffee shops, and business in the area.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park (Fruita Section), Fruita, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, modern campground with concrete sites and gravel patios. Each site has a covered picnic table. The sites are well designed, very level, and large enough for most RVs. Sites are well spaced. The laundry was clean and reasonable. All hookups worked well. The location is great for visiting The Colorado Monument and The Grand Mesa. We toured the Island Campground section of this state park and it was not nearly as nice. We camped at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park (Fruita Section) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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
Tips for other Campers:

Tour the Grand Mesa for beautiful views.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground offers a unique experience with it's location high above the Colorado River. The campground is adding an additional 30 sites which are scheduled to be available in late October. The current sites are well spaced and offer covered picnic tables. Most sites are unlevel, front to back, but not too badly. There are flush toilets and dishwashing sinks but no showers. RVs need to bring their own water - no RV water is available. The Maverick convenience store in Moab offers free potable water. There are wonderful hiking and mountain biking trails. Great canyon views. The park rangers are very nice and can offer many suggestions on what to do. We camped at Dead Horse Point State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
No

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed dinner at the Moab Brewery in town. We spent 7 nights at Dead Horse Point and stayed busy visiting and hiking in the National Parks. A good 4x4 high clearance road is Shafer Trail down from Canyonland National Park.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Wonderland RV Park, Torrey, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Small RV park in Torrey whose owner keeps the park in tip top condition. Nicely spaced sites for a commercial campground with some shade trees. All of the hookups work well and the bathrooms and showers are kept very clean! Recommend reservations as they were full most nights in late September. Great location to explore Capitol Reef National Park, Scenic Byway - Utah 12, and the Burr Trail. We camped at Wonderland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Take time to drive Utah 12 past Boulder for some excellent views. Take Burr Trail through a beautiful red canyon to the overlook.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cannonville, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Make reservations if you want to camp in this beautiful state park since it is very popular. The campground has paved roads and campsites with red gravel sitting areas. There are a wide variety of sites including some which were just a wide spot in the roadside. We had a backin site which was very long but narrow. Make your site selection carefully! The park has a quirky entrance forcing you to make a quick right/left turn combination. Bring all needed groceries and supplies since shopping in the area is very limited. No cell phone service in the park. Bathrooms, showers, and laundry were all clean and nice. We camped at Kodachrome Basin State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Early morning hikes at Bryce Canyon are wonderful! Watch for cattle on the open range while driving on the road into the park.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Watchman Campground (NPS Campground), Zion National Park, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicer National Park campgrounds we have stayed in. Loop A has paved sites with nice red pea gravel sitting areas. The restrooms look modern and were kept very clean. There are a wide variety of sites, some large enough for 40' coaches. Sites are fairly close to each other. The biggest plus factor is location. You are close to the Visitor Center and shuttles. Staying in the park allows you to avoid the long lines to enter each morning. We camped at Watchman Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Oscar's Grill in town was excellent for dinner. Springdale pricing is high for food and groceries. There are supermarkets in Hurricane.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Wahweap RV and Campground, Page, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

When making reservations, you can ask for a specific site but it is not guaranteed. After some research, our group chose sites 23-25 in C loop. They have a limited view of the lake and are wide concrete sites with full hook ups. The sites size vary greatly and the back in sites are very nice. The campground is well designed (except for the buddy side to side sites) and very clean. Hookups are conveniently placed and work well. There is little shade in the campground. Remember you have to pay National Park entrance fees of $25 in addition to campground fees. Showers are pay showers and there is an on site laundry. We camped at Wahweap RV and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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
Tips for other Campers:

Our party of six rented a speed boat at Antelope Point Marina (20 minute drive) to your Lake Powell. We boated to Rainbow Bridge and Antelope Canyon. It was an all day adventure that was wonderful! Cost was similar for 6 people to the Rainbow Bridge boat tour offered by the campground concession.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Haviland Lake, San Juan National Forest, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located about 18 miles from downtown Durango towards Silverton. The road into the park and within the park are tight but very manageable. Roads were in good condition. Sites are varied, well spaced, and feature picnic tables, fire ring, and a nice pea gravel tent pad. The sites were cleaned and raked before our arrival. There are dome very nice tent sites located away from the camp road. Modern pit toilets were clean. There is no dump station or "official" water fill source for RVs. We did notice the host site has an extra hose that could be used to fill RV tanks upon entry. We had a premium lake front site with electric site. Small but beautiful lake in a mountain setting. We camped at Haviland Lake, San Juan National Forest in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

For a special treat, have lunch at Michel's Crepe Wagon in downtown Durango. Historic downtown is worth a half day visit.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Valley RV Park, Buena Vista, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This former mobile home Park has been converted into a RV Park. The campsites are nicely spaced with ample room between sites. Campfires have a gravel, level drive with a small concrete patio and nice picnic tables. The park roads are dirt, which is very common here, but wide which means backing into your site is very easy. Two things make this Park special- it's location in a beautiful area with much to do and how nice the owners and seasonal campers are to others. Bathrooms are modern and very clean. Nice laundry facilities with clotheslines nearby! The internet is free and worked well for us. No Fire rings or dump station in the park. We would definitely return to this park. We camped at Valley RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a wonderful area to visit! Activities include river rafting in Browns Canyon, hiking in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area, great motorcycle riding, and a cute town to explore!

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

This campground is in a wonderful location partway up Cheyenne Mountain. The sites are well spaced but most have little privacy. Our site #27 had nice border shrubbery and was one of the nicer sites in the park. We bought a annual vehicle pass for our truck for $70. The motorcycles in the back of our toy hauler got free "towed vehicle" passes for our stay. I do think that after you pay $30 for a site and $7 a day for a vehicle pass it is tacky to then charge for showers ($1 per 4 minutes). The park is very well kept with clean restrooms and each site is cleaned after use. There are many hiking trails nearby and many sites to see. We camped at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed the US Olympic Training site tour, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and The Air Force Academy. Great food downtown at King Chef Dinner - try the breakfast burrito.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Lafayette Park Campground, Gothenburg, Nebraska

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

City run facility located within the town park. Sites are mostly shaded by large cottonwood trees which were welcome in the hot summer weather. The sites share utilities and are fairly close together. They have gravel or grass and are not clearly defined. The campground hosts are wonderful, engaging people who went out of their way for us. There is a city swimming pool open afternoons in the summer. Campground is north of town about 2 miles off I-80. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Gothenburg is a delightful, pretty town of 3,100. It has most services. Check out the Pony Express Museum and City Museum. Good breakfast and lunch at Deb's Diner in downtown.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Fleming Park/Blue Springs Campground, Blue Springs, Missouri

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

This campground is located within a large metro park in an excellent location to tour Kansas City. Use exit 14 off I-470 to access the campground. Good overnight stop since it is located a short drive off I-70. Sites are located on rolling property so many sites will need leveling. Mostly open sites without much shade. Clean bathrooms and showers. We camped at Fleming Park/Blue Springs Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Costco nearby. There are many things to do in the area including Truman historic sites, World War I Museum, Art Museum, and sports stadiums.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

South Sandusky Campground COE, Benton, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground located on Rend Lake is across the small bay from another campground - North Sandusky. The campground has 5 loops and two of the loops - Pine Tree and Dogwood have full hookup sites for $24 a night. There are a wide variety of sites, most with nice pea gravel sitting areas. The only negative is many of the sites are sloped making leveling your RV a challenge. The campground is kept very clean and nicely mowed. There is a beautiful beach on the lake nearby as well as a marina. A very nice concrete bike trail runs along the lake. Rend Lake has several nice COE recreation areas as well as a state park on it's shores. It is close to I-57 making it ideal for an overnight stop. We camped at South Sandusky Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
147
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Check out the nearby COE Visitors Center. We also enjoyed the Jefferson County Historical Village located in Mt. Vernon about 20 miles north of the campground.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Seven Points Campground COE, Hermitage, Tennessee

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

We have stayed at this beautiful COE Campground twice before over the last 6 years. It is consistently well managed by the hosts and crew. This is a great alternative to commercial campgrounds in the Nashville area. The campground is situated on Percy Priest Lake and offers lakeside camping, a swimming beach, and a boat launch. There are a wide variety of sites including some absolutely beautiful lakefront sites. Almost all the sites are nicely separated from others with deep driveways. Many campers were using satellite dishes out near the roadside. It is a very well designed campground about 30 minutes from downtown attractions. It is a very popular location and reservations are necessary well in advance. It is located near I-40 east of Nashville. If you are passing through and need only one night, give them a call as some sites are available for single overnight stays. We camped at Seven Points Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
33
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many things to do in Nashville! Check out the Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Old Opry, and walk through the amazing Opryland Hotel.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Davidson River Campground, USFS, Brevard, North Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is in a wonderful location in the Pisgah National Forest. If you like to hike, motorcycle, float, view waterfalls and camp in a more rustic setting you will love this campground. There are multiple loops with a wide variety of sites. The first loop nearest the entrance has electric hookups. The other loops have a very limited number of electric hookups and those sites require reservations. You can creek swim in the campground or travel 8 miles to Sliding Rock to slide and swim in a wonderful setting. There are numerous opportunities to hike. The Blue Ridge Parkway is close by and the ride southbound will give you excellent views. We camped at Davidson River Campground, USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Jakes Rock trail located at the NC Wildlife Center was a beautiful hike. DuPont State Forest nearby offers trails to many scenic waterfalls. Water in the campground available at the dump station on the way in.

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