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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: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin, Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This campground works well as either a transit stopover or as a destination. Located only 3 miles off of I-81 it has very level pull thru sites with electric and water in loop D. Sites are well kept gravel pads but are fairly close together with no understory for privacy. The entire park was very well maintained. There are rental boats, a beach, playground, and trails if you want to stay a few days. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Wells State Park, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Smaller state park campground that is in a good location off the Mass Pike in central Massachusetts. The park is fine for a one night stop if you are passing through in a RV. Most of the sites are suited for tents or small trailers. We had a very long back in site that was level so we didn't unhook. There is a new bath house in the lower section that is very nice. Small beach on a good size pond. Mass residents get a break on camping fees. We camped at Wells State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Schoodic Woods Campground, Winter Harbor, Maine

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

There are two loops in the campground. Loop A has electrical hookups only and smaller sites. Loop B has pull through sites with electric and water. We stayed in a very long but narrow site on B loop. The campground has nice long, fairly level sites with gravel and a small side patio area with fire ring and picnic table. This National Park campground is about 75 minutes from the main part of Acadia NP on Mt. Desert Island. The Schoodic Peninsula is much less crowded than the island. Bring your bikes as there are beautiful gravel bikes paths crisscrossing the park. The one way road around the peninsula is also wonderful for biking. If you head to the main part of the park, leave early in the day to grab a parking spot at attractions. Otherwise use the Island Explorer shuttle bus service to avoid frustration. We camped at Schoodic Woods Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B7
Site Surface
Gravel
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you like to hike we recommend the 5 mile hike from the campsite to Blueberry Hill area. You can return by shuttle bus. The LobStore in Winter Harbor has good seafood including boiled lobster specials. In Ellsworth, check out Helen's Restaurant for a Haddock burger and excellent pie. You can kayak in nearby Jones Pond.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Cathedral Pines Campground, Eustis, Maine

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a township managed campsite located on Flagstaff Lake. The campground features huge campsites located among tall red pine trees. The settling is absolutely beautiful! It is very well run with multiple bathrooms and showers that are cleaned daily. There are very inexpensive boat and paddle board rentals ($10 for 6 hours), both adult and children rec rooms, playground, and beach. The area has great kayaking and hiking. The campground roads are very narrow and you have to drive slowly and carefully through the trees to many sites. Our site was very difficult to back into due to trees along the roadside. Reservations are necessary and bring supplies as shopping is limited. We camped at Cathedral Pines Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike in the nearby Bigelow Reserve. Kayak the south branch of the Dead River. You can take a chairlift up Sugarloaf Mountain. Quebec is 23 miles north.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Jacobs Brook Campground, Orford, New Hampshire

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Nice RV park that is tucked back in away from the busy highways. There are many seasonal campers but their sites were nicely maintained. New ownership as of 7/18/2018 who are working to improve the park. The areas for short term guests have electric and water hookups in a nicely treed part of the campground. No circuit breakers on pedestals. Restroom and shower facilities were very clean but had pay showers. Small pool and playground that appeals to kids. There is a nice stream bordering the property. We camped at Jacobs Brook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close to Woodstock, VT and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Site. King Arthur Flour visitor center is in Norwich and worth a visit - great food and coffee!

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

McConchie's Heritage Acres Campground, Galway, New York

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Large RV park with all of the sites on grass. Many of the sites will require leveling. Interior roads are gravel and would benefit from additional gravel and leveling. Mostly seasonal campers, many with added structures in varying condition. We had a pull through site in a grass field which was very wet. RV Park in kept in decent shape with grass cut and trees trimmed. Not much to do here but suitable as a quick stop or if you are visiting family in the area. We camped at McConchie's Heritage Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
184
Site Surface
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Recommend the cheesecake at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant on Central Ave In Schenectady.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Woodside Campground, Cassadaga, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Older campground that is 95% seasonal campers. It has a lot of campsites interspersed between trees on hillsides. Many of the RVs have been there for quite some time and people have settled in adding storage sheds, decks, and decorations. Pass through campers are assigned a site in a flat grassy area with electric and water service. These sites are not clearly designated and we were told to park where we wanted. Interior roads need to be regraded and filled with new gravel. The restroom and shower we looked into was old, in poor condition, and needed a good cleaning. The entire campground could use some TLC but the seasonal campers seemed content. We camped at Woodside Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There is a township park and beach in Cassadaga. You are near Lilly Dale Spiritual Community if you want to have a session with a Medium.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

White River Campground, Cicero, Indiana

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a county park located on the White River. It is a great transit stop if you are heading north or south along RT 31. We selected a full hookup, back-in site on the river on the front of the campground. Level, cement pads allowed us to stay hookup up. The campground is well designed and I didn't have any issue maneuvering our 32' trailer. It looks like a great location to use as a base to visit the Indianapolis area. We camped at White River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Platte River Campground, Honor, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Nicely laid out campground with a good variety of site selection. There are walk to tent sites that are nice. If your RV is over 35 feet, we recommend sites in the 100's loop. Onboard water at the dump station on your way in. Clean modern restrooms but the number of showers are limited. Popular campgrounds due to the wide variety of things to do in the area. Reservations are recommended or, for last minute, keep calling. In 2019 the campgrounds is switching to 100% of the sites reservable. We camped at Platte River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
211
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Kayak the Platte or Crystal River, ride the 20 mile Heritage Bike Trail north of Empire, Visit all the National Park attractions, take side trips to Traverse City, Sutton Bay, Frankfort or Leland. Bring groceries with you as shopping is limited.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Indian Lake State Park, Lakeview, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Used this park as a one night layover as we drove north on I-75. The park is located about 20 minutes east of the interstate. Since it was Fourth of July week the park was completely full. Lots of kids enjoying themselves riding bikes, adults on golf carts cruising the camp road, and lots of boating activity. We stayed in the D loop with full hookups. These sites are close together for a state park with little privacy. Most of the sites are electric only and some of those have more space between sites. There are a wide variety of sites here so choose wisely if you plan to stay here. Water for RV tank filling is available at the dump station. Most of the restrooms were small and very old but new facilities are being built. There is a nice new pool as well as a sandy beach. The campground when Full certainly isn't a return to nature type place but it was nice seeing so many families enjoying themselves and making memories! We camped at Indian Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D013
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

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.

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

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.

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