HappyCampers227

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About HappyCampers227

Traveling the US via RV style. I've been involved in the RV world since 2009. I write reviews all things related to RV'ing, via Trip Advisor, Trailer Life, Jayco sites and all other RV related forums. We have our own Facebook page; Happy Campers 227. Please feel free to join our adventure. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Happy-Campers-227/540675672671929?ref=hl

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This park offers a good view of the Snake River, but this view comes with great sacrifice. The manager is obsessed with lawn care and lacks any customer service skills. Bugs are a big problem, probably due to the amount of water used on the lawn and the Manger's refusal to use any type of pesticide. We setup a bottomless tent to help protect us from the many bug bites, but the manager required (not requested) we move this tent every three days so he could water the lawn. Tent campers were required to move their tents every day. Even during a holiday weekend, the manager turned on the sprinklers, preventing fellow campers from playing lawn games. I approached the manager about the tent moving and bugs, and I was "shocked" when he walked across the field, got into my face (literally inches away) and said "If you can't like it, you can leave." Our group was surprised & upset by his reaction, but we decided to stay and move the tent every three days. Laundry room was clean, but one washer was not reliable, as it would stop working mid wash. WiFi worked well from our site. Campground is surrounded by long term mobile homes owners. RV sites are on grass, not rock or pavement. RV needed some leveling. Since we were parked on grass, spider webs surrounding our RV was a constant cleanup/fix. The manager would not allow us to use any bug spray as; "it would hurt the grass". This manager has no concern to the wellness of the people who camp here.

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We enjoyed our time at this newly developed campground. During check-in, agent (lady) made a comment about my style of RV (which is a 2013 unit) being hard to setup, and they seem to break down a lot. We found this to be untrue and felt this comment wasn't warranted and provided a less inviting attitude. Laundry, bathrooms and pool area were clean. Campground is about 30min drive to Savanna/River Street. Campground within a few miles of gas stations, food, freeway access and grocery store. Our site needed some leveling. View of the lake was amazing, but comes with a high price. Many campers were long term, and these RV's appeared really rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Signs throughout the park warn of alligators, but we never saw any. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. WiFi was strong and reliable. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Pull-thru sites are available and we found this campground to be big rig friendly.

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Our time at this campground is one to remember. We found Lakewood Camping Resort had many amenities we enjoyed; mini golf, trade store, food station, golf cart rental, fishing, waterpark, great access to the beach and much more. Our site needed some minor leveling. Campsite didn't include a fire-pit, but your personal fire-pit is allowed. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. Pull-thru sites are available. Campground and roads are big rig friendly. Campground within 1 mile of gas stations, food, freeway access and grocery store. In fact, a small Walmart store is across the street. This campground is located between two other large campgrounds. But, after visiting the other campgrounds, we found Lakewood Camping Resort was our favorite.

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We enjoyed our time at this campground. From our campsite, we could hear and see the ocean. This campground has narrow roads, which are not big rig friendly. Use caution. Campground within 1 mile of gas stations, restaurants, freeway and grocery stores. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. We utilized this campground to visit Virginia Beach, which was within a 30min drive and Nauticus and Wisconsin Battleship museum. We also took the Chesapeake Bridge, which has a small restaurant midway. We (including our furry friends) did not enjoy the pot stickers covering the grounds throughout the park. Our dogs were constantly crying for help, and walking barefoot isn't an option. Please use caution before stepping into your RV, as these pot stickers can find their way inside, and they do hurt on bare feet.

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We enjoyed our time at Pohick. Campground includes many amenities; hiking trails, frisbee golf, boat ramp, fishing, picnic areas and much more. We utilized this campground to visit Washington DC, taking the local train which was only 15mins from the park. Only a couple sites offer direct sight of the sky for satellite TV. Since we didn't have a roof mounted satellite, we were able to move our dish through the trees. Our site included picnic table, fire pit and bbq. Our site was level and as many sites, surrounded by trees. Our Verizon phones were able to get a 4g signal from our site. No pull through sites, and some sites are not big rig friendly maneuvering in and out of. Campground within few miles of gas stations, restaurants, mall, movie theater, freeway access and grocery stores. This state park provides a few full service sites.

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Very warm and inviting welcome. We utilizing this campground while visiting Lancaster, Amish communities and train museum. Campground within 1 mile of gas stations, restaurants, freeway and grocery stores. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Many campers were long term, and these RV's appeared rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Our campsite included picnic table and fire-pit. The Wi-Fi service provided was weak and not reliable. Please note, this campground is located next to a large amusement park, therefore noise is heard throughout the park.

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Very warm and inviting welcome. Campground does have a steep climb to the RV sites. Many campers were long term, and these RV's appeared really rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Our campsite was level. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. Wi-Fi was strong, and reliable, but weak during busy weekends. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. We utilized this campground to visit New York. A local train station within 30mins of the campground was utilized while visiting New York. This new train station was clean, safe, included large parking lot and some dining. Campground also offers a shuttle tour service into New York. We must warn that this campground has a problem with stink bugs. These critters get into every opening, squeezing between weather strips and into storage compartments. In fact, it was a conversation a few RV'ers were complaining about while staying here. As we traveled further south, we continued to find stink bugs in our storage compartments. We are currently on a 2 year adventure taking our RV throughout the US, and have been RV'ing for many years. Therefore, we have an idea between high-standard qualities and poor quality. This campground is in need of much TLC. Don't be deceived by the photos on their website or listed amenities.

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This is a unique campground; very quiet, clean, has scenic trails and is conveniently located near the heart of Prescott. Some of the trails take you to Watson Lake and Willow Lake. It’s a small drive to the historic Prescott's Whiskey Row, where many shops and restaurants are available. Our site was surrounded by trees, rocks and bushes. Roads and sites are not paved, just dirt. Our site was level, no adjustments needed. This Park includes both back-in and pull-through sites. The staff was very friendly. As always, we travel to other campgrounds when visiting a new location. We determined this was the best campground in the area. We plan on visiting every year.

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We found this campground had little to offer compared to those down the street. Campground needs much TLC and lacks many amenities compared to others in the area. Beach access was a plus. Satellite signal is not an issue. Verizon phones are able to maintain a 4g signal. Pull-thru sites are available. Campsites include a covered patio with picnic table. Campground and roads are big rig friendly. We had friends that planned on visiting us, but had to cancel 5 days before arriving. They were charged a transaction fee and one days rent. Once they arrived, they stayed at a neighboring campground next door. While visiting them, we found theirs to be the better campground. We suggest fellow RV'ers look at other locations before staying at Pirateland Family Campground. Two other large campgrounds are at the same location, and shoreline. Prices are comparable to these other parks which provide many more amenities.

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Very warm and inviting welcome from staff and camp host. We found the winery station onsite a plus, wine tasting was a big hit. Staff at the winery house were very friendly. We found this to be a small park, which needs some TLC. The park has some hiking trails, however, the trails, leaves and shrubbery at the park need some maintenance. Many campers were long term, and these RV's appeared really rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Wi-Fi was weak and not reliable. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Verizon phones were able to get a 3g signal. Some leveling was needed, as our site was located on sand/dirt. Water pressure was strong, use regulator. Pull through sites are available.

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This campground was utilized as a rest point as there were not many local attractions to visit. This campground is located off a major highway, therefore, street and train noise is heard throughout the park. Our campsite was level. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Verizon phones were able to get a 4g signal. Wi-Fi signal was weak and not reliable. Many campers were long term, and these RV's appeared really rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Campground close to gas stations, food, freeway access and grocery store. Pull through sites are available.

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We are currently on a 2 year adventure taking our RV throughout the US, and have been RV'ing for many years. Therefore, we have an idea between high-standard qualities and poor quality. We highly recommend this campground. Owners were friendly and helpful. This is the campground if you are visiting Boston. Responsible owner has done a great job maintaining nature throughout the park and campsites, but also providing access and hookups for big rigs. Getting satellite was not an option due to the tall trees that surround the park, but cable TV is offered per site with 25 channels. Wi-Fi was strong and reliable, but weak during busy weekends. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. Bathrooms & showers were clean. Campground includes a swimming pool, small store, arcade room, laundry and pool table. Propane fill-up station also available. Gas station is about a minute drive and major grocery store and fast food is about a 10min drive. The drive to Boston was about 45mins. We utilized Cambridgeside Mall in Boston as our starting point. Access into and out of Boston was easy using the freeways to this mall. Parking was easy here, right next to a transit subway station and the Charles River Cruises / Double Decker Trolley also picks up at this location. Providence, RI. is about an hour drive, where we utilized a company called “Experience Rhode Island” to visit multiple areas in Rhode Island. They were great and personal tour guides. We highly recommend this company while exploring Rhode Island/Newport.

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This is a nice campground surrounded by corn fields. Many trees fill the campground, which provide much shade. We were welcomed by friendly staff. Verizon phones were able to get a strong 4g signal. Good Wi-Fi when working, but not a reliable service. Campground is about 10 min. from major highway. Park allowed mail/package delivery. Many campers were long term, and these RV’s appeared really rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Buildings and campsites can use much TLC. If you pick a site without full dump service, a wagon comes around on Wednesday’s to empty your tanks at no charge.

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Paradise seems to have escaped this park. Check-in process needs much help. No campground map was provided, nor a list of events or park instructions. In fact, check-in desk was surrounded by young kids playing, no adult supervision. We asked for assistance on completing our check-in process and the young kid tried to help, but didn’t understand what needed to be done. We waited until an adult was able to assist us. We also had no idea how to get rid of our trash, until we walked around the whole park and a fellow camper told us to place by the road for pickup. Many campers were long term, and these RV’s appeared really rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Almost 40% of the park is long term owners. Some travel trailers belong to the park which they rent out. Pool was beyond full, which is no surprise, since it’s a small pool for a large campground. Campground had no Wi-Fi available. Verizon phones got strong 4g. Campground is about 10min from a major highway. Roads are narrow and not big rig friendly. In fact, the campsite provided for our 34ft 5th wheel was TIGHT… with the truck connected, it was difficult to disconnect. The narrow road, campers across the road and tree created a hard time from maneuvering into our spot and disconnect. Campsite only included “grey” water dumping, electric and water. DirecTV was not an option, due to the many trees within the park. We found this campground needs much TLC. For such a nice area, this park was a disappointment. Those campers next to us shared the same concerns about the park as stated above.

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We enjoyed our time at this beautiful campground, which is close to Canada and Fort Niagara. This large campground is off Lake Ontario. Campground is about 20 min. from border crossing and 10 min. from Fort Niagara. Campsites are large, but located on grass or dirt. Roads and campsites are big rig friendly. Since this campground only provides electric, a dumping station and fresh water stations are available. Bathrooms & showers were clean. Small store was open during the weekend that includes firewood and some small grocery items. Verizon phones got weak 4g. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Campground includes a kid’s playground and large grass fields for camping games and picnics.