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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Eastbank COE, Bainbridge, Georgia

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This beautiful Corps of Engineer campgrounds is located about 15 miles north of Interstate 10 just across the Florida-Georgia line on Lake Seminole. It features 63 campsites within three loops (two of which are lakeside) with a mix of roomy, big-rig accessible pull-through and back-in sites-plus a boat ramp. Fourteen of the sites are non-reservable. The roads and some RV pads are paved and site are mostly spacious but have limited understory vegetation to afford privacy. While the campground has many large pines and hardwoods that provide some shade, I suspect many sites are open enough to allow for satellite TV reception-although some sites might require a long cable. Each site has water and electricity (30 and 50A), a nice level gravel area with table, grill, fire pit and a taller, square table that would be just right for a portable BBQ; the dump station is up the hill near the entrance station and camp hosts. AT&T service was good. There are two restroom and both have hot showers but only one has a laundry. Dogs will love all the nice green grass. We could only stayed one night but would love to return. We camped at Eastbank COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Walkabout Camp & RV Park, Woodbine, Georgia

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park features friendly/helpful managers, free-roaming chickens, a small but nice swimming pool, playground, basketball court, big-rig friendly sites and access, full hookups (more than half with 50A), a small laundry, older but clean restrooms/showers and 50% discount for PA and EA members. It's also central to many interesting attractions including the Okefenokee Swamp and Cumberland Island National Seashore. Most of the sites are deep pull throughs but are very close together. We had excellent AT&T coverage. The roads are gravel and sites are grass with only a small picnic table. Some sites has partial shade. The park offers free WIFI but we didn't use it so I can't vouch for its speed or reliability. There is some noise from I-95 but it wasn't that noticeable from our site. We camped at Walkabout Camp & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A-19
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nearby sites we enjoyed: St. Mary's Submarine Museum, Fort King George, Fort Frederica, Fort Clinch State Park (FL).

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground, Ochopee, Florida

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

If you arrive in early April (beginning of off season) don't expect to find a camp host, as they apparently leave at the end of March. If you don't have reservations, you can apparently pay by cash (or check?) at the information kiosk. Sites that have been reserved will have a reservation sheet hanging from the electric box showing the person's name and occupancy dates; all other sites are available on a first-come basis. There were always some empty sites throughout our 8-day stay, so reservations in early April are probably not necessary. Be sure to fill up with potable water (near the dump station) before parking your rig. The roads and RV pads are paved and sites are level with fair separation but virtually no shade (more on the east side) or screening between sites. RV pads (all back-ins) are perpendicular to the road, but there's plenty of room (and firm ground) on the opposite side of the road to maneuver big rigs. All sites have 30 and 50 amp service, a picnic table and a fire pit. Tent sites also have a shelter over their tables. Thirty dollars per night seems high for sites that lack water or sewer connections. Restrooms are provided but they lack showers and were not being thoroughly cleaned throughout our stay. We also had no AT&T service but did have it several miles to the east along Highway 41. We encountered virtually no biting insects during first half of April-perhaps because it's been very dry for months. Containers to recycle aluminum and plastic are provided and the potable water tasted fine. Bring plenty of groceries as this is a fairly remote site. Camping sites surround a large barrow pit, but don't plan on swimming there as it contains several gators. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed the narrated tram tour at Shark Valley.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Ortona South COE, Moore Haven, Florida

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

Typical of the Corps of Engineer parks we've stayed at, this is a very nice campground with paved roads and pads, two restrooms and a dump station. It is situated on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River which flows from Lake Okeechobee. Together with the St. Lucie River/Canal which connects Lake Okeechobee with the Atlantic Ocean, this waterway stretches 154 miles across Florida from coast to coast. Sites in the western portion of this campground generally have more space between sites and has more pull throughs. All sites have 30 and 50 amp service and the water quality and pressure was good. Power did go off at least twice during a 7 day stay but came back on quickly. The restrooms are roomy but aren't being cleaned thoroughly. Most/all sites have a covered picnic table, fire pit, and BBQ within a gravel area and most sites have at least a little shade. Those camped on the north side of the east-west park road have a nicer view of the river, which has boat/yacht traffic and good fishing opportunities from the several access points within the park. La Belle is considerably closer and larger than Moore Haven. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
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:

This park is fairly central to several excellent birding sites: Corksrew Swamp Sanctuary (50 mi. southwest); J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (67 mi. west); Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center (96 mi. east); and Wakodahatchee Wetlands (97 mi. east).

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Blackwater River State Park , Holt, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest, cleanest parks we've ever stayed in. Nearly all the sites are big-rig friendly due to the wide, paved roads and generous site widths. Sites are level gravel (three closest to the restroom are paved) and the hosts rake them and clean out the BBQ and fire pit before each new arrival. The restrooms were immaculate and fully stocked. Most sites don't have much shade until late afternoon The park is a bit remote but has a playground and nice river with white sandy beaches. The cost per night was only $20 plus a $6.70 reservation fee and approximately 9% tax; four nights totaled $95.90. AT&T was a bit weak with only one to two bars but our hot spot worked okay. The two adjacent loops are similar in size and share a single restroom with the playground located in the center of Magnolia Circle. Camp hosts pick up trash bags each mornings between 8 and 10 and haul them to a dumpster that we didn't see. We stayed in site 11 which is about 25' wide and probably 70' deep! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11 Magnolia Circle
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed visiting Gulf Island National Seashore and Fort Pickens.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

The Narrows RV Park, Princeton, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We came to this remote (about 25 miles south of Burns) location because of its proximity to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Steens Mountain. The park is big-rig friendly and well laid out with ample space between sites and each site has a little shade from planted shrubs. All the roads are gravel and each site has a nice pad with picnic table and an elevated fire pit. These pads are a bit too far forward to be adjacent to doors/awnings on most RVs but that's not a big deal. You can get gas and diesel here, but expect to pay more (currently 24% more for diesel) than in Burns. The staff (which also operates an on-site restaurant and small store) was very friendly and helpful. The private restrooms/showers were very clean and well stocked and prices at the nice laundromat were very reasonable. There's a nice grassy area where dogs are apparently allowed (despite the sign) as long as their owners pick up after them. The price reflects Passport America rates for which there are no day-of-week or length-of-stay restrictions, which is unusual but much appreciated! We would definitely stay here again. We camped at The Narrows RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The refuge still hast opened since it occupation this past winter, but you can drive many of the roads. The park owners have planted lots of fruiting shrubs that attract American Pipits, Robins, etc. About a dozen Common Nighthawks roost throughout the park. Steens Mountain scenic loop to the south is worth the long, dusty drive; the views from there are great! We saw lots of wildlife there including two herds of wild horses.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Heyburn Riverside RV Park, Heyburn, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is really a nice, well-laid-out park close to the Snake River (which is locally a lake behind a dam) that is operated by the city of Heyburn. The RV parks is a mile or so off I-84 and sits across the driveway from the city visitor center, a nice public picnic area and a paved trails system beside the lake. One of these trails is lined with beautiful flowers. The parks offers long pull throughs as well as back-in sites. There's plenty of room between sites, each of which has its own lush grassy area (which our black lab loved), BBQ and concrete slab with a picnic table. The trees are all small, so there's no problem getting satellite TV. The restrooms were very clean and well supplied. The full RV rate is $23/night for full hook ups (either 30 or 50 amp) but seniors pay only $21; they also honor Good Sams memberships. We will definitely plan to stay here again. We camped at Heyburn Riverside RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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:

If you have time to drive around, take Hwy. 30 towards Twin Falls to see hundreds of thousands of acres of scenic wheat, alfalfa, sugar beets, beans and other crops that are being irrigated by an intricate system of canals from the Snake River. We also enjoyed the drive to the City of Rocks.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Blanca RV Park, Blanca, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here because it was central to friends who summer in the mountains east of Fort Garland and the Great Sand Dunes National Park (GSDNP). Blanca is a very small town with few amenities. However, Fort Garland (around 4 miles to the east) has all the basics including diesel (which wasn't available in Blanca) and at least one good restaurant (All Gone) with a nice salad and soup bar. As others have indicated, this park is located adjacent to a fairly heavily traveled road (Hwy. 160) and not far from a railroad track, but the latter has limited use. The location is high desert with limited shade and a good bit of dust during at least July. I made reservations months in advance but these were apparently lost by a young lady who is no longer employed here. The owner wasn't particularly friendly or apologetic , but he did find me a spot at the entrance to the park with no shade or privacy. Had we not arrived late on a Friday afternoon (nor had nearby friends we planned to visit), we would have looked elsewhere (like Alamosa) for another park. The restrooms weren't particularly clean and the men's wasn't being resupplied with paper products on a regular basis. The best thing about this park was it fast, free WiFi and its proximity to GSDNP. The rate reflects a 7-day stay where the 7th day is free. We would not stay here again. We camped at Blanca RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Barrewood Campground, Westfield, Vermont

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Pricing reflects PA discount available Sunday through Thursday. We had planned to stay here 4 nights but ended up staying 8 partly because of the very helpful owner, strong free WiFi, fair pricing and (finally!) the appearance of some nice fall colors. The owner really makes an effort to keep the park looking nice, the restroom clean and everything working as it should. Newport Vermont, the closest good-size town, sits about 23 miles to the north on the shores of Lake Memphremagog-the majority of which lays in Quebec, Canada. Not all RV sites have sewer but Mark is hoping to remedy this in the near future. If you don't get a sewer site they will even loan you a blue tote. We opted for a site (#3) that didn't have sewer because it was huge and backed up to a nice creek, which our black lab enjoyed. Our AT&T phones worked well and there was no problem getting DirecTV. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this beautiful park. We camped at Barrewood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 3
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

After searching weeks for fall foliage, we found the best color around Island Pond in the northeast corner of Vermont October 2nd. The drive south on Highway 102 along the Connecticut River was also picturesque.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Apple Hill Campground, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects PA discount. Previous reviews amply describe this rustic park. The owner was very helpful but not very conscientious about campground upkeep. The gravel roads have deep potholes and the single washer and dryer are exposed to the weather and didn't look functional. Both bathroom doors have large screen openings, providing limited privacy. Our full hook ups worked fine, but the forest canopy was too dense for AT&T reception and the only place to get WiFi is apparently beside the office. However, there's a very nice library just a few miles away in Bethlehem with free WiFi. On the positive site, this park is reasonably priced for PA members and close to some beautiful country. We camped at Apple Hill Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Tips for other Campers:

Caution: the website only provides directions for those driving east on Highway 302. However, we came from the east and our GPS directed us north off Highway 302 down a VERY STEEP, narrow Maplewood Road and then directed us to turn left onto Highway 142 (Maple St.). However, this turn is much too sharp and narrow for a large pickup and 36' fifth wheel. So, we had to continue straight on Maplewood Rd. and took (because our GPS wasn't working at that point) Highway 116 /142 nearly to Whitefield before finding a large enough site to turn around. So, if coming from the east, drive into town and turn right onto 142 and then follow the website directions. Clearly, the website needs to be fixed to reflect this problem.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Countryside RV Park, LLC, Dillon, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

If you like large RV sites, lots of green grass, reasonable rates, very clean restrooms/showers, and friendly/helpful managers, then you’ll enjoy staying at Countryside RV Park a couple of miles south of Dillon. There’s even a large field where dogs can exercise off leash and you are even allowed to wash you truck/RV here. The sites are level and covered in gravel and the park is definitely big-rig friendly. Their laundry is small, but the rates are reasonable. The rate shown is their weekly rate with a Good Sam’s (GS) discount. If you have proof of military service, they’ll deduct another 5%. The nightly rate is $35 and $32 for 50 and 30 amp services, respectively, less 10% for GS members. While here, be sure to visit Dillon’s Beaverhead County Museum and Bannack State Park. We camped at Countryside RV Park, LLC in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Diamond "S" RV Park & Campground, Ronan, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

For the price, you won't find a nicer place around these parts. Cost shown reflects weekly rate of $125 plus $8.75 tax; nightly rate $25; $15 for tent sites, which are very nice. Great Wi-Fi was only $5 for the week. A little more site space and taller trees would have been nice, but the exceptionally friendly managers and park host more than made up for these minor deficiencies. There's also a wide, mowed grassy area in front of the park for walking dogs. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Diamond "S" RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

E & J R.V. Park (aka Days Inn Ellensburg RV Park), Ellensburg, Washington

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a Good Sam’s affiliate, so I figured it couldn’t be too bad. Unfortunately, it’s essentially a parking lot with some small grass strips between the tight spaces. It sits behind a Days Inn (where you register) and adjacent to I-90 and a Flying J parking lot, both of which seemed fairly noisy the night we spent here. The park has a nice grassy strip around the outside perimeter for walking dogs, but has little else to offer but a safe place to park overnight. It is big-rig friendly, paved and level but the water at the spot we were assigned didn’t work; so, I ran my hose to an adjacent site that had plenty of pressure. Even though the park was nearly empty the young guy at the desk wouldn’t let me select a site. Three of the rigs here look to be owned by permanent residents and are pretty old and run down. This park isn’t worth $34.65/night and isn’t nice enough to carry the Good Sam’s logo. If you do stay here, get as far away from the Flying J parking lot and interstate as possible. The price listed includes the GS discount and tax. We won’t stay here again. We camped at E & J R.V. Park (aka Days Inn Ellensburg RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Leadville RV Corral, Leadville, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This quiet park sits less than a block from the main road through town; so, all the tourist shops are within an easy stroll. Most of the sites are currently occupied by local workers, but there were at least 5 empty sites when we arrived mid day Saturday October 1st. The price shown reflects a 50% Camp Club USA discount. We paid an additional $2/night for 50 amps; 30 amps is just $1 extra. This is not a fancy park by any means, but the restrooms were clean, the neighborhood was quiet (even the nearby bar/cafe on a Saturday night), and the price is right. Most of the sites are fairly level pull throughs without too much room between sites. Local attractions include the National Mining Museum, a National Fish Hatchery, and wonderful fall foliage along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway. At a little over 10,000’ elevation, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the U.S. So, be prepared for rapidly changing weather throughout much of the year. We camped at Leadville RV Corral in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Oasis RV Resort, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

For the money, you can’t beat this park, which is located approximately 10 miles west of Amarillo and about a half a mile south of the interstate. The entire park is paved and each site has a level, cement slab. All or nearly all the sites are pull throughs with complete hookups and the entire park is big-rig friendly. This park is no longer affiliated with Camp Club USA, but the price is just a dollar or two higher than what we paid last year with CCUSA. None of the sites are far from small buildings that house laundromats and individual private restrooms, which were immaculate. There are plenty of grassy areas to walk your dog around the periphery of the park. What more could you ask for? We’ve not used them, but the park has on-site RV repair and RV washing services and a restaurant. We’ve been RVing for about six months each year for the last four years, and this is by far the nicest park we’ve stayed in for under $25 per night. We camped at Oasis RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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