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Full-time RV'er, married, husband retired SGM from Army. This is our 3rd 5th wheel.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Benson KOA, Benson, Arizona

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Small KOA just off I-10West. Park is run by sweet couple, very friendly. Park itself is a little hard to get to as roads were rather "rutty" and uneven. This is an older KOA. Once inside park, roads and sites were gravel. Turns were a little tight, but doable. Sites were relatively level, and well marked. Small dog park but lots of "prizes" left from folks that don't clean up after their dogs, so beware and watch your step. Pretty quiet given the proximity to the interstate. Electric boxes are very "dated", but seemed to produce well (we use a surge protector). Park was less than 1/4 full. We camped at Benson KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Close to a Walmart.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Hilltop RV Park, Fort Stockton, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Small RV park just off I-10. Relatively big rig friendly as turns were wide and sites were spacious. Utilities were easy to get to. Had a small dog park with grass (mostly dead), but usable. Park is good for overnight stop, as it is easy in and out (off frontage road). Some folks let small dogs run without leashes and didn't clean up after them, so watch your step. We camped at Hilltop RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Good for overnight stop. Park had a pool but it was closed due to time of year. Probably would be ok for a few days/week or so if visiting the area.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Anthony/El Paso West KOA (formerly American RV & Marine Resort & Rally, Anthony, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

KOA park right next door to a huge Camping World at the north end of El Paso, just off I-10W. Sites are nice and long, and relatively wide. It was like camping in a gravel parking lot. No grass except for dog park. Utilities were easily accessible, and there were 3 different sewer hookups to choose from depending on where your sewer connection was. Park is good for an overnight stop, but wouldn't want to "live" there full time. Nice views of the surrounding mountains, but lots of highway noise if your doors/windows are open. Easy in and out, and very big rig friendly. Pet owners, beware of the dog park, apparently not everyone cleans up after their pets as they are supposed to. Numerous little dog poopies and a few "big dog" treasures as well. We camped at Anthony/El Paso West KOA (formerly American RV & Marine Resort & Rally in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G9
Site Surface
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
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
No
Tips for other Campers:

Easy to find, nice wide navigable roads. Nearest Walmart is about 10 miles.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Older KOA just off I-40. Difficult to navigate due to tight turns and low rock walls. Pool had been drained, but looked like it needed a good cleaning anyway. Sites are extremely close together. Barely had enough room to open our awning without touching the coach next to us. Our site was barely long enough to fit us (42 ft. 5th wheel) and our truck. We were only staying one night, so we didn't disconnect. Nose of the truck was very close to interior roadway, and rear of 5th wheel was barely off the road. Had to ask our neighbor to move his truck so we could pull out. Interior roads are very narrow, and extremely tight turns. Once on our site, the rear of our coach was close to 4 feet off the ground. Site was sloped "uphill". Hard to level front to back. Close to I-40 so there was some road noise. Utilities were easily accessible. We camped at Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B6
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a Papa Johns nearby that will deliver to the park. Also, there is another park listed with the same name that shows the city as "Napoleanville, Louisiana. It has the same street address, but a different city. Don't let that confuse you. This RV park is located in Little Rock, AR.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Follow the River RV Resort, Florence, Indiana

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice RV park just over the Ohio River near Florence/Vevay Indiana. Easy to get to, entrance well marked. Interior roadways were completely paved, as were all sites. Sites were nice and long, easily accommodate big rigs (we're 42 ft. long). Plenty of room to park your tow vehicle. Sites were pretty decent distance apart. Park is family owned, and staff very friendly. Utilities are housed in marine grade unit, and have "night lights" at their tops. Utilities were well positioned and convenient for use. Park is in small foothills, so really warm days (76 degrees in Nov 2016) followed by very cool temps (38-40 degrees) at night made for heavy fog in the mornings. Sometimes it was so foggy, you couldn't see across the small pond. Stayed 2 weeks, and loved it. Nice weather during the day, and cool at night. Office sells firewood, so we had a campfire a couple times during our stay. Park is convenient to nearby casino, and about 20 minutes from nearest Walmart in Carrollton, KY. We'd stay here again, especially with the small pond that is stocked with good size small mouth bass and crappies (catch and release). Interior roads were wide, and obstruction-free. Very easy to navigate with large rigs. We camped at Follow the River RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Asphalt
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, 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:

Close to Belterra Casino, and a Walmart.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Kentucky Lake / I-24 / Paducah KOA, Calvert City, Kentucky

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Older KOA that is currently "For Sale". Needs a little work. Very nice couple running the office, very friendly and helpful. Sites are very close together, and park is a little confusing to navigate without a guide. (Not sure what was a road, and what was a "site".) Getting in our spot was a little difficult as we had to dodge trees and bushes. Tree branches at the entrance could use a trim, as well as some of the interior tree branches. Roads were mostly crushed rock/stone, and we "barely" fit. Site was pretty level and utilities were easy to get to. Did not use any of the facilities as we were self contained. Close to the main interstate, but far enough away that you couldn't hear road noise. Only stayed one night (just passing through). We camped at Kentucky Lake / I-24 / Paducah KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5 or 6 not sure
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

OK park for "overnighting" it.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lums Pond State Park, Bear, Delaware

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Upgraded state park facility in Bear, DE. Park is slightly confusing to get to. Be sure to enter the campground address, not main entrance to state park. Site was barely long enough for our 42' fifthwheel and dually truck. Site sloped "front to back", (had nose up so high I was able to walk under it without stooping!). However, back of trailer was only about 2 feet off the ground. New hookups (w/e/s) were mid-coach and easily accessible. Walking distance to the pond for fishing (need a license).

To enter campground, from Rt. 896, take Red Lion Road (NOT Howell School Road). Follow Red Lion Road to entrance of campground. Beware there are low hanging branches at the entrance. Know your site number, as the whole 3 days we were there, we never saw anyone at the main gate house. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Ashland / Huntington West KOA, Argillite, Kentucky

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Relatively nice KOA just off the interstate. Park is easy to get to, nice wide entrance, mostly gravel roadways. Park is big rig friendly with no overhanging branches, or wires. Upper level has paved sites. Lower level sites are all gravel. Road leading down to the lower level sites is extremely steep and curvy. (Check your trailer brakes before descending!) We stayed in the lower level. Extremely poor internet connection, and no cable hookup. Cell service was non-existent in lower level due to how far down in a canyon we were. Couple of residents that appear to be semi-permanent had dogs that they left tied out all day, and the dogs barked at anything that moved. Lower level was not crowded. E/W/S was readily accessible. Site was all gravel, with slope to the rear and entrance side. Several sites had "open sewer" pipes (no sewer caps) and smelled when you walked by. Many sites were missing the fire pits. We called and asked for one to be placed on our site. Next day, had to follow up with office and make request again. Office personnel were very nice, and after 2nd request, someone delivered a portable fire pit (missing the grate, and cover). Sites had picnic tables, that were very weathered, and in some cases the seats were severely warped. Overall, it would be a convenient place to stay for a night or two, but not as a "destination". We camped at Ashland / Huntington West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart about 8 miles or so from the park. Other eateries, shopping was also in same area as Walmart.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Pinehill Campground, Hazelton, West Virginia

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

Park is tucked back in the hills about 10 miles off the interstate. Starts out easy to get to, then quickly, the roads become rougher and more narrow. Once in the park, owner met us and showed us to our site. Internal roads are slightly narrow, but navigable. Some low tree limbs prevented us from extending either of our awnings. Full hookups were available. We only used electric, as we were only there 1 night. It's a little out of the way for a 1 night stay, but there didn't seem to be anything else closer to the interstate. Park was stone/packed dirt throughout. Site was super long, as it was designed for 2 long coaches, one behind the other (if you were traveling with another couple). Park is also slightly "hilly". Owner very friendly, and accommodating. Looked like there were some folks that lived there permanently, or used park as vacation/weekend "get-away". Would consider this a "stop-over" instead of a "destination" park. We camped at Pinehill Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
-
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Aberdeen Proving Ground RV Park (Military FamCamp), Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Shore Park Campground. New RV park on APG. Park appears less than 1 year old. All sites (about 30) have Water, Sewer and 20/30/50AMP electric service. Walking distance to small fishing area down a small hill. Pad site is level concrete. Interior roads at campground are asphalt, and easy to navigate. Road was a one-way road, but park was not crowded, so it wasn't a problem. We camped at Aberdeen Proving Ground RV Park (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6 - I think
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plan to arrive before MWR office closes (4PM M-F; Sat/Sun ??) You will need a code to unlock the water/sewer and electric boxes. No online reservations, either call 410-278-4124 for reservations, or email per APG website.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Herkimer Diamond KOA, Herkimer, New York

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice KOA on the West Canada Creek. Creek was pretty wide, but very shallow Entrance is a "hairpin" turn off the main road followed by a narrow drive down the lane to the office. Not that "big rig" friendly. Park is packed gravel. We had a pull through site that was plenty long enough and right under a gorgeous tree. We had plenty of room to park in front of our coach, as well as behind the coach. Utilities were easily accessible, and relatively modern. KOA is located about 8 miles north of the town of Herkimer, and about 20 miles from Utica. Miner's Table restaurant across from park delivers (we ordered pizza), and the pizza was REALLY good! Although it rained the 2 days we were there, the park drained pretty well with minimal puddling of water. Would stay here again. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
116
Site Surface
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Did not visit the Herkimer Diamond mine, mainly because they are not true diamonds, rather they are quartz crystal stones. KOA is close to town of Herkimer which has most major food chains, and grocery stores (walmart). Interior roads were easy to navigate after you got past the office.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Allentown KOA, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived just before dark, and the site they put us in was barely long enough. Had to leave our 5th wheel connected as there wouldn't have been room to park the truck. Exceptionally tight turns, lots of trees, and very narrow roadways. Pull thru sites are set up in pairs where coaches face each other or are back to back. No privacy and sites are extremely close to kamp cabins. Excess parking is non-existent. Our site was right next to a cabin where you could look out our window into the cabin (fortunately it was not occupied!). It was an overnight stay, and quite a bit off the main road. I'd stay again if I couldn't find anything else. Front desk would not honor military discount even though I explained other KOAs did. We camped at Allentown KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA, Wilmington, New York

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice KOA in the mountains. Only issue: it is not as "big rig" friendly as it could be. Lots of trees, and extremely tight turns. Was very hard to navigate with a 42' 5th wheel towed by a 2016 Denali 3500. Park is mostly dirt and sandy base with gravel roadways. Park has good internet but absolutely NO cell phone coverage. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C4
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Brookside Campground, Catskill, New York

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Office personnel were very nice. Park is a little confusing at first. Pull through sites are on gravel and side by side. Park is a little run down, and good for a quick "overnight" stay. We camped at Brookside Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Park is good for overnight.

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA, Natural Bridge, Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Although the park was easy to get to, the interior roads were very tight and turns were rather difficult with a long rig. Our site was #78 and only had water and electric. Price was a little high for not having full hookups. Park is very "hilly" and sites tend to "slope". Makes getting in/out of your coach a little tough. Sites are VERY close together. Folks at the front desk were very friendly. Only stayed one night. Good for quick overnight stay. We camped at Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
78
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No