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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Toad River Lodge & RV Park, Toad River, British Columbia

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

Very quiet setting on a beaver pond with active dam. Very close sites though and very basic. When they are busy you are told to just go see if there are any empty sites and let them know---not very professional. Rates are good, restaurant has good food as well. Has gotten better over the last several years but is still a basic rv campground. We camped at Toad River Lodge & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

An ok place to stay overnight in the middle of nowhere. Summer time is very busy and reservations are almost mandatory. Rates are good, sites are very small, tight, and just a basic parking place for your rig. Very few other options though.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Coeur D'Alene RV Resort, Post Falls, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park uses the term "resort" which it definitely is not! There are many "homesteaders" here with rigs that are at least 20+ years old and in terrible condition. Many are skirted with giant propane tanks, wooden stairs, etc. It looks much more like a modified trailer park or a work camp. Bathrooms have plenty of space with a private shower area(locking door); however, they are not maintained well and the shower stall and curtain were both dingy from lack of cleaning. Staff was friendly but very unprofessional(young receptionist with feet propped up on desk) at check in desk. Dumpster top was broken into as well. Just not an appealing park---much less an rv resort. Don't believe this is a resort, it is just an average rv park with many homesteaders and dumpy rigs. Overpriced for what you get. Not recommended. We camped at Coeur D'Alene RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

The Canyon RV Resort on Sinclair Creek, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

The use of the word "resort" is a real misnomer for this park. It is in a beautiful setting; however, the sites are small, crowded, and very expensive. Street layout is single laned with no room for 2 rvs to pass each other. Walking bridges over Sinclair creek are wobbly and seem very fragile. This park is way over priced, and way over hyped. It is simply NOT a resort but rather a standard, old style campground in a nice setting. My tip would be to avoid this park. Its rates are way out of line with the park. Not a resort! The staff was not particularly friendly either. Washing machines are old and very limited in number(3) and work area, especially for a park with 112 sites. Park has cable tv which is OK; however, if you don't have your own coaxial cable the rental fee for a cable is $10 per day. We camped at The Canyon RV Resort on Sinclair Creek in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
112
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
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, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Rotary Campground, Grande Prairie, Alberta

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

The park is very conveniently accessed from the main highway going through Grande Prairie(Alaska Highway 97). Unfortunately, if you wish to have full hookups you must stay in the upper section of the park. Sites in this section are all back in and very tightly spaced. Electric and sewer connections are at the back of the sight so you will need long hoses and cords. Best sites are #45-#61 in the lower section. They are electric and water only so you must use the sani-dump station; however, these sites are nice, long and flat and easy to get into and out of. We camped at Rotary Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You are better off to get a drive through site without the sewer hook-up, then use the sani-dump. This park is accessed by driving through the local community college parking lot which is a very tight turn. Staff was very friendly and courteous and apologetic for tight spacing and road conditions.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Pioneer RV Park, Whitehorse, Yukon

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This "park" is really a large, gravel parking area with hook-ups. There is no landscaping, just gravel and hook up postings. However, it is convenient(right on the side of the highway) coming out of Whitehorse. Staff was very friendly and the park store is well stocked with rv supplies and souvenirs. We camped at Pioneer RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Best tip here is that customers of the park receive a 3 cents per liter discount on fuel. That makes fuel here the cheapest in all of Whitehorse. Easy pump access at entry to park.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Haines Hitch-Up RV Park, Haines, Alaska

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the nicest rv park I've found in Alaska. The bathrooms and showers are immaculate and smell fresh and clean. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this park to anyone, it is excellent! We camped at Haines Hitch-Up RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Only 2 blocks from downtown area and grocery stores and restaurants. Best time of year to stay here is May, it is cool and the driest month of the summer. Best rv park in Haines by far.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Campground at Barnes Crossing, Tupelo, Mississippi

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Called this park in the morning to make a reservation but was told not to worry about reserving---"we have plenty of room." Gave our name and information about our rig, and we requested a pull through site and 50 amp power---we were told we were OK for the night. Arrived at the park about 3:30 pm and when checking in the man said, I don't know anything about your call or your rig---I don't have you on my list. I then was told they were almost full but they could "work us in." Then I was given a "pull through" site that could only be a pull through if the two adjoining sites were empty because you have to drive through those sites to pull through and exit. Sure enough, next morning I had to back out of my site because those adjoining sites were full. Water pressure was good, only had 30 amp power though. Also, this park does not accept credit cards----not a problem as long as they tell you in advance----no information about that or posting about that anywhere. When asked about the policy I was told they had too many problems with hackers so they just stopped taking credit cards. We camped at Campground at Barnes Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Park is just OK, but the check in folks were not too informative or helpful. Bring your cash or your checkbook---NO CREDIT CARDS and NO RESERVATIONS!

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Cape Camping & RV Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

I don't know what happened to this park between my visit and that of other reviewers because I experienced a totally different park. It is obvious the park has been neglected for quite some time. If you read the amenities list it sounds great; however, when you actually get there it is a different story. The cable is restricted to just about 20 channels---you can get almost that many with the antenna alone. The pool was not only NOT CLEAN, it actually had a green tint from the organism growth in the pool. The bathrooms are in need of painting and more frequent cleaning----when I checked them it was 3:00 in the afternoon and they were just OK then. Additionally, there was no hand soap in the bathroom and no toilet paper either. The park is not manicured and there was litter in my site that I had to pick up. Water pressure was good, 50 amp electric was good. The sites are very close together and two vehicles with slide outs only have a few feet between them. There were 4 washing machines in the laundry room; however, 2 of them were not working. The management was told about them but nothing was done while I was there. The check in was friendly and courteous with no problems. Considering the condition and looks of this park, I would NOT recommend it to someone else and I would only stay here again if it were a near emergency. Finally, don't believe your GPS to get here---the location is approximately 2 miles different from the actual gps instructions. I mentioned this at check in and was told yes, that happens regularly so we tell those who call to take exit 99 off I-55 and then stay in the left lane until they see our sign. We camped at Cape Camping & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B-9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

I would not stay here again barring a major emergency.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Weaver Park Campground, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city run RV park in Lloydminster, Canada. It is maintained very well and the RV park manager is very diligent about making it a great RV place to stay. Immaculate bathroom facilities and easy access made this park a pleasant surprise. Only item we did not care for is that the nightly fee is a little pricey and no discounts of any kind are offered. We camped at Weaver Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Don't let the fact that this is a city operated park fool you. It is very nice and well maintained---a very pleasant surprise!

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Lazy Acres RV Park, Center Point, Iowa

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent RV park. Friendly staff, beautiful layout, easy access, large sites, and pleasant views. I would stay here again and recommend it as well. We camped at Lazy Acres RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

No real tip to add. This is just a nice RV park with spotless bathroom facilities and showers, nice sized sites, well layed out, and easily accessible.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Boone KOA, Boone, North Carolina

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is rather deceiving because it sounds great when you read the description; however, upon arrival you see things differently. Firstly, the staff is very friendly---the lady at the check in desk took care of me and she was very friendly and courteous. Unfortunately, the sites are extremely small---your hook-ups are physically and literally within 6 feet of your neighbors doorstep. I actually had to step on the ledge of my neighbor to turn my utilities on. The sites are very unlevel and every camper I saw, including myself, had to use between two and three boards to level their camper side to side. The access to the park is an extremely narrow, steep road that hugs the side of the mountain with jutting rocks on the side--while not difficult to find, it is difficult to get there. Also, the price for a nightly site is ridiculously high. We received the weekly special of pay for 6 nights and get the 7th night free. Unfortunately, at $43 per night--plus tax the rate is far too high for what you receive. Finally, there is no wi-fi or cable available at this park and because you are on a mountainside the only "over the air" channels you can get are 3-4 local PBS stations. If you use your own laptop connect card to access the internet, good luck. Some days it is OK others it is non existent or so slow you can not even check e-mail. I would not recommend this park or stay here again. We camped at Boone KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C-5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

You can visit Boone, NC and its local attractions if you like. But be prepared for traffic gridlock because Appalachian State University is here and the traffic and crowding is terrible everywhere. My tip is to find another place to stay and avoid the Boone town area all together if you enjoy peace and quiet without traffic jams.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Johnson's Crossing Lodge, Johnson's Crossing, Yukon

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The best thing I can say about this park is that it is the only one available in this long stretch of Yukon Territory. It is very laid back and the sites are very small and crowded. Poorly maintained facilities and relatively inattentive staff. I would not recommend this park or stay her again. We camped at Johnson's Crossing Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The best tip I can give is: don't stay here unless you absolutely have to, i.e., emergency, illness, etc.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Haines Hitch-Up RV Park, Haines, Alaska

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is probably one of the nicest, cleanest, and neatest RV parks we have stayed in over the years. Located at the entry to town, it is well manicured, the bathrooms are immaculate and smell wonderful, and the access to town is just a few blocks. Friendly staff---all in all a wonderful place to stay. Sites are grassy, medium to large in size and easily accessible. We camped at Haines Hitch-Up RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Come here in the summer when the weather is gorgeous. Sunny, open space and daytime highs around 68-70 degrees. Nights cool enough to sleep with no AC required.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Bluebonnet Ridge RV Park, Terrell, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest RV parks we have ever visited. It is immaculately clean, has spacious bathrooms and showers, a pleasant lakeside setting, lots of singing birds, and a very pleasant and friendly staff. We have visited this RV park since 2003 and it gets better every year. I would highly recommend this park to everyone. Located about 39 miles east of Dallas just off Interstate 20. A truly nice and pleasant experience. We make it a point to always stay here when traveling through this area of the USA. We camped at Bluebonnet Ridge RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Nanabe Creek RV Park, Meridian, Mississippi

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a terrible experience. The manager was confrontational and unfriendly. The "store or office" was a closed up, smoky and musty building. When asked about cable TV as listed in the Trailer Life Directory she stated it had been removed. When asked about something to dry my hands with in the bathroom she commented, "I've lost 4 rolls of paper towels in there. People throw them in the toilets. They are expensive and I am not putting any more in there." Manager became more confrontational so we decided not to stay the night. Got our money back and left. It was a very unpleasant experience and I would never visit there again. The park has been allowed to run down and has many old and "junky" campers parked here. Finally, the Trailer Life Directory needs to be updated because it states the park is rated an 8 and the restrooms a 9! One of the worst I have encountered in my travels all over the USA. We camped at Nanabe Creek RV Park in a Motorhome.

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