About travlinphoolz

Chris and Anne Chris is retired and Anne is self employed in network marketing (Isagenix). We travel in a 33 foot Class A Winnebago Voyage (2008). We live on the road spending summers on Lake Champlain and then traveling the country during the winter season.

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Staying here for 2 weeks. Rate is weekly rate. Manager very pleasant. Lots of very well kept seasonals here. Great access to I40 and short trip into Raleigh. Camping World just down the road from here as well. Sites are spacious, slightly shaded with gravel back ins and concrete patios. No fires allowed and no picnic tables. Very quiet except for the Route 70 road noise. Plenty of shopping ops just up the road. Rating is due to road noise.

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We stayed at Crosswinds on 4 separate trips between end of October and Early December. Sites are great with paved roads and gravel sites. All are improved with fire pit and table with a lantern pole. All sites in loops C and B have electric and water. All sites are back ins. Even at this time of year we needed to make reservations to stay. Water was turned off for the winter third week of November. CG will be open all winter. Sites are very large and very private and mostly wooded along the reservoir. Most sites are pretty level and can accommodate big rigs. Gate remains open 24/7. Campground very quiet even on weekends. Cannot control water temp in showers but seemed adequate. Showers are getting a bit dated and will need upgrade soon.

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Loved this park. Right on the ocean with lots of open space. Short walk through the woods to the ocean beach. Lots of miles to walk on the beach. Sites are slightly wooded and private. Most all sites are back ins. This park is away from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach so is much more quiet. Great bike paths going in either direction from the park. Park is quiet. Paved roads and gravel sites with fire ring and table. Did not want to leave but could not get a reservation. Will come back again. Get reservations if you go here.

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Location is outstanding! All sites are just over the sand dune from the ocean. So if you like to surf fish or walk for miles on the beach or just beach it and read a book, this is your place. All sites are on sand. This park is old and in need of some work. Originally it was designed to accommodate smaller RV's - 2 per site so now each site only accomdates 1 RV. Almost all sites are pull thrus except for end sites. Each site has a table the used to be covered. These are now getting old and some are falling down. But don't let that dissuade you if you really want to be right on the beach. The sounds of the surf are great at night. If you are looking for a boardwalk and rides and water parks and swimming pool this is not your place. The Holden Beach fishing pier (1$ to use) is part of the park. We will definitely come back. A bit pricey but location is everything. Did not use restrooms as they were closed for winter. Grocery store is close by. Not a lot of commercial activity on the island itself.

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Price reflects full hook ups that we really did not need but that was all that was available. But with 400 sites and only about a third with full hook ups their one dump station I can imagine would be very busy. Sites are wooded and somewhat closely spaced all sand or gravel with good paved roads throughout in 6 loops. Very nice access to the beach. Unfortunately our experience was not too good because of the preponderance of dogs barking almost all day and into the night. If you camp here and plan to stay in camp and relax, forget it. The dogs are obnoxious. That is the reason for the lower rating. State should set aside at least two of the loops for no dogs! Probably will not stay here again. Most all sites are back ins.

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Ditto to all other reviews. We were in the 300's near the bathhouse and boat launch. Very quiet. Only 1/3 park was full. Our site very large with lots of trees and space between for privacy. Site was all sand and gravel and not as level as we would have hoped. But there are very nice level and large sites - just got to know where to go. Baths are older and in need of rehab. Lots of graffiti in the stalls and old concrete floors that could use a serious power wash. $.75 4 minute shower. Only hot water that cannot be regulated? Not good on a 90 degree 90% humidity day!

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Met up with some friends and arrived day early. No room but the hostess was kind enough since we are from SD to allow us a quick night in their "compound" (storage facility for boats and trailers), for free. We moved to site #1 next night for 2 night stay at $84 per night on a premium site. Site was paved with a seashell patio and even next to office was still quiet. Full hookups including cable. All utilities well placed and for each site. We tried to get wifi being next to office but had to go to the deck. Baths were spotless and relatively new and modern. All showers individual rooms with door and toilet and sink. Park surprisingly quiet for being as large as it is. Hosts were great with outstanding customer service. Very friendly and always asking if they could help in any way. 2 large pools, arcade, game courts etc. Lots for kids to do. Reason for the 7 rating is the overall price. I thought it a bit high. There were other lower priced sites but none available for the weekend. All sites in CG were paved and level as best we could see. Some had patios and picnic tables with umbrellas and chairs.

     

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Camp Ocean Forest

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Stayed in site 86 right on the ocean. 25 yards from the path behind the motorhome to the beach. We encountered a very friendly staff person. Rate paid reflects three nights off season rate and one night season rate. Rate in season is $78 per night. Yikes. But location is everything. Full hookups including cable. No WiFi. Mostly very well maintained seasonal sites in this CG. For its size found it to be very quiet and sleeping to the sounds of the waves was great. Good stores for food and supplies in the area. Sites are tight but doable with slides and awning with many concrete aprons, sand and some grass. Put a bucket of water outside your door to rinse off sand before going into the RV. No trees contrary to the name of the campground.

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This is a gem! We paid $15 per night with a senior discount - from out of state with no other charges. Very unusual for a state park in other states. The CG has no hookups - at least now. During our visit they were renovating approximately 15 sites. 5 of the sites have been turned into 2 room cabins with electric. 10 of the sites have been fully improved with full hook ups. Get your reservation in soon as these are outstanding sites in an outstanding location. They look like these sites will be ready by Memorial Day 2016. All the full hook sites are back in and can accommodate large rigs. All the sites in the campground are very sapcious and private. All are wooded with lots of shade. Restrooms were in reasonably good condition and showers were good. We stayed in site 62 close to the bathroom. It was very large and private. All sites are pretty much sand and leaf and tree litter. All had table and fire pit. Most sites are back ins. Reason for the 8 rating is that we noticed that due to tree placement it is difficult to get your rig in far enough so that door and awning are actually in the campsite. We managed to angle the motorhome and were able to get the awning tucked between two trees with an inch to spare each side. It was a great site. Most campers were tenting. Very quiet campground with little activity during the week. Full on the weekend. Great access to the beaches. Definitely will return.

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We stopped at the Sawtooth NRA visitor's center and the volunteer recommended this campground. It is small, private and located relatively close to the great town of Ketchum. The sites have beautiful views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Sites are large, shaded and very private. Level gravel pads with a fire ring and picnic table. Verizon service good. Sites can handle most rigs probably up to 35 feet. The campground is up the gravel road about 2 miles from Route 75. Very dusty and a bit rough. We stayed 5 days over a weekend and campground never filled up. Very quiet. We toured area and looked at other places and found this one to be the best. Host and volunteer at the visitor's center were a great help as we had some battery charging issues and let me borrow a charger. Dump station on the way to the campground.

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This is the most amazing National Forest Service campground we have ever stayed in. It has had a fairly recent makeover with all new paved roads. This campground is not reserveable so once you get a site you do not have to worry about having to move. There is a 10 night limit. It is nestled right along the east side of Redfish lake which is a gorgeous crystal clear mountain lake in the heart of the Sawtooths. All sites have views of the lake but the far south end offers nice views, more shade and easy access to a small beach on the lake that is hardly used. There are no hookups. Verizon service was good. Vault toilets very clean. They were cleaned daily. Each site is very private with trees. Sites are improved with paved apron, a large sand square area for a tent, paved path to a patio area that is concrete with the picnic table, fire ring and gas grill stand. What a treat. Kept lots of dirt out of the motorhome. Try and get sites at far south end. There are several other campgrounds located on and near the lake. Dump station is about a mile or so up the road from this campground. Showers ($2) and laundry facility run by the Redfish Lake Lodge near the dump station. Put an extra quarter in the shower as hot water took some time to arrive. The camp host was outstanding and if you need to fill your tank he will give you the key to the faucet near the bathrooms to fill up.

     

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Hi Valley RV Park

Boise, Idaho

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Typical RV park with units lined up in rows. Very clean and modern campground with excellent service from front desk. Appears to have many seasonal units in the park. All appeared to be well maintained. Full hookups. Our site was open with no shade. Good Verizon service. Good access to downtown Boise. Sites pretty tight. This was a quick stop for us on way to Stanley ID.

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This campground is within the city of American Falls run Willow Bay Recreation Area. The campground has had some improvements (it appears) since some of the older reviews. There are two loops. First loop looks like it has been modernized with all paved sites, hookups and newer bath. Not much shade here. The loop has combo of back-ins and pull throughs. Second loop which has great views of the reservoir is more shaded with full hookups with level gravel pads. There were only about 5 campers in the whole campground. Very nicely maintained and clean. The fee you pay is based on services you want. Electric and water is $25 and full hookups are $30. There is a dumpstation. Boat launch is right in front of second loop and there is a small cafe at the boat launch where you check in. We arrived mid Sunday afternoon and cafe was closed so we just picked a site. Fortunately it was not reserved so we did so we did not have to move the next day. Only downside of the campground is the train tracks that run about 300 yards behind the campground. It is a a busy line and trains run regularly day and night. Was not too much of a bother but it was noisy when they came through with whistles and engines.

     

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Sand Hollow State Park

Hurricane, Utah

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Fairly new park in the state park system. Very good paved roads and large paved aprons. No trees. All sites are full hookups. A bit pricey considering a state park but the sites are large, very private with beautiful 360 degree views if you are in the upper loop of the campground. Sites are pretty sandy, with fire pit and table. Table is under a large shade canopy. Sand Hollow is reservoir and can get busy with lots of boating. Also, on other side of the lake is ATV use with its own campground. At the time it was a bit chilly and wet so not much boating but judging by the number of trailer parking spaces it probably gets busy in high season.

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We arrived at the park around 10:00 am but they had no openings. Suggested we return at 4:30 pm and they could put us in the overflow area that serves as their day use area right on the shore of the reservoir. This park has water and electric but the overflow did not. But we were right on the shore and woke up with two deer right at our door. Had to be out by 10:00 the next morning and could check on vacancy at 9:00 but we elected to head out to the next park in the morning. Showers and bathrooms looked to be almost brand new. Most sites also included a covered eating area. We walked the campground and we think larger rigs might have a problem fitting into the sites. We would use this option again.