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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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Coopers RV Park, Clayton, North Carolina

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Coopers RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground, Apex, North Carolina

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Easy access to the big city of Raleigh.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Huntington Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Head north from the park on 17 business to sample some great marsh view restaurants in Murrells Inlet. Also Murrells Inlet seafood is a must stop for their soups, fresh fish and crab and lobster creations.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Holden Beach Fishing Pier & Campground, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Holden Beach Fishing Pier & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bring a bucket to put water in and step into it before entering your RV to keep sand down. Highly recommend Captain Pete's restaurant under the bridge - outstanding crab cakes.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Myrtle Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Murell's Inlet seafood is the bomb. Make sure you go there and get some great food.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Burlingame State Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Burlingame State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
302
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

East Beach on the Atlantic nice and quiet about 2 miles from CG. There is a town beach first to come to $20 to park and after that is state beach $12. Get there early for a space. Limited facilities at state beach.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins, East Falmouth, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $84.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

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 motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Recommend Bourne Bridge. Avoid late PM Thur, Fri and late morning Sat arrival. Plan delays Sat or Sun departure. 10 mile bike path 2 M E of CG to access beaches and ferry in Falmouth, Woods Hole Ferry. Falmouth Ferry to MV is people/bikes only. Arrive 45 minutes early. $20 cash RT. $8 per bike. Woods Hole ferry is all vehicles. Parking for that shuttle is right next to the CG.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Camp Ocean Forest, Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Camp Ocean Forest in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
86
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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

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. We camped at Carolina Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The park is on intercoastal waterway. There is a marina but no swimming in the park. Lots of hiking in the park and easy 1 mile biking into Carolina Beach and beaches. A 9 mile trip down to the Fort Fisher is worth it. The aquarium is also there. Ferry ride to beautiful Southport is fun. Must see Wilmington is half hour from CG including the USS North Carolina WWII battleship.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Murdock Campround (USFS), Ketchum, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Murdock Campround (USFS) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Great bike trail from north of Ketchum down thru Hailey.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sockeye at Redfish Lake, Stanley, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Sockeye at Redfish Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Arrive with gas tank and pantry full. Good market in town but limited.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Hi Valley RV Park, Boise, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hi Valley RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

If in Boise on a Saturday head downtown to the farmers market. There are two of them downtown and they are amazing! Also try out the Boise bicycle path along the Boise river and consider taking a leisurely float through downtown on the river.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Willow Bay Recreation Area, American Falls, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Willow Bay Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Great bike path right from campground to take you about 4 miles through the recreation area and into town.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Sand Hollow State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Great access from Hurricane with grocery stores and restaurants and WalMart.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Escalante, Utah

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

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. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
overflow
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Town of Escalante about 8 miles away has just about everything you might need including natural food store, laundry, NP visitor center, restaurants and grocery stores.

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