About americanrascal

RVing for over 35 years in the 8 RV's of various types we've owned. We've traveled every state in the Union and most provinces in Canada. We have a legitimate excuse for not RVing to Hawaii (road issue). But for some reason we have not visited the great state of Wisconsin. I have no idea why?

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Fern Lake Campground, Paducah, Kentucky

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy to get into and great for an overnight stay. Very helpful staff. Sites are reasonably spaced and level and do the job for an overnight stay. Good wifi. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Great Mexican Restaurant directly across street!

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Newton KOA , Newton, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The overall setting is very nice, noise though from the interstate. Good wifi. Friendly staff.There is a major problem though with the overnight pull through sites being too close. The adjoining site to ours could not fully open thier slide as it ran into out power pedestal. The neighbors had to move thier picnic table use thier site , but it was so close to ours when moved when we opened a compartment door it swung into the table denting the door. We could reach out our bedroom window and touch the neighbors slide. The entrance is set behind other businesses making the park a bit hard to find. We missed the turn.This would be a wonderful park if the pull throughs were adequately spaced side to side. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

3 Fingers Campground, Forest City, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Interesting park a few miles outside Forest City. If visiting the Winnebago facility this seems to be the best option for FHU. Good WIFI, level sites. Nice lakes and ponds on and adjacent to property. Seems to be many permanent set ups . Forget about ATT cell service anywhere around these parts. Very helpful and friendly office staff. Clean and apparently well managed park with some nice recreational aspects. We camped at 3 Fingers Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Best option for visiting Winnebago Industries if you want FHU. Lots of twists and turns navigating around Forest City and to and from this RV park. 2 nice grocery stores in town.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Camp America Campground, Salem, South Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been to hundreds of RV parks in our travels around the country for the past 35 + years. This is one of the finest RV parks we've ever visited. The grounds are so well managed and maintained -so relaxing! The staff is so friendly! Off the highway enough so there is no road noise. Sites are perfectly level and adequatly spaced. Internet is good. Off air TV does the job! It's the type of campground you feel like you'd want to be at every night for an extended stay or overnight. If I could only find every campground to be just like this one! We camped at Camp America Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
No
Tips for other Campers:

We fell in love with the office store. Antiques and old hand tools for sale plus other odds and ends. Could have spent an hour justy browsing in there!

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

All Seasons RV Park, Rozet, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Its seems a bit remote off the interstate but you can see the highway from the park! One of those hidden gems of an RV parks and pretty easy to get to. So its very quiet with a spectacular view of the plains. Great friendly service from management/owner. Nice sized gravel (no grass) sites, relatively level on the upper (high)end of the CG. No amenities here except a really good "see forever" view of the plains! We'd definitely stay here again! Fantastic WIFI. We camped at All Seasons RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Valley View RV Park, Island Park, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

This is really a nice park. Well laid out, very level sites with plenty of space between sites. Folks were helpful setting up. Only ran into one problem- and that was they seem to be having a few glitches with their power company or circuit breakers which kicked off every day once a day. But they fixed it immediately. Voltage was very good as I checked it frequently. They are working on getting this fixed. Just an outstanding RV park (no amenities except for a handy laundromat on site) and its a bit away from anything. The views are stunning! Would have rated higher if power had been OK. We camped at Valley View RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

It's a ways out from West Yellowstone but there is a small reasonably stocked grocery store going south about 5 miles in the Valley along 20

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Devils Tower KOA, Devils Tower, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $64.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice KOA. The pull through we were in was a bit short, but it was level. Others seemed longer but not as level.Some of the back in sites are VERY short. A spectacular location at the base of the mountain. Good family amenities in this RV Park make it a treat. Located right smack at the base of the mountain. Being at this KOA adjacent to DT is a special treat! This is our 3rd visit and we hope to come back! We camped at Devils Tower KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
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:

Its so neat to go to the outdoor viewing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the KOA every night. With the tower as a backdrop its very special. The hay ride is fun also. For those that like a nice hike you can hike up the mountain from the campground for some good exercise!

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV Park, Wapiti, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

The site we were in was short, level and tight and was a gravel space with no grass around. But we were fortunate to get the last site in a crowded region. They went out of thier way to fit us in so no room to gripe on our part. Nice restaurant , bar and an awesome view of the river running adjacent to the park. Great folks who made sure we had a place to stop for the night. The pull through sites were full but looked nice! We camped at Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
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:

At the gateway into the Shoshone National Forest- seems even more beautiful than Yellowstone!

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Custer's Gulch RV Park, Custer, South Dakota

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice facility with a bit of history associated with the location. Scenery is very good. Convenient to nearby Custer and Custer State Park. Very large lot size was nice! No dog park but plenty of room otherwise to satisfy canine demands. Sites are pretty level. We'd love to visit here again! We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

This is a great centralized location to use as a base for visits all over the Black Hills and the town of Custer.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Jellystone Park Camp Resort at Sioux Falls, Brandon, South Dakota

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Excellent amenities for families. Nice dog park. Level sites of adequate width. Need a few more receptacles for trash as dumpsters were at end of very long rows. We camped at Jellystone Park Camp Resort at Sioux Falls in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

While not a lot at this exit, there is plenty of restaurants and shopping in nearby Sioux Falls

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Victorian Acres Campground, Nebraska City, Nebraska

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park a few miles off I-29. Easy to get to. Great layout and facilities. No cable but great off air signal. Very good wifi. Surrounded by spacious gently rolling meadows . Pleasant environment. FHU Site we were on was a bit on the tight side and needed some work with gravel, leveling and drainage. But for an overnight stop or a few days this place is great. Excellent value. We camped at Victorian Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
400 lane
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Hinton RV Park, Sikeston, Missouri

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

About the finest RV park we've stayed for a one night layover anywhere in the US. Well laid out, great level gravel sites sites with nice mowed grass for spacing between sites. FHU, excellent wifi and very good cable. Hook ups well maintained and in good working order.Easy in and out from interstate. Superb, courteous and attentive staff and service. Sure there is a a bit of roadside noise . But when you want to park it close to an interstate for quick in and out your going to get some. An excellent model for other parks to follow in designing and operating an RV [ark! We camped at Hinton RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
near front
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Myrtle Beach KOA, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $79.00
Overall Rating:      

A great park for RVers. Best amenities we've ever seen at a KOA (and we've seen many). Great location in MB. KOA got a lot right about this park! Sites pretty level. Wooded with high canopy for great shade in this blazing hot in summer beach town! Worth paying for that! I'd have given a 10 rating if pads were paved. Dog park is a bit out of the way and a bit hard to access. No grass for the doggies . Pull thru site size is good, but length is tight if 40' with a toad. Awesome Cable- typical overloaded and intermittent RV Park wifi. Extra charge for amenities and dogs is a bummer. We camped at Myrtle Beach KOA in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
132
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fantastic RV park and is of "resort" quality. Nice well landscaped large and level full-hookup sites. Great pool, well sized dog park. Design and engineering of the park is excellent! It deserved the highest ratings and one of the best we've visited. If in the area, we will definitely stay here again. Very reasonably priced. Excellent cable and WiFi! We camped at The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

Given the rate paid we had expected a much more developed park. The few channels of cable TV when it worked were mostly snow. WIFI was only intermittent and only marginally usable when the park empties on a Sunday. When the park is full wifi is nonexistent. The staff is courteous, but the promised email of our receipt never arrived after 3 days. ATT wireless service is very weak and intermittent on our site. The amenities are fantastic- some of the best we've seen at a KOA. The dog park, pool area, laundry and office and associated buildings are quite well done, but the $10.00 a day "resort fee" seems a bit over the top--especially if you do not use the amenities. The pool liner is showing some wear and is bubbled out-but it was clean.The sites are not spectacular but are adequately sized. However we really had to strain to get our rig leveled as ours was very uneven. The rear section of the park is wooded and has the ambiance of a state park, but big rigs would have problems getting in and out of that area. The forward area is set up for larger pull through transient rigs with FHU which we would rate as "average". Not sure if we will visit here again, but campground pickins are scarce in these parts. We camped at Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Excellent location to do the Harpers Ferry experience-- and like Gettysburg- Harper's Ferry is one of this must visits for everyone! Do grab the NPS bus and walk through this town that is a museum.

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