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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Mounds State Park, Anderson, Indiana

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

I would have given this campground a much higher score if it weren't right next to a railroad track. The train ran all thru the night, blowing it's whistle a lot. Needless to say, I got very little sleep. We spent just one night here, on our way home from a trip south for the winter. Campground itself seemed very nice, with good paved roads and paved pads. No water or sewer hook ups. Campground was also right next to a small airport, so we heard several low flying small planes and helicopters til about 9pm. Nothing obnoxious, since they didn't fly thru the night. It's just a shame about the railroad noise. Unless you are an extremely sound sleeper, I would not recommend staying at this campground. We camped at Mounds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Saint Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

I'm not sure why so many people seem to like this campground. As others have noted, sites vary widely. Some are very tiny, others have a bit more room. Most are right on top of each other with no privacy between, though some do have vegetation between sites. Some have shade, some are in the open. We had people on both sides, directly across the narrow road, and also behind us. Needs updating for sure! Roads in poor condition, sites have old split rail fences to divide. Power and water hookup is on your neighbor's side of fence, which is dumb! We were in site 47, and it was very tight width wise for our 32 foot long class A. Between the tall pine trees and the fence, there was barely room to put out one slide, it was about 1/2" away from fence. Also couldn't put our awning out all the way due to a big tree in the way. Sites are dirt/sand (a few are paved) . A few are pull thru, nearly all are back in. Could use better signage, as I didn't even see the sign for the beach. It's about 1 mile or so from the campground, so you may want to drive. Beach was nice though. No signs for laundry, I had to drive to 3 restrooms to find a working one. Dryer was broken at the first one I stopped at. Then one of the washers ate my $! Hard to find hiking trails, as they aren't on the campground map, nor does it show where laundry is. You have to drive thru it all to get anywhere from the cg, as it's on a peninsula. I would never, ever come here again. Thankfully we only had to spend 3 nights. We camped at Saint Andrews State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you like crazy busy congested areas, tons of traffic, strip malls, all with a bit of run down/seedy feel, then you will love Panama City and PC Beach areas. Publix is near by, the best grocery store around.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Topsail Hill State Preserve, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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

Wow, what an amazing place! My husband and I spent 6 nights here, and I wish we could have stayed longer! We've visited many state parks all over the country and think this is the best one we've ever been to! Very well maintained, sites are roomy and private, and the location couldn't be better. Was very impressed that we had full hook up and concrete pad. Nice landscaping, great hiking trails. We especially loved the paved trail to the beach, which was gorgeous. Went to see the sunset several nights, what a treat. It's a bit of a long walk to the beach, so the tram, which runs every two hours, was handy. Took it there then walked back. Campground also has tons of cable tv stations, which we were really excited about. Problem is, they are all high definition, and we have older tvs so we weren't able to get any of them. Barely got a few channels in on our antenna, so that was kind of disappointing. Did laundry there several times and was impressed with how many washers and dryers there were. Never had to wait. Everything at this park is so well maintained and clean. I do wish we'd had a spot in the newer portion of park, as the sites there were much more private. You need to plan ahead to book a spot for this campground, as they are always full. Take a drive down 30A, beautiful resorts and beaches. The upscale town of Seaside is amazing! We also were very impressed with the pool and pool area. What a treat to have at a state park! I swam one day, but since it's not heated it was very, very cold! The only negative I can say is that we didn't stay longer! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed lunch at Goatfeathers on 30A. Great fish and shrimp tacos!

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Barr Lake Campground, Brighton, Colorado

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

I would give this "campground" zero stars if I could! My husband and I were headed to Wyoming, then on to the Canadian Rockies, when we ended up needed to get our transmission looked at. The nearest facility that would even look at our motor home was near Denver, so we needed a place to stay for one night. There are very few campgrounds in the Denver area, and even fewer that had a space last minute. I called Barr Lake while we were en route. The woman who answered the phone said she was about to leave for the day, but would reserve a spot for us, we could do a self check in. Well, after driving and driving, we finally found the place around 6pm or so. I walked to the office, which was closed, but noted that our name was assigned a spot. I should back up and say that we were NOT impressed with the looks of this place before we even pulled in! As another reviewer mentioned, this looks like a permanent trailer park, with lots of junk laying around. We drove thru the place and could hardly believe how bad it was. After 11 years of rv-ing, this is honestly the worst "campground" we have ever seen! The junk was bad enough, but what really turned us off were the people wandering around the place, who looked to be on drugs, and/or were drug dealers. Very creepy place.

We'd been driving all day and were beat, but did NOT want to stay here. We found the site we'd been assigned to, then noticed that the electrical box had a pad lock on it! How on earth were we supposed to hook up? This dump wanted $40 bucks a night, plus an extra $2.00 per night for our little puppy (which is a joke!). We were so creeped out by this place we decided not to stay, it just did not feel safe! Ended up spending the night in a Walmart parking lot. The first time we've ever done that before. Certainly not comfortable or ideal, but it was 1,000 times better than Barr Lake! Oh, and the "camground" was also right next to a busy expressway and railroad track! We camped at Barr Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lake Shel-Oole Campground, Shelby, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for one night, on our way to Banff and Jasper, Alberta. Also stayed one night on the return home (to the Midwest). Easy to get to from the expressway, but far enough away that you don't hear any noise. Trains do go thru the area during the night, so if you are a light sleeper, this may be a problem. Very few people were camped here on our stays. It is owned by the city, and grounds are very clean.

Very strange and inconvenient set up though, as not all sites have water hook up (even though everyone pays the same nightly rate, even tenters). Those sites with water are very, very far away from the electric. Whoever designed this campground obviously didn't know a thing about rv-ing. So unless you have a really long extension cord, or an extra hose, you won't be able to use both water and electric.

Interior roads are mostly gravel and dirt, with quite a few pot holes. Some sites are back in, and there are some pull thrus as well. Certainly not a destination campground, but for an overnight stay it works just fine. In addition, even though $25 is very reasonable for full hook up, for a city park I think that's a bit high. Other city parks we've stayed at across the country charge anywhere from $12-$15 for full hook up.

Mostly open and full sun, a few sites do have a little shade.

Cg is on honor system, you put your check or cash in an envelope and drop it in the slot. We camped at Lake Shel-Oole Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada), Jasper National Park, Alberta

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

First off, I would highly recommend making reservations in advance, if you are planning a visit to Jasper in high season (summer). We didn't have any reservations before we left home. Thankfully, we stopped at the welcome/information center right on hwy 4, shortly after we crossed the Canadian border from Montana. Not only was there a ton of information available, but they offered help with reservations, at no cost.

The woman there was able to book us into both Banff and Jasper, with 4 nights in Jasper. We loved the town of Jasper, and appreciated the fact that it was alot less busy than Banff. But the cg could definitely use some improvements! The interior roads were terrible, very bumpy with lots of pot holes. Thankfully we didn't get any rain on our visit, otherwise, it really would have been a mess!

While sites weren't close, the layout just left it feeling less than private. Lots of trees, and also plenty of elk, too! They were nightly visitors to the cg. Be careful though! The ranger checking us in told us that the week before, an elk attacked a dog. Always keep your dog on a leash and attended at all times!

Note that nightly rate does not include $11 (Canadian) booking fee, or Canadian Park Pass. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit the sky tram at Whistler's Mountain. Ride to the top for amazing views! We bought the $59 (Canadian) per person package, which included the tram ride and dinner on top of the mountain. It was one of the highlights of our entire trip!

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground - Full Hookups (Parks Canada), Banff National Park, Alberta

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

First off, I would highly recommend making reservations in advance, if you are planning a visit to Banff in high season (summer). We didn't have any reservations before we left home. Thankfully, we stopped at the welcome/information center right on hwy 4, shortly after we crossed into the Canadian border from Montana. Not only was there a ton of information available, but they offered help with reservations, at no cost. The woman that helped us was super friendly and nice, and was able to book one night (that night) for us at Tunnels. There wasn't another spot available for the 2nd night, unless we wanted to move. We planned on visiting Jasper after Banff, so we had her book 4 nights there for us, then 2 more at Tunnels for the return trip.

Views are amazing, and cg is very close to town. All sites are full hook up, and run parallel to the road. Not the best for privacy, but convenient for pulling in. Very clean, large and level sites. We have a 32' class a, and had plenty of room for it and my car. Note that if you are camping in a smaller unit, you may have to "share" a site with another camper. Some of the sites were converted to two separate sites, being very close to each other (pretty much back to back). I would not be happy with this set up at all.

Rate does not include $11 (Canadian) booking fee. We camped at Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground - Full Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Banff can be very busy! Lots of shops, mostly geared toward tourists. Can be fun at first, then gets a little overwhelming with so many people. Be sure to check out the Irish pub in town, "St. James Gate". We happened to arrive in time for happy hour, with buy one, get one free apps. They were such huge servings (and delicious!) that we made them our dinner!

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Oak Park Kampground, Garfield, Minnesota

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

Stayed here for one night on our way home from out west. The women who worked in the office were super friendly and helpful. You can tell that everyone takes pride in the place, and doing a good job. We were here on a Friday night, and it was full. I was afraid it might be noisy, as there were lots of very young kids. Thankfully it quieted right down once it got dark. It looks like alot of local families camp here, as there are plenty of activities the campground plans, as well as a small pool. It wasn't heated, so we didn't use it.

Our site was plenty long enough for our motor home and my car. We had an escort to our site, which was very nice. The campground is on a fairly busy road, so I imagine sites near the road wouldn't be very peaceful. Thankfully our site was at the very back, so it was nice and quiet.

If in the area, I would definitely return, and would recommend to others as well. We camped at Oak Park Kampground 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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are several ponds on the property, and a nice hiking trail thru the woods. The camp store offers quite a few supplies, as well as a small selection of dvd rentals for just $1.00.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lafayette Park Campground, Gothenburg, Nebraska

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

For the price, this campground can't be beat. We stopped here for just one night on our way out west. While I wouldn't necessarily plan a trip around this park, for a night it works great. As others have mentioned, the sites are very poorly marked and laid out very strangely. Another camper next to us mentioned the same thing. It is hard to see where the sites actually are.

When we first arrived at the campground, we were a bit confused, as it was hard to tell we had indeed arrived! I quickly called the cg back (I had called them earlier from the road to see if they had a spot for us for the night). The woman who works there (and lives there as well) was super nice and helpful, and told us she could see us from where she stood. She was very friendly at check in and gave us information about the area. Sites are nice and level, and there are some great paved walking paths right next to the park.

As someone else mentioned, there is a frequent train that passes in the night. If you are a light sleeper this may be a problem. We had our a/c on (it was so hot while we were here!), that it helped drown out the noise a bit. I did appreciate that it was off the beaten path a bit and not right along side the expressway or a busy road, like so many campgrounds are. Even so, it was easy to get to from the interstate. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

F.W. Kent Park, Oxford, Iowa

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

We stayed here just one night on our way out west. The site we were in was on a large slope, so our front tires were off the ground. We came in late, so we did self check in. If we had driven a bit further into the campground, we wouldn't have had a problem finding a much more level site. It was a week night, so plenty of open spots. Beautiful setting, great place to walk or hike. Nice and quiet. Would return if we were in the area. Great price, too. We camped at F.W. Kent Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
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
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Sink Canyon State Park, Lander, Wyoming

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This was my first experience dry camping, which I was a little apprehensive about. After seeing the gorgeous scenery and private and secluded sites, I knew that I had nothing to worry about!

There are two separate camping areas within the state park. We camped at the second one, which was past the visitor and information center. The first cg was very small with just a few sites. Those sites ran parallel along the interior roads.

We camped here two nights on our way north to the Grand Tetons, then Yellowstone and finally the Canadian Rockies. My husband and I both agreed we should have stayed longer, we loved it that much! The campground is quite small, and most sites can accommodate just tents or small rvs. Thankfully we found one of the few spots that would work for our 32 foot long class A. After backing in, there still was plenty of room to park my car in front of our rig. No hook ups, but there is fresh water from a hand pump.

Where to start? Well, as I said, the views of the mountains and canyon are gorgeous! A rapidly moving river runs thru the campground, you can hear the sound of running water thru out the park, which I just loved. We enjoyed the great hiking trails. (The swinging bridge to reach them was a bit unnerving to me!)

Super quiet, mostly tenters when we were here. They do allow you to run a generator, which we did when we needed to make morning coffee, use the microwave, etc. Fresh water is available, no flush toilets though. The vault toilets were pretty nasty, tons of flies.

Super quiet and nice and dark at night! I slept better than I had in ages! Park rangers are very friendly and helpful. My husband asked if there was a dump station in the area, and a ranger told us of one in town, which was free to boot!

We would love to return here some day if ever in the area again, and would stay even longer! We camped at Sink Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Be sure to check out the hiking trails, and if you have a tow vehicle, drive further down the road thru the mountains.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Sky High Camping Resort, Portage, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Very overpriced for a one night stay. It was a Saturday night when we were here, and the park was full. Looks like alot of locals, and also many seasonal sites. Lots of activities geared toward kids, and also a pool. Since it was raining, we didn't use the pool though. I guess if you were a family this might be a good deal, but for the price, I would have expected cable tv, and better roads.

Country roads leading to the campground were often very narrow. Thankfully we didn't meet another big rig on the road, there would have been no way to get around them. Roads in the campground are dirt with some gravel, and due to the rain were a muddy mess. Our pull thru was very long, and a nice distance between our neighbor, so that was a good thing. Front sloped down alot so our front tires ended up off the ground, after we put the jacks down.

Lots of people riding around in golf carts, tons of kids. We were passing thru on our way home after a trip to Canada and just needed a place to stay. Most options in the area seem overpriced. Even the state park was expensive, since we aren't residents of WI. And they didn't even have a pull thru with electric there, so we opted to stay at Sky High.

Very young girl checked us in. Not the friendliest. No welcome, nothing. For the price I also would have at least expected an escort to our site. We camped at Sky High Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
150
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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