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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch, Cody, Wyoming

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

Beautiful RV park slightly out of town: overlooking mountains on both sides. Spaces are wide and the services work flawlessly. They have a trout pond where you can catch and release or, if you'd rather eat your catch, they actually offer to clean the fish for $5 (we'd rather catch and release). Good sized dog run area with a poop bag station that was a big hit with our aging chocolate labrador. (Note: there were some nasty prickly weeds littering the dog run, but they cut the grass once a week and knock those down.)

Nice laundry room: only two washers and two dryers that seem to be in high demand, so plan accordingly. The only down side to this park is the fact that it is in a gravel field with absolutely no shade whatsoever.

Verizon: had 4 bars LTE. Satellite TV worked well. Park Wifi worked well. Plant a few trees and it's the best park in town. We liked it here and will return if we're in this neck of the woods in the future. We camped at Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the Buffalo Bill Museum of the West. We were pleasantly surprised at the vastness of the exhibits. Also: hit the Irma Hotel for their famous "bread pudding with whiskey sauce." At $2.95 - it's totally worth it, plus you get to visit a famous, historic hotel in the process. The bar may have live entertainment as an added bonus.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lonesomehurst, West Yellowstone, Montana

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Absolutely beautiful campground on Hebgen Lake. We stayed in one of the spots that offered 50 amp electric ($23) or you can dry camp for $16/nite. Dry camping spots towards the end of the loop in the campground have fabulous views. We have a 43' coach and fit just fine in our back-in spot with room for our jeep. Camp hosts were great and stopped by daily to say hello. Very laid back, tranquil and peaceful. There is fresh water you can fill your tanks with, but no dump station. Verizon worked fine and our in-motion satellite worked well too - not that you should be watching tv - you should be outside taking in the stars at night. You do have to drive down a dirt road for a bit getting to the campground, but it's well wroth it. There are strategically placed pegs all around the roadways and campsites that can be a bit tricky as well, but negotiable. We'll be back for sure. We camped at Lonesomehurst in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Icicle River RV Park, Leavenworth, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Having always wanted to go to Leavenworth, we packed up the coach and booked ourselves in for a month at $675 at Icicle RV. She also took a $100 deposit (on top of the monthly published rate) and said we would receive that back when, and I quote, "we fulfill our obligation." Seemed a bit 'odd,' since we paid the monthly rate at the time of check in. They stack them in like cordwood here, but luckily, or so we thought, we were led around the park and up a hill to a bluff overlooking the Icicle River. Thought we had hit the jackpot...until...the mercury started rising. Our coach was in the only spot that got zero shade - from morning, noon until night (sun sets late here), our coach was in direct, unforgiving sunlight. Most other spots on the ridge at least got a bit of shade. We asked to move. We were told the 'other spots were already taken.' Week 1...no one else in the upper level but us, until the weekend. Week 2....no one else in the upper level but us until the weekend. Wait, a couple pulled in next door but moved the next day. Why? Too hot - and they actually had afternoon shade. We asked management to relocate us at least five times, as our air conditioners could not keep up with the 100 plus temps. We were denied each and every time we asked. Again, the other spots (shady) on the ridge went unoccupied. Finally, the manager had a plan for us...we could move around the park - six times in total, for the next two weeks we were scheduled to be there. The spots we were moving to were all 30 amp, not 50. And the best part - wait for it - is that we were told we had to pay twice the rate we were paying as "monthly" renters, because the "spots she was giving us were premium, and she could get a lot more for them than what we were paying." Gordon Greco once said in the movie Wall Street that "greed was good." I have to disagree. Would not stay here if they paid me the "premium rate." We camped at Icicle River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
110
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Gros Ventre Campground (Concessionaire Operated), Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground run by the NPS. Sites are gravel and most aren't very level. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Bear warnings in effect at all time - you'll get the bear speach upon check in. Partial view of the Tetons and very close to Jackson Hole, Jenny Lake, Mormon Row and other beautiful scenery that the area is famous for. Once you check in at the ranger station (where the dump site / water is also located) you can either turn to the left (generator allowed from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.) or right (quiet area, no generators). Friendly and helpful folks at the check-in. We were given a spot in the C loop for our 40' bus, but when we pulled up to the site, we realized quite quickly that there was no way we could fit our coach. Walked it off at 33'. We parked and drove around in the toad looking for a space that would be adequate enough for us, but they are few and far between. We did finally find one before the sun set, got set up, and even saw a moose wander through the campground on the way to the river. Challenge with the sites is that they have logs placed in the middle or towards the back of the sites (immoveable), making them much, much shorter than they could be if the logs were removed or pushed towards the back further. There are larger spaces in the D loop - which is where the electric hook-ups are located (if you want to fork out $48/night), and the B loop (which was closed). So while we loved the campground, large rigs (40' or over) beware - spaces long enough to accommodate you are a challenge to come by. Bring bug spray too. We camped at Gros Ventre Campground (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Pontchartrain Landing, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Motoring into New Orleans and into this park was a little harrowing. You have to go through a suspect part of town, then after you reach French Street (the road on which the park is located) and turn into the gate, there's a sigh of relief. The park itself is very well kept. Sites are level and spacious. There are planters with palm trees that give added separation and a sense of privacy. Picnic tables provided as well. Staff very friendly and helpful - they gave us everything we needed to know when we arrived. Maintenance is ongoing daily. Gate to the front is closed at 10 p.m. and park is only accessible with a key code after that time. Dog run was large and a very nice compliment. We felt very safe within the boundaries of the park (most being water) despite the nearby run down neighborhood. Laundry is small but functional. $1.75 wash / $1.75 dry. Getting on the freeway to head downtown (probably a 15 minute drive) was easy. The park also offer a shuttle ($6 pp round trip) that departs a few times per day for the French Quarter. There is a restaurant on site with good food and drink, and lots of televisions for sporting events. Would have given this park a higher rating, except for the fact that the Wifi wasn't operational. Since I do work from the road, Wifi is very important (and they advertise that they provide that service), but can tell you - it's a joke, so bring your own if you're going to need it. Check traffic conditions, as you are going through town to get here and peak traffic can be a bear to drive through if you don't time it properly. We'd stay here again if in the area. We camped at Pontchartrain Landing in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Back in -
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Emma Wood State Beach, Ventura, California

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Pulled into Emma Woods, originally, for lack of a better option. Ended up staying eight days. Very nice. Good spacing between sites so you don't feel piled up on each other, although some of the sites aren't marked very well. All sites are gravel/dirt/sand, but ours was relatively level. Each site has its own wood burning firepit, so bring some wood. Walking/biking trails next to the park and you can hear the sound of the crashing waves day and night. Patrolled by state park rangers, which gives an added feeling of security. Beach gets rocky as the site numbers progress. Trains run by day and night, so if you're a light sleeper pack some earplugs. Gave it a 9 due to the fact that $40 a night for zero services in a state park is a little steep (even if the sites are all ocean front). Still, beautiful spot to sit, relax, drink wine and watch the dolphins swim by. We camped at Emma Wood State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

Took a drive up to Solvang, CA and it was super cute. Lots to do and see (read: touristy), wineries and shopping. Nice day trip from Ventura.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Columbia Falls RV Park, Columbia Falls, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nicely maintained RV park. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They led us to our site and made sure we had what we needed before heading back to the office. Sites are gravel, and level, with grass on either side and a picnic table. We had a pull-through that was more than adequate for our 40' coach and tow-car. Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. Short drive to Hungry Horse, Whitefish, Glacier National Park - so it's a good base camp for day trips. Perfect Cuts, a butcher shop within walking distance, had great steaks, jerky, sausages, etc - ideal for grilling. Adjacent neighborhood has a nice walking/bike path that leads to River's Edge park at the end of the street. There is a bit of road noise, but it wasn't bothersome after dark. The trains, however, were a bit loud in the dead of night. If you're a light sleeper or sensitive to noise, bring a pair of earplugs. That did the trick for me. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped at Columbia Falls RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground), Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice sized campground close to Lake Yellowstone. Had a back-in site that was rather tight for our 40' motor home (our nose was just out of the road, and I do mean 'just'). Had all the hook-ups, which was great, but a little pricey for the extreme compact spaces. Nice basecamp to visit a lot of the Yellowstone sites. Probably would forego the hookups and stay at one of the other campgrounds in the park next time for a little more elbowroom. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Rock Canyon RV Park (Closed), Livingston, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fantastic little RV park right on the Yellowstone River. Couple of longer term folks, with the majority of spaces being for people traveling through Livingston. We had a pull through spot close to the river, which was relatively level and plenty of room. Park manager/host was one of the nicest we've met. He greeted us when we pulled in, led us to our spot, brought all documentation to us to fill out and even pointed out areas to walk and exercise our dog. It's a short drive to the grocery, as well as the cute, historic downtown area. My only regret is that I didn't pack my fly fishing gear. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped at Rock Canyon RV Park (Closed) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Madison Campground (NPS Campground), Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground, all dry camping. Checking in was a breeze and the staff was super-friendly. We even got the 'bear lecture' at no extra charge. Had a pull through site right off of the main thoroughfare, which was a little tricky to negotiate with the trees and the slides. We finally figured it out though, after a lot of trial and error. Site was level and had a picnic table and fire pit. They have a strict no generator rule after 8 p.m., which is nice to keep the campground quiet. Have to keep the dogs off trails, but there was ample space to walk him on the pavement around the park. Plenty of space between us and our neighbors, so we never felt crowded. Loved the smell of the campfires. We'd stay here again on a return trip. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Laughlin / Avi Casino KOA, Laughlin, Nevada

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

First, we’ll start off with the positives of the RV park. The actual park itself is very nice with flat, level pull through sites. All amenities worked well, with the exception of the Wifi, which, while free, was non-existent. Verizon mifi also didn’t get a signal, so note that you will be without connection, depending on where you are located in the park and your carrier. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. I really wanted to like this place, although as far as the “resort” goes, they use that term very generously. It’s located geographically far removed from downtown Laughlin. If you want to get downtown, the 10 mile or so drive can seem very daunting. The casino itself hasn’t been updated since it’s inception, and it shows (and smells). If you’re a smoker, this won’t bother you, although if you’re a fan of clean air, stay outside. Only ate once at the casino (Italian restaurant) and it was awful. We spent two days at Avi, then decided the drive wasn’t worth the hook-ups and opted to dry camp right in town behind one of the hotels along Casino Drive. I’m not a lover of dry camping, but convenience trumped my need for hook-ups. While the Avi KOA provided the basic needs, we won’t return, as it is too remote. Better options abound. Side note - if you are looking for something to do other than gambling and gaining weight at the buffets, take a trip out to Oatman, AZ - old mining town turned touristy ghost town, but well worth the drive. We camped at Laughlin / Avi Casino KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Page Lake Powell Campground, Page, Arizona

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We pulled in late when the office was closed and had a bit of an issue finding the correct pull-through spots that offered all hook-ups, but we made it after reviewing their map outside. The site was rather level and spacious. Not too many people on that side of the RV park in November, so it was just us and a few other campers. Staff was friendly. Quiet for the most part, which we like. If you have dogs, beware of the leaves on the ground from the trees, as something in the leaves appear to have an adverse effect on their stomachs (our dog is a ball fetcher and whatever it was got on his ball and into his stomach, causing issues). Permanent residents do abound but they are friendly. There is an indoor pool and spa that we did not use but it looked well maintained. Close proximity to Upper/Lower Antelope Canyons and downtown. If you stop here take the drive up 89 to Horseshoe Bend. We'd stay here again. We camped at Page Lake Powell Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

St. George / Hurricane KOA, Hurricane, Utah

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a park in transition, having recently been taken over by the KOA system. Sites were level and gravel - and as some have stated, very close together. We had a pull through which fit our 40' motor home, and it was a bit tight with people next door. Inviting pool area with shuffleboard, mini golf in the front of the park, and extremely friendly staff. Walking distance to Red Rock Recreation area and trails. Little noise from freeway. We only stayed one night due to the fact that they had no working Wi-Fi and no cellular service for our Verizon Mifi. AT&T phone worked well. This has the potential to be a very nice park if they put a little elbow grease into fixing up the RV sites to make them more quality oriented - rather than quantity oriented. We camped at St. George / Hurricane KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cactus RV Park, Tucumcari, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Oh the stories this place could tell. Cactus RV park is situated right on Route 66 in the midst of town. Rate reflects Passport America. We pulled in later in the evening and checking in was simple. We were immediately led to our spot by the very gracious owner/hostess by pulling through the ruins of an old stone motor lodge that was once probably booked to capacity many, many years ago, and now stands in total disrepair. The sites are pull through and level, with full hook ups. Wi-Fi worked great - did not try out the cable. Most of town has gone out of business and buildings stand as a reminder of once was a bustling route, but a few restaurants and touristy type of places remain. This wouldn't be my idea of a 'destination' RV park - but if you're going through the area and like a bit history and/or nostalgia, this is a great place for a couple of nights to check things out. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped at Cactus RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Apple Creek Campground , De Pere, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

After reading other reviews, I was a bit skeptical about staying here, but our options were limited in this area at this time of the year. After staying here, however, I think this park has gotten a bit of undue bad press. First, I should point out that we stayed here in April and had one side of the park basically to ourselves. The sites are gravel and relatively level - did have to use boards under the stabilizers mostly for the soft ground this time of the year. There is ample space between sites on the north side of the park. The maintenance crews have been working overtime getting ready for the upcoming camping season, and appear to take very good care of the park and facilities. The host was more than gracious, friendly and helpful upon arrival. Laundry clean and reasonable. Fire ring and picnic tables at each site, as well. When the trees bloom, there will also be ample shade. For the kids there's a pool (not open yet but they were getting it prepared), play structures and a catch and release fishing pond. Very pet friendly. No sewer at site, but a mobile unit comes around Mondays and Thursdays to take care of the dirty work. In addition, a dump station is located on site which we used upon arrival without incident. Small store with groceries, supplies and Packers paraphernalia for sale in office area. There is also a golf course within walking distance, so bring your clubs. Only downside - and it was a big one for us - is that it is right off of the freeway and the noise from the traffic is basically non-stop all hours of the day and night. Other than proximity to the busy road, it's a nicely set up and extremely well maintained park. We would stay here again. We camped at Apple Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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