JeffK

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We arrived without a reservation after watching the bat flight at Carlsbad Cavern. That was our first mistake. You have to go to the Rodeway Inn to check in! Stood in line behind half a dozen people checking in to the motel. Warning signs should have been that the hotel had lost all three reservations of the couples in front of me. Finally served by a very nice, very senior gentlemen who completed my reservation. After nearly an hour wait, he shows me a very poor aerial photo of the campsite, no campground map, and tells me to take #1 or #2! I unhook my toad, drive into the park, and then spent 30 minutes walking up and down with a flashlight trying to find these sites. Then we are joined by the next customer in line, doing the same thing. I sent my wife back in the toad to the motel for clearer instructions, to be told "Pick any empty site!" Myself and the other lost camper spent another 30 minutes walking and driving around in the dark before we found at the end of an obscure hidden road more sites. In desperation we walked these remote sites with a flashlight before we found numbers #1 and #2 written in 1" inch letters on an electrical box!!! Finally 2 hours after registering I managed to pull into site #1. I am wedged between two permanent campers. I am not able to open my slides fully, as others have mentioned. The sites face each other. When I open my door I am three feet away from my neighbours awning. We share a center table, his grill is three feet from my slide! This is the worst campsite I have ever stayed in. The most badly organized, poorly designed and most poorly run. Under no circumstances consider staying here. It is far too stressful, and at $40, it is ridiculously overpriced. If it was free I wouldn't stay here again, if I could give it a minus score I would. Horrible, horrible, horrible!

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Previous review gets it dead right. We had owner's site 34, which has a nice grass area in front where you could position a couple of chairs in the shade of two trees, with the koi pond only a few paces away. Yes there are mosquitoes, who would imagine in the desert, and my wife got eaten alive! $59 with 10% discount for AARP.

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This site is one of Good Sam's top 100 sites. It probably does get 10/10/10 on their scale, but it lacks character and atmosphere. It sits on the side of Interstate 17, with some sites as close as 20 uninterrupted yards to the highway; the traffic noise is obvious. Most sites have no views. Our site had one of the few small areas of grass in front of it, but looked over a construction storage site. The location is poor. You are over 20 miles to Sedona, and apart from the local casino 400 yards away, you are 3-4 miles from Camp Verde, which consists of a small number of local businesses and a handful of restaurants. You can understand why this is simply a stopover site. Accepts Good Sam and one night Passport America at $21.

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We chose to stay in their overflow lot, which is where the staff live, because those sites are the only ones with cable. The overflow site is 200 yards away, off site, with no showers, toilet, laundry or Wi-Fi, so you need to be self sufficient here, or else walk back to the main camp site. We drove around the main campsite and was not impressed. Sites close together, not level, no shade, looked very sad and dusty. The overflow sites are red gravel, long, wide, no security, no fencing, on the side of a quiet road behind the Best Western, but clean and quiet. The owners of Ruby's Inn Campground own everything here, the Lodge, the gas station, the hotels, the store, and all eating options. They are the only show in town, but right outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. It's convenient but you pay the price. This campground would be $15-20 anywhere else.

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This park is a mobile home park, with about 30 pull-through sites for short stays, which are up front near the entrance. These pull-throughs are long gravel sites with a small concrete pad. Water, electric, and sewer only. Maybe it's because we were here in June, but it was like staying in a ghost town. No atmosphere, no greenery, no lawns, no shade. 107F and nowhere to get out of the sun and heat. OK as a one night stopover.

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First impressions as we pulled in was how depressing this park looked. It is probably the most deflated I have been after arriving at a campground in a long time. On the side of the highway, nothing but dirt and weeds, backing on to what looks like a run down farm. Water pressure low with a bad taste. No cable, only one or two over the air channels. 3 miles from Alamosa.

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Great staff, but the office is only open 8-5. Sites are dirt with patchy weeds in between, back to back, with power at your rear and fairly close together. Max length site is 42'. No security. I was never able to get onto campground Wi-Fi. Verizon and AT&T two to three bars. Close to town and walking distance to several restaurants, liquor store (very expensive) and gas station. Also very close to Rocky Mountain NP which is magnificent.

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This park was a pleasant surprise. Two minutes from Mississippi Bridge, historic sites, I20 and casinos. Only 10 minutes from Vicksburg National Military Park . Clean quiet park with 50' concrete slabs, manicured lawns between sites, all amenities for $27 near the centre of Vicksburg! Would definitely stay here next time.

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Great park. Huge lots with 50 feet of grassed space between and behind each lot. Safe, secure, quiet, including a 300' fishing pier, yet minutes from bay front restaurants, USS Alabama and downtown historical district of Mobile. This park is classified as lakefront. However, it has waterfront lots on Ducker Bay, which is part of Mobile Bay with direct ocean access. This body of water is the same one that has the battleship USS Alabama moored on. One word of advise. Alabama State Parks' reservation system is unreliable, if not completely broken. I telephoned on the Thursday morning before Memorial weekend for a 4 day reservation and was told they were fully booked for Fri, Sat, Sun. Only Thursday night was available. I was only a couple of hours away, so I decided to turn up and hope for a cancellation. When I arrived and asked if there were any cancellations I was told "No problem, we have availability for 4 nights." It turned out that there were 15-17 empty spaces every day. And I was told by regulars that this happens every weekend. My rate was $29 Thursday and Sunday, $34 Friday and Saturday. We would definitely stay here again.

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We stayed here in a 43' A class with tow. Their pull through sites are very big, probably 60+ x 20'. They have 50/30 full hook ups, no cable and only one over the air channel was clear enough to watch. The sites are spacious, which is uncommon in Nova Scotia where most sites are cramped and share a utility pole. There is a slight side slope which the owners have made an effort to level. There is also some road noise from the very busy 104 which is about 400 yards away. The owner's son registered us and he was very friendly and efficient. Confused by the previous post about the entrance road. The road we came into the campground on was extremely wide and smooth with no tree/overhang problems. There is so much space in front of the office that I could almost do a 360 in my 43' coach. Wi-Fi was strong, telephone signal good. There is a view of Linwood harbor 100 yards away. Our rate reflects 50 amp, 30 amp is $5 less. We came here after being at another campground, which is only 800 yards away, messed up our reservation. They admitted it was their fault and suggested we tried Linwood Harbor. I'm glad they did mess up, because this was a much nicer campground.

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This is the most popular campground in the Baddeck area. It is also my suggested choice. It is run by a very efficient and friendly German family. They have spent a lot of time and money on this campground. The Pros. Big site. Licensed restaurant, heated pool, great for kids, river beach, canoeing and hiking trail. Half a mile off the road, so almost no road noise. Cons. Very close compact sites, sharing utility pole. Almost no room between sites. Whilst we were there, our neighbors sat under our slide out to get shade from the sun. We found ourselves whispering because we thought our neighbors could hear us. We stayed five nights and could rarely get on the Internet. In fact, we even sat outside the office to get a good signal with zero results. If you don't have a router or personal hotspot on your cell phone you will be extremely frustrated. No cable and no over the air channels. Bring a DVD!

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This is the closest site to St John. There are no other options close by. The campground is run by the city. In the middle of a 2200 acre park. We were on site 73, which is one of a few full hook up sites. Lower numbers are closer to the showers, which is also the source of the Internet, which was very slow as other reviewers have said. This is a gravel parking lot with limited grass growing through. When we arrived it had rained for 5 days. Many sites were flooded as the gravel has poor drainage. We struggled to position our 43' RV so that we didn't step out into large puddles. Sites are only 40', but are 30' wide. Sites share a utility pole at the back of the site, so you will need at least a 25' sewer hose and possibly a 30-35 power cable. No problem for big rigs in or out. No cable, no 50 amp. Water pressure is low. Over the air antenna has two channels. This city site has quite a lot of permanent campers with commercial pick ups, and there are a couple of families with commercial asphalt trucks. These two sites look horrible. You can hear the railroad, but it is in the distance. While we were here the weather was constant rain and fog, but when the weather is better there are a lot of hiking and cycling trails within the park. The Reversing Falls are fantastic, the city of St John is not very interesting.

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This campground is 1 mile before crossing over the bridge to Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP. But still under 10 miles to Bar Harbor, and 6 miles to Acadia NP. The upside is this is the only campground where you can get an oceanfront site with 50 amp, sewer and cable. You can get Wi-Fi at their hot spot free, or $$ on site, $5.95 per day or $16.95 per week. Pretty basic campground with level gravel sites. Premium oceanfront sites in season are $104 per night +++ resort fees and taxes take it to $120. You could probably get a hotel for the same price!!!

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This campground does not except reservations or credit cards. There are 7 sites that have a distant ocean view from the hilltop, and about 50 other pull throughs with no view that have 50 amp, water and sewer. There is no cable. Fifty amp pull throughs are on the hill and are on a pronounced slope. Fifty amps sites by the main road are much more level, but have no views or ambience.. This is the most popular site in Bar Harbor because of the price. Unfortunately, it is a long way to come without a reservation, because in season you probably will arrive to find there is nothing available.

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Way overpriced, $76 for ocean view with electric and water only. No sewer or cable. Some better full hook up sites, but set way back with no view of the ocean.