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We camp either with our fifth wheel, 35' or with our vintage Airstream, 25'. Love to travel and explore National parks, monuments and historical areas around the USA.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Scenic Park Campground, South Sioux City, Nebraska

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our third visit to this city park. We picked the site we reserved for views of the river and because it was a pull through. The site was level and spacious. Cons: Filthy fire ring, which was obviously not cleaned out by staff, it was full of cigarette butts and pop tops. Nice walking/biking bath along the river, but trash all along the way. Other rude campers not picking up after their pets because numerous piles of poop. A picnic table along the river was covered with mud, dirt and trash and was never cleaned off the four days we were there. Their reservation and office procedures need improvement as someone drove in and took our site and then left and the office was unaware until we went back to tell them we couldn't get in our site. The office indicated this happens frequently. So procedures definitely need some improvements. Pros: sites are decently spaced, most are level or mostly level, fire rings and picnic tables, electricity worked fine as did water and sewer, some pull-through, majority back-ins, many with nice shade, others with good views of the river. If the office had a better reservation procedure and monitored arrivals and cleaned sites after being vacated I would probably mark this a 9 out of 10. We camped at Scenic Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, 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: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

North Overlook Campground, Lake Red Rock, Pella, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Bits of litter about, roads are narrow but doable. Some sites need a bit of leveling. Some sites have lots of shade, all sites have shade at some time during the day. Helpful hosts and rangers. Had an electrical issue and they had an electrician at our site with 10 minutes, very impressed! Decent spacing, not as much as some COE campgrounds but enough that you didn't feel as you were intruding on your neighbor. We would definitely stay again if in the area. It was quiet and dark for good sleeping. We camped at North Overlook Campground, Lake Red Rock in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Pella has some nice shops, a great bakery and a few good restaurants plus some chain restaurants. I enjoyed the quilt shop, The Quilted Windmill.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, Copper Harbor, Michigan

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

The sites were grass but fairly level. Some required a bit of maneuvering around trees. There were four large class A motorhomes there while we were there along with our two fifth wheels and the spacing between sites was adequate. Not spacious but definitely not tight. The sites with full hookups back up to the road but it is not heavily used. We were early in the month so we beat the crowds and black flies, but mosquitoes were terrible. Definitely need to use bug spray if you want to be outside. I thought the price was a bit high but there isn't much competition in the area. We camped at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Visit Fort Wilkins, it is nicely preserved.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Home Grounds RV Park, Nekoosa, Wisconsin

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

We chose this campground due to its location and distance from our previous night stay. The contact person is quick in responding and helpful. This campground is at a local gun club and it is my understanding they hold large meets throughout the year. This is a large campground but does not seem heavily used. There was one facility for bathrooms and showers but we did not check them out. The sites are pull through with full hookups, but some of them slope so you may need leveling blocks. With the general layout and space, I don't see why some of the sites slope as they could be graded for a better parking experience. This park was not crowded at all and the camp host was very willing to help us find a different site. Overall it was a good experience here. Nothing much to do in the area but again this is a gun club campground and for those purposes it is excellent as competitors would have plenty of spaces to stay. We would stay again if on the area. We camped at Home Grounds RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Madison KOA, De Forest, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are typical of KOA, pretty close together but enough room to open our slides. Office personnel were friendly and helpful and check in was quick and easy. We booked ahead of time and online. Sites are pull through and long enough for us to unhitch, barely, but it worked. Good location for easy on and off the interstate. Nice size dog park that was clean but water faucets were off. With highs in the 90's they should have been on. We camped at Madison KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Roads are tight but doable. Lots of rigs larger then our 55 feet.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Jim & Mary's RV Park, Missoula, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First time here. Flowers everywhere! Beautiful! Easy in and out, friendly owner and staff. Nice spacing between sites, not huge but generous. Easy layout and we had a pull through site so it was very easy to pull in and the site was pretty level. Cable TV worked great. Didn't try the WIFI but our Verizon signal was good. Looks like some permanents or semi-permanent but the sites are kept up. Some noise from flights and railroad, but enough distance from tracks that it isn't too bad. We didn't find either to be bothersome. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Jim & Mary's RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

Close to Missoula for any shopping and local activities. Husband enjoyed being close to a few fishing spots, (within 30 miles). Friendly to dog owners, but strict about picking up after pet, which is fine by me. Really dislike when owners don't pick up after their pets. We found this to be a peaceful park for it's location. It's actually a great location.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Collier Memorial State Park, Chiloquin, Oregon

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

We had site B24 which was a pull through. It was plenty long enough for our fifth wheel and truck with room to spare. We had full hookups. This site along with most of the others has plenty of shade. Nice asphalt roads though a bit narrow, we really did not have any issues. Close to the Logging Museum but even though they had lots of equipment it wasn't impressive, (no labeling of machinery, or explanation of use), just old equipment which would have been fine if some improvements to how it is displayed were made. They had a dutch oven demonstration, which is why we went over there. We were the only ones in attendance which is too bad because the concept is good. But, the ranger giving the demonstration was not organized or prepared. It was supposed to last a couple hours, but we didn't stay. It wasn't worth the time.

This is a nice state park and we enjoyed the campground. Lots of families enjoying the area. Nice to see the kids playing and enjoying themselves. We camped at Collier Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B24
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

Not a bad drive to Crater Lake NP, Klamath Falls and other areas.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Burns RV Park, Burns, Oregon

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

This park was right on Route 20 and had a lot of traffic noise, but with the air conditioning running it wasn't too bad. The layout of the various sites are rather strange but we weren't really affected as we were #3 right at the front across from the office. It was a pull through with full hookups. Site was level. New owners and they were polite and helpful.
Advertised digital TV but had to give a $75 deposit (which was refundable) for their satellite box. Even with that we could not get any connections, nor would our antenna pick up anything.
There is green space along the front fence line for walking the dogs; no dog park. We would stay again for an overnight stop, but not a destination park. Burns was a nice little town. We camped at Burns RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bathroom was small, but clean.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Mountain View RV Park, Arco, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are gravel and fairly level. There is a bit of grass between sites, which they are keeping green with watering. We haven't seen that much. We used the laundry room and the machines were clean, the room was clean and picked up, but quite hot (no air conditioning). There is some shade in some sites. It is convenient to Craters of the Moon NM and is worth the 18 mile drive to see. We stayed two nights to catch up on housekeeping chores and to relax after a busy 10 days in the NPs in WY. Each day we have seen people working around the campground and keeping it neat and clean. There is a little restaurant with a bar attached to the office. We camped at Mountain View RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop C
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

Not really a destination park, but more than adequate for a visit to the Monument. It was close to the road, but still not too noisy. We would stay here again, if traveling through the area. Owner was onsite and friendly and helpful.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Colter Bay Village RV Park -- Full Hookups (Concessionaire Operated) , Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second time staying here. They are very strict about not checking in before noon. Even if you arrive just 5 minutes early, they will send you to park in the general store and marina area. This gets very confusing and congested when it is crowded, which is all the time. Waiting to get checked in is also crowded as their parking space is limited. That said, they are helpful and pleasant.

The roads in the campground are wide enough but there are many trees and manuevering into the sites can be tight. Sites are adequate, but could be a bit longer. Sites are gravel and adequately spaced but not spacious. Our site wasn't level but not too bad.

Walking to the marina, stores, restaurant and beach area is easy and pleasant. Our friends saw a bear in the woods on their nightly walk, so be bear aware. Mosquitoes are terrible in the evening!!! The Tetons are not to be missed; they are beautiful and awe inspiring. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Colter Bay Village RV Park -- Full Hookups (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop F
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

Do not get there early. You will have to wait and it is a congested madhouse with the crowds. Easier to arrive mid-afternoon and have an easy time checking in. Some sites are easier to get into then others. Location is great for touring around the Tetons. Take the raft trip; the guides are great and very informative. Didn't see much wildlife on the river though, but the Snake was a beautiful river to float.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park, West Yellowstone, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here multiple times. It is quite pricey, but for the cleanliness, closeness to the west entrance of Yellowstone, and the convenience to walking around the town, it rates high in my book. The laundry and restrooms are very clean and well kept. The park is kept immaculate and all personnel we have come in contact with have been friendly and nice.
The sites are quite close together, but some have a bit of shade and are level. The premium sites have concrete patios. It was a tight squeeze to park both our fifth wheel and dually in the site. We had to park the dually in the parking by the office, both times we stayed here as our site was not long enough. We camped at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Plenty of shops to choose from, lots of good restaurants and activities in the town of West Yellowstone. Super close to the west entrance of Yellowstone NP. Park is well managed, personnel are helpful and courteous. The park is well kept and a pleasure to walk around. There is a play area for the children and we saw many playing, riding bikes etc. It is quite expensive, but the closeness to the west entrance is worth it to me. The cable TV worked fine and so did the wifi.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Rocky Mountain RV Park, Gardiner, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second time staying here. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Someone leads you to your site. The sites are very close together but since we were traveling with another couple, that made our gathering easy. Hill to get up to site from office, but not a problem. Mostly gravel, but level sites. Again, the spacing is quite close. Super convenient for walking around in Gardiner and driving into the North entrance of Yellowstone NP. We would definitely stay here again. It is pricey but all campgrounds around Yellowstone are very pricey if you want full hookups, or even partial. We camped at Rocky Mountain RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nice meal at Cowboy Grille. Easy to walk to places in town, but steep hill to walk up to campground. Gate closes at 8 p.m, but no issues to gain entrance. Well organized office and friendly people. I highly recommend this campground for visiting Yellowstone and the north areas in the park. We will definitely stay here when we come again. We stayed 3 nights and would stay longer.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Deer Park Campground, Buffalo, Wyoming

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

Site were satisfactory for our 55 foot truck and fifth wheel. Sites were close together. No dog park. Worked fine for our overnight stay. Has ice cream for $1.oo each evening, bring your own bowl. Lots of shade, but watch for low branches. Not exactly level, but wasn't too bad. I wouldn't say this was a destination park but works fine for overnight. We camped at Deer Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Al's Oasis Campground, Oacoma, South Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were extremely close to each other. Lots of highway noise, which is to be expected, but easy on and off. Sites were extremely close and dirt, but there was grass for walking the dogs. Fine for an overnight stop, but not longer. We would stay again for the convenience. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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:

Don't eat at Al's Oasis, the food has gotten horrible. Definitely NOT worth the money.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Thomson Causeway (COE), Thomson, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here numerous times. Many sites have views of the Mississippi river or the lagoon. It was nesting season for the box turtles while we were there this time and it was very interesting as they had a team of college students observing and recording the nests. Our site was paved and easy to back into. It was quite shady, though close to woods, so in some circumstances it can be quite buggy. We enjoy this park because it is close to a bike path, you can fish and boat on the river and it is an enjoyable park to walk the dogs and observe the river. It is a popular and reasonably well maintained park, which we find most of COE parks to be. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Fishing, boating, antiquing, biking,

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