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We really like this campground. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and there are lots of walkers who enjoy stopping for a chat. The RV area is grassy on packed sand. We enjoyed the spacious site and a nice shady oak tree. In the past we have parked under oak trees in the fall and didn't enjoy the acorn bombardment on the camper. This being spring we mainly had to put up with leaves falling (the oaks don't shed leaves until new leaves come in and "push" them out). There are lots of activities in the park's activity center: everything from a music group to quilters to a chair "caning" group. Of course, there are plenty of eating opportunities as well.

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Gunter Hill Campground, near Montgomery, AL, is in a beautiful setting with really nice, paved and large sites. Some of the sites are the longest we have seen. May of them offer nice lake views. The only negatives are a poor Verizon signal, a neighboring race track that can be noisy at times, and getting a satellite signal from some sites is impossible. The positives far out weigh the negatives. This is a popular campground and reservations, especially on weekends, is a good idea. You want the Catoma loop if possible - it is newer and has full hookups.

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This campground is operated by Camping World in Chattanooga. Interestingly enough, the store is in Georgia while the campground and service department is across the parking lot and in Tennessee! I don't think anyone would consider this campground to be a destination campground. The sites are quite narrow and the campground has a generally tired feeling about it. And it is urban camping: a motel parking lot was across the tall chain link fence by our rig. The restrooms were clean but the pool wasn't open yet for the summer. People come to the campground to await getting service done on their RVs and to take advantage of the low price during a visit to the tourist town that is Chattanooga. We saw one happy camper moving from their old RV into a new one that had been parked facing them in the neighboring campsite. I saw elsewhere that if you renew your Good Sam membership at the store (which is where you register) that camping fees were waved. I asked, and we got the same deal - not just for one night, but for both nights of our stay. Our Verizon signal was very good and I had a clear view of the sky for satellite reception (although cable TV was available at each site). We arrived in late afternoon and all the 50 amp sites were taken. The second day many of them were open into the evening. If you are visiting Chattanooga, don't mind a crowded campground, and are okay with taking your chances on getting a spot, you might want to keep this place in mind.

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It's a 15 minute or so drive south of the interstate at Ocean Springs, MS to this nice campground. The sites are water/electric only with good roads and paved sites. We received a friendly welcome and, when we needed to change sites, the ranger helped us out, putting us in a more suitable site. Several of the sites on the parameter (but not all) on the main loop have a considerable slope front to rear. It was highly unlikely that we would have gotten the 5th wheel level in our original site, even with the landing gear as short as possible. We were allowed to move to a more suitable spot. The campground, itself, is clean and pretty and the park beyond the campground boasts a beautiful Welcome Center and lots of nicely developed hiking trails. We had some issues with biting gnats (no-see-ums) which are a bit of a nuisance. All in all, we think this is a good stop along I10 especially if you are good with water/electric only and can avoid the problem sites.

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We really enjoyed this campground. The route in from I10 includes a few rough roads and several turns, so you want to check out the directions to the campground. As others have said there are five 10 acre lakes. There's a paved road around one of the lakes and alongside of another with back in campsites all along the way. In this campground just about everyone has a lake-front site! The road around the lake is mostly good, but has several rough sections where the big rigs have broken up the pavement. That's the only real negative I can think of. The lady who checked us in was very welcoming and accommodating. Our site was paved and mostly level. We had fairly good WiFi and full hookups. The discount is only early in the week.

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We always like Corps of Engineers campgrounds and Twin Dikes Park on Sam Rayburn Reservoir near Jasper, TX is no exception. This is a great campground. There are a variety of spacious well-laid-out campsites ranging from full hookups with screened shelters (even running water in the sink) down to nice tent sites nearer the lake. The full hookup loop has 30 amp electric while the water/electric sites have 50 amp service. The park is clean with wide paved roads and paved campsites. This is a first rate campground in a pretty setting. I was able to get two of my three Dish satellites for TV and our Verizon 4G signal was very good. This is a popular campground that stays busy, especially on weekends so reservations are highly recommended. The next time we come this way we'll plan on a longer stay.

     

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Natchez State Park

Natchez, Mississippi

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There are two campgrounds at Natchez, MS State Park (plus a primitive camping area and a cabin area). We stayed in the newer Campground B a couple of years ago and liked it very much. Our stay this time was in the older Campground A, we like it too. Campground A has the only full hookup sites in the park and there are only six of them. The full hookup sites are all back in but between two one way roads in and out of the campground. The sites are level, reasonably spaced and concrete slabs. The other sites in Campground A are water/electric only. Some look like they would be okay for bigger rigs, but there are others that would be a tighter fit. Getting to Campground A is an experience all in itself. To get to this state park one turns off of Highway 61 onto State Park Road. You will wind your way down a pot-hole filled road. In a few minutes you come to a sign instructing you to turn left off of State Park Road if you want to go to Campground B and the main offices. Otherwise, you continue down State Park Road to the entrance to Campground A. The rough road only gets worse as you come, but it's only a mile or so to the campground entrance. The back in, full hookup sites are right there. I managed to get most of my satellite TV channels but it was a challenge. Had it not been fall with the tree leaves thinning out, I doubt I would have had any success at all. My Verizon 4G was a fairly good 2 bars. Now that I've stayed in both campgrounds at Natchez State Park I think I'd go for Campground B for shorter (no sewer hookup) stays and Campground A for longer stays, and that only if I could get a full hookup site.

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The campsites at this nice CoE campground are terraced along the lake and most of the sites are on, or at least have nice views of, the lake. The campground is on a finger of land, so driving to it means traveling down some country roads. The roads are okay, but are rather narrow and hilly. The sites are mainly water with 50 amp electric although there are some that were obviously designed for tents and smaller campers. Parking in most every site includes backing up a sometimes steep entry ramp. Once you get to the top of the paved ramp the sites, themselves, are level gravel. Several of the site ramps are long enough and steep enough that I wouldn't want to back my 5th wheel up them for fear that the back bumper of the camper would scrape the paved surface of the ramp. When you make camping reservations online you can see photos of the individual campsites. You might want to pay attention to the photos to get an idea of just what it would take to back into the sites. I had no problem getting satellite TV and my Verizon 4G as weak but usable. The campground is well cared for and the scenery is great. We'd be happy to have a longer stay here in the future.

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While there are sites on the north side of the one campground road, the sites on the river side are by far the most popular. The Ohio River is right outside your rear window (or if you pull a motor home in nose first, it's right outside your front window). The campsites, themselves, are way too close together putting your neighbors on either side just a few steps away. If there's any redeeming point about the spacing it's that each site is at a pretty hard angle making your "front" yard also your neighbor's "back" yard. If everyone just uses their front yard there's enough room for you to use the picnic table and set out some lawn chairs to watch the river. However, if your neighbor in a motorhome happens to want to pull in nose first that scheme is messed up and you end up with the front door of their RV matching up with the front door of yours - creating a shared front yard. On the other hand, the utility hookups actually support this approach because the water/electric hookups are on every other site. If you get an even numbered site they are on the normal, driver's side of the rig (when backing in). Otherwise, you either pull in nose first or you have to pass the hose/electric under the camper. There are no sewer hookups in the campground, but there is a dump station. The campground has for-pay WiFi. We didn't use it as our Verizon signal was a strong 4G. Also satellite TV was easy to get - after all you are basically aiming it out over the river and there are no trees in play. The bathrooms are old and worn but reasonably clean and in working condition. Because of the public nature of the campground (right along a city street) you pay a $5 deposit to get a bathroom key. The number of sites is limited so, if you are coming during the busy time of the year I strongly suggest you call ahead for reservations - especially if you want a riverside spot.

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This campground has a big area of permanent/leased sites, a KOA only campground, and a couple of sections that are shared by seasonal campers and transient users. I think the preferred Thousand Trails area is Phase 4 with paved roads, level gravel sites, and 50 amp/full hookup sites. Several of them are pull through. The roads in Phase 2 aren't as good and not all sites have sewer hookups. The sewer hookups Phase 2 does have are interesting. There are "mini septic tanks" between every other site. Apparently, they work fine and allow RVs to be connected and used in a normal way. The property features a large pool, playground, mini-golf, and other recreational facilities. We had good Verizon 4G and no problems getting satellite TV. We've visited several Thousand Trails preserves through the past few years and we'd rank this one as one of the nicer ones.

     

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Ottawa Metro Park

Lima, Ohio

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This is a nice campground located just a few minutes off of I75 in Lima, Ohio. The roads and the spacious, level campsites are paved. There are both back in and pull-through sites. The trees in the campground are smaller, so they don't offer much shade but, as a result of their size, getting satellite TV is no problem. Some sites offer 50 amp electric but the majority are 30 amp. All sites are water/electric and there is a dump station in the campground. The restroom/shower building is modern and clean. During our stay the price was $25 a night with an over-60 senior discount price of $20. There are some terrific, paved walking trails and a swimming beach in the park. The only negative I saw about the campground is that it's all first-come/first-served with no reservations possible. For RVers out on the road this arraignment doesn't work very well. We arrived the weekend after Labor Day and had no problem getting a site. If you plan on coming to this park during busier times, you might want to try arriving on a weeknight; or at least you will want to have a backup campground in mind. My Verizon 4G signal was a usable 2 bars. This place is a real winner, especially if you don't mind taking a chance on getting a site when traveling during busy times of the year.

     

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Ottawa Metro Park

Lima, Ohio

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This is a nice campground located just a few minutes off of I75 in Lima, Ohio. The roads and the spacious, level campsites are paved. There are both back in and pull-through sites. The trees in the campground are smaller, so they don't offer much shade but, as a result of their size, getting satellite TV is no problem. Some sites offer 50 amp electric but the majority are 30 amp. All sites are water/electric and there is a dump station in the campground. The restroom/shower building is modern and clean. During our stay the price was $25 a night with an over-60 senior discount price of $20. There are some terrific, paved walking trails and a swimming beach in the park. The only negative I saw about the campground is that it's all first-come/first-served with no reservations possible. For RVers out on the road this arraignment doesn't work very well. We arrived the weekend after Labor Day and had no problem getting a site. If you plan on coming to this park during busier times, you might want to try arriving on a weeknight; or at least you will want to have a backup campground in mind. My Verizon 4G signal was a usable 2 bars. This place is a real winner, especially if you don't mind taking a chance on getting a site when traveling during busy times of the year.

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There are 3 50 amp sections in the campground. One is for long term residents, the second is an open, field area, and the third consists of several tight pull through sites in which individual rigs are pulled in facing alternating opposite directions. We started in the field area, but after rain our front yard turned into a pond, so when we had a chance we moved to a 30 amp site near the Activity Center. This site was fine, although with I94 about 300 yards away the sound of the traffic was pretty much non-stop. There are other areas of the campground that might have worked better for us. Some of the 30 amp back in sites near the pull throughs could have worked - and they are farther from the Interstate. Good sites are hard to find because so much of the campground has been sold to seasonal residents. Most often these sites have RVs on them, but no one is at home. Our only other primary issue in the campground was the poor condition of the water which is very rusty. I went through two of our whole house water filters in about 9 days. One of these filters often lasts me two months. Aside from these issues we found the campground staff to be good folks who want to make members' stays enjoyable. The facilities are dated but clean. The pool is nice and slated to be updated during the off season. Roads are typical Thousand Trails roads with a nice, paved entry road and then, once you are in the campground not so good. The road back to our first campsite, in particular was very rough and even worse, one way without any warning of oncoming traffic. The campground is near lots of shopping and eating places. I had a cell signal that fluctuated between 3G and 4G. Campground WiFi is available and works if you are a very patient person.

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This is a township operated campground that's a bit off the beaten track, around 11 miles east of I75 and then, once you are east of Essexville, it is a few miles down a county road. On the map the campground appears to be on Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron, and it is very close to the bay. However, there's a large, dense wetlands area that makes the bay pretty much inaccessible except by boat via a canal cut through the wetlands. There are, though, a couple of nice walking areas, one along the canal that stops short of the bay and another 2-3 mile trail through the wetlands, reaching all the way back to town. The campground itself is situated between corn fields and the wetlands. This is a nicely done campground with paved roads and campsites. All campsites are level full hookup, 50 amp sites with adequate grassy yards providing plenty of elbow room. The water hookups are a bit strange. Four sites share a four hookup water spigot. In our case our water hookup was on the wrong side of the camper and fairly distant from it. I pieced a few spare hoses together to reach it, so no worries. However, I can imagine a person coming in and not having enough hose to reach. It would probably be wise to have some extra hose along. The campground has good WiFi and a heated bath house. I had good Verizon 4G and was able to get a satellite signal with no problem. A big Krogers and lots of other shopping is nearby. There are several seasonal residents at Finn Road and I can see why they like it.

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This RV Park is in St Ignace, MI - a primary launching point for visits to Mackinac Island. The park is just minutes from the ferry docks and downtown St Ignace and near the northern end of Mackinaw Bridge. There are a variety of campsites, ranging from full hookup, 50 amp, pull-throughs down to tent sites nestled in the woods. Most of the sites are gravel, although there is a popular no-sewer, grassy area near the restrooms. Many, but not all, of the back in sites have grassy strips between the campsites but the pull-throughs are a generally a bit tighter. We were given an "end site" that resulted in our having a larger front yard. Our neighbor to the driver's side, though, was faced in the opposite direction of us and was within just a few feet of us. The interior roads are all good gravel and the sites are fairly level with the exception of a few that would be challenging. Lake Huron is easily visible from the road in front of the campground entrance but only a very few campsites would offer any sort of lake view at all. There are some big trees in the campground but we were able to get satellite TV after moving the dish around some to find a "hole in the sky." My 4G Verizon was pretty good and the campground WiFi was solid. The restrooms were kept reasonably clean and there are individual shower rooms as well as a laundry on site. They honor Passport America, Escapees, and other discounts and I was allowed to combine them, giving me a nice discount for 6 of the 7 nights we stayed. Obviously, the discounts offered, plus the location results in lots of overnight visitor who are just passing through. I don't think we would have done any better for the price at any campground in the area.