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full-time rv'er with DW pull rig with 2004 Volvo road tractor sleeper cab. Stay south in winter, midwest in summer.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Blackhawk Park COE, De Soto, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

First time at this COE park. Reserved on line and was pleased with the site. Very nice long backin in the west or new section. Took on fresh water at entrance and the water/dump island was clean and easy to use. Site was crushed, packed pee gravel very wide with crushed rock under the steel picnic table and fire pit with cooking grate. Electric pedestal at back of site with 50-30-20 amp receptacles. Roads in the west section and entrance roads are asphalt with roads in east section are dirt with grass sites. There is a small store as you drive through the park that has beer, bait and small line of groceries. One minus is the pit toilet building near our site could use cleaning more often-DW and I only used once during our four day three night stay. One area that you need to be concerned with is the very tight right turn from State Road 35 into the entrance from the north and across two RR tracks. If you are long or double towing be very aware, or go 1/4 mile south past the entrance to the pull out on State 35 ,turn around and approach from the south. To sum up, this is a very nice clean, ranger and staff friendly, COE park that we will return to when we visit relatives in this area. We camped at Blackhawk Park COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
0066
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

All towns and villages from PDC to La Crosse have something that will interest you. From unique shops to family owned eating places to the apple orchards over toward Gays Mills. People are friendly and the views on the river road and the traffic on the river through the locks and dams is nice to see.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Adventureland Campground, Altoona, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Here since May 1st and it remains an older but clean and maintained park in the city of Altoona but very close to Des Moines with its big city businesses and attractions. Park has long pull thrus for the bigger rigs (ours-67 feet hooked) plus many camp circles with fairly easy backins for the smaller units and groups who wish to be together. Hookups have electric pedestal and hose bib or water stand pipe with sewer drop placed fairly decent in sites. Roads paved with asphalt and 98 % of sites asphalt with 10 to 15 newer concrete sites. Tent sites are on south end of park. Four comfort stations have one shower for men and one for women with three having two washers/dryers and pool/group meeting building has three washers/dryers. Office will accept mail, packages, and will take out going mail (pre stamped),with small camp store an propane for sale. Walking bridge connects to amusement park with shuttle service also during season from rv park. Several points that keep this only a four star park is poor maintenance of washers/dryers (have to keep after park management when units are down) and too many people drive through park like its I-80 with little to no regard for people with dogs and children walking and playing. Have been nearly hit several times. Also no regard by some with observing one way roads within the park. No recycling in park but dumpsters for trash available. But to sum up, park remains very good value when visiting the amusement park, the casino next door, or the greater Des Moines area. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

10 minutes to groceries. 10 minutes to shopping. Cinemark movies (new) 5 minutes. Close to major chains for hardware, clothing, and the new outlet mall less than 2 miles from park. Eating within short walk.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Deer Creek Valley RV Park, Topeka, Kansas

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

Over night stay passing through Topeka. Very nice newer park off I 70. All concrete roads and sites with some permanents but no junkie units and park rules about stuff under and around the sites. Long pads that needed no correction to get rig level. Utilities placed well with good water pressure. Pleasant staff on duty and very clean park. Nice grass spaces between sites, a little mushy at this time because of wet weather. Cable TV service was a nice extra. Basically a nice well managed park that yes, has some rules that some may find excessive but it's their property so live with it or move on. Also gated during evening and overnight. Would stay again when in the Topeka area. We camped at Deer Creek Valley RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Tip for the folks that are long. Carnahan off I 70 becomes narrow two lane with no safety lane when going south to 21 St. Also 21 St. is a narrow two lane with no safety lane when you approach the park entrance. Be mindful of your turns or bad things could happen.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

San Antonio KOA, San Antonio, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Last stayed here December of 2015. Good, well run KOA park close to downtown SA. Staff friendly and helpful. Good long pull through that fit the 5th wheel and tractor while unhooked. Electric pedestal, water, and sewer drop placed well in site. Good cable hookup with quite a few channels. One item that we noticed is some of the long term tenants from the last visit have left and the owners have built more camping cabins in that area. Long term folks that are here police their sites a lot better now. Gated park with good security. Hunt Brothers pizza still a good value and delivered free to your site. To sum up, it remains a well maintained park that we would return to when in San Antonio. We camped at San Antonio KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E8
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
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The #24 bus remains a cheap way of going to the city center area, River Walk, Alamo Plaza, etc. Breakfast or lunch at Lula's Mexican Cafe in the Milam Building on East Travis is worth your time. Been there 18 years.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

South Llano River RV Park & Resort, Junction, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night while passing through. Fairly new park on the South Llano river. New showers, toilets and office area with rally building close by. Our site was fairly level, only one leveling pad under each axle on door side. Site 11 is over 100 feet long and plenty wide for slides, yard chairs, etc. Pedestal, water, and sewer drop placed well in site with water pressure gauge use suggested by park staff. Seems the city water pressure goes up in the evenings. Park has new cabins, some with bathrooms, some not but those are built by the new shower/toilet building. Also in the process of adding more sites closer to the river. Utilities in but landscaping not completed. Staff said quite a few booked for the up coming Easter weekend. So to sum up, nice easy in and out with good sites and friendly staff. Would stay here again when passing through Junction. We camped at South Llano River RV Park & Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Dream Catcher RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park, Deming, New Mexico

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

Our second time at this SKP park. Kind of typical southern New Mexico park with gravel sites, electric pedestals, hose bibs and sewer drops. What sets it apart imo is the friendly staff and clean grounds and sites with some trees in areas of the park. There are seasonal and long term folks but no junky sites or loose animals. DW says the laundry was clean and no issues with the machines. One nice perk is they have combined smaller sites toward the rear of park in to super sites 70 plus feet and more long and wide enough to park your TV or Toad next to your rig if you choose to or stay hooked if doing just a quick night. No cable but ota is spot on with multiple channels. Park guests can use pool and hot tub at Quality Inn right next door. Also 1o% off b-fast buffet with campground receipt. Only negative was h-hour at the park. Been SKPs for 7 years and not a warm SKP welcome. Cliques are in place. But to sum up we would certainly stop again when passing through the Deming area. We camped at Dream Catcher RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Luna Mimbres museum is a must see if you have time or just make time. Allow three hours to take it all in. Runs on donations and volunteers. Palomas Mexico is a small village 30 miles south of Deming with the "Pink" store the dominate building. No haggle, set prices, buy or don't. Eat at the food truck kitty corner from the "P" by the curb. Set at a Coke card table under the tree and eat real Mexican burritos and such for small money. Check out the Pancho Villa museum in Columbus.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Cochise Terrace RV Resort, Benson, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night on the way back to Texas. Long,wide pull through site across from the office on asphalt with concrete curbs separating the sites and within the curbs was gravel, electric pedestal, hose bibs, and sewer drop. Very easy to connect very quickly with all utilities working properly. Site included nice strong picnic table. Library/tv room nicely appointed with couches and puzzles. Good laundry-$1.50 wash/dry. Check in pleasant and staff helpful. The only negative was the cable TV service. Tried to set up and use the parks cable box provided by parks cable company "C-- Cable" but was not successful even with the parks TV guru's help. We're not tied to the tube but we do have programs we like to watch, so we went to the clubhouse and hogged the TV for three hours. Other than this hiccup we would return to this park when back in this area. Lastly when we are on asphalt we use jack and landing gear pads as a courtesy to the park. Some people don't-just sayin. We camped at Cochise Terrace RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
297
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Plenty to do in this area. Park gives you a nice package with good literature on a lot places and events in south eastern Arizona and the Benson area. Kudos to the park management for this.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Pioneer RV Park, Wellton, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

$320.00 tax was the 2016-2017 rate for 4 months or less. Winding down 3 month stay here. Clean, well run park with extra large sites, 95% backins with a few pull-thrus for daily/weekly use. Many activities, too many to list. Have activity director in winter season. Many Canadians but all folks mix well because a lot of winter people been coming for years. Paved roads with concrete patios. Crushed rock for rigs. Utilities placed well and worked properly. There is train and freeway noise so be advised. Park models with Arizona rooms, fifth wheels and tow behinds in great numbers as the owners allow discounts for yearly lot rental. So to sum up, a very nice reasonably priced winter destination park 20 miles from Yuma on I-8, and about 40 miles from Los Algodones BC Mexico. We would definitely consider this park again when in this area as price is lower and amenities are just as good as the mega parks further west and you will not be shoved in to sites with little room or privacy. (My DW liked the warm pool and hot tub and I enjoyed morning coffee and shopping in Mexico - very safe). Sites are 45' x 60' and 45' x 70'. Plenty of room beside your rig for TV or TOAD. Have your partner help you back in to your site. DO NOT depend on park staff only to do this correctly. They may have signals you don't recognize or stand where you can't see them. Don't ask me why I say this, just be advised. We camped at Pioneer RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
130
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Dusty Rose and The Mad Mexican are 2 local eat joints worth your visit. Also Jac's Whistle Stop in Tacna is very good.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

3 Dreamers RV Park, Salome, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is PA including $5.00 per day for electric if on a daily site. Desert park with some sites held for daily use. Pull through was level front to back and side to side with hookups placed well and worked well. Water drinkable from the tap. A few permanents with majority seasonal folks who come to ride the trails with ATV's. We spent three days visiting friends who ride trails. Park OK for what it is. We camped at 3 Dreamers RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

If you ride trails there is plenty but don't ride alone. Our friend was the guide when we rode on borrowed ATV. 12 in our group. Also close to Quartzsite for easy access to the circus it becomes in January. Must see at least once.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Benson I-10 RV Park, Benson, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is PA cash. Easy off/on from I-10. Long level pull thru by laundry/shower house. Hookups worked well with good water pressure and drinkable from the tap. Hose bib leaked so alerted management. Came and checked and have to replace crack in hose bib pipe. Said will change after we leave and thanked me. Laundry is wash-dry $1.25 each. Unpleasant odor of something somewhere in the room. Good Dennys restaurant short walk across road. May stay again. We camped at Benson I-10 RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69
Site Surface
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, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you want the park cable, when you call for reservation ask if they have a cable box available. Tell them to hold one for YOU. Only have 20 (management said) because no OTA TV available in this area. Of course if you carry satellite, never mind.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Mission RV Park, El Paso, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park for overnight in El Paso. Yes, I said El Paso. Level long pull thrus with hookups placed correctly with good water pressure and drinkable right from the tap. Staff pleasant, professional and helpful. Office open till 10:00 PM then security officers at gate and patrols through night hours. DW said Laundry was clean with all new washer and dryers. $1.50 wash, $1.25 dry. Also good cable tv. Will stay again when we find ourselves in the El Paso area. We camped at Mission RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Call park and punch number on directory for directions. Follow them and you go right in the gate. Good hidden gem of park right in the city limits.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Fort Stockton RV Park, Fort Stockton, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Good easy off/on park on I-10. Had long pull thru on end of row that was level and hookups worked as expected. Not a resort but they do have a pool in season and large dog run. Staff helpful and friendly and very good small cafe on the grounds. We ate supper and breakfast and it was cooked and served well with friendly staff and reasonably priced. Would stop again when passing through Fort Stockton. We camped at Fort Stockton RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Asphalt, 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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you have time eat at the Roadrunner Cafe on the grounds of the park. Open for breakfast and supper. Chicken fried steak about an inch thick, hand breaded and very good. Breading stays on the meat while you eat it, not like frozen which comes off the meat. Yum.
Blue Bell included with supper meals. Yum.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

The Oaks RV Park, Cedar Creek, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

$13.00 is actually $12.50 a day for 30 day stay. Nice rv park and campground operated by nice couple that live on site. Have made a lot of nice upgrades since they bought it, including brand new pavilion, new toilet and shower house and upgraded laundry building. 10 new shorter sites by pavilion that have concrete side curbs and gravel base with fhu's for transient travelers. Our site, #29, was level pull-thru concrete with patio area and fhu's that worked well with good water pressure @45psi. Some permanents but most of those in good shape. Laundry-$1.50W,$1.00D. One con, folks drive too fast thru the park, but we liked it here and would stay here again. We camped at The Oaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bastrop is 10 miles with all eating and shopping that you want along with a very nice movie theater/bowling alley and my favorite b-b-q when in the Bastrop/Cedar Creek area, Bennys, 2 miles from the park on Hwy 71.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Amana Colonies RV Park, Amana, Iowa

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

Stayed here for a rally on Octoberfest weekend. Park built in the old style with one pedestal cluster serving four rigs with sewer drop separate and straight in parking with no angle so you will drive over the grass. Be aware as you may need long water and shore power hoses. The park worked well for the rally and visiting the colonies. We camped at Amana Colonies RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
I-5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The colonies cater to the tourist crowd with prices to match.

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 17

Oasis Campground and Waterpark (formerly Hancock/ Stevens Pt South KOA, Hancock, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed Saturday night of the Labor Day weekend as we were passing through the area. Newer park in this area and is built in the modern KOA style with big club house/office and laundry combined. Site we had was crushed gravel pull through about 80 feet with electric pedestal and water placed well and two sewer connects to give you a choice. Coded interior gate and outer gate is closed at 10:00 PM. A good stop but a little high dollar for us. We camped at Oasis Campground and Waterpark (formerly Hancock/ Stevens Pt South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

New laundry with front load washers and big dryers. No cable tv if this is important. OTA channels we received was 9.

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