About DiplomatTraveler

We travel in a 2006 Monaco Diplomat 40PDQ with four slides and tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee; overall length about 60'. It is important to have a safe place to spend the night; it's okay if the park is old and a bit worn out. We're more concerned about trees overgrowing the site. We're not looking for frills and we don't need someone planning every hour of our day. Our rig is our home; we use our own bathroom and laundry.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Ely KOA, Ely, Nevada

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice KOA with most of the amenities we look for in a park. There are three rows of pull through sites for travelers with varying lengths and widths. Utilities were good, had no problem with leveling, and plenty of room for all 4 slides. Good reception for our Verizon MiFi and cellphone. Park roads are gravel which leads to dusty conditions when it is windy. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. Store has RV supplies, food stuffs, toys, gifts, etc. Propane available. Laundry room was clean and well maintained.

Park filled up every night we were here; so reservations definitely in order this time of year. Many use this park for riding their ATVs from park out onto various trails. We used it as base for exploring old mining/ghost towns. We camped at Ely KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Cellblock Steak House at the Jail House Casino was very good. Easy day trips out to Hamilton ghost town, Belmont Mill, and Ward Charcoal Ovens. There are many geocaches in the area that take you to historic town sites and cemeteries.

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Pony Express RV Park, Austin, Nevada

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

This is a simple, by the side of the road RV park. Gravel throughout, 7 sites, all full-hookups (50amp), with 2 additional back-in sites (30amp) on the east end according to the owner. The park is for fully contained rigs and is designed for RVs to pull through from the back, facing the road. What's with other campers that do it backwards and then end up using another space's hookups? It takes away a spot for another traveler; please do it right. This is a self-service park; no host, manager, or owner on site. At the front of Space 5, you'll find a pay station. Park is clean, quiet, and good for an overnight or a couple of days if exploring the area. We unhooked, but there would have been room to leave the car attached to our 40' MH. The alignment wouldn't have been great, but it could be done. Plenty of room for all 4 slides to be out without encroaching on the neighbors (Site #3). The abandoned RV reported last year is no longer in the park. We camped at Pony Express RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
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:

Stokes Castle is an easy drive from the park in your car/pickup. There's no turnaround for RVs. Two cafes in town; take your pick. Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area about 25 miles to the east has a nice walking trail; glyphs are not as dramatic as those of the Anasazi of the SW.

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

American RV Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one busy park, located just off I-40 to the west of downtown Albuquerque. The newer section of the park has long, paved, pull-through sites and seemed to fill up about 80% every night during our stay. The older section where the longer term and shorter RV travelers stay is a mix of paved and gravel sites and could use some clean up and landscaping help. There are tent sites, and a children's playground and off leash dog area. The pool and spa were open, but we did not use them. The park hosts a continental breakfast in the morning and there are grocery items in the office area as well as gifts and souvenirs. A small book exchange is located in the laundry. We use a Verizon MiFi and had a good strong signal. It needs to be noted - be prepared to pay a premium price when staying during the Balloon Fiesta in early October. Even two days after the event the rate was $51 with GS discount, pre-tax. We camped at American RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
209
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

So many wonderful places to explore in Albuquerque. The Petroglyph National Monument is about 20 minutes from the park. Historic Old Town is straight down Central Avenue (Old Route 66) about 15 minutes away.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our go-to park when visiting Santa Fe as it is well-managed, always clean, and has very friendly and helpful staff. The roads are all paved and many sites have a level, concrete slab. Most sites are back-in, with a few gravel, pull-through sites for smaller rigs. Other reviewers have noted the noise level when parked close to Cerrillos Road; if this bothers you, request a site farther from the road. RV/car washing is allowed with a $15 fee. The book exchange is located in the park's community room. Cable tv is no longer available and charcoal grills are not allowed. The rate is higher due to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival held in early October. Be sure to get reservations if traveling in the area during this timeframe. We camped at Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T-19
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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
Tips for other Campers:

Cerrillos Road has major malls and lots of shopping. Good restaurants and grocery stores are all located within a mile or so of the park.

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Alamosa KOA, Alamosa, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a simple park, typical of older KOAs. All roads and sites are gravel, but it is clean, sites are level, and most are pull-throughs. The laundry room is very clean and has a small book exchange. As others have noted, there are sites of various lengths, cabins, and nice areas for tents. The pool was closed when we arrived; the park closes for the season on Oct. 15. Alamosa is 3.5 miles away and Great Sand Dunes National Park was an easy 45-minute drive. We camped at Alamosa KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Craig KOA (formerly Craig Campground), Craig, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects one night, 50 amp full hookup, premium site. This is a small, but nice park typical of KOAs. We were parked on the far side with the full-timers, but didn't have any of the problems noted by other campers. The long pull-through site (#79) had plenty of room for our 40' coach with all four slides and enough room to leave our tow hitched up. There is book exchange in the laundry room. The park is very clean and well maintained. Watch for the sign on the road as it can sneak up on you. We camped at Craig KOA (formerly Craig Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. in downtown Craig. Free admission and their Cowboy & Gunfighter collection is extremely well done. J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill BBQ'ed ribs made for a great takeout dinner (210 E. Victory Way, about 5 minutes from park.)

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park, Nathrop, Colorado

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

This is a nice park that is very clean and appears to be well managed and maintained. All roadways and sites are hard-packed gravel. The upper level provides back in and pull-through sites with full hookups. The pull-through sites are long and wide; plenty of room for our 4 slide, 40' coach and tow car to fit comfortably. The lower level along the creek is electric only as other campers have noted. Water and dump station available on the upper level. There are a few groceries and souvenirs available in the office as well as a book exchange and videos. We had good Verizon coverage for our MiFi and cell service. For geocachers, there are two caches within walking distance. One is in the park! We camped at Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Sweetwater Fairgrounds, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects the price for one night with FMCA discount of 15%. This RV park is on the grounds of the Sweetwater Event Center; yes there are over 1200 sites most with full-hookups and 50amps. The roadways and sites are all gravel; some are more level than others and some wider than others. We figured the stretch to water and sewer for our site (P-155) was about 35' from the middle of our 40' motorhome. Only the front half of the campground is open at this time of year. Maintenance crew was shutting off the water at many of the sites as well. If the Caretaker is unavailable, you can check in at the Event Center office during business hours. We camped at Sweetwater Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
P-155
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Choteau Mountain View Campground, Choteau, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have mentioned, there are new owners here who are working hard to update and make this a good place to camp. All roads and sites are gravel, some more level than others, and yes, it is in an old KOA configuration with multiple sites in a long row. The owners work to not block anyone in, so don't worry about that aspect. There are 50 amp sites - we're in #9, a long pull though with 50amp for our 40', 4 slide Class A. It's level, we didn't have to put the jacks down for our one night stay. The laundry room and office area are clean and inviting. Small book swap located in lounge area. We camped at Choteau Mountain View Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Choteau is a very inviting small town with many activities on the calendar. We enjoyed shopping at Mountain Front Market which carries gluten free, organic, and local products. If you're looking for a campsite for the upcoming Montana State Fiddlers Contest, call here for reservations.

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego, Louisiana

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park with paved roads and sites. All sites are back-in, level, and just long enough for our 40' Class A with our Jeep parked in front. Water pressure is on the high side so we used the pressure regulator. Many sites have a wooden deck/patio area with picnic table, close-by fire ring, and food hook. Restrooms appeared clean and laundry is free. This is a good choice for visiting New Orleans and the surrounding area. Only thing missing are the sewer hookups! Some noise from the NOLA speedway and the local swamp boat tour boats, but not continuous or intrusive. We camped at Bayou Segnette State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

We chose to use the Algiers Ferry for our trip into the French Quarter. The park provides directions and it takes about 20-30 minutes to get to there. We used the private parking lot next to the terminal ($5 for the day). Cost is $2.00 per person, exact cash only, each way.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

River View RV Park & Resort, Vidalia, Louisiana

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

A very nice park located along the Mississippi River, just across the bridge from Natchez, MS. Rate reflects an average over 6 nights. One night discount with Passport America, the rest with Good Sam's 10%. Roadway into the park is paved, but interior roads are gravel. Sites are level with a mix of paved slab and grass; they weren't using the grass sites during our February stay. Small store and book exchange in the office building. Restrooms appeared clean as did the laundry room. All utilities worked well as did our Verizon cell and MiFi. As another reviewer noted, do be in the left lane coming across the bridge from Natchez. Take the first left after the bridge. Stay on the main road to the park entrance. Our Rand GPS wanted us to turn off before the park; this puts you on the levy road, you don't want to do this in your rig! The pool and hot tub were open; they will heat up the hot tub on request. We camped at River View RV Park & Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
141
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

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

This is the place to stay when visiting Natchez, MS and exploring the southern end of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Treat yourself to coffee drinks at Steampunk Coffee Roasters (114 High Street) and/or donuts or burgers at The Donut Shop (501 John R. Junkin Dr.).

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Roosevelt State Park, Morton, Mississippi

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older campground with two different camping areas. With our big rig, we chose to have 50amp which took us to the CCC side. The route is a narrow 1-2 mile drive through the park. The very helpful office staff worked with us to allow a transfer from the site we have previously reserved online (#90) to site #47 which allowed for better leveling of our 40', 4-slide Class A. Many lake-side sites will hold a big rig, but the concrete pads are only about 20ft long and the asphalt "driveways" are a drop down into the site. Roadways, while paved, are rough and narrow with some drop-offs at site entrances. Utilities worked well, as did our Verizon cell and MiFi. We camped at Roosevelt State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

We used the park as our base to explore Jackson and parts of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Geocachers will note that there are caches within the park and several in the surrounding area. The park has good freeway and county road access for exploring.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Gunter Hill COE, Montgomery, Alabama

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects National Park Service Interagency pass, 50% off. This is an awesome park with many amenities not seen outside private RV campgrounds. As the past reviewers have noted, the Catoma Loop has 75 full hookup, very long, level, and paved campsites. Each site has a hard packed gravel patio with picnic table, fire ring, hanging hook, and BBQ. There are back in and pull through sites. All utilities worked well as did our Verizon MiFi and cell phone. Free firewood available from camp hosts or you can pick up downed, dead wood on the ground. We camped at Gunter Hill COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Catoma 32
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

We used the park as our base to explore the Montgomery area from Selma to Tuskegee. The Selma to Montgomery Interpretative Center is a must stop if you are interested in the Civil Rights movement of the '60s. You'll never miss voting in another election after viewing the video and learning more about this time in America's history.

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Beaver Lake Campground, Quincy, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older campground that is really an open field behind the Marathon gas station just off I-10. For a one-two night stay, it works fine. The first 10 sites are full tonight of big and small rigs, most of us passing through east or west. The field is hard packed grass and fairly level. Full 50amp hookups work well. Our Verizon MiFi and cell phone work fine. There is some freeway noise, but it is not intrusive. The open air laundry room looks fine, though we didn't use it. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 30

Cypress Woods RV Resort, Fort Myers, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

This is about as good as it gets for RV resorts. Most, if not all, sites are owned by individuals. If you can rent from an owner, your cost would be about $40-50 a night. Through the resort, it is pricy (weekly rate $500). Sites are paved, back-in (with a few pull ins facing the lakes), nicely landscaped, and very wide and long. Electricity, water, and sewer were all in good condition. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Many owners and other residents volunteer to be gate greeters, opening the gates for new arrivals. We used our Verizon MiFi for internet. Cable TV available through the cable company. A nice book exchange is located in the laundry room. We camped at Cypress Woods RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A12
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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