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! Why go to the neighbors?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This older park is considered a private, condominium community, that is open to the public. It has many owners and long-term renters. A $5 cash fee for non-owners is charged at the gate. We rented a site through the Elite Resort Management company by phone. They do have an office just outside the park. The sales person was very helpful and made sure we knew there would be no cable television due to the cable company digital conversion process. We use a Verizon MiFi and had okay service for the cell phone and internet. Internet was available in the Lodge. Everyone we met was very friendly. The family pool was closed, but the other pool and hot tub were being used quite a bit. A book and puzzle exchange is located in the Lodge. Our pull-through site (#3) was long and wide enough so the Jeep could be parked next to the coach. We did have to position the car and the picnic table to stop golf carts and people from walking through the site. Have to admit, it didn't stop all the walkers! Electricity, water, and sewer were all in good condition.

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We stayed one night while visiting friends in the area. As other reviewers have noted, this park is set up for equine events and open to others when nothing is on the schedule. There are pull-through and back-in sites, paved and unpaved, and all with full hookups. Roads are narrow into and out of park so use caution. We did not see a bathhouse, so we assume you'd have to be fully self-contained to stay here. There's no office and may not be anyone to meet you (they were short handed the day we arrived so no one was around). Have your site number with you and park yourself as needed. Someone will come by with your information package.

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This is an older park with narrow, paved roads. Most sites are back-in, gravel pad, and some more narrow than others. This time of the year all the 50amp sites were taken; if you need 50amp be sure to get reservations early. The book exchange offers books in both English and French. We use a Verizon MiFi for internet so did not use the park's service. Amenities include the recreation hall, TV room, laundry, heated pool, and shuffleboard area.

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Rate reflects monthly rate ($600) over 30 days. Electricity is extra. We stayed in the Preserve. All roads and sites are paved; reserved for coaches 34' and longer. This park has a great staff who are very friendly and helpful. There are many activities planned throughout each week and for the holidays. A book exchange is located at the Lodge behind the office at the park's entrance and there is one in the Preserve's Club. I'm assuming there is one at each of the other two clubhouses. Everyone we met was quite friendly and eager to help if you had questions about the area. As noted by another reviewer, no picnic table available, so bring your own if you want to cook or eat outside.

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This is a very nice state park with electric and water hookups. A dump site is available. The heavy rains this past fall caused some damage to the gravel base of the sites. We were in Site 14 which was wide and long enough for our 40' Class A and tow, but the drop from the paved road into the site was deep and rutted. Other sites are in better shape. Repairs are on-going. Park is very clean and well managed. Camp host on site. Note: if you make reservations online, there is a two night minimum purchase. If you call the park, a ranger can reserve a site for one night.

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The last reviewer said it all, this park is crowded, but still very nicely maintained with all paved sites and roads. There are a lot of amenities close by or within a short driving distance. You can walk or take your golf cart to the shops and restaurants located at Barefoot Landing. This is a membership park that is open to the public; rate reflects Good Sam discount. There was an additional $.90 per day energy fee. We did not use the restrooms or laundry facility. There is a book exchange in the community room, a putt-putt golf course on the grounds, and an un-heated pool (a bit cold this time of year for swimming without it being heated). One note: be prepared for the sound of acorns falling on your roof when the wind blows.

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This is a very nice, small campground located in the Neuse River Recreation Area and known as Flanners Beach Campground (highway signs use this name). The park is very clean, has on-site hosts, and good size lots for big rigs. Site 3 was long enough for our 40' big rig and tow with plenty of space all around. Sites are a mix of sand and gravel and level enough that we didn't need to jack the rig. Picnic table and fire pit at each site. Rate reflects electric only. We didn't use the restrooms. Park is set to close for the season on Nov. 30.

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We used this lovely park as our base for exploring the area. It is about a half hour to Elizabeth City and about 45 minutes to Kitty Hawk. Hosts and owners are very friendly and have a lot of information about the area. A small book exchange is located in the room in front of the office. Campsites surround North River Lake which has fishing; paddleboats are available. Sites are gravel with grass patio areas. Picnic tables are on site, fire rings are available for free if you buy wood from the park. Every other site is a pull-in. It appeared that all big rigs were in a pull-in location thus giving a view of the lake from the front window. Washing of vehicles and rigs is allowed for a fee.

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Construction greets you as you enter this city campground; a new entrance/visitor center is being built. There is a marked pull-off area for RVs. Our big rig fit right into site B54 which was shaded, roomy, back-in, gravel, and fairly level. Roads through the park are paved. There is a nice playground area for children. Rate for 30amp and water.