About Mack & Mary Ellen

We both retired in 2012 and traveled extensively across the country for a few years. We recently sold our home in NC to our son, and have an "RV site" there when we visit. We are more or less full time in the RV now. We split our summers and winters between Upstate NY (both of us born and raised there) and Florida. We enjoy boating and fishing in the Thousand Islands NY, and biking and kayaking when in Florida on the Gulf Coast.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Maple Grove Campground, Fairfax, Vermont

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Maple Grove for 5 days to attend a wedding near St Albans. This is a small park with about 25 sites most of them occupied by friendly seasonal guests. We were even invited to join a nearby group at their campfire our first night there. The park is very clean, well maintained, and was very quiet. All the hookups and even the WiFi worked well. OTA television was also good. Burlington, St Albans, and Kill Kare State Park are all within a 30-40 minute drive. Several of the residents noticed our bicycles on the back of our trailer and suggested we go to Burlington and ride the waterfront trails there. Sadly, the day we wanted to go the weather didn't cooperate. We plan to go back next summer and try again. Kayaks are very popular at the state park and it's about a one mile paddle to Burton Island Campground. Our only problem was getting into our site when we arrived. The roads are a little narrow for a larger trailer. You just need to be aware and make your turns a little wider. The back in was a bit of a challenge because the road curved at the site's entry point. Our 40ft 5th wheel fit fine after a couple of back & forth moves; and the cooperation of the gentleman across the road who waved us down as we approached so he could move his truck for us. The owner is a genuinely friendly person always puttering around somewhere. From what the other guests told us he has really fixed up and improved the park since he bought it. He even has a solar array that provides a good part of the electric service to the park. We plan to return next summer for a visit and some bike and kayak riding. (We'll check up on the newlyweds while we're there too.) :) We camped at Maple Grove Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
site 13
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fort Chiswell RV Park, Max Meadows, Virginia

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

We stay here whenever we are on the way home and will be passing through the area. It an easy 4 hour drive for us the next day to get home.

The park is conveniently along I-81 and I-77. Mostly grassy pull through sites with full hookups located near the center of your rig.

Park is very clean, as is the pool and other facilities. They even sell wine in the office.

Fuel and gas, a Denny's and a couple other restaurants as you exit the highway. The park is less than a mile further and NO traffic noise.

Great place to stop for the night or spend a couple days in the New River area. We camped at Fort Chiswell RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Blue Ridge Parkway is not far away. Great ride, beautiful scenery. (Just not in your RV or pulling your trailer.)

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

New Orleans KOA, River Ridge, Louisiana

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Overpriced as are most KOAs, however this is New Orleans and so is everything else.

The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, nice wide, paved (all back-in) sites. We camped at New Orleans KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Parking a full size 3/4 ton pickup in NO is next to impossible and very expensive. One of the staff suggest we drive to a certain street (I can't remember the name.) He said to park there and take the street car into town. Worked out great.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Parker's Landing RV Park, Biloxi, Mississippi

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We were here for just 2 nights to visit the area on our way to New Orleans. Nothing special about this place, but it is a short ride to Biloxi and the rates are much lower than the parks in town.

Our site was a pull through and was long enough for our truck and 38ft trailer if we didn't want to unhook. The park is fairly well kept and clean and relatively quiet. There is an RV dealer across the road, but they are more sales oriented. The "store part" is small with a limited selection of items.

We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Parker's Landing RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Avalon Landing RV Park, Milton, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice clean and well maintained park. Our site backed up to the water. We especially enjoyed being able to launch our kayaks right there in the park. Very nice, calm, scenic, river to paddle in.

We were running ahead of schedule and called to see if we could check in a day early, but after normal hours. No problem, check in packet was waiting for us when we arrived. We camped at Avalon Landing RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone, Verona, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 4 nights while visiting friends in the area. The casino is about a mile away and worth a visit even if you're not into the gambling scene. There is a free shuttle that runs through the park about every 30-45 minutes. The park is as nice as you will find anywhere. The sites are beautiful, spacious, and spotless. Wi-Fi was very good, electric power strong and stable. We will visit here again for sure. We camped at The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Shenandoah Valley Campground, Mount Jackson, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a new park that opened about 4 weeks before we arrived. The owners are very pleasant and friendly. We overnighted here on a trip north to NY and Canada. It seems to be a well designed park, with different sites set up to accommodate guests for either an overnight or extended stay. The park is easy to reach from I-81 but far enough away so highway noise is not an issue. Sites are nice and fairly level. We plan to stop here for a few days on our return trip next month to see the area sights. We camped at Shenandoah Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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