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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Yellowstone RV Park, Gardiner, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice stay to visit the north side of Yellowstone. We were on the river and it was beautiful. We spent hours just looking over the railing at the water. Remember to show your discount on arrival because they don't input discounts when making phone reservations. Tax is also charged at check-in but not given in the initial reservation price. Sites were well spaced in my opinion. There are "limited" 50 amp sites but the website doesn't specify how many. We were fine with 30 amps. We'd definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped at Yellowstone RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Gardiner roads are tight compared to West Yellowstone, but easy enough to navigate. There's a new bypass to avoid the Roosevelt Arch when entering/exiting the park. It's not on Google Maps yet but is easier than the tight turn at the arch. We loved K-Bar pizza and Yellowstone Perk ice cream/coffee shop/pharmacy.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Wagon Wheel Campground & Cabins, West Yellowstone, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $79.00
Overall Rating:      

Good stay for visiting the park. Interior roads are tight, and it's worth plotting your route before pulling away from the office. Recommend making the block and entering the alley from the west to approach pull-through 1 or 2. Sites are tightly packed and utilities aren't marked. Our neighbor knocked us offline because they thought our power box was theirs. Conversely, I used two sewers (site 1 has 2 so I thought mine did also), only to find out one was probably the neighbor's. Without them being labeled you could easily make a case for either one or both being for site 2. Owners were super-friendly. Our kids liked the small game room. Very quiet at night. We were able to connect to the WiFi but it was very slow. We stuck with our Verizon signal which also wasn't the best here. We camped at Wagon Wheel Campground & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pull through 2
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to Yellowstone. W Yellowstone roads are very wide, almost enough to u-turn with a tow vehicle. Watch out for street parkers blocking your exit. We left on a Sunday and people who attend the church across the street park in front of the RV sites. There's a city park with a small playground a few blocks away.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Gowen Field Campground (Military FamCamp), Boise, Idaho

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are level concrete pads with some touches that reduce usable space. For one there is a large bollard protecting the electrical box which also blocks slides and baggage doors. They also planted a tree directly behind the pad. Without it I could put the back wheels on the end of the pad and have enough room in front to park our towed. As it is we have to park on the lava rocks between sites, and we were unable to get the sewer drain in between the two MH valves. I have my rear valve about 3' away with my 15' hose making a few curves. Bathrooms and showers are available in the gym. No gas station on base. Small store open reduced hours. We weren't able to get a straight answer on package delivery. The billeting office said no package delivery at all. We used General Delivery at the central post office, but without the words "PO box" in the address, Amazon didn't detect it as a Po Box and shipped via UPS. The UPS driver said they go to the base every day and absolutely can deliver to the RV park. In the end we forced Amazon's system to use "Po Box General Delivery" and the rest of our orders shipped via USPS. Overall a good stay, and we'd happily stay here again if in the area. We camped at Gowen Field Campground (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

Very convenient to I-84. Short drive to downtown Boise. 2 hours to Twin Falls.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Petaluma Lake RV Park (Military FamCamp), Petaluma, California

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

Nice little park in a quiet area west of US-101. There are 6 concrete, sloping sites; the one we got was the only one with 50A. The park would be an easy 10 if it had sewer. Our site was right next to the playground, which the boys loved. The whole lake area was full of geese, peacocks and turkeys. There are many services on base including a theater, small exchange, and a gas station where prices where 40 cents less than in Petaluma. Authorized base users (including retirees) can use the dining facility. The cable TV has nearly 200 digital channels including every HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and Starz channel! We didn't use the dump but saw it on the way out. We camped at Petaluma Lake RV Park (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

We've been told the Coast Guard trains its cooks here, and you are eating their best food when you eat in the dining facility. We didn't eat here, but supposedly it's very good! 1 hour from our site to the Golden Gate Bridge on a Sunday; 1:10 to Chinatown on a Monday. Petaluma creamery has fresh-made cheese and ice cream.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Sommerville Almond Tree RV Park, Coalinga, California

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

Great stop for a 1-night stay. There was a small pool we didn't use. Service was friendly and check-in was easy. There wasn't a lot of noise from I-5, but I woke up in the middle of the night to what I think was a lot of parked truck noise. I closed the windows and went right back to sleep. The gravel sites were fairly level but close enough to each other that our slide would almost touch the person next door if they used their picnic table. I'd definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped at Sommerville Almond Tree RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

We drove about an hour to see the San Andreas fault near Parkfield, CA. It looked like a small creek but there are signs on each side of a bridge reading "Now leaving the North American (or Pacific) Tectonic Plate."

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Seabreeze RV Resort (Military FamCamp), Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California

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

We initially intended to stay here a few nights while seeing LA and then move north to Travis AFB. When we couldn't get in at Travis or anywhere else near San Francisco, we asked if we could extend our stay here. Fortunately there was availability. Like everything else in the area, the sites are expensive, especially considering the limited amenities. However, the park is in good shape, and free laundry is a great benefit! We used the RV wash on the way in. $2 got us 4 minutes of time. Just like self-serve car washes, be careful to listen for the beeps announcing the last minute. If you get there in time you can extend 2 minutes for another dollar. If you miss it, you need to put in 2 more dollars for another 4 minutes. The bay was slightly too short to wash both ends of the coach. We elected to wash the front and not pull forward to wash the end cap. The sites are all clean and well-maintained. The kids enjoyed playing at the playground almost every day and the beach a few times. We took advantage of the ITT office to obtain discounted admission for Medieval Times, Legoland, and the Pirate Dinner. We haven't been to the small shoppette and really miss having a gas station on base. Although prices are usually similar, in our experience bases have been easier to navigate with a 36' MH and toad. I need to scout a big rig friendly place to fill up. If we have enough gas we might wait until we're north of the LA area to stop. Overall this was a good place to stay and visit the LA area. We'd come back again if passing through. We camped at Seabreeze RV Resort (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
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:

Package delivery worked great when UPS/FedEx were involved. However, Amazon uses Ontrac in this area. They aren't familiar with the base and don't have access. We had to drive 30+ minutes to retrieve our package. We were given the gate schedule: Westminster M-F 0530-1730, Main all other times. However, during our stay they didn't always follow the schedule. Before turning right out of the park with your big rig, make sure you don't see the bollards in front of the main gate.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Desert Willow RV Park, Van Horn, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an excellent overnight stay. If you have business in Van Horn, it would make for a fine longer stay, too. The site is essentially a big gravel parking lot, with few amenities. We faintly heard the train a few times, but it didn't wake us up. The road noise from I-10 was minimal. Super friendly staff at check-in, and $13.50 per night with the Escapees discount. Passport America was also $13.50, and the other memberships were slightly more but I don't remember exactly how much. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

We drove about 21 miles south on US-90 to a picnic area on the west side. It was in the "full dark" area of darksitefinder.com's map. It was excellent for star gazing, and we were able to see the winter milky way.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Raccoon Valley RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park, Heiskell, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first long-term stop on our full time experience. It's basically a trailer park with RVs instead of trailers. In fact, it is connected to the sister property which is an actual trailer park. Nevertheless, it was very clean and we didn't see any worn out rigs or trash when we walked around. There is a small office that also has a clubhouse with games and puzzles. There's a weekly ice cream social where you can get a scoop for $1. We met some friendly people there, some of whom we talked with frequently during our stay. There is a gazebo area with tables and a grill, but it wasn't used during our stay. The fenced-in dog park doubled as our younger son's playground some days, because there was no where else for him to go that wasn't street or in somebody else's yard. The park was convenient enough for Knoxville, and we tried to go to a different state or city park every day. We didn't use the laundry facilities, but they seemed clean enough. Overall just a place to stay with very few amenities. They charge $1/day extra for 50A and $1/day for extra people. However, they deduct the "kid tax" for Fulltime Families members. Our pre-tax rate was $356 for a month, one of the lowest we've seen so far. If you want amenities, there's another CG just down the street that has a pool and seemed to be more of a vacation stop. It must not have been available for our stay or we would have most likely gone their with our family. I'd stay here again if we wanted to be in Knoxville long term. We camped at Raccoon Valley RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park, West Memphis, Arkansas

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stop on what is planned to be a 6-12 month full time adventure with the family. The sites were partly shaded and right on the river. It would have been nice to just sit by the water and watch the barges go by. I got pulled away to Memphis for an unexpected job interview, but my family enjoyed their time here.

The only reason for 8 stars for us, is there are no amenities for children. That might make it a 12/10 for some people, but if we had stayed longer we would have needed to go somewhere to let them burn off energy.

The park was very convenient for going into Memphis, and I wouldn't hesitate to use it for a Memphis vacation. Another nice touch was the free laundry, although we hadn't accumulated any by the time we were here. That would be a nice benefit to have for a longer stay. There were dual sewer connections I didn't see until after I dumped my mid-tank and moved to the rear one. That's a nice touch.

Overall we enjoyed it and would come back again. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 71
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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 park is convenient to both I-40 for downtown Memphis and I-55 for the Memphis airport/Graceland area.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Maumelle COE, Little Rock, Arkansas

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

We're new to RVing, but this is the best park we've seen so far. We counted 110 sites on the campground map we received at check-in (not available online?). The Reserve America page says 98 in the search results, but 96 on the main page. Seems like they need an update. The location is great, right on the bank of the Arkansas River. It's close to civilization, but doesn't sound like it when you're outside. Most of the spots are fairly level, but we saw a few, especially in the C-loop, that were very inclined and coincidentally empty. There were 4 pull-through spots and 2 back-in spots in the A-loop reserved for UAMS extended stay. The pull-through sites in B weren't restricted. The B-loop has most of the spots that are right on the river. We stayed in D-loop, where 3 driveways each split into 3 separate pads. That makes the fronts of the RVs closer to each other than we've seen before, but it wasn't bad. Most everyone was here for Labor Day weekend like us, but our "driveway mates" in D6 said they'd been there 18 months if I understood correctly. Park policy is to allow 14-day stays, but we noticed yesterday they moved to a different spot to comply with that restriction. The restrooms were clean, but we didn't try the showers. As far as I could tell, none of the sites had sewer hookups, but there were 3 or 4 dump stations in the park. There were at least 5 playgrounds, all of them near the reservable pavilions. The pavilions got used a lot for family reunions during the holiday weekend, but there was no trouble with noise once the sun went down. I slept more each night here than I usually do at home. No Wi-Fi of course, but my Verizon LTE iPad worked great. If this park had a pool or swimming area, it would be my go-to park for the summer (and everyone else's, no doubt). As it is I'm sure we'll be back! We camped at Maumelle COE in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier, Arkansas

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first shakedown trip in the "bus" after bringing it back from TX the week before. We've camped in RVs, trailers and tents before at other parks. Like good newbies, we got here just in time for the office to close and the sun to go down. There was no map available outside the office, but the spot was easy enough to find. Several of the spots, like ours, are carved into the hill, with a big retaining wall on one side of the pad. That made it tough to back in and find the right position that allowed us to hook up and open the slides. The position that allowed our slide to open without hitting the retaining wall was sloped enough the front wheels came off the ground, a no-no for our coach. In the end, I used some leveling blocks under the front tires and manually lowered the jacks enough to get some stability. The new bathhouse in the middle of the camping loop was hit by lightning and burned down recently. There were portable toilets setup and a new bathhouse was being built. Construction was at reasonable hours and never bothered us. There were some pull-through sites and mostly back-ins, all with varying degrees of level pads. The best sites appeared to be the ADA sites at the top of the hill. If they are available to the general public I'll try to get one next time. They seemed like new, level concrete pads that were very wide and would easily allow a vehicle to park without hampering traffic. Although there's no pool, swimming is available in the lake for a fee. They also have canoes, kayaks and pedal boats for rent. We rented a pedal boat for an hour and then swam the rest of the day. The playground was fun for the kids, as well as the short hiking trail that ended at the Woolly Hollow cabin. Another fact: the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society holds an annual open house on the beach of Woolly Hollow. We've attended before in a car but maybe next time we'll camp and walk over with our telescope. All-in-all a pretty good first trip. We'll be back again. We camped at Woolly Hollow State Park in a Motorhome.

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