About FrozenWaters

Fulltime RVers since 2014. We travel with a 40' fifth wheel, an F350 dually truck, a small SUV, 10' flatbed trailer, and two dual sport motorcycles. And four cats. : )

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Spokane KOA, Spokane Valley, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 3 nights. Easy to get to off the interstate. Entrance is spacious and cute statues/fountains. You can tell the staff is trying to do their best. Based on how the sites are, along with the more narrow interior roads, I think this is an older park that they are doing a good job keeping up. I selected an "extra wide" pull thru site. I guess the extra part refers to the grass around it. The gravel area in which to put your RV is about as wide as our fifth wheel before we put slides out. We did not feel on-top-of our neighbor. They're probably 10+ feet away. Decent gravel; site was level. Length is probably 55-60'. If you want to park your truck in front of your 40' fifth wheel, you'll need to kind of park perpendicular and a bit in the grass. We have extra vehicles, and the staff paid attention and gave us an end site and said it was okay for us to park on the grass. Sweet! We also had a mature tree on each side of the site; did not brush the roof. Hookups worked as desired. Sewer not threaded, so you'll need something to hold in your sewer hose elbow. We had no problems navigating the interior roads; probably helped that we were on an end-site. Wifi was okay; need patience when surfing websites; no password required. Multiple bars AT&T LTE. The trains were in-frequent, but sometimes were pretty loud when coming by. Never woke us up at night. The thing that bothered me was a constant mechanical hum/buzzing. Sounded like it came from near the water tower on the north end of the park. Not on the campground property so not something the KOA can control. Totally adequate stay. Anticipated the "higher" price due to the larger city. Would stay again. We camped at Spokane KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B-6
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

West Glacier KOA, West Glacier, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $74.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 10 nights. It's understandable why this is the #1 rated KOA. I almost didn't feel annoyed paying so much for camping. :) You get great value from the site, plus a huge value being so close to the national park. We had a pull thru site on the east side of the park. This is the newer side (just a dirt lot when you look at Google Earth). The sites are more spacious than on the west side, I think. On the east side you have grassy lawns between the sites, and there's some growing trees mixed in. On the west side, in-between the sites are "landscape islands". Shrubs and trees planted together to section off a site. Driving around, it just looked more cramped. Our site was nice gravel; level. There are TWO sewer hookups so you can pick which one works best for your rig. Gravel extends out to create a patio area with firepit, benches, plus a picnic table. So nice! Site was probably 60-70' long. You could fit a 40' trailer plus truck, but we have extra vehicles so parked the truck in nearby extra parking. Grassy lawn between you and your neighbor makes it feel spacious. Whoever is in charge of the landscaping here is doing a fantastic job! The lawns, flowers, trees, etc are all tastefully done and help give that high-end resort feel. You often see staff moving around all hours of the day, and everyone we encountered was nice. It was nice to have an adult-only pool area, and the hot tubs were comfortable and clean. Had breakfast at their little restaurant; prices were more reasonable than I anticipated. Campground was easy to find; giant KOA sign on the highway. Far enough into the trees there was no road noise. Some train whistles can be heard. Very quiet at night; VERY dark at night. We were almost on the end and close to the trees; some nights you could hear animals moving around. Trash cans everywhere, super convenient. Wifi worked for checking email/social media except when the resort was full for Labor Day weekend. Multiple bars AT&T LTE. We camped at West Glacier KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
187
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Going to the Sun Road usually opens fully end of June. If coming in Aug/Sept, check the wildfire status - it may hinder views and close the road early. Drive the Inside North Fork Road to Bowman or Kintla Lake - just gorgeous. Whitefish is a super-cute town with some great breweries.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Butte KOA, Butte, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Just an overnight stop. Staff in office were polite, but focused on the work not on the customer. Multiple staff members bopping around, but no one escorted us to our site. Roads in campground are a bit confusing and we went the wrong way once. There are signs with site #s at the end of some of the rows, but the text is small so you can't read it until you're on it. Maneuvered our 40' fifth wheel no problem throughout campground. I don't believe anyone listened to me when I made the reservation nor when checking in. We have an extra vehicle plus flat trailer with motorcycles in addition to truck/fifth wheel, so we take up more room. We were given a site on the end of a row, which was shorter than the sites in the middle of the row. Did not want to park our motorcycles for everyone driving down the road to see, so we parked them in our "patio" area. Width between us and our neighbor was the width of our SUV plus a foot. Site was not long enough for even our truck and fifth wheel. Had to park truck at a weird angle and in the grass. Site was gravel/dirt; hookup side had grass; patio side a fine dirt. Leveled without issue. Hookups located in usual spot; worked as desired. Wifi worked for surfing websites. Multiple bars AT&T LTE. I called the office to see if someone was available to fill a propane tank. Staff said, "I'll send someone right out there." So I went to the propane filling spot across from the office. Waited about 5 min. A gentleman came out eventually and said, "do you want propane?" I said yes, and that I had just called. He said, "Oh you can't call, you have to come into the office." Ooookay. Maybe some miscommunications happening between staff then. Lots of bicyclists in the campground. Had a 'pan for rocks' setup for kids; very cute. A decent place; we've seen much worse. We camped at Butte KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
95
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
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
Tips for other Campers:

Muddy Creek Brewery has great beer and the owners are very nice.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Billings Village RV Park, Billings, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Just an overnight stop. High price (about $3 an hour for our 17-hour stay), but not as bad as others in the area. Checkout time in the morning is 10:30am!! This is way too early, in my opinion, for what I paid for one night. Who checks in at 11am?! Nice to have a paved RV site, as we came from a muddy campground. We have no dogs, so didn't care that there wasn't much grass. I appreciate that the person who took our reservation actually listened to me and placed us in a site that would work for us (we have an extra vehicle towing a motorcycle trailer). We were given an end site by the playground which allotted an extra area to park our extra stuff. When pulling in, you don't know where to go to wait while checking in so we just stopped right in the middle in front of the office. Hubby said the far left road would not work for our 40' fifth wheel because of the house/parked car and office in the way so he took the middle road to access our site in the back of the far right road (when facing the office). Backing in to our site was slightly challenging and we wished the road was a bit wider to aid in that. Sites are angled, thankfully. You also have to be careful to avoid their "winter water" connection which is in the middle of the site towards the rear. Site was level and hookups were more at the rear of the site than in the middle, which made it challenging with our rear slides. Hookups worked as desired. You don't feel that close to your neighbor, but having to park your tow/towed vehicle in your "patio space" does it make feel a bit limited. Wifi worked for checking websites, email, social media in the morning hours. Had multiple bars AT&T LTE. Some train noise at night, but otherwise quiet. Gentleman who checked us in was very pleasant. Some trees around, but none that got in the way of our RV. Easy to find and get to off the interstate. We camped at Billings Village RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

North Park Campground, Dickinson, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed two nights to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I get the feeling the folks who designed this park had camped themselves and aspects made it evident they were playing to the campers' favor. Received a few dollars off the nightly rate by paying in cash. Gentleman in office was very nice and escorted us to the site even though he was the only one there. Park was pretty easy to find off the interstate; the road in the entrance to the housing development had some potholes so go slow. Off the main road a bit so felt safe. RV sites are situated at an angle so it's easier in/out. RV site was pull thru and very long - over 100 feet I believe. Hookups were in a normal location, about the middle of the site. They do the alternating rigs thing, so you share the hookup space with your driver-side neighbor, and the "patio space" with your passenger-side neighbor. Sites are pretty close together; typical commercial campground. But, not all the overnighters got parked together; he spaced people out a bit since park was not full, which was nice. Roads and sites are mostly sand/dirt with some rocks/gravel. Unfortunately it had rained the day we arrived so it was very muddy and we tracked quite a bit of sand in. Thankfully, there is an elevated, textured concrete edger on the patio side of the site so you can walk on that to stay off the mud. Sporadic-to-full grass is growing in the patio space between sites and in other areas around the park. Weeds/grass growing up (not tall) in many of the sites so the dirt/gravel isn't messed with much, it seems. Nice wooden picnic table. Wifi worked for surfing websites, email. Multiple bars AT&T LTE. Could hear interstate road noise in the evenings when outside. It's pretty open, the trees are still fairly short, so be aware that voices can carry across many rows. Fine site for the value. We camped at North Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A55
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
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, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Lindenwood Park, Fargo, North Dakota

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

Just an overnight stay, thank goodness. Note - construction causes you to detour and eventually go down a (normally) one-way street to get to the park. The city has put up signs that you'll need to watch carefully, and it sure would have been nice if the staff person had mentioned this detour during either of the TWO phone calls I'd had with them earlier. The A section is basically a little cul-de-sac. If you're a bigger RV, get here early in the day so hopefully there are less RVs around so you'll actually be able to get into your site. If motorhome, be sure to disconnect your tow vehicle first before proceeding into the section. When I asked the staff person if we'd be able to turn around in the cul-de-sac to then back-in to our site, she replied "I don't know." So I asked, do most RVers turn around in there? "I don't know." is what I got again. So hubby and I walked it first. He decided to turn around in front of the showerhouse and back all the way down the section into our site, as it would have taken a 10+ point turn (with few other RVs around) in the cul-de-sac to get into our site. Site was unlevel and pitted asphalt. To get our truck to fit without blocking in our neighbor, we backed way up and our back jacks and tires were in the dirt/grass. As we were putting out our slides, staff came to say we can't touch the grass. That wasn't mentioned before and you aren't provided any info sheet with rules, etc. at check-in. So we had to reconnect our truck to pull forward the few feet. Then disconnect again and graciously our neighbor let us block them in so we could park by our RV. Extra vehicle parking is all the way up by the office, out of sight - no way were we doing that. The A section of the park is so close to the interstate bridge, the passing trucks/vehicles would actually shake our 40' fifth wheel sometimes. And obviously, the road noise was loud and constant. The park around the RV sites looks very nice, and the grass mowing begins promptly at 8 am. We camped at Lindenwood Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Eagle Ridge Campground, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

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

This was a refreshing stop for us after being in some bigger cities. Stayed 4 nights. We just really liked this place. Laid back. Has a nature-y feel since you're in the trees. Very dark at night for nice star-gazing. A small, mom-and-pop operation. Owners or main operators live on-site and I got the feeling that if we had any problems/questions, they'd be helpful. The gal was very nice on the phone when taking our reservation and when we arrived. It's a no-frills place, but we don't ever use laundry room, shower house, cable, yadda, yadda - so it was fine with us. If you want the Wifi code, you'll need to ask for it. Wifi worked for surfing websites, email, social media, etc. Also had multiple bars of AT&T LTE here. Site was a very long pull-thru; probably around 75-80'. At first I thought the trees would be a problem, but it was wide enough for our slides on both sides to come out and we could still walk all the way around our rig easily. We leveled with no problems and no need for extra boards under the jacks. The layout of the park is not even, meaning some sites face north-south, some east-west, some are spaced apart, some are closer together (this also depends on RV types). Interior roads are dirt/gravel, and are not very wide, but we had no issues getting in/out of the site, nor around the campground with our 40' fifth wheel. Never had to drive through a puddle and it did rain while we were there. All sites are grass, but ours seemed to have a bit more sand than what I saw on others. Set out our rug and that helped (and was not a problem with mgmt). Sewer hookup was further back from electric/water hookups, but our one hose reached fine. Had two picnic tables around our site, plus a really nice metal fire pit. Used our RV GPS to get us here, and we did not have to go through a roundabout; there were also signs to follow. The park isn't "in-town" so if you want to go to stores, etc. it's probably a 5-7 minute drive. We'd absolutely stay here again. We camped at Eagle Ridge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
92
Site Surface
Sand, 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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Leinenkugel Lodge and brewery tour is great! Minneapolis, MN is also an easy day-trip from here.

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Wisconsin State Fair RV Park, West Allis, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent about 14 hours here (overnight), so just did the back-in, water/electric spot. This area is on the west side of the park in the "RV overflow" section and so that's what I'm describing here. As others have stated, it's just a parking lot. Electric and water hookups ran along the fence behind your RV. Water hookup was on the opposite side; be sure to bring a long or extra hose. Electric may also end up being on the opposite side depending on which site you are placed in. Based on the lines on the asphalt, the sites are very narrow (especially if you have slides on both sides). If the sites had been full, I have no idea where we would have parked our truck, or our extra vehicle/cycle trailer that we have. I think we ended up taking about 2-2.5 spaces. Also, if the sites had been full and people parked their tow/towed vehicle in front of their RVs, we likely would not have had enough space to get in/out successfully. Based on our angle, we did have to ask the popup across the way to move their truck so we could get out without hitting it. A lot of lights around, which was nice for safety, but very bright at night. The lot was a mess; garbage all over the ground. Staff was very pleasant on the phone; he warned about the interstate construction and gave some tips for the best route. Coming from south of the city, we took I-41 N to I-894 and came in from the west. Google Earth view doesn't show W Kearney St (frontage road) off the exit, but it's there. Exterior roads in were fine to navigate with 40' fifth wheel. Had multiple bars AT&T LTE. If they offered Wifi, I didn't bother trying to connect. The office building which also housed bathrooms, etc. looked fairly new and nice. Based on what was provided, I felt the price was a bit high...but it's a bigger city so not unexpected. We camped at Wisconsin State Fair RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1208
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, Indiana

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for Forest River rally and two days prior to it. Our 40' fifth wheel was in one of the full hookup sites that is in the interior of the dirt, horse track. Gravel road to sites, lots of dust. Even if the RVs weren't crammed in for a rally, you'd still be very close to your neighbor; maybe 3-4 feet between yours and theirs slides. We used a few extra boards under our front jacks to help get level. Hookups worked fine and were located at the very rear corner of the site. Come prepared with extra water and sewer hose as your port may not be on the normal side. Water shared with four other rigs, pressure was still fine. The sewer port was very tall and no way to screw in an elbow so be prepared to get creative. Wifi was unusable where we were; often didn't come up in list of closeby networks (we don't have a booster). Multiple bars AT&T LTE. Site was only big enough for our fifth wheel; had to park truck in grass across the gravel road or down at the end of the row. For the pre-rally price, our site wasn't worth it in my opinion and was charged the same as the grassy sites with picnic tables, firepits, etc. The sites on the NW side that are setup more like a typical campground would have added value. If there were bathrooms or showers near the horse track, I never found them (but luckily didn't need to). The trains...wow...going past often. They sound like giant airplanes flying right overhead, but thankfully only occasionally blow their whistles. Other than that, it is very quiet. I never saw any security people around, but maybe they blended in with all of the rally people. Gates were never closed while we were here, but we never felt unsafe. Roads to fairgrounds take you through town, but are doable. Roads inside fairgrounds are tight, but didn't hear about any of the 800-some rigs hitting anything. Good location for a rally/event. We camped at Elkhart County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
530
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

Goshen Brewery is great - farm-t0-table, local ingredients and tasty beer.

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana

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

The water here is awful. Otherwise, the place is fine. Stayed here two separate weeks around a rally only because it's close to friends. It's a family operation. They don't use a computer system so if you make a reservation they just write your name in a book. It seems they do not reserve a specific site for you, as there is hemming-and-hawing when you check-in while they try to figure out where to put you. The two sites we were in were long pull thrus with FHU. Mostly grass with an asphalt section to make dropping your jacks and leveling easier. Length of site is nice and space between your neighbors is a bit more than typical commercial campgrounds especially in the area with cable (which costs more). The water has a strong rusty/bloody smell and a yellowish/redish color. Stains the white plastic parts of your faucets; leaves a film on sinks/showers; makes your hair smell. Bring as many filters as you can, especially if staying long-term. Roads in the park are easy to navigate with a big rig; mostly paved, some gravel. Had multiple bars of AT&T LTE. Wifi worked for surfing websites for a few hours in the afternoon when we were by the dog park. When we were in a cable site in the SE corner of the park, couldn't get the Wifi to work at all any time of day we tried. Big, fenced in dog park. Very quiet at night. Most sites have nice, wooden picnic tables. Some sites have fire pits (old metal tires centers). Park has woods on a couple sides and some trees scattered around. Highway noise more noticeable at night. We camped at Elkhart Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
744-727
Site Surface
Asphalt, 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Hickory Haven Campground, Keokuk, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed over a week. This place is old-school. Meaning very little info on website, no reservation system so no confirmation email, no campground map/info provided upon checking in, no cell service/slow internet. And that's fine, just be prepared. Campground is for sale, so changes could be coming. If heading south on Hwy 218 and you turn right onto 353rd St/243rd Ave - be sure to take the gravel road (353rd), NOT the paved road (243rd). Check-in was quick. Gentleman in office was quiet; if you want any info on the facilities (like Wifi password) you'll need to ask. Made me feel stupid for saying I was a Good Sam member (there are signs all over stating they're a Good Sam park). He said, "I can give you the daily rate if you have to have your discount..." With no info on the website to know ahead of time, I had no idea what the daily rate was or if there was a weekly rate. I felt the price was good for the value provided. In four years of RVing we have never had so much trouble trying to level our 40' fifth wheel as we did here. The site is mostly gravel; ramps up in the middle, lengthwise down the site. Pulled to front of site to be in line with sewer connection, but tires kept ending up off the ground no matter how many boards we added/subtracted under the jacks. Had to reconnect truck and back up to middle of site at point where our long sewer hose just reached. Tires still not fully on the ground. We did not ask to be moved to another site as they looked similar. Pull thru site very long, probably 80-90'. Hookups worked as desired. Neighbor RV's slide was 8' from our slide. Some trees provided shade but didn't hit RV. Firepit had garbage in it. Otherwise place was very well maintained and nice. Deadzone for connectivity. No AT&T service; no Verizon. Satellite internet is the Wifi in the campground; works well if you sit right outside the office, barely worked inside our RV at our site. Mile down the road was AT&T LTE service. We camped at Hickory Haven Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, 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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is my second review. We stayed for another month. They now offer a monthly rate! If you're here when there's not an event going on, it's like having your own property. When there is an event going on - like Car Show or an agricultural/farm show - it is very crowded, especially in the areas that have sewer connections and the areas closest to the entrance/exits. Don't anticipate the campground entrance gate on Dean Avenue to be open; usually only open when big events are going on. You can (99% of the time) enter on Grand Avenue. Drive east and turn right on Hoover Ave to head up a hill to a campground gate. (If you turn on Vermeer Lane, that's okay too.) This brings you in Gate #5 on B Ave. The campground host no longer lives in the house (office) in the campground. Hosts were often at the cylindrical-looking concrete showerhouse/shelter; not hard to find. I was told there are only FOUR sites with 50 amp full hookups. There are 700+ 30 amp full hookup sites, and the majority is electric/water only (50 and 30). We got an adapter that had 2 30-amp male to 1 50-amp female. Most of the posts have 2 or more 30-amp outlets. This allowed us to run both A/Cs. This time we camped in row C of Area #2. We haven't explored much of the other areas, but Area 2 and 3 are the most popular and probably the most level. We had no problem leveling our 40' fifth wheel. If parking below a hill, beware of water runoff during storms. We ended up occupying about 2-3 sites with our extra vehicles; the host never confronted us. Someone was out mowing pretty much everyday. If the grass is getting too long around your site, flag down the mower and they'll take care of it. Very nice staff all-around here. Great place to watch fireworks during July 4th. Beautiful sunsets. Quiet here except during the holiday and the car show. Interior roads can be a bit dusty and many spots with potholes/worn by rain, so they're bumpy. We camped at Iowa State Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Area 2 Row C
Site Surface
Dirt, 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
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Tsing Tsao on University for quick, tasty Chinese food. East Village in downtown has lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. Go to the Downtown Farmer's Market Saturday mornings, but go early. Many good beer breweries now, like Firetrucker in Ankeny and Peace Tree & Exile downtown.

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

York KAMPground, York, Nebraska

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a utilitarian park, not meant for a "camping experience." Reservation not necessary. Stayed for one week. Rate reflects a 15% discount for "Liking" their Facebook page. When we arrived at 3pm on a Saturday, no staff on property. Called the phone number on the office door, no answer and got voicemail; wasn't even sure it was for campground. 5 minutes later, received a call back. Told to pick a site and pay over the phone or wait till someone came in next day. No staff/owners living on site; no gate...no security or watchful eyes. We did see staff there a few days for a few hours at a time. Beware with your pets - weed-killer sprayed on areas between sites. For being a new park, I'm surprised they put in so many sites and so close together. There's a 5-foot wide patch of crabgrass/weeds/dirt between each site. If you do happen to have a neighbor and you both have slides, you will be very close. Their hookups are in your "outdoor space." No landscaping, no trees, no shade. Just a big lot, so less worries about the RV hitting something. No cable. No picnic table. No firepit. Sites/road are newer gravel. Wasn't dusty, but harder to walk in since it's not beat down yet. Hookups functioned as desired. Sewer is in middle of site, and electric/water in back of site. All sites are pull thrus set diagonally. Was told sites are 70' long. The site we were in, which looked as long as the others to us, was not 70'. Our 40' fifth wheel fit fine, but we would have had to park our truck (22') at an angle to fit it in the site too. Graciously, the staff allowed us to use a second site to park our truck and extra vehicle and did not charge us extra. That was very nice of them. Constant road noise from the interstate. Can get very windy! No storm shelter on-site. WiFi worked okay sometimes for email/surfing. Few bars AT&T LTE sometimes, but it also fluctuated to 3G often. If map program can't find campground, use Holiday Inn Express on Noami Rd. We camped at York KAMPground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C12
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
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
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sleepy Sunflower RV Park (formerly Open Corral Campground), Ogallala, Nebraska

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Just an overnight stop. Very glad they offer a Passport America discount. I would not have been thrilled to pay $30+. If you do the PA discount, you have to pay in cash. Person in office was polite and check-in was quick. The host parked all of the RVs there for the night next to each other. Most of the middle row of sites was empty. I think the middle row isn't wide enough for bigger rigs so that could be why. Or we all just paid the Passport America price so they put us all together. Sites are very close, and they do the alternating thing so the few feet of "outdoor space" you have you share with your neighbor. If our neighbor had slides on his rig too, our slides might have been 2-3 feet apart. We leveled easily. No picnic table, no fire pit. Site was dirt/gravel. The hookups were in a convenient location in the site and were in a landscaped area with gravel and a log frame. Hookups worked as desired. We could have fit our 40' fifth wheel and 22' truck on the site if we did not disconnect. Staff graciously allowed us to park our truck and additional vehicle on the site next to us for no extra charge; that was very nice. No grass around the sites but there was some on the sides of the campground. Fields surrounding the campground except on the north side where the interstate is. We could hear the interstate noise all the time and inside our RV. Trains also in the morning, and the noise from the travel center next door also got louder in the morning. This is not a quiet campground because of what's around it. WiFi worked well for surfing websites. Had a few bars of AT&T 3 or 4G. Appears that the owners live on-site which is nice security. Looks like they care about their business; had cute decor and they were out and about working on things. Be cautious when leaving the campground. The grass/bushes along the road are too tall and you can't see if there's any oncoming traffic to the left without pulling into the road. We camped at Sleepy Sunflower RV Park (formerly Open Corral Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Horsetooth Reservoir, South Bay Campground, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed five nights. Great RV site. 50' long by 40' wide. Plenty of room to park our fifth wheel, truck, SUV, flatbed trailer and two motorcycles...with space to spare. A nice reprieve from commercial RV parks. There's a campsite fee plus a ($7) day-use fee for each vehicle. This is very OBVIOUS and is listed on the reservation website, in the confirmation email, on the Larimer County's website, and here in the reviews. We paid $14/day on top of the site fee because we have a truck and an SUV. Was a fine price for what we received. Road to the reservoir is nicely paved. Roads in campground area are mostly dirt/gravel. Not super wide but we were able to maneuver our 40' around fine; took a few attempts to get into our site. There are large rocks along the sides of the road to watch out for. Full Hookups were located in reasonable location in the site, and worked as desired. We levelled easily. Our site was in a loop with only about 8 sites, so less traffic coming/going around us was nice. Firepit and picnic table of good quality. They are set out from the main square of your RV site, giving you lots of breathing room. Neighboring sites not close, and there are 6' tall (and growing) trees/bushes in between the sites. From our site we had a couple peeks of the reservoir in-between taller trees that were closer to the water. Very busy on weekends with boaters and day-users coming/going. Quiet at night though. Still quite a bit of light from Ft Collins and the maintenance building so not the best place for stargazing if that's your thing. Many RVs arriving early so it doesn't seem they are strict about arrival time. We also left 20 min after checkout and no one yelled at us-thanks! AT&T service was basically non-existent; 1 bar of 4G in only a few spots in the campground. Very nice campground hosts. They overcharged us on day-use fees, but went up to the Visitor Center and quickly got a refund. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Horsetooth Reservoir, South Bay Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
S08
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

About an hour to Rocky Mountain National Park. If you're a beer lover, do the New Belgium Brewery tour; it's free but you need to sign up online days in advance. Left Hand Brewery in Longmont also wonderful.

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