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Tom's Cove Park

Chincoteague, Virginia

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This huge campground is located right on Assateague Channel, we had a clear view of the lighthouse and saw ponies grazing across the channel. Many campsites have a view of the water. The actual waterfront sites are only water/electric. There are full hook-up sites just across the road from many of them. The park only takes cash/checks. They do not accept reservations by phone. For advanced reservations, you print out a form from their website and mail it in with a check. Even then, you can not reserve a specific site. We called at the last minute and they said they had plenty of room for drive-ins, and they did. We drove in and chose our site, and then told the folks in the office where we were. We were among 4 campers in our section during the week, and 20 more joined us on the weekend. The section we were in could accommodate 60 or 70. Your utilities may be on the "other" side depending on what site you are in, so bring long hoses, etc. The firewood was reasonably price, and dry and easy to burn. Bring a fire ring if you have one, it you don't campers have built rings out of bricks and blocks. We 'borrowed' ours from an unoccupied site. It is a lovely park with friendly and helpful staff. We definitely plan to return here.

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We stopped here unaware of the huge Battle at Bristol football game that weekend. We needed a spot for the night as we were just passing through. The manager found us a spot, even though they were fully booked for the weekend. The park has terraces of level campsites. The utilities were easy to reach. It is near a lake that had been drained for dam work at the time we were there. We were pleased to learn they are open year-round, since we pass this way in the early Spring every year and many campgrounds are closed.

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This is a very large KOA near to the Opryland Concert Hall and Conference Center complex. It is well cared for. Like other KOA's, the sites are close together. They have Deluxe sites that are a bit further apart (and more expensive), but we were very comfortable in our Full Hookup site. The pool is new and well maintained. It was sizzling hot while we were in Nashville, so we were happy to cool off at the end of a day of touring. Staff were VERY helpful and attentive.

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We stopped here while traveling US Route 40 (lots of hills and views). The campground is very rural. The entrance and exit are on either sides of a private residence. When you are coming from Route 40, you will get to the entrance before you come to the exit. This is a large and lovely campground. There are quite a few seasonal campsites where decks and landscaping have been added to travel trailers. The campground is clean. The campsites are mostly level - which is a feat considering the slope of the hill that the campground is on. There are cabins and a nice swimming pool. If we were in this area, we would camp here again.

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We stopped here to get off the road and were pleasantly surprised. This municipally owned/run park is located next to the coliseum in Fort Wayne. Yet, it has trees and is next to the river, and feels like you aren't really downtown. The camp host was fabulous and welcoming. Our site was level, and had electricity and water. There is a dump station, which we used, across the road from the campground. Surprise of all surprises, you can take a 5 minute walk to Johnny Appleseed's grave site located between the campground and the coliseum.

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This is a gorgeous State Park on the shores of Lake Michigan. The sand beach extends for miles. The beach south of the light house is designated for dogs, and dog families. It is the nicest beach of the whole area with wide areas of sand and shallow water. While we were there the water was warm, though we were told that is not always the case. You can not visit the lighthouse, though you can take photos. There are bicycle paths which allow you to get around while avoiding the main roads. We were surprised to find that a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail (Happy 100th Birthday NPS!) runs through the State Park. We had a huge, electricity only site. It was surrounded by woods, giving the impression of privacy. We will definitely stay here again.

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Springsteel Resort and Marina is a fishing resort with a handful of campsites for non-seasonal folks. There are 2 full service sites. The rest are electric only. They do not take reservations. Arrive, select a site that suits you, and then go to the bait house and complete a guest reservation form. You pay when you leave. The open campsites are on the left just before you reach the restaurant and bait house. The folks here are crazy about fishing in Lake of the Woods. They are super friendly and stop by to visit. The restaurant is pretty good. The view of the lake is pretty good, too. You are very near (3 miles) Canada, so if your cell phone works, it may think it is in Canada. We stayed here as a staging spot to visit the Northwest Angle, the Northern most spot in the lower 48 states. Once in the Angle, we found that there is a campground there at another fishing resort. We liked Springsteel. We used the boat ramp to launch our kayaks and had a paddle in the lake. Lake of the Woods is really big, it is the 37th largest in the world.

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This park is a special and unusual place. It is a strip of 23 campsites in the narrow strip of land between the Mississippi River and a train track. On the other side of the train track is a road and on the other side of the road is the levee that protects the town of Canton MO from flooding. The campground is right next to a lock and dam, and you can watch barges go through the lock. We stayed one night and got to watch quite a few go through. When we woke up in the morning, we found several barges in front of our campsite waiting their turns. Great fun! Some of the sites are full service, ours was just water and electric. The campground seemed to be a favorite of local folks who come from 50-60 miles away to enjoy the River. The view of the Mississippi is extraordinary. If you are in a motor home, you back in to your campsite, with the River right outside your front window. There are no bath houses, there is a porta-potty, so you must be self-contained. If you call their phone number, you get City Hall. The folks at City Hall post a list of which sites are reserved on a bulletin board at the entrance. You pay by check or cash using an honor box. The train has been mentioned in other posts. It goes through 2 intersections with roads near the campground, and blows its whistle for each intersection, no matter the time of day or night. The train clatter is loud and long. However, it wasn't awful, it just adds to the uniqueness of this campground. We would definitely stay here again!

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This campground has a brand new, squeaky clean feel to it. As you drive in, you pass between two gorgeous totem pole type chain saw carvings. More carvings from the same artist are placed around the log cabin style building that houses the office. Our campsite was shady, level and the utilities were easy to use. There is a pond, which we saw families swimming in, with a beach . There is a giant pillow bounce and some kind of train thing that pulls little kids around the campground in the evening. We enjoyed the swimming pool. It looked like one campsite had access to a hot tub.

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We liked this campground so much that we decided to stay a second night. It is quiet and restful, though not far from stores and highways and the other aspects of civilization. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A local road runs through the campground. The office and 1o or so campsites are on one side of the road, and the remaining 35 or so sites are on the other. There are a few cabins. The swimming pool is really nice.

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This huge campground has asphalt roads and back-in pads. Most sites are set up predictably the same. There is no shade, though there are a few trees. There is a flag on each number post at each site to use to notify the shuttle that runs to the casino. You check in at a building outside the campground, they give you an access card to get in the gate to the campground.

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This campground is part of a tribal run casino/marina/campground complex. The casino is under renovation and about 1/4 of the campsites were taken up with piles of building materials. Those should be freed up when the construction is completed. The campground is small and a little weedy. However, we had an amazing view of Lake Superior from our window. Who sees weeds when you can look at that! The staff was super helpful. We called to make a reservation late in the game and they were full. However, they keep a few sites for walk-ins. So we got there early and got one of those sites. All good. There are a convenience store, car wash, gas station and post office as part of the complex. Wifi was terrible. We were told that we could use wifi in the casino hotel lobby, which ended up being 2 chairs and a broken desk next to a doorway. The campground staff were welcoming and helpful, the casino staff were rude and unhelpful. We turned off our Verizon phones, there was no reception. The campground is biking distance to the Grand Marais National Monument and the ferry (3 miles away) that takes you to Isle Royale National Park (Happy 100th Birthday NPS!). We would definitely stay here again.

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This municipally owned/run campground is located both on the shores of Lake Superior and the Grand Marais harbor. There is a pebble beach on the lake and a sand beach on the harbor. The location is beautiful. The campground is huge, and, at the time we were there, crowded. However, we pulled in without a reservation, and they had a spot for us. It is an easy walk to town. There are a bunch of fun restaurants in town surrounding the harbor. We stayed here for a quick overnight stay on our way to Grand Portage MN and the ferry to Isle Royale National Park (Happy 100th Birthday NPS!). We will definitely stay here again, next time for longer so we can enjoy the campground and the town.

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This is the nicest campground near the Badlands National Park (Happy 100 Birthday NPS!). After a day in the hot, unrelenting sun touring the Park, the shady trees, and crystal clear swimming pool were a welcome relief. Our first campsite was in the late afternoon sun, we asked and were moved to a shadier site. The staff were super welcoming and very easy to work with. This campground had been recommended to us by a friend. After passing other campgrounds in the area, we were very glad that we followed up on the recommendation. The campground is pretty full during the summer tourist months so schedule ahead.

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This older campground is very clean and very well run. The campsites are shady (a nice feature during the hot weather), level and large. We stayed here two times, once in both directions on our trip to South Dakota. The pool has concrete sides, which was a bit unusual, but it is super clean and so refreshing. I can't say enough about how helpful and pleasant the staff was to work with. We liked it enough to stay here a second time.