About Judy Birchland

Five year full timer who just bought a house in a small town due to shoulder season issues in Manitoba. We go south in winter to escape snow as I have severe snow mould allergy and terrible asthma in the cold.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

St Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port Saint Joe, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want miles of white sand beaches to walk on without seeing hardly a soul and wild rolling Gulf coast surf, this is the place for you. It is a long narrow peninsula with miles and miles of beach. Another nice feature is there are elevated boardwalks to the beach and between the campsites behind dunes. The campsites are packed white sand. This park is a well loved and oft visited one so reservations are in order. We got lucky and got the last possible site available for two nights without a reservation. The roads are narrow and the campsites are a bit tricky to get in and out of. Some are nicely spaced and private but ours was right on top of our neighbours and our slide out was almost touching the next site's tents. We had rolling surf to serenade us at night along with three owls hooting to each other which was so pleasant. We saw snowy egrets, great blue herons and many other birds. And of course we took long long walks on the beach. We camped at St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

This place is all about white sand beaches and quiet. Make a reservation!

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for two nights. I was expecting to see surf but the park is literally in a big lagoon behind a key so no surf. It's a short drive to the gulf shores national preserves over a big bridge you can see from the campground. The beaches are kind of pathetic for the area, being just thin strips of sand on marshland. There were alligator signs everywhere so I don't think I would have done much swimming anyway. Even so we had a really nice stay in this park. The trails are a rare treat, over dunes, and there were little informational signs everywhere so we learned the names of trees and plants. I find staff at state parks are usually stuffy and bureaucratic but everyone here was exceptional nice and friendly. Our site was a spacious back in. Everything was clean and well maintained. This would be a really great place to stay with anyone who loves military jets because we were treated to an almost constant airshow all day long including several flybys with the pilots doing really close flying formations and stunts. We also saw big military helicopters. Not so great if you aren't into the sound of freedom though. Traffic from the nearby bridge to Gulf Island beaches was a bit much even at night. We would stay again. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Take the two miles hike to the east beach and go up the tower. Lovely walk. We saw so many birds!

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Big Biloxi Campground, Saucier, Mississippi

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our third stay at Big Buloxi and not anywhere near or as pleasant. The area south of the campground has undergone a huge surge in development. There were many new businesses of all kinds right up to the turnoff for the campsite (which is on a very old rusty sign mostly hidden behind a bush). This visit there were on site campground hosts present keeping an eye on things. Last two trips we didn't see any hosts. There were a lot more campers this time with the place more than half full. The place didn't really 'feel' as nice as before. There were quite a few families who looked like they were just this side of homeless in real old wrecks of rigs with tarp tents and awnings and even though there is a 14 day maximum stay rule, their campsites looked like they had been set up a lot longer than that. We saw people washing their rigs, hanging their laundry, and just lounging about with a lot more noise and swearing and cigarette butt tossing going on. The campground hosts were patrolling frequently. There were some dogs running around loose as well. Maybe it was just a bad bunch of campers during this stay but we didn't feel secure or comfortable as we have in the past. Not sure if we will would stay again. We camped at Big Biloxi Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
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
No
Tips for other Campers:

Gulf Port has just exploded in growth on the north side of the interstate. There were lots of big box shopping places on the trip from the interstate to Saucier.

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Kincaid Lake Campground A, Boyce, Louisiana

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our to night stay in this lovely little gem of a spot. There are two small loops. The campground has sites that vary widely from very small sites to huge spacious ones. All but one are back in. The campground is located on a peninsula with the lake on three sides so you have this 'goes on forever' twisting turning drive in but it is well worth the drive. Our site was lovely, wide and easy in and out. Bathrooms were clean and showers had abundant hot water. There was a really nice playground for the kids. The campground hosts were both attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Electric and water hook ups at the sites were in like new condition. The road was not in as good shape and had some potholes and broken edges to the roadway. Many of the site have their own fishing piers. We really enjoyed a long long walk on the trails. The place is mixed evergreen cedars and deciduous trees. The only thing that bothered me is that it appears way over due for a controlled burn. Debris was waist deep in places off the trails and pine needle straw was often three inches thick under our feet. Give the layout with a single road in and out it could get very nasty in a forest fire. No surprise, all open fires were banned during our stay. We camped at Kincaid Lake Campground A in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The campground is only a short distance to Alexandria where all amenities are available. In spite of the 16mile/26km trip into the site from the main highway at Gardner it is well worth the trip and paved all the way.

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Brookeland/Lake Sam Rayburn KOA, Brookeland, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

When we arrived at 5:00pm no one was around. The managers telephone message system did not work. We could not get the washroom codes. Laundry room codes or access the WIFI because we lacked a code. This really bothered us since we decided to pay extra in order to have a laundry and WIFI. The owner was present promptly at opening and he was most apologetic, explained how his telephone had been out of charge and he was indeed unavailable for two hours and it was not normal. He immediately made it right by going us a partial refund, and telling us we could stay as long past check out as we needed without extra charge. We were also offered free firewood so we could have a fire. This made us feel much better. The park itself is a higher end resort style KOA with lovely grounds and lots of grass and trees. We will be back ins site of the mix up on our arrival. We camped at Brookeland/Lake Sam Rayburn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Rayburn Park (COE), Jasper, Texas

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

So we arrive at the campground and are greeted by the host. According to the host they work as volunteers over the winter so they can avoid moving and the Army Corps of Engineers makes a special exception for them and therefore they can accept no money, no cards, not even cash. You can only camp here if you have a reservation made in advance on the computer system or by telephone with the extra $10 reservation fee. You absolutely cannot pay by cash. We were advised by a frantic host to drive into the campground, pick two sites we liked, and then telephone the reservation system and hope one is available. It took over half an hour waiting on the telephone to get this taken care of and while waiting we were told over and over again in the recording that it was easier to do it on line. That's all well and good except we checked on line while we had internet and we saw nothing about how you must have advance reservations for this particular campsite because the campground hosts are all volunteer and without their volunteering and doing everything for free when union people would be paid so much mare....and so on and so on for as long as you care to listen to the host.... Anyway, after that very bad start, we did finally get into a space. The place is kind of run down with rusted metal bars marking the campsites and many of the sites are sloped and uneven and there are potholes everywhere. Plus many of the sites were really short. We did find a reasonably level one looking out onto the lake but the whole thing left a very bad taste in our mouths. This was doubly so because all our other Army Corps of Engineer stays have been so positive. We camped at Rayburn Park (COE) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Make reservations and pay in advance during winter. Campground hosts cannot accept anything even an exact cash payment and will talk your ear off about their conditions while explaining it.

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Bonham State Park, Bonham, Texas

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

This little park is a gem. It is small as state campgrounds go with less than two dozen spots. The lake is small and placid and lovely. The sites vary from very long drive through to short back ins. It is all very spic and span and new as if the park has just undergone a major renovation. The trails around the lake are very nice. There are lots of birds and we saw fox and deer tracks. Bonus they have a trial internet. You can't do more than simple browsing but it works for that if you walk up to the Ranger Station. We camped at Bonham State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

One road in is closed during winter so getting into and out of the dump is problematic because you have to turn back 180 degrees and the space is very tight. There is a parking lot just before the closure point out of sight around the bend further up the closed road with a lot more room to turn around in if you are having trouble getting out of the dump.

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Lake Arrowhead State Park, Wichita Falls, Texas

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

This is a nice state park. It has big spacious lots, both drive through and back in. There are sites with water and electric, and site with water. None have sewer. The lake itself and is large and there is a beach and fishing docks. The first thing we noticed was an abundance of words and the second under of prairie dogs. There were prairie dog mounds and holes all over our campsite and they were fun to watch. If you don't like prairie dogs park nearer the gate. The prairie dog town is around sites 37 and higher. There is an old, noisy, smelly, pump jack still pumping sweet crude near the washrooms. The steady thumping would have driven me crazy during the night so we parked far away. The washrooms were older and need a paint job but they were clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were there in December and it was very quiet, less than 1/4 full. We camped at Lake Arrowhead State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Lake McClellan Recreation Area , Alanreed, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

A huge disappointment; I have stayed at National Forests campgrounds and I have never before encountered one so miserable and neglected. We arrived after dark. There was no map or any guidance as to where the campsite was so we ended up going down a few blind areas that were very hard to turn around in before finally pulling into the first site with an electric post that we could find. In the morning we discovered our water hydrant was cracked so that when we turned on the water, we had a gushing geyser spraying every which way and soaking the ground. We tried to find another campsite because we like to stay two days at each stop but we found either geysers or dry wells. Our site was miserable, sloped, full of holes and far too short for our rig. The bathrooms and showers were a disaster. Each toilet and sink and the taps and shower floors had a small circle of immaculately clean area but the rest of the buildings were a disaster. There were holes in the roofs, bird and insect nests in every corner and branches, dirt, debris and garbage everywhere beyond the little circle of clean as if the bathroom maintenance was being done on a work to rule basis. The electrical stands were in horrible shape with broken covers, some circuits hanging loose, some working, some not. Everything just a huge mess. Now to be fair, one of the other campers told me there had been a severe storm and then wildfires over the summer that made the huge mess. There certainly was something "off" about the place as I awoke wheezing and my husband had eye irritation and cough. The trees looked both storm twisted and fire burnt. We did not see a single bird or other sign of wildlife. Maybe the place will be fixed up soon, but for now it is a mess and I can't just recommend it. Boondocking at one of the nearby truck stops would be better. We left after breakfast. We camped at Lake McClellan Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Albuquerque Central KOA, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

This is a higher end KOA. It must be in a bad part of town because they have very strict security with constant patrols. lock gates at night, and strict attention paid to who is coming and going. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our site was a typical sort for a KOA with the other campers nearby and a small patch of coarse desert grass. The playground and pool (which was closed) looked nice and big. We enjoyed their very nice hot tub our first evening. The dog park area was just loose gravel and two narrow fenced lots. The dogs did not enjoy it. We walked them around the campsite instead. They placed all the dog owners together and we were surrounded by dogs, most very nice but one nasty threesome of very spoiled small yappy dogs two sites over barked incessantly, literally by the hour, day and night. That was very unpleasant to put up with. Not the fault of the KOA but the constantly roving security didn't seem to care. The washrooms and showers near our campsite were as luxurious as a fancy spa consisting of three individual rooms instead of male and female rooms with stalls so a family or couple can shower together. The laundromat was spacious and immaculate and a reasonable $2.25 for wash and $1.75 for dry. Propane was very cheap. The cost of this KOA was surprisingly high $50/night even with our KOA discount. It is in the city of Albuquerque itself, on the east side, and very close to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and Physics which is why we stopped there for two nights. For some reason our KOA accumulated points were valued at $20 at previous stops but when I inquired about using our points towards the $50 I was informed the same points were only worth $10 here. Very nice campground but I don't see what was worth 1.5X higher price compared to other KOAs we stayed at this trip except location in the city. We don't plan on going back. We camped at Albuquerque Central KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Ruins Road RV Park & Campground, Aztec, New Mexico

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

This is a nice simple little RV park we pulled into and stayed at for two nights so we could spend a day at the Aztec Ruins National Monument. Our host was friendly and helpful but they only take cash of US cheque. They do not accept cards. The place was neat and clean. There are mostly winter full time residents there. Everyone was pleasant. We felt safe. There is a section down by the river that looks like it could be tenting grounds. We enjoyed walking our dogs there. We did not see washrooms or showers. Maybe they are closed for the season, maybe there just wasn't any. Our site was big and wide and spacious. The campground is a three block walk from the Aztec Ruins National Monument. We could visit without unhitching. We camped at Ruins Road RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow 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
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Aztec Ruins national Monument is the whole reason we stayed at the campground. It is perfect for that purpose. Be prepared to pay in cash.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Spanish Trail RV Park & Campground, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a very pleasant stay at this campground. We arrived on a Tuesday and stayed a week. The staff were pleasant and helpful and we were escorted to our site. We used this campground as our home base while we went to the various sites in and around Moab. The showers were clean, the water hot. This is a desert so the grounds were barren dirt and gravel with some scrubby desert plants but clean. Our site was level but the rows are in tiers so to get my trailer into the right spot I had to have my truck on the incline downward making it a bit awkward to hitch and unhitch. You are expected to unhitch and put your tow vehicle in beside your trailer, which worked well. We had a small grass patch, a mature tree, and a nice picnic table at our site. The views were spectacular with red cliffs in back and a stunning vista of the La Sal Mountains in front. They mark the sites with big boulders which is a bit awkward. I tripped over one getting out of my vehicle and scraped my ankle. The WIFI would come and go and we had to take out our own repeater over the weekend when it was blocked by several large rigs that arrived for Thanksgiving. The day we left, a WIFI repair truck pulled in to work on it. When the WIFI worked, it was very fast, you just had to expect the signal to drop every 30 minutes. The cable was excellent. They have a really nice set up for dogs which we appreciated. There is a long outer path that followed the fence around most of the park and there is a medium sized fenced pen. They have a $50 fine for poop and they enforce it so the dog walk and play area was blessedly clean. There is also a trail outside the park in front and a road up on the south side which were nice for dog walking. During the week, the place was about 1/3 full. It was nearly full on the Thanksgiving weekend and yet we did not feel crowded because of how nicely laid out the sites are. Our fee was based on low winter rates. Make reservations if possible for holidays and summer. We camped at Spanish Trail RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Don't miss the Moab Museum. Mondays are free and it is worth the stop to get the history and background to the area.

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Butch Cassidy RV Park and Campground, Salina, Utah

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We had break down and we were behind schedule after the repair. We noticed this little campground open just as we were about to turn onto the interstate. We were greeted warmly and welcomed and given helpful friendly service for hook up. This is quaint picturesque little campground in a nice setting. The showers were immaculate, heated and hot water was abundant. Overall we were very happy and felt it was well worth the unexpected stop. It was not perfect. If you want WIFI you must take one of the exceptionally narrow short pull throughs. We barely fit and it was the most closely packed situation we have ever stayed at. It was hard to get in and out of the site due to how narrow it was and two trees in not very good places. Also the sewer cap next door was missing and stank so after I hooked up my hose I put the sewer cap over the next door one. In the morning I took a long walk with my dogs and it is pretty neat little spot. The tent area looked very nice. The laundry was well equipped and immaculate and the pool (which was closed for the season) was a decent size. If you have your own WIFI take one of the much larger sites near the dump in back. Some interstate noise but the ridge masks it so we had no trouble sleeping. There is no cable but our TV scanned the air and picked up 22 channels so I think they are broadcasting some kind of digital signal. They have two pet goats and a bunch of exotic birds like peacocks and many chickens contentedly scratching adding to a rustic ambience. If we come this way again we'll be back for an overnight but I don't think I'd want to stay a long time. We camped at Butch Cassidy RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Laramie KOA, Laramie, Wyoming

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

We stayed here for one week while my husband attended a conference at the local university. The KOA is perfectly located for a stay in Laramie. As KOA's go it is a midrange one. There is no pool but there is a very nice playground and the fenced dog park is big enough for my big dogs to cut loose and run. Showers were clean and had abundant hot, WIFI was recently upgraded and it was great. Cable had quite a few channels. We were there in winter which meant no running water at the sites and we had a discount due to that. Staff were pleasant and friendly. One big negative was that the staff work limited hours in winter and are not there on Sunday. It was not a problem for us but people coming in Saturday night were stuck for things like the bathroom code and WIFI. It is right near the interstate and a main trucking route so there was a lot of truck noise. We camped at Laramie KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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:

If you have sociable dogs, there is a really great off leash dog park a short drive away at the Optimist Park near Garfield Rd and Snowy Range Rd. We went twice a day during our stay.

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Happy Holiday Resort, Rapid City, South Dakota

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Washrooms were clean, our site was a spacious pull through, the showers had abundant hot water, the WIFI was excellent, the cable was great. They refilled our propane tank while we were there and returned it to our site and helped us put it back. I suspect this campground would crazy busy summer and the spaces are not that big but we liked it so much we stayed two nights instead of the one we had planned. My only complaint is they have no specified fenced dog play area although you can walk your dog anywhere and they are dog friendly otherwise. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The road to Mount Rushmore on 16A/244 through Keystone is very steep and demanding grade both going up and down in several places. I would recommend that if you plan to go to Mt Rushmore either leave your trailer behind or use the 16/385/244 road further south through Hill City. We barely got up 16A/244 and a ranger said they often see rigs having to stop and get tows on the northern route in. We took the 244/385 out and had no trouble and it is all at a much more reasonable grade.

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