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Been fulltiming in my RV with my husband, dogs and cat since 2013.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Deer Creek Valley RV Park, Topeka, Kansas

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

Can't say much more than what the others have said. Rate reflects monthly rate. Wifi was great at our site which happened to be right next to the pole. Neighbors one site away from us and the pole, didn't have a good connection.

Interactions with the guy that works in the office was hit/miss. When asking for information, he was allusive. We were shaking our heads when we left trying to figure out if he was trying to be funny or was having a bad day. When leaving, I went to settle the electric bill; I was told how much more I owed on top of the deposit. I was never given the itemized bill until after I was paid up. They charged me $0.16/kWh, but was told it was going to be $0.15. I didn't have it in writing, and didn't want to have to talk to him again.

I am not a fan of being locked in a night, but found out that the neighborhood isn't all that safe. Also, didn't like the night lights; our windows with the shades down were glowing all night long. We camped at Deer Creek Valley RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you have guts, do the Capitol tour to the dome. Hike around Lake Shawnee, ~7-8 miles. If that is too far, at least, check out the gardens. Nice hiking trails @ Dornwood park (close to RV park) and @ Governor's Mansion (NW side of town).

Nicer hiking trails @ Perry State Park, ~20 minutes.

The public library is amazing. Get all the details about Brown v Board of Education historical site (for free). I especially liked the civil rights timeline that runs throughout the exhibit.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Gitche Gumee RV Park, Marquette, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

I negotiated a rate for two weeks back in March ($350+electric - rate was $0.25/kwh. ). The grounds are treed, and clean. Sites are large with picnic table and a fire ring. We hardly ever have fires, but we did here. Nice quiet, chill kind of place. Loved to be able to cross the street to look at the lake. The hiking trails out back (got to look for them, no sign) go for miles in a wonderfully peaceful setting. My biggest problem is the water. It is orange (stained my shower) and stinks. Very glad we had a RO water system. Owner said to let the water run; it never cleared in two weeks. We were told we could have packages delivered. When none of our mail arrived, a trip to the P.O. revealed that they refuse to deliver here due to some dispute. Some packages happen to be sitting there, others were sent back. It is a bit run down. The theater, various other buildings, and additional sites are under construction which makes parts of it look messy. The fudge shop was closed. It is a good ten minute drive to downtown Marquette. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Sand, 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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Sculpture park 4.5 miles to the east.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Big Fish 'n Campground, Lafayette, Indiana

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

Previous reviewer did a great job at describing my experience here. Wanted to give a more recent review to show that the place has not changed much, price went up some. We had an end spot that made it feel less cramped. We discovered people leave their RVs there and visit on occasion. Thus one of our neighbors was never there in the week we were there. So the only neighbor we had were behind us. We camped at Big Fish 'n Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Illinois State Fair Campgrounds, Springfield, Illinois

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects weekly rate. The place was practically empty being pre-Memorial Day. Most others were on the FHU on grass; it was too crowded for us. The FHU on asphalt wasn't appealing. Tall grass spot with W+E with no one else near was our choice. They have a dump station. The grass around us eventually got mowed. These spots are very closely spaced and most were on a slope. No picnic table or fire ring.

If it were a busy time, then you may have a different experience. Loved walking around the grounds. Shower house was large and heated (it was chilly out), but not very clean. Same clumps of hair were still there after a week. Check out how the water comes out before committing to a stall. When we arrived, the CG manager took us for a ride around the grounds; how cool is that?! (Not something they normally do.)

They said we could have mail delivered there, but UPS couldn't figure it out. Luckily we had a few days to resolve it by my going to UPS to pick up my package.

They had a free concert while we were here. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The location is perfect for visiting all the Lincoln related stuff in town. We walked the 2+ miles; 6th street is the better route. Lincoln park is an easy walk (take a right out of gate 10 or 11 and go one block).

The Lincoln Museum was fantastic.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Clinton State Park, Lawrence, Kansas

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We were told CG #3 had more space between sites; we did all the loops and were not pleased with our options. A CG #1 premium struck our fancy. Not that I wanted to pay the extra $2/night for 50 amps, but we needed to stay for a 3 weeks and I was being picky. I assume premium is for the 50 amp service; it is certainly not for the view of the lake. We could see bit and pieces of water through the leaves, not worth extra $$. Lake is down a couple of steep sets of stairs and then there is no access due to vegetation. Lots of trails running along the lake between the campground and the lake. It rained and the trails were still very wet 3+ days later. We ended up walking on the road a lot; there were a lot of cars passing us. Most were courteous, except for the one that almost ran me over. Beach is a good 20+ minute walk on the trails or on the road. From the beach parking lot, it is 127 steps down to the beach! Bathrooms were fairly clean, mostly bugs and webs; one time I did encounter a mess like the previous reviewer mentioned. I felt it pretty pricey for no sewer hook ups. They say it is $23 for camping, but you also have to add the $5/night fee for your vehicles and another $3 per reservation fee. The touristy part of Lawrence is at least 20 min drive. We won't forget this place for an RV caught fire and burned to the ground across from us (well spaced sites! we didn't have to move) and the folks at the dump station that dumped without use of a hose despite my offer to use my hose. I certainly hope your stay isn't as eventful. We camped at Clinton State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
CG 1 A16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

HyVee on Clinton Parkway is a pretty good grocery store and has recycle bins in the back parking lot. Norge Village Coin Laundry is the closest, but go the few extra blocks south to 31st St Laundry, much cleaner.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

El Dorado State Park, El Dorado, Kansas

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

There are many areas to this state park scattered around the lake, within the areas are multiple campgrounds. We sought out the Walnut River Area since we were told it blocks more wind. The campsites are a mix from primitive to full hook ups, first come-first served to reserveable, short term to long term. For as many options in camping, there are more in fees. There is a vehicle fee ($5/day), camping fee ($21 for E+W) and a transaction fee ($3). You can pay the flat fees or get a 14-day camping pass ($112.50) or a monthly camping fee ($225ish) and/or a year vehicle pass ($25). Ghez, so much work before even parking our rig. The woman at the booth was very pleasant to explain this all to us. We ended up in Big Oak campground which was nearly empty, very quiet, lots of big trees, on the river. We had a picnic table (out front) and fire ring and grill (out back?!) Loved the paved hiking trails since it was wet. If dry there were lots of dirt trails that I would have liked to explore. There is laundry, but it was very dirty. Like other reviewers mentioned, the showers were scary, relatively clean but no curtains. One opening had 3 showers in cluster...you'd have to see it to believe it. One of the toilets was on the ground, I assume in the middle of repair, but I didn't check in on the progress. We camped at El Dorado State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Cherry Hill Mobile Home Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

The site was long, but narrow, not slide outs touching, but close enough that you wanted to keep your shades down. There was gravel for the RV, a concrete pad for the truck and another concrete pad as a patio. There was no picnic table or fire ring. Train goes through the center of the park but I only remember hearing it a couple of times during our week long stay. There was some road noise, not enough to justify ear plugs with the windows open. It is across the street from a water treatment facility; the stank was only noticeable when walking on the bike path. There are three different directions you can go on the bike path right from here. Full hook ups were conveniently located. Wifi is only in certain locations like the office. Noticed cars in the lot by the office one night; someone mentioned it was bingo night. I guess transients are not notified. Lots of bits of trash everywhere and our site had over a foot high grass. There were folks mowing and raking, but not keeping up with whole place. There were large lush trees, birds, squirrels, and rabbits. Not great, but not bad either. We camped at Cherry Hill Mobile Home Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
302
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Central State Park at Lake Arcadia, Edmond, Oklahoma

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

I agree with the previous reviewer about Central State Park. We had an option of 3 spots, the one that we figured we could fit in was very unlevel and filthy with foil on the grill, carpet in the fire pit. The picnic table was around back, no space out front; it was a drop down to the lake. Neighbors very close. They suggested we check out Scissortail Campground which is associated with Central State Park, a bit south off 15th Street. The campground is in a neighborhood (huge lots), but it is surrounded by woods that you would never know others were near by. There are 38ish large sites on the lake. There was no beach and no boat launch. There were bathrooms, the best shower that I have ever had (hot and powerful), and a playground. There were some horse trails off the entrance road, I am not sure how legit it was for us to use them. My husband took his bike out there and said they were pretty short (2 mi). You could see other sites, but they were pretty far. Water was same situation as central with having to run a hose for very long distance. I noticed those who got there first did put Y-connectors for others to tap into. Litter all over, we made our dog walks with trash bags, so hopefully you won't notice as much. :) Very quiet and peaceful. Also the price was cheaper at $25 wkend, and $20 weekday. We stayed a week and got one $20 night free. Lots of birds, ducks, geese, deer; we were very happy that we choose this place. There is a dump station. The web site says premium sites are $5 more, premium is with water view. We found it breezy by the water during this time of year and that in-land was better. We camped at Central State Park at Lake Arcadia in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
436
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Elk City Lake Park Campground, Elk City, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

All prior reviews reflect what we discovered. They installed new power pedestals with 50amp. The water is two below ground spigots for sites to share; they are very far away from the sites. A bit tight maneuvering to get our 35' fifth wheel in, but doable. Sites are not very level. We wanted to stay hooked up for pending storms, but it would have been way off level to stay hooked up. Very nice 10 mile trail around the lake. Disc golf and boat ramp on site. Clean enough when doing a drive by, but lots and lots of bits of trash everywhere. The bathrooms were a single pit toilet with no door, not for the faint of heart. We camped at Elk City Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

National Route 66 Museum (one of a set of museums) in town. Surprisingly good restaurant choices. We had an excellent meal at Prairiefire. And a very good experience at Roma's Italian, a better dining experience than the exterior and interior would otherwise suggest.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio, New Mexico

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

Besides being a mostly open dirt/gravel parking lot, we got a warm welcome from the other campers, a very friendly chatty group. I think the owner fosters this environment, he was a card. It was quiet. Hook ups worked as expected. No picnic tables, but a few cable spools that you could roll over to your site. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Right outside the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Dogs are not allowed in the refuge, but we noticed a trailhead prior to the refuge sign. There was no sign saying no-dogs so we were able to do a nice hike in the area.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Guernsey State Park, Guernsey, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Mid-week in September, the place was practically deserted. We loved it. I can imagine it would feel a bit cramped if full (hence a few points off, I didn't want you to go in the summer and be disappointed). Great view of lake, great hiking/biking trails. The museum is spectacular; the information is presented in such a way that you can easily come away with new knowledge. The building and display cases are worth checking out even if you don't want to learn anything. ; ) There are three other CCC structures worth seeking out. We had a water + electricity site. We camped at Guernsey State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, Helena, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Prior review still applies, but to reiterate a few points: Make sure you fill up your water in the parking lot where you register. If you have a large vehicle, you may want to shop around for the best site before committing to one. We had an end one with a good drop to into; it was pretty level once in. Fire pits, picnic tables and trash barrel at each site. When we pulled in, we were disappointed with the depressing landscape of mostly dirt and some weeds, but there was hardly anyone else around, the view was amazing, and it was very quiet except for the occasional train. Within minutes though, we were loving it. Locals walk their dogs (almost all off-leash) here resulting in more much more activity than just the campers. Excellent location for seeing the Helena sights. Loved being able to do a loop around the fairgrounds with our dogs. If you've got kids, there is a pond where children-only can fish and a great huge playground. If full, then I can imagine it feeling much more cramped. We camped at Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Beaver Valley Haven, Wibaux, Montana

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Wide open grass field. Ground was very uneven. Woman who checked us in was very nice; the only other camper came over to chat. There were a few fire rings and picnic tables, not enough for everyone. No WiFi or cable. Between Rt 94 and the RV park, the most direct route is Rt 7 (N Wibaux St). This road goes under the railroad tracks with a height clearance of 14'. We didn't risk it; we went over the tracks via G Street which is a few blocks west. We camped at Beaver Valley Haven in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Easy walk to the Beaver Creek Brewery on Orgain Ave. Continue heading west on Orgain Ave to check out a cool stone church, and a bit further west is a park with a statue of Wibaux.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Badland Development RV Park, Baker, Montana

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

Wide open gravel parking lot which was soft due to recent rain. Spots were oddly placed. Most of our problem identifying where to park is that the water and sewer were placed at the rear of the space; electric was more reasonably placed. Water hookup was poorly designed; it was very hard to screw our hose on. WiFi was supposed to be included, but didn't work. As the street name implies, there are train tracks across the street; it only ran a few times during the one night we stayed. The lot takes up the whole block between 4th & 5th and Everett Ave & Railroad Ave. Call the park a few minutes before you arrive to allow staff time to get to the lot to check you in. We camped at Badland Development RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Nice trail around the lake. Skate park was not quite done yet, but already looks amazing.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

John Martin Reservoir State Park, Hasty, Colorado

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Price includes $7/car load day fee and $24 camping fee. Being early in the season and midweek, we scored a lake front spot in the Lake Hasty campground (with electricity). It was very spacious, fairly level with a picnic table under a roof. We just barely fit width-wise with our opposing slideouts and the picnic table roof. No water or sewer at the sites. There is a dump station (no potable water at the dump station). There are water spigots about and a dish washing sink in the comfort station. The comfort station also has three sets of washing machines/driers for $1 ea. These were open the entire time of our stay. The bathroom part of the comfort station opened in the middle of our stay, that is where the change machines are. They didn't work well (either bring quarters or lots of small bills). My one attempt at a shower ($0.50/3 minutes, $0.25/minute thereafter) wasn't hot enough for me. There is a fair amount of hiking (around the lake, one-way through the park, and across the dam). I loved the view of water and the pelicans, but there were things that were off putting that prevented me from loving the place. I guess to throw it into a general category would be the other campers: campers two spaces over on both sides with loud music (during the day but still...OMG I am turning into my mother!), one with their dogs off leash, lots of trash on the trails and especially at the fishing spots, Sunday night people left their trash bags on the ground at the overflowing dumpster, Monday morning the ranger is cleaning up the mess after the animals got in it, during the week someone didn't get their fish carcass in the dumpster and again the animals got at it. We camped at John Martin Reservoir State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Neat displays in the Visitors Center, plus they have little Cliff bars for free.

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