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We stayed here for 3 nights. It's right in Jacksonville so it was close to where we needed to be. The majority of the park is either mobile homes or long-term RVers. The front of the park is for the short-termers. The staff is very friendly and all the amenities worked fine. The lots are pretty small so our neighbor's awning was almost touching our slides. Fleetwood advertises free wifi but during our stay it was unusable. Either it would not let us on or else once on, it wouldn't let us do much surfing before it stopped working. The RV park is located right off a main road so there is a fair bit of road noise and there's a train that passes nearby in the early mornings. If you're a light sleeper the noise may bother you. We'd probably stay at a different rv park a little further from Jacksonville the next time we're in the area.

     

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Skidaway Island State Park

Savannah, Georgia

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We stayed at Skidaway Island State Park while we were visiting Savannah, it's only around 15 minutes away from downtown. They have REALLY long pull-through sites, which makes it very easy to park your car in front or behind your coach. There is also a fair amount of space between you and your neighbors, plus each site has plenty of trees between you and your neighbor. The park and all the sites are very shady so our coach stayed pretty cool during our stay. It's very peaceful and beautiful with a lot of great trails you can walk, bike, or jog. They are very dog friendly, you can take the dogs on all the trails and roads in the park too. They only just started adding sewer to their sites so only around 10 have full hookups while the rest are water/electric. Our full hookup site was great and everything worked perfectly. The staff is friendly, all the campers are quiet and respectful of each other. There are a lot of mosquitoes here, you need to use insect repellent generously if you don't want to be eaten alive. There is also no wireless available at our site but we got great signal for AT&T and Verizon cellular. There is a one-time $5 park fee for your vehicle (not your RV). It allows you to come in and out of the park at any time. We really did enjoy our stay here and would stay here again.

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Fancy RV resorts aren't really our style, but Ocean Lakes is pretty impressive anyway. It's one of the largest campgrounds in the country, so be prepared for row after row after row of RVs. Most of the campground (the part farther from the beach) is actually leased/rented houses, park models, and permanent mobile homes. RV sites are very wide but short - we have to park our towed car next to our motorhome, not behind it. We could see the ocean from our concrete site, and walked along the beach daily with our dogs (dogs are allowed on the beach off-peak season). Since the park is so huge, you can walk for a couple hours just inside the park, and it's great for casual bicycling too. There were quite a few golf carts roaming around but they weren't a bother at all. There are many resort-style amenities like swimming pools, mini-golf, sports, on-site fast food, laundry, camping store, trash pickup, etc. Just outside the campground are Camping World, Walmart, and other big box stores. The Wi-Fi worked quite well.

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This park houses mostly long-term residents, mostly in RVs with a smattering of mobile homes. One section of the park has been recently renovated with new gravel pads (fairly level), concrete patios and curbs, and new grass/sod, and is being used for short-term rentals. It's located in a slightly run-down area about two miles from a more developed area with malls, restaurants, etc. The sites were reasonably sized - not too crowded together, but not exactly spacious either. There are plenty of grassy areas to walk dogs inside the park, but since the park is small we usually walked through nearby neighborhoods. One thing worth mentioning is that the free Wi-Fi worked better than almost any other place we've been - a rare and pleasant surprise in a world where "free WiFi" is almost meaningless. We'd stay here again if we just need a home base near Augusta. Our rate was for a weekly stay plus a few extra days.

     

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Jones RV Park

Norcross, Georgia

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We stayed here as a home base while visiting downtown Atlanta, about a 20 minute drive away. This isn't as much an RV park as it is a long gravel parking lot with hookups, adjacent to a mobile home community. It's in a heavily developed suburb, so there are many stores and restaurants in the immediate area, though the park is tucked away a bit and feels private. The sites are very long but close together, most with no shade and very little grass. There's a grassy area along one side which is good for walking dogs, but there's no good places to walk outside the park since it connects to a busy main road. We had no problems with traffic noise even though it's close to the interstate. We have no complaints about the park - it was reasonably clean, utilities worked, staff was friendly, and the price was great. As a place to park while visiting the city, it was exactly what we needed - just don't expect anything fancy or pretty! We would stay here again if we needed to visit downtown, but if we planned to spend much time at our coach, we'd probably look for someplace a little more attractive.

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This is a beautiful campground in a rustic setting in the mountains of NC. They have cabins, tent sites, and RV sites, and we saw all three in use. All are heavily shaded. A small but active creek runs through the campground providing wonderful background sounds. Our RV site, #74, was especially nice as the creek ran behind the site (the back of our motorhome jutted out over the creek) and then curved around our camping side where we had a private wooden deck over the creek! Some of the sites are small - our driver's side slide is about three feet away from touching our neighbor's awning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and there are many places to go hiking nearby. There's a real sense of community in the campground, other campers out and about, interesting in chatting, etc. The drawbacks for us were the lack of any open space to play with our dogs, and the lack of Wi-Fi. They have a hotspot in their office which you can use for occasional connectivity. AT&T coverage is poor, Verizon is moderate, but with our 4G booster we were able to get good connections with both. We received no over-the-air TV channels, but the campground does offer cable TV for a daily fee.

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This campground has a lot of potential, and a few drawbacks. The sites are extremely large and are mostly pull-throughs. The river that runs around the campground is nice, and our dogs loved going for a swim in it every day. The tent sites along the river looked nice, and there was a very large field where we could walk the dogs. The staff was friendly and helpful. One drawback is the campground's proximity to I-81, just a few hundred yards away. The noise from the highway was audible day and night. We stayed for a week, and for most of that time the campground felt like a ghost town. Most of the sites had an RV in them (seasonal, I assume), but we rarely saw another person - the RVs were just parked there. That did however mean that the Wi-Fi worked quite well during the week! The seasonals did start coming during the weekend, making for a more interactive environment (and slower Wi-Fi). The trees in the sites are still young and small so the campground does feel somewhat like a parking lot. In a few years when the trees are bigger, the sites will feel more cozy.

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This small RV park is in a great location, just a few blocks walk into the tourist part of Intercourse PA. It's across the street from an Amish farm, so be prepared for all the smells that come with farms! The Wi-Fi worked pretty well, and we received all the usual over-the-air TV channels with our antenna. They have portable fire pits you can borrow to have a campfire. Sites are a little on the small side. They have a small dog park area only for one family at a time. Owners are friendly, neighbors are friendly. It's a good central location to visit various parts of Lancaster County.

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This rate includes the Passport America discount on 4 of the 7 nights we stayed. Very nice campground with extremely friendly owners and staff. They answer any questions you have and will give lots of great suggestions on tourist attractions. The campsites are extremely spacious, there is a lot of space between RVs which gives a nice sense of yard. The wifi worked great during the week but slowed down during the weekend when it was more crowded in the campground. There a large field to walk your dogs and a nature path near the brook. The campground is about 10-12 minutes from Red Hook and 20 minutes from Rhinebeck. The campground does have a visitor's fee for anyone who comes to visit you, even if they don't use any of the facilities (pool, minigolf, playground). Also our pad was a mix of gravel and dirt but with all the rain, the pad was a bit soft and we found our leveling jacks/boards were slowly sinking into the pad. We had to re-level about every 3 days to compensate. Overall we were extremely happy with this campground and would stay here again when in the area.

     

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Butterfly Camping Resort

Jackson, New Jersey

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This campground is heavily wooded (we were in the shade almost all day long), clean and well maintained. The sites feel a little cramped/crowded but that's because there are so many trees. We stayed in a 37' motorhome and it was a bit tight when driving and maneuvering through the park. The rate we paid ($41) is discounted due to the purchase of two Six Flags tickets. We chose a 50-amp pull-through with water but no sewer, since we were only staying three nights and could use the dump station on the way out. There are quite a few seasonal campers set up with decks/patios/etc. for the season. The free Wi-Fi was often unusably slow. Also, both AT&T and Verizon had very poor signals - we had to use our cell booster to get our hotspot working. We'll stay here again if we revisit Six Flags, but otherwise the non-discounted price ($60) would be pretty high for us for 50-amp full hookups.

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This isn't really an RV park, it's an adult/retirement mobile home community with some vacant lots (paved and level) which are rented out to RVers. That said, the staff was very helpful and the permanent residents were all friendly and we felt welcome there, and the price was right. There's nothing scenic about it since it's not a campground (a couple sites had picnic tables, our didn't), but it worked for our needs (a home base near Philly for a week). The street we were on had four RVs and four mobile homes. There were plenty of residential streets nearby where we could go for long walks with our dogs. The free WiFi worked sometimes often we had to revert to using our hotspot. We'd stay again if our main goal is a place to park for a bit near Philly and we're not looking for an RV park to "camp" in.

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This is a very large RV park, with many amenities for guests (pool, hiking trail, hay wagon rides, conference center, etc.). It's a very nice park in a great location, but be aware that the spaces are very close together. Our driver's side slide-outs were just a couple feet away from overhanging our neighbor's picnic table. We saw everything there from primitive tents to Prevosts. The free Wi-Fi worked reasonably well during the day when everyone was out sightseeing, but was nearly unusable during evenings. We stayed for a week and would consider staying again if the price were a bit better, but at this price, we'll look further away from the city next time. The hiking trail was great for us and our dogs but we picked up a lot of ticks, so be careful.

     

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Lake Fairfax Park

Reston, Virginia

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This is a large, beautiful county park in the middle of the high-tech Reston area with dozens of fine restaurants and shopping within a mile or two. Large, level grass & gravel sites, picnic table, and fire ring. The county park itself has a skateboard park (we were close to the park but the noise didn't bother us at all), water park (extra fee), many nice trails through the woods for hiking/biking, sports fields (active every day with soccer and other sports), and more. Very large and clean showers/bathrooms. Would probably rate it a 9 or 10 if they offered water/sewer. The fresh water fill and the dump station are on opposite sides of the road near the bathhouse. The new Metrorail station in Reston opens in July 2014 and is only a mile or two from the park, giving easy train access to DC sightseeing.

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Right inside Raleigh, across from PNC arena. Level sites, crushed gravel. Trees still young, no shade, good spacing between sites. Takes cash or checks only. Good Wi-Fi most of the time, sometimes will kick you off. Dog friendly: You're inside the fairgrounds so lots of space to walk dogs. No amenities but close to city, easy to get to, and full hookups for a great price. Would stay here again.

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Very nature-oriented. Lots of trees, some of the lots are full sun. Great lake with a lot of wild ducks and geese everywhere. Wi-Fi is free but pretty awful. When it works, it's pretty slow. Other times it just won't let you online at all. Level sites, crushed gravel, good spacing between sites. Dog friendly. Nice clean little pool, lots of use by families. About 20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Would stay here again.