About Solem8s

Retired, we travel in our RV for about 100 days each year. We generally head west each year exploring National Parks and other areas that provide great hiking and extraordinary scenery.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Shady Rest RV Park, Glasgow, Montana

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

Your impression of this park will depend on where your site is. If you are in the middle section, it is very, very tight side-to-side, much narrower than the sites along the periphery. There was less than 2 feet left between our door-side slide and our neighbor's...forget setting up a chair. No picnic table at our site, of course, water supply on door side. We paid for three nights but fled after two. Our sewer connection was between our neighbor's chairs. A small tree alongside made retracting the bedroom slide interesting. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you stay here you probably didn't have a reservation for this popular area of Montana. They will do what they can to get you in. (We did have a reservation but ended up in a very bad site). Fiesta Mexicana is a very good restaurant and reasonable. Ft Peck is worth the visit 20 miles away.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Lazy Acres RV Park, Center Point, Iowa

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

Urbana is on I80 and the town doesn't have much to offer besides a Casey's store/gas station, but this RV park is a welcomed oasis. Of the 60 RV sites, almost all are pull through and very roomy, 40' of nice lawn between the gravel sites. Twenty-nine offer full hook ups for just $32 with GS discount. The new owners could not be any nicer or more helpful. There are various play areas for kids, a splash area and a pond. The trees are mostly small but someday... As for road noise, it is near I80 and you can hear it but it's not a problem for us. There are large common areas and play equipment. The campground also has a small store with some essentials. By the way, there is wifi but no cable...ABC, CBS, NBC and a few others stations are available over the air. We camped at Lazy Acres RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you are looking for fine dining and entertainment and are not willing to drive ten plus miles, this place might be a bit isolated for you. But if you want a meticulously maintained and fairly priced campground, you'll be happy you came here.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Massey's Landing, Millsboro, Delaware

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very large, modern and new RV park opened in 2016. It is located on a beautiful point of land in the Long Neck region of the back bay south of Rehoboth and Lewes. There are restaurants and stores nearby, in addition the Rehoboth shopping area is 30 minutes away off season. We stayed here in early May so the rate was reasonable and the place mostly empty. The park restaurants, bar, and even the store and ice cream parlor were closed early in the week (off season). The pool (heated) was open and is very modern and inviting. The bath house and laundry in the Landing Club area were modern and clean. Fire rings are provided and grills at some sites. Individual sites are very large, both deep and about twice as wide as a normal RV site and they provide a separate driveway for a second vehicle, great for fifth-wheelers and toads. Hookups are good and well situated if you back up all the way. Employees are generally helpful and friendly. Wifi was great (off season) and cable was OK (analog worked well, digital occasionally). One minor concerns. Yes, backing in is a bit tight since the spaces are almost perpendicular to the road but my wife negotiated it just fine after a bit of back-and-forth. One complaint. Why when we were parked at the extreme end of the park in an almost empty campground with quiet hours until 8 AM did someone feel the grass around my RV should be cut before 8 AM in the morning? Very irritating. We camped at Massey's Landing in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Landing Club WF
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Fishing and Rehoboth are the main attractions but Lewes is a cute town with some nice shops. Henlopen State Park is great for hikes and even better for bikes. A museum that'll open soon is located next to one of the 16" guns taken from the Missouri (where Truman signed the treaty to end WWII).

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Fredericksburg VA / Washington DC S. KOA, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, well-located campground. It is located off a country road 20 minutes south of downtown Fredericksburg. The staff are great, the store is good, and this place is probably hopping in the summer. Many of the sites are among the trees, all have ample room, and most slow fires. There is a pond with fishing. We have just 2 minor complaints. The cable is quite limited (25 stations, no public tv), and neither our ATT nor our Verizon phone could sustain a phone conversation. Neither of those concerns would matter if the wifi was not limited.

Overall, we like the setting and the owner's attention to details. Yes, we will stay here again. We camped at Fredericksburg VA / Washington DC S. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20s
Site Surface
Gravel
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots of good restaurants, shopping, antiques and civil war history in Fredericksburg.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Maryland

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent urban campground with a few concerns. They have two large pools, a dancing fountain area to cool off, a waterfall, and miniature golf ($1 fee gor charity). They have a snackbar, game rooms, evening movies, exercise room, meeting rooms. Noise is minimal. It's a great place. Small concerns are no discounts for long term campers...we met several who stay here for 3 months each year, the sites themselves are average and not very level, and you can only hold a space if you are paying for a premium space. Our major concern is that our grandson walked into the grass by the fence near minature golf (retreiving a ball) and is now covered in about 100 chigger bites. If they are not controlling for chiggers, are they controlling for ticks?

Still, its a great campground with no comparable competition in the DC area. We camped at Cherry Hill Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
616
Site Surface
Gravel
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Ideally located near I-95, College Park and Washington DC. They even have a bus stop in the campground that'll take you to the subway. There's a great bike trail starting just down the hill that goes to the university to the south. For chili lovers, Hard Times Cafe is in the nearby shopping center at the opposite end from Home Depot.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Jack Pine Lodge Campground, Manistique, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground for anyone interested in outside recreation and who doesn't mind a bit of a drive to the main tourist sights. It is 20 miles north of Lake Michigan and 30 miles south of Lake Superior in the Hiawatha Forest. The sites are long and mostly shaded by tall pines. All are full hook up but without cable or wifi. Fire rings and picnic tables are included. There is a very good bar/restaurant along the road and that's where you check in where they have wifi but not strong. No store here or nearby. They do have gas (both types) available. No pool or spa, of course. Verizon data is poor here, ATT data works intermittently. The bathroom, showers and laundry are new and nice. The camp hosts are great. We camped at Jack Pine Lodge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
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
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:

Great lodge with very good food and a friendly bar. Otherwise, it's a drive to anything else.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

City of Houghton RV Park, Houghton, Michigan

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

This is a small camping area that is part of a nice city park. It is within walking distance of the park's beach and playground, a very good bakery, and the downtown. Sites are on the water or just above the waterside row. All are wide and include patio space as well as a wood deck that is covered and a picnic table. All have full hookups and a fire ring. Wood is available at the office. The office person is excellent and knows the area well...follow his suggestions for sightseeing. There is no laundry and there are no showers or campground toilets but the beach toilets are nearby. We camped at City of Houghton RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Quincy Mine...it's one of a kind. If you haven't tried a pasty, Roy's Bakery is a must. There's a nice bike trail starting at the campground.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Pine Harbor Campground, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have described, this is a very nice campground among the trees run by the owners, a friendly and helpful couple who I imagine farmed this land once maybe. The location is quiet and not on a through road. The owners have taken great care to provide playgrounds, a covered pavilion, and open space. The sites are a bit random but there's plenty of space, at least where we stayed in the area with no sewers. Water connections are shared...no problem, three spigots. Sewer would have been nice but among mature trees that'd be pretty hard to do. The front office is open late and sells ice cream...the proprietors could not be nicer. There are pieces of farm art/sculptures scattered around the campground. My only concern is that the bathroom/bath house should be modernized...they show age...but the owners do keep everything pretty clean. We'd go back. We camped at Pine Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There's an excellent bakery nearby and the brewery tour in Chippawa Falls is very good. A large state park and hiking trails are north across the water.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Country Campground, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great little campground. The owners converted their family farm into a family campground. The sites are large, pull through, with some shade. The campground shows their love for the place...level sites, fire rings, cheap firewood (wheel barrel full for $10), lots of field games (disk golf, horse shoes, pitch and putt, volley ball), a walking path, free paddle boats on the lake, indoor games and library, and so forth. There are no pool facilities. The family is always around checking that everything is fine. The location is in a Minnesota recreational area full of lakes about 20 miles east of Fargo. We camped at Country Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This is a fun area of the state if you have good weather with lots of lakes and a nice beach in the town. Brew's Ale and Eats if a very good pub and Lake Country Bakery has excellent bread and cookies along with other items.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Bismarck KOA, Bismarck, North Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground, most of it well shaded by trees. The sites are spacious enough with some shrubs between spots. Utilities are well placed. The staff are friendly and helpful from check in to set up to departure. The location is very convenient to the interstate, the campground is off a busy road but only those closest would have an issue. We would definitely stay there again. We camped at Bismarck KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

They offer 8 cent/gallon discount on local gas so wait to fill up until after you check in. Wifi is pretty good, pool is heated. Walmart and grocery store are nearby, as is Einstein for bagels and coffee.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Meadows RV Park, Miles City, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is good campground for an overnight, on the edge of town and within walking distance of food, casinos and Walmart. It is close to the interstate but is quiet. All sites are full hook up, gravel and close to level. The wifi was excellent as the park was pretty empty when we stayed in early July. Concerns are that it is expensive, the office was never staffed so you just stuff money in a slot, no one ever returned phone calls. With no personal contact we didn't get important info including the laundry or bathroom codes...pretty odd way to run a campground. For $40 there should be some attention to service. Some picnic tables, no dog walk, no playground, no pool, etc. We camped at Meadows RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

I suspect you don't need to reserve since this is a self-service campground, just drive on in. The Range Riders Museum is worth a few hours time.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Ponderosa Campground, Cody, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the best RV park in Cody. It is conveniently located near the museum and within walking distance of restaurants and shops and the hospital. Walmart is about a mile away. Great access to all tourist sights. The layout of the park is compact with very nice sites along the back row, tight sites in the middle. Trash but no recycling. Water, cable were fine. Sewer connections could be at the back needing 25 feet of hose...they sell additional sewer hose in the office. Our electrical kept spiking on one leg losing half the circuits but that could be weather related. Office personnel are knowledgeable and very nice. Very good store. The spinkler system kept being moved so our entryway was always muddy. We camped at Ponderosa Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
20s
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Camp Three Forks , Three Forks, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked this campground about 30 miles west of Bozeman at the headwaters of the Missouri River. It appears to have been a KOA. There is plenty of shade, the ladies running the campground are very helpful, and they sell great ice cream at the office. When we were there, there were domestic rabbits running around the grounds...cute. It is near good trails and very doable hiking at the headwaters. Three Forks has some good restaurants. The campground attracts a fascinating mix of bicyclists, tent campers, foreign visitors, Class A's, trailers of all ages and 5th wheels.

Potential campers should be aware that many sites have no sewer, some are 30 amp. The sites nearest to the road are noisy but it is bearable. For me the biggest limitation was the men's room. I thought it needed serious renovation. It was cleaned daily, but the porcelain was permanently stained, but when you're in a space without sewer you have no choice. My wife said the women's room was fine, so.... Also, there was no cable, over-the-air TV was minimal.

We'd stay here again but farther from the road. Hopefully buy the the men's restroom and showers will be better. We camped at Camp Three Forks in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
31
Site Surface
Asphalt
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

A mile up the road at the Conoco truck stop is Wheat Montana, a great bakery deli. It's worth the trip for the muffins, cinnamon rolls, soups, sandwiches, and so forth.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Eagle Nest RV Resort, Polson, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of my favorite campgrounds. The sites all have about 15 feet between them, good grass and paved patios. The utilities work well, the wifi is excellent. The camp hosts are phenomenal. The location is well off the road and with a golf course between the park and Flathead Lake. Safeway and Walmart are nearby (not positives for us) and other stores. The town is nice with some good restaurants but Big Fork (30 minutes away) has more interesting shops and many more restaurants. The lake is beautiful. We camped at Eagle Nest RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Ask the camp hosts for restaurant suggestions. Be sure to visit Big Fork, a really cute town with many artisans and restaurants.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

North Spokane RV Campground, Spokane, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, relatively new RV park on the north edge of town. The layout is excellent and the sites are paved with a patio area and well maintained grass. There is a nice pool, a beautiful lounge, and very nice showers and laundry. Although it is at an intersection, the road noise was negligible. Site spacing is quite generous. We camped at North Spokane RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D
Site Surface
Concrete
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are stores nearby but limited restaurant selection in the area. There is an RV dealer one block away. We were there just one night.

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