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Twice retired from corporate America, and Angus farming, we are now full timing our way around North America. We winter in Saint Augustine, Florida and then head wherever in the spring

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Natchez Trace RV Park, Shannon, Mississippi

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very small park, a short distance from the Natchez Trace Parkway, and about 10 miles from Tupelo. The grounds are nice and very well kept. The owners are extremely friendly, as were all the other campers staying while we were there. As other reviewers have stated, the interior roads are narrow in some areas, but we never had any issues with our 44 foot rig. There are trees in some parts of the park, but we were able to get a good satellite signal with our rooftop dish, even though we were parked under some trees. We never had any problems with the power or water either. We chose not to use their sewer hookup because we were only staying there for two days, and we decided to situate our rig to insure a good satellite signal instead. We did use their dump site as we exited the park. We enjoyed the quiet of the park, the clean grounds, and the friendly atmosphere during our stay. If we return to the area, we will definitely stay here again. We camped at Natchez Trace RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

There are several tourist attractions in Tupelo, as well as numerous shopping options

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park, West Memphis, Arkansas

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The price listed was a discounted price when using our Good Sam membership. This was an adequate stop for a week while we toured the many sights in Memphis, TN. The entrance to the park is down a narrow road which is some dirt/gravel and some paving. The coach got pretty dusty upon our arrival. But it rained, on and off, for three days and washed most of the dirt off. With all the rain, we found the park doesn't drain well, and most sites had some pretty deep puddles around their steps. There isn't a specific area to walk the dogs, and with all the rain, we found ourselves walking in ankle deep water when taking the dogs out. There are currently three separate areas for rigs. In those areas some sites have concrete pads, but most don't. The sites near us (near the wooded area) were pretty level, but with the rain, had some large puddles when we left. At our site, #4, the road into the site is paved, but the road to leave the site is crushed gravel, which splashed dirt up onto our rig as we left. Despite the weather, we enjoyed our stay. We had no difficulties with the utilities, the staff was extremely friendly, and we found the drive into downtown Memphis was quick and easy. When the weather permitted, the walk next to the river was pleasant. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Camp Mi Casa on the Route RV Park, Carthage, Missouri

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We are so happy we found this campground. I was impressed with the ease of maneuvering in and out of the park with our MH, and especially the way their sites are laid out. Almost all the sites are facing north, which means a shaded afternoon for relaxing alongside the coach. I was also glad to see they had a sufficient amount of gravel on the interior roads and on their sites that we never kicked up a ton of dust like we experienced in the last few campgrounds we have visited. Unlike many campgrounds where we have stayed recently, the WiFi here was sufficient enough to post this review and keep up with some emails. We found the owners extremely helpful and friendly. I felt as if we had met up with old friends. And although the campground is located on old route 66, we weren't bothered by the road noise. We enjoyed a trip into Carthage and met some of the friendliest locals as we shopped the restored district and had a meal at one of their local cafes. We camped at Camp Mi Casa on the Route RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed 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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do take a trip into Carthage to wander around the square, see some of the local scenery, and browse the shops. The Civil War Museum is a nice stop as well. Joplin isn't a far drive away and definitely ramble a ways down Route 66

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Amana Colonies RV Park, Amana, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The price listed above reflects a Passport discount and their posted rate for the remainder of our stay. This is a nice campground, and like the other reviewers have said, it's just a field with water, electric, and sewer hookups. There are immature trees planted between the sites, which we prefer, and the sites are extra long, gravel and set up to accommodate four rigs sharing the utilities. We were here in September, and didn't have another rig within 100 feet of us, so I can't complain about being in close quarters. This park is exceptionally clean, except for the roads, which are coarse gravel over dirt. The lower portion of our coach is painted black, and that light colored dust completely covered our coach. I was embarrassed when looking at the rear view mirrors, at the total white-out we created as we pulled through the park. There are several buildings situated in the park and many are used for special events throughout the season. While we were here, we got to attend a gem and mineral show and auction in one of the buildings. The staff here were very friendly and helpful, and the other campers were as well. I won't hesitate to return when we are next in the area, and have already recommended this campground to some of our friends who travel. We camped at Amana Colonies RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F11
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

You must take a quiet walk through Amana and the surrounding villages. It's like a walk back in history, with the addition of some tourist traps. As well, a trip to Iowa City is a must

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Hoot Owl Hollow Campground, Dubuque, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations a few days before our arrival and was told they are cash only and we could get a large space for our MH that was satellite accessible. Upon arrival at the campground, we found the office was locked and a note on the door said to check in with the RV in site #1. Went to site #1 and found a note on the door to call a phone number to check in. We called and a woman asked us to wait until she could drive over and check us in. That wait gave us time to walk the campground and look at the various sites that were vacant (in case the one she had for us wasn't suitable for our rig). Upon her arrival, she was pleasant and she told us which site she had reserved for us. Some of the sites were muddy and uneven, and we thought we might have had some issue getting a sat fix, but she had chosen one of the nicer sites which was level, clean gravel, and allowed us to get a good look at the satellite. The interior roads are paved, and in pretty good repair, but the sites themselves are a mix of good, bad, and almost not there. The site we were on was level, and mostly gravel. It was long, because it was actually a double site (a back to back situation), but others were half gravel, half grass, and not so level, and some were just uneven grass, although we could see there had been gravel down in the past. The utilities were shared between a couple sites and the sewer connections were sometimes hidden in the hostas or bushes. The sewer connections are at the extreme back of the sites and some are hard to find. The pool was closed for the year and there were only a few seasonals left at the campground, so it was very quiet. All in all, this was a sufficient place to stay for a few days while we visited the sites around Dubuque. We camped at Hoot Owl Hollow Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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
Tips for other Campers:

While here you should visit the Eagle Point Park with the Mississippi River views and the dam and locks. The downtown warehouse district deserves a visit as well. There are several nice places in Dubuque to spend the day .

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Governors' RV Park and Campground, Casselton, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This was a good place to stop for a couple days. Fargo is a 20 some mile drive east, but there isn't much in the the local towns. The campground has quite a few seasonal campers, but they are friendly and their rigs are kept in pretty good shape. The internal roads are gravel, as are the sites, which are fairly level. We had no issues leveling the coach. And even though we had a hard rain the night before and the day we left, we had no problems driving around the park on our way out. The only issue I had with our site was that the sewer pipe was about a foot high, which made it a bit hard to dump our tanks with the hose going uphill. We camped at Governors' RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
504
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Tips for other Campers:

Casselton has a nice city park where you can picnic, take a nice walk, and fish the reservoir. There is a small grocery in Casselton, with a limited inventory, as well as gas stations, and a hardware store. However, Fargo is 20 some miles away and you can find just about everything there

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Minot / Swenson RV KOA, Minot, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We couldn't believe this was still a KOA facility. This is nothing more than a dirt parking lot, with some electric, water, and sewer connections. The campground is apparently part of an RV/Marine dealership and surrounded by new & used rvs and boats. Most of the folks staying here seemed to be oil rig workers or harvest contractors, so there were plenty of large trucks and equipment in the sites as well as older rigs that looked well used. We were assigned a site next to one of the older rigs, even though most of the sites in the campground were vacant. Our coach unnecessarily blocked our neighbors tripod mounted sat dish, which I know endeared us to him. If you are looking for a one night place to stop, a Walmart might be a better choice. We camped at Minot / Swenson RV KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
178
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

As a one night stopover, this campground is okay. The location is close to shopping, and a couple of RV dealers. Just across the street is a Blue Beacon and a Cummins facility.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Hillcrest Acres Campground, Bismarck, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

As stated in other reviews, the sites are set up door to door, which makes for some close quarters if both neighbors are in large motorhomes (especially with slides on both sides). The sites are gravel, and most are fairly level. But the roads are extremely dusty, and our coach looked like we had crossed a desert when we pulled into our site. Power and the water pressure were exceptionally stable, even when the daytime temps hit 101 degrees. The sewer pipes are close together, which caused us to remove our neighbors hose in order to unscrew ours from the inlet when we departed. The owners were friendly and very helpful, especially when I called to make my reservation during one of their busiest times. There is plenty to see and do nearby, and Bismark has just about anything you might need. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Do not hesitate to make the drive north to Washburn and Stanton to visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, the Knife River Indian Village, and Fort Mandan. Then in Mandan be sure to see Fort Abraham Lincoln and On The Slant Indian Village. In this area there is a wealth of historical things to see.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Lazy Days Campground, Miltona, Minnesota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The rate I listed does not include the extra $5.00 per dog we were charged. This campground is quiet and clean, but for the money charged, I would expect the grass sites to be concrete, or at least gravel, and be more level. The office is rarely manned and most everything is handled on the "honor" system. The utilities worked well but the sewer inlet was a bit high which might cause some to have a bit of a problem. Overall, this campground was easily accessed, and the internal roads were wide enough for the biggest rigs, although we kicked up a lot of dust as we drove through. We camped at Lazy Days Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This campground is close to Miltona, which is a very small town with little in the way of shopping resources. If you need groceries, dining facilities, or entertainment, a 20+ mile drive will be necessary. It is wise to stock up before you arrive and just enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of this campground

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Jackpot Junction Casino RV Park, Morton, Minnesota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

First, let me say the check-in process was quick and easy. My DW went into the casino while I parked at the RV check-in parking spot. She went to the Rewards Club desk to get a discount, then checked in at the Tour desk for check-in. The sites are all pretty level, well spaced, and pull-throughs. Each site has a patio with nice metal table and fire pit. The utilities are full hookups and easily accessed. The only issues I could see was that the shower facilities and toilets are provided by portable units. That didn't bother us since we have those in the coach, and didn't use those in the park. We camped at Jackpot Junction Casino RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Shopping is an easy drive into town, with several eateries, Walmart, and local grocery store. The casino is a short walk from the campground with restaurants and entertainment.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Dakotah Meadows RV Park, Prior Lake, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful Park and casino complex within a short drive of Minneapolis/ St. Paul. All the internal roads are paved, smooth, and wide. The sites are concrete and level. The back-in sites are single sites and the pull through sites are double sites. That is, the RV's sit passenger to passenger side with the utilities in between. The only issue I saw was that the designated sewer connection for each RV is situated further back on the isle which means you will need a sewer extension hose if you have a larger coach. We had to use ours, and so did most of the other large coaches I saw. We camped at Dakotah Meadows RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
A9
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of things to do in Minneapolis/S. Paul and the casino is within walking distance of the RV park. The casino does provide pickup and transportation to and from the park if needed

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Pipestone RV Campground, Pipestone, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

A nice RV park right across the street from the Pipestone Monument National Park. The internal roads are dirt and gravel, which makes for lots of dust in dry conditions, but the roads are smooth and easy to navigate. The sites are pretty level with mostly gravel under some grass. There are plenty of shade trees, but we opted for a site on the perimeter of the park so we could get satellite TV. We still had shade at the back of the coach. The park is nice and quiet, even when completely full, and we found the staff and other campers very friendly We camped at Pipestone RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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:

We were very lucky in that during our visit the Sioux tribe had a Sundance scheduled in the Pipestone Monument National Park. I attended that ceremony and was very moved by the event. If you aren't lucky enough to be at the park when an event such as that is scheduled, you must take the ranger guided walk through the Pipestone Monument area. The town of Pipestone is a treat to visit as well.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Apple Creek Campground , De Pere, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Won't stay here again. I answered no to the restroom and shower questions because if you have a larger rig you will have to stay in the upper section which has no shower or restroom facilities. If you need them, you can hike down the dirt driveway onto the road and then hike another few hundred feet down to the lower section where they do have those facilities. The sites are pull through, but very uneven. As said in other reviews, there is a lot of road noise and dust, and we got to experience the sewer smells when the honey wagon came around to pump several of the seasonal camper's tanks. They have a dump station down in the lower lot, but we couldn't make the turns to get to it, so we used Cabella's down the road. We camped at Apple Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
418
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Lambeau Field tours are a great way to spend the day

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Holiday Park Campground, Traverse City, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This park made for a very pleasant stay. It is very clean, well laid out, easy to maneuver through, and quiet. The sites are gravel and level, with grass between the sites. There are some sites that are fairly open, enabling a good satellite fix, and some areas that are very well shaded. The roads are all paved and easy to maneuver, and there is a back gate that makes leaving very easy. The utility hookups are located towards the back of the site, which caused us to pull more of our water hose,electrical cable, and sewer hose out than we normally do, but that didn't present much of a problem for us. There also is plenty of room for walking the dogs. The drive into We camped at Holiday Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
172
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

The walk down Front Street and the boardwalk is a must do. While here we had a chance to take in the Farmer's Market where we found lots of fresh produce, cherries, as well as baked goods. Don't miss an opportunity to drive up 37 to Peninsula Township and Lighthouse Point. There are several nice wineries on the trip that offer tastings and tours and the end of the trip offers a visit to the lighthouse and it's beach. Bring a picnic lunch and some wine for a nice ending to the trip.

Traverse city was a short one and there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding areas.

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Steamboat Park Campground, Jenison, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

A really nice park on the Grand River, with nice long sites. Some sites are back-ins on the waterfront and pull-thrus in the outside row. The sites are gravel and level, with nice grass surrounding the RV. There is a mix of wide open sites and some that are shaded. The utilities were well located and perfectly working. Everyone at the park was friendly and the owners and staff are pleasant and very helpful. The beach along the river was somewhat under construction (the owner had just graded the rivers edge with new sand), but it didn't keep us from enjoying a walk along the river. The campground also runs a riverboat operation that offers some picnic and sightseeing cruises. We will definitely return to this campground next time we are in the area. We camped at Steamboat Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Grand Rapids, Mi is a short drive away with all the major shopping and grocery stores available.

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