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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Medora Campground, Medora, North Dakota

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

You stay here because it's close to the park. Period. Sites are level but you are really packed in. Some have trees for shade, others are in full sun and pretty unbearable in the dog days of summer. Dust gets kicked up easily from the dirt roads; not pleasant. Bathrooms pretty old and bad, and their version of "clean" isn't really that clean; had to use them, though, so happy they were at least there. Their WiFi was inadequate, both in strength and in bandwidth, for the number of summer guests that stay here, but our Verizon MiFi signal was strong so we used our own. Zero over-air channels available and no cable. Each site has an old-style grill (I wouldn't use) and an old picnic table, but there's not really the space to enjoy either as they are right next to your neighbor's sewer. $40/night "because they can." The office people are really nice, however. But one 4-night stay is enough for us. We camped at Medora Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

As people have said, the nightly musical is good for one night of entertainment - it's right across the road. And you can walk into town along the sidewalk on the main road.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Devils Tower KOA, Devils Tower, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical KOA with the little gift shop of souvenirs and a cafe attached and really nice people doing their jobs running the campground. You can't beat this CG for the view and proximity to Devil's Tower, so it's a perfect place for an overnight stopover. Sites level but some a bit close. Some sites nicer ($) than others; you get what you pay for. Bathrooms were just okay. We used our Verizon MiFi which was fine, but no TV/antenna stations are available and there's no cable TV, so have a good book ready. They offer nightly summer hayrides for a small fee if this is of interest. There's a pool which would satisfy the need for kids to swim. What was fun is that every night, weather permitting, they show "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" which prominently features Devils Tower, so you sit there outside enjoying your popcorn watching the movie and just beyond the screen is Devils Tower -- very cool if you're into stuff like that. If we ever come to DT again, we would stay here again. We camped at Devils Tower KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

No services for miles around

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Badlands / White River KOA, Interior, South Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best KOAs we've stayed in; well run and nicely kept up by really friendly folks. This is the best CG in the area because of the big cottonwood trees - other CGs are pretty much in full sun. These sites are nice and level; all lined up as angled pull-thrus with grassy space in between and many with some trees for decent shade. Nice pool, lawn space, playground, bike rentals, badminton and other recreational activities make this a real family-friendly place. Cable offering was weak and Verizon service was intermittent at best, but CG WiFi was really good most of the time. Bathrooms and laundry facility are due for an upgrade, but aside from that this place is really outstanding. We stayed for 5 nights and would come back in a heartbeat! We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bring all of the groceries that you need as there is nothing anywhere close to nearby. This KOA does offer breakfast every morning and I think they have pizzas available, as well.

See Badlands at different times of the day to observe and photograph how the sun hits these rock formations - stunning.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Hot Springs KOA, Hot Springs, South Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

PROS: Nice campground right on Hwy 79 but set back so it's quiet. Nice trees between many of the sites. Nice people running and working at the place. Nice amenities for kids if you have them, including a nice pool. Decent breakfast served every morning. Convenient 15 minutes to Wind Cave NP and just under an hour up to Mount Rushmore so this place can serve as "base camp" for a couple of days. CONS: As is typical with many KOAs, the bathrooms and laundry rooms were quite dated - may or may not be a factor for guests. The biggest drawback is the sites - many are not level front-to-back so need LOTS of blocks to assist. This all said, we'd come back and stay again. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Two local grocery stores in town are okay.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Riverside City Park, Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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

This is a city-owned campground with dirt roads and tight pull-through dirt spots and nothing else - no laundry facility, rec room, pool. Not even an office. It's a chunk of land the city is making money off of and that's it. It looked like there used to be a zoo or something next door, but now it's just all run down with no animals. CONS: It's poorly marked - we overshot the entrance as there was no sign, then saw an office but it was empty; better signage is needed. Sites very tight - we had just 2' from our slide to neighbor's slide. Some sites were fairly level; some need lots of work to level. And then there's the bathroom - it is old & dirty - the worst we've seen in 2+ years. (I wouldn't use it.) Shower curtains separate the two men's stalls and you have to go through one to get into the other (!!) - the space is small and the layout is atrocious! Advertised WiFi was unusable from our site. PROS: The location is good to visit the nearby Scotts Bluff NM and Chimney Rock NHS. When we did find it, we were greeted by very nice park hosts; they're the best assets this place has going for it. But for $25/nite for a piece of dirt, we won't be staying again. We camped at Riverside City Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Sundance RV Park, Cortez, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed a nice week here (weekly rate is reflected in price); it's very convenient to Mesa Verde NP and Hovenweep NM, both of which are "must sees." Park is kept meticulously clean - bathrooms, grounds, etc. For being right on the main street going through the town, we didn't hear road noise and were happy for that. CG clearly caters to the 50+ crowd as there is no pool or playground - kids would be bored here. Centrally-located building houses both laundry and bathrooms. Large laundry room was nice but it's a little crazy that they close it for two hours right in the middle of the day for cleaning (and signs warn you to start your laundry by 10:30a or resume in the afternoon) - there's not that much to clean that would take two hours! Bathrooms also shut down 11a-1p for cleaning - seems that's a big window of time that better accommodates the cleaners rather than the guests, but oh well. Nice configuration of showers - 2 each for m/f with each having its own attached/private dressing room. They like their rules here and the 5 m.p.h. speed limit is rigorously enforced - I had a guy chase me in a golf cart to tell me I was going faster than 5 m.p.h. - another 'oh well'.... We would return as this is very conveniently located, is clean, and offers nice sites. We camped at Sundance RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed 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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Colorado Visitor Center is right across the street from the CG and it sells tickets for the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings tours up to three days in advance. PURCHASING YOUR TICKETS IN TOWN WILL SAVE YOU LOTS OF TIME AT THE PARK! We suggest that on your first day in Cortez you go to the Colorado Visitor Center - they open at 8a - that way there's no line and you will very likely get the tours and times you want.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Ouray KOA, Ouray, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

CG 5 miles north of Ouray actually. Typical KOA with lots of amenities - meals for purchase, recreation areas, etc. Large bathrooms with plenty of showers and stalls. Very nice staff. Lots of trees. Wonderful to hear the creek/river running near our site, although our site was a little tight. We would stay again. We camped at Ouray KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 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: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Whispering Elms Campground, Baker, Nevada

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

You stay here because you want to visit Great Basin NP and tour in the Lehman Caves. Given the location (very far from everywhere) you shouldn't expect great WiFi, cell coverage or TV viewing - plan to read a book at night. The sites are nice and long and are very tidy. Folks who run the place are friendly. Elect/Water/Sewer as advertised. Just 6 miles to the park - you can't beat it! We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Provision up before coming here -- no stores for nearly 200 miles.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Kaibab CampeRVillage, Jacob Lake, Arizona

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground doesn't offer much other than proximity to the North Rim and some nice Ponderosa pines. Bumpy dirt road access. Pit showers and pay showers - no thank you. No WiFi and spotty at best Verizon. Sites VERY close. We arrived the day they opened for the season so most sites were empty still. Our site proved difficult to get into, super close to what we knew would be someone else's slide right at our front door (3' away), and it was very hard to find level, but the seasonal attendant guy wouldn't let us move to a more spacious site - took the attitude that he was clearly doing us a favor for the privilege of letting us stay here. We would not return. We camped at Kaibab CampeRVillage in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Kanab RV Corral, Kanab, Utah

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

This is a terrific little park on the road heading south out of Kanab - very close to town but nicely quiet! We had no issues backing into our site (we're just 30'); very large rigs may find some of the spaces a little tight. Our site was nice and level; all appear to be the same. Nice looking pool was closed when we visited, but the rest of the property was open, first-rate, and very clean. Bathrooms & laundry very conveniently in the center of the property. Trees between sites provided decent shade from the sun. Verizon service strong. Basic air channels were mostly in HD. We would definitely stay again! We camped at Kanab RV Corral in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

ACT Campground & Environmental Learning Center, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second week-long stay here at ACT; we really like this place! As others have noted, it's not the best for big rigs due to the rise and gentle slope of the property, but for our 30-footer we have no problems--we found level on our own, but they have lots of wood planks around if you need them. The CG is just a year old and the owner/managers who created it smartly worked with the contours of the land. The place is natural and they leave it that way--gravel for the sites/loop road and wood chips (not grass; this is a desert!) in between to tamp down the natural sandiness of the area. They've left much of the natural habitat which is very nice to see, then planted more colorful drought-resistant desert plants. The trees they've planted need a few years before they'll provide adequate shade, but most CG's in this area don't have much shade either. Road noise: depending on your site, there's a bit until ~11p when it settles down, but honestly this is not a problem. [Keep in mind this is a highly-used recreational area; jeeps, 4WDs, bikes, etc.--lots of people come here because of the beauty of the place--there are going to be vehicles on the roads.] There's a nice shared kitchen space--very Euro/Aussie. The bathrooms are new and cool and well-appointed. Everything about this CG speaks to environmental consciousness and resource/land stewardship--energy-efficient buildings, recycling, Moab-cool-vibe-attitude--we're all for it and will keep coming back here!! Rate reflects pay for 6 nights; 7th night is free plus 10% G.S.; a very good deal! We camped at ACT Campground & Environmental Learning Center in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Get out and do and see everything in the area!

MoYo has the best frozen yogurt; we frequent almost daily! We love Eklecticafe for b'fast/lunch. Zax has good all-you-can-eat salad bar and pizza buffet during lunch (and maybe dinner, too? don't know; we always go for lunch)--delish! Sunset Grill for nicer, higher-end dinner.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Shoshone RV Park, Shoshone, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Decent little park where little else exists. Price was right for what it is - mostly dirt with some gravel and patches of grass by a few sites. Some spots fairly level but others required lots of blocks. Small restrooms were dated and marginally clean at best; needed attention most of the time. Beautiful old trees and spring-fed pool were nice, but very little shade here in the desert. 2 w/d @ $2.00 ea. ZERO TV STATIONS and ZERO CELL SERVICE. Each gal who worked in the office from 1p-9p was nice, but nobody else was ever around and if the gal was guiding a new guest to their site the office was closed. CG is getting tired and a lot is being overlooked; needs some capital investment and more attention to make it better. We will try to get into DVNP next time, but would stay here again if we needed to. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Tips for other Campers:

It's quite a far drive to get into Death Valley NP from this place but nothing else is closer on this side of the park without being in the park. Bring all your food with you; Pahrump, NV, is closest store at 30 miles away.

The China Ranch Date Farm is a decent little place to visit for a hour.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Desert Sands RV Park, Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location for visiting North Phoenix; easy highway access off the 17 and 101. Near Costco, stores, restaurants, and plenty of other services. Facility is very large with an established community of seasonal trailers & mobile homes, but for transients like us there were two rows of decent pull-thrus up front. We extended our stay four additional days and were moved to a back-in site between a couple of mobile homes, but we had no issue with this. Everybody was extremely friendly - our site escort, the office people, and the seasonal residents themselves. The only showers were in the pool area and the configuration was very weird, but all bathroom facilities were always clean. Indoor pool only. Lots of common areas and great share-a-book library. Large, clean laundry facility. Outdoor shuffleboard, bocce, putting area & golf net for full swings. The seasonal residents actively participate in many activities on their social calendar - quilting, sewing, pancake breakfast, etc. We liked it here and will return. We camped at Desert Sands RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Rancho Sedona RV Park, Sedona, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved staying here and are coming back - this is a well-maintained, quiet park conveniently located in downtown Sedona. Rates vary; river spots are a premium but worth it. Level sites with grassy strips in between looked nice, so did the landscaping; the maintenance guys were constantly working to beautify the property. Clean bathrooms & laundry facility. Verizon worked well. Our only complaint is that negative signs are posted everywhere - NO THIS and NO THAT; it felt like military school. But other than that.... We camped at Rancho Sedona RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Indian Wells RV Resort, Indio, California

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

We whiled away nearly three weeks of winter here and found it fabulous for sunshine and free citrus. Facilities are not super modern, but most peoples' houses aren't either. Bathrooms & laundry room were nice & clean. WiFi was fine; when it got a little slow, our Verizon Hot Spot worked great. Spots are tight (real estate is expensive in Cali!) but we found our neighbors to be super - they really enhanced to our stay! Full calendar of activities offered. Great share-a-book library. Close to many things that make life easy - grocery store, shops, etc. Quiet at night. Friendly staff. We would definitely come back, as many people do year after year. We camped at Indian Wells RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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