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I am currently a full timer. I volunteer as a campground host about a quarter of the time.

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Justin's Diamond J RV Park, Tucson, Arizona

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

They boast of their large sites on the Web and on their brochure but that does not include a couple of sites like 47 and 47A. Most of their sites are spacious, but mine was 12 feet wide and just deep enough for my 25 foot travel trailer. I was supposed to stay there for a week (after making my reservation a month in advance) but only spent one night since there were no other sites available. This was a very bad experience for me in that my expectation of a relaxing week on the outskirts of Tucson were ruined by the owners desire to make a few more bucks by dividing a "2000 sq ft" site poorly and the noise from the campground's power distribution panels directly behind my site! They did refund my money. We camped at Justin's Diamond J RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Manzano's RV Park, Silver City, New Mexico

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground that is well cared for by the owners. Yes, the road in is dirt and washboarded a bit, but the owners can't fix that fact. The CG is well laid out for privacy and the views. Utilities worked well. WiFi was great for surfing but I wouldn't count on it for streaming. We camped at Manzano's RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
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:

Take the Spirits of the Mountain drive - well worth it!

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA), Van Horn, Texas

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

This is a gravel parking lot with full hook-ups. Everything worked fine. Barking dog at all hours of the night, in the permanent mobile home, was a nuisance! High cost for nothing special. Noise from I-10 is minimal. We camped at Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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
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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Hidden Valley RV Park, Del Rio, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park in the city. Yes, it is in a residential area and you need to watch for dangling limbs on the street heading to the campground. The owners live on-site and try to take care of the campground. There are no restrooms or showers. There is a laundry operating on the honor system. My only complaint is the barking dogs from across the street from the campground. Nothing the owners can do about that except notify the homeowners (that don't seem to care). Utilities are laid out a bit strange: electric is in the very back of the site and I had to back way in to connect with a 30 foot electric cable. There is noise from the trains but not too bad. Personally, I prefer trains over road noise. We camped at Hidden Valley RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Broke Mill RV Park, Del Rio, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

My first impression of Broke Mill RV Park was that the entrance to the park is at the end of the merge lane from US 277 to US 90. Arrived a few minutes past 4PM and followed the after hours instructions. The office closes at 4! I found this unusual since most RV'ers arrive between 4 and sunset at most parks I have encountered. I planned to stay longer but decided to leave the next day due to constant noise from the two main roads that intersect adjacent to the campground. I agree with other postings that the CG is well cared for and has good amenities. They warn you in their brochure that they run the sprinklers at night, however I didn't expect the sprinklers to wash the side of my trailer and soak my chairs and welcome mat. Overall, great for an overnight stop but anything longer depends on your tolerance for road noise. We camped at Broke Mill RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Abbeville RV Park, Abbeville, Louisiana

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

City owned park just outside of town. Very quiet. Good utilities. Camp host helpful and available. My one negative is the place is lit up like a mall parking lot at night. We camped at Abbeville RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Fairview Riverside State Park, Madisonville, Louisiana

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park. Very busy on the weekends. Sites in the newer section abut the river with a nice boardwalk trail thru the swamp. Wi-fi is present but maintaining a connection was problematic. Campsites need some TLC, broken fire pits, ants and general cleanliness around site. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Cafe du Monde 3 miles away!

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Gulf State Park Campground, Gulf Shores, Alabama

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A great state park! New boardwalks on the trails thru the bogs and marshes. CG is very large but spread out. Easy access to the beach. GPS took me thru the Park but the campground not on AL 135 but off of AL 182. AL 135 is narrow and curvy so I suggest taking AL 59 to AL 182. Rate is based on the monthly rate. WiFi is available but is typical for a campground. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
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
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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Eagles Landing RV Park, Holt, Florida

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

No frills campground great for overnight or short stay. Road noise from interstate is present but not overwhelming. Wi-fi works great if you are willing to pay the $1 a day to use it. Sites are well laid out with some having a gravel base while others are sand. Mine was sand and required some leveling. Make sure you check for ants around your site. We camped at Eagles Landing RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B8
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
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

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Eastbank COE, Bainbridge, Georgia

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice COE campground. Beautiful views. I agree with many of the previous comments. If this park had sewer hook-ups it would be a gem. We camped at Eastbank COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A 7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Closest grocery store is in Snead, FL, about 5 miles from the park.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Petersburg COE, Appling, Georgia

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful CG on J. Strom Thurmond Lake near Augusta. I would have rated it a 10 if it had sewer hook-up, but it's a COE campground so no surprise. GPS coming from South Carolina took me out of the way. If you come up 104 from the interstate be aware of road construction. They are widening the road. We camped at Petersburg COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Ebenezer Park, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground in a county park. You have a choice of being in the woods or out in the open. There are very few trees in the open area but you have great views of the lake. Day use area shuts down at sundown and the gate is closed (with combo). We camped at Ebenezer Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Long Ridge Campground, Hiawassee, Georgia

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

Small campground in the mountains off the beaten path. A lot of negatives when I had hoped for a lot of positives based on previous reviews. I missed the turn off the main road because you can't see the sign. The road to the CG is a very narrow country road where you pray that no one is coming in the opposite direction. This was the hardest site I have encountered in 3 years to disconnect and level due to erosion of the site. Disconnecting stabilizer bars and the hitch while the truck was leaning down the hill was impossible. The site was wide and level but not long enough due to ruts. I had to pull the trailer to a level spot when leaving to attach the bars. No OTH TV channels. Satellite reception blocked by trees. Tranquility expected by camping in the woods was broken by the fan running on high in a fifth wheel that was not occupied. Most sites are very close together. Staff was friendly. We camped at Long Ridge Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Richmond KOA, Richmond, Indiana

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was level and all utilities worked fine. Traffic noise from I70 was constant and sometimes loud. Road into the CG needs improvement. Former camper left their dog crap in the grass beside my site. It was cleaned up but still smelled and I stepped in it while disconnecting to leave. Typical KOA with things to do for the kids but overpriced. We camped at Richmond KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

Shawnee State Park, Schellsburg, Pennsylvania

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

I stayed here for a week and had to move out of the new FHU sites over the weekend. 308 was the best of the three. This park is a bit pricey for a state park but it is a very nice park and campground. Everything worked fine. Trees may be an issue if you use a satellite dish. I recommend entering the CG from PA 96 instead of having to drive thru the entire park to get to the CG. Entrance is immediately past the overpass on the left if coming from Shellsburg. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
308
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Enjoy the beauty of the area!

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