Date of Stay:
November, 2017 -
This is a basic dirt lot with RV connections installed. "Manager" onsite, but there ain't much to manage. You show up, call him, he comes out from his trailer, takes your money, and says "pick a site." They advertise cable tv, but nope, they stopped that. Too much hassle with the new requirements for cable boxes. But they still advertise on their site. This is simply plain dirt, outrageously prices at $35 per night. No facilities other than a little shed where they take your money. Might as well have run the trains right through the middle of the park. No discounts - no Good Sams, no Passport America, zip, zero, nada. Big mistake to stay here. Looks more like a place for contract workers who stay by the month. Our advice: avoid this one, it is awful. We camped here in a fifth wheel, had to call the "manager" to find out the cable connection does not work. No offer of a price reduction for lying on their site. Wasted a good $35 here. Should have driven another hour to better facilities at the same or better price. We camped at Vaquero RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
July, 2017 -
Well run, clean park, good spacing between rigs. Would love to give these guys a 10 rating, but their Internet is not good. Rate above is a monthly rate - they claim to have improved their Internet. But it is not good. I get bumped off in the middle of the day while on a website. No excuse given the location and lack of interfering structures. Plus they charge you $5 to wash your car/truck. Really? $5? I blow through that much water cleaning my black tank...pretty silly "rule." New owners who have spiffed the place up. We'd stay here again but we use our phones as hot spots for better WiFi. In today's world, there are absolutely no excuses for bad WiFi. We camped at Centennial RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Great access to Ouray, Ridgway scenic areas, Million $ Highway, Telluride and more. Ridgway farmers market Fridays 10 am - 3 pm. Free concerts on Thursday nights! Be sure to do the scenic drive through Gateway, Colorado, starting just south of Grand Junction, take Highway 141 off of Highway 50 heading west. EASY TO MISS - keep your eyes peeled. This drive is one of the finest we have been on in our three years of full-timing. Don't miss it.
Date of Stay:
June, 2017 -
Stayed a month to get the monthly rate. Under new ownership. It is a nice park, but like most of today's parks it could really use a face lift. Campsites are okay, with grassy areas and gravel for the trailer. We had water shut off a couple of times while here, and water pressure was inconsistent. The previous owners used to live here and had a photo gallery as part of their living quarters. Since their departure the building has gone to pot, and lawn mowers, and assorted other junk decorates the front and side. So attractive! The staff is friendly and responsive. I requested some limb trimming to avoid damage to our fifth wheel and so I could extend our awning, and both times the staff was there within minutes and solved the problem immediately. There is a brook running through the camp that is really an irrigation ditch pulling water from the nearby river. With all that moisture around the skeeters were incredibly bad starting at dusk. Bearable the rest of the time, I suppose. Good on the staff: the last three nights there, they had a mosquito spray truck come through to help keep those evil critters at bay. Great location. 5 minutes to Gunnison, which is a terrific town with many good restaurants. Also nice shops and galleries abound. Friendliest people we have ever experienced in 3 years on the road. 35 minutes from Crested Butte, another terrific town. Plenty of hiking, sight-seeing, boating, 4 wheeling, terrific fishing. Just around the corner is the giant reservoir. Easy to stay busy for a week or a month. Wi-Fi was actually pretty darn good as RV parks go. No complaints there other than the usual slowdown when too many on at once. But mainly it was fast and reliable. We camped at Mesa Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Spend some time in Gunnison, great town and friendly people. Open Your Eyes photo gallery on Main Street highly recommended. Crested Butte is a must, as is the Ohio Pass Road just north of Gunnison Don't do: skip Garlic Mike's. Blandest food I have ever had in a restaurant and pricey. Blew $40 (without a drink) for nothing.
Date of Stay:
November, 2016 -
We picked this RV park because of its proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the friendliness of the owner when we called to book. Other reviewers have mentioned that this is a tight campground, and it is - but we don't spend much time in the campground, we are out and about. Anyway, you will be pretty well jammed into your space, but it is doable if you have experience. The bathrooms were a joke - hadn't been cleaned in months, plus they ran out of TP and did not replace over a four day period. amazing. The place just isn't that big!! No amenities, cable worked but poorly. Big surprise was the Wifi, which was very good. This is convenient as all get out and decent value for the area. Would we stay here again? Nope. Would pay a bit more to get a lot more. Also, note the place is up for sale...ergo no surprise it is not being maintained in any sense of the word. I climbed up on the roof of our fiver and cut off a big limb that needed to be trimmed on the tree marking the edge of our spot. Picnic table was so far gone it was unusable. I should also note that is has concrete pads, which was nice. With a bit of updating and maintenance this could be a kick-butt place! We camped at Taps RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy hop to the Blue Ridge - only about a mile up the road. Also easy access to I-40 which takes you to the Biltmore and connects to roads leading to Pisgah, Dupont forests. VERY convenient. Arby's right across the road if you like "the meats." Right next to a Mobil gas station. Pretty quiet, but there is a train that sounds like it is running right through your RV twice an evening...
Date of Stay:
August, 2016 -
The biggest selling feature at this park - well, two features. First, the setting is on a large bay of water and the sunsets err on the side of outstanding. There is a little path cut through the property to walk along the bay, with benches to sit on and watch the day fade away. And some huge rocks to climb out on without any trouble for even better views.
The second feature is the owner of the park will deliver fresh cooked lobster to your door, still hot, complete with utensils and plates, for $8 a lb during lobster season.
This is a small campground, yet only a handful of spots have sewer hook-up. Keep this in mind if you are planning on a long stay; you'll have to use the dump station for sure.
Bathrooms were "ok", but the sinks were not cleaned every day or even every other day, and the shower matts likely had not been picked up and cleaned under in months. So we showered in our RV since we were there for four days, and two of those we were on a wildlife cruise.
Basic place, with no amenities outside of that walkway along the edge of the bay. Sites are nice, plenty of room, and each with a covered picnic table - a little wooden roof covers each one, so if it does rain, you can still eat outside.
If you don't already know it, the skeeters in Maine are relentless, but we did manage to squeeze in that lobster dinner at our picnic table without being bothered. But get close to that bay and get out the DEET!!
Also, keep in mind that there is no cable, and tv reception is non-existent. The office/store rents DVDs at a buck a night; movie selection very limited. The owners know the area well and can point you to excellent sight-seeing and assorted Maine things to do. We used this as a base to take a morning boat trip to Seal Island to watch puffins from a blind. Worked out well. Oh, and they just paved the access road from the main highway to the campground!! A real blessing given the awful Maine roads. We camped at Sunset Point Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Small quaint towns close by, many crafts and nic-nac shops, great local produce and fruit, seashore not far away, many boat tours in easy driving distance. Also close to Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park. Visited there twice, it is so gorgeous and yes, it is that close. We would not have seen Schoodic if we had not stayed here. Do not miss!!!
Date of Stay:
August, 2016 -
We stayed here to see a different part of Acadia. Very close to Bass Harbor Lighthouse, so frequent photo visits were easy. Saw parts of Acadia and surrounding area that are terrific. Harbors, small towns. BUT - a long drive to Bar Harbor and park entrance. This park is old, run down, and they don't put much into maintenance. Bathhouse is clean. Water pressure up and down like a yo-yo. This is a CAMPGROUND, not an RV park. Spaces are tight and challenging to get into. Took us 15 minutes to back into our space, finally called it quits and swung around and came through the site behind us, like a pull-through. Only way we could get into our site. Have no idea how we will get out. Wi-fi some of the worst we have ever experienced. On and off, more off than on. Suddenly dropped from strong signal, then cannot get back on. Pathetic. In our opinion, the $50 a night is OUTRAGEOUS. Only discount is stay six nights and get seventh night free during tourist season. Would have happily paid the same or a bit more up nearer to the entrance to Acadia. Very disappointing place. Would not recommend under any circumstances - many other nicer parks for similar amounts. The whole northeast is one huge price gouge, in our experience. But then, we have only been full-timing for two years, and have stayed in RV parks from Florida to California to Alaska to Maine. We camped at Bass Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Be sure to visit Thurston's on the water for a terrific dinner overlooking the harbor. Ask for directions. Bass Harbor lighthouse is just down the road - it is NOT a 10 minute walk as promoted by Bass Harbor Campground. Plan on 20 minutes each way, or drive it and hope to find a parking spot. Small town of Southwest Harbor a real delight. Plenty to see around this part of Acadia and surrounding area.