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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

River Bottom Farms Family Campground, Swansea, South Carolina

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

Stayed here a week in a 42 foot 5th wheel pull through site that was stone/grass and sand. The site was well shaded which was nice and had a nice fire pit and picnic table. The WiFi was weak but with a range extender we were able to use at our site. There park supplies no cable TV and on air channels are iffy. The walking trails were nice and the geese entertaining. Nice family-oriented park with activities for the kids on weekends. The interior roads are somewhat narrow and dirt covered. We camped at River Bottom Farms Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The capital of South Carolina is Columbia and 30 miles away. The University of South Carolina is there also. The Congaree National Park is 40 miles away and well worth visiting for hiking opportunities and wildlife.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Camp Lake Jasper RV Resort, Hardeeville, South Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here in a 42 foot 5th wheel and had a wonderful back-in site on the small lake. This park is laid out nicely with wide roads and wide sites that are compacted dirt/grass and large concrete patios. The only thing holding this park back from a "10" rating is lack of a clubhouse, fitness center and organized activities. The area is nice, the county park near it is excellent for hiking. The wifi is excellent as is the cable TV from Hargray. There is the sound of a train nearby along with the rooster that tells you it's the start of a new day that adds ambiance to the park setting. We camped at Camp Lake Jasper RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Sand, 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, Patio
Power Hookups
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:

Hardeeville, SC is close to a lot of places to visit for shopping, restaurants and beach activities. Traffic is becoming an issue with all the growth and "snowbirds" traveling through town.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Coastal Georgia RV Resort, Brunswick, Georgia

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in this park for a week and really like it a lot. The long pull through sites are excellent with nicely shrubbed barriers for privacy. The interior roads are nicely paved and wide enough for big rigs. The pedestal utilities are smartly laid out for ease of access. The folks that work in the park are helpful and want to ensure you have a good stay. Easy access to I-95 a big plus. Only improvements that would be nice are 1) a better cable TV package with more selection and 2) a fitness room to work out. Other than that, this park is a model for how RV parks should be laid out. We camped at Coastal Georgia RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
422
Site Surface
Concrete
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
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:

The Emerald Islands of Jekyl, St Simons, and Sea Island all just minutes away. Great parks and bike ways on Jekyl Island. Downtown St Simons is really nice with a walk-able path along the water with nice parks.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground), St Augustine, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park, however the cost for a weekly stay was the most expensive of any of the 100+ parks we have ever stayed at around the country. We had a pull thru on gravel and a concrete patio. Free WiFi was so-so, cable TV was good and the fitness center was very nice. The interior roads are two way which can make things exciting since the roads and turns are tight in areas. The park is convenient to I-95 and is gated. The Oasis Section appears to be the nicest section with brick pads and the fitness center area is nicely landscaped. Folks were very helpful and the front office very friendly. Nice site escort service. We camped at Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
92
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, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

St Augustine is close by and historical with lots to keep one busy. The World Golf Hall of Fame was excellent and 12 miles away.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Tropical Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Having full timed for five years and been in 100 parks across America, this park has the distinction of being the worst ever. Very disappointed, especially because we try to do our homework thoroughly and we are staying for a length of time. This has been our first and last Encore Park. The park roads are very poorly marked leading people to frequently drive the wrong way creating a hazard especially with the narrowness of the roads. They have islands in the road that make it difficult for large rigs to negotiate. To make matters worse, when we requested an escort to our site, we were told they don't do that because they are undermanned. We are in a Premium pull through site that is a misnomer. There is no real clubhouse for people to assemble. The front desk personnel are rude and untrained while park management is non-existent. In one month, we've been witness to an accident, several traffic close-calls, an eruption of a plugged sewer, lack of hot water in the rest rooms, and a lack of towels/disinfectant in the fitness room. These people clearly do not know what business they are in. On the plus side, the wifi has been good and cable tv clear. We camped at Tropical Palms Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
772
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It's close to Disney parks and services.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Seasons in the Sun RV Resort, Mims, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here for a month at a premium back-in site on concrete pad. Beware of all the fire ants because they are aggressive and all the bees pollinating the clover. Was told at check-in we would have WiFi at our site in one week. 30 days later, we still never had WiFi at our site. Instead you needed to walk down to the clubhouse for it. The park is very uneven with respect to the quality of the rigs parked there. Some are very old and unkempt. The interior roads are tight with a long rig. On the plus side, it was quiet at night, they were doing a lot of landscape work and the site size was reasonable. We camped at Seasons in the Sun RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
174
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Not a lot going on in this area with the exception of the Kennedy Space Center and NASA. That is definitely worth visiting for a good day-long exploration. Titusville and Mims are so-so and Cocoa Beach is still tired looking. WalMart, Sam's Club and Publix are all fairly close by so that was good.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Madison, Madison, Florida

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here one night in a 42 foot 5th wheel on a pull through premium site that consisted of crushed asphalt base and grass. The site was un-tree'd and there was no cable tv. The WiFi worked well and the hook-ups were good. The park is designed for kids in the summer time since all the in-park attractions appeared to be closed. The product received for the price paid did not match up. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Madison in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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:

You're a long way from everything when you are at the park just off I-10 in Madison, FL. The best thing that can be said is it's easy to get on and off the expressway to the park.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, Alabama

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here a month in a 42 foot 5th wheel on a beautiful concrete pad that was level, wide and long. The folks in this park went out of their way to make you feel special and were very hospitable. The park has a slew of amenities and all are very nice. The WiFi, cable and utilities were all excellent. Nice lawn that was irrigated also. The only negative would be no picnic table was available. We camped at Lake Osprey RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Patio
Power Hookups
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 town of Elberta is small, but the town of Foley is large at only 12 miles away. Florida line is 10 miles away and Pensacola another 10 miles. The U.S. Navy base is awesome for their Naval Aviation Museum. The base is the home of the Blue Angels and their practice air shows are excellent to attend. The Gulf State Park is in Orange Beach, AL and has excellent paved, bike paths.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Deer Run RV Park, Troy, Alabama

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

We spent a week (rate reflected above) here in a 42 foot 5th wheel on a nice concrete pad (Site 50) with great shade trees and a picnic table. The park is convenient to US 231 and easy to get in and out of. The personnel were all very accommodating as well as the folks in the park. The interior roads are gravel and can be dusty. There is a sun-belt (no shade) area that few campers were in because it was very warm there. The hook ups were convenient and the WiFi was great. Would definitely recommend to others. We camped at Deer Run RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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:

Troy University is ~9 miles away and is a very picturesque campus to walk and have lunch at. WalMart is 9 miles away and there is a Lowes across the street. There is also a nice Publix in town. Everything is fairly close and off US 231.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Raccoon Mountain RV Park & Campground, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This park was recently taken over by RVC who normally has very nice RV parks. However, here, they have their work cut out for them. We stayed here in a 42 foot 5th wheel on a gravel/grass, dirt pull-through site that was pretty tight and paid a lot more for the privilege. The interior roads are tight and unpaved. The grass sites were un-mowed and the restrooms were musty and unclean. The WiFi and Cable TV worked well and the folks at the campground were very nice . They even pick up your trash 2x a day at your site which is nice. This campground is in a great location at the base of a mountain and not far from the interstate. Hopefully, in another year or so, it will be up to RVC standards, but for now the value is in the eye of the beholder. We camped at Raccoon Mountain RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
201
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Local Wal-Mart and Food City markets were within 3 miles and convenient. The Interstate 24 was within 2 miles and could take you into downtown Chattanooga within 30 minutes with lots of options there for things to do (i.e. Aquarium, shopping, restaurants. pedestrian bridge). The TVA at Raccoon Mountain was a very cool place for hiking and learning about the hydroelectric power project there. Finally, Rock City in GA was close and quite enjoyable with awesome mountain views.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Spring Lake RV Resort, Crossville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed one week in this park with a 42 foot 5th wheel in a back-in site off the lake because they gave my reserved lakeside site away. This is a pet peeve of mine that when you call for a reservation and they assign you a spot on the phone, they should not give it away. It would be completely different if they did not promise the spot when making the reservation. Anyway, the park interior roads are unpaved dirt/gravel and pretty tight. First time in 4 years of full-timing I actually let the guy back in the unit because of the tightness and a nearby truck. The cable TV and WiFi were both good. The site is dirt/gravel with grass and concrete patio and table, however I had to park my truck on a slant in order to get it off the road. Park is clean, neat and quiet. Roads into and out are tight and the main road (Peavine) is under construction. We camped at Spring Lake RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were here to explore homes in Fairfield Glade and explore Crossville. Not much going on in Crossville and WalMart was 12 miles from the park.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Lazy Acres RV Park, Lenoir City, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here one week (rate reflects that) in a 42 foot 5th wheel at Site 25. The park is located on a weaving, twisty road and then straight up a large hill. It is split into two sections and we were escorted to the far side where we found Site 25 to be very long and on an end and near the laundry room. The site was gravel/grass but clean with a concrete patio and nice picnic table. We also had a couple of nice shade trees. The interior roads are paved and fairly wide. We had excellent WiFi but no cable TV and the over the air channels could be problematic at times. This is a no frills park but very convenient to Knoxville, Lenoir City and Tellico Village. We camped at Lazy Acres RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
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, Patio
Power Hookups
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:

Lenoir City has all the services one might need and only 5 miles away. Knoxville and the University of Tennessee is ~40 miles with great shopping ~27 miles. The Tellico Lake dam is having new roads placed over it so be prepared for some construction.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Whispering Hills RV Park, Georgetown, Kentucky

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Rate was for a pull thru site on crushed stone, no grass, no fire ring, very poor WiFi and no cable TV. We did have a picnic table and were near the exit so that was good. The park is convenient to I-75 but the roads getting to it could have been re-paved and widened. The interior roads should be paved. Good place for convenience but would not want to stay for any length of time. People were helpful at check-in and guided us to our site which was nice. We camped at Whispering Hills RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
217
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
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:

Georgetown Horse Museum is in nearby Georgetown and is nice. Several good bourbon distillers in the area for tours (Woodford and Buffalo Trace among others). University of Kentucky in Lexington is a 22 mile drive with a free arboretum that is nice. Daniel Boone's gravesite is in Frankfort (~22 miles) as is the Capitol. Both were very nice to visit.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Arrowhead Campground, New Paris, Ohio

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

This out-of-the-way campground is way over-priced compared to most parks in America for what you receive. The price quoted was a weekly rate with discount. For that, we got a gravel site with concrete patio pull thru, picnic table and fire ring. What we did not get was any cable TV, low water pressure, and very poor wifi (owner hot spot) along with gravelly, uneven roads that were very tight for a 42 foot 5th wheel. Most of the people staying here were seasonal with only a handful of overnight sites available. This part of Ohio (near Dayton) has a lack of nice RV parks in convenient areas. We camped at Arrowhead Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
95
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This park is way out in corn country. The closest town of any size is 14 miles away in Richmond, IN (WalMart). Dayton, OH is 45 miles to the east where the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum is located and well-worth visiting. The town of Greenville, OH is about 15 miles away where Kitchen Aid appliances are produced with factory tours worth seeing. An Amish (Fountain Acres) market and store is available about 12 miles away.

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Sterling State Park, Monroe, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Spent 4 nights in a 42 foot 5th wheel and the rate reflects per day rate but does not include the annual Michigan State Parks Pass you must have ($34.00/year). The park is right on Lake Erie and has great site lines, however it is book-ended by two large power plants. The bike paths are nice but pretty bumpy as are the interior roads. The sites are macadamed with grass and you are allowed wood fires. There is no WiFi and no cable TV. There are campers of all sorts and walks of life but everyone was very nice. Our pull thru was plenty long enough with some buffer between us and the next site. the electric and sewer connections were good although wish the sewer connection was threaded. All sites are sunny but we had cloud cover for most days so it was cool. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
161
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
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:

You are 35 miles from Ann Arbor and 35 miles from Dearborn and a couple miles from downtown Monroe, MI (home of General George Armstrong Custer). Ann Arbor is neat for University of Michigan museums and Dearborn was excellent for the Henry Ford Museum and the building of the F-150 truck.

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